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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.
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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.
On the eve of their first Grand Prix as the tyre supplier to the entire MotoGP grid, Bridgestone are all geared up for an exciting weekend in Qatar.
Taking over this season as tyre supplier to all 18 riders and 11 teams on the MotoGP grid, following winter regulation changes, Bridgestone’s preparatory work will be put to the test this weekend as the championship commences in the Qatari desert.
Rossi and Gibernau feature in MotoGP quintet as they set the scene for season curtain-raiser.
The time for talk ahead of the start of the MotoGP season was almost over on Thursday in Losail, but the last platform for the riders was raised for the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar press conference. The media gathering saw five riders expressing their views, reviewing their preseason and -in the case of two famous faces- putting their differences to bed before the second MotoGP night race.
AMA Racing No. 1 plates will be awarded to premier-class champions; AMA Racing Vintage Grand National Champion to be crowned.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, set for July 24-26 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, will feature the inaugural AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which will honor the top riders in a variety of disciplines with championship titles and AMA Racing No. 1 plates.
A consistent weekend sees the veteran rider retain his position in the championship.
Team Foremost Pegram Racing is leaving Road Atlanta after a difficult but productive weekend, finishing the third round of the series seventh overall in the championship.
Soul of a Superbike, Attitude of a Fighter.
Living up to its name, there was little doubt that the Ducati Streetfighter would score a round one knock-out when it entered the ring for the first time at the 2008 EICMA Show in Milan. Making an immediate impact on the international press and the public, it was nominated "most beautiful bike in show" and raised the bar for extreme nakeds by creating a new point of reference in the market.