This year Indian Motorcycles unveiled a new addition to its stable, the Scout. Since its announcement I have been anxious to throw a leg over…
Top Dead Center Cycle Motorcycle Repair has moved! Kevin Anderson, owner of TDC Cycle has moved his shop down Lebanon Pike and is now closer…
If you need to have a motorcycle moved across town or across the country, there's now a company based here in Nashville you can contact.…
- Via KTM's website
KTM is incredibly proud that Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Marc Coma, who hails from Avià in Spain, sealed his fifth Dakar Rally title on Saturday and with it brought home KTM’s fourteenth consecutive win at one of the most notorious races in the world.
- Via KTM's web site
Red Bull KTM’s Marc Coma finished fourth in the Dakar Rally Stage 11 and now goes into the penultimate stage of the 2015 edition with a 21.12 minutes lead over Paolo Goncalves who had to change the engine in the marathon stage due to a broken engine. KTM rookie Toby Price of Australia on Thursday moved into potential podium territory and is now third overall.
Polaris is making a very interesting move this week as they announced yesterday that they are acquiring electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo. Polaris has been a strategic partner/investor since 2011 but will now own Brammo entirely. This is very good news for Brammo and the electric motorcycle market in general. With the resources Polaris can muster, electric motorcycles now have support from a major player in the industry. They did a great job resurrecting the Indian brand so hopefully they will be applying similarly effective efforts as they move forward with Brammo.
Hit the Read more link for the press release from Polaris
- Via Sloan's Motorcycles site
This event is a Saturday – Sunday race. Saturday is the PRO racing PLUS a full Amateur Event with all classes.
Sunday is Amateur Racing ONLY. Sunday is 100% day with ALL Class winners getting a pair of 100% Goggles.
The weekend is DOUBLE POINTS both days. The reason for the racing to be Saturday & Sunday is to allow the youth riders to attend without missing a day of school. The Adults won’t have to miss a day of work.
- Via press release
MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, has announced that it will have three rider-entry options for Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport in its debut season with riders/teams having the choice of Premier Entry, Season Entry and Single Event Entry.
The Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup riders/teams will be eligible for Season Entry and Single Event Entry.
Effective immediately, MotoAmerica is accepting applications for both Premier and Season Entry for Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport with an entry closing deadline set for February 10. Riders and teams who are accepted for the limited number of Premier Entries will receive benefits such as a guaranteed purse, paddock hospitality footprint, permanent credentials, and media initiatives.
Cycle Gear has been sold! A recent report on businesswire.com reveals that the private equity firm J.W. Childs has acquired a majority share in Cycle Gear. Now this was news to me as I would have expected to get some color sales flyers in the mail with pictures of models (who have probably never ridden a motorcycle) detailing how awesome owning Cycle Gear would be, but alas I never received these flyers.
On a serious note, this will certainly mean some changes are coming at CG. William Watts, a partner at Childs, will take over as Chairman at CG while David Bertram, CG's founding chairman, will be stepping down but will remain on the board. Also, Tracy Wan, the current COO will be promoted to President and will join the Board.