Beginning in 2016, anti-lock brakes will be required on all motorcycles manufactured for sale in Europe. Right now, MV Agusta is offering ABS on its flagship 1000cc F4 sportbike that incorporates Rear-Wheel Lift Mitigation (RLM). Other premium sportbikes, such as the BMW S1000RR, Ducati 1199 Panigale R and Kawasaki ZX-10R ABS, are similarly equipped with [...]Read Full Post | Comments(6)
Valencia, Spain—I fear I may be slipping behind the technology curve of late. As the last Cycle World staffer to trade in my company-issued Blackberry for an iPhone, I’m just now getting a handle on this whole Facebook thing. Perhaps certain traits of my father have begun to manifest with age? Dad, a master mechanic [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
MasterBike 2010: Which is the Best Liter-Bike for the Average Rider? For those of us who are not gifted superbike racers, Aprilia’s RSV4 Factory gets the nod as the most confidence-inspiring and fastest track bike.
I know Mark Cernicky, I have been on the track with Mark Cernicky, and you, sir, are (probably) no Mark Cernicky. Cernicky was a top privateer in 600 and 750cc AMA national roadracing once upon a time and won a slew of supermoto championships after that. The two guys who went quicker than MC at [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
MasterBike 2010 – Video BMW’s 180-horsepower S1000RR takes on the fastest, most-powerful Open-class sportbikes from Japan and Europe.
MasterBike 2010: The Best European and Japanese Sportbikes Battle for Racetrack Supremacy In Spain BMW’s 180-horsepower S1000RR takes on the fastest, most-powerful Open-class sportbikes from Japan and Europe.
Photography by Motociclismo Like the big plans they started with when it came to carving the brand-spanking-new Motorland Aragón into the high-desert backcountry of Spain, I had big plans for MasterBike 11, back on schedule after a year off due to financial constraints and in streamlined form. Rather than being made of three classes—divided among [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)