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Motocross of Nations Results 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012
The sandy track at Lommel in Belgium and a string of bad luck proved to be too much for Team USA, opening the door for a new Motocross of Nations champion.

Zero Sets LSR Records at Bonneville

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Two new land speed records for lightweight electric motorcycles were set with the 2012 Zero S ZF6 at the 2012 Bonneville Shootout.

Motocross of Nations Qualifying 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Team USA had a rough start during the 2012 Motocross of Nations qualifying in Lommel, Belgium on Saturday, with Ryan Dungey losing his goggles mid session and Justin Barcia receiving a disqualification.

ISDE Germany Day 6 Results 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012
The final day of the International Six Days Enduro saw riders leave the trails and head to Sachsenring for a Supermoto-sytle contest to decide the 2012 champions.

2012 Honda CRF450R Project Bike

Friday, September 28, 2012
Replacing wear and tear components is a part of dirt bike ownership. We upgrade our Honda CRF450R with some hard parts from Pirelli and Renthal in this project bike test.

2013 Beta Dirt Bikes First Look

Friday, September 28, 2012
Beta adds two newly designed 2-stroke dirt bikes to its 2013 line-up as well as a Supermoto based on their RS Dual Sport line.

ISDE Germany Day 5 Results 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012
With just one day remaining in the 2012 International Six Days Enduro in Germany, the United States continues to hold to sixth overall in the World Trophy class.

ISDE Germany Day 4 Results 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012
France continued its charge towards total domination of the Red Bull ISDE in Saxony Germany on the fourth day on Thursday and is now leading the World Trophy, the World Junior Trophy and the women’s World Trophy going into the penultimate day in Saxony, Germany.

James Stewart Champions Ride Day

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Winners of the 2012 AMA Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway earn spots to take part in the James Stewart Champions Ride Day.

Atlas Brace Reveals 2013 Product Line

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Atlas Brace unveils the 2013 product line.

ISDE Germany Day 3 Results 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The French trio of Antoine Meo, Christophe Nambotin, and Johnny Aubert continue to lead the way in the World Trophy class as day 3 of the 2012 ISDE concludes.

Monster Energy Cup Track Design Finalized

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The track design for the second annual Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas has been finalized.

AMA Pro Flat Track Returns to Santa Rosa

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Wheel-to-Wheel AMA Pro Flat Track action returns to Santa Rosa after 42 years.

ORMHoF Induction at Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame induction is to be held during the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo. 2012 inductees will be honored and a silent auction is to be held at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center.

2013 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
For 2013 Yamaha made a few cosmetic alterations to its YZ450F. MotoUSA headed out to Glen Helen Raceway to spin a few laps and get reacquainted with the blue machine.

Motocross of Nations Preview 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Team USA prepares for the 2012 Motocross of Nations in Lommel, Belgium, the site of the first MXoN victory for the US team in 1981, with Ryan Dungey, Blake Baggett and Justin Barcia hoping to score an eighth consecutive victory for the States.

Monster Energy Cup Live on SPEED from Vegas

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
SPEED will broadcast the second annual Monster Energy Cup live from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium in October.

ISDE Germany Day 2 Results 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The American World Trophy Team struggled to gain ground on Day 2 of the International Six Days Enduro in Germany in the face of strong results by the French, Australian and Italian teams.

Zero DS and Zero S Model Recall Notice

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues a recall of the 2012 Zero DS and Zero S motorcycles due to an electrical issue.

Cycle News Issue 38 Available

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The September 25, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

ISDE Germany Day 1 Results 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012
Day 1 of the 2012 International Six Days Enduro in Germany ended with the top World Trophy team posting a time of just over five and a half hours.

Monster Energy U.S. Speedway Championship

Monday, September 24, 2012
We attended the 2012 Monster Energy U.S. Speedway National Championships at Costa Mesa Speedway. Read here to find out who won the annual event.

DC-Area Ride for Kids Raises $141,000

Monday, September 24, 2012
The Baltimore/Washington D.C. are Ride for Kids raises a total of $141,000.

ISDE Germany Preview 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012
MotoUSA has MX boots on the ground at the 2012 International Six Days Enduro in Germany. Our club team racer checks in with a pre-race update.

Motorcycle Superstore Riders Prep for Finales

Friday, September 21, 2012
Motorcycle-Superstore racers earned seven podium finishes and the points lead in the AMA Pro Racing Pro Singles Flat Track Series and the GNCC Women's class.

2012 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike - Part 1

Friday, September 21, 2012
MotoUSA preps a 2012 Yamaha WR450F to go desert racing in the dark. Check out all the details in Part 1 of our long-term testing of this off-road machine.

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R First Look

Thursday, September 20, 2012
KTM has leaked photos and details about the European version of the 2013 KTM Adventure R. This ADV motorcycle will reach America as a 2014 model.

2013 Yamaha YZ/WR Contingency Program

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Yamaha 'Covers the Field' with a revamped 2013 YZ/WR contingency program.

SX Ed Episode 5 With Miss Supercross

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Check out the new SX Ed video with Miss Supercross.

2012 Adventure Touring Comparison

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Triumph Tiger Explorer takes aim at our defending Adventure Touring champion to see how it compares to the BMW R1200GS. These heavyweight ADV bikes represent latest and greates versus an industry benchmark.

2012 KTM ISDE Racing Germany Preview

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
2012 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is seen as the seasons highlight in Germany.

Brayton Back to JGRMX Yamaha

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Justin Brayton has signed on to ride with his old team, the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha crew, for the 2013 Supercross and Motocross seasons.

Cycle News Issue 37 Available

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The September 18, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Law Tigers Sponsor AMA Pro Flat Track Finals

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Law Tigers have been announced as the presenting sponsor for the AMA Pro Flat Track Finals at Pomona Fairplex.

Kiara Fontanesi WMX Interview 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
America’s fastest women got a rude awakening at the final WMX championship race when Kiara Fontanesi came over from Europe and beat the pants off our best female motocross racers.

Zero Motorcycles Sponsors AMA MHoF Rings

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Zero Motorcycles sponsors the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame rings for the class of 2012.

Philadelphia & Tulsa Rides Raise PBTF Money

Monday, September 17, 2012
Philadelphia and Tulsa rides raise more than $106,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Unadilla GNCC Results 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012
The points battle in the XC1 Pro Class heated up after a strong performance by Thad DuVall in Round 10 of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series stop at Unadilla.

Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile II Results 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012
AMA Pro Flat Track riders hit the legendary Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, with fierce competition in the GNC Expert Twins and AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles classes.

AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield ST Results 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012
The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com and Lucas Oil returned to Springfield, Illinois for AMA Pro Flat Track, Short Track action.

EnduroCross Ontario Results 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012
The 2012 AMA EnduroCross Series continued in Ontario, California for Round 4. Taddy Blazusiak and Cody Webb went head-to-head in a heated battle for the win.

AMA Hillclimb Bushkill Valley Results 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012
The AMA Pro Hillclimb Championship returned to Freemansburg, Pennsylvania for Round 7 of the 2012 season at the Bushkill Valley Motorcycle Club's hill.

Chinese Motorcycle Industry Sluggish in 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012
Reports for the first half of 2012 show the Chinese motorcycle industry show output and sales at six year low.

Shanya Texter's Knoxville Raceway Win

Friday, September 14, 2012
Shanya Texter had a number of close family and friends on hand during her AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com Pro Singles win at Knoxville Raceway

Semper Ride Marine Corps Motorcycle Training

Friday, September 14, 2012
The Semper Ride program works with the United Sates Marine Corps to reduce motorcycle fatalities through education and rider training courses. MotoUSA recently attended a training course taught by American Supercamp.

AMA Pro Flat Track Returns to Springfield

Friday, September 14, 2012
AMA Pro Flat Track returns to run to the long awaited Springfield Race weekend.

Three Miss Monster Energy Cup Finalists Left

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Three finalists remain in the search for Miss Monster Energy Cup.

Motorcycle Accident App from Law Tigers

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Law Tigers launches a free mobile app with useful Ffatures for motorcyclists.

AMSOIL Official Oil of 2012 Monster Energy Cup

Thursday, September 13, 2012
AMSOIL signs on as official and exclusive oil of the 2012 Monster Energy Cup.

Dunlop Taking Applications for 2013 Season

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Team Dunlop is now accepting online applications for the 2013 season exclusively through Hookit.com.

TLD's Jessy Nelson Named Rookie of the Year

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Troy Lee Designs' Jessy Nelson has been named 2012 Rookie of the Year.

Renthal Riders Sweep Motocross Series

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Renthal riders sweep up at the Motocross Series Championship Series.

Whibley and Russell Continue Battle at Unadilla

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Paul Whibley and Kailub Russell continue the championship battle at Unadilla GNCC as the defending champ Charlie Mullins returns from injury.

Nuclear Cowboyz Invade Citizens Bank Arena

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Nuclear Cowboyz will invade the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario CA on April 5-7, 2013.

2013 Honda CRF250L First Ride

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Honda’s latest dual-sport, the 2013 CRF250L is a smaller machine capable of handling just about anything on the street and dirt. We put it to the test in this first ride review.

Take the No Texting While Driving Pledge

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
As part of it's "It Can Wait" campaign, AT&T is asking drivers to take the no texting while driving pledge to help make the roadways safer for everyone.

Honda’s Ray Blank Announces Retirement

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Senior Vice President of the American Honda Motorcycle Division, Ray Blank, will retire from his post effective October 1, 2012.

Dr. Frazier: Two Dot Adventure Ride

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dr. Frazier careens down memory lane and finds the backroad to Two Dot, Montana where he had a brief adventure with a beer-drinking cowboy 25 years ago.

Maxxis Sponsorship Application Period Open

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The 2013 Maxxis sponsorship application period is now open.

AXO Announces 2013 Rider Support Program

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
AXO America’s 2013 Rider Support Program is now open for sponsorship applications.

Honolulu Hills WORCS Results 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Taylor Robert showed why he's the 2012 WORCS Pro champion in the final round at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, California, putting in commanding performances on both Saturday and Sunday.

Cycle News Issue 36 Available

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The September 11, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

OGIO Accepting 2013 Rider Applications

Monday, September 10, 2012
OGIO is now accepting rider support applications for the 2013 season.

Panaca Hare & Hound Results 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012
Kurt Caselli returned from injury to the AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series in Panaca, Nevada and dominated the field.

Leadbelt National Enduro Results 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012
Charlie Mullins returned to the AMA National Enduro Series and beat out the competition at the Leadbelt National Enduro in Park Hills, Missouri.

Lake Elsinore AMA Motocross Insider 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012
The final round of the AMA Motocross Championship came to a close over the weekend. Get the inside scoop about what happened in the Lake Elsinore insider report.

Motorcycle Officer in Obama Motorcade Killed

Monday, September 10, 2012
A motorcycle officer attempting to shut down an on-ramp for President Obama's motorcade was struck and killed by a pick-up truck yesterday as the president was en route to a campaign stop.

AMA Comments on Brintlinger Tragedy

Monday, September 10, 2012
Statement from AMA Pro Racing on the passing of Dave and Tyler Brintlinger.

Sept. 9 Ride for Kids Events Top $192,000

Monday, September 10, 2012
Sept. 9 Ride for Kids events top $192,000 in Puget Sound, Washington, Birmingham, Alabama and Indianapolis, Indiana.

45th Tecate SCORE Baja Live Start Draw Oct. 6

Monday, September 10, 2012
Early entries are climbing for the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, with the live start draw to be held Saturday, Oct. 6 in SCOREville at the Off-Road Expo.

AMA Pro Flat Track Knoxville Results 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Kenny Coolbeth Jr. took home the win in AMA Pro Flat Track action at Knoxville Raceway.

Lake Elsinore Women's Motocross Results 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Chiara Fontanesi contested Women's Moto 1 at the Red Bull Lake Elsinore National and surprised everyone by taking the win.

Lake Elsinore 250 Motocross Results 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012
After two harrowing motos where riders were pushed to the physical limit, the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250 title is settled.

Lake Elsinore 450 Motocross Results 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey and MotoConcepts' Mike Alessi battled for the front in the inaugural Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.

Yamaha Teams with Frans Verhoeven for Dakar

Friday, September 7, 2012
Yamaha Motor Europe and Yamaha Motor Netherlands have teamed with Dutch Dakar rider Frans Verhoeven to contest the 2013 and 2014 Dakar Rally.

AMA Pro Flat Track to Knoxville Raceway

Friday, September 7, 2012
The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com and Lucas Oil heads to Knoxville Raceway for a one-day Pro Flat Track event on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Team Zero Wins TTXGP in Salt Lake

Friday, September 7, 2012
Team Zero riders came away with victory during the final TTXGP eSuperstock Series round at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2012 Lake Elsinore MX Press Day in Photos

Friday, September 7, 2012
Check out photos of the top riders from the 2012 Lake Elsinore Motocross press day.

Villopoto and Weimer Remain with Kawasaki

Friday, September 7, 2012
Ryan Villopoto and Jake Weimer will continue to ride with Monster Energy Kawasaki for the foreseeable future after signing multi-year deals with the team.

2012 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike Wrap Up

Friday, September 7, 2012
We continued to ride our 2012 Yamaha YZ250F project bike and made some final modifications before returning it to Yamaha.

Cometic Gasket Joins Seminar Lineup at RCU

Friday, September 7, 2012
Cometic Gasket joins the seminar lineup at the Ricky Carmichael University at Lake Elsinore.

Backmarker: Café Culture

Thursday, September 6, 2012
While at the 'Meet at the Ace' concours and vintage road ride at America's Car Museum, our Backmarker discovered, to his delight, that Café Culture is growing here in the States.

Kevin Foley to Instruct at RCU Lake Elsinore

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Kevin Foley returns as an instructor for RCU at Lake Elsinore joining RC, Emig, Stanton, O'Mara and Mrs. Carmichael.

2013 Honda XR650L First Look

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Honda is keeping the XR650L in its dual sport lineup for 2013, retaining the components that have made it a standby for years.

AMA News and Notes September 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The American Motorcycle Association brings you the next edidtion of AMA News and Notes for September 2012.

SX Ed Episode 4 with Miss Supercross

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Check out the fourth installment of SX Ed with Miss Supercross, Dianna Dahlgren, as she tries to whip Blake Baggett, Broc Tickle and Darryn Durham into shape.

Nuclear Cowboyz 2013 Schedule Announced

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The 2013 Nuclear Cowboyz freestyle motocross tour features 11 stops with tickets going on sale September 21, 2012.

Marty Smith to Receive Edison Dye Award

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
AMA's first 125cc motocross champion, Marty Smith, has been chosen to receive the 16th Annual Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mike Brown Wins KENDA Knockout

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Mike Brown came out on top in the 2012 KENDA Tennessee Knockout after nearly falling out of competition during the third Knockout round.

AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Cancelled

Sunday, September 2, 2012
Heavy rains and tornado warnings forced officials to reschedule the AMA Pro Flat Track races in Springfield for September 15, 2012.

AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Postponed

Saturday, September 1, 2012
The AMA Pro Flat Track races in Springfield have been postponed due to inclement weather and tornado warnings.

Steel City 250 Motocross Results 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Geico Honda's Eli Tomac dominated the 250 class at Steel City and tightened the battle for the overall title.

Steel City 450 Motocross Results 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012
The battle for podium position raged in both 450 motos at Steel City, with the points battle for third overall tightening between Andrew Short and Jake Weimer.

Triumph Announces Tiger Explorer XC

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Triumph Motorcycles will increase its range in the Adventure Touring market with the launch of the Tiger Explorer XC.