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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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Thinking differently: The future is coming

December 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thinking differently: The future is coming · Industry, Politics of Riding, Technology

This is only tangentially about motorcycles, and only in the sense that it points to how the world of the future will work. But it’s an important insight into our future. This NYTimes editorial by Thomas Friedman (author of “The World is Flat” and “The Lexus and the Olive Tree”) is about a new kind […]

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New patent filed by KTM

December 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on New patent filed by KTM · Industry, Technology

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has filed patents for a new, 2-wheel-drive, hybrid motorcycle. Following KTM’s announcement of their all-electric zero-emissions bike, which is planned for production by 2010, this hybrid features an internal combustion engine driving the rear wheel with an electric motor driving the front wheel. I don’t know exactly how it works, but […]

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What permanent indoor facilities mean for MX

November 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on What permanent indoor facilities mean for MX · Industry, Racing

The Boston Globe Online today is reporting that a new, indoor MX facility has been approved in Bellingham, southwest of Boston. R. J. Cobb Land Clearing Inc. of Bellingham has received approval to construct a 68,400 sq. ft. enclosed facility near I-495. To date, Supercross has remained the domain of professional racers because there are […]

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New therapy heals sever bone breaks in weeks

September 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on New therapy heals sever bone breaks in weeks · Fitness and Health

Australian newspaper The Age reports in “Broken leg bones healed in stem cell first” that a trial for new stem cell therapy has produced some remarkable results in healing the most serious kinds of fractures. The trial included nine patients with severe leg fractures, many unable to walk and spending up to 41 months waiting […]

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Risking irrelevance – Pro MX vs. women’s gymnastics

August 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Risking irrelevance – Pro MX vs. women’s gymnastics · Racing

The idea of raising the minimum age limit for Pro Motocross is being discussed a lot in the media and by the fans, particularly since an underage Jason Lawrence got into a bit of legal trouble. New outdoor MX director Davey Coombs has publicly stated his opinion that an 18-year-old age limit would be a […]

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Smart money says AMA Pro Racing will get it right

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Smart money says AMA Pro Racing will get it right · Industry, Politics of Riding, Racing

The entire professional road racing community has been up in arms since DMG (now officially AMA Pro Racing) began making their presence felt. The complaints have been long, loud, and many. A person less magnanimous than me might even call it incessant whining. But I won’t do that. I understand what all the furor is […]

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Algal biodiesel reduces 150 million year oil cycle to three days

July 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Algal biodiesel reduces 150 million year oil cycle to three days · Technology

It takes approximately 150 million years for organic matter to become oil that we pump out of the ground. We all know the ramifications of this – finite oil supplies, ever-growing demand for a limited resource, economic upheaval as supplies dwindle in our energy-hungry world. We also know the basics of renewable energy – government […]

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Davey Coombs takes on the future of outdoor MX

July 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Davey Coombs takes on the future of outdoor MX · Events, Industry, Racing

RacerX Illustrated founder, 2nd-generation motocross promoter, track owner, prolific media entrepreneur, and all-round good guy Davey Coombs just announced in Racerhead #28 that he is stepping down from the day-to-day operations of his RacerX empire to focus on the future of outdoor MX and the pro motocross Nationals. In less than a year we’ve gone […]

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Will the AMA become AAA?

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Will the AMA become AAA? · Politics of Riding

AMA President Rob Dingman continues to emphasize that the AMA needs to be a better member services organization, providing better benefits to members. This has been a consistent theme in every interview Dingman has held over the past year. That worries me. While Dingman is always careful to mention that the AMA needs to protect the […]

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