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In Honda’s official release video, watch US World Superbike (WSBK) motorcycle racer and MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden demonstrate all of the new functionality of the all new Honda 1000rr Fireblade for 2017:

 

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AMA Motorcycle Road Racing is Returning With Wayne Rainey’s MotoAmerica to NJMP (New Jersey Motorsports Park) on September 9 – 11, 2016!

Motorcycle racing fans can once again rejoice because  Motorcycle Road Racing is returning to New Jersey at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ.

This three-day event includes Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 races.  We look forward to seeing motorcycles from manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW, Ducati and MV Agusta plus Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki battling on track this year.  MotoAmerica is celebrating 40 years of AMA Motorcycle Racing this year.

We at We Ride Motorsports have believed that motorcycle road racing has never really reached its potential regarding its growth and marketing – efforts to both develop North American racers as well as to attract more fans to the such an exciting sport have been sorely lacking and have left much to be desired. MotoAmerica’s proclaimed intentions for road racing in North America are greatly anticipated in this sport that we all love. We wish Wayne Rainey and MotoAmerica tremendous success and hope to do all that we can to help them to achieve these goals!  We’ll see you at the races in 2015!

 Click here for Advanced Purchase Tickets to the NJMP Race Weekend 

For the Tentative Race Schedule for the New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) Motorcycle Road Race Weekend with MotoAmerica click here: http://njmp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-NJMP-2-Public-Schedule-1.pdf

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MotoAmerica AMA/FIM Mid Atlantic Superbike Roadracing Championship

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Click the appropriate links below to buy tickets for this and any of the races on MotoAmerica’s 2016 Motorcycle AMA|FIM Road Racing Schedule:

New Jersey Motorsports Park   Millville, New Jersey   September 9 – 11

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Congratulations to the guys at Virginia International Raceway, to Wayne Rainey and to the MotoAmerica staff for putting on yet another great event: The Yamaha Superbike Challenge of Virginia on May 13-15, 2016.

Everyone had a blast.  Anyone who loves two wheel action shouldn’t miss any of the MotoAmerica events when they come to your area.

Enjoy some of our inside footage below.

. . . and be sure to check the MotoAmerica site for more information:  MOTOAMERICA

The MotoAmerica Calendar

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Click the appropriate links below to buy tickets for this and any of the races on MotoAmerica’s 2016 Motorcycle AMA|FIM Road Racing Schedule:

New Jersey Motorsports Park   Millville, New Jersey   September 9 – 11

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Virginia International Raceway - MotoAmerica

AMA Motorcycle Road Racing is Returning With Wayne Rainey’s MotoAmerica to VIR (Virginia International Raceway) on May 13 – 15, 2016!

Motorcycle racing fans can once again rejoice because  Motorcycle Road Racing is returning to Virginia at one of the nation’s country clubs for motorsport racing, Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA – just off the North Carolina border.

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This three-day event includes Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 races.  We look forward to seeing motorcycles from manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW, Ducati and MV Agusta plus Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki battling on track this year.  MotoAmerica is celebrating 40 years of AMA Motorcycle Racing this year.

We at We Ride Motorsports have believed that motorcycle road racing has never really reached its potential regarding its growth and marketing – efforts to both develop North American racers as well as to attract more fans to the such an exciting sport have been sorely lacking and have left much to be desired. MotoAmerica’s proclaimed intentions for road racing in North America are greatly anticipated in this sport that we all love. We wish Wayne Rainey and MotoAmerica tremendous success and hope to do all that we can to help them to achieve these goals!  We’ll see you at the races in 2015!

MotoAmerica Virginia International Raceway 2017

 Click here for Advanced Purchase Tickets to the VIR Race Weekend 

For the Tentative Race Schedule for the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) Motorcycle Road Race Weekend with MotoAmerica click here: http://virnow.com/files/2016/05/2016-VIR-Public-Schedule-4.111.pdf

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MotoAmerica AMA/FIM Mid Atlantic Superbike Roadracing Championship

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Click the appropriate links below to buy tickets for this and any of the races on MotoAmerica’s 2016 Motorcycle AMA|FIM Road Racing Schedule:

Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin June 3 -5

Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama June 10 – 12

Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah June 23 – 25 

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, CA July 8 – 10

New Jersey Motorsports Park   Millville, New Jersey   September 9 – 11

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Stunning Announcement:  Jorge Lorenzo has signed with Ducati for the next two MotoGP seasons!

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Ducati Press Release:

Jorge Lorenzo teams up with Ducati in MotoGP for 2017 and 2018
Ducati announces that it has reached an agreement with Jorge Lorenzo thanks to which the Spanish rider will take part in the MotoGP World Championship in 2017 and 2018 aboard the Ducati Desmosedici GP of the Ducati Team.
Lorenzo, born in Palma de Mallorca on 4 May 1987, has won five world championship titles throughout his racing career (250cc in 2006 and 2007 and MotoGP in 2010, 2012 and 2015).
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Yamaha Press Release:
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces that its partnership with Jorge Lorenzo will be discontinued at the close of the 2016 MotoGP season, when Lorenzo will move on to new racing challenges.

Since Lorenzo joined the Yamaha Factory Racing Team in 2008, Lorenzo and Yamaha won three MotoGP World Championships (2010, 2012 and 2015), clinched 41 race wins and have been on the podium 99 times out of 141 races contested.

Yamaha is extremely grateful for Jorge‘s contributions to its racing successes and looks forward to sharing more memorable moments during the remaining 15 MotoGP rounds of 2016, their ninth season together.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. wishes Lorenzo the very best in his future racing endeavours and reconfirms the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team‘s full support on his campaign to achieve his fourth MotoGP title.

Having already reconfirmed Valentino Rossi for 2017-18, Yamaha will announce the future  Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team riders‘ line-up in due course after securing the services of the second rider.

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With these press releases we have confirmation of all of the rumors . . .

We’ll post more information as it trickles in . . . we would love to know more about the drama behind the scenes at Yamaha that led Lorenzo to make the jump to a new and notoriously defiant ride.

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Dominion Raceway Thornburg Virginia We Ride Motorsports

Dominion Raceway – Virginia’s New Race Track for Motorcycle and Car Enthusiasts is Opening Soon!

 

One of the offices for We Ride Motorsports is located close to this track.  Let us know what you need.  With advance notice and quantities permitting, we can deliver your gear (track or street) direct to the you at the track.  Save on shipping costs on the big box items like bodywork (Optimal Racing, Armour Bodies), Bursig Stands, Exhausts (Arrow, Akrapovic, M4, Yoshimura), Slipper Clutches, etc.

Click Here to Order Your Track Day Gear – like Body Work and Bursig Stands – Have Them Brought to the Track and Save $$$

 


If you are like us (trackday junkies/motorcycle fanatics), there can never be enough race tracks in your area.  For us, a track located about 45 mins equidistant from the capital of the US (Washington, DC) and the capital of the Confederacy (Richmond, Virgina) is a huge attraction – like a honey bee to honey.

Also, if you’re like us, then ever since rumors began circulating about the construction of this new racetrack – particularly one that boasts a road course, oval track and drag strip – you’ve been eagerly awaiting news about whether or not it would make it to completion. (Despite the best of intentions, many potential tracks never make it to fruition.)

For approximately two years, We Ride Motorsports has been sniffing for status updates on social media and at motorcycle events.

At about this time last year, it seemed that progress had halted and Dominion Raceway would conclude as a pipe dream.  Later, construction resumed and We Ride Motorsports joined in with the almost palpable cheers of motorcycle and car trackday junkies on Facebook, Twitter, motorcycle forums and other social media.  But, until recently, we remained unsure whether we would ever see this Thorton, VA track completed.

In order to put our skepticism to rest, on a windy day in late March, We Ride Motorsports took an impromptu motorcycle ride down to Thorton, Virginia in order to see first hand if the Dominion road course would be ready ahead of the upcoming track season.

Soon after our unscheduled arrival at the site, the good folks at Dominion Raceway obliterated any skepticism and shot to the top of our “cool peeps” list when one of the guys from Dominion asked,

“You wanna ride the track? . . . Go for it”

This author’s jaw dropping with incredulity, but already starting the bike and clicking into first gear . . . : “Heck yea!!!!!” 

Thanks to the guys at Dominion for allowing We Ride Motorsports the honor of being one of the first to ride the Dominion Raceway Road Course!  (Unfortunately, we didn’t know beforehand that we would actually ride the road course so we didn’t bring the GoPro – we could only take off the bike video and pics of the track.)

Speaking of “cool peeps”, we would like thank Edwin Pardue, General Manager of Dominion Raceway.  He took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions posed by some of our customers and social media followers.  We placed the questions and answers at the bottom of this blog post.

After lapping the road course multiple times and cruising the property , we can confirm that all three of Dominion’s race tracks – the Oval Track, the Drag Strip and the Road Coarse – are almost complete.  We can attest that the road course will prove technical and fast.  With both compact and long sweeping turns, this track is going to a blast to ride.

The Dominion Raceway road course should be complete just in time for the first trackday weekend scheduled with Team Promotion – **the TPM event was postponed and will be rescheduled for sometime in the near future**. We have ridden with Team Promotion and they are a fine organization:

Click here to sign up with Team Promotion for the 1st Motorcycle Track Day at Dominion Raceway

 

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 Click Here to Order Your Track Day Gear – like Body Work and Bursig Stands – Have Them Brought to the Track and Save $$$

 

If you’re like us, you are dying to ride Dominion Raceway’s road course!   We’re sure you’ll find this track well worth the trip down Interstate 95.  The track is easy to locate – just off exit 118 on Interstate 95 – when its completed you should be able to see it from the highway.

We’ll see you there!

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We’ll paraphrase below the answers to questions that we posed to Edwin Pardue, General Manager of Dominion Raceway:

  • Will the track be ready by 4/23/16 ahead of the first scheduled track day?
    • The plan is to be ready by that date absent any unforeseen weather related or other issues.  In construction, one can never completely anticipate unforeseen issues that may lead to delays.
  • Do you plan to pave or lay stone in the paddock areas?
    • Once the facility is complete, the paddock will be paved.
  • Do you plan to put electricity in the paddock area?
    • Yes, there will be 25 pedestals with multiple outlets.
  • There are concrete barriers located around the road course and at the bridge.  Do you plan to keep them in their current locations?
    • The concrete barriers were actually designed and developed specifically for Indy Car Racing.  We were pleased that we were able to pick up such high quality equipment from the guys that ran the Grand Prix of Baltimore.  We will not place the concrete barriers any place where we would not normally put the guardrail.  The track is still under construction so many of the concrete barriers may not be in their final intended locations.
  • Around the road course there appear to be runoff points that slop significantly downward – this may be an issue for vehicles that run off.  Do you plan to fill these areas to allow for level runoff areas?
    • The track is not completed yet. Let us finish the track first before we start answering questions about runoff.  You’re looking at a house under construction and hoping that the roof won’t leak.  Of course it’s going to leak.  You have to look at the house after it’s completed.

 

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UPDATE – January 2016: **The NEW! 2016 “Gen 4” Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter has replaced the GEN 3 QS Pro Quickshifter by HM from Annitori**

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT OR PURCHASE THE NEW! 2016 “GEN 4” ANNITORI QS PRO QUICKSHIFTER

NEW! 2016 "Gen 4" Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter

ON SALE NOW!

The NEW! 2016 “Gen 4” Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter is a sophisticated fully digital electronic device that eliminates the use of the clutch from the shifting process.  This means smoother and seamless shifting that helps you to become a quicker and safer rider.

You gain more performance than virtually any other upgrade you could add to your machine . . . for the price of a rear tire! – Satisfied RL Quickshifter customer

CLICK HERE TO PICK UP THE NEW ANNITORI QS PRO QUICKSHIFTER TODAY!

Have you ever thought about the number of steps and the amount of time and attention that it costs to shift gears on a motorcycle?  You have to roll off the throttle, pull in the clutch, kick the shift lever to the next gear;  and release the clutch, while simultaneously reapplying the throttle.

All of these steps not only cost you in time and attention, they also upset the motorcycle chassis by causing the motorcycle to shift back in forth during the drop in throttle and gear change lurching.  In a straight line you will lose speed.  In the middle of a turn you lose traction and control of the motorcycle.

NEW! 2016 "Gen 4" Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter

The NEW! 2016 “Gen 4” Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter increases your speed, reduces your times and minimizes the potential for danger by removing the out of control and lurching element from your street and track riding and freeing your attention to focus on what’s ahead of you.

“This is the closest you’ll get to a paddle shifter on a motorcycle!”

NEW! 2016 "Gen 4" Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter

How Does The NEW! 2016 “Gen 4” Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter Work?

The QS Pro Quickshifter is a microprocessor controlled device that uses “Strain Gauge” sensor technology.  This technology is now regarded as one of the most important components to any high performance motorcycle.  Strain guage shifters are used by virtually all of the world’s top racing teams today in MotoGP and World Superbike.  Until now this technology was extremely expensive and unavailable to anyone but factory race teams.  We are just now beginning to see them included stock on the most exclusive and expensive motorcycle brands.

In the RL Quickshifter , the Annitori engineering team’s sophisticated software package has succeeded in making this same exclusive technology available to everyone without the cost.

What About the Stock Clutch?

Your stock clutch set up will remain unchanged and will still be very useable.

In fact, for shifts from 1st to 2nd on a typical 600cc bike at 18000 rpms you don’t really need to utilize the quickshifter . . . a normal clutched upshift is all that’s necessary.

However, under “spirited” riding on the street or typical ideal track conditions at the higher speeds, when precise control and speed counts, you will definitely feel the difference.  You’ll be glad that you upgraded to the RL Quickshifter!

“I don’t know why I didn’t buy one of these a looooong time ago.  I can say I will never own another bike without one!” –Kevin, GA – USA

ON SALE NOW!

CLICK HERE TO PICK UP THE NEW! 2016 “Gen 4” Annitori QS Pro Quickshifter TODAY!

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