Nicky Hayden Dies After Being Hit by a Car

Nicky Hayden Crash Car Bike

Nicky Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion, has died five days after he was involved in a cycling accident with a car in Italy. The 35-year-old American also known as the Kentucky Kid was hit by a car on a training exercise in Italy last weekend, suffering severe head and chest injuries. On Monday, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital, where he had been placed into a medically induced coma, confirmed that…

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Laverty Not Hurt After His Aprilia Explodes

Eugene Laverty Unharmed after 160 MPH Crash on his RSV4 Aprilia

Eugene Laverty says he is feeling okay and been given the all clear by the World Superbike medical team after his scary fall which caused the red flag stoppage of race one at Imola. On lap 13 Milwaukee Aprilia’s Laverty and Alex Lowes on the Pata Yamaha collided in the run down to the Rivazza double left-hander which broke the brake lines on Laverty’s bike. Travelling at approximately 160mph Laverty…

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MotoAmerica Round 2 at Road Atlanta April 28-30

MotoAmerica Road Atlanta Round 2 April 28-30, 2017

A year ago, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias came into Georgia fresh off his two wins at the Circuit of The Americas. After seeing the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta track for the first time during Thursday’s track walk, Elias had wide eyes and plenty of trepidation. He said the track, with its varying undulations and blind corners, was unlike any he’d ever seen. Come race time, Elias knew where he was going…

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MotoGP Round 3 April 21-23 at COTA in Austin

MotoGP Round 3 April 21 - 23 at Circuit of Americas in Austin Texas

The MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, Round 3 Kicks off this Weekend in Austin, Texas from April 21st – April 23rd, 2017. What: Motorcycle racing for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, plus MotoAmerica support races, bike and stunt shows, live music and other entertainment Where: Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. Friday: Gates open at 8:30 a.m., with the first practice at 9 a.m.…

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MV Agusta to Relaunch in North America

MV Agusta to focus on North America

MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. and Urban Moto Group Pty Ltd signed an agreement related to the development of the US market. The partnership aims to create a new brand strategy in the US, in order to reinforce and consolidate the brand in a Country which is part of MV Agusta future strategy. MV AGUSTA USA LLC, the current vehicle for the sales of MV Agusta motorcycles in the US market,…

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The American Motorcyclist Association has welcomed American Honda’s and Indian Motorcycle’s support for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s 2016 induction ceremony, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, during the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “Numerous AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers, from engine tuners to ambassadors to champions, made their marks with Honda motorcycles,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “The Class…

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FIM Adds 300cc Class to 2017 WSBK Season

WSBK FIM Super Sport Bike 300

The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) and promoter Dorna announced a new entry-level racing class that will join the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) in 2017. The new Supersport 300 World Championship will open a new avenue for developing young racers while also giving manufacturers a venue to showcase their small-displacement sportbikes. “This new platform will be the perfect environment for developing future talent,” says Vito Ippolito, President of FIM. “The intention of…

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New 2017 Norton 1200cc Superbike V4

Norton’s stunning seventh place in this year’s Superbike TT has accelerated progress on their new 1200 V4 road-going superbike, which is now in the final stages of development. Work has been gaining pace at the Donington factory and the state-of-the-art superbike is now expected to be unveiled during Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham, at the end of November. Norton have steadily increased sales and production since moving premises…

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Suzuki Files Small Displacement Motorcycle Patent

Suzuki GSX-R 250 Patent

Suzuki has registered a design patent for what appears to be a new small-displacement sportbike. The patent design, registered with Australia’s intellectual property agency, shares many styling cues with Suzuki’s larger sportbikes, and we expect the design will eventually become a GSX-R 250. The filing only patents the look of the bike and provides no technical details save what we can see. The engine appears to be a parallel-Twin, likely…

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World Ducati Week July 1st – 3rd

Side by Side History Report

Just a few more days before the ninth edition of World Ducati Week gets underway at the “Marco Simoncelli” Misano World Circuit and along the entire Riviera Romagnola. From 1 to 3 July, thousands of Ducatisti from every corner of the globe will be celebrating their shared motorcycling passion. The 2014 edition attracted some 65,000 participants, and this year could set a new record, repeating the peaceful ‘red invasion’ of…

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