The Moto3 Championship has to be one of the most exciting moto-competitions in the world, with it’s evenly matched 250cc, 50hp machines ridden by a group of teenagers full of testosterone and empty in fear department. Each and every race is so ridiculously close and packed with numerous “death wish” maneuvers that the crowds watch them without blinking. And that’s what the sponsors are after and where the teams are financed from. Fresh from the win at Sachsenring, KTM is offering their 2013 KTM Moto3 250 GPR production race bike for sale to all of you that would like to start the Moto3 racing team! Continue reading →
We are not going to go into the details of this acquisition as Reuters and Bloomberg but we’re going to say it after all: Audi bought Ducati for €860 million ($1.128 billion, US that is). Long story short, it looks like the Investindustrial snatched Ducati in front of the Volkswagen Group/Audi sometime ago, and it’s selling it now for profit. Volkswagen Group/Audi is buying it because they want to have a motorcycle brand under their wing. And Ducati is a nice motorcycle brand to have. Just for the records, Volkswagen Group bought Lamborghini from Italians some 14 years ago, and turned it into a luxury powerhouse that it is today. If we have a 1199 Panigale today, what will we have 14 years from now?!?
The new 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4 is a proper 162hp streetfighter monster. Boosting all the latest technology from it’s faired sibling, like electronic safety devices ABS and lot’s more, this naked bike will put a grin to your face in stock form. But that doesn’t mean that French guys can’t add a bit more. What you see here is the latest Aprilia Tuono V4 Street by Paris-Nord Motorcycles.
We are huge fans of Radical Ducati, and you can tell by the number of their creations presented on Bikers Cafe. The neat thing about Radical Ducati is that they managed to transform from the small workshop into a internet phenomenon – just by doing what they know best – creating radical looking Ducati’s. The latest is the Il Monstro kit for Ducati Monster models 696, 796 and 1100 (compare it to standard ones). If you opt to but the kit, it will come as a choice of tail cover or fuel tank covers, or both. Continue reading →
We don’t hear informations like this very often. In the light of financial difficulties with certain European tracks on the MotoGP calendar (Jerez) we also received one more news, that Aragon track (in Spain as well) secured six years extension deal with this prestigious racing series. Now, financial side of MotoGP Championship run by governing body Dorna, were always kept secret, but some things managed to surface anyway. In 2011, Motorland Aragon will pay 6 million euros, with this figure coming up to 7 million in 2012 (and continue each year till 2016), for a grand total of 41 million euros. All this would be payed in the period between 2011 and 2012. Continue reading →
Italian news site Il Sole 24 Ore sat down with the new owner of MV Agutsa, Claudio Castiglioni, and asked the Italian perhaps the most pertinent question about his new company: what’s next? Striking to the point of things, Castiglioni says much of MV Agusta’s future will depend on the company’s new three-cylinder motorcycles, which the company hopes to sell 10,000 of during the next model year. Continue reading →