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Suzuki Files Unique Engine Patent

Published on February 19, 2019 under Born To Ride
Suzuki Files Unique Engine Patent
Suzuki Files Unique Engine Patent Suzuki Motorcycles recently filed a patent for a very unique motorcycle engine configuration. In patent application drawings that have been released, a single cylinder setup appears to be indicated, with the cylinder heads just above horizontal and positioned up close to the front forks. According to a report by Cycle World, the configuration could be used for singles or multi-cylinder inline engines. The cylinders appear to be tucked up between the frame rails, running parallel with them. The configuration puts the transmission lower in the cradle, and the crankcase closer to the rear of the…
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Harley-Davidson Makes Learning to Ride Easier Than Ever with Limited Time Promotion

Published on February 18, 2019 under Born To Ride
Harley-Davidson Makes Learning to Ride Easier Than Ever with Limited Time Promotion
Harley-Davidson Makes Learning to Ride Easier Than Ever with Limited Time Promotion Milwaukee (February 15, 2019) – Turn “Someday I’ll ride a motorcycle,” into “Today” with the latest offer from Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Available for a limited time, Harley-Davidson is offering customers the opportunity to learn to ride from the experts for 50% off the published price of a Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course in their area with promo code RIDE50. Redeemable throughout the calendar year, if your resolution is to ride this year, this is an excellent opportunity to begin your motorcycling journey. The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New…
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DUCATI NORTH AMERICA EXPANDS PRESENCE IN FLORIDA WITH DUCATI SANFORD GRAND OPENING

Published on February 15, 2019 under Born To Ride
DUCATI NORTH AMERICA EXPANDS PRESENCE IN FLORIDA WITH DUCATI SANFORD GRAND OPENING
DUCATI NORTH AMERICA EXPANDS PRESENCE IN FLORIDA WITH DUCATI SANFORD GRAND OPENING • World’s Most Powerful Production Motorcycle, Ducati Panigale V4 R, shown in Florida for first time • Ducati North America CEO in attendance for grand opening event • New dealership in Sanford offers expansive showroom space and VIP amenities to serve the Orlando-metro community Mountain View, Calif. (February 14, 2019) – Ducati North America has opened its newest dealership in the United States, with a grand opening gala last night in Florida, coinciding with their cross-country “Ready For Red” tour. The stop at Ducati Sanford in the Orlando…
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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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11th Annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Ride_Sunday, March 10, 2019

Published on February 8, 2019 under Born To Ride
11th Annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Ride_Sunday, March 10, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - Apopka to Sanford, Florida - Rain or Shine! The Ride will be here March 10! If you've already registered, THANKS and we look forward to seeing you! If you haven't, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Don't get left behind! Register today and secure your spot in this great Ride! We start with breakfast at our Shrine Center in Apopka (8:30 am -10:30 am) and end at Seminole Harley! Food, Entertainment, Auctions and more await you there! Sign In: 8:30 am - 10:30 am Donations: $30.00 Per Person (Day of the ride) Start: BAHIA SHRINE, 3101…
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American Brands Issue Latest Sales Reports

Published on February 6, 2019 under Born To Ride
American Brands Issue Latest Sales Reports
American Brands Issue Latest Sales Reports Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycle companies both issued their 2018 earnings statements last week, and their reports were a mixed bag. Harley’s statement showed sales down 10.2 percent in 2018 and down 6.1 percent worldwide, and their 4th-quarter profit was less than half a million dollars, compared to $8.3 million a year before.   Polaris, the owner of Indian Motorcycle, also posted 4th quarter sales drops in their motorcycle division to the tune of 15 percent, mostly due to the plummeting sales of their three-wheeled Slingshot roadster. Their Indian sales were a bit more encouraging,…
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2019 Great American Motorcycle Show

Published on January 28, 2019 under Born To Ride
2019 Great American Motorcycle Show
2019 Great American Motorcycle Show Born To Ride joined motorcyclists from across the southeast for the Great American Motorcycle Show at the Cobb Galleria Convention Center in north Atlanta January 26-27, for the chance to browse the latest bikes, gear, accessories, and miscellaneous farkles. Dealerships and bike shops from across the South debuted the latest in two-wheeled wonders from Harley-Davidson, Indian, BMW, Ducati, and the Japanese "Big Four", but also newer and/or lesser known brands such as MV Augusta, Moto Guzzi, Hyosung, and one of the oldest moto companies in the world, Royal Enfield- among the largest manufacturers on the…
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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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