Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Courtesy of Yoshimura Suzuki

Multi-Time Champion Now Looking to 2016 Return
CHINO, CA (April 28, 2015) – Yoshimura Suzuki learned Monday that the FIM appeal by James Stewart that might have allowed him to begin racing the upcoming 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has been denied. Instead the suspension will remain in place until August 11, 2015. Stewart says he will now focus on his return to competition.

As they have through the entire process, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing will continue to support Stewart and look forward to his return to competition.

Yoshimura Suzuki team manager Mike Webb said the appeal process has been frustrating and costly. There were several delays requested by the FIM throughout the appeal process.

“It was an incredibly frustrating process and disappointing decision, but we’ll have James on board with the team for 2016 and beyond and we look forward to his return. We have a few warm-up events later this year and then we’ll be back in full force for the 2016 Supercross season.”

Even though it’s been a trying time, not only for the delays, but also for not knowing the outcome of his appeal, Stewart said at least he can now look forward to putting this behind him and is looking forward to racing again.

“It’s extremely disappointing that my appeal was denied,” Stewart said. “But I’m glad this is over and now I can turn my full attention back to preparing for the few events I’ll be competition in this year and coming back strong for 2016.

“I thank Yoshimura Suzuki, my sponsors and all the fans who have given me a ton of support through all of this. The one thing this time off has done is made me realize how much I miss racing, so it’s going to be a great day for me when I get to see that gate drop again.”

Stewart plans to defend his Red Bull Straight Rhythm title later this year and is also slated to contest the Monster Energy Cup in October.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Monster Energy Supercross Takes Over New York's Grand Central Station in Anticipation of Return to MetLife Stadium

Courtesy of Feld Motorsports

Monster Energy Supercross Takes Over New York's
Grand Central Station in Anticipation of Return to MetLife Stadium
Saturday Afternoon Race at MetLife Stadium will be Broadcast LIVE on FOX
New York City, N.Y. (April 23, 2015) -Top riders from both the 450SX and 250SX Classes convened upon the historic Grand Central Station in the heart of Manhattan to kick-off the festivities for the return of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, to MetLife Stadium this Saturday. Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey, recently crowned 450SX Class Champion, his teammate Marvin Musquin, GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac, Team Honda HRC's Cole Seely, RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John's/Suzuki Factory Racing's Ken Roczen, and's Weston Peick all took the stage to recap the intense season of racing and the importance of supercross making its broadcast debut of FOX, Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT.

Monster Energy Supercross on Television
  • Live on FOX on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT
Monster Energy Supercross Live Streaming
  • The qualifying sessions on race day will stream live on starting at 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT

View from the Monster Energy Supercross press conference in New York
Photo Credit: Brown Dog Wilson

From the start of the season, Dungey was considered a top contender to become #WhosNext on the list of title-contenders, and just two weeks ago he sealed his name in the record books with his second-career 450SX Class championship.

"Being a part of the first ever live broadcast on FOX is really amazing," said Dungey. "Our whole community works hard to give us great opportunities. I think our sport is at an all-time high and only growing, and having a national broadcast is definitely something special.

Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac at the press conference inside Grand Central Station
Photo Credit: Brown Dog Wilson

"As racers we are hired to win races and championships and to be able to get through the pressure is a great feeling. KTM has really put a lot into the sport over the past five years and it's great to see it showing this year for both Marvin [Musquin] and myself. Ultimately it's awesome to see the fans supporting our brand, because they are the ones that really allow us to do what we love."

Tomac's two wins so far this season haven't told the story of his speed throughout each weekend. He's looking to make the most of the final two races and to Tomac, winning on the big stage with FOX broadcasting nationwide would be a big boost going into the final round.

"I think it would be awesome for Honda [to win while being broadcast on FOX]," said Tomac. "As a team we've seen a huge improvement from all three riders in the 450SX Class and to win in this stadium would be cool. As far as my starts, every guy practices starts and thinks they got it when their home. I don't know if it's me or the motorcycle itself, but we'll keep trying and keep at it."

With 15 of 17 races completed, Seely is the only rookie this season to grace the top step of the podium with a win in Houston two weeks ago. His rocky start in 2015 was met with a gradual build of confidence and speed, landing him on the podium three additional times this season.

"It's a huge opportunity for everyone to be racing live on FOX," said Seely. "I think we'll draw in a lot more fans and if the racing has been as good as it has been all year, it will be a great show. As far as adding another win to the season, that would be huge for me. Getting my first win was pretty special, something that I don't think you really understand it until it happens to you."

Peick's overall standing in the championship of 12th doesn't do justice for his breakout season in 2015. After sitting out several races with an injury, Peick has bounced back with a total of eight top-10 finishes, including his first-career podium last weekend in Santa Clara, California.

"I've been working really hard as well as the team, and to win on FOX would be incredible," said Peick. "Once I got through the injury, it's been good getting back and finally seeing the results. This week will be interesting with the early schedule, but I know we can make it work."

Like his 450SX Class teammate Dungey, Musquin's consistency has put himself in position to capture his first career 250SX Class championship this weekend. He hasn't finished lower than second, and has collected five wins in seven races.

Marvin Musquin at the press conference
Photo Credit: Brown Dog Wilson

"It's an honor to race at MetLife and would be great to close out the season with a win," said Musquin. "This weekend will be a little bit different racing in an open stadium. We've been racing inside for most of the East Coast, but it looks like it's supposed to be nice on Saturday so we're looking forward to a good race. My biggest competitors are Justin Bogle, who is right behind me in the championship, and Jeremy Martin has also won a race. I try not to think about the competition and ride my own race."

Roczen made an appearance for the crowd at Grand Central Station and used the platform to provide an update on his injury.

"Rehab has been going good," said Roczen. "I'm doing everything I can to be back racing as soon as possible. I've never had an injury like this with ligaments and such, and it's taken a lot longer than I thought it would or liked. So it's just a slow process, but I'm doing everything I can to get back."

As a precursor to the historic live network television broadcast on FOX, don't forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL, which will stream on from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday. Practice, qualifying, behind the scenes features, and key rider interviews will all be highlighted on the Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL webcast.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Supercross to Debut on Fox with Early Start This Weekend

Courtesy of Feld Motorsports

AURORA, Ill. - Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey (450SX Class) and Marvin Musquin (250SX Class) will attempt a record-setting sixth event sweep live on FOX when Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, makes its return to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey this Saturday afternoon. Monster Energy Supercross made its debut at MetLife Stadium in 2014 with 62,217 live event attendees. 

Saturday night's race will air live on FOX at 3:00 p.m. EST/ 12:00 p.m. PST for the first time in Monster Energy Supercross history

Live coverage from East Rutherford will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.
Media Day will take place Thursday, April 23, at 12 Noon EST inside the Grand Central Terminal at the Vanderbilt Hall, featuring Dungey, Musquin, Cole Seely, Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, and Weston Peick. Fans can listen to the pre-race press conference live at Noon EST/3:00 p.m. PST by logging onto

On Saturday, April 25, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.comto watch Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL with Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer from 12:50 p.m. EST/9:50 a.m. PST to 4:50 p.m. EST/1:50 p.m. PST

Some key insights to watch heading into this Saturday night's race include:
  • Can a seventh different rider in 2015 win Saturday night's 450SX Class Main Event?
  • Can Dungey keep his 14-race podium streak alive?
  • The three rookies (Jason Anderson, Seely, and Blake Baggett) finished four, five, and six, respectively, in Santa Clara last Saturday night. Seely is looking for his second 450SX Class victory, while Anderson and Baggett are still looking for their first-career 450SX Class victories. Could East Rutherford be the place?
  • With a win this Saturday, Chad Reed can become one of four riders to win 45 450SX Class races.
  • Dungey and Musquin are tied with James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto ('07) with five event sweeps by a team, can they set the record this weekend?
  • Nick Wey earned his first top-10 finish since Las Vegas in 2012, can he back that up this weekend?
  • Can Musquin win his first-ever 250SX Class Championship?
  • The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, which is winless this year, has not had a winless season since 2001, can Joey Savatgy give the team their first win of the season?
Just one week removed from winning his second 450SX Class Championship, Dungey won his seventh race of the season at the inaugural race at Levi's Stadium last Saturday night. Dungey, who won his first 450SX Class Championship as a rookie in 2010, passed's Justin Barcia on Lap 3 for the lead and rode to victory.

"Today was rough; it took a few practices to finally get the bike dialed in," said Dungey from the podium in Santa Clara. "The Heat Race win gave me a good spot on the gate for the Main Event, which was a big help in getting the start I did."

GEICO Honda's Tomac finished second in a career-best 450SX Class season that includes two wins and four consecutive podium finishes. Tomac now has 11 career 450SX Class podium finishes.
Barcia's teammate Peick, who was making his 68th career 450SX Class start, scored the first podium of his career Saturday night by finishing third place. It was Peick's fifth top-five finish of the season.
Musquin brings a 20-point lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship and has his sights set on his first-ever championship and win at MetLife Stadium.Musquin has been the dominate rider in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class all year with five wins and two second-place finishes.
Musquin's toughest competition this year has been from defending Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion Justin Bogle. Bogle has one win on the season and has been on the podium at every race except the stop at St. Louis' Edwards Jones Dome.

During the final race of the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship last Saturday night, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha's Cooper Webb capped off his championship-winning season by earning his sixth win of the year.

"It was definitely a wild and hectic Main Event. I just tried to get up as fast as I could and charge," said Webb. "It was basically a race to get your bike up the fastest and it worked out. I had fun racing with [Josh] Hansen."

During last year's 450SX Class Main Event in East Rutherford, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Villopoto won the first-ever race at MetLife Stadium. In doing so, Villopoto clinched his fourth consecutive 450SX Class Championship. Bogle scored his second win of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship.

Past Winners in East Rutherford

450SX Class

April 26, 2014 Ryan Villopoto
May 18, 1991 Jeff Stanton
May 19, 1990 Jean-Michel Bayle
May 6, 1989 Jeff Stanton
May 14, 1988 Rick Johnson
June 7, 1987 Rick Johnson

250SX Class 

April 26, 2014 Justin Bogle
May 18, 1991 Brian Swink
May 19, 1990 Denny Stephenson
May 6, 1989 Damon Bradshaw
May 14, 1988 Mike LaRocco
June 7, 1987 Keith Turpin

450SX Class Results, Santa Clara

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  3. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna
  5. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  8. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki 

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 343
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 258
  3. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 239
  4. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 212
  5. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 204
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 190
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 188
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 168
  9. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 164
  10. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 156

Western Regional 250SX Class Results, Santa Clara

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha
  2. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  4. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM
  6. Jackson Richardson, Wildomar, Calif., Honda
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  8. Matt Bisceglia, Weatherford, Texas, Honda
  9. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
  10. Scott Champion, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha

Western Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha, 186
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM, 124
  3. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Husqvarna, 117
  4. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM, 116
  5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha, 113
  6. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 111
  7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 107
  8. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM, 106
  9. Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 105
  10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki, 91

 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM, 169
  2. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 149
  3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 125
  4. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki, 113
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, 84
  6. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 84
  7. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 84
  8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 76
  9. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Husqvarna, 63
  10. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Kawasaki, 60 
Tickets are available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (800) 745-3000, or online at  or Practice and qualifying begin at 9 a.m. and the Main Event starts at 3:00 p.m Premium Club tickets are $125 Adult/Child; Premium Field $100 Adult/Child; Endzone Lower $75 Adult/Child; Endzone Upper $55 Adult/Child. Fans can also get in to the Pits for FREE from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Race Day when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium's pit entrance (valid only with event ticket).
During the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season, FOX Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races live and FOX Sports 2 will broadcast 3 races live. Each race will include a next-day re-air on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the authenticated FOX Sports Go app will live stream each race.
As a precursor to the live television, don't forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL, which will stream on\from 12:50 - 4:30 p.m. local race time each Saturday during the season.  Practice, qualifying, behind the scenes features, and key rider interviews will all be highlighted on the Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL webcast.
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, log on to, and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at
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Monday, April 20, 2015


The privateer hero, Adam Enticknap (The 7deucedeuce,) makes his iTunes premiere today with the release of his first single, “Rip it, Ride it, Swerve” on Monday, April 20th.

Adam Enticknap’s first passion has always been riding motocross but while spending long hours on the road traveling between races he needed to find a way to pass the time and started rapping in 2013 with fellow teammates to entertain himself and his teammates. In 2014 he gave a name to his rap ­ego, The 7deucedeuce, which is also is his racing number #722.

Enticknap, also known as The Privateer Hero, began to realize that what began as a fun hobby turned into a way for him to connect with his fans about his racing journey. After releasing several songs on SoundCloud and receiving nearly 80,000 hits it became obvious that the people wanted to hear more from The 7deucedeuce.

With intentions of fundraising for Enticknap’s racing fund, the release of “Rip it, Ride it, Swerve” comes at a critical time in The People’s Champion’s journey. Only two weeks prior, The 7deucedeuce achieved his career best, placing 16th in the main event at the St. Louis Supercross. Unfortunately, while his racing progress was on the rise, he suffered a wrist injury during practice at the Santa Clara Supercross. However, this minor setback isn’t going to bring down the Privateer Hero who’s known for his positive, can­ do attitude.

The 7deucedeuce is determined to make a fast recovery and get back on the track as soon as possible. All proceeds from iTunes will go directly to supporting The 7deucedeuce’s racing fund and will help to ensure The People’s Champion has everything he needs to make a strong comeback. While out of commission you can count on one thing for sure, more hits from Enticknap.

You can purchase “Rip it, Ride it, Swerve” on iTunes for $.99 today to help support the dream of
Adam Enticknap and The 7deucedeuce.

Instagram: @The722

Twitter: @AEnticknap722

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JT Racing Releases ALS 1.0 MX Helmet

Courtesy of JT Racing

JT Racing USA is pleased to announce the official launch of the all-new ALS 1.0 MX Helmet. Shortly after the anticipated release of their state-of-the-art Complex Fiber ALS 2.0, they are now adding an entry-level helmet series to the lineup with the same vibrant design, color and geometric appeal. JT Racing’s CEO, Daniel Sandstedt, states: “Part of our long term approach to the market is to offer the highest level of product in all categories and give options for the consumer. The new ALS 1.0 is the most aggressively designed polycarbonate helmet shell on the market and houses a full faced, dual density EPS liner system, giving our customers a secure and comfortable fit.  This is a moderately priced helmet with world class appeal.”

Priced between $169(solid) - $179(graphic), the ALS 1.0 is fully ventilated and constructed with a light-weight injection molded polycarbonate material, high-speed lift reduction visor engineering, and an ultra-plush, hygienically treated removable liner. Exceeds ECE, ECE/DOT, AS1698 certifications.

Available at and select dealers worldwide.

To request a catalog, please email with your mailing address.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cobra Announces 2015 Factory Team

Courtesy of Cobra

HILLSDALE, Mich.,  – Another class of upcoming amateur motocross national minicycles champions and likely numerous future top pro factory MX/SX racers will be running the iconic American-made Cobra Moto competition minicycles for 2015 as the company is pleased to announce its new factory team program.

Leading the charge on Cobra Moto’s unsurpassed product line of 50cc JR & SR bikes and the former national champion 65cc division CX65 are returning stars Casey Cochran (Tennessee), the 2013 Loretta’s 50cc JR class champ, longtime Cobra Moto-backed factory racer Reed Cooper (New York), along with California’s Parker Ross.

And making the move up to the CX50SR class is the No. 1 2014 Loretta’s 50cc Jr. class, Cobra Moto’s Kace Evans (Texas) – last summer’s Loretta’s Jr. champ - and Tennessee’s Mason Dixon, who placed second behind Evans. Kace and Mason, both seven-year-olds in this year’s 7-8 51cc Senior class, led Cobra Moto’s CX50 JR program in 2014 where Cobra Kids took nine of the top ten class spots (1-9) and forty out of forty-two overall spots at Loretta’s!

“We’re a young teams this year, with the majority of our 50cc class factory racers being first-year Senior class racers. But that said, we’re expecting Cobra bikes to be up front and in podium contention from every major amateur national right down to the main events at local fairgrounds,” said Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “Adding to the successful race heritage and championship lineage is something we strive to achieve season after season with the American-made Cobra Moto bikes.”

In the 51cc 7-8 Limited class Cobra Moto and its bike that revolutionized the class back in 1998 - the “King” CX50 - enjoyed one of the American company’s best overall performances in recent years at Loretta’s, capturing 80 percent of the top ten positions, including a podium spot from Noah Geyer (Virginia). And though Geyer graduated to the Cobra CX65 this year, the Senior class will feature a number of Cobra factory pilots who scored podium moto finishes at Loretta’s last year – in their first year in the class. Those racers include: California’s Jordan Torres, who placed second in Moto 1 and Illinois’ Krystian Janik, who place second in Moto 2.

And graduating from the 50cc Senior class to the 65s are Wisconsin’s Johnny Weber, who placed third in Moto 3 last year at Loretta’s, and Ross, who’d place fourth overall for Cobra Moto (with Janik fifth overall) - earning Cobra Moto three of the top five overall spots in last year’s 50cc Senior championships! They’ll join longtime Cobra Moto-backed racers Brock Bennett (California) and Missouri’s Brock Lassiter.

Presenting the 2015 Cobra Moto Factory Team!
Casey Cochran Arlington, Tenn.
Reed Cooper Cold Springs Harbor, NY 
Parker Ross Elk Grove, Calif.
Mason Dixon Maynardville, Tenn.
Kace Evans Arthur City, Texas
Mason Tucker York, Pa. 
Noah Gordon Marana, Ariz.
Krystian Janik Oak Lawn, Ill.
Cole Kish Newport, Mich.
Preston Masciangelo  Canada
Jordan Torres Watsonville, Calif.
Jett Burgess Australia
Noah Geyer Fredericksburg, Md.
Lucas Grounds Martinsville, Ind.
Codee Samples Midlothian, Texas
Gregory Stewart Elkhart, Ind.
Johnny Weber Kenosha, Wis.
Brock Bennett Bakersfield, Calif.
Brock Lassiter Asbury, Mo.

Up next for Cobra: Loretta’s Regional Championships.

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Dealer Registration Open for 2015 AIMExpo

Courtesy of AIMExpo
The Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group announced today that dealer registration for the 2015 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) is now officially open online. As the only platform with global debuts from many of the world’s most renowned manufacturers (OEMs) and the largest gathering of aftermarket companies in North America, the growing annual showcase of the powersports industry will continue to provide exclusive opportunities for dealers to improve their business and interact with their peers, while checking out all the latest products coming to the marketplace during the trade days on October 15th and 16th at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).

The free advance dealer registration process has been streamlined for added ease and efficiency, and also provides pre-approved status for registrants from previous years. Registering dealers can also take care of housing reservations in Orlando early, taking advantage of the negotiated rates from nearby hotels exclusively for AIMExpo. For any dealers interested in making the most out of their visit to one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, AIMExpo has teamed up with Visit Orlando to offer travel packages, including family opportunities to stay-and-play in Orlando.

For 2015, AIMExpo is offering even more for dealers to experience in its third year. While the global unveiling of many new motorcycles will be a focal point for franchised dealers, the largest collection of aftermarket manufacturers in one place at one time, debuting new product, presents all dealers the best opportunity to preview and order next year’s profit makers for their stores. New features like the Made in America showcase of American ingenuity and the Championship of the Americas Custom Bike Competition also offer V-Twin dealers expanded reasons to attend, demonstrating AIMExpo’s continued growth as North America’s only market wide motorcycle and powersports trade show.

Returning for 2015, free seminars at the Powersports Business Institute (PSBI) @ AIMExpo will continue to offer dealers critical insights on how to improve their business. The always-popular AIMExpo Outdoors! is expanding to provide even more demo ride opportunities, including more Side X Sides. And AIMExpo will again be the venue for the AMA’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as they welcome a new class of motorcycling’s heroes on Saturday, October 17th.

“As an owner of a dealership, motorcycles are my passion and my life’s work,” said Mark Peterson, owner of Southwest Superbikes in Dallas, Texas. “AIMExpo provides the perfect opportunity for me to see and experience all the newest motorcycles and products for myself, while also offering ways for me to ensure I’m getting the most out of my business. It’s just as thrilling to sell someone a bike or new gear, knowing it’s going to change their life, as the thrill and excitement of riding myself. I think that same enthusiasm and commitment to bettering the way our industry does business is at the heart of AIMExpo, and it’s why I’ll be bringing more staff with me this year.”

As a whole, AIMExpo boasts more OEM participation, more exhibitors and more new products for 2015, making it a must-attend event for any dealer.

More than 300 exhibitors have already committed to AIMExpo in 2015. Exhibitor presence builds each day and companies looking to take advantage of the AIMExpo platform should contact an AIMExpo Account Manager toll free at 855-MCShows (855-627-4697).

Be sure to stay tuned to the website and keep up to date on exciting news as it happens by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook, and “Follow” on Twitter or Instagram: @AIMExpo.

About American International Motorcycle Expo
The American International Motorcycle Expo’s ( purpose is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and has international impact within the motorcycling and greater powersports community. AIMExpo was recently honored in Trade Show Executive Magazine's Fastest 50, recognizing the fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. AIMExpo is produced by Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group, a division of Marketplace Events.

About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 43 events annually including: 27 consumer home shows in the US; 11 in Canada; three Casa Latina Home Expos for the Hispanic market, acquired in August 2014; one Holiday Boutique in Kansas City; and the country’s premier trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), which has become a Top 50 Trade Show in just two years. The 43 combined events attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 110-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Orlando–some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Dungey Extends Contract with KTM

Courtesy of KTM

KTM Motorsports is excited to announce that it has extended its contract with Red Bull KTM Factory rider, and the newly crowned 2015 450 Supercross Champion, Ryan Dungey through 2017.

The Red Bull KTM Team and Ryan Dungey signed the two-year contract prior to him winning the first-ever 450 Supercross Championship for the Austrian manufacturer. In Dungey’s four years with KTM, he has been the first to win a 450 Supercross race, a 450 Motocross title, and a 450 Supercross title on the KTM brand.

“I’m extremely happy that Ryan has chosen to commit another two years to the Red Bull KTM team,” explains Red Bull KTM Team Manager Roger De Coster. “I have worked with Ryan for many years and can honestly say he’s is in the best shape of his career right now. The level of commitment he has shown to his training program in Florida, our race team and toward the development of the KTM 450 SX-F race bike has made him a better racer showcasing his full potential. I trust he will continue performing at this level for several more years and the team and I will continue to strive to give Ryan the best possible equipment and the support he deserves.”

Dungey is equally happy to re-sign with the KTM brand, stating, “I have never had a manufacturer work so closely with the racing team to make sure we have the best bike each year. The proof of how great the bike has become is written in the race results. I couldn’t ask for a better team and manufacturer to work for.”

Dungey will continue to race in the 450 Supercross and Motocross classes for the 2016 and 2017 race seasons aboard a Red Bull KTM Factory race machine.

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GoPro Introduces Hero Cast

Courtesy of Go Pro

SAN MATEO, CALIF. - GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today's most engaging content, today announced the launch of HEROCast™, the smallest, lightest, and most cost-efficient wireless HD micro transmitter to hit the broadcast market. Developed with Vislink, the HEROCast transmitter enables professional broadcasters to deliver engaging, live content with immersive POV footage and unique perspectives that are synonymous with GoPro. HEROCast integrates with GoPro cameras and its ecosystem of mounts, and delivers the most versatile, mountable broadcast solution available and transmits high definition 1080/60fps and 720/60fps video using H.264 encoding with low glass-to-glass latency.

"GoPro is driven to enable people to capture their lives' most important moments in the most immersive way possible, and it is that same motivation that has propelled the development of HEROCast. We want to change the way people see the events that are special to them. With HEROCast, broadcasters can bring their audience closer to their events than ever before, just as GoPro cameras have allowed people to uniquely share their lives with the people around them," said GoPro President Tony Bates
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

TEN launches action/adventure video on demand hubs

Courtesy of The Enthusiast Network

IRVINE, Calif., April 8, 2015 – TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, is pleased to announce the launch of nine action and adventure media hubs featuring TEN’s original content and Vimeo’s extensive VOD catalog. The sport-specific portals are part of an exclusive partnership TEN inked recently with Vimeo, allowing TEN’s network of action and adventure titles to sell premium ad-free content from the Internet-video company’s transactional video player directly on their websites. The hubs, set to launch throughout the week, include: GRINDTV, SURFING, SURFER, NEWSCHOOLERS, SNOWBOARDER, TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, TRANSWORLD MOTOCROSS and POWDER.

In addition to a curated selection from Vimeo’s catalog, each hub will regularly debut original brand-created videos and exclusive archived content that spotlights the brand’s rich history. GRINDTV, as a comprehensive site for all action and adventure sports, will serve as a one-stop shop for content from all of the sites.

“We are committed to delivering premium video content from our market leading action and adventure brands in new distribution channels,” says TEN’s Senior Vice President, Digital, Sports & Entertainment, Greg Morrow. “Video on demand hubs are perfectly suited for connecting our passionate user base with high-quality, ad-free content on our websites while providing us with additional revenue streams.”

“The VOD Publisher Network was launched to extend Vimeo’s premium high quality content experience to wider audiences, while introducing new revenue streams for partners,” said Richard Bloom, VP, Revenue and Operations, Vimeo. “The VOD hubs TEN has built are a perfect representation of the power of premium video and we are excited to have them onboard as partner.”
The Vimeo VOD platform allows viewers to rent or buy titles directly on the TEN media sites through Vimeo’s transactional video player. Videos can then be watched on any connected device. More storefronts will be launched for additional TEN sites in the months to come.
About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

American Honda Names Chuck Boderman VP, Motorcycle Division

Courtesy of American Honda

TORRANCE, Calif., April 1, 2015 - American Honda announced today that Chuck Boderman has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Motorcycle Division. Outgoing Motorcycle Division Vice President Robert Gurga will serve as a Senior Advisor ahead of his August retirement.

"I'm excited to assume this new role with American Honda," Boderman said. "It's an exhilarating time for the powersports industry, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to build on Bob's accomplishments as we work toward future growth at Honda."

Boderman has a long history with Honda, beginning in 1983 with a customer-service job in New Jersey. Over the next 15 years, he served in roles in field service and field sales while working in several different markets in the United States. After transferring to American Honda Motor Company's Torrance, California, headquarters in 1998, Boderman held management positions in which he was responsible for sales operations, dealer development and marketing before being named Assistant Vice President in 2006.

"After more than 37 years, I'll be retiring from Honda later this year," Gurga said. "Looking back, I've been very fortunate to have worked for Honda, and I'm grateful for the opportunities I've been given and the lifelong friendships I've made at Honda, with our dealers, our customers and in the industry. Soon, I'll leave Honda, confident that the Honda ?Racing Spirit' is firmly embraced by our associates, and that Team Honda is prepared for any opportunity or challenge that arises."

American Honda's organizational structure will have six senior managers covering all business operations in sales, service and product planning, reporting directly to Boderman.
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