Master Bike Builders
The International Master Bike Builders Association announces the formation of the newest regional Division, IMBBA USA.
The USA division will be managed by IMBBA board member and Master Judge Freddie Arnold who will oversee membership and bike show management / judging in the United States.
Provisional WSS Entry List
The FIM released the provisional entry list for the 2011 World Supersport season. The last-minute surprise was that the BE1 ParkinGo Team of Chaz Davies and Luca Scassa will be switching from Triumph Daytona 675 motorcycles to a pair of Yamaha YZF-R6 machines.
German company Schuberth North America is proud to announce the launch of an exclusive network of Schuberth stocking U.S. dealers. The network of authorized dealers and Certified Service Centers is sprinkled throughout the country for the best coverage in key markets.
International Motorcycle Show
Öhlins USA technicians will be at the Ohlins display this weekend, December 17-19, during the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California, and all other IMS shows, including at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center in March during Bikeweek 2011.
Electric Motorcycle Racing
The world’s most powerful and sophisticated electric superbike will make history on Jan. 9, 2010 at the Auto Club Speedway in California, as the first electric bike to go head to head against conventional gasoline powered race bikes in a professionally organized roadrace.
BMW Motorrad USA has announced the opening of eight new dealerships within the past five months to better serve BMW motorcycle customers in new and underserved markets.
"In 2010 and beyond we will continue to identify growth opportunities for the BMW brand in markets that do not currently have a BMW motorcycle dealership by partnering with new or existing motorcycle dealers in those areas," commented Todd Andersen, BMW Motorrad USA Marketing Manager.
Husqvarna is backing 2010 racing in a big way by offering more than $11 million in contingency awards for 145 different U.S. racing series this season. "Think of it as the Husqvarna Bailout Program," says Marketing & Racing Chief Scot Harden. "Even though the economy is going through some tough times, now isn’t the time to back down.
Triumph Motorcycle History
Siegfried Bettmann founded the Triumph Cycle Company in 1887 and promptly acquired premises in Coventry in which he began manufacturing bicycles. In 1902, as technology advanced, the company moved into the production of powered cycles.
BMW Motorrad can look back on a successful year in 2009 in spite of a very difficult market environment marked by the global financial and economic crisis. Last year 87,306 (previous year: 101,685) BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers which is equivalent to a comparatively moderate drop of 14.1%.
James Stewart may be contending with a new sheriff in town. Rookie sensation Ryan Dungey is garnering a lot of attention and has dominated the track so far this season. Winning his first race in Phoenix during round 2 of the 2010 AMA Supercross, Dungey held the lead throughout every lap.
Ducati Booth Action
Click video to see the Ducati display for the 29th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows (IMS). The IMS is the largest motorcycle-show series in the world and features hundreds of new bikes, scooters and entertainment for the entire family.
The 2010 IMS show makes 11 stops across the USA, allowing motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country to see the latest and greatest innovations, products and services, as well as the hottest new motorcycles, custom bikes, ATVs, scooters and more.