My Race In Chanute, KS

Jace Racing

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go to a race in Chanute, Ks. The race was put into a split race format which means the novice class and junior class race first. Then the Pro’s and the intermediate classes race after they are finished. I ride a 2008 Rm 250, and race in the C advanced class. After the first race was over I was able to go… Read More

Race Fever

Seth Mason Dawson and I

Working in the retail store at Motorcyclecloseouts has given me the chance to get to know our customers on a different level. The best example of this comes in the form of three motocross loving middle schoolers. As much as I hate to admit it, Mason, Seth, and Dawson have swindled their way into my child-hating heart. Over the Course of one  weekend the boys pulled out the big guns; they shared with me their love for motocross and the true meaning of race fever.

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New Bikes: KTM 390 Duke

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I used to own a KTM 690 Duke III back before I bought my Harley. Yeah, I know a Harley isn’t anything like a Duke.  The Duke was a frickin’ huge 650 something CC single-cylinder thump-monster while the Harley is a twin-cylindered thumper of a different kind.  The Harley isn’t as fun during track days.  It doesn’t wheelie as easily.  It’s not nearly as tall in the seat, but it also… Read More

Husqvarna Moves to KTM

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  Austria’s KTM and Germany’s BMW are motorcycling rivals when it comes to motorcycling.  From adventure riding to luxury touring, the two motorcycle manufacturers have competed against each other for a long time.  So, it comes as a bit of irony to learn that BMW sold off the Italian firm, Husqvarna to the partially Indian-owned KTM this past week. Buys and mergers from auto manufacturer’s are usually done to share… Read More

Saturday at the Shop

a picture of a motorcycle closeouts employee

I can’t remember the last time we had a day this year above 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and today was 60!  That, of course, brought out the bikes and it was as if the retail shop was the place to be!  We were swamped and met plenty of new people as well as caught up with old friends.  We snapped a couple of quick phone pix during all the chaos today!