Jorge Lorenzo, one of MotoGP's most exciting racers, stopped in at the D-Store in San Francisco prior to the 2009 Laguna Seca motorcycle race. Thanks to his Dainese sponsors we had a chance to grab an exclusive interview with the young Yahama Factory MotoGP racer.
Stars and Stripes
Click video to see Nicky Hayden discuss his new 2010 Ducati Limited Edition 848 at the behind the scenes photoshoot prior to the Laguna Seca race.
The Italian and the three Americans hold an impressive 18 Grand Prix World Championship titles between them, including three each for Yamaha.
The show, entitled Celeritas (Latin for Speed, like in accelerate.), features helmets, apparel, and a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa, each painted by one of 14 trend-setting fine artist, helmet artist Troy Lee, musician/artist Joe Hahn, and welder/biker-cum-risk-taker Jesse James.
The ATV Safety Institute has unveiled a suite of free interactive online safety courses on its website to enhance the total learning experience for all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts so that they can enjoy safe, fun-filled riding experiences.
The ASI ATV Safety Online courses are custom designed for each specific adult, teen (12-15 years old) and youth (6-11 years old) audience. The adult e-course also includes tips and advice for parents and guardians to coach and supervise youth throughout their ongoing learning process.
Maybe you're too young. Or perhaps you are not intimately acquainted with automotive racing history. Whatever the reason, if dark and light blue stripes with red fail to make your heart go pitter-patter, you might miss the inspiration for the Ultimate MotorCycling Ducati 1098 Special.
Click video to learn more about the 2009 Ride to Work Day. On June 15, 2009, the Motorcycle Industry Council celebrated the 18th annual Ride To Work Day by hosting a rally at its Irvine, California office. Motorcyclists describe why they prefer commuting to work by motorcycle.
Why do you ride to work? Tell us in a video response!
Monday June 29th
Click video to learn about the first H.O.G. Million Mile Monday in 2008. This year's event is on Monday, June 29th. The 2009 goal? 5,000,000 miles. There is nothing to sign-up for, just ride - ride to work, at lunch, around the block, or even take the whole day off to ride.
"These past two days have made such a difference in my riding," said first-time student Doug Thayer. "I have been to riding schools, had one-on-one days with instructors and read a lot of information about riding, but these guys made it easier to understand and put to use.
The Future of Motorcycling is Now
The charismatic Michael Czysz, creator of the gorgeous MotoCzysz C1 American MotoGP motorcycle contender regrettably never realized his dream of competing at the highest level of motorcycle racing.
However the C1's legacy is some 20 or so motorcycle patents that came from both the radical rolling chassis and the ground-breaking engine, effectively turning Moto Czysz into an intellectual property rights company.
"For many new motorcyclists, before they take a training course or even buy a motorcycle, they are introduced to proper riding through the books and columns of David Hough," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.