One of our forum members (LadyinRed) recently brought to my attention an article she had found regarding Mapco Express and their plans for offering E15…
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The wake of the "classic" and "retro" bike craze of the past several years has apparently caught up with Yamaha here in the United States…
When I last took the time to sit down and journal about this particular ride, I left off having just woken my bike up from…
I was recently contacted by Curtis Comer, the new owner of Lynchburg Choppers in Lynchburg, TN. He wanted to let me know about the changes…
- Via H-D press release (edited by Nashvilleriders.com)
Fresh off the unveiling of the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 and the launch of Project RUSHMORE, the company unleashed today two new motorcycles that expand its diverse line-up of street bikes, and put more models for more riders on the showroom floor of each Harley-Davidson dealer.
The mid-year release of the retro-cool Low Rider® and rangy SuperLow® 1200T completes the largest new-model launch in Harley-Davidson’s 110-year history and keeps the throttle pinned on the company’s accelerated, customer-led product-development process.
- Via MSF press release (edited by Nashvilleriders.com)
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has launched four new iTunes U courses: “An Adventure in Motorcycle Physics,” “Dr. Ray’s Street Strategies,” “Dr. Ray’s Guide to Group Riding” and “Dr. Ray’s Seasoned Rider.” These four courses address a wide variety of motorcycle tips and strategies to help motorcyclists sharpen their skills, make wise choices on the road and become riders of good riding character. All four courses are free and are available now on Apple's iTunes U.
The wake of the "classic" and "retro" bike craze of the past several years has apparently caught up with Yamaha here in the United States this year. This June, Yamaha will start selling the single cylinder SR400 here in the U.S.A.. But didn't Yamaha used to offer the SR400 here before, you ask? Well its big brother, the SR500 was sold here in the States from 1978 all the way to 1999 and the bikes were/are very similar with the 500 engine being just a stroked version of the 400.
The new SR400 is not much different from the version that has been available in Japan since 1978 in basic specs and looks. Spoked wheels with a single disc in the front and a drum on the rear are still the formula for brakes in the new 2015 model as they were back in 1978 (although I'm sure the pads and calipers are improved).
Name of product: Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles
Hazard: The off-road motorcycle’s drive chain can detach and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sports tab, subcategory motorcycles-Off-Road, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns, then models YZ250FE and YZ450FE for more information.
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- Via MotoGP.com
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa concluded the second Sepang MotoGP™ test with an identical 1’59.999 lap time, as preparations for the 2014 season continued in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, after testing concluded the Ducati Team confirmed their decision to enter the ‘Open’ class in 2014, meaning that they will use standard electronics software and will benefit from the greater engine allocation permitted in the new regulations.
The guys over at Ichiban Moto have created this public service announcement in the hopes of reducing the abuse of vintage motorcycles that is going on around us everyday. There are several photos of the abuse in the video below so please be careful watching it as those who care about motorcycles may break down in tears (this means you, Kevin).
- Via MV Agusta press release
Thirty-eight years on from their last success, achieved by the great Giacomo Agostini on his 4-cylinder 500 cc at the Nürburgring, MV Agusta are back on the top of a world championship podium. The superb F3 675 of the MV Agusta Reparto Corse - Yakhnich Motorsport team has, in fact, pulled off a stunning Supersport win at the Phillip Island circuit to take the first round of this World Championship.