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U.S. Senate Passes Motorcyclist Anti-profiling Resolution by Unanimous Consent

Published on December 13, 2018 under AMA
U.S. Senate Passes Motorcyclist Anti-profiling Resolution by Unanimous Consent
  U.S. Senate passes motorcyclist anti-profiling resolution by unanimous consent Survey: Half of motorcyclists say they have been profiled by law enforcement   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association expresses its deep appreciation to the U.S. Senate, which adopted a resolution Tuesday promoting awareness of motorcyclist profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycling community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling. Senate Res. 154 also urges state law enforcement officials to condemn motorcyclist profiling in their policies and training materials. Senate resolutions do not have the force of law. "In 2015, Congress wisely acted to…
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Concert for Children’s Home Network Nets $20,000

Published on December 12, 2018 under Blog
Concert for Children’s Home Network Nets $20,000
Hey Ron and Deb, I'm beyond proud to announce the total of $20,000.00 raised for the Children's Home Network in Tampa, FL through our December 5th concert, auction, and GoFundMe donations. I humbly thank the performers, promoters, sponsors, and donators for hitting it out of the park for these kids in need. It was a chilly night in FL, but that didn't stop hundreds from showing up and being a part of this memorable event. I can't thank you all enough and wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! Bobby  
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Suzuki Ceases Production of the Legendary Hayabusa

Published on December 10, 2018 under Blog
Suzuki Ceases Production of the Legendary Hayabusa
Suzuki Ceases Production of the Legendary Hayabusa Suzuki Motorcycles has announced the cessation of production on their legendary GSX1300R Hayabusa sportbike, after a 20-year model run. The announcement came as a surprise to some (author included), amid speculation that Suzuki would actually soon debut an upgraded model. This is truly the end of an era in the world of +1000cc Superbikes, or as one writer called them, “Hyperbikes.” Since its premiere back in 1999, the Suzuki Hayabusa has been a dominating force of a street bike, leaving other manufacturers chasing shadow and exhaust for years. With an initially unrestricted top…
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American Flat Track Comes to NHMS, New Facility Opens Spring 2019

Published on December 6, 2018 under AMA
American Flat Track Comes to NHMS, New Facility Opens Spring 2019
American Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Series Inks Deal to Race at New 'Flat Track.' LOUDON, N.H. – It is known simply as ‘The Flat Track,’ but when the green flag drops at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next spring, ‘America’s Original Extreme Sport’ - American Flat Track - will make its first appearance in New Hampshire, giving race fans a new reason to enjoy the thrill of racing in Loudon. Construction crews are already hard at work on a brand-new racing surface, and in just a few weeks, the dirt and clay will be transformed into an exciting racing venue. “Each…
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American Motorcyclist Association announces 2019 International Six Days Enduro Qualifier Series Schedule

Published on December 6, 2018 under AMA
American Motorcyclist Association announces 2019 International Six Days Enduro Qualifier Series Schedule
East and West regional series to decide 2019 U.S. ISDE Club Team members PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the dates for the 2019 International Six Days Enduro Qualifier Series events, which will be used to determine which amateur off-road racers will represent the United States at the 94th FIM International Six Days Enduro in Portimao, Portugal, Nov. 11-16. The 2019 AMA East Region ISDE Qualifier Series and the 2019 AMA West Region ISDE Qualifier Series will each consist of three two-day rounds, beginning in February and ending in May. "The U.S. ISDE Club teams put in…
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JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica

Published on December 5, 2018 under AMA
JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica
Pulling Double Duty JD Beach to Race in AFT & MotoAmerica   Phoenix, AZ- 2018 MotoAmerica Supersport champion JD Beach is going to be quite busy next season, as he has signed with Attack Performance/Estenson Racing to compete simultaneously in Superbike 1000, as well as Estenson Racing’s team in American Flat Track. Beach will be running a Yamaha in both series, a YZF-R1 in MA, and an MT-07 in AFT. “I’m really looking forward to racing Superbike next year,” Beach said. “It’s going to be great working with Attack again. I feel really lucky that Estenson Racing decided they wanted…
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MotoGP Mapcap Final Round_Valencia

Published on November 26, 2018 under Blog
MotoGP Mapcap Final Round_Valencia
MotoGP Mapcap Final Round   The 2018 MotoGP championship drew to a close in dramatic fashion this past weekend at the Gran Prix of Valencia, Spain with shocking crashes, red flags & restarts, and season champions crowned, all amid soaking wet conditions. Wet practices and qualifying runs saw champion Marc Marquez and legend Valentino Rossi each go down hard, both walking away nursing shoulder injuries, yet both back in the saddle for Sunday's races.   And what race weekend it was. With wet conditions persisting, Andrea Dovizioso of Team Ducati claimed the final MotoGP victory of 2018, ahead of Alex…
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EICMA 2018 Unveilings

Published on November 13, 2018 under Blog
EICMA 2018 Unveilings
EICMA 2018 Unveilings The 76th EICMA motorcycle show was held in Milan, Italy this past weekend. The Esposizione Internazionale del Ciclo, Motociclo, Accessori (loose translation: International Expo of Cycles, Motorcycles, Accessories) is the world’s largest moto show, and every year witnesses the unveiling of many upcoming models and technologies from the various brands around the world. This year’s show was no different. This year’s show showcased horsepower. Three European marquees displayed 2019 models that all make over 200hp, a level of power for years only known to professional superbike racers. Aprilia announced their 217hp RSV4 1100 Factory before the show,…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON SCREAMIN’ EAGLE/VANCE & HINES TEAM CLOSES ANOTHER SEASON OF DRAG-RACING EXCELLENCE

Published on November 13, 2018 under Blog
HARLEY-DAVIDSON SCREAMIN’ EAGLE/VANCE & HINES TEAM CLOSES ANOTHER SEASON OF DRAG-RACING EXCELLENCE
Krawiec Defends His NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Title to the Final Round    POMONA, Calif. (November 11, 2018) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines riders Ed Krawiec and Andrew Hines capped another successful season on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with a strong run in Pro Stock Motorcycle final eliminations at the 2018 Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.   Winners of nine of the last 16 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing world championships, the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team scored four wins in 11 final-round appearances during the 2018 season racing Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ competition motorcycles. Both factory riders qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.   In one of…
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Italian Angels Motorcycle Brotherhood Raise Money for Tampa Homeless Outreach

Published on November 13, 2018 under Blog
Italian Angels Motorcycle Brotherhood Raise Money for Tampa Homeless Outreach
On Sunday, November 11, the Elks Lodge in Tarpon Springs hosted the Italian Angels Motorcycle Brotherhood who presented a check for $4000.00 to the Tampa Homeless Outreach, Inc., to Thomas “T-Man” Brown, army disabled veteran and outreach coordinator of the TPA Crossroads, Inc.   On September 30, 2018, the Italian Angels facilitated a well-attended Spaghetti Dinner Benefit, raising the $4000 in only 3 hours, for the Tampa Homeless Outreach, Inc., also in attendance was Thomas “T-Man” Brown representing the Homeless Outreach organization. The Italian Angels Motorcycle Brotherhood is a local and National organization of Italian descent members from all walks…
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Harley-Davidson Releases Further Details on 2019 LiveWire at EICMA Show

Published on November 7, 2018 under Blog
Harley-Davidson Releases Further Details on 2019 LiveWire at EICMA Show
Harley-Davidson Releases Further Details on 2019 LiveWire at EICMA Show   MILWAUKEE (November 6, 2018) Today the all-new electric Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ made its European debut at the Milan press conference of the EICMA show. Today’s announcement reveals eagerly-awaited specification and details about LiveWire, which was unveiled in Milwaukee during the company’s 115th Anniversary this past Labor Day weekend. Due for release in 2019 and being shown at the event as a production-ready motorcycle, LiveWire was first confirmed during the announcement of the company’s “More Roads to Harley-Davidson.” On July 30, 2018, Harley-Davidson shared plans to accelerate its strategy to build the…
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Harley-Davidson & Amazon

Published on October 25, 2018 under Blog
Harley-Davidson & Amazon
Harley-Davidson & Amazon Harley-Davidson announced earlier this month that the brand has begun selling select H-D riding gear and apparel via the online retail giant Amazon, widening their exposure to hundreds of millions of potential customers. The relationship is part of the company’s “More Roads to Harley-Davidson” initiative, an effort to meet customers through a more expansive, integrated retail experience. Harley-Davidson gear and apparel is now available on Amazon.com to buy online in the U.S., with 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. “We live in an on-demand, anywhere, anytime business environment where success depends on the ability to meet consumers…
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Fall Weather Riding Tips

Published on October 19, 2018 under Blog
Fall Weather Riding Tips
Fall has arrived in the Southlands! Here are a few tips to keep you safe:   Know your skill level: Riding a motorcycle is a physical and mental skill and can diminish if you haven't ridden in a while. Take so time to get reacquainted with your bike if it's been some time since your last ride.   Hazard Awareness: Your nice relaxing ride through the country should be fun but you must maintain a constant state of awareness. If you try to identify every hazard you see when ride, there will not be any surprises. When identifying potential hazards,…
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Annual Exotic Car and Charity Fashion Show to Take Place at Private Estate

Published on October 18, 2018 under Blog
Annual Exotic Car and Charity Fashion Show to Take Place at Private Estate
Tampa, FL (October 2018) –The 8th Annual Cars & Couture event takes place on Saturday, November 10th at a Private Estate in Odessa, FL., home of Tom Frederick Owner of Sun Print Management. Cars & Couture benefits non-profit organization Autism Speaks and will be hosted by Julie Winetraub owner of the Gold & Diamond Source. Cars & Couture guests will experience a lavish reception featuring an exotic car display, catered cuisine by Dolce Speakeasy and Supper Club, premium open bar, cigar lounge by Ash House, a live jazz band, a fashion show featuring local designers, and a silent auction benefiting…
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High Tech Helmet

Published on October 16, 2018 under Blog
High Tech Helmet
High Tech Helmet A Lid with AR Display and Alexa/Siri Support Numerous motorcycle helmet companies have been attempting to introduce built-in “smart tech” features in recent years, with limited success. Yet the trend is inevitable. The latest to debut a smart helmet is Jarvish, a Taiwan company known for cutting-edge, user-friendly technology for riders. Jarvish recently premiered two new models packed with rider aids, the X and X-AR motorcycle helmets, both of which will be available in 2019. The Jarvish X will include an integrated microphone and speakers, Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant support, and a 2K, forward-facing built-in camera…
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THUNDER BY THE BAY ANNOUNCES MUSIC LINEUP & CHANGES

Published on October 16, 2018 under Blog
THUNDER BY THE BAY ANNOUNCES MUSIC LINEUP & CHANGES
THUNDER BY THE BAY ANNOUNCES MUSIC LINEUP & CHANGES Thunder By The Bay’s relocation to the Sarasota Fairgrounds, and date change to mid-February, proved to be very successful this year raising over $130,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children and generating $7.8 Million in economic impact. The 2019 Festival is scheduled for February 15-17 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds and has rebranded its name to be the Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival. This year’s entertainment lineup includes a variety of genres to include blues, rock, and country featuring national recording artist Steelheart performing on February 16. Steelheart’s memorable hits…
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