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Mods/Rockers Unite: MotoBlot 2015 June 25-28

Mods/Rockers Unite: MotoBlot 2015 June 25-28
Monday, March 16, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
For all you mods, rockers, and ton-up fans of the Ace Café out there, listen up. Chicago is the place to be June 25 – 28 for the second annual Motoblot celebration. My buddy Larry Fletcher puts a lot of work promoting the event and just passed along some of the particulars, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Win a Chance to Meet Valentino Rossi at CoTA

Win a Chance to Meet Valentino Rossi at CoTA
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - MotoGP Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Dainese/AGV is offering fans the chance to meet with Valentino Rossi during the 2015 Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The contest requires fans to make a video showing why they love Dainese, AGV and/or Valentino Rossi. The videos must then be uploaded to vine.

Yamaha R1 Road to Austin Episode 4

Yamaha R1 Road to Austin Episode 4
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier have been hard at work getting the new Yamaha R1 ready for battle, recently heading to Thunderhill Raceway to turn some laps on the new machine. The 2015 MotoAmerica season opener is April 10-12 where the Graves Yamaha team will take to the track alongside MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas.

MSR Big 6 Prairie Dog GP Glen Helen Recap

MSR Big 6 Prairie Dog GP Glen Helen Recap
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
MSR racer Colton Udall took the win during the recent MSR Big 6 Prairie Dog Grand Prix at Glen Helen, capturing some incredible on-board footage along the way.

Jim Nasi/Bahn Unveiling Bagger at Bike Week

Jim Nasi/Bahn Unveiling Bagger at Bike Week
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Custom builder Jim Nasi has been one of the players at the forefront of the bagger revolution for years now.

More Yamaha R1 Talk on Bike Week Radio

More Yamaha R1 Talk on Bike Week Radio
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Heed 505 - Adam Waheed
Yamaha’s fully redesigned YZF-R1 is one of the most exciting new motorcycles we’ve ridden in recent history. So tomorrow morning we’re supplementing our First Ride review with added commentary on Yamaha’s new Superbike during the Bike Week Radio Show.

EVS Sports Hits the Streets with Ian Gaines

EVS Sports Hits the Streets with Ian Gaines
Friday, February 27, 2015 - Street Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
EVS Sports has been in the motorcycle apparel game since 1985, when the company introduced its first Motocross specific knee brace, the AMX-5. Since then the company has grown to include street helmets, gloves, body armor, gear bags and more. Recently, the company showcased a handful of products with rider Ian Gaines on the streets and back alleys of LA. If you’re a fan of stunt shenanigans, be sure to check out the video below.

Kawasaki WorldSBK Talks Technical 2015

Kawasaki WorldSBK Talks Technical 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015 - World Superbike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The 2015 World Superbike Championship is underway, with teams completing the first practice sessions of the season at Phillip Island. There's a host of new rules and regulations this year and Kawasaki Racing Team has produced a short video that points out some of the particulars, from price caps on components to testing regulations and more. It's far from a complete run-down of all that's changed, but it's a good bullet-point list nonetheless. Check it out below.

Cameron Beaubier Bell Helmet Video

Cameron Beaubier Bell Helmet Video
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier will be sporting a Bell Helmet during the 2015 MotoAmerica Championship. The Yamaha ace hops on camera in the video below to talk about his decision to go with Bell and doesn’t beat around the bush when talking about his aspirations to get over the pond for a shot at the international stage in the coming years.

Must See: New 2015 Yamaha R1 Videos

Must See: New 2015 Yamaha R1 Videos
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - Sport Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
The entirely revamped Yamaha R1 looks to be an incredible machine, debuted at the 2014 EICMA Show it immediately sent the pulse rates of sportbike riders into overdrive. The machine is designed to be as light as possible and to be a beast on the racetrack while still being a manageable machine on the road.

Kawasaki MXGP Team Video 2015

Kawasaki MXGP Team Video 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The Kawasaki Racing Team looks to be a formidable force in MXGP in 2015, fielding riders Ryan Villopoto and Tyla Rattray. Both have been hard at work preparing for the season, and Kawasaki has captured footage of them on track, along with some commentary that provides additional insight into what they're concentrating on before the first gate drop of the year. Check out Villopoto and Rattray in the video below. The first round is scheduled for February 28 in Qatar.

Strokers Dallas Hosting Industry Night Feb. 12

Strokers Dallas Hosting Industry Night Feb. 12
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Rick Fairless and the Strokers Dallas crew are hosting an industry party Thursday night to kick off the South Central Regional Showcase weekend going down in Arlington, Texas. The party is open to the public and there’s no cost to get in. Moose Racing, Thor MX, Icon and others will have product displays and a slew of industry reps from leading companies will also be on hand.

MSR WFOx Team at 2015 San Felipe 250

MSR WFOx Team at 2015 San Felipe 250
Monday, February 9, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The MSR/WFOx team dominated the Pro Motorcycle class of the 2015 San Felipe 250, with riders Colton Udall and Justin Jones claiming top honors in the event. Fellow MSR riders, Mark Samuels and Ray Dal Soglio, crossed the line in second-place. The team was ready with cameras in hand during the event, capturing behind-the-scenes footage in the days before the race through to the checkered flag. Check out the MSR/WFOx team video from the 2015 San Felipe 250 below.

Roger Hayden & Jake Lewis MotoAmerica

Friday, February 6, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Text below is courtesy of MotoAmerica MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, has released part one of a three-part video interview with Yoshimura Suzuki teammates Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis. Hayden and Lewis will be riding Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000s in the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series.

Road to Austin Episode 3 2015

Road to Austin Episode 3 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Monster Graves Yamaha's Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier are joined by Yamaha Racing Division Manager Keith McCarty in the third installment of the "Road to Austin." In the video below, McCarty details some of what's new with the R1 as the team tests and prepares for the opening MotoAmerica round at Circuit of the Americas. Hayes and Beaubier chime in as well, giving their impressions of the new machine after turning laps at Thunderhill Raceway.

A Look Back at Triumph in 2014

A Look Back at Triumph in 2014
Friday, February 6, 2015 - Street Bike Blog - Byron Wilson
Triumph celebrates 2014 in the video below, which includes some awesome footage of its exploits on the racetrack, salt flats, in the desert and off road.

Guess Who's 1st Sturgis 75th Band at The Chip

Guess Who's 1st Sturgis 75th Band at The Chip
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Nobody does music and motorcycles like the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. For nine days straight The Chip hosts the biggest names in the music industry. Rain or shine, every night is a party at the Wolfman Jack Stage.

15th Annual Cincinnati V-Twin Expo Feb. 7-8

15th Annual Cincinnati V-Twin Expo Feb. 7-8
Monday, February 2, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
With the 2015 riding season right around the corner, it’s prime-time for players in the cruiser and custom motorcycle industry to gather once again in Cincinnati for the 15th annual V-Twin Expo. The industry trade show takes place this weekend, February 7-8, inside the Duke Energy Center. The annual gathering allows business to showcase new products and accessories, make contacts and form new business alliances.

Perewitz Custom Paint Show at Bike Week 2015

Perewitz Custom Paint Show at Bike Week 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Perewitz and paint are synonymous. You don’t get a nickname like “The King of Flames” without having some skills in the paint booth. We’re stoked to hear that Dave and Jody Perewitz will be holding the Perewitz Custom Paint Show at Bruce Rossmeyer’s during Daytona Beach Bike Week 2015 with help from sponsor PPG Paints. There’s a $500 cash prize for the winner along with a bad-ass trophy painted by the man himself.

Repsol Interview with Toni Bou 2015

Repsol Interview with Toni Bou 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Eight-time world champion Toni Bou earned his 27th consecutive victory in the opening round of the 2015 X-Trial World Championship. He's preparing for Round 2 but had some time to sit down with the folks from Repsol to answer some questions about the season ahead, his past victories and the MotoGP World Championship.

Bam Bam Barcia Rides Moto w/Giant Hot Dog

Bam Bam Barcia Rides Moto w/Giant Hot Dog
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Bryan's Blog - Bryan Harley
Bam Bam walking hand-in-hand with an oversized hot dog?? Fat whips and the Wienerschnitzel mascot riding whoops?? Then said hot dog gets roosted?? What the hell is going on! While it sounds like some wacked-out dream, it’s all part of the latest marketing campaign by Wienerschintzel, who has hooked up with Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross for a little Supercross promotion.

FMF KTM Factory Team 2015 Video

FMF KTM Factory Team 2015 Video
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Dirt Bike Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The FMF KTM Factory Racing Team recently spent the day in front of cameras during a photo/video shoot ahead of the 2015 season. Riders Kaliub Russell, Charlie Mullins, Russell Bobbitt, Tayler Robert, Ivan Ramirez and Kacy Martinez will be competing in a variety of off-road series, including GNCC, National Enduro, EnduroCross, the FIM Super Enduro Series and AMA National Hare & Hound. Check out the video below to see the riders in action.

Aussie Dirt Quake: Ellaspede's Dust Hustle

Aussie Dirt Quake: Ellaspede's Dust Hustle
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Bryan's Blog - Bryan Harley
We love when readers share stories and videos with us, especially events from other parts of the world. When it features a bunch of motorcycle enthusiasts getting together and having fun in the dirt, even better. Ellaspede, a custom motorcycle and biker culture shop out of West End in Brisbane, Australia, recently shared this video with us from an event they hosted called the Dust Hustle.

Westby Helmet Auction to Benefit NDSS

Westby Helmet Auction to Benefit NDSS
Friday, January 23, 2015 - AMA Pro Road Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
The Arai Corsair-V helmet Dane Westby wore during the final race of the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing series at New Jersey Motorsports Park will be auctioned off January 29, 2015, with proceeds going to support the National Down Syndrome Society. Check out the video below to learn more about the lid and Westby's support of NDSS. Below that is additional information, courtesy of Broaster Racing, on how you can bid, online, to win the helmet.

1st Garage Brewed Moto Show in Cincy Feb. 7

1st Garage Brewed Moto Show in Cincy Feb. 7
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Just got wind of what has the potential to be an interesting, intimate bike show in Cincinnati called the Garage Brewed Moto Show. The gathering promises to feature some of the best bikes and builders from around the Midwest, from accomplished shops to garage builders. It is being organized by Tim Burke of Cincy Café Racer Inc.

Woolie to Debut Dreamliner at Raduno Ducati

Woolie to Debut Dreamliner at Raduno Ducati
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
Seems like Woolie at Deus has been busy in his workshop and is ready to share his latest creation with the world. He’s sourced a Ducati 750 powerplent for his latest project called the “Dreamliner.” There’s a great shot of stunter extraordinaire Aaron Colton in Deus Facebook Timeline Photos wringing it out and proving its ‘peppiness’ with a sweet wheelie shot.

Ami Houde Behind-the-Scenes at Anaheim I

Ami Houde Behind-the-Scenes at Anaheim I
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - AMA Supercross Blog - Byron Wilson
Motorcycle Superstore correspondent Ami Houde was on hand during the opening round of the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Championship at Anaheim catching up with riders, Monster Energy Girls and Rockstar Energy Girls and others in preparation for the big show. Check out the video below to see all the behind-the-scenes action and learn how to take the perfect SX selfie from the pros. Below that is more information on Motorcycle Superstore and a quick wrap-up of the night's on-track action.

RSD/IV League Bring Flat Track Back to Del Mar

RSD/IV League Bring Flat Track Back to Del Mar
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - Cruiser Blog - Bryan Harley
It’s going to be “a hot time in the old town tonight” as Roland Sands Design and Brian Bell of IV League Flat Track combine forces to bring flat track racing back to Del Mar. “Return to Del Mar: Short Track by the Beach” will take place January 17 -18 at Del Mar Fairgrounds, approximately 20 miles north of downtown San Diego.

See See Spoofs its One Motorcycle Show

See See Spoofs its One Motorcycle Show
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Bryan's Blog - Bryan Harley
More grinder! We need more grinder! “The sparks make it look legit, like I’m actually doing something.” In a parody reminiscent of Will Farrell’s infamous ‘more cowbell’ sketch, See See’s Thor Drake utters the phrase above as he pokes a little fun at the whole hipster/garage builder movement, the shtick replacing cowbells with grinders.

Suzuki MotoGP 2014 Behind-the-Scenes

Suzuki MotoGP 2014 Behind-the-Scenes
Monday, January 5, 2015 - MotoGP Racing Blog - Byron Wilson
Near the end of the 2014 MotoGP season, Suzuki announced it would enter the final round at Valencia as a wild card. The team also announced its riders for 2015, Aleix Espargaro and Mavrick Vinales, along with the name of the machine, the GSX-RR. Cameras caught the behind-the-scenes action during this exciting period for Suzuki Racing, covering the final testing, the appearance at Valencia and the reactions of its new team riders as they prepare for 2015. Check it all out in the video below.
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