Just “WOW”! Russian? July 25, 2006
When you take a close look at Larry Pegram’s racing resume you can’t help but think of one clichÃ©the guy is the Energizer.Â Larry cut his teeth riding flat track from the time he was about 6 years old.Â In 1988 he turned pro and focused on the Grand National Championship in AMA Flat Track for his first 5 years.Â He turned his attention to road racing in 1993 and just keeps going and going.Â Consistently a top 10 finisher, Pegram has one of the most accomplished records in AMA Superbike and Supersport.Â He’s raced with Ducati, Suzuki, Yamaha …
The National Insurance Crime Bureau today announced the top ten states for motorcycle thefts in 2005. They are, with theft totals in parentheses, as follows:
1. California (9,110)
2. Florida (6,324)
3. Texas (5,755)
4. North Carolina (3,053)
5. Ohio (2,573)
6. Arizona (2,464)
7. New York (2,195)
8. Indiana (2,186)
9. Georgia (2,159)
10. Pennsylvania (2,021)
Nationally, 70,613 motorcycles were stolen in 2005 which is a slight decrease from the 71,108 stolen in 2004. This represents a loss of over $434 million to motorcycle owners and the insurance industry.
Motorcyclists oftentimes lavish great attention on their cycles, from elaborate paint schemes and chromed parts to specialized frames and high- performance engines …
At the end of four thrilling and demanding legs on the Western Alps, Centopassi, the motorcycling event dedicated to riders who love to put to themselves to the test on the hardest mountain roads ended on the 22nd July with the final arrival at Bardonecchia.
Flavio Manestrina, on a Ducati Multistrada 1000DS, came first on the overall results of the Competition Class with a total of 67 points obtained through the ability trials and time controls overcome during the four days of marathon, through the most spectacular passes between France and Italy.
A Ducati Multistrada 620 is the coveted prize which Manestrina …
The SertÃµes International rally is the largest off-road race of Latin America and one of the largest of the world in number of participants. Drivers and riders of cars, motorcycles, trucks and four-wheeler classes cover the Brazilian countryside in regularity races and overcome more than 4000 km passing through the most difficult and challenging trails and roads of the country. The 2005 edition of the SertÃµes started and finished in GoiÃ¢nia, the capitol of the GoiÃ¡s state, a new situation for the event which usually starts and finishes in two different cities. During 11 days the drivers and riders of …
Young Australian Brendan Roberts once again dominated proceedings at the weekend, 21st – 23rd July at Oulton Park. Roberts took his fifth race win of the season in the ultra competitive National Superstock Championship. The 21-year-old not only took the race win but in doing so he also broke the lap record and set Pole Position for the race, his first this season.
It was a perfect weekend for the likeable Aussie as he extended his lead in the Championship to 71-points from his nearest rival Ian Hutchinson. He took his third race win on the trot in glorious weather conditions …
Buell Motorcycle Company continues to challenge the sport-motorcycle status quo in 2007. Seven Buell XB motorcycles, innovative in design and bold in character, offer an uncommon riding experience for uncompromising riders. Each is engineered with passion, ingenuity and one goal in mind: To wring the last ounce of fun from every mile of road.
For 2007, Buell XB motorcycles are offered in three distinct model families: Four Buell Lightning models offer naked, Streetfighter attitude and unbridled, cut-and-thrust performance. Two Buell Firebolt models occupy the Sportfighter niche, a track-proven design propelled by American V-Twin torque. The Buell XB12X Ulysses is an Adventure …
Jeremy McWilliams, riding a Buell XBRR for Warr’s of London Harley-Davidson/Buell (Great Britain) and Buell Motorcycle Company, finished eighth in the AMA Formula Xtreme race at round seven of the AMA Superbike Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Classic H-D/BuellÂMillville H-D/BuellÂInnovative Motorcycle Research rider Mike Hale qualified another Buell XBRR for the Formula Xtreme National, but was forced to retire after the warm-up lap due to an oil leak resulting from a harried, last-minute mechanical change.
McWilliams, a veteran Irish racer and former MotoGP rider, posted the seventh-fastest lap time during Formula Xtreme practice, but had a disappointing qualifying session and started …
For the second consecutive weekend Jared Mees made a sharp climb up the points ladder in AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Twins championship series. Mees led the way for the Screamin’ Eagle Wrecking Crew Saturday, finishing in second place at the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Ohio.
Another podium finish Â just one week after his victory in Saluda, Va., — moved Mees up from fifth to second place in the GNC Twins point standings. Mees and the Texter Harley-Davidson/ Screamin’ Eagle team had the No. 9 position just two weeks ago.
“Overall it wasn’t a great race for us because …
Neil Hodgson earned a strong third place in Saturday’s AMA Superbike race at Laguna Seca, producing a podium finish in front of the large crowd assembled for the US Grand Prix weekend. Ducati 999-mounted Hodgson charged through the field in the California heat, moving his way through a fierce pack of Superbike riders. Hodgson rose from sixth place in the early stages to challenge for second place in the 28-lap event. Teammate Ben Bostrom finished seventh despite dehydration forcing him to the medical center immediately after the race. Bostrom ran strongly in second place before becoming ill at the mid-point …