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Street Races are very cool.....

As I find myself sprinting across the street I'm thinking to myself, wow these Sidi sliders actually provide pretty darn good traction ! no sooner had that thought left my mind I was aboard my bike kicking it to start the race....kick-kick-kick-kick-kick-kick-kick-kick as I hear my teammate yelling at me... go go go go go go go go.........bbbbraaaap finally !! Drop the clutch and off to turn one I go........cold front tire pushing as I try the inside on three guys, cool !, three gone...turn two I got two more and was able to hold a good spot goin into the next two turns as I'm trying to get a drive on the next two bikes at the beginning of the back straight which is a drag race....up inside I go, pinned laying on the bike trying to get every ounce of speed out of the little 250 which is reving her brains out. As I cross the rough section I loosen up on my grip to try to get the speed wobble out, no sooner had I done this and two of the 450's I passed get by me....DAM ! thr

AMA Supermoto in Hartford, CT

Rockstar/Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co./ Motostrano -JSTracing/Leo Vince/Carter Powersport The 5th round of the AMA Supermoto Championship is sure to be remembered as one of the best races of the season! It’s all over the internet and in all the race reports, it was a fantastic race! Congratulations Congratulations to Motostrano /JSTracing sponsored rider Micky Dymond of All Access Communications for a well deserved win! We’re coming back to the Championships after a six week break where Cary Hart participated in X-Games 13 and the team tested their new equipment. We’re moving up in points and expecting strong finishes from all of our riders. In the first practice session for the 450 Supermoto class, Cary lost a clamp bolt and was only able to complete 2 laps before having to return to the pits. He had more mechanical issues in the 2nd practice session so didn’t qualify for a good position in the qualifying grid. Regardless he pulled up and finished in 13th place for the race an

Ten Year Old Starting Petition to Change Helmet Law

Boise, Idaho -- A motorcycle accident took the life of a Boise man last week and now his 10-year old daughter is on a campaign to change Idaho's helmet law. The Chapman Family says their father and husband would be enjoying his daily routine today had he been wearing head protection. Emily Chapman is now adamant about requiring bikers to wear helmets, so she's starting a petition drive to try and change state law. "They had to do more operations to stop the swelling, they had to open up his head," said Julie Chapman, who lost her husband in the motorcycle accident. Julie describes how they tried to save her 43-year-old husband, Shane, this past weekend.She says Shane was riding his motorcycle last Thursday night on Fairview, east of Maple Grove. Boise Police confirm a car pulled out of the Pop-eye's Fried Chicken parking lot trying to turn left when Shane was approaching. "When she pulled out, he lost control, trying not to run into her. He flipped as he trie

Dymond shines at New England Supermoto

August 27, 2007 UPDATED! All Access Racing’s Micky Dymond earned his first-ever AMA Red Bull Supermoto race victory following a wild 20-lap final at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT. It was obvious the race would be a hectic and unpredictable affair right from the start, as championship favorites Jeff Ward and Mark Burkhart collided in the race’s opening corner, pushing the series’ top two riders to the back of the field almost as early as they got the green light. Heat 2 race winner Troy Herfoss on the HMC KTM took advantage of their misfortune early, concluding the first lap in first position. His time at the front was short lived, however, as a mishap of his own knocked the Aussie down to 20th position on the very next lap. Factory Aprilia star Ben Carlson was next, leading laps two and three before falling down the order (and ultimately out of the race). Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Robbie Horton inherited the lead, but only for a lap before dropping outside the top fiv

Morongo Casino & Troy Lee to host AMA Season Finale

August 23, 2007 - Following up on last year's highly regarded AMA pro supermoto season finale at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Troy Lee and company are heading inland for this year's two-day racing finale to the spectacular Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. Located along Highway 10 in Cabazon, California between Riverside and Palm Springs, motorcycle friendly Morongo has welcomed the November supermoto event with open arms, as well as plenty of open space to accommodate another of the inventive racetrack layouts that has become a signature of Troy Lee's events. The Morongo Resort ( is one of the original California tribal gaming faciliti es and after undergoing a massive $250 million upgrade in 2004, was transformed into an award-winning 4-Diamond destination resort. The property boasts 310 deluxe rooms and suites, many with spectacular mountain vistas and canyon views, and a bevy of fine restaurants and nightclubs that will delight racers, teams and fans al

2008 Alpinestars Products

We've received our first preview information for the Fall 2007 and 2008 Alpinestars gear products due to roll out to the world in the next few weeks. Most of the items are things I took a gander at on my recent trip to Alpinestars Italy where many of the products were already released. Being one of the top Alpinestars dealers in the USA, we're keen to see what the factory will serve up to the US and we often advise astars on what we need and what we think would work. Looks like they listened for the most part and will be coming out with a great new lineup of street gear, plus a totally re-designed race glove line-up and some new bionic protection. A few months ago we explained that the flashy ways of ICON and the "stunt hooligan" look were dying fast and you better get out early or get stuck with a lot of imitation biker image product. Let's get some more classic looking stuff, practically retro, but not, something for the everyman, instead of only the wanna-be-f

Spousal Motorcycle Parts Purchase Approval Form

MOTORCYCLE PARTS SPOUSAL APPROVAL FORM Please complete the following authorization form before purchasing motorcycle parts if you are a married man. Original copies required. Please send by Certified Mail. Your Name: ____________ Your Nick Name: __________ Number of Bikes Your Wife Thinks You Own: (NONE), (1), (5), (10) (if more than 5 please provide a copy of your marriage certificate) Is one or more of your bikes "actually" hers but you tend to ride it? _____ Are your bikes stored at your or a buddy’s house? _______ Last time your wife saw your bikes? ________ (required if you are purchasing an exhaust, or other noticeable parts) How Many Years Have You Been Married? _______ Approved Purchasing Limit: _________ "Stretching-it" Purchasing Limit: _________ Secure Email Address: _____________________________________________________ (please no "" or "" Secure Shipping Address: _________________

Troy Lee Makes It A Double

Troy Lee Makes It A Double: Final 2007 AMA Supermoto Round and Pro Championship Race will take place in Southern California November 9-11 August 16, 2007 - Corona, CA - For the second consecutive year, Troy Lee Designs will stage the AMA pro Supermoto finale in Southern California. But this year, they're going to "make it a double" - a double-header that is, with the 9th qualifying round of the series taking place on Saturday, November 10, 2007 and the finale occurring the following day on Sunday, November 11th. This year the venue will move away from the ocean to a new location in the greater Los Angeles region to be formally announced next week. To great reviews, TLD hosted the 2006 AMA season championship final - "Troy Lee's Duel at the Docks" - at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. But for 2007 the Fall event moves to an exciting new venue. "Months ago we considered returning to the Queen Mary but they're in flux now and we would be unable to produce

Press Release Rockstar/Hart & Huntington/ Powersports

Press Release Rockstar/Hart & Huntington Tattoo Inc./ Powersports X-Games 13- August 4, 2007 The Rockstar/Hart & Hunti ngton team competed in X-Games 13 ( ) at the Home Depot center and we h ad a GREAT time! Riders and fans agree that the track was fantastic! Starting ou t with a right hairpin, leading the riders through a super twisty road section to an awesome dirt track with the X-games sign ature jump into the stadium to the roar of the crowd! Like last year, all the riders had to take a mandatory pit stop to refuel and change the back tire. Unlike last year the stop didn’t seem to cause any problems. The riders were able to complete their pit stops and get back on the track in good time. The other main difference between the AMA circuit and the X-Games are the 25 laps the riders have to complete, testing each rider’s stamina. Tyler Evans and Carey Hart were invited to compete

Which Supermoto Boots?

Hey.... over here...: One of the most common questions amongst supermoto racers and die hard supermotard street riders. What boots? If you're a street rider, you know full well if some one made a specialized type of underwear and named them with a "SM" in front of it, you'd be sporting your S-Moto Boxer Briefs every time you swung a leg over. Same generally goes for Boots, but boots, like boxers I suppose, are all not made equal. The basic demands for a true Supermoto Boot are the following: Replaceable sliders on the sole of the boot. The best protection possible. Lightest weight possible. Great feel on the shifter and brake. Availability of said product and replacement parts. Reasonable price for the boot and parts. A few manufacturers have tried to tackle the problem in various ways and not all of them have really done much to supply the Supermoto rider with a real reason for buying into the Supermoto boot domain. The distinguishing factor of an SM boot vs. any oth

Gage Mcallister #15 Race Report

Just got this cool race report from Motostrano sponsored racer Gage McCallister. Go Gage!

2 men drown off Huntington Beach

We knew Ryan only briefly and wish his friend's and family all the best. 2 men drown off Huntington Beach By Tami Abdollah and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers 8:09 PM PDT, August 8, 2007 Two workers from a dirt motorcycle accessory company drowned just off Huntington Beach early Wednesday, their bodies spotted by surfers after an all-night search, officials said. The men were among five people who went into the water after midnight just north of the Huntington Beach Pier, said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Craig Junginger. When their friends noticed the two men were missing, they notified the beach maintenance crew, which called police, officials said. The victims were identified as Christopher Palmer of Long Beach, who died about a week before his 25th birthday, and Ryan Reid, 22, of Huntington Beach. The cause of death is "presumed drowning" pending autopsies, said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. All five members of the group

Metzeler USA offers $13,650 in Supermoto Contingency

Metzeler USA offers $13,650 in contingency prize money for top finishers in the 2007 NASMOTO announced today that Metzeler has come onboard and will offer $13,650 in contingency prize money for the top finishers in the 2007 running of the NASMOTO SuperMoto Regional Qualifiers and finals. Metzeler is supporting North American amateur SuperMoto racing by getting involved with NASMOTO. From July through November Metzeler will be providing racing pilots with some of the best racing rubber available today and rewarding them for their performance. “We are excited about Metzeler coming onboard and building a contingency program for all the NASMOTO racers in North America ,” said Ted Baker, NASMOTO VP. “SuperMoto is one of the most exciting racing experiences for racers and fans and we are pleased that firms like Metzeler are experiencing value from aligning with the NASMOTO series.” NASMOTO is leading the way with contingency awards for amateur SuperMoto racers with programs provided