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Florida Leads the US in Motorcycle Deaths

Sad but true, according to this report in the Space Coast Daily. It goes on to say that the state saw a 30 percent increase in motorcycle deaths, making 2015 the highest on record. Motorcycles account for three percent of registered vehicles in the Sunshine State, but accounted for 20 percent of motor vehicle fatalities […]

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Socialism Comes to MotoGP!

And makes for better competition! Dorna’s new five-year deal doubles its additional financial support for all independent teams this year, leading to “a MotoGP grid that’s more evenly matched than at any time since the birth of Grand Prix racing in 1949.” That’s what Mat Oxley thinks. Read the whole thing here.

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AMA calls motorcycle tariff ‘cynical approach to trade policy’

“Motorcyclists are simply pawns in a game of international chess,” wrote AMA CEO Robert Dingman in response to a proposed 100 percent tariff on 51cc to 500cc motorcycles imported from the European Union. ——————————————————————————— Here’s the complete AMA Release: PICKERINGTON, Ohio – Including motorcycles in a trade dispute over U.S.-raised beef products reflects “a cynical […]

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Almost the Perfect Crime…

Things got a little weird on MLK Day in Miami during the annual “Bikes Up, Guns Down” celebration. A tow truck driver hauling a couple of impounded motorcycles off to the pokey was surrounded by a not-all-that-angry mob who relieved him of his cargo. Unfortunately, one of the mob later posted the video on Facebook. […]

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Longest Racetrack in the World!

Germany’s 13.1-mile Nurburgring generally gets credit for being the world’s longest closed-course circuit, but the owner of Spring Mountain Motorsports Park (once known simply as Pahrump) has big plans to lengthen the track at his southwestern Nevada motorsports resort to 15 miles. That’s huuuge. Read the full story at our sister pub Autoguide.

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Utah Ponders Lane-Splitting Bill

The Deseret News reports that Utah’s state legislature is considering HB410, which would permit lane splitting — passing a vehicle moving the same direction in the same lane — when motorcyclists determine they can safely make the move without exceeding 40 mph. The lane-splitting bill was presented Tuesday to the House Transportation Committee, which voted […]

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Indian FTR750 Flat Trackers Available Now

And just in time, since the season-opening Daytona TT is just a bit more than two weeks away. You’ll want to get in a little practice beforehand if you expect to keep up with the rest of Indian’s new Wrecking Crew. ———————————————————————————- Indian Press Release: MINNEAPOLIS (February 28, 2017) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle […]

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Sumo Wrestlers on Small Motorcycles

Actually I guess it’s a pretty effective way to convey that you don’t have to be a wee man to fit on a Bajaj Pulsar 150. I know I had to watch till the end. Nothing much happened, but hey, it’s sumo wrestlers on little motorcycles.

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PJ Jacobsen Still on Top Down Undah

The winter of our discontent could be made glorious summer by the kid from New York, who was fastest again in World Supersport Free Practice 1 and 2, and will lead the first Superpole2 session of the season tomorrow at Phillip Island. MV Agusta Corse Press Release! The first day of action for the 2017 […]

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PJ Jacobsen Fastest on MV Agusta in WorldSSP

That’s World Supersport, testing alongside the World Superbike teams at Phillip Island, Australia. PJ Jacobsen, the only American competing, was fastest on his first day on the MV Agusta F3 675 by 0.5 second. MV’s Release: Phillip Island (Australia), Tuesday 20 February 2017 – Today the MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team completed the first WorldSBK […]

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