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Track Drying Compound Burns Motocross Riders

Published on February 13, 2019 under AMA
Track Drying Compound Burns Motocross Riders
Track Drying Compound Burns Motocross Riders Multiple Monster Energy AMA Supercross racers sustained severe rashes and burns due to a lime compound added to the track sand last weekend at the San Diego Petco Park race round. At least 20 riders suffered from painful, widespread rashes and 2nd-degree chemical burns following the races last Saturday, say AMA Supercross sources. The culprit appears to have been a substance called QuickLime, a granulated lime that is mixed with track sand to help absorb moisture and maintain the consistency specs necessary for indoor Supercross racing. San Diego experienced heavy rainfall leading up to…
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Kawasaki Confirms 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program

Published on January 24, 2019 under AMA
Kawasaki Confirms 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program
Kawasaki Confirms 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 23, 2019) – Kawasaki announced today its 2019 American Flat Track Contingency Program totaling $424,850 – boasting a 19% increase over its 2018 program. The per-race and championship contingency payouts are available to riders in all three classes, broken down as follows: Finishing Position AFT Twins AFT Production Twins AFT Singles 1. $5,000 $1,500 $1,500 2. $4,000 $1,000 $1,000 3. $3,000 $750 $750 4. $1,000 $500 $500 5. $750 $250 $250 6. $500 $200 $200 7. $300 $150 $150 8. $200 $100 $100 9. $150 $100 $100 10.…
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Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour

Published on January 21, 2019 under AMA
Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour
Triumph Bonneville Icons Tour   Triumph North America has been busy this winter, offering press releases and first looks of their new 2019 Bonnevilles, set to hit dealerships soon. The company has set a precedent of touring their “Bonneys” across America every winter since the complete remodel of the line for 2016, and now other motor companies have begun doing the same thing, Ducati being the most notable. Dubbed the “Bonneville Icons Tour” this year, Triumph has been giving up-close and personal encounters with their all-new Speed Twin models, their new Scrambler XE and XC, the Speedmaster cruiser, and the…
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American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned Supercross Futures is new advancement platform for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship

Published on January 21, 2019 under AMA
American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned Supercross Futures is new advancement platform for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship
American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned Supercross Futures is new advancement platform for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship New amateur national championship kicked off Jan. 13 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The inaugural season of Supercross Futures, an AMA National Championship, got underway Jan. 13, the day after the second round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The eight 2019 Supercross Futures events and the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship event replace the AMSOIL AMA Arenacross Series as the official advancement platform of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. "The AMA has…
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Cell Phone Restrictions Save Lives

Published on January 18, 2019 under Blog
Cell Phone Restrictions Save Lives
Cell Phone Restrictions Save Lives The threat of distracted drivers has increased in recent years; so much so that nearly all states have passed various laws restricting handheld cell phone use and texting. Two Florida-based college professors, Gulcin Gumus and Michael T. French questioned if these laws made motorcyclists safer, and decided to look at government statistics from 2005 - 2015. Previous studies had not shown much of a link between overall traffic fatalities and laws restricting handheld cell phone use and texting, but the professors thought the story might be different for motorcyclists, who are more vulnerable to distracted…
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DUCATI LAUNCHES 2019 “READY FOR RED” CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR

Published on January 18, 2019 under Blog
DUCATI LAUNCHES 2019 “READY FOR RED” CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR
DUCATI LAUNCHES 2019 “READY FOR RED” CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR 17-City Tour to Bring World’s Most Powerful Production Motorcycle Along With New 2019 Ducati Lineup to U.S. Cities From Coast to Coast Mountain View, Calif. (January 16, 2019) – Beginning this Friday, January 18, Ducati North America will be hitting the road with a distinctive selection of their 2019 models, including the world’s most powerful production motorcycle, the Panigale V4 R. The “Ready For Red” tour will share the Italian brand’s technological and performance innovation with audiences across the United States with 17 stops in major metropolitan areas throughout the nation. The…
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New Study Shows Cell Phone Laws Save Motorcyclist’s Lives

Published on January 15, 2019 under Blog
New Study Shows Cell Phone Laws Save Motorcyclist’s Lives
New Study Shows Cell Phone Laws Save Motorcyclist’s Lives   A recent study in Florida showed states with stricter “cell phone use while driving” laws have seen reduced fatalities among motorcyclists. Gulcin Gumus of Florida Atlantic University and Michael T. French of the University of Miami looked at government stats over an 11-year period, from 2005 through 2015, to determine whether or not such laws were making a difference pertaining to riders. We motorcyclists make up only 0.6% of vehicle miles traveled on American roads, but make up an alarming 14% of U.S. traffic fatalities. Other recent studies have asserted…
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Bonnier Corporation to Discontinue Hot Bike Print Publication

Published on January 11, 2019 under Blog
Bonnier Corporation to Discontinue Hot Bike Print Publication
Bonnier Corporation to Discontinue Hot Bike Print Publication Hot Bike Social Media, Special-Interest Publications and Hot Bike Tour to Continue IRVINE, Calif. – (January 10, 2019) Bonnier Corporation announced today it is ceasing publication of Hot Bike magazine, effective immediately. Issue 6 of 2018, on newsstands now, is the brand's last. "We can’t thank Editor-in-Chief Jordan Mastagni and his team enough for making a great magazine," said Bonnier Motorcycle Group Editorial Director Mark Hoyer. “But as media and ad spending continue to change, particularly in the V-twin space, we have shifted our focus and efforts to our larger, more general…
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Bike Hero Not For Sale – Night Train

Published on January 10, 2019 under Blog
Bike Hero Not For Sale – Night Train
January is “Human Trafficking Awareness Month.” Meet Sally. Sally is a survivor of human trafficking. Yep! As an avid biker, she is one of us. An icon representing courage in the communities and people she touches. She is also a seasoned professional model who you probably have seen in biker-related media before. Sally is a true warrior. Her story and what she went through is gut-wrenching. I am privileged to be her friend. Sally is the mother to six children and a grandmother of two. She is currently Co-Director of “Fighting Against Trafficking Organization.” Sally also strongly focuses on her…
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Roustabout – Biker Movie Review

Published on January 9, 2019 under Blog
Roustabout – Biker Movie Review
Born To Ride is reviewing the top 13 “Biker Exploitation” Films. Elvis’ Roustabout comes in at number 11. In order to understand the true and effectual definition of the word (roustabout), I actually had to do some research. I had always assumed that a ‘Roustabout’ was just a loner that traveled around on a motorcycle, drinking and beating people up. This vision in my mind was likely based on the movie, which I viewed when I was a child. I wasn’t very far off. It seems that the true definition of a roustabout or people that are (roustabouts) are basically…
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