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MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
The last MotoUSA Photo of the Week for September is a great capture of Tyla Rattray on the gas. JDawg gives a moto-photo tip on making practice perfect.

Magny-Cours WSB Friday Qualifying 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
Althea Racing's Carlos Checa was on the verge of capturing a track record at the Magny-Cours circuit during practice as he targets the 2011 World Superbike crown this weekend.

Motegi MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
Repsol Honda riders dominate practice on Friday at their home circuit of Motegi while Ben Spies tries to recover from the effects of food poisoning.

Fast Man Standing Award Winner Josh Hayes

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Cortech Apparel & Gear, presenting sponsor of AMA Pro Road Racing's Live Timing & Scoring webpage and mobile applications, presented the Cortech Fast Man Standing Award at the September 5th season-ending banquet in Atlantic City, NJ.

John Hopkins to Race Sepang MotoGP

Thursday, September 29, 2011
John Hopkins will re-join the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team as a wild-card rider in Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Magny-Cours World Superbike Preview 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike and Supersport Championships are quickly coming to a close with Carlos Checa and Chaz Davies on the verge of taking world titles for the first time in their careers.

Motegi MotoGP Preview 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The 2011 MotoGP Championship is reaching its climax as the paddock approaches the much anticipated Japanese Grand Prix this weekend at Motegi.

2011 Road Sport Shootout

Monday, September 26, 2011
Sportbikes purpose-built for the street, not the track. Motorcycle USA gathers five motorcycles that fit the bill for our 2011 Road Sport Shootout.

World Superbike 2012 Provisional Schedule

Monday, September 26, 2011
The 2012 World Superbike provisional schedule has been released, with 15 planned rounds for next season.

Imola World Superbike Insider 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011
Carlos Checa's title-winning celebration is put on hold while Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea comes away impressed by new upgrades to his CBR1000RR. All this and more in the 2011 Imola World Superbike insider.

500th Ride for Kids Raises $197,000

Monday, September 26, 2011
The first Ride for Kids event in 1984 raised $4,000 for childhood brain tumor research.

Le Mans World Endurance Results 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011
S.E.R.T. retakes the lead in the 2011 FIM World Endurance series after finishing runner-up to SRC Kawasaki during the Le Mans 24 Hours contest.

Imola World Superbike Results 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike Championship remains open despite Carlos Checa scoring podiums in both races at the Imola circuit in Italy.

Imola World Superbike Superpole 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Althea Racing's Carlos Checa put himself in favorable position to claim Spain's first-ever World Superbike title after dominating Superpole at the Imola circuit on Saturday.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011
This week our winner offers a unique perspective of a familiar scene. Take a look at the MotoUSA Photo of the Week and get a tip on traveling light with your camera.

2012 Honda CBR1000RR First Look

Friday, September 23, 2011
The 2012 Honda CBR1000RR features new Big Piston Fork, Balance-Free Rear Shock, lighter wheels and revised styling aimed at giving the venerable liter bike a new look that Honda hopes will help it on both the sales floor and the race track.

Imola World Superbike Friday Qualifying 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011
Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea takes advantage of FIM's new allowance of electronic throttle systems and posts the fastest lap in Friday's World Superbike qualifying session at Imola.

Salt Addiction: Paul Thede

Friday, September 23, 2011
Paul Thede is a true racer at heart who's bringing land speed racing into the 21st century with the first 200 mph electric motorcycle.

Loris Capirossi Out for Motegi MotoGP

Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Pramac Racing Team announced Loris Capirossi will be forced to miss the Motegi MotoGP round due to injury.

World Superbike Heading to Russia in 2012

Thursday, September 22, 2011
An agreement was signed in Rome today which will bring the FIM World Superbike Championship to Russia in 2012.

Max Biaggi Out for Imola Round

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Defending World Superbike champion Max Biaggi is out for the Imola round due to the fractured foot suffered in the last race at Nurburgring.

Former U.S. Senator Joins AMA

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Former two-term U.S. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado has joined the American Motorcyclist Association as vice president for government relations beginning Oct. 3.

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville’s 200 Club

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Valerie Thompson ran a personal best top speed of 201.01 mph with her Alter/Bivins Land Speed Racing Team prepared BMW S1000RR Superbike at the 8th Annual BUB Speed Trials.

Imola World Superbike Preview 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The 2011 World Superbike series enters its final three rounds with frontman Carlos Checa looking to capture the championship early.

Ducati Names 2012 Superbike 1199 Panigale

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Ducati gives us a teaser of its 2012 superbike, the Ducati 1199 Panigale, and lays out its racing plans for the next two years on the World Superbike stage.

Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway Promotion

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway promotion is back to help drive floor traffic and this year it includes all-new VIP prize packages for a couple of lucky participating retailers.

Aragon MotoGP Insider: Ducati

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Valentino Rossi's new aluminum chassis fails to spark results in the Ducati garage as teammate Nicky Hayden remains determined to succeed.

Aragon MotoGP Insider: Honda

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Casey Stoner praises the skill of his Repsol Honda teammate while Dani Pedrosa responds to criticism of his clash with Marco Simoncelli which took him out of championship contention.

Aragon MotoGP Insider: Yamaha

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Yamaha's Ben Spies recounts his trouble with grip at Aragon as Jorge Lorenzo begins to doubt his title defense in the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

Dovizioso & Laverty Rumored at Yamaha Tech 3

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Andrea Dovizioso and Eugene Laverty have become leading candidates to join Cal Crutchlow at Yamaha Tech 3 in 2012.

Rossi Criticizes MotoGP Test Restriction

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Valentino Rossi has come out against recent testing restrictions in the MotoGP series which have drastically reduced the number of winter tests.

TCX Boots Italian Factory Tour

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Motorcycle USA gets a special invitation to visit the TCX Boots factory in Italy to preview the brand's manufacturing process as well as some of its new products.

Klaffenbock Retires from IOM TT Racing

Monday, September 19, 2011
Ex sidecar World Champion and three times TT winner Champion Klaus Klaffenböck has announced his retirement from TT Racing with immediate effect.

St. Louis and Philly Raise More Than $185,000

Monday, September 19, 2011
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids events in St. Louis and Philadelphia raised a grand total of $185,645 for the fight against childhood brain tumors yesterday.

John Hopkins Undergoes More Surgery

Monday, September 19, 2011
John Hopkins is undergoing more surgery following his MotoGP crash in the Czech Republic which seriously damaged the American's hand.

Aragon MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Repsol Honda celebrated it 100th victory at the Aragon circuit in Spain on Sunday as one rider led all 23 laps in Round 14 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

STM: The Passing of Legends

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Our correspondent muses over the late Italian magnate Claudio Castiglioni and American racer Gary Nixon. That and Jorge Lorenzo’s visor, as well as how to wrestle bandits at rest areas.

Sidi, Vemar and AGV Racer Support Program

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sidi, Vemar & AGV are accepting resumes for Racer Support Programs for 2012.

Aragon MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner set a new track record in the process of claiming pole position for Sunday's MotoGP race at Aragon.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Sept 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
This week’s MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a nostalgic look back in time. A snap shot of a life and lifestyle that many are a part of and only a few can comprehend.

Auctions America Expands Vintage Calendar

Friday, September 16, 2011
Auctions America By RM Expands it's vintage motorcycle event calendar with Barber Vintage Festival and Las Vegas sales.

Aragon MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa stole the lead in free practice from Jorge Lorenzo as Spaniards controlled the timesheets during the first day at Aragon.

WSB Misano Test: Melandri Leads, Elias Debuts

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Yamaha's Marco Melandri set the pace while MotoGP rider Toni Elias made his BMW Italia debut during a two-day SBK test at Misano.

Supersonic Withdraws from World Superbike

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Supersonic Racing satellite Ducati team has announced it will not participate in the 2012 World Superbike championship

Shoei Helmet Donation Funds Naturalistic Study

Thursday, September 15, 2011
It was with the generous support of Shoei Safety Helmet Corp. that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation was able to include braking instrumentation in its unprecedented, one-year-long MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study.

Six Million Graduates for the MSF

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently graduated its six millionth RiderCourse student, a milestone reached through the ongoing efforts of nearly 10,000 RiderCoaches at more than 2,000 training sites worldwide.

MotoGP Aragon Preview 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Misano winner Jorge Lorenzo looks to cut into Casey Stoner's 35-point advantage as the MotoGP paddock rolls into the Motorland Aragon circuit.

AMA News and Notes October 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue.

Motorcyclists Help Children at Ride for Kids

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Hundreds of motorcyclists in three states observed the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by helping children in need.

Argentina Added to 2013 MotoGP Schedule

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A three-year deal has been signed to bring MotoGP to South America, with Argentina’s Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo circuit slated to host Grand Prix in 2013.

Provisional 2012 MotoGP Schedule Announced

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The FIM announces the provisional 2012 MotoGP calendar, the 18-round schedule slated for 13 different countries.

2012 Yamaha R1 Gets Traction Control

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Yamaha R1 gets electronic updates for the new model year, set to battle its 2012 Superbike rivals with traction control.

Motorcycle Superstore GoPro Sweepstakes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Motorcycle-Superstore and Dunlop are giving away 25 GoPro HD Motorsports HERO cameras so you can capture all the riding action in full 1080p high-definition video and poster-quality still photos.

Brough Superior Breaks Salt Record

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On September 1st, 2011 Brough Superior broke the AMA 1350-A-VG Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats with an average speed of 124.98 mph.

Hopkins Leads British Superbike Points

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
American John Hopkins sees his history-making British Superbike campaign improve, taking the points lead with a double victory at Donington.

In the Spotlight: Hiroshi Aoyama

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
As the 2011 MotoGP series prepares for its first and only Japanese Grand Prix, Hiroshi Aoyama talks about the lasting impact of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Leon Haslam Re-Signs with BMW for 2012

Monday, September 12, 2011
BMW Motorrad Motorsport has retained Leon Haslam for the 2012 World Superbike season.

Yamaha Confirms Attendance at Motegi MotoGP

Monday, September 12, 2011
Yamaha recently announced both Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies will participate in the upcoming Japanese Grand prix at Motegi in October.

Memorable MC: 1957 Gilera Four

Monday, September 12, 2011
This month our man Melling gets aboard his most coveted road test to date, piloting the bike of his youthful dreams – the 1957 Gilera Four.

Chicken Hawk Racing Riders Win AMA Titles

Friday, September 9, 2011
Chicken Hawk Racing congratulates Danny Eslick, Chris Fillmore, David Gaviria and James Rispoli for winning the AMA Pro Roadracing Daytona Sportbike, XR1200 and both SuperSport championships using Chicken Hawk Racing tire warmers.

More 1000cc GP Tests for Ducati & Yamaha

Friday, September 9, 2011
Yamaha and Ducati conduct further tests on their 2012 1000cc racebikes at Italian circuits.

James Toseland Announces Retirement

Friday, September 9, 2011
British racer James Toseland has announced his retirement from motorcycle racing, citing long-term affects of a wrist injury earlier this year.

D-Store Chicago Open House

Friday, September 9, 2011
Michael Jordan Motorsports and special guest-appearance by Ben Bostrom at D-Store Chicago Open House Saturday September 10th.

Icon Motosports 2011 Fall Collection

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Icon Motosports continues to innovate, offering fresh gear like its smart phone-friendly Justice Touchscreen Gloves and Stryker Field Armor in addition to a bold assortment of motorcycle helmets, jackets and gear.

Kawasaki’s 2012 World SBK Plans Take Shape

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Claiming a surprising win at Nurburgring while at the same time cutting ties with Paul Bird Motorsport, Kawasaki offers up its plans for 2012 in WSB.

Wayne Rainey at Italy Yamaha Headquarters

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Yamaha Motor Racing Headquarters hosted a very special guest yesterday as three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey arrived at the team’s base in Gerno di Lesmo, near Milan.

Backmarker: James Parker’s New Mission

Thursday, September 8, 2011
James Parker is making news with his electric tinkering at Mission Motors, but the designer still hasn’t given up on replacing the industry’s front fork bent.

Winter Dates at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Yamaha Champions Riding School, based at Miller Motorsports Park, has announced its 2011-2012 winter schedule of schools to be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Indy MotoGP to Continue Through 2014

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
An agreement has been reached between IMS and Dorna Sports that will see the MotoGP series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway through 2014.

Brammo Wins TTXGP North American Title

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Motoczysz won the final race of the North American TTXGP this weekend, but it was Oregon's Brammo Motorsports and rider Steve Atlas that claimed the 2011 TTXGP N.A. championship.

Colin Edwards to Forward Racing for 2012

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Colin Edwards has confirmed he will ride for the Forward Racing squad on a new 1000cc private MotoGP machine in 2012.

Loris Capirossi Retires, Riders Pay Tribute

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Loris Capirossi has announced he will retire at the end of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship during an emotional press conference at the Misano circuit.

Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo Enjoys Victory

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Jorge Lorenzo breathed new life into his 2011 MotoGP World Championship challenge in Misano with a stunning surge to his third victory of the season.

Misano MotoGP: Stoner Suffers from Fatigue

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Casey Stoner blames chronic fatigue for preventing him from challenging for his eighth victory in the 2011 MotoGP Championship during the Misano race.

Rossi at Misano: 'Seventh Best I Can Do’

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Valentino Rossi’s rocky debut season with Ducati continues at Misano, with The Doctor unable to pull out any miracles in front of his home crowd.

Wayne Rainey Returns to Misano

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The current MotoGP elite pay tribute to a racing legend on the Misano rostrum, as American Wayne Rainey returns to the circuit where his riding career ended back in 1993.

Pros 4 Vets and Ducati OK Teach Military

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Ducati Oklahoma and Pros 4 Vets teamed up to help promote better riding safety among our brave men and women in uniform.

Nurburgring World Superbike Insider 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Carlos Checa delivers another dominating performance to extend his lead in the 2011 World Superbike Championship while Tom Sykes posts his first-ever win. All this and more in the Nurburgring World Superbike Insider.

American SuperBike New Jersey Race 2 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011
The 2011 American SuperBike had its series' finale at New Jersey Motorsports Park on Sunday with Josh Hayes and Blake Young clashing for the title.

Daytona SportBike New Jersey Race 2 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011
The final race of the 2011 Daytona SportBike Championship came down to mere inches as a five-rider pack sprinted toward the finish.

AMA SuperSport New Jersey Race 2 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011
The 2011 AMA SuperSport Championship officially came to a close following a shortened 14-lap encounter at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

AMA XR1200 New Jersey Results 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Chris Fillmore ended his season on a high note by winning the final round of the 2011 XR1200 Championship in New Jersey to claim the title ahead of Steve Rapp.

Nurburgring World Superbike Results 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Carlos Checa extended his lead in the 2011 World Superbike Championship as Sunday's races were held in mixed conditions at the Nurburgring circuit.

Misano MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo stays in the fight with a strong performance at the Misano circuit during Round 13 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

Rea Stays with Castrol Honda for 2012

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Jonathan Rea will ride a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in the 2012 World Superbike championship following an announcement from the Castrol Honda team at Nurburgring in Germany.

American SuperBike New Jersey Race 1 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The 2011 American SuperBike Championship entered New Jersey with only five points separating the top-two riders.

Daytona SportBike New Jersey Race 1 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The first Daytona SportBike race at New Jersey Motorsports Park was a close one as one rider lost it all on the final lap.

AMA SuperSport New Jersey Race 1 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The final round of the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing Championship is underway in New Jersey with the first SuperSport race already in the books.

Misano MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner secures yet another pole position in record-breaking fashion, the points leader heading the grid for tomorrow’s Misano GP.

Nurburgring World Superbike Superpole 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
A new lap record was set during today's final Superpole session at the 'Ring as three different manufacturers filled the top three spots.

MotoGP Owner Bridgepoint Acquires WSBK

Friday, September 2, 2011
MotoGP and World Superbike will be owned by the same parent company, with European private equity firm Bridgepoint purchasing SBK owner Infront Sports & Media.

Edwards to Forward Racing CRT in 2012

Friday, September 2, 2011
Colin Edwards will campaign the 2012 Grand Prix season, the Texan piloting a CRT effort from Forward Racing.

AMA Pro Road Racing New Jersey Friday 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
The final round of the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing series got underway Friday with qualifying in each class at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Jason DiSalvo to Ride a Triumph at New Jersey

Friday, September 2, 2011
Jason DiSalvo will ride aboard a Triumph Daytona 675R during the final round of the 2011 Daytona SportBike Championship at New Jersey.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a double dose of moto-photo goodness. Check the winning photos for the Second of September.

Bautista's 'Hope for Japan' Helmet Auction

Friday, September 2, 2011
Alvaro Bautista's 'Hope for Japan' helmet, the one he wore at Laguna Seca, is being auctioned off in the on-going support for the Japan relief effort.

Nurburgring WSB Friday Qualifying 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
Aprilia's Max Biaggi snagged provisional pole in Germany on Friday as the 2011 World Superbike Championship returns following its summer break.

Misano MotoGP Practice Results 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo sets the fastest pace during practice ahead of Casey Stoner as Round 13 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship gets underway at Misano.

Loris Capirossi Announces Retirement

Thursday, September 1, 2011
After three world titles and 22 years of competing at the World Championship level, Italian rider Loris Capirossi announced today he will retire at the end of this year's MotoGP season.

Race Tech Now Accepting Resumes

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Race Tech, the world’s largest motorcycle suspension modification company, is set to offer more Rider Support than ever before.