2011 Atlanta AMA Supercross Results

2011 AMA / FIM World Championship Supercross series round 8, Atlanta, GA race results/recap: Acerbis’ Ryan Villopoto Wins Atlanta Supercross Acerbis-backed Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto took the win in one of the most epic races to take place in the past two decades of Supercross History. Red Bull KTM’s and Acerbis-backed Andrew Short took […]

Superpole Success Sees Second Row Start for Laverty and Melandri at Phillip Island

Yamaha World Superbike Team riders Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri experienced their first ever Superpole shoot-out this afternoon at the Phillip Island International circuit in Australia. The adrenalin fuelled short ‘qualifying heats’ quickly sort the fastest riders from the pack to decide the grid line up for Sunday’s two World Superbike races, the first of […]

Michigan Bikers want to repeal helmet law

Currently, Michigan requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet when riding their bike. However, several local riders are looking to change that rule, according to the Livingston Daily. The American Bikers Aiming Towards Education of Michigan organization are hoping House Bill 4008 will be passed. The new rule would make it legal for bikers over […]

Harley-Davidson announces new Blackline bike

Despite being negatively impacted by the poor economy, Harley-Davidson plans to offer its customers a rare midyear bike called the Blackline. The vehicle will replace the automaker’s defunct Night Train, according to the LA Times. The 2011 motorcycle’s wheelbase is 66.5 inches and the saddle height is a low 24 inches. A classic spoke wheel […]

Carlos Checa earns pole position

Earlier this week, veteran Carlos Checa rode his Althea Ducati at the Phillip Island Test and beat out Sylvain Guintoli and teammate Jakub Smrz to come out on top. His winning streak continued when he placed first again in the qualifying round, earning the pole position for the World Superbike Championship opener this weekend, according […]

Victory announces Daytona events

Victory Motorcycles has announced that it will be expanding its presence at this year’s Daytona Bike Week by offering visitors a ton of activities to keep them busy all throughout the event. Perhaps the most enticing activity is the news that all of Victory’s current models will be onhand and available for demo rides. As […]

Carmichael designs new Daytona Supercross track

Construction has begun on the new Daytona Supercross track in preparation of the race expected to take place March 5th. Daytona Supercross by Honda will feature some of the biggest names in racing, including Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Trey Canard, James Stewart and Chad Reed, who will all be competing to take home the crown. […]

Ducati’s new 1198 SP offers top value

Ducati has announced some revisions to its lineup of 1198 motorcycles for 2011, eliminating the Ducati S and Ducati R Corse and unveiling the all-new Ducati SP. The base version of the 1198 offers riders excellent value by maintaining its $16,495 price tag from 2010. However, the bike has gotten some significant – and free […]

Honda talks CBR250R design strategy

Honda has added a new page to its website, “designer’s talk,” where the people behind the CBR250R talk about some of the design choices that made the bike what it is today. According to the website, one of the first steps in designing the bike was to solicit sketches. Honda reached out to designers at […]

Honda details history of Gold Wing on new website

Honda has launched the new 2012 Gold Wing website, where riders can learn all about the specifications, styling and long history of the celebrated model. The new 2012 Gold Wing features a long list of new features, many of which are technological in nature. Riders who enjoy long road trips can now do so in […]