Two BMW Motorrad riders delighted the audience with their extraordinary performances during the 4th round of the 2010 French Superbike Championship held at Le Mans in the south of France. The two astonishing S1000RR riders, Erwan Nigon and Sébastien Gimbert, proudly won first and second place on the said match, allowing one of the BMW riders to be eligible for the champion title at the final round in Albi at the end of the month.
Thanks to their successful battle at the opening of the French Superbike Championship, the BMW Motorrad team is still in the race garnering fantastic double victories with very high scores. These results allowed the two BMW riders to receive the first two places after the 4th round.
Qualifying for the 1st and 2nd place positions over a line of motorcycle riders from Ducati, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Honda, the two BMW France teammates were both fired up for the first 15-lap Superbike race of the day.
The start of the race was the #7 RR rider, Erwan Nigon’s shining moment as he raced out just in front of his teammate Gimbert. The second lap left Kenny Foray crashing out of contention leaving the two BMW riders to compete for the win against Kawasaki rider, Julien Da Costa. After a series of 3 laps, Sébastien Gimbert passed Nigon and took the lead. At that moment, Gimbert was unstoppable. He achieved his first double victory of 2010 by over four seconds, while teammate Nigon finished in second place. These podium finishes left Gimbert with 239 points and Nigon with 250.
Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 became the fastest road racing Superbike on the planet earlier this month, as Relentless Suzuki by TAS racer, Bruce Anstey, recorded an astonishing 133.977mph average lap speed in the final race of the Ulster Grand Prix.
Riding in the prestigious event that uses the closed-off roads around Dundrod in Northern Ireland, Anstey bravely piloted the GSX-R1000 around the 7.4 mile circuit, smashing the previous record in front of a 30,000 strong-crowd.
Talking about his amazing lap record, London-based Kiwi, Bruce, said,"I knew the Relentless Suzuki by TAS GSX-R1000 was fast, but even I didn’t think we could go this quickly. We finished second in the opening race which was a little disappointing, so I got my head down in the final Superbike race and pushed as hard as I could. It was a close battle, but we took the win and proved that the GSX-R1000 is the fastest, which is especially nice during the 25th anniversary year".
Ostoure (standing for "Legend" in Persian) has been developed by the Iranian designer Mohammad Reza Shojaie. The super bike utilizes delicate design, in spite of the fact that draw on the roughest class naked-bike. Ostoure is 2WD, which is not the first in this type, but it is one of the most applicable.
The power transmission system consists of two differentials; the steering in front wheel is performing by these joints. The rear suspension system is a regular single spring and in front wheel is the same but in opposite direction. Due to this type of suspension in front wheel the radiator dimension has been minimized and two extra small ones invented in bike’s sides under its body support the central radiator.
The indicators are optional, one is on the bike’s head; and the other is HUD indicator in helmet that has been equipped with speakers and AC system, and connect to the bike by Bluetooth; the commands generate from a module devised on right side of steering handle. Bike steering is like what the pilot experience in the plane.
Triumph Motorcycles has announced two new "adventure models" will be launched by the end of the year. The company revealed no other details on the two models, but they did confirmed new details will be announced in the next months: engine (August 4), chassis (September 1) and clothing/accessories (October 6th).
The two models are expected to made their world debut in November at the Milan EICMA Bike Show. Stay tuned for more details!
In September 1980 BMW unveiled the new GS model. Now, at the tenth edition of BMW Motorrad Days, the company unveiled a tribute video for the model.
The BMW GS is a motorcycle with racing genes, and the fact that it turned out to be so successful was a surprise even for BMW.
"Thanks to the efforts of our development engineer at the time, Laszlo Peres, we were able to bring out the G/S in just 18 months - and it was a motorcycle concept which was absolutely crazy for that time. I would never have thought that this machine, based on a motor racing prototype, would be so successful. But I’m still proud of it to this day!" said Laszlo Peres, former technician in the BMW testing department.
Icon Motorcycle unveiled the Sheene Superbike at the Goodwood Festival of speed. Limited to only 52 units, the bike was built in the honor of the legendary racer Barry Sheene. Each model will be hand build and custom fitted for its customer, so you will not have to worry you will see another one like yours. The superbike carries a price tag of $160,000.
The new Icon Sheene Superbike is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 250 HP and a peak torque of 133 lbs-ft. With a top speed of 200 mph, Sheene is the most powerful production motorcycle in the world. It will feature a custom made tubular aluminum frame, a fuel tank made from hand-beaten aluminum and hand-laid carbon fiber panels body.
Each bike features a hand-painted image of a playing card, held by a bikini-clad girl: each will be different, and as there are 52 cards in a pack, that’s how many Icon Sheenes are being made.
When the new Tron Legacy movie will hit theaters in December, the biggest surprise will be the Lightcycles, first introduced in the 1982 movie. The motorcycle is used in a father-son attempt to escape from the world where Bridges has been trapped for 25 years. But that’s in the movie. In real world, Custom Built Motorcycles - the same who built the "Batpod" replica - is offering you the chance to ride a Pro Street Light Cycle replica for $35k.
There will be only 5 units built. Each bike will be black with an accent color - 5 bikes with 5 different accent colors (red, blue, yellow, green, and orange).
The wheels are custom made 22" x12" dual hubless wheels with custom made tires. The motorcycle will be offered with either an electric motor or a high performance gasoline motor and transmission depending on the buyers needs. It will be built for everyday street use.
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are both stars in the new "Knight and Day" movie, released on June 23rd. But next to them there is another star: a Ducati Hypermotard, that is in fact an Aprilia SXV550 in disguise. Wait, what?
Aprilia is being used as a stunt bike, while Ducatti is used for low-speed rides. And how the Hypermotard is just to heavy and too fragile to pull off the stunts, the team opted to an Aprilia. So why hiding an Aprilia under a Ducatti skin? Maybe because Cruise really wanted to drive a Ducatti in the movie, who knows!
Confederate Motorcycles revealed the first teaser images of the special edition P120 Black Flag. It will be limited to only 50 units. Prices will be announced at a later date.
The P120 Black Flag is powered by a 120-cubic-inch V-twin engine with 160 Hp and 135 lbs-ft of torque. The motorcycle will feature CM design double wishbone machined from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum linked to aerodynamic, dual, lightweight, tubular wing blades, the same fuel-carrying frame as the standard Fighter and a the standard double-wishbone front ford assembly.
Stay tuned, we’ll get back with more details soon! Specifications after the jump.
The Japanese motorcycle maker Kawasaki is teasing us with the 2011 Ninja ZX10R super bike. According to the first details the motorcycle will receive a complete makeover: a more aggressive look, a completely restyled fairing and exhaust, new chassis and new engine that is rumored to deliver more than 200 HP.
Of course the new ZX10R will keep the same green ninja paint scheme as with all the previous Ninja models.
During the next few weeks, people interested will be able to go to Kawasaki Challenge and discover more about the future motorcycle.
However when launched the new ZX-10R will have strong competition on the market (Yamaha YZF-R1, Honda CBR-1000RR, and also the Suzuki GSX-R 1000) so is no wonder that Kawasaki will do its best to improve their motorcycle as much as possible.