After 20 years of service, Motorcycle USA is going to shut its doors at the end of this week.
The news is a shock to anyone in the industry, as Motorcycle USA was one of the largest daily news outlets in the space, with extensive industry knowledge, racing coverage, and bike reviews on its pages.
The news came over Twitter, though we are sure that the MotoUSA team will have a prepared statement on their site shortly, which will explain the MAG Retail Groups decision more clearly.
What a long strange trip its been…Breaking news. LDI is pulling the plug on Motorcycle USA Friday. Thx for the 20 year run readers.
— MotorcycleUSA.com (@MotoUSA) February 24, 2016
“It’s disappointing news to be sure, but I’m extremely proud of what MotoUSA accomplished over the years. We put together one of the best crews in the business and leave behind a body of work that speaks for itself.”
“We also had a lot of fun working together, and I wish all my colleagues past and present great success in their future endeavors. I’d also like to thank our readers for their support. It’s been memorable ride!”
On a personal note, it will be a shame to see the publication close it doors. Without exception, Motorcycle USA employed some of the best people in the business, and it was always a pleasure to see them at industry events and press launches.
I have a strong feeling they will quickly find new homes at new publications.
Source: Motorcycle USA (Twitter)