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Video: TTXGP celebrates short-circuit focus with new promo

Guy Procter, 15 February 2010 17:24

Ditched by the TT but undiminished in enthusiasm and still with the biggest entry list by far, TTXGP is celebrating its now exclusiv short-circuit focus with this new promo. There must be a clever comment to make about ‘short circuits’ here, but you don’t have a comment box and make the wisecracks yourself.   TTXGP World Series promo Meanwhile, we really ...

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Ducati mulls big-money new Desmosedici RR road bike

Guy Procter, 09 February 2010 14:48

Factory sources suggest Ducati is debating whether to reprise the runaway success of its Desmosedici RR with a new carbon-framed model following MotoGP's 2012 switch to 1000cc. Ducati Desmosedicis for sale Reaction to 2008's original ultimate race replica staggered the Bologna firm, which believes it could have sold the 1500 production run twice over. That number had already mushroomed from ...

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Stunning Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 revealed

Guy Procter, 09 February 2010 14:37

This is Aprilia's gorgeous new Alitalia liveried-RSV4. The Italian airline will sponsor Max Biaggi and Leon Camier's 200mph+ V4s in WSB this season, lending the bikes a stunning tricolore paint scheme that perfectly suits its angluar lines.

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The Triumph jacket that could 'get you hurt'

Guy Procter, 09 February 2010 11:41

An MCN reader has warned of his fears a new Triumph jacket could invite trouble for its wearer. MAG member and West Midlands resident Carl Lolley says he believes the logo on Triumph’s Marlon Brando jacket is too similar to that of notorious biker group the Outlaws. “This is the area where the guys who killed [Hell’s Angel] Gerry Tobin ...

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Electric racing at war: conflicting statements from Isle of Man and TTXGP

Guy Procter, 08 February 2010 16:38

The battle for custody of electric racing has taken a new turn, with Isle of Man government and TTXGP organisers issuing conflicting statements as to the reasons for the split. The Isle of Man cites TTXGP’s plans for a Paris event too close to the TT and a refusal to accept financial terms as the reasons for the rift. TTXGP ...

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Team Agni: 'FIM and Isle of Man have f***ed everything up'

Guy Procter, 01 February 2010 10:04

Team Agni boss Arvind Rabadia has slammed the Isle of Man government and the FIM for delivering ‘stabs in the back’ to electric racing auteur Azhar Hussain, saying it leaves the sport ‘F***ed up’. “I hate politics” says the man whose bike took a dominant victory in the inaugural TTXGP race on the isle of man in the hands of ...

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The 10 greatest scams, cheats and hoaxes in motorcycling - part 2

Guy Procter, 21 January 2010 17:07

The history of motorcycling is littered with shady dealings... Read The 10 greatest scams, cheats and hoaxes in motorcycling - part 1 These are our favourites:        5 - 191mph at the TT in ’77Seven-time TT winner Mick Grant was racing Kawasaki’s fearsome two-stroke triple, the KR750, when he clocked 191mph between Creg and Brandish in 1977. Kawasaki’s ...

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Video: Vyrus 987 in testing

Guy Procter, 18 January 2010 13:51

This is Prada heir Lorenzo Bertelli’s new toy – the new Ducati 1198R-powered Vyrus 987, as delivered to him by Vyrus boss Ascanio Rodorigo on Christmas Eve. Rodorigo borrowed the bike back to show off at the weekend’s Verona Motor Bike Expo (looks like they took the rug too). Previously set to be the world’s most powerful production bike, the ...

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New Bimota DB8: 1198 engine, two seats & cheaper price

Guy Procter, 15 January 2010 10:30

Bimota has wrongfooted the world with its new DB8 by revealing it’s a dual-seat, more powerful 1198-engined yet cheaper version of the DB7. The DB8 had been strongly tipped to be a naked Bimota DB7 to rival the Ducati Streetfighter, but that bike appears to be still in the works.     Bimota Moto2 bike may form basis of new HB4 ...

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Gorgeous new electric GP bike launches

Guy Procter, 14 January 2010 09:12

Italian firm CRP has launched the most conventionally sexy electric race bike yet ­ the eCRP 1.0. The bike has twin Agni motors (Agni were the firm behind last year¹s inaugural TTXGP winner on the Isle of Man) driving a single shaft. The control system is similar to TTX02 with touch panel interface and full wireless connectivity built in. The ...

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