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Video: Ecosse Spirit ES1 motorcycle unveiled at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Tonight (Friday 20 July) the Ecosse Spirit ES1 superbike will be officially launched at the US MotoGP at Laguna Seca. MCN snuck in before the official unveiling to see the prototype, and its designer, Dick Glover, explained the thinking behind it. Check out the video to see the bike in all its carbon fibre glory, and read about it in ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 20 July 2007

Video: How to build a Ducati 999 from scratch in under 2 mins

Every wondered how the top race teams manage to build their bikes? Well Xerox Ducati have put together a video to show you how to build a 999 from scratch in under two minutes. Pay attention now. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid771491905http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at http://corp.brightcove.com/legal/terms_publisher.cfm. var config ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 19 July 2007

Electric motorcycle becomes a reality

From early next year a practical, useable electric motorcycle – with decent performance and range – is set to go into production in America. The Enertia is a purpose-made electric bike, officially revealed today (Tuesday July 10), and due to go on sale in America in the first quarter of 2008. Designed and built by Brammo Motorsports in Ashland, Oregon, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 July 2007

Suzuki's 2008 Hayabusa shows its aerodynamic skills

THIS is how the all-new 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-R1300R motorcycle will cut through the air. The image, directly from the Suzuki motorcycle R&D Department, has been made to show just how effective the swoopy fairing and new droop tail section are at whipping speed-sapping airflow efficiently around the rider. The Suzuki1340cc, 198bhp, 220kg Hayabusa is due to be available in October ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 05 July 2007

Can a Triumph sound like a Harley?

Triumph spent a lot of time in the development of its America Cruiser to try and make it sound as much like a harley as possible. The firm selected a specific firing order for the parallel twin engine that bucks the normal trend for that kind of cylinder layout, specifically so it could make the engine sound like a big ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 June 2007

Video: Amazing behind the scenes footage of the Ducati Desmosedici

Ducati Corse, the racing arm of the Ducati factory threw open it's doors and let in the video cameras to give you an amazing look inside the workings of this normally secret facility. Check out the video below to see 3D CAD models of the Desmosedici, watch the engineers work on the bike and see amazing footage of the heart of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 18 June 2007

Big Twin racer

Back in 1997 I built a sports bike using a Harley big twin motor. The first event I attended was a huge success - not only was the bike a crowd favourite but it also got the attention of Erik Buell. Since then I've built two other bikes based on the same style, all the while perfecting the design. Three ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 08 June 2007

F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

Two top British Formula 1 designers have created the Ecosse-Spirit ES1 - a radical new superbike which promises to offer 220mph performance. The new design goes back to the very first principles of motorcycle architecture – starting with a new riding position aimed at hugely improving aerodynamics, and then designing the rest of the bike to allow that riding position to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 06 June 2007

Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

A pair of British F1 designers have revealed to MCN what they are calling the "fastest, lightest, best handling superbike" and we've got an exclusive interview and pictures of the new bike. Check out the video below to hear the two designers explain the concepts behind the Spirit ES1 and see the 3D model. Get more in for on the bike at ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 06 June 2007

My Supermoto attempt

This was taken at my second ever Supermoto race. It started ok,  until I got to the jump then it all went Pete Tong! I got a good picture though even if I did end up face down in the mud at the feet of the owner of the bike - Jim Gray of Grays Bikes of London.

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 14 March 2007

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