Site Update Glitch

fireLooks like a recent security update to our system software caused a bit of a hiccup over the weekend. Unfortunately I didn't find out about it until this morning. Everything is restored now from before the problem so while we've lost the last few days of articles, we're back up and running as normal again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers.



Continental Motorcycle Tire Safety Recall

Via Continental press release

sportattack2Continental announced the recall of about 9,000 of its 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires sold in the United States and Canada that have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss.

The tires were sold between 2009 and 2014.

Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition, according to a company press release. The safety recall is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users. Click the Read more link below to see the complete list of affected tires.

Brammo's Shane Turpin Sets An Electric Vehicle Lap Record At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Another perspective of Team Icon Brammo motorcycle racer Shane Turpin taking the all-electric Empulse RR out on track at Laguna Seca in the ReFuel Time Trial and shatters the previous record for electric vehicles held by the KleenSpeed race car since 2012. With 170 hp and 200 ft-lbs of torque on tap at the rear wheel, Shane - aka "The Tornado" - piloted the prototype bike to a lap time of 1'31.6 and easy victory in the Electric Motorcycle Modified class.

Interview with Veloce Racing

We were fortunate enough to get some time with Spiros Gabrilis, owner of Veloce Racing, and Crew Chief Chase McFarland, during the AMA Pro Racing weekend.

Veloce is fielding the only MV Agusta in the series, competing in Daytona Sportbike with the F3 675 Triple. This represents an enormous challenge, on several fronts. Simply fielding a new team, in a new to you series, is a lot to take on. Owner Gabrilis decided the best way to develop his fledgling effort was to incorporate experienced hands. 

You can read more by hitting the read more link below the video.

Kevin Interviews Bernat Martinez at the Triumph Superbike Classic 2014

Kevin interviews AMA Superbike racer Bernat Martinez and his team at the Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barry Boone Gives a Shout Out to

Barry Boone takes a couple of minutes to tell us about what he thinks for our site and to let us know about his show, Talking Motorcycles which you can check out every week by clicking here.

Meet Motus’ Senior Test Rider, Bruce Edmiston

Via Motus Motorcycles' YouTube Channel

This guy has ridden just about every bike out there over a 22+ year career and is now in charge of a rigorous mileage accumulation program at Motus. Here, Bruce discusses his feelings about riding the 2014 Motus MST and MSTR. No script, no rehearsal- we just put him in front of a camera as he came in for lunch after a 150 mile ride on a cold, rainy Alabama day in March 2014. 

Majority in U.S. House Agree Ethanol Mandate has Problems

Via AMA News

house-representatives.siThe Renewable Fuel Standard has a "serious problem" and must be reformed, according to a bipartisan group of congressmen who say 218 House members agree, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. 

The AMA position
The AMA supports the efforts of House members who want to revisit and revamp the Renewable Fuel Standard. 

"The federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard is a failed strategy that must be completely reconsidered and restructured," said Wayne Allard, vice president of government relations for the American Motorcyclist Association. "The RFS is not working for America or for Americans." 

Read the rest of the story over at the AMA website.

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