Monday sees the start of three days of activity at the Jerez ciruit, as first the MotoE teams, and then the MotoGP test teams get to work at the Andalusian circuit.
Alongside the full MotoE grid – it is an official MotoE test – the test teams of Aprilia, Honda, KTM, and Yamaha will be present at the track.
When we saw updates come to the Aprilia RSV4 superbike for the 2021 model year, we knew that a similar treatment was coming to the Tuono V4 line as well.
Now today, we get confirmation of that news, as the venerable streetfighter from Noale debuts with a facelift, some updates, and perhaps most importantly, a pretty clear distinction between the Tuono V4 and Tuono V4 Factory models.
The Moto3 race at the Doha round will live on in the collective memory of race fans for a very long time.
The fact that Pedro Acosta won the Moto3 race in Qatar at the tender age of 16 years and 314 days, becoming the eleventh youngest Grand Prix winner of all time, was remarkable enough.
The fact that it was just his second Grand Prix made it even more remarkable, especially after Acosta finished on the podium in his first race.
But what Acosta’s victory in the Qatar 2 Moto3 race will be most remembered for is the fact that the Spanish youngster won the race after starting from pit lane.
Episode 59 of the Brap Talk motorcycle podcast is out with another “weekly” episode, for your two-wheeled listening pleasure.
We apologize for the delay, but there was family business that needed attending to. That being said, we’re back now, and this show is packed full of motorcycle topics.
A study commissioned by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that automobile drivers are 24% more likely to speed when using the adaptive cruise control (ACC) feature on their car.
While the study didn’t look at motorcycles equipped with the feature (currently the Ducati Multistrada V4 is the only bike available in the United States with the feature), one can presume a similar trend for the technology in a two-wheeled application.
American Honda has issued a recall on the 2021 Honda CRF450R dirt bike, with concerns that the drive chain could break and cause injury.
The stylish MV Agusta Superveloce model is getting some updates for the 2021 model year, along with an extra letter.
The big news is the Euro5 homologation for the 800cc sport bike, with a plethora of small changes to get the MV Agusta Superveloce across the finish line for the stricter European emission standards.
There is also the new white-clad MV Agusta Superveloce S model, which adds a few stylish flares for its extra letter.
We have known about the KTM 1290 Super Duke RR for quite some time now, as the up-spec streetfighter has been teased and spotted several times on our radar.
Pitched as the KTM parts catalog thrown at its popular Super Duke platform, now we finally get to see what the Austrians have been cooking.
Suzuki has begun teasing a new GSX-S1000 street bike, and they are not being subtle about it.
The teaser video (which is on the USA site as well, which bodes well for a North American release), gives us a few glimpses of the naked bike’s lines, with a very clear naming of what were are looking at.
The point, of course, is to say that a new/updated Suzuki GSX-S1000 is slated to come on April 26th, likely as a 2022 model.
Episode 197 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this show is the first of our MotoGP race coverage for the 2021 season.
On the mics, we have our usual crew of Steve English, David Emmett, Neil Morrison, and Adam Wheeler, who discuss in depth the on-track action under the lights of Losail.
Despite racing in Qatar just a weekend prior, the Doha GP proved itself to be a different animal, which the guys discuss.
Ex-racers make great analysts for motorcycle racing. This is because they have a keen understanding of how racing a motorcycle works, and thus offer an unparalleled insight into the sport.
This is why so often we see ex-racers as the pitlane reporters in MotoGP, WorldSBK, and MotoAmerica. Moreover, the position is an excellent career path for someone whose days of standing on the podium are over.
How does this work in the 21st century though? Roughly the same, but with social media and YouTube giving rival to the small screen, some great racers are seeing new opportunities.
Take for example, Jorge Lorenzo, who has just started his own YouTube channel, where the five-time world champion is offering his thoughts and analysis for free to his followers.