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2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM First Ride

Friday, November 29, 2013
Suzuki's DR-Z400SM Supermoto is back for 2013. We put this affordable single to the test with slides, stoppies and wheelies.

Team Green Starts 2013 Thor Winter Olympics

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Kawasaki Team Green kicked off the 2013 Thor Winter Olympics in Florida but were delayed when rains came and drenched the track.

AMA Asks for Meeting with CDC on Helmet Law

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
AMA Vice President for Government Relations Wayne Allard has requested a meeting with CDC Director Tom Frieden for an explanation on the recent efforts to recommend a federally mandated universal helmet law.

Coolbeth, Jr. Signs with Zanotti Racing for 2014

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Zanotti Racing announced it has signed three-time AMA Pro Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., on to ride for the team in 2014.

2014 Zero Motorcycles at Six IMS Tour Stops

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Zero Motorcycles' new 2014 model year bikes will join the International Motorcycle Show tour for six cross country tour stops.

2014 Ricky Carmichael Amateur SX in Daytona

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The 5th Annual Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross returns to Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Brad Baker New Harley Factory Flat Track Racer

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Coming off his 2013 AMA Pro Grand National Championship, Brad 'The Bullet' Baker has landed the illustrious position of Harley-Davidson's factory flat track racer for 2014.

2013 AMA Year-End Award Nominees

Monday, November 25, 2013
The AMA has announced its nominees for the 2013 AMA Championship Banquet. AMA members can vote for their favorites through December 1, 2013.

2014 KTM Contingency Program: KTM Cash

Monday, November 25, 2013
KTM has a new contingency program for 2014 called KTMCash.com. Open to amateurs and pros riding KTM motorcycles, riders can earn KTM Cash at nearly 1000 races nationwide.

EnduroCross Las Vegas II Results 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013
The 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross title is all sealed up after a tough, physical race in Las Vegas.

Girardi Wealth Management Posts Bonus Cash

Friday, November 22, 2013
Girardi Wealth Management post cash for Las Vegas GEICO EnduroCross Finals.

Loretta Lynn Given President Medal of Freedom

Friday, November 22, 2013
Loretta Lynn has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Cycle Ranch Official USA Championship Camp

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Cycle Ranch offers the official AMA USA Championship Boot Camp.

Congressman Questions CDC Helmet Stance

Thursday, November 21, 2013
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (R-Michigan) has challenged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an explanation on why it is recommending and pursuing a federal mandatory helmet law.

Geico EnduroCross Final Broadcast Live Online

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Live Online broadcast for the Las Vegas GEICO EnduroCross Finals.

Selling E15 Fuel in 2014 U.S. Market May Stall

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Introduction of E15 fuel into the U.S. marketplace may stall in 2014.

2014 Flat Track Doubleheader Opens at Daytona

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Daytona Flat Track to host the season opening AMA Pro Flat Track doubleheader weekend on March 13-14, 2014.

Kurt Caselli Ride Day at Glen Helen

Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Caselli family would like to invite all family, friends and fans of Kurt Caselli to a memorial ride day at Glen Helen Raceway on December 6, 2013 from 10am to 3pm.

Backmarker: Rambling, Philosophically

Thursday, November 21, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker makes use of the waning riding season to devote some philosophical thought to personal and more wide-ranging motorcycle issues.

MotoUSA Staff Motorcycles - Suzuki RM-Z450

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Suzuki’s 2012 RM-Z450 is one of our favorite motocrossers. So much so, we purchased one second-hand and build it into the ultimate motocrosser.

Coastal Racing Takes Baja 1000 Win

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Coastal Racing takes the Baja 1000.

Caselli Rememberance in SCORE Dirt LiveHD

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Kurt Caselli will be remembered during the SCORE Dirt LiveHD internet show airing Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.

Robby Bell: 2013 Baja 1000 Race Recap

Monday, November 18, 2013
Robby Bell finished the 2013 Baja 1000 second overall in the motorcycle division with his THR Motorsport/Monster Energy Kawasaki Team. Read Bell's race recap here.

"SX Ed' Season 2 Ep 1 with Dianna Dahlgren

Monday, November 18, 2013
Season 2 of "SX Ed" kicks off with Miss Supercross, Dianna Dahlgren, sneaking into Wil Hahn's dreams.

Roof of Africa Results 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013
The 2013 Roof of Africa wrapped up in cold and wet conditions.

2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Results

Saturday, November 16, 2013
JCR Honda battled with FMF/KTM for top-honors in the 2013 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

Kurt Caselli Dies During 2013 Baja 1000

Friday, November 15, 2013
American KTM factory off-road racer Kurt Caselli has died during the 46th running of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road motorcycle race.

Straight Rhythm a Challenge to Supercross?

Friday, November 15, 2013
Red Bull showed off its "Straight Rhythm" Supercross course in early November 2013 and we ask, is this a simple one-off experiment or the start of a new off-road motorcycle event?

Roof of Africa Day 2 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013
Day 2 of the 2013 Roof of Africa saw the rains descend, ending a severe drought in the region and making for an even more challenging day of racing.

2014 Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier Schedule Out

Friday, November 15, 2013
The 2014 Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier Schedule has been announced.

Roof of Africa Day 1 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013
The 2013 Roof of Africa off-road race kicked-off with "Round the Houses" followed by a time trials at the top of Bushman's Pass.

Giant Loop Showing Saddlebags at EICMA

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Giant Loop previews 2014 adventure proof motorcycle packing systems at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show.

Yamaha Returns for 2014 Monster Energy SX

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A returns as an official motorcycle manufacturer and the exclusive ticket outlet of Monster Energy Supercross.

SPOT Trace is the Theft-Alert Tracking Device

Thursday, November 14, 2013
SPOT LLC announces SPOT Trace, the ultimate theft-alert tracking device.

Roof of Africa 2013 Set to Begin

Thursday, November 14, 2013
The 2013 Roof of Africa is set to begin and is being touted as one of the toughest races ever.

Dr. Frazier’s Global Adventure Begins

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Dr. G’s global adventure completes its North American leg, the trusty Honda GL650 duo enduring vodka-induced bike temptation and rancid riding boots.

Renthal Co-Founder Andrew Renshaw Dies

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Andrew Charles Renshaw, co-founder of Renthal, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.

Learning to Ride: First Ride

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
One of the best parts of learning to ride is actually logging some miles, and that first time on the road is an experience unlike any other.

2013 Red Bull A Day in the Dirt 16 Preview

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
If you’re into dirt bikes, camping and camaraderie then the 16th edition of the Red Bull A Day in the Dirt is something you don’t want to miss.

Caterham Group Launches Motorcycle Division

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Caterham Group, a British sports car company and Formula One GP team owner, is launching a new motorcycle division.

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggle Review

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Oakley’s Airbrake MX Goggle is the most expensive eye protection for off-road riding. Is it worth its $160 price? Find out now in this review.

Feld Motor Sports and FOX Ink Five-Year Deal

Monday, November 11, 2013
Feld Motor Sports and FOX Sports have signed a five year telecast deal for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Monster Jam and Monster Energy Cup.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Second Ride

Monday, November 11, 2013
A few months ago MotoUSA took a short ride on a pre-production 2014 Yamaha YZ250F. Now the production version is here. Is it just as impressive?

Bercy Supercross Results 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013
The three-day King of Bercy Supercross weekend in Paris saw Honda teammates Justin Barcia and Trey Canard battle hard for the title of "King" in 2013.

Free Admission to Veterans for 2014 AMA MX

Monday, November 11, 2013
Veterans are eligible for free admission to each of the 12 rounds of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

EnduroCross Boise Results 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013
KTM's Taddy Blazusiak is now tied with teammate Mike Brown for the lead in the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship after his win in Boise.

AMA Thanks United States Veterans for Service

Monday, November 11, 2013
The American Motorcyclist Association thanks veterans for their service.

2014 Regional AMA Amateur MX Schedule Set

Saturday, November 9, 2013
The 2014 Regional Championship schedule has been announced for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Priced at $12,699

Friday, November 8, 2013
Suzuki has announced pricing for its redesigned 2014 V-Strom 1000, with the base model retailing for $12,699 and the Adventure spec $13,999.

Allstate Awards Five $5000 Good Ride Grants

Friday, November 8, 2013
Allstate Insurance announced the five winners who each received $5000 grants for their ideas to help make the roads safer for motorcyclists as part of Allstate's Good Ride Grants program.

Flat Track Finals on AMA Pro Live Online DVR

Friday, November 8, 2013
Race broadcasts from the Flat Track Finals are now available on AMA Pro Live's Online DVR.

Judge Wants Utah Travel Management Proposal

Friday, November 8, 2013
Federal judge wants new a travel management proposal in Utah.

2013 EICMA Milan Bike Show Recap

Friday, November 8, 2013
The 2013 Milan Bike Show proved busy as usual, as manufacturers debuted their latest models at EICMA. Catch up on all the details.

LeoVince USA Launches 8 Weeks of Christmas

Friday, November 8, 2013
LeoVince USA launches the '8 Weeks of Christmas' promotion.

Rodriguez-Long Given MIC Chairman’s Award

Friday, November 8, 2013
Ricardo Rodriguez-Long has been awarded the MIC Chairman’s award.

Dianna Dahlgren in "SX Ed" Season 2

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Dianna Dahlgren returns for a second season of "SX Ed" in the run-up to the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. Check out the trailer for the 10-episode series here.

Fed Task Force to Push Mandatory Helmet Law

Thursday, November 7, 2013
The AMA announced that a federal task force appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is prepared to recommend mandatory motorcycle helmet laws for all states.

2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Schedule

Thursday, November 7, 2013
The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule includes a new opening round at Glen Helen and introduces a new venue in Indiana.

Sena, Nexx Helmets Launch New Bluetooth

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sena Bluetooth partners with Nexx Helmets to create two all-new custom Bluetooth communication devices.

Backmarker: Canada's First Motorcycle Stamps

Thursday, November 7, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker delves into some Canadian motorcycle history after a chance encounter with Matthew Warburton, graphic designer of Canada's first motorcycle postage stamps.

2014 Triumph Tiger 800XC SE First Look

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Triumph unveiled a special edition Tiger 800XC during the 2013 EICMA show in Italy. The 2014 Tiger 800XC SE retains all the features of the standard 800XC but sports a slick new color scheme.

2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
For the upcoming Supercross and outdoor motocross seasons Suzuki continues to campaign its proven 2014 RM-Z450. We give it a test ride in this review.

2014 Zero Motorcycles First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Zero Motorcycles unveiled its new R-spec motorcycle, the SR, during the 2013 EICMA show in Italy, as well as a new Z-Force Power Tank which ups power and increases energy storage capacity on all 2014 models.