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Insurance Rate Reductions for AMA Events

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced lower negotiated insurance cost savings of up to 18 percent for AMA event organizers.

Farquhar & Rutter Team for Lightweight TT

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
New Lightweight TT Race establishes itself with the star-studded line-up.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test 2 Day 2

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ben Spies tops the timesheet during the second day of testing at the Sepang circuit, with afternoon rains putting a damper on testing plans.

Costello with PR1MO BKR at IOM TT

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Maria Costello MBE, one of the country’s most prominent female motorcycle racers, announces that she will be riding a Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki ZX10R backed machine at the Isle of Man TT.

Nico Vivarelli to Race Daytona 200

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Italian Nico Vivarelli brings his MotoGP 125cc and Superstock 1000 FIM Cup experience to the Daytona 200.

MSF's Dr. Sherry Williams Appointed to TRB

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Dr. Sherry Williams receives prestigious appointment as she is to chair the Transportation Research Board's Motorcycle Committee.

Pilot EVO Leather Suit Review

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
We put Pilot's stylish EVO Leather Suit to the test on the track over the last couple of months. Read on to see what we thought of this customizable race suit.

HOF Breakfast to Feature Schwantz

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame breakfast at Daytona will feature World Grand Prix Champion Kevin Schwantz and will include a Benefit Auction.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test 2 Day 1

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Australian Casey Stoner continues to rule the charts as the second official MotoGP test got underway in Sepang on Tuesday.

Zemke Joins Ducshop Racing in DSB

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Jake Zemke is set to compete in the 2012 AMA Pro Racing GoPro Daytona Sportbike Championship as he joins Ducshop Racing.

Robertino Pietri Returns to AMA SuperBike

Monday, February 27, 2012
Robertino Pietri will return to AMA SuperBike in 2012 with Team Venezuela and Team Hammer Contract Services.

Phillip Island World Superbike Insider 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012
Max Biaggi becomes the first winner in the 2012 World Superbike Championship while Carlos Checa suffers a nasty highside. All this and more in the Phillip Island World Superbike insider report.

CRT Bikes Conclude Testing at Jerez

Sunday, February 26, 2012
In preparation for the 2012 MotoGP season, CRT riders gathered for a private test in Jerez this week with riders commenting on the impressive potential of the Aprilia Paul Bird Motorsport machine.

Phillip Island World Superbike Results 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012
The 2012 World Superbike Championship opened in Australia this weekend with the paddock getting its first taste of the competition at Phillip Island.

2012 WSB Phillip Island Superpole Cancelled

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Following the death of Australian Superstock 600 rider Oscar McIntyre, the opening Superpole session of the 2012 World Superbike Championship has been cancelled.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda DN-01

Friday, February 24, 2012
In the newest release of Memorable Motorcycles our vintage expert resurrects the DN-01 cruiser, which was originally introduced by Honda at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show but has since been discontinued.

World Superbike Phillip Island Friday 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012
Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea blazed to the top of the timesheets at Phillip Island during the afternoon friday qualifying session.

Hayes & Herrin Visit YCRS Vegas Event

Friday, February 24, 2012
During the February YCRS at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha’s American Superbike Champion Josh Hayes and AMA Superbike rookie Josh Herrin brought their championship winning approach to Las Vegas.

2012 World Superbike Season Preview

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Carlos Checa and company gather to contest the 25th World Superbike Championship. Get up to speed for the 2012 WSB season in this preview.

Anstey, McGuinness, Johnson for Padgetts TT

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Padgetts MMCG Racing lines up multiple TT winners in their 2012 TT Races team.

Salt Addiction: Shane San Miguel

Thursday, February 23, 2012
In this month's Salt Addiction feature our two-wheeled speedster showcases Shane San Miguel, a true working class racer who was born to be in the saddle.

Brembo Expands V-Twin Market Product Line

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Brembo expands its V-Twin market product line with innovative LED-Body master cylinders and .484 calipers that provide best-in class braking.

Erik Buell Racing Teams with Hero MotoCorp

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Erik Buell has struck up a partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp. Buell providing technical/design inputs and Hero sponsoring the company’s American SuperBike effort.

Bonhams Auction in Bristol is Successful

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Bonhams Motorcycle Auction in Bristol is a resounding success with 96% sold.

World Superbike Visits Indonesia in 2013

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Indonesia’s Sentul Circuit joins FIM Superbike World Championship in 2013.

2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale First Ride

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Does the new 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike live up to the hype? MotoUSA reports from the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

2012 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 2

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes heads the timesheet as pre-season World Superbike testing concludes at Phillip Island.

2012 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 1

Monday, February 20, 2012
Carlos Checa leads old GP foes Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri as the official preseason test kicks off at Phillip Island.

Big Kahuna Atlanta to Have Three Announcers

Monday, February 20, 2012
The three-rerson announcer team for Big Kahuna Atlanta is to include Barry Boone, Brian Drebber and Danielle Teal.

Haslam Fractures Tibia at Phillip Island Test

Monday, February 20, 2012
BMW Motorrad rider Leon Haslam fractures his right tibia during the official preseason test at Phillip Island, leaving the British rider’s status in the opening race in doubt.

Donald to Race New Lightweight TT

Monday, February 20, 2012
Double TT winner Cameron Donald confirms his Lightweight TT entry at the Isle of Man TT.

Denning's 600KM Cycle Ride for Charity

Monday, February 20, 2012
Crescent Fixi Suzuki's World Superbike team principle Paul Denning is teaming-up with Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff and Lawrence Dallaglio in a grueling 600-kilometer cycle ride for charity in May.

John Hopkins Plans Return at Imola WSB

Friday, February 17, 2012
Scheduled to miss the opening race of the 2012 World Superbike Championship, Suzuki's John Hopkins is planning his return at Imola.

AGV to Introduce 2012 Lineup at Indy Expo

Friday, February 17, 2012
AGV is introducing its latest collection at the 2012 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis.

Anthony West Lands Supersonic BSB Ride

Friday, February 17, 2012
The off-season ordeals of Anthony West appear to be over, as the Australian will campaign the 2012 season aboard the Supersonic BMW in British Superbike.

FIM Confirms Estoril in 2012 MotoGP Schedule

Friday, February 17, 2012
FIM confirms participation of Portugal for the 2012 MotoGP season, with the Estoril circuit hosting Round 3 on May 4th, 5th and 6th.

Big Kahuna Atlanta Invites All Cafe Racers

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Big Kahuna Atlanta is to feature a Café Racer Village with live music, builders, vendors and a custom Café Bike Show and M1 PowerSports invites all café racers to join in celebration of these iconic motorcycles.

Dunlop Tops $1 Million in Contingency Program

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Dunlop’s 2012 Road Race Contingency Program Tops $1 Million.

Stunt Rider Jason Britton to Entertain in Atlanta

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Motorcycle stunt riding sensation Jason Britton has been added to the Big Kahuna Atlanta Entertainment offered by M1 PowerSports.

TTXGP North America '12 Schedule Released

Thursday, February 16, 2012
The TTXGP North America 2012 schedule has been released and the World Championship Final will be in Daytona.

Spies New Brand Ambassador for Jorg Gray

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Ready, Set, Go - Jorg Gray signs MotoGP Superstar Ben Spies as Brand Ambassador.

Team Mugen (Honda?) to Race 2012 TT Zero

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Team Mugen has confirmed that it will be participating in the 2012 SES TT Zero Race, which takes place as part of the TT Races on the Isle of Man.

Checa Fastest at Phillip Island SBK Test

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The three-day private SBK test at Phillip Island ends with Carlos Checa and Tom Sykes leading the way, with key 2012 contender suffering injury.

SBK: Brookes Fills in for Injured Hopkins

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Australian Josh Brookes filled in for injured rider John Hopkins aboard the Crescent Fixi Suzuki at the private test at Phillip Island.

CRT: MotoGP’s Titanic

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Our man Melling is back with doomsday prophecies of MotoGP’s forthcoming CRT Armageddon. What will backmarking lappers mean for Grand Prix?

Ultra-Exotic MonoTracer Rides at Big Kahuna

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Fan and media charity ride-along program aboard ultra-exotic MonoTracer added to Big Kahuna Atlanta activities with all proceeds going to Roadracing World Action Fund.

Play Fantasy Superbike 2012 at MotoUSA

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Motorcycle USA is excited to announce the return of its Fantasy Superbike Racing Contest for 2012, with 28 opportunities to score a grab bag of prizes.

Elena Myers Signs with Team Hammer

Monday, February 13, 2012
Elena Myers will return to the AMA Pro SuperSport series after signing with Team Hammer for 2012.

Ducati Said to be For Sale by Investindustrial

Monday, February 13, 2012
Reports from around the internet state Investindustrial is looking to sell Ducati Motorcycles and European and Asian investors are already showing interest in the Italian marque.

Noriyuki Haga Confirmed at Swan Yamaha BSB

Monday, February 13, 2012
Japanese rider Noriyuki Haga will switch to the British Superbike series for 2012 after landing a ride with Swan Yamaha.

Hopkins Breaks Hand in WSB Test Crash

Monday, February 13, 2012
American John Hopkins has broken his hand during the first day of World Superbike testing at Phillip Island.

Klaus Klaffenbock Announces TT Race Team

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Three-time Isle of Man TT race winner Klaus Klaffenbock has announced a new ‘Cofain Racing by Klaffi’ TT Race Team for 2012.

AMA News and Notes March 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012
American Motorcycle Association comes out with the next edition of the AMA News and Notes March 2012.

KTM Announces 2012 AMA SuperBike Team

Friday, February 10, 2012
KTM Motorsports has announced its 2012 KTM/HMC SuperBike Racing Team managed by Mitch Hansen with rider Chris Fillmore.

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Ride

Friday, February 10, 2012
Suzuki updates its GSX-R1000 Superbike for 2012 and Motorcycle-USA test rides it at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.

Anthony West Loses Second Ride?

Friday, February 10, 2012
After getting shafted out of his CRT ride in MotoGP, it looks like Anthony West just got ride number two pulled out from under him.

2012 World Superbike Homologated Bikes

Friday, February 10, 2012
The FIM has released a list of the bikes competing in the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

2012 848evo Racing Contingency Program

Friday, February 10, 2012
The 2012 Ducati 848EVO Contingency Racing Program is a package to support riders campaigning Ducati’s middleweight Superbike in regional race competition.

MV Agusta F3 Supersport on Pirelli Tires

Friday, February 10, 2012
The new and long awaited three cylinder “made in Italy” jewel will be available with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa hypersport tires as original equipment in 120/70ZR17 on the front and 180/55 ZR17 on the rear.

YCRS Sponsors AMA Pro Racing Team SGA

Friday, February 10, 2012
The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) will contribute sponsorship to the SGA Racing team for the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona 200 and the 2012 WERA Endurance Series.

Rokform Rokbed v3 iPhone Case Review

Thursday, February 9, 2012
MotoUSA reviews the Rokform Rokbed v3 iPhone case. Read on to find out how the Rokbed v3 holds up to the rigors of the moto-lifestyle.

Triumph Sponsors AMA Pro Series at Barber

Thursday, February 9, 2012
ZOOM Motorsports announces the partnership with Triumph Motorcycles for the AMA Pro Series at Barber Motorsports Park.

Backmarker: Occupy All Street

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Our Backmarker’s got socioeconomics on the mind… How will the motorcycle market get the 99% back to buying lots of bikes?

Biaggi and Laverty Team Up for Aprilia at WSBK

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Aprilia introduces an imposing team for the 2012 World Superbike Championship and turns out on the starting grid with two riders, Max Biaggi and Eugene Laverty, poised to ride their RSV4 superbikes to the top.

M1 PowerSports Tours Big Kahuna Venues

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
M1 PowerSports Tours Big Kahuna Venues as Part of Pre-Season Preparation for the 2012 Big Kahuna Triple Crown.

Mickey Thompson Lays $12,000 in Contingency

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Mickey Thompson Tires has posted $12,000 in the 2012 MIROCK Contingency Program.

U.S. House Backs More Studying on E15 Fuel

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A key U.S. House committee has approved a bill that would require an independent scientific study of the effects of ethanol-gasoline blends on engines.

Suzuki Unveils 2012 WSB GSX-R1000

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Crescent Suzuki and Foreign Exchange Solutions company 'Fixi' have unveiled the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 which John Hopkins and Leon Camier will pilot in the upcoming World Superbike Championship.

M1 Preps for 2012 Big Kahuna Triple Crown

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
M1 PowerSports recently toured the 2012 Big Kahuna venues as part of pre-season preparations for the 2012 Big Kahuna Triple Crown.

Jamie James Talks to M1 About Big Kahuna

Monday, February 6, 2012
M1 PowerSports got a chance to catch up with Jamie James American Motorcycle Road Racing champ to talk about the Big Kahuna Triple Crown and his involvement with the Historic Moto Grand Prix.

2012 Pre-Season Interview with Casey Stoner

Monday, February 6, 2012
Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner prepares for his second season with Repsol Honda onboard the 1000cc RC213V.

Nicky Hayden Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Monday, February 6, 2012
Nicky Hayden will undergo left-shoulder surgery to speed recovery of his injury, which held him back during recent MotoGP testing in Sepang.

Japan 2011 MC Production Down, Exports Up

Friday, February 3, 2012
Data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturer Association (JAMA) confirms a 3.8% drop in production during the 2011 calendar year, with a 2.3% increase in exports.

Marc Marquez Postpones 2012 Debut

Friday, February 3, 2012
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez is recovering from recent surgery on his right eye and will not be taking part in the upcoming Moto2 test in Valencia.

Showa Returns to MotoGP with Gresini

Friday, February 3, 2012
Showa will return to the premier motorcycle racing series with Gresini Honda as the 2012 MotoGP Championship enters the 1000cc era.

AMA Urges Rider Action on E15 Gas

Friday, February 3, 2012
House Committee needs action on a bill to require EPA to seek independent scientific analysis on the effects of 15 percent ethanol for motorcycles.

Andrews Teams with McGuinness TT Legends

Friday, February 3, 2012
Fastest 2011 TT Races Newcomer Simon Andrews will team up with 17 time TT Champion John McGuinness in the Honda Legends team for the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races.

Trevitt Joins Inside Motorcycles

Thursday, February 2, 2012
One of Canada’s best known motorcycle racers and journalists has come home, as former road race champion Andrew Trevitt has joined the roster of Inside Motorcycles magazine.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 3

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Casey Stoner tops the timesheet during the season-opening Sepang MotoGP test in record-breaking fashion, dipping under the 2-minute mark.

Melandri Claims Confidence on BMW

Thursday, February 2, 2012
BMW Motorrad factory rider Marco Melandri says he is very confident about the BMW S 1000RR.

Bryan Staring Replaces Injured Mercado

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Injured Leandro Mercado will be replaced by Bryan Staring for the 2012 World Superbike opening round at Phillip Island.

Dainese Releases D-air Road Race Suit for 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Two years after initial introduction the innovative D-air airbag-equipped one-piece road race suit arrives for U.S. consumption.

Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing Returns

Thursday, February 2, 2012
For the third year in a row, Foremost will maintain the title sponsorship for the Pegram racing team in the 2012 AMA American Superbike Series.

Ohlins TTX36 MKII Shock Available

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Öhlins now has an upgraded version available of its already innovative twin-tube shock, known as the TTX36 MKII.

House Bill: Trail Funds, No Checkpoints

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Renewed funding for motorized trails and a ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints are included in a major federal transportation bill being considered by a key U.S. House committee.

Cornerspin Reveals '12 Winter/Spring Schedule

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
'Road Racing in the Dirt' is offering a full spring schedule to help riders of all abilities prepare for their 2012 season.

Dunlop Road Racing Support Services for 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Dunlop is working with RTS to develop a strong sales and service presence at all major club-racing events in the west that have historically enjoyed Dunlop service.

Jake Holden Clinic at XCEL Trackdays

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Pro AMA Superbike roadracer Jake Holden and Pro AMA Race Team ESP are teaming up with XCEL Trackdays.

Scott Russell Returns for 2012 YCRS

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Yamaha Champions Riding School is very pleased to announce that Scott Russell, the nicknamed “Mr. Daytona” for his five wins in the Daytona 200, will return as a Guest Instructor for the 2012 season.

Kneen Switches to Suzuki for TT Races

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Dan Kneen switches to Suzuki machines and aims high at 2012 Isle of Man TT Races.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 2

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner gets back on the track and back on top of the timesheet during Day 2 of the Sepang test.

Althea Ducati Presents 2012 SBK Team

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Althea Racing officially presents its 2012 World Superbike outfit to sponsors and members of the press at the team’s headquarters in Civita Castellana.