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Yoshimura Introduces Works Finish For Yamaha FZ-07 And FZ-09

The following is from Yoshimura… Works Finish. A unique offering from Yoshimura R&D of America. Works Finish is not a coating, but a media blast finish using our own special recipe of ingredients. The result is a stainless steel exhaust that after it goes through a heat cycle on the …

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European helmets for sale soon

Riders should soon be able to buy European-standard helmets in stores when approval to wear the UNECE 22.05 helmets spreads right across the country as soon as next month. Tasmania today (February 25, 2016), has gazetted the use of the helmets, joining all other states and territories with Western Australia expected …

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How to ride again after a serious crash

Telltale signs of a nasty crash Getting back on the “steel horse” again after a serious crash is considered either brave, stupid or too difficult for some. Maybe I’m one of the “stupid” ones who got back on, despite one major life-threatening crash in which I was run over – …

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Jonathan Rea Leads The Way On Final Day Of Testing At Phillip Island

Photo Courtesy of Worldsbk.com press Now that pre-season testing for 2016 has come to an end, Jonathan Rea can’t wait to get back to racing. World Superbike riders had one last day to prepare for 2016 before the season kicks off Friday, February 26 in Phillip Island, Australia. Once again …

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MotoAmerica: Superbike Gets Qualifiers

Photo Courtesy of MotoAmerica/Brian J. Nelson Dunlop’s adding some Qualifying tires to the allocation for Superbike’s Superpole 2 session in 2016. The premier classes in the World Championships use them so why not here in the U.S.? A question answered with the return of softer-compound-qualifying tires to the U.S. Superbike …

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MotoGP: Valentino Rossi using every available means to improve

Photo courtesy of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP At 37 years of age, Valentino Rossi continues to amaze with his ability to adapt and reinvent himself in his quest to win. He ended the test fifth quickest, ahead of his teammate and reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. For his determination and …

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Motorcycle museum grows with family

While some motorcycle museums are closing down and selling off, there is one small, but significant, family museum that continues to build on their collection and keep their doors open in the name of a family tradition. The Panorama Motorcycle Museum 60km southwest of Brisbane includes mainly pre-war American and British bikes …

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Victory Judge retains muscular aggression

Will the Victory Octane replace the Judge and Gunner as the company’s most aggressive muscle cruiser? The Octane is the company’s first water-cooled model with a 1200cc engine to compete against the Harley-Davidson V-Rod. While the high-revving sporty machine is an aggressive muscle cruiser, there is still plenty of bare-knuckle appeal about …

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Old School Speed!

Jon Urry Nobuaki Harigae and the fastest GPz1100 in the world. Jon Urry Nobuaki Harigae of Harigae Engine Works is one of Japan’s foremost tuners for 1980s and 1990s four-stroke Kawasakis and built the two Kawasaki GPz1100 racebikes shown here for the Taste of Tsukuba series in Japan. To the …

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Tom Sykes Fastest In Mixed Conditions At Phillip Island Test

Photo Courtesy of Worldsbk.com press Tom Sykes fires the first shot at Phillip Island. It was a Kawasaki Racing Team 1-2 on day one of the two-day test at Phillip Island with Tom Sykes leading his teammate Jonathan Rea in the final shakedown test prior to the start of the …

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