Some Helmet House Products To Help Deal With The Heat

June 30, 2016 Press Release 0

Temps are rising! Here’s a few of the latest offerings from the Helmet House brand line up that allow our riders to manage the heat:

Tourmaster Solution WP Air and Solution 2.0 WP Road Boots
Cortech VRX Air Mesh Jacket

Detailed information on each product is listed below. Visit for more information.

Tourmaster Solution WP Air and Solution 2.0 WP Road Boots
It’s hot! Time for a boot that breathes, while being water-resistant.
Tourmaster Solution WP Air Road Boot_

Tourmaster Solution WP Air Road Boot 

  • Water-repellent leather and PU upper
  • HiPora® waterproof air membrane allows warm air to escape and keeps water from entering
  • Reflective panel on rear area for nighttime safety
  • VR single-density-compound sole for reliable grip
  • Auto-lock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro® flap
  • Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability
  • Molded nylon shin and ankle guard backed with shock-absorbing material
  • Shock-absorbing latex foam on flex panels
  • TPU shift pad
  • TecnoGI® thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap
  • Preformed orthopedic vibration-absorbing foot bed
  • Sizes: Men’s 7-15, Men’s Wide 9W-14W and Women’s 6.5-10
  • Color: Black
  • MSRP: $129.99

Tourmaster Solution 2.0 WP Road Boot

Tourmaster Solution 2.0 WP Road Boot

  • HiPora® waterproof, breathable membrane
  • 3M Scotchlite™ on rear area for nighttime safety
  • VR single-density-compound sole for reliable grip
  • Auto-lock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro® flap
  • Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability
  • Molded nylon shin and ankle guard backed with shock-absorbing material
  • Shock-absorbing latex foam on flex panels
  • Leather shift pad
  • TecnoGI® thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap
  • Preformed orthopedic vibration-absorbing foot bed
  • Sizes: Men’s 7-15, Men’s Wide 9W-14W and Women’s 6.5-10
  • Color: Black
  • MSRP: $129.99

Cortech VRX Air Mesh Jacket
The Armor-Link 3 mesh shell of the Cortech VRX Air jacket makes riding
in triple-digit summer temps bearable.

Cortech VRX Air Mesh Jacket

Cortech VRX Air Jacket
  • Performance-Cut, abrasion-resistant Armor-Link 3 mesh shell incorporates 600-denier Carbolex polyester material in the elbows and shoulders
  • Mandarin-style collar features a soft fleece lining
  • Pre-curved and rotated sleeves
  • Adjustable sleeve take-up straps
  • Phoslite reflective piping on the sleeves and back with Cortech’s reflective panel on the upper back
  • Removable, CE-approved armor in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable, articulated triple-density back protector
  • Removable, waterproof liner
  • Two hand warmer pockets, one chest pocket and one interior mobile phone pocket
  • Adjustable waist belts with TPR pulls
  • Includes jacket/pant zipper attachment
  • ESO main zippers
  • Colors: White/Black/Red, Black/Gun/White, Black/Hi-Viz/White and Gun/Black/White
  • Sizes: XS-3XL
  • MSRP $169.99

Cortech VRX Air Mesh Jacket back


SHOEI’s GT-Air makes it easier to adapt to the ever-changing conditions that lie ahead. Features like the convenient flip-down internal sun shield, free-flowing yet easily adjustable ventilation system, superior aerodynamics, and Pinlock Anti-Fog System ensure greater comfort and thus more time in the saddle than ever before.


GT-Air Dauntless TC-10


The New SHOEI GT-Air from Shoei Helmets USA on Vimeo.

GT-Air® Full-Face Helmet Features
Aerodynamic Shell Design
  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind-tunnel testing and professional riders’ feedback
  • Multi-piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
  • Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes
  • Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as diminishes pressure on rider’s neck while riding at speed
Sun Shield System
  • Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion
  • Sun shield meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses
  • Large and easy-to-reach switch activates 3-D injection-molded inner sun shield
  • Distortion-free shield blocks 99% of harmful UV rays
  • Forehead area of outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate internal sun shield, helping allow for integrity of helmet’s inner EPS liner to remain intact
Ventilation System
  • Upper air intake vent positioned to maximize air volume into helmet interior
  • Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind windscreens
  • Easy-to-operate, large lower intake vent
  • Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation
  • Rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain included
Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM)
  • High-performance fiberglass and organic fibers are combined to create shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient
Interior System
  • 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
  • Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise
  • Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance
  • Eyeglass-compatible interior
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove cheek pads from helmet of rider involved in accident, in turn making helmet more easily removable
Standard Chinstrap Clip
  • Neatly secures chinstrap
CNS-1 Shield System
  • CNS-1 three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than CX-1V it replaces
  • Includes new redesigned Pinlock® fog-resistant lens for more coverage of CNS-1 shield
  • Dual-ridge window bead increases contact with shield to reduce wind noise
  • Scratch-resistant shield coating
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays
Technical Information
  • Standards: DOT-218
  • Construction: AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell
  • Weight: 3.62 lb /1640 g (approx., based on medium size, solid color)
Graphics, Colors and MSRP
Graphics: Dauntless TC-1, TC-10 TC-11; Expanse TC-1, TC-6, TC-10; Journey TC-1, TC-2, TC-5; Wanderer TC-1, TC-3, TC-5, TC-6; Revive TC-1, TC-5; Cog TC-9 and Grandeur TC-6­­­

MSRP $670.99

Mattes and Metallics: Matte Black, Anthracite, Silver, Shine Red and Brilliant Yellow
MSRP $579.99 

Solids: Black and White

MSRP 549.99 

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Valentino Rossi: The Game, Now Available

June 30, 2016 Press Release 0

Valentino Rossi The Game is the most complete MotoGP official game ever, the only game with all the teams and riders of the 2016 Championship. This year, the title celebrates 20 years of career of the nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, with a series of new features designed to provide a 360 degree player experience.

What’s new?

In addition to the official 2016 MotoGP Championship, Valentino Rossi The Game includes Moto2 and Moto3 2016 Championships, the official 2015 MotoGP Championship, a great amount of MotoGP bikes between 2002 and 2014, the historical 125, 250 and 500 2-Stroke classes, a Flat Track mode and a mode dedicated to Yamaha R1M. The player has the opportunity to begin a career in the world of motorsport, which will take him in MotoRanch VR|46 of Tavullia where sharpen his driving skills not only on two wheels, but also in Rally and Drift modes. With more than 290 riders and 47 tracks, this is the biggest official MotoGP video game ever created.

Main features:

Official bikes & riders

The game includes all the teams and all the riders from 2016 Championship for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes, as well as the riders and teams for 2015 MotoGP class. Thanks to the inclusion of MotoRanch VR|46, you can train on the track riding a Flat Track bike. Also, you can run in the historical 125, 250 and 500 classes with many riders of the past and relive the exciting challenges that have shaped the history of this wonderful sport.

Career mode

Start the game as a VR|46 Academy rider: Valentino will become your mentor to turn you into a real MotoGP rider. During the debut season you will compete in Moto3, participate in exciting Flat Track races, discover the world of Valentino Rossi’s MotorRanch VR|46 and race on a Yamaha R1M. You will experience the exciting Drift mode, take the control of a rally car and race on different tracks, also participating in 2015 Monza Rally Show. Then, you will be able to choose a team to join to compete against the leaders and continue your road to the MotoGP podium.

Twenty years of history of MotoGP 

Thanks to the inclusion of historical classes and riders that have marked this sport, Valentino Rossi The Game allows you to relive the excitement of twenty years of history, from the 125 class in 1996, up to the MotoGP ™ class of 2016. Year after year, you find meet some of the icons of motorcycling and race against them relieving some of the most memorable challenges. Valentino Rossi The Game celebrates the most exciting championship with a great amount of historical contents.

  • Flat Track
  • Rally Single Stage
  • R1M Race
  • Flat Track Americana
  • Rally Show
  • Master Show
  • Split Screen Flat Track
  • Rossi Event
  • Beat The Doctor
  • Split Screen MotoGP
  • Grand Prix
  • World Championship
  • Time Attack

Play online up to 12 players

  • Valentino Rossi’s Challenge
  • Flat Track
  • Drift
  • Rally Show
  • Rally Single Stage
  • Master Show*
  • Online Grand Prix
  • Online Championship

*up to 2 player

Available for XBox One and Playstation 4 for $79.04. Visit the MotoGP website for ordering information.

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AMA Supermoto Racers Takeover Main Street Sturgis

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The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series heads to downtown Sturgis South Dakota for the fourth annual Metzler Sturgis Supermoto, July 1-2. A fan and rider favorite, the event promises two days of racing,  festivities and fireworks over Fourth of July weekend.

The weekend kicks off with some exhibition races on Friday, July 3, starting with the Team Race. A tradition at Sturgis, the Team Race offers no shortage of drama as riders pair up for glory relay style. After that the future of Supermoto takes center stage for the Kid’s 50cc race followed by the Amateur and Pro Brawls where the Pro riders will duke it out for some extra cash.

Another Sturgis tradition – the Charity Pre-Race Party at the Knuckle Saloon and Brewery – gets underway after Friday’s on-track action. Meet your favorite riders as they bartend and wait tables for tips all going towards a good cause. There’s no shortage of fun with wheel-barrel racing and the dunk-tank challenge. This year’s proceeds go to benefit 11-year-old Riley Vasknetz who is about to undergo one of many surgeries on July 13th to correct growth development. For more information click here to download the flyer.

Round three of the championship gets underway Saturday, July 2. In addition to the series Pro Open, Pro Lites and National Amateur classes there will be a Kids 65&85cc, Sportsman and Vet Mains for a full day of race action. At the end of the day the festivities continue at The Loud American for the weekend’s awards ceremony and post-race party.

Below is the schedule for the weekend.

Sturgis Supermoto Schedule
Friday, July 1
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rider Registration
4:00 p.m. Practice
Group 1 – Kids
Group 2 – Amateur
Group 3 – Pro
6:00 p.m. Team Race (7 minutes each rider – two riders per team)
6:20 p.m. Kids Race 50cc (12 minutes)
6:40 p.m. Amateur Brawl (12 minutes)
7:00 p.m. Pro Brawl (12 minutes)
8:00 p.m. Charity Pre-Race Party at The Knuckle

Saturday, July 2
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Rider Registration
12:00 p.m. Practice
Group 1 – Kids
Group 2 – Amateur
Group 3 – Pro
12:45 p.m. Qualifying
2:00 p.m. Intermission Entertainment
2:30 p.m. Pro Main Event #1
2:50 p.m. Kids Main Event 65&85cc
3:10 p.m. Sportsman Main Event
3:30 p.m. Freestyle show
4:00 p.m. National Amateur Main
4:20 p.m. Pro Lites Main
4:20 p.m. Vet Main
4:40 p.m. Pro Open Main #2
5:00 p.m. Intermission Entertainment
7:00 p.m. Awards and Post-Race Party

*Schedule is subject to change

The event also marks the first of three races to be televised on MavTV at a later date. Admission is free, for more information see

Follow the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series on Facebook /usasupermoto, Twitter @AMA_Supermoto and Instagram @amasupermoto

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AMA Dirt-Track Ace Everett Brashear To Be Inducted Into MSHFA

June 30, 2016 Press Release 0

Everett Brashear, one of the top dirt-track motorcycle racers of all time, will be one of seven motorsports luminaries inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) at the 28th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony Presented by Bridgestone on June 29 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach.

Brashear won a total of 15 AMA national races from 1952-1960. He won four of those races in 1953, before a severe injury cut short a potential championship campaign.

When he retired from competition, Brashear immersed himself in other areas of the motorcycle industry, working for Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Yamaha and Kawasaki. In all, he spent 47 years in the industry. Brashear was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1988.

Brashear also tried his hand in motorcycle road racing, finishing sixth in the 1964 Daytona 200. And he briefly considered NASCAR and Indy Car as well; he made one NASCAR start, finishing 38th in the 1957 race on the Daytona Beach-Road Course.

“Motorcycle racers are a different breed,” said Ron Watson, president of the MSHFA, “and Everett Brashear’s competitors considered him the toughest of the tough. Ask any of the two-wheeled heroes in the hall of fame and they will tell you, unanimously, that Everett’s induction is well-earned.”

Brashear joins Richard Childress, Gary Gabelich, Chip Ganassi, Dave McClelland, Sam Posey and Bob Sweikert in the illustrious 2016 inductee class that collectively represents motorcycles, stock cars, sports cars, open-wheel, drag racing and speed-record competition.

Tickets for the 2016 induction ceremony – the first to be held in Daytona Beach – can be purchased by calling 248.349.7223 or through the MSHFA website at

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Shelina Moreda Is Helping Pave The Way For More Female Riders

June 30, 2016 Troy Siahaan 0

Motorcycling, rather unfairly, has long been considered a man’s sport. Maybe it’s because of the egos involved, or simply the result of society clinging to an outdated view of gender roles. Thankfully those views are changing. Women represent one of the fastest growing segments of motorcycling, and there are female motorcycling ambassadors like Melissa Paris, Avalon Biddle, Elena Myers, Michelle DiSalvo, and many others paving the way for the next generation.

One of those is Northern California native Shelina Moreda. You might recognize Moreda as the first woman to compete in the Chinese Pan Delta series, aboard an EBR 1190RX. She did rather well for herself, too, earning a solid third place finish. Having met and ridden with her personally I can attest to the fact she’s fast. But more importantly, I can attest to the fact she’s a great ambassador for the sport.

Moreda’s Girlz MotoCamps are dirt-oriented riding camps for girls and women of all ages to either learn about motorcycling or improve their skills. It doesn’t matter what skill level you are – she’s had students who had never ridden a motorcycle before – as long as you come with an open mind and the desire to learn and have a good time.

This video gives a nice overview of the camp and Moreda’s vision for it. Whether you’re a female rider looking to ride with other women, or you have girls in your life you think might be interested in two wheels, the Girlz MotoCamp is worth checking out. Visit the Girlz MotoCamp website for more information.

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2017 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 Trial Bike Announced for Europe

June 30, 2016 Dennis Chung 0

Honda announced minor updates to the Montesa Cota 4RT260 for 2017. The changes were announced ahead of this weekend’s 2 Dies de Trial d’Encamp competition in Andorra. As of this writing, the updated 2017 model has only been confirmed for Europe; we’ll have to wait for official word from American Honda on a U.S. release.

The most noticeable change is swapping out the previous version’s red and black color scheme for Honda’s red, white and blue tricolor. Matching the brighter color scheme, the 39mm TECH fork is now chromed with black lowers.


The only technical change is a longer kickstart lever which should make it easier to fire up the 4RT260. The engine remains a 259cc Single which was updated last year with a new fuel pump. The ECU offers two ignition maps, a full power standard mode and a second mode for low-grip conditions.

The 4RT will also be offered in a Race Replica version with Repsol Honda factory team livery and premium Showa suspension.


The 2017 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 will arrive in European showrooms in September.

[Source: Honda]

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Top 10 Sportbike Performance Modifications

June 30, 2016 Evans Brasfield 0


What is it about motorcycles that makes riders immediately want to modify their bikes? Sometimes, they don’t even make it out of the dealership before some of the OE parts have been replaced with “performance enhancing” upgrades. Back in the days when tires seemed to made out of stone, swapping out the stock rubber for something stickier truly was a way to earn street cred (assuming you scrubbed off the chicken strips) and improve the bike’s performance. Of course, this was during the Pleistocene epoch, when aluminum was considered an exotic material, and swapping out steel parts was another easy path to a sportier motorcycle.

Today, modern sporting machinery comes with titanium engine internals and gumball tires. What’s a rider who wants to trick out a bike to do?

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600cc Extinction?

June 30, 2016 Tom Roderick 0

If things in the UK weren’t bad enough, MCN is reporting 2016 to be the last year Honda will import the CBR600RR to Britain, as well the European mainland. “There’s still no official word from Honda about the future of the CBR600RR but MCN’s Japanese sources have confirmed there’s not going to be a European replacement for the ultra-focussed CBR600RR, while the existing model could continue to be sold in markets unaffected by Euro4 legislation.”

Although Euro4 emissions standards don’t apply to our stateside models, could this forebode a future devoid of 600cc supersports? Current sales of mid-displacement supersports in the US pale to their high-water mark prior to the great financial meltdown. OEMs have also been busy building lower-performance, less-expensive mid-displacement models that are more streetable, and less track focused such as Honda’s CBR650F and CBR500R, Kawasaki’s Ninja 650, etc. If you haven’t noticed, there’s also been a shift away from fully-faired supersports to naked hooligans that span the displacement and price spectrum from Yamaha’s FZ-07 to KTM’s 390 Duke and 1290 Super Duke R.

The last time Honda updated the CBR600RR was in 2013 (Track Impression, Street Impression). And MO hasn’t conducted an official 600cc supersport shootout since 2011 (Street, Track). More recently, our middleweight shootouts have focused on non-traditional engine displacements such as Triumph’s Daytona 675, Ducati’s 899 Panigale, MV Agusta’s F3 800, and Suzuki’s very traditional, lone ranger GSX-R750. You’ll note in the full MCN report mention of the Triumph’s 675 increasing to 765cc in the near future to make it a better road bike.

With Great Britain leaving the EU it’ll be interesting to see if Euro emissions standards still apply to bikes imported there, but with OEM’s increasingly building models for world markets it may not matter much. Sales figures and profits do the talking, and if the money and math don’t support the continued investment from OEMs to produce 600cc supersports we could see the retirement of the class. A future without the class is somewhat of a bummer, but not the end of the world. A product of racing, there was a time when 600cc supersports didn’t exist. As an industry, we’ll simply adapt by riding and racing other models until history repeats, at which time we’ll all be riding electric motorcycles.

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Yoshimura Introduces Products For New 2017 Honda Grom

June 30, 2016 Press Release 0

Not to be outdone, Honda strikes back with the brand-new 2017 version of the pint sized street fun bike the Grom (AKA MSX 125). Yoshimura is ready with a performance Race Series system that will make the little fuel injected 4-speed engine come alive! Gone is the weight of that ugly muffler box, so Yoshimura performance can be bolted up!

Fresh off the dyno and out of the fixtures is our proven carbon fiber RS-2 mini system that adds torque, horsepower and less weight. Adorned with our proprietary Works Finish on the systems tubing that will give it that Ti look that’s guaranteed to increase head turns by 100%. Add the new Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit and you can’t go wrong!

  • Diamond-shaped sleeve
  • Works Finish header surface treatment adds ti look and durability
  • Large core and increased muffler packing volume means quieter operation
  • Stainless steel cone end-cap
  • Stainless steel header and tail-pipe

Soon to be confirmed is Yoshimura’s camshaft, engine plugs and graphics kit for this mini racer. Look for the release very soon!

Honda's 2017 Grom with the Race Series RS-2 mini carbon in Works Finish

Honda’s 2017 Grom with the Race Series RS-2 mini carbon in Works Finish

Honda 2017 Honda Grom with the Race Series RS-2 mini carbon in Works Finish

Honda 2017 Honda Grom with the Race Series RS-2 mini carbon in Works Finish

Honda's 2017 Grom with the Race Series RS-2 mini carbon in Works Finish

Honda’s 2017 Grom with the Race Series RS-2 mini carbon in Works Finish

Yoshimura's Fender Eliminator Kit cleans up the back end nicely on the new Grom

Yoshimura’s Fender Eliminator Kit cleans up the back end nicely on the new Grom


2017 Honda Grom dyno chart

2017 Honda Grom dyno chart

HONDA Grom 2017 Fender Eliminator kit
Part #070BG121210

HONDA Grom 2017 Race Mini RS-2 SS/CF/SS WF
Part #12121AB250
Qualified manufacturer declared modified part

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Yamaha Champions Riding School Coming To North Carolina

June 30, 2016 Press Release 0

Expansion seems to be the term for YCRS in 2016. First it was Phoenix, then Denver, then Brainerd, now North Carolina, and New York state is in discussion as we write this. YCRS will bring the two-day ChampSchool to NCBike/NCCAR in Garysburg, NC Thursday and Friday, September 15-16.

“It’s going to be a busy but rewarding two weeks!” says Keith Culver of YCRS. “We’ll be prepping our 2014 R6s to sell after the September NJMP school (details to follow), then be at NJMP for the final round of MotoAmerica, then ChampSchool on Monday and Tuesday at NJMP, travel on Wednesday, and do another ChampSchool in North Carolina Thursday and Friday. It feels really good and rewarding to expand the gospel of Champions Habits and making more riders safer in more areas of the country.”

NCBike is a fun track located right off Interstate 95 barely south of the Virginia border. This great layout hosts a lot of track days but not much in the way of formal schools. Track manager Sam True has been wanting YCRS to get down for a while and is very excited that the riders of his track will have the opportunity to learn Champions Habits from the best instructors in the country. Properly trained riders will mean less drama for the riders that come out and enjoy the track…which is equally challenging in both directions.

Big thanks to Rob Cichielo of N2 Track Days who had us out last year to one of their events with our Sportbike Demo program. He planted the YCRS seed with NCBike. Another huge thanks to Bill Sink of EvolveGT Track Days. Evolve frequents NCBike and Sink has feverishly watered and fertilized that seed ever since getting involved with YCRS.

“When I started Evolve, I wanted to model it after the quality that N2 puts on at their days. My research showed that all of the principals of N2 and most of the staff were YCRS trained. This sets them apart from other clubs and control riders in the industry. After attending a ChampSchool in Arizona this past winter, I was hooked…kinda like after my first track day. I understood the success. This is the direction our sport needs to go and they are not kidding when they say Faster/Safer. I have a strong relationship with Sam at NCBike and immediately wanted to help get YCRS down to do a school.  I am very happy that this vision will be coming to fruition.” – Bill Sink, EvolveGT

The dates are September 15-16.  The location is NCBike (NCCAR officially) in Garysburg, NC. The program will be BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) but YCRS grads can reach out and see if we can fit a rental bike into the trailer. To register visit the home page and click “Enroll Today”. To see a little about what ChampSchool teaches, visit

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