MotoSport's Friday 5

Welcome to MotoSport's Friday 5.

Our new series takes the best from the sportbike and motorcycle world and compiles it right here so you don't have to search for it.

  1. 2013 AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Season Wrap-Up

The 2013 AMA Pro national Guard SuperBike Season is in the books. Catch up with newly crowned champion Josh Herrin and runner-up Josh Hayes. A side note: MotoSport sponsored rider Dave Anthony finished 10th on the season just three points shy for 8th place!

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  1. 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 Debuts at EICMA Nov. 5

Since its introduction in 2003, the Z1000 has been regarded as a benchmark "naked" sportbike. Kawasaki will unveil the next exciting iteration of the Z1000 family on Nov. 5, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

Read more: 2014 Kawasaki Z1000 To Debut at EICMA
  1. LeoVince USA Purchased by Geared Up Powersports

LeoVince USA is now under the ownership of Geared Up Powersports, a California Limited Liability company owned by longtime LeoVince USA Executive Vice President Tim Calhoun. The company will continue to operate under the LeoVince USA name, with Calhoun stepping into the role of CEO and President.

Read more: LeoVince USA Purchased by US Distributor

  1. United States Hosts Only Two MotoGP races in 2014

The United States will have only two MotoGP races next year after Laguna Seca was left off a 19-race provisional calendar published on Wednesday which includes the return of Brazil and Argentina. The Americas Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and Indianapolis GP both remain on the calendar with April and August dates respectively.

Read more: Laguna Seca off 2014 MotoGP calendar

  1. M2014 Honda Grom

A small section of parking lot just outside Honda?s Torrance, California headquarters is filling up with motorcycle-industry heavies. Jeremy McGrath and Jeff Tigart are there. Don Canet, an old friend from my Cycle World days, joins a bunch of other fast journalists. Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck mingles with motocross racers. A good 45 riders show up, every one of them eager to flog Honda?s latest around the cones of a parking-lot gymkhana course. It?s an impressive turnout for a bike that stretches itself to reach 55 mph.

Read more: First Ride: 2014 Honda Grom

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