Simone Grotzkyj gets bagged. credit: motogp.com An airbag system for racers, developed by Dainese, was put to the test on Saturday at Valencia when Simone Grotzkyj crashed during a 125 practice session. The Dainese D-air is a portable airbag worn by the rider and equipped with electronics in a compartment which takes the place of … Continue reading Now crashing is fun!
Pedrosa (middle) clinches second in championship Repsol Honda and the Spanish corporate hope for the future, Dani Pedrosa, took victory in the last Moto GP of 2007 at Valencia, in front of the usual hysterically supportive home-town crowd. Casey Stoner and his Marlboro Ducati, who clinched the title three races ago, took a hard-fought second, … Continue reading Moto GP ? Valencia final
The time traveler deluxe. Now, they do build them like they used to! Old School Motorcycles is a new Vancouver area shop that builds motorcycles in the style of old Harley-Davidsons and Indian Chiefs, but with modern upgrades like electronic ignition and five- or six-speed gearboxes. Owner Simone Sorriento says he did about 10 years … Continue reading Oh, you knucklehead!
"Buh .. Ohh .. Nuh … Oh". You know the man, and you know the bike. Now you can buy one of them … signed by the other. Bono’s signed Ducati 916 (previously owned by Michael Hutchence of INXS and U2 bassist Adam Clayton) will be auctioned off for the benefit of Riders for Health, … Continue reading Bono?s 916 up for grabs
"Would you like to accompany me to the police station?" Credit: news.motorbiker.org Two policemen who dragged an accused thief behind a motorcycle in India have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Apparently, they were trying to save the man from an angry mob, who had tied him up and then attacked him for allegedly stealing a … Continue reading Bad cop, bad cop
Rene heads north out of Malawi and into Tanzania where he finds good food but also suffers a couple of flat tires …
Max Biaggi has signed to race a Ducati in WSB next year with Team Ducati-GMB, according to his website. He says the team has guaranteed he’ll have “high-level technicians,” and he hopes to start testing early in December. Biaggi is a four-time Grand Prix champion and has won 42 Grand Prix races.
Any WSB parts here? Credit: Steve Thornton BMW will compete on the World Superbike stage in 2009, using a completely new four-cylinder, 1,000 cc motorcycle. The bike will be developed during the 2008 season. No word yet on riders, but the company will partner with Technik GmbH of Germany, which has experience in development and … Continue reading BMW in WSB '09
Stelvio is Guzzi’s R1200GS Moto Guzzi has released images of its new Stelvio as well as announced the new V7 Classic. The Stelvio – announced earlier this year – is a twin-cylinder enduro model with adjustable windscreen and seat, radial-mounted calipers, and 50 mm USD forks. The 1200 cc “Quattrovalvole” motor produces about 100 hp … Continue reading Two new Guzzis
Nine people and one organization were inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Oct. 27 in a packed ceremony at the Toronto Airport Hilton hotel. GP racer Michelle Duff. credit: David Gruggen The event was sponsored by the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson. Inductees are nominated … Continue reading Duhamel, Duff among CMHF inductees