FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI KLX 450R

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The ultimate tool for Enduro racing: Kawasaki KLX450R Welcome back to the world of Enduro racing: Since the debut of the highly acclaimed Motocross flagship KX450F two short years ago, the Kawasaki fans have been waiting for a purpose-built Enduro machine armed with class-leading 4-stroke engine technology and race-proven chassis know-how. Now the all-new KLX450R Kawasaki is offering the … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 KAWASAKI VN900 CUSTOM

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Hand-crafted Beauty: The New 2007 Kawasaki VN900 Custom The new VN900 Custom is a factory built custom bike that really stands out from the crowd – it is the result of Kawasaki’s pursuit of the essence of a true custom motorcycle. A study in contrasts, its low-set rear, massive rear tyre and solid disc wheel are juxtaposed against a clean and lightweight front end. To achieve the … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI WINS AGAIN IN JAPAN

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Loris Capirossi scored a majestic victory at sun-blessed Motegi this afternoon, beating his 2005 race-winning time by a massive 17 seconds to record his second consecutive Japanese Grand Prix success. Team-mate Sete Gibernau had a fine ride to fourth, just 1.3 seconds away from scoring his first podium for the team. Capirossi was in breathtaking form, starting from … [Read more...]

ROSSI CLOSES THE GAP

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Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi now trails MotoGP World Championship series leader Nicky Hayden (Honda) by just twelve points with two rounds remaining thanks to his fourth consecutive podium, his eighth from the last ten races, in Japan today. Rossi took second place in a race dominated and won by Loris Capirossi (Ducati), with Marco Melandri (Honda) completing the podium in a carbon copy … [Read more...]

RIZLA SUZUKI IN THE POINTS AT JAPAN

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Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racers Chris Vermeulen and John Hopkins, plus Team Test rider Kousuke Akiyoshi all scored points in today’s Japanese Grand Prix. Vermeulen and Hopkins finished in 11th and 12th places respectively with Akiyoshi – making his Grand Prix debut – just behind them. Vermeulen was racing at Motegi for the first time and gave a solid performance on his Suzuki GSV-R, Akiyoshi … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-6R

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The development of the new Ninja ZX-6R started with a clean slate: pure performance offered by one 599 cm³ supersport model instead of two like the years before. Born for the track, the new Ninja ZX-6R corners like bikes of half its displacement but possesses a meaty mile-wide powerband. The Ninja ZX-6R’s all-new ultra-high-rpm engine with polished intake ports churns out way more … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 KAWASAKI 1400 GTR

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Transcontinental Supersport: 2007 Kawasaki 1400 GTR Kawasaki have their own idea of touring. The result is the 1400 GTR (model year 2008) representing an entirely new genre of high-performance motorcycles: the Transcontinental Supersport. Starting with breathtaking engine performance, impeccable handling and slim riding position, the new GTR adds touring features that make it the most … [Read more...]

ROSSI SALVAGES PODIUM IN DRAMATIC RACE

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Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island, Australia Sunday 17th September 2006 Valentino Rossi clinched the final spot on the podium with a daring manoeuvre in the very last corner of a dramatic flag-to-flag race, the first of its kind in MotoGP, held in mixed weather conditions at Phillip Island this afternoon. The drama started on the warm-up lap when a light shower meant that the race was … [Read more...]

VERMULEN TAKES FIRST PODIUM

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Chris Vermeulen stormed to his first ever MotoGP podium at a rain affected Australian Grand Prix from Phillip Island in Australia. Vermeulen started from 16th place on the grid and by lap seven had moved up to 12th, when most riders chose to enter the pit-lane and change to their ‘wet’ setting bikes as heavy rain started to fall. Vermeulen raced past many riders on the pit-entry lap and … [Read more...]

BIG FIGHT FOR HOFFMAN AT PHILLIP ISLAND

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ALEX HOFMANN conquest the 13th final position after a big fight under the Australian rain. The German rider of the PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP has done a great race without any fear on his DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP06 “Sat”. JOSE LUIS CARDOSO, even though he had some difficulties with the DUNLOP tires, showed determination and ended the race in 17th position. Two starts, the first declared in dry … [Read more...]