With the first US round of the 2013 MotoGP Championship occurring at the all-new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, April 19-21,Tissot has released its Limited Edition MotoGP watches in the states a bit earlier.There will be four watches available – the Nicky Hayden 2013 Limited T-Race Men’s Sport Watch, T-Race Moto GP 2013 C01.211 Limited Edition Men’s Automatic Sport Watch, T-Race Moto GP 2013 Limited Edition Men’s Quartz Sport Watch, and the Thomas Luthi 2013 Limited T-Race Men’s Sport Watch.The watches will be available on-site in April, and on TissotShop.com before the national launch later this summer. Following is information on each available Tissot MotoGP Watch.Nicky Hayden 2013 Limited T-Race Men’s Sport WatchThe 2006 MotoGP World Champion’s burning passion is reflected through its fiery red, in a tip of the hat to Nicky Hayden’s race team, while his extraordinary determination and will to reach for the stars is echoed in the current Ducati Team rider’s star emblem at the top of the dial at 12 o’clock.The white dial provides the watch with a sporty style and clear visibility, to which is added the Super-LumiNova properties of the outline of the star, along with the indexes 6 and 9, representing Hayden’s race number and the hour and minute hands. This timepiece is a true collector’s item which features Hayden’s logo on the case back. It also comes in a special helmet box which is as stylish as the limited edition watch itself, recalling its essential elements such as the colors, stars and his race number 69. Available for $925.T-Race Moto GP 2013 C01.211 Limited Edition Men’s Automatic Sport WatchThis watch unveils elements that have served to provide those powerful machines with their drive throughout the years. To illustrate their speed, which has always been an essential feature, a tire tread is left on the back of the bracelet. The bezel recreates the brake disk, the crown protector recreating the brake caliper.In order to cool down these powerful engines, a cooling vent, as seen on classic motorbikes is necessary, represented by grooves on the black dial in which the numbers 12 and 6 are cut-out. The ultimate precision it provides is proof of the high standard that timing has been developed to over the years as Official Timekeeper of MotoGP. This limited edition timepiece is presented in a collector’s helmet box with integrated watch winder. Available for $1,425.T-Race Moto GP 2013 Limited Edition Men’s Quartz Sport WatchThis watch doesn’t take its inspiration from just any sport but from one of the fastest and most thrilling disciplines – MotoGP. The inspiration came from years of partnership. This is reflected through elements of the watch, going from counters which were present on classic bikes, all the way to a brake-disk bezel and the dial’s carbon composition that are seen in today’s MotoGP motorbikes that race around the track. This limited edition piece comes in a stylish helmet box. Available for $925.Thomas Luthi 2013 Limited T-Race Men’s Sport WatchTissot has honored its Swiss ambassador by taking his personal logo as inspiration for the creation of his new watch. The racer’s team colors give the piece a sober aspect with its grey base and black stripes that represent the circuits on which it all happens.Moto2 rider Thomas Lüthi’s nickel-plated thunder bolt on the black dial ignites the watch, with yellow elements adding to the striking effect. Further dashes of yellow are added to the minute track as well as the second hand, with an additional surrounding of his race number 12 which is further highlighted by bold lettering. These small details are what provide the timepiece with its undeniable and up-to-the-minute style. Available for $925.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.