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AMA News and Notes August 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association has released the August 2014 edition of news and notes that concern motorcyclists.

Sam Wheeler Aims for Land Speed Record

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Sam Wheeler is preparing to break the land speed record with a run of more than 400 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats in August 2014.

Cal Cruchlow and Ducati Part Ways in 2015

Saturday, August 2, 2014
Cal Crutchlow and Ducati have reached an agreement which terminates the British rider's contact for 2015.

2014 Q2 Pushes Motorcycle Sales Up 2.6%

Friday, August 1, 2014
Motorcycle sales rebound slightly from a stagnant first quarter, with the MIC reporting Q2 sales pushing the 2014 six-month tally up 2.6% year over year.

Gear Up: REV'IT! Bleeker Boots & Rokform Case

Friday, August 1, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at REV'IT!'s new Bleeker Boots, a Rokform case for the Samsung Galaxy S5, CV Performance Premium Harley Carb Tuners Kit and more.

74th Daytona 200 Set for March 14, 2015

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The 74th Daytona 200 is set for March 14, 2015 and will mark the return of the Pro SuperBike class to the event.

World Superbike Confirms 2014 Qatar Round

Thursday, July 31, 2014
The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization have confirmed the Qatar Round at Losail International Circuit on November 2, 2014.

2015 Energica Ego First Ride

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Motorsport and aerospace engineering group, Cevolini Rapid Prototyping (CRP) joins the electric motorcycle race with its Energica Ego Superbike.

Michael Dunlop Enters BMW Race Trophy

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Michael Dunlop has entered the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, and is now sitting atop the points standings.

WorldSBK Looking for Tire Supplier

Monday, July 28, 2014
Dorna WSBK Organization has issued an open call for tender for companies willing to be the sole tire supplier of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship from 2016 onwards.

WEC Suzuka 8-Hours Results 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014
Rains affected the 2014 Suzuka 8-Hours, leading to multiple crashes and safety car appearances during the second round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship.

Gear Up: SPOT Global Phone & Helmet Hed

Friday, July 25, 2014
In this installment of Gear Up we look at the SPOT Global Phone, Helmet Hed's hair retention cap, the ABUS Detecto 7000 RS1 brake disc lock and more.

Nicky Hayden to Miss 2014 Indy and Brno GP

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Drive M7 Aspar's Nicky Hayden will miss the 2014 Indianapolis and Brno MotoGP rounds to recover from wrist surgery. Leon Camier will step up to ride in his stead.

GearBrake Wins Entrepreneur Competition

Thursday, July 24, 2014
GearBrake, a system which flashes a motorcycles brake lights on deceleration, won the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Developmentā€™s entrepreneur pitch competition in Louisville.

Schwantz Named 2014 AIMExpo Champion

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Kevin Schwantz has been named the 2014 AIMExpo "Champion" meaning he will serve as the show's ambassador, share stories of his racing career and participate in various events at the event.

Schwantz on a Norton Featherbed at Goodwood

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Kevin Schwantz will make his Goodwood Revival debut during the September 12-14 event on a Manx Norton "Featherbed."

Sykes Tops WorldSBK Portimao Test 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes put up the fastest time during a two-day World Superbike test at Portimao before riders headed off for a six week break before Round 10 of the 2014 season.

Speed and Strength Full Battle Rattle for 2015

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Speed and Strength will launch its new 2015 "Full Battle Rattle" line of motorcycle gear during the Tucker Rocky Dealer Show in Fort Worth, Texas on July 26, 2014.

Dunlop Introduces the Sportmax GP-A Pro Tire

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Dunlop introduces a new race-proven tire to its line-up, the Sportmax GP-A Pro.

AMA Petitions for CA Lane-Splitting Guidelines

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association petition calls for the return of lane-splitting guidelines to California government websites, offices.
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