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Fire destroys electric race bikes

A fire that destroyed 18 Energica electric motorcycles for the upcoming MotoE series at five MotoGP events this year has inflamed concerns about electric vehicle fires. The cause of the Energica blaze seems to be a short circuit in one of their charging units. However, there are other causes for electric vehicle fires which have …

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Valentino Rossi Replica Pista GP R Soleluna 2018 helmet wear

Wear a helmet just like Valentino Rossi’s

You can now wear an AGV helmet with exactly the same specifications as the one that nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi wore on the track in last year’s championship. AGV Australia spokesman Don Nicholls of distributor Link International says the Valentino Rossi Replica Pista GP R Soleluna 2018 helmet has the same shell, visors, personalised …

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Valentino Rossi Mugello AGV helmet

Motorbike Racing Legends Past and Present

Who are the greatest rider legends of all time, and do you agree? Motorcycle Hall of Fame: Top Riders of All Time What criteria can be used to judge the greatest motorcycle racers of all time? The number of titles won is a start, but there are many more aspects to what makes a truly …

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World Superbikes 2019 Phillip Island WSBK Jamie Morris/Geebee Images/2SNAP warning

Warning of police patrols for WSBK riders

Victoria Police will be out in force over the next few days as warning to motorcyclists to ride safely on their way to and from the World Superbikes at Phillip Island this weekend. In previous years, VicPol have conducted “Motosafe” operations around the WSBK and MotoGP events. We contacted VicPol to find out what they …

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Movies about Wayne Gardner and Toby Price

Films about Wayne Gardner and Toby Price

Two movies about Wayne Gardner and Toby Price that display the guts, glory, glamour and grace of motorcycle racing have hit the big and small screens. Wayne The Wayne Gardner movie is simply called Wayne and is now screening at major cinemas. Here is the trailer for the feature-length film. As the blurb says: Wayne …

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Motorcycle racing moves closer to Mt Panorama

Motorcycle racing at Mt Panorama has moved a step closer with Bathurst Regional Council awarding a $3.7 million tender to design a second circuit to UK company Apex Circuit Design. Bathurst is the original home for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix which was held in nearby Yetholme in 1914. Bikes raced on the existing circuit from the …

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Aprilia RSV4RF LE with MotoGP wings

Aprilia RSV4 RF LE sportsbike takes wings

When wings were first used in MotoGP aerodynamic design a few years ago, we were concerned that the ugly F1-style appendages would make their way to road bikes. Well, our worst fears have been confirmed with Aprilia the first to add racing wings to a production bike. However, it’s only a limited-edition RSV4 RF LE, …

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Ducati vying to dethrone ever-dominant Marc Marquez

The new 2018 MotoGP season got underway with the Grand Prix of Qatar and continues this weekend in Argentina. As has been the case for some years now, Spaniard Marc Marquez, on the Honda, was expected to sweep the race and immediately return to the top of the standings. But, the season did not start …

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