Motorsports - Motorcycle News

November 7, 2011

Misano circuit name to be associated with Simoncelli

The board of directors of Santamonica Spa has unanimously accepted a proposal to associate the name of the Misano circuit with Marco Simoncelli. “We owe it to the memory of Sic,” said Lucas Colaiacovo, Vice President of the circuit. “We owe it to his family, to the hundreds of thousands of fans who admired his courage and humanity, all of the individuals in the sporting world and media who support this spontaneous and moving proposal. We are pleased and proud to associate the Misano circuit with Marco Simoncelli, a champion in sport and in life.” more »

August 4, 2011

Honda NSF250R coming to the U.S.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has announced that the 2012 HRC NSF250R will be available in the U.S. Newly developed for FIM GP road racing competition in the Moto3 class, the NSF250R is powered by an all-new liquid-cooled single-cylinder 249cc four-stroke engine specifically designed for racing. In 2012, this globally distributed model will also be legal in the USGPRU Moto 3 and WERA Motorcycle Road Racing classes in the USA, as well as in other local racing events. more »

July 19, 2011

Video: Chad Reed Crash

Footage of Chad Reed's spectacular crash on the opening lap of the second 450 Class moto at the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship's Spring Creek National in Millville, MN, on July 16. Reed had just assumed the lead, looking to take his fifth win of the season, before losing control of his bike and flying upwards of 50 feet through the air. Despite the frightening fall, Reed came away virtually unscathed, and after collecting his breath, returned to action. After crossing the line in 34th of 35 riders, Reed fought his way into 14th by the end of the moto. more »

July 6, 2011

Best clips from the Isle of Man TT 2011

The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. "It goes from one extreme to another." says Guy Martin TAS rider and biker icon. "The consequences of a mistake can be so big, you're not going to fall off on the TT and not expect to be badly injured," says Phillip Neill, TAS team manager and veteran biker. Guy Martin, however, is a man who knows all about the danger of the course and in true "no half measures" style, the danger is the reason he does it. "I want to keep it dangerous, that's what gives me the buzz." more »

July 5, 2011

Video: Relentless Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

The fourth entry in the 2011 Short Stories film making competition, “Isle of Man Tourist Trophy” takes viewers into the world of Road Racing, a world which flies past at two hundred miles an hour. The Film makers have given us a stunning visual evocation of the sweeping landscape of the Isle of Man, and the extreme focus of the men and women who participate every year to test its roads. The Isle of Man TT is one of the iconic events in the world of motorsport, and possibly the most famous road race in the world. more »

June 29, 2011

Video: Chip Yates’s electric superbike at Pikes Peak 2011

Chip Yates piloted his homebuilt 240hp electric superbike to 14,110 feet setting the world record for electric motorcycles on Pikes Peak and placing 2nd in class. Chip was hampered by 2.6 agonizingly slow miles of dirt, a huge oil slick on the Bottomless Pit right hand sweeper, and many hairpins had dirt strewn across them. Next year the course is entirely paved and Chip will be going for a top-10 or better result! more »

June 14, 2011

McGuinness secures 17th TT win and 2011 championship in thrilling finale

John McGuinness won a thrilling PokerStars Senior race on Friday evening when he came from behind to take his 17th TT victory in the final race of the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy in a new Race Record time of 1:45.45.80, beating Steve Plater’s 2009 time. The race was delayed by 5 hours due to inclement weather in the North of the Island, and the Honda TT Legends rider found himself seven seconds in arrears at the end of the first lap but he gradually reeled in early race leader Guy Martin and he was 13 seconds clear by the end of lap 5. more »

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. more »

June 7, 2011

Special Edition of EV-neo for Repsol Honda Team

Honda has designed a commercial electric scooter to assist businesses dealing with the transport of heavy goods or delivery services. The special edition Repsol branded EV-neo will be used by the riders and team at Honda Racing Corporation to move parts and personnel around at the MotoGP races worldwide. On top of the excellent environmental performance - zero emissions in particular CO2, whilst riding, the EV-neo uses a motor that even with cargo loaded, generates high torque in the low-speed range to achieve a powerful start and hill-climbing performance. more »

June 6, 2011

Casey Stoner claims third win in Catalunya

Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner pulled away from championship leader Jorge Lorenzo to win the Catalunya Grand Prix on Sunday. The Australian rider rocketed to his third win to the season. Stoner took the lead from Jorge Lorenzo on lap two and and pulled away. Lorenzo got a good start and was first into turn one, but he could not hold off Stoner. American Ben Spies came third ahead of Dovizioso and Rossi. more »