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Round 2 of the TB21 "Five Miles" Tour is Saturday, May 30th

Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati Team head West for the famous Sacramento Mile

Troy Bayliss, Johnny Lewis and the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati team compete this weekend in the 50th running of the AMA Pro Cal Expo Sacramento Mile.
 
Regarded as one of the toughest stops on the team’s “Five Miles Tour” because of its long, fast straights and tight corners and loose top soil, it’s also one of the most historic. 2015 is the 50th running of the Sacramento mile at the current fairgrounds but the 101st running of the event in Sacramento, making it one of the most historic races in the world.
 
 
Troy Bayliss and Johnny Lewis will be competing on custom framed, 1100cc Ducati powered machines, purpose built to turn left, channeling the spirit and style of the famous Scrambler Ducati.
Fan excitement has been high, with the arrival of the three time world superbike champion Troy Bayliss. Sacramento is the only mile race in the western part of America and California is the number one Ducati market in the USA, a potent combination for excitement. Numerous Ducatisti are expected, many of whom are visiting an AMA Pro Flat Track race for the first time. The Sacramento Mile is offering a special Ducati ticket package that includes Ducati parking and an air conditioned lounge. To purchase the Ducati package call 1-844-SACMILE and reference the Ducati package. For fans that cannot attend in person the entire day, from the first practice to the final checker flag of the main event will be broadcast live and viewable on any mobile platform or computer, free, on Fanschoice.TV
 
The Sacramento Mile APA Pro Flat Track race gets underway on Saturday at 2:15pm Pacific Time with first timed practice, and the 25-lap race is scheduled for Saturday at 9:25pm Pacific Time
Troy Bayliss (Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati #21): I am enjoying my visit to America and the cross country trip with the team has been a bonus. It was great meeting so many new fans at Springfield, the flat track fans really made me feel welcome. I learned a lot there and I am looking forward to getting to Sacramento, and getting out on the track on my Ducati and putting what I learned last weekend to good use.
 
Johnny Lewis (Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati #10): After having such a great day at Springfield (3rd qualifying and 2nd in the heat race) prior to the rough ending with the crash on the front straight, I’m more than ready to return to the track on my Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Ducati and have the successful day that I know we can have. I felt like a top five guy at Springfield, and even though it was our first outing on the bike and we had a few issues, I know we can run at the front this weekend.

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BMW Toronto Test Ride

If you're in the Toronto area and would like to demo a BMW you opportunty awaits at BMW Toronto Motorrad.

 Details below:


11 Sunglight Park Road
Toronto, ON M4N 1B5
bmwtoronto.ca

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Victory Motorcycles’ New Spring & Sumer 2015 Apparel & Gift Collections

ust as Victory motorcycles deliver outstanding performance and exciting style, so too, do the items in the new 2015 Spring & Summer Victory Motorcycles rider wear, casualwear, gifts, and accessories collections. Victory riders will find great riding gear, comfortable and stylish casualwear, and premium personal accessories in these new product lines - all featuring genuine Victory branding.


Rider Wear for All-Weather Comfort
The new Lite Mesh Jacket ($149.99) is a simple, lightweight summer jacket at an entry level price point that features black mesh construction that promotes cooling airflow during warm weather riding. This jacket provides protection with CE-certified armor in the shoulders and elbows, and the action back and side adjustments ensure a comfortable fit. The powerful Victory branding includes an understated chest logo and large Victory “V” Badge branding on the back.

The Valor Jacket ($179.99) is a stylish, military-inspired jacket. It looks great on the bike or around town with its all-black construction, smart styling, and bold Victory branding on the back. The fabric is lightweight and water-repellent, and this jacket also has CE-certified shoulder and elbow armor.



New Casualwear Revs Up New Style
The Victory Men’s Casualwear line includes apparel in three distinct style segments – Modern, Attitude and Classic designs – and there are new additions in every segment with the new 2015 Spring & Summer collections.

The Modern segment features a newMen’s Pique Short Sleeve Tee and Men’s Pique Long Sleeve Shirt, both of which use a sublimination print technique to produce a premium feel and ensure the branding remains prominent mile after mile.

The Attitude segment includes the new Men’s Skull Tee, which has distinctive graphics on the chest and back, and theMen’s Attitude Race Neck Zip Thru that is made of premium 100% cotton. It features a fine French rib and is detailed with red zipper pull and Victory branding.

The Classic segment now features the new Men’s Ace Raglan Tee and the Men’s Classic Flat Collar Ace Shirt, both of which feature exciting graphics that combine the Ace of Spades, a warbird nose art bomber girl, and Victory branding.

Exciting new items in the Victory Women’s Casualwear collection include the Women’s Black Chambray Shirt, the Women’s Skull ¾ Sleeve Tee, the Women’s Skull Tank, and the Women’s Sequin Logo Tee, which is available in gray and in red. All of these shirts feature a flattering, comfortable fit and dynamic Victory branding and graphics.
 
Gifts & Accessories to Promote Your Ride
Victory riders can enjoy Victory branding on an expanded selection of premium gift and personal accessory items such as a large collection of Victory branded black wallets, a convenient flashlight, a garage bike mat, and Victory truck decals that add Victory style to your “other” ride. The Victory bags & luggage collection now includes backpacks in two sizes, a waist pack, a cargo bag, and a cabin luggage bag that’s perfect when traveling.

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Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East

The 2015 National Cross Country racing season got off to a great start with a record turn out at Motopark in Chatsworh, ON. Full gates in all classes made for a very competitive day. There were new faces on the line and some new ones on the podium.
Yamaha's Brian Wojnarowski took the Pro win with newcomer Justin Lewis taking second and Connor Brogan in third after capturing the Wiesner Insurance Pro Holeshot on his Husqvarna. Last years champion Zach Lewis was out with a broken femur suffered at a club race the previous week but hopes to be back racing before the end of the season.
 

Motopark has a great variety of beautiful trails, the rocks wear riders out but despite that it is a favorite for many competitors.


Last year's Beginner Champion Wolfgang Wiesner was moved up to the very competitive Junior class, he suffered a bad start coming off the line in last place and managed to work his way up to a solid 4th finish on his Two Wheel Motorsports Kawasaki.


Porsche Reynolds, Alex Franklin and Janice Snively were the first recipients of the $200 Ride Like a Girl Purse courtesy of Laminacorr Racing!

Steve Ooman won the Vet Master Class and got a full set of Klim off road gear for his efforts
 

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BMW Motorrad achieves best ever month - April

Following a record first quarter, BMW Motorrad continues to grow its sales. Around the world, a record 16,554 motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers in April, an increase of 1.3% on last year. That makes it the most successful month in BMW Motorrad’s history. In the first four months of the year, sales rose 6.3% to a total of 47,924 units. The sales growth is being driven by high demand for the new models launched in 2014 and 2015.



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"Just Ride" During the Harley-Davidson World Ride, June 27-28

Just ride. It is a simple idea that expresses the passion that unites motorcycle riders around the world, regardless of age, location, or brand. It is also all anyone needs to do to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders and Harley Owners Group members who are flexing their freedom and hitting the open road during the Harley-Davidson World Ride on June 27 and 28.

"One of the beautiful things about riding a motorcycle is how it lets you check out from the daily grind and experience the pure feelings of joy and freedom it brings," said Ken Ostermann, Harley-Davidson General Manager of Integrated Marketing Operations. "The Harley-Davidson World Ride is all about being on your bike, loving life, and sharing that feeling with others."

One World, Two Days, Millions of Miles

Launched in 2008 by the Harley Owners Group as Million Mile Monday, the annual riding event was expanded into the two-day Harley-Davidson World Ride in 2012 to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate. In 2014, participants logged more than ten million miles on solo rides, in groups large and small, and through a variety of Retailer-led events around the world, united by their shared passion for motorcycling. For 2015, the event retains its two-day format, but shifts to Saturday and Sunday to enable even more riders around the globe to participate.

"The thrilling feeling of freedom and independence experienced by riding a motorcycle can be life-changing. Participating in the World Ride is a perfect opportunity to share that experience with a non-rider, perhaps by inviting them along as a passenger to share the ride," Ostermann said.

Whether it is across town, cross-country, or anything in between, every mile counts and can be recorded by logging into the online mileage accumulator of Harley-Davidson at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer will record the collective distance traveled by all participants in the World Ride.

Ride participants can log their post-ride mileage directly onto the World Ride website from mobile devices and share their riding stories and photographs on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #HDworldride. Participants can also download a certificate of participation after logging their mileage on the World Ride website.

To learn more about the Harley-Davidson World Ride, visit h-d.com/worldride.

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Episode 7 of Motorcycle Experience on TSN!

Three years after launching their current generation's Super Tenere, Yamaha revised their top of the line ES with some thoughtful upgrades that totally enhanced what was already a well respected big boar adventure touring package.  In the engine department, horsepower was bumped a few ponies, while real world comfort was addressed by adding a tool-less adjustable windscreen, heated grips, and two position seat.  But the biggest improvement on this generation Tenere definitely comes through on the electronic management side of the equation.  With the ES version, you now get on the fly traffic suspension adjustment.  Out on the highway, no problem, soften it up for comfort.  Hitting the gravel?  No problem there either; with the touch of a button you can stiffen up the suspension for better control.  The ES also has a new cruise control system, two switchable engine power delivery maps along with a three mode traction control system.  And there's ABS.  Lots of bells and whistles to be sure but how does it all work?  Well here now is a serious adventure riding enthusiast and loyal view, James Simzer.

On this edition of Motorcycle Experience the pride of the OPP tackles a slalom course in the snow. While on this season's Ultimate Ride we head out for our ultimate destination from St. Anne des Monts in Quebec. Then, during our winging-it segment touring expert Ken Edick requests a luggage upgrade before taking flight.  And shifting gears editor Jen Martin takes a closer look at exhaust system advancements.  All this, and more, as Motovan presents Motorcycle Experience.

And consider this your official "Save the Date" for our 2nd annual Wings Over The County event.  We'll be hosting the Gold Wing themed event again this year at our homebase in Prince Edward County so mark your calendars for September 26.  More details to follow!

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Victory Motorcycles - Project 156 Pikes Peak Hill Climb prototype

Victory Motorcycles has revealed the second video featuring the Victory Motorcycles / Roland Sands Project 156 Pikes Peak Hill Climb prototype racer.  Victory Motorcycles Racing programs including the NHRA team, and the recently announced Isle of Man TT racing effort all are indicative of a new energy and direction for the brand.

Part 2:



And in case you missed Part 1:


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World Enduro Canada is celebrating its 10th anniversary

World Enduro Canada is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is proud to kick off the first round of the Ontario Enduro Championship this weekend at Motopark. This series is focused on young riders 18 years of age and under that are new to the sport as well as up and coming serious racers looking to hone their skills and improve ability.

We are fortunate that Motopark has welcomed the Ontario Enduro Championship to their historic facility. Motopark has all the right terrain to host this series that has been growing in popularity every year since its inception. At this first round of the series it should be noted that the typical lunch provided by WEC and its sponsors will not be present. Instead we encourage all competitors to have lunch at the “Off-Road Café” where there is a variety of food and snack items on the menu to keep any budding racer happy. We want to support those race facilities that support our series.

Some riders may decide to camp overnight or return the next day to compete in Round One of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship. The CXCC has classes from Pee Wee to Pro with a course designed to challenge all yet be tame enough for our youngest riders. The Saturday night “camp out” will have a great social atmosphere with a lot of our racers getting reacquainted after a long off-season break.
 Enduro racers know this series is the most inexpensive competition series going and the easiest in which to become involved. Your $30 entry brings two hours of racing, electronic scoring with no transponder cost, simple and easy registration on site, and an awards presentation with lots of prizes.

Anyone who has any detailed questions about this event or any round of the Enduro Championship can contact WEC through the website www.worldendurocanada.com

The weather is set for a perfect weekend… see you at Motopark!

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Zero Motorcycles lowers MSRP

Waiting for prices to fall on electric motorcycles? They just did.

It’s our passion at Zero to bring electric motorcycles to the mainstream. For the last seven years, that drive has pushed us to make tremendous leaps in range, styling and performance that have transformed the opinions of many riders. Now, we’re excited to announce that, effective immediately, we have reduced the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of every 2015 Zero Motorcycles model in North America by $1,350.

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2015 has been our best year on record at Zero. We’ve put more riders on Zeros during the first portion of this year than ever before. As our motorcycles evolve, and the prices of batteries fall, we are committed to passing those savings along to you, so that it’s that much easier to go electric.

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Bonnier Motorcycle Group Announced as 2015 Motorcycle Film Festival Media Partner

The Bonnier Motorcycle Group is pleased to announce that they have been named an official media partner for the 2015 Motorcycle Film Festival. The 3rd Annual Motorcycle Film Festival will be held September 23-27, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York.

The 1st Annual Motorcycle Film Festival was held in September of 2013 by co-founders Jack Drury and Corinna Mantlo to give moto/film enthusiasts from around the world a reason to gather, discuss, and celebrate their favorite subject – Motorcycles. Since the first event, the Motorcycle Film Festival has become a year round organization providing a home for all motorcycle films

“We are honored to become an official media partner of the Motorcycle Film Festival,” said Garrett Kai, Associate Publisher, Marketing for the Bonnier Motorcycle Group. “Jack and Corrina have built an amazing event that celebrates the two-wheeled world, and we want to help tell as many people as possible about this incredible show”.

"We are completely thrilled to call Bonnier part of the MFF family this year” commented Jack Drury, co-founder of the Motorcycle Film Festival. “We can't tell you how much it means to us to be working side by side with the people responsible for the magazines we've pored over for every month for years to get the word out about the incredible work that motorcycle filmmakers are putting out. It's a real honor and a real privilege."

For more information about the Motorcycle Film Festival go to www.motorcyclefilmfestival.com or stay tuned to the Bonnier Motorcycle Group’s digital channels for more exciting information.

About Bonnier Motorcycle Group
Bonnier Motorcycle Group is the world's largest motorcycle media family, featuring the most complete, authentic, and in-depth coverage for all facets of the motorcycle marketplace. Bonnier Motorcycle Group consists of 11 premium brands which include: Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Hot Bike, Sport Rider, Baggers, Motorcycle Cruiser, Street Chopper, ATV Rider, Super Streetbike, and UTV Driver.

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Lorenzo Takes French GP

Jorge Lorenzo followed up his win in Jerez with a sublime performance at the French MotoGP in Le Mans, going into the lead in the second corner then putting the hammer down to win by more than three seconds over second-placed Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso.

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