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Suzuka 8 Hours World Endurance Results 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Honda claimed its 24th victory at the Suzuka 8 Hours event with F.C.C. TSR Honda winning by more than 30 seconds ahead of Yoshimura Suzuki.

Silverstone World Superbike Results 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011
It was another double victory for one rider in World Superbike as Ducati and Yamaha ruled the day at the Silverstone circuit.

Silverstone World Superbike Superpole 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011
American John Hopkins grabbed pole position at the Silverstone circuit while setting a new track record ahead of the 2011 World Superbike paddock.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – July 29, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011
While Justin is off shooting crazy bastards at X Games 17 the rest of us get to sift through the Photos of the Week forum and give some of the older submissions a chance at redemption.

STAR Motorcycle School 2011 Fall Schedule

Friday, July 29, 2011
Time flies when you’re having fun, and Jason Pridmore’s STAR Motorcycle School has had a great season so far in 2011, but there’s more yet to come.

Silverstone WSB Friday Qualifying 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011
Carlos Checa claimed the early advantage at Silverstone by posting the fastest lap during Friday's World Superbike qualifying.

Riders Rumble Through Woods for MDA

Friday, July 29, 2011
The Muscular Dystrophy Association kicks off the Tomahawk Fall Ride with the 2nd Annual Rumble Through The Woods Friday, September 16 2011.

LeoVince USA 'Why I Ride' Facebook Contest

Thursday, July 28, 2011
LeoVince USA announces the launch of their exciting new 'Why I Ride' Facebook contest.

Replacement Muggeridge Out of Silverstone

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Veteran rider Karl Muggeridge, who was supposed to sub for the injured Ruben Xaus in the upcoming World Superbike round at Silverstone, has been forced to withdraw due to injury.

YCRS to Conduct 'Mini-Schools'

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Yamaha Champions Riding School will conduct a “mini-school” for participants in the Yamaha Appreciation Days, which will take place at Miller Motorsports Park August 13-14, 2011.

Backroad Ramblings: Summer Night Cruise

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Our freelance rambler retaliates against the recent heat wave in New York by taking to the street at night in a biker-only cruise night.

World Superbike Silverstone Preview 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Carlos Checa, Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri take the fight to Great Britain as the 2011 World Superbike Championship visits the Silverstone circuit.

eCRP Takes Top-5 at Laguna Seca TTXGP

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The eCRP went to America, at Laguna Seca for the first joint race of the electric championships, check out their race recap of the 2011 FIM e-Power TTXGP race.

RS125R and RS250R Parts Offered Limited Time

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
For the first time ever, official HRC replacement parts for RS125R and RS250R road race motorcycles are available from all authorized Honda motorcycle dealers in the United States.

Pirelli Remains Spec SBK Tire 2013-2015

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Pirelli will continue to be the spec tire supplier for the World Superbike Championship through 2015.

K-Tech Riders Take Top Spots at Laguna Seca

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
K-Tech Suspension equipped riders enjoyed great success at the combined MotoGP and AMA Pro Road Racing event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Excellent conditions and a challenging track made competition fierce in every class throughout the weekend.

Hopkins Keeps Busy with Wild Cards

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
John Hopkins is making history in the British Superbike series, but the American’s schedule gets even busier with World Superbike and MotoGP wild cards on the way.

Joe Rocket Speedmaster Back Protector Review

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Joe Rocket brings the back protector to the people with their Speedmaster, an affordable, comfortable, long lasting piece of rider safety gear.

Laguna Seca MotoGP in Photos 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
View some of our favorite photos and images from the Red Bull USGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

World Superbike: Paolo Flammini Interview

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Motorcycle USA sits down with the man behind World Superbike, Infront Motor Sports CEO Paolo Flammini, to talk about the biggest issues facing his Superbike series.

Single Track Mind: Summer Thoughts

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
After witnessing the aging population of motorcycle enthusiasts in Europe our correspondent is encouraged to spread the gospel of motorcycling to future generations.

Marysville Ride for Kids Celebrates 20 years

Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, was the 20th anniversary of Ride for Kids in Marysville, Ohio. Local motorcyclists showed strong support for the event benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), raising $60,049.

NHTSA Recall for 2011 Ninja ZX-10R

Monday, July 25, 2011
Following the 'technical hold' placed on it earlier this year, the 2011 ZX-10R gets an official recall from the NHTSA regarding electrical wiring.

Japanese GP Report Rates Radiation Negligible

Monday, July 25, 2011
Based off a preliminary report measuring radiation at the Motegi circuit, the FIM will soon confirm the Japanese Grand Prix will commence October 2.

Suzuki Begins 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle

Monday, July 25, 2011
Suzuki is pleased to announce 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle with a kickoff celebration event in Monterey, Calif. featuring original BusaBeats winner J.PIGG, celebrity guests, Michael Jordan Motorsports with Ben Bostrom and Roger Lee Hayden.

Dunlop Extends AMA Spec Race Tire Contract

Sunday, July 24, 2011
Motorcycle tire maker Dunlop announced today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that it has extended its relationship with AMA Pro Road Racing.

American Superbike Laguna Seca Results 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011
American Superbike motorcycle road racing results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011
MotoGP motorcycle road racing results from California's Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Daytona SportBike Laguna Seca Results 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011
AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona Sportbike motorcycle road racing results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

FIM E-Power TTX Laguna Seca Results 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011
FIM E-Power and TTX Championship electric motorcycle road racing results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

FIM E-Power TTX Laguna Seca Qualifying 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
FIM E-Power TTX electric motorcycle road racing qualifying results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

AMA Laguna Seca Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
AMA Pro Road Racing qualifying results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

AMA SuperSport Laguna Seca Results 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Motorcycle-Superstore.com AMA Supersport motorcycle road racing results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca MotoGP Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
MotoGP motorcycle road racing qualifying results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

AMA Laguna Seca Friday Results 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
AMA Pro Road Racing practice and qualifying results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
Friday MotoGP practice results from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
Colorado Randy's photograph of his FZ1 posed at Mary's Lake in Colorado is the MotoUSA Photo of the Week for July 22nd. J-Dawg's moto-photo tip is a simple method for making your shots larger than life.

The History of the TT 1907-2010

Friday, July 22, 2011
One of motorsport’s longest-running and most famous events this year marks yet another milestone in its illustrious history.

Kane Friesen at AMA Vintage Days

Friday, July 22, 2011
Kane 'Insane' Friesen and his thrilling street extreme stunt riding will be entertaining at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 22-24.

2011 Q2 Motorcycle Sales Flatten

Friday, July 22, 2011
Motorcycle sales hold steady with 2010 numbers through the second quarter, as the 7.2% gain in Q1 drops to 1.7% in June.

John Hopkins Reunites with Rizla Suzuki

Friday, July 22, 2011
Rizla Suzuki announced BSB rider John Hopkins will race for the team at the upcoming Brno round of the MotoGP World Championship.

Backmarker: Flat Tracker Jason Griffin

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Jason Griffin may be an arm down on his competition, but the Carolina racer hits the AMA Flat Track circuits with plenty of heart.

AMA Pro Racing Laguna Seca Preview 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The MotoGP boys take top billing, but AMA Pro Racing will run three races at Laguna Seca, featuring crucial title fights its American SuperBike and Daytona SportBike series.

Project Re-Cycle’s FZ6 Auction Benefits PBTF

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Bidding is still open on the second bike in Cycle World and BikeBandit.com’s Project Re-Cycle to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), home of the Ride for Kids

Three States Raise Over $371,000 for PBTF

Thursday, July 21, 2011
July 17, 2011 was another big day for Ride for Kids, as motorcyclists in Illinois, New York and Minnesota joined forces to raise $371,573 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Ducati Island Returns at Laguna Seca USGP

Thursday, July 21, 2011
For the fifteenth consecutive year, Ducati Island will return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MotoGP with a new layout and more attractions than ever.

Superstore AMA SuperSport Points Heating Up

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
AMA Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport competition has never been better, with eight different competitors having won races this year as a field full of up-and-coming racers continues to vie for the $25,000 Motorcycle-Superstore.com Year-End Points Fund.

Dainese Signals Start of Italian Legendary Tour

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The third ILT kicks off this year from Dainese’s Vicenza headquarters then quick advice on protective gear and equipment required to ride in complete safety, then the unforgettable road trip will begin.

Bridgestone Imports Special Tire for Laguna

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Bridgestone brings over a special rear tire option for Sunday’s motorcycle race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca USGP MotoGP Preview 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
MotoGP motorcycle racing returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Red Bull USGP this weekend in Monterey, California.

VIR Cancellation: What it Means for AMA Racing

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
MotoUSA dives deeper in to the VIR AMA road racing round cancellation to find out what this abruptly canceled signifies for American motorcycle road racing.

Conti Road Attack 2 Sport-Touring Tire

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Continental Tire offers the new Conti Road Attack 2 hyper sport-touring tire defining a new tire segment at the forefront of performance tire technology.

Ben Bostrom To Race Laguna MotoGP

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Michael Jordan Motorsports rider Ben Bostrom will compete as a wild card rider at the upcoming USGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Salt Addiction: Shutter Speed

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This month's edition of Salt Addiction takes a look at the unsung heroes of Land Speed Racing who capture history in the making through their photographs.

Stoner and Lorenzo to Boycott Motegi

Monday, July 18, 2011
Casey Stoner has joined Jorge Lorenzo in boycotting the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix at the Motegi circuit due to fear of radiation exposure.

Loris Capirossi Mulling Over Retirement

Monday, July 18, 2011
Pramac Ducati's Loris Capirossi has hinted that he may retire following his 2011 MotoGP season.

Sachsenring MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Monday, July 18, 2011
Valentino Rossi contemplates ditching the new GP11.1 machine after his worst finish of the 2011 MotoGP season. Read more on Ducati's performance in the last round in our Sachsenring MotoGP insider report.

Sachsenring MotoGP Insider: Honda

Monday, July 18, 2011
Dani Pedrosa takes his first win since returning from injury while Casey Stoner is left to rue another third-place finish. Read more about Honda's performance in our Sachsenring MotoGP insider report.

Sachsenring MotoGP Insider: Suzuki

Monday, July 18, 2011
Alvaro Bautista wins a tight battle ahead of Ducati in the German Grand Prix. Read more about the Suzuki team in our Sachsenring MotoGP insider report.

Sachsenring MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Monday, July 18, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo grabs a few precious points in the final laps as teammate Ben Spies struggles with rear grip. For a breakdown of Yamaha's performance read more in our Sachsenring MotoGP insider report.

Shoei Donates Helmets to NMSF

Monday, July 18, 2011
The National Motorcycle Safety Fund’s Board of Trustees and the entire staff of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, wish to express their deepest and sincerest gratitude to Shoei Co., Ltd. for its extremely generous donation.

Aermacchi/H-D Heads to AMA Vintage Days

Monday, July 18, 2011
An Aermacchi/Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be on display at this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year as a championship winning RR 250 at the July 22-24 event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Laguna Seca TTXGP Preview 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011
The 2011 TTXGP Championship enters what is possibly its final round of the season at Laguna Seca with Brammo leading the field.

2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC First Ride

Monday, July 18, 2011
We put the high tech Aprilia RSV4R APRC and its traction control system to the test on Southern California's backroads. Read more in the 2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC First Ride.

Sachsenring MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011
A race long battle between top riders in the 2011 MotoGP Championship took place at the Sachsenring circuit with Repsol Honda once again extending its dominance.

Sachsenring MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa grab the top-two spots in qualifying as Ducati's Valentino Rossi faces an uphill battle in Sunday's MotoGP race at the Sachsenring circuit.

Dunlop Edges Out Martin for Southern 100 Win

Friday, July 15, 2011
Michael Dunlop edges out Guy Martin with thrilling 1000cc Race Victory in Isle of Man Steampacket Company Southern 100.

AMA Pro Racing Improves Online Services

Friday, July 15, 2011
AMA Pro Racing announces a host of new and improved online and mobile services for AMA Pro Road Racing and Flat Track fans.

Casey Stoner Interview 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
With four wins and another three podium finishes to his name so far in the 2011 MotoGP Championship, Honda's Casey Stoner sits down to talk about the upcoming move to the 1000cc era.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week winner for July 15 is Wisart, who is now a two-time winner. Our resident photo guru Justin Dawes drops some science in his weekly moto-photo tip.

Sachsenring MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli outpaced Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo by less than one-tenth of a second during Friday's MotoGP practice at the Sachsenring circuit.

Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 Tire Review

Friday, July 15, 2011
We put the new Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 tire to the test on a damp day in the hills of Los Angeles.

AXO Freedom GT Waterproof Boots Review

Thursday, July 14, 2011
We spent an unusually long spring riding season inside the AXO Freedom GT Waterproof Boots. See what we like about these motorcycle boots in this gear review.

2012 MV Agusta F3 Serie Oro First Look

Thursday, July 14, 2011
MV Agusta unveils a limited-edition high-spec Supersport motorcycle based off the F3 sportbike.

MotoGP Editorial Part 3 - CRTs and the Future

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Steve Atlas provides the third installment of his MotoGP Editorial series where he explains the reasoning behind CRTs and what this means for the future of MotoGP racing.

Sachsenring MotoGP Preview 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The MotoGP season heads toward the halfway mark as riders prepare for the demands of the tight, technical track of Germany's Sachsenring.

KTM Goes American SuperBike Racing

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
KTM has teamed up with HMC Racing and Chris Fillmore to campaign the 2011 KTM RC8R Race Spec in a few select American SuperBike rounds.

VIR Issues Statement About Canceled Races

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Virginia International Raceway issued a statement today in an attempt to clarify its reason for canceling the AMA Pro Racing event scheduled for the track in August.

J.D. Beach American SuperBike Interview

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Motorcycle-USA sits down with American SuperBike's J.D. Beach as he discusses his adjustment to the SuperBike class and what remains in the 2011 season.

VIR Unexpectedly Cancels 2011 AMA Races

Monday, July 11, 2011
Virginia International Raceway just announced it has unexpectedly canceled this year's AMA Pro Races scheduled to take place at the racetrack August 12-14.

Brno World Superbike Insider 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011
With the smell of burning rubber still lingering in his brain, our insider takes a closer look at the action from Round 8 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship.

KC and Northern Indiana Raise $119,652

Monday, July 11, 2011
Motorcyclists at Ride for Kids events in South Bend, Ind., and Overland Park, Kan., joined forces to raise $119,652 on July 10th 2011 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

American SuperBike Mid Ohio Race 2 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011
An in-house fight between Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammates developed in Race 2 during Round 6 of the 2011 AMA SuperBike Championship.

Daytona SportBike Mid Ohio Race 2 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Danny Eslick and Josh Herrin fought tooth and nail at Mid Ohio during a race that went down to the wire in the 2011 Daytona SportBike Championship.

AMA SuperSport Mid Ohio Race 2 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Crashes led to upset and surprise at Mid Ohio as one rider claimed his first win in the AMA SuperSport Championship.

AMA XR1200 Mid Ohio Results 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011
The Bruce Rossmeyers team recorded another win in the 2011 Vance & Hines XR1200 Championship at Mid Ohio over the weekend.

Brno World Superbike Results 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship got a little closer after two Italians dominated the top step of the podium in the Czech Republic.

American SuperBike Mid Ohio Race 1 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011
The 2011 American SuperBike Championship has a new leader after Race 1 at Mid Ohio went down to the wire.

Daytona SportBike Mid Ohio Race 1 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011
An unbelievable sprint to the finish took place in the first Daytona SportBike race at Mid Ohio. Read on for more details on who pulled off the well-deserved victory.

AMA SuperSport Mid Ohio Race 1 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011
A new winner emerged in Saturday's Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport contest at Mid Ohio, which saw tight racing between the top-five riders.

Brno World Superbike Superpole 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011
Mad Max flew to his second Superpole victory of the season at Brno as an all-star cast is set to fill the front row for Round 8 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship.

AMA Pro Road Racing Mid Ohio Friday 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011
Team Graves Yamaha's Josh Hayes continued to dominate qualifying this year after posting the fastest lap at Mid Ohio as the American SuperBike paddock enters Round 6.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 8, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week is a killer action photo of Dean Wilson from forum user Spudrace. Check out his awesome photo and get this week's moto-photo tip.

Brno World Superbike Friday Qualifying 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011
Spaniard Carlos Checa overcame home favorite Jakub Smrz during Friday's qualifying for Round 8 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Brno circuit.

AMA Pro Racing Mid-Ohio Preview 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011
The AMA Pro Racing paddock heads to Mid-Ohio this weekend as the American SuperBike, Daytona SportBike and SuperSport classes are all hotly contested.

World Superbike Brno Preview 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The World Superbike paddock heads to the Czech Republic for Round 8, where Max Biaggi looks to gain ground at Brno.

BMW Smart Suspension's Dynamic Damping

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
BMW seeks to take the trouble out of manually adjusting rebound and compression with its new intelligent active motorcycle suspension and dynamic damping control which adjusts a bike's suspension automatically depending on riding conditions.

Memorable MC: BSA A10 Golden Flash

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The iconic Thunderbird wasn’t the only 650 Twin rumbling out of Britain in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This month our vintage motorcycle expert examines the BSA A10 Golden Flash.

Mugello MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Valentino Rossi's Italian homecoming with Ducati wasn't the fairy tale ending some had hoped. Read about The Doctor's take from our MotoGP insider.

Mugello MotoGP Insider: Honda

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A small mistake costs Casey Stoner the win, Andrea Dovizioso shows up his teammates and Dani Pedros returns from injury. Read more on the Honda effort at Mugello in our insider report

Mugello MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo cut into the points lead at Mugello, boosting his title defense. Our GP insider delivers the main story lines coming from the Yamaha paddock at Mugello.

Ducati Opens Shop in Rome Airport

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Ducati passion is cleared for take-off at Terminal 3 of Fiumicino airport, Rome as the latest Ducati shop officially opens its doors to the travelling public.

Ride to win at Lap of Champions

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Imagine taking a parade lap with racing legend Kevin Schwantz at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when the track is still hot after MotoGP qualifying.

Icon Accelerant Waterproof Boot Review

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We put Icon's Accelerant Waterproof Boot to the test on wet mountain roads and scorching desert heat. Read on to see how they held up.

Mugello MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011
It was a fight to the finish at the Mugello circuit as the 2011 MotoGP Championship became tighter following one rider's come from behind victory.

Mugello MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011
Weather once again threatened MotoGP activities at Mugello as Casey Stoner snagged the 27th pole position of his career.

Mugello MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011
Rain hampered Friday's MotoGP activities at Mugello while San Carlo Honda's Marco Simoncelli topped the timesheets at his home circuit.

2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 Graves Project Bike 2

Friday, July 1, 2011
We race our Graves Motorsports-built Yamaha YZF-R6 sportbike at Willow Springs International Raceway in this long-term project bike review.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week comes to us from BaasPro and his GoPro helemt camera. Take a look at how wide-angle lenses can add a wide-open feel to your moto-photos.