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Yamaha and Petronas End Partnership

Friday, December 30, 2011
As 2011 draws to a close it marks the end of a successful partnership between Yamaha’s Factory MotoGP Team and Petronas.

Motorcycle USA Best of 2011 Awards

Friday, December 30, 2011
It's time for Motorcycle USA to look back and highlight the best of another riding season. Check out Motorcycle USA's Best of 2011 Awards.

Best Sportbike 2011: BMW S1000RR

Friday, December 30, 2011
Motorcycle USA names its 2011 Sportbike of the Year in our annual Best of Awards.

Jason DiSalvo Speed Academy 2012 Schedule

Friday, December 30, 2011
The Jason DiSalvo Speed Academy is happy to announce its 2012 schedule.

Nicky Hayden Busts Shoulder Riding Flat Track

Thursday, December 29, 2011
MotoGP star Nicky Hayden reportedly broke his shoulder and fractured two ribs while training at an indoor flat track facility.

Star Motorcycle School Reveals 2012 Schedule

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Star Motorcycle School announces 2012 schedule.

Teens Split $10K Hit-and-Run Reward

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Two Colorado teens split $10,000 Law Tigers reward for their help in a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle accident.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R First Ride

Monday, December 26, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes a spin on the redesigned ZX-14R. This 200-horsepower Ninja takes dead aim at the Hayabusa, but does it measure up?

Superstore/Bell Offer SuperSport Contingency

Friday, December 23, 2011
Motorcycle-Superstore.com to posts $50,000 contingency for AMA Pro Racing SuperSport Class.

Max Biaggi Assembles 2012 World SBK Crew

Friday, December 23, 2011
Max Biaggi will contest the 2012 World Superbike season with an all-new crew, with his long-time crew chief headed to MotoGP.

EVS Photo of the Year

Friday, December 23, 2011
After months of submissions from MotoUSA readers, we pick the EVS Photo of the Year and award the $500 Grand Prize.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Ride

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Kawasaki gives the 2012 Ninja 650 a major overhaul to provide a sportbike that's full of comfort and performance at an affordable price.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts

Thursday, December 22, 2011
MCUSA offers several tips for procrastinators in its 2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Last Minute Gifts.

GoPro Title Sponsor of Daytona SportBike

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
GoPro named official camera of AMA Pro Road Racing and Daytona SportBike Title sponsor in multiyear agreement with AMA Pro Racing.

How Will CRT Work in MotoGP?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Our man Melling celebrates the end of the year with a terrific Grand Prix CRT rant.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: DVDs

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
MCUSA presents a look at some of the newest motorcycle flicks in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to DVDs.

Make a Wish Donations with Kuryakyn Racing

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Kuryakyn Racing for a wish team accepting 2011 year end contributions for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The team makes it easy for fans to give back this Holiday Season.

AMA Comments on NTSB Cell Phone Ban

Monday, December 19, 2011
The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) made waves with its bold call for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving. The AMA responds.

AMA Supports Senator’s Helmet Stance

Monday, December 19, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association supports senator's stand on helmets.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Monday, December 19, 2011
For all two-wheeled enthusiasts out there who also share a passion for good reads, MCUSA presents a few options in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Books.

Sweet Elf’n Deal on Big Kahuna Tickets

Monday, December 19, 2011
M1 PowerSports takes Two-Wheel Tuesday to a new level with Sweet Elf’n Deal for buy one, get one free 2012 Big Kahuna event tickets. Previously announced ticket promotion begins Tuesday, December 20, 2011 and Ends January 2, 2012.

2012 MotoGP Silly Season Updates

Monday, December 19, 2011
The 2012 MotoGP paddock is taking shape as new CRT details are rolling out. Stay up to date in this MotoGP silly season update.

2012 Honda CBR1000RR First Ride

Monday, December 19, 2011
Does the new and improved 2012 Honda CBR1000RR have what it takes to run up front in this year’s Superbike class? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed reports from northern California.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Toys & Games

Saturday, December 17, 2011
This year MCUSA helps spread holiday cheer with something that’s sure to put a smile on a kid’s face - toys!

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel

Friday, December 16, 2011
To help readers wade through some of the latest fashion items, MCUSA is rolling out its opinion on the hottest casual wear in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Apparel.

Grand Prix Changes 2012 Regulations

Friday, December 16, 2011
The Grand Prix Commission has announced changes to the 2012 regulations, including new minimum weights and approving nine CRT entries.

J.D. Power Report Says Riders Spending More

Friday, December 16, 2011
The annual J.D. Power and Associates report on customer satisfaction shows riders are spending more in 2011.

Ben Bostrom Returns to Jordan Motorsports

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Veteran rider Ben Bostrom returns for a second season with Michael Jordan Motorsports.

Ruben Xaus to Lead Bimota Racing Effort

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Bimota looks to Ruben Xaus to pilot its return to racing on the world stage as the company fields a Moto2 effort and possible SBK entry.

Holiday Promotion of 2012 Big Kahuna Dates

Thursday, December 15, 2011
M1 PowerSports Announces Two-Week Holiday Ticket Promotion for 2012 Big Kahuna Events Featuring Stars of AMA Pro Road Racing. Big Kahuna Holiday Ticket Sale Set to Begin this Monday, December 19, 2011 and Expire on Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Luggage

Thursday, December 15, 2011
We help make your next trip a little easier with a breakdown of the top bags in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Luggage.

NTSB Calls for Cell Phone Driving Ban

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for a nationwide ban all cell-phone use while driving.

Senator Tries to Block NHTSA Lobbying

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
U.S. Senate panel backs ban on traffic safety agency lobbying.

FIM Adjusts 2012 MotoGP Schedule

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The FIM has announced updates to the 2012 MotoGP schedule, with the opener at Qatar moved up one week and Sachsenring venue confirmed.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Tools

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In order to properly equip or readers, Motorcycle USA has devised a gift list to maintain and fix your ride in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Tools.

Scorpion Assailant Jacket Now Available

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Scorpion's Assailant Jacket attacks the status qou! Top-grain leather for serious sportbike riders.

Roger Hayden Sticks with Jordan Suzuki for '12

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Roger Hayden will stick with Jordan Powersports and represent the Army National Guard and soldiers for the 2012 AMA Pro Racing National Guard Superbike Championship.

Scott Redding Returns to Thundersprint 2012

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Moto 2 Superstar Scott Redding Returns to Thundersprint 2012

AMA Names its 2011 Motorcyclist of the Year

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association announces 2011 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year.

Valerie Thompson Gets Community Hero Award

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Motorcycle racer Valerie Thompson receives 2011 Community Hero award by American Woman Riders Association.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Accessories

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
MCUSA looks at some of the top items to hit the shelves in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Dirt Accessories.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Accessories

Monday, December 12, 2011
MCUSA offers a peek at some of the newest accessories to hit the scene in our 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Street Accessories.

AMA News and Notes January 2012

Saturday, December 10, 2011
The January 2012 edition of the American Motorcycle Association's news and notes is here.

Salt Addiction: Anatomy of a Crash

Friday, December 9, 2011
Forever in search of speed, Rocky Robinson and the Top 1 Ack Attack Team hit a rough patch while attempting to break the 400 mph land speed barrier.

Beat Rickey Gadson, Win a Kawasaki ZX-14

Friday, December 9, 2011
Kawasaki to Give Consumers a Chance to Race Rickey Gadson.

2011 Motorcycle Touring Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, December 9, 2011
To prepare our adventure-seeking readers, MCUSA editors offer their recommendations in the 2011 Motorcycle Touring Holiday Gift Guide.

WERA 2012 Season Changes

Friday, December 9, 2011
WERA makes some changes for their 2012 season with a big season finale for their 40th season and changes to their 125cc GP class.

GP and F1 Say Farewell to Charlie Moody

Friday, December 9, 2011
Following a lifelong commitment to racing Rizla Suzuki’s Operations Manager, Charlie Moody, sadly passed away last month.

Aprilia Enters 200 Club at Texas Mile

Friday, December 9, 2011
Team AF1 Racing/Punisher entered the 200 club at the Texas Mile after posting 200.8 mph with its AF1 Racing sponsored/Aprilia RSV Factory V-Twin.

Road Atlanta to Host Original Big Kahuna Event

Friday, December 9, 2011
AMA Pro Racing returns to Road Atlanta with Big Kahuna Event, April 20-22, 2012!

World Superbike 2011 Official DVD Released

Thursday, December 8, 2011
New racers, new winners, new champion: The Superbike World Championship 2011 Official Review released on 2-disc DVD.

New Kenny Roberts Print from Tom Fritz

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Kenny Roberts. 'So Woefully Underpaid' by Artist Tom Fritz.

Miami Speedway to Host Big Kahuna Miami

Thursday, December 8, 2011
North America’s premier road racing motorcycle series, comprised of four production-based classes, will race in South Florida September 21-23.

Backmarker: Blind Ambition

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Matt Wadsworth is a 37-year-old musician attempting a world-record motorcycle jump. Did we mention he's also been blind since birth?

AMA Elects Maggie McNally Vice Chairwoman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association Board of Directors elects Maggie McNally as vice chairwoman.

PJ Jacobsen Gets PTR World Supersport Ride

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
ONE of the hottest young racing talents from the USA - Patrick 'PJ' Jacobsen - will race in the 2012 World Supersport Championship for PTR Honda.

MIC Offers Free Motorcycle Tire Guide

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Motorcycle Industry Council offers consumers extensive new MIC Tire Guide.

MotorcycleUSA to Give Away Honda Fury at IMS

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
MotorcycleUSA.com to give away a customized 2011 honda fury as part of ultimate builder custom bike show taking place at Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

Single Track Mind: A Memorable Autumn

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
After notching a half century in the saddle, our Matchless G.50 hero turns to a new hobby and discovers some important lessons for the motorcycle industry.

Dealers Join the Hyosung Motors America Team

Monday, December 5, 2011
Hyosung Motors America continues to grow with the signing of authorized dealer agreements with Eckenhoff Motorcycles and Two Wheel Corp.

2011 Cruiser Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, December 5, 2011
Check out Motorcycle USA’s 2011 Cruiser Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide for ideas on high-quality biker gear.

Michele Pirro to Ride Gresini CRT Bike

Monday, December 5, 2011
Michele Pirro will contest the 2012 MotoGP series using a CRT entry with an FTR chassis and a Honda CBR1000R engine.

Chris Ulrich Sets Record in Fundraiser

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Chris Ulrich treated 56 Roadracing World Action Fund donors to a total of 184 laps at the Auto Club Speedway in order to raise money to deploy more airfence.

AMA Racing Adds New Orleans & Miami to 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011
AMA Pro Racing and M1 PowerSports have announced the addition of the Big Kahuna Nationals in 2012, which will include racing events at Miami and New Orleans for the upcoming season.

Autodromo Internacional Wins Oragniser Award

Friday, December 2, 2011
2011 SBK Organiser Award goes to Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

Valentino's Eye - A Limited Edition Piece

Friday, December 2, 2011
The limited edition of Valentino Rossi's helmet with the big eye looking onto the world, worn by the many times Italian champion for the Mugello MotoGP 2011, is now available in the shops.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Gloves

Friday, December 2, 2011
MCUSA editors offer a helping hand this season with some of the most comfortable and effective gloves in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Gloves.

World's First 'Ride In' Screening at Ace Cafe

Friday, December 2, 2011
World's first 'Ride In' screening held at Ace Cafe for DVD launch of Cinemanx TT3D while TT stars Conor Cummins and Richard 'Milky' Quayle meet fans on Isle of Man.

Two-Up Fundraiser To Help Deploy Airfence

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Two-Up fundraiser to help deploy more airfence: Chris Ulrich does 184 laps and covers 423.2 miles at Auto Club Speedway.

MV Agusta to Return to Isle of Man TT Races

Thursday, December 1, 2011
MV Agusta to make a historic return to the Isle of Man TT Races.

Laverty Tops Three-day WSB Portimao Test

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Eugene Laverty topped the timesheets as Aprilia, BMW and Suzuki World Superbike teams conclude testing at the Portimao circuit.

FASTEST DVD Premiere in San Francisco

Thursday, December 1, 2011
D-Store San Francisco and AsphaltandRubber present Fastest the movie.