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RoadRace Factory Team rebuilds bike during red flag

Dion Device Brake Lever Guard at Infineon from Dion Device Brake Lever Guard on Vimeo.

Dion Device brake lever guard team rider Hayden Gillim crashed when a rider directly in front of him went down. It was up to the RoadRace Factory team to rebuild his wrecked bike during the red flag. Against all odds, the team had Hayden back on the grid, of which he had to start dead last among 37 other riders. With bent forks and the rest of the grid against him, Hayden rode the tires off his bike and finished top ten on an ever-so-special race weekend. Film and Edit by Dion Device brake lever guard.

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Renntag – Racing Day

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Motorcycle Roadracing Association

Motorcycle Roadracing Assoc. Super Street promo from 1930pictures on Vimeo.

Modern sportbikes belong at the track. Find out how to get there and get up to speed, with Colorado’s own MRA

http://www.mra-racing.org/
https://www.facebook.com/MotorcycleRoadracingAssociation

The MRA kicks off it’s 2012 season at High Plains Raceway on May 5-6th! Join us for non stop high octane excitement as the fastest riders in the region race head to head on everything from 250cc production motorcycles to 200hp open superbikes!

The hugely successful Super Street class returns for its third season on Saturday. If you’re a street or trackday rider and would like to experience road racing for only $100 and minimal bike prep, go to http://forums.mra-racing.org/viewtopic.php?t=12495 for more information.

Tickets for all MRA races are purchased at the event gate each Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss the experience and excitement of motorcycle roadracing here in Colorado!

Weekend Admission: Adults $10 for the entire weekend of racing. Kids under 12 and military personnel are free! Stop by your local motorcycle dealer for a 2 for 1 admission voucher.

Directions: High Plains Raceway is located on U.S. Highway 36, 17 miles east of Byers. This is 60 miles(and less than one hour) east of the I-25 & I-70 interchange, known locally as the Mousetrap. At Byers, exit I-70 (which bends to the south towards Limon) taking Highway 36 due east 17 miles. The track is on your left, with the entrance at the Easternmost side of the property.
Information: Call (303) 769-4771
Website: www.highplainsraceway.com

The MRA is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle roadracing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. For more information go to www.mra-racing.org

For a daily schedule of races go to http://http://forums.mra-racing.org/viewtopic.php?t=14375

Rossi teaches Lorenzo a lesson

Catalunya 2009 Motogp 'Rossi teaches Lorenzo a lesson!' from Tim Fowden on Vimeo.

For Sale: Mule Motorcycle, the Big Package

Ed is selling his cherished Mule, in Boulder, Colorado. This is the genuine article; custom-built by Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles! The bike is named “The Big Package”, and it can be viewed on the Mule website at: http://mulemotorcycles.net/the-big-package.html The bike was originally built as a no-compromise electric-start race bike. Parts include: Buell 1200cc S1 engine, C&J flat track frame w/Penske shock. Grey powder coated 19″ Sun rims, A&A rear hub and adjustable fork crowns, Brembo rear brake, Andrews N8 cam, Mikuni HSR carb & dozens of beautifully conceived and executed one-off Mule pieces.

VIN: KS56X320117000525

Ed is the second owner, and has added lights, mirror, kickstand, horn and a new front end consisting of: Buell fork legs, Kosman hub and disc, and a Brembo brake caliper. The bike is Colorado plated, and in fantastic shape. Tires are non D.O.T. compliant Maxxis race tires. The bike does not have a speedometer. Paperwork indicates that it was built 2004 using an engine from a 2000 Buell. Ed has owned the “Big Package” for three years.

Bike comes with the original fork legs and several spare sprockets. It is also wired for turn signals (which are boxed up and can be included in the sale).

Asking price: $17000 — Contact Ed at ed@timmerhusinc.com










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2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb – Tilt Shift

The Mountain: by Rick Graves and Triumph

Take a ride up Pike’s Peak in the 2011 Race to the Clouds. Joe Kopp with Latus Racing takes a souped up Speed Triple to the top, and takes 2nd place. “Sign me up, I don’t care what I ride, I’m game”, declares Kopp.

“And if the mountain doesn’t want to give you a good run because of road conditions, that’s what you gotta get past. You compete against the mountain.” adds Sonny Anderson, Motorcycle Referee, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Sonny continues, “Guarantee ya, they’ll take the trophy every time over the money, because the money goes away but they still have that special trophy on the mantle.”

Kopp’s previous run in 2008 had bike troubles as, “it wouldn’t compensate for that altitude…huge problem with any high performance motor up there on that mountain”. However, with the Triumph, it was running strong and dialed in.

“Could you find a perfect bike for Pike’s Peak? I don’t think so, with every condition that’s up there on the mountain. As far as getting as close as we can, I think the Speed Triple is the perfect bike.”

Joe turned in an official time of 11:26.530, placing first in the Exhibition Powersport category, and the 2nd fastest motorcylist up the mountain.

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2011 Hagerstown Half Mile AMA Pro Flat Track

2011 Hagerstown Half Mile AMA Pro Flat Track from TheFastandDirty.com on Vimeo.

America’s original motorcycle sport, Flat Track, on display at the Hagerstown 1/2 Mile in Hagerstown, MD. Watch highlights of all the Harley-Davidson Insurance AMA Pro Flat Track action, as the top riders battle wheel to wheel. Go to AMAProRacing.com to see a full schedule of events and find a race near you!

Produced by TheFastandDirty.com

Excellent footage and editing by the Fast and Dirty team. Great job!

Speedway – European dirt track racing

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. Speedway motorcycles use only one gear and have no brakes and racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt or loosely packed shale. Competitors use this surface to slide their machines sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track the motorcycles reach speeds of up 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).

Speedway, a racing event from Gustaf Johansson on Vimeo.

Semper Ride

Semper Ride is a partnership of the United States Marine Corps, Strategic Action Solutions and One Eyed Bird Entertainment. The project was created in response to the increasing number of motorcycle fatalities and accidents by Marines. Drawing from experiences from their popular motorcycle-based television show, The Great Ride Open, producer/director Dirk Collins, along with producers Jim Conway and Jeff Tilton, created Semper Ride as a state of the art, high definition, big screen action that promotes a responsible riding theme. The ongoing campaign combines the film with events, a website, public service announcements and local and regional programs. Since first premiering in 2009 at MCAS Miramar, Semper Ride has been seen by thousands of Marines is proud of its role in decreasing Marine motorcycle fatalities by 44%.

This site is an excellent resource that shows Marine PPE and training requirements. It’s well thought out, and I wish every military branch had a site like this.

Here’s a Youtube link to the full Semper Ride movie, all in low-def glory. If I find it in hi-def, I’ll let you know.

Vyrus 986 M2 — just a little different

The Vyrus 986 M2 is a custom racer built on a Honda CBR600RR engine, and uses the engine as a stressed member, and no telescopic forks. Instead of forks, it uses rods, levers to connect to the handle bars. Built by Ascanio Rodorigo of Italy, the steering is called hub-center steering, which can provide huge advantages on the track, keeping weight balance neutral. Will this setup bring about a huge change in the future of suspension?

Most of the body is carbon fiber monococque, reducing weight. Vyrus plans to introduce a race ready bike, a street legal sportbike, and a kit bike (bolt in your own CBR600 engine).

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Nick Varner Fundraiser

The racing community lost a great friend and rider on 7-20-11 – with the passing of Nick Varner. X Racing invites you to come out in support of the Varner family at Glen Helen Raceway on August 14

Parade lap in his honor on August 14 prior to racing Raffle with all proceeds going to the Varner family Do not need to be present to win raffle – you will be notified
For more info or to see how you can help call any of the following:

Andie Anderson (760)964-2391
Camille Bynum (760)947-7799
Craig Davis (949)400-1089

RacerX link

A tribute to Nick on Youtube.

STAR Motorcycle School – Coming to Colorado Aug 15-16

Motorcycle School coming to High Plains at Byers, CO. More details here

As part of their expanding program with the U.S. military, Jason Pridmore’s STAR Motorcycle School is proud to offer free tuition to all current National Guard members to attend one of the seven STAR School National Guard Rider Training days in 2011. National Guard members simply register for the school of their choice and show up with their motorcycle and gear, ready to learn from Jason and his staff of professional instructors. The tuition is paid for as an incentive for National Guard members to take advantage of this exclusive program that’s just for them. National Guard members can contact STAR School for more bike and gear rental information.

National Guard Training – Looks like the free training for National Guard members will not be hitting Colorado this go around, but it will in Topeka, Kansas and Willows, California. The paid courses at High Plains seem reasonable though.

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Short Track: Digger Helm National

Short Track: The Digger Helm National from Peckhammer on Vimeo.

Digger Helm and Eddie Mulder combine forces each September to put on The Digger Helm National. Mulder has described this Flat Track race as a fist fight in the bull ring. There’s lots of physical contact, and lots of sideways racing. If you’ve never seen one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing in this country, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Don’t expect to see a bunch of gray haired old farts puttering around in the dirt. These racers move. And there is plenty of young blood out there too, from the youth division right up to contemporary National-level racers such as Joe Kopp and Jared Mees.

Digger Helm, #57

Photo thanks to Peckhammer