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74th Daytona 200 Set for March 14, 2015

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The 74th Daytona 200 is set for March 14, 2015 and will mark the return of the Pro SuperBike class to the event.

World Superbike Confirms 2014 Qatar Round

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization have confirmed the Qatar Round at Losail International Circuit on November 2, 2014.

2015 Energica Ego First Ride

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Motorsport and aerospace engineering group, Cevolini Rapid Prototyping (CRP) joins the electric motorcycle race with its Energica Ego Superbike.

Michael Dunlop Enters BMW Race Trophy

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Michael Dunlop has entered the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, and is now sitting atop the points standings.

WorldSBK Looking for Tire Supplier

Monday, July 28, 2014
Dorna WSBK Organization has issued an open call for tender for companies willing to be the sole tire supplier of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship from 2016 onwards.

WEC Suzuka 8-Hours Results 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014
Rains affected the 2014 Suzuka 8-Hours, leading to multiple crashes and safety car appearances during the second round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship.

Gear Up: SPOT Global Phone & Helmet Hed

Friday, July 25, 2014
In this installment of Gear Up we look at the SPOT Global Phone, Helmet Hed's hair retention cap, the ABUS Detecto 7000 RS1 brake disc lock and more.

Nicky Hayden to Miss 2014 Indy and Brno GP

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Drive M7 Aspar's Nicky Hayden will miss the 2014 Indianapolis and Brno MotoGP rounds to recover from wrist surgery. Leon Camier will step up to ride in his stead.

GearBrake Wins Entrepreneur Competition

Thursday, July 24, 2014
GearBrake, a system which flashes a motorcycles brake lights on deceleration, won the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Developmentā€™s entrepreneur pitch competition in Louisville.

Schwantz Named 2014 AIMExpo Champion

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Kevin Schwantz has been named the 2014 AIMExpo "Champion" meaning he will serve as the show's ambassador, share stories of his racing career and participate in various events at the event.

Schwantz on a Norton Featherbed at Goodwood

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Kevin Schwantz will make his Goodwood Revival debut during the September 12-14 event on a Manx Norton "Featherbed."

Sykes Tops WorldSBK Portimao Test 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes put up the fastest time during a two-day World Superbike test at Portimao before riders headed off for a six week break before Round 10 of the 2014 season.

Speed and Strength Full Battle Rattle for 2015

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Speed and Strength will launch its new 2015 "Full Battle Rattle" line of motorcycle gear during the Tucker Rocky Dealer Show in Fort Worth, Texas on July 26, 2014.

Dunlop Introduces the Sportmax GP-A Pro Tire

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Dunlop introduces a new race-proven tire to its line-up, the Sportmax GP-A Pro.

AMA Petitions for CA Lane-Splitting Guidelines

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association petition calls for the return of lane-splitting guidelines to California government websites, offices.

Dainese Offers New Manis Back Protector

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Daniese introduces the Manis Back Protector, boasting improved freedom of movement through a design derived from the plate-like scales of a pangolin, a small mammal found in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Honda's 2014 Indy Grand Prix Ticket Packages

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Honda is offering race fans two ticket packages for the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

YCRS Debuts One Day 'Day Camps' in August

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Yamaha Champions Riding School debuts one day 'Day Camps' this August.

Zero Motorcycles Joins 2014 AIMExpo Line-Up

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Zero Motorcycles will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 Dealer Convention at the 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida.

More Wrist Surgery in 2014 for Nicky Hayden

Monday, July 21, 2014
Nicky Hayden has undergone another surgery to address wrist issues which have been plaguing him for much of the 2014 MotoGP season.

BMW Announces ABS Pro for HP4

Monday, July 21, 2014
BMW has announced it will offer a retrofit option ABS Pro for the HP4 starting late October 2014. The system is touted as being "the first ever cornering ABS for (a) supersports bike."

Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS

Monday, July 21, 2014
Melling looks at a technological marvel of its time, the Velocette KSS - a machine that requires skill and finesse to merely start and a sizable bank account to own.

AMA SuperSport Mid-Ohio Race 2 Results 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014
AMA Pro SuperSport Race 2 at Mid-Ohio ended a long day of competition with a battle between Dustin Dominguez and Hayden Gillim for the top step.

AMA SportBike Mid-Ohio Race 2 Results 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Following an early red flag, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike competitors battled for the checkers in Race 2 at Mid-Ohio.

AMA SuperBike Mid-Ohio Race 2 Results 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha riders brought to fight to AMA Pro SuperBike Race 2 at Mid-Ohio, leaving the field behind in the fight for the win.

AMA Harley-Davidson Mid-Ohio Results 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series race at Mid-Ohio came down to the final turns in a multi-rider battle for the checkers.

AMA SuperSport Mid-Ohio Race 1 Results 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Dustin Dominguez and Hayden Gillim battled for the front through the opening laps of AMA Pro SuperSport Race 1 at Mid-Ohio, with one rider gaining a definite advantage before the checkers.

AMA SportBike Mid-Ohio Race 1 Results 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014
AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 1 at Mid-Ohio became a battle between Jake Lewis and Jake Gagne for the checkers which raged through to the final lap.

AMA SuperBike Mid-Ohio Race 1 Results 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014
After the first day's schedule was cancelled due to fluctuating weather conditions, AMA Pro SuperBike kicked off a packed Sunday with a battle between Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammates for the Race 1 win.

Geico Honda's Ulrich Gives Media Wild Ride

Friday, July 18, 2014
Indianapolis media go on a wild ride with GEICO Honda's Chris Ulrich.

Watch Live Mid-Ohio Action at FansChoice.tv

Friday, July 18, 2014
FansChoice.tv Tune-In Alert: High-Definition LIVE Streaming of Saturday's AMA Pro Road Racing action at Mid-Ohio.

Complaint Forces Guideline From CHP Website

Friday, July 18, 2014
A lone complaint forces the CHP to remove lane-splitting guidelines from website.

Honda Ticket Packages Rev Up Indianapolis GP

Friday, July 18, 2014
Honda ticket packages ramp up the Red Bull Indianapolis GP experience.

Repsol Honda Tests 2015 GP Bike at Brno

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Repsol Honda completed a three-day private test at Brno where Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were able to turn their first laps aboard the 2015 version of the RC213V.

AMA Pro SportBike Brings Battle to Mid-Ohio

Thursday, July 17, 2014
AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike brings the battle to Mid-Ohio with a number of riders within reach of the top-spot in the championship points tally.

AMA Pro SuperBike 2014 Rolls Into Mid-Ohio

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The 2014 AMA Pro SuperBike series heads to Mid-Ohio with Monster Yamaha Graves rider Josh Hayes leading the series by 40 points.

Backmarker: Reflections on Supermoto's Return

Thursday, July 17, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker looks at the quick rise, fall and resurrection of a National Supermoto race series in the United States.

Repsol and Honda Ink GP Deal Through 2017

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Repsol and Honda have signed a deal to extend the MotoGP partnership through 2017. The team also created a video of footage from the 20 years its been together, focusing on champions like Mick Doohan, Alex Criville, Valentino Rossi and others.

2014 Honda VFR Interceptor First Ride

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
After a multi-year hiatus from Honda's US line-up, the VFR Interceptor returns to the American market with notable revisions in 2014. See how the new iteration fares on road in this First Ride.

Flying Eyes Sunglasses for Motorcyclists

Monday, July 14, 2014
Flying Eyes Sunglasses introduces new, thinner temples that fit easily and comfortably in a motorcycle helmet.

AMA Pro SuperBike Laguna Seca Results 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Monster Energy Graves Yamaha teammates Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier battled for the top step in AMA Pro SuperBike at Laguna Seca.

Daytona SportBike Laguna Seca Results 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014
The battle for the top-step in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike at Laguna Seca saw Jake Lewis, Danny Eslick, JD Beach and Jake Gagne fight to the finish.

World Superbike Laguna Seca Results 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014
World Superbike Race 1 at Laguna Seca was positively low-key compared to the incident-packed Race 2 which saw multiple red flags and some surprising results.

MotoGP Sachsenring Results 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez makes it nine for nine with a victory at Sachsenring, with rain creating a hectic start to the MotoGP race.

Harley-Davidson Laguna Seca Results 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014
A 10-second jump start penalty frustrated one rider's attempt to take the win in AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series action at Laguna Seca.

World Superbike Laguna Seca Superpole 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Kawasaki Racing's Tom Sykes set a new World Superbike lap record on his way to pole position at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

MotoGP Sachsenring Qualifying Results 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Marc Marquez demonstrates his supremacy in the MotoGP ranks once again, as the Repsol Honda ace seizes pole position at Sachsenring.

Single Track Mind: Is Marquez Too Good?

Friday, July 11, 2014
Our man Melling wonders aloud if MotoGP wunderkind Marc Marquez is too good for GP racing. Then, ever the pragmatist, he comes up with an elegant solution to keep the Spaniard distracted.

Kawaski Announces 30th Anniversary ZX-14R

Friday, July 11, 2014
Kawasaki announces a third anniversary model celebrating the Ninja, the 30th Anniversary Limited Edition ZX-14R ABS.

Bell Custom Fit Scans at Laguna Seca 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014
Bell Helmets will be at the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing/World Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca offering custom fit head scans and autograph session with Chris Fillmroe and Jake Gagne.

MotoGP Sachsenring Friday Results 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014
The 2014 MotoGP battle at Sachsenring got underway with Free Practice on Friday, where Aleix Espargaro led the way with the fastest lap of the day.

Byron Hines Elected to AMA Motorcycle HoF

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Byron Hines has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The 2014 induction ceremony is scheduled for October 17 in Orlando, Florida.

2014 WorldSBK Prepares for Laguna Seca

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The 2014 World Superbike Championship comes to America for Round 9 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Ronax 500 2-Stroke Sportbike Now Available

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ronax is now taking orders for its extremely limited edition Ronax 500, a 2-stroke sportbike that's ready for track and street duty.

Camier on MV Agusta at Laguna Seca WSBK

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Leon Camier will fill in for the injured Claudio Corti on the MV Agusta Reparto Corse team during the 2014 World Superbike round at Laguna Seca.

Pedrosa Signs With Honda Through 2016

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Dani Pedrosa has signed a deal to ride with Repsol Honda in MotoGP through 2016.

Gear Up: RSD Clash Jacket & Samson Exhaust

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
This installment of Gear Up checks out Roland Sands Design's Clash Jacket, a Samson 2-into-1 exhaust for the Harley-Davidson Sportster, Squids Coiled Cable lanyards and more.

AMA Challenges CDC Helmet Task Force

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association claims a new recommendation for universal helmet laws by a task force of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on faulty reasoning.

AMA Laguna Seca Will Not Be on FansChoice

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing round at Laguna Seca will not be available for live broadcast on FansChoice.tv or post-race viewing.

Suzuki to Showcase 2015 Models at AIMExpo

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Suzuki will be on hand at the 2014 AIMExpo to showcase its new 2015 models to the public.

Hines Scores Third NHRA 2014 Win

Monday, July 7, 2014
Andrew Hines took his third final-round win of the season at the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

2014 Honda CBR650F First Ride

Monday, July 7, 2014
Positioned between Honda's newbie-friendly CBR500R and racy CBR600RR, the CBR650F bridges the gap between the two with emphasis on street performance and comfort.

World Superbike Portimao Results 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014
World Superbike riders were thoroughly challenged at Portimao as fluctuating weather conditions made for one full dry and one full wet race.

World Superbike Portimao Superpole 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Kawasaki Racing's Tom Sykes scored his third pole position of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Portimao.

Mike LaRocco to be Inducted in MC Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Mike "The Rock" LaRocco has been chosen to be inducted into the 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Bruce Anstey to Ride on Padgett's YZR Yamaha

Thursday, July 3, 2014
TT lap record holder Bruce Anstey it to ride Valvolene by Padgett's Motorcycles Ex factory YZR Yamaha.

NPA Returns to 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, FL

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The National Powersport Auctions returns to AIMExpo.

Backmarker: LiveWire & Ghosts of Harley's Past

Thursday, July 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker takes a look beyond the ad agency spin and delves into Harley-Davidson's true history to explain why the new LiveWire electric bike shouldn't be such a shock.

SBK14 Mobile Game Available on App Store

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The SBK14 official mobile game is now available on the App Store.

Melissa Paris to Race in US at Laguna Seca '14

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Melissa Paris, who currently competes in the FIM CEV Repsol International Championship, will return to the United States to race in the 2014 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike class at Laguna Seca.

J&P Cycles Now Carries 5 Ball Racing Leathers

Thursday, July 3, 2014
J&P Cycles has picked-up the entire line of 5 Ball Racing Leathers and the brand will be available on J&P's website as well as in its Daytona and Iowa stores.

2014 World Superbike to Portimao for Round 8

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The 2014 World Superbike Championship heads to Portugal to start the second half of the season at Portimao.

Ducati Wins 2014 Pike's Peak Middleweights

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Ducati took the top step in the middleweight division at the 2014 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb and grabbed two podium spots in the Motorcycle Open Division.

July 4 Holiday Dangerous for Motorcyclists

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Progressive Insurance data raises red flags for motorcyclists on this holiday weekend.

AMA Celebrates Independence Day Freedom

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
American Motorcyclist Association celebrates Independence Day and the freedom of the road.

Rossi Extends Yamaha Contract through 2016

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Valentino Rossi has reached a two-year contract extension deal with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, and will compete in the premier motorcycle racing series through 2016.

George Barber Elected into AMA MHoF

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Museum founder and racetrack builder George Barber has been elected to AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame.

Kymco New WSBK Technical Supplier

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Kymco has partnered with Dorna to be WSBK's Technical Supplier.

Yamaha Champions School Debuts Commercial

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
YCRS steps up its game off the track too: The debut of the first YCRS commercial!

Scott Summers Elected to AMA MHoF

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
National off-road racing champion Scott Summers has been elected to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Gear Up: H-D Zone Eyewear & Sidi Insider Shoe

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at new H-D Zone Performance Eyewear, Schuberth's new colorway for its C3 Pro helmet, the Sidi Insider Shoe and more.

Matco Tools Backs Don Schumacher Racing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Matco Tools renews their relationship with Don Schumacher Racing.

CTEK Re-Sponsors Valerie Thompson Racing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
CTEK renews sponsorship of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Motorcycle Racing Team.