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August 11, 2010

Video: Jenny Tinmouth’s zero-emission lap record

No matter if you like the electric motorcycles or not - they're here to stay. We saw the amazing speed of the Motoczysz E1pc on this year's Isle of Man TT, and now here's Jenny Tinmouth's zero-emission lap record at Anglesey circuit, during a round of the UK TTXGP Championship. Her fastest lap was 1:20.922 and had an average speed of 69mph. Wonder how long it will take before electric machines lap faster than petrol-powered machines. Read the full article »

July 9, 2010

Video: 2011 Dakar official promo

The 2011 Dakar race will take place again in Argentina and Chile. Registrations opened on May 15th and the race starts on January 2nd and finish on the 8th. "After two editions in South America, the Dakar continues its exploration in 2011 of a continent which has impressive potential for new discovery. Heading towards the north of Argentina and Chile, the route skims the frontiers of neighbouring countries and takes competitors through ever more varied country. It’s a cascade of colour." - stands in the official statement. Read the full article »

July 6, 2010

2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R revealed

Kawasaki has released the first picture of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R. Unfortunately, this is the race version, so we still don't have a clue, how the headlights will look like. The japanese engineers are going to test the beast at Suzuka circuit where they will gather info about setting up the bike for race conditions. Read the full article »

June 24, 2010

Video: On-board the TT Zero-winning MotoCzysz E1pc

From this yar on there is a whole new category on the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy for electric motorcycles. The MotoCzysz E1pc simply annihilated the competition, reaching 95mph average speed. This video should give you some idea what it's like to go 141mph on an electric motorcycle. Wat do you think, has the future already arrived? Read the full article »

June 21, 2010

Ferrari F1 man Alonso given Ducati Desmosedici dream bike

Ferrari and Ducati are tied together in more than one ways, so it doesn't bother Ferrari that the motorcycle manufacturer gave him a Desmosedici RR with personaized paint job that’s a mix between the Ferrari and Ducati liveries. Alonso's bike, numbered 1175 of an exclusive run of 1500 machines, was recently handed over to the former F1 champion. The spanish driver currently ranks fourth in 2010 Formula One World Championship standings, with 94 points. Read the full article »

June 17, 2010

Video: Up Pikes Peak with the Ducati Multistrada

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the toughest and most dangerous motorcycle event in the US. At the helm of the new Ducati Multistrada at this year’s event is Greg Tracy, who’s looking in-form for the event after this practice session. The 2010 Ducati Multistrada Specifications and Photos Read the full article »

June 15, 2010

Video: Isle of Man Tourist Trophy 2010 Highlights

Watch this spectacular video resuming the 2010 Tourist Trophy, a great year of Ian Hutchinson, who reached five victories - that's a first in the 103 year of racing on Isle of man. Tricky curves, beautiful landscape, great saves, huge crashes, speed, speed and even more speed - that's the TT. Read the full article »

June 14, 2010

Protection’s in the air – Dainese begins development of road-ready airbag

Italian motorcycle safety equipment manufacturer Dainese finally announced the development of road-ready airbag system. The company have been working on this for a long time, the racing system is ready for market launching and now it's the road system turn. Marco Simoncelli, Michi Ranseder and Jorge Lorenzo helped the italians testing the product, which accelerated product development. Read the full article »

June 2, 2010

Moto3 to replace 125cc MotoGP class in 2012

If rumours are to believed, the technical revolution in MotoGP will be completed in 2012 when the current 125cc two-strokes are banished in favour of a 250cc four-stroke engines. The class will be renamed to Moto3. Read the full article »

May 20, 2010

BMW Husqvarna Motorsport enters prototype motorcycle in the FIM Enduro Championship

BMW Husqvarna Motorsport will compete with a new prototype motorcycle in the E2 class of the FIM Enduro Championship. The prototype is built around the Husqvarna chassis concept, while the innovative 450 cc four-stroke engine was developed by BMW Motorrad. Read the full article »