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Video: Yamaha Introduces the YZF-R1 in World Superbike and World Endurance Trim

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEACrPbb4aI&w=560&h=315] Yamaha released this video showcasing its World Superbike and World Enduranc teams testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain and introducing the 2016 YZF-R1 in race trim for the various series. The video features official Pata Yamaha World Superbike riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli, GMT94 World Endurance …

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MotoGP: For Suzuki, the practice is over

Photo courtesy of suzuki-racing.com Although the new 2016 version of Suzuki’s GSX-RR MotoGP bike has shown much-improved power, the reliability is still suspect after an engine failure on Day 2 forced the engineers to cut power for the rest of the Sepang test. 2015 season marked Suzuki’s return to MotoGP …

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Danilo Petrucci Fastest On Day One At Phillip Island Test

Photo Courtesy of MotoGP Danilo Petrucci makes the most out of the dry time in a day of poor conditions to set the fastest time on day one of the Phillip Island test. It was typical Phillip Island weather on day one of the three-day MotoGP test in Austrailia – …

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Maverick Vinales Tops Day Two At Phillip Island

Photo Courtesy of MotoGP Suzuki’s Maverick Vinales bests Marc Marquez by .161 of a second to top day two of the MotoGP test at Phillip Island. “Of course the track was a contribution, let’s say,” VInales said. “Here in Phillip Island I feel always confident, I like the track and …

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Biggest Kiwi motorcycle museum closing

The biggest motorcycle museum in New Zealand is closing to due to ill health of the owner but there are rumours an international consortium may take over. New Zealand Classic Motorcycles opened in late 2014 in Nelson on the north coast of the South Island with an enormous private collection …

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MV Agusta bikes in AMG car dealerships

Mercedes-AMG solarbeam MV Agusta F3 While MV Agusta will be sold through AMG/Mercedes dealerships in Europe and the USA, Australia will only display the bikes in the luxury car showrooms. MV Agusta importers Urban Moto Imports (UMI) bosses Joseph and Alan Elasmar say MV dealers will supply the bikes and …

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JAGUAR’S F-TYPE SVR

The All Powerful Jaguar F-Type SVR Is Coming. I’ve always preferred compact, sleek looking cars and the new Jaguar F-Type SVR ticks all these boxes – and it’s powerful too, offering the lucky owner a 200mph beast with 567bhp from a 5 litre supercharged V8 engine. Both the coupé and the …

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Barry Sheene movie goes into production

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isb_UkeTs3g?feature=oembed&wmode=opaque&w=720&h=405] The wild and crazy life of two-time world champion motorcycle racer Barry Sheene is being developed into a feature-length film by a joint British-Australian film production. Simply titled “Sheene” it should be a funny, dramatic and exciting film depicting the funny, dramatic and exciting life of the racer. …

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Riders protest footpath parking ban

Melbourne has been at the forefront of footpath parking for motorcycles, but now footpaths around St Kilda have been ruled out for a six-month trial ban even though it is the site of a popular annual motorcycle Toy Run. Rider Darren Carson is organising a protest park in St Kilda …

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