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2011 Zero X First Ride

Thursday, March 31, 2011
We take the 2011 Zero X electric motorcycle for a test ride on trails around the company headquarters in Santa Cruz, California.

James Stewart's Compound in MX vs ATV Alive

Thursday, March 31, 2011
THQ announced the first wave of downloadable content to be offered as part of the innovative MX vs. ATV AliveT digital strategy. James Stewart’s personal motocross compound has been re-created and will be offered as a free digital download.

Lake Havasu WORCS Results 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Taylor Robert took his time working his way to the front, but he was there when it counted with Bobby Garrison, and Kyle Summers on his tail to take the top spots at 2011 WORCS Lake Havasu round.

Wallpaper - Thad DuVall Am-Pro Yamaha

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Check out this wallpaper of Thad DuVall during a recent practice session for the Am-Pro Yamaha GNCC team. Even off-road boys know how to whip.

Bell Moto-9 Helmet Peek

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Bell Helmets recently introduced the successor to its popular Moto-8 motocross and off-road motorcycle riding helmet with the new Bell Moto-9 Helmet.

Rockford AMA Arenacross Preview 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011
The penultimate round of the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series commences this weekend with a return to Rockford, Ill., and the legendary MetroCentre.

James Stewart Issues Apology

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
James Stewart issues an apology for his behavior leading to his arrest for impersonating a police officer.

Senate Lead Ban Amendment Introduced

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced language that would exempt youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that effectively bans the sale of these machines at the end of the year.

Motorcycle Superstore 2011 WMX Title Sponsor

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
MX Sports Pro Racing announced today that Motorcycle-Superstore.com will be the title sponsor of the Women's Motocross Championship (WMX) for the 2011 season.

Bryan Smith Leaves Monster Energy Kawasaki

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
AMA Pro Flat Track rider Bryan Smith announced that he is leaving the Werner Springsteen Monster Energy Kawasaki Team after the two parties were unable to reach an agreement for the 2011 season.

Dallas Supercross Preview 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This week the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series returns to Texas at Cowboys Stadium as the championship becomes tighter than ever between the top-five riders.

2011 Yamaha YZ250 Project Bike

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The 2011 Yamaha YZ250 is a super-fun machine for hitting the motocross track, but can it compete with the new breed of 4-strokes? We turned Pro Circuit and Factory Connection loose on our YZ250 to find out.

2011 FMF Baja Bonanza Ride

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Our SoCal contributor tags along with the FMF team and a group of motorcycle industry riders for a trip to Baja, Mexico. Check out the video recap.

Amendment to Exempt Youth OHVs Introduced

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced an amendment that would exempt youth-sized ATVs and dirt bikes from the lead provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Asbestos Risk Minimal at Clear Creek OHV Area

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A new report states that the health risk to motorcyclists from naturally occurring asbestos at the Clear Creek Management Area is minimal and does not pose a significant threat.

James Stewart Arrested in Orlando

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Supercross star James Stewart has been arrested in Orlando on charges of impersonating a police officer.

2011 AMA Supercross Toronto Insider

Monday, March 28, 2011
A cold night in Toronto gave way to a new leader in the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship as James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto plunged into more misery.

Tarah Gieger Re-signs with TLD Honda

Monday, March 28, 2011
Tarah Gieger will be racing under the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda tent for the 2011 WMA series set to begin May 21st.

2011 GNCC Steele Creek Results

Monday, March 28, 2011
In what was a race that went down to the wire, FMF/Makita Suzuki's Josh Strang claimed Round 3 of the 2011 Can-Am GNCC series at Steele Creek ahead of Charlie Mullins and Cory Buttrick.

Kawasaki USA Fundraiser for Japan

Sunday, March 27, 2011
After not sustaining any damage from the Japan earthquake, Kawasaki Heavy Industries will continue its operations in Akashi while U.S.-based Kawasaki entities are collecting donations from its employees.

2011 AMA Arenacross Little Rock Results

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Team Faith Yamaha’s Kelly Smith ended a long winless streak in the 2011 AMA Arenacross series by dominating Saturday night's contest ahead of Nathan Skaggs and Chad Johnson.

2011 AMA Supercross Toronto Results

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Another crazy night of racing action was in store for James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto as the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series headed into Canada for Round 12.

Jimmy Button Breaks Elbow on Charity Ride

Friday, March 25, 2011
Former Supercross Champion Jimmy Button suffered a broken elbow this Thursday. Button was 30 days into a 2-month bicycle ride to raise money for spinal cord injury research.

Kawasaki Sports Center Open House

Friday, March 25, 2011
Round 12 of the 2011 AMA Arenacross Championship will host an open house at Kawasaki Sports Center on Friday night which will feature autograph sessions and prizes.

AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb and Video Contest

Friday, March 25, 2011
The AMA is offering the chance for young riders to participate in the debate over OHV land issues by creating a video contest as well as a family capitol hill climb on May 26th.

2011 Australasian Rally Approaching

Friday, March 25, 2011
The 26th annual Australasian Rally is in the process of taking entries for the 2011 event with Alexander Smith becoming the first American to register.

Countdown to AMA Get Out and Ride Month

Friday, March 25, 2011
The AMA Get Out and Ride Month is kicking into gear on April 1st with a list of riding activities across the country.

2011 Zero MX First Ride

Friday, March 25, 2011
Electric motorcycle development gets a jolt with the 2011 Zero MX. This battery-powered dirt bike has seen updates across the board to make it easier to own and better on the track.

Honda Motorcycle Production Back March 28

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Honda announces motorcycle production will resume at its Kumamoto Factory starting on Monday, March 28.

Dakar Rally Route Changed for 2012

Thursday, March 24, 2011
The 2012 Dakar Rally will be point-to-point across South America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.

2011 AMA Supercross Toronto Preview

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads to Toronto, Canada where Ryan Villopoto and Jamers Stewart are looking to bounce back from a race they would rather forget.

Bel-Ray Lubricants Partners with Parts Europe

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Bel-Ray Company, Inc partners with Parts Europe for distribution of Bel-Ray’s Powersports product line in key European markets.

2011 AMA Arenacross Little Rock Preview

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Just three rounds remain in the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series and over the past six weeks, series points leader Tyler Bowers will look to keep his dominance going inside Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Ark.

Powersports Industry Supports Japan Relief

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Three powersports industry associations today joined forces to provide financial assistance to the relief efforts currently underway in Japan.

Scott 2011 Apparel Collection First Look

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Scott Motorsports is out to prove they are much more than just goggles. At an ultra-cool airplane hanger, Scott introduced its 2011 line of gear, boots and helmets to the moto-press.

2011 GNCC Steele Creek Preview

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
After just two rounds of the Can-Am GNCC Series, the hunt for the 2011 championship leaves many questions to be answered headding in to round three of the championship at Steele Creek.

2011 AMA Arenacross Council Bluffs Results

Monday, March 21, 2011
It was a night of celebration for Kawasaki’s Chad Cook on Saturday evening after an amazing race and capturing enough points to claim the Arenacross Lites Western Regional Championship.

2011 Snow Bike Comparison

Monday, March 21, 2011
MotoUSA tries out three dirt bike snow conversions in the 2011 Snow Bike Comparison to see what kind of options there are for winter-bound off-roaders.

2011 AMA Supercross Jacksonville Insider

Sunday, March 20, 2011
The 2011 Jacksonville Supercross race had one of the most unexpected plot twists for the championship, which has become tighter than ever with only six rounds left.

2011 AMA Supercross Jacksonville Results

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Spring arrived for the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series as it made its way into sunny Jacksonville, Florida for Round 11 of the championship.

2011 AMA Supercross Jacksonville Notes

Friday, March 18, 2011
The rider trucks have settled into Jacksonville, Florida and are busy prepping for another night of action in the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Chad Johnson AMA Arenacross Inverview

Friday, March 18, 2011
Prior to the start of the 2011 AMA Arenacross, Babbitt’s Kawasaki rider Chad Johnson was one of the favorites to challenge for the Arenacross class crown. Now 10 weeks in to the championship hes tied for second with four races to go.

USFS to Hold Proposed Planning Rule Meetings

Friday, March 18, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is holding informational sessions around the country to discuss their proposed Forest Planning Rule.

OHV Coalition Opposes Wild Lands Policy

Thursday, March 17, 2011
On March 16, several OHV organizations sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey opposing and expressing concerns about the definition of new Wild Lands land-use designation policy.

AMA Announces April Get Out and Ride Month

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The AMA is celebrating April as "AMA Get Out and Ride! Month." There's no better way to rekindle America's ongoing love affair with two (or three)-wheeled wonders than a month-long ridefest.

2011 AMA Supercross Jacksonville Preview

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads to Jacksonville, Florida where James Stewart and the 450 class are searching for a way to stop Ryan Villopoto.

Japanese Motorcycle Industry Assess Damage

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan have crippled the country’s automotive industry, with motorcycle manufacturers like Honda, Suzuki and Bridgestone assessing the damage.

2011 AMA Supercross Indianapolis Insider

Monday, March 14, 2011
Indy provided another night of excellent racing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross. Let's take a look at some of the on-track stories that shaped the outcome.

2011 AMA Arenacross Greenville Results

Monday, March 14, 2011
Monster Energy/TiLUBE Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers raced to his sixth consecutive victory in the 2011 AMA Areancross series on Saturday ahead of Chad Johnson and Zach Ames.

2011 GNCC Maxxis General Results

Monday, March 14, 2011
Paul Whibley had a solid win in Round 2 of the 2011 Can-Am GNCC series after outpacing Suzuki's Josh Strang and Yamaha's Thad DuVall at the Maxxis General event in Georgia.

Youthstream Launches MX-Life.TV

Monday, March 14, 2011
Youthstream has announced the release of MX-Life.TV, a new live stream and video on deman platform to follow the 2011 Motocross World Championship.

2011 Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Results

Sunday, March 13, 2011
For the second year in a row the Johnny Campbell Racing team of Colton Udall and Jeff Kargola claimed the San Felipe 250 title ahead of Kawasaki's Shane Esposito.

2011 AMA Supercross Indianapolis Results

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Racing action in Indianapolis failed to disappoint as heated match-ups took place between the biggest names in the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship.

2011 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300X First Ride

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Kawasaki releases the fastest most powerful Jet Ski on the market. Will Team Green’s flagship personal watercraft live up to the hype? Motorcycle USA reports from the turquoise water of The Bahamas.

2011 Daytona Flat Track II Results

Friday, March 11, 2011
Boots were scraping limestone and bikes were bucking around on Daytona's Short Track for the second round of AMA Pro Flat Track racing during Bike Week.

2011 AMA Arenacross Greenville Preview

Friday, March 11, 2011
With a series-leading seven victories, Babbitt’s Kawasaki rider Tyler Bowers has a target on his back as the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series returns to Greenville, S.C.

2011 AMA Motocross Promoters Summit

Friday, March 11, 2011
A recent meeting was held between MX Sports Pro Racing and The Alliance of Action Sports to discuss the specifics of the upcoming 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

2011 Daytona Flat Track I Results

Friday, March 11, 2011
Yamaha's Sammy Halbert opened the 2011 AMA Flat Track Championship with the first win of the season ahead of Honda's Jake Johnson and Johnny Lewis.

H-D Insurance as 2011 Flat Track Title Sponsor

Friday, March 11, 2011
AMA Pro Racing is proud to announce that Harley-Davidson Insurance has signed on as title sponsor of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship as well as the official insurance of the series.

Cometic Gasket Offers $5k in Flat Track Awards

Friday, March 11, 2011
In addition to battling for a coveted Daytona Flat Track victory, Daytona International Speedway, Cometic Gasket and AMA Pro Racing have sweetened the pot for the AMA Pro Racing Flat Track doubleheader at the Daytona Flat Track.

MiniMotoSX Launches New Website

Friday, March 11, 2011
The 2011 GEICO MiniMotoSX is right around the corner, and now there is a very cool new website to keep you up to date on the latest news and information.

Dr. Frazier’s Flat Tire Repair Secrets

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Dr. G imparts years of wisdom on one Adventure-Touring’s peskiest problems, the dreaded flat tire.

Carmichael University Graduates Class of 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011
The 2nd Annual Ricky Carmichael University (RCU) took place at Daytona International Speedway. At RCU, students got to learn hands-on riding techniques with some of the most accomplished riders in Supercross.

James Stewart Daytona Crash Sequence Photos

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
James Stewart’s ninth-place finish at Daytona came after a nasty end-over-end crash. Check out exclusive photos of James Stewart’s spectacular Daytona tumble!

2011 Factory Specials from American Beta

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
American Beta releases a limited number of 400, 450 and 520 RR Factory Specials from the Beta factory race team.

2011 Ricky Carmichael Amateur SX Report

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The 2nd Annual Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (RCSX) joined in as part of the "Supercross kick-off" to Daytona Bike Week 2011 on Sunday; With nearly 900 entries in 25 different classes.

2011 GNCC River Ranch Results

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Charlie Mullins topped a deep field of off-road racers at the opening round of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Series, the Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC, at the Westgate River Ranch Resort near Lake Wales, Florida.

Cyclechex Achieves Global Penetration

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Cyclechex, the first and exclusive provider of online motorcycle history reports, has now achieved global penetration.

2011 AMA Supercross Indianapolis Preview

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series charts a course north to the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for more nail-biting racing.

AMA News and Notes March 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association has released their latest news and notes for this month with some new issues facing motorcyclists.

2011 Scott 450 Series Gear Review

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
After months of wearing the Scott 450 Series motocross apparel, we've found some important traits about this new offering for dirt bike and ATV riders.

Jimmy Button’s M4M Cross Country Ride Week 1

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Jimmy Button and the Miles 4 Miracles crew have completed week one of their journey across the country that began February 20 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA and will end in Daytona Beach, Florida.

La Jolla Group Expands Brand Roster with FMF

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
La Jolla Group will expand its brand roster with a Long-term partnership with FMF Racing that will extend company’s motocross and off-road portfolio, and further develop FMF Apparel and Racing collections worldwide.

2011 AMA Flat Track Daytona Preview

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Flat Track racing returns to the Daytona Speedway as the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship prepares for a doubleheader at the world center of racing.

2011 AMA Flat Track Season Calendar Changes

Monday, March 7, 2011
The 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Series continues to undergo changes to the season calendar, a shift that sees dropped dates offset by expanded events and opportunities for greater series exposure.

Michael Gaynor Australasian Safari Interview

Monday, March 7, 2011
Meet Michael Gaynor, desert racer and Safari Team USA B-Team captain for the 2011 Australasian Safari. Gaynor shares his thoughts on attending his first multi-day rally.

2011 AMA Supercross Daytona Insider

Sunday, March 6, 2011
In the wake of destruction from Daytona's 2011 Supercross, one rider has emerged untouched and clinging to a 23-point cushion in the championship.

2011 AMA Arenacross Wichita Results

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers rallies to his fifth straight win during Round 9 of the 2011 AMA Arenacross Championship.

2011 AMA Supercross Daytona Results

Saturday, March 5, 2011
It was another wild night for the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship as Ricky Carmichael's signature Daytona track design kept riders on their toes throughout the main events.

GNCCRacing.com Launches New Mobile Website

Saturday, March 5, 2011
The 2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series has announced the launch of its all new mobile website.

2011 GNCC Racing Season Preview

Saturday, March 5, 2011
The 2011 GNCC Dirt Bike Championship is fast approaching with defending champ, Josh Strang, looking for a repeat performance.

2011 MiniMoto SX Class and Rule Updates

Saturday, March 5, 2011
The 2011 Geico AMA MiniMotoSX series has been designed with several new updates to its structure for the upcoming season, including the addition of a new MM12 Super Stock/Mod class.

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Grows

Friday, March 4, 2011
The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus -- a bipartisan group that works to promote issues important to motorcyclists -- is gaining strength with the addition of new members.

2009 Honda XR650L Adventure Project Update

Friday, March 4, 2011
We still have the Honda XR650L in our garage, slowly transforming into a worthy, affordable adventure bike. Take a quick look at the progress with this Honda project bike.

AMA Arenacross Interview with Vicki Golden

Friday, March 4, 2011
Just over a month ago, Vicki Golden entered the world of the AMA Arenacross Series and instantly became one of the most recognizable and talked about riders in the industry.

Dirt Fest 2011 Comes to Glen Helen Raceway

Friday, March 4, 2011
Dirt Fest 2011, Glen Helen Raceway’s annual celebration of four-wheeled off-road action, is coming to America’s playground in Southern California on March 25th-27th.

2011 AMA Supercross Daytona Preview

Thursday, March 3, 2011
At the halfway point but far from over, the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series recovers from Atlanta and heads south to Daytona where Ricky Carmichael's signature track design awaits riders.

Bill Introduced to Block Motorcycle Checkpoints

Thursday, March 3, 2011
A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints.

Lawmakers Support Kids Just Want to Ride Act

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Legislation that would exempt kids' dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from the "lead law" that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill.

Wild Lands Policy Blasted at Congress Hearing

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The U.S. Interior Department's new "Wild Lands" land-use policy was sharply criticized during a congressional hearing on March 1.

Cole Seely to Ride CRF450 at Indianapolis SX

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Cole Seely will be given an opportunity to ride with American Honda at Indianapolis during Round 10 of the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship.

USGP Glen Helen Tickets on Sale

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Pre-sale tickets for the 2011 USGP at Glen Helen are currently available for purchase.

Tyler Bowers Taking Over In 2011 Arenacross

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers has been on a winning streak ever since taking over the 2011 Arenacross series three weeks ago in his hometown of Louisville.

2011 AMA National Enduro Round 1 Results

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
KTM's Russell Bobbitt captured the opening round of the 2011 AMA National Enduro series in Salley, South Carolina ahead of two-stroke rider, Brad Bakken.