…a few random things to point out today. First off, Travis Pastrana and Johnny Knoxville have teamed up for a new Jackass type of TV series that is going to be airing on MTV soon. Apparently, it features stunts from all genres of extreme sports and anything that falls in between. What does this have to do with BMX? Well, not a whole lot at the moment although there are a couple clips in the trailer below that show a BMXer by the name of, Hubert Kowland. Who is Hubert Kowland you ask? Maybe he just owns a BMX bike but I’ve never heard of him. I’m not sure if more BMX is scheduled to be involved in this, but judging from my experiences hanging out with Hoffman and Knoxville last summer, I’m sure Hoffman and others will be involved. I’m just wondering what kind of stunts will be going down, cause the trailer looks ridiculous! It’s like Jackass hyped up on steroids but without all the sick vomiting and bodily fluid antics…Â More info Â
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Â BMW Motorrad USA are reporting an increase in sales last year riding through a challenging 2008 motorcycle market.
Despite a weakened motorcycle market, BMW Motorrad USA reported a gain (0.6 percent) in 2008 sales compared to 2007 outperforming overall U.S. motorcycle sales, which dropped more than seven percent last year.
â€œOur sustained success during these very difficult economic times speaks volumes about the strength of our brand, our new model initiatives and the quality of our dealers.â€ commented Pieter de Waal, Vice President, BMW Motorrad USA.
Many within BMW Motorrad USA attribute the success in sales to interest …Â More info
On Feb. 10, 2009, a new law regulating lead content in certain products, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, is scheduled to go into effect. The unreasonable timeline for implementation would severly impact the sale of youth-model off-highway vehicles, harming independently owned dealers and negatively affect youth motorcycle and ATV safety.
On Feb. 2, the AMA Government Relations Department wrote the following letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding this issue.Â
February 2, 2009
Acting Chairman Nancy Nord
Commissioner Thomas Moore
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission…Â More info
Despite a weakened motorcycle market, BMW Motorrad USA reported a gain (0.6 percent) in 2008 sales compared to 2007.
Following a strong performance during each of the last six consecutive months, BMW motorcycle sales outperformed overall U.S. motorcycle sales, which dropped more than seven percent last year.Â Both retail and wholesale performance during October 2008 established all-new BMW Motorrad USA records…Â More Info