2013 World Superbike NewsIn 2013 World Superbike, six manufacturers will be vying for the title – Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki.
The latter will field a two-rider team – FIXI Cresent Suzuki. And piloting the GSX-R1000 superbikes in 2013 will be Leon Camier and newly-signed Jules Cluzel, who arrives in World SBK from World Supersport.On Monday, the FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R 1000s were unveiled at the team’s offices in the UK. After the unveiling, the team crated up the machines, getting ready to ship them to Australia, where FIXI Crescent Suzuki will make its debut at an unofficial test Feb. 14-15.The team will then remain at Phillip Island for the first official tests of 2013 WSBK Feb. 18-19 ahead of the opening round of 15 at the same circuit Feb. 22-24.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!