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Respected MotoScribe Henny Ray Abrams Dies

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Respected motojournalist Henny Ray Abrams, who has diligently covered the motorcycle racing scene for Cycle News since the '70s, was found dead in his NY apartment today.

Filippo Preziosi Resigns from Ducati

Thursday, February 28, 2013
The former director of Ducati’s MotoGP project, Filippo Preziosi, has resigned from Ducati citing poor health.

AMA Urges Bill Support of E15 Federal Analysis

Thursday, February 28, 2013
AMA is urging for support of the bill to require a federal agency to seek independent scientific analysis on the effects of 15 percent ethanol.

DiSalvo, Myers, Riedmann Daytona 200 Team

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Jason DiSalvo, Elena Myers and Kenny Riedmann will team-up for the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona 200, all riding matching Castrol Triumph Daytona 675Rs.

MotoGP Sepang Test 2 Day 3 Results 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013
MotoGP pre-season testing at Sepang ended with a mix of wet and dry conditions, giving riders the chance to test a number of set-ups throughout the day.

Isle of Man Racer Gavin Hunt to Race TT in 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Isle of Man racer Gavin Hunt confirms he will debut at the TT races in 2013.

Marco Melandri Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Marco Melandri underwent an arthroscopic operation on his right shoulder and is confident he will be fully fit to race by Round 2 of the 2013 World Superbike season

Corbin Introduces Saddles for 2013 Ninja 300

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Corbin introduces front and rear saddles for the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300.

NHRA Champion LE Tonglet Leaves ZLOOP

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion LE Tonglet parts ways with sponsor ZLOOP Recycling Centers.

MotoGP Sepang Test 2 Day 2 Results 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Track conditions were vastly improved during the second session of MotoGP testing at Sepang, with many riders cutting lap times by well over one second from the previous day.

AMA Tells Congress More E15 Study Needed

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
American Motorcyclist Association tells Congress that more E15 study is needed.

Revised Line-Up for 2013 Honda TT Legends

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The line-up for the 2013 Honda TT Legends 2013 Endurance World Championship has been revised.

Motorcycle Superstore Backs AMA Pro Racing

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore.com renews the title sponsorship of GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing's SuperSport class.

CA Lane Splitting Restriction Bill Withdrawn

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
California lawmaker withdraws the bill that would have restricted lane-splitting by motorcyclists.

Gaerne GP-1 Road Racing Boots Review

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Gaerne’s GP-1 boot offers sport and track riders key technical features at an affordable price. After racing in them we report on its performance in this review.

PBTF Joanne Salcido New VP of Research

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
PBTF names Joanne Salcido VP of Medical Research and Family Support.

MotoGP Sepang Test 2 Day 1 Results 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The second official pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang started Tuesday, and riders were faced with precarious track conditions thanks to days of heavy rain fall prior to the first session.

AMA Accepts Roadracing AMA Featured Series

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes roadracing series as AMA Featured Series.

2012 Honda CBR600RR Project Bike 3

Monday, February 25, 2013
Go for a ride behind the windscreen of Honda’s CBR600RR as we fine tune it as a race bike at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with WERA, one of America’s longest running motorcycle racing clubs.

Ever Ride Over a Dam? Bull Shoals Dam Route

Monday, February 25, 2013
Ever ride over a dam? Try the scenic Bull Shoals Dam motorcycle route.

World Supersport Phillip Island Results 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Kenan Sofuoglu and Sam Lowes battled back-and-forth out front for all 15 laps of World Supersport competition at Phillip Island.

World Superbike Phillip Island Results 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013
The 2013 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island saw riders jostling for position throughout both contests, but Aprilia Racing eventually earned top honors at the Australian circuit.

WorldSBK Phillip Island Superpole Results 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013
World Superbike riders enjoyed warm temperatures and clear skies during Superpole qualifying at Phillip Island, but competition was close in the final minutes, with the Ducati 1199 Panigale taking the top spot just before the end of the session.

Analysis of 2012 Chinese Motorcycle Industry

Friday, February 22, 2013
A summary analysis of the Chinese government’s reckoning of its domestic motorcycle industry, which sees even the big players struggling – while joint ventures and trikes show room for growth.

AMA Pro Racing, SPEED Release TV Schedule

Friday, February 22, 2013
AMA Pro Racing and SPEED release the broadcast schedule for GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track's 2013 season-opening at the DAYTONA 200 Week.

Leo Vince Offers Ninja 300 Exhausts

Friday, February 22, 2013
Leo Vince announces updated exhaust systems for the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300.

Maggie McNally AMA Chair Board of Directors

Friday, February 22, 2013
Maggie McNally has been elected chair of AMA Board Of Directors.

Limited Availability for GA American Supercamp

Friday, February 22, 2013
Limited spots are available for the Gainesville, GA American Supercamp.

MCSS Bell Helmet Program Returns in 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore.com and Bell Helmets have teamed up once again to give select athletes Motorcycle-Superstore branded Bell Helmets in all of their races, making them eligible for more than $600,000 in bonus awards.

2013 World SBK Televised on beIN SPORT

Friday, February 22, 2013
The 2013 World Superbike series shifts from SPEED to beIN SPORT, with fans now able to watch races streamed live on www.beinsport.tv.

The Hooligan Collection Presented by ICON

Friday, February 22, 2013
ICON presents the Hooligan Collection, designed to give textile street cred to the urban athlete.

World SBK Phillip Island Friday Results 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013
The 2013 World Superbike season commenced with qualifying practice on Friday at Phillip Island, with Aprilia rider Michel Fabrizio setting the pace in both sessions.

Following Fillmore Web Series Preview

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Following Fillmore, is a new web series that exposes the unique and compelling life of a SuperBike racer, athlete, Chris Fillmore.

Backmarker: Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Our Backmarker catches up with Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils, who has painted race bikes for legends, missile launchers for the government, and he even gave Gary Nixon's Suzuki a pair of pink nipples.

Erik Buell Racing to Host Dealers at AIMExpo

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Erik Buell Racing is set to host dealers at the 2013 AIMExpo.

World SBK Aprilia Season Preview 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two factory-backed and two satellite Aprilia RSV4's will be on the grid for the 2013 World Superbike Championship, with Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli leading the way for the defending world champion Aprilia Racing Team.

World SBK BMW Season Preview 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The BMW Motorrad GoldBet Team has been streamlined and welcomes new rider, Chaz Davies, to contest the 2013 World Superbike championship alongside teammate, Marco Melandri.

World SBK Ducati Season Preview 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Ducati 1199 Panigale will finally be tested in the premier-class production series, with Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini heading up Team Ducati Alstare in 2013.

World SBK Honda Season Preview 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Longtime Honda rider Jonathan Rea is joined by returing Honda pilot, Leon Haslam, to see if they can bring Pata Honda a World Superbike title in 2013.

World SBK Kawasaki Season Preview 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tom Sykes and Loris Baz return with Kawasaki Racing in 2013 and the Pedercini Team fields two entries, Alexander Lundh and Federico Sandi, in the 2013 World Superbike Championship.

World SBK Suzuki Season Preview 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Leon Camier returns with FIXI Crescent Suzuki for the 2013 World Superbike championship, and is joined by premier-class rookie Jules Cluzel.

World Superbike Season Preview 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The 2013 World Superbike season is just days away and there have been some major changes to the series since 2012, including numerous rosters changes, administrative shake-ups and a new Ducati on the grid.

WorldSBK Phillip Island Test Day 2 Results 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
With cooler temperatures, riders were given some new challenges on Day 2 of World Superbike testing at Phillip Island.

Martin Cardenas Prepares for Daytona

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Newly signed Yoshimura Suzuki racer, Martin Cardenas prepares for the season opening AMA SuperBike race at Daytona.

WorldSBK Phillip Island Test Day 1 Results 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013
Following a two-day unofficial test at Phillip Island the previous week, World Superbike riders took to the Australian circuit once again on Monday for the first of two planned official tests.

2013 AMA Pro Racing and Scala Rider Team Up

Monday, February 18, 2013
Scala rider and AMA Pro Racing renew their partnership for the 2013 season.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RC148

Monday, February 18, 2013
Our memorable motorcycle correspondent heralds the 124cc five-cylinder Honda RC148 – remembered fondly by three-time world champion Luigi Taveri, and less fondly by others...

Yamaha, Dunlop Renew Sponsorship with YCRS

Friday, February 15, 2013
Yamaha and Dunlop renew sponsorships with Yamaha Champions Riding School.

Win MCSS $50 Gift Card in Fantasy SBK 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore.com is offering a $50 dollar gift card to one randomly selected MotoUSA Fantasy Superbike player after every round of the 2013 World Superbike season.

Yamaha's 2013 U.S. Road Racing Contingency

Friday, February 15, 2013
Yamaha announces 2013 U.S. Road Racing Contingency Program.

Bell Helmets and Transions Optical Team Up

Friday, February 15, 2013
Bell Helmets and Transitions Optical bring adaptive face shield technology to Global Markets.

Dunlop Road Race Posts 2013 Contingency

Friday, February 15, 2013
Dnlop Road Race announces the contingency program for the 2013 racing season.

Incident Packed Unofficial WorldSBK Test Ends

Friday, February 15, 2013
A number of teams assembled to conduct two days of unofficial World Superbike testing at Phillip Island, with many running into trouble following wrecks that sent some to the hospital.

HJC Lorenzo and Spies Replica Helmet Peek

Thursday, February 14, 2013
HJC America is offering two new racer-replica helmets based on the shells used by Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies in MotoGP.

13-Year Old Daniel Costilla to BSB Motostar

Thursday, February 14, 2013
13-year old American racer Daniel "Danger" Costilla has joined Cresswell Racing to compete in the British Superbike 2013 Monster Energy Motostar Championship.

Cortech Sponsors 2013 AMA Pro Racing Sites

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cortech renews sponsorship of AMA Pro Racing's live timing & scoring for the third season.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki Phillip Island Test Day 1

Thursday, February 14, 2013
FIXI Crescent Suzuki wrapped the first day of testing at Phillip Island with Leon Camier posting the second fastest lap of the day.

Cal Crutchlow Off-Season Interview 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013
MotorcycleUSA sat down with Monster Energy Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow to find out more about his off season during his visit to California.

Marquez Talks Sepang & RC213V Intro

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Repsol rider Marc Marquez shines in the first test of the year in Malaysia.

MIC Swells Membership to Powersports Dealers

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Motorcycle Industry Council expands membership to powersports dealers.

Pedrosa Talks Sepang Test and 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Dani Pedrosa sits down and talks about the 2013 and the MotoGP Sepang test.

Mel Harder Named COTA VP & GM

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Circuit of The Americas names Mel Harder Senior Vice President & General Manager.

EPA Wants Seperate E10 Pumps at Stations

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Federal agency wants separate E10 fuel pumps at certain gas stations that sell E15 ethanol-gasoline blend.

Progressive IMS to Invade Indianapolis

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to invade Indianapolis.

Free Motorcycle Helmet Laws App Aids Bikers

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Free motorcycle Helmet Laws App aids bikers on road trips.

2012: Tom Sykes' Breakout Year

Monday, February 11, 2013
Tom Sykes of Kawasaki Racing had one of the best seasons of his career in 2012, making it to within half a point of the title and making the ZX-10R a viable competitor on the grid.

Biaggi Wins 2012 Title by Slimmest Margin Ever

Monday, February 11, 2013
Max Biaggi earned the 2012 World Superbike title by just half a point over Tom Sykes, the closest margin ever in the history of the sport.

First WSBK Round at Moscow Raceway

Monday, February 11, 2013
In August of 2012 World Superbike held its first event at the newly built Moscow Raceway in Russia.

Joan Lascorz at Imola

Monday, February 11, 2013
Sadly, not all made it out of the 2012 World Superbike season unscathed as Joan Lascorz suffered a life changing fall at Imola.

Memorable Moments of World SBK 2012

Monday, February 11, 2013
As the 2013 World Superbike season opener approaches, we take a look back at the historic 2012 season, highlighting some of the most unforgettable moments.

Wet Weather/Dubious Track Conditions in 2012

Monday, February 11, 2013
Wet weather and difficult track conditions plagued a number of World Superbike rounds in 2012, and each proved pivotal in the title chase.

World SBK and MotoGP Under One Roof

Monday, February 11, 2013
In 2012, World Superbike and MotoGP were brought together under singular ownership, with long term ramifications still uncertain as the 2013 season begins.

Dynojet Dynamometer of 2013 AMA Pro Racing

Monday, February 11, 2013
Dynojet has been named as the official Dynamometer of AMA Pro Racing as a multi-year partnership has been signed.

Pegram Joins Yamaha Support Squads

Friday, February 8, 2013
Yamaha introduces additional teams and riders for the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

YCRT Prepares for Final Isle of Man Classic TT

Friday, February 8, 2013
The Yamaha Classic Racing Team prepares for its finale at Isle of Man Classic TT.

Backmarker: "Dharma Bum" Locke McCorkle

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Channeling his inner Kerouac, Motorcycle USA's Backmarer, Mark Gardiner, profiles the man who served as inspiration for Sean Monahan in "Dharma Bums," Locke McCorkle

Exclusive Video of Rossi in 2012 Monza Rally

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Oakley provided Motorcycle USA with this exclusive video of Valentino Rossi in action during his winning campaign in the 2012 Monza Rally.

MotoGP Sepang Test Day 3 Results 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013
The third and final day of MotoGP testing at Sepang turned into a hot and humid challenge for riders, with many conducting full race simulations before the coming two-week break.

Dutch Racer Branko Srdanov Debuts at IOM TT

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Leading Dutch racer Branko Srdanov is to make his Isle of Man TT races debut for Ice Valley by Motorsave in 2013.

Sena Bluetooth SPH10H-FM Helmet First Look

Thursday, February 7, 2013
A first look at Sena's Bluetooth Headset/Intercom for motorcycle half-helmets keeping riders tuned into their favorite FM stations.

Aprilia Racing Official SBK Team Launch 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013
The 2013 Aprilia Racing team, consisting of riders Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli, was officially launched during a celebration in Milan.

2013 Team SBK Ducati Alstare Livery Unveiled

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Team SBK Ducati Alstare presented the official livery of the 1199 Panigale R for the 2013 World Superbike season.

Lee Johnston Leads Team Rapido Sport Racing

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Rising star Lee Johnston is to spearhead Team Rapido Sport Racing at the Isle of Man TT.

Burly Stiletto Shocks Are Now Available

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Burly releases their Siletto Shocks for customers that want more stable rides even when the road is not perfect.

BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team Launch

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The BMW Motorrad GoldBet World Superbike team, consisting of riders Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies, celebrated its official launch at an event in Munich.

MotoGP Sepang Test Day 2 Results 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
MotoGP riders were given nearly a full session of testing at Sepang on Day 2, though rains in the final hour cut the day short for most on the grid.

Sportbike Track Time Riding Events Returns

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sportbike Track Time performance riding events return to the most exhilerating tracks in the country.

Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Introduced

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Metzeler's new ME888 Marathon Ultra high-mileage tire, also known as the "Triple 8," is suited for both wet and dry conditions and includes newly processed compounds and an updated structure.

Cycle News Vol. 50 Issue 5 Available

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The February 5, 2013 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

MotoGP Sepang Test Day 1 Results 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The 2013 MotoGP season is officially underway following the first day of testing at Sepang where rookie riders and seasoned veterans shared top spots on the timesheet.

Army National Guard Sponsors AMA Pro Racing

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
AMA Pro Racing and Army National Guard renew their partnership for the fifth consecutive year.

Play MotoUSA's Fantasy Superbike 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013
MotoUSA presents Fantasy Superbike 2013, giving players the chance to win a VIP trip to the 2013 World Superbike round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

2012 US Motorcycle Sales Tally 452,386

Monday, February 4, 2013
The Motorcycle Industry Council reports 452,386 motorcycles sold for 2012 from its reporting brands, up 2.6% from the previous calendar year.

Emig Brand Ambassador for ODI

Monday, February 4, 2013
ODI welcomes Jeff Emig as a Brand Ambassador to their Marketing Team.

AMA News and Notes February 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013
American Motorcyclist Association keeps you updated on the legal issues surrounding the motorcycle industry with AMA News and Notes in this February 2013 edition.

Team Hammer Signs Benny Solis

Friday, February 1, 2013
Team Hammer has signed Benny Solis to pilot the M4 Honda CBR600RR in the 2013 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike race series.

'12 Ride for Kids Cancer Fight Raised 3.8 Million

Friday, February 1, 2013
Ride for Kids fights childhood brain tumors by raising $3.8 million in 2012.