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Triumph Tiger 800 XC Endurance Build: VIDEO

by | Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

When it comes to desert endurance racing, you don’t normally think of the Triumph Tiger. Though completely capable of handling the off-road, the Tiger is more of a multi-purpose adventure bike than hardcore desert racer. Don’t try telling that to ICON Motorsports though. In partnership with Triumph Motorcycles and Motoworks Chicago, they decided to rewrite the rules of Baja by building two rally-ready Triumph Tiger 800XCs to take on the Mexican 1000. The bikes were equipped with a host of...

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Launch Control: Season 3 Ep. 3

by | Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

Episode three of Launch Control brings Subaru Rally Team USA to our hometown in Portland, Oregon for round three of the Rally America Series, the Oregon Trail Rally. The fast gravel roads were a welcome sight for the team following back to back snow covered courses at Sno* Drift and The Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. There was however, an unusual course obstacle in the form of pink flamingos that Higgins and Drew managed to mow down. (Don’t worry, they were plastic) Enjoy! ...

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Pickup Truck Sales Booming

by | Monday, June 15, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

If you’re in the market for a new truck you just might find yourself waiting in line next time you go to the dealership. Automakers are seeing record sales heading into the summer, with pickups both large and small enjoying the success. Sales for pickups rose 8.0 percent in May to $220,010 according to autonews.com. What makes these numbers more impressive is the fact that they came despite a down month for the consistently top selling Ford F-Series. Remove Ford from the equation and pickup...

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BMW R NineT Custom Build: VIDEO

by | Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

We are excited to be involved with a custom motorcycle build contest held by BMW Motorrad for the new R nineT. Following submissions from a host of custom garages, three concepts were chosen to be voted on by the public. In the end, French garage Old School Engineering was declared the winner and received a stock R nineT to make their own. The team will have until October to bring their concept to life at which point it will be unveiled in Paris.

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