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2012 Dakar Rally Preview

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Considered by many to be the toughest off-road rally in existence, there’s no shortage of motorcycle contestants lining up to try their hand in the 2012 Dakar Rally.

Yamaha Pushing for Dakar Glory

Friday, December 30, 2011
The 34th Dakar Rally is only days away from launching in Buenos Aires with a total of 40 riders set to represent Yamaha over the 9000-kilometer course.

Motorcycle USA Best of 2011 Awards

Friday, December 30, 2011
It's time for Motorcycle USA to look back and highlight the best of another riding season. Check out Motorcycle USA's Best of 2011 Awards.

Aprilia Racing Previews 2012 Dakar

Friday, December 30, 2011
Everything is ready for Dakar 2012. After the two days of scrutineerings, all is set for the big start in January 1st. Team Aprilia will be represented by the Chilean rider Francisco “Chaleco” López and the French-Malian Alain Duclos.

Best Sportbike 2011: BMW S1000RR

Friday, December 30, 2011
Motorcycle USA names its 2011 Sportbike of the Year in our annual Best of Awards.

MX for Children Charity Creates Fundraiser

Thursday, December 29, 2011
MX for Children charity creates season-long fundraiser. The jackpot challenge opens opportunity to win a backstage pass to Monster Energy Supercross.

Repsol Previews Coma’s 2012 Dakar Plans

Thursday, December 29, 2011
Repsol rider Marc Coma is ready for his tenth run at the 2012 Dakar Rally.

An Armour for the Dakar

Thursday, December 29, 2011
The MRW riders participate in the Dakar protected by a full equipment, essential to find the highest possible safety.

Teens Split $10K Hit-and-Run Reward

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Two Colorado teens split $10,000 Law Tigers reward for their help in a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle accident.

Conger’s Husqvarna TE 449 Prepared for Dakar

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Husqvarna 'Privateer' Bill Conger prepares his TE449 for Dakar 2012.

Backroad Ramblings: The Acrobatic Carport

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Our Backroad Ramblings contributor returns with a winter tale of the Amazing Acrobatic Carport.

Broc Tickle Awaits Supercross Class Debut

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monster Energy Supercross Lites Class Champion Broc Tickle awaits Supercross class debut.

Hydrate and Recover, Key Factors in the Dakar

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Marc Coma and Joan Pedrero will face from January 1st real marathon days, of 5 or 6 hours on their bikes, where physical endurance is the key to perform at the highest level.

Red Bull/KTM's Ken Roczen Breaks Arm

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Red Bull/KTM Supercross rider Ken Roczen broke his arm while training yesterday and will miss the West Coast Lites portion of the 2012 Supercross season.

Dakar Champ Marc Coma Courier for a Day

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The current Dakar champion becomes the best MRW courier in the streets of Barcelona.

GNCC Announces Full Series Schedule for 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
GNCC announces full series schedule for 2012 with three new locations added for next season.

Parts Unlimited Dealer Challenge From GNCC

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
GNCC Introduces the Parts Unlimited GNCC Dealer Challenge.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Metcalfe Ready for 2012

Friday, December 23, 2011
Yoshimura Suzuki Racing team prepped and ready for Anaheim 1 Supercross.

MCSS Offers $50K Flat Track Contingency

Friday, December 23, 2011
$50,000 in new contingency for AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles available from Motorcycle-Superstore.com in 2012.

Chad Reed Ready to Stage a Run at the Title

Friday, December 23, 2011
Racer-turned businessman Chad Reed ready to stage a run at the title.

2012 GNCC Supplemental Rules Announced

Friday, December 23, 2011
2012 GNCC Supplemental Rules and Classes Announced

EVS Photo of the Year

Friday, December 23, 2011
After months of submissions from MotoUSA readers, we pick the EVS Photo of the Year and award the $500 Grand Prize.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Date Moved

Thursday, December 22, 2011
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days dirt track event moves to Saturday night.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts

Thursday, December 22, 2011
MCUSA offers several tips for procrastinators in its 2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Last Minute Gifts.

AMA Issues 2012 Amateur Rulebook

Thursday, December 22, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association issues 2012 amateur competition rulebook.

2012 AMA Flat Track Schedule Announced

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
AMA Pro Racing announces 2012 Schedule for AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship. The Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles are to appear at all 19 Rounds in the series.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: DVDs

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
MCUSA presents a look at some of the newest motorcycle flicks in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to DVDs.

Stewart & Gibbs Team up for 2012 Supercross

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Stewart/Gibbs team up for 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.

AMA Arenacross Champ Josh Demuth Retires

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Three-time AMA Arenacross Series Champion Josh Demuth announces retirement from competition, Demuth departs following a legacy that’s earned him 96-career wins and runner up on all-time win list.

David Fretigne Withdraws from 2012 Dakar

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
After injuring his vertebrae at the Rally dos Sertoes in August, Frenchman David Fretigne was unable to pass his final medical evaluation in preparation for the 2012 Dakar Rally.

2012 Big Sky XC Date Announced

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Lone Peak Racing, LLC is proud to announce the 2012 Big Sky XC race date has been set for August 25-26th.

KTM 450 Rally Bike Heading to Dakar

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The KTM 450 Rally Bike is the same machine Marc Coma used to take the victory in Buenos Aires in 2011 and will soon have a chance to defend its glory in the 2012 Dakar Rally.

AMA Comments on NTSB Cell Phone Ban

Monday, December 19, 2011
The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) made waves with its bold call for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving. The AMA responds.

AMA Supports Senator’s Helmet Stance

Monday, December 19, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association supports senator's stand on helmets.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Monday, December 19, 2011
For all two-wheeled enthusiasts out there who also share a passion for good reads, MCUSA presents a few options in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Books.

Dungey Hunting for SX Crown Aboard KTM

Monday, December 19, 2011
Ryan Dungey embarks on new endeavor with Red Bull KTM in search of another championship. The 2010 champion rejoins mentor Roger DeCoster at Austrian Brand.

Juan Pedrero 2012 Dakar Rally Interview

Monday, December 19, 2011
Joan Pedrero returns to Dakar in 2012 as Marc Coma's assistant while the MRW Red Bull AMV Team push toward another victory.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Toys & Games

Saturday, December 17, 2011
This year MCUSA helps spread holiday cheer with something that’s sure to put a smile on a kid’s face - toys!

JT Racing/MotoConcepts SX Team Debut

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Mike Alessi will head a five-rider team set to wear JT Racing gear throughout the 2012 AMA Supercross/Motocross season.

Marc Coma 2012 Dakar Rally Interview

Saturday, December 17, 2011
The current Dakar champion, Marc Coma, takes part in the toughest rally in the world for the tenth year and looks for his fourth win of his career.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel

Friday, December 16, 2011
To help readers wade through some of the latest fashion items, MCUSA is rolling out its opinion on the hottest casual wear in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Apparel.

Blind Ambition Part 2

Friday, December 16, 2011
Matt Wadsworth continues his quest to jump a dirt bike further than any other blind person with the help of Mickey Diamond.

J.D. Power Report Says Riders Spending More

Friday, December 16, 2011
The annual J.D. Power and Associates report on customer satisfaction shows riders are spending more in 2011.

Play Fantasy SX 2012 at Motorcycle USA

Friday, December 16, 2011
MotorcycleUSA.com invites Supercross fans to play its 2012 Fantasy SX game, with an FMF Prize Pack valued at up to $800 up for grabs.

Marc Coma Ready to Defend Dakar Title

Friday, December 16, 2011
Current champion Marc Coma will aim for another bronze at the 2012 Dakar Rally for the second year in a row with MRW KTM.

BAXTEK Accepting Sponsorship Applications

Thursday, December 15, 2011
BAXTEK is accepting sponsorship applications for the 2012 Season, amateur and pro riders can submit resumes; orders placed before January 30, 2012 will receive free shipping.

JGR Toyota Yamaha Sticks with Pirelli

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Pirelli is to continue partnership in 2012 with JGRMX Toyota Yamaha team, strengthened by its latest signing James 'Bubba' Stewart.

Ryan Villopoto Prepared to Defend SX Title

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Defending Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto Ready for Repeat in 2012.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Luggage

Thursday, December 15, 2011
We help make your next trip a little easier with a breakdown of the top bags in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Luggage.

Leatt Partners With WORCS for '12 and Beyond

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Leatt announces WORCS partnership for 2012 and beyond.

NTSB Calls for Cell Phone Driving Ban

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for a nationwide ban all cell-phone use while driving.

Smage's Got Talent - Smage Bros Interview

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Smage Bros were thrust into living rooms across America as a starring act on 'America's Got Talent' and are currently displaying their trials motorcycle riding skills as entertainers for the IMS tour.

Senator Tries to Block NHTSA Lobbying

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
U.S. Senate panel backs ban on traffic safety agency lobbying.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Tools

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In order to properly equip or readers, Motorcycle USA has devised a gift list to maintain and fix your ride in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Tools.

2012 Daytona RCSX Now Two Days

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Third annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona? Amateur Supercross Championship returns with two-day racing format.

Supercross Preview on CBS Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
2012 Monster Energy Supercross Season Preview to Air on CBS Sports Christmas Day.

AMA Names its 2011 Motorcyclist of the Year

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association announces 2011 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Accessories

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
MCUSA looks at some of the top items to hit the shelves in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Dirt Accessories.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Accessories

Monday, December 12, 2011
MCUSA offers a peek at some of the newest accessories to hit the scene in our 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Street Accessories.

2011 A Day in the Dirt Grand Prix in Photos II

Monday, December 12, 2011
Look at more photos from this year's A Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix races from Pala Raceway.

Taddy Blazusiak Wins Poland SuperEnduro

Monday, December 12, 2011
Taddy Blazusiak conquered his first SuperEnduro event in front of his home crowd on Saturday in Lodz as he continues to dominate the 2011 season.

2012 250 Motocross Shootout

Monday, December 12, 2011
MotoUSA gathered five Lites machines to battle it out for supremacy in the quarter-liter class. Some bikes have been revised heavily for 2012, while others received only bold new graphics. How will the scoring shake out this year?

Wilkes Barre Arenacross Saturday Results 2012

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Tyler Bowers snagged his fourth win in the 2012 AMA Arenacross Championship on Saturday night as the series concluded its visit in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

AMA News and Notes January 2012

Saturday, December 10, 2011
The January 2012 edition of the American Motorcycle Association's news and notes is here.

Wilkes Barre Arenacross Friday Results 2012

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Chad Johnson surged to his first win of the 2012 AMA Arenacross Championship on Friday night as the series visited the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

AMA Arenacross Notebook: Back in Action

Friday, December 9, 2011
AMA Arenacross Series Notebook: Back in Action

Antti Kallonen Named ISDE Team Manager

Friday, December 9, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Antti Kallonen as International Six Days Enduro team manager.

2011 Motorcycle Touring Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, December 9, 2011
To prepare our adventure-seeking readers, MCUSA editors offer their recommendations in the 2011 Motorcycle Touring Holiday Gift Guide.

Suzuki Offers $4.2 Million Contingency in 2012

Friday, December 9, 2011
Suzuki offers more than $4.2 million in race contingency for 2012.

Jeremy Martin Wins Dunlop Silver Tire Award

Friday, December 9, 2011
At the 40th Annual Mini Olympics amateur races held at Gatorback Cycle Park in Florida, Dunlop-sponsored rider Jeremy Martin earned the Dunlop Silver Tire Award.

Johnny Campbell to Co-Drive for Robby Gordon

Friday, December 9, 2011
Robby Gordon and the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires team announce the addition of Off-Road legend, Johnny Campbell to the 2012 team.

Mikey Martin Signs with Bonneville Performance

Friday, December 9, 2011
2011 AMA Pro Singles champion Mikey Martin recently signed with the Bonneville Performance team for 2012 as Triumph’s factory rider.

House Bill Makes Nuisance Dust State Issue

Friday, December 9, 2011
U.S. House passes dust bill that would help protect off-road riding.

New Kenny Roberts Print from Tom Fritz

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Kenny Roberts. 'So Woefully Underpaid' by Artist Tom Fritz.

AMA Arenacross Interviews Miss Arenacross

Thursday, December 8, 2011
AMA Arenacross Series interview of the week: Miss Arenacross Lindsey Scheltema.

Backmarker: Blind Ambition

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Matt Wadsworth is a 37-year-old musician attempting a world-record motorcycle jump. Did we mention he's also been blind since birth?

Broken Collarbone for Trey Canard

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Trey Canard's string of broken bones continues with a busted collarbone only a month before the Supercross season begins.

AMA Elects Maggie McNally Vice Chairwoman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association Board of Directors elects Maggie McNally as vice chairwoman.

Foursome of Champs Wage War for SX Crown

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Foursome of World Champions set to wage war in search of 2012 Monster Energy Supercross crown.

2012 Arenacross Wilkes Barre Preview

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
AMA Arenacross Series returns to action this weekend in Wilkes Barre in wake of recent controversy Gibson leads Arenacross class field into fourth round.

MotorcycleUSA to Give Away Honda Fury at IMS

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
MotorcycleUSA.com to give away a customized 2011 honda fury as part of ultimate builder custom bike show taking place at Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

Nuclear Cowboyz Launches New MX Tour

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Nuclear Cowboyz launches an all-new North American Freestyle Motocross tour. Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 is an FMX theatrical event with an insane snowmobile flip performed by 2011 Winter X-Games Medalist Caleb Moore!

AXO Norstar Trans-Am Vintage Gear

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Norstar Trans-Am boot by AXO now in stock, as AXO brings Norstar boots back to the future.

KTM Signs Maria Forsberg to Factory FMF/KTM

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
KTM Motorsports is proud to announce the signing of 2011 GNCC Women’s Champion and 2011 X-Games EnduroX Gold Medalist and AMA Racing Female Athlete of the Year, Maria Forsberg, as the newest member to the Factory FMF/KTM Racing Team.

Team Öhlins to Compete on KTM's in 2012

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Team Öhlins USA to Compete on KTM Motorcycles, through Langston Motorsports.

2011 A Day in the Dirt Grand Prix in Photos

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
See what happened as the A Day in the Dirt races rolled into Pala Raceway Thanksgiving weekend.

GNCC Honors Top Class Finishers

Monday, December 5, 2011
GNCC Awards Banquet Honors Top Class Finishers and Industry Members in Morgantown.

2012 AMA Motocross Tickets On Sale Now

Monday, December 5, 2011
2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Tickets On Sale Now for Moto Monday!

2012 AMA Ice Race Grand Championships

Monday, December 5, 2011
AMA Ice Race Grand Championships kick off 2012 amateur championships.

Dealers Join the Hyosung Motors America Team

Monday, December 5, 2011
Hyosung Motors America continues to grow with the signing of authorized dealer agreements with Eckenhoff Motorcycles and Two Wheel Corp.

2011 Cruiser Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, December 5, 2011
Check out Motorcycle USA’s 2011 Cruiser Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide for ideas on high-quality biker gear.

Hart and Huntington Supercross Team Intro

Monday, December 5, 2011
Hart and Huntington Racing introduced its ’12 Supercross team Thursday night at the Sycuan Casino near San Diego, California.

KTM Prepping for 2012 Dakar Rally

Friday, December 2, 2011
The MRW KTM Team is finalizing its preparations for the 2012 Dakar Rally where Marc Coma will look to defend his title.

Dr. Frazier: Adventure Touring Candy Store

Friday, December 2, 2011
Our two-wheeled nomad satisfies his adventure sweet tooth by taking in the sights at a Horizons Unlimited Traveller’s Meeting in Cambria, California.

Pirelli Scorpion Rally Available in Enduro Sizes

Friday, December 2, 2011
Pirelli introduces the new 110/80-19 sizes for the front and 150/70-17 for the rear, specifically designed for high displacement enduro street bikes that have a strong off-road attitude programmed into their DNA.

Final Online Auction for U.S Jr World MX Team

Friday, December 2, 2011
Imagine being the proud owner of a jersey autographed by extreme motocrosser Travis Pastrana, or racing pants and a jersey signed by Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto.

Husqvarna Ready for 2012 Dakar Rally

Friday, December 2, 2011
Husqvarna's 2012 Dakar Rally team is preparing for the first major motorsport event of the year, set to take place across 8,364 kilometers in South America beginning January 1st.

2011 Ironman GNCC to Air on Versus

Friday, December 2, 2011
Tune In Alert: Watch RacerTV's coverage of GNCC Bike Racing this Sunday on Versus.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Gloves

Friday, December 2, 2011
MCUSA editors offer a helping hand this season with some of the most comfortable and effective gloves in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Gloves.

2012 AMA Arenacross Series Schedule Updated

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky, and Legendary Rupp Arena added to 2012 AMA Arenacross Series schedule.

Tokyo Motor Show: Yamaha RYOKU

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Every bike show features quirky concept models. This is one of our favorites from the Tokyo Motor Show – the Yamaha XTW250 RYOKU.

AMA Amateur MX Rules & Classes for 2012

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Supplemental rules and classes announced for the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch.

Zero Teams With NFL Greats to Help Children

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Zero Motorcycles trams with the NFL greats to help children succeed.