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Backmarker: Lessons from Senna & Cosmos

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker reflects on the tragic death of Ayrton Senna 20 years ago, as well as the cosmic talents of MotoGP's reigning champion - Marc Marquez.

2014 Q1 Motorcycle Sales Stagnate YOY

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MIC sales data reveals virtually no change in new motorcycles sales year-over-year through the first quarter of 2014.

2014 GEICO Superbike Shootout to Sonoma

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Round 2 of the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout heads to Sonoma Raceway for the Arai Pacific Nationals May 3-4.

Learning to Ride: Buying a Used Motorcycle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Many new riders decide to buy a used motorcycle when starting out, but finally making the purchase can be daunting. Check here for a story of buying used and some confidence-inspiring tips.

YCRS at New Jersey Motorsports Park at Hit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New Jersey Motorsports Park hosts the first two Yamaha Champions Riding Schools of the 2014 season.

Bridgestone Expands GP Front Tire Allocation

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Bridgestone has revised its front tire allocation system to provide riders more choice and a greater number of tires each race weekend.

Reader Rides: Somewhere in Virginia

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
One MotoUSA reader reflects on the road in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park that left him breathless as a new rider and continues to inspire him to this day.

AMA Renews Young Gun of Year Award

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
AMA Pro Racing announces the second season of the Roadracing World Young Gun of the Year award.

Willow Springs Thruxton Cup 2014 Recap

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Willow Springs International Raceway hosted Round 3 of the 2014 Thruxton Cup series, pitting entrants against one another, the track and Mother Nature.

MedjetAssist Motorcycle Awareness Promotion

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
MedjetAssist advocates for motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

Zemke, Ulrich Look Forward to Sonoma

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
GEICO Honda Riders Jake Zemke and Chris Ulrich look forward to the second round of the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout, the Arai Pacific Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

2014 Cookstown 100 Results

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Manxman Dan Kneen kicks off the road race season with a surprising victory in the Cookstown 100, with Derek Sheils and Michael Dunlop both claiming a pair of race wins.

Ronax 500 2-Stroke Race Bike Teaser

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
German company Ronax GMBH has announced it will release a new, limited-edition 500cc V4 2-Stroke race bike on June 8, 2014.

Sarolea Racing Confirmed for 2014 Zero TT

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Belgian clean emissions racing team Sarolea Racing has confirmed it's participation in the 2014 SES TT Zero Challenge.

Single Track Mind: Interesting Times

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Our man Melling goes on ranting and raving again about global warming, Health & Safety bureaucrats and his idol Mike Hailwood – as well as continuing to prophesy about Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

WEC Bol d'Or 24-Hours Results 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
Sporadic rain made for a treacherous start to the 2014 World Endurance Championship, leaving a number of top contenders with DNFs in the 78th Bol d'Or 24-Hour race.

World Superport Assen Results 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
Pata Honda’s Michael Van der Mark celebrates his first career Supersort win in front of his Dutch home crowd at Assen.

SoCal Nationals Superbike Results 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
It was a battle between Josh Hayes, Cameron Beaubier and Martin Cardeans for the win in the Race FuelZ Pro Superbike race in the opening round of the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout.

SoCal Nationals Sportbike Results 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
Bobby Fong dominated the competition in the Yamaha SoCal Nationals Dynojet Pro Sportbike race at Auto Club Speedway, the first of three rounds in the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout.

MotoGP Argentina Results 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014
MotoGP's first-ever visit to the Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina proved an exciting battle throughout the ranks, with Marquez, Lorenzo and Pedrosa battling for the win.

World Superbike Assen Results 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Red flags and rain shortened the SBK racing at Assen, with Jonathan Rea and Sylvain Guintoli splitting win in the third round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

MotoGP Argentina Qualifying Results 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez maintained his perfect qualifying record in the 2014 MotoGP championship, taking his third pole position in as many rounds at Rio Hondo in Argentina.

World Superbike Assen Superpole 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014
The championship leaders will start from the front row in Sunday’s pair of World SBK races at Assen, with Kawasaki’s Loris Baz claiming the first Superpole of his career.

British Customs & Thruxton Cup to Willow

Friday, April 25, 2014
British Customs and Thruxton Cup Racing head to Willow Springs raceway April 25-27, 2014.

MotoGP Argentina Friday Results 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014
Check out the results from the first day of on-track MotoGP action at Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina.

Barber Named World's Largest MC Museum

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Barber Museum has been named the "World's Largest Motorcycle Museum" by Guinness World Records.

ICON 1000 Airframe Statistic Helmet Peek

Friday, April 25, 2014
ICON has added a bold new graphic to its ICON 1000 Collection, the Airframe Statistic.

Inside Suzuki’s Return to MotoGP 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014
After a three-year hiatus Suzuki gets back to business in the MotoGP class with a brand-new team and 1000cc prototype.

MSF Hosting Seriously Fun Safety Fair

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The MSF is hosting a seriously fun Safety Fair for Southern California motorcyclists.

Earth Day a Celebration of Motorcyclists' Values

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association is highlighting three core values that all its members share as Earth Day is celebrated in 2014.

ICON 1000 Vigilante Jacket Review

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The ICON 1000 Vigilante Jacket is a leather and textile combination that has a subtle look and plenty of vintage style.

WorldSBK 2014 in Assen for Round 3

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The 2014 World Superbike Championship continues with a visit to the TT Circuit Assen for Round 3.

John Hopkins Takes Fifth in BSB 2014 Opener

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
John Hopkins finished fifth in Race 1 of the 2014 British Superbike season opener. A slight mistake in Race 2 put the American rider back to 12th.

Moto2 Rider Josh Herrin to Miss Argentine GP

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing Team's Josh Herrin suffered an incident during training and will be unable to compete in the 2014 Argentine Grand Prix.

Crutchlow Out for Argentina MotoGP 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014
Due to injuries sustained during a crash in the previous round at Circuit of the Americas, Ducati's Cal Crutchlow will be unable to race during MotoGP 2014 Round 3 in Argentina.

MotoGP Prepares for Argentina 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014
MotoGP travels to South America for the inaugural Grand Prix Red Bull de la Republica Argentina ar Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, Round 3 of the 2014 World Championship.

EPA Acknowledges Ethanol Damages Engines

Monday, April 21, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publically acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines.

Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha TZ750A

Monday, April 21, 2014
Our man Melling delves back into Daytona lore to feature one of the most memorable bikes in racing history – Gene Romero’s Daytona-winning Yamaha TZ750A.

314th CSSB Motorcycle Safty Training Day

Friday, April 18, 2014
The 314th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a motorcycle safety day at Nellis Air Force Base Reserve Center April 5, 2014.

Gear Up: SW MOTECH Hawk Lights & More

Friday, April 18, 2014
This installment of gear up features the Pro Pad Inc. Goldwing Antenna Flag Mount, SW MOTECH Hawk LED Lights, Race Tech shocks and more.

MV Agusta F3 800 AGO First Look

Thursday, April 17, 2014
MV Agusta announces a limited edition version of its new 2014 F3 800 in honor of one of the greatest racers of all time, Giacomo Agostini: the F3 800 AGO.

Suzuki MotoGP CoTA Test in Photos 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Suzuki conducts a two-day test for its newly formed and in-house MotoGP team at Austin, Texas’ Circuit of the Americas road course.

Mike Kidd Sports Agency Launched

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Mike Kidd Sports Agency is proud to announce the launch of a new sports marketing agency specializing in all forms of the powersports industry.

Backmarker: TT Rider James Hillier

Thursday, April 17, 2014
MotoUSA’s Backmarker, a former Isle of Man TT rider himself, chats with one of the rising stars in the ‘real roads’ course ranks – Englishman James Hillier.

2014 WorldSBK Moscow Round Canceled

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Due to the political turmoil affecting Russia, DWO and YMS Promotion have decided to cancel the 2014 World Superbike round at Moscow Raceway.

Drivers Privacy Act Now Includes Motorcycles

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The language of the Drivers Privacy Act has been revised to protect data collected by devices on all motor vehicles, including motorcycles.

MV Agusta Sales Up Through Q1 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
MV Agusta achieved a 22% increase in sales through the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.

Schwantz Joins Suzuki MotoGP Test at CoTA

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Kevin Schwantz joined the Suzuki MotoGP test team for some laps aboard the new machine at Circuit of the Americas.

MotoGP Circuit of the Americas in Photos 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Relive some of the MotoGP action from Austin, Texas with a look at some of the best photos from Round 2 of 2014 at Circuit of the Americas.

Wyman Responds to Daytona Disqualification

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
More than two weeks after his AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series race win at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Wyman was disqualified. Here Wyman responds to AMA Pro Racing's decision.

MotoGP CoTA Results 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014
An uncharacteristic mistake by a former world champion at the start of the MotoGP race at Circuit of the Americas opened the door for another to stage a dominant performance.

World Superbike Aragon Results 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014
The 2014 World Superbike championship picked up in Aragon for Round 2, where Kawasaki Racing Team's Tom Sykes and Loris Baz proved they're going to be a tough team to beat.

MotoGP CoTA Qualifying Results 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Honda once again proved dominant at the Circuit of the Americas, with Repsol riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa taking the top-spots in MotoGP qualifying followed by LCR Honda MotoGP's Stefan Bradl.

World Superbike Aragon Superpole 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Kawasaki Racing's Tom Sykes added a 20th career pole position to his resume after finishing fastest in qualifying at Aragon.

MotoGP CoTA Friday Results 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014
MotoGP competitors enjoyed ideal conditions to start Round 2 of the 2014 season at Circuit of the Americas.

KTM/HMC to Compete in Superbike Shootout

Friday, April 11, 2014
KTM/HMC has announced it will compete in the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout with rider Chris Fillmore.

Gear Up: Atlas Brace & Shuberth SR1 Helmet

Friday, April 11, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at the Atlas Carbon Neck Brace, new Shuberth SR1 Stealth Race Helmets, Barkbusters Blizzard Handguards and more.

Colin Edwards to Retire at End of 2014 Season

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Colin Edwards announced his plans to retire from professional motorcycle racing at the end of the 2014 season during a press conference at Circuit of the Americas.

FIM and Dorna Visit Bimota Plant

Thursday, April 10, 2014
On April 8, 2014 the FIM and Dorna representatives visited the Bimota plant in Rimini, Italy to verify homologation production procedures for the FIM Superbike World Championship.

Revive Your Ride Spring 2014 Giveaway

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Revive Your Ride! Spring 2014 giveaway starts April 15, with a grand prize of $5000 and more.

Rutter & Johnson on Smiths Triumph IOMTT '14

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Michael Rutter and Gary Johnson have been confirmed for Smiths Triumph Team at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races.

Valentino Rossi's Whirlwind Day in Brazil

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Valentino Rossi made his one-day promotional stop in Brazil count, with numerous interviews, meet & greets and even some track time.

21 Helmets Moto-Art at CoTA MotoGP 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Bell Helmets and Red Bull have partnered to bring the "21 Helmets" moto-art exhibit to Austin, Texas for the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.

American Honda Sponsors Drive M7 Aspar

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
American Honda is now a proud sponsor of the Drive M7 Aspar MotoGP Team which includes Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama.

2014 MotoGP Heads to Austin for Round 2

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The 2014 MotoGP World Championship heads to the Circuit of the Americas for Round 2 of the season.

2014 WorldSBK Resumes Action at Aragon

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The 2014 FIM Superbike World Championship gets back to action at MotorLand Aragon.

KiSS Initiative Moves to North America

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The FIM is proud to announce that the KiSS (Keep it Shiny & Sustainable) project will be organized for the first time outside Europe during the 2014 MotoGP round at Circuit of the Americas.

Jorge Lorenzo Completes South American Tour

Monday, April 7, 2014
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo recently completed a three-day tour of South America in advance of the MotoGP race in Austin, Texas.

Massimo Tamburini Dies at Age 70

Monday, April 7, 2014
Iconic motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini died after a months-long battle with lung cancer.

CurbNinja App Helps Motorcyclists Find Parking

Friday, April 4, 2014
CurbNinja utilizes crowd sourcing to help motorcyclists in urban areas find the best and safest places to park.

2014 WSBK & Supersport Regulation Updates

Friday, April 4, 2014
The FIM and Dorna released news on regulation updates for the 2014 World Superbike and Supersport seasons and also announced homologation rules changes.

Schwantz to Wear RS Taichi Gear in 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014
Kevin Schwantz returns to his early years of wearing RS Taichi racing gear in 2014 and will wear the brand during the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour WEC race and other on track appearances.

MSF Updates Basic Rider Course Curriculum

Friday, April 4, 2014
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation launched its updated Basic Rider Course curriculum at the Johnson County Community College motorcycle safety-training site in Overland Park, Kansas.

Yamaha Sponsors Geico Superbike Shootout

Friday, April 4, 2014
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA announces that it has signed on as sponsor for the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout.

Mission Motors & Team Mugen IOMTT 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Mission Motors has been named a supplier and sponsor of Team Mugen Shinden San for the 2014 Isle of Man TT Zero Challenge.

Backmarker: Exploring St. Louis' Vintage Scene

Thursday, April 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker stole away for a lunch in St. Louis and discovered an array of vintage motorcycle shops.

Geico Motorcycle Sponsors Superbike Shootout

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
GEICO has partnered with Team Hammer Promotions to present the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout, a three-race series featuring the best motorcycle road racers in the United States.

Arai Intros Pro Shade Visor System

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Arai Helmets announces its new innovative Pro Shade Visor System.

MotoGP Increases Worldwide TV Coverage

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
MotoGP has announced increased worldwide television coverage for the 2014 season.

Erik Buell Racing Signs On for 2014 AIMExpo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Erik Buell Racing has signed on to attend the 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida.