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AMA Pro WMX Freestone Insider 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Ashley Fiolek beat the heat and every other WMX rider in Freestone. Find out how.

AMA Pro Motocross Freestone Insider 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Round 2 of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship proved that everything is bigger in Texas as some riders faced a new level of upset.

Springfield Mile Flat Track Results 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Rain tried to wash out the Springfield Mile, but Mother Nature couldn't prevent one racer from breaking a four-year winless streak after drafting expertly and executing a last-lap pass.

AMA Pro WMX Freestone Results 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011
The 2011 WMX Championship faced off in Texas where Honda's Ashley Fiolek and Yamaha's Jessica Patterson continued their battle for the title.

AMA 250 Motocross Freestone Results 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thick sand, crashes and mechanical troubles plagued 250 riders as Round 2 of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship swung through Texas.

AMA 450 Motocross Freestone Results 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011
The second round of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Texas included heated competition and heartache for one rider.

Musquin Receives RC4 Hard Charger Award

Friday, May 27, 2011
KTM rider and frenchman Marvin Musquin grabs the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award at the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Classic.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011
This week Camchann takes the honors with his photo from Crater Lake, Oregon. In the moto-photo tip, Justin gives you three words to shoot by.

AGV AX-8 Beat Dirt Bike Helmet Peek

Friday, May 27, 2011
AGV expands their AX-8 dirt bike helmet line with its new AX-8 BEAT helmet available in 3 shell sizes featuring Dry-Lex padding and AGV’s patented adjustable peak system.

Payette WORCS Results 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011
KTM's Kurt Caselli had a perfect weekend at Payette, Idaho after nabbing both motos over Memorial weekend.

2011 GNCC Series Schedule Updated

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Racer Productions, producer of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, is pleased to announce updates to the 2011 series schedule.

AMA Arenacross Series Posts Figures

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Throughout the 2011 season, the AMA Arenacross Series drew over 170,000 fans, averaging 12,200 fans per race.

FIM Motocross Indaiatuba Results 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011
David Philippaerts obtained the first overall victory of the season in Indaiatuba, while Jeffrey Herlings beat his team-mate Ken Roczen and got his second GP win of the season. Both riders took the overall win being tight in points with the second classified.

Lawmakers Reject Motorcycle-only Checkpoints

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lawmakers back ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints and instead want focus on motorcycle crash prevention.

Racing Resumes at Inaugural Rock Run GNCC

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Bike racing will resume at the Inaugural Rock Run GNCC and will include top pros at Cernic's Suzuki/KTM this Friday before the event.

AMA Pro Motocross Freestone Preview 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011
The 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship enters Texas this weekend where hot weather and tense competition await.

Doug Henry to Compete in Extremity Games 6

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Doug Henry, 4-time AMA Champion and 4-time X Games medal winner, will be competing in the 2011 Extremity Games 6 Motocross being held at Baja Acres in Millington, MI on May 28, 2011.

2011 Yamaha YZ85 First Ride

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The 2011 Yamaha YZ85 is a potent motocross bike for young racers. We reintroduced one of our regular test riders to his childhood dream bike to test out with his own son.

AMA Flat Track Springfield Preview 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The 2011 AMA Flat Track Championship visits the Illinois State Fairgrounds for Round 7 of the series at the Springfield Mile.

Motorcyclists Support AMA Capitol Hill Climb

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is proud to announce that MX Sports, Cobra Motorcycles, Tomahawk MX Park and others passionate about kids' motorsports have thrown their support behind the AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb

Aaron Colton AMA Flat Track Interview

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
We’ve heard of road race guys cross-training offroad and racing supermoto; but a sportbike freestyle rider taking his skills to AMA Flat Track? Motorcycle USA sits down with Freestyle sportbike rider Aaron Colton to find out more.

Win GoPRO Helmet Cam and Help Charity

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Available for bidding is a new GoPro Helmet Hero HD Camera. You've seen this unit at the races worn by the pro's.

Arizona Refuge Grants Access to Motorcycles

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona has reversed an unwritten policy and is now allowing street-legal motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on certain roads.

World Champion Racer Joins MHoF

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Doug Polen will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Insider 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011
Everyone was waiting to see how Round 1 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship would shake down. It's safe to say that it didn't disappoint. Here's the scoop on Hangtown.

Oklahoma Motorcyclists Support Ride for Kids

Monday, May 23, 2011
Tulsa’s second Ride for Kids honored 10 young brain tumor survivors and raised $13,065 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) on May 22.

AMA Pro WMX Hangtown Insider 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011
The ladies were back in action at Hangtown with new riders and new equipment. Here's an inside look at the WMX action from Round 1.

AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Results 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011
A beautiful day greeted riders in northern California as the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicked off at Hangtown with Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey going head to head.

AMA Pro WMX Hangtown Results 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Jessica Patterson picked up right where she left off with dominating performances at the opening round of WMX competition at the Hangtown Classic.

AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Preview 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011
Round 1 is kicking off this weekend at Norther California's Hangtown Classic. AMA Pro Motocross starts it's 40th season with three stacked divisions.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011
Motorcycle USA Forums user Richard47 gets the nod for Photo of the Week for May 20, 2011. Also MotoUSA photo ace Justin Dawes dishes out his moto-photo tip of the week.

2011 Kawasaki KX450F Flat Track Project 1

Friday, May 20, 2011
MotoUSA transforms a 2011 Kawasaki KX450F into a full fledged flat tracker, see how the Kawasaki project bike performs.

Dr. Frazier: Overland Expo

Friday, May 20, 2011
Dr. G explores the local motorcycle scene by attending the 2011 Overland Expo where adventure motorcycle attendees have been growing in number over recent years.

Bel-Ray Blue Tac Chain Lube Product Peek

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Bel-Ray’s new for 2011 Blue Tac Chain Lube is the ultimate chain lubricant for all motorcycle chain applications.

2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Pre-run

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Pre-running begins Friday in Mexico on rugged 454.69-mile Course for 43rd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race starting June 2-5 in Ensenada with entries from 25 States and 7 countries.

AMA Motocross Preview Re-Airs on FUEL TV

Thursday, May 19, 2011
For any viewers who missed out on the opportunity to watch FUEL TV's exclusive preview of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, the network will re-broadcast the show tonight with three separate airings.

Seventh Annual MIJ Online Job Fair

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com (MIJ) is proud to present its seventh annual Online Job Fair taking place May 16 – 31, 2011.

Chad Reed Confirmed for Hangtown Motocross

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Chad Reed will put his TwoTwo Motorsports Honda CRF450R on the starting gate this weekend for the start of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Vicki Golden Pre-Season WMX Interview 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Vicki Golden assaults the 2011 WMX series aboard a KX250F. We chat with the MotoUSA.com/Langston Racing/Kawasaki rider about the new team and season.

2012 KTM Four Stroke SX-F First Looks

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
KTM releases the details on its 2012 line of four-stroke motocrossers.

GoPro to Support 2011 Motocross Championship

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
After breaking into American Motocross last season with its revolutionary high-definition cameras, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, announce GoPro's return for 2011 and beyond as an official supporter of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

2012 KTM Two Stroke SX First Looks

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
KTM returns its 125 SX two-stroke dirt bike to its U.S. motocross line-up for 2012.

Osborne Wins USGP Moates Cup Again

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Zach Osborne won the coveted Moates Cup at the U.S. Grand Prix for the second year in a row. Established last year to celebrate America’s return to the FIM Motocross World Championship GP schedule as well as commemorating 30th anniversary of Marty Moates becoming the first American to win the USGP, the Moates Cup is presented to the “Top American” finisher on the day. Making the deal even slicker is a big check, literally as well as figuratively, for $5,000 presented by Lucas Oil.

Fred Fox Joins Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Parts Unlimited founder Fred Fox, will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions.

Factory Connection Support at Hangtown

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Free bike set up and technical support is available to all riders. Factory Connection’s experienced suspension professionals will be available for Rebuild Services, Oil Change Services, Fork and Shock Spring changes and has FC Exclusive performance parts on hand

Loretta Lynn’s Champfactory Prep Camps

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Loretta Lynn’s is the # 1 race in the Amateur Racing circuits. Great SX and MX Champions have claimed championships on this mystic track. Champfactory MX Schools has joined forces with multi time champions to bring the best training and preparation for this event.

James Stewart, Kyle Regal Out for Hangtown

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
San Manuel Yamaha has pulled the plug on Hangtown and the rest of 2011 AMA Pro Motocross. James Stewart and Kyle Regal are sidelined indefinitely.

2011 AMA Pro MX Series in Over 104 Countries

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, announce today that the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will be broadcast into millions of homes across the globe.

NHTSA Updates Rules for Motorcycle Helmets

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
NHTSA has published an update that amends FMVSS No. 218, Motorcycle Helmets. The Final Rule amends certification labeling requirements and help consumers and law enforcement personnel distinguish between certified and uncertified helmets.

FIM MX Announces 2012 Mexican GP

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Youthstream and the FIM announced the celebration of the Grand Prix of Mexico for the upcoming 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship season.

2012 Kawasaki KX250F First Look

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Kawasaki makes some big changes to the 2012 KX250F's engine and suspension to help keep it at the top of the 250F division.

2012 Kawasaki KX450F First Look

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Kawasaki's flagship motocross dirt bike is updated throughout for better track performance. Take a look at the new 2012 KX450F.

First Annual Indy 100 GNCC Postponed

Monday, May 16, 2011
The First Annual Indy 100 GNCC is postponed as bike racing is tentatively being rescheduled by Racer Productions.

Join the AMA Family OHV Capitol Hill Climb

Monday, May 16, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association will be holding a Family Capitol Hill Climb press conference, featuring U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg on May 26th at 11am.

Glen Helen USGP Race Results 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011
The second running of the USGP of Motocross at Glen Helen started out soggy, but the racing was great. Read on to see who took the top honors in the MX1 and MX2 classes.

Glen Helen USGP Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011
The 2011 USGP at Glen Helen kicked off with Saturday's qualifying motos. Read on to see who was the grabbed the first gate pick in the MX1 and MX2 classes.

MotoUSA Helps Support Vicki Golden

Friday, May 13, 2011
In collaboration with Langston Motorsports, Motorcycle-USA.com will lend its support to WMX rider Vicki Golden for the upcoming 2011 season.

Draft Legislation to Stop OHV Lead Ban Passed

Friday, May 13, 2011
The Motorcycle Industry Council applauds the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade’s quick action on the “Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011” (ECADA) discussion draft. The Subcommittee passed the draft bill and referred it to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

Success for International Female Ride Day

Friday, May 13, 2011
Last Friday, May 6th, thousands of female riders around the world celebrated the 5th International Female Ride Day and took their motorcycle or scooter to – 'Just Ride!'

Glen Helen USGP Preview 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011
The FIM World Motocross Championship returns to the United States this weekend. Who will come out on top at Glen Helen?

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011
This week's MotoUSA Photo of the Week comes to us from Skyhawk04kilo and his rock steady camera skills. In the weekly moto-photo tip, our resident photo pro shows you how to get your timing just right.

Motorcycle USA Introduces Fantasy MX 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011
MotorcycleUSA.com’s popular fantasy motocross game is back for the 2011 season with new riders, new teams and better racing than ever. Join up and race your friends for a chance at DVS Gear and a signed Kevin Windham Jersey grand prize.

Phil Schilling to Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first member of the class of 2011: Phil Schilling, one of motorcycling's most accomplished journalists and an expert race tuner who set the early mark for Ducati's on-track success in America.

Jones & Dye Motocross Title Cups

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Since partnering to promote the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, have awarded a pair of perpetual championship trophies for the 250 and 450 classes

House Subcommitte to Vote on CPSC Lead Law

Thursday, May 12, 2011
A formal Discussion Draft entitled, "Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011 (ECADA)," will be voted upon tomorrow by the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade of the Committee on Energy & Commerce

AMA Pro Flat Track Sammy Halbert Interview

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Slammin' Sammy Halbert started the AMA Pro Flat Track season off with a bang after a perfect weekend in Daytona. We got a chance to talk to the current points leader in the GNC Expert Singles class.

Ricky Carmichael Award Returns to AMA

Thursday, May 12, 2011
MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is proud to announce the return of the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award for the 2011 season.

2011 Scott 250 Boots Review

Thursday, May 12, 2011
We spend several months riding in the new Scott 250 entry-level motocross boots. Find out if these affordable kicks are right for your budget.

2011 Dana Point 2 Avalon Jet Ski Race Report

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Climb on with MotoUSA as we tackle the 2011 Dana Point to Avalon and Back Offshore PWC Race on a Yamaha Wave Runner FX under less than ideal conditions.

AMA News and Notes June 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
American Motorcycle Association comes out with the next edition of News and Notes for June 2011.

Mullins Leads Heading to Indy 100

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series heads to a freshly designed Indy 100 course at the schedule's newest venue in Gosport, Ind.

Moates Cup Legacy at Glen Helen USGP

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
To commemorate Marty Moates becoming the first American to ever win the 500cc USGP at Carlsbad, the 'Moates Cup' has been created and will return for 2011 to honor the Top American rider at the USGP.

Honda XR650L Project Bike Ride Report

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A surprise weekend off was the perfect opportunity to do some tire and gear testing with our long-term 2009 Honda XR650L Project Bike. Here's a quick report from a weekend of dual sporting.

MC Life: Tim Kang

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
MotoUSA chats with star T.V. actor Tim Kang about his love for street bikes, MotoGP racing and life away from the big screen.

Las Vegas Supercross Insider 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011
Las Vegas lived up to its hype as the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Suprcross ended on a high note. Read on to see details of racing action at one of the most memorable season finales in years.

Las Vegas Supercross Results 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011
The 2011 Supercross title was on the line at Vegas. Could Villopto hold on to the points lead in Sam Boyd Stadium to cap off an upredictable Supercross season.

Las Vegas Supercross Lites Results 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011
A pair of Supercross Lites titles and the first ever East/West Shootout are on the line at Vegas. See what riders hit the jackpot and who goes bust at Sam Boyd Stadium and the 2011 Supercross season finale.

Las Vegas Supercross Notes 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011
The 2011 AMA Supercross series lands in Sin City where Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto will shoot for the first Supercross title of his career in Las Vegas.

2012 AMA Supercross Schedule Announced

Friday, May 6, 2011
Feld Motor Sports announced the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross schedule, featuring the tour’s newest stop on April 14 at Louisiana’s Superdome in New Orleans.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 6, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011
This week a technically composed landscape shot by MotoUSA forums user Wisart took the top honors in the Photo of the Week. Read on to learn more about his photo and to get a new moto-photo tip.

Limited Edition Bar Pads Benefit Japan

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Renthal is very proud to announce that we are producing a special limited edition handlebar pad that is going to be sold exclusively through our website, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for the Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief in Japan.

Scorpion Introduces iPad/iPhone Application

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Scorpion catalog & social networking links now on tap with new Scorpion iPad/iPhone Application.

Las Vegas Supercross Preview 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011
It will be a fight to the finish as the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship enters Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium to see who takes ultimate bragging rights in the final race of the season.

Makita to Sponsor Motocross Championship

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, introduce Makita Industrial Power Tools, a leader in the power tool market, as the Official Power Tool of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

This Weekend at Glen Helen Raceway

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
As the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States draws nearer, Glen Helen Raceway begins its final preparations for the gathering of worldwide talent and media that will soon descend on America's Playground in Southern California.

Win Tickets to the 2011 USGP

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Glen Helen has provided several 4-packs of Adult Weekend Passes to the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States to be given away to Rock 105.3 listeners.

Backmarker: Indian Reborn Yet Again

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
This month’s Backmarker focuses on the historic American marque Indian – the prestigious origins, messy recent past and its potential future under the guidance of new owner, Polaris Industries.

Legends & Champions Return to Las Vegas

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The AMA Legends & Champions Weekend features history's motorcycling legends, today's amateur champions and collectible motorcycles of every genre.

2011 Supercross Relived on CBS

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The greatest Monster Energy AMA Supercross season ever will once again be relived on CBS Sports following the season finale from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on Sunday May 8, 2011.

Husqvarna Salutes Women Riders

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
You might be surprised at how many women ride according to the latest figures from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), nearly 25% of the 25 million Americans who ride are female... and that number is growing!

Motorcycle Awareness is Center Stage in May

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reminds all road users that May marks Motorcycle Awareness Month.

Bel-Ray Sponsors TM Racing for 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Bel-Ray will be the official lubricant supplier to the Italian Manufacturers motorcycle racing teams for the 2011 racing season.

House Resolution 239 Affects Motorcycle Laws

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Federal lawmakers oppose state lobbying by safety agency introducing House Resolution 239 that would focus the agency efforts on motorcycle crash prevention as the first step in motorcycle safety.

2012 Honda CRF Motocross First Looks

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
American Honda Motor Company has lifted the veil for their 2012 Honda CRF motocross bikes. Find out what Honda has in store for the 2012 off-road dirt bikes in our 2012 Honda CRF line first look.

International Female Ride Day

Monday, May 2, 2011
Women riders around the world will get on their motorcycles or scooters to celebrate the fifth International Female Ride Day.

Salt Lake City Supercross Insider 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011
A crash by James Stewart squanders his hopes for taking the 2011 AMA Supercross crown as Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto secures his sixth win of the season.

Riding Restrictions May Lift on 43 Million Acres

Monday, May 2, 2011
A bill has been introduced to congress which would free up almost 43 million acres of public land which would otherwise be off limits for OHV use.

Christophe Pourcel Joins MotoConcepts Yamaha

Sunday, May 1, 2011
Christophe Pourcel will ride for MotoConcepts Yamaha in the 450 class of the AMA Motocross Championship.