Monster Energy Yamaha MX2 crew readying for pre-season

The factory MX2 collective of the new Monster Energy Yamaha team are preparing to flex their racing muscles for the first time in 2011 with the Starcross International event at Mantova in Italy this weekend. Gautier Paulin, Harri Kullas and Christophe Charlier will place their YZ250FMs in the gate at the renowned sandy circuit for […]

Michigan gives the green light to “River City Bike Week”

The Grand Rapids Michigan City Council recently approved “River City Bike Week,” but the event will be reduced to just a weekend. Motorcyclists can attend the celebration on July 22 to 24. It is expected that the event will bring in thousands of tourists and boost the local economy, despite lasting only a few days. […]

Sebastien Tortelli working with Blake Wharton

Two-time World MX Champion Sebastien Tortelli is currently helping amateur rider Blake Wharton train for the AMA Supercross series. Toretelli told Cycle News that they are working on Wharton’s riding technique and building his confidence. He said that Wharton is in great physical shape, so they are mostly focusing on mental training. The French moto […]

Yamaha reveals colors for bike team

Yamaha recently announced the colors that Italian Marco Melandri and Ulsterman Eugene Laverty would wear during the 2011 World Superbike Championship. The riders will sport the usual Yamaha blue corporate colors, but there will be no sponsorship logo. Sterilgarda, an Italian dairy food brand, has sponsored the team for since 2009 when Ben Spies won […]

Baggett excited after successful Kawi debut

Blake Baggett appears to be comfortable with his new team of Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki, as the second-year rider was able to capture third place at the recent AMA Supercross Lites race in Houston. In the first East Lites race of the season, Baggett was able to overcome a bad start to eventually take […]