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The Motorcycle USA blogs provide the latest in views and opinions of the Motorcycle USA staff. Get the information before the article is even released by reading the latest motorcycle blogs. Always a variety and updated daily, you’re sure to enjoy the latest motorcycle blogs on Motorcycle USA.

Old Dogs Agostini & Lucchinelli in Dainese Vid

Old Dogs Agostini & Lucchinelli in Dainese Vid
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Sport Bike Blog - Bryan Harley
MotoGP legends Giacomo Agostini and Marco Lucchinelli are featured in Dainese’s latest webisode called “Old Dogs.” While the two talk about their relationship with Lino Dainese and the company he founded in the video, the clip is also full of wonderful vintage racing footage where you get a good sense of the camaraderie, the crowds, and the danger. Because there was plenty of it - from tracks with guardrails and no run-off to fairly primitive leathers and helmets.

Rat’s Hole Bike Show at Leesburg Bikefest 2015

Rat’s Hole Bike Show at Leesburg Bikefest 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
It’s no secret we’re big fans of the Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show. From Daytona Beach to Sturgis, Ted Smith and the tenured Rat’s Hole panel of judges consistently attract some of the most creative two-wheeled creations around.

Choppertown Online Backyard Build Contest

Choppertown Online Backyard Build Contest
Monday, April 13, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
For over ten years now, the guys at One World Studios have worked their tails off representing the American motorcycle scene by producing and promoting independent motorcycle movies. Their moto-documentary featuring Rico Fodrey and Kutty Noteboom, Choppertown The Sinners, helped put them on the map.

Win Oil Painting of Your Motorcycle at '15 Quail

Win Oil Painting of Your Motorcycle at '15 Quail
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
One of our favorite events of the year, The Quail Motorcycle Ride and Gathering, is right around the corner. This year, The Quail Events is doing a fun little promo in conjunction with Guenevere Schwien aka the Moto Painter. The winner will receive a handmade oil painting of their motorcycle. Here’s how to enter.

ICON 1000 & British Customs Salt of the Earth

ICON 1000 & British Customs Salt of the Earth
Monday, April 6, 2015 - Dirt Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
ICON teamed with British Customs to make the "Salt of the Earth" video below. As is typical with ICON videos, "Salt of the Earth" is a bad-ass blend of skillful riding, thanks to team rider Ernie Vigil, apocalyptic setting and beautiful cinematography. Vigil is mobbing around the Salton Sea on British Customs' Triumph Scrambler, making the most out of the last tank of gas on Earth. It's a great way to spend your next three minutes, so be sure to check it out.

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show April 10-12

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show April 10-12
Friday, April 3, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
The formula is becoming nouveau.

Test Ride an EBR in the Appalachians

Test Ride an EBR in the Appalachians
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Sport Bike Blog - Bryan Harley
Ever wanted to take one of Erik Buell’s wonderful new creations out for a spin? What if that ride took place in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains? Sound too good to be true? Well, that’s exactly what is being offered next week. If you happen to live in Asheville, North Carolina, or in a town nearby, listen up.

Video Tribute to Dane Westby

Video Tribute to Dane Westby
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Sport Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
On March 23, 2015 Dane Westby lost his life after a streetbike accident in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Westby had recently completed MotoAmerica/Dunlop tire testing at Circuit of the Americas, where he placed fastest among Superstock 1000 riders. He finished second-place in the 2012 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Championship and was the first three-time winner in the SportBike class in 2014. He had numerous WERA racing championships to his credit prior to his career in AMA Pro Racing as well.

R1 Road to Austin Ep.5 at CoTA

R1 Road to Austin Ep.5 at CoTA
Friday, March 27, 2015 - Sport Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Yamaha continues it's "Road to Austin" YouTube series of videos with Episode 5, "Final Preparations at COTA." Yamaha Racing Division Manager Keith McCarty unveils the 2015 MotoAmerica livery to Monster Energy Graves Yamaha's Cameron Beaubier and Josh Haye, followed by footage of the two riders taking to the track.

Dane Westby at Circuit of the Americas Video

Dane Westby at Circuit of the Americas Video
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Sport Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
On March 20, 2015, Dane Westby posted the fastest Superstock 1000 time during the second day of MotoAmerica/Dunlop tire testing at Circuit of the Americas. Three days later Westby lost his life in a streetbike crash in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Yamalube/Westby Racing has released the video below with footage of Westby during the test, paying tribute to the life that was lost too soon.

Kawasaki Koffee Break 2015

Kawasaki Koffee Break 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Street Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
If you are in Southern California on Saturday March 28, 2015, head on over to Kawasaki's Irvine Headquarters at 9950 Jeronimo Road from 10am - 2pm for the Kawasaki Koffee Break Meeting. The Koffee Break is intended to celebrate women in motorcycling and will include a women's panel discussion from 11am - 12pm. Attendees can also tour the Kawasaki Heritage Hall Museum, take a demo ride, go to a Motorcycle 101 seminar and more. Check out the flyer below for all the details.

Mods/Rockers Unite: MotoBlot 2015 June 25-28

Mods/Rockers Unite: MotoBlot 2015 June 25-28
Monday, March 16, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
For all you mods, rockers, and ton-up fans of the Ace Café out there, listen up. Chicago is the place to be June 25 – 28 for the second annual Motoblot celebration. My buddy Larry Fletcher puts a lot of work promoting the event and just passed along some of the particulars, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Win a Chance to Meet Valentino Rossi at CoTA

Win a Chance to Meet Valentino Rossi at CoTA
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - MotoGP Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Dainese/AGV is offering fans the chance to meet with Valentino Rossi during the 2015 Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The contest requires fans to make a video showing why they love Dainese, AGV and/or Valentino Rossi. The videos must then be uploaded to vine.

Yamaha R1 Road to Austin Episode 4

Yamaha R1 Road to Austin Episode 4
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier have been hard at work getting the new Yamaha R1 ready for battle, recently heading to Thunderhill Raceway to turn some laps on the new machine. The 2015 MotoAmerica season opener is April 10-12 where the Graves Yamaha team will take to the track alongside MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas.

MSR Big 6 Prairie Dog GP Glen Helen Recap

MSR Big 6 Prairie Dog GP Glen Helen Recap
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
MSR racer Colton Udall took the win during the recent MSR Big 6 Prairie Dog Grand Prix at Glen Helen, capturing some incredible on-board footage along the way.

Jim Nasi/Bahn Unveiling Bagger at Bike Week

Jim Nasi/Bahn Unveiling Bagger at Bike Week
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Custom builder Jim Nasi has been one of the players at the forefront of the bagger revolution for years now.

More Yamaha R1 Talk on Bike Week Radio

More Yamaha R1 Talk on Bike Week Radio
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Heed 505 - Adam Waheed
Yamaha’s fully redesigned YZF-R1 is one of the most exciting new motorcycles we’ve ridden in recent history. So tomorrow morning we’re supplementing our First Ride review with added commentary on Yamaha’s new Superbike during the Bike Week Radio Show.

EVS Sports Hits the Streets with Ian Gaines

EVS Sports Hits the Streets with Ian Gaines
Friday, February 27, 2015 - Street Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
EVS Sports has been in the motorcycle apparel game since 1985, when the company introduced its first Motocross specific knee brace, the AMX-5. Since then the company has grown to include street helmets, gloves, body armor, gear bags and more. Recently, the company showcased a handful of products with rider Ian Gaines on the streets and back alleys of LA. If you’re a fan of stunt shenanigans, be sure to check out the video below.

Kawasaki WorldSBK Talks Technical 2015

Kawasaki WorldSBK Talks Technical 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015 - World Superbike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The 2015 World Superbike Championship is underway, with teams completing the first practice sessions of the season at Phillip Island. There's a host of new rules and regulations this year and Kawasaki Racing Team has produced a short video that points out some of the particulars, from price caps on components to testing regulations and more. It's far from a complete run-down of all that's changed, but it's a good bullet-point list nonetheless. Check it out below.

Cameron Beaubier Bell Helmet Video

Cameron Beaubier Bell Helmet Video
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier will be sporting a Bell Helmet during the 2015 MotoAmerica Championship. The Yamaha ace hops on camera in the video below to talk about his decision to go with Bell and doesn’t beat around the bush when talking about his aspirations to get over the pond for a shot at the international stage in the coming years.

Must See: New 2015 Yamaha R1 Videos

Must See: New 2015 Yamaha R1 Videos
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - Sport Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
The entirely revamped Yamaha R1 looks to be an incredible machine, debuted at the 2014 EICMA Show it immediately sent the pulse rates of sportbike riders into overdrive. The machine is designed to be as light as possible and to be a beast on the racetrack while still being a manageable machine on the road.

Kawasaki MXGP Team Video 2015

Kawasaki MXGP Team Video 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The Kawasaki Racing Team looks to be a formidable force in MXGP in 2015, fielding riders Ryan Villopoto and Tyla Rattray. Both have been hard at work preparing for the season, and Kawasaki has captured footage of them on track, along with some commentary that provides additional insight into what they're concentrating on before the first gate drop of the year. Check out Villopoto and Rattray in the video below. The first round is scheduled for February 28 in Qatar.

Strokers Dallas Hosting Industry Night Feb. 12

Strokers Dallas Hosting Industry Night Feb. 12
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Rick Fairless and the Strokers Dallas crew are hosting an industry party Thursday night to kick off the South Central Regional Showcase weekend going down in Arlington, Texas. The party is open to the public and there’s no cost to get in. Moose Racing, Thor MX, Icon and others will have product displays and a slew of industry reps from leading companies will also be on hand.

MSR WFOx Team at 2015 San Felipe 250

MSR WFOx Team at 2015 San Felipe 250
Monday, February 9, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The MSR/WFOx team dominated the Pro Motorcycle class of the 2015 San Felipe 250, with riders Colton Udall and Justin Jones claiming top honors in the event. Fellow MSR riders, Mark Samuels and Ray Dal Soglio, crossed the line in second-place. The team was ready with cameras in hand during the event, capturing behind-the-scenes footage in the days before the race through to the checkered flag. Check out the MSR/WFOx team video from the 2015 San Felipe 250 below.

Roger Hayden & Jake Lewis MotoAmerica

Friday, February 6, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Text below is courtesy of MotoAmerica MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, has released part one of a three-part video interview with Yoshimura Suzuki teammates Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis. Hayden and Lewis will be riding Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000s in the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series.

Road to Austin Episode 3 2015

Road to Austin Episode 3 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Monster Graves Yamaha's Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier are joined by Yamaha Racing Division Manager Keith McCarty in the third installment of the "Road to Austin." In the video below, McCarty details some of what's new with the R1 as the team tests and prepares for the opening MotoAmerica round at Circuit of the Americas. Hayes and Beaubier chime in as well, giving their impressions of the new machine after turning laps at Thunderhill Raceway.

A Look Back at Triumph in 2014

A Look Back at Triumph in 2014
Friday, February 6, 2015 - Street Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
Triumph celebrates 2014 in the video below, which includes some awesome footage of its exploits on the racetrack, salt flats, in the desert and off road.

Guess Who's 1st Sturgis 75th Band at The Chip

Guess Who's 1st Sturgis 75th Band at The Chip
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Nobody does music and motorcycles like the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. For nine days straight The Chip hosts the biggest names in the music industry. Rain or shine, every night is a party at the Wolfman Jack Stage.

15th Annual Cincinnati V-Twin Expo Feb. 7-8

15th Annual Cincinnati V-Twin Expo Feb. 7-8
Monday, February 2, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
With the 2015 riding season right around the corner, it’s prime-time for players in the cruiser and custom motorcycle industry to gather once again in Cincinnati for the 15th annual V-Twin Expo. The industry trade show takes place this weekend, February 7-8, inside the Duke Energy Center. The annual gathering allows business to showcase new products and accessories, make contacts and form new business alliances.

Perewitz Custom Paint Show at Bike Week 2015

Perewitz Custom Paint Show at Bike Week 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Perewitz and paint are synonymous. You don’t get a nickname like “The King of Flames” without having some skills in the paint booth. We’re stoked to hear that Dave and Jody Perewitz will be holding the Perewitz Custom Paint Show at Bruce Rossmeyer’s during Daytona Beach Bike Week 2015 with help from sponsor PPG Paints. There’s a $500 cash prize for the winner along with a bad-ass trophy painted by the man himself.
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