Chaparral Motorsports Founder/Owner Dave Damron Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award


Starting out as a small Suzuki Motorcycle dealer located in Riverside, California, over the years Dave Damron has experienced much success in many different facets of the motorcycle/motorsports industry. From manufacturer to distributor, race team owner with three Supercross Championships, and founder and owner of Chaparral Motorsports, Dave has done it all and seen it […]

New BMW G 310 R Lightweight Roadster

2016 BMW G 310 R

BMW has recently introduced its G 310 R, a bike slated to act as the patriarch for an entirely new line of small and mid-sized models. BMW unveiled its prototype to the newly-announced G 310 R, in the form of a concept stunt bike at an October auto show in Sao Palo, Brazil. The single-cylinder concept […]

The Stepson of Anarchy: Chaparral Motorsports’ Battle of the Bolts Build

Double up or strap on a travel bag, this R-Spec is ready for whatever.

This past fall, Star Motorcycles held a contest called Battle of the Bolts, in which Star Motorcycle dealers had the opportunity customize a stock Bolt or Bolt R-spec for a chance to win big prizes. The rules were pretty straight forward, basically you had to use at least $750 worth of Star parts and accessories, […]

Yamaha Robot Issues Challenge


Man vs Machine Watch out Rossi – you’ve got a new mechanical adversary. Yamaha has just unveiled its latest technological breakthrough – a robotic rider – code named “MOTOBOT.” This metal motorcyclist was built with the intent of learning all that is necessary to beat MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi. A preview video unveiling the autonomous biker […]

Michael Lock New CEO Of AMA Pro Racing

Michael Lock AMA Pro Racing CEO

American Motorcyclist Association Pro Racing will soon be under new management. Michael Lock, strategic business consultant to AMA Pro Racing for the past eight months, will become the organization’s next chief executive officer, effective Nov. 1st. Lock has more than 30 years of business leadership and experience developing various facets of the automotive and motorcycle […]

Yamaha Recalls Select 2015 YZF-R3 due to weakened upper triple clamp

2015 Yamaha YFZ-R3 - Action

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2015 YZF-R3 motorcycles. In affected motorcycles, the handle crown (upper triple clamp) could be weakened due to improper casting temperatures during the manufacturing process. The handle crown could crack during operation, causing decreased handling stability that could […]

Speed Demons: A Brief History Of Motorcycle Racing Since 1897

A brief history of  motorbike racing across the globe.

Many riders today enjoy the wind in their hair, the smell of early-morning bike exhaust and tinkering with the toys that make people go fast. However, few riders today know the story of how their favorite motorsports came to be. The following is a summary of motorcycle racing history, with its rich and colorful origins around the world: […]

Yamaha Introduces All-New 2016 YZ450FX, All-New 2016 WR450F, and 2016 YZ250FX And WR250F Off-Road Models

2016 Yamaha YZ450FX

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today debuted the all-new 2016 YZ450FX, an off-road racer conceived, engineered, and built specifically for hare scrambles and GNCC® competition. The company also introduced an all-new WR450F, along with the 2016 YZ250FX and the WR250F. All four off-road models feature easy, push-button electric starting and precise fuel injection–handy features to have […]

Polaris Announces 4-Seater RZR XP® 4 Turbo EPS and Expands 4-Seat Line-up

2016 Polaris RZR XP 4 EPS Spectra Orange

Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today introduced two new Polaris RZR vehicles that fuel the RZR lifestyle and allow people to share the off-road experience with family and friends. The new RZR XP® 4 Turbo EPS and RZR XP® 4 1000 EPS High Lifter Edition offer extreme performance for the desert, trail, mud and dunes. […]

Honda Neowing Leaning Three-Wheel Motorcycle Concept Revealed

Honda Neowing Leaning Three-Wheeler Motorcycle

Is Honda joining Harley-Davidson, Polaris Slingshot and Can-Am Roadster Spyder in the trike market? Maybe so. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, by some measures the world’s largest motorcycle company, will be showing showing off a three-wheeled motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show, as part of an exhibit that will include several other two- and four-wheeled concept […]