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RK Excel America Imports Termignoni Exhausts

Monday, October 31, 2011
RK Excel America to Import Termignoni Exhausts to North America.

San Carlo Honda to Attend Valencia MotoGP

Monday, October 31, 2011
After losing one of its own less than two weeks ago San Carlo Honda will be present at the final round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship as tribute to Marco Simoncelli.

Krawiec Wins at Las Vegas NHRA Nationals

Monday, October 31, 2011
It was an all-Harley finale in Vegas as Eddie Krawiec beat teammate Andrew Hines to push his his lead in the NHRA Nationals to 69 points with one race to go.

AMA Pro Racing Renews Track Contracts

Saturday, October 29, 2011
AMA Pro Racing has announced contract renewals for six tracks on the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing calendar, which includes Daytona, Infineon and the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.

Josh Hayes to Race MotoGP Valencia Finale

Friday, October 28, 2011
Motorcycle safety gear brand Teknic revealed that reigning AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes will fill-in for Colin Edwards next weekend in Valencia, Spain.

Colin Edwards Injury Update

Friday, October 28, 2011
American Colin Edwards is recovering from injuries sustained during the accident that claimed the life of Marco Simoncelli at the Sepang GP.

New Rules for 2012 WSB Championship

Friday, October 28, 2011
In 2012 the World Superbike Championship will feature a number of new policies regarding engine usage and pre-race format.

DVD Release of FASTEST Premier Will Thrill

Thursday, October 27, 2011
U.S. and Canadian DVD release of acclaimed MotoGP movie FASTEST, narrated by Ewan McGregor, will thrill fans!

Ogio Layover Bag Luggage Review

Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Ogio Layover Bag is the perfect travel companion for short trips and weekend getaways. Find out how it performs in this luggage review.

Marco Simoncelli Funeral Held Today

Thursday, October 27, 2011
The funeral for Italian MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli was held today in his hometown of Coriano where thousands came to pay respects.

It's Official - Eugene Laverty to Aprilia in WSBK

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Aprilia Racing made it official today when it announced Irish racer Eugene Laverty has signed a two-year contract to compete for the team in World Superbike.

1894 Roper Motorcycle to Set World Record

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Historic 1894 Roper steam-powered motorcycle expected to set new world record at Auctions America by RM's debut Las Vegas sale.

New Cox Racing Part for VFR and Versys

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Cox Racingroup is the premier manufacturer of Radiator Guards. We have been protecting radiators of Touring, Adventure Touring, Sport Touring, Sport and Road Race motorcycle around the world since 1998.

Matching Scorpion Lilly Jacket and EXO-400

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Scorpion’s Lilly blooms fashionable style combined with outstanding protection.

MotoGP Paddock Pays Tribute to Simoncelli

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The news of Marco Simoncelli’s death shocked the MotoGP paddock, as riders, managers and teams pay tribute to the rising star.

Injuries Stymie Hopkins and Spies at Sepang

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The 18-round MotoGP series continues to grind down the paddock with injury, as Ben Spies and wild card entry John Hopkins are forced to withdraw at Sepang.

Marc Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2012

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Repsol rider and rising Moto2 star Marc Marquez opts to delay his MotoGP promotion until the 2013 season.

Edwards and Barbera Sort CRT Sagas

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Colin Edwards’ Forward Racing CRT details change and Hector Barbera says no thanks to CRT plans at Aspar.

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Look

Monday, October 24, 2011
Suzuki takes the wraps off its mildly updated 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 sportbike. Learn more about this motorcycle in this First Look review.

Chesca Miles Will Star at Thundersprint 2012

Monday, October 24, 2011
Britain's top female stunt rider Chesca Miles will return to Thundersprint 2012.

Custom Motorcycle Insurance Tips

Monday, October 24, 2011
Customized motorcycles need customized motorcycle insurance, find out more in this motorcycle insurance primier.

2012 BMW S1000RR First Ride

Monday, October 24, 2011
Find out what BMW’s updated 2012 S1000RR is like to ride as MotoUSA puts it to the test in this sportbike review.

Louisiana Riders Bring $30,000 to PBTF

Monday, October 24, 2011
Louisiana’s annual Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids raised $30,233 on Oct. 23.

MotoGP Teams and Riders Mourn Simoncelli

Sunday, October 23, 2011
The MotoGP paddock responds to the tragic death of Gresini Honda’s Marco Simoncelli during the Sepang GP

Marco Simoncelli Dies in Sepang GP

Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Sepang MotoGP race is cancelled after an on-track incident takes the life of 24-year-old Marco Simoncelli.

Moto2 Sepang Results 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Stefan Bradl just missed clinching the Moto2 crown at Sepang, placing second to Thomas Luthi as rival Marc Marquez sits on the sidelines.

Muench Racing Wins 2011 TTXGP Title

Saturday, October 22, 2011
After 12 rounds and three continents one champion has been named in the 2011 TTXGP World Championship which concluded in Anglesey on Oct. 15th/16th.

Sepang MotoGP Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Dani Pedrosa nailed his second pole position of the 2011 MotoGP Championship on Saturday following a close qualifying session at Sepang.

Portimao WSB Test: Laverty Debuts on Aprilia

Friday, October 21, 2011
Several new rider/machine combinations debuted during World Superbike testing at Portimao as the paddock already looks ahead to the 2012 season.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Oct. 21, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week for October 21st is a strong greyscale image from Motorcycle USA forum user smg. Check out his artsy shot and get a simple moto-photo tip from JDawg.

Salt Addiction: Mike Cook's 2011 Shootout

Friday, October 21, 2011
In this edition of Salt Addiction our two-wheeled rocket man explores the records broken and accidents averted during the 2011 Mike Cook Land Speed Shootout.

Crescent Suzuki to Race World SBK in 2012

Friday, October 21, 2011
After narrowly missing the British Superbike Championship with American rider John Hopkins the British-based Crescent Suzuki team will campaign 2012 in the World Superbike Championship.

Forward Racing CRT to Use Suter Chassis

Friday, October 21, 2011
The R1-powered Forward Racing CRT effort, piloted by Colin Edwards, has partnered up with Suter Racing Technology for the 2012 season.

Sepang MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011
Honda riders got an excellent start to Malaysian Grand Prix after claiming the top-five positions in practice on Friday at the Sepang circuit.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride

Friday, October 21, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha has equipped the R1 with traction control, find out what we thought about the addition in the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride article.

39th WERA GNF Races October 27th

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Next Thursday, October 27th, the 39th WERA Grand National Finals will begin with Vintage Racing and Practice.

2012 BMW S1000RR First Look

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Only two years since it released the class-leading S1000RR Superbike, BMW gives the 2012 S1000RR a technical update.

Sepang MotoGP Preview 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The World Championship and Constructor's titles are in the bag, but there's still final positions to fight for and seats up for grabs as the MotoGP paddock heads to Sepang for the penultimate round.

Yamaha Champions School 2012 Schedule

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
High Performance Motorcycle Riding Schools available in Utah and Nevada.

Celebrity Autos to be Auctioned at Bonhams

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Elvis, Madonna, Tom Cruise and K.D. Lang are just some of the names represented at the approaching Classic California Sale in Los Angeles.

Phoenix, San Diego Charity Raises $120,000

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Riders raised $120,012 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) yesterday at Ride for Kids events in Phoenix and San Diego.

Roberts' & DeCoster's Bikes at MHoF

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Kenny Roberts' Yamaha TZ750, Roger DeCoster's Suzuki RN380 at AMA Legends & Champions Weekend.

Casey Stoner Reflects on 2011 MotoGP Title

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Our MotoGP Insider gets the word from Casey Stoner on the challenges of his title-winning victory at Phillip Island and bookending the 800cc era as GP champion.

Lorenzo and Spies Roughed Up at the Island

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Factory Yamaha MotoGP squad had a brutal time Down Under, with Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies both unable to start the race due to injury.

More Frustration for Rossi at Phillip Island

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Phillip Island sees Rossi once again befuddled by a front end crash. Meanwhile, Hayden is optimistic about his aluminum frame debut and Aspar confirms its split with Ducati.

Simoncelli and Dovizioso Battle at Phillip Island

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Knocking on the door of “alien” status, Honda riders Marco Simoncelli and Andrea Dovizioso continue their rivalry at Phillip Island – the two Italians fighting over second.

Stoner and Rossi Critical of Marquez Incident

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
MotoGP’s most decorated active riders, Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner, weigh in on the actions of rising Moto2 star, Marc Marquez, and his alarming qualifying collision at Phillip Island.

MIST Suzuki Stops Smoking for TTXGP 2012

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
MIST Suzuki Stop Smoking to join the TTXGP World Championship 2012.

Pirelli World SBK Tires go to 17 Inch in 2013

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Pirelli, the spec tire supplier for the World Superbike Championship, has announced it will change its tire size from 16.5 to 17-inch starting with the 2013 season.

Giugliano Joins Checa at Althea Ducati

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Althea Racing has announced its upcoming plans after confirming riders Carlos Checa and Davide Giugliano for the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

Teams Accepted for 2012 Moto2 & Moto3

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The FIM has announced provisional teams that have been accepted to race in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes in 2012.

Jorge Lorenzo Surgery Update

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo has undergone a successful operation to repair damage to his hand but is expected to miss the upcoming round at Sepang.

Eugene Laverty with Aprilia for 2012 WSB

Monday, October 17, 2011
Irishman Eugene Laverty has signed with Aprilia for the 2012 World Superbike Championship in which he will compete aboard an official Aprilia RSV4.

Portimao World Superbike Insider 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011
Carlos Checa signs off with a final battle as teammates Marco Melandri and Eugene Laverty put in their last ride with Yamaha. All this and more in the 2011 Portimao World Superbike insider.

Portimao World Superbike Results 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Althea Racing's Carlos Checa picked up one more win during the final round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship as the Spaniard brought home the Manufacturers title for Ducati.

Phillip Island MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011
It was another blowout for the Repsol Honda team at Phillip Island as the 2011 MotoGP title was gifted to one lucky rider on his birthday.

Portimao World Superbike Superpole 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea posted his second consecutive pole victory on Saturday at Portimao as the 2011 World Superbike Championship prepares for its final two races of the season.

Phillip Island MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Casey Stoner secured his 11th pole victory in the 2011 MotoGP series at his home circuit of Phillip Island, giving him the advantage to win the championship this weekend.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Oct. 14, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011
Sometimes it's the time in between riding that is special, and SLR's Photo of the Week is the perfect example. Check out his shot and get a photo tip on memory cards from JDawg.

GIVI's New B33 Monokey & Monolock Trunk

Friday, October 14, 2011
The all new stylish B33 Monokey and Monolock series top trunk from GIVI.

AMA Welcomes KTM as Presenting Sponsor

Friday, October 14, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is proud to announce that KTM North America will be the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, Nov. 18, at the Red Rock Casino, in Las Vegas.

Portimao WSB Friday Qualifying 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011
With the 2011 World Superbike title already in hand Althea Racing's Carlos Checa posted the fastest lap at Portimao on Friday ahead of Eugene Laverty.

Phillip Island MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner had a strong start to his home race after leading the MotoGP field during both practice sessions on Friday.

2012 Kawasaki Dealer Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2011
A new ZX-14 and four-seat side-by-side Teryx4 aren't all that was new at the 2012 Kawasaki Dealer Show in Orlando, Florida. Motorcycle USA reports.

AMA Announces Better Insurance Rates

Thursday, October 13, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association announces better rates on insurance coverage for clubs and promoters.

15 Days Till WERA's 39th GNF1

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Starting on October 27th and going through the 30th WERA Motorcycle Roadracing will invade Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA with the 39th WERA Grand National Finals.

Portimao World Superbike Preview 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Though the 2011 WSBK championship title has been claimed, the action should be hot and heavy as the World Superbike paddock heads to Portugal this weekend for the final round of racing at Portimao.

Team Scorpion 2012 Rider Support Program

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Do you have what it takes to Get Stung? Scorpion is re-opening the popular 'Team Scorpion' support program to new and existing riders for 2012.

Phillip Island MotoGP Preview 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Casey Stoner leads the 2011 MotoGP Championship into Phillip Island where he'll have the first opportunity to claim the title.

AMA News and Notes November 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
American Motorcycle Association comes out with the next edition of the AMA News and Notes November 2011.

Brands Hatch British Superbike Insider 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011
Our insider explores the climactic ending of the 2011 British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch between Tommy Hill and John Hopkins.

Jake Lewis Wins 2011 AMA Roadrace Award

Monday, October 10, 2011
Jake Lewis, a 15-year-old roadracer from Princeton, Ky., earned the prestigious American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Roadrace Horizon Award at the AMA Racing Roadrace Grand Championships at central Indiana's Putnam Park.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Look

Monday, October 10, 2011
Kawasaki is perfecting the Ninja 650 design for 2012 by utilizing a revised frame and added comfort to its middleweight competitor.

Ticket Deadline Approaching for AMA Weekend

Monday, October 10, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is reminding enthusiasts, fans, racers, amateur champions and the motorcycling industry that the advance ticket deadline is approaching for the 2011 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend.

Ducati 1199 Panigale Superquadro Engine Info

Monday, October 10, 2011
Ducati releases technical data on its all-new 1199cc Twin-cylinder engine that will power the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R First Look

Monday, October 10, 2011
Kawasaki adds more power to its name in 2012 by overhauling its flagship open-class sportbike model, the Ninja ZX-14R.

Andrea Dovizioso to Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP

Monday, October 10, 2011
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team announceD it has reached an agreement with Andrea Dovizioso for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship.

Tommy Hill Wins 2011 British Superbike Crown

Sunday, October 9, 2011
It was an epic conclusion to the 2011 British Superbike Championship with a final lap sprint to the finish between Tommy Hill and John Hopkins.

KTM Moto3 Project Revealed

Friday, October 7, 2011
KTM Racing has announced development of a new M32 engine for Moto3 in partnership with Kalex Engineering that will see the Austrian brand return to the MotoGP grid in 2012.

Matco Tools Integrated Storage System Line

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Built For Technicians, Designed for Service: Matco Tools Introduces Website Dedicated to ISS Customized Design Solutions.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas for Streetfighter 848

Thursday, October 6, 2011
The latest addition from Borgo Panigale will use Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso Corsa tires as original equipment, featuring an innovative 180/60 sized rear tire that is derived from Pirelli’s experience in the FIM Supersport World Championship.

Backmarker: Tony Thacker

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This month our Backmarker chats up English transplant Tony Thacker, director of the NHRA museum in Pomona on his love of hot rods and drag bikes.

Scorpion EXO-1100 Helmet Revealed

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Scorpion’s EXO-1100 is a true technological triumph. Intended to build on the legacy of the top-of-the-line EXO-1000, this next-generation helmet really does establish a new benchmark.

Injured Rossi Sits Out Jerez GP12 Test

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A left pinky injury to Valentino Rossi will see The Doctor sit out the planned test on the GP12 at Jerez, with teammate Nicky Hayden filling in.

New Branding for World Superbike in 2012

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Infront Sports will re-brand the FIM World Superbike Championship for 2012, with further information to be released at the upcoming EICMA Milan Bike Show.

Hyosung Sponsors Pro Freestyle Stunt Rider

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Hyosung Motors America will sponsor Pro-Freestyle rider Josh Borne, who will showcase the company's GT650 and GT650R motorcycles.

Fillmore Ride for Children Grand Marshal

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Lending support to this year's Bruce Rossmeyer Ride for Children, a fundraiser for Camp Boggy Creek, will be Grand Marshal: Chris Fillmore, professional road racer and the 2011 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR 1200 Series National Champion.

WERA Grand National Finals at Road America

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
On October 27th through the 30th WERA Motorcycle Roadracing will invade Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA with the 39th WERA Grand National Finals.

Acclaimed MotoGP Film FASTEST Set for U.S.

Monday, October 3, 2011
Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011, FASTEST distills the thrilling, terrifying reality of the MotoGP world championship into a maximum-speed, full-length documentary feature film.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Monday, October 3, 2011
It’s more bad news for Ducati out of Motegi, with Rossi collecting a first-lap DNF. The factory Ducati duo of Hayden and Rossi continue to search for answers this year and heading into next.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Honda

Monday, October 3, 2011
Casey Stoner nabs podium number 13 despite a trip to the Motegi gravel. Get the inside word from the Honda GP camp, including Andrea Dovizioso’s 2012 plans and possible promotion of Moto2’s Marc Marquez.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Suzuki

Monday, October 3, 2011
Riding fourth at Motegi, Alvaro Bautista crashed out of his best result of the season. Now the Spaniard needs to know if Suzuki’s MotoGP plans will crash as well.

Motegi MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Monday, October 3, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo gains ground, but not enough. Meanwhile teammate Ben Spies fights back from a troubling start to claim another top-six at Motegi.

Thunderfest 2011-Another Resounding Success

Monday, October 3, 2011
Thunderfest is Britain’s only time trial – a test of riding skill as well as speed. Competitors decide their own average speed and then battle to ride smoothly and consistently to achieve it.

$304,000 Raised at Ride for Kids Events

Monday, October 3, 2011
Bighearted motorcyclists brought $304,239 in donations to three Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids events in Texas, California and Nevada on Oct. 2.

Kawasaki Design-a-Bike Launched at PIMS

Monday, October 3, 2011
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to launch all-new Kawasaki Design-a-Bike' experience at the 2011-2012 shows.

Marco Melandri Joins BMW for 2012

Monday, October 3, 2011
BMW Motorrad Motorsport has announced the official signing of Marco Melandri to its 2012 World Superbike team.

Magny-Cours World Superbike Insider 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Carlos Checa becomes the first Spaniard to take home the World Superbike crown while Jonathan Rea suffers more disappointment. All this and more in the Magny-Cours World Superbike insider.

Magny-Cours World Superbike Results 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Spaniard Carlos Checa finally won his first World Superbike Championship after a dominant performance during both races in France.

Motegi MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Repsol Honda held on for an important victory at Motegi despite several riders running off track during the course of a dramatic MotoGP contest.

Magny-Cours WSB Superpole 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Jonathan Rea earned the Superpole victory in France after dominating the World Superbike paddock with a new circuit record at Magny-Cours.

Motegi MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Casey Stoner keeps the MotoGP field on its toes after winning his tenth pole session of the season while setting a new circuit record at Motegi.