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Backmarker: An American in Japan
Thursday, November 13, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker connects with Mike Harper, who discusses his road-racing past in Japan during the birth of the Japanese motorcycle industry.
Backmarker: AMA Mission Creep
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A couple weeks ago, the AMA issued a press release connecting the CDC, Ebola and universal helmet laws... Our Backmarker did not fail to notice.
Backmarker: MotoAmerica & Flat Track
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wayne Rainey’s new MotoAmerica road racing series is the blockbuster news story in U.S. motorcycle racing. Our Backmarker ponders the possible implications MotoAmerica has for AMA Flat Track racing.
Backmarker: Situational Awareness for Riders
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Our Backmarker imparts rider safety advice with tips for maintaining situational awareness out on the road.
Backmarker: “I Hate It When That Happens”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Our Backmarker weighs in on a heartbreakingly sober road safety campaign video.
Backmarker: Rainey's MotoAmerica
Thursday, September 4, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker continues to lay out his proposal to develop U.S. road racing talent amidst recent news of Wayne Rainey's MotoAmerica series.
Backmarker: North American Novice Cup
Thursday, August 21, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker offers up the beginnings of a solution to the lack of American riders competitive in world championship road racing.
Backmarker: Hot 'n Bothered in Sacramento
Thursday, August 7, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker heads to California to spend some time with Triumph's factory Flat Track team at the Sacramento Mile.
Backmarker: Reflections on Supermoto's Return
Thursday, July 17, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker looks at the quick rise, fall and resurrection of a National Supermoto race series in the United States.
Backmarker: LiveWire & Ghosts of Harley's Past
Thursday, July 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker takes a look beyond the ad agency spin and delves into Harley-Davidson's true history to explain why the new LiveWire electric bike shouldn't be such a shock.
Backmarker: H-D LiveWire Launch & First Ride
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker reflects on Harley-Davidson's place in the EV market before hopping on The Motor Company's LiveWire electric motorcycle for a ride around Manhattan.
Backmarker: Kenny Noyes
Thursday, June 19, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker looks at the winding road which brought Kenny Noyes to Kawasaki and the CEV Superbike championship in 2014, where he's currently the points leader in the class.
Backmarker: Michael Dunlop & BMW at the TT
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker speaks to Berthold Hauser about Michael Dunlop and BMW's success at the 2014 IOMTT and looks back at some of BMW's past successes in the event.
Backmarker: Ride to Work Day
Thursday, May 15, 2014
MotoUSA’s Backmarker spreads the good word on the upcoming Ride to Work Day – as well as propose a grand bargain to the AMA regarding helmet use and lane-splitting.
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.
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.
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.
Backmarker: My "American Pickers" Moment
Thursday, March 20, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker recalls an American Pickers moment, which includes a chance encounter at a bar, an innocuous country barn and a trove of old, obscure motorcycles.
Backmarker: Ulrich's 'Triple Crown'
Thursday, March 6, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker speaks to John Ulrich about his as-yet-to-be-named west-coast American road race series, which has already attracted the attention of a number of major AMA SuperBike teams.
Backmarker: The New Road Hazard
Thursday, February 20, 2014
As if motorcyclists didn’t have enough distracted drivers to worry about, our Backmarker makes some dire predictions on what Google Glass may mean for riders.
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