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[COVERAGE] Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP

August 14th, 2015 by Elusive Media

We return after a three week summer-break with Movistar Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo only separated by 13 points and excited to see them continue the fight at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While Ducati and Honda are not currently fighting for the lead, both Italian riders, Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso have had a stronger first half of the season. At the Honda Team, they have had a rocky start to the season, but IMS has always been good circuit to both Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez, who has never lost a round on the American soil.

After media day, a lot of talk has been going around with some riders and the track. Will Indianapolis be on the schedule next year? Is this the last home race for Nicky Hayden in MotoGP? Aprilia makes debut at IndyGP with Stefan Bradl after his team has financial issues. It’s exciting to see a new manufacture join MotoGP; good years ahead for Aprilia and MotoGP. This will be the second year on the resurfaced track and the weekend looks to be in the mid 70′s all weekend; everyone is looking forward to the free practices!

As expected, the first day of free practice(FP1&2) go to Jorge Lorenzo with Marquez on his Repsol Honda less than three thousands of a second behind! And it looks like the Ducati team has continued their good fortune after the break following in third and forth on the day. All eyes are on the Doctor though and he has some work to do as he finished the day in tenth. Qualifying day quickly arrives and FP3 the riders do some shuffling in the standings. Marc Marquez ends up finding an impressive four tenth of a second while Jorge Lorenzo is on par with his times as yesterday. Bradley Smith on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 has an amazing lap and almost takes the top of FP3 with only three hundreds of a second behind Marquez. Rossi still hasn’t found what he’s looking for, though he just gets into Q2 in ninth. As we move into Q2 and find out our top ten, the Repsol Honda team clinches both top spots. As expected on American Soil, Marquez yet again find himself at the top and alone in the 1m31s, finishing at 1m31.884s. He clenches his 5th pole position his season. Dani Pedrosa get in a great hot lap and secures the 2nd position on the grid with a 1m32.055s. To finish the front row, Lorenzo on his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP grabs the last important front row position, 1m32.186s. Cal Crutchlow riding his CWM LCR Honda almost takes that last front row spot from Lorenzo, but ends up being two hundredths behind Lorenzo’s Yamaha. Danilo Petucci and Bradley Smith have an impressive lap time as well while picking up fifth and sixth. Less than a tenth separate third to sixth on the grid! The Ducati team(seventh/tenth) and Valentino Rossi(eight) can not seem to find the time needed and fall back to the middle of the 3rd row. Championship leader Valentino Rossi on his Movistar Yamaha will have to fight through some stronger riders ahead of him tomorrow; the start will be key!

Party Cloudy skies in the low 70s start off the morning warm-up for the MotoGP riders. While it’s a quick session, they can dial in those last minute adjustments. Lorenzo and Marquez found the limit and end up low siding; both riders OK. Now we fast forward to the start of the main event. With nearly 68,000 fans present at IMS, we are ecstatic to see the green light and put behind the three week summer break. The light turns green and we are off! Everyone gets away cleanly and Lorenzo is able to takes the lead into turn 1. He knows on a track like IMS, if he doesn’t attack first and Marquez in front will make things much worse! Rossi has a fantastic start and climbs up to fifth positions after the first lap is completed, while Marquez, Pedrosa, Iannone finish off the top 4. Rossi has clearly found something in the morning and is able to keep a competitive lap time in the beginning stages. Lorenzo also find a favorable setting and just starts grinding out the laps. Are we about to see Marquez finally lose his first American track!? While Lorenzo and Marquez fluctuate between .350 and .100 of a second each lap, that battle behind for third start to pick up. Prior to lap 10, Dani Pedrosa is able to keep a good distance from Rossi at about three seconds, but after six laps, Rossi closes the gap to a mire .144! As the last laps continue, Rossi and Pedrosa keep attacking each other for the last podium position. Back up at the front, lap 23, Lorenzo is still a quarter of a second ahead of Marquez. But Marc Marquez digs deep on the remaining last laps and tries to surprise Lorenzo and it works! By lap 25, Marquez leads by .100 of a second and increases that lead up to the finish line on lap 27, .688 seconds in front of Lorenzo. Marc Marquez on his Repsol Honda has once again won the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP race and still comes out undefeated on the United States circuits all while setting a new lap record(1m32.625s) on his 23 lap! Rossi ends up battling with Pedrosa til the end and is able to holds onto third position. Andrea Iannone on Team Ducati finishes off the top 5. Sadly the only American left on the MotoGP grid, Nicky Hayden on his Aspar Honda finishes in 16th.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has yet again shown us a spectacular race and with growing numbers in attendance at nearly 146,000, we hope this won’t be the last time we return to this legendary flat track. It’s been an superb eight years so far! While Marquez was able to secure the top spot on the podium, this means the championship is even closer than ever this season! Jorge Lorenzo many only have gained a few points, but it cuts the lead to nine points! Tho Valentino Rossi has been on the podium every around, Lorenzo has been able to slowly chip away Rossi’s lead. Rossi will need to push harder if he wants to see that 10th MotoGP Championship Victory! I have a feeling we will be in for an exciting second half of the season and I’m hanging off the chair in suspense!!

Date: August 7-9th, 2015
Location: Indianapolis, IN
By: Erik
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[COVERAGE] 32nd New York International Motorcycle Show

January 20th, 2013 by Elusive Media

Progressive Insurance again sponsors this year’s International Motorcycle Show(IMS) at the Javits Center.  If your into anything on two wheels, this is the place to be this weekend! …and yes they do have 3 wheel and 4 wheels to check out as well! IMS always has a good line up of activities/shows/unveiling. Mike Wolfe from American Pickers was a special guest for Indian motorcycles with his recently restored 1938 Indian and helped announce the new engine that will be powering the next generation of Indian Motorcycles. For anyone that follows or is interested in MotoGP, the MotoGP Experience give you a look at all 3 classes including the recently CRT bikes added to the MotoGP grid. Indianapolis GP was there promoting their race and a chance to win a free weekend at the race w/ VIP and flight, one hell of a deal for the winners!! XDL Street Jam was there to promote their Championship series and put on many demonstrations throughout the weekend with head-2-head battles. IMS keeps the weekend packed with over 15 different manufactures & Marketplace for anything from accessories to the latest gear.  If your looking for any more details on the NY show or other locations check out www.motorcycleshows.com.

Date: January 18th-20th, 2013
Location: New York, New York @ Jacob Javits Center
By: Erik
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31st New York International Motorcycle Show

January 25th, 2012 by Elusive Media

Progressive Insurance sponsors this year’s NY International show with a great lineup of the latest and greatest bikes from gas to full electric. This years layout was fantastic, much easier to walk for checking out the production bikes to full customized bikes in the center walk ways. Everyone loves to check out rare bikes, Dream Pavilion had exactly that, from KTM’s new sportbike, MV August F3, to a trials bike. Smages Bros, from America’s Got Talent, was there to show you what Trial bikes are all about, they put on one hell of a show! As more new riders join our community, The Learning Curve had 2 dozen free seminars to raise your “Motorcycling IQ”, from picking up your motorcycle, your gear, competition, and service/maintenance. If that wasn’t enough to keep you busy, Kawasaki Design-A-Bike, Marketplace, and guests appearances will do the job!

Date: December 20th-22nd, 2011
Location: New York, New York @ Jacob Javits Center
By: Erik
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Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP

August 30th, 2010 by Elusive Media

With the last few year’s GP, you never know what kinda weather you will get at Indy. For one, the first year it rained throughout the whole weekend and the leftovers from a hurricane ended the races early. This year, we had quite the opposite, clear blue skies, excellent racing weather! Qualifying is always an exciting time to see who will grasp the pole position. Jorge Lorenzo has been dominating this year poles and podiums. This weekend the American fans were treated to not only Ben Spies getting his first ever pole position in the premier class, but Nicky Hayden grabbing his first front row on the Ducati. It was one special moment for both in front of their home crowd.

Race Day is here and all rides start off strong, but after a strong FP1/2/Qualifying, Nicky Hayden has some issues with grip, catches a grain cover, which rips off his knee slider, because of this he wasn’t able to ride at his maximum, ending in a 6th position. Ben Spies, Jorge Lorenzo, and Dani Pedrosa took over the front where Ben tried to hold of Dani, but in the end Dani took him in the straight. Ben Spies tries to fight back, but can’t keep up with Dani’s pace. Despite losing Dani, Ben keeps a good grab between Jorge Lorenzo and finishes 2nd, which is the highest podium he has finished in the premier class. Jorge Lorenzo finishes 3rd, not happy with the ride, but happy to add some points to extend toward his first world championship in MotoGP.

Congrats to all riders! and for more news and exclusive video from this weekends race, visit motogp.com!!

Date: August 27-29th, 2010
By: Erik
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29th New York International Motorcycle Show

January 24th, 2010 by Elusive Media

Date: Jan. 22-24th, 2010
By: Erik
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Cycle World kicks off the year with the 29th annual NY international Motorcycle Show.  If your located any near the NY area and a motorcycle fan, this is something worth checking out. Besides all the 2009-2010 line up for all the major/custom manufactures, there are a slew of events to keep you busy all day at the show.   Guest speakers (2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden to custom builder Dave Perewitz), Stunt shows from Ducati, Bikes & Beats (Live Music, Tuner Girl Search, Custom Bikes), & workshops to name a few of what they had planned all weekend.

Enjoy the photos below, and check the gallery for the rest! Ride Safe!

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Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP

September 4th, 2009 by Elusive Media

Date: August 28-30, 2009

Photos: Erik & Scott
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Day 1:  FP1

Dry weather for 125cc, but rain returns for the MotoGP & 250cc class.

Day 2:  A dry track and sun returns for FP2 and Qualifying.

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Day 3: Race Day!

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^^ Rossi & Lorenzo battling it out.


^^ Lorenzo climbing the fence after winning the race!

Pits / Downtown

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^^Ducati fashion show


^^ James Toseland’s band…and they actually were pretty damn good!


^^keeping the crowd amped!


^^ amazing!


^^thousands of bikes fill the streets; Over 8 blocks closed for bikes only!


^^ anyone hungry?


^^ Red Bull going out all…downtown was a BLAST… along with free drinks all night!

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Carlisle Bike Fest ’09

July 20th, 2009 by Elusive Media

Date: July 17-19, 2009
By: Erik

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The 2009 Carlisle Bike Fest will mimic the thousands of bikes that will be
parked on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, July 17-19, in two ways: diversity and excitement. Bike
Fest was created to be an event for riders of V-twins, metrics, sport bikes, choppers, custom
cruisers, and fighters – both import and domestic – and everything in between; if your passion is
motorcycles, Bike Fest will have a weekend full of excitement to enjoy, no matter what you ride.
The excitement that goes with a ride that you will feel at Bike Fest comes from a schedule jampacked
with industry displays and test rides, judged competitions, giveaways, special guests,
live music, stunt shows, charity rides and family activities that will keep both the bikers who are
riding and the guests who are walking, entertained from start to finish.


^^ anyone have a spare $250k?


^^ not sure how well this works on a motorcycle, but props for creativity.


^^ Dog has skills! Can you believe he went through 6 homes before adopted by “k9frisbee”?


^^ great day for a bikini contest as well ;)


^^ did you say you wanted another shot of #2? Well i do, she’s gorgeous!


^^ even if i had the skills to do this, i would pass.


^^ umm.. yeah, i still won’t do it!


^^ Starboyz at it again! always a crowd pleaser.


^^ shes all for the burnouts! ….and SO AM I!

^^ Well done Sir…. well done!

Plenty more photos @ the Gallery — check them out!

28th New York International Motorcycle Show

January 19th, 2009 by Elusive Media

Date: Jan. 16-18th, 2009
By: Erik
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“Hundreds of fans line up outside the Javits Convention Center on Friday, January 16, 2009, despite the winter cold spell to see some of the hottest new bikes making their historic debuts at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in New York.”- motorcycleshows.com