A complete start list of the World Motorcycle Championship

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It all begins today at the Losail circuit, where you can hear the sound of motorbikes during their training. It is really exciting and that is only warm up. This time you can feel the competition in the air. This is going to be on the edge. Let’s see who will compete on the circuit!


AirAsia-SIC-AJO – Zulfahmi Khairuddin

Ambrogio Next Racing – Simone Grotzkyj, Giulian Pedone

Andalucia JHK Laglisse – Ivan Moreno

Bankia Aspar Team – Alberto Moncayo, Hector Faubel

Blusens Avintia – Maverick Vinales

Cresto Guide MZ Racing – Toni Finsterbusch

Elba-Caretta Technology – Jack Miller, Alexis Masbou

Estrella Galicia 0’0 – Alex Rins, Miguel Oliveira

Ioda Team Italia – Luigi Morciano

IodaRacing Project – Jonas Folger

JHK T-Shirt Laglisse – Efren Vazquez, Adrian Martin

Mahindra Racing – Marcel Schrotter, Danny Webb

Moto FGR – Jasper Iwema

Ongetta-Centro Seta – Isaac Vinales

Racing Team Germany – Louis Rossi

Red Bull KTM Ajo – Sandro Cortese, Danny Kent, Arthur Sissis

Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta – Jakub Kornfeil

RW Racing GP – Luis Salom, Brad Binder

San Carlo Gresini Moto3 – Niccolo Antonelli

Team Italia FMI – Romano Fenati, Alessandro Tonucci

Technomag-CIP-TSR – Kenta Fujii, Alan Techer

TT Motion Events Racing – Niklas Ajo


Arguinano Racing Team – Ricard Cardus

Blusens Avintia – Julian Simon

Came IodaRacing Project – Simone Corsi

Cresto Guide MZ Racing – Alexander Lundh

Desguaces La Torre SAG – Angel Rodriguez

Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 – Gino Rea

GP Team Switzerland – Randy Krummenacher

Interwetten-Paddock – Thomas Luthi

Italtrans Racing Team – Takaaki Nakagami, Claudio Corti

JIR Moto2 – Johann Zarco, Eric Granado

Kiefer Racing – Max Neukirchner

Mapfre Aspar Team – Nicolas Terol, Toni Elias

Marc VDS Racing Team – Mika Kallio, Scott Redding

NGM Mobile Forward Racing – Alex De Angelis, Yuki Takahashi

Pons 40 HP Tuenti – Pol Espargaro, Axel Pons, Esteve Rabat

QMMF Racing Team – Elena Rosell, Anthony West

S/Master Speed Up – Mike Di Meglio

SAG Team – Marco Colandrea

Speed Master – Andrea Iannone

Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol – Marc Marquez

Tech 3 Racing – Xavier Simeon, Bradley Smith

Technomag-CIP – Roberto Rolfo, Dominique Aegerter

Thai Honda Gresini Moto2 – Ratthapark Wilairot


Avintia Blusens – Ivan Silva, Yonny Hernandez

Came IodaRacing Project – Danilo Petrucci

Cardion AB Motoracing – Karel Abraham

Ducati Team – Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden

LCR Honda MotoGP – Stefan Bradl

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Andrea Dovizioso, Cal Crutchlow

NGM Mobile Forward Racing – Colin Edwards

Paul Bird Motorsport – James Ellison

Power Electronics Aspar – Randy De Puniet, Aleix Espargaro

Pramac Racing Team – Hector Barbera

Repsol Honda Team – Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa

San Carlo Honda Gresini – Alvaro Bautista, Michele Pirro

Speed Master – Mattia Pasini

Yamaha Factory Racing – Ben Spies, Jorge Lorenzo

Harley-Davidson moves into the heart of Sturgis for 2010 rally

April 29, 2010 by  
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MILWAUKEE (April 19, 2010) – Harley-Davidson will move its 2010 rally experience to two all-new locations in the heart of Sturgis, S.D., where the Motor Company will celebrate the 70th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with customers and motorcycle enthusiasts August 6-14, 2010.

The Harley-Davidson Road Tour with the newly released 2011 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Accessories, MotorClothes® merchandise and H.O.G.® members-only pin stop will run from Friday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 14 at the intersection of Lazelle and 3rd streets in downtown Sturgis. All Harley-Davidson activities in Sturgis are free of charge.

Harley-Davidson demo rides for 2011 motorcycles will be available in Sturgis at a location near Interstate 90 at Exit 30. More details on the exact location, dates and hours of demo rides and other Harley-Davidson activities in Sturgis will follow in the coming weeks.

“Right smack in the middle of Sturgis seems like the ideal place for Harley-Davidson to spend the week,” said Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson Director, Consumer Events Marketing. “We recently made a similar move to an outdoor rally experience for Daytona Bike Week this year and it was extremely popular. We listen closely to our customers and believe that they will love the new Sturgis locations for our Road Tour activities, demo rides and H.O.G. pin stop.”

In recent years, most Harley-Davidson activities for the Sturgis Rally had been located in Rapid City, S.D. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. “We really enjoyed working with the staff at the Civic Center in Rapid City and have been very pleased with the service and facility over the years,” Piehl said. “We feel that our move to Sturgis will give us the opportunity to reach significantly more rally attendees than we could in Rapid City.”

For the most up-to-date information on Harley-Davidson events at the 2010 Sturgis Rally, please visit the Experience section at www.harley-davidson.com/sturgis.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.

Source [Harley-Davidson]

Great-Grandson of William Davidson named Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (April 23, 2010) –Harley-Davidson today announced that Bill Davidson, Vice President of Core Customer Marketing and great-grandson of Company co-founder, William A. Davidson, has been named Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum and Factory Tours. The Museum’s current leader, Stacey Watson, is taking on a newly elevated role leading marketing for all Harley-Davidson customer segments across North America. These new roles begin June 1st.

“Bill and Stacey are passionate leaders with dynamic backgrounds in marketing and customer outreach,” said Mark-Hans Richer, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “A guy like Bill Davidson running our Museum is a natural next phase for this important business. He’s spent his career – probably since he could walk – deeply focused on strengthening Harley-Davidson’s relationships with our riders around the world.”

Davidson has been with Harley-Davidson for more than 26 years in various leadership positions throughout Marketing. “Harley-Davidson is in my blood,” said Davidson. “The Museum is not only the story of Harley-Davidson – it’s the story of America, told through the lens of an iconic company. I’m excited and honored to share that story and continue to build the Harley-Davidson legacy with everyone who visits the Museum from around the world.”

The Museum opened in July 2008, under the leadership of Watson. She was instrumental in the design, development, construction and launch of the Museum, which has become a highly regarded and awarded destination for hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.

“I am proud of what we accomplished together at the Museum to create a world-class destination right here in Milwaukee,” said Watson, “and I am thrilled to continue strengthening the Company’s focus on customers in my new role.”

Reaching customers in new demographic segments is one of the Company’s highest priorities. In her new role as Senior Director, Consumer Segment Marketing, Watson will be responsible for directing the marketing strategy for all core and outreach consumer segments within North America, with a special focus on Women, Young Adults and Diverse markets. Watson joined Harley-Davidson in 1996, and has held roles in York Vehicle Operations in York, Pa., Buell Motorcycle Company, New Business Development and Harley-Davidson Europe.

About the Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum is located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee and provides a glimpse of American history and culture like you’ve never seen it before – through the lens of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The Museum is open year-round (10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Wed and Fri-Sun, and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thurs) and parking is free. For more information on the Museum’s galleries, exhibits, special events, tickets, and more, visit www.h-dmuseum.com.

Source [Harley-Davidson Press Release]

2010 Arizona Bike Week Review

April 26, 2010 by  
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Like most everything else, major motorcycle rallies have been hit by hard times. Numbers are down, people are grumpy and most of us can’t even remember what a leisure dollar is, much less spend one. But somehow, somewhere out in a blooming Arizona desert, somebody threw a party and for a few days in April everyone forgot they weren’t supposed to be having fun.

The 14th annual Arizona Bike Week, held this year from April 9 through April 18, included five warm-up “pre-rally” days that kicked off the event with signature rides, dealer hosted parties and biker queen pageant eliminations. It was a prelude to the main event, Cyclefest, which opened its doors April 14.

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Source [Motorcycle USA]

‘The Scorpions’ to perform Aug 13th at Sturgis Rally.

April 21, 2010 by  
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The German band will fill the Aug. 13 slot during the Sturgis rally, according to Rod Woodruff, campground owner.

“I think they’re giants,” Woodruff said. The band has sold more than 100 million albums, and it will be bringing its Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour 2010 to the Black Hills. The band has announced they will retire after this tour, making their performance at the Buffalo Chip the last opportunity most will have to see them live, Woodruff said.

The Scorpions are know for hits “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “No One Like You,” “Send Me an Angel,” “Still Loving You” and Wind of Change.”

“These are honest people who make honest music,” Woodruff said.

Woodruff said he thinks the band is a good fit for the crowd at the campground because the Scorpions expressed an interest in being able to connect with the audience.

“They want to relate and feel the buzz,” Woodruff said.

The band recently released a new album, “Sting in The Tail.” It will likely be their last studio album before retirement.

“They’re not living in the past. The best is yet to come,” Woodruff said.

Scorpions join Motley Crue, Dave Mason, Tesla, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, The Guess Who, ZZ Top, Orianthi, Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, Disturbed, Williams & Ree and The Doobie Brothers for the 2010 lineup.

Tickets are on sale at www.buffalochip.com.

Source [Rapid City Journal]

Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet at Wisconsin Expo Center

April 20, 2010 by  
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Wisconsin Exposition Center

The best and largest swap meet in Wisconsin is the Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet in Milwaukee! Over 85,000 square feet jam packed with everything for the biker and bike. Giant offers the largest selection of motorcycle bikes, parts & accessories in the Midwest. Come to buy or come and sell! New & used bikes, customs, sport bikes, trikes, cruisers, adventure, and even quads.  All brands welcome!  Custom builders, painters, parts, accessories, apparel, leather & more.

Admission Information:

Adults:  $10


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Two More Magnificent £100,000 Motorbikes Line Up For Bonhams Stafford Auction

Bonhams are proud to announce the addition of two fantastic new highlights to its motorcycle auction on 25th April 2010 at The International Classic MotorCycle Show, Stafford. One is the ex-Francis Williams, Basil Keys Norton-JAP 996cc Mk1 ‘Saltdean Special’ Sprinter (estimate £90,000-100,000) and the other a 1938 Brough Superior 982cc SS100 (estimate £110,000-130,000); both are expected to attract much enthusiastic bidding on the day.

The ex-Francis Williams, Basil Keys Norton-JAP is a historic sprinting motorcycle with outstanding stature and competition pedigree. This example is the first of three Norton-JAP sprinters conceived and built by Francis J Williams and it was the machine to beat in its day. In 1959 it was sold to Basil Keys, himself a dedicated sprinting enthusiast, who went on to win many events on it with the name Basil Keys becoming synonymous with the Brighton Speed Trials. In 1959 he broke the course record at Brighton, covering the standing-start kilometre in 21.59 seconds at an average speed of 103.61mph.

Lot 445, the Brough Superior SS100 needs little introduction. Legendary superbike of motorcycling’s between-the-wars ‘Golden Age’, Brough Superior – ‘The Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles’ – was synonymous with high performance, engineering excellence and quality of finish. That such a formidable reputation was forged by a motorcycle constructed almost entirely from bought-in components says much for the publicity skills of George Brough. But if ever a machine was more than the sum of its parts, it was the Brough Superior. This example has only had four owners and is offered for sale by a Brough Superior Club copy works record card, a Tester’s Road Report and an old-style buff logbook issued in April 1955.

With over 500 lots of motorcycles and related memorabilia ranging from an 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller to a 1950 ex-Ernie Thomas Velocette KTT Mk VIII, and a 1950 Vincent 998cc Series-C Rapide to a 1974 Laverda 750SFC Production Racing Motorcycle, this is an auction that should not be missed.

Ben Walker, Head of Motorcycle Department comments, “This is without a doubt one of the best line-ups of collectors’ motorcycles ever offered for sale at The International Classic Motorcycle Show. There is something for everyone, the sale encompassing all genres and areas of collecting. Given the number of important and historic machines on offer I expect the printed catalogue to become a collectors’ item in its own right!’

Visit Bonhams website for more information about the upcoming auction.

Source [Bonhams]

Victory Motorcycles Announces Finalists In True American Road Trip Promotion

MEDINA, Minn. – Today Victory Motorcycles announced the 10 lucky riders selected from a field of more than 350 entries to take part in Victory’s True American Road Trip this summer. Spanning the entire country, Victory accepted entries during the past two months before deciding on the 10 that best showed each rider’s creativity and passion for a great motorcycle road trip.

The 10 that were selected to take part in the True American Road Trip are: Allison Lins (Milltown, N.J.); Jayne Drinan (Gresham, Ore.); Dick Fox (Smithfield, Va.); Randy Stephenson (Southfield, Mich.); Shane Lautenslager (Tracy, Calif.); Kevin Fury (Westminster, Colo.); Matt Cole (Anacortes, Ore.); Don Williams (St. Cloud, Fla.); Brandon Carlson (Cottonwood Heights, Utah); Sydney Sheppard (Sacramento, Calif.).

“The True American Road Trip is the physical manifestation of the unique relationship Victory Motorcycles shares with riders across the country,” said Josh Kurcinka, marketing manager for Victory Motorcycles. “Victory understands the power of a great ride on a great bike. This program allows us to help 10 people fuel their passion with the open road, and a chance to tell their story through the road trips they construct.”

The 10 riders each will receive a complimentary lease for the remainder of 2010 for one of two new touring motorcycles, the Victory Cross Country™ or Victory Cross Roads™, touring motorcycles that uphold Victory’s reputation for creating class-leading bikes featuring creative styling and innovative engineering. Each rider will plan and execute monthly road trips in May, June, July and August documenting their experience through a variety of online channels, such as YouTube and Flickr.

As each of the road trips are completed, photos, videos and text captured by the riders will be shared on www.TrueAmericanRoadTrip.com. Riders will highlight anything and everything from their trips to share with online audience, allowing anyone to experience the ride through a variety of media without actually having been there. In addition, visitors to the site will be able to view maps of the routes traveled for each road trip, allowing the trip to be recreated by anyone and, hopefully, inspiring riders to create their own.

“There’s nothing better than experiencing unique things America has to offer on the back of an American-made bike,” said Kurcinka. “This summer, Victory will not only provide the opportunity for 10 riders to do exactly that, but offer the entire world the chance to follow along online, soaking up all the great sights and sounds this country has to offer from the comfort of their own home.”

For more information, visit http://www.TrueAmericanRoadTrip.com.

About Polaris

With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use.

Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry, and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory Motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, is rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.

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

Harley-Davidson Museum launches Fantasy Camp for motorcyclists

April 17, 2010 by  
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MILWAUKEE (April 16, 2010) – This summer the Harley-Davidson Museum will offer a select group of riders and enthusiasts an exclusive opportunity to become the ultimate Harley-Davidson insider.

The Harley-Davidson Fantasy Camp is an exclusive behind-the-scenes Harley-Davidson experience, offering participants a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse themselves in Harley-Davidson Motor Company history, gain entry to the building where bikes are engineered, styled and tested, ride with Harley-Davidson executives, and become the ultimate Harley-Davidson insider.

From June 21-25, 2010, twenty Harley-Davidson Fantasy Campers will be immersed in Harley-Davidson history and culture as well as get to know Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson’s hometown for 107 years.

A sneak peek of what is planned:

  • Enjoy VIP guided tours of the Harley-Davidson Museum including an in-depth look at the limited-access archives collection.
  • Discover historic Harley-Davidson sites during a never-before-offered city tour of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Tour the access-restricted Willie G. Davidson Product Development Center (PDC), where motorcycle prototypes are engineered, styled and tested.
  • Learn how Harley-Davidson V-Twin engines work from a Harley-Davidson University instructor.
  • Bond with a Harley-Davidson Motor Company executive while riding through Milwaukee’s countryside.
  • Experience must-do Milwaukee activities like enjoy a Brewer’s game from the exclusive Harley-Davidson Deck, and check out Summerfest from the private Harley-Davidson Roadhouse.
  • Share daily meals with Harley-Davidson staff and other H-D Fantasy Campers.
  • Chronicle the trip with plenty of opportunities for photos

The Harley-Davidson Fantasy Camp experience includes hotel, food, and transportation to all destinations – including motorcycles for the ride – and exclusive access to areas not available to the public for $3,000 per person.

To enroll in the Harley-Davidson Fantasy Camp, call the Harley-Davidson Museum Group Tours Coordinator at 414-287-2799. Registration deadline is May 31, 2010.

Company Background
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles
and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson  motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit harley-davidson.com.

Source [Harley-Davidson]

AFT Customs’ to Debut Kemosabe at LA Show

April 16, 2010 by  
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Reigning LA Calendar Bike Building Champions, AFT Customs of Martel, California, with owner designer Jim Guiffra and his AFT Motorsports Model Agency spokesmodels, will again use this year’s 2010 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show to premier their latest custom built motorcycle “Kemosabe.” After debuting the bike at the Calendar Show on Sunday, July 18th at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long Beach, California, the AFT crew will head to the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to participate in the BUB Speed Trials where two of the girl builders, Sukhee and Shelby, will pilot the bike on world speed record attempts. Also helping with the bike build and attending the events are models Cyndi, Sara, Melanie and Katy.

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