Introducing the RSD Hydraulic Radial Master Cylinders & Cable Clutch Lever

27 11 2014

LOS ALAMITOS, CA – November 27, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Finally a race driven Radial Mount Master Cylinder with a built in reservoir that works every bit as good as it looks. This master delivers stunning performance and feel for any bike without the need for an external reservoir and with classic RSD styling. With fully adjustable levers and clearance for stock switch housings, this versatile system will drastically improve your brake system from the master cylinder down.

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  • Racing driven radial mount technology gets the most out of your RSD, stock or aftermarket brake caliper by increasing leverage
  • Compatible with OEM switch housings and CANbus wiring
  • 1” clamping diameter
  • Twist adjuster easily modifies the lever distance from the handlebar
  • CNC machined from billet aluminum
  • Brake light switch included
  • Lever surface shape designed for a comfortable and smooth feel
  • Available for 9/16” bare for the single disc & 11/16” bore for dual disc applications
  • Design match to the Radial product line

For additional information, please go to www.rolandsands.com

THE RSD STORY

Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two-wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, super Moto and custom bike builders and riders. It is this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a variety of projects. Our clients include Ducati, Dunlop, Harley-Davidson, Panasonic, Performance Machine, Piaggio, Polaris, Toyota, Triumph, Yamaha, Vance & Hines and many others.

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Big 6 gets New Presenting Sponsor

26 11 2014

MSR Signs Two Year Deal  

IRVINE , CA – November 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Big news from Big 6 as the AMA District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series (Big 6) has announced that Malcolm Smith Racing (MSR) has signed a two-year contract to be the “Presenting Sponsor” of the Big 6 beginning in 2015. The largest AMA-sanctioned off-road racing series west of the Mississippi, Big 6 strives not only to strengthen relationships with current sponsors, but to seek additional sponsors in order to expand the series, according to Big 6’s Mike Garvin. This makes MSR the perfect partner.

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“We are excited to have MSR be the Presenting Sponsor of the Big 6 Series for the next two years,” states Malcolm Smith Racing Brand Manager Nick McBride. “This is a great opportunity to get back to our roots. Our brand was started by an off-road legend, Malcolm Smith, and for us to be involved with a series like the Big 6 is exactly what our brand is about.” Founded in 1971 by On Any Sunday legend Malcolm Smith, MSR began as a small accessory provider and evolved into an industry leading motorcycle apparel and hard parts manufacturer.

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“The Big 6 works hard to be the best possible and preferred motorcycle off-road racing series nationally,” adds Garvin. “We cannot achieve this mission without the support of all of our sponsors, vendors and advertisers. Their financial support goes right into making an affordable, professional and consistent racing series for everyone. The addition of the MSR brand is just another indication that the powersports industry recognizes the success, model and professionalism the Big 6 brings to motorcycle racing,” Garvin concludes.

About MSR

MSR off-road products bear the name of the most legendary off-road racer of all time: Malcolm Smith. Although built to perform, to last and to survive more extreme conditions than your ordinary riding apparel, MSR products are also built to be comfortable and stylish. Adhering to the strictest quality and safety standards, MSR believes in bringing products to the off-road community that provide serious protection and reassurance so you can enjoy your passion. Our passion is to ensure that our riders have the ability to ride longer in adverse weather conditions and over difficult terrain with peace of mind about their apparel. Malcolm Smith Racing is your brand and our goal is to offer you the best in off-road apparel and protection equipment. For more information about MSR, visit www.msracing.com

About Big 6

The AMA District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series was established in 1995 and incorporated in 2007 as a non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote the best off-road grand prix-style motorcycle races through a consistent and professional series for our riders. Sanctioned by the AMA, we are one of the AMA’s largest off-road Pro-Amateur motorcycle racing series in the nation. For more information about the Big 6, visit www.Big6Racing.com

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AMA Ice Race Grand Championship to crown first AMA champions of 2015

26 11 2014

PICKERINGTON, OH – November 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association will recognize its first champions of 2015 at the Feb. 14-15 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship. This extreme event, promoted by North American Action Sports (NAAS), takes place on Lake Koshkonong at the Oaklawn Academy in Edgerton, Wis.

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“After many years, the AMA Ice Race Grand Championship returns to Wisconsin,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “The winter months bring out some of the most dedicated racers, and the best of the best converge on the AMA Ice Race Grand Championship. We’re looking forward to working with NAAS to offer our racers a top-level program and a great facility.”

A popular feature this year is expected to be the Ice GP portion of the program.

“Due to the growing popularity of the GP-style tracks, we’re introducing national-championship racing in Ice GP this year,” said NAAS promoter Patrick Grzebinski. “This style of track includes multiple left and right turns, as well as the traditional half-mile track. That’s two different tracks, with select classes, mostly big bikes, competing in Ice GP.”

The AMA Ice Racing Grand Championship features classes for riders from 4 years old to 50-plus competing on bikes that range from lightly modified off-road machines to full-on, purpose-built ice racers. Riders will battle for AMA National No. 1 plates in a number of classes. The top riders at the event also will compete for the AMA Ice Racer of the Year Award, given to the most impressive rider on the ice, while the youth riders will chase the honor of AMA Youth Ice Racer of the Year.

For more information about the event, or to register, call North American Action Sports at (989) 871-3356 or visit www.naactionsports.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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Pro Armor Recalls Doors for Polaris RZR 800 and 900 Utility

26 11 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Utility vehicle doors

Hazard: The latch pin can disengage from the latch and allow the door to open while the vehicle is moving, posing a risk of ejection of an unrestrained rider and impact or laceration hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Pro Armor toll-free at (888) 312-7667 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.proarmor.com and click on “2014 Latch Recall” halfway down the left side of the page for more information.

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RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 300

Description: This recall involves Pro Armor doors sold as accessories for model year 2010 through 2014 Polaris RZR 800 and RZR 900 models. The doors have a black powder coated finish and have four major components: a large square sheet metal panel, a smaller triangular sheet metal panel, a tubular metal frame and a latch. The panels are interchangeable and come in two styles. One style has cutout vents along the top and the other style has none. The smaller panel has a white Pro Armor logo below the cutouts. The door frame has the logo and “Pro Armor” on the top tube. The latch is silver with a black locking mechanism that attaches to the vehicle frame and a handle that attaches to the door.

Incidents/Injuries:  Pro Armor has received 23 reports of the latch pin disengaging. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with these doors and contact Pro Armor for a free repair kit.

Sold at: Powersports dealers and online nationwide from June 2014 through October 2014 for about $550 to $600 for the set of doors.

Manufacturer(s): LSI Products Inc. dba Pro Armor, Riverside, Calif.

Manufactured in: United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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KTM PG&A News November 2014

26 11 2014

November 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

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FREERIDE E TEE, HIGH VOLTAGE TEE & GIRL’S HIGH VOLTAGE TOP
With the FREERIDE E and High Voltage Tee the cool look meets high performance. The T-shirts with Quick Dry effect absorb moisture and give off into the environment. A special antibacterial treatment prevents the formation of unpleasant odours.

The Girl ́s High Voltage Top stays cool even when it gets hot. Thanks to the coldblack® technology the shirt does not heat up in the sun like other dark clothing because the fabric reflects the sun ́s rays. All with the comfortable feeling of a KTM cotton shirt.

Item numbers: 3PW155720X (FREERIDE E TEE) | 3PW155690X (High Voltage Tee) | 3PW158670X (High Voltage Top)

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HQ ADVENTURE JACKET
The high-quality and versatile touring jacket weighs 1,650g, is equipped with accordion elastic on shoulders and upper elbows and made up of breathable, elastic, wind and waterproof, abrasion-proof and rip-resistant Sympatex® performance 2-layer outer material. The elastic outer material is actively styled and guarantees optimum comfort as well as excellent freedom of movement to turn the head and look over the shoulder.

The throughout Mesh lining and the ventilation zips provide optimum ventilation and a preformed elbow structure offers increased ride comfort.

Thanks to the removable, washable and perforated thermal inner lining the jacket is suitable for use all year round.

The jacket ́s waist and upper-arm width are adjustable with zip fasteners, while elastic drawstrings make it adjustable on both sides. Crash zones made up of soft and extremely comfortable goatskin, removable SAS-TEC® protectors on shoulder and elbow as well as an optional SAS-TEC® back protector and reflective transfer prints and zip-pull guarantee more visibility and safety. Also available for women.

Item numbers: 3PW151110X (men) | 3PW158120X (women)

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HQ ADVENTURE PANTS
Congenial to the jacket, these high-quality and versatile touring pants with several outer pockets weigh 1,250 g and are made up of breathable, elastic, wind and waterproof, abrasion-proof and rip-resistant Sympatex® performance 2-layer outer material. The elastic outer material with goatskin seat reinforcement is actively styled with cuff-less leg bottoms, adjustable comfort waistband and preformed knee structure for optimized freedom of movement and perfect ride comfort. Thanks to the removable, washable and perforated throughout thermal Mesh lining the pants are suitable for use all year round.

Crash zones made up of soft and extremely comfortable goatskin, removable and height-adjustable SAS-TEC® knee protectors, optional SAS-TEC® hip protectors, reflective transfer prints and zip-pull guarantee more visibility and safety. Also available for women.

Item numbers: 3PW151210X (men) | 3PW158200X (women)

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C3 PRO HELMET
The high-quality and aerodynamic touring helmet with visor mechanism and integrated sun visor is equipped with an innovative ventilation system (up to 9 litres of fresh air at 100 km/h), an acoustic package that makes the helmet quiet (82dB(A)), anti-roll-off system, SRC-System™-ready and an extremely quick and easy visor change thanks to an innovative visor mechanism. The helmet weighs 1,570 g due to a fiberglass shell and the interior is made from special EPS foam for optimum shock-absorbing properties. The removable, washable, moisture-wicking and antibacterial COOLMAX® interior (lining and cheek pads) and microlock ratchet lock guarantee optimum comfort. Made exclusively for KTM by Schuberth

Item number: 3PW151950X

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E-BACKPACK
The spacious hydration bag with large compartment and back padding is equipped with a solar panel on the front for charging various mobile devices (charging period depends on the weather conditions).

Item number: 3PW1576700

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SXS SHOCK ABSORBER LINKAGE
The orange anodized SXS shock absorber linkage is CNC-machined from high-strength aluminium and the result of a very successful teamwork between KTM factory riders and the specialists in the development department at KTM PowerParts. It is not only the visible difference in the SXS shock absorber linkage that stands out clearly; it also provides a tauter tuning throughout the entire suspension travel, an unchanged suspension travel (measured at shock absorber) and unchanged course of the progression curve and an even sportier and more competitive chassis than standard. The package is supplied with a setting recommendation for achieving the best possible tuning of your chassis.

Item number: SXS14450300

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FAN
In extreme conditions this fan provides more air, better cooling and maximum power. With the digital control unit, one can adjust the activation temperature to suit prevailing conditions and read the current temperature at any time. The freely selectable activation temperature lies between 65°C and 95°C. The deactivation temperature is adjusted automatically and always lies 1°C below the selected activation temperature. For the installation on EXC 4-stroke models (till MY11), on all EXC 2-stroke models and XC models an auxiliary wiring harness is needed. From MY14 the Y-distributor wiring is required for the installation on EXC 4-stroke models.

Item numbers: 78135941044 (fan) | 77711979000 (auxiliary wiring harness) | 77711979010 (Y-distributor wiring)

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FACTORY AIR FILTER KIT
The factory air filter kit supplies more power thanks to increased air flow. The KTM PowerParts department also recommends fitting the Akrapovičslip-on factory silencer set (available as of 2015) for an additional performance boost.

Item number: SXS15350700 I

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TYRE WARMER SET
The tyre warmers, tested and used by the KTM Moto3 Factory Team, are made from water-repellent, oil and fuel-proof, fire and rip-resistant material. The optimum tyre temperature is achieved after only 30 minutes and then stabilized by a high-precision thermostat (+/-1°C). An LED monitors the set temperature and the current status (heating up/maintaining temperature level). An insulating layer prevents heat loss to the exterior. The electronic controller enables selection of three temperature ranges: 50°C for rain tyres, 80°C and 100°C subject to tyre manufacturer specifications. The carbon-fibre heating element is arranged transversely in a double circuit and ensures optimum heating of the tyre flank. The carbon-fibre is coated in a heat-conducting silicone layer for maximum strength and protection from damage. A special non-stick material with interwoven copper strands ensures optimized heat conduction from the tyre warmer to the tread. With elasticated side covers, which can be pulled far over the tyre flank and quickly heat up the rim, ensure an excellent fit.
CE-certified, 230 VAC, 50–60 Hz, Euro plug

Item number: 61312983044

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RADIATOR PROTECTION GRILLE
The black-coated aluminium radiator protection is made from a 1.5 mm thick aluminium plate and provides best protection against corrosion and stone impact.

Item number: 60435940044

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RetailNext Predicts Upswing for U.S. Holiday Retail

26 11 2014

Retail Analytics Leader Determines Sales Will Increase Despite a Flat to Modest Decline in Store Traffic

SAN JOSE, CA – November 25, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – RetailNext Inc., the worldwide leader in applied Big Data for physical retail stores, today announced positive predictions for U.S. retail over the Thanksgiving holiday and ‘Cyber-Monday’ – a 2 to 3 percent increase in brick-and-mortar sales to go along with a projected 16 to 18 percent increase in online sales.

“Our monthly Retail Performance Pulse provides valuable insights for this, the most critical time of year for our retailer customers, and combined with positive macroeconomic indicators, signals an optimistic Holiday outlook,” said Chitra Balasubramanian, head of business analytics at RetailNext. “This year, for the first time, RetailNext will publish a daily Thanksgiving Flash of its Retail Performance Pulse over the holiday weekend, providing frequent updates toward what we see as an increase in sales despite small decreases in store traffic.”

RetailNext’s daily Thanksgiving Flash is a daily composite of key in-store retail metrics for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, designed to showcase macro retail performance and enable brick-and-mortar retailers to benchmark their performance. Based on the monthly Retail Performance Pulse, the Flash is developed from specialty and large format retail stores on the RetailNext analytics platform and located within the continental U.S. It will be available starting Friday at http://retailnext.net/resources/thanksgiving-flash/.

“Despite the dramatic growth of online sales, physical store retail still represents more than 90% of total industry sales,” said Marc Dietz, RetailNext’s Chief Marketing Officer. “With factors like online and mobile sales growth, omni-channel shopping habits including showrooming, and the holiday ‘creep’ of earlier sales, these Flash insights offer a macro-industry trend view and provide our customers with valuable metrics with which to understand and improve their individual in-store experiences.”

While improved general economic conditions will spur holiday shopping activity, U.S. consumers will likely continue to be value-focused as real, inflation-adjusted mean household income has remained flat for the last decade.

Based on retail trends and broader macro-economic data, RetailNext’s predictions for U.S. retail stores during Thanksgiving weekend are as follows:

  • Store traffic flat to slightly down (0% to 2% decline) year-over-year
  • Sales up 2-3% due to upticks in Average Transaction Value (ATV) and Conversion
  • Conversion up 1-2 points
  • ATV up 1%

About RetailNext 

The first technology platform to bring e-commerce style shopper analytics to brick-and-mortar stores and malls, RetailNext enables retailers to collect and correlate data from the broadest available set of data sources. More than 160 retailers and brands worldwide have adopted RetailNext solutions to glean the insights necessary to improve customer experience, increase same-store sales, reduce theft and eliminate unnecessary costs.

RetailNext measures the behavior of more than one billion shoppers per year by collecting data from more than 65,000 sensors in retail stores and analyzing trillions of data points annually. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, RetailNext is a growing global brand operating in 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.retailnext.net.

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Tickets for 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship On Sale Now

26 11 2014

Special Incentives Available for Advance Ticket Purchasers

MORGANTOWN, WV – November 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are pleased to announce that advance tickets for each round of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, are now on sale and available for purchase at promotocross.com.

The on-track excitement of the 2015 season kicks off on Saturday, May 16 as Northern California’s popular Hangtown Motocross Classic returns as opening round of America’s most prestigious professional motocross championship. The schedule continues throughout the summer months, making such legendary stops as Thunder Valley, High Point, RedBud, Budds Creek, Washougal, Spring Creek and Unadilla. Glen Helen returns to the schedule once again, while Muddy Creek Raceway and Miller Motorsports Park celebrate three years of hosting a round of the Pro Motocross Championship. For the first time in the series’ history, the championship schedule will culminate in Crawfordsville, Indiana with the second annual Ironman National on Aug. 22.

Fans across the country will have the opportunity to watch arguably the most competitive field of racers in history engage in battle for the coveted 450 Class and 250 Class titles. Defending 450 Class Champion Ken Roczen will look to hold off a stacked field of former champions including Ryan Dungey, James Stewart and Chad Reed, in addition to proven contenders such as Eli Tomac, Trey Canard and Justin Barcia, plus many more.

The 250 Class will be a showcase of the sport’s brightest young stars, with reigning title holder Jeremy Martin headlining a long list of riders like his teammate Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, Justin Bogle, to name a few, in what is sure to be a captivating showdown all summer long.

Ticket information for every round of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.promotocross.com. Don’t miss the chance to receive great deals and promotions on advance ticket purchasing during this holiday season. Follow Pro Motocross on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for exclusive deals and information, and add your favorite racetrack to stay up-to-date on specific promotions and information.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products   

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.  Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world.  With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life.  But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy.  A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real.  Visit: www.mavtv.com.

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