HAYDEN FASTEST HONDA RIDER

MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden ended the MotoGP test at Sepang as the fastest Honda rider over the three-day session. The American has always worked hard in testing and today was no different Nicky put in 70-laps of the 5.548 km track in dry conditions and ventured out for another 17-laps when the expected late afternoon rain storm arrived. Hayden tested various alternative chassis and … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: KTM 950 SUPERMOTO

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With its self confident, bull-like appearance, the KTM 950 Supermoto manages to put on a show - even when on its stand. Set it in motion, and you’re practically unbeatable. What’s the magic formula that makes our bikes so much fun? It’s no secret. Take the 950 Supermoto. No other manufacturer comes even close to being as consequent as KTM. The extremely compact LC8 engine weighs only 58 kg, … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: APRILIA PEGASO – PEGASO FACTORY

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Total enjoyment is the mission of the pegaso 650, the bike that sets new standards in motorcycle performance. lightweight, powerful and with precision handling, the pegaso 650 loves twisty roads, but firmly believes in versatility too. so if you think riding should be fun, the pegaso 650 is the bike for you. aprilia pegaso 650 aprilia has led the field in big singles for years now. the pegaso … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: PIAGGIO MP3

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PIAGGIO MP3 Two front wheels — a revolutionary concept. Piaggio launched the first Vespa model — and with it the scooter phenomenon — in the spring of 1946. The scooter revolutionised personal transport, giving Europeans a sense of utter freedom. Sixty years on, Piaggio has come up with another revolutionary product: the PIAGGIO MP3, a totally innovative three-wheeler with two front … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: GILERA GP800

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A twin-cylinder, 8-valve 850cc engine with a 75 hp power output. Scooters are definitely no longer what they used to be. Gilera has turned conventional thinking upside down with its new Gilera GP 800. The question is how to define this product. Is it a hyper-scooter? A super-GT? A mega-scooter? We’ll let you decide. Amazing. That’s one way to describe the Gilera GP 800, starting from its … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: 2007 DUCATI 1098

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Designed by the racetrack The priority in every step of the 1098 development has been performance first. Every system, every detail and every component has been studied and pared down to its essence and performance increased to the maximum. If it didn’t make the 1098 lighter, faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn’t considered. This incredible new machine designed and built in Borgo … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: YAMAHA YZF R1SP

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To satisfy the strong demand from experienced riders looking for the ultimate supersport performance, a high specification ‘SP’ version of the YZF-Ris to be offered alongside the standard machine in 2006. The highly exclusive new Yamaha YZF-RSP is a limited production model fitted with a range of high quality racing components, and is based on the latest generation R1.   The RSP is … [Read more...]

FIRST LOOK: APRILIA SL 750 SHIVER

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THE MEDIUM POWERED NAKED CLASS DISCOVERS THE APRILIA SL 750 SHIVER. INTUITIVE, POWERFUL, MANOEUVRABLE AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY.  ONCE AGAIN, AN APRILIA TWIN SETS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN ITS CLASS.  A NAKED THRILLING TO RIDE LIKE FEW OTHERS. APRILIA SL 750 SHIVER It is certainly no easy matter to take the lead in a class as fiercely competitive as the medium powered naked … [Read more...]

PERAVES MONOTRACER – CAR MEETS BIKE?

Is it a car? - Is it a bike? You make up your own mind! The Ultimate Automobile Ferry Porsche once remarked that the Ultimate Automobile surely would be a sportscar. With this he intended to point out that products of limited usefulness still can be sold even under restricting circumstances and that real fun cannot be substituted by anything reasonable. Except by still more real fun. Driving … [Read more...]

HASLAM & LAVILLA STAY WITH AIRWAVES DUCATI IN BSB

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Leon Haslam, the runner up in the 2006 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, and Gregorio Lavilla, the 2005 British Superbike Champion, have both re-signed with GSE Racing and will compete in the British Superbike Championship for a third successive year in 2007. The team will remain in BSB with continued support from Ducati Corse who will be providing the team with technically improved … [Read more...]