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Socialism Comes to MotoGP!

March 8, 2017 John Burns 0


Socialism Comes to MotoGP!
And makes for better competition! Dorna’s new five-year deal doubles its additional financial support for all independent teams this year, leading to “a MotoGP grid that’s more evenly matched than at any time since the birth of Grand Prix racing in 1949.” That’s what Mat Oxley thinks. Read the whole thing here. more

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AMA calls motorcycle tariff cynical approach to trade policy

March 8, 2017 John Burns 0


AMA calls motorcycle tariff ‘cynical approach to trade policy’
“Motorcyclists are simply pawns in a game of international chess,” wrote AMA CEO Robert Dingman in response to a proposed 100 percent tariff on 51cc to 500cc motorcycles imported from the European Union. ——————————————————————————— Here’s the complete AMA Release: PICKERINGTON, Ohio – Including motorcycles in a trade dispute over U.S.-raised beef products reflects “a cynical […] more

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Almost the Perfect Crime

March 6, 2017 John Burns 0


Almost the Perfect Crime…
Things got a little weird on MLK Day in Miami during the annual “Bikes Up, Guns Down” celebration. A tow truck driver hauling a couple of impounded motorcycles off to the pokey was surrounded by a not-all-that-angry mob who relieved him of his cargo. Unfortunately, one of the mob later posted the video on Facebook. […] more