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Insurance Rate Reductions for AMA Events

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced lower negotiated insurance cost savings of up to 18 percent for AMA event organizers.

KTM Announces 2012 ARS Trackside Schedule

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
KTM North America, Inc is excited to announce the Amateur Racing Trackside Support Schedule for the 2012 season.

Saddlemen Sponsors 2012 Flat Track ROY

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
AMA Pro Racing Announces Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Program for AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track.

2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition First Ride

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
MotoUSA got a single day to evaluate the 2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition. We were super pumped to see if it is an improvement from the standard 450 SX-F.

MSF's Dr. Sherry Williams Appointed to TRB

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Dr. Sherry Williams receives prestigious appointment as she is to chair the Transportation Research Board's Motorcycle Committee.

St. Louis Supercross Preview 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is closing in on the second half of the season as it enters St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome this weekend.

2012 Christini AWD Motorcycle Lineup

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Christini Technologies has announced its 2012 lineup of street legal and off-road motorcycles.

Mesquite WORCS Results 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Bobby Garrison swept both contests in the third round of the 2012 WORCS series in Mesquite, Nevada.

Project Dakar 2013 Part 1

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
MotoUSA will tag along and get regular updates from Justin Maley as he makes his first attempt at the Dakar Rally. It's a long process and there's lots to get sorted out.

HOF Breakfast to Feature Schwantz

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame breakfast at Daytona will feature World Grand Prix Champion Kevin Schwantz and will include a Benefit Auction.

Honda Daytona Kick Off Party

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
At Honda’s Main Display Area in front of the Daytona Speedway on W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida

RC Daytona Amateur SX Returns to Bike Week

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship returns to Bike Week.

Atlanta Supercross Insider 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012
Ryan Dungey gave Red Bull KTM its second victory of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season inside Atlanta's Georgia Dome after holding off Ryan Villopoto in the final laps.

Monster Energy Team with Paul Thacker Charity

Monday, February 27, 2012
The Monster Energy Gives Back program and the Paul Thacker Foundation partner together to raise funds for Spinal Cord recovery for Paul Thacker, an inspiration for all and others.

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride

Monday, February 27, 2012
We get our first taste of the hot 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer adventure touring motorcycle during a first ride in Southern Spain. Does it live up to the hype?

Minneapolis Arenacross Saturday Results 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tyler Bowers has officially claimed back-to-back Arenacross titles after taking a runner-up finish in the final round of the 2012 series at Minneapolis.

Atlanta Supercross Results 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Featuring one of the largest crowds of the season, the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series became even tighter following a huge victory for one rider in Atlanta.

Atlanta Supercross Lites Results 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012
The 2012 Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class continued to be ruled by one rider as the field moved on to Atlanta's red clay inside the Georgia Dome.

AMA Arenacross Going Bar to Bar Once More

Friday, February 24, 2012
AMA Arenacross Series notebook see the intense bar to bar competition one more time.

RC Daytona SX Offers $50,000 Contingency

Friday, February 24, 2012
The 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross offers over $50,000 in contingency.

Monster Energy Hosts Stupid Cancer Benefit

Friday, February 24, 2012
Join Monster Energy gives back for an amazing event at the pole position raceway in Corona to benefit Stupid Cancer and meet Monster Energy athletes, celebs and enjoy an evening of fun at the raceway.

Husabergs Attempt World Record Altitude

Friday, February 24, 2012
A multinational team of Adventure Motorcyclists is preparing to set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude reached on a motorcycle.

Atlanta Supercross Preview 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Supercross paddock heads to Atlanta for the eighth round of the season and the second leg of the Supercross Lites East competition.

AMA Arenacross Interviews Steven Mages

Thursday, February 23, 2012
AMA Arenacross Series interview of the week is Foremost Insurance/Spinechillers/Gateway Cycles Kawasaki's Steven Mages.

Brembo Expands V-Twin Market Product Line

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Brembo expands its V-Twin market product line with innovative LED-Body master cylinders and .484 calipers that provide best-in class braking.

Bonhams Auction in Bristol is Successful

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Bonhams Motorcycle Auction in Bristol is a resounding success with 96% sold.

Cole Seely Subs for Injured Canard

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Cole Seely fills In for injured Trey Canard at Team Honda Muscle Milk Racing.

2012 KTM 350 XCF-W First Ride

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
KTM has adapted its 350cc 4-stroke to multiple off-road disciplines. The 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W is the Austrian trail machine that blends the best of 250F and 450 machines.

Dallas Supercross Insider 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Action at Dallas' Cowboys Stadium left a mark on the series as Chad Reed officially crashed out of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship after sustaining numerous injuries.

AMA Arenacross Minneapolis Preview

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Bowers has championship in his sights as AMA Arenacross series season concludes in Minneapolis and the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Champion will also be crowned.

Ricky Carmichael Unveils Daytona SX Track

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Ricky Carmichael's signature design is unveiled for the 2012 Daytona Supercross by Honda course as the supercross legend designs the course for his fifth straight year.

Chad Reed Withdraws from 2012 Supercross

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
TwoTwo Motorsports' Chad Reed has pulled out of the 2012 AMA Supercross series after suffering devastating injuries from his crash in Dallas.

MIC 'Give to Ride' Auction Tops $50,000

Monday, February 20, 2012
MIC 'Give to Ride' auction tops $50,000 for the Right Rider Access Fund as manufacturers, distributors and Star Riders Rally for land access.

2012 AMA National Enduro Greensboro Results

Monday, February 20, 2012
KTM support rider Steward Baylor makes it two in a row after grabbing his second AMA National Enduro win of the season.

Reno Arenacross Saturday Results 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012
Tyler Bowers swept the penultimate round of the 2012 AMA Arenacross Championship in Reno to inch closer to winning his second consecutive title.

Dallas Supercross Results 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series kicked off its East Coast tour in fashion with a packed house being treated to another battle between Ryan Villopoto and Chad Reed.

Dallas Supercross Lites Results 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012
The 2012 Eastern Regional Lites Championship made its debut inside Cowboys Stadium with lots of bar-banging action from 250 riders.

Reno Arenacross Friday Results 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers fought back to grab his 11th win of the season on the first night in Reno.

2012 AMA Arenacross Series Nearing the End

Friday, February 17, 2012
The 2012 AMA Arenacross Championship is coming down to the final two rounds as Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers leads the standings by 18 points ahead of Honda's Jeff Gibson.

9th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally Planned

Friday, February 17, 2012
Make plans to join KTM staff and enthusiasts for the 9th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in scenic Bend, OR taking place on September 14-16, 2012.

Husqvarna Sponsors 2012 AMA HMNA Series

Friday, February 17, 2012
Husqvarna announced as title sponsor of the 2012 AMA Husqvarna National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series.

Super Tenere Adventure Riding Series for 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Yamaha Motor Corporation to the second year of its title sponsorship of the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series.

'12 KTM Baja Team/Bonanza Plumbing Lineup

Friday, February 17, 2012
KTM Motorsports is proud to announce its four-member 2012 Baja Racing Team.

FAR Husqvarna Racer Andrew Delong Injured

Thursday, February 16, 2012
National Enduro and GNCC racer suffers broken collarbone and partially collapsed lung.

Flat Track Same-Day Broadcast on SPEED

Thursday, February 16, 2012
SPEED is to broadcast same-weekend recap of AMA Pro Flat Track’s 2012 Season-Opening Rounds at the DAYTONA Flat Track.

Cortech Sponsors AMA Flat Track Sites

Thursday, February 16, 2012
AMA Pro Racing expands their partnership naming Cortech as the presenting sponsor of Road Racing and Flat Track live timing and scoring websites and mobile apps.

Arenacross Series Interview: Jeff Gibson

Thursday, February 16, 2012
AMA Arenacross series interviews FMF Power/Poynt TUF Honda's Jeff Gibson.

2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout

Thursday, February 16, 2012
We love riding motocross bikes, even when we are not at the track. The MotoUSA crew decided to round up five 450-class MXers and head for our favorite California riding areas to see which is the best on the trail.

Dallas Supercross Preview 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series heads east this weekend where Cowboys Stadium will host the opening round of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Championship.

San Diego Supercross Insider 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Our man Waheed tailgates his way through another San Diego Supercross. Get the SX analysis from our San Diego Supercross Insider report.

Two Bros. Racing V.A.L.E. M-7 Exhaust Review

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
MCUSA leaves stock exhaust in the dust by switching to the Two Brothers Racing V.A.L.E. M-7 system, which features more grunt with less weight.

2012 Reno AMA Arenacross Preview

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Tyler Bowers leads the 2012 AMA Arenacross Championship by 18 points as the series enters the penultimate round in Reno this weekend.

KTM/FMF Motocross Fan Experience

Monday, February 13, 2012
KTM/FMF are excited to announce that the 2012 KTM/FMF MX Fan Experience schedule has been released and events are now open for registration.

Western Hare&Hound/Hare Scramble Cancelled

Monday, February 13, 2012
Public land use premit issues have forced the cancellation of Round 3 in the 2012 Hare and Hound series as well as the AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship series.

Hare and Hound Round 2 Results 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
KTM's Kurt Caselli continues to dominate the 2012 Hare and Hound series after winning Round 2 in Ridgecrest, California.

Primm WORCS Results 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
Mike Brown took an early lead in the 2012 WORCS series after claiming his first overall win in Primm, Nevada.

2012 King of the Motos Results

Monday, February 13, 2012
Only six of the top extreme enduro riders managed to finish the inaugural 2012 King of the Motos event held in Lucerne Valley, California.

2012 San Felipe 250 Draw Results

Monday, February 13, 2012
The 26th running of the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 will begin March 9th. Almost 250 entries have signed up to participate in Round 3 of the 2012 SCORE Desert Racing Series.

Fresno Arenacross Saturday Results 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Jeff Gibson held off Tyler Bowers to claim his third win of the season in Fresno while Steven Mages recorded his first victory of 2012 in the Western Regional Lites Class.

San Diego Supercross Results 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Suprcross series spent its final weekend in California as top riders battled in front of a packed house at Qualcomm Stadium.

San Diego Supercross Lites Results 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012
On the eve of an eight-week break in the series, the 2012 Western Regional Supercross Lites Class featured a shocking night of racing that produced a new leader in the championship.

AMA News and Notes March 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012
American Motorcycle Association comes out with the next edition of the AMA News and Notes March 2012.

Save the Recreational Trails Program

Saturday, February 11, 2012
The U.S. senate is considering an amendment that could potentially save the Recreational Trails Program from being abolished.

X-Treme Indoor Enduro Posts $5000 Purse

Friday, February 10, 2012
EnduroCross racing comes to Southern Oregon with the X-Treme Indoor Enduro on March 10 featuring a $5000 pro purse.

Ricky Dietrich to Race British Sprint Enduro

Friday, February 10, 2012
Ricky Dietrich the newest member of factory Husqvarna CH Racing squad is ready to tackle the British Sprint Enduro Championship this weekend.

Matrix Concepts 1.7 Products Now Available

Friday, February 10, 2012
Matrix Concepts new 1.7 cleaning solutions are now available.

AMA Arenacross Series Interview: Daniel Blair

Friday, February 10, 2012
The AMA Arenacross Series weekly interview continues with Airide KTM's Daniel Blair.

2012 Ryan Villopoto Supercross Interview

Friday, February 10, 2012
Reigning Monster Energy AMA Supercross champ Ryan Villopoto sits down with MotoUSA to talk about his season thus far and his strategy for the rest of the year.

EnduroCross Runs on NBC Sports Network

Friday, February 10, 2012
The entire EnduroCross Series will run consecutively for weeks on NBC Sports Network.

Rokform Rokbed v3 iPhone Case Review

Thursday, February 9, 2012
MotoUSA reviews the Rokform Rokbed v3 iPhone case. Read on to find out how the Rokbed v3 holds up to the rigors of the moto-lifestyle.

Backmarker: Occupy All Street

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Our Backmarker’s got socioeconomics on the mind… How will the motorcycle market get the 99% back to buying lots of bikes?

2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 Project Bike

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Despite finishing runner-up in our 2012 450 MX Shootout, Suzuki’s RM-Z450 could be further tailored with a few upgrades to be a solid track performer. Get more details in Part 1 of our 2012 RM-Z450 Long Term Project.

Suzuki Adds Contingency for RC Daytona SX

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Suzuki supports 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross with almost $20K in contingency.

Course Changes for SCORE San Felipe 250

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Drawings for starting positions, by class, Saturday at SCORE Los Angeles headquarters; Round 3 of five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series to be held March 9-11 in San Felipe, Mexico.

Husqvarna Shares and HMNA Sales Up in '11

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Husqvarna Market Share and HMNA Retail Sales were Up in 2011 and the trend continues as sales and market share continue to rise in 2012.

U.S. House Backs More Studying on E15 Fuel

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A key U.S. House committee has approved a bill that would require an independent scientific study of the effects of ethanol-gasoline blends on engines.

San Diego Supercross Preview 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship continues to unfold with Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto taking back the red number plate as the series heads to San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium.

2011 OSSA TR280i First Ride

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
OSSA is back in the motorcycle game with its new TR280i trials bike. We spend a day with the fuel-injected two-stroke and get reacquainted with the brand.

Vintage Mini Classes at 2012 MiniMotoSX

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
TBParts Vintage Z50 versus CRF50 88cc class confirmed for 2012 GEICO MiniMotoSX, back to the roots of Minibike racing.

Anaheim 2 Supercross Insider 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Following tight competition during the first four rounds, reigning champ Ryan Villopoto has reclaimed the lead in the 2012 AMA Supercross series after another strong performance in Anaheim.

Lexington Arenacross Friday Results 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012
Michael McDade secured the 2012 Arenacross Lites East Championship this past weekend while Tyler Bowers extended his lead by claiming his 10th victory of the season.

Anaheim 2 Supercross Results 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship saw its first repeat winner of the season at Angel Stadium after another brutal round in the Golden State.

Anaheim 2 Supercross Lites Results 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012
The 2012 Western Regional Supercross Lites class continued to be ruled by one rider as the championship entered the halfway mark in Anaheim.

Japan 2011 MC Production Down, Exports Up

Friday, February 3, 2012
Data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturer Association (JAMA) confirms a 3.8% drop in production during the 2011 calendar year, with a 2.3% increase in exports.

Entries Open for 2012 MiniMotoSX

Friday, February 3, 2012
The largest Mini Bike race in the world is celebrating its ninth year during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals weekend in Las Vegas.

AMA Dirt Track Series Returns to Springfield IL

Friday, February 3, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association Dirt Track Grand Championships are returning to Springfield, Illinois in 2012.

Team Green Contingency in Effect for 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Announces 2012 trackside support and Contingency Program.

AMA Urges Rider Action on E15 Gas

Friday, February 3, 2012
House Committee needs action on a bill to require EPA to seek independent scientific analysis on the effects of 15 percent ethanol for motorcycles.

Dr. Frazier: Three Wheels to Terror

Friday, February 3, 2012
Our adventure expert disregards terror of snakes and drug lords while trading two wheels for three in this memorable sidecar trek through Southeast Asia.

AMA Arencross Interviews Michael McDade

Thursday, February 2, 2012
AMA Arenacross Series Interview of the Week: Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class leader Michael McDade.

Kawasaki Announces Contingency for RC SX

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Kawasaki announces Contingency Program for 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross.

TLD A2 Auction for Breast Cancer Awareness

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda will show its support for Breast Cancer Awareness at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA.

AMA Gets Grassroots Innovation Award

Thursday, February 2, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA Grassroots Coordinator Jessica Irving have earned a prestigious Grassroots Innovation Award.

More Red Bull Sponsorship for Motocross

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Red Bull joins forces with Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as the iconic brand becomes official energy drink sponsor with multi-year deal.

House Bill: Trail Funds, No Checkpoints

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Renewed funding for motorized trails and a ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints are included in a major federal transportation bill being considered by a key U.S. House committee.

Anaheim 2 Supercross Preview 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series heads to Anaheim 2 with four former champs having split up wins to open the season.

February is Fan Appreciation at Lake Elsinore

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park Announces February as Fan Appreciation Month. Fans of Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will be able to download and print fan-only discount coupons from the facebook fan page throughout the month of February.

Tyla Rattray Injury Update

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray was injured during his heat race at the Oakland round of the Monster Energy Supercross.