The 2015 Season opener at Qatar was quite the thrill ride with Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) topping the podium. Rossi finished less than .2 seconds ahead…
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville will again host the European Riders Rally this May 15th, 2015 in Burkesville, KY. This is a great weekend…
It is with a heavy heart that I have to bring this news to Nashvilleriders.com readers but here it goes. Erik Buell Racing has closed…
Yesterday, Monday March 23rd, MotoAmerica Superstock racer Dane Westby passed away due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in his hometwon of Tulsa, OK.…
It is with a heavy heart that I have to bring this news to Nashvilleriders.com readers but here it goes. Erik Buell Racing has closed shop. In what was quite a surprise to many in the industry and press, the company closed its doors yesterday and this leaves the 120+ employees suddenly out of work. At this point there are not a lot of details but an attorney for for EBR has stated that the company owes more than $20 million in liabilities at this point and will be filing for receivership, which is similar to federal bankruptcy, but on a state level.
Erik Buell commented yesterday on this sad news, "To say this setback is a disappointment does not begin to express what I feel right now. I am personally grateful for the support of our outstanding workers, customers and vendors. While this is a sad ending, I personally hope for a new and better beginning,".
After his absence from podium at Qatar, Marquez has resumed his regularly scheduled podium topping ways. Marquez lead to a solid first place finish with a lead of over 2 seconds over Andrea Dovizioso who finished second. Dovizioso was followed by Valentino Rossi who placed third at just over 3 seconds behind Marquez. Rossi is still leading the overall championship (by one point) thanks to his first place finish at Qatar. You can click the Read more link below to view the complete results from COTA.
The 2015 Season opener at Qatar was quite the thrill ride with Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) topping the podium. Rossi finished less than .2 seconds ahead of Andrea Divosioso (Ducati). The other big shocker besides Rossi back in form with a first place finish was the fact that Ducati riders took second and third places. Ducati may have finally sorted out their MotoGP rides and they could have quite a showing this season with Divosioso and Andrea Iannone (Yes, they are both Andrea).
On a separate note, Marc Marquez, who essentially walked away with the championship last year ran long and left the track early in the race and had to fight his way from last position. Marquez ended up in fifth place behind Jorge Lorenzo who finished in fourth.
Hit the Read More link below to view the results.
- Via VisorDown.com
Triumph has launched two special edition models, the Speed 94 and 94R, based on its Speed Triple range. The new bikes have been given various styling tweaks over the standard models to celebrate the first Speed Triple rolling off the production line 21 years ago.
The 94 is based on the lower-spec Speed Triple and will be offered in Racing Yellow or Jet Black. Other changes include a subframe painted in a graphite finish, black exhaust silencer wraps, a black filler cap, a colour-matched fly screen, seat cowl and belly pan.
Yesterday, Monday March 23rd, MotoAmerica Superstock racer Dane Westby passed away due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in his hometwon of Tulsa, OK. Westby, 28, had just made his debut in the new Supertock 1000 class the previous week at the Dunlop tire test at COTA in Austin. Dane was a great rider and was consistenly working his way up in standings and class over the years. Dane was well liked and had (still has) a very devoted group of fans that refer to him as "The Wolverine".
Kevin Anderson and I were fortunate enough to watch him race last season at Barber and one of my favorite photos I captured that weekend is Dane doing a victory burnout that Sunday (see below). Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this tough time. Rest in Peace Dane, you will be missed.
Recently I reviewed some gear from Bull-it Jeans for webBikeWorld and in the course of that review I spent some time speaking with Keith Bloxsome from Covec. Keith is a chemical engineer and the Covec materials are used in the Bull-it jeans and jackets I reviewed. During the course of the review and discussion with Keith, the topic of CE Approved vs Certification came up as we tried to determine exactly what these terms really mean. The editor over at webBikeWorld, Rick Korchak, spent considerable time speaking with Keith via email trying to sort this out and in the end, there was so much information that Rick decided to put together a complete article on the subject. This may sound like a less than exciting subject but if you are concerned about how protective your gear really is, it is definitely worth a read.