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Friday
Sep182009

Honda Out Of US Motorcycle Roadracing

We aren't much for cutting and pasting press releases and calling it content, but this does pretty much sum it all up nicely.

Honda Press Release
Honda Racing Announcement
9-18-09


HEAD: Honda Racing announcement

For immediate release:

Torrance, CA: During the 2009 AMA/DMG Road Racing series, American Honda
Motor Company, Inc. contracted team personnel, including team Honda rider
Neil Hodgson, to the Corona Extra Honda race team.

Corona Extra Honda race team participated in this series with our
award-winning 2009 CBR1000RR in the AMA Superbike class, unfortunately
participation in this series did not meet our racing goals and objectives.

Regrettably the current AMA/DMG racing environment does not align with our
company goals. Effective today 9/18/09, AHM will not be renewing contracts
with Corona Extra Racing and will be terminating the on-site Road Race
operations by 9/30/09.  All assets will be put into storage for future
consideration. Team staff was informed of these changes today at 1:00PM
PDT.

Saturday
Sep122009

Honda Brings Flappy Paddle Gearboxes To Motorcycles

Not sure how I feel about this.  There IS something about being able to operate a clutch, match revs on a down shift and be smooth that is appealing.  On the other hand, I can see how on touring and commuter bikes this could be attractive.  Not sure how well it will work for sport bike and racing applications, but I'm sure we will find out very shortly.

Monday
Sep072009

Two Wheel Tuesday, Canadian Superbikes 

I was up in Canada over the Labor Day weekend to announce for the final round of 2009 of the Parts Canada Superbike Series.  It was a great weekend of racing, all the championships came down to the final round, a several were decided by less than 5 points!

Have a look at some of the pictures I shot throughout the weekend.

Tuesday
Aug252009

Two Wheel Tuesday, Isle Of Man In Slo-Mo

This is Top Gear beautiful and yet further proof that with the exception of maybe WRC/IRC racing why two wheels are better than four!

Better watch this one in full screen mode!

Sunday
Aug232009

How To Properly Break In New Leathers

An early Two Wheel Tuesday to make up for none last week.  Thanks to Bradley Smith for posting this link in Twitter.

Eugene Laverty, with help from Johnny Rea and Scott Redding show you how to propperly break in those new set of leathers for the race season!