FMF KTM Factory Team Update – 2015 National Enduro Season

Kailub Russell

Kailub Russell

FMF KTM Factory Team Update – 2015 National Enduro Season

Kailub Russell to Race First Two National Enduros
Bobbitt Makes Comeback
Mullins Continues Recovery from Injury

Murrieta, CA – FMF KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell has announced that he will race the first two AMA National Enduro events beginning with the opening round taking place this coming weekend. He will be joined by his teammate Russell Bobbitt but the third member of the team, Charlie Mullins, will remain sidelined as he recovers from two wrist injuries suffered in 2014.

Russell participated in one AMA National Enduro event in 2014 where he missed the podium by one spot...

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New Video: Behind the Scenes Footage from FMF KTM Factory Racing Team

New Video: Behind the Scenes Footage from FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Photo Shoot

Check out the latest video of the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team photo shoot as they prepare for the 2015 season:

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Movistar Yamaha Kicks off 2015 MotoGP Season in Madrid

Movistar Yamaha Kicks off 2015 MotoGP Season in Madrid

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YamahaMotoGP2015

The long winter wait endured by racing fans the world over is coming to an end as the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team gather in Madrid to officially launch their 2015 campaign in the quest for title victory. A winter of development by Yamaha engineers and exhaustive training by the riders sees a formidable team gathered and ready to prove themselves against the best in the world.

The 2015 season will be the second year of partnership between the Yamaha Factory Team and Spanish company Telefónica. The five-year collaboration started in 2014 looks set to grow from strength to strength, making Telefónica’s headquarters in Madrid the perfect venue to unveil the 2015 livery.

The formidable duo of Italian Valentino Rossi and...

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Yoshimura Suzuki Announces 2015 AMA Superbike Team

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI ANNOUNCES 2015 AMA SUPERBIKE TEAM

Jake Lewis joins Roger Hayden on Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbikes

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Roger Hayden

CHINO, CA (January 27, 2015) – Yoshimura Suzuki is happy to announce its AMA Superbike rider lineup for 2015. Joining veteran Roger Hayden on the squad this season is young up-and-coming road racer Jake Lewis. Hayden and Lewis will be on the legendary Suzuki GSX-R1000 as a new horizon dawns in the 39-year history of AMA Superbike racing, now being run under the auspices of MotoAmerica.

The team is now set for the next couple of seasons with Hayden and Lewis both signing two-year contracts with Suzuki.

Don Sakakura, the highly-respected Senior Vice President of Yoshimura R&D of America, said he’s happy to have Hayden and Lewis on board with the team for 2015 and bey...

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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

Ducati Logo

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.”

BMW R 1200 R

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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