Honda to Sponsor Nicky Hayden on the RCV1000R

Nicky Hayden returns to HondaYesterday, Honda Racing Company issued a press release stating that they will retain motocross rider Nicky Hayden’s services to ride the Honda RVC1000R on the DRIVE M7 Aspar Team in the MotoGP World Championship the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Mungenast Motorsports was thrilled that Honda renewed their relationship with The Kentucky Kid — Since we were founded by a racing legend ourselves, Dave Mugnenast, Sr., we love seeing a promising young role model like Hayden representing the Honda line. The legendary rider already has 3 MotoGP wins, 28 MotoGP podiums, 5 MotoGP poles, 7 MotoGP fastest laps, and one unforgettable MotoGP World Championship win in 2006.

Honda’s relationship with Hayden began in 1999 when the rider was only 17. Mungenast Motorsports is proud that Honda is affiliated with an athlete such as Hayden, who has continually elevated the reputation of all motocross riders with his professionalism, respect, and constant, inspiring training. “He is a great ambassador for our sport,” says Bob Gurga, Vice President American Honda Motorcycle Division, “and we couldn’t be happier to have him back in the Honda family.”

We eagerly await Hayden’s entrance in the Circuit of the Americas MotoGP, April 11-13, on the stunning production RCV1000R, which features an incredible 90º V-4 engine that delivers over 234 horsepower at 16,000rpm, Öhlins suspension, and Nissin brakes. See Honda’s new machine up close in the RCV1000R photo gallery below.

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Mungenast Motorsports Local Club Night

Mungenast Motorsports Local Club Night
At Mungenast Motorsports, nothing gets us more excited than seeing our customers and employees come together as a community. That’s why we started hosting regular Meet and Greets for Local Clubs and Riding Groups. This weekend, we had an excellent turnout — about 50 St. Louis riders came together to enjoy appetizers and refreshments while discussing motorcycles, events, St. Louis, and our love of riding. During the Meet and Greet, we also demonstrated some ways that Mungenast Motorsports can helping you promote your group and the rides that you plan. In case you missed it, here’s a recap:

 

  • We extend to you the use of our large 40-person board room for meetings.
  • We offer to promote your group through links from our website to yours.
  • We allow you to promote your group directly on our website.
  • We allow you to promote your rides  by placing your events on our calendar.

We hope that our attendees are planning on coming back out to some of the upcoming Mungenast Motorsports events, such as  the Roll For the Patrol with the Mungenast Automotive Family, which benefits the St. Louis BackStoppers and Missouri State Troopers.

We would like to thank everyone who came out and made our last Meet and Greet such a fantastic evening. Keep an eye out for our next Meet and Greet by watching the Mungenast Motosports Event Page and get to know know other riders in your area. Together anything is possible!

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Honda Channels The Dark Night and Akira for the New NM4 Vultus

Honda NM4 Vultus Motorcycle | Mungenast Motorsports

Honda released the NM4 Vultus last Friday at the Osaka Motorcycle Show, and there’s no denying its visual appeal. Stunning, bold, and angular, this bike demands attention. And attention it has received, as various enthusiasts took to the Twitter to compare the sharp, dark geometry of the bodywork to post-apocalyptic cinematic franchises such as Batman, Judge Dredd, or Akira.

The NM4 Vultus Mission

The fact that the bike is receiving attention on social media for its resemblance to popular cinema in many ways shows that the designers have achieved their two initial goals: (1) to appeal to the social media-engaged urban youth and (2) to make each ride a cinematic event.  In a press release, Large Project Leader for the NM4 Vultus, Keita Mikura, claims that this is not a touring bike; this is not a practical bike. This is bike is passionate, soulful, and dramatic. This bike is fun.

“Honda is a big company,” begins Mikura, “We make every kind of motorcycle. It’s great that sometimes we make a certain machine simply because we can and because we want to, not because we ‘should.’ The NM4 Vultus exists because of a passion from deep within our company. . . Our intention was to make something that makes every moment feel cinematic, and we want riding it to be an event – guaranteed – every single time.”

The NM4 Vultus Details and Features

Honda also wanted this bike to feel youthful, which might be why the design team consisted of 20- and 30-year old designers. The team borrowed heavily from manga and “Japanimation” to create the striking Front Massive Styling that gives the NM4 Vulvus its name: Vultus means “countenance” or “facial expression” in Latin. This type of design positions the rider towards the back of the bike, much like he or she would ride a scooter – a “scooter” with a 745cc parallel-twin-powered engine, that is. The NM4 Vultus’s Front Massive Styling allows the front of the bike to contain the engine, fuel, and storage space while the rider steers using pullback handlebars. With its low center of gravity, the bike can navigate with agility through urban environments while maintaining respectable power. The engine delivers 54 horsepower and 50 lb ft of torque for a smooth acceleration, and at 540 pounds, the Vultus delivers 225 horsepower per metric ton. Honda claims it can hit 80.2 mpg.

Want your motorcycle display to match your iPhone or other gadgets? Honda’s made this possible. Not only does the backlight dash automatically change between white, blue, pink, or red depending on the driving mode, but can be set to any of 25 colors for more customization. And speaking of gadets, the NM4 Vultus features an integrated 12-volt adaptor for charging the essential devices.

The NM4 Vultus Price and Production

Honda has not yet made any formal announcements about the production plans or the cost of the NM4 Vultus.

Are you one of those people who needs to see the numbers? Check out this article for complete specs for the NM4 Vultus.

 

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Victory at Daytona Bike Week

"This ain't a bolt-on custom."

Last Friday, March 7, Strokers Dallas owner Rick Fairless revealed his re-imagined Victory Vegas 8-Ball at Daytona Bike Week.  Fairless created the custom bike for the fifth year of the Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes; this is the first year, however, that a Fairless custom is featured as the grand prize.

“I knew I had to push the limits a little with this bike because they insure so many different kinds of folks,” Fairless said, “We ended up with a bike that is really going to turn some heads. This ain’t a bolt-on custom.”

The custom Victory Vegas 8-Ball boasts specially created engine guards, a drilled-out front pulley cover and chain guard, and a two-into-one exhaust. Fairless also created aftermarket Victory parts for his custom, and you can these parts through the retail side of Strokers. And as for the paint job – that’s up to the winner, who gets an all-expense paid trip to Dallas to meet with Rick and work with him on a custom paint job.

“We’re confident that the winner of this year’s Allstate Motorcycle Sweepstakes is not only going to love their new ride,” said Pam Hollander, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company, and as big fans of the Victory Vegas 8-Ball series, we at Mungenast Motorsports couldn’t agree more.

The 2015 Victory Gunner

Another noteworthy Victory motorcycle making a splash at Dallas Bike Week was the 2015 Gunner. This cruiser features a Freedom 106 engine (4-stroke 50° V-twin) and a heaping 110 ft-lb of torque, and weighs in 11 pounds less than the Victory Judge.  The Victory Gunner is an outstanding cruiser motorcycle; a bobber with the unmatched combination of style, performance, and power typical of Victory motorcycles. You have to experience this bike – and you can at Mungenast Motorsports in St. Louis, MO. See our 2015 Victory Gunner inventory here.

Interested in winning the Allstate Vegas 8-Ball Motorcycle? Enter online at www.allstatemotorcyclesweepstakes.com until February 28, 2015.  The winner will be announced in March 2015. Can’t wait until next year to see if you’ve won? We couldn’t either! Why don’t you follow the link to the Mungenast Motorsports website to see our Victory Vegas 8-Ball lineup or come down to our motorcycle dealership in St. Louis, MO, for a test ride today.

Source: Motorcycle U.S.A.

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Electrifying GEM EVs Now Available at Mungenast Motorsports

Being green doesn’t have to be boring, and for distances that don’t always require driving a car or truck are often bothersome on foot.  That’s where the GEM EV comes in.  GEM, or Global Electric Motors, is subsidiary of Polaris Industries and corporate sibling to stable mate Victory Motorcycles (we sell both brands).  The vehicles are 100% electric and are street legal on roads with a posted speed limit of up to 35mph and come in seating configurations for two, four, or six people.

For a visual tour of the GEM, watch the video embedded below.

For more information about pricing and availability, click here.

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The Honda NC700X Arrives At Mungenast Motorsports

It’s official – the smart and innovative Honda NC700X is here in the United States for 2013.  It may not be the loudest or flashiest motorcycle on the road, but it’s among the most practical.  Combining the agility of a sport bike with storage capacity like a bagger, bikes like the NC700X are unusual, if not very hard to come by here in America, but this bike may change all that.

Power comes from a unique 670cc parallel-twin engine that shares its basic architecture with the Honda Fit’s power plant, providing excellent torque while returning a combined 64 MPG fuel consumption average.  That engine is in the normal place you’d expect it, but the NC700X features a storage compartment where you’d expect the fuel tank to reside.  The storage compartment is large enough for helmet storage, which many riders will find useful.

Two versions of the NC700X are available, a version with a six-speed manual or a brand new Dual Clutch Transmission-equipped version with ABS.

Source:  Honda Powersports USA

 

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Overview – 2012 Honda Ruckus

There are all kinds of ways to get around these days without hopping into a car or a bus – and while a motorcycle is a great option for some, others prefer something more personal.  For them, there are scooters.  But not all scooter admirers want something “cute” – they want something that’s more rugged, something that stands out.  Meet the 2012 Honda Ruckus.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Ruckus is that it doesn’t have much of a body – it’s literally missing a cover, which gives this scooter a very rugged, “Urban Warrior” kind of look.  Its bold design is available in two different color schemes – all black, or a unique white/red.  Either way, the Ruckus will make a statement anywhere you take it.   The 49cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine is plenty to get you around town.  And with an EPA estimated fuel economy estimate of 114 MPG – the Ruckus is dirt cheap to operate.

Come down to Mungenast Motorsports and come see what the Ruckus is all about (we love saying that)!

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Victory Showroom Ribbon Cutting a Huge Success

Mungenast Motorsports held an open house and ribbon-cutting event last night to officially announce the grand opening of their new Victory Motorcycles showroom.  The new, 1000-square-foot space features high tables, a Victory display stand, and enough floor space to display the full lineup of Victory touring bikes and cruisers.  The Victory Motorcycles showroom at Mungenast Motorsports is open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00AM – 6:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.  For more information regarding the Victory lineup or for sales inquiries, please contact our Sales Manager, Paul Hartge, at (314) 649-1265, or visit us online at www.mungenastmotorsports.com.

 

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Mungenast Motorsports Victory Grand Opening Event

Looking for something fun to do in April?  Mungenast Motorsports proudly announces that we are hosting a Victory Grand Opening open house event to not only formally introduce the public to the Victory line of motorcycles, but give everyone a unique opportunity to see the new addition to our facility.  We’ll hold a raffle for a $100 in-store gift card, and BBQ and refreshments will be provided.  Bring the whole family!

Victory Grand Opening, April 6th and 7th

Mungenast Motorsports
5935 S Lindbergh Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63123
(314)894-1330

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Never Be Without The Power You Need To Succeed

Don’t get left in the dark, folks.  When there’s a power outage, nothing’s worse than being stuck at home with no lights, computer, or TV – or worse, worrying about all that the food you just stocked the fridge or freezer with – knowing that it will spoil unless the power comes back on.  While power outages are a fact of modern life, you don’t have to sit in the dark or worry about your food going bad.

With a Honda generator from Mungenast Motorsports, you can run essential equipment in your home, like a refrigerator, a couple lights, and a television, for as long as you need to.  Or on your next camping trip, make sure you pack a generator to power your camper if your campsite doesn’t have its own place to plug in.  They’re also great for the jobsite if you’re in construction or even mobile detailing.  Never be without the power you need to succeed.

At Mungenast Motorsports, we carry a wide variety of Honda generators – we’ve got Economy, Deluxe, Industrial, and Super Quiet generators – meaning we carry THE generator to suit your needs.  And for our Super Quiet generators, there are custom vinyl graphics available from Honda so that you can show your support for your favorite NASCAR driver – a great way to show team spirit on your next camper trip to the racetrack or tailgate party.

Come in today or visit our website to see the large inventory of Honda generators we carry.  For more information regarding the full line of Honda Power Equipment, check back to our blog and find us on Facebook.

IMAGE CREDIT:  Honda Newsroom

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