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German WSB: Sykes wins race one on count back after Rea, Camier off

Tom Sykes has taken the race one victory at Nurburgring, winning the race from second place behind Marco Melandri after huge crashes for Jonathan Rea and Leon Camier on the second last lap. Sykes had led the race from the first lap, pulling away from Melandri and Chaz Davies to lead the race comfortably from the front. However, in the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 01 September 2013

Sykes, Laverty & Rea on front row after Superpole

The wet weather of Portimao played a large part in today's Superpole session for the FIM World Superbike Championship with a combined, wet and twenty minute session of Superpole being declared. This session saw Sykes narrowly taking first spot on the grid by just a single, thousandth of a second from Eugene Laverty and an improved Jonathan Rea in third. The second row of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 08 June 2013

Norton: 'What we learned last year created this bike'

Norton design boss Simon Skinner and his small team of engineers, designers and mechanics sat down the week after the 2012 TT and sifted through notes and reams of computer data to work out what a bike would need for the 2013 TT. The results, seen for the first time in an MCN world exclusive, are an almost completely new ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 23 May 2013

WSB Phillip Island test – Day 1 – Laverty leads the way, Sykes suffers finger injury

The first round of testing got underway at Phillip Island today with factory Aprilia man Eugene Laverty taking first blood to top the timesheets at the end of day one.The 26 year old Irishman set a 1’31.7s best on the newly surfaced Phillip Island track in dry conditions.Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider Leon Camier showed just how far he and the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 14 February 2013

2013 Aprilia RSV4 ridden

This is what motorcycling dreams are made of: a sunny day, a dry track and one of the world's best superbikes to play on. I'm talking about the lightly-revised new 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC. It's available from the dealers next Feburary and costs the same as the current model - £16,599. You're not going to feel the new bike's ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 25 October 2012

Silverstone WSB: Loris Baz takes win in tricky conditions

Frenchman Loris Baz has won the first Superbike race at Silverstone in a tricky race which saw both wet and dry conditions. The first run of the race was red-flagged after several riders fell off on the opening lap. Ducati rider Carlos Checa got off to a good start in the race, which was declared wet, but the following pack ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 05 August 2012

Smart money superbikes - the best used examples

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki ZX-10R. Over in the other is the new Fireblade, GSX-R1000 and R1. These much-loved Japanese machines are the old guard and have all been worthy ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 15 June 2012

Ducati 1199 Panigale vs rivals: At a glance

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles this year - the Ducati Panigale - reignite our passion for all things very fast? Ducati certainly hope so and have thrown the kitchen sink at the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 25 April 2012

Destination dealer: Wheels Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION After the fantastic results from the Australian WSB round – which saw Max Biaggi take a win and a second from last place – Wheels Motorcycles would like to invite you to view and test ride the road-going RSV4 APRC Factory.  This is the only road bike with three innovative systems patented by Aprilia, which constantly monitor the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 09 March 2012

Suzuki poised to officially confirm MotoGP withdrawal

Suzuki is expected to officially confirm it will withdraw from the MotoGP world championship before the end of this week. The Japanese factory was set a deadline by Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta to commit to the new 1000cc MotoGP class by last Friday (November 11), as was first reported by MCN. There was no public confirmation from Suzuki that it ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 14 November 2011

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