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Harley-Davidson closing Kansas City plant as motorcycle sales fall

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Harley-Davidson closing Kansas City plant as motorcycle sales fall

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Published 9:10 a.m. ET Jan. 30, 2018 MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson’s sales fell sharply in 2017 and the company will move ahead with a plan to consolidate manufacturing operations, including the closure of […]

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HARD WORK AND MORE PROGRESS ON DAY TWO IN SEPANG

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on HARD WORK AND MORE PROGRESS ON DAY TWO IN SEPANG

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 29th. Andrea Iannone: 10th – 1:59.917 (+ 0.562) Alex Rins: 13th – 2:00.042 (+ 0.687) Sylvain Guintoli: 22nd – 2:01.392 (+ 2.037) Andrea Iannone in the Top 10, setting […]

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Movistar Yamaha Complete Sepang Test Schedule

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Movistar Yamaha Complete Sepang Test Schedule

Today the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team completed the first official IRTA test of the 2018 season, held at the Sepang International Circuit. Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales had another go at trying the new aerodynamic […]

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IANNONE AND RINS REACT AS THE BAR IS RAISED

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on IANNONE AND RINS REACT AS THE BAR IS RAISED

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 30th. Alex Rins: 6th – 1:59.348 (+ 0.518) Andrea Iannone: 12th – 1:59.615 (+ 0.785) Sylvain Guintoli: 22nd – 2:01.120 (+ 2.290) • Alex Rins shows strong and consistent […]

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Pata Yamaha Make Excellent Progress in Portimao

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Pata Yamaha Make Excellent Progress in Portimao

The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team concluded a successful two-day test on Monday in Portimao, completing 334 laps in total and continuing their excellent build up to the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. Alex Lowes […]

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GRAHAM JARVIS WINS THE TOUGH ONE EXTREME ENDURO 2018

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on GRAHAM JARVIS WINS THE TOUGH ONE EXTREME ENDURO 2018

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING STAR CLAIMS YET ANOTHER BRITISH HARD ENDURO WIN Battling his way through a demanding two-and-a-half-hour main race, Graham Jarvis has claimed a fifth Pro class victory at The Tough One, […]

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2018 TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR SEPANG UNVEILING VIDEO ONLINE

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on 2018 TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR SEPANG UNVEILING VIDEO ONLINE

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 29. Team SUZUKI ECSTAR announced the 2018 team and GSX-RR machine at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on January 27th via a Global Livestream; and Suzuki Motor Corporation has […]

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Harley-Davidson Press Release: Q4 2017 Earnings

January 30, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Harley-Davidson Press Release: Q4 2017 Earnings

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) fourth quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased to $0.05 from $0.27 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Fourth quarter 2017 net income was $8.3 million on consolidated revenue of $1.23 billion versus net income […]

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Total Motorcycle Cool Wall 2018: This or That

January 25, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Total Motorcycle Cool Wall 2018: This or That

Welcome to our 8th year of the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall! This year, thanks to reader feedback we are trying something different, unique and fun called THIS OR THAT! Ask yourself: If you won first prize […]

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SUZUKI ECSTAR READY FOR SEPANG TEST – VIDEO

January 25, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI ECSTAR READY FOR SEPANG TEST – VIDEO

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 24. Suzuki Motor Corporation has today released a new video of Team SUZUKI ECSTAR during their recent visit to Suzuki HQ in Hamamatsu, Japan this month. The team was […]

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JUSTIN BOGLE RETURNS THIS WEEKEND AT GLENDALE SX

January 25, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on JUSTIN BOGLE RETURNS THIS WEEKEND AT GLENDALE SX

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 23. Justin Bogle returns from injury this weekend with the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team at the fourth round of the AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship in Glendale, […]

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SR75 WORLD TEAM SUZUKI DOMINATES BIRMINGHAM AX

January 25, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SR75 WORLD TEAM SUZUKI DOMINATES BIRMINGHAM AX

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 22. Thomas Ramette – SR75 Suzuki – 1st Cyrille Coulon – SR75 Suzuki – 2nd SR75 World Team Suzuki dominated the third round of the 2018 Power Maxed Arenacross […]

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GRAHAM JARVIS FINISHES A FIGHTING SECOND AT ALÈSTRÊM

January 25, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on GRAHAM JARVIS FINISHES A FIGHTING SECOND AT ALÈSTRÊM

As defending champion of the Alèstrêm Hard Enduro in France, Graham Jarvis was hungry to secure victory at the fourth edition of the race. Frustratingly, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider damaged his clutch […]

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PEICK AND AUTOTRADER YOSHIMURA SUZUKI 5TH AT ANAHEIM

January 22, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on PEICK AND AUTOTRADER YOSHIMURA SUZUKI 5TH AT ANAHEIM

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 21. Weston Peick – 5th Malcolm Stewart – 14th For the third week in succession, Autotrader/ Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Weston Peick put together another strong points-scoring ride at […]

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S JASON ANDERSON FINISHES THIRD AT ANAHEIM SUPERCROSS ON TRIPLE CROWN NIGHT

January 22, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S JASON ANDERSON FINISHES THIRD AT ANAHEIM SUPERCROSS ON TRIPLE CROWN NIGHT

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team rolled into Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. for the second time this season to compete at the third round of 2018 AMA Supercross. This groundbreaking race was the […]

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SR75 WORLD SUZUKI 1-2 AT BIRMINGHAM ARENACROSS

January 22, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SR75 WORLD SUZUKI 1-2 AT BIRMINGHAM ARENACROSS

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 21. Thomas Ramette – SR75 World Suzuki – 1st Cyrille Coulon – SR75 World Suzuki – 2nd Cedric Soubeyras – FRO System Suzuki – 6th Evgeny Bobryshev – RFX […]

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SUZUKI RM-Z450’s PODIUM AT DORTMUND ADAC SX

January 19, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI RM-Z450’s PODIUM AT DORTMUND ADAC SX

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 18. FRI: Florent Richier (Suzuki) – 2nd SAT: Nicholas Aubin (Suzuki) – 3rd SUN: Yannis Irsuti (Suzuki) – 3rd Suzuki RM-Z450 riders made the podium at the final round […]

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Jonas Folger Will Not Race in 2018

January 17, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Jonas Folger Will Not Race in 2018

One week before the start of the first Official MotoGP test this year, Jonas Folger has decided not to race in the 2018 MotoGP season with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team, as he doesn’t feel […]

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Adrien Van Beveren Injury Update

January 17, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Adrien Van Beveren Injury Update

On Tuesday, January 16, while leading the provisional overall standings of the 2018 Dakar Rally, Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider Adrien Van Beveren suffered a crash shortly before finishing stage 10 of the event […]

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SUZUKI RM-Z450 WINS ARENACROSS 2ND ROUND

January 17, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI RM-Z450 WINS ARENACROSS 2ND ROUND

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 17. Cedric Soubeyras – Team FRO Systems Suzuki – 1st Evgeny Bobryshev – RFX Suzuki – 5th Cyrille Coulon – SR75 World Suzuki – 8th Thomas Ramette – SR75 […]

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SUZUKI GSX-R1000 DOMINATES NEW ZEALAND SBK

January 16, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI GSX-R1000 DOMINATES NEW ZEALAND SBK

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 16. Sloane Frost – 1st SBK Former New Zealand Superbike Champion Sloan Frost scored a hat-trick of wins on his Suzuki GSXR1000A at the second of four rounds of […]

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SUZUKI’S NEW LINE-UP FOR AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKES

January 16, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on SUZUKI’S NEW LINE-UP FOR AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKES

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 15. Team Suzuki ECSTAR Australia will return to the racetrack with a two-rider line-up next month in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship with reigning champion Josh Waters and new […]

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BMW Motorrad USA Outperforms Industry In 2017

January 11, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on BMW Motorrad USA Outperforms Industry In 2017

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 10, 2018…BMW Motorrad reported sales of 13,546 motorcycles for 2017, down just 1.3% from the 13,730 motorcycles sold in 2016. However, despite the slight downturn, BMW outpaced the rest of […]

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STEWART TO FILL-IN FOR INJURED BOGLE AT HOUSTON SX

January 11, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on STEWART TO FILL-IN FOR INJURED BOGLE AT HOUSTON SX

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 10. AMA 250 Eastern Regional Supercross Champion Malcolm Stewart will join the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team this weekend at the second round of the AMA/ FIM World […]

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DOUBLE PODIUM FOR SUZUKI AT MANCHESTER ARENACROSS

January 10, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on DOUBLE PODIUM FOR SUZUKI AT MANCHESTER ARENACROSS

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 9. Cyrille Coulon – 2nd Thomas Ramette – 3rd Cedric Soubeyras – 4th Reigning SR75 World Suzuki Team AX Champion Thomas Ramette and team-mate Cyrille Coulon both raced to […]

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PEICK & AUTOTRADER YOSHIMURA SUZUKI 5TH AT ANAHEIM SX

January 10, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on PEICK & AUTOTRADER YOSHIMURA SUZUKI 5TH AT ANAHEIM SX

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 8. Weston Peick (450 Class) – 5th Justin Hill (250 Class) – 7th Phil Nicoletti (250 Class) – 22nd Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing’s Weston Peick raced his RM-Z450 […]

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Pablo Quintanilla Makes Strong Start To Dakar Rally 2018

January 8, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Pablo Quintanilla Makes Strong Start To Dakar Rally 2018

Kicking off this year’s Dakar Rally with a strong performance, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Pablo Quintanilla posted the third fastest time on the short opening timed special. Bringing his FR 450 Rally machine to […]

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Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Ready For Anaheim SX

January 8, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Ready For Anaheim SX

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 5. The Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team kicks-off the 2018 Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California this weekend. Suzuki’s new Factory […]

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING SET FOR 2018 DAKAR RALLY

January 5, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING SET FOR 2018 DAKAR RALLY

Following months of intense preparation, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team are all-set for the longest and toughest challenge in the annual rally calendar, the 2018 Dakar Rally. Featuring reigning FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion Pablo […]

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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES EXTEND PARTNERSHIP WITH PROTAPER

January 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES EXTEND PARTNERSHIP WITH PROTAPER

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the extension of their sponsorship agreement with world renowned offroad control brand, ProTaper. The multi-year agreement will see the US based company continue to supply Husqvarna Motorcycles and the […]

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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES PARTNER WITH MOTOREX

January 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES PARTNER WITH MOTOREX

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce a strategic global partnership with MOTOREX. From January, 2018, all new Husqvarna models – both offroad and street – will be first filled with MOTOREX lubricants. In addition, the […]

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JOSH WATERS BLOG – January 2018

January 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on JOSH WATERS BLOG – January 2018

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 2. Josh Waters reflects on a late plan to enter the 2017 Australian Superbike Championship aboard the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 that turned into victory for the new machine and […]

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ANDREA IANNONE BLOG – January 2018

January 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ANDREA IANNONE BLOG – January 2018

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Andrea Iannone reflects on his first 2017 MotoGP™ season aboard the GSX-RR in the latest issue of Team Suzuki Racing Magazine – WINTER Issue #3. “This year has not been an easy […]

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ALEX RINS BLOG – January 2018

January 3, 2018 Michael Le Pard Comments Off on ALEX RINS BLOG – January 2018

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 1. Team SUZUKI ECSTAR MotoGP™ Rookie Alex Rins overcame many injuries in 2017 to finish within striking distance of a podium on his return to the circuit. In 2018, […]