Following the two-month winter break, MotoGP official begins 2016 with the first pre-season test set for February 1-3 at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are set for the first test, which they will use to familiarize themselves with the regulation changes, most notably the switch from Bridgestone to Michelin spec tires.The two-time MotoGP Champion Marquez and Pedrosa will put in some serious testing aboard their respective RC213V prototypes at Sepang – and also Phillip Island and Losail – before the season opener on March 20 at Losail, Qatar.Repsol Honda says the 2016 MotoGP Championship “itself will see the riders spend more than 100 days at tracks in 15 different countries, and take almost one hundred flights in the space of a year.”With these types of demands, MotoGP pilots like Marquez and Pedrosa are constantly on the go, and could lose as much as 3,000 ounces of sweat between them. There’s much involved to off-set this loss, including drinking up to 16 gallons of water at the hottest tracks. And one of these tracks is Sepang, where the first testing begins next week.During the sweltering temps, the Repsol Honda boys must do much to stay healthy, which is exposed in the infographic below.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
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Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.