2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Dates Announced

December 8, 2017 Press Release 0

The road to Loretta’s starts this February for our nation’s fastest amateur motocross racers. The AMA has just announced the AMA Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule for the 2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.

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PICKERINGTON, OH – December 8, 2017 – The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the AMA Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule for the 2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil.

“The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is one of the most highly sought after amateur motocross championships in the country,” AMA Motocross Manager Ricky Rickords said. “Competing in Area Qualifiers and qualifying for AMA Regional Championships is the path all racers take for a chance to win an AMA National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. The AMA and MX Sports have worked diligently to ensure that AMA members and their families are provided the best tracks and racing facilities at each qualifying event.”

Area Qualifiers are the first step in qualifying for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship held July 30-Aug. 4 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The first of 58 Area Qualifiers begin in February and run through the end of May, across 35 states. Racers of all ages will compete in various engine displacement classes, from 50cc to 450cc, in hopes of moving on to a Regional Championship.

The AMA Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into the annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. Only riders who finish in a qualifying position at a one of the 13 Regional Championship events are eligible to race the amateur national event at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

“The unveiling of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship schedule is always highly anticipated, not just for the riders but for the organizers,” Director of MX Sports Tim Cotter said. “The facilities and organizers that make up the Area Qualifier and Regional Championships are among the best in the nation. Each race organizer that has been selected is excited that the road to Loretta’s goes through their facility.”

This year’s lineup includes many historic tracks, such as Unadilla MX and High Point Raceway in the Northeast. Racing also returns to other favorites, such as the Southeast’s Muddy Creek Raceway, RedBud MX in the Mid-East and Thunder Valley MX Park in the South-Central region.

The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is one of the longest-running motorsports championships in the country. The AMA launched the national championship program in 1975. That year, a series of regional races qualified 135 riders in three classes — 125cc, 250cc and Open — for the championship round in Baldwin, Kan. In 1982, the AMA partnered with MX Sports and the event moved to its current location at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. There, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship continues to crown the country’s top amateur motocross racers every summer.

For more information on the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, visit www.mxsports.com.

2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Schedule:

AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
July 30-Aug. 4: Hurricane Mills, Tenn.: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Northeast Area Qualifiers:

  • March 17-18: Hedgesville, W.Va.: Tomahawk MX
  • April 7-8: Shippensburg, Pa.: Doublin Gap MX Park
  • April 14-15: Mt. Morris, Pa.: High Point Raceway
  • April 21-22: Seward, Pa.: Pleasure Valley Raceway
  • May 5-6: Wallkill, N.Y.: Walden Motocross
  • May 12-13: Axton, Va.: Lake Sugar Tree Motocross Park
  • May 12-13: Lyman, Maine: MX 207
  • May 19-20: Elkland, Pa.: Miles Mountain MX

Northeast Regional:

  • June 9-10: Danville, Va.: Birch Creek Motorsports (Youth)
  • June 16-17: New Berlin, N.Y.: Unadilla Motocross (Amateur)

Southeast Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb: 17-18: Gainesville, Fla.: Gatorback Cycle Park
  • March 24-25: Henderson, N.C.: North Carolina Motorsports Park
  • April 7-8: Dade City, Fla.: Dade City Motocross
  • April 14-15: Washington, Ga.: Aonia Pass Motocross
  • April 21-22: Hamer, S.C.: South of the Boarder MX
  • April 28-29: Tallassee, Ala.: Monster Mountain MX Park
  • April 28-29: Wytheville, Va.: Pro Sport MX
  • May 5-6: Dalton, Ga.: Lazy River MX

Southeast Regional:

  • May 26-27: Blountville, Tenn.: Muddy Creek Raceway (Youth)
  • June 2-3: Jacksonville, Fla.: WW Motocross Park (Amateur)

Mid-East Area Qualifiers:

  • March 10-11: Altamont, Tenn.: Fast Farms MX
  • April 7-8: Rossville, Ind.: Wildcat Creek MX
  • April 14-15: Sebree, Ky.: Echo Valley MX
  • April 21-22: New Vienna, Ohio: East Fork Motocross Park
  • April 28-29: Millington, Mich.: Baja Acres
  • May 5-6: Bloomingdale, Mich.: Dutch Sports Park
  • May 12-13: Nashport, Ohio: Briarcliff MX
  • May 19-20: Livingston, Tenn.: Thunder Valley MX

Mid-East Regional:

  • June 2-3: Millfield, Ohio: Sunday Creek (Youth)
  • June 9-10: Buchanan, Mich.: RedBud MX (Amateur)

North Central Area Qualifiers:

  • March 17-18: Maize, Kan.: Bar 2 Bar MX
  • April 7-8: Des Moines, Iowa: Riverside Raceway
  • April 14-15: Richwoods, Mo.: Romp MX Track
  • April 21-22: Casey, Ill.: Lincoln Trail Motosport
  • April 28-29: DuQuoin, Ill.: Indian Hills MX
  • May 5-6: Appleton, Wis.: Tigerton MX
  • May 12-13: Little Falls, Minn.: Little Falls Raceway
  • May 26-27: Byron, Ill.: Byron Motorsports Park

North Central Regional

  • June 16-17: Millville, Minn.: Spring Creek Motocross Park (Amateur)
  • June 23-24: Walnut, Ill.: Sunset Ridge MX (Youth)

South Central Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb 17-18: Amarillo, Texas: Bowers MX
  • March 10-11: Yantis, Texas: Johnsonville MX Farm
  • March 17-18: Centreville, Miss.: Farm 14
  • April 14-15: Wellston, Okla.: Reynard Raceway
  • April 21-22: Alvord, Texas: Oak Hill Raceway
  • April 28-29: Tyler, Texas: Swan MX Raceway Park
  • May 5-6: Wortham, Texas: Freestone Raceway
  • May 19-20: Lakewood, Colo.: Thunder Valley Park

South Central Regional:

  • June 9-10: Ponca City, Okla.: Ponca City MX (Youth)
  • June 23-24: Conroe, Texas: 3 Palms Action Sports Park (Amateur)

Northwest Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb. 17-18: Marysville, Calif.: Riverfront MX Park
  • March 17-18: Richland, Wash.: Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex
  • April 8: Idaho Falls, Idaho: Noise Park Raceway
  • May 5-6: Junction City, Ore.: Eugene MX Park
  • May 12-13: Washougal, Wash.: Washougal MX Park
  • May 12-13: Billings, Mont.: Billings MX

Northwest Regional:

  • May 26-27: Richland, Wash.: Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex (Youth & Amateur)

Mid-west Area Qualifiers:

  • March 17-18: Tulare, Calif.: DT1 MX Park
  • March 31-April 1: Delta, Utah: Bunker Hill Motocross Track
  • April 7-8: San Bernardino, Calif.: Glen Helen Raceway
  • May 5-6: Junction City, Ore.: Eugene MX Park
  • May 12-13: Rocksprings, Wyo.: Rock Springs Motocross

Mid-west Regional:

  • June 2-3: Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Prairie City OHV (Youth & Amateur)

Southwest Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb.: 10-11: Buckeye, Ariz.: Arizona Cycle Park
  • Feb. 10-11: Riverside, Calif.: Milestone MX Park
  • March 10-11: St. George, Utah: St. George MX Park
  • April 7-8: Maui, Hawaii: Maui Motocross
  • April 7-8: San Bernardino, Calif.: Glen Helen Raceway
  • April 14-15: Moriarty, N.M.: Sandia Motocross at Moriarty
  • April 28-29: Pala, Calif.: Pala Raceway

Southwest Regional:

  • June 9-10: Pala, Calif.: Pala Raceway (Youth & Amateur)

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Paul Yaffe Featured Builder for Art of the Ride Exhibit at Phoenix Airport Museum

December 8, 2017 Press Release 0

If you’re ever flying through Phoenix and not late for your flight, check out Paul Yaffe’s chopper that’s currently being featured in the Art of the Ride exhibit at the Phoenix Airport Museum.

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PHOENIX, AZ – December 7, 2017 –  Paul Yaffe, one of the most famous and renowned custom motorcycle builders in the world, is the featured builder in Art of the Ride, a motorcycle-themed exhibit at the Phoenix Airport Museum running until the end of May 2018.

Combining photography, painting, and custom motorcycle builds and parts, Art of the Ride is a celebration of the passion and attitude that embodies motorcycle culture. The exhibit will feature two of Paul’s most-famous, spectacular builds: The Copper Chopper and Prodigy.

Paul Yaffe

“I never would have thought my tinkering with motorcycles would lead to the kind of recognition I’ve received,” said Paul Yaffe. “But I’ve just followed my passion for bikes, and this is where it’s led me. I’m gratified and grateful to be featured in this great show.”

Aptly named, Prodigy sprung from the fertile mind of Paul Yaffe and was the product of much hammering, bending and machining of metal. It won the 2000 Roadster Show in Oakland, CA (the third straight year Paul won it), and even had a HOTWHEELS toy made after it.

The Copper Chopper was built in 2010 and was featured in the State of Arizona’s official centennial celebration. Taking 8 months to construct, it was deemed by the Arizona Centennial Foundation as more suitable than a mascot, person or event to define Arizona’s history.

Paul’s first shop, American Legend Motorcycle Co., opened in 1991. Since then, Paul has enjoyed one of the most illustrious and influential careers in motorcycle and parts design and custom parts manufacturing. Today, Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, together with Paul Yaffe Originals, is recognized as one of—if not the—preeminent custom bike building outfits and source for custom parts.

Art of the Ride runs from October 18, 2017, to May 28, 2018, in the Phoenix Airport Museum, located in Terminal 4, Level 3 Gallery, in the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

About Paul Yaffe

Paul Yaffe has been designing and building custom motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories for over 30 years. In that time, he has won many awards, contests and honors, including three “World’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle” awards at the famous Oakland Roadster Show and two “Builder of the Year” and three “Trendsetter of the Year” honors from Easyriders Magazine. Paul opened his custom shop Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation (together with Paul Yaffe Originals) twenty-five years ago, and today his designs are recognized as being among the best and most sought after in the world. For Paul’s latest news, designs and appearances, follow him on Facebook, Twitter (@BaggerNation) and Instagram (@pybaggernation).

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Zero Recalls Certain 2018 S, SR, DS, DSR, FX and FXS Motorcycles

December 8, 2017 Press Release 0

Zero Motorcycles recall a variety of 2018 models because the information on the Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) Label may indicate the wrong model year. Zero will contact owners and handle it, free of charge.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 7, 2017

ZERO RECALL: Incorrect Information on Federal Label/Part 567

If the affected 2018 motorcycles are ever subject to a recall, the owner may not realize the safety risk because of the misstated model year.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V762000

Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc.

Components: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected: 36

Make Model Model Year(s)
ZERO DS ZF 2018
ZERO DSR ZF 2018
ZERO FX ZF 2018
ZERO FXS ZF 2018
ZERO S ZF 2018
ZERO SR ZF 2018

Summary: Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2018 S ZF13.0, S ZF7.2, SR ZF14.4, DS ZF13.0, DSR ZF14.4, FX ZF7.2, and FXS ZF7.2 motorcycles. The information on the Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) Label may indicate the wrong model year. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Remedy: Zero will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect label with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero’s number for this recall is SV-ZMC-017-380.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Husqvarna to Compete in Inaugural 2018 World Enduro Super Series

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A brand new world championship racing series, the World Enduro Super Series (WESS) will have its inaugural season starting race in Portugal, this May at Extreme XL Lagares. The series is unique because it blends riding disciplines to seek out the most well-rounded enduro rider. Husqvarna is fielding a familiar team of heavy-hitters and ought to do well. We’re looking forward to having yet another form of motorcycle racing to help grow our sport.

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December 7, 2017 – Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce that they will officially participate in the 2018 World Enduro Super Series, which begins in May with Extreme XL Lagares.

Fielding a four-rider team, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will be represented by Graham Jarvis, Colton Haaker, Alfredo Gomez and Billy Bolt with all riders contesting the new eight-round WESS championship during 2018.

Offering an exciting blend of enduro competitions, as a mixed discipline series, Husqvarna look forward to the prospect of their official riders competing in widely varied events in one exciting, new championship.

With the eight events set to bring together many thousands of competitors during the course of the championship, the World Enduro Super Series will also attract high numbers of spectators to each event, which will allow Husqvarna to extensively engage with race fans and end consumers. In addition, the WESS will benefit from extensive TV, web and print media exposure ensuring high levels of visibility.

About WESS

The World Enduro Super Series is an eight-round multi-discipline enduro championship for professional and amateurs alike. Combining Hard Enduro, Classic Enduro, Cross-Country and Beach Racing, the series will feature many of the world’s most well-established and well-supported events.

Requiring riders to showcase a wide range of skills and techniques, the WESS will provide a complete test of all competitor’s abilities, with the series’ winner crowned the Ultimate Enduro Champion.

The 2018 World Enduro Super Series will begin on May 11th with the Extreme XL Lagares in Portugal. The championship will then take in the ErzbergRodeo (Austria), Le Trefle Lozerien AMV (France), Romaniacs (Romania), Megawatt (Poland), Gotland Grand National (Sweden) and one, as yet unannounced, additional event before finishing with the Knock Out Beach Race in The Netherlands on November 10th.

Diego Clement – Head of Motorsport at Husqvarna Motorcycles:We are very pleased to announce that Husqvarna Motorcycles confirm their new direction by participating in the 2018 World Enduro Super Series. For Husqvarna, we feel that the WESS offers an exciting blend of enduro competitions, while still holding firm many of the true values of enduro sport. The series acknowledges the recent growth and popularity in cross-country and hard enduro competition, while also valuing classic enduro and beach racing. Bringing together a mixture of disciplines under one championship ensures that all aspects of enduro are addressed and that to win this series a rider must be a true all-rounder. For Husqvarna to be present at mass participation races is also important for us, it ensures that we can directly engage and interact with our valued customer and fan base. Finally, we wish the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team the very best of luck and success in WESS 2018.

Andi Hoelzl – Team Manager Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing:Competing in the World Enduro Super Series offers an exciting new challenge for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team in 2018. As a mixed discipline series, both the style of events and type of terrain on offer for next year ensure a complete test to our riders. Some events will favour one rider, another event will be better for a different rider, which adds an unpredictable outcome to each race. The WESS will entice competitors to step outside of their comfort zone if they are to become the Ultimate Enduro Champion. For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing we have a rider line-up that is capable of challenging for victory at each round. All riders are focused on ending the series as the inaugural WESS champion.

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Dainese Custom Works Tour Covers North America

December 8, 2017 Press Release 0

If you’ve ever wanted the perfect fit of a custom suit, the Dainese Custom Works Tour is a perfect opportunity to have a premium Dainese suit created for your body’s dimensions and your design specifications.

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DAINESE HITS THE ROAD WITH THE CUSTOM WORKS TOUR

Create Your Dream Suit: Custom Works Tour Brings 45 Years of Craftsmanship

and Tailored Design to North American Motorcycle Enthusiasts

COSTA MESA, Calif. – December 5 th , 2017 – Dainese , the world leader of protective wear for dynamic sports, today announced the North American tour of Custom Works, which provides fully – customized and made – to – measure motorcycle racing suits and jackets for race and street enthusiasts

The Custom Works tour will visit North American cities where Dainese has partners with select retail stores. Through Custom Works, a master tailor will take measurements and walk the customer through the selection process of materials, color choices and the potential wish list of add – ons, logos, special numbers and other options to ultimately create their dream suit.

Different levels of customization are available , starting from basics with standard color choices, up to a complete customization package of color options, measure ments and the inclusion of logos and other add ons. Once complete, the measurements and customization specs are sent to Dainese’s production facility, where each piece is hand – sewn by professionals, many of whom do custom sewing for Valentino Rossi suits.

“We at Dainese always stress the critical importance of fit for optimal protection and safety. And we’re bringing that on the road through the Custom Works Tour, a once – in – a – lifetime opportunity to get a completely made – to – measure, Dainese suit that’s ful ly customizable – literally every stitch is made for you” , said Roberto Sadowsky, Executive VP . “We are proud to bring this opportunity to riders across North America who are looking for the very best and trust Dainese’s heritage and craftsmanship to make it happen.”

 Since its inception in 1972, Dainese has remained at the forefront of technical innovations in motorcycling gear, making racing leather suits for champions including Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Eddie Lawson, Kenny Roberts, Sr., among many others. The company’s forward thinking and uncompromising design approach has brought protection advances including knee sliders, back protection, aerodynamic hump and D-Air technology to the market for ultimate performance and safety.

Over 40 years of experience in the field culminated in this launch of the Custom Works program, which allows every client to get the perfect leathers of their dreams, made by the trained specialists of the leading manufacturer of protective motorcycle wear.

Further information available at: www.customworks.dainese.com

North American Tour Dates & Locations:

● 7 – 8 DEC – D – STORE ORANGE COUNTY – 1645 Superior Avenue COSTA MESA, CA 92627, United States

● 9 – 10 DEC – D – STORE SAN FRANCISCO – 131, South Van Ness Avenue SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103, United States

● 12 DEC – MOTOCORSA – 2170 Northwest Wilson Street PORTLAND, OR, 97210, United States

● 14 DEC – PACIFIC MOTORSPORTS – 21000 Westminster Highway RICHMOND, BC, V6V 2S9, Canada

● 15 DEC – VANCOUVER BMW – DUCATI – 3061 Grandview Highway VANC OUVER, BC, V5M 2E4 Canada

● 17 – 18 DEC – MOTO STATION – 231 WEST 4500 SOUTH MURRAY, UT 84107, United States

● 19 DEC – DUCATI OMAHA – 15025 Industrial Rd, OMAHA, NE 68144, United States

● 20 – 21 DEC – D – STORE NEW YORK CITY – 140 6th Avenue NEW YORK, NY 10013, Unit ed States

● 16 – 17 JAN – D – STORE ORLANDO – 100, W Livingston St, Ace Cafè Build ORLANDO, FL 32801, United States

● 19 – 20 JAN – D – STORE CHICAGO – 1408 N. Meacham Road SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173, United States

● 22 JAN – CK INVESTMENTS LLC – DUCATI DETROIT – 33828 WOODWA RD AVE BIRMINGHAM, MI 48009, United States

● 24 – 25 JAN – RIDERS CHOICE – 2276 Dixie Road L4Y 1Z4, MISSISSAUGA – ONTARIO, Canada

● 26 JAN – DUCATI MONTREAL – 6816 Boulevard Saint – Laurent MONTRÉAL, QC, H2S 3C7 Canada

● 27 JAN – MOTORCYCLE MALL INC. – 655 Washingto n Ave BELLEVILLE, NJ 07109, United States

● 29 – 30 JAN – D – STORE NEW YORK CITY – 140 6th Avenue NEW YORK, NY 10013, United States

● 31 JAN – BATTLEYS CYCLE – 7830 Airpark Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, United States

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2018 AMA Snow Bike Series Is Now An AMA National Championship

December 7, 2017 Press Release 0

Making the 2018 AMA Snow Bike Series a recognized AMA National Championship is a step in the right direction for this burgeoning sport.

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AMA Snow Bike Series to award AMA National Championships for the first time in 2018
Seven-round series to kick off Dec. 9

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — After much success in its inaugural year sanctioning with the American Motorcyclist Association, the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series will be recognized as an AMA National Championship series in 2018, and will award AMA National No. 1 plates to the top finisher of each national class at the end of the seven-round series.

“We are excited to continue working with R & R Promotions to provide an AMA National Championship series for snow bike racers in 2018,” AMA Motocross Manager Ricky Rickords said. “The expansion of snow bike racing during the past year has been very promising, and we look forward to the continued growth and popularity of the sport in the future.”

The first round of the AMA Snow Bike National Championship Series kicks off on Dec. 9 in Hill City, Minn.

“We are very excited to become an AMA National Championship series,” R & R Promotions Owner Ron Dillon said. “We will continue working hard to grow the sport and provide high-quality racing events for all snow bike competitors.”

Snow bikes swap out wheels and knobby tires for a ski in front for steering, and a high-performance snowmobile-style track in the rear for traction. Riders compete on a motocross-inspired half-mile track of jumps, banks, right and left hand turns, and whoops.

For more information on the AMA Snow Bike National Championship Series, visit www.snowbikeseries.com.

2018 AMA Snow National Championship Bike Series:
Dec. 9: Hill City, Minn.
Jan. 19-20: Eagle River, Wis.
Jan. 27: McCall, Idaho
Feb. 10: Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Feb. 24: Kalispell, Mont.
March 11: West Yellowstone, Mont.
March 24: Diamond Lake, Ore.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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Energica Makes Dealer Agreement In Santa Monica, California

December 7, 2017 Press Release 0

We’re happy to learn of the new dealer agreement signed by Energica and Moto Club Santa Monica. Building a presence in EV-friendly California will be good for the company’s growth.

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Energica motorcycle: new commercial agreements in Germany and California

Modena, 2017 Dec. 7th

Energica Motor Company S.p.A. strengthens its presence on German and American territory.

The high-performance electric motorcycle manufacturer has signed new commercial agreements with Moto Club Santa Monica and Coors Zweirad.

Moto Club Santa Monica

The Californian dealer is located in the most populous state of the United States and the most active in EV’s field.

Santa Monica has recently approved an aggressive plan to develop the EV charging infrastructure. The $2.4 million plan calls for expanding the network of charging ports from just under 100 to 300 by 2020. The plan has a long-term goal of 1,000 chargers by 2025.

“Governor Brown has recently confirmed a strong acceleration on the electric front,” says Stefano Benatti, CEO of Energica Motor Company Inc., “His strategy will bring California to meet the 80% emission reduction goals by 2050. This is therefore the “electrical” territory for excellence, and for this reason, Energica has decided to set up its own operational headquarters here in San Francisco to preside and expand our commercial network. ”

Coors Zweirad

The German dealer Coors Zweirad is located in Steinhagen in the eastern region of North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous of the sixteen German Länder, which hosts one of the fifteen “Spitzencluster”, the German excellence clusters in the field of the 4.0 industry.

“Germany is investing heavily in sustainable mobility: the government decided also to extend the fund to reduce emissions to German cities, improve public transport and charging infrastructures” says Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company SpA. “Germany is among the first markets and for this reason we have decided to strengthen our presence on the territory”.

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About Energica Motor Company S.p.A.

Energica Motor Company S.p.A. is the first Italian manufacturer of high-performing electric motorcycles.

Energica electric motorcycles are the ultimate expression of Italian exclusivity, masterfully manufactured in the Italian Motor Valley in Modena, Italy. Energica motorcycles already on sales through the authorized importers around United States and Europe

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Introduces 2018 Supercross Team

December 7, 2017 Press Release 0

In exactly 30 days, the gate will drop unleashing a thunderous harmony of exhaust notes as the dirt goes flying. January 6th is the first round of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross season and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has just formally announced its team of riders. Some familiar faces and some new, the squad has world class talent. Give ’em hell, boys!

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December 7, 2017 – Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to introduce the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider line-up for the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship. Featuring a mixture of championship winners and promising youngsters the team of Jason Anderson, Dean Wilson, Zach Osborne, Michael Mosiman, and Mitchell Harrison will be looking for top honors in all classes of AMA SX competition.

 

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

2018 AMA SX RIDER LINE-UP

Featuring a solid five-man squad, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team are set to take on the AMA Supercross Championship that begins on January 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Leading the team’s efforts in the 450SX class once again will be Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson. Making history for Husqvarna Motorcycles by winning the opening round of the 2016 AMA SX series, Jason will make his competitive debut aboard the all-new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machine on January 6.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s 450SX class squad will be completed by Dean Wilson, with the Scot looking forward to his first full season of Supercross competition aboard Husqvarna machinery. Fresh from a solid fourth place at the 2017 AMA Motocross Championship, Dean will be a strong asset to the team in the premier class of the 2018 SX series.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne will be looking to successfully defend his title in the 250SX East Region Championship. Aboard FC 250 machinery, Zach is looking forward to a strong season of SX competition. Osborne will be joined in the 250SX East Region series by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team rookie Michael Mosiman.

Officially representing Husqvarna Motorcycles in the 2018 250SX West Region Championship will be Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Mitchell Harrison.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 2018 AMA SX Line-Up
Jason Anderson – Husqvarna FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION [450SX]
Dean Wilson – Husqvarna FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION [450SX]
Zach Osborne – Husqvarna FC 250 [250SX East]
Michael Mosiman – Husqvarna FC 250 [250SX East]
Mitchell Harrison – Husqvarna FC 250 [250SX West]

Bobby Hewitt – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing US SX Team Manager: “We really have a powerhouse team this year. There’s so much talent under our tent and they’re going to be amazing to watch. These boys have been training and preparing for a long time for this, and every one of them is ready for battle. I’m excited to see Jason and Dean race the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machines. We’ve all put so much effort into that bike, it will be interesting to see the results. We’re all ready for the gate to drop at A1.”

Jason Anderson: “It’s great to be back on the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. We have a really great team this year and I’m excited to get the season going. I’m also looking forward to racing the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION, and hope to keep it out front all season.”

Dean Wilson: “I’m really excited to be part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team again. I had one of my best years ever in 2017 thanks to this team, and I’m looking forward to an even more successful 2018. I’ve been working so hard in the off-season and the bike is amazing. I’m at a good place with my fitness and health and I’m definitely ready for A1.”

Zach Osborne: “2017 was a dream season for me. I checked off so many of my goals last year, and I’m looking forward to defending my 250SX East Championship in 2018. My FC 250 is perfect, and I’m feeling good for Arlington.”

Michael Mosiman: “I got a taste of being on the team during the outdoor season, and I’m really excited to line up for them on the East Coast for Supercross. This is a great group of people and the FC 250 is on-point, so they really set you up for success. I feel confident that I’ll be prepared and ready for the gate to drop at Arlington.”

Mitchell Harrison: “250SX West has always been a hard class, but I’m ready. I’ve prepared as much as I possibly can and the team is great. I’m focused and ready for A1.”

 

Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.

Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.

Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc.

Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard 2015 Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.

Rockstar Energy Drink

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

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Compass Expeditions Announces 103 Day Asian Overland Expedition

December 7, 2017 Press Release 0

If only we could find a way to take over 100 days of vacation! This 103 day Asian Overland Expedition by Compass Expeditions sounds like the trip of a lifetime.

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103 day Asian Overland Expedition by Compass Expeditions

Compass Expeditions is excited to announce its newest addition to its major expedition program, the Asian Overland Expedition. “Due to public demand we have created this new exciting 103 day expedition that begins in Darwin and ends in Beijing”, says co-founder Mick McDonald. “We have many clients who have done all of our major expeditions, some doing the same expedition twice, and it was with these people in mind we have decided to launch this new amazing expedition that traverses two hemispheres and promises to become one of our most epic journeys”, continues Mick.

103 day Asian Overland Expedition

This extraordinary journey visits one of the world’s newest countries of Timor Leste before island hopping some of the 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia, islands such as Nusa Tenggara, Lombok, Bali, Java & Sumatra. We cross onto the South East Asian mainland at Malaysia, renown for its superb food, and ride north into stunning Thailand; an impossibly beautiful landscape of white beaches bordered by limestone “Karsts”, mega cities & mist-covered mountains. We enter remote landlocked Laos and ride amongst its forests and visit the legendary Buddhist complex of Luang Prabang. From Laos we enter the magnificent China and spend 47 amazing days in China. The ride includes the sensational passes of the Sichuan – Tibet & Qinghai – Tibet highways to & from Lhasa experiencing one of the most spectacular viewpoints on earth, Everest Base Camp. Ancient cities, Terracotta armies, hanging monasteries, impossibly green rice terraces and endless mountains are only a part of what makes our time in China breathtaking. The ride eventually enters triumphantly into Beijing after travelling over 20,000ks across two hemispheres at the completion of what has been one of the world’s greatest long distance rides.

If rarely visited islands, rare wildlife encounters, smoldering volcanoes, dense forests, towering mountain peaks, ancient antiquities, superb food & some of the best riding on earth is your thing then the Asian Overland is your expedition.
For more information contact info@compassexpeditions.com or visit the Asian Overland Expedition webpage or call 1300 887 327 (within Australia) or +61 3 9747 2379 (outside Australia) or visit http://www.compassexpeditions.com.

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Husqvarna Unveils its 2018 FC 450 Rockstar Edition

December 7, 2017 Press Release 0

We’re in the thick of new model season and Husqvarna just released its new FC 450 Rockstar Edition. It’s Husky’s proven premier-class motocrosser and it has received a laundry list of upgrades including everything from updated bodywork, a lighter, more compact motor and a stiffer chassis. KTM’s 2018 450 SX-F Factory Edition was announced earlier this week and we’re eager to see how the Husky stacks up against it. Come January 6th when the gate drops at A1, I guess we’ll see… 

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December 7, 2017 – Coinciding with the introduction of the 2018 rider line-up, Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to lift the covers on the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION – an exciting new model that will be used as the basis of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machines Jason Anderson and Dean Wilson will compete on during the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship. Collecting feedback from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders and combining it with extensive testing, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers bring an extended list of upgrades to the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION.

Featuring engine and chassis advances together with redesigned bodywork, this unique machine sets the benchmark in terms of handling, weight and aesthetics. Paying tribute to a successful partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink that has brought Husqvarna Motorcycles two AMA championship titles, three 450SX class victories and numerous winning results in MXGP World Championship competition, the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION will be offered in limited numbers solely in the US market.

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FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

Remaining committed to innovative product development, Husqvarna Motorcycles have used top-level competition as its base for the development of the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION. Offering a series of major engine and chassis advances, this special motorcycle ideally matches a clean and unique design with outstanding on-track performance. Among a series of key engine upgrades, a more compact SOHC cylinder head brings a significant reduction in the external dimensions and the overall weight of the 4-stroke power-plant.

Continuing to set the standard in the 450cc class, the engine features an updated cooling system, a Pankl gearbox and a new exhaust system. Designed with the goal of offering increased rigidity, the stiffened frame works in collaboration with a 0.5 lb (250g) lighter subframe and a stiffer upper triple clamp. A series of special parts such as a carbon fiber skid plate, a Rekluse billet clutch cover, updated ProTaper handlebars and a standard holeshot device strengthen the link to the team’s factory machines.

FC 450

With redesigned bodywork taking design and functionality to a new level, the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION combines race-winning performance with unique aesthetics straight out of the showroom. The all-new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION will be available from February 2018 at authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers solely in North America.

For all details on pricing please refer to Husqvarna Motorcycles North America.

Together with the introduction of the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION, Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to introduce a bespoke series of exclusive clothing. Featuring a selection of motorsport replica paddock wear and a series of lifestyle items, the ROCKSTAR FACTORY TEAM COLLECTION will be available during the first quarter of 2018.

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Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.

Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.

Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc.

Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard 2015 Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.

Rockstar Energy Drink

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

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