Moto blogWed, 02 Jul 2014
Jeff Clark has now become the now two-time champion at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, after a successful sub 12-minute run up the mountain on Sunday, June 29. Aboard the same Zero FX he rode to victory last year, Clark barely broke the 12-minute barrier by clocking a 11:59 time. Outwardly, Clark’s 777 Zero FX may look similar to the one he rode last year.
Victory Motorcycles To Contribute To Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America For Every New Motorcycle Sold Around The Fourth Of JulyMon, 30 Jun 2014
Victory Motorcycles is celebrating the Fourth of July, a special date in brand history, and honoring the men and women of the armed forces by making a donation to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) for every new Victory motorcycle sold between June 30-July 6, 2014. Victory will contribute $50 for each new Victory sold during that period to the IAVA, which is dedicated to empowering and assisting the military veterans who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s an honor to celebrate our nation’s birthday by supporting the men and women who protect our freedom,” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris.Mon, 23 Jun 2014
Josh Hayes captured his third and fourth wins of the 2014 AMA Superbike season to take the double at Barber Motorsports Park. The two wins moved Hayes to the top of the championship standings from third as the three-time champion put himself in good position to win a fourth. Race One The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha rider had a relatively easy Race One as several top rivals crashed on the hot Alabama track.Mon, 16 Jun 2014
British brand Hesketh has officially launched its limited edition tribute to its Formula 1 roots and the start of a new generation of motorcycles. The Hesketh 24 was originally supposed to be ready in February but after encountering some delays, the 1950cc V-Twin is ready to go. Hesketh is only producing 24 units, but the company says it has plans for a two-seat sport-touring model based on the same platform.Thu, 12 Jun 2014
If you want to buy a new Victory motorcycle and really love to rack up the miles, Victory has announced an activity just for you. TheVictory Across America Mileage Challenge asks long-distance-minded potential Victory owners to step up for the chance to have Victory Motorcycles pay for their new bike. Riders who buy a new Victory Motorcycle between June 1, 2014, and July 31, 2014 just need to have their dealer record the odometer reading at the time of purchase and then return to the dealership on or before July 31, 2014 to have the ending mileage noted.Mon, 09 Jun 2014
The newly-formed eMotoRacing electric motorcycle racing series has just finished another round in its inaugural season, this time at the hugely popular Road America circuit in Wisconsin. The weather, which is known to be unpredictable in the area, luckily was perfect for the event, and crowds were estimated at 10,000 for the motorcycle festival weekend. The track’s hilly terrain creates a few blind spots, while the three long straightaways challenge racebikes as few courses anywhere can.Thu, 05 Jun 2014
Brembo, the major braking component manufacturer for most on the MotoGP grid, has been providing detailed braking information, in infographic form, for each of the circuits the MotoGP calendar visits. Now, following the hugely exciting Mugello grand prix, which saw Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo engage in a hotly contested battle for victory, the Italian company has released this same info yet again, detailing just how hard the fastest riders on Earth are using their Brembo brakes at the Autodromo Internazionale Del Mugello. Featuring the longest straight on the MotoGP calendar, Mugello sees MotoGP machines reaching speeds surpassing 220 mph.Wed, 04 Jun 2014
Michael Dunlop led from start to finish to win the second Supersport TT race, giving him 10 TT victories in his career, tying him with the likes of Giacomo Agostini. Dunlop also joins sidecar racer Robert Fisher, Ian Lougher and Stanley Woods with 10 wins apiece, all tied for seventh overall on the all-time wins list. Riding his MD Racing Honda CBR600RR, Dunlop got off to a strong start, recording a time of 17:55.817 on the opening lap, giving him a 4.6-second advantage over fellow Honda rider Bruce Anstey.Wed, 04 Jun 2014
Earlier today, John McGuinness earned his 21st Isle of Man TT victory, claiming the top step in the TT Zero electric motorcycle race aboard the Mugen Shinden San. His single-lap race time of 19:17.300 means he averaged an astonishing 117.366 mph, destroying the existing lap record of 109.675 mph set last year by Michael Rutter aboard the MotoCzysz. Unfortunately, due to health reasons, the Michael Czysz could not field a team this year. In this video, Mugen’s UK Project Manager, Colin Whittamore tells us more about the Shinden San during testing before the TT.Mon, 02 Jun 2014
It was a long time coming, but sidecar racer Conrad Harrison can add one accomplishment to his resume: Isle of Man TT winner. Harrison, along with passenger Mike Aylott won the first of two Sure Sidecar TT races. The win was the first for Harrison since he made his Isle of Man TT debut 21 years ago in 1993.