World Superbike Champion Max Biaggi WallpaperThe 2012 World Superbike ended its 25 anniversary with a showdown between three riders at Magny-Cours, France, the final of 14 rounds.
And the season would keep fans on edge until the very last lap when Aprilia Team’s Max Biaggi took a fifth-place finish to take the title. His finish earned him the half of point needed to take the 2012 World Superbike title from Kawasaki Racing’s Tom Sykes, who won race 2 in Magny Cours.Throughout the year, Biaggi only won five races out of 28. But it was just enough to keep the title away from Sykes and the other rider who had a mathematically chance at Magny-Cours – BMW Motorrad’s Marco Melandri, who took third overall.The 2012 title was Biaggi’s second in World Superbike, and sixth in his world motorcycle racing career.And with the year came many great photographs of the 41-year-old Italian. Attached above are five shots of Biaggi, highlighting his title-winning year. To read more on Biaggi’s title-winning year, click here.Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!