Motorcycle.com News http://blog.motorcycle.com Latest Motorcycle News, Photos, Videos and Announcements Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:55:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 <![CDATA[Cardo Systems Partners With Hertz Ride For EU Rentals]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/gear-2/cardo-systems-partners-hertz-ride-eu-rentals/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/gear-2/cardo-systems-partners-hertz-ride-eu-rentals/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:55:08 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76348 Cardo Systems Partners With Hertz Ride For EU Rentals
This type of thinking adds value for customers during European motorcycle rentals. We hope that Cardo Systems or some other manufacturer can bring a similar service to the US. Begin Press Release: HERTZ RIDE AND CARDO SYSTEMS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP Cardo Systems Devices Now Available to Hertz’s Two-Wheeled Vehicle Renters at Select European Locations Lisbon, […] more]]>
This type of thinking adds value for customers during European motorcycle rentals. We hope that Cardo Systems or some other manufacturer can bring a similar service to the US.

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HERTZ RIDE AND CARDO SYSTEMS ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP

Cardo Systems Devices Now Available to Hertz’s Two-Wheeled Vehicle Renters at Select European Locations

Lisbon, Portugal (June 18, 2018) –Hertz Ride, expert in motorcycle rentals and tours, has just announced an exclusive partnership with Cardo Systems, the global market leader in wireless communication systems for motorcyclists, making Cardo its official communication system. The partnership will debut at select Hertz Ride locations throughout Europe and presents two-wheeled renters with an incredible opportunity for a greater connection to their riding group, mobile device, GPS and music.

Under this partnership, Hertz Ride service will feature the Cardo PACKTALK BOLD and PACKTALK SLIM units with its two-wheeled vehicles. The introduction of PACKTALK BOLD and PACKTALK SLIM allows renters the ability to enjoy the company of their travel companions and ride guides like never before by remaining seamlessly connected with up to 15 riders. Riders can also enjoy a safer riding experience utilizing Cardo’s advanced natural voice-command by simply saying, “Hey Cardo” to the system with the desired command and the always-on system reacts instantaneously. Users will have seamless access to their mobile device, GPS and music.

“This partnership with Cardo System aims to allow Hertz Ride users to get the most out of the experience we provide. Having said that, nothing like an innovative device that allows them to connect to different devices and communicate on the move. We believe this is something that our customers will value a lot,” explains Duarte Guedes, CEO of Hertz Portugal.

Initially, Cardo Systems PACKTALK units will be available for the Hertz Ride motorcycle renters in Spain, France and Italy. The company expects to extend this service soon in the remaining locations where Hertz Ride operates.

“Hertz Ride provides an incredible opportunity for motorcycle riders to experience world-class European tours and we feel confident the addition of Cardo Systems devices will take their rental experience to the next level,” said Dr. Abraham Glezerman – Cardo’s founder and CEO.

The partnership between Hertz Ride and Cardo Systems will offer customers the opportunity to enjoy multiple discounts between the two brands. Customers who purchase a Cardo Systems product are eligible to receive a discount on Hertz Ride services and customers who rent a Cardo Systems product are eligible to enjoy discounted prices when purchasing the equipment.

To find out more and to book, check out visit www.hertzride.eu.

You can find more information about Cardo Systems at www.cardosystems.com. Also visit us and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

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About Cardo
Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle communication systems. The company’s products, now available in over 85 countries, are the world’s leading communication devices for the motorcycle industry.

For more information on Cardo Systems please contact press@cardosystems.com | www.cardosystems.com

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<![CDATA[Former 500cc Champ Alex Crivillé Gives His Thoughts On The Energica Ego Corsa]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/electric/former-500cc-champ-alex-criville-gives-thoughts-energica-ego-corsa/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/electric/former-500cc-champ-alex-criville-gives-thoughts-energica-ego-corsa/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:51:05 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76338 Former 500cc Champ Alex Crivillé Gives His Thoughts On The Energica Ego Corsa
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Alex Crivillé got to ride once again in front of a grand prix crowd, this time aboard the Energica Ego Corsa – the machine that will fill the grid for the inaugural MotoE championship set to debut in 2019. Read on to see his thoughts.

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The Energica Ego Corsa has shown itself in front of the passionate MotoGP™ crowd last Sunday in the demo lap of the Catalunya Grand Prix, to give its contribution to what was another incredible day of motorcycle racing. Alex Crivillé rode the track-ready superbike machine by Energica around the spectacular 4.6km (2.88 mile) Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in front of a horde of fans who welcomed back with open arms the two-time world champion and local hero. At the end of the lap, Crivillé had words of praise for the Ego Corsa.

“I’m happy with this experience aboard the Energica Ego Corsa at Montmeló” said Alex Crivillé. “The riding is smooth and the feeling very good, and the feedback with the throttle connection is great. This is still an in-development prototype and I’m sure the bike will be very competitive soon. The bike feels light while changing direction, it’s easy to ride and has good mid-corner grip. I’m sure we will see some close racing next year!”

The Catalunya Grand Prix also hosted another series of tests for the 2019 MotoE™ prototype, with two machines taken to the track by Energica’s test rider Alessandro Brannetti and by Loris Capirossi, who completed a good number of laps on Thursday and Friday.

“We have done a couple of sessions between Thursday and Friday and it was interesting to cross-check the feedback from both Alessandro and Loris,” says Energica CTO Giampiero Testoni. “We got some very useful data, which will be extremely important for the continuation of the development. The new fairing gave us very interesting results so we look forward to trying it again soon. Overall, we are happy with how things are proceeding at the moment.”

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Champions Riding School Adds More Summer Courses to its Schedule]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/riding-schools/yamaha-champions-riding-school-adds-summer-courses-schedule/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/riding-schools/yamaha-champions-riding-school-adds-summer-courses-schedule/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:26:51 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76335 Yamaha Champions Riding School Adds More Summer Courses to its Schedule
The Yamaha Champions Riding School is one of the best in the biz, and is definitely something to check out if you’re looking to become a better, faster rider. Their classes fill up quick, so see below for more info on how you can attend. YCRS: Pitt Rentals! We have secured another trailer and are now bringing […] more]]>
The Yamaha Champions Riding School is one of the best in the biz, and is definitely something to check out if you’re looking to become a better, faster rider. Their classes fill up quick, so see below for more info on how you can attend.

YCRS:


Pitt Rentals! We have secured another trailer and are now bringing six (6) rental bikes to our Pittsburgh International Raceway class on August 20-21.  Previously, there were no bike rental options.  Just choose “bike rental” when you check out and email keith@champschool.com to choose an R6, R3, FZ/MT-07.  *If you have your own bike, try to leave the rentals for those who cannot attend unless they have a bike available.

Pre-AHRMA NJMP! Don’t forget YCRS is at NJMP the week leading up to the AHRMA weekend, offering a two-day ChampSchool class on Wednesday/Thursday July 11-12, as well as a ChampDay class on Thursday only.  Seats are limited with this format and they are filling.  Don’t forget to use the AHRMA racers coupon code (can you figure out what the code might be)?

Get High in the plains (of Colorado)! June 28 is our last date at High Plains Raceway near Denver this season.  It’s Thursday before MRA so come get those last few tenths you need per corner.  If you are a street rider, we will offer our ChampStreet street-riders course from 4pm until 8:30.

The Ridge in Washington! Last, YCRS is coming to The Ridge Motorsports Park near Seattle August 27-28.  We will not have rental bikes there but expect to fill this school as The Ridge is such a great place and the best kept secret in the US.  Not to mention, believe it or not, the weather in the northwest is about as perfect as anywhere in the country during the summer.

Riding Tips
Walking your bike and gradually applying and releasing your front brake just a few percentage points at a time mimics the feel required to master the art of trail braking.  Be a master-braker.
Click here for full schedule.
Yamaha Champions Riding School
855-RIDEYCRS

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<![CDATA[More On Chris Fillmore And His Return To Pikes Peak On The KTM 790 Duke]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/manufacturers/ktm/chris-fillmore-return-pikes-peak-ktm-790-duke/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/manufacturers/ktm/chris-fillmore-return-pikes-peak-ktm-790-duke/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:17:46 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76328 More On Chris Fillmore And His Return To Pikes Peak On The KTM 790 Duke
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Chris Fillmore basically raided the KTM parts bin in his quest to set the middleweight record aboard the 790 Duke. We think he may even be in a shot for the overall win, too.

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Following a record-breaking 2017 performance up Pikes Peak Mountain with the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, Chris Fillmore and KTM’s Media Racing Department are set to return for the 96th running of the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, this time aboard the Austrian brand’s latest tool in its street arsenal, the KTM 790 DUKE.

On June 24, ‘The Scalpel’ will make its highly-anticipated U.S. racing debut in the Pikes Peak Middleweight division as Fillmore attempts to top his own course motorcycle record of 9:49.265 on the KTM 790 DUKE. With one year under his belt with the proven KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, Fillmore has a READY TO RACE approach to the new challenges that come along with a new bike and new class.

Chris Fillmore: “Last year, racing up the mountain was an incredible experience. Being a Rookie, trying to learn everything about the event and the riding up the course was a lot to take in but to set the new course motorcycle record was incredible!! I had mixed feelings about returning but last winter when I was in Europe helping test the 790 DUKE, I immediately knew I wanted to build one to race in the Middleweight class and take on Pikes Peak again.”

Unlike ‘The Beast’, KTM didn’t design the 790 DUKE to be a track weapon but the company’s race-focused philosophy allowed for an easy transition to make ‘The Scalpel’ even sharper for competition. In preparation for The Race to The Clouds, Fillmore attended the official Pikes Peak Tire Test last weekend, where he quickly adapted his riding technique for the KTM 790 DUKE.

“At the Tire Test, I focused on learning the mountain, finding a balance on chassis and choosing gearing for raceday. This new bike is awesome!” Fillmore exclaimed. “It’s so agile and so easy flipping it from side-to-side, I can carry much more corner speed, which I’m going to need if I want to get the class record and challenge for the outright podium.”

Fillmore added, “The stock bike is already on a high level, I know, because I tested it on track in Spain with Jeremy McWilliams against competitor bikes which was very encouraging. We took the stock machine and raided the KTM PowerParts catalog, adding some Wave brake discs, rearsets, a single seat and some other bling. Along with those, we removed the lights, threw in some different spring rates for the suspension, different tires, a special full Akrapovič system and the Brembo master cylinder from the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.”

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<![CDATA[Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Results: High Point]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/racing/lucas-oil-pro-motocross-championship-results-high-point/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/racing/lucas-oil-pro-motocross-championship-results-high-point/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:37:48 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76316 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Results: High Point
Monster Energy Kawasaki Eli Tomac’s undefeated moto streak may have been broken this weekend, but the Colorado native was still able to take home the overall with a 2-1 finish. Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin took home second, and Justin Barcia third. The biggest story of the weekend, however, was possibly Justin Hill’s 450 outdoor […] more]]>
Monster Energy Kawasaki Eli Tomac’s undefeated moto streak may have been broken this weekend, but the Colorado native was still able to take home the overall with a 2-1 finish. Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin took home second, and Justin Barcia third. The biggest story of the weekend, however, was possibly Justin Hill’s 450 outdoor debut, in which he took home a fifth overall with 4-6 finishes. Hill has struggled this year both in the Outdoor Nationals and Supercross on a 250 despite being the 250 West Supercross defending champ. It seems he performs and rides much better every time he swings a leg over a 450. 

Aaron Plessinger swept the 250 class and took back the red plate. Jeremy Martin was en route to winning the overall and extending his points lead, but a mechanical failure while leading the second moto caused a DNF, which allowed Plessinger by for the win.

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Tomac Edges Out Musquin at High Point for Fourth Straight
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Victory

Plessinger Sweeps 250 Class Motos for Second Win, Regains Point Lead

MT. MORRIS, PA – June 16, 2018 – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its first trip to the east coast on Saturday for the fourth round of the 2018 season. The Red Bull High Point National from High Point Raceway has become a Father’s Day tradition, and fittingly a pair of riders following the racing lineage of their fathers triumphed at the famed facility. While it wasn’t easy, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac withstood his stiffest challenge to date in the 450 Class to capture his fourth straight victory. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger earned an unlikely 1-1 sweep for his second win of the season, which allowed him to regain control of the point lead.

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Tomac has won the overall at all four rounds thus far in 2018. | Photo: Rich Shepherd

With his perfect 6-0 record and commanding point lead entering the race, Tomac emerged with his first Motosport.com Holeshot of the season in the opening 450 Class moto, ahead of Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin and Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia. A first-turn crash took several other top competitors out of contention early, including Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen and RMATV/MC-WPS-KTM’s Blake Baggett, the fastest qualifier. Both riders got back into action and completed the opening lap in 31st and 33rd, respectively.

Out front, Tomac sprinted out to an early lead while Barcia applied pressure on Musquin for second. The Yamaha and KTM-mounted riders almost made contact on several occasions, but Barcia ultimately prevailed when Musquin went off track. That battle allowed Tomac to establish a multi-second lead, but it was short lived. Musquin regrouped and successfully repassed Barcia for second. He kept Tomac in his sights with slightly quicker lap times and continued to chip away at Tomac’s lead. It wasn’t long before Musquin had closed to within a few bikes lengths and began to look for ways around Tomac. As they worked through lapped traffic Musquin took advantage of faster lines to get alongside Tomac and make a pass around the outside with just six-and-a-half minutes left in the moto.

Once out front Musquin continued to pull away from Tomac and brought the defending champion’s moto winning streak to an end. Musquin took his first checkered flag of the season 5.4 seconds ahead of Tomac, while Barcia finished a distant third. Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Justin Hill finished fourth in his first ever 450 Class moto, while Baggett battled all the way back to finish fifth. Roczen finished just a couple spots behind that in seventh.

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Musquin broke Tomac’s moto winning streak, but had to settle for a runner-up finish. | Photo: Rich Shepherd

When the gate dropped on the second moto Roczen put his Honda out front with his first Motosport.com Holeshot, narrowly beating out Tomac and a hard-charging Musquin. Musquin was able to slip under Tomac for second, but as he went to pressure Roczen the Honda rider bobbled, slowing the momentum of both riders and allowing Tomac to move past on the outside. Roczen countered Tomac’s pass attempt and maintained his hold of the lead, while Musquin was forced to settle into third.

Just a short time later Roczen made another costly error, carrying too much speed into an off-camber corner and running off track. This allowed Tomac to slip by and assume control of the lead, while Roczen got back on track in second. That presented an opportunity for Musquin to apply pressure on Roczen, and after a couple laps of following the German, the Frenchman made his move to take over the position.

With his rival and primary challenger for the overall win behind him, Tomac picked up the pace in defense of Musquin’s prowess on the highly technical track. Despite his best efforts Tomac still lost time to the Frenchman and as the moto wore on the two rivals continued to inch closer and closer to one another. As they navigated through lappers the distance between Tomac and Musquin stabilized, but with just over a minute remaining Musquin picked up the pace and closed in on Tomac’s rear fender. Tomac defended by protecting the inside line in virtually every corner, and he also used lapped riders to his advantage, getting by with ease while Musquin occasionally got held up. On the final lap both riders let it hang out. Musquin got alongside Tomac on two different occasions, but since the KTM rider didn’t have the preferred line Tomac maintained the advantage and held off the Frenchman through to the finish.

Tomac took the win by 1.7 seconds over Musquin, while Roczen followed more than a minute behind in third.

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Barcia earned his second overall podium result of the season. | Photo: Rich Shepherd

By virtue of his second moto win Tomac (2-1) earned the tiebreaker over Musquin (1-2) in the overall classification, securing his fourth straight victory this season and the 13th of his career. Barcia finished third overall (3-5).

Tomac now sits in a tie for 10th on the all-time wins list with Jeff Ward.

“[Today] was good. I was able to get out front early so I didn’t have to deal with a lot of roost. This track always has a tendency to get rough, so it was good to make things easier on myself [by getting good starts],” explained Tomac. “The first moto was tough. I wasn’t as good as Marv [Musquin] in that one. I was fighting myself and wasn’t flowing. I regrouped and got closer [in Moto 2], but Marv was still all over us. We were just able to hold him off.”

Tomac remains 28 points ahead of Musquin in the 450 Class standings, while Barcia maintains his hold on third, 57 points out of the lead.

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Plessinger has now won multiple races in a season for the first time in his career. | Photo: Jeff Kardas

In the opening 250 Class moto Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Justin Cooper grabbed his second Motosport.com Holeshot of the season, edging out his teammate Plessinger while point leader Jeremy Martin settled into third aboard his GEICO Honda. A surging Plessinger blew by Cooper to seize control of the lead, but the rookie battled back. Plessinger got the upper hand and cleared his teammate, while Martin closed in on Cooper from third.

Plessinger’s unparalleled pace allowed him to consistently add to his lead, which soon grew to multiple seconds. Cooper was then left to fend off a determined Martin, who embarked on an endless pursuit for second that lasted for nearly 20 minutes of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto. Every time Martin appeared to have the edge Cooper responded and put multiple bike lengths between them. However, with just over 10 minutes remaining Martin made an impressive inside move on the rookie to take control of the runner-up spot, but at that point he faced a double-digit deficit to Plessinger.

Plessinger enjoyed a dominant first moto and earned his class-leading third win of the season, 7.6 seconds ahead of Martin. Cooper followed in third, with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner in fourth and Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith in fifth.

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Forkner earned his first overall podium result of 2018 in second. | Photo: Rich Shepherd

A wild second moto got underway with Cooper out front yet again, sweeping both Motosport.com Holeshots. Martin slotted into second, with Forkner in third, while Plessinger started inside the top five. A determined Martin applied immediate pressure on Cooper, which forced the rookie into a mistake as he jumped off the side of the track. That allowed Martin to assume the lead unchallenged, while Cooper got back on the track in second.

With a clear track ahead of him Martin sprinted out to a comfortable lead, leaving the rest to battle for the remaining spots on the podium. Forkner was able to pass Cooper for second, but the Yamaha rider eventually reclaimed the position. Their continued fight allowed Plessinger to close in from fourth and ignite a multi-rider battle for the position. In the ensuing battle Forkner moved back around Cooper for second, and Plessinger took advantage to take over third. Plessinger didn’t waste time to get around Forkner and move into second. At this point Martin was more than 10 seconds ahead of the field.

Just past the halfway point of the moto Martin lost power on his Honda and was forced to stand in the middle of the track holding the bike up, in search of a solution. As Martin stood still Plessinger and everyone behind him rode past. Martin pushed his bike to the mechanics area and recorded a DNF, giving up what seemed like a sure victory, and his spot atop the championship standings.

Plessinger led the final portion of the race while Forkner was forced to battle with Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis, who was making his season debut, for second. Plessinger took a surprising win, and capped off a 1-1 sweep, by crossing the line 2.1 seconds ahead of Forkner, who narrowly edged out Ferrandis. Martin’s misfortune resulted in a shakeup of the overall classification, with Forkner also finishing second overall (4-2) and Cooper rounding out the podium in third (3-4).

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Rookie Cooper has now earned back-to-back finishes of third overall. | Photo: Rich Shepherd

It was the fourth career win for Plessinger. It’s the first time in his career that he’s won multiple races in a season.

“We had a really good day at Glen Helen, but then my bike didn’t really work well in Colorado. We did some testing during the off week and I think it showed today,” said Plessinger. “We got some good starts and I was able to ride my own race. In the second moto I worked my way to the front and then something happened to Jeremy’s [Martin] bike, so we ended up with 1-1 finishes.”

The win, combined with Martin’s 10th-place finish (2-33), moved Plessinger back atop the point standings where he will have sole possession of the red plate for the first time. He sits 20 points ahead of Martin, who dropped just one position to second. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Alex Martin is third, 30 points out of the lead.

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Martin suffered heartbreak in the second moto and watched both the overall win and points lead slip away. | Photo: Rich Shepherd

The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will continued next weekend, on Saturday, June 23, with its annual visit to the southeast and Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee. First motos of the Tennessee National can be seen live on MAVTV at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Second motos will follow, live on NBC Sports Network at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET. Additionally, all of the action can be seen as it unfolds online via the “Pro Motocross Pass” on the NBC Sports Gold app.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Red Bull High Point National
High Point Raceway – Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania
June 16, 2018

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (2-1)
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (1-2)
  3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (3-5)
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (7-3)
  5. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (4-6)
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (9-4)
  7. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (5-7)
  8. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM (6-8)
  9. Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Honda (8-10)
  10. Kyle Cunningham, Alvord, Texas, Suzuki (10-12)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 197
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 169
  3. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 140
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 131
  5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 130
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 118
  7. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM – 101
  8. Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Husqvarna – 92
  9. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna – 73
  10. Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Honda – 69

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (4-2)
  3. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (3-4)
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (8-3)
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (7-7)
  6. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (9-6)
  7. Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM (5-10)
  8. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM (12-5)
  9. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., Yamaha (11-8)
  10. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (2-33)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 171
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 151
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM – 141
  4. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 136
  5. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 115
  6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 105
  7. Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM – 104
  8. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda – 100
  9. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 91
  10. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 87

For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:

Facebook: @americanmotocross
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<![CDATA[Jared Mees and Dan Bromley Better than OK at American Flat Track’s OKC Mile]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/racing/jared-mees-dan-bromley-better-ok-american-flat-tracks-okc-mile/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/18/racing/jared-mees-dan-bromley-better-ok-american-flat-tracks-okc-mile/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:46:55 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76313 Jared Mees and Dan Bromley Better than OK at American Flat Track’s OKC Mile
And another all-Indian FTR750 podium sweep. Actually, all of the top 8 finishers were aboard FTR750s at the American Flat Track OKC Mile. AFT: DAYTONA BEACH, FL – June 17, 2018 – Defending Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) was at his level best on Saturday night […] more]]>
And another all-Indian FTR750 podium sweep. Actually, all of the top 8 finishers were aboard FTR750s at the American Flat Track OKC Mile.

AFT:


DAYTONA BEACH, FL – June 17, 2018 – Defending Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) was at his level best on Saturday night as American Flat Track returned to Remington Park for the OKC Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City. While a packed house looked on in awe, the 2018 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines points leader put on another impressive performance to take the win.

While last year’s OKC Mile runner-up Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) limped off the line and dropped to the back of the pack, and the only rider to beat Mees’ in a straight fight all season long, Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof-Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee Scout FTR750), suffered a mechanical on the first lap, Mees immediately set about piling up an insurmountable advantage.

He led by nearly three-quarters of a second following the opening circulation and continued to add to his lead by a similar margin each subsequent time around Remington’s state-of-the-art horse racing facility. Even after settling into cruise mode in the race’s closing laps, Mees still won by a commanding 12.839 seconds at the checkered flag.

Despite lacking last-lap dramatics, Mees’ blowouts are made memorable by the history he’s making with each successive victory, and tonight’s win was no different. He’s now three for three at the OKC Mile and won four of the series’ run of five straight Miles that concluded at Remington Park. As a result, Mees now boasts 37 career victories, moving him equal with Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (No. 2 Nila Racing, Columbia Avionics Indian Scout FTR750) for fifth all-time. The win also gives him 10 career Mile victories, also elevating him alongside Coolbeth to rank eighth all-time in that category.

Not bad for a rider once considered something of a Half-Mile specialist.

Mees said, “None of these races are easy, but I got a good start compared to last year and was just able to run my own race and not get caught up in the spray. I had some really good lines, I guess. I looked back a couple times just to see if somebody was catching me or if other lines were starting to work, but the motorcycle worked so phenomenally tonight. Big hats off to my guys for having the bike totally dialed in, allowing me to check out like that… I get along so well with this motorcycle, and my team gets better and better with it each weekend. Believe it or not, we come back with what we learn and get better each weekend.”

When asked if he could be stopped, he said, “I don’t know. Don’t get me wrong – these guys are strong. These guys are talented riders. I’ve got to come beat them every weekend just like they try to beat me. I can be beat, but I’m just gelling with what I’ve got going, honestly.”

Another rider who continues to break beyond preconceived notions of his talents is Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willy Built Indian Scout FTR750). Long considered a TT and Short Track ace, Wiles once again demonstrated his long track skills, racing to a clear runner-up result.

Behind Wiles, Baker managed to claw his way all the way up to third after his opening lap disaster, but he was ultimately overhauled by teammate Bryan Smith (No. 4 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) for the position.

Smith was in strong form throughout the day and looked to be on a collision course for victory with Mees in the lead-up to the Main Event. However, the former champ struggled to find his groove over the Main’s opening handful of laps of despite getting a decent start. Once he did rediscover his form, however, he managed to pick his way forward and secure the final spot on the box.

Baker held on for fourth while an impressive Robert Pearson (No. 27 R/J Performance/Hite Trucking Indian Scout FTR750) completed the top five.

Indian Scout FTR750-mounted privateers Davis Fisher (No. 67 Double D Performance/RMR Indian Scout FTR750) and Jake Johnson (No. 5 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Indian Scout FTR750) came in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Eighth place went to Chad Cose (No. 49 Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City Scout FTR750), who battled his way up from outside the top 10 to give his title sponsor a great deal to cheer about at its home event.

Shawn Baer (No. 32 Schaeffers Motorsports KTM LC8 950) backed up last year’s breakthrough OKC Mile top five with another strong ride on the KTM this year.

Works Harley-Davidson pilot Brandon Robinson (No. 44 Harley-Davidson Factory Flat Track Team XG750R) rounded out the top ten.

Not surprisingly, Mees is well on his way to back-to-back AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines titles. He currently leads the championship at the season’s halfway point by 59 points, 195 to Wiles’ 136.

AFT Singles

AFT Singles title leader Dan Bromley (No. 62 KTM North America/Bromley Motorsports 450 SX-F) expanded his own points advantage with a third victory on the season in an absolute barnburner for American Flat Track’s class of up-and-comers.

Bromley came out on top of a star-studded, three-way scrap for the win that also involved 2016 AFT Singles champion Ryan Wells (No. 94 RMR/Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda CRF450) and the rider with the all-time win record in the class, Shayna Texter (No. 52 Husqvarna Motorcycles/JCS Racing FC 450).

While Wells and Texter got away clean at the start, Bromley had to work his way into contention. He closed the opening lap seemingly mired in seventh, but made quick work of the riders separating him from first and second. He stormed up to third by the end of the second lap, was in second on lap 3, and took the lead on lap 4.

While Bromley’s height can make the all-important Mile tuck difficult to execute, he found an advantage he could exploit by mastering a high line that no other rider could quite make work. That provided him the extra speed he needed running down the straights, giving him an answer to each of the many pass attempts Texter and Wells threw at him over the contest’s 15-lap distance.

It still looked to be anyone’s race when the white flag flew, but Bromley was perfect on his final go-round. Wells and Texter, meanwhile, tripped each other up as they both looked to line Bromley up for one final draft pass. Texter passed Wells going around the final corner, but Wells squared her back up in order to reclaim the position. However, he caught a rut as he did so, forcing him wider than he planned and the two made contact. That stole their drive as Bromley blasted to the checkered flag unchallenged.

Wells managed to hold on for second, 0.192 seconds behind the win, while Texter finished third, another 0.012 seconds back.

Bromley, who now boasts a 46-point advantage over second-ranked Wells, said, “At the start I was way back in the pack. I couldn’t see anything coming off the front straightaway. But I knew if I put my head down and just held it wide open around the outside I could catch up to them. Thankfully enough, everyone was riding down low, and I found a real nice line up around the top. It almost bermed up a little bit, which helped me out a bunch. I can’t thank my whole team enough. To be able to come here and win is just amazing… To be able to win a Mile with my height and everything definitely shows we’re here for the championship.”

Meanwhile, reigning class champ Kolby Carlile (No. 1 Estenson Racing/McCandless Truck Center Yamaha YZ450F) came out on top of a three-rider fight for fourth. Carlile edged Aussie Max Whale (No. 181 Don’s Kawasaki/Shark Leathers KX450F) – who made it five different makes in the top five – and Cory Texter (No. 65 CTR/Law Tigers Honda CRF450R) took home sixth.

Unfortunately, it was a second straight year of OKC heartbreak for Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Roof Systems Honda CRF450R). Last season, he suffered a mechanical DNF late in the race with a potential race victory in his sights. This time around, Stollings was DQ’d from the evening program after running an unapproved rear tire during his heat race. Prior to that he posted the fastest lap time for the class in both Qualifying 1 and Qualifying 2.

Stollings wasn’t the only contender to be eliminated prior to the start of the Main Event; 2016 OKC Mile winner and 2017 runner-up Tristen Avery (No. 16 Ron Ayers/Mr. Sign Honda CRF450R) was forced out when his exhaust came loose on the race’s warm-up lap.

Next Up:

Following seven weeks of race action in eight weeks, American Flat Track will take a single weekend off before traveling to Lima, Ohio, on June 16 for the Indian Motorcycle Lima Half Mile. Live coverage can be viewed on FansChoice.tv beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to kick off at 6:00 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Lima Tix.

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<![CDATA[Zero Motorcycles to Open First Exclusive Dealership in North America]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/electric/zero-motorcycles-open-first-exclusive-dealership-north-america/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/electric/zero-motorcycles-open-first-exclusive-dealership-north-america/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:58:34 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76307 Zero Motorcycles to Open First Exclusive Dealership in North America
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Zero Motorcycles has chosen Orange County, California to open its first exclusive dealership in North America. Full details below.

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WHO: Zero Motorcycles CEO, Sam Paschel and company representatives

WHAT: Zero Motorcycles is proud to announce the grand opening of the brand’s first dedicated dealership in North America. Join us to hear from CEO Sam Paschel and see the 2018 motorcycle lineup.

Zero Motorcycles is the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains. Designed and crafted by hand in California, Zero Motorcycles combine Silicon Valley tech with traditional motorcycle soul to elevate the motorcycling experience for intelligent, innovative riders around the world.

Please call Zero Motorcycles of Orange County at (714) 978-4487 to schedule your demo ride at the grand opening.

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018

WHERE: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County

534 W. Katella Ave.

Orange, CA 92867

(714) 978-4487

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Opportunity for 1:1 media interviews with Zero Motorcycles CEO Sam Paschel
  • Demo rides from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Complimentary lunch following demo ride
  • Raffle prizes with a drawing each hour

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<![CDATA[DigiNow Announces Supercharger V2.5 For Zero Motorcycles]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/electric/diginow-announces-supercharger-v2-5-zero-motorcycles/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/electric/diginow-announces-supercharger-v2-5-zero-motorcycles/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:18:41 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76301 DigiNow Announces Supercharger V2.5 For Zero Motorcycles
DigiNow Supercharger V2.5 can charge a Zero Motorcycle from 0-80% in as little as 36 minutes more]]>
DigiNow Supercharger V2.5 can charge a Zero Motorcycle from 0-80% in as little as 36 minutes.

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DigiNow is announcing today the latest update to their SuperCharger product lineup – SuperCharger V2.5. SuperCharger V2.5 allows Zero Motorcycle riders the option to charge faster than ever before on the nation’s ever-expanding EV charging networks. In addition to allowing existing Zero riders the ability to finally ditch their gasoline powered bikes for those all-day rides and long distance journeys, SuperCharger V2.5 also provides new potential Zero buyers who have fear of range anxiety with total peace of mind in going electric. For the first time, motorcyclists can enjoy all the benefits of all-electric Zero Motorcycle ownership (instant and powerful electric torque, no powertrain maintenance, penny-per-mile energy cost, no heat or exhaust fumes, etc.) while completely eliminating the primary drawback of long distance riding ability. Learn more about Zero Motorcycles at zeromotorcycles.

In addition to numerous design, performance, battery health and safety related updates, SuperCharger V2.5 also includes many requested features based on direct customer feedback from V1 and V2 SuperCharger users.

SuperCharger V2.5

  • Full system integration with Zero Motorcycle’s Battery Management System (BMS) to ensure battery longevity, safety and maximum charging speeds.

  • Powerful charging options ranging from 6.6 kW to 9.9 kW providing over 5x to 7.5x (respectively) faster charging than Zero’s standard 1.3 kW onboard charger.

  • 0-80% charge in as little as 36 minutes with 9.9kW SuperCharger and 50 minutes with 6.6 kW SuperCharger (based on Zero Motorcycle 13.0 kWh models).

  • Lightweight and compact design allowing either the 6.6 kW or 9.9 kW unit to fit in the same location occupied by Zero’s 1.3 kW onboard charger with included SuperCharger belly pan.

  • Automatically adjusts charging speed based on battery voltage and temperature to ensure long term battery health.

  • User configurable option to dramatically increase the motorcycle’s battery life by allowing user to hold charge at a desired percentage (i.e. only charge to 80% every night, similar to Daily/Trip charging options in Tesla vehicles). Zero Motorcycles currently does not offer this option so the motorcycle always charges to 100% which has shown to negatively affect longevity of lithium ion batteries.

  • Current SuperCharger V2 users can upgrade simply by purchasing the drop-in V2.5 Control Board.

For sales inquiries, please contact morgan@diginow.it

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<![CDATA[6D Helmets Adds To Its Staff]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/industry-news/6d-helmets-adds-staff/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/industry-news/6d-helmets-adds-staff/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:47:08 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76298 6D Helmets Adds To Its Staff
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6D Helmets adds Andreas Hengstberger and Daniel Luber; the former to help manage the growing sales team and distributor partners; the latter to help develop future product.

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6D Helmets is pleased to announce the hiring of two new employees, Andreas Hengstberger as Sales Manager, and Daniel Luber as Product Design Engineer.  Andreas will oversee all domestic and international sales activities for the brand, managing the growing sales team and distributor partners around the globe.  Andreas comes to 6D with deep roots in the motorcycle industry and held management positions at KTM, Husaberg and most recently Motonation. He brings a wealth of experience and business acumen to the company and will help to continue developing 6D‘s dealer and distributor network.

“As a lifelong two wheel enthusiast, I’ve admired 6D’s innovative and groundbreaking approach to helmet safety from the beginning and I am honored to be part of the team. The brand new ATR-2 is raising the bar again and I am looking forward to contributing to 6D’s worldwide success,” said Andreas Hengstberger.  Bob Weber, Co-Founder and CEO added “Andreas is a perfect fit for our growing company and we look forward to his contributions to our efforts in the global marketplace. There are many exciting opportunities for our brand and our protective ODS technology, and we are working hard to address them as we grow.”

Daniel comes to 6D with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, and will participate in new product design, support of existing products and manufacturing process activities for the brand. Daniel has deep roots in bicycle racing and most recently worked on the design of hydration systems with CamelBak. Daniel  will join 6D’s technical development team in creating new and improved products.

“I’m very proud to become part of 6D’s engineering team. It is exciting to be part of a company that is producing a truly innovative and superior product that offers the highest level of protection to riders like myself.  I am excited about future R&D efforts and my future with 6D.” said Daniel Luber. Robert Reisinger, Co-Founder and Director of R&D & Engineering added “We are excited to have Daniel as part of our growing engineering team and look forward to the contributions he will bring to the company as we grow.”

6D changed the helmet industry forever with its revolutionary Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) technology providing improved helmet safety in 2012. 6D Helmets has been on an aggressive growth path since that time, successfully introducing helmets in both the cycling and motorcycling categories.

ABOUT 6D HELMETS: 6D Helmets LLC is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of brain protection. 6D’s patented Omni Directional Suspension™ (ODS) technology provides protection capabilities unmatched by any other helmet design. 6D, established in 2011, is the safety technology leader in both motorcycle and bicycle helmet design. ODS™ is exclusively available in 6D Helmets. www.6Dhelmets.com

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<![CDATA[Muc-Off Partners With Tucker Rocky For Additional U.S. Distribution]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/products/muc-off-partners-tucker-rocky-additional-u-s-distribution/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/products/muc-off-partners-tucker-rocky-additional-u-s-distribution/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:29:30 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76295 Muc-Off Partners With Tucker Rocky For Additional U.S. Distribution
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Muc-Off has strengthened its distribution channels in America by adding Tucker Rocky in addition to Parts Unlimited. 

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Muc-Off, the market-leading manufacturer of bicycle and motorcycle cleaning, protecting, detailing and lubricating products is excited to announce its new partnership with the highly regarded and renowned US distributor, Tucker Rocky. The agreement involves the distribution of Muc-Off’s innovative motorcycle suite of products, introducing this well-established European brand to the US dealer and consumer markets alongside our existing US Distributor, Parts Unlimited.

Muc-Off’s continued development and enhancement of its products ensure its range remains industry-leading, both in effectiveness and environmental impact, both of paramount importance, providing the end user a world-class product that’s easy to use and ultimately super effective too. Engineered by Muc-Off’s in-house team of biochemical engineers based in the UK, the range comprises comprehensive cleaning products no matter which part of the bike needs cleaning from brushes to polishes to lubricant applications, which all deliver outstanding, long-lasting performance.

Commenting on the agreement, Geoffrey Yale, Motorcycle Marketing Manager at Muc-Off
said “We are delighted to be partnering with Tucker Rocky, their vast dealer network will help us build our brand’s awareness and appeal stateside. As we continue to increase our presence in the US market, this partnership, beside our existing US Distributor, Parts Unlimited, is another important piece of the puzzle ensuring, excellent dealer coverage and rapid order fulfilment across the USA, ultimately getting the product into the hands of customer quicker.”

Tyler Morgan at Tucker Rocky adds “We are very excited to offer the Muc-Off brand to our expansive, nationwide dealer network. They are a very passionate and innovative
manufacturer with a big future, so we are proud to be able to use our own expertise and
experience in the US motorcycle market to help bring these virtues into focus to the
American consumer.”

Make sure to contact your Tucker Rocky sales agent and ask for more details about Muc-
Off’s product range and in-store displays options – www.tuckerrocky.com.

For more information on Muc-Off and its industry-leading range of cleaning, detailing and lubricant products, visit https://us.muc-off.com/.

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<![CDATA[MotoGP Could Return to Brazil in 2021 Vamos!]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/racing/motogp-return-brazil-2021-vamos/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/racing/motogp-return-brazil-2021-vamos/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:36:13 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76291 MotoGP Could Return to Brazil in 2021… Vamos!
MotoGP could potentially return to Rio de Janeiro in 2021 with the Brazilian GP. We think it will, well because why not? There’s a track already in the process of development to replace the Jacarepaguá track, which hosted MotoGP between 1995 and 2004 but was torn down to become an Olympic Park for the 2016 […] more]]>
MotoGP could potentially return to Rio de Janeiro in 2021 with the Brazilian GP. We think it will, well because why not? There’s a track already in the process of development to replace the Jacarepaguá track, which hosted MotoGP between 1995 and 2004 but was torn down to become an Olympic Park for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Also, South American fans of any sport are always some of the most passionate in the world, and Rio is one of the coolest and most beautiful cities on the planet – pair these benefits with one of the fastest and most exciting sports, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for awesome.

MotoGP:


A new track in the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro looks set to join the calendar from 2021

Dorna Sports is delighted to announce the signing of a preliminary agreement with Rio Motorsports, putting initial plans in place for a new event to join the MotoGP™ calendar from 2021: the Brazilian GP.

The host venue for the event would be a new track constructed in the bustling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most famous and vibrant cities in the Americas. If homologated, the circuit would then potentially would join the MotoGP™ calendar as early as 2021 – bringing the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship back to Brazil.

MotoGP Brazil 2021

“People from Rio have always received MotoGP events with great enthusiasm. We are pleased with Dorna’s serious interest in going back to Brazil and their trust in promoting the race at the racetrack we hope will be built in the city. Rio de Janeiro has a vocation to receive major motorsports events, with the same level of expertise shown with major sport and cultural events held in the city,” commented JR Pereira, COO, Rio Motorsports.

“We would be thrilled to see MotoGP return to Brazil and this memorandum of understanding is fantastic news for the Championship and South American fans,” says Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. “We have a truly global sport, paddock and grid and to add another country to our calendar – especially one such as Brazil – is always something to aspire to. It would be a pleasure for MotoGP to race in a country and continent known for its passion and incredible atmosphere.”

Based in Rio de Janeiro, Rio Motorsport is a company whose focus is to invest and develop Brazilian motorsports. With local and international investors, it has the primary purpose of building and exploring new racetracks in Brazil, taking part in public calls in Rio de Janeiro. Developing a new race track with international standards to replace Jacarepaguá racetrack is a commitment made by Brazilian authorities before the IOC (International Olympic Committee) as the former race track was dismantled to become an Olympic Park for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Jacarepaguá track received MotoGP events between 1995 and 2004.

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<![CDATA[KTM Adventure Rally Riders Offered The Ultimate Race Opportunity]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/manufacturers/ktm/ktm-adventure-rally-riders-offered-ultimate-race-opportunity/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/manufacturers/ktm/ktm-adventure-rally-riders-offered-ultimate-race-opportunity/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:00:38 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76286 KTM Adventure Rally Riders Offered The Ultimate Race Opportunity
Holy cow! Anyone planning on attending any of the KTM Adventure Rallies this year needs to read about this. It’s truly an opportunity of a lifetime… Full factory support, travel accomodations and a 790 Adventure R to race at the Merzouga Rally 2019! KTM: The Ultimate Race is a special opportunity at the Merzouga Rally […] more]]>
Holy cow! Anyone planning on attending any of the KTM Adventure Rallies this year needs to read about this. It’s truly an opportunity of a lifetime… Full factory support, travel accomodations and a 790 Adventure R to race at the Merzouga Rally 2019!

KTM:


The Ultimate Race is a special opportunity at the Merzouga Rally for the top two qualifiers from each KTM Adventure Rally this year to compete in an exclusive class at the Dakar series race in Morocco. The fully supported ride includes flights, accommodation, entry fees, as well as a KTM 790 ADVENTURE R to race on with a full race service. Competitors will be given a fantastic opportunity to be coached by some of the world’s finest and fastest off-road bikers, and be treated like factory supported riders during the trip in which they will negotiate some of the most epic terrain. The winner of the Ultimate Race will receive an incredible prize, which will be announced shortly.

The Merzouga Rally is a race over five days plus a prologue and includes a marathon stage in the Moroccan desert. Stages are varied, navigation is key and the race enjoys entries from a wide range of abilities from amateur rally riders, to the factory pros. The Ultimate Race will take place over Merzouga’s varied terrain in a route specifically designed with bike and rider in mind, in parallel with the pro class of the Merzouga Rally.

To be in with the chance of winning a place at the Ultimate Race, those entering one of the six KTM ADVENTURE RALLIES this year on a twin cylinder machine will be able to sign-up to race a qualifying section during the course of each event. The top two riders from each of the KTM ADVENTURE RALLIES, which this year take place in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and USA, will be awarded with the Ultimate Race opportunity. The KTM ADVENTURE RALLIES provide KTM customers and fans with the possibility to embrace the spirit of KTM in an organized tour where riders can enjoy epic dirt roads, powering through unchartered forests and the possibility to conquer extreme riding territory whilst sharing it all with like-minded riders.

Further details will be announced in due course, and for more information visit www.ktm-adventure-rally.com.

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<![CDATA[Check Out This Custom Yamaha Star Eluder Built by Cory Ness]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/manufacturers/yamaha/check-custom-yamaha-star-eluder-built-cory-ness/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/manufacturers/yamaha/check-custom-yamaha-star-eluder-built-cory-ness/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:42:22 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76273 Check Out This Custom Yamaha Star Eluder Built by Cory Ness
The Yamaha Star Eluder is one helluva cruiser/bagger, and was one of our favorite bikes in our Big Dam Tour: Seven Baggers for Seven Brosephuses. Cory Ness, legendary custom bike builder Arlen Ness’ son, seems to think so too, and he built a custom Star Eluder of his own. He calls it “Journey Further”. Yamaha: […] more]]>
The Yamaha Star Eluder is one helluva cruiser/bagger, and was one of our favorite bikes in our Big Dam Tour: Seven Baggers for Seven Brosephuses. Cory Ness, legendary custom bike builder Arlen Ness’ son, seems to think so too, and he built a custom Star Eluder of his own. He calls it “Journey Further”.

Yamaha:


Yamaha Showcases Custom “Journey Further” Star Eluder by Cory Ness

Lineup of Arlen Ness Signature Custom Billet Accessories Introduced

Cypress, CA – June 15, 2018 When Yamaha introduced the Star Eluder as the ultimate V-Twin bagger, the allure of customization potential was shared by custom bike builder Cory Ness. Son of legendary custom builder Arlen Ness and President of Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Cory Ness is no stranger to creating custom motorcycles and products. Three generations of the Ness family have been heavily involved in the motorcycle industry for nearly 50 years, and with Cory at the helm, Yamaha formed a partnership to create the custom “Journey Further” Star Eluder.

Cory Ness Star Eluder

The Cory Ness Method

Cory Ness got his first taste of motorcycle customization as a child in the living room of the family’s house, where he watched his dad, Arlen, build amazing creations. Over the years, Cory’s interest in customizing motorcycles continued to grow, with his dad helping him to learn the art of hand-crafted fabrication.

Cory began developing his own style and applied a clean “in-your-face” look to the motorcycles he created. His approach to customization begins with making accessories functional, serving to improve the bike, and then he adds flair to both the accessories and the bike.

The “Journey Further” Star Eluder

Yamaha’s Transcontinental Touring slogan of “Journey Further” embodies the spirit of the Star Eluder, which combines powerful performance with ultimate comfort features and technology to allow riders to journey further than ever before. Cory Ness did not compromise on the values of this spirit when building his custom bike.

When first seeing the Star Eluder, Cory noticed the wide front end of the motorcycle and its low stance. He decided to emphasize the look by using a wider front tire (180mm) mounted on a billet aluminum wheel. To accomplish this, he had to widen the stock front fender and notch it out to allow for the necessary clearance.

Cory Ness Star Eluder

Cory wanted to give the rear end of the bike a “Ness twist,” making it lower and longer. Along with a billet aluminum rear wheel, he added a Ness-designed rear fender and saddlebags, a Corbin Seat and the new billet aluminum Arlen Ness Accessories developed specifically for the Eluder. As always, the details were important, so Cory blacked-out some sections in order to let the custom blue paint and accessory details really pop.

When asked about his approach, Cory commented, “Sometimes, attention to little details makes the big details look even better, which makes it a great overall package.”

Cory’s intentions for his creation are clear. “There is nothing like the open road in the middle of nowhere to see the country,” he notes. “This motorcycle just makes you want to ride, which is a key takeaway in any custom motorcycle. The ‘Journey Further’ Star Eluder’s low center of gravity and seat height means being able to sit on it flat-footed, which adds to the confidence in it as a touring bike.”

Cory Ness Star Eluder

Arlen Ness Signature Custom Billet Aluminum Accessories for the Star Eluder

The Star Eluder provides a great platform for bolt-on accessories, and Cory Ness worked with the goal of designing a series of bolt-on accessories that would be available for Star Eluder owners.

When designing the accessories, Cory wanted to make sure there were plenty of noticeable details. “These accessories are not just about looking good, they are about longevity,” he said. “This is what we pride ourselves on. We don’t just talk about motorcycles, we ride motorcycles, we put a lot of miles on motorcycles. We use this experience to build parts that add to the riding experience.”

With any bike Cory Ness customizes or builds parts for, he receives great satisfaction from seeing them used by customers. “From local events to seeing them on the ride home from work,” Cory says, “I’m always looking for them.”

Arlen Ness Signature Custom Billet Aluminum Accessories are now available exclusively through www.ShopYamaha.com and authorized Yamaha dealers. The lineup includes:

  • Billet Aluminum Clutch Cover Insert
  • Billet Aluminum Generator Cover Insert
  • Billet Aluminum Cam Cover Insert
  • Billet Aluminum Pulley Cover Insert
  • Billet Aluminum Speaker Bezels
  • Billet Aluminum Instrument Bezels
  • Billet Aluminum Master Cylinder Covers
  • Billet Aluminum Handlebar Clamp

Cory Ness Star Eluder

To find out more about the “Journey Further” Star Eluder by Cory Ness visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring/pages/star-eluder-by-cory-ness.

For more information on Arlen Ness Signature Custom Billet Accessories, visit your local Yamaha Dealership or www.ShopYamaha.com.

For more information on Arlen Ness Motorcycles, visit www.arlenness-motorcycles.com.

To find out more about the Yamaha Star Eluder, visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring/models/2018/star-eluder.

More information related to all Yamaha products can be found at https://www.yamahamotorsports.com.

Follow Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, at www.facebook.com/yamahamotorusa, www.twitter.com/yamahamotorusa, and www.instagram.com/yamahamotorusa

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<![CDATA[Italian Style for Your H-D Street Rod]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/manufacturers/harley-davidson/italian-style-h-d-street-rod/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/manufacturers/harley-davidson/italian-style-h-d-street-rod/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:37:04 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76274 Italian Style for Your H-D Street Rod
From our Free Spirits friends in Vicenza, Italy, The Old Country, comes this clear plexiglass headlight mask, packing a pair of high-intensity LED headlights. All ready to bolt right up and plug into the wiring harness. If you’re one of the millions who don’t own a Street Rod, other models fit all kinds of Sportsters. […] more]]>
From our Free Spirits friends in Vicenza, Italy, The Old Country, comes this clear plexiglass headlight mask, packing a pair of high-intensity LED headlights. All ready to bolt right up and plug into the wiring harness.

If you’re one of the millions who don’t own a Street Rod, other models fit all kinds of Sportsters. Much more information, and plenty more custom H-D parts, right over here at freespiritsparts.com.

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<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Aidan’s Ride Sturgis 2018 to Fight Against Childrens ALD]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/charity/fourth-annual-aidans-ride-sturgis-2018-fight-ald/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/15/charity/fourth-annual-aidans-ride-sturgis-2018-fight-ald/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:11:44 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76270 Fourth Annual Aidan’s Ride Sturgis 2018 to Fight Against Children’s ALD
One of the many benefits of riding motorcycles is that it brings people together, and often times for a good cause. The Fourth Annual Aidan’s Ride at Sturgis and its surrounding areas benefits the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, a charity dedicated to fighting against Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a crippling neurological disease that often effects young children. […] more]]>
One of the many benefits of riding motorcycles is that it brings people together, and often times for a good cause. The Fourth Annual Aidan’s Ride at Sturgis and its surrounding areas benefits the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, a charity dedicated to fighting against Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a crippling neurological disease that often effects young children.

Begin Release:


Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation Charity Ride to Fight ALD Growing into an Institution, Attracting More Sponsors

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<![CDATA[H-D Rolls Out New Coldblack Technology Collection to Help You Stay Cooler]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/manufacturers/harley-davidson/h-d-rolls-new-coldblack-technology-collection-help-stay-cooler/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/manufacturers/harley-davidson/h-d-rolls-new-coldblack-technology-collection-help-stay-cooler/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:44:04 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76253 H-D Rolls Out New Coldblack Technology Collection to Help You Stay Cooler
Harley-Davidson’s new Coldblack Technology Collection is claimed to keep riders up to 9 degrees cooler in the sunlight compared to regular shirts. Daaang! If that’s true, then these shirts are definitely something to look into if you live somewhere where triple-digit summer temps are normal. H-D: COLDBLACK® TECHNOLOGY COLLECTION: RIDE IN THE SUNSHINE WITH STYLE […] more]]>
Harley-Davidson’s new Coldblack Technology Collection is claimed to keep riders up to 9 degrees cooler in the sunlight compared to regular shirts. Daaang! If that’s true, then these shirts are definitely something to look into if you live somewhere where triple-digit summer temps are normal.

H-D:


COLDBLACK® TECHNOLOGY COLLECTION: RIDE IN THE SUNSHINE WITH STYLE AND BEAT SUMMER’S HEAT 

 

The Harley-Davidson® Coldblack® Technology Collection allows riders hitting the road with the sun on their backs to stay cooler.

These shirts are specifically designed to help protect against harmful UV rays while enjoying a ride in the beaming sun. The Coldblack® technology’s material is even proven to keep people up to 9 degrees cooler in the sunlight. The UPF-30 protected shirts are made in multiple different styles with Coldblack® Technology to fit the look of any rider.  

Visit a local dealer and check out the Men’s Performance Tee (P/N 99004-17VM, $65), the Men’s Performance Long Sleeve Tee (P/N 99005-17VM, $70) or the Men’s Performance Polo (P/N 99006-17VM, $70). All three styles are made with 100% polyester closed hole mesh with a Coldblack® treatment.  

For the rider searching for a versatile day to night look, check out the Men’s Performance Shirt (P/N 99016-17VM, $70) or the Men’s Performance Long Sleeve Shirt (P/N 99017-17VM, $80). Made with 60% cotton and 40% polyester poplin with Coldblack® treatment, these collared shirts feature two button chest pockets and a custom H-D® Performance neck tape that guarantees a comfortable fit.  

 

Female riders who prefer classic styles can hit the sunlit road sporting the Women’s Performance Eagle Tee (P/N 99138-17VW, $55) or the Women’s Performance Genuine Tee (P/N 99139-17VW, $55). These classic t-shirts are made with 55% cotton, 38% polyester, 4% rayon and 3% spandex slub jersey and Coldblack® treatment. Distressed graphics add a little edge to these simple tees that keep riders cool and comfortable on the road.  

Harley-Davidson® Riding Gear & Apparel is available at more than 750 authorized retail locations in the United States and online.

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<![CDATA[The Deuce Is Wild! #2 Josh Herrin Pulling Double Duty for MotoAmerica and WorldSBK]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/racing/deuce-wild-2-josh-herrin-pulling-double-duty-motoamerica-worldsbk/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/racing/deuce-wild-2-josh-herrin-pulling-double-duty-motoamerica-worldsbk/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:22:11 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76245 The Deuce Is Wild! #2 Josh Herrin Pulling Double Duty for MotoAmerica and WorldSBK
This weekend, Josh Herrin is racing both his normal MotoAmerica Superbike class as well as in the WorldSBK Championship as a Wild Card entry at Laguna Seca. In doing so, Josh will join an exclusive group of road-racing legends. Go Josh! Give ’em hell! MotoAmerica: When Attack Performance/Herrin Compound Superbike rider Josh Herrin competes at […] more]]>
This weekend, Josh Herrin is racing both his normal MotoAmerica Superbike class as well as in the WorldSBK Championship as a Wild Card entry at Laguna Seca. In doing so, Josh will join an exclusive group of road-racing legends. Go Josh! Give ’em hell!

MotoAmerica:


When Attack Performance/Herrin Compound Superbike rider Josh Herrin competes at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend, he’ll join a special group of motorcycle road racers who have competed as Wild Card entrants at World Superbike races held in the U.S.

Josh Herrin joins an elite list of legends that includes MotoAmerica race director Doug Chandler and rider representative Thomas Stevens, Scott Russell, Miguel Duhamel, Freddie Spencer, Mat Mladin, Anthony Gobert, Ben and Eric Bostrom, Nicky and Roger Hayden, Aaron Yates, beIN Sports race broadcast commentator Jason Pridmore, M4 ECSTAR Suzuki team principal Chris Ulrich, and others.

Doug Chandler won race two in the World Superbike round at Brainerd International Raceway in 1990.

Wild Card entrants have been part of the U.S. rounds of the Superbike World Championship almost since the beginning. In fact, during WSBK’s second-ever visit to America soil – at Minnesota’s Brainerd International Raceway in 1990 – Doug Chandler put his Muzzy Kawasaki ZX-7 Superbike on the pole and very nearly won race one with a three-second lead until he suffered a mechanical problem. He came back to win race two.

In 1995, Smokin’ Joe’s Honda riders Miguel Duhamel and Mike Hale both scored podium finishes as World Superbike Wild Card entrants at Laguna Seca. And then, in 1999, Vance & Hines Ducati teammates Anthony Gobert and Ben Bostrom each won a World Superbike race apiece as Wild Cards at Laguna Seca.

Unlike next weekend’s combined MotoAmerica/World Superbike event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, though, AMA-sanctioned road racing and WSBK haven’t always shared a round in the U.S. In fact, none of the Wild Card riders who has won a World Superbike race on U.S. soil also competed in AMA Superbike races during the same weekend that they notched their WSBK victories.

Next weekend, Herrin and his Attack Performance/Herrin Compound squad are going to attempt something truly unusual. Herrin intends to compete in both MotoAmerica Superbike races, as well as both Superbike World Championship races.

Right now, you’re probably thinking, “Wow, four Superbike races in one weekend. That’s never been attempted before… has it?”

Ben Bostrom also had success as a Wild Card in World Superbike, splitting wins at Laguna with teammate Anthony Gobert in 1999.

 

Actually, not only has it been attempted before, but it’s also been accomplished, and then some. In 2008, at Miller Motorsports Park (now called Utah Motorsports Campus), Scott Jensen – who is now crew chief for Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda – competed in both AMA Pro Racing Superbike races and both Superbike World Championship races. Oh, and he also competed in the Superstock 1000 race that was on the schedule that weekend, too.

“I had two Suzuki GSX-R1000 bikes that weekend,” Jensen explained. “Back then, we didn’t have spec tires in AMA Pro Superbike, and I raced the whole AMA series on Pirellis, which were the designated spec tires for World Superbike. So, I was on the same brand of tire for all four races… well, all five races if you also count Superstock 1000.”

Yes, we’re counting, Scottie, and you own the record.

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<![CDATA[Motorcycle Classics Vintage Ride and Show at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/events/motorcycle-classics-vintage-ride-show/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/events/motorcycle-classics-vintage-ride-show/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 22:11:04 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76242 Motorcycle Classics Vintage Ride and Show at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the granddaddy of vintage and classic motorcycle events. Scheduled for July 6-8 in Ohio, it’s a great opportunity to go ride and show off your old bike, checkout others and meet some like-minded people. AMA: Premier vintage motorcycling event returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 6-8 PICKERINGTON, OH […] more]]>
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the granddaddy of vintage and classic motorcycle events. Scheduled for July 6-8 in Ohio, it’s a great opportunity to go ride and show off your old bike, checkout others and meet some like-minded people.

AMA:


Premier vintage motorcycling event returns to
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, July 6-8

PICKERINGTON, OH – June 12, 2018 – The Motorcycle Classics Vintage Ride and Show, sponsored by Motorcycle Classics magazine, is among the highlights of the opening day of 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the nation’s premier vintage motorcycling event, is July 6-8.

“Join us in the infield starting at 10 a.m. Friday (July 6) for the show,” said Motorcycle Classics Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus. “Then, at noon, we’ll head out for a 50-mile ride on lovely back roads. After that, we’ll return to our show grounds for an awards ceremony.”

AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey is looking forward to this event.

“AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is all about being involved, and the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Ride and Show is a perfect example of that,” Massey said. “We are looking forward to having some beautiful bikes on display in the Old Bike Barn Crossroads. And we know participants are going to enjoy their ride and lunch.”

More information about the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Ride and Show is available at www.motorcycleclassics.com.

In addition to the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Ride and Show, 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features racing, live music at the Old Bike Barn Crossroads stage, seminars and motorcycle attractions.

The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, brought to you by Federal Motorcycle Transport, brings hundreds of vendors together to sell, buy or trade bikes, parts and memorabilia.

The event also features the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which features road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and flat-track racing.

Current production bikes will be on hand for display and demo rides.

“AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the granddaddy of all vintage motorcycle events, the coolest and most dynamic on the vintage motorcycle calendar,” Backus said. “We’re thrilled to once again host the Motorcycle Classics Ride and Show.

“There are lots of great events on the calendar, but none of them has the history or provides the kind of experience as AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days,” he continued. “It’s grassroots motorcycling at its finest — three glorious days shared with thousands of hardcore bike enthusiasts, mixing it up with racing, a mind-blowing swap meet, demo rides, club shows, food, music. It’s kind of the Woodstock of motorcycle events … just without the hair!”

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days tickets are on sale now. AMA members can visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or call (614) 856-1900 to order.

Non-AMA members can buy tickets through Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course online at www.midohio.com or by calling (419) 884-4000.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a family-friendly event. Children 12 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult. Free parking is also available on site.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling’s legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

Keep up to date on event announcements by liking and following AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on Facebook www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays and using #AMAVMD on Instagram and Twitter.

Those attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be able to sign up for special text alerts during the event weekend.

For more information, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

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<![CDATA[Ride Vision Gives Motorcycles 360° Predictive Vision]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/motorcycle-news/ride-vision-gives-motorcycles-360-predictive-vision/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/motorcycle-news/ride-vision-gives-motorcycles-360-predictive-vision/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:12:41 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76239 Ride Vision Gives Motorcycles 360° Predictive Vision
Ride Vision, an Israeli startup, is working on some interesting new motorcycle safety technology. Check it out! Ride Vision: Ride Vision Secures Seed Funding To Bring The World’s First Collision Aversion Technology To Any Motorcycle With Standard Hardware & Cameras NEW YORK & TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – June 14, 2018 – Israeli startup Ride Vision […] more]]>
Ride Vision, an Israeli startup, is working on some interesting new motorcycle safety technology. Check it out!

Ride Vision:


Ride Vision Secures Seed Funding To Bring The World’s First Collision Aversion Technology To Any Motorcycle With Standard Hardware & Cameras

NEW YORK & TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – June 14, 2018 – Israeli startup Ride Vision today introduced the world’s first Collision Aversion Technology giving any motorcycle 360º Predictive Vision. Backing for this technology bringing unprecedented protection and control for motorcycle riders was led by YL Ventures with seed $2.5M funding.

Demand for vehicle safety has always been a top priority in the automotive industry, recently intensified with the proliferation of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and technologies developed to prevent collisions. With the rise of autonomous vehicles, ADAS systems are becoming a core feature in modern vehicles. Ironically the higher risk two-wheel market has been overlooked despite the February 2018 NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) report that motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 28 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes. EU statistics show similar data.

Ride Vision has overcome the technological, cost and size limitations preventing ADAS life-saving solutions for motorcycles until now. Ride Vision’s CAT™ – Collision Aversion Technology is a fusion of a neural network based deep learning platform and computer vision that enables an accurate, affordable, life-saving solution for any motorcycle, without the need for complex hardware or expensive cameras. CAT™ sensors detect threats beyond the rider’s sight, predict risk and highlight the relevant threat for the rider, all in 100s milliseconds – one-tenth of a second. This life-saving technology for the new and experienced rider provides almost instant 360º collision protection without distracting the rider’s focus.

“While ADAS accident prevention technologies have become standard in cars, there is great potential to solve this problem for the underserved motorcycle market that accounts for 17% of all driver and passenger traffic fatalities,” said Yoav Leitersdorf, managing partner at YL Ventures, who led the Ride Vision funding round. “Uri and Lior are a very strong team and avid riders themselves, uniquely poised to serve this great market challenge with cutting-edge computer vision and deep learning.”

According to 2018 Statista figures, 132.4 million motorcycle units will be sold worldwide in 2018, and a Fact.MR 2017 research report shows that the global motorcycle market will reach $150 billion in 2022. NHTSA reported 5,286 fatal motorcycle crashes in 2016 in the U.S. alone, a 5.1% increase from 2015.

“Motorbike riders are typically coordinated, alert and very much in tune with the road. We have a special relationship with the road, but unfortunately many factors beyond our control increase risk of collision and the high speed, lightweight, fully exposed nature of the bike makes collisions more dangerous,” explained Uri Lavi, CEO & Co-Founder of Ride Vision. “As riders ourselves, we decided to apply our deep learning and advanced vision technology expertise to overcome the cost and technological challenges required to bring any motorbikes and their riders the ability to see, predict and prevent collisions with technology smart enough to leverage standard hardware and cameras, delivering warning signals within 100 milliseconds, without disturbing the rider’s focus.”

“The company’s vision-based collision avoidance system will enable a whole new era for motorcycles, increasing their safety and providing an improved riding experience. We are thrilled to join their journey to become leader in this first of many highly attractive markets for their groundbreaking Collision Aversion Technology,” Leitersdorf added.

About Ride Vision

Ride Vision was created by technologists by day, motorbike riders by road, to give any motorcycle Predictive Vision. Ride Vision’s computer vision and neural network based CAT™ – Collision Aversion Technology leverages standard hardware and cameras to sense, predict and warn riders of threats on the road. Ride Vision can be incorporated into any new or traded motorbikes of any price range.

About YL Ventures

YL Ventures funds & supports brilliant Israeli tech entrepreneurs from seed to lead. Based in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, YL Ventures manages $135 million across three funds focused on seed-stage, deep-technology B2B companies in the fields of cybersecurity, enterprise software and automotive technologies. YL Ventures accelerates the evolution of portfolio companies via strategic advice and US-based operational execution.

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<![CDATA[Harley Davidson #FindYourFreedom Interns Announced – Meet the Eight Interns]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/manufacturers/harley-davidson/harley-davidson-findyourfreedom-interns-announced-meet-eight-interns/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/14/manufacturers/harley-davidson/harley-davidson-findyourfreedom-interns-announced-meet-eight-interns/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:09:01 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76235 Harley Davidson #FindYourFreedom Interns Announced – Meet the Eight Interns
These interns are in for a summer of a lifetime! Read on below to see who they are and how you can possibly become one in the future too. H-D: This summer, Harley-Davidson is turning a mundane rite of passage – the summer internship – into the experience of a lifetime. Eight social media savvy […] more]]>
These interns are in for a summer of a lifetime! Read on below to see who they are and how you can possibly become one in the future too.

H-D:


This summer, Harley-Davidson is turning a mundane rite of passage – the summer internship – into the experience of a lifetime.

Eight social media savvy interns were selected to inspire new riders by taking to the road on a Harley-Davidson and documenting their journey, including: learning to ride at H-D Riding Academy, attending events ranging from motorcycle rallies to music festivals, and of course, experiencing the freedom of riding. Some will even take part in the Motor Company’s 115th Anniversary celebrations in Milwaukee and Prague – and all eight will of course get to keep their bike at the end of the summer.

To see all eight interns, check out this video:

More than 7,500 people applied from more than 30 countries including South Africa, Russia, China, Argentina, France and Egypt, and shared what freedom meant to them, in 7,500 unique ways, including:

·         Grandchildren who were inspired to learn to ride because of a photograph

·         Hilarious videos from recent grads who are not quite ready to work in a cubical

·         Even a female rider in Pakistan who empowers women every day by teaching them how to ride

Below is information on the eight #FindYourFreedom interns selected:

·         Alejandro Garrido (Miami): Alejandro knows there is no greater freedom than riding on two wheels. A former police officer in Brevard County, and current student in Miami, Alejandro is excited to continue building his marketing skills with Harley-Davidson this summer.

·         Cassandra “Charlie” Grimbly (Cape Town, South Africa): As an established blogger, Charlie loves to share her passion for travel, fashion and living life to the fullest with her followers. When it comes to riding, Charlie knows there is no better feeling than feeling the breeze and enjoying the sights one can only see on a motorcycle.

·         Brock St. Clair (Starkville, Miss.): Whether it’s auditioning for an improv team, acting in a play or hosting a college radio show, Brock is no stranger to taking risks. A rising college senior, Brock has a unique talent for capturing audiences’ attention and sharing his passion for branching out of his comfort zone.

·         Emma Ogiemwanye (Long Beach, Calif.): After graduating in 2012, Emma has spent the past four years working in communication for some of the world’s most recognizable tech brands. Before going back to school this fall, Emma looks forward to throwing a leg over a motorcycle and sharpening her social media skills with Harley-Davidson.

·         Meghan Glova (Charlotte, N.C.): A recent graduate, Meghan is no stranger to the limelight. With experience as a television news reporter and producer, Meghan is looking forward to bringing her storytelling skills to Harley-Davidson’s social media team. Meghan’s freedom is living life to the fullest, seizing every memory and pursuing her dreams – all while on a motorcycle.

·         Anthony Peries (London, England): Growing up in central London, Anthony dreamed of the freedom of riding on the open road. His life motto is simple – “Live to ride, Ride to live” – and it pushes him to continue to inspire the next generation of riders.

·         Tessa Otto (Kennan, Wis.): From a small town in the north woods of Wisconsin, Tessa found her freedom through wearing a good pair of boots and exploring the outdoors. Tessa’s passion for Harley-Davidson started with her Dad’s own motorcycle, and now as a rising college senior she is looking forward to hopping on her own two wheels and enjoying the open road.

·         Weidong Han (Wuhan, China): Weidong came to the United States when he was 19 years old, and has totaled more than 70,000 Miles on his motorcycle – traveling to 49 of 50 states. A recent graduate, Weidong is looking forward to bring his marketing experience and love for exploring the open road to Harley-Davidson’s social media team.

The internship program, which aims to inspire the next generation of riders, is part of Harley-Davidson’s mission to grow the sport and create two million new riders by 2027.

Follow the interns throughout the summer on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat channels.

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<![CDATA[Meanwhile in Kansas]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/motorcycle-news/meanwhile-in-kansas/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/motorcycle-news/meanwhile-in-kansas/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:54:12 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76232 Meanwhile in Kansas…
Murder with malice aforethought or tragic accident? more]]>
A pedestrian has been charged with murder in a motorcycle crash that killed a Kansas police officer, according to The Concordia Blade-Empire.

Officer Marc Henry was off-duty and riding his motorcycle southbound on Highway 81 in Ottawa County at around 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, the Blade reported, when he rear-ended a white Kia that had stopped on the highway to avoid hitting a pedestrian.

According to Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman, “The pedestrian has been charged with ‘Pedestrian Under The Influence’ and ‘Murder In The Second Degree.’”

The incident is still under investigation.

More here.

 

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<![CDATA[This Monday, June 18th, Is Ride to Work Day So, You Know What to Do!]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/events/monday-june-18th-ride-work-day-know/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/events/monday-june-18th-ride-work-day-know/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:37:14 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76228 This Monday, June 18th, Is Ride to Work Day – So, You Know What to Do!
If it’s not already part of your routine, ride your motorcycle or scooter to work this Monday. Begin Release: The 27th annual Ride To Work Day demonstration can more than triple the number of riders on some roads. Most motorcycle and scooter clubs and organizations encourage riders to commute by scooter or cycle on this […] more]]>
If it’s not already part of your routine, ride your motorcycle or scooter to work this Monday.

Begin Release:


The 27th annual Ride To Work Day demonstration can more than triple the number of riders on some roads. Most motorcycle and scooter clubs and organizations encourage riders to commute by scooter or cycle on this day. Riders seek employer recognition and support for this form of transportation and increased public and government awareness of the societally positive benefits of utility riding.

Adding motorcycles and scooters helps traffic flow better, according to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization. Studies have also shown that across the same distances, riders reach their destinations up to 20% faster than those using automobiles. Most motorcycles and scooters also consume less resources per mile than automobiles. “Riding to work on this day is fun and highlights value of motorcycling. Riding is a form of personal mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of public benefits,” stated Andy Goldfine, this year’s event organizer.

The Ride to Work website includes:

  • Useful tools and in-depth information about issues and programs.
  • An interactive forum to discuss Riding to Work.
  • An assortment of Ride to Work supporting merchandise.
  • A wholesale program available to dealers and retailers.
  • A photo gallery to show your Every Day Ride on the website.

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<![CDATA[BMW Revs Up for its BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/manufacturers/bmw/bmw-revs-bmw-motorcycle-owners-america-international-rally/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/manufacturers/bmw/bmw-revs-bmw-motorcycle-owners-america-international-rally/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:18:40 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76225 BMW Revs Up for its BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally
Attention BMW owners and enthusiasts, BMW Motorrad USA is prepping for its BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally, which will kick off July 12-15 in Des Moines, Iowa. BMW Motorrad USA: WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – June 13, 2018 – BMW Motorrad USA will roll into Des Moines, Iowa with its distinctive demo truck and […] more]]>
Attention BMW owners and enthusiasts, BMW Motorrad USA is prepping for its BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally, which will kick off July 12-15 in Des Moines, Iowa.

BMW Motorrad USA:


WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – June 13, 2018 – BMW Motorrad USA will roll into Des Moines, Iowa with its distinctive demo truck and motorcycle apparel display for the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally, July 12-15.  The event, which attracts more than 7,000 participants, is open to BMW MOA members and guests.

BMW Motorrad USA will offer demo rides from the Iowa State Fairgrounds – BMW MOA Rally headquarters.   Rally participants, ages 18 and older, with a valid motorcycle license and proper riding gear will have an opportunity to test ride BMW’s full lineup of Adventure, Touring, Heritage, Roadster, Urban Mobility models and Sportbikes – including the new six-cylinder K 1600 B Bagger and its touring cousin, the K 1600 Grand America; the new single-cylinder G 310 GS enduro; and the C evolution electric scooter.  Sign-ups begin at 8 a.m.

The full rally registration fee (excluding children and day passes) includes admission to the rally Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; entry into door prize drawings; eligibility for Grand Prize drawings (including a BMW MOA prize motorcycle); and camping fees for the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

To pre-register for the BMW MOA International Rally, visit http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/en/discover/events/bmw-moa-rally-2018.html

For information and a complete schedule of events, visit https://www.bmwmoa.org/page/rallyintro.

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<![CDATA[American Flat Trackers Off to Goodwood Festival]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/motorcycle-news/american-flat-trackers-off-goodwood-festival/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/motorcycle-news/american-flat-trackers-off-goodwood-festival/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:43:24 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76219 American Flat Trackers Off to Goodwood Festival
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Going to Goodwood this year, old chap? I say… you should if you possibly can. Goodwood is one of the coolest internal combustion events in the world, a civilized orgy of cars, motorcycles, airplanes, helicopters and celebrities mixing it up for four days on the Duke of Richmond’s estate. And this year, something new: the Indian Wrecking Crew of Baker, Mees and Smith – as well as a few other flat trackers including Shayna Texter and Danny Eslick. How could that not be a good time? AFT’s CEO Michael Lock, an authentic Englishman, must’ve had something to do with this…


Here’s AFT’s Press Release:

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2018) – The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a 4-day-long celebration of motorsports history, design and technical achievement, and perhaps the most glamorous and anticipated motoring event of the year, is less than a month away – and American Flat Track will be there, showcasing some of its amazing riders and machinery on the world’s stage.

If you’ve been there, or watched a telecast over the last 25 years, you know Goodwood is a truly amazing spectacle: Exotic and legendary sports and racing cars and motorcycles on display on the perfectly manicured grounds, each racing one by one up a 1.16-mile stretch of driveway leading to the Duke of Richmond’s elegant country estate. It’s a narrow and tricky path up the hill, with thousands of fans lining the route as the drivers and riders push their machines to the limit – and there’s simply nothing like it on earth.

 

Seven American Flat Track competitors and their motorcycles will be there this July to greet the anticipated 100,000-plus fans and make the run up Goodwood’s wooded, hillside circuit: Indian Motorcycle factory team riders Brad BakerJared Mees and Bryan Smith along with their Scout FTR750s; Husqvarna-supported Shayna Texter and her FC 450; Stevie Bonsey and the Lloyd Bros. Ducati 821; Jeffrey Carver Jr. and four-time Daytona 200 winner Danny Eslick will both be aboard legendary Harley-Davidson XR750s.

Rider reaction to the invitation is understandably positive. “I’m stoked to be invited and have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the world’s top racers and racing enthusiasts,” said Bryan Smith. “I’m really looking forward to the trip.”

“I’ve never been to the U.K.,” said Shayna Texter, “and I’m also a bit of a Harry Potter fan, so I’m excited about the trip and the Festival. It looks like a very cool event.”

“I’ve heard nothing but good things and how fun the event is,” said Brad Baker. “I’ve never seen an F1 car up close, so I’m looking forward to checking them out along with the rest of the exotic equipment.”

Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Service & Technology for Indian/Polaris, is similarly excited about the opportunity. “We are honored to have Indian Motorcycle and the Wrecking Crew of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker invited to such a prestigious international event like the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” Gray said. “One of our goals was to help increase the global reach and appeal of the American Flat Track series. Being invited to an event that features the best of Formula 1 and MotoGP shows that we are definitely heading in the right direction under the guidance of Michael Lock and AFT.”

Over the years, Goodwood has hosted some of the world’s most legendary automobiles and motorcycles – production- and racing-spec alike. But this year the sights and sounds of bare-knuckled AFT Twins and Singles machinery roaring up the hillside circuit is sure to generate an extra bit of visceral buzz among fans and media.

The American Flat Track contingent will have its own paddock area at Goodwood, which means fans and media will have amazing access to the AFT motorcycles and their riders. It’s just one more way Goodwood is taking the up-close-and-personal concept to a totally new level – and another reason the event is so beloved by motorsports fans worldwide.

“The Goodwood Festival of Speed is like the Oscars for racing motorcycles and cars, hosted at an amazing country estate in England and attended by motorsports royalty,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We are very excited to have been invited to introduce the athletes and bikes of American Flat Track to a new European fan base, who are starting to stream our sport in rapidly increasing numbers via Fanschoice.tv. This is the start of big things for AFT!”

Information about the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is available here: Goodwood FoS Info

 

Tickets can be acquired here:

Goodwood Tickets

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<![CDATA[American Flat Track Round 10 Heads to the Oklahoma City Mile this Weekend]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/racing/american-flat-track-round-10-heads-to-the-oklahoma-city-mile-this-weekend/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/13/racing/american-flat-track-round-10-heads-to-the-oklahoma-city-mile-this-weekend/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:31:50 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76213 American Flat Track Round 10 Heads to the Oklahoma City Mile this Weekend
The Oklahoma City Mile is one of the riders’ favorite stops of the American Flat Track season. A wide, mile-long horse track with great grooming lets racers really hang it out, get creative with their lines and stretch their throttle cables. Can anyone bring the fight to Indian’s Jared Mees in the AFT Twins class? […] more]]>
The Oklahoma City Mile is one of the riders’ favorite stops of the American Flat Track season. A wide, mile-long horse track with great grooming lets racers really hang it out, get creative with their lines and stretch their throttle cables. Can anyone bring the fight to Indian’s Jared Mees in the AFT Twins class? And can Shayna Texter repeat another win here in the AFT Singles?

AFT:


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2018) – No doubt about it… domination and heartbreak were on full display at last year’s OKC Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City.

The domination came from Indian Motorcycle’s Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) and his ‘Wrecking Crew’ teammates, the trio of Mees, Bryan Smith (No. 4 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) and Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) sweeping the podium for the fourth time, with Mees getting his fourth win and eighth straight podium on his way to the 2017 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title.

The heartbreak was supplied by AFT Singles competitor Kevin Stollings (No. 99 Roof Systems of Dallas Honda CRF450R) who, coming off a dramatic win-DQ-win performance two weeks earlier at the Red Mile, had his engine explode while locked in a battle with eventual winner Shayna Texter (No. 52 ST52 JCS Racing Husqvarna FC 450) and Tristan Avery (No. 16 Ron Ayers/Mr. Sign Honda CRF450R) for the lead and win with just two laps to go.

The drama is set to play out yet again this coming weekend when the OKC Mile returns to Remington Park. Question is, can Texter and Mees repeat?

Mees would seem to have the upper hand in AFT Twins competition given his relative dominance so far this season – six wins in eight races. But after being beaten at Springfield by Jeffrey Carver Jr. (No. 23 Roof Systems of Dallas/Indian of Metro Milwaukee Scout FTR750) and being hounded on occasion by Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (No. 2 Nila Racing/Columbia Avionics Indian Scout FTR750), Davis Fisher (No. 67 Double D Performance/RMR Indian Scout FTR750), and current point-standings runner-up Henry Wiles (No. 17 Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willing Built Indian Scout FTR750), there are a few cracks in the Mees armor.

And then there’s Chad Cose (No. 49 Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City Scout FTR750) and the hometown team of Indian Motorcycle of Oklahoma City. Is this Cose’s time to get back on the podium as he did in Texas?

Texter’s always been fast on the Miles, and while she’s reached the AFT Singles podium three times this year, she’s not yet gotten a win after scoring five last year. The problems for her are numerous: Points leader Dan Bromley (No. 62 KTM North America/Bromley Motorsports 450 SX-F), who’s fast and consistent; Kevin Stollings, who’ll be out to avenge his disastrous 2017 OKC Mile performance; Tristan Avery, also out for redemption; reigning AFT Singles champ Kolby Carlile (No. 1 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F), and several others.

It’s gonna be good.

Combine all this amazing talent with a wide, multi-line racetrack that riders just love to race on and you have yourself a recipe for big-time flat track excitement. Fans will not want to miss this one.

There’s plenty of excitement happening before and during the racing at Remington Park, too. Attractions include:

  • Chickasaw Country Fan Zone including a Bounce House for kids, face painting, the BrassMonkey knocker-ball arena, the Shawnee Honda-Polaris Strider Adventure Zone, and plenty of amazing food and drink
  • Opening Ceremoniesto include the display of – and a pace lap featuring – the 1930 Oklahoma State Championship-winning 1929 Indian race bike ridden by Kelly Modlin of Twisted Oz Motorcycle Museum of Augusta, Kansas
  • The Motor Maids, the world’s oldest women’s motorcycle club, will participate in Opening Ceremonies
  • Vintage Race Bike display hosted by the Cherokee Chapter of the AMCA
  • Exclusive Trackside Indian of Oklahoma City parking for Indian motorcycles
  • Kicker Audio giveaways of a Motorcycle Audio System Upgrade Kit as well as two high-performance boom boxes and passes to the Kicker Country Stampede concert the following weekend. Online ticket purchasers are automatically entered to win, and printed ticket holders will have the opportunity to register at the race
  • Live music on the Parts Unlimited Stage all afternoon

A wide range of General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at OKC Mile Tix. If you can’t make it to Remington, FansChoice.tv has you covered beginning at 4:30 pm ET (1:30 pm PT) with Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT). Finally, be sure to tune into the feature broadcast of the OKC Mile when it debuts on NBCSN on Saturday, June 23 at 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm PT).

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<![CDATA[Bell Launches Second Wave of 2018 Helmets with Limited-Edition Graphics]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/gear-2/bell-launches-second-wave-2018-helmets-limited-edition-graphics/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/gear-2/bell-launches-second-wave-2018-helmets-limited-edition-graphics/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:45:16 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76189 Bell Launches Second Wave of 2018 Helmets with Limited-Edition Graphics
Bell is one of our favorite helmet manufacturers here around MO, and for good reason. Not only is Bell one of the leaders in helmet industry in terms of protection, but they also have pretty cool graphics and paint jobs to go along with it. Check out their second wave of 2018 custom and limited-edition […] more]]>
Bell is one of our favorite helmet manufacturers here around MO, and for good reason. Not only is Bell one of the leaders in helmet industry in terms of protection, but they also have pretty cool graphics and paint jobs to go along with it. Check out their second wave of 2018 custom and limited-edition graphics below.

Bell Helmets:


BELL HELMETS LAUNCHES 2018 SEASONAL TWO LINE WITH LIMITED-EDITION CULTURE, STREET AND MOTO HELMETS

New Line Features Collaborations with Industry Leaders and Brand Ambassadors Including Chemical Candy and Brad Binder

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (June 12, 2018) – Bell Helmets, an industry leader since 1954 in helmet technology and innovation, today unveiled its latest graphics from its 2018 Seasonal Two line. All-new graphics include collaborative designs with motorcycle lifestyle brand Chemical Candy, as well as Bell Helmets’ ambassador, and former Moto3 world champion, Brad Binder.

Bell Helmets 2018 graphics

Bell Bullitt Boost Matte/Gloss Black

The Seasonal Two line features updates on Bell’s iconic culture helmets, the Bullitt and Moto 3, which will feature a new Boost Matte Black and Chemical Candy flames graphic, respectively. On the moto side, new designs will be available for the Moto-9 FLEX, Moto-9 MIPS and MX-9 MIPS, all of which are equipped with one of Bell’s advanced, state of the art protective MIPS or FLEX technologies. For the street, the Seasonal Two line is rounded out with updates to the SRT and industry-leading Star MIPS, which is designed as a replica to the helmet worn by Brad Binder on the Moto2 circuit.

Bell Helmets 2018 graphics

Bell Moto 3 Chemical Candy Flames Gloss Orange/Black

“While our focus is always grounded in protection and performance, we never lose sight of the importance of aesthetics and developing dynamic looking helmets that command attention from riders and for riders,” said Brett Conley, Bell Helmets Brand Marketing Manager. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have incredible partners like Chemical Candy and Brad Binder that reach directly to the core of our industry, both on and off the track. The power of these partnerships is reflected in the quality and creativity of these new designs.”

Bell Helmets 2018 graphics

Bell SRT Phantom Hi-Viz Yellow/Black/White

Bell has a long history of offering riders helmets that combine state-of-the-art performance and protection technology with innovative graphic designs that continually raise the industry standard. Many of the new designs are for helmets featuring Bell’s exclusive FLEX and MIPS technologies. In 2014, Bell introduced FLEX, which features Bell’s exclusive “progressive layering” technology, composed of three different materials, each designed to protect against specific impact velocities. Combining these three materials at varying densities creates an unparalleled energy management system that protects against low, mid and high-speed impacts.

Bell Helmets 2018 graphics

Bell Star MIPS Brad Binder Replica Gloss Blue/Red/Silver

MIPS, Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, is a technology that was first used by Bell in its bicycle helmets before being introduced to powersports helmets last fall. MIPS, which is designed to manage energy from rotational and angular impacts, uses a slip-plane system that moves inside the helmet, mimicking the brain’s own protection system. This system allows the head to slide independent of the helmet during the most critical milliseconds of impact, thus reducing the violence to the brain which significantly reduces the risk of a serious brain injury.

Bell Helmets 2018 graphics

Bell Moto-9 Flex Hound Gloss Green/White/Black

Bell Helmets 2018 graphics

Bell Moto-9 MIPS District Matte White/Black/Yellow

Bell Helmets 2018 graphics

Bell MX-9 MIPS Marauder Matte/Gloss Black

The entire 2018 Seasonal Two line is now available at select retailers and online while supplies last. For more information on the helmets please visit www.bellhelmets.com.

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<![CDATA[BMW Made 3D-Printed Radiator Covers for 2018 International GS Trophy]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/motorcycle-news/bmw-3d-printed-radiator-covers-international-trophy-gs/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/motorcycle-news/bmw-3d-printed-radiator-covers-international-trophy-gs/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:11:45 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76188 BMW Made 3D-Printed Radiator Covers for 2018 International GS Trophy
Last week, BMW held its annual International GS Trophy competition, pitting teams of three all riding R1200GS Rallye bikes in various challenges while riding across Mongolia. South Africa came out on top, followed by the U.S. and France. Along with the experience of a lifetime, the competitors got to take home personalized trophies, namely, individually […] more]]>
Last week, BMW held its annual International GS Trophy competition, pitting teams of three all riding R1200GS Rallye bikes in various challenges while riding across Mongolia. South Africa came out on top, followed by the U.S. and France.

Along with the experience of a lifetime, the competitors got to take home personalized trophies, namely, individually customized 3D-printed radiator covers used on their bikes. Each of the 114 R1200GS Rallye bikes was equipped with radiator covers bearing the rider’s name, start number, and the GS Trophy logo, all produced through additive manufacturing.

BMW used powerful lasers to fuse aluminum powder to produce each radiator cover. Customizing each cover was simple, requiring just a slight tweak to the algorithm. An additional milling process was then used to produce the final finish.

 

Begin Press Release:


Individualized radiator covers for the participants of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018 – thanks to additive manufacturing

A generative design algorithm was used to individualize the radiator covers of the 114 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye bikes: the rider’s names and start numbers were added to the existing CAD data of the part. Subsequently, the radiator covers were printed by using additive manufacturing.

Experts of the BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center have teamed up with BMW Motorrad to individualize the bikes of the Int. GS Trophy 2018. A generative design algorithm was used to individualize the radiator covers of the 114 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye bikes: the rider’s names and start numbers were added to the existing CAD data of the part. Subsequently, the radiator covers were printed by using additive manufacturing.

In the selective laser melting process aluminum powder is fused by powerful lasers. As no tools are required, every produced component can be different, thus making it the perfect choice for individualization. At the same time, the resulting parts are of a very high strength – perfect for rough conditions like the Int. GS Trophy which took place in Mongolia from June 3 till June 10 2018. An additional milling process was used to create greater contrast and surface quality of the design.

As a souvenir from the 2,350 km journey, the individualized radiator covers were handed over to the participants at the awards ceremony.

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<![CDATA[Joan Mir Will Make His MotoGP Debut with Suzuki ECSTAR in 2019]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/manufacturers/suzuki/joan-mir-will-make-his-motogp-debut-with-suzuki-ecstar-in-2019/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/manufacturers/suzuki/joan-mir-will-make-his-motogp-debut-with-suzuki-ecstar-in-2019/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:16:51 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76183 Joan Mir Will Make His MotoGP Debut with Suzuki ECSTAR in 2019
A successful Moto3 World Champion and current Moto2 racer, young 20-year-old Joan Mir has inked a two-year deal with Suzuki ECSTAR to move up to the premier MotoGP class in 2019 and 2020. As reported earlier last week, Andrea Iannone, who’s seat Mir will be taking, is moving to race with Aprilia.  Suzuki: Team Suzuki […] more]]>
A successful Moto3 World Champion and current Moto2 racer, young 20-year-old Joan Mir has inked a two-year deal with Suzuki ECSTAR to move up to the premier MotoGP class in 2019 and 2020. As reported earlier last week, Andrea Iannone, who’s seat Mir will be taking, is moving to race with Aprilia. 

Suzuki:


Team Suzuki Press Office – June 11.

Suzuki Motor Corporation is happy to announce Joan Mir as a factory rider in MotoGP with Team SUZUKI ECSTAR for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, partnering Alex Rins aboard the Factory GSX-RR.

Joan Mir is a young talent (20 years old) from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, who has already shown excellent skill and competitiveness in his riding, both in the Moto3 and Moto2 classes. The two-year agreement will allow the Spaniard to debut in the Top Class after only one year in the intermediate class, lining up alongside the already confirmed Alex Rins in the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR garage.

Mir debuted in the World Championship in 2015, at the Australian GP in the Moto3 class, and raced in the same class for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Despite being a learning year for him, in 2016 he managed three podiums with a first, a second and a third place, but most importantly he got the necessary confidence to be absolutely fit and ready the next year to fight for the title. And he did, indeed, succeed: ten victories, two second places and one third place for a total of 13 podiums (with 1 pole position) gave him 341 points and the crown of 2017 Moto3 World Champion.

In his debut year in Moto2, where he is racing now, he has already achieved two podiums (both with third place) in Le Mans and Mugello a few weeks ago and he is currently 5th in the standings.

The signature of Joan Mir as partner to Alex Rins is a matter of continuity in Team Suzuki’s philosophy of continuously searching for young talents to welcome and help to grow. After two years of experience with the GSX-RR and a contract of two more years ahead, Rins can honestly be considered a pillar of the MotoGP project for Suzuki, and his experience will be useful also to the young Joan Mir to get acquainted quickly with the team, the machine and the class.

Shinichi Sahara – Project Leader:
“As a Team we have always tried to look forward to long term development plans, which includes also making some bets on young riders that we feel can be an investment for the future. We did it in our debut year in 2015, we did it again in 2017 when we signed the debutant Alex Rins, who has been confirmed also this year, and we are further confirming this with the agreement with Joan Mir. He is a young talent we would like to see grow and help us to grow the GSX-RR and the team with him. He is now involved in the Moto2 class and we definitely want him to enjoy the championship, but we are also eager to start working with him and see him debut in the top class. We believe in his skills.”

Davide Brivio – Team Manager:
“Joan Mir is only 20 years old now, already a World Champion with an impressive 10 wins last year and he has already proven several skills. He is fierce, he is witty, he is nice and he can be very fast. All the characteristics that we like to search for in a young rider, who wants to join us not only for the prestige of a factory machine in the top class but most of all because he believes in our racing project. Talking to him I realised how much he has a clear mind, how much he liked our Suzuki project and wanted to join us. This has been a great boost for us. Of course, we know very well that he will need time to gain experience and grow with us, but we have full confidence in his potential. Suzuki management encouraged us to pursue the ‘young rider philosophy’ and with Joan I think we found the perfect protagonist for this role. With Alex and Joan we have two very talented riders and our target is to create a strong Team for the future.”

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<![CDATA[Motorcycling Experts Offer Insights at 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/events/motorcycling-experts-offer-insights-2018-ama-vintage-motorcycle-days/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/12/events/motorcycling-experts-offer-insights-2018-ama-vintage-motorcycle-days/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:55:40 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76179 Motorcycling Experts Offer Insights at 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
Summer is here, which means there’s motorcycle events left and right, and one of the summer’s biggest is AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, where experts will be offering 13 different free seminars across a variety of topics. AMA: PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Experts from the motorcycling community will be offering 13 free seminars to participants at the […] more]]>
Summer is here, which means there’s motorcycle events left and right, and one of the summer’s biggest is AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, where experts will be offering 13 different free seminars across a variety of topics.

AMA:


PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Experts from the motorcycling community will be offering 13 free seminars to participants at the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 6-8.

This year, the seminars will be in the comfortable shade of an event tent in the Old Bike Barn Crossroads in the infield area of the facility. Topics include adventure riding, community garages, autonomous vehicles, Himalayan tours, traveling Pakistan, motorcycle maintenance and land speed records.

A highlight will be three presentations by Jack O’Connor, owner of the Pine Barrens Adventure Camp Riding School. He will help prepare riders for safely navigating through challenging off-road routes.The New Jersey-based school offers training for beginners and experienced riders.

At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Pine Barrens will have live demonstrations outside the seminar tent. And instructors will cover GPS use and motorcycle ergonomics.

“We are very fortunate to have the folks from Pine Barrens Adventure Camp Riding School on site in an area where they can demonstrate the techniques they are talking about,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “And all the other seminars sound exciting, as well. I hope everyone attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has a chance to attend one of these presentations.”

Other speakers and seminars feature:

  • Carl Parker, publisher of ADVMoto: Everybody’s ADV
  • Brian Schaffran, Skidmark Garage owner: Saving the World: Community Garages
  • Bear Haughton, owner of Old Bike Barn: Himalayan Heroes USA
  • Mike Sayre, AMA government relations manager: Autonomous Vehicles: Will They Look Twice?
  • A Women’s Traveling Panel (Liza Miller, Stephanie Yue, Tiffany Camhi, Anita Munneke): Breaking Barriers and a Moto Adventure through Pakistan
  • Wendy Crockett, owner of The Cyclesmiths: Basic Motorcycle Maintenance; Endurance Riding at its Best
  • Curtis Smith, AMA/FIM chief technical steward: Introduction to Land Speed Records
  • Armand Ensanian: Carburetor and Fuel Injection workshop; History of the Japanese Motorcycle

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the nation’s premier vintage motorcycling event, includes racing, bike shows, live music at the Old Bike Barn Crossroads stage and motorcycle attractions.

The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, brought to you by Federal Motorcycle Shipping, brings hundreds of vendors together to sell, buy or trade bikes, parts and memorabilia.

The event also features the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which features road racing, motocross, hare scrambles and trials.

Current production bikes will be on hand for display and demo rides.

Tickets for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days are on sale now.

AMA members can visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or call (614) 856-1900 to order.

Non-AMA members can buy tickets through Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course online at www.midohio.com or by calling (419) 884-4000.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a family-friendly event. Children 12 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult. Free parking is also available on site.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling’s legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

Keep up to date on event announcements by liking and following AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on Facebook www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays and using #AMAVMD on Instagram and Twitter.

Those attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be able to sign up for special text alerts during the event weekend.

For more information, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

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<![CDATA[Jonathan Rea Signs on with Kawasaki for Another Two Years]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/11/manufacturers/kawasaki/jonathan-rea-signs-kawasaki-another-two-years/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/11/manufacturers/kawasaki/jonathan-rea-signs-kawasaki-another-two-years/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:38:42 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76175 Jonathan Rea Signs on with Kawasaki for Another Two Years
As MotoGP teams and riders continue to shuffle around, WorldSBK’s Jonathan Rea and KRT Kawasaki are both more than happy to continue their partnership and journey together through 2020. Kawasaki: Jonathan Rea has signed a new contract with Kawasaki to remain in the WorldSBK championship as an official KRT rider for two more years. This […] more]]>
As MotoGP teams and riders continue to shuffle around, WorldSBK’s Jonathan Rea and KRT Kawasaki are both more than happy to continue their partnership and journey together through 2020.

Kawasaki:


Jonathan Rea has signed a new contract with Kawasaki to remain in the WorldSBK championship as an official KRT rider for two more years. This is an agreement that seals the commitment of both the three-time World Champion and the most successful WorldSBK manufacturer of recent years to each other – and to WorldSBK racing.

Rea had several options for 2019 and beyond but has elected to stay loyal to Kawasaki and the WorldSBK championship paddock he has ridden in since 2008. Rea has secured three consecutive World Championships since he joined the Akashi based manufacturer in 2015.

Rea and Kawasaki has been a winning partnership since their first season together, with Rea becoming the most successful WorldSBK rider ever, in terms of race wins, at the most recent event in Brno.

Jonathan’s legendary self-belief is mirrored by his confidence in the future of both Kawasaki’s WorldSBK racing efforts and the increasing profile of WorldSBK racing.

Over the past three-and-a-half seasons Jonathan has enjoyed a wins-per-race ratio of just under 50% since he joined Kawasaki. He is already the most successful Kawasaki WorldSBK rider in history, with his 45 victories taken on either the Ninja ZX-10R or Ninja ZX-10RR.

Re-signing Rea underlines Kawasaki’s commitment to be an integral part of the WorldSBK Championship itself and its desire to continue its development of ever-improving machines for both the marketplace and WorldSBK racing use.

Jonathan Rea, stated: “I am more than happy to continue in these next two seasons with the Kawasaki Racing Team. Since the end of last season we have already started to talk about continuing our partnership, so it’s nice to finalise everything now, so that we can concentrate on the remaining races of 2018. From the moment I arrived at the end of 2014 I was welcomed into the Kawasaki family and since then we have achieved success beyond our wildest dreams. Here is where I want to stay. Of course it feels natural to keep writing this incredible story together, and I want to thank everyone in the Kawasaki Racing Team for believing in me and for this opportunity. Together we will work harder than ever to keep the ZX-10RR at the front of WorldSBK in the future. I have the best team of people around me to ensure that we can continue fighting for the World Championship.”

Steve Guttridge, Kawasaki Race Planning Manager, stated: “Signing Jonathan originally was so cool. The foundation for his dominance was built up very quickly. JR deciding to say with KRT after three World Championships and breaking records is actually even cooler. All those strong relationships can remain in place. It is the same goals and motivations that we share with JR, and the dedicated KRT crew, engineers and team staff. To continue making history together with Kawasaki inside WorldSBK.”

Guim Roda, KRT Team Manager, stated: “We can celebrate that Johnny decides to stay two more years in Kawasaki and running in WorldSBK. It is important that he has decided that WorldSBK is the place that still makes him motivated. I’m sure many fans would like to see him running with the top guys in MotoGP, but we can ask the guys from MotoGP to come here to see the battle too. The level Rea has now is so high and this only will make the level of other riders and manufacturers in WorldSBK increase. All will be forced to give their maximum to beat Johnny, so we all must be happy and motivated. Of course, we all will continue working to improve the package so I’m sure the show will continue. Other riders and manufacturers will need to work hard if wants to have the honour of being a WorldSBK Champion. The show must go on.”

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<![CDATA[Run What Ya Brung: Twins Cup Stock 1000 Are The Peoples Race Classes]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/11/racing/run-ya-brung/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/11/racing/run-ya-brung/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:12:27 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76169 Run What Ya Brung: Twins Cup & Stock 1000 Are “The People’s Race Classes”
MotoAmerica has a lot of different race classes, and there’s even a couple for the Average Joe. The MotoAmerica Twins Cup and Stock 1000 classes are where you can go out, have some fun and not have to worry about keeping up or getting run over by the Roger Haydens, Toni Elias and Josh Herrins […] more]]>
MotoAmerica has a lot of different race classes, and there’s even a couple for the Average Joe. The MotoAmerica Twins Cup and Stock 1000 classes are where you can go out, have some fun and not have to worry about keeping up or getting run over by the Roger Haydens, Toni Elias and Josh Herrins of the world.

MotoAmerica:


One of the missions of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and Stock 1000 – two brand-new race classes for 2018 – is to attract road racers who aren’t, or haven’t recently, been regulars in MotoAmerica.

We’ve already documented the success that Ghetto Customs/Suzuki rider Chris Parrish and Weir Everywhere Racing/BMW rider Travis Wyman have already had in Twins Cup and Stock 1000, respectively. Parrish, who is brand-new to MotoAmerica, currently leads the Twins Cup Championship. Wyman, who has occasionally raced in MotoAmerica in the past but not on a regular basis, is second in the point standings in Stock 1000.

At each round of the MotoAmerica series, there are new entries in Twins Cup and Stock 1000, along with new faces and some faces from the past in the paddock.

At Road America, it was great to see Oklahoma-born Dustin Dominguez again. Dominguez formerly competed in AMA Pro Racing’s SuperSport class, and he also raced for Aprilia HSBK Racing in Superstock 1000 during MotoAmerica’s inaugural season. This past weekend, Dominguez was at Road America, and he competed in both Twins Cup and Stock 1000, making him the “poster rider” for what the two race classes are all about.

MotoAmerica Twins Class MotoAmerica Stock 1000

Dominguez is one of the fast guys in the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA), which sanctions races at tracks in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. He is a multi-time class champion in that regional series and is currently leading the Expert Overall Championship by one point over AGVSPORT America/MonkeyMoto rider Jay Newton, who also currently competes in MotoAmerica’s Liqui Moly Junior Cup class.

When he showed up at Road America, Dominguez had two bikes in his trailer. One is a Suzuki SV650 that he borrowed from a friend. “My friend had this SV650 streetbike just sitting in his garage, and he hadn’t ridden it in a couple of years,” explained Dominguez. “It had 15,000 miles on it, and the oil hadn’t been changed in it for a couple of years, but he let me borrow it. So I removed some of streetbike stuff, put a GSX-R fairing on it, and loaded it in the trailer alongside my own Kawasaki ZX-10R.”

In Friday morning’s Twins Cup free practice 1 at Road America, Dominguez was the fastest rider on the track. He was fastest again in Twins Cup qualifying, which earned him the pole position for Saturday’s Twins Cup race.

Aboard his friend’s SV650, Dominguez finished third in the eight-lap feature race and stood on the podium. He couldn’t attend the post-race press conference because he needed to participate in Stock 1000 provisional qualifying aboard his Kawasaki, which was scheduled for right after the Twins Cup race.

On Sunday morning, while Dominguez was preparing his Kawasaki for Stock 1000 final qualifying, he commented on his podium finish aboard his friend’s Suzuki. “Maybe I would have won that race if I’d at least changed the oil on that bike, since it hadn’t been done for at least two years. But I just didn’t have time,” Dominguez said. He also added that he’d probably put a new engine in the bike before he races it in MotoAmerica again, which depends on if he gets some funding to continue.

In Stock 1000 final qualifying, Dominguez put his Kawasaki in the fifth position on the starting grid, and he finished fourth in Sunday’s Stock 1000 race, just missing out on his second podium result for the weekend.

All in all, Dustin Dominguez had a great weekend at Road America. He earned $750 in MotoAmerica purse money, and if he applies for manufacturer’s contingency money, he will earn another $3000 in combined support funds from Suzuki and Kawasaki. And, hopefully, the exposure he gets from racing in MotoAmerica will garner him some attention from sponsors.

Dominguez would like to continue racing in MotoAmerica, and he certainly showed that he’s got the talent to compete for podiums and wins. Not bad for a guy with a 15,000-mile streetbike that he borrowed from a friend and a second bike that was sitting in his garage at home.

Now, about that oil change on the SV650.

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Introduces its Free Yamaha Power Tuner Smartphone App]]> http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/11/manufacturers/yamaha/yamaha-introduces-free-yamaha-power-tuner-smartphone-app/ http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/06/11/manufacturers/yamaha/yamaha-introduces-free-yamaha-power-tuner-smartphone-app/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:01:37 +0000 http://blog.motorcycle.com/?p=76164 Yamaha Introduces its Free Yamaha Power Tuner Smartphone App
We all enjoy motorcycling for a variety of reasons, and one of those reasons is to get away from it all, and that includes our precious cellphones, which unfortunately we’ve become glued to. On the flip side, cellphones are an incredible tool that have made our lives exponentially more convenient, and Yamaha has just announced […] more]]>
We all enjoy motorcycling for a variety of reasons, and one of those reasons is to get away from it all, and that includes our precious cellphones, which unfortunately we’ve become glued to. On the flip side, cellphones are an incredible tool that have made our lives exponentially more convenient, and Yamaha has just announced its Yamaha Power Tuner Smartphone App. The free app lets you do a number of things including mapping your fueling, ignition timing, recording lap times, service intervals and a variety of other things. Watch the video below for more info.

Yamaha:


June 11, 2018 – The free Yamaha Power Tuner Smartphone app, putting the flexibility and precision tunability of the Power Tuner into your smartphone. Make fueling and ignition timing changes instantly and upload them to your Yamaha bike via the onboard WiFi system for the ultimate in track-side tuning. Yamaha Power Tuner Smartphone App now available at Google Play and the App Store.

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