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Miller Park Added to 2011 AMA Racing Schedule

Monday, February 28, 2011
As the result of a poll issued to members of the AMA Pro Road Racing paddock, Miller Motorsports Park has been officially added to the 2011 schedule.

2011 Daytona 200 to be Televised Live

Monday, February 28, 2011
SPEED network will deliver live coverage of the 2011 Daytona 200 event taking place March 12th at 1:00 p.m. eastern.

Bennetts Insurance Sponsors '11 Thundersprint

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Bennetts Insurance has become title sponsor of the 2011 Thundersprint contest, which will take place in the Northwich town center May 7th & 8th.

2011 World Superbike Phillip Island Insider

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Our man inside the World Superbike paddock reports on the 2011 season opener at Phillip Island. Get the story behind the race in our World Superbike Insider.

2011 World Superbike Phillip Island Results

Saturday, February 26, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship officially kicked into gear with a visit to Phillip Island where one rider dominated the paddock with a double victory.

2011 World Superbike Phillip Island Superpole

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ducati's Carlos Checa records record pace at Phillip Island ahead Aprilia's Max Biaggi during qualifying for Round 1 of the 2011 World Superbike series.

2012 MV Agusta F3 Sportbike On its Way

Saturday, February 26, 2011
MV Agusta motorcycles continues development on its soon to be released 2012 MV Agusta F3 sportbike.

Rickey Gadson Signs with CP-Carrillo

Friday, February 25, 2011
CP-Carrillo has announced the signing of Rickey Gadson, one of the most accomplished drag racers in history, for the 2011 season.

Grand Prix Entertainment at 2011 Thundersprint

Friday, February 25, 2011
An all-star cast of GP racers will be present at the 2011 Thunderspint event including six-time World Champion, Jim Redman, and European Champion, Sammy Miller.

Motorcycle Mexico DVD Set Peek

Friday, February 25, 2011
Experienced Latin America traveler and entrepreneur Ben Slavin's film to help aspiring riders travel through Mexico on motorcycles.

2011 World Superbike Phillip Island Friday

Friday, February 25, 2011
Ducati's Carlos Checa hooked the fastest start to the 2011 World Superbike series in Australia after setting the fastest lap during Friday's qualifying at Phillip Island.

SBK X: Superbike World Championship Review

Friday, February 25, 2011
We ditch that “get in shape” New Year’s resolution and get our couch racer muscles in shape with SBK X: Superbike World Championship for the Xbox 360.

Riders Oppose GA Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Thursday, February 24, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is urging riders nationwide to contact Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to urge him to stop the Georgia State Patrol from conducting any motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints.

GP Star Danny Webb to Ride The Thundersprint

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Danny Webb is one of of Britain’s brightest hopes for World Championship glory this year riding the all new Mahindra 125 GP bike. Webb is returning to Europe’s biggest biking street party - but this time with a bike never before seen outside of India.

2011 MotoGP Sepang 2 Test Day 3

Thursday, February 24, 2011
The final day of MotoGP testing at Sepang wrapped up today and one thing is clear - the Hondas are fast, the Yamahas are mid-pack and the Ducatis have work to do.

Alpinestars Summer Tech Underwear Review

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Find out how the Alpinestars Summer Tech Performance Underwear performs in this motorcycle product review.

Spoken Wheel: Rise up Racing Fans!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Off with their heads! The fan rises like the Phoenix from the ashes! Is it time to know what's going on - from the other side of the fence! Class warfare - Is 'Super' the most abused noun ever?

2011 MotoGP Sepang 2 Test Day 2

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
It was a blistering hot day in Malaysia today at the Sepang circuit and lap times were fast as the MotoGP paddock got back to work during the second day of testing on the circuit.

2011 World Superbike Preview: Alstare Suzuki

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship is rounding the corner fast and charging toward its opening festivities. Read about the Alstare Suzuki team and Michel Fabrizio in MCUSA's 2011 World Superbike Season Preview.

2011 World Superbike Preview: Castrol Honda

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship is rounding the corner fast and charging toward its opening festivities. Check out a breakdown of team Castrol Honda in MCUSA's 2011 World Superbike Season Preview.

2011 World Superbike Preview: Ducati

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship is rounding the corner fast and charging toward its opening festivities. Read about Ducati's efforts in MCUSA's 2011 World Superbike Season Preview.

2011 World Superbike Preview: Kawasaki Racing

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship is rounding the corner fast and charging toward its opening festivities. Check out the Kawasaki Racing squad in MCUSA's 2011 World Superbike Season Preview.

2011 World Superbike Season Preview

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship is rounding the corner fast and charging toward its opening festivities. Check out the breakdown of riders and teams in MCUSA's 2011 World Superbike Season Preview.

2011 WSB Preview: BMW Motorrad Motorsport

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship is rounding the corner fast and charging toward its opening festivities. Check out the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team in MCUSA's 2011 World Superbike Season Preview.

2011 WSB Preview: Yamaha Sterilgarda

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship is rounding the corner fast and charging toward its opening festivities. Read a breakdown of team Yamaha Sterilgarda in MCUSA's 2011 World Superbike Season Preview.

Scott Russell to Race XR1200 Series in Daytona

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Harley-Davidson makes its return to AMA Racing on Daytona's High Banks during Bike Week while Mr. Daytona himself, Scott Russell, has signed on to compete in the XR1200 race.

Pegram to Star in Discovery's Superbike Family

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Larry Pegram and his family-based American Superbike race team will be the stars of a new reality TV series called 'Superbike Family' which will air on Discovery HD.

STM: Matchless G50 Discharged From Hospital

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Motorcycle USA’s main man Melling reports his beloved Matchless G50 resurrected and ready for the classic racing track.

2011 MotoGP Sepang 2 Test Day 1

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa both had strong starts to their second Sepang test after posting the two-quickest laps aboard their RC212Vs.

2011 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 2

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ducati's Carlos Checa once again dominated the 2011 World Superbike paddock by capturing the fastest time during Day 2 of testing at Phillip Island.

MSF Motorcyclist Naturalistic Study Under Way

Monday, February 21, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study is progressing on schedule, according to key milestone accomplishments.

Monster Energy Extends WSB Partnership in '11

Monday, February 21, 2011
Monster Energy will continue its partnership with Yamaha's World Superbike team in 2011 following its success last season.

2011 Yamaha Racing MotoGP Launch Q&A

Monday, February 21, 2011
Following Yamaha's debut of its 2011 MotoGP team, Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies and managing director of Yamaha Racing, Lin Jarvis, participated in a Q&A session in Sepang.

Yamaha Debuts 2011 MotoGP Team in Malaysia

Monday, February 21, 2011
Yamaha Factory Racing unveiled its new livery in Malaysia as the team attempts its third consecutive triple crown victory in 2011 with 2010 champion Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies.

2011 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 1

Monday, February 21, 2011
Ducati's Carlos Checa ran the fastest lap during Day 1 of testing at Phillip Island as the 2011 World Superbike Championship prepares to get underway in Australia.

Vermeulen Out for Phillip Island Opener

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Still recovering from knee surgery, Kawasaki World Superbike rider Chris Vermeulen will sit out the Phillip Island season opener.

WSB Prepares for Final Pre-Season Test of 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011
With the 2011 World Superbike Championship just around the corner the paddock descends upon Phillip Island for one last test before the season opener.

Cornerspin School 2011 Winter/Spring Schedule

Friday, February 18, 2011
The Cornerspin School, which provides dirt training for road racers, has released its operating schedule for the 2011 season set to begin February 19th in Spencer, North Carolina.

BSB's Simon Andrews Set for Isle of Man Debut

Friday, February 18, 2011
British Superbike star Simon Andrews will debut in the 2011 Isle of Man competition aboard Paul Shoesmith’s Ice Valley BMW team.

Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Debuts at Indy

Friday, February 18, 2011
Erik Buell debuts the EBR 1190RS at the Indy Dealer Expo, the new superbike dripping in carbon fiber.

2011 Dealer Expo Takes Over Indianapolis

Thursday, February 17, 2011
2011 Dealer Expo event offers new features, media preview and expanded education programs for a more valuable guest experience at Indiana Convention Center February 18-20.

Ducati Edition Racing Boat Unveiled

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Ducati and Cigarette Racing Team unveiled the new Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition at the Miami International Boat Show; launching a collaboration between two legends of marine and motorcycle performance.

2011 Fantasy GP Racing VIP Vacation Contest

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Motorcycle USA and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have partnered up to present the 2011 Fantasy GP Racing VIP Vacation contest. One lucky fan will win airfare, accommodations and two passes to the 2011 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Study Claims Helmets Reduce Spinal Injury

Thursday, February 17, 2011
A recent study from Johns Hopkins has linked motorcycle helmet use to a reduced incident of spinal injury.

Icon Motosports 2011 Spring Collection

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Motorcycle USA travels to Portland, Oregon to check out Icon's 2011 Spring Collection, including its new Field Armor Stryker Vest and Patrol foul weather gear.

Castrol Honda Tests at Phillip Island

Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Castrol Honda riders Jonathan Rea and Ruben Xaus headed Down Under for a two-day private test at the Phillip Island circuit.

Erik Buell Racing & AMSOIL Partner in AMA

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Erik Buell Racing and AMSOIL have inked a partnership agreement for the 2011 AMA Pro Racing series, with Geoff May racing the new EBR 1190RS.

Yamaha Announces AMA Road Racing Teams

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Yamaha announced its official road racing team structure for the 2011 AMA Superbike season.

MotoUSA Launches Fantasy Superbike 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Motorcycle USA is excited to announce the launch of its 2011 Fantasy Superbike Racing and Fantasy Superbike Contest. Fantasy players will have 26 opportunities to score a grab bag of prizes.

AMA Pro Racing Confirms Barber Round

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
After releasing a preliminary schedule without Barber listed, AMA Pro Racing confirms a June return to the Alabama circuit in 2011.

2011 Yamaha World Superbike Livery Unveiled

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The 2011 Yamaha World Superbike Team has unveiled the livery they will run for the upcoming World Superbike season.

Rapp and Barnes to Race XR1200 Series

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Former Daytona 200 winner, Steve Rapp, will anchor a three-man Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited-backed effort in the XR1200 Series.

Oregon Legislators Look to Amend Helmet Law

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Oregon legislators are contemplating passing a bill that will allow riders 21 and over to choose whether or not they want to wear a motorcycle helmet.

Motorcycle USA Releases Ride Guide

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Motorcycle-USA has officially released Motorcycle Ride Guide, which allows users a tool to find new and existing riding destinations and upload information about their own personal favorites.

Lyle Lovett & Kevin Schwantz Star in PSA

Friday, February 11, 2011
Lyle Lovett and Kevin Schwantz have taken part in a public service announcement for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to assist children with brain tumors.

Yamaha to Unveil 2011 Livery in Malaysia

Friday, February 11, 2011
Yamaha Factory Racing will unveil the final livery of its 2011 YZR-M1 on February 21 in Malaysia during the start of the MotoGP test at Sepang.

Mike Kidd to be AMA Racing's Director of Sales

Friday, February 11, 2011
AMA Pro Racing has announced Flat Track Champion, Mike Kidd, as the new Director of Sales for the AMA Pro Racing series.

2010 BMW S1000RR Project Bike Part 1

Friday, February 11, 2011
Interested in modifying your BMW S1000RR Superbike? Find out how Motorcycle USA handles it in this project bike review.

Motec & FBR Shop Support MiRock Contingency

Friday, February 11, 2011
Motec and FBR Shop have posted nearly $40,000 in the 2011 MiRock Contingency Program, which will support racers using their products in the upcoming season.

Cooper Performance Sponsors '11 Grudge Runs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Cooper Performance has agreed to serve as title sponsor of Rockingham Dragway’s grudge racing programs in 2011.

International Motorcycle Show Enters Chicago

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Progressive International Motorcycle Show rolls into Chicago’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center this weekend presenting hundreds of new motorcycles, Billy Ray Cyrus appearance, Jason Britton Stunt Show, custom bike competition and more.

Jason DiSalvo Speed Academy

Monday, February 7, 2011
Jason DiSalvo and Brian Stokes have announced the founding of the Jason DiSalvo Speed Academy, set to open its two-day program in April of 2011.

Jorge Lorenzo & Ben Spies Visit Thailand

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Yamaha teammates Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies made a stop in Thailand recently to visit fans following an official MotoGP test in Malaysia.

Honda CBR250R vs Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Friday, February 4, 2011
The little Ninja faces its first true challenger in decades. Read Motorcycle USA's Honda CBR250R vs. Kawasaki Ninja 250R entry-level sportbike comparison.

BMW Ends Two-Day WSB Test in Australia

Friday, February 4, 2011
BMW's Troy Corser and Leon Haslam recently completed a two-day test at Phillip Island where the team focused on electronics under hot weather conditions.

Mark Aitchison to Pedercini Kawasaki for '11

Friday, February 4, 2011
Mark Aitchison has joined Pedercini Kawasaki's line-up for the 2011 World Superbike Championship where he will race alongside new teammate, Roberto Rolfo.

Fans Pick 1992 Senior TT as Greatest Race Ever

Friday, February 4, 2011
The 1992 Senior TT which featured a gripping battle between Steve Hislop and Carl Fogarty has been chosen as the greatest race of all time at the iconic Mountain Course.

2011 MiRock Superbike Contingencies

Friday, February 4, 2011
HTP Performance and CP-Carrillo have been added to the 2011 MiRock contingency program list and will both be posting awards in the Pro Mod, Pro Street and Real Street classes.

Thompson Tires Sponsors '11 MiRock Series

Friday, February 4, 2011
The 2011 MiRock Superbike series will feature an added Pro Mod class with Mickey Thompson Tires committing to its sponsorship.

2011 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 3 Rider Quotes

Friday, February 4, 2011
In the wake of the final day of MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit riders share their opinions on how the overall test went and their outlook for the 2011 season.

New Structure for AMA SuperSport Class

Friday, February 4, 2011
The AMA has announced that the 2011 SuperSport class will be undergoing minor revisions in its structure, including the elimination of the Top Gun and Young Gun classes.

2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 Graves Project Bike 1

Thursday, February 3, 2011
We transform our Yamaha R6 modified Supersport bike into a full-on racing motorcycle in this multi-part sportbike race project build.

Giffords Remains Motorcycle Caucus Co-Chair

Thursday, February 3, 2011
The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus has been formally recognized by the new Congress, with Representative Gabrielle Giffords remaining co-chair.

2011 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 3

Thursday, February 3, 2011
The season-opening Sepang test ends with an unlikely name atop the timesheet, Gresini Honda’s Marco Simoncelli.

Pro Roadracer Zalusky Attends Minneapolis IMS

Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Phoenix Hosts Inaugural Checkered Flag Run

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Arizona Welcomes Multi-Cultural Motorcycle Event Weekend with the Launch of the ‘Checkered Flag Run’ at Phoenix International Raceway on February 25-27th featuring a motorcycle ride to NASCAR race, bike Show Competition, celebrity appearances and special entertainment celebrating Black History Month.

Stunt Bums Head to France

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
StuntBums was launched by two riders in May 2010 with the goal to unite and grow the sport of Sportbike Freestyle and Just eight months later, the owners are strengthening the bridge between the American and European riding communities.

2011 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 2

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Repsol Honda’s triumvirate dominate the second day of MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit, with Dani Pedrosa the fastest rider on the day.

Öhlins Suspension’s New Line of Lite Shocks

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
High Performance at Low Cost: Öhlins USA Introduces its Line of Lite Shocks for bike models from seven motorcycle manufacturers.

Cameron Donald Honda TT Legends Backup

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Australian racer Cameron Donald has been confirmed as a reserve rider for the new Honda TT Legends team, which is set to contest the FIM Endurance World Championship and selected road-race meetings throughout 2011.

Vesrah Suzuki Fields 3 Riders in AMA Pro Racing

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Vesrah Suzuki will feature three riders in the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing series with two entries in the Daytona SportBike Championship and one entry in the Supersport Championship.

2011 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 1

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Official testing for the 2011 MotoGP season is underway at the Sepang circuit. See who led the paddock during the first day as the 2011 MotoGP Championship draws near.

Cardo Announces Q2 MultiSet PRO System

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Cardo Systems is enhancing its lineup of intercom systems with the addition of the scala rider Q2 MultiSet PRO, which allows uninterrupted bike-to-bike and passenger-to-rider communication.