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AMA Says IRS Plan Stifles Nonpartisan Speech

Friday, February 28, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association told a congressional subcommittee that a new rule proposed by the IRS would stifle nonpartisan speech.

Help "Miles" & "The Greasy Hands Preachers"

Friday, February 28, 2014
Two motorcycle movies, "Miles" and "The Greasy Hands Preachers," are looking for support through Kickstarter campaigns.

MV Agusta Launches New Website

Friday, February 28, 2014
MV Agusta has launched a restyled and updated website that features plenty of photos, videos and comprehensive information on the Varese-based marque.

2014 MotoGP Sepang II Test Day 3 Results

Friday, February 28, 2014
Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa shared the top of the timesheet with identical fast laps on the final day of 2014 MotoGP testing at Sepang.

Ducati Chooses Open Option for MotoGP 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014
Ducati has announced it will take the Open option during the 2014 MotoGP season, giving Desmosedici riders extra fuel, more engine development and testing opportunities.

Gear Up: DEI Pipe Shield & Bitubo Shocks

Friday, February 28, 2014
Check out this installment of Gear Up to see the DEI Titanium Pipe Shield, Bitubo Twin Shocks for Harley-Davidson and Café Racers and much more.

Yamaha U.S. Road Race Teams Spied at Test

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Yamaha U.S. Road Racing teams were spied during a recent track test at Thunderhill Raceway.

2014 MotoGP Sepang II Test Day 2 Results

Thursday, February 27, 2014
The second preseason MotoGP test at Sepang continued with improved track conditions, but some riders still struggled with the new Bridgestone tires on hand.

Hutchinson & Brookes Ride Yamaha in 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Ian Hutchinson and Josh Brookes will ride for Milwaukee Yamaha Superbike Team during the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

2014 MotoGP Sepang II Test Day 1 Results

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The second round of MotoGP preseason testing started at Sepang with troublesome track conditions making it difficult for the grid to push during the first half of the day.

KillerShot GoSwivel GoPro Helmet Mount Peek

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
KillerShot now offers the GoSwivel GoPro helmet mount, a 360-degree third-person-view camera swivel that mounts to a riding helmet.

Sena Bluetooth GoPro Camera Pack Peek

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Sena has announced the release of the Bluetooth Audio Pack for GoPro which provides Bluetooth voice recording capabilities to the GoPro, Hero 3 and Hero 3+ cameras.

MSF "Pretend You Are Invisible" Tip Sheet

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has posted a new tip sheet to help riders become more visible to motorists.

2014 Heavyweight Supersport Road Shootout

Monday, February 24, 2014
After fighting for fast laps at the circuit, we pit the Ducati 899 Panigale, MV Agusta F3 800, and Suzuki GSX-R750 against one another, on the road.

Celtic HVMC Suzuki SuperSport Team 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014
The Celtic/HV MC Suzuki team will field two riders in the 2014 AMA Pro SuperSport series: Corey Alexander and Wyatt Farris.

World Supersport Phillip Island Results 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014
The 2014 World Supersport opener at Phillip Island was a hazardous start to the season for some, but allowed one marque to reach the top step for the first time since 1976.

MotoGP Drops Brazilian Round in 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014
The FIM has announced that the 2014 Brazilian MotoGP round at Autodromo Nelson Piquet has been canceled.

Alexander New Owner Defy All Odds Apparel

Monday, February 24, 2014
AMA Pro Road Racing competitor Corey Alexander is the new owner of Defy All Odds Apparel.

World Superbike Phillip Island Results 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014
The 2014 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island saw one marque reach the top-step for the first time in four years in Race 1 and a title favorite take the top-step in Race 2.

Chris Peris Joins Yamaha Champions School

Friday, February 21, 2014
Chris Peris is the newest member of Yamaha Champions Riding School at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Gear Up: Kuryakyn Wind Deflectors & More

Friday, February 21, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at Kuryakyn Fork Mounted Variable Wind Deflector, new Arai helmet graphics, Galfer brake discs and more.

Yamaha U.S. Road Racing Contingency 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014
The 2014 Yamaha U.S. Road Racing Contingency Program has increased by 50% at the club level and offers support in numerous event levels up to the AMA Pro Road Racing series.

Aprilia WSBK Unveils New 2014 Livery

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Just days ahead of the start of the 2014 World Superbike Championship, Aprilia Racing has unveiled its new livery for the coming season.

Official SBK Live Experience App Available

Thursday, February 20, 2014
The SBK Live Experience App is now available for the 2014 World Superbike season.

Lotus Motorcycles C-01 First Look

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Kodewa and Lotus Motorcycles have released details on the first motorcycle to bear Lotus' name, the C-01.

Paton Confirms 2014 IOMTT Race Entry

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Italian motorcycle manufacturer Paton has confirmed its entry in the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

WP Suspension Subsidiary in North America

Thursday, February 20, 2014
WP Suspension has announced the opening of its first American subsidiary, WP Suspension North America, as well as a network of WP Authorized Centers.

Cummins to Run in 2014 Supersport Campaign

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Conor Cummins with Jackson Racing for the 2014 Supersport campaign.

Talent Cup Riders Complete Aragon Training

Thursday, February 20, 2014
The riders making up the inaugural Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup have completed four-days of intensive training at Aragon.

Marquez Breaks Leg Riding Dirt Track

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will miss the upcoming pre-season test at Sepang after breaking his leg in a dirt track training accident.

Backmarker: The New Road Hazard

Thursday, February 20, 2014
As if motorcyclists didn’t have enough distracted drivers to worry about, our Backmarker makes some dire predictions on what Google Glass may mean for riders.

Riders for Health Day of Stars at Texas GP

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
MotoGP Day of Stars will come to Austin Texas to support Riders for Health.

Hero Debuts Bikes Developed with EBR

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest-volume motorcycle manufacturer, debuted new two-wheeled designs developed jointly with EBR, including the HX 250R sportbike.

"Why We Ride" Available on Digital Platforms

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
"Why We Ride," a documentary delving into motorcycling culture and community, is not available on digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon.

Team Hero EBR Makes WorldSBK Debut

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Team Hero EBR's Geoff May and Aaron Yates officially debuted in the 2014 World Superbike Championship during preseason testing at Phillip Island.

2014 WorldSBK Phillip Island Test Ends

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
After combining all four World Superbike test sessions at Phillip Island, Kawasaki's Tom Sykes comes out on top as the fastest rider on the grid.

WorldSBK Offers VideoPass in 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014
World Superbike will offer the SBK VideoPass during the 2014 championship, with full coverage of Superpole and races for every round of the season.

RoadRace Factory Hit with Food Poisoning

Monday, February 17, 2014
Jake Gagne and Tomas Puerta were hit with food poisoning during testing at Thunderhill Raceway, leaving the bulk of work to new SuperSport rider Cameron Gish.

Utah Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Bill Tabled

Monday, February 17, 2014
A bill that would legalize motorcycle lane-splitting in Utah has stalled in committee owing to safety concerns.

World Superbike Phillip Island Test 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014
World Superbike and World Supersport turn laps at Phillip Island during pre-2014 season testing.

Motion Pro Wounded Veteran Outreach 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014
Motion Pro rejoins VETMotorsports' efforts to empower post 9/11 wounded combat veterans in the AMA Paddock in 2014.

Yamaha First OEM Participant of 2014 AIMExpo

Friday, February 14, 2014
Yamaha has signed on as the first OEM participant for the 2014 AIMExpo.

Gear Up: Kuryakyn Bezels & Sidi Sport Shoes

Friday, February 14, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at Kuryakyn LED Speedo & Tach Bezels, new Sidi Insider shoes, REV'IT gear and more.

Michael Dunlop to BMW For IOMTT 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Michael Dunlop's 2014 season was cancelled when he couldn't find a suitable contract, but now the Northern Ireland rider has joined with BMW/Hawk Racing to contest the Isle of Man TT road-race series.

Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Our man Melling sorts through the cornucopia of two-wheeled delights he's experienced and figures the Triumph TR6 as one undisputable answer to the question "what bike would you spend your own money on?"

SuperBikes to Run 2015 Daytona 200

Monday, February 10, 2014
The premier AMA Pro SuperBike class will return to the Daytona 200 starting in 2015.

Repsol and Honda Celebrate 20 Years

Monday, February 10, 2014
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were on hand at Campus Repsol to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the collaboration between Repsol and Honda.

Team Mugen in SES TT Zero 2014 Race

Monday, February 10, 2014
John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey will ride for Team Mugen in the 2014 SES TT Zero race.

Voltcom Suzuki 2014 WorldSBK Team

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Voltcom Crescent Suzuki launched its 2014 World Superbike team in front of a packed house at Crescent's headquarters in Verwood, Dorset.

AMA Pro Road Racing Rule Changes 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014
AMA Pro Road Racing has introduced a number of changes to the 2014 Rulebook, primarily concerned with American SuperBike and Daytona SportBike.

2014 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 3

Thursday, February 6, 2014
The final day of MotoGP testing at Sepang saw Marc Marquez break the circuit record lap and Valentino Rossi set a career-best time in Malaysia.

Backmarker: The Fastest Bikes on Dirt

Thursday, February 6, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker meanders between the fastest and slowest bikes on dirt, reflecting on the potential of unrestricted flat track machines and Honda's newest trials bike marketing venture in the States.

AMA Supermoto National Championship Returns

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The 2014 AMA Supermoto National Championship kicks off March 7th at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

John Hopkins Ready for British Superbike 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
John Hopkins talks about his return to the paddock with Tyco Suzuki in the 2014 British Superbike Championship.

2014 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 2

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
2014 MotoGP testing continued for a second day at Sepang, with Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa commanding the top of the timesheet throughout the session

AMA Announces 2014 Award Recipients

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association announces 2014 award recipients.

CBR650F & Interceptor Join 2014 Honda Lineup

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
American Honda adds the all-new CBR650F to the 2014 model lineup, along with the return of its VFR Interceptor as well as a production Montesa trials bike.

2014 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 1

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The MotoGP paddock shakes off the rust with the first test of 2014 at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, with defending champion Marc Marquez leading the charge.

EBR Announces Founding Dealerships

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Erik Buell Racing congratulates founding dealers.

Donington Title Sponsor of Thundersprint 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Donington Park, one of the world's greatest motorcycle racing circuits, will serve as title sponsor for Thundersprint 2014.

Shwantz to Attend Classic Motorcycle Festival

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Kevin Shwantz is to attend the Classic Motorcycle Festival at Donington Park.

2013 Motorcycle Sales Increase 1.4%

Monday, February 3, 2014
The MIC reports motorcycle sales grew by 1.4% in 2013, with dual-purpose and off-road enjoying the largest gains while scooter sales struggle.

Tommy Aquino Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Sunday, February 2, 2014
American motorcycle racer Tommy Aquino lost his life in an accident while riding motocross at Piru Ranch MX in Piru, California.