I know that you all want me to write about the Harley-Davidson LiveWire launch, but a.) I don't want to scoop Motorcycle-USA.com, who sent me to New York, and b.) I am still digesting the aspects of the story that I plan to expand upon here on my own blog.
In the meantime, though, while we were all distracted by the idea that Harley-Davidson had gone all liberal and green on us, a story of almost equal significance almost slipped through the cracks.
What I mean is, after selling the commercial rights to AMA Pro Racing to Daytona Motorsports Group, the AMA just got back into the business of putting on a national championship.
Admittedly, the AMA has teamed up with Supermoto USA, to put on a national supermoto championship -- a class that AMA Pro Racing allowed to die on the vine five years ago. Still, I have to wonder if this isn't more evidence (along with John Ulrich's Superbike Shootout series, and rumors that Dorna's considering a North American regional championship) that DMG's monopoly over top-level motorcycle racing here in the U.S. is under threat.