You will remember Bike India’s Facebook post on the sad demise of KTM factory rider Hurt Caselli: [Read more…]
Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s association with Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki is well known, the superstar is now a proud owner of a special edition GSX-R 1000Z. [Read more…]
It’s getting closer to the 2nd edition of India Bike Week, with the 17th and 18th of January 2014 officially announced as the days on which India’s biggest celebration of the biking world will take place. [Read more…]
Compiled By: Sayem Syed, Jim Gorde
Photography: Sanjay Raikar
Suzuki Motor Corporation is one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers, and it’s Indian subsidiary launched the Suzuki Biking Lords – an exclusive club for their superbike and cruiser owners in the country today. [Read more…]
The Tokyo Motor Show was awash with both the weird and the wonderful from the automobile world, and no other vehicle fit that description better than Kawasaki’s insane J Concept. [Read more…]
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) have released the provisional entry list for next year’s MotoGP season. Though a majority of the contracts were settled mid-way last season, there were still a few question marks about the 2014 MotoGP grid. The provisional list features 11 names which will run under the factory rules, while the remaining 13 entries will form the open class.
As per the rules set by FIM for 2014 entries who will run as factory-riders will be allocated only 20 liters of fuel, 5 engines per season, and the freedom to use proprietary software on the spec Magneti Marelli ECU. On the other hand the remaining open class entries will have 24 liters of fuel and 12 engines per season, but will be forced to use the Dorna-controlled spec software on the Magneti Marelli ECU to compete.
The provisional list sees new MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez entered as number – 93, although being the world champion Honda is keen to see him run the number 1 plate. The 2014 season also sees newcomers like Pol Espargaro and Scott Redding both stepping up from Moto2.
Among the Open entries, all eyes will be on the battle between Nick Hayden’s Honda RCV1000R production racer and Aleix Espargaro’s Yamaha FTR open class entry.
The 2014 season looks set to be based on the pattern established in 2013, with Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo likely to dominate, coupled with a few surprise packages on the way.
Story: Sayem Parvez Syed
The 2014 provisional MotoGP Entry List:
|46||Valentino Rossi||ITA||Yamaha M1||Factory||2014|
|99||Jorge Lorenzo||SPA||Yamaha M1||Factory||2014|
|26||Dani Pedrosa||SPA||Honda RC213V||Factory||2014|
|93||Marc Marquez||SPA||Honda RC213V||Factory||2014|
|4||Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||Ducati GP14||Factory||2014|
|35||Cal Crutchlow||GBR||Ducati GP14||Factory||2015|
|Tech 3 Yamaha|
|38||Bradley Smith||GBR||Yamaha M1||Factory||2014|
|44||Pol Espargaro||SPA||Yamaha M1||Factory||2015|
|6||Stefan Bradl||GER||Honda RC213V||Factory||2014|
|19||Alvaro Bautista||SPA||Honda RC213V||Factory||2014|
|45||Scott Redding||GBR||Honda RCV1000R||Open||2015|
|5||Colin Edwards||USA||FTR Yamaha M1||Open||2014|
|41||Aleix Espargaro||SPA||FTR Yamaha M1||Open||2015|
|29||Andrea Iannone||ITA||Ducati GP14||Factory||2014|
|68||Yonny Hernandez||COL||Ducati GP13||Open||2014|
|17||Karel Abraham||CZE||Honda RCV1000R||Open||2014|
|To be confirmed||PBM/ART||Open||2014|
|9||Danilo Petrucci||ITA||Aprilia ART/Ducati||Open|
|59||Niccolo Canepa||ITA||Aprilia ART/Ducati||Open|
|7||Hiroshi Aoyama||JPN||Honda RCV1000R||Open||2014|
|69||Nicky Hayden||USA||Honda RCV1000R||Open||2014|
|8||Hector Barbera||SPA||FTR Kawasaki||Open||2015|
|63||Mike Di Meglio||FRA||FTR Kawasaki||Open||2014|
Choose the Winner
You, the readers, are in the driver’s seat again. It’s time for the annual Car India and Bike India Awards, and your vote determines which two-wheeler comes out at the top of the pile. All you need to is cast your vote by e-mailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice mentioned in the subject line.
As always, there are goodies up for grabs for those who vote, so choose wisely.
Voting open till December 31, 2013. Winners will be announced in the February 2014 issue.
Shortlisted two-wheelers for the award: