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2018 May

31

May

MV Agusta name to return to grand prix motorcycle racing

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The MV Agusta name will return to grand prix motorcycle racing after an absence of more than 40 years when the legendary Italian marque enters Moto2 in 2019.
Ex-MotoGP outfit Forward Racing has entered into a four-year deal to run MV Agusta bikes in the intermediate class next season.

The new bike will run for the first time in testing in July ahead of its race debut next season. 

It will mark the first time since 1976, the year Giacomo Agostini won MV Agusta’s final race at the Nurburgring, that the Varese marque will have appeared on a grand prix entry list.

MV Agusta won 18 500cc titles between 1956 and 1974 with John Surtees, Gary Hocking, Mike Hailwood and Phil Read as well as Agostini before its four-stroke bikes were eclipsed by the Japanese two-strokes in the latter part of the 70s.

Source: www.motorsport.com

Great news! #MVAgusta 

30

May

TT 2018: Harrison ups ante with 133mph laps on Tuesday | MCN

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Dean Harrison upped the ante at this year’s Isle of Man TT with two blistering 133mph laps on just the third night of practice.

The Yorkshireman, who topped Monday’s first superbike session with a 131.376mph, came out of the blocks flying to set his quickest ever lap of the 37.73-mile mountain course with a 133.140mph from a standing start. He’d then improve his pace on a flier, becoming the only man in TT history other than Michael Dunlop to set a sub-17 minute lap with an average speed of 133.462mph.

Dunlop himself hit 132.319mph on his first lap before two slower laps on the Tyco BMW Superbike, while the second Tyco machine of Dan Kneen was third fastest after the evening session having lapped with an average speed of 132.258mph.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Who will win this years TT?

 

#TT2018 #CannonballBikeRun #IsleOfManTT

26

May

Happiness

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"We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."

25

May

Poll: Are you going to the TT this year? | MCN

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Are you going to the TT this year?

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Are you going to the TT this year?

24

May

Yamaha Niken first ride: Are we likin’ the Niken? | MCN

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Few bikes have confused as much as the Niken. First unveiled at the end of last year to a combination of fascination and incredulity, Yamaha’s LMW (Leaning Multi Wheeler) wasn’t, as some thought, for disabled riders (it’ll fall over when its stationary, just like any other bike) or an easy way for car drivers to become bikers (its track is too narrow to be ridden on a car licence).

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

What are your thoughts on the Yamaha Niken?

 

#Motorcycle #YamahaNiken

23

May

Rare Motorcycles Auction Marathon Ends With Record Sales

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The largest amount of money was paid by a buyer for a 1931 Brough Superior 981cc SS100. The model sold well above its estimated price, bringing the auctioneers £264,700 ($370,000) in their bank account. But perhaps it’s not the sum that impresses, but the fact that six people went against one another for the motorcycle till the bitter end.

Second in line comes the 1970 Clymer Münch 1,177cc TTS Mammoth, which sold for £154,940 ($216,000), followed by a 1974 Ducati 750SS Project, with £106,780 to its name ($149,000).

Source: www.autoevolution.com

Wow!

22

May

BSB: Byrne ‘in good spirits’ after successful surgery

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Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is said to be in good spirits after undergoing successful surgery to stabilise a number of spinal fractures as he continues to recover following a crash at last week’s Snetterton test.

The six-time Bennetts British Superbike Champion was hospitalised after the fall early in Thursday’s test session with a range of injuries, including fractures to both his neck and back.

Yesterday, he underwent surgery at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital with a Byrne family statement confirming surgeons were happy with how the procedure went.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Good to hear…

20

May

HUSQVARNA VITPILEN 701 (2018-on) Review

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Husky claim the Vitpilen 701 isn’t a sporty bike, but it still does a pretty good impression of being one. It’s light and flickable, allowing you to change lines with easen and it darts from one side to the other like a toy and turns so quickly it took me by surprise on more than one occasion. But the overall beauty of the Vitpilen underneath that radical bodywork is how easy it is to ride and how much fun it is – and all without the need to be doing double the speed limit! The 701 has much wider abilities than many expected and will appeal to everyone from fashionable commuters to new bikers – but it’s a massive shame about the high price.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Your personal thoughts on #Husqvarna?

19

May

Happiness

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

What are your weekend plans? #Happiness 

18

May

KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

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Taking the KTM 300EXC TPI off-road in Hertfordshire is a far cry from the world launch I was lucky to attend at Erzberg in Austria last year. At the launch it was all about flat out, monster third gear climbs and insane butt clenching descents at the world famous extreme enduro venue. My recent rides in Hertfordshir

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Would you buy a KTM 300exc?