74th Daytona 200 Set for March 2015

74th Daytona 200 Set for Saturday, March 14

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 74th DAYTONA 200, which will showcase the return of the AMA Pro SuperBike class to America’s most historic motorcycle race, will be held on Saturday, March 14. Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m.

Earlier this year, AMA Pro Racing announced that its premier AMA Pro SuperBike class will return to the DAYTONA 200 in 2015. The season-opening event will be a 69-lap race contested on Daytona International Speedway’s 2.91-mile short course.

Since 2005, the smaller-displacement motorcycles of Formula Xtreme and GoPro Daytona SportBike have been showcased in the prestigious event. With the 2015 return of the AMA Pro SuperBikes, the top teams and riders will again headline the historic event.

“The DAYTONA 200 ha...

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Indian Announces Classic Paint Schemes for 2015

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2015IndianChiefVintageGreen

Indian Motorcycle Announces Classic Two-Tone Paint Schemes Available for 2015 Indian Chief Lineup

New paint schemes on Indian Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain mark first of Model Year 2015 announcements

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a sneak peek to its model year 2015 lineup, Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles available for purchase in fall 2014. The much anticipated, awe-inspiring and iconic vintage paint palettes were on-display over the weekend for fans of classic motorcycles at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2014, which took place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio...

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Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden Podiums at Laguna

Roger at Laguna

Roger at Laguna

YOSHIMURA SUZUKI FACTORY RACING’S ROGER HAYDEN PODIUMS IN LAGUNA SECA SUPERBIKE RACE

Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas close behind in fourth, teammate Chris Clark finishes ninth

MONTEREY, CA (July 14, 2014) – Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing celebrated a podium finish on the world stage on Sunday as round four of the AMA Pro Superbike Championships shared the paddock with the World Superbike series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden raced his Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a hard-fought third place, while teammate Martin Cardenas followed him home in fourth. Rounding out the Yoshimura Suzuki squad, Chris Clark carded a solid ninth-place result.
Because of the visiting World Superbike series, the AMA Pro Superbike schedule ...

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Hayes Wins Again in Laguna AMA SuperBike Race

Hayes at Laguna

Hayes at Laguna

May the fours be with you: Hayes wins again in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca AMA Pro SuperBike

MONTEREY, Calif. (July 13, 2014) – Three-time AMA Pro SuperBike champion Josh Hayes took another major step toward updating that descriptor to ‘four-time’ on Sunday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as he closed out the GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round with a convincing victory, his fourth in a row.

The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha ace, racing on the No. 4 Yamaha R1, moved past the holeshooting Martin Cardenas on the 23-lap race’s opening circulation. The contest was pretty much decided at that point, save for 18 more precision laps executed at breakaway speed. The race was red flagged and called official with 19 laps complete due to a crash by rider Marcel Irnie.

Hayes’ biggest chall...

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Lorenzo Scores Sachsenring Podium

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Lorenzo Scores Sachsenring Podium

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo returned to form today, scoring an impressive third place in difficult conditions at the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. Teammate Valentino Rossi also rode a strong race, pushing up the leader board from twelfth to fourth.

Rain twenty minutes before the start of today’s race ensured a hectic start to the German Grand Prix. At first it was declared to be a wet race, but after the sighting lap the majority of the grid returned to the pit lane to swap wet tyres for slicks. Unlike in Assen where the race had been declared ‘delayed’ and two sighting laps given, the ‘wet race’ declaration meant only one sighting lap, resulting in the pit lane exit being closed...

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Eslick Sizes Up Rapp in AMA V&H HD Series in Monterey

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EslickLaguna

Vision Quest: Eslick sizes up Rapp in AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series in Monterey

MONTEREY, Calif. (July 12, 2014) – Ruthless Racing’s Danny Eslick took command of the 2014 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series points chase by claiming his first class victory since his 2010 championship campaign today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Eslick’s win kicked off the race action of the highly-anticipated GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round with tomorrow’s AMA Pro SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, and FIM Superbike World Championship races still to come.

While the Oklahoman’s triumph puts him in prime position to become the category’s first-ever two-time champion, it came in an unconventional manner.

The defending AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series champ,...

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Dungey Wins Budds Creek Motocross National

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Dungey

Dungey Wins Budds Creek Motocross National

Mechanicsville, MD – The Red Bull KTM Team of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen topped the podium again, but this time the victory went to Dungey with 2-1 moto scores at the seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship held at Budds Creek MX Park.

Dungey had a good start in the first moto but made mistakes on the opening lap that allowed his teammate, Roczen, to catch up to him. The Red Bull KTM riders battled for the first three laps before Roczen made a pass on Dungey. Roczen continued his push through the pack and soon passed Trey Canard for the lead in a fast outside line down Henry hill.

Dungey followed suit and quickly the two teammates were back together...

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BMW Motorrad On Course For New Sales Record

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BMW Logo

BMW Motorrad on course for a new sales record half way into the year. Growth at 9.3% as of June.

Munich. BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time six-month high in the first half of this year. With worldwide sales of 70,978 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 64,941 units), this amounts to an increase of 9.3% as compared to the equivalent period of the previous year. 11,827 vehicles (previous year: 12,541 units/ -5.7%) were sold in June 2014.

Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing: “We have achieved an all-time six-month high in the first half of this year. Never before have we sold this many vehicles in the first six months of a year. With an increase of 9...

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AMA SportBike Race Up For Grabs At Laguna

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AMALaguna

GoPro Daytona SportBike race up for grabs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 10, 2014) – The 2014 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike season has been a barnburner and the series looks to continue that trend at this weekend’s race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at the combined AMA Pro Road Racing/FIM Superbike World Championship event. The GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round will feature a number of different riders and machines from around the globe, but the fierce middleweight battle might be the toughest fight on the card.

The 11-turn, 2.238-mile track will host the class with plenty of contenders but no clear favorite.

Each of the three AMA Pro Road Racing previous events this year has seen a different standout rider claim the spoils. At Daytona, Danny Eslick on the No...

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AMA SuperBike Contenders Gearing up for Laguna

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AMA Pro SuperBike contenders gearing up for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 9, 2014) – Road racing fans are in for a treat this weekend as the country’s top riders will share the stage with their World Championship counterparts at the GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round, a combined AMA Pro Road Racing/FIM Superbike World Championship event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The 2014 AMA Pro SuperBike championship outlook has snapped into focus as the title fight begins its run down the homestretch. Despite losing his crown in 2013 and getting off to another rocky start early in 2014, three-time series champion Josh Hayes on the No. 4 Monster Energy Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 has silenced any premature whispers that his era was coming to a close.

While his primary ri...

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