AMA Go Ride Together Week Starts TodayTue, 08 Apr 2014
As we begin Week 2 of the AMA Go Ride! Month, the American Motorcyclist Association wants us to take a ride (or more than one) with friends, family, and even co-workers! Why?
2014 GEICO EnduroCross Series Kicks Off May 2Tue, 01 Apr 2014
Fans of EnduroCross will be excited to know the 2014 season is set to get underway on May 2. Entering its 11th season of competition, two new venues will be joining the calendar, allowing more people to witness this exciting indoor off-road racing action. If you’re not familiar with it, EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a Supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in! Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing is sometimes described as carnage on two wheels, and will certainly keep you on your feet.
2014 Daytona Bike Week ActivitiesFri, 07 Mar 2014
Shake off the winter doldrums at Daytona Bike Week, one of America’s biggest motorcycling events, running March 7-16. The 73rd running of the Daytona 200 is a big draw, but it’s just one of the events being held through the week. Other highlights include the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona featuring Craig Vetter and the Bike Week premiere of the acclaimed film “Why We Ride.” Top 10 Things to Do During Daytona Bike Week Here are just some of the events planned for the 2014 Daytona Bike Week.
Husqvarna Names Robert Jonas Head Of MotorsportFri, 28 Feb 2014
Effective immediately, Husqvarna Motorcycles has named 39 year-old, Robert Jonas as Head of Motorsport. He will be responsible for all of Husqvarna’s racing activities, including Motocross, Enduro, Extreme Enduro, and Moto3 road racing programs. As a former motocross racer Robert Jonas has been involved in motorcycle racing for much of his life.
Graham Jarvis Makes Hells Gate 2014 Look Easy – VideoFri, 21 Feb 2014
The Hells Gate Hard Enduro is considered one of, if not the most, difficult enduros in the world. The route is anything but predictable, the terrain is absolutely brutal, and it can make grown men give up in utter defeat. Graham Jarvis is no ordinary man.
Steve Lawler Becomes Husqvarna Motorcycles Brand ManagerTue, 18 Feb 2014
In the latest demonstration of Husqvarna’s dedication to growth, the iconic brand is proud to announce Steve Lawler as the new North American brand manager. Lawler, who is a long-time veteran of the motorcycle and powersports industry, is now officially on board with Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. and will be based out of the all-new facility in Murrieta, California.
Husqvarna Announces 2014 Pricing and Opening of New US HeadquartersWed, 05 Feb 2014
Husqvarna fans will be happy to learn what the 2014 Husky they’ve been yearning for will cost. Beginning as early as the first week in March, the 2014 models should begin arriving in your local Husqvarna showroom. The MSRP breakdown is as follows: Motocross TC 85 $5,399 TC 125 $6,549 TC 250 $7,249 FC 250 $8,049 FC 450 $9,049 Enduro TE 250 $8,349 TE 300 $8,549 FE 250 $8,649 FE 350 $9,549 FE 501 $9,899 In other news, Husky plans on teasing us with the 2015 model lineup sometime this summer!
Danny Kent’s 2014 Moto3 HusqvarnaTue, 28 Jan 2014
Following the announcement in November last year that Husqvarna will field Britain’s Danny Kent and Finnish rider Niklas Ajo in a Red Bull-backed Moto3 effort comes the first photos of the bike in its racing livery. Kent had previously raced Moto3 for KTM and team manager, Aki Ajo, winning races at Valencia and Motegi in 2012. Niklas Ajo will be racing his third season in Moto3 next year, after finishing 19th overall in 2012 and 14th in 2013. According to Husky’s Facebook page the team is busy setting up the Moto3 bikes for the upcoming season.
Day 1 Dakar 2014: Barreda Draws First BloodMon, 06 Jan 2014
Team HRC’s Joan Barreda on the Honda CRF450 Rally, got off to a storming start in day one of the 2014 Dakar rally, clocking up the fastest time of all the 175 riders at the first time-check. The former Husqvarna rider who moved to Honda in the middle of the season inaugurated his 2014 Dakar with an acrobatic performance. The motorcycle competition was expected to be wide open, and that is indeed what the classification shows after the opening stage. It was a very early start for the Rally Dakar. The pack of riders headed off at four in the morning on a long 251 miles that took them towards the vibrant city of Rosario for the start of the 112 mile special.
2013 Long Beach International Motorcycle Show ReportFri, 06 Dec 2013
Today the motorcycle press descended upon the Long Beach Convention Center to attend media day at the annual International Motorcycle Show. After feasting from a continental breakfast buffet the discerning journalists set to the task of reporting on the bounty of new model motorcycles – most of which has been previously showcased in our November EICMA reporting. If you missed anything from that show here’s a run down of what to look forward to: Triumph Thunderbird LT Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Can-Am Spyder Royal Enfield Continental GT Zero KTM Super Duke R – KTM confirmed the retail price to be $16,999 BMW R NineT Ducati Monster S 1200 Honda Valkyrie Kawasaki Z1000 Husqvarna A cool item of interest included a reproduction TZ750-powered flat tracker King Kenny Roberts made famous.