New Future for Motorcycle Shows Through the Launch of Power Sport Services

28 02 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO – February 27, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Bob Ramsay, President of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) announced today the official launch of the newly incorporated for profit company, 8061246 Canada Inc., which will operate under the name of “Power Sport Services (PSS)”.

“Power Sport Services will focus on innovation and leading edge management of the motorcycle, ATV and power sport vehicle shows and the Open Road Powersport Insurance program,” stated Ramsay, who will also take on the role of President of PSS.

“Over the next few months, the company will be working on the strategic integration of its operations,” commented Mr. Ramsay. “With close to 200,000 people attending the MMIC and COHV Motorcycle & ATV shows each year, we are always looking for imaginative ways to provide more value for consumers and exhibitors of the shows. We believe that the launch of the new company is the appropriate next step in building on the future of shows and the expansion of the Open Road Powersport insurance program,” added Ramsay.

MMIC began producing shows in 1985 and since that time there have been many changes in the management of the shows and how they are delivered and operated. The launch of PSS at this critical time in our economy, will give the industry the flexibility it needs to deliver improvements in growth and profitability.

The year 2012-2013 will be an exciting time for the rebounding motorcycle and ATV industries. With the addition of Power Sport Services, this new venture is just one more step toward ensuring success in serving the riding community and industry even better.

Contacts:        
Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC)
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV)
Jo-Anne Farquhar
Director of Communications & Public Affairs
416.491.4449 or toll-free at 877.470.2288
jfarquhar@mmic.ca

Power Sport Services
Bob Ramsay
President
416.491.4449 or toll-free at 877.470.2288
bramsay@mmic.ca

SOURCE: Power Sport Services

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Motorcycle Car Racetrack Drift Insanity

28 02 2012

KENNESAW, GA – February 27, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – What happens when you combine a Graves WORKS Project / 2012 Yamaha R1 / purpose-built stunt bike, a three-time XDL stunt champion, fast cars, hot girls, helicopters, an awesome race track and film the entire event through Tyler Kirk Films? Pure and sic drift insanity and the most advanced drift bike ever built. Graves Yamaha champion stunt rider Bill Dixon and Graves Motorsports teamed up for the epic undertaking of creating a purpose-built stunt bike designed to showcase Bill Dixon’s stunt capabilities. When they tested the bike at Willow Springs Raceway, it blew away everyone’s expectations. “When Chuck Graves told me there were no limits to what Graves Motorsports could do, I had no idea he meant it literally,” said Bill Dixon, “The bike is the epitome of badass.” Watch for Dixon’s favorite shot of the video; him passing the Nissan GTR mid-corner in a high speed drift with the helicopter hovering on the outside of the turn. “Bill had so much fun drifting the Graves Yamaha, I was jealous,” said Chuck Graves of Graves Motorsports, “Projects like this are the driving force at Graves. ‘Create without limits’, ‘Strive for 11/10ths’, ‘Give maximum effort’ and ‘Just a bit more’ are the maxims we live by at Graves. I can’t wait for the next project!”

Dixon’s Leathers: Speed & Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Race Suit
Dixon’ Helmet: SS 1500 Seven Sins Helmet
Gloves: SSgear.com Call to Arms Gloves
Boots: Speed & Strength Boots

Motorcycle Specs:

  • 2012 Yamaha R1
  • Graves Motorsports Superbike Engine
  • Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension
  • Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension Link
  • Graves Motorsports Low Mount Full Exhaust System
  • Graves Motorsports Modified R1 / R6 Tail Section
  • Yamaha YEC Kit ECU
  • Dunlop Road Smart Tires
  • Dynojet PC5, Secondary Fuel Module, Quick Shifter, Auto Tuner
  • Custom Fuel Cell
  • Hand Fabricated Carbon Tank Bodywork Cover
  • Multiple Fuel Mapping options
  • Thumb Throttle
  • Braking Rotors
  • Rear Hand Brake
  • Thrust Company 55 Tooth Sprocket
  • Hel Brake Lines
  • RUNMAN INC All In One Triple Clamp
  • RSC Clutch Lever
  • Htmoto Traction Seat and Tank Cover
  • No Limit Edition GPR Stabilizer
  • Taylor Made Carbon Fiber Stunt Tank

Filmed and Produced by Tyler Kirk Films:

  • Camera Operator 1: Jeremy Billera
  • Camera: Cannon 7d
  • Camera Operator 2: Chris Santi
  • Camera: Cannon 7d

Elite Helicopter Model: 2012 Robinson Raven II R44
Owner: Simon Davis
Pilots: Esteban Jimenez / Gil Rouseau
Elite Helicopter Tours www.elitehelicoptertours.com

Models:

  • Angela Sommers
  • Destiny Dixon

Car: 2012 Stillen Nissan GTR-R35BE
Car driver provided by: Rifster Stunt Driving

Music: Archon Neutrad

Sound Engineering: Sound Faktory

Bill Dixon would like to thank his sponsors:

  • Yamaha
  • Graves Motorsports
  • Speed & Strength
  • Dunlop
  • Runman Incorporated
  • HT Moto
  • Moto Heaven
  • Freestyle Ingenuity
  • RSC

Graves Motorsports is a leading motorcycle sport bike parts and accessories manufacturer. Graves Motorsports produces exhaust systems, fender eliminator kits, frame sliders, velocity stacks, engine case covers, engine performance and the leading resource for Dynojet Power Commander + accessories. Graves Motorsports has two locations: Van Nuys, California and Kennesaw, Georgia. Toll Free Sales # 855-994-0990

Website – www.gravesport.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graves-Motorsports/341473502220
Twitter – @gravesport

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Pro Circuit Stays Strong in Atlanta

28 02 2012

CORONA, CA – February 27, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, Darryn Durham, and Broc Tickle rolled into Atlanta on Saturday night, for the second round of Monster Energy Supercross Lites East, and the eighth round of Monster Energy Supercross.

 

Photo: Steve Cox

Photo: Steve Cox

Baggett totally bounced back from a disappointing previous race, by first winning his heat race, and then landing on the box in the runner-up spot in the Supercross Lites East Main. He is feeling more like himself after taking the second-place spot in Atlanta, and is ready to keep the momentum going this Saturday in St. Louis.

Photo: Steve Cox

Photo: Steve Cox

Baggett smiles on the podium after a great race in the Supercross Lites East Main.
Photo: Steve Cox

Darryn Durham studies the track as he prepares for the second round of
Monster Energy Supercross Lites East in Atlanta.
Photo: Steve Cox

Durham garnered his first-ever podium finish in Monster Energy Supercross the previous week in Dallas. He rode steady and consistent in Atlanta, and earned a solid fifth, which keeps him in the second place spot in the Supercross Lites East Championship standings.

Photo: Steve Cox

Tickle stays in 14th overall in the Supercross Class Championship points.
Photo: Steve Cox

Tickle has been proving his determination all season in the Supercross Class. He hasn’t had the perfect season, but he has shown that he’s got the will power and strength to put in a good fight, in what has been one of the most competitive Supercross classes to date. He has stayed consistent in the Supercross Class point standings, and heads to St. Louis in 14th overall.

Photo: Steve Cox

The third round of Monster Energy Supercross Lites East, and the ninth round of Monster Energy Supercross will be at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis this Saturday, March 3. Durham heads to St. Louis in second overall, with 38 points in the Supercross Lites East Region, while Baggett is in 5th, with 28 points. Tickle continues on in the Supercross class in 14th, with 59 points.

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date info on the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team.

Facebook: Pro Circuit Racing
Twitter: @PCraceteam

About Pro Circuit
Based in Corona, Calif., Pro Circuit Products, Inc. is a leader in off-road motorcycle and ATV exhausts and aftermarket performance parts. Started in 1978, Pro Circuit is the go to shop for recreational riders and professionals for everything from suspension work to complete engine packages, and everything in between.

Created by former desert racer Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit proves its products and services week-in and week-out through its tagline “We Race.” Every product that dons the Pro Circuit stamp stems from the legendary Pro Circuit race team. A staple in the professional paddock, Pro Circuit Racing has earned 28 AMA championships and more than 200 race wins in more than 30 years of competition.

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Hero MotoCorp partners with Erik Buell

26 02 2012

 

  • TO GET TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN INPUTS FROM EBR 
  • “TEAM HERO” TO DEBUT AT AMA PRO RACING SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE US ON EBR 1190RS BIKES
  • TO BRING NEXT-GENERATION HIGH-END BIKES TO INDIA
  • TO FURTHER  AUGMENT R&D CAPABILITIES THROUGH MULTIPLE ALLIANCES 

NEW DELHI – February 24, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – In a landmark development, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL), today announced forging a strategic partnership with Erik Buell Racing (EBR) of the US, encompassing multiple areas of collaboration.

As part of the partnership, HMCL will receive support in terms of cutting-edge technology and design to develop future models from EBR – the East Troy, Wisconsin-based firm, which specializes in designing and manufacturing powerful and high-speed motorcycles.

Announcing this here today, Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said “It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Erik Buell to the exciting world of Hero MotoCorp. This is in keeping with my objective of quickly scaling up our own in-house R&D capabilities to a global two-wheeler technology power-house by leveraging a network of strategic international alliances. Erik and his team have been working closely with our engineers and designers to develop our next-generation range of products with cutting-edge technology and first-of-its-kind features.

“The Indian two-wheeler industry is set to evolve, and it is only natural that as the market leader, we are driving this change. As a part of this plan, Erik is going to play an integral role in giving shape to some of my dream two-wheelers for the discerning youth of today. So my R&D team and Erik’s team together have made some definitive progress in this direction, and we will hopefully be putting a few scorchers on the roads soon.”

Mr. Erik F. Buell, Chairman & CTO of EBR, said “EBR is delighted to partner with a company as iconic as Hero MotoCorp. Both HMCL and EBR share the common commitment to manufacturing world-class two-wheelers with technology of the future. I have personally been deeply impressed with and inspired by Pawan’s vision. He has given us a challenging brief, and our highly-motivated team is working towards giving shape to that dream. We look forward to designing technology solutions which are in line with contemporary global standards and also futuristic in their appeal and utility.”

Through this alliance, Hero MotoCorp will also for the first time enter the exciting world of international motorcycle racing. The company will mark its foray into the racing arena by sponsoring two teams: Team Hero and AMSOIL Hero – a first by any Indian two-wheeler company at the AMA Pro Racing National Guard Superbikes Championship. Popular young racer Danny Eslick will represent “Team Hero” while another well-known racer Geoff May will represent team AMSOIL Hero – both riding on EBR 1190RS bikes.

Hero MotoCorp also showcased an EBR 1190RS bike at the press conference here today.

The first race is scheduled at the Daytona Speedway, at Daytona beach, Florida, USA between March 15th & 17th, this year.

Commenting on the racing debut, Mr. Munjal said, “This is also a key part of our alliance with EBR. Both Erik and I felt that we should carry forward our partnership into the race track. As a company, we have always supported and nurtured sports and sporting talent in India. It is indeed a pleasure to sponsor two EBR teams at the AMA Championships and we are delighted to be taking an Indian brand to a highly-competitive and highly-popular international motorcycle race arena. We look forward to superlative performances from both Danny and Geoff.”

Commenting on the tie-up, Mr. Buell said, “I deeply appreciate the support provided by Pawan and Hero MotoCorp to our two teams and this will only make Danny and Geoff perform better this season. As I kept meeting Pawan over the past several months, I realised his keen interest in moto-racing and the ‘Team Hero’ at AMA Championships is really a natural extension of our strategic collaboration. Top-class motorcycle racing is a very popular sport in the US, and the presence of the ‘Hero’ brand name is going to lend a lot of stature and excitement to all EBR fans out there.”

Hero MotoCorp is also developing the concept hybrid scooter called ‘Leap’, showcased at the recently-concluded Auto Expo, in collaboration with EBR.

EBR 1190RS is the flagship bike from EBR, and an exclusive engineering marvel, as the company is producing only 100 inaugural units of these, including a handful of the carbon edition package. The EBR 1190RS is taking the American motorcycle racing world by storm with its performance, styling and handling.

Before he became successful engineer, motorcycle designer and motorcycle manufacturer, Erik Buell was a motorcycle racer, and he has brought all his past experience from the race track to build the 1190RS.

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Pirelli Moves to Third Overall After Podium Finish

26 02 2012

Sold-Out Home Crowd at 2012 Atlanta Supercross

ATLANTA, GA – February 26, 2012 ­- (Motor Sports Newswire) – Two Pirelli riders finished in the top five in the main event of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross at the Georgia Dome this evening in front of a sold-out crowd in Atlanta.  James “Bubba” Stewart and Davi Millsaps of the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team placed third and fourth respectively.

“It feels great being back in Atlanta,” said Stewart, who true to form, got the party started early as he emerged in the rider introductions impersonating the musician Prince with heartfelt rendition of the singer’s 1984 hit “Purple Rain”.  No stranger to the Georgia Dome, Stewart won the 2007 AMA Supercross main event here in 2007.  “I’ve got to give it up to Pirelli,” he continued. “They gave me some good tires.  We’re building, the team is working hard and we are getting better.”

The heat race was a Pirelli dominated affair with Stewart and Millsaps taking first and second, both utilizing Pirelli Scorpion MX family of tires to put in solid performances all night.

“It’s so rewarding to take home a podium finish in Atlanta,” commented Josh Whitmire, Off-Road Manager for Pirelli. “Our whole team was here supporting JGRMX, including engineers and the racing boss from Italy. The Georgia Dome hummed with electricity all evening; James and Davi rode their hearts out and more importantly, put points on the board.”

The East Coast swing of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series kicked off last weekend at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas and continued this week in Pirelli Tire North America’s own backyard – Atlanta – just 70 miles from the company’s North American headquarters in Rome, GA.

Round nine of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held March 3rd at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, airing live on SPEED at 7:00 p.m. (CST).

POS # Name Bike Points Overall POS
1 5 Ryan Dungey KTM 450 SX-F 170 2
2 1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki KX450F 180 1
3 7 James Stewart Yamaha YZ450F 136 3
4 18 David Millsaps Yamaha YZ450F 94 8
5 10 Justin Brayton Honda CRF450 96 7
6 7 Cole Seeley Honda CRF450 15 21
7 21 Jake Weimer Kawasaki KX450F 106 5
8 14 Kevin Windham Honda CRF450 105 6
9 24 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki RM-Z450 100 7
10 27 Nick Wey Kawasaki KX450F 55 15

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.  For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.

For further information please contact:
Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
212. 497. 8825 ptna.pr@pirelli.com

Kevin Allen – Moto PR Manager
917. 232. 8851 kevin.allen@pirelli.com

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Ryan Dungey Grabs Second Win of 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Season in Atlanta

26 02 2012

Barcia Stays Perfect in Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class

ATLANTA, GAFebruary 25, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – A sold out crowd of 71,009 filled the Georgia Dome to capacity on Saturday night, as Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted its eighth race of the 2012 season. Following a strong start, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., fended off all challengers to take his second victory of the year. In the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., remained undefeated in the second race of that championship.

In his first race as a substitute rider for American Honda Muscle Milk, Cole Seely, of Murrieta, Calif., grabbed the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award with Dungey and Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Davi Millsaps, of Murrieta, Calif., hot on his wheels. Behind them, championship leader Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., found himself in sixth aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki at the conclusion of the opening lap. Fellow title contender, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., was also slow out of the gates, crossing the line in ninth on Lap 1.

Seely fought off Dungey’s pressure for several laps, but the 2010 Supercross Class Champion eventually worked his way into the lead on Lap 7 and looked to pull away. As Dungey made his move forward, both Villopoto and Stewart were doing the same and by Lap 11, the trio was running first, second, and third, respectively.

Villopoto slowly ate away at Dungey’s advantage throughout the second half of the main event, even overcoming an early tip over to have a shot at his fourth consecutive win. On the final lap, the pair was separated by just over a second, with Villopoto charging. A slight bobble by the defending champion coming out of the sand section allowed Dungey to extend his lead and give KTM just its second main event win in the Supercross Class.

“To get that first win right off the bat (for KTM) in Phoenix was nice, but it took a while after that,” said Dungey. “But, to back it up here in Atlanta, it was a great night. We’ve been looking for that one for a while. The whole team has been working hard and things haven’t gone our way with testing and stuff, but we’re coming around to it and I think things are progressively getting better.”

Villopoto held on for second, to lose just three points in the championship standings, while Stewart finished third.

“I just made a little mistake, and early on in the race I fell over and that cost me, huge,” said Villopoto. “The track was tough tonight, you could really see (that) and I just slipped up and washed the front end out. Overall, we had a good night. It just wasn’t the best of weeks coming into this (race), so to come out with a second is good.”

In the Supercross Lites Class Main Event, Barcia was the first rider out of the gate, claiming the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award, while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teammates Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., and Darryn Durham, of Butler, Pa., followed him out of the first corner. After posting the fastest practice lap of the day, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, of Murrieta, Calif., crossed the line at the end of the opening lap in 14th place, following a tough start.

Barcia set a torrid pace to start the 15-lap main event, pulling away to a multiple-second advantage over the field. Behind him, a heated battled for the podium took place between Baggett, Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki’s Blake Wharton, of Beaumont, Texas, and GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle, of Cushing, Okla.

Baggett asserted himself in second and after battling for several laps, Bogle worked his way past Wharton on Lap 9. Barcia completed his perfect effort by taking the checkered flag 2.253 seconds ahead of Baggett. Bogle held on for his first career podium finish in third, to go along with his first career heat race victory earlier in the evening.

“Two for two (is) not a bad way to start,” said Barcia. “I wanted a good start, I got the holeshot, and just rode hard from there. The track was super tough tonight. It was very slick and there were a lot of places where the bike was sliding around. I was trying not to make any mistakes. Fortunately, everything went really smooth and we got the win.”

Barcia extended his points lead in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class to 12 over Durham.

Supercross Class Results: Atlanta  

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
  4. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  6. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  7. Jake Weimer, Wildomar, Idaho, Kawasaki
  8. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
  9. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
  10. Nick Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki

Supercross Class Season Standings 

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 180
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 170
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 136
  4. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 128
  5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 106
  6. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 105
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 100
  8. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 96
  9. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 94
  10. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki – 90

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Atlanta 

  1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki
  3. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
  4. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki
  5. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki
  6. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  7. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
  8. Hunter Hewitt, Corona, Texas, Suzuki
  9. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Suzuki
  10. Shane Sewell, Westville, In, KTM

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings 

  1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 50
  2. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki – 38
  3. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki – 36
  4. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 35
  5. Blake Baggett, Butler, Pa, Kawasaki – 28
  6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda – 27
  7. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda – 26
  8. Hunter Hewitt, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki – 22
  9. PJ Larsen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 21
  10. Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La, KTM – 16

Monster Energy Supercross heads to Saint Louis’ Edward Jones Dome next Saturday, March 3, for the ninth race of the season.

Tune into the enhanced exclusive weekly video content from Supercross LIVE! during the entire 2012 season on SupercrossOnline.com, the Official Website of Monster Energy Supercross.

Weekly Supercross LIVE! Video Content Schedule

The Official Supercross LIVE! Pre-Show  –  Race Days at 11 AM Local Race Time
Behind the Scenes with Supercross LIVE!  –  All Day on Race Days
2 Minutes on the Track  –  Race Days at 3:30 & 5:30 PM Local Race Time
And on the Podium Tonight  –  Following Each Round’s Main Events
The Official Supercross LIVE! Post-Show  –  Saturday Nights at Each Round
Toyota Tailgate Talk  –  Wednesdays at 5 PM ET
After The Checkered Flag  –  Thursdays at 5PM ET

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig dhartwig@feldinc.com or 630-566-6305. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook and Twitter, log on to http://www.facebook.com/supercrosslive and http://twitter.com/supercrosslive.

About Feld Motor Sports®

Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.

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Yamaha’s Indonesian market commuter model Mio J adds new color options targeting young customers

24 02 2012

- JKT48 to star in promotions -

February 24, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – In early March 2012, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. will introduce a new series of color choices aimed at expanding the target of the new Mio J 115cc automatic transmission commuter model to users under twenty. The Mio J features class-leading fuel economy and cost performance and was introduced into the market earlier this month.

The new color variations for the Mio J combine a selection of sporty colors with fashionable graphics composed of geometric designs that are specially targeted at young users in their late-teens.

Two new color schemes of green or white accents on a black base color will be added and three more accent colors of blue, black or red on a white base color will be added, making a total of five new colors and bringing the total number of color combinations available up to ten.

Group company PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) will provide the new coloring as it manufactures and markets the Mio J.

Also, YIMM will feature Jakarta-based girl group JKT48*1 in a wide range of promotions with posters and TV commercials that are set to bring a refreshing appeal to the generation of young users.

*1 JKT48: The Jakarta-based sister group of Akihabara-based female idol group AKB48. They began activities in fall of 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model name: Mio J
MSRP: 12,930,000 IDR (additional color variation, tax included)  $1,411.57 USD
Sales target: 900,000 units (annual, in Indonesia)

 

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RECALL: Kawasaki Recalls 20,544 Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-6R Due to Crash Hazard

24 02 2012

 

February 24, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     KAWASAKI / NINJA ZX-10R 2008-2011
     KAWASAKI / NINJA ZX-6R 2009-2012
Manufacturer: KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A. Mfr’s Report Date: FEB 17, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V064000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20,544
Summary:
 KAWASAKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 NINJA ZX-10R, AND 2009-2012 NINJA ZX-6R MOTORCYCLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 14, 2007 THROUGH JULY 26, 2011. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ERROR, THE REGULATOR/RECTIFIER MAY INSUFFICIENTLY CHARGE THE BATTERY.
Consequence:
 IF THE BATTERY DISCHARGES, THE MOTORCYCLE MAY STALL WITHOUT WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 KAWASAKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 27, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KAWASAKI AT 949-770-0400.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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Pro Circuit Race Support Rig Headed to Oak Hill and Millcreek!

24 02 2012

CORONA , CA – February 24, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Pro Circuit Race Support rig is loading up and preparing to set off on a road trip to the International GNC Motocross Final, held at Oak Hill Raceway, and the Thor Spring Classic National, held at Millcreek MX Park.

The rig will be fully stocked with just about everything in the new 2012 Pro Circuit product catalog. The Pro Circuit support staff will also be on hand to help you out with everything your machine needs to outperform the competition–no matter the make and model.

Stop by and say hi, speak to the experts at technical support, grab some stickers, check out the casual wear, and take advantage of the world-class powerhouse that will be on-site at both races. Such dedication to providing the best products and support for motocross athletes across the globe has made Pro Circuit a global leader in the motorcycle industry. We’ll see you there!

March 3 – 9, 2012 – International GNC Motocross Final
Oak Hill Raceway – Decatur, Texas

March 12 – 17 – Thor Spring Classic National
Millcreek MX Park – Pell City, Alabama

Don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on Pro Circuit Products, Inc. and the riders we support!

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HCR Racing Releases: Polaris RZR XP 4 900 Long Travel

24 02 2012

CEDAR CITY, UT – February 24, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – HCR Racing is proud to announce their long travel kit for the Polaris RZR XP 4 900 for only $5,999.00! No other kit will compare…period! HCR Racing’s UTV long travel kit comes with King 2.5 reservoir shocks, boxed arched radius rods for unequaled ground clearance, 17″+ travel, high clearance boxed front a-arms, 4″ longer wheelbase, and 70″ wide. Without a doubt, if you’re looking for the ultimate performance for your RZR XP 4, look no further. HCR Racing’s RZR XP 4 900 long travel kit will exceed all your expectations.

HCR Racing’s RZR XP 4 Long Travel Kit includes:

  • First Production Kit with Custom Tuned King 2.5 Reservoir Shocks
  • King Shocks Compression Adjusters – 30% Adjustment
  • Summers Brother’s Racing 4340 Extension Axles
  • Laser Cut for precise fit and finish
  • CNC’d Chromoly construction mounting points
  • High Clearance Boxed A-Arm Design and Hand Tig Welded for strength and appearance
  • OEM ball joints to maximize low speed steering & travel with less maintenance
  • High Clearance Rear Trailing Arm providing increased ground clearance and strength
  • Complete kit 100% Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
  • 100% Bolt-on installation using factory mounting points
  • 3.5″ wider per side for maximum travel and stability
  • 4″ longer wheelbase for better high speed stability, hill climbing, and descents
  • Achieves 17″+ wheel travel for the ultimate ride quality and articulation
  • High Clearance Rear Boxed Radius Rods providing increased ground clearance and strength

The quality fit and finish, ease of installation, and top shelf performance of their kits are what sets them apart from the competition. None of their kits are released to the public without hours and hours of vigorous testing in the rocks, desert, and dunes just like you intend to use it. Not only this, HCR Racing custom tunes every shock package in-house to make sure the shock valving and spring rates are perfectly mated to the UTV it’s designed for. This is the key to why their long travel kits offer the best ride quality in the business.

The above results in light and accurate steering and a supple suspension able to handle any terrain you throw at it. In addition to the brand new RZR XP 900 Long Travel Kit, they also produce the following long travel kits:

HCR Racing products can be found at dealers across the country, www.hcrracing.com, directly at 888-928-7223 or sales@hcrracing.com.

About HCR Racing
HCR Racing manufactures long travel kits, side doors, skid plates, bumper grills, dash trims, door inserts, bedrail trims, roofs, cargo racks, bed tie down clips, flag/whip brackets, spindles, exhaust tips, and more. All parts are CNC manufactured for precise, fit, finish, and performance. If you own a dealership or parts retail shop, call now to see if you qualify for their competitive dealer program. www.hcrracing.com

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