Backmarker: Motorcycle Riding as a Social Benefit

Article - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Inspired by a recent study in “Smart Mobility,” MotoUSA’s Backmarker makes the case for the social benefits of riding a motorcycle.

Chris Carr 2011
Backmarker: AMA Flat Track Bombshell

Article - Thursday, August 6, 2015

Will the new rule changes AMA Pro Racing has proposed for Flat Track really draw more crowds, or are they simply unreasonable? MotoUSA’s Backmarker takes a look.

Backmarker Naked Frenchman
Backmarker: The Naked Frenchman, or Bastille Day Blues, Part deux

Article - Thursday, July 23, 2015

MotoUSA’s Backmarker finishes the account of his experience at the 2003 Bol d’Or Classic, finding a hero’s tale in the next-but-one garage.

1979 Honda RS1000
Backmarker: The Naked Frenchman, or Bastille Day Blues (Part ‘un’)

Article - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MotoUSA’s Backmarker shares a tale from the 2003 Bol d’Or Classic complete with world class riders, scantily-clad women and some harrowing mechanical challenges.

Todd Huffman
Kickstart: Catalina Grand Prix: The Race Returns

Article - Friday, July 3, 2015

Todd Huffman is seeking to raise funds through a Kickstarter campaign for his film, “Catalina Grand Prix: The Race Returns.”

Evan Steel 2015
Backmarker: Evan Steel’s 2014 Superbike Season with EBR

Article - Thursday, June 25, 2015

To better understand the demise of EBR, our Backmarker sits down with Evan Steel, Aaron Yates’ crew chief for the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

Christini Backmarker
Backmarker: Steve Christini’s Better Moustrap

Article - Friday, June 5, 2015

Our Backmarker talks with Steve Christini about the long, hard road to develop a viable AWD motorcycle and the market where the machines have found the most success.

Backmarker: Seller’s Remorse
Backmarker: Seller’s Remorse

Article - Thursday, May 21, 2015

Our Backmarker heads to Steelville, Missouri to check out a large, hodgepodge motorcycle auction and ends up selling his 1965 Honda Dream 150.

Backmarker: Racing with Steve McQueen
Backmarker: Racing with Steve McQueen

Article - Friday, May 8, 2015

A reader correction leads our Backmarker to some incredible stories of Steve McQueen’s racing exploits during the 1964 ISDT.

Backmarker: Eric Peronnard’s X Games
Backmarker: Eric Peronnard’s X Games

Article - Thursday, April 16, 2015

MotoUSA’s Backmarker catches up with Eric Peronnard, the man behind EnduroCross and, most recently, Flat Track getting into the X Games.