Ryan Dungey, the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion, received the Best Male Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award during the 23rd annual ESPY Awards Wednesday evening.
Next year will see the full return of racing for 250cc two-stroke GP machines around the TT Mountain Circuit with the introduction of a new Lightweight Race into the schedule for the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts.
In an effort to provide enhanced safety to the racers at the Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb, Honda has partnered with the American Motorcyclist Ass'n (AMA) to provide soft-barrier technology for some of the dangerous sections of the 12.42-mile race course.
Midlands based Davies Motorsport will continue its association with the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts, increasing their lineup for 2017 from two riders to three with William Dunlop, Alan Oversby and new recruit Dominic Herbertson
Isle of Man TT legend Graeme Crosby will return to the island later this year as one of the special guests at the Classic TT presented by Bennetts.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its lone visit to the Pacific Northwest for the ninth round of the season, with the 38th running of the Washougal National from Washougal MX Park.
Tom Sykes secured the 30th Tissot-Superpole of his career during night qualifying Saturday for the World Superbike finale at the Losail Int'l Circuit.
SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 15, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today unveiled their complete line of 2016 motorcycles. Following a record year in 2015, the California-based manufacturer promises to inspire an even broader range of riders with two new models, an innovative new motor design, faster charging and advanced lithium-ion cell chemistry powering the highest battery capacity and efficiency to date. Zero delivers even greater value by lowering the price on two base models while adding more features and performance throughout. 2016 Zero DSR 2016 Zero DSR “2016 marks our tenth year of pioneering electric motorcycles,” said Zero Motorcycles CEO Richard Walker. “In an industry where sales are pretty flat and breakthrough innovations hard to find, we continue to experience rapid growth by investing in technology that delivers excitement and a ride experience unmatched by anything.” The 2016 announcement began with the introduction of two new motorcycles, bringing Zero’s offering to six distinct models. The supermoto-inspired Zero FXS promises to turn mundane city streets into an urban playground. It features 70 ft-lb of torque, weighs less than 300 pounds and boasts components specifically tailored to provide exceptional control and responsiveness on the street. Adventure riders demanding maximum performance will enjoy the new Zero DSR. With 106 ft-lb of torque, the versatile dual sport is quick on the pavement and demonstrates greater prowess on dirt roads and trails. “The 2016 line is the culmination of a decade of experience and leverages what we do best: create electric powertrains that deliver a thrilling ride,” said Abe Askenazi, Zero Motorcycles Chief Technology Officer. “The technology is sophisticated, but the way the power is delivered is simple and pure. Ride one, and you’ll understand why we are focused exclusively on electric motorcycles.” 2016 Zero FXS 2016 Zero FXS Zero continues to advance state-of-the-art electric motorcycle technology with their signature Z-Force® powertrain. The new Z-Force® IPM (interior permanent magnet) motor produces power more efficiently, cools more rapidly and has higher thermal capability, which translates into significantly improved performance during hard riding and allows higher sustained top speeds. Power is delivered by Z-Force® power packs with optimized lithium-ion cell technology. The system boasts the highest energy density in the electric vehicle industry. Gains in capacity and efficiency have pushed the range up to 197 miles in the city and 98 miles on the highway (at 70 mph) with the optional Power Tank accessory. Zero Motorcycles delivers the speed and convenience of Level 2 charging. With the new Charge Tank accessory, riders will be able to take advantage of the rapidly expanding network of public charging stations and charge three times faster. The Charge Tank works on the popular J1772 standard and effectively recharges a Zero in two to three hours. Zero continues to set the benchmarks in performance, selection and range. As innovation enables the motorcycles to go farther and faster, they are also becoming easier to own. “We set out to transform the two-wheeled experience for transportation and recreation, and a key part of that strategy is to make our motorcycles available to more people,” said Scot Harden, Zero Motorcycles VP of Global Marketing. “Investments in technology, our experience and continued growth allow us to lower the price of two of popular models, the Zero S ZF9.8 streetfighter and Zero DS ZF9.8 dual sport. The thrill of electric is more accessible than ever.” Detailed specifications and prices are available at www.zeromotorcycles.com. New models arrive at authorized Zero Motorcycles dealers in November 2015. Motorcycle prices range from $8,495 to $15,995, depending upon model. The Charge Tank accessory is scheduled for delivery in February 2016 and will have a suggested retail price of $1,988. The range-extending Power Tank accessory lists for $2,674.
The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham has confirmed that it will be running a temporary 'pop up' museum display in the heart of the race paddock at this year's Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts.
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Justin Barcia
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Justin Barcia