WorldSBK 2016 Phillip Island Davide Guigliano, Michael van der Mark, Nicky Hayden, Jono Rea, Sylvain Guintoli

Phillip Island secures MotoGP WSBK for decade

The annual pilgrimage to Phillip Island in Victoria for the MotoGP and World Superbikes will continue for another decade after the circuit has secured the rights to host the events. This could jeopardise plans for a motorcycle track extension of the Bathurst circuit which developers has hoped would attract either MotoGP or WSBK. Phillip Island …

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Jake Dolan superbikes

Meet us at the World Superbikes and win

Motorbike Writer performance bike reviewer and former Southern Californian superstock champion Jake Dolan will be mixing with the racers and the crowd at the World Superbikes this weekend at Phillip Island. Jake will be talking to his mates from the racing circuit, as well as walking through the crowds and bike displays over the weekend, …

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Aprilia RSV4 - BRembo - KTM to join Australian Brembo recall

Aprilia RSV4 adjusts for each corner

While sister company Moto Guzzi released three new models at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan over night and announced a fourth is coming, Aprilia had only minor modifications to its RSV4. Updates include new ‘Superpole’ graphics, revised rear suspension and the V4-MP multimedia platform as standard. The V4-MP system is a telemetry system that …

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MV Agusta Brutale

Buy a Brutale and go to World Superbikes

If you buy a 2015 MV Agusta Brutale before the end of the year, you have the choice of $2000 in genuine accessories or a trip to the World Superbikes at Phillip Island. It’s an interesting deal and not the first time innovative importers Urban Moto Imports have offered something similar. Last year, they offered …

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2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R gears

Hi-tech Kawasaki ZX-10R arriving soon

The completely reworked and electronically enhanced 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R will be unveiled in Australia at the Sydney Motorcycle Show in November. Pricing will be revealed closer to the release date in late November at the media launch at Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn. Rather than a cosmetic update, the new ZX-10R has received a total revamp …

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Aprilia Tuono

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 beefed up

Aprilia has given its street-fighting Tuono V4 more punch with a bigger engine. The 1000cc V4 engine has been bored out to 1100cc with power up 7kW to 130kW and torque up to 8.5Nm to 120Nm. Meanwhile, the Tuono’s seat height has been lowered 15mm to 820mm and the handlebars have been narrowed for a …

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World Ducati Week pilgrimage

Troy Bayliss at World Ducati Week

Aussie Troy Bayliss will be among the stars celebrating 26 years of the World Superbike Championship at World Ducati Week at the Misano World Circuit on July 18-20.  There will be a special exhibit of racers and their machines celebrating Ducati’s 313 race wins, and 17 Manufacturers’ and 14 Riders’ titles, including Troy’s own three …

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EBR 1190RX world superbikes

Buy a superbike – go to World Superbikes

How about this for an innovative sales strategy to match an innovative bike! Buy an Erik Buell Racing EBR 1190RX and you will get a free trip to see it race in round six of the World Superbikes at Sepang in Malaysia on June 8. The American company has begun its campaign in the WSBK …

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BMW pulls out of WSBK

BMW is pulling out of World Superbikes at the end of the season. However, the company plans to continue supporting international motorsport programs, which should mean it will continue supporting racers in the Australian Superbikes series. BMW Motorrad general director Stephan Schaller says they will now focus on “the further expansion of the very successful …

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