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2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Gear

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
To set our readers up for success while off-roading, MCUSA has compiled a list of the industry's top dirt gear in our 2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Dirt Gear.

YCRS Instructors to Conduct Seminars at IMS

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Yamaha Champions Riding School instructors to conduct seminars at upcoming motorcycle shows with Nick Ienatsch, Ken Hill, and Scott Russell taking the stage.

2011 Birmingham Bike Show

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Our British motorcycle correspondent pays a visit to the 2011 Birmingham Bike Show to get a preview of the latest offerings from several OEMs.

Dream Pavilion Bikes on Display at IMS Tour

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Dream Pavilion of industry's most coveted bikes to be showcased during Progressive International Motorcycle Shows 2011-2012 Tour. Totalling nearly a quarter of a million dollars in value, the Dream Pavilion hosts unique and exotic motorcycles.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Boots

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Keeping you balanced and upright, motorcycle boots often get overlooked. That's why MCUSA has provided readers with some of the best tested footwear in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Boots.

Salt Addiction: Andy Sills & Erin Hunter

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Meet two land speed participants who are combining their love of racing by taking on the Salt Flats 2-up in this month's Salt Addiction.

Two-Wheeled Art Displayed at MHoF

Monday, November 28, 2011
Master bike restorers, collectors display two-wheeled art at Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d'Elegance.

Ducati Celebrates AMA Induction of Legends

Monday, November 28, 2011
Ducati celebrates the AMA Hall of Fame Induction of two legends: Phil Schilling and Doug Polen.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Jackets

Monday, November 28, 2011
In honor of Cyber Monday and the upcoming holidays, we present a breakdown of some of the best threads our editors have sampled in the Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Jackets.

Champions Honored at AMA Racing Banquet

Monday, November 28, 2011
Champions honored at the AMA Visa Card Racing Championship banquet.

AMA Racing Confirms Mid-Ohio for 2012

Monday, November 28, 2011
AMA Pro Racing has announced the addition of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to the list of renewals for the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing calendar.

2012 World Superbike Test Dates

Monday, November 28, 2011
2012 testing dates have been released for the upcoming World Superbike season.

WSB Prepares for Debut in Russia

Saturday, November 26, 2011
The World Superbike series is busy extending its presence into Russia as YMS Promotion and Infront Motor Sports assembled to welcome the arrival of the world championship.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Helmets

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Running low on gift ideas for a dirt bike enthusiast? MotoUSA has been busy testing its latest stockpile of off-road goodies and has just the answer in its Motorcycle Gift Guide to Dirt Helmets.

WSBK Lines Up in Moscow For Celebrations

Friday, November 25, 2011
Russian Round presentation, new championship identity and 25 exciting years.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Helmets

Friday, November 25, 2011
Curious what helmets MCUSA has come to love over the riding season? Check out our Motorcycle Gift Guide to Street Helmets.

Leon Camier Prepares For Suzuki WSB Test

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Leon Camier is preparing for his first test with the Crescent Suzuki GSXR-1000 at the Portimao circuit in Portugal.

Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Unveil Party

Monday, November 21, 2011
Ducati North America hosts a unveil party for the release of its new ’12 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike.

Army National Guard & AMA Extend Partnership

Monday, November 21, 2011
Army National Guard and AMA Pro Racing Announce Extended Partnership and Introduction of Year-End Points Fund.

AMA Inducts Motorcycling Greats into MHoF

Monday, November 21, 2011
AMA Visa Card Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, inducts five motorcycling greats.

'Fan Zones' at Isle of Man TT Races in 2012

Monday, November 21, 2011
New grandstands and 'fan zones' around the course to to be introduced for 2012 Isle of Man TT races.

Jake Holden to Ride ESP BMW in ASB

Monday, November 21, 2011
ESP signs Jake Holden to ride BMW's potent S1000RR in AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike.

Du Pont Museum Collection Off to Auction

Monday, November 21, 2011
The 50-motorcycle strong family trove to be featured at Bonhams Las Vegas Sale in January.

Macau Grand Prix Results 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011
Michael Rutter became the all-time winning champion of the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday after clenching the seventh victory of his career at the Guia circuit.

John Hopkins to Crescent Suzuki WSB

Saturday, November 19, 2011
American John Hopkins will contest the 2012 World Superbike Championship at Crescent Suzuki alongside new teammate, Leon Camier.

Alpinestars Gets BOWN Award & Launches Site

Saturday, November 19, 2011
Alpinestars launches TECH AIR SUIT micro-site to correspond with acceptance of Popular Science award.

Chuckwalla Hosts Femmewalla Trackday

Friday, November 18, 2011
Southern California’s newest road course, Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, near Interstate 10 in Desert Springs, California is hosting its first-ever all-female trackday on Friday, December 2.

Anthony West Aboard Speed Master CRT Entry

Friday, November 18, 2011
Australian Anthony West will contest the 2012 MotoGP Championship with Speed Master as a CRT entry in the premier class.

Stefan Bradl to LCR Honda for 2012 MotoGP

Friday, November 18, 2011
Current Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl has signed a deal with LCR Honda that will see the 21-year-old German compete in the MotoGP class for 2012.

Suzuki Out of MotoGP Until 2014

Friday, November 18, 2011
Suzuki Motor Corporation recently announced it will temporarily suspend its efforts in the 2012 MotoGP Championship.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Nov 18, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week is a simple yet stunning image from Motorcycle USA Forums User MDavis. Check out the photo and get another moto-photo tip from JDawg.

Norton to Attend Thundersprint 2012

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Norton is to have a major presence at Thundersprint 2012.

Castrol Honda Conducts Test at Qatar

Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Castrol Honda World Superbike team concludes 2011 action with a three day test and Qatar, where new rider Hiroshi Aoyama made his debut.

IOM Continues to Investigate TT World Series

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development Appoints The Sports Consultancy to Conduct TT World Series Feasibility Study.

Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha OW01

Thursday, November 17, 2011
This month our vintage motorcycle expert revisits Yamaha's OW01, a production sport bike that managed 16 World Superbike wins with minimal help from race mechanics.

Yoshimura Backs Crescent Suzuki WSBK Team

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Crescent Suzuki is pleased to announce a collaboration with Yoshimura that will see the Japanese tuning company supporting the team as it enters its first year of World Superbike action.

RS Taichi Free Glove Promotion Underway

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
RS Taichi is offering a free glove promotion until the end of January to those who purchase a leather suit.

Tom Sykes Re-signs with Kawasaki for 2012

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tom Sykes will continue to compete aboard the Ninja ZX-10R in the 2012 World Superbike series after re-signing with Kawasaki.

Gresini to Mount Honda/FTR CRT GP Effort

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
San Carlo Honda Gresini will join together with British Superbike manufacturer FTR Moto to form a Claiming Rules Team in the 2012 MotoGP Championship.

Nicky Hayden Undergoes Wrist Surgery

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
In order to speed up recovery on his injured wrist American Nicky Hayden underwent surgery to repair a small fracture.

Loris Capirossi Takes Advisory Role in MotoGP

Monday, November 14, 2011
Loris Capirossi has been appointed an advisory role in MotoGP for 2012 and will assist with matters of safety in the upcoming world championship.

1199 Panigale Awarded 'Most Beautiful Bike'

Monday, November 14, 2011
Ducati's 1199 Panigale has been named the 'Most Beautiful Bike of Show' at the 2011 EICMA in Italy.

Your Chance to go 165 mph on a Pro Superbike

Monday, November 14, 2011
Your chance to go 165 mph on the back of an AMA Pro Superbike, November 26-27 at Auto Club Speedway.

Moto3's Danny Webb Rides at Thundersprint

Monday, November 14, 2011
Danny Webb is one of of Britain’s brightest hopes for World Championship glory this year, riding the all new Mahindra Moto 3 bike.

AMA News and Notes December 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011
AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Government Relations Department. Designed to inform motorcyclists of rights-related issues and events around the world.

EBR Ultimate Race Fan Giveaway 3

Monday, November 14, 2011
In celebration of its second year anniversary Erik Buell Racing is presenting a giveaway package to one lucky fan that includes an all-expense-paid getaway to an upcoming 2012 AMA race.

World Superbike Livens Up EICMA

Monday, November 14, 2011
The World Superbike series attended its first-ever EICMA last weekend with hundreds of fans gathering for the live SBK Paddock Show.

Doha World Endurance Results 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011
SERT Suzuki and BMW Motorrad France headed into the 2011 World Endurance Championship showdown at Doha separated by a thin margin.

Honda RC-E Electric Superbike First Look

Friday, November 11, 2011
The Honda RC-E is an electric concept motorcycle that tips the hand of the motorcycle manufacturing giant.

2012 KTM RC8R First Look

Friday, November 11, 2011
The KTM RC8R sportbike continues to evolve for ’12. Find out more about this European liter-bike in this preview report.

CRP Racing Debuts Energica at EICMA

Thursday, November 10, 2011
CRP Racing presented the first Italian-made production electric superbike, the Energica, to the crowds attending the EICMA show in Milan.

Backmarker: John Stein

Thursday, November 10, 2011
This month our Backmarker correspondent sticks with drag racing, speaking with author John Stein, who penned a history of the sport.

2012 Ducati 848 EVO Corse SE First Look

Thursday, November 10, 2011
With the release of Ducati’s next generation 1199 Panigale Superbike, 2012 will undoubtably be the final year of the 848 Superbike. To commemorate this, Ducati is offering an up-spec traction control-equipped version dubbed the 848 EVO Corse SE.

1000cc MotoGP Era Opens with Valencia Test

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
New teams, new riders, new machinery… The 1000cc MotoGP era kicks off with post-season testing at the Valencia circuit.

AMA Announces Awards Nominees for 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
AMA announces awards nominees for 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Racing championship banquet.

White & Phillips to Host AMA Racing Banquet

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Two well-known motorsports announcers, Greg White and Ashley Phillips, are teaming up to emcee the 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Racing Championship Banquet.

LeoVince Offers Discontinued Products Website

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Just in time for the holidays, LeoVince USA will be launching a brand new website dedicated to closeout LeoVince products. Standard prices will start at 35% off retail with even better deals on some products

Alvaro Bautista Joins Gresini Honda MotoGP

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Alvaro Bautista leaves Suzuki and joins the Gresini Honda MotoGP team for 2012.

Ride for Kids Ends on High Note in Tampa Bay

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The 2011 Ride for Kids season drew to a close as the Tampa Bay event raised $37,715 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF).

Valencia MotoGP Testing Day 1 Results

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Several MotoGP riders debuted with new teams and equipment at Valencia as the first official post-season test got underway in Spain.

Barber Motorsports Park Signs as Seventh Contract

Monday, November 7, 2011
AMA Pro Racing announced today that Barber Motorsports Park will once again play host to the stars of AMA Pro Road Racing, becoming the seventh track to renew for the 2012 season.

Cornerspin Burglarized - REWARD OFFERED

Monday, November 7, 2011
Cornerspin located in Spencer, NC was broken into over the weekend of October 29th and had several mini bikes and gear stolen from them.

Hector Barbera Signs with Pramac Racing

Monday, November 7, 2011
Hector Barbera will join Pramac Racing for the 2012 MotoGP Championship as the Spanish rider enters his third successive season aboard a Ducati.

XR1200 Series to Feature $60,000 Purse

Monday, November 7, 2011
AMA Pro Racing has announced the creation of the XR Showdown - a $60,000 year-end points fund for XR1200 competitors who compete in the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

Suzuki Announces 2012 SuperBike Team

Monday, November 7, 2011
Blake Young and Chris Clark have been signed to the Yoshimura Suzuki team to contest the 2012 AMA SuperBike series.

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale First Look

Monday, November 7, 2011
Ducati broke wraps on the 2012 1199 Panigale today, a sophisticated superbike featuring Ducati's riding modes, traction control, engine brake control, and a quick-shift system in a motorcycle with a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio.

Ben Spies Takes Defeat in Photo Finish

Monday, November 7, 2011
After being shaken up over the death of fellow MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, Ben Spies returns from doubt and injury with an impressive final ride in 2011.

Casey Stoner Wins Drag Race to Finish

Monday, November 7, 2011
Casey Stoner begins and ends the 800cc MotoGP era with a win over factory Yamaha following a tense stand-off with Ben Spies at the finish line.

Dovizioso Optimistic Over Switch to Yamaha

Monday, November 7, 2011
Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso looks forward to his transition with Tech 3 Yamaha in 2012 after securing his best-ever finish in MotoGP.

Marquez’s Forfeit Gives Bradl Moto2 Title

Monday, November 7, 2011
After struggling with his vision Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol's Marc Marquez hands victory to Stefan Bradl in the Moto2 Championship.

Nicky Hayden Sidelined in First Turn Pileup

Monday, November 7, 2011
Ducati's Nicky Hayden has his hopes of a rostrum finish dashed in the opening lap at Valencia GP following an ugly first turn pileup.

Rossi Talks About Simoncelli Crash

Monday, November 7, 2011
Ducati's Valentino Rossi recounts the details of the fatal crash that claimed the life of Italian Marco Simoncelli at the Malaysian GP.

Valencia MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011
The final race of the 2011 MotoGP Championship featured a drag race to the finish line as Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner and Yamaha's Ben Spies closed out the 800cc era in style.

MotoGP Development: Yamaha M1 2007-2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011
As the MotoGP series nears the end of its 800cc era, Yamaha uncovers the advancements made through the YZR-M1.

Valencia MotoGP Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Casey Stoner dominates the MotoGP field during qualifying for the final round at Valencia while tying the record for the most pole victories in a single season.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Nov, 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011
November 4th's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a close up of a well used Yamaha by Skyhawk04kilo. Check out the latest image and upload your own to win!

World Superbike Prepares for 2011 EICMA

Friday, November 4, 2011
The International Motorcycle Exhibition will include a SBK Paddock Show with entertainment, gadgets and grid girls.

Misano to be Renamed in Simoncelli's Honor

Friday, November 4, 2011
Misano World Circuit will offically be renamed Marco Simoncelli World Circuit in honor of Super Sic.

Valencia MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner continues to lead the MotoGP paddock in the final round at Valencia as several riders gave special tributes to Marco Simoncelli.

2012 MV Agusta F3 Details Announced

Thursday, November 3, 2011
The 2012 MV Agusta F3, touted as a 'new work of art on wheels' is finally entering production. With that announcement comes some details on MV Agusta's new 675cc triple.

Inside Pirelli’s Siracusa Proving Grounds

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Learn more about how Pirelli designs and engineers its Diablo line of motorcycle tires as we visit its Siracusa Proving Grounds in Sicily, Italy.

Jorge Lorenzo Will Miss Valencia GP

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Yamaha announced today that factory rider Jorge Lorenzo will miss this weekend's finale in Valencia as he continues to heal from surgery on his hand.

Valencia MotoGP Preview 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The MotoGP paddock is bracing for the final round of the 2011 championship at Valencia in the wake of Marco Simoncelli's devastating crash.

Leon Camier Signs with Crescent Suzuki

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Leon Camier has signed with Crescent Suzuki for the 2012 World Superbike Championship will begin testing the Suzuki GSXR-1000 later this month.

Single Track Mind: War Clouds in the Horizon

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Our overseas correspondent discusses the latest anti-motorcycle campaigns coming out of Europe and how two-wheeled enthusiasts should combat being legislated out of existence.