Tuesday, December 21, 2010
WORLD MOTO CLASH
londonbikers.com has had the privilege of meeting a man who is causing a huge buzz in the biking world at the moment. Stanford Crane, CEO of Newguard Entertainment Corp, Founder of Lion Racing and owner of World Moto Clash, gives londonbikers.com an exclusive interview about the newest superbike race series starting in 2011."
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
- Photo by Jaap Buitendijk – Warner Bros. Ent.
- Hagrid, Harry and the Royal Enfield with sidecar.
Did you see that flying motorcycle in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1?” Well, if you didn’t wait in line at midnight to see the film, but plan to catch it over the weekend, keep an eye out for the bike — a light-blue Royal Enfield with a sidecar.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Autopia’s official daredevil Bob Maddox is at it again, with a new jet bike so hot we almost singed our eyebrows looking at the pictures.
The self-proclaimed “Rocketman” built the latest bike for a bike racer in Illinois who got sponsorship from a local bike-themed restaurant. According to Maddox, who did five test runs on the bike before handing it over to its new owner, it does 0-60 in “maybe five seconds.” Handling is “smooth and stable,” although it’s so powerful that it “wants to pull your arms off.”
Thanks to Brad from ‘Where It’s At’.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Dani Pedrosa had to fight through the last rounds of the 2010 MotoGP season with an injured shoulder so that he could maintain his second place position in the overall standings. Pedrosa broke his collarbone on October 1st at Motegi, and after a brief rehabilitation returned to the MotoGP circuit.
Now that the 2010 MotoGP season is over, Pedrosa will have his injury checked again, and could possibly undergo another surgery.
"[On Thursday] I will go to the doctor again to have a CAT scan, an MRI scan and vascular tests to find out what's wrong with my shoulder," Pedrosa said. "I don't know yet if I will need more surgery, but if it's necessary I will do it.”
Monday, October 11, 2010
After missing the last two MotoGP races at Japan and Malaysia due to injury, Dani Pedrosa is set to make his return at Phillip Island for the Australian Grand Prix.
The Repsol Honda rider missed those rounds due to breaking his shoulder at the practice-session crash in Motegi. During the wreck, in which the accelerator became stuck on his Honda RC212V, the 24-year-old Spaniard sustained a double fracture to his left collarbone.
After sealing his first premier class title in Malaysia on Sunday the Fiat Yamaha rider gave his emotional reaction to the realisation of a lifelong dream.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Sí que os puedo decir que voy a empezar la rehabilitación en breve, sin centrarnos en una fecha de regreso. Queremos ver cómo evoluciona en los próximos días la lesión, y a partir de ahí, empezar a pensar en volver a los circuitos. Lo importante es recuperarme bien.
Sobre la caída, poco más os puedo contar que no sepáis ya. Fue fruto de la mala suerte. Evidentemente, cuando te caes y te lesionas, siempre te cabreas, pero no me gusta quedarme pensando en lo que pudo haber sido. Como os digo, fue mala suerte, esta vez me tocó a mí, y ahora hay que levantarse. Las carreras y la vida misma son así y siempre hay que mirar adelante.
Spanish to English translation
I wish I could write today after a very different Japanese Grand Prix, but this is sport. Now that I have spent a couple of days since the fall and the operation, I can tell you that I am well and thinking how to recover to return as soon as possible to the circuits. I can not tell when it will be, because, from experience, I know that recovery time can vary and that it all depends on how things evolve in the coming days.
Yes I can tell you that I will start rehabilitation soon, without focusing on a return date. We want to see how it evolves in the coming days the injury, and from there, start thinking about returning to the circuit. The important thing is to recover well.
Friday, October 01, 2010
A provisional calendar for the 2011 FIM MotoGP World Championship has been released today, and the schedule is as follows:
Date Grand Prix (Circuit)
March 20th Qatar* (Losail)
April 3rd Spain (Jerez)
April 24th Japan (Motegi)
May 1st Portugal (Estoril)
May 15th France (Le Mans)
June 5th Catalunya (Catalunya)
June 12th Great Britain (Silverstone)
June 25th Netherlands** (Assen)
July 3rd Italy (Mugello)
July 17th Germany (Sachsenring)
July 24th United States*** (Laguna Seca)
August 14th Czech Republic (Brno)
August 28th Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
September 4th San Marino & Riviera di Rimini (Misano)
September 18th Aragón (MotorLand)
October 16th Australia (Phillip Island)
October 23rd Malaysia (Sepang)
November 6th Valencia (Ricardo Tormo – Valencia)
* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class
Calendar still subject to changes
Jorge shows off his new helmet for the Japanese MotoGP at which he could be crowned champion due to Danni Pedrosa’s absence. He needs to finish in the first two to take the 2010 Championship Prize.
Dani Pedrosa will miss this Sunday’s race at Motegi after fracturing his left collarbone, during the opening practice session of the Grand Prix of Japan on Friday.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Written by J.C. Current Tuesday, 21 September 2010 14:15
Between 23 and 25 September 2010, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will be putting a custom designed chopper onthe block with a special accessory – President Barack Obama’s autograph. It will also have the signatures of Vice-President Joe Biden and National Security Advisor James Jones.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Casey Stoner took his first victory of the 2010 campaign at Aragón on Sunday, converting his pole position at the Spanish circuit into a well-deserved win. The Ducati Team rider finished 5.148s ahead of Dani Pedrosa, with Nicky Hayden completing the podium for his first top-three result of the year after a magnificent last-lap overtake on Jorge Lorenzo.
Andrea Iannone took his third win of 2010 in the Moto2 World Championship at Aragón on Sunday with another dominant win, securing victory from pole position by a margin of 6.203s over second placed Julián Simón. Iannone’s Fimmco Speed Up team-mate Gabor Talmacsi completed the podium with Championship leader Toni Elías fourth.
Pol Espargaró took his third win of the season at Aragón on Sunday with a masterful ride that climaxed in a final-lap fight with Nico Terol, who finished the race second and moved to the top of the Championship after a highly dramatic 125cc contest.
Bradley Smith came in third.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa has extended his contract with the Repsol Honda MotoGP team until 2012.
The former 125cc and 250cc champion is second in this year's MotoGP standings and goes into Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix seeking a third consecutive win.
"This has been the team of my dreams since I was a kid and that's still the same feeling I have now," he said.
"We've had a long and successful relationship already and believe we can have even more success in the future."
Pedrosa, 24, has been with Repsol Honda for his entire senior career, winning 35 races in all classes and 12 MotoGP, including the last two races at Indianapolis and San Marino.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Sunday, 05 September 2010
There was an overwhelming sadness at Misano as riders and teams expressed their sorrow at the tragic death on Sunday of Japanese rider Shoya Tomizawa.
The untimely passing away of Shoya Tomizawa on Sunday provoked an array of sad reactions from the MotoGP paddock, as the sport lost a talented rider and one of its most popular figures.
Nineteen year-old Tomizawa, the first rider ever to win a Moto2 race at the start of the season, was a highly charismatic, friendly and well-liked person and tributes to him were paid by those who had been fortunate to experience his fantastic persona."
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Toni Elias extends his world championship lead with his fifth win of the season
Toni Elias (Gresini Racing Moto2, Moriwaki) extended his world championship lead with his fifth win of the season in the red flag-interrupted Moto2 final, despite suffering from a fever and body pains that made the 35C heat unbearable and sapped his strength.
The first attempt to start the race ended with a pair of multi-rider crashes in turn two. The re-start would be 30 minutes later and Elias was ready.
Elias bolted into the lead from sixth on the grid, taking Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team, Suter) and Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar Team, Suter) with him.
Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V) continued his impressive 2010 season by winning his third MotoGP race of the season for the first time in his career, with today’s win coming in front of nearly 63,000 sun-drenched fans at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
American Ben Spies (Yamaha) finished second in front of Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), with Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) fourth ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda RC212V).Indianapolis Grand Prix
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Saturday, 28 August 2010
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider took his debut MotoGP pole position in qualifying for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, with Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo and another American in Nicky Hayden completing the front row."
Sunny Indy sees Pedrosa in fourth, Dovizioso seventh
The Indianapolis Grand Prix weekend began in hot and sunny conditions today as the MotoGP teams rolled up the garage shutters for the first practice session ahead of Sunday’s 28-lap race. Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso spent the hour-long period narrowing down the set-up options for their Honda RC212V race bikes at the 4.216km circuit, set in the spectacular surrounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pedrosa finished the session in fourth position, with Dovizioso three places further back. Both riders are confident of improvements tomorrow."
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
"2010 BMW S1000RR Review
Putting BMW's ubersuperbike through its paces in the big city
About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating
By Basem Wasef, About.com Guide"
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Close Encounters, Prairie Dogs, The Occidental and Whoops!
On day 53 I left Deadwood where I had been staying as it is close to Sturgis. As you probably know, Deadwood is steeped in Cowboy legend. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Hills and announced the discovery of gold in South Dakota. Custer's announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the lawless town of Deadwood. The town became famous for the murder of Wild Bill Hickock and he is buried nearby along with Calamity Jane in the nearby cemetery.
You can still see glimpses of the past, but most of the original buildings are gone...."
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Lot's of bikes out last Sunday in Derbyshire. The weather was great. There are a lot more speed cameras since I was last there although the one's that I saw seem to be facing the wrong way. Anyone know why? Saw bikers from Germany and Spain at Chatsworth House although we didn't get chance to talk.
Monday, July 12, 2010
"Valentino Rossi will come closer to deciding whether to race in this week’s German Grand Prix after arranging a second Superbike test at Brno.
Rossi returned to testing action last week aboard the Yamaha R1 at Misano just a month after breaking his leg in an accident during the Italian Grand Prix.
Setting a best lap of 1min 38.2secs, the Italian admitted he is still lacks fitness, but is eager to get back to competition sooner rather than later.
Naming the Sachsenring as the venue for a potential return in less than a week’s time, according to GPOne, Rossi will undergo another test at Brno today [Monday] to give him a better idea of whether to target Germany or wait until the Czech event in just over a month’s time."
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Valentino Rossi will drop a transfer bombshell by quitting Yamaha to sign a shock deal with Ducati."
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
With people able to enjoy wonderful sunshine all day fans took the chance to see the stars of MotoGP ahead of the British grand prix this weekend.
The teams and riders all took part, throwing open the doors of the exclusive MotoGP paddock to lucky ticket holders. Fans had the chance to walk amongst the team hospitality suites and technical trucks, while on the pit-lane teams gave fans a glimpse of the work that goes into preparing a motorcycle for a weekend’s racing."
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Saturday, June 19, 2010
Our very own Steve Parrish and Matt Roberts took to the stage several times to entertain the crowd. Then in the afternoon it was time for the real money-making to begin with Valentino Rossi paintings and Dani Pedrosa's boots just some of the items going under the hammer.
It was just before he took to the stage that I met up with Pedrosa, who won at Mugello last time out. Now, I have to be honest with you, Pedrosa has a reputation of being a little sullen and has always shied away from the media. He does not have the natural charisma that someone like Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo has. Nevertheless, he is undoubtedly one of the best riders in the world, preferring to do his talking on the track."
BBC - Jennie Gow: Perky Pedrosa lights up Silverstone
The Repsol Honda rider became the first and only rider so far this weekend to get under 2’05” in the final practice before qualifying. Randy de Puniet and Jorge Lorenzo completed the FP2 top three."
Pedrosa powers through second session | The Official MotoGP Website
Mark Miller’s IOM TT Report on roadracerx.com: “But I’m Scared, Pa!”
June 18, 2010 by Mark Miller
Hello family and friends,
First, my apologies to those who’ve been asking for the usual, daily updates I’ve been writing throughout the past few TT fortnights—rest assured this year’s TT was again packed with enough intrigue, highs, lows, and deception that its narrative seems more fitted to an action-packed mystery novel than a motorcycle racing meet.
If you like, here’s the complete story, all in one go:
Strange things transpired in the weeks leading up to this year’s TT, beginning with my would-be Superbike team getting robbed.
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Silly Season: Stoner to HRC for €5 Million?
Thu 06/17/2010 @ 6:41 am, by Jenny Gun
Stoner to HRC for €5 Million?
Silly Season: Stoner to HRC for €5 Million? Casey Stoner Ducati MotoGP 560x373
As silly season continues, rumors continue to persist that Casey Stoner has signed a deal with HRC. It was first reported by Italian news station Sportmediaset, and given it’s appropriate grain of salt, but now the German-language publication Speedweek is announcing the deal as well, and even claiming a contract price of €5 million to see the former World Champion ride a Honda in 2011.
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Thanks to BikeEXIF for Tweet.
Friday, April 02, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
With Motorland Aragon added to the list, the 3.3-mile circuit near Alcaniz now joins the rest of Spain's tracks: Jerez, Valencia and Barcelona.
2010 MotoGP Calendar (Schedule of Motorcycle Racing Events)
• April 11, Qatar, Losail
• April 25, Japan, Motegi
• May 2, Spain, Jerez
• May 23, France, Le Mans
• June 6, Italy, Mugello
• June 20, Great Britain, Silverstone
• June 26, Netherlands, Assen
• July 4, Catalunya, Barcelona
• July 18, Germany, Sachsenring
• July 25, United States, Laguna Seca
• August 22, Czech Republic, Brno
• August 29, United States, Indianapolis
• September 5, San Marino, Misano
• September 19, Spain, Aragon*
• October 10, Malaysia, Sepang
• October 17, Australia, Phillip Island
• October 31, Portugal, Estoril
• November 7, Spain, Valencia
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Adelaide to Adelaide
Author and adventurer Geoff Hill is off on his latest big bike adventure with fellow writer Colin O’Carroll: 15,000 miles around Australia.
Geoff, who’s already ridden from
From MissAdventuring tweet.
Monday, March 15, 2010
By Carla King, eHow Member
You want to take that solo motorcycle trip but your friends are trying to convince you that a solo traveler is a magnet for all the unsavory characters in a hundred-mile radius. Not so! I've motorcycled solo around the globe for twenty years and here are my tips for staying safe on the road.
Friday, 12 March 2010
The nine times World Champion was honoured yesterday by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the image he portrays of his country on an international level.
Valentino Rossi receives award from Italian Foreign Ministry
Valentino Rossi receives award from Italian Foreign Ministry
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi was received in the Villa Madama in Rome last night by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where Minister Franco Frattini awarded him the first ‘Winning Italy Award’. The Italian star was praised for his vast number of race victories (103 to date) which has seen the Italian national anthem played on five continents.
Harley-Davidson Loses, CEO Earns Big
The last quarter of 2009 brought about financial turmoil for Harley-Davidson Inc., as the iconic American motorcycle brand reported its first quarterly loss in 16 years.
The deficit: $218.7 million. A massive number in any industry, but it didn't stop the Motor Company's CEO from receiving an incredible pay package during his first eight months on the new job.
Keith E. Wandell's pay package? $6.4 million, which reportedly included a base salary of $650,025 from his start day of May 1 through the end of 2009, a bonus of $780,030 and stock and option awards valued at $4.9 million. It was reported that Wandell also received other compensation worth $22,515, which includes a cash payment of $19,733 instead of perquisites.