Sutherlin Earns First Career National Hare & Hound Victory

Sutherlin Earns First Career National Hare & Hound Victory

Sutherlin

Sutherlin

Lucerne Valley, CA – FMF KTM Factory Support rider Gary Sutherlin took his first career victory at the opening round of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series while his teammate Ivan Ramirez came from behind to also place on the podium in 3rd position.

Sutherlin had the best jump off the start and took the lead at the end of the long bomb stretch. Ramirez was not as fortunate and collided with another rider off the start which caused Ramirez’s leg to kick back and get stuck in the wheel. Although Ramirez did not crash in the incident, he did lose time removing his wedged leg and started last off the bomb. At the end of the stretch he had climbed to approximately 50th place.

Out front Sutherlin continued to lead and came...

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Dungey Earns Championship Points Lead at Oakland Supercross

Dungey Earns Championship Points Lead at Oakland Supercross

Dungey

Dungey

Oakland, CA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned an impressive 2nd place result which catapulted him into the championship points lead at the 4th round of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship held in front of an enthusiast crowd at the Oakland Coliseum.

Dungey was placed in the second 450 SX heat where he nearly pulled the holeshot to get an early lead on the pack. Within the first few corners he dropped to 3rd place where he remained for the next two laps while closing the gap on the 2nd place rider. A lap later he made the pass for the position and began to close on the leader...

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Bosch Opens North American eBike Headquarters

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BoscheBike

Bosch opens North American eBike headquarters in Irvine, California

Europe’s eBike technology leader opens first local office to support the growing North American eBike market
• New 4,000 square-foot facility located in the epicenter of U.S. biking industry
• Expands company footprint in California and North America region

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following its entry into the U.S. eBike market in early 2014, Bosch has established a new headquarters office for Bosch eBike Systems (www.bosch-ebike.us) in Southern California, expanding the business unit’s global operations in the U.S. and Canada...

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The Ducati Scrambler Goes Special at Motor Bike Expo

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Ducati Logo

The Ducati Scrambler goes Special at Motor Bike Expo

• First three specials developed from the Ducati Scrambler to be presented at Verona
• Unveiling of bikes created by Deus Ex Machina, Officine Mermaid and Mr. Martini, who interpreted the Full Throttle, Urban Enduro and Classic versions of the Ducati Scrambler, respectively
• Bikes, accessories and clothing from the amazing “Land of Joy” will be showcased at the Ducati Scrambler stand at Motor Bike Expo from 23 to 25 January

Verona (Italy), 23 January 2015 – From 23 to 25 January, Ducati Scrambler will have a surprise in store for the public at the Verona Motor Bike Expo: a world exclusive presentation of the first three Ducati Scrambler specials...

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MotoGP, Mugello Circuits Improves Safety

MotoGP, Mugello Circuits Improves Safety

Mugello

Mugello

Ferrari’s owned circuit, with FIA and FIM approval, is realizing a series of works to increase his already top level safety standards.

The biggest intervention relates to the last corner, T15 Bucine, with a reshaping and complete overhauling of the run off to allow an improved emergency braking performance. Also T1 San Donato, T2 Luco, T4 Materassi, T6 Casanova, T7 Savelli, T8 Arrabbiata 1, T10 Scarperia and T12 Correntaio will implement new asphalt verges and run offs to improve widening recovery. A choice made on the basis of the evolution of safety studies, specifically analyzing last years crashes.

Paolo Poli (Mugello CEO) – “Racetrack safety is continuosly evolving because the vehicle performance...

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BMW Motorrad Achieves Record Sales in 2014

BMW Motorrad achieves record sales in 2014

Sales increase by 7.2% to over 120,000 vehicles. Schaller: “We can look back on a successful year.”

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BMW R 1200 R

Munich. In 2014 BMW Motorrad sold more vehicles than in the year before, thus achieving a record sales figure for the fourth time in a row. With 123,495 (previous year: 115,215 units) vehicles sold in 2014, the manufacturer delivered more motorcycles and Maxi Scooters than ever before in the company’s history. This is an increase of 7.2% compared to an already very strong showing in 2013. In December deliveries rose by 10.9% to 7,032 units (previous year: 6,343 units).

Germany continues to be the most successful single market for the Bavarian brand. 21,714 vehicles, roughly a fifth of all units, were sold in the home market last year...

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KTM Announces RC 390 Racebike

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KTM

KTM Announces RC 390 Racebike

Murrieta, CA – KTM Motorsports is excited to announce important details about the race competition KTM RC 390 Cup Racebike that will be available for purchase for participants of the 2015 RC Cup Series, a five-round series in conjunction with the 2015 MotoAmerica Racing Series.

The highly-anticipated RC Cup Series will allow riders between the ages of 14-22 years old holding an AMA Superstock Limited license to participate. All riders must race aboard 2015 KTM RC 390 Cup Racebikes. These motorcycles are designed as racing competition bikes (not street-legal) and have been prepared by KTM with over 40 PowerParts and other enhancements to increase racing performance. Some of the new features include:

- Fully adjustable WP Racing Fork
- Fully adjustable WP ...

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Dungey Earns Season Best Finish at Anaheim 2 Supercross

Dungey

Dungey

Dungey Earns Season Best Finish at Anaheim 2 Supercross

Anaheim, CA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned 2nd overall at the third round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series garnering his best finish of the season in the 450 Supercross class at Angel Stadium.

Dungey topped the leaderboard in the early afternoon practice sessions to earn a top qualifying spot in the night show. At the gate drop of his heat, he quickly launched off the line to a 2nd place start. Within the first lap he moved into the lead. Once out front he pulled away from the field and took the checkered flag to earn the heat win.

His teammate, Dean Wilson, was placed in the second heat race...

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Monster Energy and KRT Form New WSB partnership

Monster Energy and KRT form new WSB partnership

MonsterWSBK

MonsterWSBK

January 16, 2015 — Monster Energy announces a new sponsorship agreement with the official Kawasaki Racing Team in the 2015 FIM Superbike World Championship. Monster Energy will now join existing sponsors Motocard and Elf, in addition to Akrapovic, Bubel, MRA, and winter test sponsor Vialser in a working partnership with the official KRT WSB project.

Historically, Kawasaki and Monster Energy have enjoyed a global sponsorship relationship in both motocross and supercross racing. This partnership will now expand to create an exciting new dimension to include the championship-winning KRT World Superbike squad.

The factory WSB Ninja ZX-10R machines to be raced by 2013 World Champion Tom Sykes and recent KRT recruit Jonathan Rea will no...

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Another Record Year for Ducati with 45K+ Bikes Sold in 2014

Another record year for Ducati with 45,100 bikes sold in 2014

• Fifth consecutive growth year for Bologna-based bike manufacturer
• Record sales achieved thanks also to the new Monster and 899 Panigale
• USA confirmed as Ducati’s most important market, with Asia growing fast (+ 11%)

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DucatiMonster

Borgo Panigale (Bologna), 15 January 2015 – In 2014 Ducati Motor Holding spa achieved a new sales record by delivering 45,100 bikes to customers, 2% more than in 2013, marking the fifth consecutive year of growth.

This increase also stemmed from the introduction of new products that, despite market uncertainty, made a clear contribution to what has been an outstanding result for Ducati...

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