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Estoril MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo nabs his first pole position of the year at Estoril, the Yamaha ace followed by Marco Simoncelli and Dani Pedrosa.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
April 29th's Photo of the Week comes to use from Motorcycle USA Forums User RedDog and his wife Mamma Hen. Take a closer look at their unique perspective of Tennessee's Maggie Valley.

World Superbike Interview: Leon Camier

Friday, April 29, 2011
Motorcycle USA catches up with former British Superbike Champion and current World Superbike factory Aprilia rider Leon Camier.

Estoril MotoGP Practice 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
Honda's Marco Simoncelli snagged the best pace during practice at Estoril as the 2011 MotoGP Championship lands in Portugal.

Alvaro Bautista Cleared to Race Estoril MotoGP

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista has been passed fit to ride at this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix, following a medical exam at the Estoril circuit.

2012 Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar

Thursday, April 28, 2011
The FastDates.com Calendars, the world's premier brand of motorsports and pinup model wall calendars is excited to announce that beautiful Southern California model and actress Taylor Gunnin has been selected to accompany photographer publisher Jim Gianatsis to the Miller Motorsports USA World Superbike Race Weekend in Utah, May 28-30th 2011 to shoot the next edition of the Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar with all the top factory race team bikes.

Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta 750S

Thursday, April 28, 2011
In this Memorable Motorcycle our correspondent shines a spotlight on MV Agusta's 750S - its shortcomings and unmistakable historic appeal.

Cardo Systems Half-Helmet Accessory Kit Peek

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cardo Systems, announced today the availability of its new Audio & Microphone Kit for Half-Helmets.

Kevin Schwantz to Lead Houston Ride for Kids

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
MotoGP champion Kevin Schwantz will lead the 2011 Houston Ride for Kids charity event Sunday May 1st.

Estoril MotoGP Preview 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and the MotoGP paddock reunite in Portugal at the Estoril circuit as the series approaches Round 3 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

AMA Offers Premier Benefits for Less

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is now offering loyal customers added benefits with the option of a new membership category: AMA Life Member Plus.

2011 Q1 Motorcycles Sales Up 7%

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The downward motorcycle sales trend finally rebounds, with MIC sales data reporting a 7% increase for the first quarter of 2011.

Supersport Racer Elena Myers Breaks Arm

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
AMA Supersport West racer Elena Myers suffered a broken arm during training on Monday.

Scott Redding to Ride at Thundersprint 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011
As title sponsor to the 2011 Thundersprint event, Bennetts Insurance is bringing top Moto2 contender, Scott Redding, to this year's contest.

New Six-Second Bounty in MiRock Superbike

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Mickey Thompson and Don Plesser have teamed with the PR Factory Store to create a new program called the Six-Second Bounty, which awards a bounty of $3,000 to the racer who can acheive a six-second run in either qualifying or elimination.

Every Day is Earth Day on a Motorcycle

Friday, April 22, 2011
As Earth Day 2011 takes place the AMA announces the tremendous environmental benefits which exist using a motorcycle for travel and commuting.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011
April 22nd's Photo of the Week comes to us from the tropical paradise of Maui and Motorcycle USA Forums User Gammaqueen.

Motorcyclist Fatalities Down 2% in 2010

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Motorcyclist fatalities declined by at least 2 percent in 2010, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Nicky Hayden to Appear at 2011 Isle of Man

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
American MotoGP star Nicky Hayden has been confirmed to visit the 2011 Isle of Man TT races and will participate in a parade lap around the iconic mountain course.

Kevin Schwantz MotoGP Interview 1

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Read what 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz has been up to and his thoughts on the state of MotoGP racing in this interview.

U.S. Lawmakers Focus on Motorcycle Safety

Monday, April 18, 2011
U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education in hopes to increase motorcycle safety.

World Superbike Assen Insider 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011
Checa maintains his title-leading form, with Biaggi and Rea gaining ground while Melandri and Haslam stumble. Our SBK Insider delivers the details from Assen.

Rider Insurance Promotes Moto Safety Month

Monday, April 18, 2011
In recognition and support of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Rider Insurance will be giving away hundreds of dollars a day in motorcycle safety apparel and motorcycle training courses throughout May on Facebook.

Bol d’Or World Endurance Results 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011
The Suzuki Endurance Racing Team claimed victory in the 2011 World Endurance opener – the 75th running of the 24-hour Bol d’Or.

Superbikes on Bonhams Stafford Auction Block

Monday, April 18, 2011
Bonhams return to the International Classic MotorCycle Show at Stafford on April 24th 2011 with some priceless professionally raced superbikes up for auction.

Assen World Superbike Results 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Delays and close racing were prominent in Round 2 of the 2011 WSB Championship at Assen as the Castrol Honda team received its first victory of the season.

Assen World Superbike Superpole 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Ducati's Carlos Checa put up a strong fight in Saturday's Superpole session at Assen to claim his third pole of the season ahead of Jakub Smrz.

Cal Crutchlow Ready for Thundersprint 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
MotoGP racer Cal Crutchlow looks forward to taking a relaxing weekend at the Thundersprint 2011 May 7th - 8th to meet fans and ride the thundersprint course.

SES Named Title Sponsor of 2011 TT Zero Race

Friday, April 15, 2011
World-leading telecommunications satellite operator SES has agreed to a deal with the Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development to sponsor the 2011 TT Zero electric bike race, part of the famous TT Races.

TTXGP to be Sanctioned by AMA/FIM N.A.

Friday, April 15, 2011
TTXGP, the electric motorcycle race series, got a big boost today with the announcement that it is being sanctioned by FIM North America and the AMA.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15th's Photo of the Week comes to use from the great state of Utah and Motorcycle USA Forums User SMG. Take a closer look at the wonderful fall colors and a very nice Ducati.

Assen World Superbike Friday Qualifying 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
First Qualifying for the 2011 Assen TT at the Circuit van Drenthe in Holland is in the books and Effenbert-Liberty Racing Ducati pilot Jakub Smrz is at the top of time sheets.

2011 BigM Weekend Concert Lineup Announced

Friday, April 15, 2011
Miller Motorsports Park is pleased to announce the lineups for its two concerts that will be held on May 28 and May 29 as part of The BigM Weekend, which will feature the Superbike World Championship and AMA Pro Road Racing.

Bell RS-1 Helmet Review

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Bell Helmet's RS-1 Helmet is the newest addition to the lineup for the historic helmet company. Read more about this mid-priced helmet in this Bell RS-1 Helmet Review.

Assen World Superbike Preview 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike paddock enters the Cathedral of motorcycle racing at Assen for Round 3.

Jason DiSalvo Interview – Part II

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Part 2 of our interview with 2011 Daytona 200 winner Jason DiSalvo. We chat about winning the presigious Daytona race and what the future holds for DiSalvo and ducati.

MotoGP: USGP Coming to Texas in 2013

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The great state of Texas will host a round of the MotoGP World Championship at the new Circuit of the Americas motorsports facility being constructed outside of Austin starting in 2013.

STM: Blowing Away the Cobwebs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
MCUSA’s raving Brit delivers the view for the Donington World Superibke bleachers and demands pay up on a pre-season MotoGP wager involving his boy Crutchlow.

Dani Pedrosa Begins Surgery Rehabilitation

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa begins the second stage of his recovery in order to participate in the Grand Prix of Portugal on May 1st.

2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Track

Monday, April 11, 2011
Another year, another crop of brand-new liter-class sportbikes and MotorcycleUSA puts these motorcycles to the test in the Superbike Smackdown VIII Track shootout.

Michelin Power One Race Tire Review

Monday, April 11, 2011
We review Michelin’s latest treaded Power One road race motorcycle tire as tested in the 2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Track shootout.

Nicky Hayden Completes 1000cc GP12 Test

Monday, April 11, 2011
Despite initial weather concerns Nicky Hayden and the Ducati Marlboro team complete 61 laps with the new Ducati GP12 at the Jerez circuit.

Pramac Ducati Riders on the Mend

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Pramac Ducati riders Randy de Puniet and Loris Capirossi are both attempting to recover from physical injury before Round 3 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Estoril.

John McGuinness Takes No. 1 Plate for 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011
The 2011 Isle of Man contest is approaching quickly with many of the leading riders from last year returning to compete at the Mountain Course.

Rossi Tests 1000cc GP12 at Jerez

Friday, April 8, 2011
Valentino Rossi completed his first laps aboard Ducati's new GP12 at the Jerez circuit on Friday.

MotoGP: Surgery for Cal Crutchlow

Friday, April 8, 2011
Tech 3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow goes under the knife in Italy to resolve arm pump issues in time for Round 3 at Estoril.

Honda Quake Recovery Update April 8

Friday, April 8, 2011
In the latest press release from Honda's president and CEO, Takanobu Ito, the company plans to resume production on April 11th, though only at 50%.

Five Questions With Marco Melandri

Friday, April 8, 2011
After winning a race in the second round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship, former MotoGP rider Marco Melandri sits down to talk about his experiences in WSB so far.

Backroad Ramblings: Magazine Addiction

Friday, April 8, 2011
In this edition our rambler reveals his addiction to magazines and the turmoil it’s brought upon the Giacchino household.

Jason DiSalvo Interview – Part I

Thursday, April 7, 2011
After his impressive 2011 Daytona 200 victory, Motorcycle USA catches up with Team Latus Ducati rider Jason DiSalvo on the up-and-down year in the first of a two-part interview.

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R First Ride

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Climb on with MotoUSA for the First Ride of the new 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R. We spin laps at Chuckwalla and survive the mean streets of Southern California during this Triumph sportbike review.

Dani Pedrosa Undergoes Surgery

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Dani Pedrosa underwent surgery this week to restore feeling in his left arm caused by a previous injury sustained last year in Japan.

Dunlop KR449 Racing Slick Makes Debut

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
BEI Racing Team members rode their Suzuki GSX-R1000 to victory on the new KR449 at the opening round of the WERA National Endurance Series held at the 2.0-mile Roebling Road Raceway outside of Savannah, GA.

Lucas Oil Sponsors BigM Weekend

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Miller Motorsports Park has announced that Lucas Oil Products will be the presenting sponsor of the BigM Weekend on May 28-30.

XR1200 Series Headed to Infineon Raceway

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The XR1200 series will be visiting Infineon Raceway for the first time after a stunning season opener which was determined by just 0.016 seconds at the finish line.

Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Inception

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Backmarker makes its Motorcycle USA debut with motojournalist Mark Gardiner recounting the creation of perhaps the future of freestyle motocross – Micky Dymond’s one-of-a-kind Nuclear Cowboyz show.

Jerez MotoGP Insider Report 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011
Our man on the inside of the MotoGP paddock delivers his latest report on the Spanish GP at Jerez, including Valentino Rossi's clash with Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo's first win of the season.

Four Americans Jerez MotoGP Insider Report

Monday, April 4, 2011
Our man on the inside of the MotoGP paddock delivers his latest report on the Spanish GP at Jerez, including John Hopkins successful return and Ben Spies crashing out of rostrum position.

MotoGP 1000cc Track Testing Approaches

Monday, April 4, 2011
Our man on the inside of the MotoGP paddock delivers his latest report on the Spanish GP at Jerez, including the latest team developments for testing 1000cc models.

Jerez MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Round 2 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Jerez was riddled with crashes as riders fought through wet conditions in Spain.

Jerez MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa controlled the timesheets during qualifying in Spain as the 2011 MotoGP series prepares for Round 2 at Jerez.

2011 Metzeler Interact Challenge

Friday, April 1, 2011
Metzeler challenges the press and its customers to find more enjoyment with the Interact product line of radial motorcycle tires.

Birchall Brothers Confirmed at 2011 Isle of Man

Friday, April 1, 2011
Sidecar duo Ben and Tom Birchall will be present at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races after winning the prestigious World Championship title in 2009.

Rico Penzkofer to Return at 2011 Isle of Man

Friday, April 1, 2011
Rico Penzkofer will return for the 2011 Isle of Man TT competition after lapping the circuit last year at close to 125 mph.

World Superbike Tire Contract Open in 2013

Friday, April 1, 2011
Pirelli has been the exclusive tire supplier for World Superbike since the spec tire rule in 2004. That could change in 2013 with Infront Motor Group taking bids.

Jerez MotoGP Practice 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011
Honda's Casey Stoner continued his strong form in the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Jerez by setting the fastest pace overall on Friday ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi.