Friday, February 08, 2013

2013 MV Agusta Brutale range gets switchable Bosch ABS

2013 MV Agusta Brutale range gets switchable Bosch ABS
What goes hard must stop harder. And with Bosch's 9MP switchable ABS, the 2013 MV Brutale range should be able to do just that...

According to a press note from MV Agusta, all 2013 Brutale models – the Brutale 1090, Brutale 1090 R and Brutale 1090 RR – are now available with ABS. The latest Bosch 9MP ABS is used on the entire range and this offers ‘Normal’ and ‘Race’ mode operation. Bosch’s 9MP ABS is said to be the lightest, most compact ABS unit for motorcycles and incorporates internal pressure sensors that work together with independent wheels speed sensors to give the ECU all the information it needs to allow maximum deceleration without loss of control.

The Bosch ABS can be switched off by the rider at any time and, on the Brutale 1090 RR, there is a Race Mode which can be utilized specifically on the race track or during aggressive street riding. Cool, eh? :-)

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The Doctor is happy with the 2013 Yamaha YZR M1

Valentino Rossi tests the 2013 Yamaha YZR M1 in Sepang Valentino Rossi tests the 2013 Yamaha YZR M1 in Sepang Valentino Rossi tests the 2013 Yamaha YZR M1 in Sepang Valentino Rossi tests the 2013 Yamaha YZR M1 in Sepang
Back with Yamaha, The Doctor is fast once again...

“I’m very happy about the first day of testing with the M1. After two seasons away I was able to come back on the bike and remember the good feeling I always had with it. I am also happy because I was quite fast from the morning,” said Valentino Rossi yesterday, after the first test session in Sepang, aboard the 2013 Yamaha YZR M1. “We worked on the settings to make some improvements and we made some good steps. In the afternoon we started to work on the new parts for the season. It’s just the first test but the potential is high and I am in a good position, I am in fourth place but not far from the other three guys. I am very positive that we can improve over the next few days but I’m happy with the start,” said The Doctor, who was initially the fastest rider during the majority of the morning session, though he ended the day in fourth place, behind Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez.

So, is Valentino Rossi going to be able to win the 2013 MotoGP world championship? That may or may not happen but at least The Doctor has a fighting chance now…

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