At 21, Casey Stoner sits at the top of his chosen sport, one race away from being crowned champion of the motorcycling world with the customary shower of champagne. Casey Stoner, met his wife Adriana Tuchyna, 18 at Phillip Island four years ago when Adriana asked him to sign her stomach.
In March, Stoner won the opening race of the MotoGP championship in Qatar, forcing Valentino Rossi, the sport's biggest name, to settle for second place.
It was no fluke. Stoner has now won eight of 14 races this year and enters the Japanese Grand Prix tomorrow (Midday, 12:00 pm Thai time) having virtually lapped the field. But if you're thinking he is an overnight sensation, think again.
Suzuki Motorcycle India today forayed into the scooter segment with the launch of a 125 cc with automatic transmission the 'Access 125' that gives a mileage of 65 km per liter under test conditions.
The scooter, available in five colors as red, blue, black, grey and silver, will hit the stores by the first week of next month. However, the company did not reveal the price.
''The changing market require more meaningful product across all categories which identifies with the need of a powerful product suitable for the new India,'' company Managing Director Satya Sheel told reporters here.
The Suzuki Access 125 is being produced from the company's Gurgaon plant and will hit the Indian stores by the first week of October. It is, at this time unknown it Suzuki is going to introduce the Suzuki Access to other Asian markets.
The 7th International KTM Festival wrapped up three days intense riding fun when more than 850 riders packed up their beloved machines and broke camp to conclude the biggest and most successful Orange Family event in the company's history.
Thank you Hungary! Thank you Hungaroring! A great host country and a great cooperation with the staff of one of the world's premier international racing circuits. Around 1200 participants leave the KTM Festival, taking with them great memories of a packed program of events and three days of continual riding fun. KTM enthusiasts tested themselves on everything from the challenging curves of the Formula One circuit to the tricky Enduro track, from the challenging jumps of the Motocross course to the asphalt surfing on the Supermoto track.
Today Yamaha Motors informs us that whatever else you maybe doing on Monday 10 September, make sure you are ready to see the first looks of the introduction of the new 'European' motorcycles and scooters models.
Why this is so important, Europe is for motorcycles and scooters designs one of the most important markets for motorcycles manufacturers, it is simple if the design is not accepted in Europe its introduction is almost useless in most territories of the world.
Yamaha who not to long ago blessed us with the O so popular remake of the '50's retro style scooter model the Vino or for Thailand the Fino. Is expected to follow this success story world wide.
Hundreds maybe close over thousand people lined up at Laan Kon Muang (the Civic Ground) outside Bangkok City Hall yesterday to get queue cards to buy discounted Royal yellow crash helmets bearing the emblem of His Majesty the King.
The first 10,000 helmets will be sold for the special price of 80 Baht per piece.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its new engine plant in Ogawa, Saitama prefecture, Japan.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries and guests, including Atsuko Okajima, the vice governor of Saitama prefecture, and Kihei Kasahara, the mayor of Ogawa, as well as Takashi Yamamoto, managing officer of Honda.
The new engine plant is scheduled to begin production in 2009, with an annual production capacity of approximately 200,000 units. Engines produced at the new plant will be supplied to both domestic and global markets.