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AMRA Announces Checkered Flag Program for Kids

A long time supporter of youth in motorcycle racing, and recognizing the financial challenges that prevent some kids from sharing the motorcycle experience, the Alberta Mini RoadRacing Association (AMRA) has designed a program to introduce young kids between the ages of 6-9 to the sport of motorcycle roadracing.   The "Checkered Flag" sponsorship program provides equipment for up to 3 young riders to kickstart their dream of getting on the track and into the sport of road racing. The successful applicants will be loaned protective gear, from head to toe. As well, a suitably sized motorcycle will be provided to train on and eventually race. Training and instruction will be provided by an AMRA representative. The gear and equipment will remain the property of the AMRA for future families to benefit from.

Monday, 26 March 2012 22:09


Toronto Supercross: Villopoto Wins Again

TORONTO (March 24, 2012) – The 12th race of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted 47,010 Canadian enthusiasts on Saturday night, to boast its largest crowd to date inside the Rogers Centre. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., captured his series-leading seventh win of the season to extend his points lead and inch closer to defending his Supercross Class title. In the Supercross Lites Class, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., raced to his fifth win in six races of the Eastern Regional Championship.

Monday, 26 March 2012 13:54


Ted Glinny returns to Pro Bike & Sled Series for 2012

The winner of the last Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products event will be back for the 2012 season.

"We’re going to give it a go," said Pro Bike rider Ted Glinny, who won the 2011 season closer at the Cayuga Dragway. "I’m in the process of building a good motor for the season."

Monday, 26 March 2012 10:45


MotoGP Testing Concludes in Jerez

The MotoGP class was blessed with close to ideal conditions at Jerez on Sunday, where the third and final day of the Official Test took place. With the first practice session of the season's opening race – the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar – less than two weeks away, all 21 riders who will make up the elite category grid in 2012 were able to pack in a full day's work at the southern Spanish circuit thanks to clear blue skies and favourable temperatures.

Monday, 26 March 2012 09:52


Piaggio Group Announces Continued Growth, New Design Centre and New Motorcycles

Italian manufacturer Piaggio Group, represented in the U.S. by its subsidiary Piaggio Group Americas (PGA), gave North American dealers a clear vision of plans for global and market growth during the company’s 2012 dealer meeting in Hollywood, Florida. Led by Piaggio Group Chairman and CEO Roberto Colaninno and Piaggio Group Americas President and CEO Miguel Martinez, as well as Piaggio Group executives from engineering, design, racing and marketing divisions, the event, attended by over 300 U.S. and Canadian dealers, included the unveiling of three new production models, four new prototypes and the announcement of a new international Advanced Design Center in Pasadena, California.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:39


Sena Releases SMH5 Bluetooth Communication System

Sena Technologies announces the release of their entry-level Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System, the SMH5. The SMH5 is designed with Bluetooth v3.0 technology and allows riders to wirelessly make mobile calls, listen to stereo or mp3 player music or audio instruction of GPS navigation. Riders can also effortlessly hold conversations with another motorcyclist or the passenger via the SMH5's two-way, multi-pair Bluetooth intercom system.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:44


Celtic Racing Reports on Daytona

Celtic Racing celebrated St. Patrick's Day with another podium finish at Daytona, and the lead in both the SuperSport East and SuperSport West classes! Corey Alexander rode a close and hard race to bring home the #5 National Guard/Fairhills Group Suzuki GSX-R 600 in 2nd place in Saturday's AMA Pro Racing SuperSport event. Teammate James Rispoli lead a majority of the ten lap race, finishing just behind in fourth place on the Celtic Orient Express Racing Suzuki GSX-R 600.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:06


Triumph Announces 110th Anniversary Bonneville

Newnan, GA- Since 1902, Triumph has prided itself on building some of the finest motorcycles in the world. For 110 years, Triumphs have been associated with high performance and timeless appeal. As a way to honor that tradition, Triumph is proud to announce the 2012 Bonneville T100 110th Anniversary Edition.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:35


AMA Testing Results from Homestead

AMA Pro Racing testing wrapped up today at Homestead Miami Speedway with Yoshimura Racing's Blake Young on top of the Superbike leaderboard with a time of 1:21:987.  Fellow Suzuki GSXR1000 pilots Roger Hayden (1:22:132) and Ben Bostrom (1:22:159) rounded out the top three while defending champion Josh Hayes finished the final session of the day in 4th position with a time of 1:22:567 aboard his Monster Energy Graves Yamaha.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:58


Darren James finishes Top Ten at Daytona

From Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada- Ruthless Racing Inc.-sponsored Darren James opened his season at 71st in the running of the Daytona 200 Sportbike race, as well as the AMA Pro Road Racing, Vance and Hines XR1200® Series opening round, in which he achieved a solid 5th place finish.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:14


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