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Indian Pursuit and Guardian coming soon

Indian Motorcycle has applied for the trademark for the model names Pursuit and Guardian which should be coming in about six to seven months, possibly as police bikes like the Victory models above.

In April 2019, Indian applied for the Challenger trademark and in October they unveiled the water-cooled Challenger tourer to take on Harley-Davidson’s Road Glide.

Indian ChallengerChallenger Limited

Given a similar time frame, we should expect to see the Pursuit and Guardian late this year, although that timeline could be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As for what they could be, we are not so sure.

Interestingly, this time the trademark filing was in the Australian intellectual property office which could simply be to throw moto-journos off the scent.

Police Pursuit and Guardian bikes?

To us, the name Pursuit sounds like a high-speed sports tourer that might be used by police.

So maybe they are going to challenge bikes such the Honda ST1300 and Yamaha JFR 1300.

If so, it could be powered by the liquid-cooled 1770cc Powerplus engine from the Challenger. A civvy version surely wouldn’t be too far behind.  

Secret planPowerplus Engine

It is believed the quad-valve Powerplus was originally developed as the Victory Freedom V2 before Polaris axed the brand in 2017.

In a sports tourer it could possibly have more power than the quoted 91kW (122hp).

Daytona Beach Police on Victory MotorcyclesDaytona Beach Police on Victory Motorcycles

Similarly, Guardian sounds very authoritarian like a police bike.

It would make sense that Indian Motorcycle chase the police market which has been dominated in the US by Harley-Davidson.

After all, sister company Victory Motorcycles did very well with its police specials.

Victory police motorcyclesVictory police motorcycle

And it should be noted that Victory Motorcycles sponsored the 2015 police Wall to Wall ride in Australia to remember fallen police officers.

Perhaps there is a certain synergy there with the Australia trademark filling!

Whatever the Pursuit and Guardian turn out to be, we shouldn’t have too long to wait.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Joe Rocket Cleo Elite Mesh Jacket | Gear Review

Joe Rocket Cleo Elite mesh jacket

Summer is coming. In our little corner of the world, sticking to the coast is the best way to avoid the heat, but sometimes (like if you want to ride anywhere else) it’s unavoidable. When it’s 3:00 pm and you feel like a Boston Market rotisserie chicken, slowly roasting in your own juices with heat from all directions — sun, pavement, engine, exhaust — it’s easy to daydream about how much cooler you’d be in a T-shirt. But we all know that’s a bad idea, and the next best thing is a lightweight mesh jacket like the Cleo Elite from Joe Rocket (there’s a men’s version as well called the Phoenix Ion).

The Cleo Elite flows massive amounts of air thanks to its mostly mesh construction, with Dynax nylon fabric reinforcements at the elbows, shoulders, sides and upper back. Uniquely, the CE level 1 elbow and shoulder armor is accessed externally via zippers; the foam back pad can be swapped out more conventionally from its inner pocket. Fit is sporty — what Joe Rocket calls “attack stance” — with a low, neoprene-lined mandarin collar and adjustment straps at the waist/hips and forearms. A removable two-stage liner includes a waterproof full-sleeve layer and an insulated vest, and there are a few pockets: external handwarmers plus one hook-and-loop internal pocket intended for sunglasses or a phone.

I’m tall and slender and find Joe Rocket apparel, including the Cleo Elite, fits me well; the torso and sleeves are actually long enough, unlike some other brands I’ve tried. Airflow is outstanding and, especially in the Silver or Mint/Silver colors, actually feels better than wearing a T-shirt, because not only is nearly your entire torso ventilated, your skin is not getting baked directly by the sun. Despite the waterproof liner, it wouldn’t be my first choice for touring, but for lower-speed rides around town in the heat of summer, the Cleo Elite is a nice option. It is available in Black, Silver (shown) and Pink in women’s sizes Small to 2 Diva, and in Mint/Silver in Small to 1 Diva, starting at $199.99.

For more information, see your dealer or visit joerocket.com.

Source: RiderMagazine.com

Homicide probe in tragic week of crashes

A tragic week of motorcycle fatals has ended with Victoria’s homicide squad charging a man with murder after a Werribee man died when he motorcycle was hit by a ute at Bacchus Marsh.

Jake Smith, 24, (above) died in the collision at Maddingley on Wednesday night (20 May 2020).

Police believe Jake may have known the people in the ute.

The 36-year-old male driver of the ute stopped a short time later and stayed at the scene with one of his passengers, a 28-year-old man.

The second passenger, a 31-year-old man, fled on foot, but turned himself into police yesterday afternoon. The Pentland Hills man was interviewed and charged with one count of murder.

He appeared before a bail justice and was remanded in custody to appear at Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Police allege the driver of the ute involved in Wednesday night’s collision continued on for around a kilometre before finally pulling up.

Anyone with information or with dash cam footage is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

In another tragic twist it, Jake’s 15-year-old brother died in similar circumstances in 2013, when his mini motorbike collided with a car in Werribee.

‘Lost control’

A 36-year-old male rider has died in a crash on the Bruce Highway at Mango Hill early this morning (23 May 2020).

Queensland Police say: “preliminary investigations indicate the motorcyclist was travelling south on the Bruce Highway when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a light pole just before 2.30am”.

The Sunshine Coast man died at the scene.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP2001060441 within the online suspicious activity form.

Island crash

A male motorcyclist involved in a traffic crash at Mornington Island on May 10 has passed away from his injuries.

Preliminary information indicates the 29-year-old man from Gununa was riding a motorbike on a dirt section beside Birri Road when he struck a rock and crashed.

He suffered serious head and neck injuries and was airlifted to Townsville Hospital where he died yesterday (22 May 2020).

Queensland Police are also seeking information on this incident.

Quote this reference number: QP2000967505 within the online suspicious activity form.

WA fatals

Two riders have died in crashes in Western Australia this week.

On Wednesday, a 47-year-old Mahogany Creek woman died in a crash on the Great Eastern Highway in Glen Forrest, eastern Perth.

The crash happened about 2.35pm near the Hardey Road turn off.

Police say the woman was riding a black Hyosung motorcycle west on Great Eastern Highway when it collided with a silver Hyundai Getz, which was heading east.

The 60-year-old female driver of the Hyundai Getz did not receive any serious injuries.

On Thursday, a 31-year-old male died after crashing his Hyosung motorcycle on North Bannister-Wandering Rd, 94km southeast of Perth about 4.30pm.

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage for either of these incidents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Our sincere condolences to the riders’ families and friends. 

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

The Custom Rumble Contest Final to be Live Streamed on the Scrambler Ducati Facebook Page

Which custom Scrambler Ducati is your favorite?

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The appointment is on Monday, May 25 at 17:00 CEST (11:00 a.m. EDT) on the Scrambler Ducati Facebook page for the live streaming final of Custom Rumble, the competition dedicated to the best custom Scrambler Ducati which has reached its third edition this year.

Enthusiasts of the world of customization and of the “Land of Joy” had until March 15 to vote for their favorite motorcycle on Scramblerducati.com; almost five thousand users expressed their preference from among the 74 custom bikes in the contest.

The awards event will be conducted by model, influencer and Scrambler Ducati Ambassador Dominika Grnova, who in turn participated in the Custom Rumble in 2018. At her side will be an exceptional jury with personalities from the motorcycle world and fans of the Scrambler Ducati brand, each one connected from their home:

  • Nicholas Hoult, British actor seen in Mad Max and About a Boy, as well as a passionate Ducatista
  • Chaz Davies, official rider of the Aruba.it – ​​Ducati team in the Superbike World Championship
  • Andrea Dovizioso, official Ducati Team rider in the MotoGP World Championship
  • Dutch Van Someren, founder of London’s BikeShed and passionate motorcyclist
  • Filippo Barbacane, Italian customizer of the Officine Rossopuro

The jury of experts will decide the winning custom Scrambler Ducati from the 5 finalistswho received the most votes online in their category:

  • Rocker: 204 votes – Ducati Hellas featuring Jigsaw Customs, from Athens (Greece)
  • Cut-down: 231 votes – Francesco Russo featuring Moto Design Custom, from Naples (Italy)
  • All-Terrain: 357 votes – Nguyen Ximong, from Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • Outsider: 450 votes – Nick Tansley, from Barcelona (Spain)
  • Bully: 537 votes – Marco Graziani, CC Racing Garage, from Rome (Italy)

The winner will be rewarded with a Beta workbench with a complete set of tools included, a precious and functional instrument to continue transforming the production motorcycles into something unique.

To follow the live broadcast of the Custom Rumble final just connect to the official Scrambler Ducati Facebook page at 17:00 CEST (11:00 a.m. EDT) on Monday, May 25.







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Royal Enfield Issues Recalls For Brake Caliper Corrosion

At press time, the recall only applies to select models in the UK, the rest of Europe and Korea, but it’s entirely plausible the recall will extend to other countries, including the U.S.

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Royal Enfield has discovered a brake caliper corrosion related issue in a very small number of motorcycles in some specific countries. Upon investigation, it was revealed that this corrosion is brought about by sustained, long-term exposure to riding on roads treated with certain salts, or a combination of salts, to prevent formation of ice during winters.

This corrosion causes damage to the brake caliper piston bore and assemblies, and can result in unusual braking sound, increased brake drag, and may impact braking action.

While this issue has been reported only in a small number of cases, Royal Enfield has decided to undertake a proactive, safety-related service action on the Interceptor INT 650, Continental GT 650 and Himalayan motorcycles sold across geographies where certain salts are used to treat roads, and can potentially cause damage to the brake caliper assemblies.

This is a precautionary service intervention, and will be undertaken across the UK, the rest of Europe and Korea. With immediate effect, around 15,200 motorcycles sold in these markets will be called in for inspection, cleaning and part replacement, if required. In a later phase of the service action, as a preventive measure, the caliper assemblies on these motorcycles will be replaced with the improved part, before the end of this year.

We would like to reiterate that the 650 Twin motorcycles, the Himalayan are rigorously tested to global validation standards of quality and durability. The safety of our riders is of prime importance to us at Royal Enfield and we are deeply committed to the duty of care to all our customers. We are committed to swiftly implement the service action, and customers will be contacted through respective local dealerships.

U.S. Motor Vehicles:
Motorcycle models substantially similar to those encompassed in the foreign recall were distributed in the United States and Canada. At this time, Royal Enfield North America has not received any reported instances of corrosion or concerns with unusual brake performance in the motorcycle models at issue in the region. Different usage patterns, conditions, and road salt treatments between the foreign markets and North America suggest that the concern is unlikely to appear in the North American markets. Royal Enfield North America continues to monitor the markets to determine the appropriate action and will notify its dealers accordingly.

About Royal Enfield:
The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-sized motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic bikes. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield is able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With more than 40% compounded annual growth rate over the last 8 years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working towards re-inventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.

Royal Enfield’s motorcycle line-up includes the newly launched Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, powered by a modern 648cc twin-cylinder engine. Royal Enfield also manufactures the Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird models in 350cc displacement and the purpose-built Himalayan powered by the new LS410 engine. Royal Enfield operates through 939 large format stores including 13 company-operated stores and 500 studio format stores in all major cities and towns in India, and exports to over 50 countries across the world including the USA, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and South-East Asia. Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many motorcycling events and rides globally, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the world to the lovely beaches of Goa, and the Himalayan Odyssey, the most arduous motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the Himalayas.

Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is developing a growing network of more than 120 dealers in North America, including the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. RENA currently offers the Bullet 500, Classic 500, Himalayan and the all new 650 Twins: INT 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles along with a range of genuine motorcycle accessories and apparel.

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Yamaha Announces Arrival Of 2021 Ténéré 700 in U.S.

At long last, the Ténéré 700 is finally available – In June.

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Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS) today announced the 2021 Ténéré 700 arrival for the U.S. market beginning the first week of June. Earlier this year, Yamaha connected with customers interested in making the first Ténéré 700 purchases through the company’s website and dealer network, and orders started taking place today.

While the first shipment of Ténéré 700 motorcycles are expected to sell out, additional inventory will be arriving at authorized Yamaha dealerships for purchase later this summer and fall.

Customers who ordered their Ténéré 700 motorcycles today were also given the opportunity to purchase one of two accessory packs. The Rally Pack features a skid plate, main stand, engine guard, radiator protector, chain guide, mono-seat rack and tank pad. The Tour Pack features a main stand, engine guard, side case stays and a set of side cases with locks. All accessories for the 2021 Ténéré 700 can be found at www.shopyamaha.com.

The Next Horizon is Yours
With a spirit of adventure embedded in their DNA, Yamaha Adventure bikes are rugged, tough and reliable. Each Ténéré model in the Adventure Touring segment opens up the possibilities of endless travel and enables riders to discover a feeling of utter freedom where the only limits exist within a rider’s imagination.

To find out more about the 2021 Ténéré 700, visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/adventure-touring/models/tenere-700.

For more information related to all Yamaha products, visit YamahaMotorsports.com.

Follow Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, through your favorite social media site:
#Yamaha #YamahaMotor #YamahaMotorUSA

About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.

YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).

For more information about Yamaha, visit YamahaMotorsports.com.



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More pressure on American helmet laws

Despite the US introducing helmet laws more than half a century ago, only 19 American states require all riders to wear helmets and now Missouri may relax their helmet laws.

A large proposed transportation bill before government includes a provision to allow riders aged 26 or more to ride without a helmet so long as they have medical insurance and proof of financial responsibility.

It is not the first time the bill has been attempted.

Missouri voted in May 2019 to repeal its helmet laws.

Governor Mike Parson vetoed the Bill in July 2019, but only because of a provision to confiscate licences of people who don’t pay fines for minor traffic offences.

The Governor had no qualms with allowing riders over 18 to decide whether they want to wear a helmet or not.

In fact, Parson supported repealing the helmet rule as a legislator.

Missouri is not the only American state considering a reversal of helmet laws. There have been several in recent years including Nebraska which last year finally rejected the idea.

American laws

crash accident helmet Sturgis insurance claim

US helmet laws were introduced in 1966 when the feds withheld 10% of states highway construction funds unless they introduced certain safety regulations, including helmet laws.

Within a decade, 47 states had complied.

But in 1975, Congress amended the Highway Safety Act to prevent the use of federal highway funding as leverage against states.

Despite evidence of helmets protecting riders form death and severe head injury, 28 states have repealed their helmet laws with more likely to follow.

It seems strange to Australian riders since we were the first nation in the world to make helmets compulsory in 1961.

Most American states introduced compulsory helmet laws in 1967, but there is a growing movement toward “more freedom” for riders with a strong civil liberties lobby actively fighting the laws.

In recent years, states such as Michigan have relaxed their helmet laws and the latest to consider the move is Tennessee, despite the overwhelming evidence that helmets save lives.

Safety

As Dudley (William H Macy) tells Woody (John Travolta) in “Wild Hogs”: “62 per cent of all motorcycle fatalities could be prevented with the use of an approved DOT helmet.”

Liberal helmet lawsWild Hogs

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for every 100 motorcyclists killed in crashes while not wearing a helmet, 37 could have been saved had they worn helmets.

Yet, the use of motorcycle helmets in the US continues to decline to about half from 71% in 2000.

So the temptation when you visit America is to try some of that freedom for yourself.

I must admit to having tried it a few times, usually at slow speeds around town, but on one occasion at the speed limit on an Indiana highway.

While I felt very vulnerable, I have to admit it was absolutely exhilarating … but also deafening.

The wind in your hair is one thing, but the wind in your ears is another.

It also blows your hat off! I’m surprised Billy in Easy Rider could ride without getting his cowboy hat blown off.

Liberal helmet lawsMotorbike Writer in Indiana

State laws

When you are again able to fly to the United States, maybe for Daytona Bike Week in March or the Sturgis Rally in August, don’t get too excited about not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

As soon as you get off the plane in California, you will have to wear a helmet to ride. In fact, 20 states, mainly on the west and east coasts of the US, have compulsory helmet laws.

American states with motorcycle helmet laws for all riders are: Alabama, California, DC, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

Only three states (Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire) have no helmet use law.

The remaining 28 states have varying laws requiring minors to wear a motorcycle helmet while six of those states require adult riders to have $10,000 in insurance and wear a helmet in their first year of riding.

About half the states also allow you to ride a low-powered motorcycle such as a 50cc bike or scooter without a helmet.

State Riders Required To Have Helmets
Alabama All riders
Alaska 17 and younger
Arizona 17 and younger
Arkansas 20 and younger
California All riders
Colorado 17 and younger and passengers 17 and younger
Connecticut 17 and younger
Delaware 18 and younger
District of Columbia All riders
Florida 20 and younger
Georgia All riders
Hawaii 17 and younger
Idaho 17 and younger
Illinois No law
Indiana 17 and younger
Iowa No law
Kansas 17 and younger
Kentucky 20 and younger
Louisiana All riders
Maine 17 and younger
Maryland All riders
Massachusetts All riders
Michigan 20 and younger
Minnesota 17 and younger
Mississippi All riders
Missouri All riders
Montana 17 and younger
Nebraska All riders
Nevada All riders
New Hampshire No law
New Jersey All riders
New Mexico 17 and younger
New York All riders
North Carolina All riders
North Dakota 17 and younger
Ohio 17 and younger
Oklahoma 17 and younger
Oregon All riders
Pennsylvania 20 and younger
Rhode Island 20 and younger
South Carolina 20 and younger
South Dakota 17 and younger
Tennessee All riders
Texas 20 and younger
Utah 17 and younger
Vermont All riders
Virginia All riders
Washington All riders
West Virginia All riders
Wisconsin 17 and younger
Wyoming 17 and younger

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

American Flat Track Announces Updated 2020 Race Schedule

18 races over 9 doubleheader weekends on tap for America’s Original Extreme Sport.

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American Flat Track announced today a relaunch of its 2020 race schedule featuring doubleheader race weekends and kicking off on July 17 and 18with the Volusia Half-Mile at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The revised schedule features 18 races over nine doubleheader weekends and culminates in a two-day finale during Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach.

In addition to NBC Sports coverage on NBCSN and live streaming of all 18 events via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, AFT has worked diligently toward the goal of having fan attendance at all of its venues. This would include the implementation of new health & safety protocols that will help provide a safe environment for fans, competitors and staff, including reduced capacity, staggered seating, mobile ticketing, cashless transactions and enhanced sanitation.AFT officials continue to collaborate with public health experts to develop this comprehensive plan in accordance with all federal, state and local requirements. All race-day procedures have been thoroughly reviewed and will continue to be examined and updated to follow specific guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities.At all American Flat Track events new guidelines and protocols will include:

  • Reduction in ticket availability to conform with state and local guidelines for sporting events
  • Reserved seating areas to include buffer zones to provide ample space between fans
  • Fans entering the venue will be provided with complimentary facial coverings
  • Enhanced sanitation and disinfection protocols with frequent cleaning throughout the facility
  • Enhancements to mobile ticketing and elimination of printed tickets
  • Cashless, contactless transactions for concessions and merchandise
  • Regular medical screening of staff and competitors

As an additional precaution, there will be no public access to the paddock area and AFT officials have suspended Fan Walk, rider autograph sessions and paddock upgrades for the remainder of the season.  Event-specific health & safety procedures will be updated to meet or exceed state and local requirements as they are updated over the coming months. Through an updated communication protocol, AFT and its promoter partners will provide regular updates to fans via press releases, website updates, social media posts, email distribution and text messaging.

Careful consideration has been given to secure a full 18-round race schedule that is logistically possible for riders, teams and staff, while also providing the opportunity for fan attendance. Following a thorough review of state guidelines and consultation with local officials by AFT’s promoter partners, certain events that were originally scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled. All ticketholders for cancelled events are eligible to receive a full refund or a credit for use at future events. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

For more information about the revised 2020 schedule, details on receiving credits or refunds for cancelled rounds and how fans can watch American Flat Track action from anywhere in the country, please visit the 2020 American Flat Track Schedule Update FAQ.

Further communication will be made as tickets go on sale and event announcements are made. For the latest information, stay connected via www.americanflattrack.com and AFT’s social media pages.

Updated 2020 American Flat Track Schedule*:

1. July 17 (Fri): Volusia Half-Mile I – Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL

2. July 18 (Sat): Volusia Half-Mile II – Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, FL

3. July 31 (Fri): Lima Half-Mile I – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH

4. August 1 (Sat): Lima Half-Mile II – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH

5. August 28 (Fri): TBA, Northeast U.S.

6. August 29 (Sat): TBA, Northeast U.S.

7. September 5 (Sat): Springfield Mile I** – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL

8. September 6 (Sun): Springfield Mile II – Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL

9. September 11 (Fri):Williams Grove Half-Mile I – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

10. September 12 (Sat): Williams Grove Half-Mile II – Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA

11. September 25 (Fri): TBA, TX

12. September 26 (Sat): TBA, TX

13. October 2 (Fri): Atlanta Short Track I – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA

14. October 3 (Sat): Atlanta Short Track II – Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA

15. October 9 (Fri): TBA, NC

16. October 10 (Sat): TBA, NC

17. October 15 (Thu): AFT Season Finale I – Daytona Beach, FL

18. October 16 (Fri): AFT Season Finale II – Daytona Beach, FL

*As the situation, regulations and protocols regarding COVID-19 progress, dates and venues listed above are subject to change.

**AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will participate in the Springfield TT on Friday, September 4.

For more information on American Flat Track visit www.americanflattrack.com.

To get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise visit www.americanflattracker.com.

How to Watch:

NBCSN and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2020 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT remains in highly-coveted programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold – the most-robust motorsports offering in the digital marketplace – is a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event and maintaining an active archive of all AFT content.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events with TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

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Petrucci reveals the time he almost quit MotoGP™

“The only time I ever wanted to quit my career, I remember it well – it was in Jerez 2014 and I said this to my mum after qualifying, I started to cry and saying, ‘I’ve had enough of this world, I don’t like riding anymore’”, said Petrucci. “And she told me to give it one more go the next day and do the race. But during the warm up, I crashed and suffered a fracture. During that time off I discovered that I even missed racing like this, even though I was fighting every time to simply not finish last. It was not my dream but I even missed that feeling. I want this year, I want to complete my career – to become better and better like I did every year…

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