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August 19, 2010

The fastest woman on Earth aims to top 254mph at Bonneville

Leslie Porterfield is one of the fastest women in the world, he already set a new world record at Bonneville Salt Flats, clocking 201mph in the 1000cc Production Class. But the young Texan isn’t satisfied, she is now hoping to top 254mph in the modified class on her Sir Speedy Honda. She says: "I have dreamed of setting records. Ever since I bought my first motorcycle at 16, I have believed that I would become the fastest person in the world. When I first started out, people told me I was crazy, but I was fearless and forged ahead through every obstacle, motivated by the belief that I would one day set a new world record." Read the full article »

August 19, 2010

Who won this race?

Photo finish is the worst nightmare of sprinters and motorcycle racers for a good reason. AMA Pro Racing had to use this photo finish to decide who won Race 1 of the Daytona Sportbike series at Virginia International Raceway this weekend. The two riders are Bobby Fong (#30) and Martin Cardenas (#36). At the end, Fong won but the margin was only 0,001 seconds. Can You make the call who won? Read the full article »

August 19, 2010

Suzuki launches V-Strom 650 Xpedition

Suzuki’s popular V-Strom 650 range sees the arrival of a new flagship model this month, with the introduction of the V-Strom 650 Xpedition. The new model is based on the V-Strom 650 ABS-equipped model, but the adventurer got a lot of additions. The Xpedition will compete with the BMW F800 GS in the middleweight adventure touring segment. Read the full article »

August 18, 2010

MV Agusta motorcycles exhibited in aviation museum

MV Agusta is not just a motorcycle manufacturer – many consider they produce the most beautiful motorcycles in the world. The Italians revealed that its most coveted models are displayed in Volandia, a a 60,000 sqm aviation museum in Italy. Volandia tells the most fascinating challenge, and it will do it through the history of the aeronautical companies, intersecting symbolically and in facts with the history of MV Agusta motorcycles, which are exhibited in an area of the museum. Read the full article »

August 18, 2010

Honda Canada marketing boss: „motorcycle business is bankrupt”

Canada is a special market for the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers – many of them announced some products for Canada that have yet to be made available in the U. S. Yamaha is bringing the new Fazer 8 and FZ8 into the country, while Kawasaki announced it will offer the new Ninja 400R. But before you start thinking Canada is the land of milk and honey, Honda brings some sobering news about canadian motorcycle industry. Read the full article »

August 17, 2010

Video: The worst enemy – super intelligent speed camera from Switzerland

A Swiss company called Multanova may very well become the worst enemy of all speed limit offenders in Europe. The company has revealed its new Traffistar SR590 super speed camera that can monitor over 20 vehicles' individual speeds in live time and record their photos with a state-of-the-art camera. And that’s not everything. Read the full article »

August 17, 2010

BMW S 1000 RR clinches three „Best of” honors in U.S.

BMW Motorrad introduced its new sport bike at Italy’s famed Monza racetrack, during the World Superbike race weekend, in May 9, 2009. The sophisticated, 193hp-strong supersport machine arrived in U.S. dealerships in January 2010, and since then, the S 1000 RR has earned three superlative awards from the U.S. media. Read the full article »

August 16, 2010

End of an era: 125cc to be replaced by Moto3

The Grand Prix Commission, MotoGP’s ruling body met at Brno at the weekend and they finalized the demise of the two-strokeengine from Grand Prix Racing. It’s long rumoured that the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) would phase out two-smokers. The new class will be officially called Moto3, with the first season to kick off in 2012. Read the full article »

August 16, 2010

Official: Rossi to ride for Ducati in 2011

Rossi likened his departure from Fiat Yamaha as the end of a marriage: "even the most beautiful love stories finish, but they leave a lot of wonderful memories," said Rossi after Sunday's Czech GP. The signing will see two of Italy’s great racing legends compete together from next year. The Italian fans’ dream come true, it’s hard to imagine how the fans will welcome Rossi on the red machine in next year’s Italian Grand Prix in Mugello. Read the full article »

August 13, 2010

Husqvarna updated the WR250 and WR300 offroad bikes for 2011

The swedish company introduced the 2011 WR250 and WR300 enduro machines. The two models got only one important update on a technical level, the rest of the changes is aesthetic. These are two absolutely identical enduro all points of view, measures and equipment chassis, brakes and sizes. Read the full article »