Five of the Cagivas on display 11 John Kocinski, 5 Doug Chandler, 7 Eddie Lawson, I Marco Papa, 18 Randy Mamola grand prix cagiva

Cagiva set to launch electric bikes?

An electric Cagiva could be on show when MV Agusta celebrates the 40th anniversary of the famous Italian brand on Sunday (16 September 2018) at their Varese factory. An official MV Agusta press release doesn’t mention the electric bike, but the company has been working an electric Cagiva for some time and it would be …

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MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni classic cagiva 1000cc

MV Agusta plans neo classic bike

MV Agusta is working on a neo classic model and a 1000cc Brutale, but not an electric bike says boss Giovanni Castiglioni. We caught up with the erudite and suave boss of MV Agusta at the factory on the shores of beautiful Lake Varese in northern Italy this week. In the wide-ranging interview, Giovanni also …

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Grand Prix bike display at Phillip Island

Grand Prix bike display at Phillip Island

Twenty-four historic two-stroke Grand Prix motorcycles have arrived as a permanent exhibit at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit just in time for this weekend’s Island Classic. The display of the Grand Prix bikes opens today at $17.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. However, entry will be discounted to $9.50 for Island Classic patrons this weekend. They were …

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Massimo T12 honours Massimo Tamburini

‘Greatest’ superbike honours Tamburini

Is the Tamburini T12 Massimo the greatest superbike ever built? It’s certainly one of the most expensive at an estimated €300,000 (A$463,000, US341,000). The bike was designed by Massimo Taburni, the man who also created the most beautiful bikes of all time – the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4. Sadly, Massimo died of cancer on …

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Motorcycle design

Top motorcycle designer passes away

Motorcycle design may never be the same after the man who designed arguably the most beautiful bikes in the world passed away at the age of 71. Italian Massimo Tamburini designed the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4, both of which figure highly in the most beautiful bikes yet made. They were also highlights of …

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Lyle Lovett: motorcycle rider

Lyle Lovett: motorcycle rider. I love hearing about celebrities who are into motorcycles. It affirms my belief that motorcycles are a great leveler. A lot of celebrities also like the anonymity donning a helmet gives them. They can then go out in public without being noticed and harassed. Someone who probably wouldn’t be noticed too …

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