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2022 MotoGP World Championship Round 11: The World Title Swings The Other Way!

2022 MotoGP World Championship Round 11: The World Title Swings The Other Way!

The 2022 Assen GP marked Fabio Quartararo’s first DNF in 27 races!

In the last couple of races, the MotoGP world championship has well and truly swung in favor of Fabio Quartararo, be it because of Aleix’s blunder in Catalunya or Bagnaia’s crash in Sachsenring. But, as we’ve seen numerous times, the iconic TT Assen circuit (Round 11 of MotoGP 2022) brought an unexpected twist to the tales and stirred some controversies.

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An Inflatable Parachute For Riders Sounds Crazy, But It's Happening!

An Inflatable Parachute For Riders Sounds Crazy, But It’s Happening!

Sweden-based Airbag Inside has filed patents in the USA showing a rider’s parachute system

As much as we love motorcycles, it is a risky affair which is why riding gear has such a huge market in the world. Thanks to this, many companies have tried all kinds of things to increase rider safety, even including airbag systems which are growing slowly but surely becoming mainstream. But how can riding gear get even safer? Well, according to Sweden-based Airbag Inside, the answer is inflatable parachutes!

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MotoGP Round 10 German GP: Another Day, Another Disaster For Pecco Bagnaia

MotoGP Round 10 German GP: Another Day, Another Disaster For Pecco Bagnaia

With another dismal day for his rivals, the championship once again swings in favor of Quartararo

Carrying the momentum from the eventful Catalunya race, the MotoGP field headed to Sachsenring for round ten of the world championship, giving us another rollercoaster race. While some riders truly hit the ball out of the park, others had a dismal day in the office. Missed the race? Then, allow us to bring you up to date on the happenings.

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2022 Suzuki Hayabusa - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 Suzuki Hayabusa - Performance, Price, and Photos

Restyled, but still clearly Hayabusa

Suzuki rolled into 2021 with its newly-improved-for-MY2022 ambassador model for the sportbike world, the inimitable Hayabusa. Windtunnel-tested fairing tweaks seek to further improve penetration and reduce drag so you can get the most out of the next-generation in-line four. A beefed-up, model-unique electronics suite helps improve rider safety and control with a new ride-by-wire throttle system that supports a number of the new engine-control features.

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MotoGP: Jack Miller Officially Confirmed At Team Orange For Next Year; What Happens To Oliveira?

MotoGP: Jack Miller Officially Confirmed At Team Orange For Next Year; What Happens To Oliveira?

The Aussie will race alongside Brad Binder in the factory KTM colors next year

Jack Miller has had a fairly successful MotoGP career and he’s considered an inspiration for the riders wanting to make a direct jump from Moto3 to MotoGP. While a large part of his MotoGP success has come aboard a Ducati (first Pramac, then factory Team), it’s now official that the Australian rider will bid adieu to the Italian giant and join the factory KTM team (for 2023 and 2024), taking Miguel Oliveira’s seat.

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2017 - 2022 Suzuki GSX-R1000R - Performance, Price, and Photos

2017 - 2022 Suzuki GSX-R1000R - Performance, Price, and Photos

GSX-R1000R: Fiery-Eyed Pegdraggers Rejoice!

Coming off a fresh update in 2017, Suzuki carries its GSX-R1000R into MY2022 with little else in the way of changes. The next-gen “Gixxer” 1000 brought an all-new 999.8 cc powerplant to the table with a claimed 199 horsepower at the shaft and a whole passel of electronic goodies to help manage all those ponies. Traction control, lean-sensitive ABS, launch control and more, Suzuki’s flagship literbike comes equipped with overlapping safety nets to help keep us non-professional riders dirty-side down as we explore our envelope. MotoGP tech influences the design to give you a little taste of track-day performance, or at the very least, ’performance light.’

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2022 MotoGP Round 9: Fabio Quartararo Shines While Title Rivals Suffer

2022 MotoGP Round 9: Fabio Quartararo Shines While Title Rivals Suffer

An action-packed race with one of the most unusual MotoGP blunders of all time

The 2022 MotoGP title fight is far from over, but if the Catalunya race was anything to go by, it seems no one wants it except for Fabio Quartararo. Wondering why? Well, here’s a list of the winners and losers from MotoGP’s round nine, which will help you understand.

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The Fastest Production Motorcycles on the Planet

The Fastest Production Motorcycles on the Planet

Here’s a list of top 10 fastest motorcycles in the world

Speed: the one statistic that really gets peoples’ hearts racing, whether you can use it or not! Since the dawn of motorcycling, speed has been the only obsession worth talking about and the top speeds of production motorcycles have climbed steadily over the decades. At one point, the manufacturers were scared things were getting too fast and feared legislation would clip their wings, but that seems to have gone by the wayside since Kawasaki launched the H2. Here’s our list of the top ten fastest motorcycles, whether they are still in production or not.

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KTM 450 SMR Gets Sharper, Swifter, & More Modern For 2023

KTM 450 SMR Gets Sharper, Swifter, & More Modern For 2023

Quite possibly the best supermoto bike you can buy

In recent times, KTM has kept people like us pretty busy, thanks to multiple model updates throughout its arsenal, and it has no plan to stop anytime soon. The latest motorcycle to receive an update is the company’s supermoto specialist, the 450 SMR, which gets several fine but fundamental tweaks to help it shed crucial tenths off lap times.

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MotoGP: Is Pedro Acosta The Next Marc Marquez (Or Even Better)?

MotoGP: Is Pedro Acosta The Next Marc Marquez (Or Even Better)?

After his record-breaking win in Mugello, Acosta has become the youngest rider to be a Moto2 race winner, breaking Marquez’s previous record

Pedro Acosta is a name that entered the MotoGP paddock only last year, yet it immediately made headlines. So much so, that people started comparing the name with greats like Valentino Rossi, Kenny Roberts, Casey Stoner, and the most dominant MotoGP rider from the last decade, Marc Marquez.

This brings us to the question: is Pedro Acosta the next “great” in the MotoGP world? Or perhaps even better than the aforementioned names? Well, allow us to answer this.

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This NOS-Equipped Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Wouldn't Look Out Of Place In Fast & Furious

This NOS-Equipped Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Wouldn’t Look Out Of Place In Fast & Furious

‘Pegasus l’Étalon Noir’ by Parisian custom shop, Bad Winners hammers your opinion about RE’s being "Slow"

The adjectives associated with Royal Enfields usually comprise classic, handsome, affordable, and simple but almost never “fast”. Until now. That is exactly what Parisian custom shop Bad Winners wanted to change by building a stupid-fast drag racer based on the Royal Enfield’s flagship product, the Continental GT 650. The result? Well, a manic non-road-legal Conti GT 650 racer, with loads of performance mods, help the bike go faster than it looks!

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MotoGP Mugello Round-up: Pecco Bagnaia Stomps Authority, Marc Marquez Bids Adeui

MotoGP Mugello Round-up: Pecco Bagnaia Stomps Authority, Marc Marquez Bids Adeui

A key title-challenger takes a big hit in Italy, while another one proves a point

Kickstarting with back-to-back races, the MotoGP paddock headed to the gorgeous Mugello circuit in the Tuscan mountains, giving us yet another nail-biting race filled with home glory, heartbreak, and, most importantly, action.

Let’s look at the winners and losers from round eight of the 2022 MotoGP season.

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2015 - 2022 Suzuki GSX-R750 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2015 - 2022 Suzuki GSX-R750 - Performance, Price, and Photos

The GSX-R750 is certainly not for the faint of heart

Suzuki keeps improving and expanding its signature supersport series, and the 2022 GSX-R750 carries the torch first ignited by the original Gixxer 750 all the way back in 1984. Granted, the “late model” Gixxers dropped the steel frame in favor of aluminum, and the air-cooled engine has been replaced with a jacketed mill, but the overall mission for the bike remains the same: to provide the general public with the most race-ready production bike available for legal use on the street. Of course, the rest of the market has caught up to Suzuki and the supersport segment is flooded with similarly capable rides — and a good number of more capable sleds — though the most race-tastic of them are far more expensive than the $12k-ish GSX-R750.

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Live Your MotoGP Dream With This ‘08 Ducati Desmosedici RR On Sale At Iconic Motorbike Auctions

Live Your MotoGP Dream With This ‘08 Ducati Desmosedici RR On Sale At Iconic Motorbike Auctions

Only 1500 Ducati Desmosedicis ever went on sale and this low-mileage example is #676

Ducati has always celebrated iconic riders and world championships with special replicas from its long motorsport history. But when the Bologna-based giant finally hit the jackpot winning the prestigious MotoGP world championship in 2007, it upped the game altogether by unveiling the 1500 unit-only Ducati Desmosedici RR - a road-going iteration of the title-winning MotoGP race bike ridden by Casey Stoner.

Finding (let alone owning) one of these bikes isn’t easy, yet Iconic Motorbike Auctions has managed to hunt one down and if you’re looking to live your MotoGP dream, then here is your chance to do so.

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2019 - 2022 Yamaha YZF-R125 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2019 - 2022 Yamaha YZF-R125 - Performance, Price, and Photos

Enjoy the thrill of riding balls-to-the-wall

Yamaha takes early indoctrination to a whole new level with its YZF-R125 meant to scoop up riders who live in areas that use the tiered-license system. That’s right, it’s an R-series model specifically built for A-1 license holders in Europe and the U.K. The trackside DNA is evident in the overall look that borrows heavily from its larger-displacement siblings in keeping with it intended use as an entry-level trainer. Supersport looks and handling meet license restrictions to make this a proper first-timer’s bike.

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