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Christophe Pourcel Back to GP with Kawasaki

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Christophe Pourcel heads back to Europe, the French rider inking a deal to race the KX450F in MX1 with Kawasaki Team CLS.

ROHVA & ATVSI Call for Safe July 4th

Thursday, June 30, 2011
While enjoying their freedom to explore trails, deserts and public lands this long Fourth of July weekend, recreational off-highway vehicle enthusiasts need to be safe and responsible while having all that fun.

Bell Moto-9 Stunt Helmet Review

Thursday, June 30, 2011
We've spent a couple months inside the new Bell Moto-9 helmet on dirt bikes, ATVs, side-by-sides and even adventure touring motorcycles. See what life is like with Bell's newest dirt bike helmet.

Snowshoe GNCC Results 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Makita Suzuki’s Josh Strang battled to the finish in the 2011 Motosport.com Snowshoe GNCC, taking the win over KTM rider Nate Kanney.

Chandlers Law Enacted in South Carolina

Thursday, June 30, 2011
The ATV safety community today marked the enactment of “Chandler’s Law,” which is aimed at protecting South Carolina’s young ATV riders.

Tommy Hahn Grabs RC Hard Charger

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Looking to secure his best overall finish of the young season, MotoConcepts Yamaha's Tommy Hahn overcame adversity in the opening moto of the 450 Class to claim this week's Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award.

Progressive Ranks Best States to Ride

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Progressive Insurance cull its data to rank the best states in the nation to ride and… Florida comes out on top! Really?

Red Bud AMA Motocross Preview 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship rolls into Buchanan, Michigan this July weekend with a bang for the Red Bud Motocross National.

Vicki Golden Thunder Valley WMX Report

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
MotoUSA.com/Langston Racing/Kawasaki's Vicki Golden talks about her performance in Round 3 of the 2011 WMX Championship at Thunder Valley.

AMA Pro Motocross Thunder Valley Insider

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thunder Valley might not have the most difficult track on the circuit, but it does represent a unique challenge at over a mile of elevation. Check out our insider breakdown.

Honda Developing Trophy Truck for Baja 1000

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Honda used the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to test its desert-racing prototype. The HPD Desert Pilot will eventually race the Baja 1000 as a Class 6 truck.

Backroad Ramblings: Ride Dirty for Your Health

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
After stumbling on the many health benefits associated with the outdoors, our rambler reveals a checklist to see if readers are spending enough time in the dirt.

Dunlop Selected as OEM Provider for KTM

Monday, June 27, 2011
Dunlop is proud to announce its selection by KTM Sportmotorcycle AG as an OEM tire supplier for key motocross and off-road motorcycles sold in North America.

Larry Roeseler Back With Husqvarna

Monday, June 27, 2011
Off-road racing legend Larry Roesler is now back in the saddle with Husqvarna, the motorcycle brand that's as iconic as he is.

Lima Half-Mile Flat Track Results 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011
The AMA Flat Track paddock headed to the cushion track of Allen County Fairgrounds for the Lima Half-Mile this past weekend for tightly contested races in the Expert Twins and Pro Singles classes.

2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Motorcycle Results

Monday, June 27, 2011
Ducati's Carlin Dunne sets course record for motorcycles and leads a Ducati class victory in the race to the clouds in the 2011 Pikes Peak hill climb.

AMA Pro WMX Thunder Valley Results 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011
The 2011 Motorcycle-Superstore.com WMX Championship returned at Thunder Valley with more tension in the ranks after one rider swept both motos.

AMA 250 MX Thunder Valley Results 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011
The battle raged on in the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross 250 division as riders faced a rutted track and lack of oxygen at Thunder Valley.

AMA 450 MX Thunder Valley Results 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011
With throttles pinned and riders gasping for air, the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship visited the Mile High City for Round 5 of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Thunder Valley Motocross Live on FUEL TV

Friday, June 24, 2011
The fifth round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will take place on Saturday, June 25, with the Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National.

Women's Enduro X Included in 2011 X Games

Friday, June 24, 2011
Six of the top female motocross racers will be offered a chance to compete on the Enduro X course during the 2011 X Games competition.

Reid Nordin Named Kawasaki Team Manager

Friday, June 24, 2011
Reid Nordin, a 25-year veteran of Kawasaki, has been named the senior race team manager and will oversee all of the company's professional racing programs.

Inaugural Monster Energy Cup Lining up

Friday, June 24, 2011
With the debut of the Monster Energy Cup looming, Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath have collaborated on a track design for the inaugural race at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15th.

Photo of the Week - June 24, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011
Tastroman's image of the Virginia Countryside and his Buell Ulysses is this Friday's Photo of the Week. Justin Dawes gives a quick and easy tip to add excitement to your riding photos.

Congress Told OHV Riding is Economic Engine

Friday, June 24, 2011
Testifiers told a key U.S. House subcommittee on June 22 that off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation puts billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, and public land needs to be opened up for motorized recreation.

2011 AMA WMX Thunder Valley Preview

Thursday, June 23, 2011
The AMA Pro Women's Motocross series makes its way to round three in Colorado to take on Thunder Valley.

Fred Hoess Joins Husqvarna

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to announce the newest member of the North American team – Fred Hoess.

AGV Intros Pastrana TP199 AX-8 Helmet

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Travis Pastrana unleashes a motocross helmet that represents 199 and his Nitro Circus crew in the AGV TP199 AX-8 helmet.

Thunder Valley AMA Motocross Preview 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship hits the high elevations of Lakewood, Colorado this weekend at Thunder Valley MX Park for more bar-to-bar action.

Lima Half Mile Flat Track Preview 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Round 9 of the 2011 AMA Flat Track Championship is coming to the Lima Half Mile with the points lead on the line.

2012 Suzuki Motocross Bikes First Look

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Suzuki pulls the cover off its 2012 RM-Z450, RM-Z250, RM85 and RM85L motocross dirt bikes. Only minor styling changes update these 2012 racers.

Bonhams Banbury Run Auction a Success

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Bonhams third annual sale of collectors’ motorcycles on 18th June, held in conjunction with the VMCC’s Banbury Run was a resounding success with a total of £427,500 and 85% sold.

2011 Kawasaki KX450F Flat Track Project 2

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
MotoUSA races its KX450F flat tracker at Willow Springs for Round 1 of the Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series.

2011 Mammoth Motocross Racing Begins

Monday, June 20, 2011
Get an inside look at the happenings at this summer’s Mammoth Motocross races.

Language Blocks Lead Law Enforcement

Monday, June 20, 2011
Specific language inserted into a federal government funding measure in congress may block the enforcement of the lead law, according to the American Motorcyclist Association.

Wyoming National Enduro Results 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011
KTM's Russell Bobbitt and Charles Mullins took the top two spots in Round 6 of the 2011 National Enduro event in Wyoming.

Bellpuig FIM Motocross Results 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011
KTM riders Antonio Cairoli and Ken Roczen both dominated at Spain's La Salgada track during Round 7 of the 2011 FIM Motocross Championship.

AMA 250 Motocross Budds Creek Results 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki again dominated the podium with two riders on the top steps as the 250 class finishes Round 4 at Budds Creek.

AMA 450 Motocross Budds Creek Results 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011
The usual three were on the podium at Budds Creek for Round 4 of AMA Pro Motocross 450 class racing.

AMA Pro Motocross Budds Creek Preview 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011
AMA Pro Motocross racing heads to Budds Creek in Maryland for Round 4 of the 450 and 250 championships. Both classes have some hot riders, find out who to watch for in this moto racing preview.

2011 Nor Cal Classic Vintage Motocross

Friday, June 17, 2011
MotoUSA trades the latest and greatest dirt bikes for air-cooled relics of motocross lore at Brad Lackey's Nor Cal Classic National Vintage Motocross race.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - June 17 2010

Friday, June 17, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week contest kicks into high gear as the summer riding season approaches. Check out this week's winner and be sure to submit your motorcycle photos for a chance to win cool prizes.

Westone Teams up with Spider Grips Ducati

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Westone teams up with the Spider Grips Ducati Race Team for the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb taking place on June 26th 2011.

Introducing Scorpion's New VX34 Dirt Helmet

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Just in time for the outdoor national motocross season, Scorpion is proud to introduce a top quality off-road helmet at a dirt cheap price.

Bikes of the CPSIA

Thursday, June 16, 2011
We sampled some of the motorcycles and ATVs that will be affected by the CPSC Lead Ban. Take a look at these machines and some of the alternates from major manufacturers.

CPSIA Lead Ban Update - What Now?

Thursday, June 16, 2011
The CPSC's ban on youth dirt bikes and ATVs is still a lingering threat. MotoUSA examines bikes and families potentially affected by the Lead Law and gets up to date on where things stand.

Maine Adopts Test for Motorcycle Sound

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Maine has adopted a simple yet reliable testing procedure that allows motorcyclists to prove their bikes don't violate Maine's motor vehicle sound law, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

AMA News and Notes July 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The July 2011 edition of the American Motorcycle Association's news and notes is here.

AMA Pro Motocross High Point Insider 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Pelted by rocks and rain, riders in the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship faced a variety of obstacles at High Point.

2012 Kawasaki KX450F First Ride

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
MotoUSA tests Kawasaki’s latest KX450F motocross bike at Red Bud in Michigan. Find out what this new 450-class dirt bike is all about in this review.

Argueda FIM Motocross Results 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011
Clement Desalle and Jeffrey Herlings each take wins in their respective classes in Portugal during Round 6 of the 2011 FIM Motocross Championship.

Milford WORCS Results 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011
FMF/KTM’s Kurt Caselli continued his remarkable dominance in the 2011 WORCS series with another win at Honey Lake MX Park in Milford, California.

Hartford Half Mile Results 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Jared Mees ran away with the flat track win at Michigan's Hartford Half Mile and took the lead in the GNC Twins series.

AMA 250 Motocross High Point Results 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Round 3 of the AMA 250 Motocross Championship at High Point featured a torn-up track and fierce competition between teammates.

AMA 450 Motocross High Point Results 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Sunny skies turned to storm clouds at High Point Raceway as the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship met for Round 3 in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania.

2012 Yamaha Beginner Dirt Bike First Looks

Friday, June 10, 2011
After a small hiatus the Yamaha TT-R50E and PW50 return in 2012 along with the XT250 and TW200 dual sport models.

2012 Yamaha YZ450F & YZ250F First Looks

Friday, June 10, 2011
Yamaha is keeping competitive at the track with updates to its newest motocrossers, the 2012 YZ450F and YZ250F.

Flat Track to Return to Los Angeles

Friday, June 10, 2011
AMA Racing has announced that flat track racing will return to Los Angeles on October 15th at the Flat Track World Finals in Pomona.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - June 10, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011
This week MotoUSA Forms user Crocroc brings us the Photo of the Week from behind the handlebars, and Jstin Dawes lays out his latest moto-photo tip.

Buche to Judge FIM Road Safety Award

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The MSF announced that Tim Buche has accepted an invitation from Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) to serve on an international panel of judges charged with determining the winners of the FIM Road Safety Award.

AMA Pro Motocross High Point Preview 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship enters its first east coast round at High Point Raceway in Pennsylvania. Can TwoTwo Motorsports' Chad Reed claim his third overall win?

Dr. Frazier: Rent Your Own Adventure Ride

Thursday, June 9, 2011
When a friend suggests yet another round the globe ride, Dr. G. comes up with a new spin on the idea – a Rent Your Own Adventure Ride.

Inside Am-Pro Yamaha Off-Road Racing

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
MotoUSA hangs out with Randy Hawkins and his championship-winning crew at the Am-Pro Yamaha racing headquarters to see what a top-level GNCC program is like from the inside.

FIM Motocross St. Jean d'Angely Results 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Yamaha's Steven Frossard and Kawasaki's Tommy Searle claimed victory in France during Round 5 of the 2011 FIM Motocross Championship.

Americade Kicks off at Lake George for AMA

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to recognize the start of Americade, an AMA National Convention, which will run June 7-11 in Lake George, N.Y.

Springfield Mile Flat Track Insider 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011
Rain couldn't stop hardcore flat track racers from pushing it to the edge as the 2011 Grand National Championship series visited the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairground.

Motocross Promoter to be Inducted into MHoF

Monday, June 6, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fifth member of the class of 2011: Stu Peters, one of the most prolific and enduring motocross promoters in the history of the sport in America.

SCORE Baja 500 Results 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011
The JCR Honda crew of Kendall Norman and Quinn Cody were declared the official winners of the 2011 SCORE Baja 500 event after penalties cost Colton Udall and Davey Kamo the win.

Baja 500 Preview 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011
The 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 event is about to begin with more than 250 entries ranging from cars, trucks motorcycles and ATVs.

Martin Davalos Receives Hard Charger Award

Friday, June 3, 2011
Rockstar Energy Suzuki's Martin Davalos picked up the RC Hard Charger Award in Round 2 of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship after passing 28 riders.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - June 3, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week comes to use from Canada via Tyler Spikman. Our resident photo guru Justin gives you some study materials in his weekly moto-photo tip.

World Record for Red Bull X-Fighters FMX

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Nate Adams of the United States pulled off the best tricks on Saturday to win the second stop of the 2011 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Brasilia in front of the greatest crowd in FMX history. Robbie Maddison was defeated by Adams in the final showdown in the Brazilian capital city that was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. Andre Villa took third place.

Backmarker: Old Meets New at 2011 Isle of Man

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Gardiner explores Peter Gagan’s replica 1911 Indian and the advances in EV technology – all of which to be seen at the 2011 Isle of Man TT.

Interior Department Reverses Wild Lands Policy

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
In a victory for OHV riders nationwide, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has reversed his position on his controversial new Wild Lands policy.

Vicki Golden Freestone WMX Race Report

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
MotoUSA.com/Langston Racing/Kawasaki's Vicki Golden checks in with her take on the Freestone WMX National from Texas.

2011 KTM 350 SX-F Race Test

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tag along as MotoUSA races KTM’s 350 SX-F motocross bike in the 2011 A Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix race at Pala Raceway.