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MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
The last MotoUSA Photo of the Week for September is a great capture of Tyla Rattray on the gas. JDawg gives a moto-photo tip on making practice perfect.

Australasian Safari Day 7 Results 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
For the first time in his career 26-year-old Todd Smith claimed victory in the 2011 Australasian Safari more than 20 minutes ahead of his brother, Jacob Smith.

Backroad Ramblings: Operation Resuscitation

Friday, September 30, 2011
After ignoring one of his ATVs far too long, our rambler's negligence catches up with him during a jaunt through the local woods.

Free Mad Skills Motocross Blitz Game

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mad Skills Motocross Blitz, a free universal mini game based on the highly successful iOS game Mad Skills Motocross, is now available for download on the iTunes App Store worldwide.

Ironman GNCC Goes Pink for Breast Cancer

Thursday, September 29, 2011
In honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, America's largest off-road racing series - the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country tour will once again add a pink theme to this year's Amsoil Ironman GNCC.

Thomas and Robinson to Race JNCC in Japan

Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is proud to celebrate its continued alliance with the Japan National Cross Country Series with the announcement of once again sending GNCC Racers to Japan.

Husband and Wife Team Recieve MIC Awards

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Two important supporters of the powersports industry, Karen and Tom Umphress, were presented with Motorcycle Industry Council Chairman’s Awards at the 2011 National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council Annual Meeting.

2011 Yamaha YZ250 Mammoth Racing Test

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
MotoUSA recently lined up at the annual Mammoth Motocross Race armed with a specially-equipped Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke for the FMF Two-Stroke Challenge.

Australasian Safari Day 4 Results 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Shane Diener captured all three specials during Day 4 of the 2011 Australasian Safari competition to cut into Todd Smith's overall lead.

Australasian Safari Day 3 Results 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011
Todd Smith continued to lead the 2011 Australasian Safari event on Day 3 as defending champion Ben Grabham suffered his first major setback of the competition.

Team Faith Joins KTM for 2012

Monday, September 26, 2011
Team Faith, one of the most well-known and well-respected teams in Arenacross, has announced it will join KTM USA in its quest for the 2012 AMA Arenacross Series title.

Mountain Ridge GNCC Results 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011
Charlie Mullins claimed his second victory in a row as the 2011 GNCC series landed in Somerset, Pennsylvania over the weekend.

500th Ride for Kids Raises $197,000

Monday, September 26, 2011
The first Ride for Kids event in 1984 raised $4,000 for childhood brain tumor research.

Devore WORCS Results 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011
Taylor Robert put in the best race of his career during Round 8 of the 2011 WORCS series to earn the double victory in Devore, California.

Australasian Safari Day 2 Results 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Todd Smith leads the 2011 Australasian Safari after two days of competition with last year's winner, Ben Grabham, slowly making up ground.

Brainerd Half Mile Flat Track Results 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Jared Mees opened his lead in the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Championship after posting his fifth win of the season during North Central Speedway's first-ever flat track event.

Australasian Safari Day 1 Results 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Todd Smith led the first day of the 2011 Australasian Safari on Saturday as it brought competitors along the State Barrier Fence.

Monster Energy Cup Dave Prater Interview

Friday, September 23, 2011
Dave Prater from Feld Motor Sports talks about next month’s first-annual Monster Energy Cup motocross race taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Australasian Safari Prologue Results 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011
The 2011 Australasian Safari is currently underway after opening ceremonies at Hillarys Boat Harbour, with riders getting a preview of things to come during Friday's prologue.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011
This week our winner offers a unique perspective of a familiar scene. Take a look at the MotoUSA Photo of the Week and get a tip on traveling light with your camera.

2012 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Friday, September 23, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha has made a select few updates and revisions to the YZ450F. Read the 2012 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride to find out if the changes were successful.

EVS Sports LP01 Riding Pant Review

Thursday, September 22, 2011
EVS Sports’ Riding Pant is an affordable and effective way to help stay cool and comfortable when you’re riding or racing your dirt bike.

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300X Versatility Test

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Summer means one thing: water sports. So we head out to the lake with Kawasaki’s latest sit down PWC to see how it performs with family and friends.

Former U.S. Senator Joins AMA

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Former two-term U.S. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado has joined the American Motorcyclist Association as vice president for government relations beginning Oct. 3.

MX Sports Reveals CRF150R Survey Winner

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, have revealed the recipient of a brand new Honda CRF150R in association with the demographic survey from Turnkey Sports & Entertainment.

2012 Husqvarna TC250 First Ride

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Husqvarna has revamped the TC250 for 2012 in a bid to make it more competitive with the rest of the Lites class. Did Husky succeed? Find out in the 2012 Husqvarna TC250 First Ride article.

Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway Promotion

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway promotion is back to help drive floor traffic and this year it includes all-new VIP prize packages for a couple of lucky participating retailers.

Bermuda Motocross Looks to the Future

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Maley Motorsports is proud to announce a partnership with the Bermuda Motocross Club to help develop the sport on the small Atlantic Island.

AMA Congratulates Team USA on MXoN Win

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association congratulates U.S. team on 22nd victory at FIM Motocross of Nations.

AMA Addresses Congress on OHV Access

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Americans who enjoy motorized recreation on federal public land deserve fair and equal treatment from land managers, the American Motorcyclist Association told a U.S. House subcommittee on Sept. 19.

TCX Boots Italian Factory Tour

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Motorcycle USA gets a special invitation to visit the TCX Boots factory in Italy to preview the brand's manufacturing process as well as some of its new products.

Ontario EnduroCross Results 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011
KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak kept his winning streak in the 2011 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series alive this past weekend with a win at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

St. Louis and Philly Raise More Than $185,000

Monday, September 19, 2011
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids events in St. Louis and Philadelphia raised a grand total of $185,645 for the fight against childhood brain tumors yesterday.

Motocross des Nations Results 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Team USA accomplished its seventh consecutive victory in the Motocross des Nations competition in France after Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey earned the top-two spots in Sunday's final moto.

Motocross des Nations Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011
It was a perfect start to the 2011 Motocross des Nations competition in France as Team USA snagged three wins during qualifying motos on Saturday.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Sept 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
This week’s MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a nostalgic look back in time. A snap shot of a life and lifestyle that many are a part of and only a few can comprehend.

Brainerd Half-Mile Flat Track Preview 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
The AMA Pro Flat Track paddock heads north to the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' for the next round of racing action at the Brainerd Half-Mile.

Vicki Golden Pala WMX Report

Friday, September 16, 2011
MotoUSA.com Langston Motorsports Kawasaki's Vicki Golden gives her perspective on the final round at Pala and her overall result in the 2011 WMX Championship.

Justin Barcia to Compete At EnduroCross

Friday, September 16, 2011
This weekend’s GEICO EnduroCross round in Ontario, California just got even more interesting as fresh off of a podium finish at the final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship, Justin Barcia’s GEICO team announced that he will give EnduroCross a shot.

Auctions America Expands Vintage Calendar

Friday, September 16, 2011
Auctions America By RM Expands it's vintage motorcycle event calendar with Barber Vintage Festival and Las Vegas sales.

2012 Honda CRF250R First Ride

Friday, September 16, 2011
Honda’s CRF250R receives some updates and refinements for 2012. Find out what it’s like to ride in this dirt bike review.

Cross Club Tickets for Nuclear Cowboyz 2012

Friday, September 16, 2011
The only North American high octane-fueled theatrical freestyle motocross tour Nuclear Cowboyz to perform in 11 U.S. Cities and for the first time in 2012 Mexico!

Zero Motorcycles Demonstrates Technology

Friday, September 16, 2011
Zero motorcycles demonstrates its electric motorcycle technology to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood.

Ryan Villopoto Racing Monster Energy Cup

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Reigning Supercross/Motocross Champion Ryan Villopoto is set to Race the inaugural Monster Energy Cup

Shoei Helmet Donation Funds Naturalistic Study

Thursday, September 15, 2011
It was with the generous support of Shoei Safety Helmet Corp. that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation was able to include braking instrumentation in its unprecedented, one-year-long MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study.

Six Million Graduates for the MSF

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently graduated its six millionth RiderCourse student, a milestone reached through the ongoing efforts of nearly 10,000 RiderCoaches at more than 2,000 training sites worldwide.

Shayna Texter AMA Pro Flat Track Interview

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Shayna Texter put the Knoxville Raceway crowd in a frenzy when she became the first female to win an AMA Pro Singles race this past weekend. We catch up with Shayna to talk about her accomplishment and what the future holds for this talented young racer.

AMA News and Notes October 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue.

2012 Yamaha WR450F/WR250F First Look

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Yamaha broke wraps on its 2012 off-road motorcycles highlighted by the 2012 WR450F which is now fuel injected, runs on a bilateral beam frame like the YZ250F and has slimmer bodywork.

Motocross des Nations Preview 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The world's best motocross riders are gathering in France for the 65th edition of the Motocross des Nations competition. Can Team USA keep the winning streak alive?

2012 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha completely revamped the YZ250F, so much so that it could be considered a new model. Read what we thought of the small-bore motocrosser in this first ride article.

Pirelli Adds New Tires to Scorpion MX Range

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Pirelli presents its new Scorpion MX Mid Hard 554 tyres together with several existing range modifications related to tread pattern and sizes in the same week as its 56th Motocross World Championship title was secured on the grounds of Germany.

Motorcycle Superstore GoPro Sweepstakes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Motorcycle-Superstore and Dunlop are giving away 25 GoPro HD Motorsports HERO cameras so you can capture all the riding action in full 1080p high-definition video and poster-quality still photos.

2012 Honda CRF150R Expert First Ride

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Big Red returns to the youth racing scene with the release of Honda's updated mini motocross entry - the 2012 Honda CRF150R.

Ryan Dungey Leaves Suzuki

Monday, September 12, 2011
Suzuki officially announced that it will not retain Ryan Dungey for the 2012 Supercross / Motocross season.

Unadilla GNCC Results 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011
Charlie Mullins returned to the top of the box during Round 9 of the 2011 GNCC Championship in New Berlin, New York after Josh Strang suffered a crash in the first lap.

2012 Husqvarna TC449 First Ride

Monday, September 12, 2011
For 2012 the Husqvarna TC449 has received a host of updates and revisions. Did these changes create a better 450-class motocrosser? Find out in the 2012 Husqvarna TC449 First Ride article.

2009 Honda XR650L Project Bike Part 2

Sunday, September 11, 2011
In the test to build the ultimate budget ADV bike our off-road correspondent wraps-up modifications in Part 2 of the Honda XR650L Project Bike.

Knoxville Raceway Flat Track Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Shayna Texter shocked the AMA flat track world by winning her first AMA Pro Singles race Saturday night while two riders crossed the line together in a true photo finish in the GNC Expert Twins race.

Pala WMX Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Jessica Patterson took her Yamaha to a 1-1 moto sweep at Pala in her bid to retain the Motorcycle-Superstore.com WMX Championship.

Pala 450 Motocross Moto 2 Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ryan Dungey took it right down to the wire with a victory in Moto 2 and the overall win at Pala, but it wasn't enough to retain his 450 Motocross title.

Pala 250 Motocross Moto 2 Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Rookie riders came out swinging in Moto 2 but Dean Wilson remains undefeated at Pala Raceway with a sweep in the 250 class.

Pala 450 Motocross Moto 1 Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey survived some early craziness in 450 Moto 1 at Pala Raceway.

Pala 250 Motocross Moto 1 Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki swept the podium in Moto 1 with tensions finally boiling over between Dean Wilson and Blake Baggett.

Pala WMX Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ashley Fiolek will have first gate pick in the WMX class but Jessica Patterson was right on her heels in qualifying.

Pala 450 Motocross Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ryan Villopoto is on pace to hold his championship lead and claim his first 450 Motocross title.

Pala 250 Motocross Qualifying Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Blake Baggett leads the 250 class at Pala Raceway with the fastest qualifying time at the final round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Pala AMA Motocross Preview 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011
The 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship has come down to the final round. Riders will line up at Pala Raceway for one last chance to score points and a title.

KTM Recalls 2011 Dirt Bike Lineup

Friday, September 9, 2011
KTM has recalled more than 6000 dirt bikes from its 2011 lineup to fix a possible handlebar safety hazard.

Dr. Frazier: When Maps Lie Adventure Begins

Friday, September 9, 2011
When Dr. Frazier points his KLR650 toward a New Mexico ghost town, he realizes that when the map lies, the true adventures begin.

Congressional Hearing on National Monuments

Friday, September 9, 2011
On September 13, 2011, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, chaired by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), will hold a hearing on several bills, including bills related to National Monuments.

2011 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike

Friday, September 9, 2011
MotoUSA revisits the popular Yamaha WR450F trail bike. A few modifications update the enduro model with improved controls and a Leo Vince exhaust.

Knoxville Raceway Flat Track Preview 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track paddock travels to Iowa's Knoxville Raceway for the 17th round of flat track racing action.

Travel Alert Issued for Unadilla GNCC

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Due to severe inclement weather in eastern Pennsylvania and New York, it may be necessary for GNCC racers and fans to alter driving routes from the east and south.

Backmarker: James Parker’s New Mission

Thursday, September 8, 2011
James Parker is making news with his electric tinkering at Mission Motors, but the designer still hasn’t given up on replacing the industry’s front fork bent.

Team Green 30th Anniversary Line of Clothing

Thursday, September 8, 2011
For 30 years, the Kawasaki Team Green amateur support program has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to grass roots racing and nurturing future champions.

Chad Reed AMA Motocross Interview 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011
MotoUSA catches up with Chad Reed, asking the former Supercross and Motocross champ about TwoTwo Motorsports and his nasty Millville crash.

Win the Ultimate Moto Luggage System

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Kriega makes beautifully engineered motorcycle backpacks and bike packs. And now BritKit, the highly respected brand’s US distributor, is offering anyone with a Facebook account the chance to win the Ultimate Moto Luggage System.

Springfield Mile II Flat Track Results 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
AMA Pro flat track racers took to the Springfield Mile this weekend to entertain thousands of spectators who watched both the Twins and Singles races go down to the wire.

Baja Designs Night Race for EnduroCross

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
In a special tribute to the Baja 1000 and a select few motorcycle endurance events, the lights will be turned off for a special Baja Designs night race.

AMA Pro WMX Steel City Results 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The 2011 WMX Championship became a little tighter following one rider's double victory at the Steel City National.

AMA 250 Motocross Steel City Results 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The 2011 AMA 250 Motocross title was taken a round early as one of Mitch Payton's Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders pulled the double victory at Steel City.

AMA 450 Motocross Steel City Results 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
A crucial blow was dealt to one rider in the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship as poor traction and humid conditions were present in the penultimate round.

New Matrix Concepts Magnetic Tray is Here

Friday, September 2, 2011
The new M21 Stacking Trays come in a 3-pack that features a built in magnetic strip in the center of the trays.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a double dose of moto-photo goodness. Check the winning photos for the Second of September.

Race Tech Now Accepting Resumes

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Race Tech, the world’s largest motorcycle suspension modification company, is set to offer more Rider Support than ever before.