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MotoPeds acquired by MotoVox

September 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on MotoPeds acquired by MotoVox · Industry, Technology, Two-Stroke

The very cool urban assault-style hybrid motorized mountain bikes made by MotoPeds may be coming soon to a retail powersports outlet near you. According to this press release the company has been acquired by APT MotoVox Group Inc. APT has patented a carburetor technology called SmartCarb for two-stroke engines which the company claims will push the […]

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Terry Cordray of Village Creek MX Park

March 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Terry Cordray of Village Creek MX Park · Industry, Profiles in Riding, Racing

Terry Cordray is a man on a mission – a mission to rebuild his business, to have one of the most successful motocross tracks in Texas, and to make it easier and safer for new riders and families to get into the world of motocross. Cordray is the owner/operator of Village Creek MX Park in […]

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The business behind the business of motocross

March 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on The business behind the business of motocross · Announcements, Industry

If you have visited this site periodically over the years you know there are a lot of articles with a business or industry slant. I’m a business writer and consulting analyst by trade, and an avid motorcyclist and racing fan — particularly motocross racing. One area I’ve never covered is the essential business of running […]

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Growing the American MX Nationals via track rotation

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Growing the American MX Nationals via track rotation · Industry, Racing

A while back I read something, probably in Racerhead, about the unfortunate reality that in order to get a new venue into the outdoor National series an old one has to go away. This is what happened when Broome-Tioga sold its event rights to Tony Miller and Freestone in TX, and more recently, when Glen […]

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HRPSports – It’s not Bob Hannah

August 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on HRPSports – It’s not Bob Hannah · Industry

I saw a little announcement at Motocross Action Magazine titled HRPSports is Accepting Resumes. HRP. The lightning bolt. Immediately I recalled hearing Bob Hannah say during some interview that his wife Terri was running HRP again. I also thought about the Jimmy Weinert Training Facility and the Jimmy Weinert Racing team that’s competing in both […]

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Rekluse Motor Sports, Inc. founder Al Youngwerth on PitPass Radio

April 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rekluse Motor Sports, Inc. founder Al Youngwerth on PitPass Radio · Events, Industry, Technology

Tonight, 06 APR 2010, Pit Pass Radio will have an interview with Al Youngwerth, the founder of Rekluse Motor Sports Inc. If you’ve watched any of the recent Supercross races and wondered how some of the riders manage to keep the engine running when they fall off the bike, it’s because they’re using a Rekluse […]

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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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Getting Hosed – Price fixing in the rubber market

January 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Getting Hosed – Price fixing in the rubber market · Industry, Politics of Riding

We have written here before about what price fixing in the rubber market means to the motorcycle industry. The corporate corruption on the part of our beloved suppliers continues. According to this Oligopoly Watch post “Getting hosed“, the EU competition commission recently issued $173 million in fines to six global corporations for conspiring to fix […]

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