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2013 Supercross Moved from Dodger Stadium

Friday, November 30, 2012
Due to planned improvements the L.A. Dodgers plan to make to Dodger Stadium in the off-season, the January 19, 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross round has been moved to Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

Hayes, Crutchlow To Sign Autographs at IMS

Friday, November 30, 2012
AMA Pro Racing's Josh Hayes and MotoGP's Cal Crutchlow will be signing autographs at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, December 7, 2012.

2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tickets on Sale

Friday, November 30, 2012
Advance tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

GAO Says Motorcycle Crashes Cost $16 Billion

Friday, November 30, 2012
A report from the Government Accountability Office reckons the costs of motorcycle crashes in 2010 totaled $16 billion.

AMA News and Notes December 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012
The AMA News and Notes December 2012 issue will help you stay up to date on the motorcycle rights-related issues happening all over the country.

2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Jackets

Friday, November 30, 2012
MCUSA editors have been putting a number of jackets through the ringer this past year and they’ve finally decided on some favorites for the 2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Jackets.

2012 SCORE Awards Night at SoCal Regency

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Southern California’s Hyatt Regency is set to host the 2012 SCORE Awards night with a tribute to 39 years of SCORE International desert racing.

Two New Riders to Husqvarna Rally Team

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Alessandro Botturi and Quinn Cody have been added to the Husqvarna Rally Team by Speedbrain, with Botturi set to contest the 2013 Dakar and Cody on deck to compete in the 2013 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship.

2013 Women's Pro Motocross Triple Crown

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will feature three Women's Pro Motocross rounds: at Hangtown, High Point and Southwick.

2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Helmets

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Looking for the perfect gift for the off-roader this holiday season? Maybe you're looking to upgrade your own lid...whatever the case the 2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Dirt Helmets has you covered.

2013 AMA Ice Race Grand Championships

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
AMA Ice Race Grand Championships kick off the 2013 national championship racing.

Cycle News Issue 47 Available

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The November 27, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

2013 Amateur MX Qualifier Schedule Issued

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
2013 Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule has been announced for the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.

Loretta Lynn's 2013 Area Qualifier Schedule

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedules are now available, though are tentative and may be subject to change.

Expo Indication of Struggling Chinese Industry

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Canton Fair hosts one of the main motorcycle expos during the year in China, with an industry insider reporting stagnation and a declining industry.

Dunlop Announce Key Organizational Changes

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Dunlop announces key organizational changes in the motorcycle division.

Troy Lee Designs / DC Replica Riding Gear

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Action sports brand, DC and Troy Lee Designs team up and release new replica gear kits inspired by some of the world’s top motorcycle racing athletes.

Team Green Dominates 2012 Mini O's

Monday, November 26, 2012
Kawasaki riders on Team Green enjoyed a full list of achievements during the 2012 Thor Winter Olympics, commonly known as the Mini O's, grabbing nine championships and 45 podium finishes.

2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Helmets

Monday, November 26, 2012
Check out the 2012 Street Helmet Motorcycle Gift Guide to find out which lids MCUSA editors couldn't live without during the past riding season.

BMW Presents Judges for 'Ride of your Life'

Monday, November 26, 2012
BMW Motorrad presents the judges for the 'Ride of your Life' tour. Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt will choose which bikers go on the tour.

Bohn Body Armor Discount to AMA Members

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
ActionStations Inc. offers a discount on Bohn Body Armor to American Motorcyclist Association members.

SX Ed: Episode 8 with Dianna Dahlgren

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
See what Dean Wilson and Darryn Durham have planned for the 2013 Supercross season in SX Ed: Episode 8 featuring Miss Supercross, Dianna Dahlgren.

Monster Pro Circuit Kawaski 2013 Line-Up

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The 2013 Monter Energy Pro Circuit Kawaski line-up is set with familiar faces like Blake Baggett, Dean Wilson and Tyla Rattray returning and new additions like Justin Hill and Martin Davalos.

Fly Racing Three.4 Off-Road Helmet Peek

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Fly Racing's Three.4 (Three-Point-Four) moto helmet boasts a number of premium features and color choices at a competitive price.

Cycle News Issue 46 Available

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The November 20, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Help Fund John Penton Documentary

Monday, November 19, 2012
Todd Huffman is attempting to put together a full-length documentary film chronicling the life and times of John Penton, but he needs your help.

KTM Recall Notice for 350 EXC-F and 500 EXC

Monday, November 19, 2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for certain 2012-2013 model year KTM 350 EXC-F and 500 EXC bikes due to a potential fuel system issue.

Yamaha Funds OHV Projects in Six States

Monday, November 19, 2012
Yamaha approves new GRANTs Funding OHV projects in six states.

AMA MHoF Induct Seven Motorcycling Greats

Monday, November 19, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, inducts seven motorcycling greats.

EnduroCross Las Vegas Finale Results 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012
KTM's Taddy Blazusiak had commanding performances through both main events of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship finale in Las Vegas, earning his fourth consecutive title.

2013 Honda CRF110F First Ride

Monday, November 19, 2012
The 2013 Honda CRF110F is an all-new model that replaces the CRF70F, with more displacement and electric start.

Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Results 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012
For the second time in the past three outings, a trophy truck team has clinched the overall victory in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

EICMA Oddities: RSD TMax, Supertrike n Brutus

Friday, November 16, 2012
We take a look at some of the odd and unusual vehicles that might not have made the EICMA 2012 headlines but were deserving of attention in their own right.

Paul Thede's Race Tech Powers AMA MHoF

Friday, November 16, 2012
Paul Thede's Race Tech powers the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends Weekend.

Aprilia Caponord 1200 First Look

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Borrowing heavily from its Dorsoduro, Aprilia conjures up another entry for the Adventure-Touring market with its new Caponord 1200.

Twisted Throttle Rentals Now Available

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Twisted Throttle is now offering motorcycle rentals out of their World Headquarters in Exeter, Rhode Island.

2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Schedule

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Mark your calendars because the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule has been announced with stops at some of the toughest MX tracks in the country.

2012 EICMA Milan Bike Show

Thursday, November 15, 2012
The EICMA bike show in Milan showcases the new motorcycle entries from Europe, most expected and a few surprises… get up to speed on Motorcycle USA.

Honda Prepares for 50th Anniversary in Baja

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Honda prepares for the 50th anniversary in Baja.

Atlas Original Neck Brace Review

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Check out what MotoUSA thought of the Atlas Original neck brace as we put it through the paces.

Thomas Oldrati Joins Husaburg Factory Team

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thomas Oldrati has signed on to ride for the Husaberg Factory Racing Team in the E1 class of the FIM Endurance World Championship for the 2013-2014 seasons.

GNCC Racing Announces 2013 Race Schedule

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
GNCC Racing announces the 2013 race schedule.

West Coast Flat Track Opens in Las Vegas

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The 2013 West Coast Flat Track Series opens at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas on Jan. 11-12.

AIMExpo Expands Foundation for 2013 Show

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) received a hefty boost of support when Marketplace Events and the Italian Trade Commission signed a formal agreement during the opening day of EICMA 2012 in Milan, Italy.

GNCC Pre-Recession Rider Numbers in 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
GNCC returns to pre-recession rider numbers in 2012, boasting the second highest season in series history.

Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational is coming to SoCal's Industry Racing December, 29. The global event showcases World GP riders vs. America's best.

Cycle News Issue 45 Available

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The November 13, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Renthal Re-Signs with Monster Energy Kawi

Monday, November 12, 2012
Renthal re-signed a multi-year deal with Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team to provide handlebars, sprockets and grips.

V-Strom 1000 Concept in U.S. by 2014

Monday, November 12, 2012
Suzuki announced that the V-Strom 1000 Concept unveiled at Intermot 2012 will join the company's U.S. line-up in 2014.

Bercy Supercross Results 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jake Weimer achieved a career milestone in the 2012 Paris-Bercy Supercross showdown, coming out just ahead of Geico Honda's Eli Tomac as King.

Clean Air Act Violated by LA Companies

Monday, November 12, 2012
Two Los Angeles companies agree to pay a total of $140,000 for Clean Air Act violations that were found during inspections at the Port of Long Beach.

45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Final Advance

Monday, November 12, 2012
2012 SCORE Desert Series point titles are on the line in the 35 Pro, with six Sportsman classes at the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

45th SCORE Baja 1000 Expanded Entry List

Monday, November 12, 2012
45th SCORE Baja 1000 Expanded Entry List

AMA Salutes Veterans

Monday, November 12, 2012
American Motorcyclist Association salutes veterans

Nighthorse Delivers D.C. Christmas Tree

Monday, November 12, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ben Nighthorse Campbell is trucking the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C.

2012 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Fact Sheet

Monday, November 12, 2012
Get all the facts about the 2012 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 before the action starts on November 13, 2012.

2013 Honda CB500X First Look

Monday, November 12, 2012
Honda has released details on a mid-sized adventure-styled motorcycle dubbed the 2013 CB500X.

Loretta Lynn's Moto Championship On NBC

Friday, November 9, 2012
Loretta Lynn's moto championship airs on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.

GT Thunder I Wins GNCC Dealer Challenge

Friday, November 9, 2012
Team GT Thunder I wins the Parts Unlimited GNCC Dealer Challenge.

OHV Group Wins Lawsuit in California

Thursday, November 8, 2012
EcoLogic Partners, Inc. has come out on top in its California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit against the CA Parks and Recreation Department, keeping Truckhaven Trails open.

ASA Hires Consultant to Review ISDRA Plan

Thursday, November 8, 2012
The American Sand Association has employed the support of McClure Consulting to provide a constructive critique of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area draft business plan.

Dr. Frazier: Global ADV Motorcyclists Gather

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Motorcycle USA's globe-trotting adventure tourer, Dr. Gregory Frazier, picked up some tips and tricks and shared laughs with other motorcycle fanatics at the 2012 California Horizon's Unlimited Traveller's Meeting.

Freestyle Racer Carey Hart at Progressive IMS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Freestyle motocross racer Carey Hart is to appear at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Dallas.

SX Ed: Episode 7 With Dianna Dahlgren

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Step into Miss Supercross Dianna Dahlgren's classroom in SX Ed: Episode 7 and watch as she tries to whip Blake Baggett, Broc Tickle and Darryn Durham into shape.

2013 Loretta Lynn's Championship Date Set

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The date has been set: the 2013 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurrican Mills, Tennessee will take place July 29-August 3, 2013.

2013 450 Motocross Shootout

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The top six Japanese and European 450cc motocross bikes go head to head in MotoUSA's 2013 450 Motocross Shootout.

Matco Tools Receives Award for Borescope

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Matco Tools receives an Innovation Award for the PRO1000 Borescope.

Ray Blank Retires from MIC

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors member Ray Blank recently announced his retirement from the MIC.

Three Board Members Re-Elected to MIC

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Don Emde, Frank Esposito and Steve Johnson were all re-elected to the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors after elections in October 2012.

GNCC to Honor 2012 Class Champions

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
GNCC class champions are set to receive official congratulations during the GNCC Awards Banquet January 11-12, 2013 in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Cycle News Issue 44 Available

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The November 6, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Tampa Bay Area Ride for Kids Raise $43,000

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
$43,000 raised at Tampa Bay area Ride for Kids to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Motorcycles at Heart of Baja 1000

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Motorcycles have been at the foundation of SCORE Baja racing since the first run in 1962. For the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 over 90 motorcycle teams will test their mettle on the grueling desert course.

Matco Tools Receives Award for Borescope

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Matco Tools receives an Innovation Award for the PRO1000 Borescope.

2012 Q3 Motorcycles Sales Stabilize Market

Monday, November 5, 2012
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports motorcycle sales holding steady through Q3, with a slight 1.3% increase in year-over-year motorcycle sales.

"Bike Week Radio Show" At AMA Legends

Monday, November 5, 2012
The "Bike Week Radio Show," out of San Diego, will be at the AMA Legends Weekend in Las Vegas November 16-17, 2012 providing in-depth interviews, features and commentary on all the action at the Red Rock Casino.

RPM Racing Roaring Toward Mexico

Monday, November 5, 2012
As the opening day of racing approaches teams prepare for the 2012 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with some, like RPM Racing, on the verge of making SCORE history.

Gobbler Getter National Enduro Results 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012
The final round of the 2012 AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series took riders to Alabama for the Gobbler Getter National Enduro. Russell Bobbitt battled with Nick Fahringer for the lead, each vying for their first overall win of the season.

2012 Western Pro-Am Sunday Results

Monday, November 5, 2012
The final day of the 2012 AMA Western Pro-Am saw the Open Class take to the track for two intense moto battles and the final FMF 2-Stroke Challenge which saw local rider Anthony Defazio put in a commanding performance.

Loretta Lynn's GNCC Results 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012
Both the XC1 and XC2 Pro Lites titles came down to the final round of GNCC competition at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. In Women's action, Maria Forsberg ended the year with a perfect season.

2012 Western Pro-Am Saturday Results

Monday, November 5, 2012
The first day of race action in the 2012 AMA Western Pro-Am saw riders in the 250 A class battle for top position and the first of two FMF 2-Stroke Challenge motos.

2013 AMSOIL Arenacross Format Changes

Friday, November 2, 2012
There are a number of format changes coming for the 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross season, including two 12-lap Main Event's, a new championship points structure and the addition of a head-to-head bracket.

EnduroCross Las Vegas Live Webcast

Friday, November 2, 2012
The upcoming Geico AMA EnduroCross finale in Las Vegas will be broadcast live via webcast in its entirety on November 17, 2012.

Revive Your Ride Starts November 1, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012
The "Revive Your Ride!" year-end giveaway starts November 1, 2012. Visit your participating powersports retailer now through December 31, 2012 for a chance to win.

Twisted Throttle Mods a Triumph Explorer 1200

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Twisted Throttle got a 2013 Triumph Explorer 1200 and added a full list of upgrades to improve performance and comfort in a wide variety of adventure touring scenarios.

MIC Communications Seminar Economic News

Thursday, November 1, 2012
MIC Communications Symposium provides economic advice and innovative growth strategies to the powersports industry.

AMA News and Notes November 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012
American Motorcyclist Association comes out with the latest News and Notes for November 2012.

Backmarker: Ralph Wayne Backyard Nationals

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Ralph Wayne's Vintage Backyard Nationals is a laid-back gathering of vintage enthusiasts in Kansas City. Our Backmarker investigates.