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Top Motorcycle News of 2009

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The year is to a close so let’s take a back at the top stories of 2009 in the of motorcycles after the jump.

made the shocking announcement 15 it would discontinue Buell Though Harley-Davidson’s financial weren’t a surprise, the decision to down Buell was.

The was so sudden, Buell’s PR agency even hear the news one of our advertising reps called to say it was working with them.

Buell’s emotional address was for many to watch, but in the weeks he announced a new venture with a to where it all started: racing. Buell Racing will track-only bikes based on the as well as a “Euro-spec” 1190RR. find out more about the and Erik Buell Racing in the few weeks and months.

Italian MV Agusta came back in with two updates to its Brutale the Brutale 990R and the Brutale Things were looking up for MV and the team at the Cagiva Research especially with an updated F4 to debut at the EICMA Show in .

And then came the Oct. 15 from parent company of the plan to sell MV Agusta. acquisition of MV Agusta was one of the top stories in year’s news recap. and the decision to divest itself of the may prove the acquisition was a mistake. But at we had a chance to see three models out from MV Agusta’s “Harley-Davidson

It remains to be seen who will up and buy MV Agusta.

The phenom from Texas took the international world by storm in 2009 by the World Superbike Championship in his season. Ben Spies won Yamaha its WSBK title with a final round to erase a deficit to Ducati’s Noriyuki

Along the way, Spies a record 11 pole positions in a season and won a stunning 14 of 28 races. The 14 put Spies tied for 12th in career WSBK victories John Kocinski and Scott And all of this was achieved on the brand-new R1, with a new race team, and on unfamiliar race tracks.

Bravo, Ben, and good in 2010 with the Tech 3 MotoGP team!

While Ben triumph was the most positive for American motorcycle racing the series of PR blunders by AMA Pro Racing had to be the negative. Nothing seemed to go in 2009 for AMA Pro Racing and new promoters The year began on a negative with the cancellation of the U.S.

Cup in January, but grew worse at the Daytona 200. As Kevin reported. the Daytona 200 was “convoluted, and dragged on for hours.”

When you a race “under the lights”, the thing you could imagine was the lights failing. For DMG however, was the least of the problems. Yamaha’s Aquino crashed trying to the ironically-named safety car, a red flag that stopped the for a long stretch.

After racing resumed, a crash occurred and the safety car seemed confused about who the leader was. When the finally ended, Ben Bostrom was winner, though AMA Pro Racing had to several revised scoresheets deciding on the official results.

You give DMG a break for the Daytona Yes, it was embarrassing for the series’ famous race, but the safety car was a new rule and people still used to it yet. That will could not save DMG at its high profile race, it shared the world stage MotoGP at the Laguna Seca The safety car caused further when racers failed to see the flag.

The leaders sprinted up a before having to slam on the to avoid the safety car. All of happened in front of the international press, in town for the MotoGP, who do little but shake their and snicker. Racing legend Schwantz reportedly walked out of a conference as Colin Fraser, AMA of competition, tried to explain happened.

Other embarrassing incidents for DMG to be fair, not all of this was within control):

The AMA U.S. Rookies Cup is after the withdrawal of a key sponsor.

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AMA Pro had the chance to avoid the Laguna fiasco. A month before the DMG announced the safety car would be by safety bikes. The plan was for the to happen at the Mid-Ohio round, the immediately AFTER Laguna

At Mid-Ohio, AMA Technical Director of Al Ludington was caught on tape racer Johnny Rock for blocking. Ludington’s unprofessional earned him an indefinite suspension.

AMA Pro indefinitely suspended Daytona contender Jamie Hacking for his at a press conference, before deciding to suspend the suspension .

and American Superbike points-leader Mat opted not to race at the Heartland Topeka round as they the circuit, making its AMA Pro Racing in 2009, was unsafe for racing.

A new program on SPEED, AMA Pro Prime was proudly announced and then midway through the season SPEED realized fans want to watch a race two after it happened.

AMA Pro Racing its homologation rules by allowing the Buell 1125RR to race in the Sportbike class.

Minimum regulations were changed a into the season after AMA Pro deemed the Buell 1125R had a advantage over the 600cc it competed against.

Danny wins the 2009 AMA Daytona Championship on the Buell 1125R. gets discontinued a month

Yamaha. Honda and Kawasaki pull their factory AMA Pro efforts.

To top things off, Edmondson is leaving his position managing member and chief officer of AMA Pro Racing effective 1, 2010. A pioneer in motorcycle and one of the original managing members of the AMA Pro organization, Edmondson is leaving to with some unforeseen issues. A sad ending to a very year for AMA Pro Racing.

Rob Barber won the world’s first emission eGrandPrix race at the of Man in. The TTXGP’s event proved to be a leading the International Motorcycling to announce a new electric racing with the TTXGP.

Fast five months to the FIM’s of the e-Power International Championship for motorcycles. to be run without the TTXGP. The announcement splintered the electric movement into two competing

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