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Running on Fumes - March 2009

Archive for March 2009

Triumph Bonneville SE in Big Easy

Monday, March 30, 2009
Triumph is launching its 2009 Modern Classic line in New Orleans and Motorcycle USA is on the scene. Our test ride takes place tomorrow, but here are the preliminary details of the Modern Classic lineup and its flagship model – the Triumph Bonneville.
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Post Tags: 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE, 2009 Triumph Classics

Hollow SportBike Wins for Buell?

Friday, March 27, 2009
When Buell 1125R rider Danny Eslick had to pit with his bike literally falling apart leading the Daytona 200, it looked like another Buell racing effort might fall apart too. With a second round of the new AMA Pro Road Racing series in the books, however, the Buell’s fortunes have turned as Eslick secured the double in the Fontana SportBike races.
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Hopper Welcome Addition to World Superbike

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
As if American fans needed more incentive to turn their attentions to the international World Superbike series, John Hopkins is now racing the SBK championship for Stiggy Honda. (John Hopkins to World Superbike on Honda) Hopkins’ talent has been unused so far in 2009 after Kawasaki departed from MotoGP during the tumultuous off-season.
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Post Tags: john hopkins world superbike, hopkins SBK

Spies World Superbike Success Not a Surprise

Monday, March 16, 2009
Did we say Ben Spies might need to learn the international circuits before finding World Superbike success? Actually, it looks like the World Superbike grid might have to learn something new – seeing Mr. Spies atop the podium. The three-time AMA Superbike champion is making his adjustment to a new series seamlessly. Not only is he switching championships, Spies has swapped manufacturers and tires too. Not to mention a whole new paddock of rivals to gauge.
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Post Tags: ben spies world superbike, ben spies wsb, spies success

Buell’s Missed Daytona 200 Chance

Friday, March 13, 2009
It seemed so perfect didn’t it? Erik Buell, the man whose single-minded pursuit of the great American sportbike has lasted over 25 years, was poised to see his latest incarnation, the Buell 1125R, win the coveted Daytona 200. It was the perfect combination of events during the 2009 running of America’s most prestigious motorcycle road race.
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Post Tags: buell daytona 200, buell daytona race
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