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  • All-electric class next year in American Supercross championship

    All-electric class next year in American Supercross championship

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    In something of a shift in off-road competition in the USA, news arrives that the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has given the go-ahead for an entirely electric racing class in 2020. The KTM Junior Supercross series for 7 – 8 year olds will be a purely electric championship without any conventionally-powered motorcycles allowed. Although it’s…

  • Anthony Gobert beaten ‘almost to death’ by baseball bat wielding house intruders

    Anthony Gobert beaten ‘almost to death’ by baseball bat wielding house intruders

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    Former 500GP, WSB, AMA and BSB racer Anthony ‘Go Show’ Gobert has been so severely beaten that medical staff couldn’t identify him. It was only when he could eventually talk to Australian surgeons and tell them his name that the former superstar racer’s family could be contacted. The assault happened three weeks ago after an…

  • VIDEO: Do you remember your ‘First Ride’? AMA short film aims to inspire the next generation of racers.

    VIDEO: Do you remember your ‘First Ride’? AMA short film aims to inspire the next generation of racers.

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    There’s no denying that kids today aren’t getting into motorcycling at the same rate their parents and grandparents did. And that’s why filmmaker Brett Smith from wewentfast.com has created this brilliant short film for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Called ‘First Ride’, it follows the progress of a young boy who discovers a passion…

  • Nicky Hayden inducted into the 2018 AMA motorcycle Hall of Fame

    Nicky Hayden inducted into the 2018 AMA motorcycle Hall of Fame

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    The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inducted six new members over the weekend at the 2018 American Honda AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The 2018 inductees are four-time AMA National Enduro Champion Terry Cunningham, stunt rider Gary Davis, flat track and road racing tuner Skip Eaken, MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, flat track…

  • VIDEO: Rider catapulted into air during American Flat Track race. This will make you wince.

    VIDEO: Rider catapulted into air during American Flat Track race. This will make you wince.

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    During last weekend’s half-mile American Flat Track meeting in Texas, chaos ensued after a rider lost the front end of his Indian FTR750 – causing a pile-up in the middle of a corner, which resulted in Stevie Bonsey being catapulted high into the air. Made us wince. Don’t worry though; thankfully no-one was seriously hurt.…

  • Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep.

    Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep.

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    Ben Spies considering a comeback? Tweets suggest so. Yep. Ben Spies, the 2009 World Superbike champion, former AMA champion and MotoGP rider is up for a ride at next year’s Suzuka 8-Hour race. It might not seem like earth-shattering news at the moment, but this is a race story that’s got a lot of paddock-based…

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