People inspired by a vehicle review at MotorcycleUSA.com can now find a dealer just by typing their zip code into a box on the same page as the review. The component allows readers to refine their search by brand name and distance. With the help of Microsoft Virtual Earth, they can even get a bird’s-eye view of the dealership.
The dealer locator is a part of a recent redesign. The editors divided the sport-touring section into sportbike and streetbike sections. The latter features standards, streetfighters, touring bikes and scooters. The editors also split the off-road section into dirtbike and ATV sections. Cruiser and dirtbike sections return.
Also new are brand-specific pages for all the major OEMs, a slideshow function for the site’s photo galleries, an author bio section, a comments function for each article, an improved buyer’s guide, and article sidebars as well as “highs and lows.”
In addition, the editors plan to redesign the site’s My Garage and Ride Guide sections.