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American Flat Track Announces Provisional 2019 Schedule

Published on October 12, 2018 under AMA
American Flat Track Announces Provisional 2019 Schedule
Includes two all-new venues and a return to Southern California DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2018) – American Flat Track has announced its provisional 18-event schedule for the 2019 season, which once again features coast-to-coast action and launches anew at legendary Daytona International Speedway on March 14 with a bigger, better and even faster DAYTONA TT. It all finishes next fall with the Meadowlands Mile finale at the famed MetLife Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey (date to be announced shortly). There are two entirely new events for 2019 and one that’s returning to the schedule after a one-year…
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The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica Announce Extension

Published on October 12, 2018 under AMA
The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica Announce Extension
Sanctioning and promoting partnership to be extended for 10 additional years LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Motorcyclist Association and MotoAmerica announced this evening at the MotoAmerica Night of Champions that they have signed a Letter of Intent for the North American series to remain the home of the AMA Superbike Championship through the 2029 season. "Our first four years of MotoAmerica have been pretty amazing," said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. "And much of our success goes back to our relationship with the AMA. The first four years have gone by quickly and we're not where we want to be…
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Indian Debuts Flat Track-Inspired FTR 1200 for 2019

Published on October 8, 2018 under Blog
Indian Debuts Flat Track-Inspired FTR 1200 for 2019
Indian Debuts Flat Track-Inspired FTR 1200 for 2019 Indian Motorcycle is shifting gears. Since reopening for business in 2013, the legendary brand has targeted the tourer, bagger and cruiser crowd with their array of Chief, Chieftain, and Scout models. But with the runaway success of their vaunted FTR 750 flat track championship-winning race machines, the motorcycle world has been begging for and anticipating a street legal version. The wait is over. Set for a 2019 release, Indian Motorcycle has introduced the flat-track inspired FTR 1200, a radical departure from their successful formula in recent years. The company had been hinting…
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Can-Am Unveils the Ryker

Published on October 3, 2018 under Blog
Can-Am Unveils the Ryker
A Spyder for the Masses Can-Am debuted a new 2019 addition to their Spyder line this past week, a model targeted at younger, beginner, and women riders. Dubbed the Ryker, the new 3-wheeler is smaller, lighter, more affordable than ever before, and supremely approachable. Long perceived as a company building machines for older males with money to burn but who prefer the stability of a tripod stance, Can-Am takes a turn toward the younger generations with the Ryker. In two iterations, a 600cc twin and 900cc triple, plus an up-spec “Rally Edition” of the 900, all Rotax-powered, the Ryker models…
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Three-Wheeled Vehicle Classification

Published on October 1, 2018 under Blog
Three-Wheeled Vehicle Classification
Three-Wheeled Vehicle Classification Three-wheeled vehicles such as the Slingshot and Can-Am Spider are becoming more popular, and thus more questions have arisen about classification, licensing, and helmets. In July 2018, the Dept. of Public Safety Legal Review sent out the following information: O.C.G.A. 40-1-1(29) defines a motorcycle as every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, excluding a tractor, all-terrain vehicle, and moped. Therefore, these vehicles are generally considered to be motorcycles. Despite the general classification of a Slingshot as…
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Bryan Smith Victorious in Shocking Minnesota Mile Finish

Published on October 1, 2018 under AMA
Bryan Smith Victorious in Shocking Minnesota Mile Finish
Briar Bauman and Jared Mees DNF; Carlile and Bromley go 1-2 in AFT Singles Photo Credit: Scott Hunter/American Flat Track SHAKOPEE, Minn. (September 29, 2018) – Bryan ‘Mile Master’ Smith (No. 4 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750) scored a crazy, surprise-twist victory in Saturday evening’s AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines Main Event at the Indian Motorcycle Minnesota Mile – a race in which 5000-plus hearty spectators turned out in 45-degree temperatures to experience. Briar Bauman (No. 14 Zanotti Racing Indian Scout FTR750), fresh off his first victory of 2018 at the Williams Grove Half-Mile, looked…
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Winning Battles, Losing the War

Published on September 25, 2018 under AMA
Winning Battles, Losing the War
Winning Battles, Losing the War MotoAmerica Epic Season Ender at Barber The MotoAmerica motorcycle road racing season wrapped up at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend, in two days marked by devastating crashes, fierce competition, the retiring of a legend, and the crowning of the 2018 champions. An epic weekend to end an epic season. With most class championships sewn up by the New Jersey round earlier in September, the MotoAmerica staff nonetheless predicted stiff competition across the two days of racing, with riders battling for the remaining points and podiums, and their drive to finish strong…
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Elias Bounces Back To Win PittRace Superbike Race

Published on August 27, 2018 under AMA
Elias Bounces Back To Win PittRace Superbike Race
Elias Wins Last-Lap War With Beaubier WAMPUM, PA (August 26, 2018) – When it comes to last-lap battles, they don’t get much better than the final lap of today’s Motul Superbike race between Toni Elias and Cameron Beaubier in the Championship of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The 18-lap Motul Superbike race came down to the very last lap of the 2.78-mile PittRace course and featured several close passes by both riders. In the end, though, victory went to Elias and his Yoshimura Suzuki – by just .046 of a second from Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Beaubier. It was…
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Herrin Wins Race One At PittRace

Published on August 27, 2018 under AMA
Herrin Wins Race One At PittRace
Debise, Dumas Take Supersport, Junior Cup Wins On Day One WAMPUM, CA (August 25, 2018) – Last year when MotoAmerica visited Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the first time, Josh Herrin was a spectator up on the hill after his team pulled out of the series. Well, what a difference a year makes. Today, Herrin won his first Superbike race in five years, the Attack Performance/Herrin Compound Yamaha rider mastering iffy wet/dry conditions to win the first of two Motul Superbike races of the Championship of Pittsburgh. Herrin, who won the AMA Superbike Championship in 2013 with four race wins,…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ELEVATES THE MOTORCYCLING EXPERIENCE

Published on August 21, 2018 under Blog
HARLEY-DAVIDSON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ELEVATES THE MOTORCYCLING EXPERIENCE
New Boom! Box GTS Infotainment System and Reflex Linked Brakes with Traction Control Highlight Tech Upgrades   MILWAUKEE (August 21, 2018) Less than a month after announcing plans for future product in new-to-the-brand categories and a commitment to advance its heavyweight Touring and Cruiser models, Harley-Davidson® introduces a number of technology advancements that elevate performance, function and style across the 2019 Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycle lines.   New Harley-Davidson Boom! Box GTS Infotainment System The new Boom! Box™ GTS infotainment system is an evolved interface experience for riders of select Harley-Davidson Touring and Trike motorcycles. The Boom! Box GTS system offers the contemporary…
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2019 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MODELS SHOWCASE THE ULTIMATE IN MOTORCYCLING STYLE, TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE

Published on August 21, 2018 under Blog
2019 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MODELS SHOWCASE THE ULTIMATE IN MOTORCYCLING STYLE, TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE
New Premium Features, Finishes and Accessories for Three CVO Motorcycles   MILWAUKEE (August 21, 2018) Three 2019 Harley-Davidson® CVO™ models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and attention to detail that borders on obsessive. The Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations™ program creates limited-production Harley-Davidson motorcycle models for the most-discerning customers, often using finishes, materials and accessories that are only available on a CVO model.   Three 2019 Harley-Davidson CVO models offer new features and finishes:   2019 CVO™ Limited For the rider who expects it all – luxury, performance, features and style. The CVO Limited model offers the ultimate in long-range touring comfort and…
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Stopping for School Bus Changes in Georgia

Published on August 14, 2018 under Blog
Stopping for School Bus Changes in Georgia
Summer is officially over for thousands of school kids. Now that school is back in session, drivers need to be alert for kids and buses on the roads. On July 1st, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 978 into law. House Bill 978 helped set up automated speed traps in school zones, but in one paragraph it also amended the law for driver's passing school buses. Before, only a grass or concrete median meant drivers heading in the opposite direction didn't have to stop. Now, in addition to a median, if there's a turn lane present when a bus is…
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The “Killer Bs” of Sonoma Raceway

Published on August 13, 2018 under AMA
The “Killer Bs” of Sonoma Raceway
Cameron Beaubier and JD Beach dominated their race classes, Superbike and Supersport, this past weekend at Sonoma Raceway, with both riders taking commanding wins both days at the renowned track. In Superbike, Beaubier ran away from the pack Saturday and Sunday on his Monster Energy/Graves Yamaha R1, leaving the challengers Josh Herrin and Toni Elias to fight over the scraps of 2nd and 3rd place, which they swapped both days. Beaubier considers Sonoma his home track, and the California native has made the home crowd proud the past two years, taking every race he has started here. “It really was…
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Jorge Lorenzo Powers to a Spectacular Victory at the Red Bull Ring

Published on August 13, 2018 under Blog
Jorge Lorenzo Powers to a Spectacular Victory at the Red Bull Ring
Andrea Dovizioso Finishes Third in the Austrian GP Jorge Lorenzo scored a splendid victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, round 11 of the MotoGP World Championship, which was held today at the Red Bull Ring circuit near Zeltweg in Styria. The rider from Mallorca, who started from the front row of the grid following yesterday’s third place in qualifying, opted to begin the race with ‘soft’ tyres both front and rear, and after leading over the line at the end of the opening lap, he was then passed by Marquez, whom he followed until lap 18 together with Dovizioso. After…
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FIFTH VICTORY FOR BAGNAIA IN AUSTRIA_MOTO2

Published on August 13, 2018 under Blog
FIFTH VICTORY FOR BAGNAIA IN AUSTRIA_MOTO2
Spielberg (Austria), August 12, 2018 - It was another incredible Sunday for Sky Racing Team VR46 the one that has just ended at the Austrian GP. Francesco Bagnaia and Luca Marini, in fact, give to the Team the second double podium of the year, the only teammates to have hit this result in 2018 in Moto2. After a difficult start, with a contact with Quartararo and a small gap to mend from Oliveira, Pecco manages to set his pace and, tenth by a tenth, he arrives behind the Portuguese. In a two-way battle until the checkered flag, Bagnaia wins thanks…
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BITTER SPIELBERG FOR THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46_MOTO3

Published on August 13, 2018 under Blog
BITTER SPIELBERG FOR THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46_MOTO3
An uphill race for Bulega and Foggia who cross the finish line respectively at the 23rd and 26th place. Spielberg (Austria), August 12, 2018 – With no points ends the weekend for the Sky Racing Team VR46 at Spielberg's Ring, which today hosted the Austrian GP. After a difficult race, Nicolò Bulega is 23rd under the checkered flag, while Dennis Foggia 26th. Started from the 22nd box of the grid, Nicolò did not find the feelings he was looking for on his KTM and immediately lost the contact with the strongest guys. After a good start, due to a contact…
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