In Monterey, California this past weekend the Kneedraggers.com/Triplecrown Industries team and the AMA Pro Racing paddock experienced motorcycle racing in the best and worst conditions. A heavy fog wreaked havoc on the morning practice and qualifying sessions but as the fog lifted fans and riders soaked up the California sun and the world famous event known as Laguna Seca. The Kneedraggers.com/Triplecrown Industires team set the tone on Friday when Stefano Mesa finished the first session at the top of the list with a 1:30.939. Mesa was on track to set a new lap record until a crash in the Corkscrew altered his plans. In the Daytona Sportbike class, Tommy Aquino who was filling in for the injured Austin Dehaven, qualified 7th. Dehaven’s surgeon, Dr. Thomas Brian was on hand for the event and said “Austin’s surgery went well, his foot is in great shape and with a little rehab he should be back to normal in no time.” Benny Solis also fell victim to the treacherous Corkscrew which put him in 17th place to start the race. David Gaviria ended up one row behind Benny qualifying in the 20th position.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® welcomes celebrities from the world of music, film and motorcycling to the 5th annual Legends Ride® on Monday August 6, 2012 to kick off the start of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Celebrities such as famed guitarist Neal Schon for the rock band Journey, renowned film and television actress Kristy Swanson, legendary motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel and iconic custom motorcycle builders Arlen, Cory and Zack Ness will be joining the hundreds of riders at the event in support of the Black Hills Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.
In an effort to find the best possible rider to replace the injured Austin Dehaven the Kneedraggers.com/Triplecrown Industries team has recruited Tommy Aquino to ride their R6 for round 8 and 9 of the AMA Pro season. When asked about the rest of the season, Kneedraggers.com/Triplecrown Industries team owner Dave Brite said “Tommy Aquino will be riding with us for the next 2 rounds. Tommy has had great results at Laguna, top 5 for the last 2 years and last year at NJMP he took home a 1st and 3rd. I hate that Austin won’t be there with us because I know he would have done well at Laguna but he can recover from this injury which is why we are not sure what’s going to happen after New Jersey. To race at the AMA Pro DSB level you have to train hard which is what Austin was doing and sometimes these things happen. We feel fortunate to have Tommy step in for these races and we are optimistic about the weekend with Tommy, David, Benny and Stefano.”
On Tuesday July 17th, Austin Dehaven jumped on his dirt bike to train with his friend and Red Bull Rookies Cup rider Joe Roberts. They were in Hunger Valley at the Gorman motocross park. Austin and Joe were riding the course when Austin went to make a left turn in a big cloud of dust and “plowed the front.” As the bike was going down, Austin’s foot was forced into a large rut where his toe caught which made the top of Dehaven’s foot become smashed between a large rock and the foot peg. After X-Rays it was determined that Austin broke and fractured bones on the top of his left (shifting) foot. Dehaven just came off his best finish of the season at Mid Ohio and the next race at Laguna Seca is where he finished in 2nd place 2 years ago when he won the West SuperSport Championship. Austin was expected to finish in the top 10 at Laguna but will have to sit out for round 8 and most likely round 9 at New Jersey. Austin would like to complete the 2013 AMA Pro season with the final two rounds at Homestead and NOLA if he’s cleared in time.
(MARCH 2012) – During the 71st Daytona Bike Week this past weekend, Envision Radio Networks®’ American Biker Minute host Jeff Ryan was able to track down the first dude of motorcycling, Harley-Davidson’s Senior Vice President and Chief Styling Officer Willie G. Davidson for an exclusive interview. This rare opportunity to talk to Willie G., who is the grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson, was conducted just hours before Willie G. had announced his decision to retire on April 30th after spending nearly 50 years at the company.
“In the purest sense of the word, Mr. Willie G. Davidson is an American icon,” said American Biker Minute host Jeff Ryan. “American Biker Minute was fortunate to have had the privilege of interviewing him at what may have been his last official bike week appearance. This is the end of an era.”
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On March 10th & 11th Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Association (CVMA) hosted it’s first event of 2012. The Chuckwalla Valley raceway 2.68-mile track is the newest in Southern California. Designed by Ed Bargy, the track is wide, smooth, and features spacious runoff areas which allows this track to run in both directions but this weekend it was running clockwise. The Outlaw racing team, comprised of Tyler Linders, Hunter Coffin, Daytona Anderson, Ben Truslow, Jason Aguilar and Andre Ochs have already completed 2 races this season with WERA and were ready for the CVMA event. With WSMC no longer an option, riders flocked to Chuckwalla for what looked to be a record breaking turnout.
The top Outlaw racing qualifiers on Saturday were Tyler Linders 2nd and Ben Truslow in 4th. When the green flag dropped for the Formula Middleweight class the Outlaws were in full force as Tyler Linders took 2nd, Ben Truslow 4th, Hunter Coffin 5th and Daytona Anderson 8th which gave Outlaw racing 40% of the top 10. In the SuperSport Middleweight class it was another close battle between Jeffrey Tigert and Tyler Linders, Tigert pulled out a narrow victory while Linders was only a bike length behind him in 2nd place. Ben Truslow finished 4th, Hunter Coffin 7th and Daytona Anderson 8th.
If you were watching the races on Sunday, you were watching the Tyler Linders show. Nick named “the Law” back in 2009 for chasing down opponents the way a cop flips a U-Turn and chases down the bad guys, this 15 year old rising star was in hot pursuit of the top spot on the podium and no one was able to out run him. Outlaw racing had a great showing in the Formula Middleweight class, “the Law” Linders in 1st place, Daytona Anderson in 2nd, Andre Ochs in 4th and Jason Aguilar in 6th. Similar results in the SuperSport Middleweight class, Tyler Linders 1st, Daytona Anderson 4th, Andre Ochs 7th and Jason Aguilar 9th. In the Shootout Middle Weight class Tyler finished 3rd, Daytona 4th, and Jason Aguilar 6th.
Outlaw racing’s team manager Jason Paredez said “Hunter Coffin was coming back after an injury and is getting back up to speed sooner than I thought he would, Daytona Anderson has made consistent improvements race after race and we are really happy with the way he rode this weekend. Ben Truslow made a rare mistake on Sunday but Saturday he was flying, 2nd best on the Outlaw racing team on Saturday and we look forward to seeing Ben back in action next month. The stand out of the weekend was definitely Tyler Linders, he opened a lot of eyes this weekend, ran against some stiff competition and still managed to come out on top of the podium on Sunday. Tyler had the most impressive weekend I’ve seen in a long time. Overall Mookie Wilkerson and I are happy with the way the team is progressing, and we want to thank ADR racing for getting the bikes together, Trackaholics for tuning, Superbike Suspension, ACT Leathers, FLY, Next Moto Champion, Pirelli, Race Tech, DoGrafx and Lay’d Out.”
MEXICO CITY, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Italika, the best-selling motorcycle brand in Mexico, expands its distribution network for the first time beyond Elektra stores to include Tiendas Chedraui and wholly-owned Distribuidores Italika dealerships.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Zero Motorcycles today announced its highly anticipated 2011 product line alongside a strategy for continued leadership of the global electric motorcycle industry. The only company to offer a complete lineup, Zero Motorcycles has made sweeping technical improvements as well as added a contemporary new look to each of its four models, including a complete overhaul of the Zero S and the Zero DS. Every model is now ‘quick-charge’ capable using an optional upgrade that allows the motorcycles to charge nearly twice as fast. In addition, for the first time on an electric motorcycle, riders can now take advantage of J1772 public charging stations by using an optional accessory. This offers riders greater mobility by giving them access to a rapidly growing network of charge stations. The entire lineup is equipped with upgraded suspension systems, a more intelligent and rugged Z-Force powertrain, more precise charge indicators, new higher performance brakes and industry-standard component features to provide owners with more aftermarket options. Other highlights to the product line include street legal configurations of the dirt bikes and a new maintenance free belt drive for the street and dual sport models.