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Entries from February 18th, 2009

FIM launches new website

February 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on FIM launches new website · Events, Industry, Racing

Federation Internationale de Motorcyclisme (FIM) has launched their new website. The old FIM site was rather poor. It was only useful for finding press releases, but it was not regularly updated. My expectations for the new site are low and I will probably still be disappointed. But it has video for highlights. That’s something…

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Cobra Motorcycles president Sean Hilier on Rush Limbaugh

February 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Cobra Motorcycles president Sean Hilier on Rush Limbaugh · Industry, Politics of Riding

Cobra Motorcycles president Sean Hilier was on the Rush Limbaugh program yesterday, to discuss the notorious Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) and its devastating effect on his company. I didn’t hear the show but you can read the transcript here. According to Hillier, Cobra employs fewer than 50 people, but there are […]

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helmet head – the Arai difference

February 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on helmet head – the Arai difference · Industry, Safety

I’ve just returned from my pilgrimage to Indianapolis and the annual Powersports Dealer Expo. There was a lot going on there this year, despite the economy. The biggest news was the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, a law that went into effect last week and summarily killed about 20% of the motorcycle industry […]

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RIP Jeremy Lusk: Mourning the adrenaline junkies

February 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on RIP Jeremy Lusk: Mourning the adrenaline junkies · Events, Profiles in Riding

By now everyone in the dirt bike world knows of the unfortunate death of FMX star Jeremy Lusk. I never met Jeremy but, by all accounts, he was a good guy. He was certainly talented, and the outpouring of public sentiment following his accident is a tribute to his character. It was so great the […]

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Why James Stewart must lose

February 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Why James Stewart must lose · Profiles in Riding, Racing

I like James Stewart. Over the past couple of years he has grown as a racer and as a champion. He’s taken on the role of ambassador for the sport, he’s a solid role model for kids entering the sport, and he’s pretty much the epitome of the clean-cut athlete. I don’t know if he’s […]

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