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Victory Launches in Malaysia

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Polaris opened its first Victory Motorcycles dealership in Malaysia, bringing its large V-Twin cruisers and tourers to the Asian nation. The Naza Group is importing Victory to the country through its subsidiary Harmony Fabulous Sdn Bhd. The Naza Group also holds the Malaysian distribution rights for Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Indian, and the Piaggio brands Aprilia, Vespa and Gilera.

Doriano Romboni Killed in Simoncelli Memorial Benefit Race

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Retired Grand Prix racer Doriano Romboni suffered fatal injuries in a crash during practice for benefit race in memory of Marco Simoncelli. Romboni, 44, reportedly lost control during the second practice session at the second-annual Sic Supermoto Day, running into the grass before swerving back onto the track and into the path of Gianluca Vizziello. Romboni was air-lifted to Santa Maria Goretti hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

2014 Hesketh 24 Revealed

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

British manufacturer Hesketh Motorcycles is producing an all-new model honoring the brand’s Formula One roots. The new Hesketh 24 features a massive 1950cc V-Twin engine and will be available in the U.K. in February.

Win A One-Off Victory Cross Country Customized By Arlen & Cory Ness

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

For 11 years the National Motorcycle Museum has offered the chance to win a motorcycle by making a charitable donation to the non-profit fundraiser. This year the prize is a one-off Victory Cross Country customized by none other than Arlen and Cory Ness. More than $10,000 in Ness custom parts and paint were used in the creation of the bike raising the grand total retail value to nearly $30k! It takes only a few minutes to donate to win on the National Motorcycle Museum website, and you could be the lucky person riding this Ness-customized Victory Cross Country into the new year.

Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Featuring Silverman Ducatis

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Silverman Museum Racing will add a number of rare and historic Ducati motorcycles to the upcoming Bonhams motorcycle auction at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, January 9, 2014. This is in addition to the impressive collection of Harley-Davidsons from the Pierce collection headlining the auction. Comprised of Italian thoroughbreds, the Silverman collection is one of the most renowned in the world and is based largely around competition models. For instance, featured is a 1973 750SS Imola Short Stroke.

475cc NS400R. Marquez and Spencer.

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Winter may be here but I seem to be as busier than ever, maybe the economy is finally turning around. At my last UK track day of the year I had some fun testing this little beauty.  It’s a late eighties NS400 triple bored out to 475cc and it felt sweet as I zinged round the GP Arena track at Silverstone.   Being stripped bare to reduce weight gives it a very respectable power to weight ratio which means it could live with 600s (on the twisty bits at least).

Q3 2013 US Motorcycle Sales Results

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Motorcycle and scooter sales in the U.S. in 2013 remain consistent with last year’s figures, according to data released by the Motorcycle Industry Council. Several manufacturers blamed poor weather for the poor start this year, and the rebounding sales in the third quarter helped to negate the slow sales from earlier in the year.

Polaris Reports Q3 2013 Sales Results

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Polaris Industries topped the $1 billion mark in sales for the first time in company history during the third quarter. Total sales revenue totaled $1.1 billion in the quarter, up 25.3% from $879.9 million reported in the same quarter last year. “Our record third quarter results reflect both the ongoing demand for our existing products and the potential contained within the initial shipments of our model year 2014 vehicles, the largest new product introduction in the company’s history,” says Scott Wine, chief executive officer of Polaris Industries.

Ben Spies Retires from Motorcycle Racing

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Ben Spies announced his retirement from motorcycle racing, as injuries cut short a once promising career for the American. Spies retires with a World Superbike title in his first and only season in the series, and three AMA Superbike Championships. “I want to thank everyone from racing organizations, factories, teams and all my fans for helping me and supporting me throughout my career,” says Spies.

2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Rulebook Now Available

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb organizers have finalized the 2014 rulebook and have made it available in .pdf form online. Click here to download the 93-page document. Don’t fret about the number of pages, moto-specific stuff starts on page 70.  Now that the course has been fully paved since 2011, this has opened the doors for sportbike riders who wish to tackle the mountain.