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Moto Spy: Episode 8 – Josh Hill Takes on Red Bull Straight Rhythm with Alta Motors

Many of you reading this right now grew up around motorcycles. They are greasy, oily machines. The air filters need cleaning, the oil needs replacing, the coolant needs checking, and most importantly, the gas tank needs to be filled. But on Alta Motors’ Redshift MX bike, every single one of those tedious bike maintenance practices are a thing of the past. The electric motorcycle need only be plugged in and charged, not unlike the phone and/or computer on which you are reading these words right now, and it is ready to race against any motorcycle in the world. With...

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Flourishing Fourth for Guintoli in Final Friday at Qatar

The Qatari circuit has long been a favourite of the French rider and this evening proved no exception. Instantly getting down to business as the opening session began, Guintoli regained a smooth rhythm with the circuit on his YZF-R1 as he worked through tyre options and preparation for the weekend’s two 17-lap races. Concluding the first hour on track in fifth position, and already inside the 1’59 mark, he continued his progression in the concluding 60-minutes to close the day just four-tenths from the provisional pole with a best lap of 1’58.167, and confident there is further potential on...

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GLEN HELEN’S BUD FELDKAMP INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

On Monday, October 31, 2016, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame will inducted Glen Helen’s Dr. Bud Feldkamp at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. To a whole generation of off-road racers, the combination of Dr. Bud Feldkamp and Malcolm Smith represented the pinnacle of the sport in the late 1970’s. In his blue and white Funco SS II (aka The Belray Bullet), Bud Feldkamp not only posted overall wins in two Baja 1000’s, three Baja 500’s and two Mint 400’s, but he also earned two consecutive desert championships, along with two Bilstein Madonna awards. Since motorcycles were Bud’s...

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THE NAME GAME: ON NAMING A CHAMPION

Jeff Ward, Damon Bradshaw and Jeff-Stanton won the 1990 MXDN for Team USA. The Jeffs are a powerful force in American motocross. You and the wife have decided to add a wee lad to the family, and as tradition would have it, he needs a name. The boy is going to be a racer so he best have a name that will make him a champion. We have yet to find a study specific to the topic of this article, but there has been studies on the correlation of what your kid is named to what career they do. Or how well they do in life or...

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GUESS WHO WANTS TO BRING BSA & JAWA BACK?

Click on images to enlarge Classic BSA Catalina Scrambler. The Indian firm Mahindra has acquired 100% of BSA Company Limited for $4.1 million through a subsidiary named Classic Legends Private Limited. The $4 million purchase price seems outlandish, given that BSA licensing only returned $34,000 in apparel and marketing deals in 2015. Mahindra is part of a growing trend for Indian-based companies to revive old brands for markets in Southeast Asia, South America and through partnerships with established Big Six companies (most notably KTM and Bajaj). Indian-made 2016 Royal Enfield. The best known former British heritage brand to be...

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