Aftermarket group acquires Cycle News

Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG), a family of aftermarket brands, has acquired Cycle News, MAG announced.

Cycle News printed a weekly motorcycle newspaper for more than 40 years until publication stopped on Aug. 31. Since then, its news has appeared solely on its website The website will continue to be operated, now under MAG’s guidance.

“We are committed to the Cycle News brand and to its readership, and we will work diligently to take it to the next level,” MAG President and CEO Brian Etter said in a press release.

With the acquisition of the publication, MAG also hired Paul Carruthers to return as editor of Cycle News. Carruthers worked for 25 years with Cycle News but left in August before print publication stopped.

“I am confident we can put together a quality team to bring Cycle News back to where it belongs – at the forefront of motorcycle media,” Carruthers said. “Having a company like MAG behind us will ensure its success.”

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