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01

Mar

MotoGP: Pramac the last team to show off 2019 liveries

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Alma Pramac Ducati have become the final team on the 2019 MotoGP grid to unveil their new colours, going for a very different design for Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia’s bikes for the coming season.
Unveiled live on Sky Sports in Italy, the new colours were designed by Mitja Borkert, director of the Centro Stile Lamborghini, the Italian car firm’s in-house design team, who said at the launch: “The team of Centro Stile and I are big fans of MotoGP and it was a great pleasure to contribute to this project, carried out together with Pramac. The design of the Ducati Desmosedici GP livery is inspired by the colours of Alma Pramac Racing, and conveys the spirit of the team with their strong determination and desire to win.”

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

26

Feb

T3 Performance transform Speed Triples for £10K

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Read about two new machines from bike builder Tony Scott based on the Triumph Speed Triple 1050.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

19

Feb

KTM 690 SMC R (2019-on) Review

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Supermoto isn’t dead. But unless you have a kart track in your back garden, or you happen to live in the Alps, extracting the best from the SMC R will be tricky.

There’s very little to moan about, except the gearbox, which is nothing new to these LC4s. We experienced plenty of false neutrals and not even the excellent Quickshifter+ system could mask this.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Interesting review of the KTM 690 SMC R…

12

Feb

Triumph Daytona returns with 765 engine

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Triumph have developed an all-new Daytona using the 765 engine first debuted in their Street Triple, an evolution of which will be used in Moto2 from this season onwards. While speculation has been rife that the Moto2 project would pave the way for the return of the Daytona, these pictures are the first proof that Triumph does have a road bike waiting in the wings.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

08

Feb

Triumph Reveal All-New Rocket TFC Factory Custom

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riumph have confirmed that the second model in the new TFC range will be based on a Rocket. With no such model in the current range, as it was killed off two years ago by Euro4 emissions regulations, this also confirms MCN’s recent speculation that a new Triumph Rocket launch is on the horizon.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Thoughts on this new Triumph?

07

Feb

MotoGP: Marquez silences injury doubts by topping Sepang test

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Marc Marquez has silenced doubts about his fitness ahead of the 2019 MotoGP season by topping the first day of pre-season testing action at the Sepang circuit. The Repsol Honda rider has been battling to reach full fitness ahead of the start of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery in December, but showed his fitness with a lunchtime lap time to end the day a quarter of a second ahead of Alex Rins.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

06

Feb

First Look: 2019 KTM 690 SMC R 

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It has been a while since KTM offered a supermoto motorcycle, so we are pleased to see the 2019 KTM 690 SMC R to go along with the all-new KTM 690 Enduro R dual-sport motorcycle. Let’s take a look at what KTM’s supermoto entry has to offer.

Source: ultimatemotorcycling.com

05

Feb

MotoGP: Monster sponsorship gives new look to Yamahas

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The addition of Monster Energy as title sponsor to the 2019 Yamaha M1 has given the bike a radical new look for the season ahead, with black joining the blue as the Monster claw takes over from the old Movistar logo. The bikes were unveiled today by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales in a ceremony in Indonesian capital Jakarta, just days before they’re set to take to track for the first time at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit for the first pre-season test of the year.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

What is your opinion on the new Yamaha M1? #MotoGP

22

Jan

MotoGP: Lorenzo breaks wrist in training accident

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New signing Jorge Lorenzo will face a difficult start to his Repsol Honda career after breaking a bone in his wrist while training at the weekend. While details remain unclear about exactly what happened the five-time world champion as Honda maintain secrecy, he will undergo surgery today to correct the break only days before Wednesday’s team launch in Madrid.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Oh No! 

18

Jan

Ducati launch 2019 MotoGP campaign

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Ducati will launch their 2019 MotoGP effort this evening in Switzerland, with Andrea Dovizioso and new signing Danilo Petrucci travelling to sponsor Phillip Morris’ research base on the shores of Lake Geneva for the event.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com