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June 15, 2011

Video: Aprilia Performance Ride Control Explained

Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the most sophisticated set of performance-enhancing electronics yet fitted to a road-legal motorcycle. Very similar to the system Max Biaggi used to win the 2010 SBK World Championship, the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE incorporates launch control, wheelie control, traction control and quickshift. All together, those systems give Aprilia riders more control, enabling them to ride faster, safer. Read the full article »

June 14, 2011

I Superbiker DVD now out

„I, Superbiker”, the full length motorcycling documentary film which follows 4 riders battle for the 2010 BSB Championship, now out on DVD. „I, SUPERBIKER”, is a no-holds barred film, directed by Mark Sloper (The Final Cut and Small Time Obsession) in association with the MCE Insurance sponsored British Superbike Championship (BSB) and Motorcycle News (MCN). With the film score by David Vanian of The Damned, and music by Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Man Raze it is definitely a must see. Read the full article »

June 8, 2011

Video: KTM RC8 R test with Ty Howard

KTM support rider Ty Howard takes us around the track on the new KTM 1190 RC8 R in preparation for his race season. "Riders who are regularly on the race track often invest a lot of time and money to prepare their sports machine in the best possible way. In the case of the RC8 R Track, the KTM Racing Department takes over this role. The “Track” directly developed and produced by the RC8 Motorsport Department is the perfect two cylinder Superbike for hobby riders - like those competing in various championships,” says KTM. Read the full article »

June 8, 2011

Video: World’s first synchronized double backflip performed by Travis Pastrana and Cam Sinclair

7-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana and dozens of the world’s greatest action sports stars performed in the North American debut of Nitro Circus Live at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The show of world-firsts kicked off when Pastrana asked his long-term girlfriend, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins to marry him. “I wasn’t supposed to do this until the end of the show, but I was so nervous I couldn’t wait. This is a night of world-first stunts, and this stunt involves the rest of my life,” said Pastrana. The crowd went wild. Read the full article »

June 6, 2011

Video: ¼ mile race BMW S1000RR, F800R, R1200GS, M3 and M5

German motorcycle accessoriy specialist Hornig organized a quarter mile race with the finest BMW machines with two and four wheels. It’s no surprise that the S1000 RR won the race with 9,72 sec. The F800R - which has only 87hp - rocketed to second place with 11,54 sec. The R1200GS Adventure finished third with 11,86 sec, while the M5 beat the M3 by just 0,06 second. It’s amazing to see that these „slow” bikes with under 100hp beat these fine sports cars. Read the full article »

June 6, 2011

Harley XLST3 Sportster Dirt Track

The custom division of UK based Shaw Harley-Davidson created another special Sportster model. The XLST3 is based on a 2011 XL1200N Sportster Nightster and was inspired by the look of the 70’s Dirt Trackers. The bike features an in-house built exhaust system, chain drive, titanium nitrided forks, Öhlins shocks, progressive springs and XL883 fork lowers. Performance Machine brake system is hooked up to Roland Sands Design Black Ops 13” brake rotors, and the gas tank comes from RSD, too. Read the full article »

June 3, 2011

Video: An-Bu Yamaha GX400SP Cafe Racer

Nagoya-based Japanese company An-Bu builds stripped-back customs. Their newest creation is a Yamaha Cafe Racer. The bike is based on the Yamaha GX400SP which was produced in the late 70’s. The guys at An-Bu cut down the frame and lowered the suspension. The Yamaha now features a narrow tank and a tire-hugging tail unit. Although the look is interesting, there is something that does not work for us. Is it the high front end or the too low and too short back end? Full gallery after the jump. Read the full article »

June 3, 2011

Video: Safety and Wheelie

According to Kawasaki, safety and wheelie is a good combination. Kawasaki and Team No Limit stunt riders Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell recently teamed up for the 101 Critical Days of Summer safety fair at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, Ca. Motorcycle safety is a high level concern for the young men and women who serve our country. While Jason and Eric impressed thousands of active duty Marines with their extreme riding skills, they also expressed the importance of wearing the proper gear, choosing a motorcycle that is right for you and getting proper training in order to enjoy the ride. Read the full article »

June 1, 2011

Video: 2011 Aprilia RS4 125 and RS4 50

The RS4 125 - the first Aprilia sport bike in this engine class with a 4-stroke engine - and the RS4 50 allow young enthusiasts to take advantage of the maximum levels of technological innovation, chassis efficiency, active safety and component quality. They belong - not only from a styling point of view - to the same range of extremely high performance Italian motorcycles in which the Aprilia RSV4 stands out, the extraordinary bike which conquered two world titles in the 2010 Superbike season. Read the full article »

June 1, 2011

Video: Tribute to classic motorcycles

Classic Moto is the annual meeting point for classic (meaning built before 1983) bikes. The event takes place every year on the Jarama track at Madrid. For road racing machines it is a very special place, as Jarama is the legendary circuit in Spain. Agostini, Read, Saarinen, Sheene, Roberts, Baker, Cecotto, Gardner, Lawson, Schwantz, Sarron, etc rode in the track, and some of them are now back. Check out the Classic Moto website if you’re interested in participating in next year’s event. Read the full article »