blank 03/30/15 11:35AM AIMExpo, Readers Videos, Yamaha Motor Corporation

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA to Participate in AIMExpo

The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (Yamaha) have announced that the legendary manufacturer has again committed to participate in the third-annual event, scheduled for October 15-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), making them the first OEM partner to come aboard in 2015. Yamaha was an original OEM participant of AIMExpo in 2013 and plans to utilize the all-encompassing format to showcase products, offer demo rides and much more.

The innovative structure of AIMExpo offers exhibitors the unique opportunity to closely interact with trade, media and consumer attendees throughout the world of powersports in one desirable setting. With its expanded presence in 2014, Yamaha globally debuted seven new dirt, sport and cruiser models; hosted meetings and receptions with its nationwide dealer network and national sales staff; offered exclusive demo rides of motorcycle, ATV and Side x Side products at AIMExpo Outdoors!; and engaged with domestic and international media attendees inside the Media Hub.
“Yamaha is indeed pleased to have chosen AIMExpo’s highly effective medium to introduce and display our new Motorcycles, ATV’s, Side x Sides and Scooters since the show’s inception, and we are very excited to return for the third consecutive year!” said Bob Starr, General Manager of Yamaha’s Communication Division. “Both their platform and the timing of the event has enabled Yamaha to launch new product to the media, while energizing both dealers and consumers with a full display of our entire powersports lineup. The ability to also demo key models to both dealers and consumers adds a highly desirable element for Yamaha to further showcase our brand. We’re looking forward to returning to Orlando in October!”

Once again, Yamaha is developing plans that will bring its latest models to AIMExpo for all to see. This includes public debuts of key models that will soon be arriving in dealership showrooms. Advance previews like this, as well as the opportunity to demo a variety of products and interact face-to-face with brand representatives, are just a few of the enticing reasons for dealers and consumers alike to mark AIMExpo 2015 on their calendars.
“Over the last two years Yamaha has taken full advantage of the comprehensive platform AIMExpo provides to fully engage with the powersports media, dealers and consumers,” said Larry Little, Vice President & General Manager, Motorcycle Group. “The manner in which Yamaha has embraced and leveraged AIMExpo in its first two years has been impressive. We’re working hard to provide them, as well as the greater powersports industry, with the stage and the tools to continually transform the way they effectively interact with all facets of the industry in one place at one time.”

In 2014, the AIMExpo 3-Way Giveaway promotion returned and included the chance for one lucky winner to ride off on a custom Star Bolt motorcycle. Complementing the Bolt giveaway was an eye-catching lineup of custom Bolt motorcycles that was on full display for all to see inside Yamaha’s expansive booth on the show floor. Yamaha’s 2015 footprint will be equally impressive and again feature its full range of diverse, industry-leading on- and off-road products.

AIMExpo 2014 Video Recap:




For more information: www.aimexpousa.com
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blank 03/26/15 09:57AM Bike Show, Car show, Events, Readers Pics

Finish the Race 2015 Spring Car & Bike Show in Sterling (VA)

4/11/15    Saturday , 12pm-4pm                Sterling, VA 20165    50214 Triple Seven Road 

Free       10am-3pm                Admission Price for Spectators: Free

Finish the Race Ministries is holding its annual Spring Car & Motorcycle Show on Saturday, April 11 from 12pm to 4pm. This is an event for enthusiasts of all ages. Held on the grounds of Calvary Temple Church there is something for everyone. Come on out and show off your Car or Motorcycle or just enjoy strolling the grounds and admiring the over 200+ vehicles and motorcycles expected to show up. All makes and models welcome. Free trailer parking. FREE registration. FREE admission. Lots of food and other vendors! Kids zone with games and activities for young and old. Dash plaques for the first 100 Cars to arrive! Car Awards: Top 10 and Top 25, Best of Show, Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine, Top 5 for Trucks, Top 5 for Imports, Top 5 for Late Models (1989 and newer), Top 5 for Exotics, Motorcycle Awards: Top 15, Best of Show, Best Paint, Best Engine Pre-registration available on our websites. Registration on day of event opens at 10am. For questions, please call or E-mail us.

                       Presented By: Calvary Temple   

                       50-50   Door Prizes   Dash Plaques-1st 100   Judged Show   Food   Music by: Live Music

                       http://www.finishtherace.org    http://www.eventbrite.com

                       Amy Becker events@calvarytempleva.org 703-430-7307     




 

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blank 03/25/15 01:05PM 2-stroke, VP Racing Fuels

VP INTRODUCES PRE-MIXED “T2™” FUEL FOR MODERN 2-STROKES
Eliminates Mixing and Ethanol-Related Problems, Improves Performance

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- The ritual of mixing gas and oil has never been popular among 2-stroke motorcycle riders, and today riders are also confronted with damage from ethanol-blended street gas which clogs injectors, fouls carburetors and goes bad after just a few weeks in storage.  To address those problems and more, VP Racing Fuels has introduced T2™ - a racing fuel pre-mixed with oil.  “Ethanol-free T2 not only offers the convenience of a pre-mixed fuel and prevents ethanol-related problems, it offers substantial yet cost-effective performance gains in any modern 2-stroke bike,” said Steve Burns, VP’s Founder and Director-R&D.

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Designed for today’s modern stock or modified 2-stroke bikes, T2 is pre-mixed at a 40:1 ratio with a top quality JASO FD-rated, certified premium oil that, combined with the other fuel components, offers optimum performance.  “Compared to premium pump gas, new T2 offers substantial increases in horsepower and torque as well as better throttle response, along with the superior consistency for which VP’s race fuels are famous,” Burns said. 

 

“T2 is economically priced, offering similar or better performance gains than many higher-priced race fuels.  A leaded fuel, T2’s 105 octane rating (R+M/2) provides excellent protection against detonation and precludes the need for octane boosters or other measures required by riders using pump gas to deal with extreme conditions.” 

 

“T2 also protects your investment,” Burns continued. “It vaporizes better, thus burns cleaner and more efficiently.  Because it contains no ethanol, T2 remains stable in a sealed container for up to 2 years and prevents repairs needed for ethanol-related problems.  All this combines to increase the time between rebuilds, extend the life of your engine and lower your long-term costs.  While T2 is designed for today’s modern 2-strokes, we continue to recommend VP’s C12 racing fuel for older air-cooled 2-stroke bikes.”

 

For technical questions about T2 or advice on tuning, contact VP’s Tech Support staff at 812-878-2420 or motorcycletech@vpracingfuels.com.

 

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975.  VP is the Official Racing Fuel of Tudor United SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Pirelli World Challenge and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

 

As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive™ performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more.  VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.

 

 

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blank 03/23/15 02:43PM Charity Ride, kyle petty, Road Trip

Kyle Petty Charity Ride announces 21st Anniversary route
May 2-8, 2015

Annual motorcycle tour that benefits children with chronic illnesses will travel from Santa Cruz, Calif. to Branson, Mo.,

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 21st Anniversary motorcycle trek, taking place May 2-8, 2015. NBC Sports NASCAR analyst and former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will lead 200 motorcyclists along the 2,500 mile-route, stretching from Santa Cruz, Calif. to Branson, Mo., to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

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“Each year, we select a route that’s full of breathtaking scenery, while also allowing us to spread the word and build excitement around our mission along the way,” said Petty. “Year after year, the Ride creates lasting memories for our riders, most importantly, it provides life-changing opportunities for children at Victory Junction.”

Spectators, visitors and locals along the 2015 route are encouraged to attend one of the Ride’s eight overnight stops or daily fuel stops to greet Petty and the riders, purchase Ride memorabilia or make a donation to Victory Junction.

The 2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Schedule:
Day 1, Saturday, May 2 – Santa Cruz, Calif. to Bakersfield, Calif.
Day 2, Sunday, May 3 – Bakersfield, Calif. to Tonopah, Nev.
Day 3, Monday, May 4 – Tonopah, Nev. to Bryce Canyon, Utah
Day 4, Tuesday, May 5 – Bryce Canyon, Utah to Moab, Utah
Day 5, Wednesday, May 6 – Moab, Utah to Colorado Springs, Colo.
Day 6, Thursday, May 7 – Colorado Springs, Colo. to Hutchinson, Kan.
Day 7, Friday, May 8 – Hutchinson, Kan. to Branson, Mo.
As a result of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, 7,815 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. The camp has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Kyle Petty in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam.

This year, many celebrities plan to participate in all or part of the 21st Anniversary Ride, including: NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven time champion Richard Petty; NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth; NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison; former NFL great Herschel Walker; Harley-Davidson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich; NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Rick Allen; co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood.

“When Kyle started this Ride 21 years ago, I don’t think any of us realized just how special it would become,” said Kyle’s father Richard Petty. “Riding across our beautiful country on two wheels with great friends and family is incredible, but knowing you’re doing it to help others makes it the ride of a lifetime.”

The 2015 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is made possible by presenting sponsor Manheim, as well as Coca-Cola, Dodge, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Racing Electronics, FLUIDYNE Racing Products, WinCraft Racing, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the Petty Family Foundation, Headbands of Hope, Original Bike Spirits and the Beef Jerky Outlet.

To follow Kyle Petty and the riders live, visit www.facebook.com/KPCharityRide, or on Twitter and Instagram, @KPCharityRide.

About the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America (KPCRAA)
Led by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the KPCRAA is an annual cross-country motorcycle trek that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction. The KPCRAA is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 21st year, more than 7,500 riders have logged 11.1 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $16 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.

About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children, ages six to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Co-founded by Kyle Petty family, in honor of his, son Adam Petty, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C. Victory Junction exists to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment, always free of charge. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. Since the camp’s inception, more than 21,500 children and families have received not only a circle of support but experiences thought to only be possible by healthy children. Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of Camps founded by Paul Newman, and is accredited by the rigorous guidelines of the American Camping Association. To learn more, please visit victoryjunction.org.

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blank 03/19/15 10:09AM Brammo, electric motorcycles, Polaris, Powersports

Polaris Acquires Electric Motorcycle Business from Brammo
Acquisition Includes Certain Assets, Technology, and Trademarks

Polaris Motorcycles

MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) recently announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor in a recapitalization of Brammo that enables the company to focus exclusively on the design, development and integration of electric vehicle powertrains.

Going forward, the two companies will leverage Polaris’ leading position in the global powersports industry to market a variety of electric vehicles utilizing Brammo’s award winning lithium-ion electric drivetrain technology, while freeing Brammo to continue developing its innovative electric vehicle powertrains. Brammo supplies these products, including the Brammo Power™ battery pack and Brammo Power™ vehicle management systems, globally to a wide range of OEMs. As part of this transaction, Polaris will utilize the assets acquired to begin manufacturing electric motorcycles in the second half of 2015 at its Spirit Lake, IA facility.

“We have enjoyed our involvement with Brammo Motorcycles over the past three years, and our excitement about their industry-leading lithium-ion electric drivetrain technology has increased commensurate with their improvements in cost and performance. Polaris and Brammo share a goal of adding the most advanced and highest capability electric solutions to Polaris’ portfolio of leading powersports products,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO. The agreement allows both companies to be more agile during the development cycle with clear accountability toward selling products that exemplify Polaris’ standard for delivering world class vehicles.

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Polaris has been a strategic investor and partner with Brammo since 2011. During that time, the companies have collaborated on a number of projects in motorcycles, off-road and on-road vehicles. “Today’s announcement strengthens not only Polaris’ commitment to bringing our consumers lithium-ion electric solutions, but also this partnership’s ability to continue innovating and developing leading electric drivetrain technology,” said Wine. “We anticipate a return on these investments and believe the new alignment brings us that much closer to delivering world-class electric solutions across our products.”

Brammo has designed and developed numerous electric vehicles, including the award-winning Enertia and Empulse motorcycles. Testifying to its capabilities and technology, Brammo motorcycles have won a number of awards including:  2013 Playboy “Motorcycle of Year” and “Best Electric” (Empulse R), 2012 GQ “Best Stuff of the Year” (Empulse), 2011 Popular Science “Best of What’s New” (Empulse), 2011 Motorcycle.com “Best of 2011” and a 2010 Silver Edison Award. In addition, Brammo’s motorcycles have won numerous racing championships including the 2013 FIM eRR North American World Cup Champion and 2012 TTXGP World Championship.

About Polaris

Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.

Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory, Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin, Pro Armor and Cycle Country brands.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.

Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.

About Brammo

Brammo Inc. is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the award winning Enertia and Empulse motorcycles. Brammo is the 2013, FIM eRR North American World Cup Champion. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain systems including the Brammo Power battery pack and Brammo Power vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Information about Brammo can be found at www.brammo.com.

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blank 02/26/15 03:45PM Honda, KCM, Training Wheels, Yamaha

Universal Trainer for All Makes

Universal Trainer! - Read More - $129.99
E-Z Trainer Honda XR/CRF-50 - $159.99
E-Z Trainer Yamaha PW50 - $159.99
E-Z Trainer Yamaha TT-R50E - $159.99
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blank 02/25/15 09:07AM Booth Space, hot rods, motorcycles, Road Bikes, SEMA, Street Racers, Street Rods

Exhibit Space for 2015 SEMA Show Now Available

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-- Annual trade show features automotive products, trends --

DIAMOND BAR, CA (February 24, 2015) – Booth space reservations for the 2015 SEMA Show are now open at www.semashow.com/buyabooth. The annual trade show taking place Nov. 3-6, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the leading venue for the $33 billion automotive accessories industry.

The four-day event brings together more than 140,000 individuals to do business. Manufacturers exhibit to showcase the newest automotive accessories, such as performance-enhancing engine components, restyling kits, interior products, wheels, tires and mobile electronics, while buyers attend to discover new products and trends.

"The SEMA Show is where the industry comes to do business," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and communications. "It’s where manufacturers promote their products and meet face-to-face with buyers."

Of the 140,000 individuals that attend the SEMA Show each year, 60,000 are buyers representing retail stores, jobbers, distributors and installers. Nearly 25% of the buyers are from outside the United States. Additionally, 3,000 media representatives attend the SEMA Show to obtain content for their newspapers, magazines, blogs, and television or radio programs.

To further facilitate exposure for the new products at the SEMA Show, exhibitors are able to participate in the New Products Showcase at no additional cost. Available exclusively to exhibitors, the Showcase raises the profile of the products at the event. Professional product photography of all entries are also taken and made available to journalists to use in their articles.

Companies that reserve their booth space before April 6 will be included in the Priority Booth Space Selection. The three-week process allows exhibitors to select the actual booth location within the 1 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center.

To secure a booth at the 2015 SEMA Show, visit www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth or sales@sema.org or 909-396-0289.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.

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blank 01/23/15 02:15PM Motorcycle Races, Superbike Racing

2015 World Superbike Championship

2015 World Superbike Racing Schedule Calendar

This is the final race schedule for the 2015 World Superbike Motorcycle Championship as announced by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme). New to the series is the Thailand race at the Chang International Circuit. The Russia race is back on the calendar again for 2015 after a cancelled 2014 race.

NOTE: Always check the final date with the sanctioning organization and the track prior to the event!
2015 World Superbike Racing Schedule
Round Date Venue Race
1 February 22 Phillip Island Australia
2 March 22 Chang International Circuit Thailand
3 April 12 Motorland Aragon Spain
4 April 19 Assen Netherlands
5 May 10 Imola Italy
8 May 24 Donington Park Great Britain
7 June 7 Autódromo Internacional do Algarve Portugal
8  June 21 Misano Italy
9 July 5 Moscow Raceway Russia
10 July 19 Laguna Seca California, USA
11 August 2 Sepang Malaysia
12 September 20 Jerez Spain
13 October 4 Magny-Cours France
14 November 2 Losail Qatar

More: 2015 MotoGP Schedule  2015 World Superbike Schedule  |  U.S. 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Racing Schedule live online webcasts during each race; archived versions also available  |  More local/regional motorcycle racing event schedules available at Roadracing World  |  Official MotoGP Website  |  Official World Superbike Website

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