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2013 Motorcycle Sales Even Up in Q3

Thursday, October 31, 2013
The MIC reports 2013 motorcycle sales have evened up with last year's totals, catching up during the summer after a slow start.

Sykes, Baz Finish Two-Day Test at Jerez

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Tom Sykes and Loris Baz completed the second test program at Jerez since Sykes clinched the 2013 championship less than two weeks prior.

Zemke to GEICO Honda in 2014 AMA SportBike

Thursday, October 31, 2013
GEICO Motorcycle Honda and Team Hammer have selected Jake Zemke to ride in the 2014 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike series.

Stoner Completes Team HRC Test at Sugo

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Casey Stoner and Team HRC spent three days testing the 2013 and 2014 RC213V prototype and new Production Racer at Sportsland Sugo, Miyagi Prefecture in Japan.

John Hopkins Returns to Race BSB in 2014

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
American racer John Hopkins plans to return to competition in 2014 in the British Superbike Championship with Tyco Suzuki.

Learning to Ride - Choosing a Motorcycle

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
There are lots of bikes on the market and choosing a first motorcycle can be daunting. Learn some basics of the different categories of motorcycles in this installment of Learning to Ride.

Queen of the Bikers Now Available on Kindle

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Queen of the Bikers is now available to purchase on Kindle.

Win a Custom PBTF Cafe Racer at IMS

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Get your chance to win a custom café racer at the International Motorcycle Shows with proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Daytona 200 Week Kicks Off March 2014

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The 73rd Daytona 200 is set for Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Q&A with Pata Honda's Jonathan Rea

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Pata Honda's Jonathan Rea talks about his 2013 season, recovering from a broken femur and preparing for the 2014 campaign.

New Jersey on 2014 AMA Pro Schedule

Monday, October 28, 2013
GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing has confirmed a stop at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 13-14, 2014.

AMA Pro Returns to Road America in 2014

Monday, October 28, 2013
Road America will host the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing series for a 35th consecutive time May 30 - June 1, 2014.

Ducati Remains in WSBK for 2014 and 2015

Monday, October 28, 2013
Ducati Corse has announced its plan to remain in World Superbike through 2015 with two new riders: Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano.

MotoGP Motegi Results 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo extends the 2013 MotoGP championship title fight to the Valencia finale with a flag-to-flag victory at Motegi.

Ben Spies Announces Retirement from Racing

Saturday, October 26, 2013
American Ben Spies has announced his retirement from racing during an injury-plagued 2013 MotoGP campaign.

MotoGP Motegi Qualifying 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo snares pole position in the wet at Motegi ahead of championship rival Marc Marquez, with GP paddock also hearing the surprising news of American Ben Spies’ retirement.

Hillier Rides for Quattro Kawasaki in 2014 TT

Friday, October 25, 2013
Quattro Plant Kawasaki has been confirmed as the official Kawasaki roads team at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races.

MotoGP Motegi Friday Practice Canceled

Friday, October 25, 2013
Friday's pratcie at TwinRing Motegi has been canceled due to weather.

RSV4 Superbike to the Simoncelli Foundation

Friday, October 25, 2013
The Marco Simoncelli Foundation took delivery of the Aprilia RSV4 Superbike that the Champion from Coriano rode at Imola in 2009 for his only race in the World SBK Championship.

Ducati and Alstare Part Ways

Friday, October 25, 2013
Ducati and Alstare to terminate partnership.

73rd Daytona 200 Set for March 15, 2014

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Daytona International Speedway has announced that the 73rd Daytona 200 will take place Saturday, March 15, 2014.

MotoGP Motegi Preview 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Twin Ring Motegi hosts the penultimate round of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship where the battle continues between rookie Marc Marquez and defending champ Jorge Lorenzo for this year's crown.

Suzuki Recalls More Than 200,000 GSX-Rs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a sizable recall notice for certain 2004-2013 model year Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 motorcycles.

MotoGP: When is a CRT Bike Not a CRT Bike?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Our man Melling continues his Quixote-like stick-poking campaign against Dorna – this time ruminating on what makes a CRT bike a CRT.

Superbike-Coach GP-Style Yamaha Project

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Coach Can Akkaya has been busy making a GP-caliber racer out of a 2006 Yamaha R1 to use as a teaching tool for his Superbike-Coach riding school and for the occasional blast on his favorite local twisties.

Matco Tools Designs Limited Edition Toolbox

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Matco Tools designs a limited edition, camo-themed toolbox.

CycleTrader Announces Android Mobile App

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
CycleTrader announces a new mobile app for Androids.

Surveyed Americans Fear E15 Fuel Damage

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A new survey reveals Americans fear the E15 fuel may damage engines.

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera First Look

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Ducati's latest 1199 is super-light and expected to be super-expensive. Check out MotoUSA's First Look of the 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera.

Carlos Checa Retires From Racing

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A 20-year veteran of the sport, Carlos Checa has decided to retire from motorcycle racing, making the announcement during the 2013 World Superbike finale at Jerez.

Maria Costello MBE Latest Member of CFM

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The FIM announces that Maria Costello MBE is the latest member of Women in Motorcycling Commission.

2013 Australian GP Debrief with Bridgestone

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Bridgestone Motorsport Tire Development Department Manager Shinji Aoki discusses tire selection and the unprecedented decisions made during the 2013 MotoGP round at Phillip Island.

Strategic Restructuring for MAG Brands

Monday, October 21, 2013
Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) has announced a series of organizational changes within several of its key brands.

MCSS Sponsors IMS Marketplace

Monday, October 21, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore has announced that it will be title sponsor of the International Motorcycle Show Marketplace.

Lewis Wins 2013 Pata European Junior Cup

Monday, October 21, 2013
New Zealand's Jake Lewis secured the 2013 Pata European Junior Cup title with his race win in the finale at Jerez.

2014 BMW Motorrad Customer Racing Program

Monday, October 21, 2013
BMW Motorrad outlines plans for its 2014 customer racing program.

World Superbike Jerez Results 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013
A new title holder crowned and two thrilling races made the final round of the 2013 eni FIM Superbike World Championship at Jerez an event to remember.

MotoGP Phillip Island Results 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013
For the first time in MotoGP history competitors in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island were required to make a mid-race bike swap, a rule that created a big shake-up in the championship points battle.

AMA MHoF Inducts Six Motorcycling Greats

Saturday, October 19, 2013
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Husqvarna, inducts six motorcycling greats.

World Superbike Jerez Superpole 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Eugene Laverty and Tom Sykes battled to the final seconds for the World Superbike Tissot Superpole at Jerez.

MotoGP Phillip Island Qualifying 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo secures pole position at Phillip Island, with a surprising twist for tomorrow’s race with tire woes requiring a mandatory pit stop.

Rekluse Introduces Harley Auto Clutch

Friday, October 18, 2013
Rekluse will soon offer a new auto clutch designed for Harley-Davidson big Twin model years 1998 to the present.

Special Appeal From John Hall Racing

Friday, October 18, 2013
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle appeal from John Hall Racing - Let's fund Kyle to California.

Team Hammer Riders Killed in Daytona Crash

Friday, October 18, 2013
Tragedy struck at Daytona International Speedway yesterday when Rick Shaw and Eric Desy’s motorcycles collided on track killing them both.

World Superbike Jerez Friday Results 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013
Italy’s Davide Giugliano of the Althea Aprilia racing squad wrapped up the first day of practice in preparation for the final two races of the year.

MotoGP Phillip Island Friday Results 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013
A crash by the championship points leader was just one of the storylines coming out of Australia today after the MotoGP free practice sessions at Phillip Island.

Shorai Teams with EBR on the 1190RX

Friday, October 18, 2013
Shorai revealed its newest lithium battery, the LFX19A4, at the AIMExpo and announced it will be the battery provider for the all-new EBR1190RX.

Ducati 899 Panigale Launch Behind the Scenes

Friday, October 18, 2013
Go behind the scenes with Motorcycle-USA as Ducati launches its 899 Panigale to international press near its headquarters in Bologna, Italy.

Sonoma Raceway Hosts Benefit Trackday

Friday, October 18, 2013
Sonona Raceway is hosting a motorcycle track day on its road course this November in support of injured Northern California racer Dave Stanton.

Sena Debuts New Products at AIMExpo 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sena Technologies debuted new Bluetooth devices, including a new 20S communication device, Action Video Camera, Pack for GoPro, Mic & Intercom and the Sena Expand at the 2013 AIMExpo.

Honda CBR300R Announced

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Honda released limited details about the CBR300R at a motorcycle show in China. Will it be a contender for small-bore sportbike supremacy?

Nicky Hayden Signs with Aspar Honda for 2014

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Power Electronics Aspar Team announced it has signed former MotoGP world champion to a two-year contract and will be switching from Aprilia to Honda machinery next year.

Backmarker: Mann's Missing Honda Part 3

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Is Daniel Mercier's Honda CB750 Dick Mann's 1970 Daytona 200-winning mount? Our Backmarker reveals what the experts have to say in the final chapter of Mann's Missing Honda.

Bell Offers New Bullitt, Other 2014 Helmets

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Announced today at the AIMExpo are two new models from Bell and an all-new fit for the Custom 500 3/4 helmet.

2014 EBR 1190RX First Look

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Erik Buell Racing debuts its 185-horsepower and $18,995 1190RX superbike at the AIMExpo, with EBR also announcing it's going World Superbike racing in 2014.

AMA Legends Weekend Displays Rare Bikes

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Rare racing motorcycles are to be displayed at the AMA Legends Weekend, presented by Husqvarna.

Bike Week Radio Backs Legend Presentation

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Bike Week Radio show is to sponsor the Torsten Hallman Legend presentation at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Husqvarna Motorcycles.

2014 FastDates Calendars Now Available

Monday, October 14, 2013
The new 2014 FastDates.com Calendars are now available.

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale First Ride

Monday, October 14, 2013
Not every rider needs a 200 horsepower Superbike on the street. That’s why Ducati created the 899 Panigale. We give it a test ride in the rain at Imola.

2988 Riders Pay Tribute to Simoncelli

Sunday, October 13, 2013
Almost 3000 riders took two laps at Brno to honor the memory of Marco Simoncelli, setting a new record for the number of motorcycles riding a single track at one time.

MotoGP Sepang Results 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez proved strongest in the MotoGP race at Sepang as Jorge Lorenzo struggled to keep pace with his title rivals.

MotoGP Sepang Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Wet weather in the lead-up to the final MotoGP qualifying session at Sepang resulted in tentative opening laps. Drying conditions made for a thrilling end in the battle for pole position.

LeoVince USA Distributes for VARTA Batteries

Friday, October 11, 2013
LeoVince USA Specialized Products Distribution is the first powersports distributor of Varta batteries in North America.

MotoGP Sepang Friday Results 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013
Round 15 of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship, the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang, kicked off with two free practice sessions Friday.

Aprilia’s Dall’Igna Moves to Ducati Corse

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Ducati has tapped out Aprilia racing boss Luigi Dall'Igna to takes over the top spot at Ducati Corse, replacing Bernard Gobmeier.

Marquez Penalized for Aragon MotoGP Incident

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Race Direction issues a one penalty point to Marc Marquez for the Aragon GP incident with teammate Dani Pedrosa. And defending champ Lorenzo weighs in with tense words at the Sepang press conference.

Ducati Makes Senna 1199 Panigale S for Brazil

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Ducati presents a “Senna” version of the 1199 Panigale S exclusively in Brazil from June 2014.

King, Nicoll to Emcee Legends Weekend

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Perry King and Laurette Nicoll are set to emcee the 2013 AMA Legends Weekend, presented by Husqvarna.

BMW Supports First FIM Women’s RR Camp

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Girl Power: BMW Motorrad supports the first ever FIM Women’s RR Camp.

AIMExpo Opens With Turning Point Kick Off

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
American International Motorcycle Expo opens with High-Energy Turning Point kick off.

Polaris Sponsors MHoF Induction Ceremony

Monday, October 7, 2013
Polaris sponsors AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Legend Mark Blackwell at the 2013 induction ceremony.

World Superbike Magny-Cours Results 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes cements his SBK points lead with a double-victory performance in a pair of red flag-shortened races at Magny-Cours.

World Superbike Magny-Cours Superpole 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Championship points leader Tom Sykes claims his eighth Superpole victory of the season and earns pole position at Magny-Cours.

World Superbike Magny-Cours Friday 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013
Sylvain Guintoli leads the way on his native soil, the Frenchman outpacing SBK rival Tom Sykes in Friday’s World Superbike action at Magny-Cours.

AMA Congress Reviews Amateur Race Rules

Friday, October 4, 2013
AMA Congress convenes to review rules for amateur motorcycle and ATV competition and recreational events.

MIC Launches Third Annual 'Revive Your Ride'

Friday, October 4, 2013
Motorcycle Industry Council aftermarket members launch the Third Annual 'Revive Your Ride' year end giveaway.

AGV, Vemar, Sidi & Forcefield Want Racers

Friday, October 4, 2013
AGV Sport, Forcefield body armour and Vemar are now accepting 2014 resumes for the 2014 riding season.

MotoGP Returns To An Updated Indy in 2014

Thursday, October 3, 2013
MotoGP returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the seventh consecutive season in 2014, and IMS is implementing some major changes to accommodate the motorcycle racing series.

Casey Stoner Continues Testing at Motegi

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Casey Stoner was on deck for another two-day testing regimen with Team HRC at Twin Ring Motegi, but poor weather once again frustrated proceedings.

Varta Powersports Batteries Launch in U.S.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Varta Powersports Batteries is set to launch in North America.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS First Ride

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Kawasaki gives its more sport-oriented touring bike a once over for ’14. We go on a 500 mile ride to see if Team Green got it right.

Backmarker: Mann’s Missing Honda Part 2

Thursday, October 3, 2013
The saga of Dick Mann’s 1970 Daytona-winning Honda CB750 continues, with our Backmarker seeing the unearthed mount for the first time in Paris.

World Superbike Magny-Cours Preview 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The penultimate round of the 2013 eni FIM Superbike World Championship takes competitors to Magny-Cours in France.

AMA Pro Racing Recognizes Top Performers

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
AMA Pro Racing recognizes top performers of 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season in the Year-End Awards Celebration.

Biker Group & SUV Incident Fallout Continues

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Onboard video of a violent altercation between a rider group and SUV in New York is gaining attention of the mainstream national media.

Shorai LFX Batteries to Attend AIMExpo

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Shorai LFX Batteries is to attend the American International Motorcycle Expo this month.

MotoGP Releases Provisional 2014 Schedule

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The MotoGP World Championship has released its provisional 2014 schedule.

2013 Honda CBR500R vs Ninja 300 & 650

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The entry-level sportbike market includes two all-new bikes in 2013, the CBR500R and Ninja 300. See how the new Honda stacks up in the sportbike class.

Tim Calhoun Purchases LeoVince USA

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
LeoVince USA is now under ownership of Geared Up Powersports, a California LLC owned by longtime LeoVince USA Executive Vice President, Tim Calhoun.

Learning to Ride: Motorcycle Gear

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Proper motorcycle gear helps to mitigate injury in an accident and is a must for new riders. This installment of Learning to Ride outlines the different items new riders ought to get before hitting the streets.

Motorcycle Exhibit at National Corvette Museum

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Two Wheel Speed the motorcycle exhibit is open at the National Corvette Museum.

Bell Helmets Adds Ash Kane to EMEA Sales

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Bell Powersports selects Ash Kane to lead EMEA Sales and Marketing.

Sena to Unveil New Products at 2013 AIMExpo

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Sena is to launch all new products at the 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Laguna Seca Dropped from MotoGP Schedule

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will not host a MotoGP round in 2014, with the California circuit dropped from the schedule.

Honda SBK Retains Rea and Haslam for 2014

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Pata Honda confirms their 2014 SBK line-up.