ROSSI SLIDES OUT AT VALENCIA

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Camel Yamaha Team rider Valentino Rossi slid out of the Grand Prix of Valencia today and lost his grip on the MotoGP World Championship for the first time in six years on the final day of an implausibly dramatic season. Nicky Hayden (Honda) lifted the title after claiming third place behind surprise winner Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi (both Ducati), with Rossi recovering to cross the line in … [Read more...]

A DAY THAT WILL GO DOWN IN DUCATI’S HISTORY

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Ducati Marlboro Team riders Troy Bayliss and Loris Capirossi finished MotoGP's 990cc era in awesome style at Valencia today, storming to a dominant one-two finish in front of a capacity crowd of 129,000 noisy fans. Ducati's recently crowned World Superbike champion led from start to finish in a one-off ride replacing the injured Sete Gibernau, while Capirossi came through from third on the … [Read more...]

NICKY HAYDEN – 2006 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPION

The ‘Kentucky Kid’ is now the 2006 MotoGP World Champion. Nicky Hayden has taken on the best riders in the world and triumphed in what has been a gruelling 17-race season spanning the globe – the toughest task in motorcycle racing. But here at Valencia, Spain the 26-year-old has achieved his life ambition and taken the greatest prize in two-wheel racing. At the end of an emotional day … [Read more...]

REVIEW: 2007 BMW G650X MODELS

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Introducing the new range of single-cylinder models, BMW Motorrad is broadening its model line-up with a clear focus on additional target groups. Proceeding from the same technical foundation, the Company has created three new motorcycles absolutely different in their features and characteristics: the G 650 Xchallenge Hard Enduro, G 650 Xmoto Street Moto, and the G 650 Xcountry … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: BMW HP2 MEGAMOTO

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Introducing the Megamoto, BMW is Upgrading the Exclusive HP2 Family with a Dynamic Supermoto Machine. Introducing new motorcycle concepts with an even higher level of emotion, BMW Motorrad is proudly presenting the new Megamoto: Based on the BMW HP2 Enduro, this unique motorcycle will rank right at the top among all street-legal two-cylinder Supermotos thanks to its supreme performance and the … [Read more...]

BARROS SIGNS FOR PRAMAC D’ANTIN DUCATI

The Team PRAMAC D’ANTIN MOTOGP has reached an agreement with ALEX BARROS to take part in the 2007 MotoGP World Championship. Next season, when the 800cc bikes will take the place of the 990cc powered machines in the premier-class, the fast Brazilian rider will have at his disposal the new DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP7 that already showed to have a good potential during the first tests. ALEX … [Read more...]

CASEY STONER JOINS THE DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM

The Ducati Marlboro Team have reached an agreement with Casey Stoner to take part in the 2007 MotoGP World Championship, with an option for the following year. The start of a new era for MotoGP, which will see 800 cc bikes taking the place of the 990 cc powered machines, also marks the start of a fresh chapter in Ducati.   Following the first positive tests carried out with the … [Read more...]

GIBERNAU TO UNDERGO FURTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT

The Ducati MotoGP team's Spanish rider Sete Gibernau is to undergo further special medical treatment in an attempt to recover from his injuries as soon as possible. Following first medical checks on Gibernau yesterday in the Clinica Mobile as a result of his crash during the Estoril race, the Spanish rider left Portugal to undergo a further medical visit. This visit confirmed the fracture of … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 TRIUMPH TIGER

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2007 is a big year for Tiger fans with the release of the brand new Triumph Tiger 1050, a major evolutionary step in the model’s history. While its sharp lines and performance spec make the Tiger’s sporting credentials clear from a glance, its stunning looks hide a practical streak:  Take a Tiger two-up touring way off into the wilds and you’ve got a bike that comfortably devours miles … [Read more...]

DUCATI CORSE WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP WITH XEROX

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Bologna, Italy, October 11th 2006 - The Ducati Corse World Superbike team is extending its title sponsorship of Xerox for a further two years. The renewal comes at the end of a remarkable season for the Ducati Xerox Team, which saw Australian Troy Bayliss crowned World Champion at Imola in Italy on 1 October 2006. Victory in the World Manufacturers' Championship was secured a week later at the … [Read more...]