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New Yamaha R1 on the way

Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike retains the basic engine design of the current model, but it is understood to share almost nothing else with the current bike as it attempts to ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 31 July 2014

WSB: Rea wins Race Two with Ducati doubling-up behind

With the Portimao track now soaking wet from the downpour that began in the World Supersport race, the second run- now shortened to eighteen laps because of the conditions - looked to be a completely different prospect from that which saw Tom Sykes dominate race one earlier in the day. It was Rea – as he did in race one ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 July 2014

WSB: Sykes extends championship lead with race one victory in Portimao

After yesterday’s blistering qualifying session where Tom Sykes firmly answered his critics and his own criticisms of the undulating track, an all British front-row and the clouds looking suspiciously grey and familiar to those top three riders, the first race of the day at Portimao started with high expectations.A great start from Jonathan Rea saw him take the lead on ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 July 2014

WSB: Sykes climbs to Pole in Portimao

The qualifying sessions of round eight in the World Superbike Championships took place in perfect track conditions today in Portimao, Portugal.With Melandri looking to continue showing the form he’d displayed in the previous Free Practice sessions and the contingent of British riders seemingly intent on bringing their twitter bickering onto the track, the day was set up for a fascinating ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 05 July 2014

Sepang: Guintoli takes second pole of the campaign

After leading through free practice for the entire weekend, Sylvain Guintoli became the first rider to score two superpole wins for the 2014 season with a blistering qualifying display at Sepang. Although there was a late push from Kawasaki man Tom Sykes and Ducati’s Davide Giugliano  - who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively - it is the Aprilia man who now ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 07 June 2014

WSB Australia: Laverty takes sublime race one win

Eugene Laverty has taken a sublime victory in the opening race of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Philip Island, coming back from a bad start to move past all his title rivals to the lead. Sylvain Guintoli was the early race leader, taking off at the front with Aprilia teammate Marco Melandri and Ducati rider Davide Giugliano, while Laverty ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 23 February 2014

Who says learning can’t be fun?

Aprilia RS4 125 The RS4 125 took over from the legendary RS125 in 2011, bringing four-stroke reliability to Aprilia’s 125cc sportsbikes for the first time. While many lamented the demise of the barking two-stroke that, amongst many, helped kickstart Casey Stoner’s racing career, few would miss its questionable reliability, thirst for oil and petrol and occasional irritating habit of eating ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 23 January 2014

WSBK: Magny-Cours - Sykes takes step closer to championship with routine race one victory

Dryer conditions and desire for vital championship points from Tom Sykes' main rivals made for a fascinating race one at Magny-Cours. A blistering start from championship leader Sykes took the challenge to his championship contenders right from the lights and it was Guintoli - desperate for a win to maintain his title challenge - who accepted, sticking with the Kawasaki ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 06 October 2013

German WSB: Davies Dominates Pre-Superpole Qualifying

Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet) upped the pace to an unrivalled level in the second regulation qualifying session at the Nürburgring in Germany to enter Superpole as the fastest rider. His 1’54.223 lap time was fully 0.422 seconds better than the next quickest rider, Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing) at the BMW’s home circuit. Davies was around a second faster than ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 31 August 2013

Silverstone WSB: Laverty to start from pole

Factory Aprilia rider Eugene Laverty will start tomrrow's races from Silverstone in pole position after setting the fastest lap during a final superpole session which was declared wet by officials. The Kawasaki pair of Tom Sykes and Loris Baz set the fastest laps initially, but their lap times were ruled out when rain started to fall. Baz and Sykes will ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 03 August 2013

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