By: Byron Wilson
With the 2013 World Superbike season opener at Phillip Island just days away, motorcycle road racing fans the world over are gearing up for a championship that promises to be as enthralling and competitive as any in recent memory. There have been some dramatic shifts since the end of 2012 including roster changes, administrative [...]
By: Byron Wilson
In anticipation of the first round of the 2013 World Superbike season, scheduled for Sunday 24 February at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, Team SBK Ducati Alstare presents the livery of the new 1199 Panigale R, the bike with which the team’s two official riders, Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, will take to the [...]
The SBK Ducati Alstare team, which will participate in this year’s World Superbike Championship with riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini, readies itself to get started on the 2013 work programme that begins with a three-day test session this weekend at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain.
This first test of the year, which gets underway on [...]
2013 World Superbike
For the 2013 World Superbike Championship, Marco Melandri will be spearheading BMW’s efforts with the all-new BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK team.
This effort is based out of Melandri’s native Italy and not Germany like the 2012 BMW Motorrad team. Whereas the GoldBet team was a privateer effort in 2012 (BMW Italia GoldBet), for 2013 [...]
An exclusive RIZOMA patent, the Proguard System is a guard for the brake and clutch levers. Originally conceived for racing, it is also available in a road version, and mounts to a wide range of makes and models.
This type of guard is a response to the extreme sensitivity of the latest high power braking systems [...]
Written by Dennis Chung
The 2013 MV Agusta Rivale 800 has been voted the most beautiful motorcycle of the 2012 EICMA Show in a poll of over 15,000 visitors to the show in Milan, Italy.
The Rivale captured 35.5% of the votes to win the honor, well ahead of the new Ducati Hypermotard SP which finished [...]
TRIPLE world superbike champion Troy Bayliss was the star attraction at the Tasmanian Motorcycle Club’s ride day at Symmons Plains yesterday.
The 43-year-old Ducati rider who retired from professional racing in 2008 after winning his third world title, a British superbike championship and a MotoGP race, showed he could still draw plenty of admirers.
“I came down [...]
It’s getting to be that time of the year where you going to need to bundle up. So why not get warm in some style and make your friends jealous! Just in from Ducati is the all new Ducati Corse Windproof Jacket. The DC jacket feature one chest and two side pockets that zipper closed [...]
In preparation for the 2013 MotoGP season which starts tomorrow with the Valencia MotoGP test, Ducati Corse welcomed Andrea Dovizioso to the factory team. Dovi will have his first ride on the Ducati Desmosedici. Andrea Iannone and Michele Pirro (in the absence of Ben Spies) will also test for Pramac Ducati. Dovi looks happy to [...]