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Officials Investigate Marquez/Pedrosa Incident

Monday, September 30, 2013
Race Direction is investigating the Aragon crash involving Repsol Honda teammates Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.

Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta F4 750

Monday, September 30, 2013
This month's Memorable Motorcycle celebrates the MV Agusta F4 750, an alluring racebike and brain-child of MV's on again-off again owner - Claudio Castiglioni.

Herrin to Moto2, Beaubier Gets SuperBike

Monday, September 30, 2013
Daytona SportBike champion Cameron Beaubier gets promoted to the Graves Yamaha SuperBike squad for 2014 to replace the SuperBike title-winning Josh Herrin, who’s headed for Moto2.

World Superbike Laguna Seca Race 2 Results

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sunday's World Superbike Race 2 racing results from California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

AMA SuperBike Laguna Seca Results 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Josh Hayes finishes the season on top with a win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Daytona SportBike Laguna Seca Results II 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013
AMA Daytona SportBike race results from the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

MotoGP Aragon Results 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013
A major shakeup in the race for the 2013 MotoGP Title went down at Aragon. Did Marquez grab another win or did Perdrosa or Lorenzo sit atop the podium?

Harley Davidson XR1200 Laguna Seca Results

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Road racing results from the Harley-Davidson XR1200 season finale at California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

World Superbike Laguna Seca Race 1 Results

Saturday, September 28, 2013
World Superbike racing returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Find out comes out on top in Saturday’s first race.

MotoGP Aragon Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Riders ran fast today at Motorland Aragon, the standing lap record fell, and the grid is set for tomorrow's MotoGP race at the Spanish circuit.

MotoGP Aragon Friday Results 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013
It was a hot one today at Aragon and the heat created struggles for grip as the MotoGP paddock registered the first couple of practice sessions at the Spanish circuit.

Single Track Mind – How Much is Too Much?

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Our man Melling meditates on motorcycles, Midwestern smorgasbord’s, the Honda Grom and taser-wielding bike cops.

Interactive Opportunities Abound at AIMExpo

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Interactive opportunities abound at the AIMExpo Outdoors with dedicated outdoors demo space to host a variety of events.

Harley XR1200 Series Laguna Seca Preview '13

Thursday, September 26, 2013
The final race of the 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series goes down this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Steve Rapp sitting as the rider to beat.

AMA Pro SportBike Laguna Seca Preview 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013
The crown is in the bag for Cameron Beaubier, but that doesn't mean AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike riders won't be giving it their all in the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend.

AMA Pro SuperBike Laguna Seca Preview 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013
The final round of the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike 2013 season heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend where the 2013 champion will be crowned.

Suzuki Concludes MotoGP Testing at Mugello

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Suzuki concluded a two-day test of its MotoGP bike at Mugello, wrapping up testing for the 2013 season.

World Superbike Laguna Seca Preview 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The 2013 eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca after a nine year hiatus.

MotoGP Aragon Preview 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The 2013 MotoGP World Championship heads back to Spain for Round 14 of the season. Marc Marquez leads the points battle but Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa are going to fight with everything to close the gap in front of the home crowd.

Update on Honda TT Legends' Simon Andrews

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Honda TT Legends rider Simon Andrews suffered extensive injuries in a crash at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hour race but is now making his first steps to recovery.

Gillim Wins MCSS Sportsmanship Award

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport rider Hayden Gillim has won the 2013 Motorcycle-Superstore SuperSport Sportsmanship award.

WEC Le Mans 24-Hours Results 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013
Suzuki Endurance Racing Team clinched the 2013 World Endurance Championship title after an incident-packed final round at the Le Mans 24-Hour race.

Damian Cudlin to Replace Hernandez at PBM

Monday, September 23, 2013
Damian Cudlin will replace Yonny Hernandez on the Paul Bird Motorsport MotoGP team at Aragon and Phillip Island.

Michael Jordan Motorsports In Laguna WSBK

Monday, September 23, 2013
Michael Jordan Motorsports announced riders Roger Hayden and Danny Eslick will compete in the upcoming World Superbike round at Laguna Seca

New Location, New Date for 2014 Dealer Expo

Friday, September 20, 2013
To help drive up dealer and exhibitor attendance, the 2014 Dealer Expo will take place in December in Chicago.

Bell Star Carbon Race Day Helmet Review

Friday, September 20, 2013
We've ridden to Sturgis and tested many motorcycles in the last few months, all while wearing a Bell Star Carbon Helmet. Here's our review of Bell's top-shelf motorcycle helmet.

Graves Yamaha Rebuilds R1 in Five Hours

Friday, September 20, 2013
Ever wondered how long it takes to build a Yamaha YZF-R1 SuperBike from the frame up? About five hours, if you’re really good and you’ve got two Graves Yamaha crews of talented technicians working together with expert precision.

Suzuki MotoGP Wraps Up Test at Misano

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Suzuki MotoGP completed three days of testing at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, sampling new engine specs, chassis and electronics settings.

EBR to Unveil 1190RX at 2013 AIMExpo

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Eric Buell Racing has announced it will unveil a new street-legal sportbike carrying the model designation 1190RX on October 16, 2013 at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida.

Backmarker: Mann’s Missing Honda Part 1

Thursday, September 19, 2013
What happened to the Honda 750 that Dick Mann piloted to the 1970 Daytona 200 victory? Our Backmarker begins the tale, which includes AMA Hall of Famer Bob Hansen.

Blake Young Joins FIXI Suzuki at Laguna Seca

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Former AMA Pro Road Racing star Blake Young will join the FIXI Crescent Suzuki World Superbike team at the 2013 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca round.

2013 Honda Grom Prix in Photos

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In conjunction with the Honda Grom 125 First Ride test, Big Red hosted a bracket-style competition, dubbed the Grom Grand Prix.

Checa Out for Remaining 2013 WSBK Season

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Team Ducati Alstare's Carlos Checa is out for the remainder of the 2013 World Superbike season due to injuries sustained in Istanbul.

Learning to Ride - Getting Licensed

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
One of the best first steps when learning to ride a motorcycle is to take a motorcycle safety course and get licensed. Find out what to expect in this installment of Learning to Ride.

H-D Wins Carlyle Tools NHRA 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013
Andrew Hines rode a Harley-Davidson V-Rod to victory at the 2013 Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals.

MotoGP Misano Test Results 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013
MotoGP teams remained an extra day in Italy to conduct a mid-season test at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

SuperBike New Jersey Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Josh Hayes returned to form in AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Race 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, but Josh Herrin also put in a strong performance and has the title to lose going into the finale at Laguna Seca.

DSB New Jersey Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
A red flag and a handful of crashes left some podium contenders on the sidelines in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Race 2 at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

SuperSport New Jersey Race 2 Results 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
The final AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race of the season proved to be a fierce battle for the East division title between Corey Alexander and Hayden Gillim.

Harley-Davidson New Jersey Results 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Steve Rapp returned to his winning ways in AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series action at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

World Superbike Istanbul Results 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Aprilia's Eugene Laverty dominated World Superbike at Intercity Istanbul Park, outpacing the competition in both races at the circuit and moving himself closer to contention for the 2013 title.

MotoGP Misano Results 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo was in prime form at Misano, getting a great start and remaining smooth to the finish. Did Marc Marquez have enough to challenge the Mallorcan this time around?

SuperBike New Jersey Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013
The battle for the 2013 National Guard SuperBike title remains heated after an unusual Race 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park saw a number of penalties and a blown engine provide some unexpected action.

DSB New Jersey Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Y.E.S. Graves Yamaha's Cameron Beaubier clinched the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike title with his win in Race 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

SuperSport New Jersey Race 1 Results 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Hayden Gillim and Corey Alexander put it all on the line in Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport Race 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, each rider within reach of the 2013 East division title.

MotoGP Misano Qualifying Results 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Marc Marquez demolished the previous lap record at Misano on his way to the sixth MotoGP pole position of his rookie season.

WorldSBK Istanbul Superpole Results 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes battled with Aprilia's Sylvain Guintoli for the Tissot-Superpole in Istanbul.

Bridgestone Battlax S20 Tire Review

Friday, September 13, 2013
Bridgestone trickles down MotoGP tire technology to the everyday rider with its Battlax S20 road tire but did the Japanese tire giant succeed?

AMA Pro New Jersey Friday Results 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing kicked off the penultimate round at New Jersey Motorsports Park with practice and qualifying in National Guard SuperBike, GoPro Daytona SportBike and Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport.

Post Entry Open During AMA Road Race at VIR

Friday, September 13, 2013
Post entry available during AMA Road Race Grand Championships at Virginia International Raceway Sept. 21-22.

Shorai LFX and Erik Buell Racing Team Up

Friday, September 13, 2013
Shorai LFX Batteries and Erik Buell Racing announce a new business partnership.

Superbike Family Returns for Third Season

Friday, September 13, 2013
Pegram Racing will be featured for a third season of the Superbike Family reality show.

Two Brothers Racing CARB Resource

Friday, September 13, 2013
Two Brothers Racing now offers a section of its website dedicated to new EPA information received from the California Air Resource Board (CARB.

Huge Growth in Worldwide TT 2013 Audience

Friday, September 13, 2013
Huge growth in the worldwide TT audience in 2013.

World Superbike Istanbul Friday Results 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013
Hot weather and slick conditions claimed a number of World Superbike riders in Istanbul. Aprilia's Sylvain Guintoli was able to avoid incident and finished with the provisional pole.

Fans at Laguna Seca Offered Ticket Package

Friday, September 13, 2013
GEICO Motorcycle is offering an exclusive ticket package to fans attending the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca finale.

MotoGP Misano Friday Results 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013
Marc Marquez was quick to establish himself as the man to beat during Friday's MotoGP practice at Misano.

Guintoli and Aprilia Appeal Denied by FIM CDI

Friday, September 13, 2013
Sylvain Guintoli and Aprilia Racing Team filed an appeal to the FIM International Disciplinary Court regarding Tom Sykes in Race 2 at Monza. The appeal was rejected.

Yamaha to Use Seamless Gearbox at Misano

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Yamaha's factory MotoGP team will debut its new seamless gearbox at the 2013 Grand Prix at Misano.

Trail Users Benefit From Federal Funding

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Trail users to benefit from the federal funding of the Recreational Trails Program.

2013 Bell Commemorative WorldSBK Helmet

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Bell Helmets is offering a limited edition Star Carbon Helmet to commemorate the 2013 World Superbike round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Yamaha to Continue Partnership with Tech 3

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Yamaha has renewed its contract with satellite MotoGP team Tech 3 for 2014 and 2015.

Pro Road Racing Celebration at Laguna Seca

Thursday, September 12, 2013
The 2013 Geico Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing year end awards celebration will be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's Red Bull Energy Center.

RSRacecraft to Test LeoVince-Equipped Ninja

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
LeoVince USA joins RSRacecraft in the Daytona Sportbike Racing program.

Garmin Zumo 390LM Nav for Motorcycles

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Monitor tire pressure in real-time and navigate curvy roads with Garmin zumo 390LM for motorcycles.

World Superbike Istanbul Preview 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The 2013 eni FIM Superbike World Championship heads to Turkey for the first time ever for Round 11 at Intercity Istanbul Park.

American Pickers' Frank Fritz at AIMExpo

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
American Pickers' Frank Fritz will be a special guest presenter at the inaugural AIMExpo in October 2013.

AMA Pro Racing New Jersey Preview 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
AMA Pro Road Racing heads to New Jersey Motorsports Park for the penultimate round of the 2013 season.

Yamaha Champions to Cease Operations

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Yamaha Champions Riding School will cease operations at the conclusion of its final school on October 16, 2013.

MotoGP Misano Preview 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The 2013 MotoGP World Championship heads to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for Round 13.

AIMExpo Grows to 350 Exhibitors

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The inaugural AIMExpo now has 350 exhibitors on schedule.

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale First Look

Monday, September 9, 2013
Ducati updates its 848 with the all-new 899 Panigale, outfitted with a new 148-horspower Superquadro L-Twin and the monocoque chassis of its 1199 sibling.

D3O Armor Now Standard in ICON Jackets

Monday, September 9, 2013
Every new ICON jacket and pant will now come equipped with CE certified D3O impact protectors.

2013 AMA Laguna Seca 2 Will Not Be Televised

Friday, September 6, 2013
The 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing stop at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will not be televised due to unresolvable complications in the production arrangements for the event.

Kenny Roberts Named AIMExpo "Champion"

Friday, September 6, 2013
"King" Kenny Roberts has been named the "American International Motorcycle Champion" for the inaugural AIMExpo in October 2013.

Superbike Safety Commission Update 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013
The FIM together with FIM Superbike World Championship Race Direction recently formalized plans to create a "Superbike Safety Commission" composed of riders.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS First Look

Friday, September 6, 2013
Kawasaki unveiled its changes to the Ninja 1000 ABS for 2014, with Team Green also adding ABS as standard kit to the Versys.

Backmarker: Rachael Clegg, TT Calendar Girl

Thursday, September 5, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker catches up with Rachael Clegg, a free-spirited artist and journalist who also produces and models for the scintillating Milestones TT Calendars.

No Surgery for Marquez After Silverstone Crash

Thursday, September 5, 2013
MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez will not require surgery for the dislocated shoulder he suffered during a pre-race warm-up crash at Silverstone.

Wet Weather Means No Test for Stoner

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Casey Stoner was supposed to conduct two more days of testing at Motegi in early September, but wet weather both days made testing impossible.

Evel Knievel to Star in Comic Book Series

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Evel Knievel will be the star of an upcoming comic book series as well as a graphic novel.

Travis Pastrana Welcomes New Baby

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Travis Pastrana and his wife Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana welcomed a new daughter to the world September 2, 2013.

Ack Attack Primed to Break 400 mph Barrier

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Motorcycle USA contributor Rocky Robinson and the Top 1 Oil Ack Attack team are prepped and ready to break the 400 mph barrier on a two-wheeled machine at the upcoming Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout.

Loris Baz On the Road to Recovery

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Loris Baz took a hard fall during warm up at Nurburgring and was thought to have a sustained a serious injury to his back. The outlook is now more positive and he's working for a full recovery.

2013 MV Agusta F4 and F4RR First Ride

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
MV Agusta unveils an incremental half-year software update to its F4 series of Superbikes. MotoUSA gives it a first ride evaluation at California’s Fastest Road in the West.

AIMExpo PowerSports Business Curriculum

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
AIMExpo and PowerSports Business Magazine announce the curriculum for the PowerSports Business Institute.

Learning to Ride - Why Ride?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
To help new riders learn the ins and outs of riding a motorcycle, MotoUSA introduces the Learning to Ride series. This first installment asks a simple question to kick things off - why ride?

World Superbike Nurburgring Results 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Red flags ended both World Superbike races early at Nurburgring and there's now a new points leader in the 2013 championship.

MotoGP Silverstone Results 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo battled hard through the final corners of the 2013 MotoGP race at Silverstone, with Marquez looking for his fifth consecutive win and Lorenzo hoping to slow the rookie's recent momentum.