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Donington Park WSB Results

  Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes took both wins this weekend at Donington Park – giving him a record-tying 8 in a row at this venue. In Race 1, Davide Giugliano (Ducati)finished second with the winner’s teammate Jonathan Rea third. Race 2 saw Rea come home second with Chaz Davies (Ducati) third. Rea continues to hold the […]

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Yamaha MT-10 Will Be Called FZ-10 When It Arrives in U.S. Next Year (with video)

CARB (the California Air Resources Board) has blown its fair share of surprises for motorcycle manufacturers here in the U.S. Most recently, earlier this week, it was discovered that a new 2017 Yamaha model was certified as the “FZ-10”, a clear reference to the MT-10, R1-derived naked bike available in Europe currently. As we wrote […]

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Mind & Motor with Maverick Viñales – a Video Produced by Alpinestars

Why is it that Maverick Viñales is considered a future MotoGP champion … not only by Yamaha, but by Valentino Rossi and several other senior members of the paddock? He has a special mix of desire and calm, which comes across well in the excellent video produced by Alpinestars featured below. It takes a look at Viñales […]

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2017 Suzuki SV650: MD First Ride

The Suzuki SV650 is an icon. It is the quintessential do-it-all motorcycle of the past two decades … a beginner’s learning device, an expert’s play thing, a racer, a commuter, and even a tourer with the right accessories. Suzuki got the formula right from the start. We first reviewed the Gen 1 16 years ago, followed […]

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Mugello MotoGP Results

The Mugello round of the MotoGP series was held earlier today, and defending champ Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) came out on top after a narrow, come-from-behind pass on Honda’s Marc Marquez at the checkered flag. Lorenzo had led nearly the entire race before being challenged by Marquez in the final few laps. An early battle between […]

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Mugello MotoGP Qualifying Results

Future teammates Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Maverick Viñales (Suzuki) qualified first and second for tomorrow’s Mugello MotoGP race. The Ducati of Andrea Iannone will start third. Of course, the Mugello faithful went crazy when their hero set the fastest lap on his home track. Here are the remaining qualifiers from Q2. Look for a race […]

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Victory Will Race Both Gas and Electric Models Up Pikes Peak This Year

After last year’s DNF with Don Canet aboard Victory’s Project 156 racer, Victory is going back to the mountain for the 100th anniversary of the event this year with two bikes and two riders. A new Project 156 gas racer will be piloted by former Pikes Peak champ Jeremy Toye, while Canet will return aboard […]

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Yamaha Confirms Two Year MotoGP Contract with Maverick Viñales

Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales has officially announced he is moving to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team beginning next year where he will replace Jorge Lorenzo as teammate of Valentino Rossi. Viñales has a two-year deal through the end of the 2018 series. Here is the press release from Yamaha: It is with […]

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Andrea Iannone Moves to Team Suzuki Ecstar for 2017-2018

  Suzuki has announced that Andrea Iannone has signed on with Team Suzuki Ecstar for the 2017 and 2018 MotoGP seasons.  The Ducati Team rider will leave Andrea Dovizioso riding with the Ducati Team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons alongside the newly-signed Jorge Lorenzo. Here is the press release from Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased to […]

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2016 Honda Africa Twin: MD First Ride (with video)

We finally had a chance to throw a leg over the new Honda Africa Twin (also known as the CRF1000L) a couple of weeks ago in Moab, Utah. The U.S. press launch focused heavily on dirt riding, with a short 63 mile street ride on Day 1 and close to 100 miles off-road on Day […]

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Honda Renews MotoGP Contract With Pedrosa Through 2018; Viñales Rumored Move to Yamaha

One more piece of the MotoGP puzzle has been put on the board for 2017. Rather than leaving for Yamaha (as many speculated), Dani Pedrosa has renewed his career-long relationship with Honda by signing a contract that extends his Factory Repsol team status through 2018. Meanwhile, the Spanish press is reporting that Maverick Viñales has […]

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Sepang WSB Results

The WSB series visited the resurfaced Sepang track this weekend, and Race 1 saw the usual suspects at the front.  Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes dominated the dry race by posting a big gap at the flag over second place teammate Jonathan Rea. Ducati’s Chaz Davies came home third. Sunday’s Race 2 saw a wet track and […]

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2016 Yamaha XSR900: MD First Ride

When Yamaha announced the 2016 XSR900, our first thoughts were that this is simply a styling exercise and otherwise identical to the FZ-09 we previously tested. The two models do share the same chassis components, steering geometry and wheelbase, and brilliant 847cc inline triple. There are several differences, however. The most obvious is the “neo-retro” […]


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