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Rossi Completes Second Test – Appears Likely He Will Participate at Aragón

Valentino Rossi was back on track again today at Misano aboard an R1 superbike. This time, he completed 20 laps and left with a good feeling. After a medical check tomorrow, he will make a final decision regarding his participation next weekend at the Aragón MotoGP event. Here is the latest press release from the […]

Valentino Rossi Stuns Observers by Testing R1 on Track Monday

Just 18 days after breaking two bones in his right leg, which necessitated surgery, Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi took to the Misano track this Monday morning aboard a Yamaha R1M. Completing just a “few laps”, Rossi was attempting to assess his fitness to race this coming weekend at Aragón. The test was inconclusive according to the […]

Portuguese WSB Results (Race 1 and Race 2)

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) took another double win this weekend in Portugal to extend his points lead in the WSB championship. Barring disaster, Rea is on course to secure his third consecutive WSB crown this year, which is something never done previously. Finishing on the podium with Rea in Race 1 were Ducati teammates Chaz Davies […]

Honda Teasing New Gold Wing? F6B?

In advance of an October 24 unveiling, Honda is starting to roll out video teasers.  The first one is below, and it focuses an awful lot of attention on Gold Wing models, including the current F6B, along with a prominent role for a 1975 GL 1000 (the first Gold Wing). Will we see a redesign […]

Indian’s Jared Mees Earns 2017 American Flat Track Championship

After dominating with three great riders, and taking this year’s Manufacturer’s Championship, Indian has now secured the individual Flat Track crown with rider Jared Mees. Mees has 9 wins this year, and this marks his fourth career Flat Track championship. Here is the press release from Indian: MINNEAPOLIS After more than 60 years away from […]

Suzuki GSX250R: MD First Ride

Times they are a changin’. Long a holdout against quarter-liter twins, Suzuki has released the GSX250R… just in time to be the smallest-displacement sporting twin on the market. While Kawasaki’s Ninja and Yamaha’s R3 forge ahead to 300 (or 296cc and 321cc respectively), Suzuki decided to stand pat with a 248cc twin. But, in bucking […]

Michael van der Mark to Replace Valentino Rossi at Aragón

24-year-old Michael van der Mark, contracted with Yamaha as a WSB rider, will replace the injured Valentino Rossi at the next MotoGP round at the Aragón track.  Mr. van der Mark is known as an aggressive, skillful rider in WSB (where he is currently ranked 7th in points), and he was a member of the three-rider […]

Misano MotoGP Results

Marc Marquez (Honda) won a wet race at Misano earlier today when he passed Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) with less than two laps remaining. Petrucci finished second ahead of third place Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati). Marquez moves into a tie with Dovizioso for the championship points lead heading into the Aragon track in two weeks. Follow this […]

Misano MotoGP Qualifying Results

Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales will start from pole position in tomorrow’s Misano MotoGP race. Qualifying on the front row with Viñales were Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and Marc Marquez (Honda). Marquez fell near the end of qualifying (unhurt) while pushing to overtake Viñales. The weather forecast indicates a chance of rain during tomorrow’s race. You can find full Q2 results here. […]

Ducati Unveils New Desmosedici Stradale V4 Superbike Engine at Misano (with video)

Earlier today, Ducati took the wraps off its new superbike engine, an 1,103 cc, 90°, V4 “Big Bang” unit that, according to Ducati, puts out massive power.  Ducati is claiming 210 horsepower at 13,000 rpm, as well as a plateau of torque near 90 foot/pounds covering 8,750 rpm to 12, 250 rpm! In other words, […]

Kawasaki Video Teases Z900RS Retro

Kawasaki has released the video you will find at the end of this article, which teases the Fall introduction of a retro-styled Z900RS, presumably with the same engine found in the current Z900 model MD has tested. Screen grabs from the video reveal very traditional styling, including a round headlamp (stuffed with modern LEDs) and […]

Honda Unveils High-Tech CB150R ExMotion for Asian Markets (with video)

Need more evidence the Asian market is driving motorcycle development? Take a look at the cool 150cc model Honda just introduced in Thailand, the CB150R ExMotion. In addition to the obvious effort at styling, Honda threw some serious tech at the little ExMotion. The 150cc single is a DOHC four-valve, water cooled, fuel injected design […]

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