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Ducati Will Show Two New Motorcycles at WDW2016

Motorcycle NewsDucati will take the wraps off two new models at the WDW2016 event at the start of July – but it won't say what they are.

The first will be a special, 90th anniversary edition of an existing motorcycle mode, and will be unveiled to the public on 2 July. The other is an entirely new Ducati model, and visitors to the event in Misano, which takes place from 1 to 3 July, will be able to see it inside a closed room.
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The Honda CB500X with Rally-Raid Adventure Kit

Motorcycle ReviewsThe Honda CB500X is a fun, practical, affordable, generally easy to ride, and a great choice for a wide range of riders. The adventure-styled CB500X is a real do-all favorite. But note we said adventure-styled; if you plan to ride many unimproved roads, you'll probably want something with a little more Adventure Bike DNA.

An British company called Rally-Raid Products Ltd, which is an Adventure rider's candy store. Offer three kits that make your Honda CB500X for more off-road capable, turning it into something of a mini Africa Twin. Opt for the Level 3 treatment and you'll get a new rear shock with 50mm more travel than the original, along with a remote reservoir and fully adjustable damping. Depending on how much you weigh and how much you intend to carry, you can also choose from three different spring weights; new linkage also accompanies the spring and shock.
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Asia Supersports Group Secures Sponsorship Deal with KYT


KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, Satheswaran Mayachandran, chief executive officer of Asia Sports Group (ASG) confirms a sponsorship deal with KYT, one of the world’s largest helmet production manufacturing company, in conjunction with the upcoming FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2016. Amongst the sponsorship deal, the Indonesian-based helmet producer will offer a lucrative prize for the overall race champion; a full-expense wildcard entry to contend in a world championship race.

With the surging supermoto market in Asia, KYT plays a pivotal role in elevating the race’s standard in the eyes of our fans and enthusiasts. We are pleased that a major brand as such has entrusted our race as the epitome for motorsport marketing to further enhance sales, marketing and brand positioning in the Asia market,” said Mayachandran.
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Yamaha MotoGP bring Championship Battle to TT Assen

Motorcycle RacingThe Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team arrived in Assen in high spirits after securing their fourth consecutive victory of the season in Catalunya a little more than two weeks ago. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are looking forward to returning to action at the 'Cathedral of Speed' this weekend as they aim to take over the lead in the championship standings.

Following a thrilling race and a productive test in Barcelona a fortnight ago, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team head North for the Motul TT Assen. Last year's race in the Netherlands saw Valentino Rossi storm to a brilliant victory, whilst Jorge Lorenzo made it a double podium for Yamaha. This year the Factory Yamaha teammates are again keen to feature at the front of the pack during an extra special eighth round of the MotoGP World Championship as it will be the first time the Dutch GP is held on a Sunday instead of the traditional Saturday race.

Lorenzo is looking to bounce back on Dutch soil following an unlucky DNF in Catalunya at the last round. The Mallorcan holds second place in the championship and hopes to step on the top step of the rostrum in Assen for the fifth time in his Grand Prix racing career. He previously secured a win in 125cc (2004), 250cc (2006 and 2007) and MotoGP class (2010) and is eager to apply some of the findings from the post-Catalunya test to his set-up for this weekend.
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The Honda Super Cub - The Greatest Bike Ever

Master BuildersAt first glance it is hard to believe that the Honda C100 Super Cub would be the greatest bike of all time, because in 1958 almost nobody outside Japan knew the Honda C100 existed. It was simply a domestic market motorcycle. In fact, if you look through the motorcycle press of 1958 and 1959 you will not find a single instance of the name Honda, let alone any mention of a C100 Super Cub.

Instead, in the early years of motorcycling the Brits were the leaders in motorcycle technology, there were features extolling the might of the British industry: 'The new BSA 250 Star' – thoroughly well made, robust and inexpensive.' Motorcycle shows concentrated on Norton, Triumph, Royal Enfield and the rest, as well as a swarm of obscure European manufacturers. Little did they all know a tsunami was on the way.

Honda entered the TT in 1959, winning the Manufacturer's Award after taking sixth, seventh and eleventh. In 1961 Hondas took the top five places in the Lightweight 125 TT, with Mike Hailwood providing their first win.
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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R vs Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300RA

Motorcycle ReviewsFast motorcycles are easy to come by these days. A 600 or 650cc sport or naked-bike from any motorcycle brand can out accelerate most of the cars available in Thailand. These, mind you, are entry level sportbikes. Spend a more money and you have access to motorcycles than can challenge the latest and greatest of the hypercar world for a fraction of the cost.

Kawasaki Thailand will sell you the 2016 Ninja ZX-14R ABS green missile for 939,000 THB that is one of the fastest things on two wheels. Despite that, it's also a strangely friendly and even inviting motorcycle unlike the fearsome Ducati Diavel we also rode recently. So good is the new Kawasaki ZX-14R that it's almost easy to forget the motorcycle that birthed this segment of madness, the very motorcycle the Kawasaki ZX-14R was conceived to defeat.

The legendary but gently ageing Suzuki Hayabusa. And then Suzuki pulled the most pleasant surprise by announcing that the Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300RA would be sold for 850,000 THB. To be fair the moment Kawasaki Thailand also has the previous model of the Ninja ZX-14R available for 895,000 THB. Time to put on my brave face, there's a comparison brewing, and it's going to be a fast one!
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Valentino Rossi The Person

Master BuildersValentino Rossi is a true mercurial talent, sponsor magnet, ageless enthusiasm and a million more characteristics have turned the son of a mid-ranking Grand Prix racer into the Greatest of All Time.

Valentino Rossi approaches his racing in true maverick style, upsetting rivals, undermining competitors and delighting fans in equal measure. But when the visor goes down ice develops in his veins and his racecraft comes into force.
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Movie About Barry Sheene

Master BuildersThe wild and crazy life of two-time world champion motorcycle racer Barry Sheene is being developed into a feature-length film by a joint British-Australian film production. Simply titled Sheene, it should be funny, dramatic and exciting film depicting the funny, dramatic and exciting life of the racer.

So far only a teaser video has been released on Youtube. Filming has not yet started, there is no timeline for the film's release and no announcement has been made about who will play the lead character.

Sheene is based on his biography Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend Barry Sheene, written by his teammate Steve Parrish and MotoGP commentator Nick Harris. IO Films Australia and Deep Spring Pictures UK are still developing the film with a script from Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement who previously scripted the Commitments, The Bank Job, Flushed Away and Across the Universe as well as TV series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Lovejoy.
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Static Sag for Small Motorcycle and Scooters

Modify & MaintenanceMost motorcycle owners are not really sure what would be a good baseline static sag setting for the suspension. Static sag is how much your motorcycle settles on its suspension with you or the rider in the seat.

A good amount of motorcycles sold in Thailand are not set-up for the average European or American rider, which results in a suspension that works less correct.
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The Stallions Scrambler 400 - Affordable 400cc Scrambler

Motorcycle ReviewsThe Stallions Centaur CT400 is well received by the Thai motorcycle market, it's very successful model and Stallions Motorcycles have noticed that the market is asking for a more scrambler oriented version of the Stallions CT400.

The manufacturer is considering to introduce the Stallions Scrambler 400, with styling like the late '60s or early '70s when most off-road motorcycles were really just road bikes with a few off-road styling cues added to indicate mud plugging ability. Hence the semi-knobby tires, wide-braced handlebars, competition plate, mesh headlight protector and two-into-one exhaust.

The Stallions Scrambler 400, with lots of matt or satin black it all works well, giving a tougher image than the standard Stallions Centaur CT400, though it really needs a high-level pipe to finish it off.
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