When handed the keys to the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, (aka ZX600R9F, as it's called in the lab), a sudden inspiration to take risks beyond my comfort level stirred within. Upon first glance, this bike immediately satiated my cravings for something stylish and fresh.
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Having surrendered the AMA 600cc Supersport title in 2008, Kawasaki is clearly anxious to get it back. The previous Ninja iteration was a good machine, but the all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R is in a different league altogether, as we found out at Autopolis--Kawasaki's spectacular racetrack just outside Kumamoto, Japan.
Some of the biggest stars of Supercross and leaders in the powersports industry are calling for action in two new videos targeting the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that has banned the sale of youth-model motorcycles and ATVs.
"I understand what they're trying to do, but they're doing it in the wrong way," said Supercross and motocross champion James Stewart. "It's not saving anyone, it's hurting everyone."
The countdown to the much-anticipated new MotoGP season got underway this weekend in Jerez, when the bikes got out on track for the final pre-season MotoGP test. All of the MotoGP teams gathered at the Andalucian circuit and Ducati Corse riders Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden made a ´pit-stop´ in Madrid, stopping off at a Shell filling station in the Spanish capital en route to their final testing session before the beginning of the season.
At the Mugello 2008 Grand Prix race, Valentino wore a helmet that left everyone on hand speechless.
The California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) has launched a significantly enhanced version of its website, www.ca-msp.org. The CMSP is a motorcyclist-funded, state-operated program administered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) under contract with the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
In this exclusive interview with Shell Motorsport, Nicky Hayden talks of his pride in riding for Ducati at the Mugello MotoGP in front of Ducati Corse's home crowd of dedicated fans. He also talks of his biking heroes and race preparations - Nicky behind the scenes.
Allstate announced it is partnering with Dave Perewitz, one of the top bike builders in the country and an icon in the motorcycle industry, for its 2009 Mobile Garage Tour. Perewitz will hit the kickstand and join Allstate at select motorcycle rallies throughout 2009 to talk bike with his fellow cyclists and discuss the best ways to help keep riders and their bikes protected.
Recording artist and NHRA spokes-singer Krista Marie has connected with Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Screamin' Eagle racing in support of Harley-Davidson's efforts to encourage women to ride.
Krista will be riding her 2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle when she participates in International Female Ride Day on May 1 in Milwaukee.
Jason Pridmore officially returned to the Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) family during Round 1 of the AMA Pro Racing Superbike Series at Daytona International Speedway. In conjunction with Jason Pridmore's Star Motorcycle School and the National Guard, Pridmore will be providing exclusive on-track experiences for members of the media and other select guests at each round of the AMA Pro Racing Superbike Series with the National Guard Jordan Suzuki Racing Experience.
Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM Announces Dates and Pricing.
Skip Barber Racing School, LLC today announced details of its all-new Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM, including curriculum, pricing and an initial schedule.
It is a motorcycle premier and double feature in Beverly Hills February 20th, 2009 starting at 7:00 PM. The first film is the world premier of "The First, Last Race" that was written and directed by Jeff Jensen.