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2013 Motorcycle Sales Thru Q2 Down 5.2%

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Year-to-date motorcycle sales are down 5.2% thru the end of Q2, though the second quarter sales have rebounded from a sluggish Q1 start.

AMA Pro Road Racing Miller Preview 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing heads to Utah for Round 6 of the 2013 season, with a full weekend scheduled at Miller Motorsports Park.

World Superbike Silverstone Preview 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
World Superbike returns to action at Silverstone for Round 9 of the 2013 championship.

Jake Zemke Joins Riders Discount for 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing Champion Jake Zemke will be joining the Riders Discount Triumph team in the Daytona SportBike class for the remaining three races this season.

Nissin ABS Defect Prompts Bike Recalls

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
At least four manufacturers have issued recalls for motorcycles sourcing Nissin ABS units that may have production defects.

WEC Suzuka 8-Hour Results 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013
The 2013 Suzuka 8-Hour race featured some of the biggest names from racing championships the world over, including the return of 1993 500cc GP champion Kevin Schwantz.

GP Commission Confirms 2014 MotoGP Rules

Friday, July 26, 2013
The MotoGP Commission confirms rules updates for the 2014 season for the factory and privateer squads.

IOM TT Continues with World Series Plans

Friday, July 26, 2013
Having announced its intentions to expand the TT Races into a world-wide series two years ago, the Isle of Man TT organizers claim to be courting a commercial partner for the proposed series.

J&P Cycles Gives $35,000 to Camp Courageous

Friday, July 26, 2013
J&P Cycles donates $35,000 to Camp Courageous of Iowa.

Suzuki to Celebrate 50 Years in USA at MotoGP

Friday, July 26, 2013
Suzuki will be celebrating 50 years in the USA at the Indianapolis MotoGP

MCSS Rider Roi Holster Looking Forward

Friday, July 26, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore.com-backed rider Roi Holster entered the AMA Pro Road Racing series after a long motocross career. Now on the eve of his 50th birthday, Holster looks to make an impression in Daytona SportBike.

2013 AIMExpo Tickets Now on Sale

Friday, July 26, 2013
Tickets for the 2013 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida are now on sale.

Kawasaki Issues Recall for 2013 Ninja 300 ABS

Thursday, July 25, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for certain 2013 model year Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS motorcycles, due to a potential issue with the Anti-Lock Brake System.

Single Track Mind – A First World Problem

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Melling faces a "first world problem" and parts with a beloved friend, but then finds a first world solution that opens a new chapter in his racing life.

AIMExpo Signs 250th Exhibitor: GoPro

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo has signed its 250th exibitor, GoPro.

Sena Technology Joins as Newest MIC Member

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Sena Technologies Inc. becomes the newest member of the Motorcycle Industry Council.

Ryan Haddock: A Privateer's Life on the Road

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore.com's Haddock: A privateer's life on the road.

Ben Spies to Return to MotoGP at Indy 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Ben Spies will return to MotoGP action during Round 10 of the 2013 championship at Indianapolis.

BMW Out of WorldSBK after 2013 Season

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
As part of its continuing strategic development, BMW Motorrad will terminate its commitment to the FIM Superbike World Championship at the end of the 2013 season.

B-King Breaks 200 mph at Texas Mile

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Joe Robbins modded a Suzuki B-King for drag racing and then took it to the Texas Mile in March 2013, where he rocketed into the 200 mph club.

Bennetts 500cc Classic Race Riders Confirmed

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The sensational rider line-up for the Bennetts 500cc Race has been confirmed.

AMA Thanks Roadracing World Action Fund

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
American Motorcyclist Association thanks Roadracing World Action Fund for soft barrier deployment.

Casey Stoner to Test RC213V at Motegi

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Honda Racing announces retired MotoGP rider and former champion Casey Stoner will test the RC213V at Motegi.

AMA Pro SuperBike Laguna Seca Results 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Josh Hayes maintained his championship pace in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

MotoGP Laguna Seca Results 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013
The 2013 MotoGP race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca proved to be the site of some record-breaking action as former Moto 2 champions Stefan Bradl and Marc Marquez battled for the win.

Bostrom Wins TTXGP Laguna Seca 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Eric Bostrom took the top step in the FIM eRoadRacing TTXGP at Laguna Seca.

Daytona SportBike Laguna Seca Results 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Cameron Beaubier continued to dominate the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class in the race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Andrea Antonelli Killed in Moscow WSS Race

Sunday, July 21, 2013
World Superport rider Andrea Antonelli died from injuries sustained during the Supersport race in Moscow.

World Superbike Moscow Results 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Tragedy mars the return of World Superbike racing to the Moscow Raceway, with Marco Melandri taking the victory in the lone SBK race.

Jorge Lorenzo Shows Grit at Laguna Seca

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Two-time MotoGP champ Jorge Lorenzo proves his mettle at Laguna Seca fighting to preserve his championship hopes.

AMA SuperBike Laguna Seca Qualifying 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Josh Hayes secured pole position in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

AMA Pro Laguna Seca SuperSport Results 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Joe Roberts returned to the Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport grid at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, going head-to-head with class points leader Tomas Puerta for the race win.

MotoGP Laguna Seca Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013
LCR Honda MotoGP's Stefan Bradl put in a stellar lap during the final minutes of MotoGP qualifying at Laguna Seca, earning his first ever pole position in the premier class.

World Superbike Moscow Superpole 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Althea Racing’s Davide Giugliano snares the first Superpole victory of his career at Moscow Raceway, while points leader Tom Sykes takes a spill.

AMA Pro Laguna Seca Friday Results 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013
AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike and Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport each ran qualifying sessions on Friday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with National Guard SuperBike also getting in the mix with the first practice session of the round.

Brammo Tops Laguna eRoadRacing Practice

Friday, July 19, 2013
Team Icon Brammo's Shane Turpin posted the top time in Friday's FIM eRoadRacing practice session at Laguna Seca.

MotoGP Laguna Seca Friday Results 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013
MotoGP riders took to the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the first practice sessions of the round Friday, and in the end rookie Marc Marquez led the way.

World Superbike Moscow Friday Results 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013
Tom Sykes and Davide Giugliano went back and forth for the top time in Friday's World Superbike qualifying session at Moscow Raceway.

Nicky Hayden Out at Ducati MotoGP in 2014

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Today the Ducati MotoGP team confirmed that it will not retain Nicky Hayden’s services for the 2014 season.

Backmarker: Ernst Degner and MZ Secrets

Thursday, July 18, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker shares the story of Ernst Degner, an East German motorcycle racer and engineer that defected from the MZ Grand Prix team and Communism in 1961.

Motorcycle Superstore Retail at Laguna Seca

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore is heading to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, opening an on-site retail booth at the track from Friday through Sunday.

MotoGP Laguna Seca Preview 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
MotoGP heads back to the States for the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Marquez leads but Lorenzo and Pedrosa are looking to return to action to continue the battle for this year's title.

Lorenzo to Attempt Return at Laguna Seca

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo has indicated he will attempt a return to MotoGP action at Laguna Seca.

Aprilia USA Attends Laguna Seca MotoGP

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Aprilia invites race fans to the Aprilia Experience at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

GIVI Tourer and Explorer Helmet Peek

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
GIVI is set to release two new modular helmets in the US in 2013, the Tourer and Explorer. Both come with a host of features to meet on and off-road riding needs.

World Superbike Moscow Preview 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
World Superbike heads to Russia for Round 8 of the 2013 season, with Tom Sykes leading the way into the second WSBK race at Moscow Raceway in the sport's history.

Shorai Batteries Backs Laguna Seca MotoGP

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Shorai LFX batteries has been named as the official sponsor for the 2013 MotoGP at Laguna Seca.

Help Us Improve MotorcycleUSA

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
MotorcycleUSA would like to hear your opinions on the site's content as well as about the type of motorcycle you ride, the accessories you use and the gear you have in our 2013 readership survey.

Schwantz Rides his '93 Suzuki RGV500 Again

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Kevin Schwantz rides his 1993 World Championship winning Suzuki RGV500 again.

Northern IN Motorcyclists Top $52,000 for Cure

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Northern Indiana motorcyclists top $52,000 for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

KTM RC390 Cup Bike Revealed at Sachsenring

Monday, July 15, 2013
KTM revealed its new RC390 Cup bike at Sachsenring and announced the ADAC Junior Cup set for 2014. The new low-displacement sportbike is set to hit markets in 2014 as well.

Get Tickets for the 2013 Barber Vintage Festival

Monday, July 15, 2013
Tickets for the 9th annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by the Triumph Dealers of America will go on sale July 17th, 2013.

Legend Bill Warner Killed in High Speed Crash

Monday, July 15, 2013
The motorcycle racing community suffered a tragic loss yesterday when record holder Bill Warner crashed at high speeds while competing in the 2013 Maine Event and later died at the hospital.

Mid-Ohio Harley-Davidson Series Results 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Steve Rapp and Travis Wyman battled for the front, ending with a shift in the overall AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Series points lead.

Mid-Ohio SuperBike Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013
A jump start penalty affected the finishing order in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 2 at Mid-Ohio.

Mid-Ohio SportBike Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Cameron Beaubier and JD Beach led the way in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2 at Mid-Ohio, with the two riders keeping close from the green light to the checkers.

Mid-Ohio SuperSport Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Hayden Gillim earned his first AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport win of the season in Race 2 at Mid-Ohio after a fierce battle with Travis Wyman.

MotoGP Sachsenring Results 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013
There's a new points leader in MotoGP following Round 8 of 2013 at Sachsenring, thanks in large part to the absence of Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa from competition.

Mid-Ohio SuperBike Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Josh Hayes faced an early challenge for the lead in SuperBike Race 1 at Mid-Ohio from teammate, Josh Herrin, but the Mississippi native prevailed for his fifth consecutive win of the season.

Mid-Ohio SuperSport Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Five riders bunched up in the lead pack of Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Race 1 at Mid-Ohio, leading to a close finish at the Sports Car Course.

Mid-Ohio SportBike Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Cameron Beaubier and Jake Gagne traded punches in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1 at Mid-Ohio for the checkers.

MotoGP Sachsenring Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Two top riders were unable to compete in MotoGP qualifying at Sachsenring due to injury. Who stepped up to the plate and took pole position in the 2013 German Grand Prix?

Noyes to Sub for Morais in Russian WSS

Friday, July 12, 2013
PTR Honda's Sheridan Morais will miss the Russian World Supersport round, and American racer Kenny Noyes is set to step in as his replacement.

Carmichael, Hamel, Others in 2013 AMA MHoF

Friday, July 12, 2013
Carmichael, Hamel, McDonald, Renfrow and Traynors compose the AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Class of 2013.

MotoGP Sachsenring Friday Results 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013
Friday's MotoGP practice sessions at Sachsenring were littered with crashes, leading one Yamaha championship title contender to retire from the round completely.

Ride for Kids Co-Founders Voted to AMA MHoF

Friday, July 12, 2013
Ride for Kids, PBTF Co-Founders have been elected into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

FBR Shop Gives 5.60 Index Class Contingency

Friday, July 12, 2013
FBR Shop sponsors the 5.60 Index class plus $58,000 in contingency.

Jorge Lorenzo Re-Injured in Germany

Friday, July 12, 2013
Reigning MotoGP World Champ Jorge Lorenzo suffered another big crash today in Germany high siding his Yamaha YZR-M1 and re-injuring his recently displaced left collarbone.

Valerie Thompson At Germany BMW Days

Friday, July 12, 2013
CTEK-sponsored motorcycle land speed record-holder Valerie Thompson attends the BMW Motorrad Days in Germany.

The Squad 3 Backpack Presented by ICON

Friday, July 12, 2013
ICON presents the Squad 3 Backpack, designed to minimize weight, interference and movement while being used.

Guy Martin Takes 2013 Southern Road 100

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Guy Martin outpaced the competition in the 2013 Southern Road 100 on the Isle of Man.

"Big Sid" Biberman to be Honored at Barrington

Thursday, July 11, 2013
"Big Sid" Biberman will be honored with a special award on July 14, 2013 at the Barrington Concours d'Elegance.

Motorcycle Manufacturer Website Survey

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Make your voice heard by the OEMs by participating in an anonymous motorcycle manufacturer survey.

Andrea Iannone at D-Store San Francisco

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Moto GP rider Andrea Iannone will be at the D-Store San Francisco, Wednesday July 17th.

Yamaha to Host Events at Red Bull Grand Prix

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yamaha Marketplace is to host a full slate of activities during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

AMA Pro Racing Mid-Ohio Preview 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing continues with Round 4 of the 2013 season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Bridger Transportation Sponsors Brian Rose

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Bridger Transportation partners with Mad Hatter Motorsports as primary sponsor of the Brian Rose #14 AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport entry.

Bostrom Rock ‘n Road Challenge Sept. 6-8

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Ben Bostrom Events announces that the inaugural Rock 'n Road Challenge is scheduled for Sept. 6 - 8 at Colorado's Copper Mountain.

Barber Motorsports Races on AMA Pro Live

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Complete CBS Sports Network race broadcasts from Barber Motorsports Park now available on AMA Pro Live's Online DVR.

Ben Bostrom Forms Self Named Events Co.

Monday, July 8, 2013
Veteran motorcycle road racer and all-around two wheeled riding enthusiast Ben Bostrom has joined forces with Cameron Gray of M1 PowerSports creating Ben Bostrom Events.

Redding Races Schwantz's '94 Suzuki RGV500

Monday, July 8, 2013
Scott Redding lapped the Spa Francorchamps circuit aboard Kevin Schwantz's 1994 Suzuki RGV500 during the annual Bikers' Classic event.

Argentina on MotoGP 2014-2016 Schedule

Friday, July 5, 2013
Argentina has been officially added to the 2014 MotoGP schedule, and a number of riders took time to test at the new circuit in preparation for the new South American round.

Inside Alpinestars Racing Replica Suit

Friday, July 5, 2013
Go inside Alpinestars top-secret racing development department where it designs and builds top-level race suits worn by MotoGP racers Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez.

Backmarker: Roger Willis & The Nazi TT

Thursday, July 4, 2013
Our Backmarker chats with IOM TT author Roger Willis, who relates the strange story of the TT trophies’ six-year absence and the post-war return from Nazi Germany.

Josh Herrin Interview - AMA Pro SuperBike 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Thanks to Bell Helmets, we got a chance to talk to Monster Energy Graves Yamaha rider Josh Herrin about his season, his career, and his future.

Legends and Heroes to Honor Kirk Bigelow

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Legends and Heroes to honor Michigan MX Champ, Kirk Bigelow.

2013 TT Charity Print Gallery Now Online

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The 2013 TT Charity Print Gallery is now available online.

Honda VIP Package Available at Indianapolis GP

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Honda VIP package is available for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Hero Buys 49.2% Stake in Erik Buell Racing

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
India’s largest motorcycle producer buys a 49.2% stake in Erik Buell Racing, investing $25 million in the American brand.

Bostrom Starts Cycling/Running Venture

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
International motorcycle racing star Ben Bostrom and race promoter M1 join forces to form a cycling/running event promotion company.

FIM eRoadRacing Heads to Laguna Seca in July

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
FIM eRoadRacing heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this July.

2013 Supersport Shootout X Street

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
MotoUSA tested the latest crop of Supersports on the track, now it's time to hit the street in the 2013 Middleweight Supersport Shootout X Street.

Zero Motorcycles Run Fast up Pikes Peak 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood Electrics fielded six e-bikes at Pikes Peak 2013 with Jeff Clark setting a new record for production-based electric motorcycles onboard a 2013 Zero FX.

Ducati Wins, Lightning Fastest up Pikes Peak

Monday, July 1, 2013
The Ducati Multistrada won for the fourth year running at Pikes Peak, but it was Lightning Motorcycles electric superbike that would be the fastest two-wheeler up America's Mountain.