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Backmarker: Lessons from Senna & Cosmos

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker reflects on the tragic death of Ayrton Senna 20 years ago, as well as the cosmic talents of MotoGP's reigning champion - Marc Marquez.

2014 Q1 Motorcycle Sales Stagnate YOY

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MIC sales data reveals virtually no change in new motorcycles sales year-over-year through the first quarter of 2014.

Learning to Ride: Buying a Used Motorcycle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Many new riders decide to buy a used motorcycle when starting out, but finally making the purchase can be daunting. Check here for a story of buying used and some confidence-inspiring tips.

AMA Amateur Arenacross 2014 Finale Preview

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
2014 AMSOIL AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships set to crown national champions in Las Vegas.

Race Tech Supports AMA Amateur Arenacross

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Race Tech support will be at the AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships in Las Vegas.

AMA EnduroCross Pro Class Preview 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The 2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series is about to kick-off and never before has the Pro Class line-up been so stacked with race win and championship contenders.

MX Sports Congratulates Villopoto on Win

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MX Sports Pro Racing congratulates Ryan Villopoto on fourth consecutive Supercross title.

Reader Rides: Somewhere in Virginia

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
One MotoUSA reader reflects on the road in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park that left him breathless as a new rider and continues to inspire him to this day.

Steel City Practice Day Cancelled for Weather

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Steel City practice day has been cancelled but the Northeast area qualifier resumes as scheduled on Saturday and Sunday.

Bou Leads after Japanese Trial Grand Prix '14

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Toni Bou endured severe chest pain to finish 2-2 at the Japanese Trial Grand Prix and remain the overall FIM Trial World Championship points leader.

MedjetAssist Motorcycle Awareness Promotion

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
MedjetAssist advocates for motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

AMA Member Claims Super Tenere Sweepstake

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
An American Motorcyclist Association member claims the Yamaha Super Ténéré that was won in 2013 AMA Membership Sweepstakes.

2014 Supercross to Conclude in Las Vegas

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season comes to a close at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on May 3.

Stewart to Race 450 SX 2014 Finale in Vegas

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
After suffering a knee injury at the penultimate round in New Jersey it was uncertain whether James Stewart would contest the 2014 Supercross finale in Vegas. Stewart now confirms he will compete.

Post Sealine 2014 Interview with Joan Barreda

Monday, April 28, 2014
Team HRC sits down with the 2014 Sealine Cross Country Rally winner Joan Barreda.

Limestone 100 GNCC Results 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
Charlie Mullins proved the man to beat in Round 5 of the 2014 Grand National Cross Country Series, the Dunlop Limestone 100.

SCORE Imperial Valley 250 Results

Monday, April 28, 2014
Pinch hitter Andy McMillin hammers an overall SCORE Trophy Victory in Saturday's inaugural SCORE Imperial Valley 250.

Zaeta Motorcycles To Debut On Canadian Soil

Monday, April 28, 2014
Zaeta Motorcycles are set to debut on Canadian soil.

MCSS Rider Argubright Wins Round 5 Podium

Monday, April 28, 2014
Argubright puts his Husky on top the box at Round 5 of the AMA National Hare & Hound series.

MCSS Rider Mullins Wins GNCC Round 5

Monday, April 28, 2014
Mullins wins Round 5 at Limestone 100 GNCC and takes back the series points lead.

New Jersey 450 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014
It was an epic night of racing in the penultimate round of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

New Jersey 250 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014
The 2014 250 SX East Championship is nearly sealed after the battle in MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Barber Named World's Largest MC Museum

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Barber Museum has been named the "World's Largest Motorcycle Museum" by Guinness World Records.

Austin X Games Enduro X Riders Confirmed

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Enduro X riders that were invited to the Austin X Games have been confirmed.

Sealine Cross-Country Rally Results 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014
Team HRC continued to dominate on the Cross-Countries World Championship stage, scoring the top-spot overall in the 2014 Sealine Cross-Country Rally.

Pro Circuit Kawi Out for New Jersey 250 SX

Friday, April 25, 2014
Top contenders in the 2014 250 SX East championship Martin Davalos, Adam Cianciarulo and Blake Baggett, all of Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki, will miss the round in New Jersey due to injury,.

MSF Hosting Seriously Fun Safety Fair

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The MSF is hosting a seriously fun Safety Fair for Southern California motorcyclists.

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S. Joins EnduroCross

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Yamaha has been announced as AMA EnduroCross premium sponsor.

Kurt Caselli 66 Ride the Dream Film Premier

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
FMF and Red Bull host a gathering for the premier of the Kurt Caselli 66 Ride the Dream film which documents the life of the late motorcycle off-road racing champion.

Barreda Heads Sealine 2014 After Stage 3

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Team HRC's Joan Barreda put in a strong performance through Stage 3 of the 2014 Sealine Cross-Country Rally to take the overall lead.

2014 Beta 450 RR First Ride

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Beta 450 RR has impressed in the past, but does the trail-shredder remain as adept after receiving updates for 2014? MotoUSA heads out to the Best in the Desert Nevada 200 Trail Ride to find out.

Earth Day a Celebration of Motorcyclists' Values

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association is highlighting three core values that all its members share as Earth Day is celebrated in 2014.

Goncalves Second in 2014 Sealine Stage 2

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Paulo Goncalves was second-fastest behind Stage 2 winner Sam Sunderland in the 2014 Sealine Cross-Country Rally.

MCSS AT OMA Nationals 2014 Opener

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Motorcycle Superstore/Bell Helmet riders Jason Thomas and Nick Fahringer finished second and fifth, respectively, in the opening round of the 2014 OMA Nationals.

2014 Supercross Heads to MetLife Stadium

Monday, April 21, 2014
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey will host its first-ever Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship round on April 26, 2014.

Galfer Vegas SX '14 Getaway Contest

Monday, April 21, 2014
Galfer USA offers the Galfer Vegas Getaway Giveaway, giving one lucky fan two tickets to the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross finale in Las Vegas. Accommodations and other prizes are included as well.

EPA Acknowledges Ethanol Damages Engines

Monday, April 21, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publically acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines.

Barreda Tops 2014 Sealine Rally Stage 1

Monday, April 21, 2014
Joan Barreda led the way through Stage 1 of the 2014 Sealine Cross-Country Rally.

Tony Cairoli Debuts Airoh MXGP Game Helmet

Friday, April 18, 2014
Milestone is proud to announce that Tony Cairoli will debut a new MXGP - Motocross Videogame Airoh helmet design at the MXGP of Bulgaria.

314th CSSB Motorcycle Safty Training Day

Friday, April 18, 2014
The 314th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a motorcycle safety day at Nellis Air Force Base Reserve Center April 5, 2014.

Gear Up: SW MOTECH Hawk Lights & More

Friday, April 18, 2014
This installment of gear up features the Pro Pad Inc. Goldwing Antenna Flag Mount, SW MOTECH Hawk LED Lights, Race Tech shocks and more.

Robby Bell's WORCS Round 4 2014 Report

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Robby Bell reports back from WORCS 2014 Round 4 at Sand Hollow Recreation Park in Utah.

Mike Kidd Sports Agency Launched

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Mike Kidd Sports Agency is proud to announce the launch of a new sports marketing agency specializing in all forms of the powersports industry.

Backmarker: TT Rider James Hillier

Thursday, April 17, 2014
MotoUSA’s Backmarker, a former Isle of Man TT rider himself, chats with one of the rising stars in the ‘real roads’ course ranks – Englishman James Hillier.

Drivers Privacy Act Now Includes Motorcycles

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The language of the Drivers Privacy Act has been revised to protect data collected by devices on all motor vehicles, including motorcycles.

MCSS Riders at Big Buck & Lucerne Valley '14

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Motorcycle Superstore/Bell Helmet riders scored podiums in the 2014 Big Buck GNCC and Round 4 of the National Hare & Hound series in Lucerne Valley.

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure First Ride

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
BMW adds the water-Boxer updates to its R1200GS Adventure for 2014, and MotoUSA takes a spin on the dirt and street in Arizona’s high desert terrain for a first ride review.

Tricker Doubles Up at Glen Helen WMX 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mackenzie Tricker extended her overall points lead after doubling up in Round 3 of the 2014 Women's Motocross Championship at Glen Helen Raceway.

Baja Rally Moto Stickers Available

Monday, April 14, 2014
Send away for your pair of Baja Rally stickers.

Big Buck GNCC Results 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014
Russell secures his third straight victory at the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC.

Seattle 450 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ryan Villopoto's Seattle homecoming had his fourth-consecutive title in sight, but he needed a win and some help.

Seattle 250 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Jason Anderson and Cole Seely bring their 250 Supercross West Coast title fight to Seattle, with big implications for the Vegas finale.

Dr Frazier: MXGP & Grasshoppers

Friday, April 11, 2014
After a friendly debate over the parameters of what makes a "real motorcycle adventure," Dr. Frazier heads to the 2014 MXGP in Thailand to see what real dirt riding is all about.

Paulo Goncalves Post Abu Dhabi 2014 Interview

Friday, April 11, 2014
Team HRC sits down with Paulo Gonclaves following his win of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Round 1 of the 2014 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship.

GEICO Returns at EnduroCross Title Sponsor

Friday, April 11, 2014
GEICO has re-signed as title sponsor of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Lucas Oil.

Gear Up: Atlas Brace & Shuberth SR1 Helmet

Friday, April 11, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at the Atlas Carbon Neck Brace, new Shuberth SR1 Stealth Race Helmets, Barkbusters Blizzard Handguards and more.

2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Results

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Team HRC's Paulo Goncalves pulled ahead of longtime leader Marc Coma during the final stage of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge for the overall win.

RCH Racing Signs Weston Peick for MX 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
RCH Racing has signed top privateer Weston Peick to race in the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Revive Your Ride Spring 2014 Giveaway

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Revive Your Ride! Spring 2014 giveaway starts April 15, with a grand prize of $5000 and more.

Barreda Takes Stage 4 of Abu Dhabi 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Team HRC's Joan Barreda scored the Stage 4 win in the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, moving him to third-place overall behind teammate Paulo Goncalves and leader Marc Coma.

Motorcycle Superstore Riders at Rad Dad 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Motorcycle Superstore/Bell Helmet riders dominated the Rad Dad National Enduro 2014 podium.

2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES First Ride

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Has Yamaha addressed any of the squawks on its Super Tenere adventure-touring motorcycle? We hit the road and then detoured off it to find out.

KTM Leads Abu Dhabi 2014 Through Stage 3

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
New KTM rider Sam Sunderland and Marc Coma hold the number one and two overall positions through Stage 3 of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

Carducci Dual Sport Sportster Conversion

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Carducci Dual Sport converts 1993-2003 Harley-Davidson Sportsters into full-blown dual-sport adventure bikes.

2014 Supercross Heads to Seattle for Round 15

Monday, April 7, 2014
The 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series heads to Seattle for Round 15.

Goncalves Third after Abu Dhabi Stage 2 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014
Paulo Goncalves held to third overall after Stage 2 of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

Rad Dad National Enduro Results 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014
Charlie Mullins kept his win streak alive in the third round of the 2014 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, scoring victory at the Rad Dad Enduro.

Team HRC in Abu Dhabi Challenge Stage 1 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Team HRC's Paulo Goncalves and Joan Barreda moved to third and fourth, respectively, in the overall rankings of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge after Stage 1.

Houston 450 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014
An early race pile-up ended the night for a number of 450 SX riders in Houston and helped one rider to reassert his place at the head of the pack.

Houston 250 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014
The 2014 250 SX West championship resumed in Houston, with Jason Anderson, Cole Seely, Dean Wilson and Malcolm Stewart battling for the points edge before the end of the season.

Barreda Tops 2014 Abu Dhabi Super Special

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Joan Barreda set the pace in the first test of the 2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

CurbNinja App Helps Motorcyclists Find Parking

Friday, April 4, 2014
CurbNinja utilizes crowd sourcing to help motorcyclists in urban areas find the best and safest places to park.

MSF Updates Basic Rider Course Curriculum

Friday, April 4, 2014
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation launched its updated Basic Rider Course curriculum at the Johnson County Community College motorcycle safety-training site in Overland Park, Kansas.

Backmarker: Exploring St. Louis' Vintage Scene

Thursday, April 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker stole away for a lunch in St. Louis and discovered an array of vintage motorcycle shops.

Arai Intros Pro Shade Visor System

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Arai Helmets announces its new innovative Pro Shade Visor System.

Talking MC with Dan Ingram & Kyle Wyman

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Dan Ingram and Kyle Wyman join Barry Boone on Talking Motorcycles for the April 2, 2014 show.

New Structure for Team HRC in 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Team HRC has announced a new rally team structure for 2014.

Rad Dad National Enduro Preview 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Charlie Mullins will look to add one more race win to his two-round streak in the Rad Dad National Enduro, Round 3 of the 2014 AMA Kenda National Enduro Series.

Erik Buell Racing Signs On for 2014 AIMExpo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Erik Buell Racing has signed on to attend the 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida.