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Oct 12

Sport / Ducati confirms Carlos Checa for 2013 WSBK

Ducati is finalising its plans for the 2013 World Superbike Championship, both in the development of the 1199 Panigale and how it will participate in the series.

The company has already confirmed the renewal of its contract with Carlos Checa, who won the 2011 World Superbike Championship on a Ducati 1198, and the Spanish rider will now continue development of the new Ducati 1199 Panigale ready for its World Superbike debut year. Continue reading →


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Oct 12

Harley-Davidson UAE / “Join the Ride, Change Lives”

Harley-Davidson UAE wrapped up its “Join the Ride, Change Lives” Open House Day in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with another year of great success and an attendance of approximately 233 riders; launching its 2013 model year line of the most dazzling motorcycles earmarked with big bold metal finishes attesting to Harley’s long-standing riding legacy. Continue reading →


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Oct 12

Sport / Jorge Lorenzo is 2012 MotoGP World Champion

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up a season of domination with second on the podium in the Grand Prix of Australia to claim his second MotoGP World Championship title, becoming Spain’s first-ever double premier-class Grand Prix Champion.

Starting from second on the grid, Lorenzo took the holeshot from the start line, but dropped to third initially behind Championship rival Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner. As the leading pack ran through turn four Pedrosa crashed out, leaving Stoner and Lorenzo to break away. The Championship leader delivered a textbook race of inch perfect laps, maintaining the gap to Cal Crutchlow chasing in third, eventually crossing the line in second to claim the 2012 MotoGP Rider’s title. Continue reading →


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Oct 12

Review / 2012 Truimph Speed Triple / UAE

Back in 1994, Triumph released the new streetfighter-style motorcycle called the Speed Triple. Back in the days, it was popular to use whatever you could find in the factory parts bin to create new models; just take a look at the case of the brilliant Ducati Monster. Originally powered by the Triumph Triple modular 885cc engine, it was built as a tribute to the Speed Twin, the legendary Triumph from 1938. Fast forward to 2012, and a couple of revisions later, we found ourselves riding the latest iteration of the original idea. And “some idea” it was – big engine, naked configuration, exposed internals and frame, twin headlights and a single-sided swingarm. Could you really ask for more? Continue reading →


30
Oct 12

Product / Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

The Diablo Rosso II’s Tri-Zone, Bi-Compound rear tread features a central area that is comprised of high silica content mixture and features an enhanced elasticity for uncompromised traction in the wet and dry while still offering durability and riding comfort. The fine carbon black matrix compound on the tire’s extreme shoulders (12.5% on each side) offers maximum supersport grip at extreme lean angles, taking its compounding technologies from Pirelli’s experience on some of the worlds’ most demanding racetracks. Both of the tire’s compounds have undergone extensive testing for fast warm-up capabilities, high traction under straight acceleration and confident grip at all lean angles to suit many different riding styles. Continue reading →


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Oct 12

Custom / Ducati Monster 1100R / Arrick Maurice

Some of you love the Ducati Monster for its mechanical beauty and performance, but there are some who see it as a blank canvas on which to paint their imagination, like Arrick Maurice for instance. He happens to be the brand manager of Ducati’s North American market. Continue reading →


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Oct 12

Custom / Suzuki DR650 / Deus ex Machina

Trust the guys at Deus ex Machina to take a bike as good as the sweet Suzuki DR650 and make it even better. While the thing is readily available in America and Australia, that’s not the case in Indonesia, where you’d have to import it, which means taxes and added costs. Continue reading →


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Oct 12

Product / Pipe Werx bolt-on cans for the 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400

Thoroughly revised for this year, Kawasaki’s 200hp ZZR1400 employs a bulky 13kg twin silencer set-up as standard. The heaviest option (stainless) from Pipe Werx replacement cans save 6.9kg and choosing carbon fibre increases the weight drop to just over 8kg. Continue reading →


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Oct 12

Deadly 720+ / New world record at Top Gear Live in Birmingham

The audacious Top Gear Live Stunt Team has established another remarkable World Record by completing the first double loop-the-loop on a motorbike. The daring feat –called the Deadly 720+ – was successfully accomplished as the dramatic climax to the first of nine spectacular Top Gear Live shows at Birmingham’s NEC (25-28 October). Continue reading →


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Oct 12

News / Double loop-the-loop on a 250 SX-F motocross bike

KTM has teamed up with the fearless Top Gear Live Stunt Team in aiming to establish an astonishing World Record by completing the first double loop-the-loop on a motorbike at this week’s Top Gear Live show at Birmingham’s NEC (25-28 October). Continue reading →