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ACF 50 Corrosion Preventative Review

Friday, March 29, 2013
An oft-misled miracle cure chaser, our man Melling makes a monumental discovery – no snake oil cure but the real deal, effective rust and corrosion prevention for his beloved V-Strom.

Polaris’ Blackwell New Chair of MIC Board

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Mark Blackwell has been named Chair of the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors.

Herrin Arm-Pump Surgery a Success

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha rider Josh Herrin has successful arm-pump surgery.

American Supercamp Returns to Delaware

Thursday, March 28, 2013
American Supercamp returns to Harrington, Delaware on April 20-21 following being sold out on the April 13-14 camp.

Memorable Motorcycle: Suzuki SV1000

Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Suzuki SV1000 seems an experiment gone awry, so sayeth MotoUSA's expert on motorcycling oddities, who digs in to see what makes this bike so confounding.

Kevin Schwantz Responds to CotA Statement

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Former World Champion Kevin Schwantz responds to the Circuit of the Americas statement concerning his relationship with the Texas USGP.

Josh Brookes to Race North West 200

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
British Superbike rider Josh Brookes is set to make his pure road racing debut with Tyco Suzuki in the 2013 North West 200.

New Parade Laps Confirmed for Isle of Man TT

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
New parade laps have been confirmed for the Isle of Man TT and Classic TT events.

World Superbike Regulation Changes 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Superbike Commission met at FIM Headquarters on March 13th, 2013 and unanimously decided to change a number of regulations for the 2013 World Superbike, Supersport and Superstock 1000cc championships.

MotoGP Jerez Test Day 3 Results 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013
Granted less than two hours of dry track time, the final day of MotoGP preseason testing at Jerez saw riders scramble for a few extra laps before the start of the 2013 season.

MotoGP Inks FOX Sports TV Deal

Monday, March 25, 2013
FOX Sports has signed a multi-year deal with Dorna Sports for broadcast rights to the MotoGP World Championship through 2015.

2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale R First Ride

Monday, March 25, 2013
Ducati ups the ante with its R-spec Panigale bringing World Superbike performance to the road. Did the Bologna boys succeed? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed reports from the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

MotoGP Jerez Test Day 2 Results 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013
MotoGP riders enjoyed a break in the weather during the second day of testing at Jerez, and Valentino Rossi put the field on notice that he's feeling dangerously comfortable on the YZR-M1.

MotoGP Jerez Test Day 1 Results 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013
The final 2013 pre-season MotoGP test got underway at Jerez in Spain, but riders were faced with a tough session thanks to the heavy rains which pelted the circuit throughout the day.

Play Fantasy GP '13 for USGP VIP Prize

Friday, March 22, 2013
Play Motorcycle USA Fantasy GP '13 for a chance to win a VIP vacation package to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the USGP in July.

Yamaha Factory Racing 2013 Livery Revealed

Friday, March 22, 2013
Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP launched their 2013 livery at the Jerez de La Frontera Circuit in Spain. Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were on hand to answer questions about the upcoming season.

Circuit of the Americas Onboard Lap Video

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Go for a ride at the controls of Ducati’s 1199 Panigale R at the Circuit of the Americas Formula One course in Austin, Texas.

April is 'AMA Go Ride!' Month

Thursday, March 21, 2013
The American Motorcyclist Association has designated April 'AMA Go Ride!' month, encouraging AMA members to renew their passion for riding in the dirt and on the street.

Arai Signet-Q Helmet Peek

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Arai's Signet-Q model helmet is claimed to alleviate "hot spot pain" by way of its new elongated shell and interior shape.

Shinko Posts $4,950 MIROCK Contingency

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Shinko Tires has renewed their contingency sponsorship of the MIROCK Superbike Series, posting $4,950 for 2013.

Backmarker: Searching for Spadino

Thursday, March 21, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker recounts the story of Pierlucio 'Spadino' Tinazzi, an unassuming motorcyclist who perished while trying to save trapped motorists during the Mont Blanc Tunnel fire.

Kevin Schwantz Reportedly Booted from COTA

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The feud between the new Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and former GP champion Kevin Schwantz reportedly took an ugly turn last week when Schwantz claimed COTA security escorted him out of the track and threatened to charge him with criminal trespass.

New 2013 Colors for Tyco Suzuki

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tyco Suzuki launches the new 2013 colors for the British Superbike and Supersport Championships.

Harley V-Rod Bikes Go Great at Gainesville

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
New Harley V-Rod drag bikes go great at Gainesville.

Valerie Thompson Prepares for Texas Mile

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Five time Land Speed record holder Valerie Thompson prepares for her first 2013 racing event at the Texas Mile.

Pedrosa's First Impressions of COTA

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dani Pedrosa offers his thoughts on the new Circuit of the Americas following recent testing at the track.

Rossi Brings Touch of MotoGP Magic to Brazil

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Valentino Rossi brings a touch of MotoGP magic to Brazil.

Connecticut Native John Hall Race for Newtown

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Connecticut native John Hall will be racing to support Newtown community.

Arana Sr. Records Gatornationals Semifinal

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Proud father Arana Sr. records semifinal finish at Gatornationals.

Josh Hayes Reviews Daytona 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013
Three-time defending AMA SuperBike champ Josh Hayes talks about his disastrous Daytona opener.

Daytona 200 Results 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013
The initial laps of the 2013 Daytona 200 were heated, but mechanical failures abounded and one rider built a sizable gap on the field, earning his first career Daytona 200 win.

SuperBike Daytona Race 2 Results 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Josh Hayes had another day of bad luck in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 2 in Daytona, leaving the front open for a new winner.

SuperSport Daytona Race 2 Results 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Race 2 of Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport at Daytona saw a lead pack that had over 12 riders contending for the front, but in the end one racer broke away to take the win.

SuperBike Daytona Race 1 Results 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013
Some of the top riders in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike were unable to finish Race 1 at Daytona for a number of reasons, giving two relatively new riders to the premier class a chance to fight for the top step.

SuperSport Daytona Race 1 Results 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013
A photo finish kept final results from being announced in Race 1 of the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport contest at Daytona, a nail-biter right to the checkers.

Aprilia Racing Tests at Jerez

Friday, March 15, 2013
Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli busy with two days of testing in order to be full prepared for the next race weekend at Aragon.

Harley-Davidson Series Daytona Results 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013
Positions changed hands at every turn in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series opener at Daytona, with riders battling hard as ever for the opening race win.

Rispoli to Introduce AGV Pista GP in USA

Friday, March 15, 2013
National Guard/Celtic Racing Suzuki rider James Rispoli will debut AGV's new Pista GP helmet in Daytona over the weekend.

Daytona 200 Qualifying Results 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013
Cameron Beaubier has earned the pole position Rolex after posting the fastest lap in qualifying for the 2013 Daytona 200.

Rapp to Sub for Injured Westby in 200

Friday, March 15, 2013
Steve Rapp will sub for injured Geico Honda rider Dane Westby in the 2013 Daytona 200.

Honda Invites Fan Participation at COTA GP

Friday, March 15, 2013
Join American Honda in the celebration of the inaugural event in Austin, Texas.

Marquez Closes COTA Test on Top

Friday, March 15, 2013
Rookie Marc Marquez continued to show up his Repsol Honda teammate with the fastest time of the final day of testing at the Circuit of the Americas.

AMA Pro Racing Daytona Thursday 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing returned with the kick-off event to the 2013 season at Daytona International Speedway, with all classes hitting the track Thursday for practice and qualifying.

Arai Announces 2013 AMA Pro Contingency

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Arai Helmets has announced that it has posted almost $125,000 in contingency awards for all sponsored Arai racers for the 2013 AMA Pro road racing and dirt track season.

Harley Drag Racing Team Ready for Gainesville

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Harley Screamin' Eagle drag team is geared up for Gaineville.

New AMA MHoF Features Motorcycle Art

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
New AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame exhibit features motorcycle art.

AMA MCSS SuperSport Gears Up for Daytona

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Motorcycle-SuperStore SuperSport class should be a competitive race at Daytona this weekend, with 60 riders pre-entered in the class.

Factory Yamaha Concludes COTA Testing

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lorenzo closes the gap but still trails rookie Marc Marquez at the COTA test, with Yamaha leaving after Day 2 of testing.

Harley Drag Racing Team Ready for Gainesville

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Harley Screamin' Eagle drag team is geared up for Gaineville.

Hayden Continues Tissot Sponsorship

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Nicky Hayden continues his sponsor relationship with Tissot.

Custom Made OCC Motorcycle to be Auctioned

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Klipsch helps to auction an autographed, custom made Orange County Chopper motorcycle to benefit Make-A-Wish.

Steve Veltri Joins Mustang as Director of Sales

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Steve Veltri joins Mustang and is back in the saddle again as the Director of Sales.

New AMA MHoF Features Motorcycle Art

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
New AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame exhibit features motorcycle art.

Ogio Rig 9800 Gear Bag Review

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
You may not always ride like a pro but at least you can travel like one with Ogio’s specially designed motorcycle luggage, the Rig 9800 gear bag.

Inaugural COTA MotoGP Test Underway

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rookie Marc Marquez leads the timesheet as Honda and Yamaha open a three-day private test at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

MIC Focusing Recruiting New Dealer Members

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Motorcycle Industry Council is focusing resources on recruiting new dealer and retailer members.

Gearing Up for Daytona: Joey Pascarella

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
After grabbing the victory in the 2012 Daytona 200 with a one race ride, we caught up with Joey Pascarella as he prepares to do it again on the high banks in 2013.

Young Road Racer Kenny Anderson Passes

Monday, March 11, 2013
Young up and coming road racer passes after sustaining injuries in crash.

Myers & Texter Grid Up for Daytona

Monday, March 11, 2013
There’s plenty of Daytona storylines swirling as a new racing season begins, but don’t overlook the return of Elena Myers and Shayna Texter – who broke barriers in 2012.

McGuinness to Race CBR500R at IOM TT

Monday, March 11, 2013
John McGuinness enters the 2013 Lightweight TT race for RLR Racing on a new CBR500R Honda.

Kawasaki Ninja Ride Day

Monday, March 11, 2013
In one day, MotoUSA rides four Kawasaki Ninja models on the track to find out what type of rider each machine is best for.

Rutter Injured & Dunlop Debuts at TT Tests

Friday, March 8, 2013
Michael Dunlop makes his debut for the Honda TT Legends team during week-long testing in France and Spain, with Michael Rutter suffering a broken leg.

Motorcycle Superstore Backs McDonough

Friday, March 8, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore.com and DM63 Racing are pleased to announce the continuing support of Devon McDonough as he competes in the 2013 AMA SuperSport series.

MTC Engineering Posts MIROCK Contingency

Friday, March 8, 2013
MTC Engineering posts $2,100 in MIROCK Contingency.

Suzuki Ultimate Hayabusa Contest Launched

Friday, March 8, 2013
Suzuki launches the 'Ultimate Hayabusa' contest.

Single Track Mind: MotoGP 2013 Preview

Friday, March 8, 2013
Our incorrigible Brit sticks Dorna in the eye, again, with a sharp stick – and predicts the upcoming 2013 MotoGP season. Another must read STM!

Changes Recharge Electric Racing Series

Friday, March 8, 2013
The TTXGP and FIM have buried the hatchet with proposal for a unified electric road-racing world series, while on domestic front the AFM homologates Brammo’s Empulse models to race against ICE competition.

Turkey Added to 2013 World SBK Schedule

Friday, March 8, 2013
The 2013 World Superbike, Supersport schedule has been updated.

Jake Zemke Fills in for 2013 Daytona 200

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Former Daytona 200 winner Jake Zemke finds a last-minute seat for the season opener, filling in for injured rider Garrett Willis on the Desmo Veloce Ducati.

Exciting WERA News and Upcoming Event

Thursday, March 7, 2013
There has been some exciting news in the world of WERA and also an upcoming race event.

Backmarker: Breaking Down the "Bubba Scrub"

Thursday, March 7, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker applies the laws of physics to explain why the "Bubba Scrub" gives Supercross and Motocross riders an edge in competition.

Ninja ZX-6R Homologated for AMA Pro Racing

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The 636cc Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has been homologated for the upcoming 2013 AMA Pro Racing season.

Penton Film Production Starts on Special Day

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Production of "The John Penton Story" is set to begin on the same day that 10 Penton motorcycles arrived in the United States, 45 years ago.

Johnson on MV Agusta F3 at 2013 TT

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Englishman Gary Johnson will campaign the 2013 Isle of Man TT and North West 200 Supersport races aboard the MV Agusta F3.

Yamaha Reveals 2013 AMA Pro Racing Livery

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Yamaha reveals the racing liveries for its 2013 American SuperBike and Daytona SportBike lineups, featuring three-time defending ASB champ Josh Hayes.

NGM Mobile Forward 2013 Team Presentation

Monday, March 4, 2013
NGM Mobile Forward Racing officially presented its 2013 team at Milan.

NEXX USA Posts $56,000 in AMA Pro Awards

Monday, March 4, 2013
NEXX USA has announced it will offer a $56,000 award package for the 2013 Geico Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series.

Lyle Lovett Ride for Kids Spokesperson

Monday, March 4, 2013
Lyle Lovett joins Ride for Kids as the 2013 National Spokesperson.

AMA Honors United States Lawmakers

Monday, March 4, 2013
American Motorcyclist Association honors U.S. lawmakers.

LeoVince USA to Sponsor Team DMS

Friday, March 1, 2013
LeoVince USA returns as the sponsor of DMS Racing in AMA Pro Racing 2013.

Yamaha Sponsors AMA MHoF Breakfast

Friday, March 1, 2013
AMA welcomes Yamaha as title sponsor of Yamaha AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, presented by Motul, during Bike Week.

AMA News and Notes March 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013
Stay up to date with information on your rights to ride with the latest edition of AMA News and Notes.

Ohio Rider Training Funds Safe from Transfer

Friday, March 1, 2013
Ohio motorcycle rider safety training funds saved from transfer.