ITALIA FEST & SUPERBIKE CORSE’S 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT (6/18) PHOTOS POSTED

ITALIA FEST & SUPERBIKE CORSE’S 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT (6/18) PHOTOS POSTED

The photos taken at Superbike Corse’s annual Italia Fest and 5yr anniversary event are now posted.  Click on the examples below to be redirected to the event photos page.  Superbike Corse thanks all who attended this event with special recognition to GP Motorcycles (San Diego, CA), Newport Italian (Newport Beach, CA) for providing the motorcycles on display.  Thanks to the vendors Pilot Leathers, Reevu Helmet, Peter Starr, and Flex Fitness.  Have a great summer and see you all soon!
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UPDATE: SUPERBIKE CORSE’S LAGUNA SECA TRACK DAY (5/19/16) PICS/VIDS POSTED!

UPDATE: SUPERBIKE CORSE’S LAGUNA SECA TRACK DAY (5/19/16) PICS/VIDS POSTED!

Superbike Corse’s inaugural Laguna Seca Raceway Trackday is now in the history books as having a great turnout with perfect May day weather!  The post-trackday dinner at Phil’s Fish Market located at Moss Landing just north of Monterey, CA is also in everone’s stomach, as the best seafood they’ve ever eaten!  Check out the photos posted in the ‘events photos‘ section of this website or click on the sample photos below to be redirected accordingly.

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SUPERBIKE CORSE’S EVENTS 2016 – UPDATE

SUPERBIKE CORSE’S EVENTS 2016 – UPDATE

JUNE 18th (Sat): Annual Italia Fest & 5 Year Anniversary – @ Superbike Corse @ 11:00am

JULY 6th (Wed): Bike Night @ Pizza 900° – Laguna Hills, CA @ 6:30pm

AUGUST 3rd (Wed): Bike Night @ Pizza 900° – Laguna Hills, CA @ 6:30pm

SEPTEMBER 7th (Wed): Bike Night @ Pizza 900° – Laguna Hills, CA @ 6:30pm

OCTOBER 5th (Wed): Bike Night @ Pizza 900° – Laguna Hills, CA @ 6:30pm

NOVEMBER 2nd (Wed): Bike Night @ Pizza 900° – Laguna Hills, CA @ 6:30pm

NOVEMBER 7th (Mon): Superbike Corse Track Day @ Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

TELL YOUR STATE SENATOR TO SUPPORT ‘LANE SPLITTING’ – Prior to 14 June Hearing

TELL YOUR STATE SENATOR TO SUPPORT ‘LANE SPLITTING’ – Prior to 14 June Hearing

California Assembly Bill 51 would re-affirm the California Highway Patrol’s authority to issue lane-splitting guidelines for the state’s roadways. This important legislation is now scheduled for a hearing on June 14, 2016, in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.

The American Motorcyclist Association supports this legislation and encourages you to contact your state senator now and urge them to vote for AB 51. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page and click the red “Submit” button.

Background: Lane splitting, also called lane filtering, is the practice of riding a motorcycle or scooter between lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic. The fuel-saving and congestion-easing practice has been accepted in California for decades but does not have the power of law to protect it.

In 2013, a complaint to the California Office of Administrative Law from a single individual forced the California Highway Patrol and other state government agencies to remove educational information from their websites that was intended to help motorcyclists understand and safely practice lane splitting on state roads and highways.

The CHP posted these guidelines with the intention of helping motorcyclists and other drivers understand clearly identified safe practices and to discourage unsafe lane splitting. The guidelines represent common sense traffic safety tips and were simply intended to raise public awareness.

Given the widespread popularity and general acceptance of lane splitting in California, the AMA believes this legislation will effectively formalize the practice. Riders, and the motoring public alike, benefit from lane splitting, which was documented by a University of California-Berkeley study released in 2015.

The AMA welcomes the opportunity for state agencies like the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety to educate and inform all road users about the benefits of lane splitting. With the passage of AB 51, this will be possible.

The complete AMA lane splitting position statement is available here.

The deleted CHP guidelines can still be downloaded and reviewed here.

To contact your legislator, click here: Send a Message, then fill out the form at the bottom of the page in the new windo and click the red “Submit” button.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS INCREASE ETHANOL RISK FOR MOTORCYCLES – SIGN PETITION BY JUL 11th!!!

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS INCREASE ETHANOL RISK FOR MOTORCYCLES – SIGN PETITION BY JUL 11th!!!

 

The Renewable Fuel Standard proposal announced May 18 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the risk of misfueling for motorcyclists and all-terrain-vehicle owners by forcing the widespread availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends, such as unsafe E15.

Act now by signing the American Motorcyclist Association’s petition to voice your concern. The deadline is July 11.

The EPA’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations call for 18.8 billion gallons of biofuel for 2017, up 690 million gallons from this year. The obligations for 2015 were 16.93 gallons.

By increasing the amounts of ethanol into America’s gasoline marketplace, the EPA will exceed the blend wall by hundreds of millions of gallons! The blend wall is the point at which no more ethanol can be blended without forcing higher blends like E15 and above into the marketplace.

Doing so means ethanol blends of 15 percent or higher would become more prevalent and safe fuels like E10 or E0 could become harder to find.

In fact, the EPA’s RVO proposal intends the E10 blend wall, not as a barrier, but a “transition” with the goal to push higher ethanol levels into the market. The EPA plans on doing this by:

  1. Regulation
  2. Subsidies for blender pumps
  3. Price subsidies to lower the cost per gallon for higher ethanol fuel; and
  4. “[A]ctions not yet defined”

The EPA feels confident in its ability to push more ethanol into the marketplace. It states, “To date we have seen no compelling evidence that the nationwide average ethanol concentration in gasoline cannot exceed 10.0%.”

This contradicts the EPA’s past statements. In a regulatory announcement released Aug. 6, 2013, “EPA Finalizes Renewable Fuel Standards,” the EPA said that for 2014 “the ability of the market to consume ethanol in higher blends such as E85 is highly constrained as a result of infrastructure — and market-related factors. EPA does not currently foresee a scenario in which the market could consume enough ethanol sold in blends greater than E10…”

Remarkably, the EPA still recognizes these same constraints in the current proposal…….Read More, Click Here

Source: Sign the Petition

PHOTOS OF SUPERBIKE CORSE’S MONTHLY BIKE NIGHT @ PIZZA 900° – 04 MAY 2016

PHOTOS OF SUPERBIKE CORSE’S MONTHLY BIKE NIGHT @ PIZZA 900° – 04 MAY 2016

Superbike Corse’s first Wednesday of the month Bike Night at Pizza 900° was another successful gathering of pizza lovers and for those who like to meet other motorcycle riders in a nice family friendly atmosphere.  So check out the happiness in these photos below, then click on any of them will send you to the event photo page that have additional photos as well as other Superbike Corse event photos.  We’ll see you at  next month’s pizza bike night on June 1st!

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MotoGP: Safety, cost to determine winglet future

MOTOGP: SAFETY, COST TO DETERMINE WINGLET FUTURE

Jerez was a strange weekend in the world of MotoGP winglets.

Just as Suzuki and Aprilia made it a clean sweep of all five manufacturers now using the technology, meetings were taking place to discuss killing-off the aerodynamic devices.

The main benefit of winglets is to counter wheelies by loading the front of the bike on corner exit. This helps acceleration by reducing the need to bring the front-wheel down by cutting engine output.

“It would not be fair to ban winglets with immediate application, [unless] on safety grounds”.

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso at Jerez

MotoGP’s unwritten principle is not to ban new (legal) technology once it is already in use, since this is unfair to the manufacturer that invested time, money and effort in creating and developing the concept. Especially in a ‘prototype’ class.

An example of this is seamless gearbox technology, first introduced by Honda and now present in some form throughout the grid.

The clear exception when evaluating the future of new MotoGP technology is safety, with ongoing development costs a longer term consideration. Especially once all manufacturers are using a particular technology and there is no longer a significant advantage to those that created it.

So what is the future for winglets – and will there even be one?

With questions raised over safety in the event of an accident, should the edge of a winglet strike a rider, plus reports of unsettling downstream turbulence, the MSMA (manufacturers’ association) are due to submit a proposal outlining their vision for the future of the devices.

But exactly when that proposal will be made, and what it will contain depends on the manufacturers reaching an agreement.

That will be no easy task, with those at the forefront of winglet technology – Ducati and later Yamaha were the first to race the devices – are likely to view them far more favourably than the likes of Honda, Suzuki and Aprilia, which didn’t have winglets until 2016 and are playing catch-up.

Aprilia (pictured) and Suzuki debuted winglets at the Spanish MotoGP

In a written response to Crash.net and Motomatters.com, MotoGP Director Of Technology Corrado Cecchinelli said: “They [the manufacturers] didn’t submit any proposal here at Jerez. We don’t know what will happen before Le Mans. For sure the matter will be addressed again there, I am not sure it will be finalised, as it takes lots of considerations. There is no official commitment from MSMA to submit a proposal at Le Mans, anyway,”

Cecchinelli confirmed that, in his view, it would be unfair to immediately ban winglets unless the manufacturers conclude there is a safety risk.

“It is true that the winglets, as they are now, are allowed by the present regulations, and so it would not be fair to ban them with immediate application, if not on safety grounds,” he said.

“There are of course different reasons in favour of winglets, as well as against them, but only safety shall be considered when it comes to the immediate/short period. I assume manufacturers are now investigating the actual safety issues that winglets may bring into the game, and potential solutions. But it takes some time.” …

Valentino Rossi celebrates victory at Jerez, with winglets on his Yamaha

Marc Marquez with six wings on the front of his Honda at the Jerez post-race test

 

WSBK: No replacement found for Monza round

WSBK News: No replacement found for Monza round

World Superbike organisers have confirmed no replacement circuit has been found for Monza and the round will be axed from the 2016 calendar

World Superbike organisers have confirmed no replacement circuit has been found for Monza and the round will be axed from the 2016 calendar.

Monza, which returned to the World Superbike calendar after confirmation during the winter, had to be withdrawn after the organising bodies requested more time to enable changes to the circuit in order to safely accommodate the World Superbike grid.

The substitute circuit Vallelunga contracted to cover cannot be used as a replacement due to scheduling problems, while it also requires modifications to be able to host a championship round of WSBK which cannot be achieved within the given timescale.

It is believed the FIM and DWO had been in talks with Portuguese circuits Portimao and Estoril about stepping in as a late replacement but any hopes have fallen flat with organisers confirming the race calendar will trim down to 13 rounds.

As a result, the series will enjoy an extended summer break, with the US round at Laguna Seca on 8-10 July signalling the mid-season pause before resuming in Germany at the Lausitzring on the 16-18 September.

Source: No replacement found for Monza sees round scraped | WSBK News