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Suzuki GSX-R600 rider Elena Miles won AMA Supersport Race One at Infineon, making her the first female to record an AMA Pro Road Racing win.

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The one-off Dirico Pro-Street motorcycle prize is the official custom motorcycle of the 2010 Sturgis Rally. The bike was custom designed to commemorate 70th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally.

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Paolo Berlusconi, brother of Italys prime minister and owner of Garelli, submitted a bid worth 2.9 million euro in April for the struggling Moto Morini. Berlusconis offer included a three-year plan with provisions for keeping 20 Moto Morini employees and severance pay for the other 37 workers. Berlusconis plan would have also moved production of a Garelli scooter to the Moto Morini factory.

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According to BMW Motorrad, a potential fault in the front brake pipe may cause a brake fluid leak. The recall affects an estimated 122,000 K1200GT, R1200R, R1200RT, R1200ST and R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure models manufactured between August 2006 and May 2009.

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Motorland Aragon to Host WSBK

Aragon will host the WSBK Championship in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons. The newly built circuit, located near Alcaniz, Spain, is also the official reserve circuit for the MotoGP Championship, and has already been pressed into service to host a MotoGP round Sept. 19, as a replacement for Hungarys Balatonring circuit.

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2010 JD Power Helmet Satisfaction Study

The J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Study received information from 4,800 customers who bought 2009 model year motorcycles about their most recent helmet experiences. Helmets were rated based on three key factors: face shield, ventilation, and style. Each factor is broken down into 11 different attributes, such as weight and face shield scratch resistance. Customer responses were compiled to form an overall score on a 1,000-point scale.

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2010 Dainese Italian Legendary Tour

Last years Italian Legendary Tour saw the three motorcycle racing legends ride with 40 contest winners through the Dolomites in the Italian Alps.

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Polaris to Shut Down Wisconsin Plant

While this was a difficult decision for us, given the impact on our employees at the Osceola facility, we believe the creation of these manufacturing centers of excellence will strengthen our company over the long-term and enable us to maintain our lead in a competitive market, says Scott Wine, CEO, Polaris Industries Inc. This decision was based on a thorough review of our worldwide operations and will allow us to improve our ability to meet the quality, delivery and cost standards desired by our dealers and customers.

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Kawasaki "Ticket to Ride" Demo Program

The Kawasaki Ticket to Ride demo program will arrive in New Jersey in mid-June, followed by stops in Maryland, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia and Washington state. The program has already held events in California and Texas.

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Kawasaki Launches Mobile Website

The new site,  http://m.kawasaki.com/, offers many of the features of Kawasakis regular home page, such as a dealer locator and specifications for the companys motorcycle, ATV, 4x4, and watercraft products. The mobile site will provide real-time information in sync with the regular site.

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MMP World Supersport Wild Cards Announced
The World Supersport Championship has named five wild card entries for the Utah round
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2011 Kawasaki KX250F Announced

The 2011 Kawasaki KX250F uses a new Separate Function Fork system from Showa that splits spring and damping functions between each leg. According to Kawasaki, the Separate Function Fork reduces friction by 25%, lowers weight and is easier to adjust than conventional forks.

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2011 Kawasaki KX450F Announced

Already receiving a substantial overhaul in 2009 and several engine updates for 2010, Kawasaki has added a number of minor updates to the KX450F for 2011.

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The Greatest Road app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch already offers a built-in map showing nearly 2,000 motorcycle routes contributed and rated by other bikers.

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FIM World MX USGP at Glen Helen Preview

The event will see the FIM Motocross World Championship compete on American soil for the first time since 1999. AMA riders such as Jagermeister KTM s Mike Alessi, Troy Lee Designs Honda s Ben Townley and Motoconcepts Yamaha s Kyle Chishom will also compete against the international racers.

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Mitch Payton to Enter AMA Hall of Fame

Payton, the owner of Pro Circuit Racing, has won 26 AMA Pro Motocross and Supercross titles since 1991, more than any other team.

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SBK X WSBK Video Game Demo Now Available

Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC gamers can download the demo and play the official WSBK video game. With the demo, players can race on Portugals Portimao circuit as Max Biaggi on the Aprilia RSV4 or Cal Crutchlow on the Yamaha R6. The demo will also allow up to 16 players to race against each other online.

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MotoGP Prototype With BMW S1000RR Engine

Suter, which produces the MMX chassis used on 13 out of approximately 40 motorcycles that make up the Moto2 grid, plans to enter the new prototype in the 2012 MotoGP Championship when engine capacity rules move up to 1000cc. Suter chief Eskil Suter says the prototype should be ready to test this summer.

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AMA Vance & Hines XR1200 Series Preview

The first team to post an entry for the new spec motorcycle class is the Richie Morris Racing Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing team. AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike rider Jake Holden will be leading the No. 3 team with valuable support from the team's successful sponsorship group, GEICO Powersports, Lucas Oil and Revolution Performance.

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WSBK: 2010 Utah Results

The Aprilia Alitalia rider earned his third double of the campaign as the season to move 15 points ahead of Suzuki Alstares Leon Haslam as the season reaches its half-way point at Miller Motorsports Park.

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FIM MX: 2010 USGP Glen Helen Results

Riding the new KTM 350SX-F, Cairoli finished first in the first moto and third in the second while pole winner Alessi was second in the first moto and fourth in moto two.

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The open houses draw thousands of tourists each September but because of recent restructuring efforts, Harley-Davidson says there will not be enough resources to host the events.

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125cc GP Class May Be Replaced by Moto3

According to a report by MCN, discussions are underway for the new class, to be called Moto3, to debut in 2012. The change is expected to come just as the premiere MotoGP class increases engine capacity from 800cc to 1000cc. Moto3 is expected to replace the 125cc motorcycles with 250cc single cylinder bikes and join MotoGP and Moto2 on the Grand Prix tour.

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MV Agusta Opens South Korean Dealership

The five-story dealership in the upscale Cheongdam-dong district of the capital city Seoul is designed around the concept of Motorcycle & Coffee. MV Agusta motorcycles, parts and clothing are displayed in a minimalist showroom while other spaces are used for hosting cultural events. An external elevator leads to a service area with technicians trained by MV Agusta.

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KTM Demo Rides at 2010 AMA VMD

The KTM lineup at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will include the full 690 line of bikes -- the 690 Enduro, the 690 SMC and the 690 Duke. Also available will be the 950 Super Enduro, the 990 Adventure, the 990 SMT, the 990 SMR, the 990 Super Duke and the 1190 RC8 superbike.

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New Products at Superbike Toy Store

Superbike Toy Store is pleased to announce that we have connected with TWM Special Components to supply the USA with their products. Direct from Italy, TWM folding levers are made with quality and function in mind. They fold and are ready for that ever-sexy remote adjuster!

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Venturi Automobiles Buys Voxan Motorcycles

Millionaire Gildo Pallanca Pastor from Monaco bought Venturi in 2001 after its own financial difficulties, reviving the brand with a focus on producing electric cars such as the Venturi Fetish roadster.

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Barry Sheene's Son to Ride Tribute Bike

Freddie Sheene, will ride the Icon Sheene motorcycle in a hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 2-4 in West Sussex, England.

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2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Announced

Like the XR1200 upon which it is based, the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X was previously released in other markets as a 2010 model. The XR1200X was even being included in the Motor Companys debut product lineup in India in January.

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TrackTactics at Buttonwillow Raceway

The goal of TrackTactics is to train and educate motorcycle riders on the streets and bring them to the race track where they can learn and advance in their skills. With these skills, we hope that all these motorcycle riders will think twice about racing on the streets, said Jesse Kent. TrackTactics offers these events for a very small fee which should entice every rider to support the program.

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Team Zyvax riders Chris Clark and Ben Bostrom joined by guest rider Eric Bostrom road their Graves Motorsports prepped, Dunlop shod Team Zyvax Yamaha R1 finishing with an impressive 175 laps. The Team Zyvax Yamaha R1 mounted riders set a Miller/WERA Endurance track record of 152.7 (set during Ben Bostroms second race stint).

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This is just incredible to have him inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, says Don Emde. My dad would be particularly proud mom and dad, both, since we were such a motorcycling family.

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Kymco Demo Rides at 2010 AMA VMD

The KYMCO scooters on hand will be the Xciting 500, featuring the company's electronic fuel injection (EFI) and anti-lock braking systems; the all-new Downtown 300i with EFI; the Quannon 150 motorcycle; the Yager 200i with EFI; the People 150; the Like 50 and the Super 8 50.

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Rossi Breaks Shin, May Miss Over 6 Weeks

The reigning MotoGP Champion, Rossi fractured his right shin bone after a highside crash June 5 during practice before the Italian Grand Prix. The crash occurred at turn 13 ahead of a chicane. According to MotoGP.com, the tire temperature for Rossis Fiat Yamaha M1 was cited as a likely factor behind the crash.

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AMA Superbike: 2010 Road America Results

Josh Hayes' recent winning trend in AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike competition continued Saturday at the Suzuki SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America with a gripping photo-finish victory in the first race, marking his third win in as many races and propelling him to first in the championship standings.

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AMA Sportbike: 2010 Road America Results

Josh Herrin won a hard-fought, wild and wet AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL final in race one of the Suzuki SuperBike Doubleheader weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., beating Steve Rapp by a margin of just .008 seconds.

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AMA XR1200: Road America Results

Eslick, the defending AMA Daytona Sportbike Champion, won the new Harley-Davidson XR1200 racing series first race for the Richie Morris Racing/Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing team. Eslick out-dueled teammate Jake Holden to win a red flag-delayed race.

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TTXGP: 2010 Road America Results

Racing for Lightning Motorcycles, Barnes won the five-lap race, averaging 80.402 mph on the 4.05 mile circuit. The Lightning bike, based on a Ducati 1098, may have suffered from a lack of corner clearance in the first race at Infineon Raceway but Road Americas long stretches of straight played more to its strengths than the Sonoma, Calif., circuits curvy layout.

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The New York native joined the BE1-operated Triumph factory team to ride the Daytona 675 alongside fellow former AMA racer Chaz Davies. After just seven out of 13 rounds, however, DiSalvo and the team agreed to go their separate ways.

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Piaggio Bringing Vespa to India by 2012

India is the worlds second-largest market for motorcycles and scooters, with an average annual rate of growth of 7% over the last six years. Approximately 8.4 million vehicles were sold in India in 2009 with scooters accounting for 15% of the market at 1.3 million units with growth estimated at 13% each year.

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Moto Guzzi Supports National Owners Rally

The Italian manufacturer will offer demo rides, technical seminars and sponsoring a breakfast for the MGNOC Rally, showing its support for the group of Moto Guzzi enthusiasts.

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Canada Gets 2011 Yamaha FZ8 and Fazer 8

Introduced in Europe with much fanfare in March, the naked FZ8 and half-faired Fazer 8 have been added to Yamaha s Canadian line-up. Neither model however will be available with ABS, an option offered by Yamaha Europe.

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2011 Yamaha TT-R Models Announced

The 2011 Yamaha TT-R line will come in three models, the TT-R110E, the TT-R125LE and the TT-R230. They remain unchanged except for graphic updates from when they were last offered as part of Yamahas 2009 line-up, which also included the TT-R125E variant and the TT-R50E. The TT-R125E was a slightly lower version of the TT-R125LE while the TT-R50E , Yamaha says its return is dependent on resolving the CPSIA lead ban issue.

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Triumph Demo Rides at 2010 AMA VMD

Included in the demo lineup will be a full range of 2010 models: the America, Speedmaster, Scrambler, Bonneville, Bonneville SE, Bonneville T100, Thruxton, Daytona 675, Street Triple, Street Triple R, Speed Triple SE, Rocket III Roadster, Rocket III Touring, Thunderbird, Thunderbird SE and Tiger SE.

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Cycle World IMS 2010-2011 Schedule

The 2010-2011 International Motorcycle Shows 12-city tour schedule is as follows:

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AMA Doubles Purse for Laguna Seca

At the U.S. Grand Prix, the top 20 finishers in the American Superbike and Daytona Sportbike classes, as well as the top 10 in the Supersport class at Laguna Seca will receive twice the amount they would regularly earn.

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A longtime advocate for keeping trails open, Collins joins racing team owner Mitch Payton and racer David Emde in the 2010 class. Collins follows another off-highway rights activist, Mona Ehnes who was inducted to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Bayliss Says No to Comeback

The three-time World Superbike Champion says he will not come out of retirement after testing for the Ducati Xerox team during World Ducati Week at Italys Misano circuit. The declaration shuts down a rumor that Bayliss himself started during a previous test session.

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Agostini to Ride at 2010 TT Assen

All-time Grand Prix wins leader Giacomo Agostini will join the Yamaha Classic Racing Team at the Assen circuit for the June 26 MotoGP round for the 80th anniversary of the TT race.

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A racing star from 1970-1976, Castro competed against some of the greatest racers of all time. Castro finished fifth in the standings in his rookie season with Triumph. After joining Yamaha in 1973, Castro won the San Jose, Calif., half-mile. Castro would win another National in 1974, beating his teammate Kenny Roberts to win the 250cc road race at Daytona.

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American Honda to Race Moto2 at Indy GP

The Aug. 29 Moto2 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be American Honda first major factory road racing effort since withdrawing from AMA Pro Racing in 2009.

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2010 Isle of Man TT Recap

The Padgetts Honda rider won a shortened four-lap Senior TT by 37.77 seconds on the final day of the 2010 Isle of Man TT to complete a perfect five-for-five sweep of the solo classes. The previous record for wins in a single TT belonged to Phil McCallen who won four races in 1996 with a third place finish in the Lightweight 250 TT race.

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Horex Brand Resurrected in Germany

The new Horex was unveiled at an event June 15 in Munich, Germany, after weeks of clues and teasers were released by a company calling itself Das Neue Motorrad (German for The New Motorcycle). The original Horex was founded in 1923 by glassware company Rex and operated until 1960 after the company was acquired by Daimler-Benz.

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Schwantz, R. Hayden Join Indy Moto2 Team

Schwantz will lead the team staffed by Kevin Erion and his Erion Racing technicians for American Hondas Moto2 wildcard entry at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Schwantz is best known for his long association with Suzuki so his selection to manage the Honda squad was unexpected. The 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion does have experience with using Honda CBR600RR motorcycles in the Schwantz Motorcycle Riding School however. The Moto2 series uses prototype bikes with engines based on the CBR600RR.

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JT Racing Founders Named to Hall of Fame

The Gregorys made JT Racing the top name in motocross gear during the 70s and 80s. JT Racing was an innovator in both motocross gear manufacturing and marketing. JT Racing was also one of the driving forces behind bringing nylon MX pants to the U.S.

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Royal Enfield Plans for Expansion

The India-based company announced plans to nearly double production over the next three years. According to Royal Enfield, its current production facility has been running at full capacity for over a year, with 52,000 units expected for 2010. Royal Enfield plans to produce 70,000 units in 2011 and 90,000 in 2012 before breaking the 100,000 mark in 2013.

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Isle of Man TT Racer Remembered

Dobbs, also known by his nickname Dobsy, died June 10 in a crash during the second Supersport race at the 2010 Isle of Man TT. Dobbs family is inviting the public to attend his funeral June 21 in Douglas, Isle of Man. Those attending are asked to dress as Dobsy would recognize you team shirts and marshal jackets very welcome.

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Malcolm Smith to Race Pikes Peak

The AMA Hall of Famer and star of the film On Any Sunday will enter the June 27 hill climb near Colorado Springs, Colo. Smith has competed in the Race to the Clouds before, winning the Colorado Celebrity 500 Motorcycle Run at the 1981 Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

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Ride to Work Day 2010 Reminder

Millions around the world are expected to take part in the event, now in its 19th year. Ride to Work Day encourages riders who dont normally do so to park their cars and use their motorcycles and scooters to commute to work. The demonstration is expected to triple the number of riders on the roads.

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