World Superbikes

Toprak incontenibile: domina Gara 1 a Mandalika davanti a Bautista

Il turco si rivela un vero e proprio rullo compressore, diventando il pilota più vincente della storia Yamaha in Superbike con 28 affermazioni. 3° Rea seguito da Locatelli, Rinaldi, Vierge, Gerloff e Bassani, 10° Baz, 12° Redding

LIVE Gara 1 Mandalika: la diretta giro per giro

Il Mondiale Superbike aspetta Alvaro Bautista e la Ducati, ma a scattare dalla pole position a Mandalika sarà Toprak Razgatlioglu, con lo spagnolo dalla quinta casella. Jonathan Rea e Andrea Locatelli in prima fila al fianco del turco

Razgatlioglu mette le ali: pole-record a Mandalika, Locatelli in prima fila

Uno scatenato Toprak Razgatlioglu centra la pole position nella Superpole della Superbike, siglando il nuovo primato sul giro secco di Mandalika. Jonathan Rea è secondo e incassa un secondo, terzo Andrea Locatelli. 5° Alvaro Bautista su Axel Bassani

Si separano le strade di Tarran Mackenzie e McAMS Yamaha nel BSB

Il Campione British Superbike 2021 Tarran Mackenzie lascia il team McAMS Yamaha dopo sei anni. Per il figlio d'arte una nuova avventura all'orizzonte nel Mondiale Supersport

Bulega: “Mi manda in bestia quando mi chiedono perché non vinco con una 1000”

Nicolò traccia il bilancio della sua prima stagione nel Mondiale SSP: “Qui mi trovo bene e il campionato mi ha sorpreso in positivo: la Superbike è più bella della MotoGP. Avrei voluto chiudere 3°, ma abbiamo faticato un po’ da Magny-Cours”

WorldSBK: Kawasaki Completes Shortened Test At Jerez

RoadRacing World - Sat, 2022-12-03 16:49

Brief But Positive KRT Test

Kawasaki Racing Team riders Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes took to the track with their Ninja ZX-10RR machines on Friday 2 December to start important preparations for the 2023 FIM Superbike World Championship.

The planned two-day test at the 4.423km long Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto was reduced to half a day, on Friday afternoon, due to earlier periods of wet weather. On an almost dry*- track both Lowes and Rea worked through various test items, just a few days after the end of the 2022 racing season.

In the final analysis, each rider had enough track time to form opinions about the new items, with Rea finishing as the fastest rider with a 1’39.911, set on lap 39 of 50.

Alex went out on track first, on a damp but drying track surface. He would also set 50 laps in a single busy afternoon session, swapping between two bikes in the team’s new winter tests colours.

Lowes was third fastest overall, with a 1’40.342 best lap time despite the not quite perfect track conditions.

The next test for the KRT riders will be in late January 2023, once again at Jerez.

 

Jonathan Rea (65). Photo courtesy Kawasaki.

 

Jonathan Rea, stated: “It has been a very worthwhile test because we had to make decisions on some ‘hard’ parts for the off season, so that we can start in a good way next year. We just had three or four of these important items to say yes or no on. Riding the 2023 bike is good. There are some areas we need to improve, because we are still doing the early work, especially from the electronics side. But step-by-step we will put the package together. The track was never in perfect shape as there were still some damp patches out there but we were able to make some decisions. I am happy to go into the off season healthy and happy. I look forward to a few weeks holiday now.”

 

Alex Lowes (22). Photo courtesy Kawasaki.

 

Alex Lowes, stated: “I felt good on the bike even if the weather was a little bit against us at this test, meaning we just got the last afternoon on track. When I started the track was still quite damp but we used this time to try some things that were not about overall performance. We had some new ideas for 2023 so I spent the next couple of hours ‘back-to-back’ testing some new parts, with some positives and some negatives on the rear of the bike. The good point was that we got a lot of laps in, so we have a lot of information to try to piece everything together to give us a good step for the test at the end of January.”

Pere Riba, Crew Chief for Jonathan Rea, stated: “The test went OK, because we did just four hours in the end. The weather has been not nice; raining all day on Thursday and it took a long time to dry today which means we got those four hours. We had a couple of things that we had to test and get the feedback from the riders about, because it has to be developed during the winter time. Finally, we could collect the information. Johnny was going fast and we were only using an SC0 tyre, a hard option, in the rear. It was quite consistent in the lap times and we collected all the info that we wanted. Now we are just looking forward to next year.”

Marcel Duinker, Crew Chief for Alex Lowes, stated: “During the day we had a couple of main items that we tried, to improve for next year. After this half day test we have a clear opinion about most of the items, which allows us to continue to improve for the January test. Having done this in just a few hours we are very satisfied. We did not touch the set-up from Phillip Island, not one click, and Alex was immediately fast and even more consistent. We are very pleased with these test results. We can all enter the holiday period with a big smile on our faces.”

 

Tom Sykes (66). Photo courtesy Kawasaki.

 

Tom Sykes, the 2013 WorldSBK champion with Kawasaki, returned to the series with Kawasaki Puccetti Racing at this test, after a season spent racing in BSB. He also only rode during the final dry afternoon session, but set a best lap time of 1’40.949 – just over one second from the fastest rider.

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Bassani-Ducati: il primo contatto con la nuova Panigale V4 sarà a Ginevra

Per Axel sarà un inizio di stagione del tutto inedito con una due giorni in Galleria del Vento, poi i test di Portimao il 31 gennaio e l'1 febbraio

KTM RC 990: le foto spia della nuova supersportiva austriaca

La nuova KTM RC 990 è stata fotografata durante i collaudi. Il telaio è a traliccio ed il motore è di 990 cc. Ecco la prossima "bomba" della casa di Mattighofen

Retrofit Vespa: Pinasco ti fornisce il kit per la trasformazione elettrica

Grazie ad Eureka di Pinasco, la Vespa può essere trasformata in elettrica. Tra blasfèma e futuro

E se Alesi, Schumacher e Senna avessero corso nel Motomondiale?

MDurán Design ha provato a immaginare che aspetto avrebbero avuto alcune celebri livree di F1, se avessero gareggiato in MotoGP

Alex Rins: "Una piccola operazione per essere al 100% il prossimo anno"

Il pilota spagnolo ha approfittato della pausa invernale per sottoporsi a un intevento al braccio destro e presentarsi in piena forma a Sepang sulla Honda

Le foto delle Kawasaki in azione a Jerez

Jonathan Rea e Alex Lowes hanno portato in pista le ZX10-RR nel primo test invernale in vista del 2023, accompagnati dalla Ninja Puccetti di Tom Sykes. Ecco qualche scatto

Sykes: “Il test? È andato oltre le mie aspettative”

Rientro positivo per Tom, che racconta la sua prima presa di contatto con la Kawasaki del team Puccetti: “Il test è stato compresso, ma sono piacevolmente sorpreso dal risultato”

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L'appena riconfermato Presidente della FIM ha dato la notizia: "non è ancora confermato, ma è questa l'idea". Così la MotoGP si affida ancora a Valentino per il suo futuro

Rea: “La pista non era perfetta, ma abbiamo preso decisioni importanti”

I piloti Jawasaki sono soddisfatti del lavoro svolto a Jerez, dove sono riusciti a ottenere numerose informazioni, pur avendo girato solo mezza giornata

Virus Power e National Trophy: arriva il Natale a casa di tutti i piloti

Il pacchetto completo composto da tuta, stivali e guanti vale quasi 1300 euro di buono sconto totale da notare che la scontistica, debitamente modulata, è applicabile anche a ogni singolo capo

Jorge Viegas rieletto Presidente FIM a Rimini

Nato a Faro, in Portogallo, con un Master in Economia, il rapporto di Viegas con le due ruote è iniziato quando ha corso per la prima volta in motocross nel 1974, prima di passare alle corse in circuito con un certo successo, partecipando anche a diversi Gran Premi 250cc e alla 24 Ore di Le Mans

Jonathan Rea chiude in vetta i test a Jerez

Il nordirlandese sigla il miglior tempo davanti a Scott Redding, secondo a meno di due decimi dalla Ninja #65

Video: GASGAS Unveils Two Factory Edition Motocross Models

RoadRacing World - Fri, 2022-12-02 17:31

GASGAS GOES BIG WITH TWO FACTORY EDITION MOTOCROSS MODELS FOR 2023!

GET ON THE GAS WITH THE ALL-NEW GASGAS MC 450F AND MC 250F DIRT BIKES

One year on from launching our first-ever race team replica dirt bike and we’re back with more! And not just one, but two factory edition motocross models. Built for maximum on-track performance, the all-new GASGAS MC 450F Factory Edition and MC 250F Factory Edition bikes have been designed and developed together with GASGAS Factory Racing, so you know they’re going to be good! Both feature brand-new motors, new frames, and are packed full of the latest technology, with pretty much everything else being improved over the outgoing generation. So, if you’re a racer focused on winning, you’re going to need one. It’s as simple as that!

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New models developed with GASGAS Factory Racing for maximum performance

Watch Justin Barcia and Pierce Brown ride the new bikes below

 

 

The MC 450F Factory Edition benefits from a new cylinder head and CP piston – a potent combination that gives a boost to overall performance and amplifies the on-track experience for all riders. With the motor now lighter than ever, as well as being repositioned within the all-new frame to improve mass centralization, the bike’s already agile handling characteristics are taken to the next level.

As the newest and freshest model added to the GASGAS line-up, the MC 250F Factory Edition is pretty much an all-new dirt bike. Headlining this awesome bike is the powerful, high-revving, motor that’s super compact to save weight. Together with the new frame it makes carving through corners so, so easy. The brand-new motor features a new cylinder, cylinder head and piston, crankcases, and gearbox, which all work as one to make the MC 250F Factory Edition quite possibly the very best 250cc 4-stroke motocrosser out there.

Rewarding riders who really push the pace, the WP Suspension fitted on the Factory Edition models is set up firmer to favor aggressive riding. Up front, the WP XACT front forks feature a new hydrostop for improved bottoming resistance while the slightly slower rebound setting takes the sting out of heavy landings. At the rear, the WP XACT shock is all-new, better performing, and easily adjustable by hand for quick and easy trackside changes.

 

A 2023-model GASGAS MC 450F Factory Edition. Photo courtesy GASGAS.

 

Shared updates across both GASGAS Factory Edition models.

New generation frame – Hydroformed, laser cut, and robot welded, the new frame is as strong and as flexible as it gets. Super-stable at high speed without compromising things in the corners, the frame is finished with a tough, electronic red powder coating.

New aluminum subframe – Strong and light. Contributing to the overall handling of the Factory Edition bikes, the aluminum subframe is super reliable.

New die-cast swingarm – An improved casting process knocks off 190 grams when compared to the old swingarm. Still strong and designed to work with the flex of the new frame, the swingarm is complete with a new chain guide designed to prevent mud build-up and help maintain forward momentum in deeply rutted turns.

New bodywork and graphics – Fresh new plastics and the latest Red Bull/Troy Lee Designs/ GASGAS Factory Racing graphics sure look the business. But there’s a lot more to the updated bodywork as the contact areas for your knees are now larger, which allows riders to grip the bike more when getting on the gas.

Bigger fuel tank – If you’re competing in the pro ranks then you’ll enjoy the larger fuel tank as you can go the full distance with no fear of running out.

New footrest design – Mounted further inwards on the frame to help prevent them from catching on deep ruts or take offs when scrubbing, the new footrests feature a larger surface area to improve control in all conditions.

Updated suspension settings – With the WP forks set-up to maintain forward momentum after heavy landings and the all-new WP shock as good as rear suspension gets, attacking the track has never felt so good. Plus, both the forks and shock are adjustable by hand, for quick and easy set-up changes.

State-of-the-art electronics with Traction Control and Quickshifter – Helping to get the power down in slick conditions, Traction Control is essential for all hardpack tracks while the Quickshifter ensures super-smooth gear changes – even when wide open!

New map selector switch to engage mappings, launch control, traction control and quickshift – Easy to operate, even when riding, the handlebar-mounted Map Select Switch houses all the buttons to activate Launch Control, Traction Control, and the Quickshifter.

Lighter motors and new engine position – Low in weight and positioned to play a vital role in handling, the Factory Edition motors aren’t just fast, but they help each bike handle perfectly.

Redesigned 250 motor – All-new and designed for pro level racing, the 250cc 4-stroke motor may well be the best out there!

Updated 450 motor – Refined to be lower in weight and still produce copious amounts of power, the 450 motor is designed to centralize mass for perfect handling.

 

A 2023-model GASGAS MC 250F Factory Edition. Photo courtesy GASGAS.

 

Beyond the super-cool Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing graphics, the very best race-tested components have been fitted to both factory edition models. Every single part is designed to improve performance and durability while the latest in electronic wizardry allows riders to customize the power to suit their style.

Take a look at the full list of what’s included on both the GASGAS MC 450F Factory Edition and MC 250F Factory Edition motocross bikes, it’s seriously impressive…

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing replica graphics from the 2023 season

Ribbed Factory Seat Cover

Factory Racing Triple Clamps (anodized red)

Factory Wheels (anodized black)

Dunlop tires

Black rear sprocket

Gold x-ring chain

Factory Start Device

Semi-Floating Front Brake Disc

Factory Racing Brake Disc Guard

2K Carbon Composite Skid Plate

Frame Protection Kit (red)

Hour meter with FI status LED and low fuel warning

Map Select Switch to control Launch Control, Traction Control, and Quickshift

Akrapovic “Slip-On Line” titanium exhaust system

Billet Hinson Outer Clutch Cover

Black Neken Fatbar with GASGAS bar pad

Softer ODI Lock-On Grips

Firmer suspension settings

Unlocking even more power from the new, more compact, and easier to work on motors is a lightweight Akrapovič Slip-On Line titanium exhaust system. Giving a significant boost to both torque and top speed, it’s the very latest offering from Akrapovič, which as well as improving performance, looks the absolute business.

Not only super-fast, but these new Factory Edition bikes also handle like a dream. Firmer settings on the WP XACT suspension encourage riders to attack the track and big jumps with full confidence, safe in the knowledge that heavy landings will be soaked up with no loss of forward momentum. Up front, red anodized Factory Racing Triple Clamps allow riders to customize the ergonomics, while soft ODI Lock-On grips improve comfort. A grippy, ribbed seat cover keeps riders where they want to be when getting on the gas.

Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires hook up in all conditions, and are fitted to our black Factory Wheels, which are rock solid and add to the real race bike flavor. We’ve bolted on a Semi-Floating Front Brake Disc, so you’ll never miss your line in the corners and protected it with a Factory Racing Brake Disc Guard for when things get wild in the first turn!

Finishing off both bikes in style is a long list of parts taken straight from our Technical Accessories range. From front to back, there’s a Factory Start Device, Neken handlebars, a 2K Carbon Composite Skid Plate, Hinson Clutch Cover, a red Frame Protection Kit, a black Rear Sprocket, and a gold x-ring chain. Finally, to make sure riders stay on top of servicing their bike, we’ve installed an Hour Meter to ensure no one ever loses track of just how many hours they’ve spent on this awesome bike.

For more information and to check out the full spec of both factory edition motocross bikes, head to GASGAS.com.

The MC 450F Factory Edition and MC 250F Factory Edition models will be available in all US based GASGAS dealerships in January 2023. European and all non-US customers will be able to get their hands on the MC 450F Factory Edition a couple of months later, in March. For full pricing details and more information, please visit your local GASGAS dealer.

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MAGNI STORY, le moto e i sogni di Giovanni Magni

Una serata per raccontare 45 anni di storia di un mito, quello delle fuoriserie create da Giovanni Magni

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