MX1 Champ News
Sitting out the long cold European winter is tough on any of the elite MX riders, and Red Bull Teka KTM’s Tony Cairoli, the current MX1 world champion, is no exception.
Most Popular 2010 BMW
BMW Motorrad (Motorcycles) had a successful motorcycle sales year in 2010. By the month of Dec., the company had sold and delivered more than 98,047 motorcycles to customers worldwide, up from the previous year of 87,306 units.
2011 World Superbike
The recovering Chris Vermeulen had his first outing on the 2011 World Superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R at Sepang on Monday. He reported feeling good, but to be fully fit for the 2011 World Superbike season, Vermeulen is restarting his exercise program at home in Australia.
Yamaha R1 / R6 Racebike
Those already planning racing schedules and track-day activities can now place orders for YEC’s 2011 Yamaha Racing Parts to assist the augmentation of their YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 and hone their equipment for competitive use.
Red Bull Teka KTM Racing welcomes the newest member of the Orange factory rider squad on Jan. 1, 2011 when Ken Roczen, one of the youngest and most exciting MX2 talents to emerge in recent years takes his place in the team in time to compete in the opening races of the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast competition.
The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, available in Europe in 2011 and hopefully the U.S. in 2012 has an all-new 1197cc liquid-cooled V-twin powerplant producing 130hp packed in a light and nimble chassis.
BMW F800R Review
Motorcycle enthusiasts in Europe tend to get some cool bikes that, for whatever reason, sometimes don’t find their way across the pond.
I saw a BMW last year in Germany that I thought would be a natural fit for the American market; the F 800 R. I was pleased to discover it’s been granted a hall pass Stateside for 2011.
Euro VFR1200F First Ride
The new 2010 Honda VFR1200F (Honda V4) has created total waves of publicity and interest since the first VFR1200F pictures and videos. And our colleagues at Motoblog.it have got their hands on the first ever Honda VFR1200F test ride in Europe to see just what all the hype is about.
Triumph Motorcycles and BE1 Racing will enter four riders in the 2010 Supersport World Championship, including French two-time world champion Sebastian Charpentier, who returns to the series following a two-year absence.
The youthful ParkinGO Triumph Factory Team will consist of British rider Chaz Davies and American Jason DiSalvo, while Charpentier will be joined by Spaniard David Salom in the ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing squad. All four riders will be running identical BE1 Racing-prepared versions of Triumph’s award-winning three-cylinder Daytona 675 machine.
The 848 Challenge – fifteen races, eight rounds, four world championship circuits, two overseas rounds and two thousand pounds worth of Ducati Corse Riding Gear.
Ducati UK and New Era Motorcycle Club have joined forces to launch a prestigious ‘one-make series’ based on Ducati’s stunning 848 Superbike.
The race series to be known as the 848 Challenge will be run over eight rounds, six in the UK and two in Europe incorporating four world championship circuits. Each of the UK rounds will host two races. Misano will also hold two races with Assen being a single race.