Alisa Clickenger Announces Dates and Theme for the 5th Women’s Motorcycle Conference Online

Virtual conference is scheduled for March 4-5, 2022.

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After several highly successful virtual conferences plus one live conference, Alisa Clickenger will soon be hosting the 5th Women’s Motorcycle Conference Online, scheduled for March 4-5, 2022, with support from Indian Motorcycles. The theme for the upcoming conference is “Education”. The virtual event is developed specifically for all female motorcycle riders and women interested in the motorcycle lifestyle. The 5th Women’s Motorcycle Conference Online: Education will include educational seminars, inspiring stories of women riders as well as provide a convenient opportunity for participants to connect with fellow female riders worldwide, in real-time.

The virtual Women’s Motorcycle Conference only features female presenters,  yet both women and men can attend. There will be meet & greet opportunities with presenters on Friday night (March 4) as well as virtual networking time for all registered female riders so that they can get to know each other. There’s also an after-hours final wrap-up virtual party on Saturday (March 5). For those riders who find themselves unable to attend all the sessions, recordings of all educational sessions are available for purchase. Interested participants can register and purchase tickets from

Started by Alisa Clickenger of Women’s Motorcycle Tours, the Women’s Motorcycle Conference Online’s mission is to create a connected, friendly and open-minded community of women motorcyclist riders, residing all across the globe. The virtual conference will feature powerful teachings and wide-ranging discussions led by all-female presenters and represent all styles of motorcycles and disciplines of riding. Thanks to the event’s virtual approach, women riders will be able to access all the presentations and connect with each other from the safety and convenience of their own homes.

“Indian Motorcycles is helping me to welcome women riders and the men that support them to the 5th edition of the Women’s Motorcycle Conference Online. I chose Education as the theme this Spring to focus on learning new things about motorcycling, passing on information from experienced riders, and connecting other riders with the rich resources we have among our fellow women riders. My  #ByWomenForWomen hashtag is what I am most proud of. No other conference has all-female presenters and presentations on such a wide variety of subjects taught by women,” stated Clickenger.

“I try to make these online events fun and educational and offer registrants an excellent opportunity to interact with other riders and learn a lot from fellow female riding professionals and enthusiasts. In fact, the most common feedback I get after the conferences is that once women start participating in the sessions, they’re hooked and are all-in for every single one!” stated Clickenger. “We have a flexible workshop attendance philosophy. Conference attendees have the ability to take part in just a few or all of the workshops over the weekend at one very low price.”

Presenters at the upcoming Women’s Motorcycle Conference include Bobbie Carlson, Total Control Training; Donna Wiegle, Advocate, Author, and Speaker; Amanda Hazzah and Tara El Naggar, Co-founders of the Women’s Moto Project; Mallory Apperson, Customer Growth & Engagement Manager at Polaris Industries; Sarah Schilke & Erin Sills of; Michelle Lamphere, Author, and President, WIMA USA; Misty Johnson, Western Regional Sales Manager at Dunlop Motorcycle Tires; Antonia Van Becker, Co-founder of the Self Health Institute; Sylvia Henderson, Leadership Development Facilitator; Joanne Donn, Founder of; Nicki Shea, Business Manager and Motorcycle Coach at First Class Motorcycles; Elizabeth Rabe, Riding Academy Manager of Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson; Brittany Hughes, Founder of BraapNation LLC and Athena Ransom, Founder of American Motorcycle Specialist and Vagabond Chopper LLC. Full presentation details and registration can be found at

“My online conferences are a great way for women motorcycle riders to come together during the non-riding season, communicate and connect with each other, regardless of their riding skills or where in the world they live. I offer inspiring, engaging, and insightful content that is all loosely centered around a theme for each conference. My vision in producing the conferences is to empower female riders, help them to gain new perspectives about their riding journey, and envelop them in a strong network of community support,” stated Clickenger.

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Brembo Braking Systems Innovations For The 2022 MotoGP World Championship

Brembo has developed 355mm brake rotors for MotoGP?! Sheesh…

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Brembo has created customizable braking systems for all 24 riders taking part in the forthcoming 21st MotoGP Championship. This follows a winning streak where Brembo brakes were used on bikes that won 33 World Rider Championships, 34 World Constructor Championships and triumphed in more than 500 GPs with leading teams.

This season, the 12 teams have decided once again to rely on the high performance, reliability and safety delivered by Brembo parts. These include brake calipers, carbon discs, brake master cylinders, clutch pumps and pads.

For the 2022 season, Brembo has developed technical solutions that allow each rider to customize the braking system to best suit their individual riding style, the track and their race strategy.

GP4 caliper
The majority of riders continue to opt for Brembo’s GP4 caliper, launched in 2020. This new monobloc aluminum caliper is machined from a solid piece of aluminum and features a radial attachment and four pistons. Since its launch, it has become the caliper of choice for most MotoGP riders, although some still prefer to use the 2019 version.

The GP4 design includes external fins as well as other innovative features, which combine to create a caliper with an anti-drag system designed to increase torque during braking.

It works by generating a force which supplements that created by the hydraulic pressure of the brake fluid on the pistons. This means the rider gets greater benefit from applying the same pressure to the brake lever.

Meanwhile, a spring device on the anti-drag system reduces the residual torque and stops the pads and discs coming into contact with each other, which result in the bike slowing down.

Twelve carbon brake disc options
Brembo offers a choice of 12 brake discs, six different diameters with each available in High Mass or Standard Mass material specifications.

The majority of riders are expected to choose 340 mm diameter discs, split between High and Standard Mass. However, some teams will continue to use both types of 320 mm diameter disc.

The range also boasts a new 355 mm diameter ventilated carbon disc, which has been tested at Sepang and Mandalika and is available for the start of the season. Its main advantage is precision-controlled ventilation that keeps the disc cool by increasing heat exchange. It was specially designed for bikes on circuits that are very tough on braking systems such as Spielberg, Motegi, Sepang or Buriram.

This carbon composition has three advantages: a reduction in unsprung mass, a constant friction coefficient from start to finish and an absence of the residual torque issues that can be associated with steel discs.

A ventilated version of the 340 mm diameter disc is also available, introduced in 2021 in Austria, making this the only disc in the Brembo range that now comes in both standard and ventilated formats.

That braking feeling
Brembo can adapt the “reactivity” of brake control according to how each driver rides thanks to different master cylinders available for each wheelbase. Each bike also features a remote adjuster, controlled by the rider’s left hand, to vary the position of the brake lever even while the bike is moving.

Brembo finds that more than one-third of MotoGP riders regularly use the thumb master cylinder. This feature, introduced in the 1990s for Mick Doohan, allows the rider to apply the rear brake by pressing a lever located on the left semi-handlebar. For the 2022 season, there are two variants. The first and most commonly used is a closed circuit with a thumb master cylinder and pedal, using a rear two-piston caliper. The second has two discrete circuits, each acting on two or four pistons within the rear caliper. In the former, one system excludes the other; in the latter, they can operate simultaneously.

Another variant of the classic thumb pump is the push and pull pump, introduced in 2019 and now optimized for maximum efficiency. It has a dual function and can be operated by both the thumb or forefinger. When used with the forefinger it is mounted on the lever at a 180° angle compared to when operated by the thumb. This increases its modularity and the grip on the lever when the bike is slowing down.

Marchesini wheels
For the 2022 season, eight out of 12 teams are using Marchesini-forged magnesium wheels. Marchesini wheels have either Y 5 or 7 spokes for the front and 7 spokes for the rear. Wheels from Marchesini, part of the Brembo Group, are lighter which brings advantages when accelerating, changing direction, and – most critically – when entering a bend and applying the brakes, taking corners at high roll angles (up to 60°) and when exiting a bend on full throttle, when the bike is tilted.

Brembo’s participation in Moto2 and Moto3 confirmed with its SBS Friction and J.Juan brands

Brembo is confirmed as the leading braking systems manufacturer for the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships following tests at Jerez and Portimao.

All 15 teams in Moto2 as well as all 15 teams in Moto3 have opted for calipers from the Bergamo-based company. In terms of other components, about 50 percent have opted for Brembo steel discs, 80 percent for Brembo pads, 90 percent for Brembo master cylinders and just under 50 percent for Brembo’s Marchesini wheels.

SBS Friction and J.Juan, both recently acquired by the Brembo Group, are also supplying some of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams. SBS is a leader in developing, producing and distributing aftermarket brake pads and friction materials for motorbikes, scooters, ATV/UTVs, cars and industrial applications, while J.Juan is a leader in developing and producing metal-braided brake hose and brake system components for the motorcycle industry.

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“A dream grid” – MotoGP™ in 2022 boasts 14 World Champions

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) and Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) are the three riders with premier class crowns, while the rest are a mix of Moto2™ and Moto3™ Champions. Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team), Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing), Franco Morbidelli (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™), Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), Alex Marquez (LCR Honda Castrol), Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) and Remy Gardner (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing), the incumbent, have all experienced title success in the intermediate class. Andrea Dovizioso (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ Team), Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing), Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) had successful campaigns during their lightweight class days.

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2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 | Long-Term Ride Review (Part 2)

RELATED: 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 | Long-Term Ride Review (Part 1)

Mileage: 9,035
MSRP: $9,999 (2021); $10,299 (2022)
Accessories: $1,015.86 (new); $4,350.78 (total)

2021 Yamaha Tenere 700
Contributor Arden Kysely liked the Ténéré 700 so much, he bought our test bike from Yamaha. (Photos by the author)

Our long-term Yamaha Ténéré 700, which I now own, has clocked over 9,000 miles. It would have more than 10,000 if heat, smoke, fires, and a toasted rear tire outside of Tonopah, Nevada, hadn’t conspired to shorten my summer ride. Mammoth Cycle Works (, the closest shop with a replacement tire, had me back on the road quickly after a slow ride from Tonopah on the compromised skin (pro tip: call ahead).

Otherwise, the bike has been ideal for my kind of riding – comfortable on the highway, a hoot in the twisties, and capable off the pavement, whether sitting or standing, and no matter the surface. Fully adjustable suspension and the CP2 motor’s steady power delivery facilitate riding slow, riding fast, or just cruising.

2021 Yamaha Tenere 700
The wide, well-padded Sargent seat has greatly improved riding comfort.

In an era of complex machines, the Ténéré’s single ride mode – manual – is the same one I grew up with. Traction control is throttle and clutch, the latter holding up to abuse on technical climbs and digging out after stalling in sand. The T7’s absence of electronic aids has led to comparisons with the KLR650 (a great bike of which I’ve owned two), but the Yamaha’s horsepower advantage takes ADV riding to a higher level.

All the upgrades I’ve reported previously in our tour test of the T7 and Part 1 of the long-term review are working as expected, though one crash bar moved an inch closer to the bodywork after I dropped the bike in my garage. The Barkbusters have already each saved a lever, and the Pivot Pegz delivered zero slip, even in the rare wet conditions I’ve encountered.

2021 Yamaha Tenere 700
The AltRider skid plate provides robust protection for the undercarriage.

In addition to the Touratech soft luggage on the back, I added a Nelson-Rigg Trails End Adventure Tank Bag ($119.95;

An AltRider Skid Plate with Linkage Guard ($405.97; replaced the lightweight OEM unit before my Nevada trip for better protection, and the Sargent World Performance Seat ($359.95; I wish I’d had for that ride is now in place, making a huge comfort improvement over the stock unit. Ditto the Kaoko Throttle Lock ($129.99;; a cramped right hand is a thing of the past now that I can safely release my grip.

2021 Yamaha Tenere 700
Other than switchable ABS, the T7 is a mostly analog machine. In lieu of cruise control, we installed a Kaoko throttle lock.

My biggest gripe is range. In mixed riding, the T7 ekes out 200-plus miles per 4.2-gallon tankful, which is marginal when exploring the empty spaces of the West. On a recent 650-mile backroads ride to the Mojave Desert, it returned 52 mpg. I’m dithering between an auxiliary tank and Giant Loop’s much lighter Armadillo fuel bag to extend its range. The robust OEM kickstand is a blessing, but its foot lever sticks out dangerously far, something a welder will soon be addressing for me.

Maintenance has been routine and simple to perform: changing the oil and filter, checking the air filter, and caring for the chain. Moving parts and cables are lubed, fasteners, bearings, and fluid levels get checked. The valves won’t need attention for another 17,000 miles.

2021 Yamaha Tenere 700
We’ve transformed the T7 into a full-on, go-anywhere adventure-touring machine.

Looking ahead, I see more fuel capacity, a Scotts steering stabilizer, AltRider crash bars (battle proven on my former BMW F 800 GS), and an oiled-foam air filter. A tail tidy would help clean up the rear, and I may lower the bike a smidge, since my legs aren’t getting any longer. It’s a safe bet the T7 is a bike I’ll be enjoying for many years to come – likely with more improvements along the way.

The 2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 began arriving in dealerships in January. Its MSRP has increased by $300 to $10,299, and there are two new color options: Team Yamaha Blue and Raven.

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Who are the main Championship contenders for 2022?

Aprilia’s racing history needs no introduction, but, despite this, the Noale factory’s time in MotoGP™ hasn’t been glittered with successes. However, the Italian team are now very much on an upward trajectory. The RS-GP is a constant race threat and has gone well once again during pre-season testing, while Aleix Espargaro’s podium at the 2021 British GP was proof of their progress. Also added to the fold is a fully integrated Maverick Viñales, a nine-time premier class race winner, and the Veneto-based manufacturer couldn’t be happier to have such a quality rider donning their leathers. It now seems a matter of when, rather than if, will we see an Aprilia rider on the top step of the podium.

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Ready, set… race! As the sun goes down, the lights go out

For many races in the latter half of 2021, and ominously at times, that harmony was personified elsewhere: Ducati. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) had a few stumbles on his way to the top step in the premier class, but when he did get there, he couldn’t keep away. After an all-Ducati podium to round out the season as well, the momentum was steamrolling and hopes will remain high going into 2022. Testing wasn’t the all-out assault on the timesheets some expected, but then cards may well remain close to chests. Bagnaia, Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team), Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing), Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP), Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) and Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) are quite an experienced armada for the Bologna factory, and Lusail is tied as their second most successful track. Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) and Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP) both look pretty pacy too, adding some extra intrigue to the fight for Rookie of the Year.

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Moto2™ take on the new kid on the block

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More than 45,000 videos dating back to 1992, with a comprehensive back catalogue of MotoGP™ coverage including full races, interviews, summaries, reports and documentaries, are at your disposal – when you want, where you want.

Different camera feeds and OnBoards allow you to choose your preferred viewing experience, and to enjoy the race from so many angles. SIGN UP NOW!

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Veterans vs rookies: who will vie for victory in Qatar?

Then there are the rookies, and this year there are a good few. 2021 FIM Moto3™ Junior World Champion Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Ajo), runner up David Muñoz (BOE SKX), 2021 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup winner Taiyo Furusato (Honda Team Asia), experienced junior runner Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team), Australian Joel Kelso (CIP Green Power), Brazilian Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI), Italian Matteo Bertelle (QJMotor Avintia Racing Team), Indonesian Mario Aji (Honda Team Asia) and the British duo at the all-new VisionTrack Racing Team: Scott Ogden and Joshua Whatley. However, Muñoz won’t be on track as yet due to his age and Gerard Riu will take over, and Furusato is suffering a broken ankle after a crash in testing. For the rest, that’s a small headtstart in the fight to take that coveted Rookie of the Year title… and it really will be so this season, with a packed list of debuting talent.

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MotoGP™ joins the 2022 Mobile World Congress with 4YFN

For the first time ever, Dorna Sports and MotoGP™ have a stand at the Barcelona 2022 Mobile World Congress exhibition, which takes place in the first week in March and is perfectly timed to coincide with the beginning of the 2022 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship in Qatar. Dorna joins the 4YFN initiative and forms part of the Sport Tech programme, exploring how technology is revolutionising both performance and commercial opportunities in sport.

A key focus for Dorna will be the first ever standalone 5G network test undertaken at Silverstone during the 2021 Monster Energy British Grand Prix, showcasing that MotoGP™ events possess an ideal “ecosystem” in which to run this new technology in various applications: fan access, data stream transmission, audio communication, studio cameras, wireless pitlane cameras and the most advanced and purpose-built OnBoard camera system in the world, among other assets. An astonishing high-end, four-camera system, installed on the 250+ bhp MotoGP™ prototype racing bike, showcases the technological potential and ability of this exciting and adrenaline-fuelled elite sport in which athlete and machine race in harmony.

The presence of 2021 MotoGP™ World Champion Fabio Quartararo’s Yamaha YZR-M1 bike, displayed at 64 degrees of lean angle on the stage, will prove a key attraction for visitors and industry professionals visiting the MotoGP™ stand in Hall 6 at Stand 6C35. A perfect way to create buzz in a unique technological environment, the motorcycle serves to show the world how every Grand Prix can offer an incredible technological experience, enjoying the speed and passion that combine to create the sport’s DNA.

Dorna partner Vislink, who deliver the equipment for all 36 radio frequency COFDM signals, allow Dorna to ensure top quality wireless professional solutions in more than one million square meters of each circuit layout. Vislink are working towards future 5G networks, services and end-user experiences for broadcast and similar high-end applications.

Welcome to our worldwide ecosystem, developing the future of sports technology and broadcasting, and inviting everybody along for the ride at the 2022 Mobile World Congress with 4YFN.

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Grand Prix of Qatar: Sunday’s race times!

Free Practice 2 begins at 16:10 for the lightweight class, 17:05 for the intermediate class and 18:00 for MotoGP™. The fun continues on Saturday, with ATC qualifying followed by FP3 at 11:25, and ending at 14:00. After a short break, where we’ll see Race 1 in the ATC at 14:35, the battle for pole begins. Moto3™ are up at 15:30 for two 15-minute qualifying sessions, before it’s the turn of Moto2™ at 16:25 with two more 15-minute sessions.

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