MotoGP Approves “Factory 2″ RulesTue, 18 Mar 2014
We’re just days away from the start of the 2014 MotoGP season and one would think it’s a little late for series organizers to make any significant rule changes. At least, one would think that if one were unfamiliar with the political back-and-forths going on between the major manufacturers and MotoGP promoter Dorna. But with the season-opening Qatar round about to begin, the Grand Prix Commission approved new rules establishing a compromise between the new Factory and Open options.
2014 AMA Supercross – Detroit ResultsMon, 17 Mar 2014
Yoshimura Suzuki‘s James Stewart captured his third win of the 2014 AMA Supercross season and 48th 450 class victory of his career, tying him with Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time win list behind Jeremy McGrath‘s 72. Racing before a crowd of 50,856 fans at Ford Field in Detroit, Stewart took the lead from holeshot-taker Cole Seely shortly before the end of the second lap and led the rest of the 20-lap race for the win. Stewart led by as much as 7.1 second but eased off at the end, crossing the finish less than two seconds ahead of Kawasaki‘s Ryan Villopoto.
Results From The AMA Races At DaytonaSat, 15 Mar 2014
Photo: Brian J. Nelson Danny Eslick capped off his return to the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class in spectacular fashion, winning the 73rd edition of the Daytona 200. The native of Broken Arrow, OK, and a two-time series champ won pole and then outlasted the competition to win the big one.
San Francisco Motor Cops Can Chase You Up Stairs + VideoThu, 13 Mar 2014
Let’s get one thing out of the way: trying to evade the police is dumb. One way or another you’re going to lose. And if you’re thinking of evading a San Francisco motor cop, or a law enforcement officer trained by them, by heading off the beaten path or up a flight of stairs, think again.
Honda V4 Superbike Engine Revealed in Patent DocumentsThu, 13 Mar 2014
Intriguing news continues to flow from officially-published patent and trademark documents, with the unearthing of a patent revealing appears to be the engine of the long-awaited MotoGP-derived Honda V-4 superbike. A new V-4 based on Honda’s championship-winning RC-V prototype racebike has long been the stuff of dreams, made real with the 2012 announcement from Honda Chief Executive Officer Takanobu Ito confirming the new production superbike was in the works. The patents, filed March 28, 2012 and published Oct.
Nicky Hayden Talks About The Upcoming MotoGP Season + VideoWed, 12 Mar 2014
Nicky Hayden is in for a season of change in MotoGP. The Kentucky Kid has rejoined Honda, albeit with an Open class machine, and is up against a very competitive field of riders. In this video, listen to Nicky sound off on a variety of topics.
Who To Watch In AMA Pro Superbike This WeekendTue, 11 Mar 2014
Photo: Brian J. Nelson Even though reigning AMA Pro Superbike champ Josh Herrin has left the series to try his hand in the Moto2 series, the Superbike field is still filled deep with talent heading into this weekend’s series opening round at Daytona. Here are just a few names to keep an eye on this weekend.
AMA Pro Racing To Be Live Streamed In 2014Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Photo: Brian J. Nelson Hidden deep within an AMA Pro Racing press release touting the upcoming Daytona 200, it was revealed that FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track events in 2014. This news comes as the series has been quiet about TV coverage for this season.
2014 AMA Supercross – Daytona ResultsMon, 10 Mar 2014
Ryan Villopoto was dominant in Daytona, leading all 20 laps to win his third race of the season. The Monster Energy Kawasaki ride strengthened his hold on the 2014 AMA Supercross championship lead, padding his lead over Red Bull KTM riders Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen. The reigning three-time champion was far and away the fastest racer on the Daytona International Speedway infield, posting lap times more than a second faster than anyone else.
Honda CB500F, CB500X and CBR500R Recall Affects 6,954 Units in USMon, 10 Mar 2014
As we expected following similar recalls in Australia and Japan, American Honda has announced a recall campaign on the 2013 CB500F, CB500X and CBR500R because of a risk of oil leaking from the engine. The recall affects 6,954 units in the U.S. including ABS and non-ABS models.