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2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso 800 – Luxury Fast Tourer

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

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The pure emotions involved in traveling, the feeling of the open road beneath you, the limits that get pushed further every day. MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800. A name that dates back to the early days of Meccanica Verghera, the company founded on the intuition of Count Domenico Agusta and that is now at the very pinnacle of motorcycling thanks to 75 World Championship titles and an incredible history blended with both mystique and performance.

With the Turismo Veloce (literally Fast Tourer), MV Agusta has reinterpreted the tourer concept in the name of exclusivity, agility, ease of riding and performance. Unlike all of the heavier and oversized models offered by the competition, MV Agusta has chosen to utilize a compact and powerful 800cc engine. Turismo Veloce brings back the essence of Granturismo. It does so with its unmistakable lines and styling solutions which provide the practicality that no Grand Tourer can do without. It reiterates the same ideal with an approach to riding which makes the new MV Agusta the ground breaker for a new way of travelling.  (more…)

Stefan Bradl and Dainese D-Air System – airbag for your riding suit [Video]

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Stefan Bradl #6, the MotoGP rider for LCR Honda MotoGP Team, has helped to develop a safety system named D-Air by Dainese. Simply put, this is like an airbage for you riding suit where it will deploy in the event of crash. It can absorb the crash impact and hopefully lowers the percentage of injuries in critical parts of human body such as the neck. Check out the video of Stefan Bradl briefly introducing about the Dainese D-Air after the jump:  (more…)

2014 Naza Blade 250R TBR Edition livery update – RM16,799 (basic price)

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Naza silently updates their popular Blade 250R Two Brothers Edition for 2014 after its introduction in December 2012 as you might have already seen it here before. The graphics include the usual black base with a new square speed box design to adds freshness and sense of speed to the bike’s overall look.
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2014 Nissan ZEOD RC Engine – 400hp 1.5liter in 40kg package

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Miyatani with 400hp 1.5liter 40kg ZEOD Engine

Miyatani with 400hp 1.5liter 40kg ZEOD Engine

Nissan will not only break new ground with the unique electric power plant aboard the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans this year, but the accompanying internal combustion engine is set to revolutionise standards of performance and efficiency.

The Nissan ZEOD RC will become the first entry at Le Mans to complete a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe under nothing but electric power in June. A single lap of each stint (a fuel “stint” lasts approximately one hour) will be electric powered, then the new Nissan DIG-T R 1.5 litre three-cylinder turbo engine will take over.

The incredibly small engine weighs only 40 kilograms (88 pounds) but produces an astonishing 400hp. The base engine is only 500mm tall x 400mm long x 200mm wide (19.68” x 15.74” x 7.78”). While the engine is technically too heavy to take as carry-on luggage on a plane – it would easily fit inside the luggage guides seen at major airports around the world.

Revving to 7,500rpm, the Nissan DIG-T R produces 380Nm of torque. At a ratio of 10 horsepower per kilogram the new engine actually has a better power-to-weight ratio than the new engines to be used in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship this year.  (more…)

2014 Ducati Superbike Team with 1199 Panigale machine unveiled – Chaz Davies #7, Davide Giugliano #34

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Just a few weeks to go before the start of the 2014 Superbike World Championship and at the Australian circuit of Phillip Island on 23 February, Ducati Superbike Team has been officially presented to fans, enthusiasts and press in an exclusive live streaming event from the Ducati Auditorium in Borgo Panigale.

The 2014 season will see the return of Ducati (the winners of 31 world titles in World Superbike, composed of 17 Manufacturers and 14 Riders titles) in an official capacity to the World Superbike Championship. Ducati will also re-establish its collaboration with Feel Racing, the logistical and organisational structure based in Crespellano, in the province of Bologna, a relationship that was interrupted in 2010, the last year in which the Bologna-based manufacturer participated in the production-derived series as a factory team.  (more…)