Category: Motorcycles

Ducati takes wraps off 2019 MotoGP livery

Ducati has become the first MotoGP team to reveal what its 2019 challenger will look like at a livery launch in Switzerland on Friday evening.  The 2018 season runner-ups enter the new season with a revised line-up, as former factory-backed Pramac rider Danilo Petrucci steps up to the works effort to replace the Honda-bound Jorge…



Rossi: Protege Morbidelli will be a problem

MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi believes his protege Franco Morbidelli will be a “problem” for him this year on a factory-supported satellite Yamaha. Now set for his sophomore MotoGP season with the newly-formed Petronas SRT Yamaha team, Morbidelli will ride an ‘A-class’ M1 similar in spec to factory pair Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Morbidelli, who rode…



2003 Ducati Super Sport

Take a good road winding road and a relatively low powered but good handling motorcycle for today’s standards, and you can have some fun. Do the same thing on a Ducati and it will be a great experience. The new fuel-injected Desmo L-Twin engine, and the new six-speed gearbox fitted to the latest Supersport 800…



The 1955 Maserati T2 Motorcycle

If you ever see a Maserati motorcycle at a show, go over for a closer look and chat to the owner, they’re a rare sight nowadays, and there are many who have no idea that motorcycles were ever built by the Italian company far more famous for their performance cars. The truth of the matter…



Marquez prevails in last-lap Dovizioso duel

Marc Marquez took victory in MotoGP’s inaugural Thailand Grand Prix, passing chief rival Andrea Dovizioso on the final lap to take a step closer to the 2018 championship crown. In a reversal of their memorable Austrian GP duel from last year, Dovizioso attempted to pass Marquez at the final corner on the last lap, after…



Marquez Destroyed my Aragon Race: Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo has hit out at MotoGP rival Marc Marquez for “destroying” his race and causing the foot injury he sustained in his first-corner crash at Aragon. Lorenzo started the Aragon race from pole and was ahead entering the Turn 1 left-hander on the outside line, before Marquez dived down the inside for the lead….



Aragon MotoGP: Marquez outduels Dovizioso

Marc Marquez consolidated his position at the head of the MotoGP standings after getting the better of main title rival Andrea Dovizioso to win a thrilling Aragon Grand Prix. Honda rider Marquez passed Dovizioso with three laps remaining at one of his strongest venues on the calendar to claim a victory that puts him within…



Should Yamaha Go The V4 M1 Route?

Valentino Rossi finally said it. After finishing a miserable seventh on Sunday in front of his adoring fans, the seven-time MotoGP champion wondered aloud: “Ducati and Honda have V4 engines; we have an inline four – maybe this is the problem…” But would a V4 M1 really get Rossi and Yamaha back to their winning…



Lorenzo sees off Marquez in Austria

Jorge Lorenzo claims his third victory of the season by defeating future team-mate Marc Marquez in another thriller in Austria Jorge Lorenzo has claimed his third victory of the season by defeating future team-mate Marc Marquez in another thriller in Austria to maintain Ducati’s dominance at the Red Bull Ring. Having won both races since…



Dovizioso sees off Lorenzo, Marquez in Brno thriller

Andrea Dovizioso has kick-started his MotoGP campaign with a much-needed victory at Brno beating Ducati team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and championship leader Marc Marquez in a frantic closing laps battle. After Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi traded stints in the lead over the opening stages, the race pace proved to be remarkably slower than predicted with riders…