NBC Sports Gold Offers Free Access to Pro Motocross Pass

Check out the NBC Sports Gold Pro Motocross Pass for free on-demand access to get your racing fix during the lockdown. 

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NBC Sports Gold Offers Free On-Demand Access to Pro Motocross Pass for Month of April

Watch Commercial-Free Viewing of Full Event Replays from 2017-2019 Seasons

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 27, 2020) – NBC Sports Gold, the direct-to-consumer streaming service from NBC Sports, has announced it is providing FREE access to nine different sports passes, including the popular “Pro Motocross Pass,” for a limited time through the month of April. With this access, viewers receive commercial-free and on-demand content, including full event replays and exclusive qualifying shows, from the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

NBC Sports Gold can be accessed via the NBC Sports app, which is available in the United States through the Apple App Store (iOS), Apple TV (tvOS), Google Play (Android), Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Android TV, Amazon Fire (TV & Tablet), Amazon Echo Show, Roku, Chromecast, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and Smart TV.

Access can also be found at NBCSports.com/Gold.

Pro Motocross Pass

Duration: Through May 1

Available content includes:
All races from the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons
All qualifying shows from the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons
Pro Motocross highlights

In addition to the “Pro Motocross Pass,” NBC Sports Gold is also providing complementary access for a limited time to its “IndyCar Pass,” “TrackPass,” “Cycling Pass,” “Snow Pass,” “Rugby Pass,” “Premier League Pass,” “PGA Tour Live,” “Premier Lacrosse League Pass,” and “Track & Field Pass.”

For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit: www.ProMotocross.com.

How to Watch Pro Motocross
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is televised on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and MAVTV, and is exclusively streamed live on the NBC Sports Gold subscription service. Every round features live coverage of the first motos of the 450 Class and 250 Class on MAVTV, while second moto coverage of most rounds can be seen on NBC Sports Network. Exclusive network broadcast coverage can be seen on NBC, with live coverage of the second 450 Class moto from High Point, Spring Creek, and Unadilla. Live and on-demand coverage, including an exclusive live stream of qualifying, can be seen on NBC Sports Gold via the “Pro Motocross Pass” for a one-time purchase of $59.99.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of six competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. The 12-round series traditionally begins in May and ends in August for a summer-long championship that includes stops at America’s premier motocross racing facilities, with events in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, New York and Indiana. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem solving additives, all made in America. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.

NBC Sports Gold
NBC Sports Gold is NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that provides sports fans with access to exclusive premium sports events and content, live and on-demand, at an affordable price. Launched in 2016 with a single cycling product, NBC Sports Gold currently offers 18 individual sports “passes” – twelve domestic (PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, Premier League Match Day, INDYCAR, Cycling, Track & Field, Premier Lacrosse League, Speed Skating, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Supercross, and Snow, consisting of seven Olympic winter sports); two regional (Blazers and Philly); one combination (Supercross and Pro Motocross), two domestic and international (Figure Skating and Pro Motocross); and one international-only (Notre Dame Football). Find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app available in the U.S. on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.

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Furloughed? Laid off? Upload Your Resume to MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com

We’re thankful to still be cranking out content at Motorcycle.com. If you haven’t been so fortunate and have been a part of the coronavirus-induced layoffs, upload your resume to MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com. Our own Troy Siahaan landed his first job in the motorcycle industry with the help of MIJ. 

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COMBAT THE COVID-19 CRAZINESS

Update Your Resume For Free!

CARLSBAD, CA, March 26, 2020 – The world is a crazy place these days and MIJ is trying to do its part to help! Whether you just graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute or have been furloughed “indefinitely” there is plenty of confusion, fear and uncertainty in our lives right now. However, MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com is confident that we will get to the other side of this chaos… Once we do, it will be time to twist that throttle WFO and hopefully get your job back or MIJ is here to help you shift gears into a new career!

“The rain doesn’t last forever… once the COVID-19 crisis is over people will be in the saddle again,” says MIJ founder Alex Baylon. “They will be going outside in a hurry to their favorite motorcycle shop and then favorite place to ride. Smiles on their faces, throttles in their hands. When that happens, these stores and manufacturers are going to look to ramp back up with enthusiastic employees ready to get back to a normal way of life.”

The enforced hiatus is a great time to take stock of your career and update your resume. “I encourage all dealerships personnel who have been laid off to upload their resume immediately, because MIJ will be offering free resume browsing with a 30-day job posting to dealers once the dust settles,”adds Baylon. “We have been helping industry pros turn their passion into a career since 2004.” By specializing in powersports since day one, MIJ has become the go-to source for HR personnel across the country.

The first step is to register and post a resume. To facilitate this process, MIJ software allows job seekers to build up to five resumes with five distinct cover letters.“Use a web application template, upload any type of file, or upload your LinkedIn data. Get creative! You can also add photos, upload videos, attach files and preview your resume before it gets posted,” he says.

“We expect dealerships and manufacturers alike will be looking to hire. We want to help you be prepared when they do. If you need help with your resume, please contact us by phone or email… and it is all free! As the mantra goes, we are all in this together.”

If you are ready to rebound from the COVID-19 closures, register at www.motorcycleindustryjobs.com today.

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27-Time World Champion Toni Bou Self-Quarantining

On Wednesday Toni Bou won his 27th trials world championship. Let’s see how a 27-time world champ deals with the coronavirus self-isolation. 

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Toni Bou, world champion, at home


Coronavirus has altered the plans of practically every athlete in the world with competitions cancelled and outdoor sports banned. Today, the conclusion of the X-Trial championship was officially confirmed, giving Toni Bou a 27th title, after the rider won every one of the season’s points-paying events. With the current lockdown conditions, we find out what the trial champion has been up to.

-Toni, we have all seen the viral video that you posted at the beginning of the lockdown, riding your motorcycle around the house… but… how has Toni Bou been spending the seclusion?
-A little like everyone else, as best I possibly can. It is a tough situation for everyone. And we are fortunate to stay home, while others get the job of putting an end to it all. I want to encourage and thank all of those who are making such an enormous effort. For my part, I’m trying not to lose my fitness and I am acting as if it were pre-season training, even if I’m at home… which is quite tricky, but with the change of pace, I will try to lose as little fitness as possible and hopefully make it through to the end of the lockdown in the best physical shape. That’s what’s keeping me motivated these days.

-What are the rules for citizens in the area that you live in? Is going out restricted?
-Yes, there is a decree which restricts everything and people are confined to their homes. You can only go out to buy what is really essential.

-What exercises do you do?
-Walking the dog is the only thing we can do to go outside. Only one person can go out and until now my partner has not been out.

-What sports do you do?
-The exercise bike. Cardio basically. I can’t do anything else. Core exercises and a lot of stretching…

-Do you take care of the diet?
-Our normal diet is supervised. So, I don’t think it needs to be changed right now. If we see something happen, maybe then we’ll change it, but for now just paying attention to what we eat is enough.

-What have you done with the bike?
-The video and nothing else. Anything else is a risk. I made the video without taking risks; it is fun for everyone and it was fun for me too. Until all this is finished, there’ll be no motorcycle. In my case, this break will do me good. I’ve had some nagging injuries and now it will be good to fully get over the vertebrae injury and recover from the lumbar area injury that I never completely got over. You have to be positive and take advantage of it to heal those weaker parts.

-The 2020 X-Trial World Championship has finished earlier than expected. What’s your final assessment after having won all five events held?
-It’s a shame to have finished the championship in the way that we did. We set a very high standard, with some very close trials with Adam [Raga]. Having won all five trials, the final assessment couldn’t have been more positive. It was a really good year for us, against an opponent who always makes it very difficult. I had to fight hard and battle it out in all the finals, with the team always giving 100%. This is a title that I will always remember – winning Barcelona again was an incredible moment for me. It’s a pity not having been able to celebrate it in Andorra with my friends, but I understand perfectly, given the current situation.

-What do you expect for 2021?
-We hope to have an X-Trial calendar with many events that we will be able to finish! The start of the next season is a long way away, but it seems that all the trials will be closely-fought in the Outdoor World Championship and there will be no rest possible. I think it will be a championship with many trials, just the way we like it.

-So, the start of the Outdoor World Championship has been delayed. Are you confident that you’ll be able to compete in all the dates?
-Right now it is super-difficult to know what will happen. It is an unusual situation for everyone and for sport in general. At least we will be able to recover the Saturday and Sunday two-day format. Doing the whole calendar will be complicated. If you do five double-date GP’s, that’s ten trials already. Let’s hope it turns out that way. There are not many other options…

-Do you think that all the riders will make it to the first event on equal terms?
-It is hard to know. It will be difficult for everyone. We are all experiencing a difficult situation and depending on how the Coronavirus affects the country that you live in, you may have more or less options. When the curve begins to flatten, that will be something else.

-What does your daily routine involve?
-I get up, walk the dog, have breakfast and my sports routine is 1h30 of exercise bike, gym and stretching. I prepare the meal, perhaps a little later than usual, a little television and social networks to try and stay up-to-date and find out what I should do. Gym in the afternoon, a little easier, for about an hour. Shower, dinner, TV and sleep…

-And the motorcycle?
-I haven’t touched the bike again since the last video. I haven’t had to do any maintenance or anything. It is clean and dust-free. Ready for when everything is over.

-What precautions are you taking against Coronavirus?
-I don’t have a mask. If I have to go out for something urgent, I try to go to the gas station nearby, first thing in the morning, when there is hardly anyone about. I wash my hands very well – that is also important. I buy food online and they deliver it to my home. I don’t go to any supermarket in order to avoid contact with people.

-Finally… do you want to send a message to the fans?
-I especially want to thank the health workers and other professionals who are working so hard and battling for all of us. We have the easiest job and all we have to do is to stay at home to get through this difficult time. Good luck and my best wishes to all those who have family and friends affected. Everything will return to normal soon.

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2020 KTM 890 Duke R | First Look Review

2020 KTM 890 Duke R
The 2020 KTM 890 Duke R will be available in dealerships this spring.

We needed some good news, and KTM North America has delivered, announcing the early availability of the brand new 890 Duke R, unveiled in Milan last November and originally intended to launch in late 2020 as a MY2021 machine. Instead, KTM will be bringing in a “very limited number” of 890 Duke R models this spring as 2020 models.

Read our First Ride Review of the 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT here.

Basically a more powerful and aggressive version of the impressive-in-its-own-right 790 Duke, the 2020 890 Duke R features a new 890cc parallel twin with an increased bore and stroke, higher compression ratio and redline, larger valves, a new piston design with new connecting rods and a new crankshaft, new individual mapping adjustment on each cylinder, a knock sensor and new engine cases. The new mill churns out more horsepower and torque, and KTM also says it provides better rideability due to increased rotating mass.

Brakes are by Brembo, with larger discs and Bosch ABS that includes a Supermoto setting, suspension is fully-adjustable WP Apex front and rear, and electronic rider aids include new-generation traction control and ride modes with optional Track mode and Quickshifter+, all aided by a new 6D lean angle sensor.

Befitting its “super scalpel” mission, the 890 Duke R has a lower, flatter handlebar and footpegs that are higher and more rear-set for a sportier riding position and greater lean angle. It makes no pretensions at being anything other than a twisty-munching or track-attacking machine, with a solo seat and no pillion footpegs. It’s you and Mr. Duke, that’s it.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but barring any supply chain disruptions we should see the bike in dealerships sometime this spring.

2020 KTM 890 Duke R

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Virtual Race: tune in for Round 1 – and get ready for more

After this first ever Virtual Race was announced on Wednesday, the feedback from the MotoGP™ community, fans, partners and more has showed an incredible, unprecedented level of interest in the concept, with giants of sports broadcasting set to bring the event to audiences around the world. Dorna Sports can therefore announce another showdown as we await the return of MotoGP™ track action, giving fans some more competition to look forward to: Virtual Race 2.

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KTM North America Announces Early Availability For KTM 890 Duke R

Rejoice! Due to popular demand KTM is bringing the 890 Duke R here early!

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KTM North America, Inc. is excited to announce early availability of the KTM 890 DUKE R. Unveiled at EICMA in Milan, Italy last November, this special “R” model was originally planned for North American release in the Fall of 2020 as a Model Year 2021 but due to the response and demand in the market following the successful unveiling, KTM was able to bring in a very limited number of “R” models this Spring as a MY2020 machines.

With the lightweight, compact and razor-sharp packaging of the KTM 790 DUKE as its starting point, the KTM 890 DUKE R brings out the best in the DUKE thanks to increased power and torque from the new 890cc engine, ‘racier’ ergonomics, performance BREMBO brakes, fully adjustable WP APEX suspension and enhanced electronic rider aids—just to name a few of the performance features that come standard on the “R.”

Honed to be a more powerful version of the already-impressive KTM 790 DUKE, the newly developed powerplant of the KTM 890 DUKE R features an increased bore and stroke, higher compression ratio and rpm ceiling, larger valves and a new piston design coupled with new connecting rods and a new crankshaft, all wrapped in new engine cases. This fire-breathing parallel twin steps up its performance levels to suit the aspirations of the most demanding street and track warriors.

Harnessing this enhanced power is achieved through the combination of race-derived componentry and new, sportier ergonomics blended with class-leading rider aids. To carve corners, the SUPER SCALPEL has been fitted with lower, more aggressive handlebars and a higher footpeg position to improve ground clearance. Offering optimum performance and adjustability, the WP APEX suspension features compression and rebound adjustment as well as high and low speed compression adjustment in the rear. The BREMBO brake system offers reduced weight and precise feel and is combined with BOSCH ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS mode for unmatched stopping power. An advanced electronics package offers the finishing touch and includes a new generation of Motorcycle Traction Control, Ride mode technology and the optional Track mode and Quickshifter+.

The KTM 890 DUKE R is a sportier and edgier no-compromise naked motorcycle for conquering twisty mountain roads or hard riding on the racetrack. This evolution of the DUKE is ideal for the motorcyclist wanting a more extreme experience or searching for bigger thrills in a compact and agile package. KTM has beefed up its potency in the midweight segment with the new KTM 890 DUKE R. It takes all the things we love about the KTM 790 DUKE and turns it up to 11, delivering more power, more torque and more Dukeness than any parallel twin that has come before.

NEW FEATURES

ENGINE

  • More horsepower
  • More torque
  • Better rideability due to increased rotating mass
  • Completely new engine mapping logic (individual mapping adjustment per cylinder)
  • Knocking sensor
  • Wider Radiator

ELECTRONICS

  • Improved traction control settings
  • New 6D lean angle sensor

SUSPENSION

  • New fully adjustable WP APEX front fork
  • New fully adjustable WP APEX shock absorber

CHASSIS

  • New BREMBO brake system
  • Larger brake disks
  • New Michelin Power Cup II tires
  • Lighter steering stem

ERGONOMICS

  • Sportier riding position
  • Lower flatter handlebar
  • Footpegs higher and further back, with more useable width

FEATURES

  • Completely new color and graphics
  • Single seat cover standard
  • Exhaust hanger for single riding
  • New mirrors


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Puig: “Marc is a normal guy. But racing, he’s an animal”

The MotoGP™ Podcast team are back and raring to go in 2020 as an in-depth chat with Repsol Honda Team Manager Alberto Puig kicks off proceedings. And this year, the MotoGP™ Podcast is bigger and better than ever before. Now, the show will be available everywhere from Apple and Google Podcasts to Spotify, Soundcloud and more – making it easier than ever for our incredible audience to engage with MotoGP™. A new episode will be published every week beginning on the 27th of March, with a new one every Monday thereafter.

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UK Government Budget 2020: Impact on Electric Motorcycles

On the 11th of March, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget which was largely focused on measures to combat the economic impact of the Coronavirus. This may have taken the headlines but there are many other interesting areas, especially those pertaining to motorists and environmental protection.

Cash Injection

In the budget, it was announced that the government will be providing £532 million for consumer incentives for ultra-low emission vehicles in a bid to encourage more motorists to switch to eco-friendly vehicles to hit the zero-carbon target by 2050. £129.5 million will also be provided to extend the plug-in grant for vans, taxis and motorcycles to 2022-2023.

Head of Bike at Carole Nash, Mike Cooper reacted positively to the budget:

With sales of the Electric Motorcycles increasing in 2019 and growth seen in early 2020 the recent budget announcement sends a positive message of encouragement of support to the future of electric motorcycling.

Furthermore, Mike Hates from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) responded to the news:

We are pleased to see the Chancellor find room in his Budget to help make zero-emission motoring a more viable option for more drivers – essential if we are to begin to meet extremely challenging environmental ambitions.

Oliver van Bilsen living with an electric BMW C evolution scooterOliver van Bilsen living in London with an electric BMW C evolution scooter

Motorcyclists

For motorcyclists, you can receive a grant of up to £1,500 which will encourage many to consider making the switch to a more eco-friendly motorbike. This is particularly true when you consider the fact that there are many electric motorbikes scheduled for release in the near future and from a handful of major manufacturers, including Harley-Davidson with the highly anticipated LiveWire which retains the same characteristics of the iconic manufacturer while embracing a new, eco-friendly identity. There are many other models that are currently available which qualify for the grant too, including:

  • Artisan EVO Monster
  • BMW C Evolution
  • Energica Ego & Eva
  • Horwin CR6
  • Torrut Mubi
  • Zero Motorcycles (all models)

Benefits of Switching

The Government grant will make switching much easier and more affordable for motorcycle riders. Additionally, there are various other benefits to switching, including lower running costs, low maintenance and the improving infrastructure and battery technology means that range anxiety will no longer be an issue with most bikes offering a range of around 125 miles on one charge.

Coverage

For those that make the switch to an electric bike, it is important that you find the best level of insurance so that you can get complete coverage and the peace of mind that this can bring.

The Chancellor’s budget will be welcomed by many motorists and those considering to make the switch to eco-friendly vehicles. Now is a good time for motorcyclists to make the switch because there are many excellent models available, the infrastructure is improving and there are many benefits, including a Government grant of up to £1,500 which will make changing much more affordable and possible for many.

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WEDNESDAY MOTOS || A Day in the Life | JR VLOG EPISODE 2

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Before we had to #stayathome I packed my van, camera and headed out in my MX bike to show you what a I get up to away from the track.


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