Monster 696 gets more power With more muscle and a convertible wardrobe, Ducati’s Monster 696 enters 2008 ready to defend its status as a member of the famiglia Naked Bike numero uno. The new 696 cc air-cooled motor produces 9 per cent more horsepower (now 80) and 11 per cent more torque (50.6 lb-ft) than … Continue reading Ducati Monster 696
Top: F800GS (with optional luggage) Middle: F650GS Bottom: G450X Enduro BMW’s much-lauded F800 will be shown in GS dual-purpose format at the Milan Motorcycle Show later this week. The new F800GS takes its styling cues from the R1200GS and uses the parallel twin motor as seen in earlier F800 models, and comes with long suspension, … Continue reading BMW release new models
Rossi has the Michelin techs line up and explain the tire issues. credit:motogp.com It’s official … Valentino Rossi will be on Bridgestone tires for 2008. A press release from the Fiat Yamaha team after the Valencia race stated that world 250 champ Jorge Lorenzo will be joining Rossi on the factory team, only he will … Continue reading Rossi to run Bridgestone
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.