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MotoGP: Marquez and crew find a solution…for Qatar

News Repsol Honda rider struggles for the first two days of the test until the team make a major change to bike setup Marc Marquez’s Repsol Honda crew make a major setup change that allows the two-time MotoGP world champion to finally show some speed…but will it work elsewhere?

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Indian Jack Daniels Springfield sells out

Indian Motorcycle Springfield and Chief Vintage Jack Daniels limited edition models Aussies have missed out on a social limited edition version of the new Indian Springfield which sold out in one day. The bikes was a second joint project with Tennessee bourbon distiller Jack Daniels after the recent launch of a limited …

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Cops cancel toy run over ‘safety’ issues

Father Bob Homeless, starving and disadvantaged children may be the big losers after the Victorian Police and Council of Port Phillip Bay rejected a permit to stage the annual Father Bob Toy Run in St Kilda, Melbourne. However, Independent Riders Group spokesman Damien Codognotto has vowed the 39-year event will …

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Victory cautious over noise issues

Victory Gunner Victory Motorcycles Australia has cautiously recalled several 2015/16 models over noise emissions issues, even though “very few” may be affected. The recall notice says noise levels “may not meet the regulatory requirements when the affected motorcycle is ridden under normal conditions”. “The motorcycle may not meet noise emissions standard …

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Kawasaki ZX-10R recall on steering issue

Kawasaki ZX-10R Kawasaki Motors Australia has recalled the 2016 model Ninja ZX-10R sports bike over a steering damper issue which could potentially cause an accident. The ACCC recall notice says the steering damper bracket mounting bolts could break due to over tightening during assembly. “The bracket may separate from the frame …

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FASTEST-EVER RADICAL COMES TO GENEVA

The new RXC Turbo 500R is the latest model from the British manufacturer Radical. Based on the company’s first closed-cockpit coupe, this track machine has made a splash at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Powering the model is a Ford EcoBoost V6 engine that sits nicely inside its steel spaceframe …

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MotoGP: Number 34 or 36? Michelin’s big Qatar problem

Photo courtesy of MotoGP.com Michelin had some angry riders at the Qatar test when it discovered that the new front tire that the riders liked at Sepang didn’t work as well as another new front tire at Phillip Island, and limiting the riders to a few of each at Losail …

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Will motorcycles start sprouting wings?

The aerodynamic wing additions to MotoGP bikes in recent years have resulted in the ridiculous looking 2016 Ducati team’s bikes with big, ugly wings called strakes. It may help the Italian factory win some races – unless the sharp protuberances are banned as a danger to other riders – but …

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