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The all-new 2004 J-Model inline four 1000cc Superbikes
Yamaha Introduces the new 2004 YZF-R1
Something old, something new, something borrowed and it also comes in blue. Yamaha introduces the new 3rd generation 2004 R1. Revised 998cc 20-valve, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder enginehas the biggest bore of the bunch: Bore x Stroke 77 x 53.6mm. Complete details on another new 1000cc Superbike that, disapointedly, another major factory won't be racing next year in World Superbike. Plus the updated 2004 R6 details HERE.
The new Superbike World Champion celebrates his title with a prerequisite burnout after Race One at Assen.
Hodgsen Confirms Move to MotoGP in 2004
this title mean for you?
say that with the loss of the factory teams and top riders, the championship
has become devalued. Do you see it that way?
the future of the Superbike championship in your opinion?
a formality but you still had to win the title. Did you have any moments
this year when you lost concentration, seeing as your lead was so
bothered by the fact that you didn’t win the first race?
going to MotoGP next year?
you think you will go in MotoGP?
be a problem for you to go to MotoGP?
as if you won’t be riding for the full-factory team. Will this
be a problem for you?
the first season Ducati ha't done much pre-season testing. How hard
has that been?
you would be sitting here today if you hadn’t gone back to British
Superbikes and toughened up?
DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, OHIO TO HOST
AMA RED BULL SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Ceremonies make Greater Columbus a double-play
for motorcycling enthusiasts
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 11, 2003) -- Round three of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship will be held in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, Oct. 5. Sponsored by local Harley-Davidson dealer A.D. Farrow Co., The A.D. Farrow Cup will take place in the streets of Ohio’s capital city.
That same weekend, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, located just minutes from Columbus on the grounds of the American Motorcyclist Association, will celebrate the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2003 with a reception, concours d’elegance, and induction ceremonies. That ceremony will see 13 legendary figures in motorcycling take their place of honor in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
The Columbus AMA Supermoto race will run on a track built around PromoWest Pavilion, an indoor/outdoor music amphitheater located in the city’s new Arena District, which features a wide array of restaurants, night spots, and is home to the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets. Chris Bradley, AMA Pro Racing Associate Director of Commercial Development, says the venue will offer a unique experience for fans.
“The first two rounds of the series took place at traditional racing venues. The Columbus event will be our first stop in an urban environment, skyscrapers and all,” said Bradley. “The Arena District is an excellent destination for AMA Pro Racing to introduce AMA Supermoto to a new audience in a new racing environment.”
Bob Althoff, principal owner of A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson, the country’s oldest Harley-Davidson dealership, is excited about the upcoming race.“We’re seeing a great deal of interest in AMA Supermoto, so to bring this event to this city in this venue is a terrific opportunity for us,” said Althoff.
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2003 -- including AMA Motocross and Supercross legend Jeremy McGrath, who is competing in the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship -- will be inducted during ceremonies at the Museum on Sunday, Oct. 5. The weekend’s festivities also will include a special Museum reception and dinner at 6 pm on Saturday, October 4, where visitors can meet many Motorcycle Hall of Fame members, including this year’s inductees; and Sunday’s 2nd annual Concours d’Elegance, which drew over 100 entries in 2002.
For more information about the Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction weekend, visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org or call (614) 856-2222.
Tickets for the Columbus round of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship go on sale Monday, Sept. 15 at all Ticketmaster locations. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (800) 326-4000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship runs from July through November. The championship finale will take place on Nov. 21, 2003 in Las Vegas in connection with the AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet. For more information on the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship, visit www.amaproracing.com.