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Volkswagen: We don’t want Ducati or Suzuki

Chris Newbigging, 17 September 2009 14:32

Car manufacturing giants Volkswagen have dismissed rumours that they intend to buy Ducati – and have also denied they are interested in Suzuki Motor. VW’s CEO Martin Winterkorn revealed that neither Suzuki or Ducati will be targeted in the firm’s plans to expand its portfolio of brands from 10 to 12, ending ongoing speculation that the Italian firm would be ...

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Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

Chris Newbigging, 08 September 2009 13:11

BMW has released this video of factory-backed stunt champion Chris Pfeiffer riding an F800R through it's office in Munich! Pfeiffer rode his stunt bike through the offices right up to the roof of the BMW Viercylinder building - see the video here:  

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Kenny Roberts' TZ750 at Indy Mile: trackside video

Chris Newbigging, 04 September 2009 13:30

Kenny Roberts proved that he's still the King last weekend by thrashing his fearsome 145mph TZ750 flat-tracker around the Indy Mile circuit - and one spectator videoed him flying past so you can share the spectacle. The amateur footage is shot right from the edge of the track - you'll note King Kenny avoiding the grippier 'blue groove' in favour ...

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Son of KTM founder dies

Chris Newbigging, 02 September 2009 09:33

Hans Trunkenpolz, the son of the KTM’s founder (also called Hans Trunkenpolz), has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack while competing in a half-marathon. He is credited with taking KTM to eight successive victories in the Dakar rally, and was also responsible for discovering motocross champion Heinz Kinigadner. He died on Sunday August 30 in Altotting, Bavaria.

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Schwantz reunited with 1993 RGV500, Roberts rides TZ750 flat tracker

Chris Newbigging, 01 September 2009 17:26

Kevin Schwantz and Kenny Roberts Senior were reunited two of the race bikes that made them famous at the Indianapolis MotoGP. Kenny Roberts rode three laps on the fearsome TZ750 flat-track bike on the Indy Mile flat-track circuit, the bike which famously led Roberts to say: “They don’t pay me enough to ride that thing.” Geared for 145mph at 10,500rpm, ...

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0% finance and free servicing offer on new Ducatis

Chris Newbigging, 28 August 2009 18:15

Ducati is offering 0% finance on any Monster, Streetfighter or 848/1198 model – plus one years free servicing on superbikes. The 0% finance can be spread over two or three years, and applies to 848, 1198, 1198S, Streetfighter, Streetfighter S, Monster 696, Monster 1100 and Monster 1100S models. The 848, 1198, 1198S, 1098R and 1098R Bayliss also come with one ...

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Norton heads to Bonneville speed trials

Chris Newbigging, 25 August 2009 17:51

Norton boss Stuart Garner sent these pictures of the Norton NRV588 rotary racer being crated up ready for to fly out to the legendary Bonneville salt flats in Utah. Garner will be riding the bike flat out in order to prepare for a record run next year if the FIM puts a new rotary class in place. MCN will be ...

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Sign to save Moto Guzzi’s historic factory

Chris Newbigging, 20 August 2009 14:19

Workers at the Moto Guzzi factory are pleading for your support in overturning a decision to close the historic Mandello del Lario factory. Click here to sign the petition Workers are hoping that Guzzi’s parent company Piaggio will reverse its decision to complete transferral of production to Piaggio’s other factory – presently 150 staff remain working at the factory, which ...

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Honda launches amazing 50 years of racing web page

Chris Newbigging, 19 August 2009 10:21

Honda is celebrating 50 years of its involvement in bike racing with a stunning collection of unseen pictures, videos and ringtones with a web page full of free downloads. There’s a chronological history of the landmarks in Honda’s racing history, accompanied by free downloads of pictures not released before, plus MP3 ringtones and videos from the past and present. See ...

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Chris Vermeulen to teach Prince Harry to ride!

Chris Newbigging, 04 August 2009 14:27

Prince Harry has asked MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen for riding tips after meeting him at the British MotoGP round. Vermeulen’s mother told the Brisbane Times the Rizla Suzuki rider invited the bike-mad Royal to the Donington MotoGP round after seeing a picture of Harry riding his Triumph Daytona 675 wearing a Vermeulen-replica Shoei X-Spirit helmet. Julie Vermeulen told the local ...

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