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Energica Releases Q&A With Its Chief Technical Officer to Address Jerez Fire Concerns

As we understand it, the intense fire at Jerez last week that destroyed MotoE race bikes and equipment was not the result of “thermal runaway” involving batteries in the motorcycles, but instead resulted from a short circuit within battery chargers on-site, which were not connected to any of the 18 motorcycles in the paddock at […]

Thailand WSB Results (Both Race 1 and Race 2)

Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista repeated his dominant performance from Round 1 by taking both race wins in Thailand this weekend. That means Bautista has won all four races held so far this year … while Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) has finished second in all four races. Filling out the podium in Race 1 was Alex Lowes (Yamaha) […]

Huge Jerez Fire Destroys MotoE Bikes and Equipment; Opening Race Cancelled

The first day of testing in 2019 for the MotoE championship had been completed, and the bikes parked in the paddock at Jerez, when an extremely intense fire erupted and consumed many of the race bikes and important support equipment (see photos). The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This has led to […]

Will Electric Bicycle Manufacturers Overtake Traditional Motorcycle Manufacturers?

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life.” Change is certainly at the center of motorized vehicle industries at this moment, whether four wheels or two. Some major jurisdictions, in fact, are mandating a relatively rapid move to electric powered vehicles, and the increasing focus on climate change may force internal […]

Qatar MotoGP Fallout: Fractured Rib for Lorenzo, Teams Protest Ducati and Rins’ “Embarrassing” Corner Speed

Following the opening round of the MotoGP championship at Qatar, several newsworthy items have been reported. First of all, several teams protested a device used by three Ducatis during the race (those ridden by winner Andrea Dovizioso, as well as 6th place Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller, who did not finish) that directed air to […]

Qatar MotoGP Results

A close-fought battle in Qatar this evening resulted in a final corner double-pass by Marc Marquez (Honda) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) … with Dovizioso taking a narrow win (by 0.023 of a second) at the line over Marquez – very similar to last year’s result. Finishing third was a very impressive Cal Crutchlow (Honda) who […]

Qatar MotoGP Qualifying Results

Qualifying for tomorrow’s opening round of the 2019 MotoGP championship was held under the lights at Qatar this evening. Qualifying on pole was Maverick Viñales (Yamaha), with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and Marc Marquez (Honda) filling out the front row grid spots. Other interesting notes include the fact that Jorge Lorenzo (Honda) suffered a huge high-side […]

2019 MotoGP Championship Preview: Watch the Rookies

The 2019 MotoGP championship series gets underway this weekend in Qatar at the Losail Circuit. Lots has happened in the past 12 months, and the new season promises to be exciting. The biggest story, perhaps, is the “super team” at Repsol Honda where seven-time World champion Marc Marquez teams with five-time World champion Jorge Lorenzo. […]

Get ‘Em While They’re Young: Harley-Davidson Acquires Manufacturer of Childrens’ Electric Two-Wheelers

It has always been considered a valid corporate strategy to develop brand loyalty with the youngest age group interested in your product category. Did you drink Coke as a kid? Maybe you still do. Did you ride Honda motorcycles as a kid? Maybe you still have a favorable impression of Honda motorcycles. Harley is hoping […]

2019 Kawasaki Z400: MD First Ride

When Kawasaki announced it would be introducing a naked version of MD’s most recent Bike of the Year, the Ninja 400, we certainly expected it to be good. The new Z400 is now entering U.S. dealerships, and we just finished riding it for the first time. Here is our report. The Z400 is basically a […]

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