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Checa Celebrates Ducati's 300th WSBK Win

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Team Althea Racing’s Carlos Checa visited the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale,Bologna to celebrate Ducati's 300th World Superbike win with the management and technicians of the famous Italian manufacturer.

Motorcycle Xcitement Trackday Review

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Motorcycle Xcitement offers Mid-Atlantic riders one of the easiest ways to get their motorcycles on the race track.

Indianapolis MotoGP Insider 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Get inside perspective on what went down in the MotoGP class at the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Past, Present, Future Represented at MMP

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The sixth annual Bike Fest will take place at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, September 2-4, giving motorcycle enthusiasts a unique opportunity to scan the entire spectrum of two-wheeled technology.

NC and MI Raise More Than $180,000

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Motorcyclists brought $180,681 in donations to Ride for Kids events in Asheville, N.C., and Ann Arbor, Mich.

Kuryakyn Racing Pays for Child's Wish

Monday, August 29, 2011
The Racing for a Wish Kuryakyn Race Team is proud to announce they have committed to fully fund a child's wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.

Indianapolis XR1200 Race 2 Results 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Sunday’s Harley-Davidson AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race 2 results from the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Indianapolis MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011
MotoGP motorcycle road racing results from the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Indianapolis Moto2 Results 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Marc Marquez had a dominating Moto2 performance at Indianapolis and led a Spanish sweep of the podium in Round 10 of the championship.

Indianapolis 125 Results 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Pole sitter Nicolas Terol sealed his sixth victory of the 2011 125cc Championship at Indy after the 22-year-old led the contest from start to finish.

Indianapolis XR1200 Race 1 Results 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011
AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race 1 results from the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Indianapolis Moto2 Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Moto2 motorcycle road racing qualifying results from the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Indianapolis MotoGP Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011
MotoGP motorcycle racing qualifying results from the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Indianapolis 125 Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Saturday’s 125cc motorcycle road racing qualifying results from the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP at The Brickyard.

Indianapolis MotoGP Behind the Fence Friday

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Motorcycle-USA shares some of the happenings on and off track at this summer’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Backroad Ramblings: The Disappearing Bike

Friday, August 26, 2011
Our Rambling man ponders the words of a wise moto-journalist and his concept of the perfect disappearing bike.

Indianapolis XR1200 Qualifying 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011
Chris Fillmore narrowly defeated Steve Rapp during provisional qualifying for the XR1200 series at Indy after crossing the line just 0.007 seconds ahead.

Indianapolis Moto2 Practice Results 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011
Moto2's Simone Corsi overcame a difficult start to his weekend at Indy by flying to the top of the timesheets ahead of Marc Marquez during practice.

Indianapolis MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner claimed the fastest lap during practice at Indianapolis on Friday after taking control of the charts late in the session.

Join the 500th Ride for Kids on Sept. 25

Friday, August 26, 2011
We'll celebrate the 500th event in our history on Sunday, Sept. 25 in Ellicott City, Md. This ride benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds medical research and family support programs.

Indianapolis MotoGP Press Conference 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011
Some of the top names in the 2011 MotoGP Championship including Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies, Dani Pedrosa and Marco Simoncelli discuss the upcoming race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

MSF Launches Motorcycling Naturalistic Study

Friday, August 26, 2011
The first rider participating in the first-ever MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study rode off with a fully instrumented, data-logging bike from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Elena Myers Impresses in MotoGP Debut

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Elena Myers made an impressive debut on a MotoGP bike Thursday, completing five laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway aboard Alvaro Bautista's Suzuki GSV-R prototype.

2012 Honda CBR1000RR Revealed

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Images and video of the new and improved 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade have been circulating the web so here’s a first look at the revised liter bike from the Big Red machine.

Indianapolis MotoGP Preview 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011
The 2011 MotoGP Championship is sliding into the second and final round in the U.S. at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.

New England Ride for Kids tops $40,000

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The rolling hills of central Massachusetts provided a beautiful backdrop for the 14th New England Ride for Kids, which raised $37,627 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Ducati Island Returns to Indy GP

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ducati Island will be returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a new layout and more attractions added.

TT 2011 On Bike Blu-ray Experience

Monday, August 22, 2011
Experience the unique thrill of riding the legendary Isle of Man TT course at race speed with the greatest road racers in the business – get set for the TT 2011 On-Bike Blu-ray Experience.

Dunlop Releases New Racing Slicks

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Dunlop announces the release of its new racing slicks designed for club-level racers and extreme racing enthusiasts.

2012 Bell Helmet Collection

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Bell Helmets offers a variety of new graphics spanning across their 2012 product line of street and dirt lids.

Jason DiSalvo Fastest During XR1200 Testing

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Following two days of testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daytona SportBike rider Jason DiSalvo posted the fastest lap during his debut in the XR1200 series.

Salt Addiction: Drew Gatewood

Saturday, August 20, 2011
This month our speed guru shines the spotlight on Drew Gatewood, a man of many talents who runs Gatewood Engineering and Race Support from home and occasionally visits the salts as an AMA/F.I.M. technical steward.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a black and white beauty from Motorcycle USA Forums user slr. Check out his desert monsoon landscape and get another moto-photo tip from JDawg.

XR1200 Testing Wraps Up at Indy Speedway

Friday, August 19, 2011
The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 class hit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time over the weekend as it prepares for the upcoming Red Bull Indy GP on August 27th-28th.

John Hopkins Undergoes Surgery

Friday, August 19, 2011
Following his recent crash and injury at the Brno circuit, American John Hopkins underwent surgery on the third finger of his right hand to correct a break and dislocation.

Brammo Conducts Final Empulse RR Test

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Electric motorcycle brand Brammo conducts its final test in preparation for the final round of the TTXGP series at Miller Motorsports Park in September.

Reg Pridmore's CLASS School End of Summer

Thursday, August 18, 2011
At the end of this month CLASS is excited to be taking the best street riding school in the country to Oregon Raceway Park.

MV Agusta’s Castiglioni Dead at 64

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
MV Agusta President Caludio Castiglioni has died at the age of 64 in Varese, Italy.

Elena Myers to Ride Suzuki's MotoGP GSV-R

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
AMA Pro SuperSport rider Elena Myers will get a chance to hitch a leg over Suzuki's MotoGP bike, the GSV-R, for a few laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a precursor to the upcoming MotoGP round.

Superstore Announces Indy USGP VIP Winners

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Motorcycle-Superstore.com has announced the winners of the VIP Indy Experience. Two fans were randomly selected from a group of 56,000 plus entries to win the ultimate “Moto Weekend” August 26-29 in Indianapolis.

Memorable Motorcycle: Vincent Black Knight

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The likes of Rollie Free and Hunter S. Thompson ingrained Vincent motorcycles into the cultural psyche. This month our vintage motorcycle expert does his part, taking a closer look at the Vincent Black Knight.

James Rispoli, Dennis Noyes Pit Pass Radio

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tonight's Show is Dedicated to the Memory of Francesco Quinn a Movie Celebrity Who Supported Motorcycling Throughout his Career.

Yamaha and Honda Test 2012 Bikes at Brno

Monday, August 15, 2011
MotoGP fans got their best look yet of the upcoming 1000cc GP grid, with factory Yamaha joining Repsol Honda at the post-race Brno test with their 2012 prototypes.

Hopkins on Brno MotoGP Crash and Injury

Monday, August 15, 2011
Wild-card rider John Hopkins discusses his crash during practice at Brno circuit and points blame at himself for his injury.

LCR Honda Looks to Double 2012 Effort

Monday, August 15, 2011
LCR Honda is looking to expand its presence in the 2012 MotoGP Championship with Andrea Dovizioso and current Moto2 star, Stefan Bradl.

Lorenzo and Spies Struggle at Brno MotoGP

Monday, August 15, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies are left regretting their tire choice at Brno after failing to make headway in the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

MotoGP Riders Soften Motegi Boycott Stance

Monday, August 15, 2011
Casey Stoner remains on the fence about his participation in the upcoming 2011 Japanese Grand Prix while teammates Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards state they will race.

Repsol MotoGP Trio Up and Down at Brno

Monday, August 15, 2011
Casey Stoner stretches his lead in the 2011 MotoGP Championship while Repsol Honda teammates Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa experience mixed results at Brno.

Rossi Encouraged by Progress at Brno

Monday, August 15, 2011
Valentino Rossi dispels the rumor he's looking for a ride with Honda in 2012 while rivals voice their surprise over his lack of results with Ducati.

2011 Ulster Grand Prix Results

Monday, August 15, 2011
Michael Dunlop conquers three events at the 2011 Ulster Grand Prix with Guy Martin and Bruce Anstey sharing wins in Superbike.

Utah Ride for Kids raises $35,000

Monday, August 15, 2011
Utah's young brain tumor survivors had some powerful allies on their side on Saturday, August 13 2011. Motorcyclists brought $35,247 in donations to the area's seventh Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Ride for Kids.

Brno MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011
Honda dominated at the Brno circuit as one rider moved a few points closer to claiming the 2011 MotoGP Championship in the Czech Republic.

Brno MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Dani Pedrosa clenched his first pole position of the 2011 MotoGP season at Brno while wild-card rider John Hopkins crashed and sustained multiple injuries to his hand.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a refreshing scene from the Arizona Desert, and JDawg gives you some tips on keeping your cameras clean.

Brno MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
Dani Pedrosa claimed both practice sessions on Friday at the Brno circuit as the 2011 MotoGP Championship returned from its break.

Dunlop to Release US-Made Racing Slicks

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Dunlop proudly announces the release of the brand-new USA-built Dunlop KR448F and KR449 racing slicks, tires created primarily for club-level racers and hard-core enthusiasts who enjoy participating in track days.

AMA News and Notes September 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association brings you the next edition of News and Notes for September 2011.

MotoGP Brno Preview 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
MotoGP returns from its summer break for Round 11 of the 2011 Grand Prix season with Casey Stoner in command of the title.

Francesco Quinn: 1963-2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Actor and prominent motorcycle enthusiast Francesco Quinn has died at the age of 48 from an apparent heart attack.

Bonhams Pre-War British Motorcycles

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Three distinct British motorcycles from pre-war days headline the entry for Bonhams sale at the National Motor Museum’s Beaulieu Autojumble held on the 10th September.

Michelin Power Pure Tire Review

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Michelin crafts some new tech in to the latest Power Pure motorcycle tires. Motorcycle USA takes them for a ride to see how much these tires can handle during the day to day abuse of the mean So-Cal streets.

TTXGP Added to Bike Fest Weekend

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The premier electric motorcycle championship, TTXGP, has been added to the Miller Motorsports 2011 Bike Fest on September 3rd-4th.

Mike Brown & Elena Myers on Pit Pass Radio

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
WORCS / Endurocross racer Mike Brown and AMA Supersport Racer Elena Myers will be two of the featured guests on Pit Pass Radio, other guests include: Kyle Cunningham, Jere Swarr, and Tyler O'Hara.

Cortech Apparel Fast Man Standing Award

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Cortech Apparel & Gear will present the Cortech Fast Man Standing Award at the end of the 2011 American SuperBike Championship to the rider who earns the most fast laps of the season.

STM: Help – CBX 6 Wanted

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
This special edition Single Track Mind is a nostalgic plea to Motorcycle USA readers. Our man Melling wants his Honda CBX 6 back!

Japanese and Italian Motorcycles at Bonhams

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A wonderful selection of classic Italian and Japanese motorcycles are among the highlights of Bonhams annual sale at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in Stafford on 16th October 2011.

Mecum Brings 200 Collector Motorcycles

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mecum Auctions will sell nearly 200 motorcycles on the auction block during their upcoming event in Monterey, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.

Remembering 9/11: A Tribute to Fallen Heros

Monday, August 8, 2011
ACCORD Community First, a Long Beach, CA non-profit will be paying tribute to our nation’s fallen heroes and first responders on September 11th, 2011 with a commemorative motorcycle ride.

Weekend Ride for Kids events raise $251,958

Monday, August 8, 2011
Motorcyclists at Ride for Kids events in Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania gave children with brain tumors 251,958 reasons to hope yesterday, raising that much in funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Race to Win! Available Now

Monday, August 8, 2011
Former motorcycle racer and race club owner, Alan Blair recently released his new book “Race to Win! The Missing Pieces”.

Del Mar Celebration of the Motorcycle Returns

Monday, August 8, 2011
Relive the roar, the rumble, the richness of history at Celebration of the Motorcycle as it returns to the Del Mar Race Track Paddock for 2011.

Racing Legend Gary Nixon Passes Away

Friday, August 5, 2011
Motorcycle racing legend Gary Nixon passed away today due to complications from a recent heart attack.

Honda NSF250R Coming to U.S.

Friday, August 5, 2011
American Honda has announced that the Honda NSF250R will be arriving in the USA in 2012 and will be taking orders until the September 2nd cutoff date.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 5, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week has some high flying freesyle action, and J-Dawg gives a photo tip concerning white balance.

Pirelli Releases Diablo Super Biker iPhone App

Friday, August 5, 2011
Pirelli releases its Diablo Super Biker iPhone App capable of recording speed, lean angle and route - all of which can be shared through Facebook.

Alpinestars 2011 Fall Sport / Street Collection

Friday, August 5, 2011
Alpinestars released some fresh street and sport gear for Fall 2011. Featuring the new Carver Leathers, T-GP-Plus Jacket and much more. Get the scoop on all the A-stars' new motorcycle gear offerings for track and street.

Backmarker: Mert Lawwill

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Our Backmarker chats with racing legend Mert Lawwill and how one famous friend, Steve McQueen, provided a helping hand after an accident.

AGV AX-8 Dual Helmet Review

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We ride with the new AGV AX-8 Dual helmet. This hybrid street bike helmet/dirt bike helmet offers something for everyone. Hear our testing thoughts in this product review.

Silverstone World Superbike Insider 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011
Our man on the inside reports on the latest World Superbike round at Silverstone, including Yamaha's intended withdraw from the series and Carlos Checa's latest victory.

Motorcyclists Bring $56,000 to Knoxville

Monday, August 1, 2011
Riders in Knoxville, Tenn., gave generously to the Pediatric Brail Tumor Foundation yesterday, contributing $56,442 at the area's 11th Ride for Kids.

Yamaha to Withdraw from World Superbike

Monday, August 1, 2011
Yamaha has released an official statement saying it is withdrawing from the World Superbike Championship at the end of the 2011 season.