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The economy affected U.S. sales of new motorcycles in the first quarter of 2009, down a total of 30.5 percent, compared to the same period last year, among 12 of the leading brands. Generally affordable, fuel-efficient dual-purpose motorcycles declined the least, by 24 percent. The off-highway market went down the most, by 39.7 percent, some of which is linked to the government’s ban on youth models due to a controversial new law regarding lead content in consumer products.
AMA Supercross Lays Down The Law
Officials with AMA Racing have penalized Supercross-licensed rider Jason Lawrence for his on-track actions at the Jacksonville round of the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
In on-track altercations between himself and fellow Supercross competitor Broc Hepler, Lawrence violated section 5.14, paragraph "a," of the 2009 AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship rulebook, which states "no rider may ride in such a manner as to endanger life or limb of other riders…"
2010 Schedule including routes, rates & dates has been finalized!
An update from Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Holidays: Book a 2010 Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Holiday before October 1st, 2009 and we will lock you in at the current 2009 prices. The uncertainty of the current economic situation prevents us from publishing our final rates for 2010 at this early stage. However, we are willing to honour our existing prices (which may increase for 2010) if you book a year in advance. Plus you will also receive our standard 5% Early Booking Discount.
Up and Coming Road Race Talent.
Riding the momentum of her historic wins at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, 15-year-old Elena Myers took two wins and a second-place finish this weekend at the WERA West event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s "outer" track, from exciting come-from-behind grid positions. And we’re talking Expert class.
Gibernau happy to go the distance on MotoGP return.
In his first race for more than two and a half years Sete Gibernau battled against the pain in Qatar to bring his Ducati satellite machine home in 13th place despite his shoulder injury.
Having been unsure whether he would even be able to complete the full 22 laps of Monday’s re-scheduled MotoGP race, at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar, Sete Gibernau was delighted afterwards to have achieved a point-scoring result on his return to premier class competition.
Indian Motorcycle Launches Women’s Apparel.
Indian Motorcycle is pleased to announce the release of its first collection of women’s apparel. Women now have the opportunity to purchase Indian Motorcycle brand leather jackets, tops, belts, and caps.
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Rossi Needs Strategy to Stop Stoner.
The start of the MotoGP season in Qatar also sees the launch of a new edition of the MotoGP Fantasy League, where you can find out once and for all just how much you know about premier class racing.
There is still time to make your picks for the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar, and this weekend you can also match your hunch against that of MotoGP Legend Angel Nieto, who spoke to motogp.com on Sunday afternoon.
Despite qualifying on the front row again at Losail he is concerned about his pace.
Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo qualified just 0.024s behind his illustrious second placed colleague Valentino Rossi on the Qatar grid on Saturday, but as he commences his second season in MotoGP the Spaniard is playing down his chances in Sunday’s race.