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Indian Motorcycle announces new motorcycle apparel

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Exciting New 2015 Spring & Summer Collections of Rider Wear, Casualwear, Gifts & Personal Accessories

Indian Motorcycle riders and all those with a passion for America’s First Motorcycle Company will appreciate the fit, comfort, protection, and of course the tremendous style of the new Spring & Summer 2015 Indian Motorcycle Apparel Collection. The new collection that is available now from Indian Motorcycle dealers and at www.indianmotorcycle.comincludes rider wear, casualwear, gifts, and personal accessories. All of these items feature premium materials, the highest quality construction, and iconic Indian Motorcycle branding.

New Rider Wear: Gear Up for the Ultimate Ride

A new jacket that delivers outstanding comfort, protection, and style is the Men’s Rocker Jacket (MSRP $499.99), a leather jacket that features a soft and supple distressed leather and contemporary styling that makes this a great jacket on the road and on the town. The Rocker Jacket has several convenient pockets, hidden back and arm ventilation, a removable quilted plaid liner, CE-certified shoulder and elbow armor, and subtle Indian Motorcycle branding.

Rocker Jacket


The Men’s Textile Benjamin Jacket ($269.99) is a lightweight all-‘rounder of a jacket with a water-repellent microfiber shell and removable lining. The Military Jacket ($299.99) has styling inspired by vintage army jackets and has a water-repellent canvas outer-shell and removable fleece lining. The Thunder Stroke Jacket ($299.99), which combines a durable fabric body with all-leather sleeves, is a riding jacket with contemporary styling.

Military Jacket


Avid touring riders will find the Men’s Indian Motorcycle Tour Jacket & Pants ($499.99/$249.99) deliver unmatched performance, comfort, and convenience in all riding conditions. The jacket’s zip-out waterproof liner will keep a rider dry in the nastiest weather, and it combines with the thermal lining to provide warmth and comfort on cold-weather rides. In warmer temperatures, a rider can simply remove the linings and open up the jacket’s adjustable vents –at the chest, shoulder, and back – for maximum airflow. The Tour Jacket also features a zip-off storm collar and 3M® reflective piping, panels, and branding for enhanced visibility.

The Tour Pants also deliver all-weather comfort and protection that a touring rider will rely on mile after mile.

For the ultimate in head-turning style off the bike, there’s the premium Shearling Jacket ($1499.99). Made from 100% sheepskin with a natural shearling lining, this jacket delivers a new high level of refined luxury and comfort.

The Spirit Jacket ($119.99) is a casual jacket that features lightweight construction, wear-it-anywhere comfort, and bold Indian Motorcycle branding.

New jackets in the Indian Motorcycle women’s collection deliver the same outstanding protection and convenience of the men’s jackets, along with flattering, comfortable cuts women will appreciate on or off the bike.

The Women’s Textile Benjamin Jacket ($249.99) delivers classic style and versatile performance, while the Women’s Indian Motorcycle Tour Jacket & Pants ($469.99/$229.99) provide the same versatile, all-weather comfort and convenience as the men’s versions.

Casualwear With Genuine IMC Style

The Spring & Summer 2015 casualwear collection features three new shirts that are Made In America – the Long Sleeve IMC Tee, the Pride Shield Tee, and the USA Pocket Tee. All three of these comfortable, premium-quality tees are made in California and feature powerful Indian Motorcycle branding.

The new collection also includes an expanded selection of Munro Casualwear, including four new tees and a sweatshirt with graphics and branding that pay homage to the legendary Indian Motorcycle land speed record holder.

Expanded Gift & Accessories Collection

Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts and their friends will love the new selection of branded gifts and personal accessories, including small leather goods such as premium leather wallets, card holders and a passport holder. There’s also a collection of luggage and bags, including a Backpack, Wash Bag, Gym Bag, and Messenger Bag.

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Motorcycle Experience schedule

If you're a fan of motorcycles you might want to awtch of PVR some upcoming episodes of Motorcycle Experience. This season will be there 26th season. A sign they're doing something right I'd say!

Here's the schedule:

EpisodeDayDateTime/ESTNetwork
1FridayApril 1713:30TSN5
2MondayApril 2012:00TSN3
TuesdayApril 2114:30TSN1
WednesdayApril 2216:00TSN2
ThursdayApril 2314:00TSN4
FridayApril 2413:00TSN5
3MondayApril 2712:00TSN3
TuesdayApril 2814:30TSN1
WednesdayApril 2916:00TSN2
ThursdayApril 3014:30TSN4
FridayMay 113:00TSN5

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Ducati Backyard Adventures

Ducati have a cool little moto-adventure site that you might want to check out.

Here's the details:

This web series is hosted by popular moto-adventurer Jamie Robinson from the saddle of the Ducati Hyperstrada, the perfect bike for discovering backyard adventures. Each episode will feature a new location and a local host who will show Jamie around his or her backyard, taking him through amazing roads and stops along the way.

Have an adventure of your own to share? You’re in luck, because we’re hosting a contest to find the best backyard adventure in the country. The winner will be the star of our final episode. It might even be you.

The Ducati Hyperstrada was our weapon of choice when filming our Backyard Adventures, but we know any Ducati is capable of great backyard adventures! And we want to hear about yours. To enter, fill out this short form and let us know where you’d take Jamie if you hosted your very own Backyard Adventures episode. Are there amazing backroads in your backyard? Great stops along the way? Hidden gems that few people know about? Anything you want to share about your own “backyard adventure” is fair game. We would never box you in. As if we even could.

Check out the site HERE: http://ducatibackyardadventures.com/



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Ben Young Makes a Splash at Circuit of The Americas

This past weekend Ben Young made a splash at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in his MotoAmerica Supersport championship debut. The resident of Thornbury Ontario Canada piloted the RoadRace Factory prepared Yamaha YZFR6 to his first points of the 2015 season.

The 2015 MotoAmerica season debuted alongside the superstars of MotoGP at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas as three of the MotoAmerica championship classes served as the support races for the MotoGP weekend.

The start of the inaugural MotoAmerica Supersport race on Saturday was met with overcast skies, on and off sprinkles changing to drying conditions then concluding in a major downpour.

Young took to a dry track during the pre-race sighting lap however once the riders returned to take their spots on the grid the rain came once again.

Starting from 10th on the grid Young made consistent progress for the first 7 laps. David Anthony began to gap the RoadRace Factory pilot after Young made a few mistakes. He quickly regrouped and managed to pull the gap back to Anthony.

Ben Young: “As soon as I got on the back on Dave’s rear wheel the skies opened up with massive down pour.”

By the 9th lap Young had worked his way up to 7th place. With one lap remaining of the 12 lap feature the heavy rain had not only triggered off-track excursions for a few of the top runners but also near zero visibility for all of the Supersport riders.

Young would eventually make it past Anthony to grab 3rd however due to the extreme lack of visibility he had to dial it back to ensure he would finish the race with some solid points.

Young would cross the finish line in 4th earning 13 points for himself and the RoadRace Factory team in the 2015 MotoAmerica Supersport championship.

Ben Young: “I really wanted to see my RoadRace Factory Yamaha R6 on the podium. Sadly I had vision problems during the heavy down pour but, we brought it home! Massive thanks to the whole RoadRace Factory team and every person involved, you all rock!”


The season preview show, which sets the stage for the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series, is set to air on CBS Sports Network for the first time on Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. (Eastern) with a second airing that night at 11:30 p.m. (Eastern).

The opening round of the series from Texas will air on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern) with replays on Wednesday, April 22 at 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) and on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. (Eastern). Please check your local listings for more information.

Young will be back in action when the MotoAmerica series heads to Road Atlanta this coming weekend.

Young is proud to represent his personal sponsors; Scot-Build Developments Inc., Tim Hortons (Sudbury), AXO America and Bell Helmets.

To connect with Ben Young visit: http://www.fogi.us , on Twitter: @bcyoung86, and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing
 
To learn more about the RoadRace Factory team visit: http://www.roadracefactory.com, on twitter: @RoadRaceFactory and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoadRaceFactory
 
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available with Ben Young, a team member of RoadRace Factory, one of the most visible and marketable teams in the MotoAmerica paddock. Contact: Scott at: benyoungracing @ hotmail.com or Mike at: motorsports @ infinetdesigns.com for more information.
 

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Victory Demo Ride - BC

Victory Motorcycle Demo Ride Days May 1st and 2nd!
Sea to Sky Motorsports will be hosting Demo Days at #105 - 8860 201 street Langley B.C. May 1st and May 2nd!

www.seatoskymotorsports.com
604-888-1400

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Motorcycle Experience is back on TSN - 26th season

The wait is finally over! Next week we will launch our 26th season of Motorcycle Experience across the entire TSN family of channels.

On the first show of the season join me trackside in Savannah, Georgia as I sample the brand new Honda CBR300R along with veteran motorcycle journalist, Colin Fraser. Then we’ll kick off our regular weekly segments by kick starting a brand new “Yamaha Challenge” with OPP Constable Anthony Mann … While my long time riding buddy Norm Wells and I will load up a couple of K1600GTs in Quebec City as we prepare for another “Ultimate Ride” … Then during our brand new “Winging It” segment, our touring expert Ken Edick will share some sage advice on extending your riding season ... And on “Shifting Gears” contributing editor Jenn Martin will stop by the Toronto Motorcycle Show to discuss the art of shopping for a new set of wheels.

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BMW Motorrad sales are up

BMW Motorrad delivered 15,912 motorcycles and maxi-scooters to customers in March, an increase of 4.8% on the same month last year. In the first quarter, worldwide sales increased by 9.2% to total 31,370 units.

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Nathan Watson undergoes wrist surgery

Red Bull IceOne team rider sustains wrist fracture
Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Nathan Watson has today undergone surgery to repair a fractured bone in his left wrist. Sustaining the injury during the first free practise session at the ADAC MX Masters Series in Furstlich Drehna, Germany on Saturday, Nathan will miss this weekend’s GP of Trentino. Doctors predict a recovery time of four to six weeks.

Recording the fifth best time during the practice session, Nathan landed flat over a jump, directly hitting a large braking bump. The significant impact left Nathan with the fracture.

Getting a well-deserved top 15 result in Argentina, Nathan was starting to return to his best following his heavy fall at the opening round of the MXGP series in Qatar. Remaining positive, Nathan is focused on a possible return to racing at his home MXGP event at Matterley Basin, Great Britain, on May 24.

Husqvarna Motorcycles wishes Nathan all the best for a speedy recovery.

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Save on a Yamaha at Costco

Looking to get a new Yamaha this Spring? Well - if you're a Costo member you might be able to save a few hundred dollars.

More information here: http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/promos/details.php?id=196

But it looks like it's:

$300 off Bolt and V-Star series
$200 off FZ-09, FJ-09, FZ-07, FZ6R, YZF-R6 road motorcycles; TMAX, SMAX, BWs, ZUMA X, VINO, and BWs 50 scooters, and TT-R230, TT-R125 off-road motorcycles

If you're not a member they've even got a promo code to use to get a bonus $10 Costco Gift card.





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2015 Wiesner Insurance Ontario - Race dates

2015 Wiesner Insurance Ontario - Enduro Championship

World Enduro Canada is pleased to announce that the Enduro championship dates and locations have been confirmed. This series has been growing in popularity each year and 2015 will continue with four exciting events. This competition series is designed specifically for riders 18 years of age and under. Classes are available for the youngest novice rider to the seasoned up and coming youth racers on full sized bikes. All events are closed course and therefore no drivers license, insurance or license plates are required to compete. Electronic scoring makes for quick and accurate results along with complete results details posted online immediately after the event. At each round lunch is provided with entry and no race license is required. Transponders are provided on loan for the day to all riders making it the simplest and most inexpensive way to get out there and race.

Round one will take place at Motopark in Chatsworth on the Saturday before the CXCC East race. WEC is happy to bring enduro competition back to Motopark as the facility works very well for this discipline. This event will be part of the WEC Yamaha Off-Rad Weekend at Motopark.

Round two will take place near Shelburne at a popular course that riders have loved in the past. A large motocross track and lengthy woods section make for long special test times and fun for all skill levels.

Round three will again be on a Saturday before the CXCC East race at the Moto 86 race facility in Wingham. The forest trails and perfect dirt highlight this round with lots of room for camping for those staying over for the Cross Country on Sunday

The Grand Finale will once again be held in Erin where the final round was held in 2014. This property is absolute paradise for the off-road rider with manicured trails and multiple motocross tracks. It allows for excellent spectating and a large facility for awards and lunch in the event of inclement weather.

ROUND #1 MOTOPARK CHATSWORTH – SATURDAY, MAY 23

ROUND #2 SHELBURNE – SUNDAY, JUNE 14

ROUND #3 MOTO 86 WINGHAM – SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

ROUND #4 ERIN – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

Specific details regarding each round will be released in the days leading up to the event. Keep watching www.worldendurocanada.com for up to date news and contact information.


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Husqvarna’s Good Old Times Blog on the amazing career of Torsten Hallman

The Good Old Times Blog from Husqvarna Motorcycles pays tribute to the rich tradition of the brand by remembering the riders and stories that made the brand a household word in the 1960s and ‘70s. Among these riders, the mighty Torsten Hallman was not only a great rider but also an inspiration to the next generation. Here, Good Old Times recalls Hallman’s brave fight to pick up his fifth 250 cc world title in 1968.


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International Female Ride Day© Saturday 2 May

International Female Ride Day© (IFRD) the world’s only synchronized women’s motorcycle ride day revs up as women make ready its approach Saturday 2 May. The ninth edition of IFRD “JUST RIDE©!” will assemble the planets diverse, proud and enthusiastic women riders through all forms, and styles of motorcycling. International Female Ride Day© highlights and profiles women motorcycle, scooter and trike riders. The day unites female rider camaraderie, inspires others to take up the sport, while shifting perceptions away from motorcycling being that of a masculine activity.
International Female Ride Day© makes one request of women: “JUST RIDE©!” Get on your bikes, be out there and be visible. With an eight year recorded success, its compelling call to action brings female rider participation across the world’s regions on one unified day where each participant is its role model. IFRD reflects the ongoing penchant for motorcycling women have expressed since the motorcycle was invented; while fostering growth and participation of women in the activity of motorcycling.
 
 
 
“IFRD is a powerful, unstoppable and thoroughly fun happening! Motorcycling for women still needs support as to it being looked upon as the norm for the female gender. Every woman riding a motorcycle comes under scrutiny, observation and often isolation when simply wanting to enjoy the activity. IFRD has effected change in the industry. It has built camaraderie and strengthened the global women’s motorcycling network causing a hugely positive influence to the activity. I’m very excited about the ninth edition! “, states Vicki Gray, founder IFRD.
 

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