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Valentino Rossi Recovering from Injuries Sustained in Motocross Accident

Yamaha MotoGP star Valentino Rossi was using a motocross bike to train yesterday when he was involved in an accident. As a result, he suffered “mild thoracic and abdominal trauma” according to a press release issued by the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team. Rossi spent last night in a local hospital in Rimini, Italy, but may […]

MotoGP Teams Finish Testing at Revised Catalunya Circuit

A total of 13 MotoGP riders have just completed testing at the revised Catalunya circuit, which now includes a new, tight chicane to lower speeds in a dangerous part of the track. Lap time reports indicate that Marc Marquez (Honda) was quickest, and that Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo posted the second quickest time. Interestingly, Lorenzo seems to […]

Remembering Nicky Through Selected YouTube Videos

With the passing of Nicky Hayden yesterday, we thought the following videos were worth a look.  In addition to the racing, you can get an idea of Nicky Hayden, the person, particularly in the Tonight Show episode with Jay Leno and all three Hayden brothers. The TV episode Nicky hosts for Honda Pro Racing is […]

RIP Kentucky Kid – Nicky Hayden Passes Away in Italian Hospital

Former MotoGP and AMA Superbike champ Nicky Hayden passed away earlier today at a hospital in Italy, succumbing to very serious injuries suffered in an accident aboard his bicycle last week. MD staff express their heartfelt condolences to the Hayden family, his fiancée, as well as Nicky’s many friends and fans throughout the world. You […]

Le Mans MotoGP Results

The Le Mans round of the MotoGP championship could turn out to be pivotal. A win by Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) and DNFs from both Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Marc Marquez (Honda) results in Viñales re-taking the championship lead. Finishing second and third behind Viñales today were rookie, and local fan favorite, Johann Zarco (Yamaha) and […]

Le Mans MotoGP Qualifying Results

After struggling at the last round in Jerez, Yamaha has found a good groove at Le Mans and taken the top three qualifying positions for tomorrow’s race. Starting on pole will be Maverick Viñales, with teammate Valentino Rossi qualifying second and rookie Johann Zarco qualifying third. Some fast riders were caught in Q1 and will […]

Nicky Hayden in Serious Condition Following Accident While Training on Bicycle (Update 4)

Like many professional motorcycle racers, Nicky Hayden frequently trains on a bicycle. According to reports, including this one from Italy, Hayden was riding near Misano in Italy when he collided with an automobile. The impact reportedly resulted in serious trauma to Hayden’s head and chest.  Hayden is receiving treatment in a hospital in Italy at […]

2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS Enters MD Test Fleet: The First 100 Miles

We took the long way home from Kawasaki after picking up our new Versys-X 300 ABS test bike earlier this week. This is the new, ultra-lightweight adventure tourer that has caused quite a bit of excitement among MD readers. Our ABS model is priced at $5,699, while the non-ABS version goes for $5,399. You can […]

Nine-Time AMA Champ Ryan Dungey Retires After Wrapping Up Latest SX Title

Several days after wrapping up his third consecutive AMA 450 SX championship, Ryan Dungey announced his retirement from competitive racing at a press conference in Anaheim, California. Just 27 years old, Dungey has amassed nine AMA championships, and has been known for his steady, workman-like approach to racing. Working with the legendary Roger De Coster at […]

Eugene Laverty Walks Away from Wild Imola Crash (with video)

Race 1 of the Imola WSB round on Saturday was halted by a red flag following a fiery crash involving Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty. As you can see in the video below, Alex Lowes’ Yamaha forces Laverty wide in a high speed corner with the impact between the two bikes resulting in the severing of Laverty’s […]

Italian WSB Results (Both Race 1 and Race 2)

Ducati’s Chaz Davies broke through to dominate racing at Imola this weekend with a double win.  In Race 1, Davies bolted away to a big lead and led by nearly 7 seconds over championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) when a red flag halted the racing at lap 12. Ducati’s Marco Melandri was credited with third place. […]

New Yamaha Touring Model to be Unveiled June 5 (with video)

Below is Part 3 of Yamaha’s “Journey Further” video series that focuses on the touring needs of Star cruiser owners. Without much difficulty, reading between the lines you can see that the June 5 model introduction will involve a tourer with several new features, including, perhaps, a reverse gear and extensive media elements (including, but […]

Honda Introducing Naked CB650F to U.S. Market; CBR650F and Grom Return

When we last tested the CBR650F, we were impressed by its comfortable ergos and grunty inline-four engine. Both the CBR650F and the naked version of it, the CB650F, were redesigned for the European market last year, but did not make it to the United States. Next year, that changes as both models will be in […]


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