FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI VERSYS 650

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FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI VERSYS 650 Kawasaki has had a dual sport bike on offer for many years. KLR 600, KLR 650, KLE 500, KLV 650 and so on. The new Versys is more road than offroad and the new model is looking to cater for an increasing group of riders that wants something that looks and rides a little bit like a supermoto for the fun side of riding and comfortable as a sports tourer for … [Read more...]

A DIFFICULT RACE FOR PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP

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Today on the circuit of Brno, one of the longest track of the 2006 MotoGP World Championship’s calendar, took place the race of the MotoGP class, and the Spanish IVAN SILVA ended it in 18th with the DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat.”. The rider from Barcelona, substituting for the third time the German ALEX HOFMANN, also managed to improve the best laptime he did on Saturday with the race tyres. … [Read more...]

ASHLEY MARTIN LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE

The latest round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park has been overshadowed by the death of Supersport rider Ashley Martin. The 18-year-old Tool Shop Direct Racing Honda rider was involved in a fall during qualifying on Sunday and was treated for head injuries at the circuit before being airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary, where he passed away early this morning … [Read more...]

TOUGH WEEKEND FOR KAWASAKI IN ULSTER

The final count down to the FIM World Championship started at Desertmartin in Northern Ireland over the weekend, it proved to be a tough test for the Kawasaki pairing of Tanel Leok and Bas Verhoeven and they both struggled to come to terms with the rough and demanding red sands of Ulster. Heavy rain throughout the weekend made the beautiful red sand hard packed and the going was tough with lap … [Read more...]

TT 2007: SAME SCHEDULE AS LAST YEAR

IT'S the same format as this year! Just like earlier this year four solo races and two for sidecars will make-up the Isle of Man TT Centenary celebrations next June. Some riders had been hoping for a return of the 125 class while others were banking on a second Supersport race, but that isn't the case. However, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure has confirmed the dates for TT … [Read more...]

DUCATI MOTOGP: 20 800cc ENGINES ALREADY BUILT

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Ducati has already built an incredible 20 engines in preparation for next year's new 800cc formula in MotoGP, racing chief Filippo Preziosi has revealed. Twenty engineers are working on the project in five teams, including the areas of engine design, electronics and what he called "the vehicle". Preziosi spoke about the V4 when Loris Capirossi rode the bike for the first time during tests at … [Read more...]

ISLE OF MAN TT 2007 – DATES ANNOUNCED

The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure have announced the dates for TT 2007.The packed calendar includes a number of events to celebrate 100 years of motor cycle racing on the Isle of Man as well as a world class competitive racing programme.   The actual race schedule kicks off with the 6 lap Superbike Race on Saturday 2nd June 2007 followed by the Sidecar A Race on the same … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI COMPLETES HIS MAIDEN TEST WITH THE DESMOSEDICI GP7

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The day after his superb win at Brno, Loris Capirossi makes his track debut with the new 800cc Ducati Desmosedici. Sete Gibernau, also present in the pit garage, had to sit out and watch. In the wake of Loris Capirossi's fifth win in MotoGP - and his second of the year - at the Brno track on Sunday, the Ducati pit garage was today the scene for more frenetic activity as the Italian team geared … [Read more...]

DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR MCGUINNESS AT THE ULSTER GP

HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness was disappointed not to get his Ulster Grand Prix campaign off to the start he had hoped for today (19 August) after retiring two laps into the first seven-lap race of the day, the Lisburn City Council Superstock Race. Heavy over night rain left the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit with a mix of wet and dry surface area. Tyre choice was everything and unfortunately … [Read more...]

STOBART DOUBLE

Stobart Motorsport celebrated a pair of rare podium finishes with a superb performance by Ian Lougher at today’s Ulster Grand Prix. The Irish based Welshman, who has been riding for the Stobart Motorsport Team at all the major road races this season, secured a second and third place finish at the event held on the Dundrod circuit to the West of Belfast.     With record … [Read more...]