Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

Past Articles Sportbike

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Project Bike

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Our long-term ZX-6R is the go-to sportbike for long days on the road. It gets even better with a couple select parts.

Fox Motion Elite Long-Term Shoe Review

Thursday, November 28, 2013
We put in over a year’s worth of mileage on Fox’s Motion Elite athletic shoe with some very favorable result.

STM: Will WSBK EVO Be Any Good?

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Our man Melling experiences another oracular vision on the future of world championship road racing – this time the World Superbike series and its planned EVO rules.

AMA Asks for Meeting with CDC on Helmet Law

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
AMA Vice President for Government Relations Wayne Allard has requested a meeting with CDC Director Tom Frieden for an explanation on the recent efforts to recommend a federally mandated universal helmet law.

AMA Pro Racing Two-Day Format for 2014

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing has announced a new two-day format for certain events in 2014.

MMC: HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Melling’s latest memorable motorcycle ride is the 2007 HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR piloted by Ian Hutchinson to a Superstock TT podium.

2013 AMA Year-End Award Nominees

Monday, November 25, 2013
The AMA has announced its nominees for the 2013 AMA Championship Banquet. AMA members can vote for their favorites through December 1, 2013.

MV-Yakhnich 2014 WSS & WorldSBK Line Up

Monday, November 25, 2013
The new MV Agusta Reparto Corse - Yakhnich Motorsport team has announced its riders for 2014. Vladimir Leonov and Jules Cluzel in World Supersport and Claudio Corti in World Superbike.

Y.E.S. Announces 2014 DSB Rider Line Up

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Yamaha Extended Service AMA Pro Daytona SportBike rider line up for 2014 includes Garrett Gerloff and JD Beach.

Cummins to Honda for 2014 IOMTT Races

Monday, November 25, 2013
Conor Cummins will join John McGuinness with Honda for the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

Ohlins Steering Damper Recall Expanded

Monday, November 25, 2013
Ohlins has expanded its recall notice for certain BMW aftermarket steering damper kits.

Gear Up: Ohlins TTX Shock & FZ-09 Exhaust

Friday, November 22, 2013
MotoUSA looks at Ohlins' new TTX GP Hypersport Shock, Two Brothers Racing new exhaust for the Yamaha FZ-09 and more.

2014 Isle of Man TT Race Schedule Confirmed

Friday, November 22, 2013
The Department of Economic Development confirms the 2014 Isle of Man TT race schedule as tickets go on sale.

Michael Dunlop's 2014 Season in Doubt

Friday, November 22, 2013
Winner of four TT races in 2013, Michael Dunlop may miss the 2014 international road race season.

2013 Yamaha Customer Appreciation Track Day

Friday, November 22, 2013
Each year Yamaha their owners a chance to experience the famous Laguna Seca for free. This year we joined in the fun with our long-term YZF-R6.

Loretta Lynn Given President Medal of Freedom

Friday, November 22, 2013
Loretta Lynn has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

2014 MotoGP Provisional Entry List

Thursday, November 21, 2013
The FIM has released the provisional entry list for the 2014 MotoGP World Championship.

Congressman Questions CDC Helmet Stance

Thursday, November 21, 2013
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (R-Michigan) has challenged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an explanation on why it is recommending and pursuing a federal mandatory helmet law.

Kawasaki Reveals J Concept in Tokyo

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Kawasaki turned heads with its concept J electric vehicle during the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

Selling E15 Fuel in 2014 U.S. Market May Stall

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Introduction of E15 fuel into the U.S. marketplace may stall in 2014.

Kawasaki Supercharged Inline Four at Tokyo

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Kawasaki reveals a supercharged Inline Four engine at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Husqvarna Plans to Race Moto3 in 2014

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Husqvarna has announced plans to compete in next season’s Moto3 World Championship. It’s going racing under the team name Red Bull Husqvarna Factory Racing.

Backmarker: Rambling, Philosophically

Thursday, November 21, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker makes use of the waning riding season to devote some philosophical thought to personal and more wide-ranging motorcycle issues.

Entry-level Yamaha R25 Concept First Look

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Yamaha saves a surprise for the Tokyo Motor Show, debuting a 250cc entry-level sportbike concept dubbed the R25.

2014 RoadRace Factory SportBike Line Up

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The RoadRace Factory team has announced its Daytona SportBike rider line-up and sponsorship package for the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

Silverman Museum Ducatis in Bonhams Vegas

Monday, November 18, 2013
The Silverman Museum Racing collection of Ducati motorcycles, including two dozen of the best racing, sports and road models, has been added to Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.

Hutchinson Wins 2013 Macau Grand Prix

Monday, November 18, 2013
TT winner Ian Hutchinson marks an impressive return to winning form in the international road courses with a victorious effort in the 2013 Macau Grand Prix.

FIM eRoad Racing World Cup Winners 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013
TTXGP has announced its 2013 North American and European series FIM eRoad Racing World Cup winners.

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 First Ride

Monday, November 18, 2013
MV Agusta challenges the middleweight sportbike establishment with its F3 800. But the real question is, has it ironed out the platform’s bugs?

Pedrosa Collarbone Surgery a Success

Friday, November 15, 2013
Dani Pedrosa left the hospital after a successful surgery to remove a plate and 13 screws from his right collarbone.

Puma Roadster V3 Motorcycle Boot Review

Friday, November 15, 2013
It’s tough finding a motorcycle boot for petite lady riders. Fortunately Puma offers a solution with its Roadster V3 motorcycling boot, with MotoUSA’s contributing editor offering her review.

Ducati & MV Agusta Ramping Up for WSBK

Friday, November 15, 2013
Ducati and MV Agusta are ramping up efforts in the FIM Superbike World Championship for 2014 and beyond.

WorldSBK Regulation Changes for 2014

Friday, November 15, 2013
The Superbike Commission met in early November 2013 to discuss possible changes to sporting and disciplinary regulations in World Superbike, Supersport and Superstock 1000 for 2014.

MV Agusta F3 800 vs 675 on the Dyno

Friday, November 15, 2013
We compare the rear wheel horsepower and torque figures of MV Agusta’s 675cc Triple to its larger stroke 798cc Inline Three engine.

Giant Loop Showing Saddlebags at EICMA

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Giant Loop previews 2014 adventure proof motorcycle packing systems at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show.

SPOT Trace is the Theft-Alert Tracking Device

Thursday, November 14, 2013
SPOT LLC announces SPOT Trace, the ultimate theft-alert tracking device.

Repsol Honda Interview with Marc Marquez

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Repsol Honda provides this interview with the 2013 MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez.

Renthal Co-Founder Andrew Renshaw Dies

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Andrew Charles Renshaw, co-founder of Renthal, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.

First 2014 MotoGP Test Concludes

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
MotoGP riders completed the first test ahead of the 2014 season after three days on track at Valencia.

Learning to Ride: First Ride

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
One of the best parts of learning to ride is actually logging some miles, and that first time on the road is an experience unlike any other.

Wiliam Dunlop Joins Tyco Suzuki for 2014

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
William Dunlop joins Tyco Suzuki for the 2014 season of International Road Races - the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.

MotoGP Outsider – Valencia 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Our man Melling gets a last-minute invite to the MotoGP season finale at Valencia, to witness the coronation of Grand Prix’s golden boy – Marc Marquez.

2014 MotoGP Valencia Testing Continues

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
MotoGP testing continued at Valencia for the second of three days.

Eugene Laverty Signs with Suzuki for 2014

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Eugene Laverty has signed on to ride with FIXI Crescent Suzuki in the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

Caterham Group Launches Motorcycle Division

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Caterham Group, a British sports car company and Formula One GP team owner, is launching a new motorcycle division.

New Riders, Machines in MotoGP 2014 Test

Monday, November 11, 2013
New riders, new machines and new additions to teams marked the first day of testing at Valencia ahead of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship.

Suzuki MotoGP's Davide Brivio Talks 2015

Monday, November 11, 2013
Suzuki MotoGP Test Team Manager Davide Brivio describes Suzuki's progress in preparing to re-enter the World Championship in 2015.

AMA Thanks United States Veterans for Service

Monday, November 11, 2013
The American Motorcyclist Association thanks veterans for their service.

Galbusera to be Rossi's Crew Chief in 2014

Monday, November 11, 2013
Silvano Galbusera will step in for the outgoing Jeremy Burgess as Valentino Rossi's Crew Chief for the 2014 MotoGP season.

2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Project Bike

Monday, November 11, 2013
Thinking of purchasing a 1199 Panigale? First, find out what it’s like to live with Ducati’s Superbike in this long-term street and track review.

MotoGP Valencia Results 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013
The 2013 MotoGP World Championship title is now decided after a tense, strategic battle between Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez at Valencia.

MotoGP Valencia Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013
There's a new circuit record at Valencia following the final MotoGP qualifying session of the 2013 World Championship.

Hayes to Help Wounded with Photo Auction

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Josh Hayes and 55 Productions are auctioning off autographed and framed photos to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Allstate Awards Five $5000 Good Ride Grants

Friday, November 8, 2013
Allstate Insurance announced the five winners who each received $5000 grants for their ideas to help make the roads safer for motorcyclists as part of Allstate's Good Ride Grants program.

2014 Classic TT Race Program Confirmed

Friday, November 8, 2013
The Race Program and other details have been confirmed for the 2014 Classic TT presented by Bennetts.

2014 Honda CB650F & CBR650F First Look

Friday, November 8, 2013
Honda revealed two new models, the 2014 CB650F and CBR650F during the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

MotoGP Valencia Friday Results 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013
Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo opened the final round of the 2013 MotoGP championship battling for the top time in free practice at Valencia.

2013 EICMA Milan Bike Show Recap

Friday, November 8, 2013
The 2013 Milan Bike Show proved busy as usual, as manufacturers debuted their latest models at EICMA. Catch up on all the details.

Rodriguez-Long Given MIC Chairman’s Award

Friday, November 8, 2013
Ricardo Rodriguez-Long has been awarded the MIC Chairman’s award.

Fed Task Force to Push Mandatory Helmet Law

Thursday, November 7, 2013
The AMA announced that a federal task force appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is prepared to recommend mandatory motorcycle helmet laws for all states.

2014 Honda RCV1000R First Look

Thursday, November 7, 2013
The racing arm of Honda unveiled next year’s customer prototype racer that teams can purchase for competition in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship.

HRC Unveils RCV1000R GP Production Racer

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Honda unveiled its new MotoGP production racer, the RCV1000R, today in Valencia, just in time to make its track debut at Monday's offseason GP tests.

Josh Waters Joins Hopkins at Tyco Suzuki

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Australian Superbike champion Josh Waters will join John Hopkins at Tyco Suzuki for the 2014 British Superbike Championship.

2014 Honda CBR300R First Look

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Honda decides to follow suit with Kawasaki's Ninja 300R as Big Red boosts the displacement of its CBR250R.

Sena, Nexx Helmets Launch New Bluetooth

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sena Bluetooth partners with Nexx Helmets to create two all-new custom Bluetooth communication devices.

Backmarker: Canada's First Motorcycle Stamps

Thursday, November 7, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker delves into some Canadian motorcycle history after a chance encounter with Matthew Warburton, graphic designer of Canada's first motorcycle postage stamps.

MotoGP Valencia Preview 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The 2013 MotoGP World Championship comes down to the final race at Valencia, with Marc Marquez leading in points and Jorge Lorenzo still within reach of the title.

Crescent Suzuki Says Goodbye to Camier

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
FIXI Crescent Suzuki parts ways with Leon Camier at the end of the 2013 season following his second year with the team.

2014 KTM RC125, RC200 and RC390 First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
KTM revealed details on three new low-displacement sport bikes at the 2013 EICMA show - the RC125, RC200 and RC390.

2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP First Look

Monday, November 4, 2013
Honda wants to get back on top of the superbike class and it’s doing it with its new up-spec 2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP.

50 Percent Visitor Increase at Isle of Man Race

Monday, November 4, 2013
Treasury survey reveals 50% increase in visitors for the Isle of Man Festival of motorcycling.

Marco Melandri to Aprilia for WorldSBK 2014

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Marco Melandri has singed on to ride for Aprilia Racing in the 2014 World Superbike championship.

Tom Sykes 2013 World Champion Interview

Friday, November 1, 2013
Kawasaki Racing talks with 2013 World Superbike champion Tom Sykes about his title win.