The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces IMS Outdoors

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows have announced IMS Outdoors, a reimagined outdoor venue format. This is a first for IMS, which has traditionally relied on convention centers to host their events. However, IMS representatives have stated that IMS Outdoors will create a festival-like atmosphere, including more interactive activities for attendees. Dates and locations will be announced in December 2020.

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces IMS Outdoors

From Press Release:

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), the industry leader for connecting Powersports’ top brands with enthusiasts and buyers, today announces progressive IMS Outdoors, the only program available for manufacturers and brands to reach both new and existing riders in exciting, interactive, central locations. Backed by IMS’ title sponsor of ten years Progressive Insurance, Progressive IMS Outdoors represents the revamp of the tour’s nearly 40-year stint that will not only transition IMS from the traditional convention center setup to a new open outdoor experience but will also create a festival-like atmosphere that promotes enthusiasts of all ages and levels to come together to better engage with products, each other, and the industry. While continuing its presence as the nation’s largest consumer motorcycle tour, Progressive IMS Outdoors will support the growth of the Powersports community by offering a unique experience the industry has yet to see.

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces IMS Outdoors

Commencing during the summer of 2021, Progressive IMS Outdoors will stop in a number of cities across the U.S. bringing Powersports enthusiasts multiple days of entertainment, learning, and interactive activities. In addition to showcasing the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, and ATVs as well as the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, the new outdoor format will feature market adjacent products from micro-mobility to electric bicycles, overland and RV products, and more, thus welcoming potential and qualified riders into the industry. Attendees can also expect the remodeled tour to be more interactive than ever with an array of on-road and off-road demo opportunities for all ages and riding abilities, including the continuation of the successful Discover the Ride program. The reimagined tour, which has been five years in the making, comes at a perfect time as 2020 has seen off-road product sales soar.

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces IMS Outdoors

“At IMS, we have always placed an emphasis on evolving our shows to better support the community and enthusiasts,” says Tracy Harris, SVP, IMS. “Progressive IMS Outdoors will be the greatest evolution in the brand’s 38-year history. Taking IMS Outdoors not only changes our venues but opens up an array of opportunities for our team to deliver a truly first-of-a-kind experience for the community as the only event in the nation taking the proactive step to actively serve both the new rider and core audience.”

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces IMS Outdoors

Progressive IMS Outdoors is made possible with the support of IMS’ title sponsor, Progressive. “As the #1 motorcycle insurer in the U.S. and IMS title sponsor since 2010, we look forward to working alongside IMS to deliver an innovative, new type of event to the industry,” says Eric Doubler, Recreational Vehicle Business Leader at Progressive. “With this fresh and reimagined approach, IMS Outdoors is an exciting opportunity to transform the tour and grow the powersports community.”

Dates and locations for Progressive IMS Outdoors will be announced in December. As Progressive IMS Outdoors is an evolution of IMS’ traditional tour, the shows traditionally held in various cities from November through February will not take place this year. To stay connected with the world of motorcycling, powersports, and all things two-wheeled conveyance, check out ContinueTheRide.com, IMS’ platform that hosts a slate of digital content all designed to reach and support the industry.

For more information, please visit: www.outdoors.motorcycleshows.com

Source: RiderMagazine.com

Video: The Panigale V2 vs R1 Shootout We All Have Been Waiting For

Brothers From Other Mothers?

When you’re in the market to drop $15,000+ on a liter bike there is pretty much a viable option from every major manufacturer. Liter bikes can be difficult to re-sell, and sometimes depreciate quite a bit due to the lack of buyers so making sure you take the time to research and compare is very important as this is typically the kind of investment you are going to want to hold onto for some time.

I felt like I outgrew my FJ09 within the first year of ownership and have been scouting for the perfect upgrade ever since. It’s been 2 years of searching and sitting on bikes at dealerships and I’m happy to say that I’m finally getting close to purchasing a bigger bike. Seeing as how $15,000 is an entire year worth of rent for me, there is quite a wall of anxiety behind the whole event and I’m sure many of you can relate.

R1 music tuner

If you’re split between the Ducati Panigale V2 and the Yamaha R1, this is the perfect video for you! Yammie Noob can be quite the polarizing figure as he has totaled more bikes than you can count due to irresponsible riding, but out of all the moto-YouTubers he still provides the first videos I click in my subscription feed when sitting down to watch some new content.

Yammie’s channel has really matured as of late, and the new content he is putting out is A+. The boys go into great detail regarding both bikes, and all the information is communicated in a clear and easily relatable fashion. Both bikes are tested, compared, and judged against one another and I’m sure there is some new information for everyone.

I was under the impression the Panigale was going to be far more uncomfortable than the R1, but obviously, I was wrong when Yammie began speaking so highly of the ergonomics of the bike.

Currently, ‘Papa Yam’ is holding an event for you to win this same Panigale when you join the community on his website.

women's motorcycle conference online

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

BACK TO MY ROOTS – NORTHERN IRELAND

Going back to my roots and understanding the legacy of road racing that came before me in Northern Ireland! Make sure you subscribe and leave me a comment


I travelled back to my roots, to understand the true road racing heritage and why it is so important in North Ireland.
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Honda British Talent Cup ready to take on Donington

Bourne, though, will likely feel confident looking at this own record. One blip dented his total, but he’s got two wins and another podium, and he’ll want that lead back after holding it for a while. The competition will be fierce from those in the top group though: Charlie Farrer (Victoria House Academy/Mortimer Racing) is only eight points back and he’s been a winner and a consistent presence at the front, and Harvey Claridge (City Lifting / SP125 Racing) will be a man on a mission. After a penalty not taken in time last time out leading to a ride through, he finished the most recent race in P16 – outside the points. And that’s the only time he’s not scored so far this year. Now 21 down on O’Shea, the number 16 will want to fight back quickly and has the added incentive of not having won. Yet… 

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces Progressive IMS Outdoors

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows has taken the lemons of COVID-19 and made lemonade with the Progressive IMS Outdoors series of events. The outdoor format allows for more demo rides of more categories of powersports activities to be held. We’re looking forward to the final schedule of locations which will be released later in the year.

Begin Press Release:


The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) Announces a Reimagined Format for the Annual Tour with IMS Outdoors

The nation’s largest consumer motorcycle tour will return summer 2021 and be the most immersive powersports experience yet

SANTA MONICA, Calif., September 30, 2020–The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), the industry leader for connecting powersports’ top brands with enthusiasts and buyers, today announces Progressive IMS Outdoors, the only program available for manufacturers and brands to reach both new and existing riders in exciting, interactive, central locations. Backed by IMS’ title sponsor of ten years Progressive Insurance, Progressive IMS Outdoors represents the revamp of the tour’s nearly 40-year stint that will not only transition IMS from the traditional convention center setup to a new open outdoor experience but will also create a festival-like atmosphere that promotes enthusiasts of all ages and levels to come together to better engage with products, each other, and the industry. While continuing its presence as the nation’s largest consumer motorcycle tour, Progressive IMS Outdoors will support the growth of the powersports community by offering a unique experience the industry has yet to see.

Commencing during the summer of 2021, Progressive IMS Outdoors will stop in a number of cities across the U.S. bringing powersports enthusiasts multiple days of entertainment, learning, and interactive activities. In addition to showcasing the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, and ATVs as well as the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, the new outdoor format will feature market adjacent products from micro-mobility to electric bicycles, overland and RV products, and more, thus welcoming potential and qualified riders into the industry. Attendees can also expect the remodeled tour to be more interactive than ever with an array of on-road and off-road demo opportunities for all ages and riding abilities, including the continuation of the successful Discover the Ride program. The reimagined tour, which has been five years in the making, comes at a perfect time as 2020 has seen off-road product sales soar.

“At IMS, we have always placed an emphasis on evolving our shows to better support the community and enthusiasts,” says Tracy Harris, SVP, IMS. “Progressive IMS Outdoors will be the greatest evolution in the brand’s 38-year history. Taking IMS Outdoors not only changes our venues but opens up an array of opportunities for our team to deliver a truly first-of-a-kind experience for the community as the only event in the nation taking the proactive step to actively serve both the new rider and core audience.”

Progressive IMS Outdoors is made possible with the support of IMS’ title sponsor, Progressive. “As the #1 motorcycle insurer in the U.S. and IMS title sponsor since 2010, we look forward to working alongside IMS to deliver an innovative, new type of event to the industry,” says Eric Doubler, Recreational Vehicle Business Leader at Progressive. “With this fresh and reimagined approach, IMS Outdoors is an exciting opportunity to transform the tour and grow the powersports community.”

Dates and locations for Progressive IMS Outdoors will be announced in December. As Progressive IMS Outdoors is an evolution of IMS’ traditional tour, the shows traditionally held in various cities from November through February will not take place this year. To stay connected with the world of motorcycling, powersports, and all things two-wheeled conveyance, check out ContinueTheRide.com, IMS’ platform that hosts a slate of digital content all designed to reach and support the industry.

For more information, please visit: www.outdoors.motorcycleshows.com.

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Who will win the inaugural NTC? Czechia decides!

Jonas Kocourek (JRT of Automotodrom Brno) has also been coming on strong recently, and he’s another who, like Gurecky, races on home turf at Brno. That only adds incentive, so he’ll be one to watch. And what about the consistent performers who’ve not quite made it into that frontrunning group yet? Jakob Rosenthaler (RTR – Racing Team Rosenthaler) has been impressively metronomic in the inaugural Cup, taking top six finishes more often than not. Can he take a step forward? He’s also equal on points with Noel Willemsen (NW Racing) so that will be an interesting fight, and the likes of Kas Beekmans (KNMV), Dustin Schneider (PrüstelGP Junior Team), Tibor Varga (Forty Racing), Damian Boessenkool (KNMV) and Niklas Kitzbichler (Racing Team Kitzbichler) could have something to say in that fight too… 

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

QJ Motors Launches SRT 750 ADV Motorcycle

This Will Get Rebranded as a Benelli

Say hello to the QJ Motors SRT 750 adventure motorcycle, according to BikeWale. The bike was recently revealed for the Chinese market and will be an important player there in the middleweight adventure motorcycle segment. However, what’s more interesting about this bike is that it will likely be rebranded and sold under the Benelli marque. 

This is something that has happened time and time again with Benelli, and it makes a lot of sense. I don’t see many riders on a global scale riding QJ Motors bikes, but they will ride a Benelli.

The motorcycle will be reworked and renamed the TRK 800. There are no official images or releases about the new TRK 800, but it would be silly for the bike not to be made into that or for Benelli to use a different model.

The bike uses a 754cc liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder. This is the same engine that’s in the SRB 750 and the Benelli 752S. It’s a good enough engine and should provide all of the power and grunt you’ll need around town and out on the highway or out on the back trails.

Royal Enfield Argentina

Benelli already has the TRK 502, so this model will be a step up from that bike. The TRK 502 will come to the U.S. and many other markets around the world. It will be interesting to see if the TRK 800 will do the same.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Bagnaia joins Miller at Ducati Team for 2021

“My MotoGP debut was complicated, but at Ducati they never questioned me: they gave me all the support and trust a rookie needs and they let me experience in 2019. I listened to them, I trusted them, together we learned to know and understand each other, and now we form a great team. They taught me a working method that allowed us to take away some great satisfaction and I think this is just the beginning. Today I am the happiest person in the world, for me it is a dream come true: being an official Ducati rider has always been my ambition and I have succeeded together with all those who have always believed in me even when things did not go right. best of ways. Special thanks to Claudio Domenicali, Gigi Dall’Igna, Paolo Ciabatti and Davide Tardozzi for their trust, to the Pramac Racing Team who welcomed me like a family and to the VR46 Riders Academy which has always supported me over the years.”

Source: MotoGP.comRead Full Article Here

Man Creates Special Bearing Sliders for the Corners

An Interesting Idea Indeed

Kevin Leon Henderson has a good idea, and he has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office this September. His idea is that the typical sliders on your motorcycle suit don’t slide well enough. This makes it harder to drag a knee or elbow.

Henderson wants to see you gliding through tight corners on a racetrack with ease, which is why he designed some bearings that will be fitted to your race suit. These bearings will let you drag a knee or elbow more easily.

bearings sliders

It’s an interesting idea. Many riders don’t feel comfortable enough leaning that far over in a corner, but if you do feel more comfortable about it, then this could be a good way to get the most out of your knee-dragging experience.

I’d also assume that these bearings sliders would not wear out as quickly as the traditional sliders you’ll find on motorcycle race suits. While inexpensive, it is still a pain in the but to buy new sliders if you’re always grinding them down. Henderson’s invention could at the very least reduce the number of times you’d need to replace your sliders in a riding season.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com