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Just under three months after the devastating fire in Jerez which destroyed most of their bikes, Energica has managed to rebuild all the Ego Corsa bikes well in time before the upcoming official test at Valencia from 17th-19th June. The company has released a video of the story, told by two members of the team, Official Test Rider Alessandro Brannetti and R&D Department Manager Simone Martinelli, who helped the company achieve what was almost unthinkable after the most unexpected of setbacks.

Ducati has inaugurated the “Anatomy of Speed” exhibition, the third temporary show organised and hosted by the Ducati Museum. – which will continue until 8 October 2019. The exhibition illustrates how aerodynamics plays a key role in achieving performance. Visitors are initially introduced to aerodynamics as Ducati sees it. The exhibition then examines the research programs and solutions developed over years of intense involvement in racing. Aerodynamic history is brought to life by photos, videos, display panels and projections that provide the backdrop to – and interact with – an exclusive exhibition of two fairings used by Ducati in the 2016 and 2017 MotoGP championships and of the Ducati Desmosedici GP16. The opening event was attended by Ducati MotoGP riders Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci and Michele Pirro who cut the ribbon together with Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati. Also present were Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, Edoardo Lenoci,…

Indian Motorcycle has announced a collaboration with five renowned artists on a limited-edition line of tank covers for Indian’s all-new FTR 1200. Only 100 tank covers for each design will be produced, with the five unique designs to be unveiled on June 13 at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, France. Indian Motorcycle curated a lineup of artists with extremely distinct styles from street graffiti to modern abstract, in order to appeal to a wider range of consumer preferences. The artistic tank covers will allow FTR 1200 owners to instantly transform their bike into a piece of mobile fine art, while also increasing their personal connection to the FTR 1200. The five artists include legendary skateboarding icon Steve Caballero, leading urban contemporary art figure D*Face (a.k.a. Dean Stockton), wall-mural artist Adam Turman, Los Angeles spray paint artist ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) and Graffiti artist RISK. “Art and motorcycles share a common…

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak and Jonny Walker finished in sixth and eighth places respectively at the 2019 Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble in Austria. KTM supported Manuel Lettenbichler finished as runner-up following a two-and-a-half-hour battle for victory. The 25th Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble once again lived up to its fearsome reputation as being the world’s toughest one-day hard endure, with huge puddles and extremely slippery conditions in the forest sections adding to the level of difficulty faced by the 500 qualified riders. Five-time winner of the event, Taddy Blazusiak put in an excellent performance to bring his KTM 300 EXC TPI home in sixth place. “I feel this is one of those results that doesn’t show how well I rode,” said Blazusiak. “I got together with Billy off the start then got stuck with the riders who fell on the first hill, so it was a…

Energica Motor Company, the Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer and FIM Enel MotoE World Cup single manufacturer for the next three years, has signed a new dealer agreement with E-Motorstore, a dedicated retail specialist for electric motorcycles with a fast-growing sales network. The new sales partner will serve dedicated areas within Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “E-Motorstore with its current eight retail stores will contribute to further increase Energica’s brand awareness and to strengthen the Energica product presence in the German-speaking electric motorcycle markets”, said Giacomo Leone, Energica Sales & Field Marketing Director. Marcos Gonzalez, E-Motorstore owner, added, ” We are looking forward to the cooperation and to a joint future with Energica as a premium partner. The Energica Ego, the Energica Eva and the Energica Eva EsseEsse9 clearly mark the top of the electric motorcycle range. As a big MotoGP and motorsports fan I do wish the whole Energica and E-Motorstore…

Exotic Italian bike manufacturer MV Agusta has announced that it will soon start production of the Superveloce 800 concept bike presented at last November’s EICMA Show in Milan, following a wave of enquiries from potential customers. The Superveloce 800 Serie Oro will be exactly the same as the concept, utilising a steel trellis chassis, a 148 HP inline-3 cylinder 799 cc engine with a counter-rotating crankshaft coupled to a 6-speed gearbox and the iconic triple-exit exhaust system. It will also include a number of advanced technologies, including a TFT dashboard as well as state of the art engine and vehicle control electronics incorporating Ride-by-Wire, multi-maps and traction control. The launch of the bike will be accompanied by an exclusive merchandising line that will include backpacks, jackets and helmets and many other quality items. Timur Sardarov, CEO of MV Agusta, commented: “This is one of the meanest and most stylish bikes…

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jonny Walker, Taddy Blazusiak, Josep Garcia and Nathan Watson are fully prepared and ready to race round three of the World Enduro Super Series – the iconic Erzbergrodeo. The four-rider team will be joined in Austria by Laia Sanz as she attempts to become the first female rider to complete the world’s toughest one-day enduro and Cody Webb who is aiming to be the first American to top the Erzberg podium. Now celebrating its 25th year, Erzbergrodeo is one of the best known, and toughest, extreme enduro events in the world. 500 riders will take on the daunting ‘Iron Giant’ on Sunday June 2, and with only four hours to complete the course just a handful will make the finish. The terrain of Erzberg is legendary. Held in one of Europe’s largest open-cast mines, riders will face near-vertical climbs right from the start, followed by…

Mad Ducati rider Henry Crew, the young 23 year-old man who set off a year ago to ride solo all around the world with his Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, has finally returned to the UK, establishing a new world record as the youngest motorcyclist to complete a round-the-world tour by motorcycle. Henry, who left on 3 April 2018 from the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in Shoreditch, London, had planned to ride 35,000 miles in a year. On his return, on 19 April 2019, the mileage on the Desert Sled which he rode for the whole journey displayed a good 55,000 miles (over 88,000 km). “The Scrambler Desert Sled was an extremely versatile travelling companion, capable of dealing with any kind of terrain or climate. We have travelled the entire 55,000 miles together, passing from the highest altitude roads of the world with temperatures of -7 °C to beaches, deserts, mountains…

Indian Motorcycles has revealed two FTR 1200 race machines at the Bike Shed London Show. Prepared for Hooligan racing by S&S Cycle, the FTR 1200 Hooligans will make their race debut in the hands of Krazy Horse teammates, Lee ‘KP’ Kirkpatrick and Leah Tokelove for the second round of the European Hooligan Championship during Wheels & Waves in June. “The standard FTR 1200 is an awesome looking street bike with excellent handling and plenty of power,” says Grant Bester, Vice President and General Manager for Indian Motorcycle EMEA. “For racing on dirt ovals, the work by S&S Cycle turns the stock street bike into an awesome Hooligan race package and I can’t wait to see them hit the track at Wheels & Waves.” S&S Cycle has played an integral part in the development and success of the FTR750 race program and applied that level of race winning perfection to the…

R&G, one of the world’s leading brands of motorcycle damage protection, has announced a new range for Aprilia’s mighty RSV4 1100 Factory. As the lightest and most powerful RSV4 to date, the new Aprilia is a top-tier race replica for the road and as such, owners can now ensure that their pride and joy is fully protected should the worst happen. On offer are R&G staples such as Aero Crash Protectors, Engine Case Covers and Radiator Guards through to Frame Skidders, Oil Cooler Guard, Carbon Swingarm Guard and many more. A stylish Tail Tidy is also available. Check out their web site (http://www.rg-racing.com) for more information.