The legacy of MV Agusta three-cylinder racebikes and their many world championships is not just a mere fact of numbers: It has been reborn in steel and aluminum and magnesium. Ezio and Maurizio Mascheroni and Enrico Sironi, the men of HRT who made major contributions to the development of MV Agusta’s new 675 F3, have [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
MV Agusta 3: It Is What It Was It might look like something from the 1970s, but this all-conquering MV Agusta GP 500 Triple is new from the tires up.
Honda’s MotoGP chief, Shuhei Nakamoto, has disclosed that for the 2014 season, the company will offer for sale a V-Four 1000cc MotoGP “production racer.” This machine will take the place of the present leased satellite bikes. It will be a full prototype, subject to current prototype rules, and is not to be confused with the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
I discovered it in the May 1959 issue of Cycle, and called it the Ducati with the funny front brake. In two months I had nearly worn out Page Ten, eyeballing the photograph of that motorcycle. And now it was June 1959, the middle of final exam week at Northwestern. I was holed up in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Return to Imola A former Daytona 200 winner finally gets his wish: to “race” a two-stroke Yamaha Twin in Italy.
Tensions were high. Engines were hot. The warm-up lap was done, and the field was back on the starting line ready for the drop of the green flag. We waited and waited but no flag. Up ahead, a bike was off to the side of the track while a mechanic changed a sparkplug. Finally, it [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)