Pit Pass: KTM Gets 14th Consecutive Dakar Victory as Coma Grabs His 5th Win

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Marc Coma, who hails from AviÀ in Spain, sealed his fifth Dakar Rally title on Saturday and with it brought home KTM’s fourteenth consecutive win at one of the most notorious races in the world. While Paolo Goncalves took second place, KTM racer and Dakar rookie Toby Price took

Sneak Peek at Yamaha’s Sporty New Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side

Last week, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA hosted a rather impromptu factory tour to highlight the company’s UTV manufacturing capabilities in its Newnan, Georgia plant with a surprise press conference to announce what it calls the Wolverine R-Spec. All of the company’s ATVs and Side-by-Sides (SxS) come from Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) in

Beta USA will be Title Sponsor for Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series

One of the fastest-growing brands in off-road racing and riding has signed on as the new title sponsor for the country’s largest and longest-running dual sport series, the Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series. “In recent years, Beta USA has become a major player in all aspects of off-road racing and recreational riding in the

ProTaper Expands Off-Road Support Program

ProTaper has announced a multi-year agreement with the FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team. The team, including 2014 AMA EnduroCross Champion Cody Webb, will utilize ProTaper Contour Handlebars, RS Sprockets and Grips in a host of racing series. “We are looking forward to seeing this talented team and ProTaper on the podium,”  said ProTaper Brand Manager Paul Perebijnos.

Honda’s Grom Returns for 2015 with New Colors

Honda announced that its Grom will be offered in two additional colors for its second model year in the manufacturer’s lineup. For 2015, yellow and pearl white options join the popular red and black versions that were available in its successful debut model year, with all variants getting a new graphic treatment on the tank

STI QuadX and UTV Racing Series to Kick-Off Soon

For the 2015 race season, STI Tire & Wheel has announced its title sponsorship of the STI QuadX & UTV Racing Series, as well as the expansion of the series allowing UTV racing competition. The five-race series kicks off January 25 at the famous Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. A combined $3,000 prize purse

Classic Cycles, Inc.

Classic Cycles, Inc. is a family business in more ways than one. As in many family businesses, owner Tony Dunn’s daughter Melissa Dunn answers telephones and does the scheduling, and his wife Sheri Dunn keeps the books straight. But Classic Cycles is also part of the family of British motorcycle enthusiasts, the tribe of owners

Wishing You a Vintage Holiday Season

Fall and winter can be slow for motorcycle retailers, but many dealers get a little boost around the holidays. “We aren’t Macy’s, but we do get an uptick,” says Tom Perkins, President of Dudley Perkins Co., San Francisco’s Harley-Davidson dealer. “We are the go-to choice for relatives who want to buy for their Harley fanatic.”

EXTRA! Smelling History at the 10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

Growing up a motorcycle enthusiast in the midwest, I have been spoiled by everything from the flat track racing and swap meet at Wauseon to the Superbike weekend and AMA Vintage Days at Mid-Ohio. But this year I finally had the opportunity to make the trek to Birmingham, Ala. to visit the 10th annual Barber

Off-Road Categories Top The Charts Again

For the third month in a row the off-road categories displayed positive year-over-year trends for Average Wholesale Pricing (AWP). In September, we see continued strength in the ATV and MX categories. ATVs jumped eight percent and the MX category increased 12 percent over last year. The Side-x-Side segment was the only off-road segment that saw

Shifting Gears: Printing All The News That Fits

Between the 2nd Annual AIMExpo in Orlando and Biketoberfest in Daytona, Florida was the epicenter of the powersports industry for a week, which made it the perfect time and place to announce that V-Twin industry leader Bob Kay joined the team at Marketplace Events  Motorcycle Group, producers of theAmerican International Motorcycle Expoas V-Twin Director. Long-time

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