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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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Phil Peterson’s 2018 Florida Keys Motorcycle Poker Run

Published on September 26, 2018 under Born To Ride
Phil Peterson’s 2018 Florida Keys Motorcycle Poker Run
Return is a success Phil Peterson is smiling! The 45th Phil Peterson’s Florida Keys Motorcycle Poker Run was a success! Blessed with good weather (because Hurricane Florence pulled all the bad weather north) and a nice turnout of 957 Poker Run Players. Thank you, everyone who played the Poker Run Game and who donated Ten Dollars a hand for a total of $9,570. Dollars. All proceeds will go to all the local Rotary Clubs of the Florida Keys and Homestead and all the money raised is earmarked for Bright Future Scholarships for the local high school kids to be able…
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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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Major Moto Moves

Published on September 18, 2018 under Born To Ride
Major Moto Moves
Major Moto Moves   This past week, two major motorcycle companies announced plans to relocate large portions of their operations, on opposite sides of the United States. Both moves came as a surprise to industry insiders, yet both companies see great prospects in their new locales.   Harley-Davidson announced plans to locate an all-new R&D division in the Silicon Valley of California. The company is moving forward with plans for a complete line of “E-Bikes”, electric motorcycles, and sees the tech center of the world as the perfect location to assist development. As H-D seeks to reinvent and reposition themselves…
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Beaubier Clinches MotoAmerica Crown

Published on September 11, 2018 under AMA
Beaubier Clinches MotoAmerica Crown
Beach, Dumas, & Lee claim titles as well Cameron Beaubier claimed his third MotoAmerica Superbike title at New Jersey’s Thunderbolt Raceway this past weekend, after two wet, treacherous days of racing. Beaubier led race 2 from the get-go, sewing up the championship with the Barber round still ahead. Beaubier’s Sunday win also marked his eighth of the season, and his 32nd career, placing him in third on the all-time most wins list in AMA/MotoAmerica Superbike. Roger Hayden took second in Sunday’s race, followed by 2017 champ Toni Elias. Hayden has announced his retirement the end of the season. JD Beach…
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