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Single Track Mind - Melling's Best of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Our man Melling applies his sage motorcycling wisdom to the passing year in New Year's installment of Single Track Mind.

Best Sportbike 2013: BMW HP4

Friday, December 27, 2013
BMW extends its three-year streak as Best Sportbike honors with the HP4 - its up-spec version of the S1000RR.

Rider of the Year 2013: Marc Marquez

Friday, December 27, 2013
Marc Marquez didn't waste any time in the premier class as the Moto2 champion stepped up and set the pace en route to a title-winning rookie campaign - MotoUSA's selection for 2013 Rider of the Year.

Motorcycle USA Best of 2013 Awards

Friday, December 27, 2013
Another riding season is in the books and once again it’s time for MotoUSA to take a look back at the year that was in our annual Best of Awards.

Motorcycle of the Year 2013: BMW HP4

Friday, December 27, 2013
Every year, a new crop of bikes raises the performance benchmark, but no bike impressed us more than BMW’s HP4, MotoUSA’s 2013 Bike of the Year.

2013 Honda CBR600RR Project Bike

Thursday, December 26, 2013
We invigorate more thrills into our long-term Honda CBR600RR by fitting a slip-on exhaust and fresh set of motorcycle tires.

Learning to Ride: First Off-Road Ride

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
After logging plenty of road miles over the spring and summer of 2013, I head out on my first off-road adventure during the OMA Diamond Lake Dual-Sport ride.

Gear Up: Ohlins Kits & TBR XP1000 Exhaust

Friday, December 20, 2013
Check out this edition of Gear Up for a look at new Ohlins Cartridge Kits for adventure bikes, Two Brothers Racing exhaust for the 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 and more.

Play Fantasy SX 2014 at Motorcycle USA

Friday, December 20, 2013
Play Fantasy SX 2014 at Motorcycle USA for a chance to win a TXC Pro 2.1 Boots.

Pata Honda Riders Test New Fireblade SP

Friday, December 20, 2013
Pata Honda World Superbike riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam turned laps at Losail to test the new 2014 Fireblade SP.

Diaz to Race SuperSport for DDR Kawasaki

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Danielle Diaz teams up with Derek Keyes to race AMA SuperSport for DDR Kawasaki.

Althea and Ducati Together for 2014 WSBK

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Althea Racing and Ducati have reached an agreement to contest the 2014 World Superbike Championship in the EVO class with a Ducati 1199 Panigale and rider Niccolo Canepa.

Marquez Celebrated at Repsol Headquarters

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Marc Marquez was celebrated by nearly 4000 Repsol employees at the Campus Repsol for his 2013 MotoGP title-winning season.

Miller Motorsports Park 2014 Schedule Out

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Miller Motorsports Park announces the 2014 schedule.

Backmarker: Baker Gets Superprestigio Shot

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
MotoUSA’s Backmarker launched a one-man campaign to get AMA Flat Track champ Brad Baker invited to Marc Marquez’s Superprestigio as a dirt track charity race. And it worked!

Charlie Williams to Race 2014 Classic TT

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Nine-time TT winner Charlie Williams is set to contest the Bennetts 500cc Classic TT aboard a 500cc Manx Norton for Works Racing Motorcycles.

Hensley's CCRacer Returns with Season 2

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
John Hensley's "Chronicles of a Club Racer" returns with the Season 2 debut featuring Jett Tuning's John Ethell.

Farquhar and Amor Team for 2014 IOMTT

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor are making a comeback as teammates for the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy.

Learning to Ride: Commuting

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
To get more comfortable and confident on two wheels, our LTR editor spent the spring and summer of 2013 commuting to work, with some helpful tips for the new rider.

Compton and Holden Tackle Pike's Peak 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013
Jake Holden and James Compton prepped two custom Kawasaki ZRX1224RR Superbikes for Pike's Peak in 2013 and this video tracks their time at the race from the opening days to the finish line.

MotoGP Regulation Updates for 2014 & 2015

Monday, December 16, 2013
The Grand Prix Commission has agreed on a number of sporting and technical regulations for MotoGP starting in 2014.

WorldSBK Regulation Update for 2014

Monday, December 16, 2013
The Superbike Commission has confirmed its regulation updates for 2014 with emphasis on making the series' Sporting Rules as similar as possible to 2014 MotoGP regulations.

STM: Christmas Gifts for Riding Partner

Monday, December 16, 2013
There are holiday gift guides, and then there are holiday gift guides penned by Our Man Melling – enjoy the read, but follow his advice at your own peril!

Honda TT Riders Visit English Institute of Sport

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Honda's 2014 TT riders John McGuinness and Conor Cummins visit English Institute of Sport.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Toys & Games

Friday, December 13, 2013
Gifts for old and young alike are included in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Toys and Games.

Scott Redding Stars at Thundersprint 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013
British rider Scott Redding makes the jump to MotoGP for 2014 and will also headline the 2014 Thundersprint.

Provisional 2014 MotoGP Calendar Announced

Friday, December 13, 2013
The FIM has released a provisional version of its 2014 MotoGP Calendar.

Larry Little: 2013 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Larry Little has been named the 2013 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year.

Johnson Valley OHV Area Saved

Thursday, December 12, 2013
California's Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area won't be taken over by the military thanks to language included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

Triumph Streamliners at New York IMS Show

Thursday, December 12, 2013
The 2013 New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show will host two Triumph streamliners, the Gyronaut X-1 and the Castrol Rocket.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Apparel

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Motorcycle USA has come across a wide variety of motorcycle apparel that would make great gifts this holiday season. Check out our suggestions in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Apparel.

EBR Announces 2014 WorldSBK Plans

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Erik Buell Racing has laid out some of the basic elements of its 2014 World Superbike team, which will include riders Geoff May and Aaron Yates aboard the new 1190RX.

Speedway Racer Danny Becker Dies

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Speedway racer Danny Becker passed away after a nearly two-year long battle with esophageal cancer. He was 58 years old.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Luggage

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers some ideas for motorcycle luggage this holiday season in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Luggage.

Paul Bird Motorsport in MotoGP for 2014

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Paul Bird Motorsport will field a two-man team in MotoGP for 2014 with Michael Laverty and Broc Parkes. PBM will also back two riders in the British Superbike Championship as well.

Ducati Riding Experience Dates Posted

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ducati Riding Experience 2014 dates have been announced and enrollment is ready to open.

AMA Pro Racing at Barber June 21-22, 2014

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing is set to return to Barber Motorsports Park June 21-22, 2014 for a weekend of racing.

Nearly 200 Exhibitors Ready for AIMExpo

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Nearly 200 exhibitors have committed to the second annual American International Motorcycle Expo.

Joe Roberts to Daytona SportBike in 2014

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Joe Roberts joins Team Hammer to contest the 2014 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike series.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Tools

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Motorcycle USA knows the value of a well stocked garage and tools can make a great holiday gift for the motorcyclist in your life. Check out our motorcycle tool selections in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Tools.

2013 Touring Motorcycle Gift Guide

Monday, December 9, 2013
Motorcycle touring often benefits from some additional pieces of gear and Motorcycle USA offers some of its favorites in the 2013 Touring Motorcycle Gift Guide.

KTM Re-Signs Fillmore for AMA Pro 2014

Monday, December 9, 2013
KTM has re-signed Chris Fillmore for the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

2013 Cruiser Motorcycle Gift Guide

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers some ideas on what to get the open-road loving cruiser in the 2013 Cruiser Motorcycle Gift Guide.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Gloves

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Why not give the motorcyclist in your life a new set of riding gloves this holiday season? See some of Motorcycle USA's favorites in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Gloves.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Pants

Friday, December 6, 2013
Motorcycle USA wants to make shopping for the motorcyclists in your life easier this holiday season. Check out our suggestions for riding pants in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Pants.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Boots

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Keep your favorite motorcyclist's feet safe this year with a new pair of riding boots. See Motorcycle USA's suggestions for the perfect gift in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Boots.

AMA Restructures Road Racing Series for 2015

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing has announced its future plans regarding class structure and rules that will take effect during the 2015 AMA Pro Road Racing Season.

Arai Reveals 2014 Official TT Races Helmet

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Arai reveals the much anticipated 2014 official TT Races helmet.

Martin Jessopp to Make TT Debut in 2014

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
British Superbike Championship contender Martin Jessopp will make his Mountain Course debut in the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Jackets

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Motorcycle USA presents the 2013 Gift Guide to motorcycle jackets.

Bridgestone's Hiroshi Yamada on 2013 MotoGP

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Bridgestone Motorsport Manager Hiroshi Yamada reflects on the 2013 MotoGP season and talks a bit about plans for 2014.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Helmets

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers suggestions for the off-road motorcyclist in your life in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Dirt Helmets.

2014 Provisional World Superbike Calendar

Monday, December 2, 2013
The provisional calendar for the 2014 World Superbike season has been announced and includes a few new circuits including a return to South Africa.

Marquez Gets Surgery to Improve Breathing

Monday, December 2, 2013
Marc Marquez has undergone surgery to repair a deviated septum that produced a respiratory obstruction which prevented him from breathing properly.

Backmarker: Marquez Revives Superprestigio

Monday, December 2, 2013
Marc Marquez is resurrecting the Superprestigio as a dirt track race. But can it really be "Super" without flat track's number one plate holder, Brad Baker?

Romboni Dies in Sic Supermoto Day Ride

Monday, December 2, 2013
Doriano Romboni passed away after suffering a crash in the second practice session of the Sic Supermoto Day at the Latina circuit in Italy.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Helmets

Monday, December 2, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers some gift ideas for the motorcyclist in your life this holiday season with the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Street Helmets.