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Close Call Caught on Camera at Pike's Peak

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Close Call Caught on Camera at Pike's Peak
Jeff Grace is a competitor in the 2014 Pike’s Peak Hill Climb and while filming a run up the mountain during practice on June 25, 2014, he caught an incredible moment that could have ended much worse than it did. It's called "Honda from Heaven." Check it out in the video below.
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Post Tags: Pike's Peak, Motorcycle Racing, Motorcycle Crash

Suchanek Sets Ice Wheelie World Record

Monday, February 10, 2014
Suchanek Sets Ice Wheelie World Record
Ryan Suchanek is a stunt rider who faced a major set-back in 2007. While riding his bike home from work Suchanek was hit by a car; when he woke six weeks later he found his left leg had been amputated from the knee down. Six months after that he was back on a bike doing demos in China.
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Post Tags: Ryan Suchanek, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Guiness World Record, Wheelie

Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Dyno Video

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Dyno Video
The Race to 400 mph video series continues as Sam Wheeler gets his redesigned E-Z-Hook Streamliner up on the dyno. As documented in previous installments of the Race to 400, Wheeler’s E-Z-Hook has received significant drivetrain upgrades with a new turbo-charged Hayabusa Inline Four, auxiliary transmission and belt drive. Now that Wheeler has the streamliner drivetrain in working condition, he puts it through the paces on the dyno.
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Post Tags: E-Z-Hook Streamliner, Sam Wheeler

Racing AMA Superbike with Chris Fillmore

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Racing AMA Superbike with Chris Fillmore
Ever wonder what it’s like to compete in a professional road racing championship? Go behind scenes with KTM factory Superbike racer, Chris Fillmore as he zigzags his way across the United States to race his V-Twin powered RC8R. In episode 10 of the Following Fillmore: Outside the Life of a Superbike Racer series, he road trips to northern Utah to compete in this past summer’s American Superbike race at Miller Motorsports Park.
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JD Beach Near Motorcycle Crash and Save

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
JD Beach Near Motorcycle Crash and Save
My good friend and Cycle News Associate Editor, Andrea “A-Dub II” Wilson just showed me a video of AMA flat tracker turned road racer, JD Beach and his miraculous save from this past weekend’s AMA race in New Jersey. In the video it appears that Beach has everything under control until the rear end of his Yamaha R6 goes completely sideways—and tries to throw him off in a highside-style crash.
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Dainese Presents Rossi’s Ranch Video

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Dainese Presents Rossi’s Ranch Video
From road racing to motocross and flat track there are few top-level races who embrace all forms of motorsport, both on two and four wheels than Valentino Rossi. Recently the crew at Dainese spent a day out at his new ranch situated in eastern Italy near his hometown of Tavuilla. There Rossi along with English TT racer Guy Martin and Italian supermoto racer Thomas Chareyre churned out laps on flat track bikes.
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Get on Track with Let’s Ride Track Days

Friday, May 31, 2013
Get on Track with Let’s Ride Track Days
Everyone honors the men and woman who gave their lives serving our country in different ways. This past Memorial Day sport riding enthusiasts gathered at central California’s Buttonwillow Raceway Park to spin some laps with Let’s Ride Track Days.
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Post Tags: lets ride trackdays

Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Bodywork Video

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Bodywork Video
Sam Wheeler’s Race to 400 video series from Ignition3 continues with Episode 5 – which sees the E-Z-Hook streamliner get a new skin and make its public debut. Having long sported a distinctive lime green livery, the E-Z-Hook changes colors with its new red, white and blue graphics – installed by Arcadia Sign.
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Post Tags: Sam Wheeler, E-Z-Hook Streamliner, Bonneville

New Website for Valentino Rossi

Thursday, April 4, 2013
MotoUSA recently received a press release announcing a new and improved official website for MotoGP star Valentino Rossi.
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Post Tags: Valentino Rossi, new website, VR46, The Doctor,

Bell Helmets Congratulates Josh Herrin

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Bell Helmets Congratulates Josh Herrin
Our friend and American Superbike racer Josh Herrin recently notched his first win in the AMA’s premier American Superbike class at Daytona last month. It was a big moment for the 22-year-old from Georgia as he finally proved to the world that he has what it takes to run with the big boys. Watch this video made by Bell Helmets which celebrates his first win.
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