Showing posts with label News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Friday, February 3, 2012

Semiretired Larry Isles becomes motorcycle maven

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By Cathy Proctor via : The Denver Business Journal


Larry Isles’ garage doesn’t have room for cars — it’s packed with frames, pieces and parts of classic, British-built motorcycles: the Triumphs, Nortons and BSAs once considered the fastest bikes on earth... Read more


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Royal Enfield Announces California Launch

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via : www.motorcyclistonline.com

Classic Motorworks, the official importer and distributor of Royal Enfield motorcycles in the United States, announced today that the full Royal Enfield model line are now available at authorized dealers in California.


Demand for the vintage-inspired Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle line has been growing sharply in the United States and world-wide since the introduction of Royal Enfield's unit construction engine two years ago, which brought new levels of performance, user-friendliness, and reliability to the world's oldest motorcycle brand. Royal Enfield Motors has responded to world demand with significant investments in production to increase capacity and allow the brand to enter new markets like California, where the bike's retro aesthetic and outstanding fuel economy are expected to make the line particularly popular with riders and enthusiasts.

"It's very exciting to be bringing Royal Enfield to California, especially now that we have an ideal product line and a hand-picked network of outstanding dealers to make a strong entry into this important market," says Kevin Mahoney, president of Royal Enfield USA... Read more




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Friday, September 10, 2010

Roger DeCoster to KTM Factory Team

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How can i miss that ... ? sorry to give the info so late but i had to make a post on it even late.


The final day of the FIM Motocross Grand Prix of Benelux unveiled one of the year's biggest news as KTM announced that Roger DeCoster will become the manager of the company's new factory team in the USA.

After reaching success in the FIM Motocross World Championship with Stefan Everts as their Offroad Race Director, KTM aims at succeeding also in the USA courtesy of Roger De Coster's contribution.

In the Sunday morning of the Benelux Grand Prix, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer, Head of KTM Offroad Sports Department Pit Beirer, KTM Offroad Race Director Stefan Everts and former World Champion Heinz Kinigadner gathered in a press conference to announce the signing of Roger DeCoster.

The latter was then phone-called in America and added his comments on this new exciting challenge he is about to take part in.


The signing of DeCoster represents a major step forward in vaulting the Austrian company into the global motocross arena. KTM has already reached the top level of the mx sport in Europe and the World Championship GP series and will now also be a dominant force in US competition.

After thanking Tony Cairoli and Claudio De Carli for the MX1 World Title victory of two weeks ago in Brazil...

Stefan Pierer says: "The acquisition of Roger De Coster to take over our factory team in the USA heralds a new era for KTM. We now enjoy a worldwide network and we are a real global player. Roger DeCoster is one of the great figures in the sport of Motocross and we are delighted that he has agreed to manage our new team. KTM is now "Ready to Race" in the biggest and most competitive Motocross competitions in the world."


Pit Beirer says: "We are honored that we can welcome a man of Roger DeCoster's credentials and stature into the KTM family. With him as the head of our new KTM USA factory team we will be a major force in the USA and Europe and we want to attract the very best American riders into our team. Roger has had a superb racing career and a distinguished and successful career in team management." ... read more




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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Marty Tripes to hold two special Vintage Races

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“Marty Tripe Vintage Days" will be held on October 1-3 at Competitive Edge in SoCal and on November 12-14 at Rio Bravo in Texas. The California event will include a Jim Gibson motocross school on October 1 and the special Marty Tripes 100cc Works Revenge class. In Texas, Marty Smith will host a motocross school on November 12 and the race day is Saturday, November 13, and the Old School reunion will be on Sunday, November 14. For more info you can contact Marty at marty@motolocker.net






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Monday, May 17, 2010

The eGrandPrix

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via : www.cnet.com

This weekend the zero-carbon racing circuit marks the debut of electric motorcycle road racing on American soil at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma County, Calif. The races, known as the eGrandPrix, are happening under the auspices of TTXGP (Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix).

Photo by James Martin/CNET

The founder of the eGrandPrix, Azhar Hussain, is an entrepreneur with a history in the electronics industry and interest in electric motorcycles. He lays claim to the world's first zero-carbon, clean-emission motorcycle race, which took place on the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom in June 2009.




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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Husqvarna

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Via : AMA

Husqvarna, the legendary make that ruled AMA Racing off-road competition throughout the 1970s and 1980s, has recently made a full-throttle return to national championship contention. This July 9-11, the iconic brand will celebrate its heritage and build toward its future as the Marque of the Year at the 19th annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.



Recognized as the world's largest gathering of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days attracts tens of thousands of fans of all ages, eras and brands. The event takes place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Ticket information is available at MidOhio.com.



As part of Husqvarna's participation in AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, fans will be able to get up close and personal with the Husqvarna's moto-history, from its genesis in Sweden in the early 1900s to the high-tech off-road, motocross and dual-sport bikes the company sells and races today.



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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bob Stupak

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Bob Stupak, builder of Stratosphere and Vegas World, dies at 67.

In his early days, Stupak delved into pop music and motorcycle drag racing before he began selling coupon books. His father, Chester Stupak, was a major player in Pittsburgh gambling rackets from before World War II until his death in 1991.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

'Wipeout' and 'Jesse James Is a Dead Man'

ABC's 'Wipeout' and Spike's 'Jesse James Is a Dead Man' test the limits of human -- and viewer -- endurance.



By ROBERT LLOYD, Television Critic
May 27, 2009
Summer is a time for the Things You Should Not Try at Home and most of us would not try anywhere else. That is what we have television for.

In “Wipeout,” which bowed last summer on ABC and returns there tonight, ordinary -- though extraordinarily enthusiastic -- citizens tackle a giant mechanical obstacle course in pursuit of $50,000. It is in its very essence a summer show, full of running around all day and into the night, of getting wet, muddy and foamy. (The final challenge takes place by flaming torchlight.) Contestants are also punched, flipped, spilled, thrown and catapulted -- in such challenges as A Bridge Too Far, the Sucker Punch, the Big Balls, the Gears of Doom, the Hurtles and the Scary-Go-Round -- which is somewhat less evocative of the summertime.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Sale of Exceptional Motorcycles

If you are in California in May you must go there have a look, take pictures and why not buy something ...

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
A Sale of Exceptional Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia
9 May 2009
Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
Carmel, CA



Bonhams is proud to announce its collaboration with Quail Lodge for their inaugural motorcycle event, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. As the sister event to The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering held in August, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is sure to feature an exciting array of rare and important machines. Just as The Motorsports Gathering has becoming the most talked about event on the Peninsula during the Monterey ‘Car Week’, The Motorcycle Gathering is sure to become a ‘must-attend’ event for bike enthusiasts.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

NEWS : AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that the 2009 edition of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will take place July 24-26, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has grown to become America’s grandest celebration of motorcycling heritage, and features numerous activities inspired by all eras. The weekend is loaded with highlights, including the world's largest motorcycle swap meet, where collectors from throughout North America spread out over 35 acres to sell everything from fork boots to books to complete bikes. Also on tap are demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, bike shows, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame auction, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers' Midway, club corrals that feature both marque and regional clubs, and guided rides through the rolling Ohio countryside.