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Jan 11

2011 Valentino Rossi: Officially in Ducati Colors


Source: MotoBlog.it
These are the FIRST Official photos, of Valentino Rossi in his new working uniform (leathers). As you can see, there is a lot of red and white colors, but his “personal” yellow is still there. Interesting bit is to see all the on Valentino’s and Nicky’s stitch-ups  - and to judge (by the size of the stitching) who paid how much to be Ducati Corse MotoGP sponsor for the season 2011. Enjoy in the full gallery after the jump. Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Cool Video: The Norton Project


This is a story two of brothers who “stole” their fathers 1969 Norton Commando, had it restored and then gave it back to him for Christmas. He had no idea. Now, the full story is brilliant, all the logistic, ideas and lies that had to be told in order to keep this amazing Christmas gift as a secret. And then the best part…human emotions…although we “pretend” that we are tough on outside, there is a certain soft spot in each and every one of us…try to watch this movie till the end, and not have tears in your eyes… Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Vale in Red, now it’s official / Wrooom 2011


We believe that most of the Italians (and pretty much the rest of the World) waited this for years. Valentino Rossi is now officially in “red”. This is the first time we get a glimpses of Vale in Ducati Corse color, and it’s all happening in Wrooom 2011 media event, organized in Hofer room at Madonna di Campiglio. Rossi met met his colleagues Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa from Ferrari F1, and his teammate Nicky Hayden. Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Fixie of the Day: Bertelli MOCCIOSA


Meet Mocciosa by Bertelli Biciclette Asemblate. Stunning simple and minimal, this bike is build in true Italian fashion. Black suede Concord saddle is mated perfectly with the rest of the bike. Nos Vintage Kusuki Stem (Made in Japan) with straight black bars, and “EsiGrips” complete the clean, minimal look. Full gallery and the rest of the features after the jump. Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Diesel to sponsor Ducati


Borgo Panigale (Italy), 10 January 2011. An important partnership was signed in the first days of this new year between Diesel and Ducati. The two brands, known and loved all over the world, share common roots: creativity and innovation, typical of the “Made in Italy” tradition, distinct factors that have enabled both companies to assert themselves and become true Italian icons all over the world. In the constant pursuit of excellence, the lifestyle brand and the motorcycle manufacturer have earned international reputations over the years, achieving extraordinary objectives while following unconventional paths. Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Moments: Dakar 2011 / Stage 8 / Marc Coma SS triumph


Source: Dakar.com
A past master in three-way battles for the title, Marc Coma triumphed in Copiapo to pick up his third special stage this year, consolidating his position as race leader a little further. Carlos Sainz, the leader since the first stage of the Personal Dakar Argentina Chile, lost his place to Nasser Al-Attiyah in the last five kilometres of the stage. Vladimir Chagin put in an authoritative display in the truck race to regain the lead and can almost compete with the VWs! Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Menacing ELECTRIC SuperBike by SWIGZ / Onboard Video


Well, this is something else. Electric bikes are coming in fast, people! Be sure to check this video out – showing Chip Yates, riding electric superbike designed entirely by himself (and his team), racing against 1liter gasoline powered bikes. If you would want to describe the way this bike rides, it would go like this: freakishly top-heavy, very hard to drop in the corners, but monstrous low-to-mid range torque and seriously seriously fast! And yeah, screaming comes as a bonus!!! Chip and his e-bike managed 2nd and 3rd in WERA Heavyweight Twins races against KTM RC8s, Ducati 848s, 1,000cc Hondas and Suzuki SV650s! Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Barry Sheene Legacy Movie Trailer


A hero and inspiration to millions, Barry Sheene has a particularly unique place in the hearts of bike and sports fans the world over. LEGACY – A PERSONAL HISTORY OF BARRY SHEENE is a special two-disc DVD release that offers an intimate and frank look at the life of Sheene as a sportstman as well as the individual, putting together never before seen archive and home movie footage along with in-depth interviews with those who have loved, admired and were inspired by Sheene. Continue reading →


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Jan 11

WSBK Testing Starts this Week


With less than two months to go before the start of the new Superbike World Championship season, over the coming weeks the 2011 teams and riders will be making the most of the limited time available to conclude their test schedule and get ready for the opening round of the season in Australia. As per tradition, the first collective appearance of the year for Superbike will be at the Infront Motor Sports organized test session at the Algarve circuit in Portimao from January 26 to 28. Almost all the top official and privateer teams will be present in Portugal, with the notable exception of BMW Motorrad Motorsport, who have opted to focus their pre-season build-up on Australia, with two sessions at Eastern Creek from January 26-28 and then Phillip Island from January 30 to February 1. Continue reading →


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Jan 11

Aprilia Tuareg 4.5 / Bike that won Stage 7 of 2011 Dakar


Francisco Lopez won a Stage 7 of 2011 Dakar rally with a bike like this.
The Aprilia RXV 4.5 Rally Replica is finally available for private riders, the fantastic twin-cylinder adventure bike. The conversion kit for the enduro RXV is also available. Aprilia riders can count on the assistance of Team Giofil in international rallies.  The image of the fantastic proof accomplished by Francisco López in the Dakar 2010 in Argentina and Chile is still alive. “Chaleco” and his Aprilia RXV 4.5 obtained the third place overall, first among the 450 class, with three incredible stage victories that catapulted on the return of Aprilia in the toughest race of the world. Everybody wondered in recent months if the RXV Dakar version was available on the market, and the answer is finally positive today. Continue reading →

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