Saturday, July 02, 2011

Ducati and Tudor: Partners in Time

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Tudor is now Ducati's official timing partner. The Swiss watchmakers were using motorcycles to sell their watches even back in 1952...   :-) 
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Ducati and have announced a new partnership with Swiss watchmakers, Tudor, who are now Ducati’s official timing partners. Tudor will soon launch a commemorative timepiece dedicated to Ducati and this, according to a press release from Ducati, will be “perfectly aligned with the exciting world of speed, motorcycles and racing.”

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Icon Sheene to make an appearance at the 2011 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power


The 250bhp Icon Sheene will put on a show at this year's CPP...
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Those who’re lucky enough to be able to visit the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, to be held in Cheshire, in the UK, from the 15th to the 17th of July this year, will see an impressive array of high-performance motorcycles there. Among the more notable machines will be racebikes from MZ, Kreidler and Ringhini, a 1977 factory Kawasaki KR750 inline-triple (raced by Yvon DuHamel), a 2004 Fila Ducati 999R and various other machines from BSA, Cagiva, Gilera, Indian, Norton, Seeley, Triumph and Velocette.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yamaha 50th Anniversary celebrations to continue at Spa


A bunch of old men swapping tall tales? Er, no. These men, some of them multi-time world champions, are the real deal. They were fast. Very, very fast...
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Yamaha recently celebrated their 50th year in motorcycle grand prix racing, at Assen, with their GP riders from the past. Yamaha’s GP racebikes from the 1960s, 70s and 80s were on display, and former champions like Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini and Steve Baker were present and put in an exhibition lap on the machines which they had raced all those years ago.

The celebrations will continue later this week, with the 2011 Bikers’ Classics event that will take place from 1st-3rd July at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. The Yamaha Classic Racing Team will be present at the event with as many as 21 historic Yamaha racing machines – from 50cc up to 750cc two-strokes – which will be ridden by former GP stars like Steve Baker, Rod Gould, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Johnny Cecotto, Chas Mortimer and others.

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