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Anthony West quits over doping scandal

Gold Coast racer Anthony West, 37, has parked his motorcycle racing career over a seven-year doping dispute with the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme). Ant West, who has raced in seven world championship series since 1998, announced his decision in a Facebook post over night: Fuck FIM I’m done with this sport!!!! You will never …

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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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A tale of two Troys and an ASBK title

It was a tale of two Troys when two-time World Superbike champion Troy Corser caught up with three-time WSBK champ Troy Bayliss  to discuss his return to Australian Superbikes. The two Troys met at Phillip Island where Corser was part of the Australian team that reclaimed the International Challenge trophy from the United Kingdom at …

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Troy Bayliss announces racing comeback

Three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss has confirmed he will make a comeback to racing on a DesmoSport Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship. It should be just the kickstart the failing series needs to get more national and international attention. Troy won the 1999 British Superbike championship riding …

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World champ Troy Corser returns for classic

Australia’s two-time world superbike champion Troy Corser will make his first local appearance in nearly seven years for the 2018 Phillip Island Classic. Troy will head the Aussie squad in the blue-chip International Challenge teams’ event to end the three-year domination by the Jeremy McWilliams-led United Kingdom. Jeremy will again lead the UK team and …

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Ducati V4 growl

Video reveals Ducati V4 retains growl

Ducati purists can rest easy that the new V4 superbike to be unveiled on September 7 before the Misano MotoGP retains the distinctive Ducati L-twin growl. It appears Ducati has been testing the bike at the Misano circuit and MaxxMoto.be caught the bike going through its paces on a phone camera. Thankfully it has that distinctive …

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Aussies push MV Agusta USA sales

MV Agusta plans to go racing in the USA to boost sales as the Australian importers launch the new Brutale 800 America and seek racers for the 2018 MotoAmerica series. Australian importing group Urban Moto Imports was selected to take over the importing of Italian MV Agusta bikes into the USA and Canada in January …

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End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

End of the Ducati L-twin Panigale?

Ducati has released a teaser video that seems to hint at the end of the L-twin Panigale line with a limited-edition World Superbike tricolore livery. The 17-second video doesn’t show much and ends with the slogan “When the end tells the whole story”. To us that hints that the new V4 superbike, powered by a …

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Insurance decision threatens motorcycle racing

A Slovenian farm worker was knocked off his ladder by a reversing tractor so now an insurance crackdown may jeopardise motorcycle racing. That’s the warning from the British Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). It all stems back to the farmer who was injured in his …

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