Articles Posted in the " Jay Leno " Category

  • Jay Leno & Roberts Auction Off GYTR YZF-R1

    Jay Leno & Roberts Auction Off GYTR YZF-R1

    Yamaha auction

    The special, one-of-a-kind Yamaha GYTR-equipped YZF-R1, featuring Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary red-and-white paint scheme and ridden in demonstration laps by Kenny Roberts at last month’s Red Bull United States Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, was sold to the highest bidder at Mecum’s Motorcycle Auction this past Thursday night in Monterey, Calif.



  • Perewitz Unveils Wind Power Bike Build

    Perewitz Unveils Wind Power Bike Build

    Custom Motorcycle

    Appearing along with Jay Leno and Ted Turner at the recent International AWEA Wind Power Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Dave Perewitz left little doubt the motorcycle industry would be hard pressed to find a more competent, adaptable and universally respected ambassador.


  • Motorcycle Polls | Your Vote Counts!

    Motorcycle Polls | Your Vote Counts!

    Motorcycle Polls

    Who is your favorite celebrity biker? (Jay Leno 48%, Ewan McGregor 32%, Brad Pitt 11%, William H. Macy 5%, Tom Cruise 4%)

    If healthy, who is the best current motocross race (late 2010)? (James Stewart 51%, Ryan Dungey 30%, Chad Reed 10%, Tony Cairoli 6%, Clement Desalle 3%)


  • Jay Leno sparks Piaggio Dealer Meeting

    Jay Leno sparks Piaggio Dealer Meeting

    Moto enthusiast Jay Leno added his unique energy and spark to Piaggio Group America’s 2010 product introduction, held during the company’s October 2009 national dealer meeting at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA.

    Gary Pietruszewski, vice president of sales and marketing, Piaggio Group Americas and Jay Leno shared the stage with the award-winning 2010 Aprilia RSV4 at the 2009 Piaggio Group Americas National Dealer Meeting. This was Mr. Leno’s second consecutive appearance as keynote speaker at the annual gathering. 


  • Jay Leno sells Star V-Max for Bailey’s Cafe | Video

    Jay Leno sells Star V-Max for Bailey’s Cafe | Video

    Jay Leno at Barrett-Jackson

    Jay Leno sold his Star VMAX motorcycle in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 10, 2009 for $120,000.00 USD at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction. Jay Leno’s auction proceeds, from the famed auctioneers, will go to Bailey’s Café. Bailey’s Cafe is a center for educational and cultural activity.


  • Harley-Davidson sheds Buell and MV Agusta

    Harley-Davidson sheds Buell and MV Agusta

    The new Harley-Davidson strategy focuses on extending the Harley-Davidson brand, emphasizes productivity and strengthening the core cruiser business. This leaves the American motor company in a position where they will now discontinue the Buell Product Line and divest the famed and historic MV Agusta motorcycle brand. This sudden move was a shock to many and a confirmation to what insiders have been hearing for the last few months.



  • Leno’s Star VMAX goes for $120,000 at auction

    Leno’s Star VMAX goes for $120,000 at auction

    Jay Leno sold his Star VMAX motorcycle in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 10, 2009 for $120,000.00 USD at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction.

    Jay Leno’s auction proceeds, from the famed auctioneers, will go to Bailey’s Café. Bailey’s Cafe is a center for educational and cultural activity.

    "Bailey’s Café is an arts program," says Jay, "but since I didn’t have any Yamaha musical instruments to auction off, I thought I’d sell my Star VMAX, which was made by Yamaha."


  • Jay Leno donates his customized Star VMAX

    Jay Leno donates his customized Star VMAX

    Jay Leno will be appearing in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 10. The star of The Jay Leno Show is no stranger to ‘Vegas – he did over 160 stand-up gigs last year. But this time, he’s proving that he’s really a ‘stand-up guy.’

    Leno will be at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction and he’ll be helping the famed auctioneers get the highest bid for his customized Star VMAX motorcycle. The proceeds of the sale will go to Bailey’s Café, a community program that brings art education to some of New York’s toughest neighborhoods.


  • Flat Out | The Rollie Free Story

    Flat Out | The Rollie Free Story

    Magic at Bonneville

    Arguably there has never been a more dramatic motorcycling photograph than that of Rollie Free at Bonneville, riding to immortality at over 150 mph. The man with "nerves of steel" was wearing nothing but a bathing suit, a small helmet, a pair of borrowed (and too-long) tennis shoes-and presumably a diabolically determined expression. Nerves of steel or not, was the man just insane?


  • Jay Leno Motorcyclist | Exclusive Interview

    Jay Leno Motorcyclist | Exclusive Interview

    2009 Concours d’Elegance

    Late night talk show host, Jay Leno, is well known for his insatiable fascination of cars and motorcycles. His first foray into motorized vehicles was as a teenager on an old mini-bike. Much to the horror of his mother he took off on his maiden voyage across a rutted field next to the family home, being bounced around on the rigid frame, feet off the pegs, dirt in his teeth. It was true love.


  • AMA 85th anniversary at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

    AMA 85th anniversary at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

    The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) will celebrate 85 years of protecting and promoting motorcycling this July 24-26 during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and one must-see event will be the AMA 85th Parade on Saturday, July 25. The moving timeline of motorcycle history will showcase bikes from 1924 to today.

    Led by Grand Marshal Don Emde, the vintage bike column will lead off with a 1924 Harley-Davidson JDCA, ridden by owner and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Buzz Kanter.


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