Electric bike to challenge gas-powered rivals

After being excluded from electric motorcycle competitions like FIM and TTXGP, Swigz.com Pro Racing team owner and racer Chip Yates says he’ll be testing his electric-powered machine against gas-powered bikes in the WERA Pirelli Sportsman Series Twin Superbikes class. The showdown will take place on January 9th at the Auto Club Speedway in California, where […]

Yamaha, Honda, expand contingency programs

Those just getting into racing and motorsports may not know what the “contingency plans” that are offered by major manufacturers are, but a little knowledge of this aspect of racing could pay off – literally. Contingency programs are run by manufacturers in order to provide amateur riders who use their products in competition with a […]

Qualifying schedule set for 2011 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is looking forward to a successful Regional Championship season in advance of the 2011 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch. Produced by MX Sports, the Regional Championship Schedule features races at premier locations around the country to qualify the best racers for the Nationals on Aug. 1-6. […]

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4X4 EPS Review

Being a Grizzly, the 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 Auto 4×4 EPS shares some of the wonderful features with its big bros, Grizzly 700 and Grizzly 550 like electric power steering, 4WD independent suspension; and liquid-cooled, fuel efficient engine. And with most of its improvements are actual recommendations from customers and dealers, the 2011 Yamaha Grizzly […]

2011 Yamaha Star Stryker Review

Yamaha’s most extreme custom style to date, the 2011 Yamaha Stryker just might be the next one to take the world by storm—just like Yamaha Raider did. Nevertheless, this latest chopper aims to compete head to head against Honda Fury. Way beefier and more aggressive looking than the Fury, the Stryker runs on a liquid-cooled, […]