It is common knowledge that mid-year product updates are manufacturers launching reworked previous-year machines.
The nine-time World Champion ended all speculations regarding his future in MotoGP by inking a new two-year extension with Movistar Yamaha. [Read more…]
A year after its resurgence as a KTM-owned brand, it seems that Husqvarna is ready to retake its position in the market. [Read more…]
The Italian GP at Mugello kicked off with a special tribute, as the late Marco Simoncelli was posthumously inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame as a MotoGP Legend.
French tyre manufacturers Michelin will replace Japan’s Bridgestone as the official tyre suppliers in MotoGP from the 2016 season.
Rocker Keith Flint vocalist of iconic American electronic band – The Prodigy, is taking a first shot at the Isle of Man TT in the upcoming 2014 edition of the competition. [Read more…]
Iconic Japanese tuning company Mugen Motorsports have unveiled their third purpose-built electric superbike for the 2014 Isle of Man TT. [Read more…]
Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI), India’s national motor sport governing body, has appointed a new two-wheeler circuit racing commission. [Read more…]
According to the rumour, Lorenzo, who has ridden for Yamaha’ factory team since his debut premier class season in 2008, has already given Ducati his nod for a preliminary agreement for 2015 onwards, with an alleged offer of €15 million per season. If the news is true, Andrea Dovizioso could lose his job at the end of the coming season since Ducati’s new recruit Cal Crutchlow has signed a two-year contract with the Italian factory that terminates at the end of the 2015 season.
Story: Piyush Sonsale
Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) – the Japanese manufacturing bigwig’s racing wing has raised the curtains on its latest entry for the upcoming 2014 Dakar Rally. A year after HRC made a trailblazing return to the Mecca of rally raids, they’ve announced their participation in the next installment of the competition as well. Drawing parallels to last year, HRC have again used the the CRF 450X enduro as blueprint for their dedicated rally machine, called the CRF 450 Rally.
Honda had introduced the Dakar-ready model exactly a year ago,and now, the new CRF 450 Rally has undergone a series of upgrades and improvements based on data pertaining to maintenance requirements, aerodynamics, durability and engine performance gleaned from last year’s race. The bike will be propelled by HRC’s signature Programmed Fuel Injection system this time around as well.
Team HRC’s 5 racers and their respective CRF 450s will participate in the upcoming 2013 Morocco Rally which starts on the 13th of October, using it as a platform to build towards next year’s Dakar Rally, which will also feature the same personnel and vehicles that will appear in Morocco. The bike will be produced and released for sale to other rally teams post-Dakar next year.
Story: Harket Suchde