Rossi testing Yamaha bike for 2013 MotoGP

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Rossi is one of my favourite rider and most of us do. He got a friendly character and good talent in riding too. For 2013 MotoGP, he will be back on Yamaha alongside Lorenzo which is also a good talented rider in MotoGP. Maybe next year we can see 1,2 podium finish for Yamaha. Also, we can expect to see more limited edition bike produced by Yamaha for riders like us. We have seen limited edition 135LC, Nouvo 135 earlier in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia and hoping to see more next year.

It’s Official: Valentino Rossi returns to Yamaha with two-year contract on 2013

It is now official that Valentino Rossi is coming back to Yamaha. Rossi will be riding along Lorenzo in 2013 MotoGP. Yamaha Team is now having two biggest talent in motorsports!

Press release from Yamaha:

It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd confirms the signing of Valentino Rossi to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014.
Valentino Rossi first joined Yamaha in 2004 and achieved four MotoGP World Champion titles with the Yamaha YZR-M1 in 2004 & 2005 and again in 2008 & 2009. He won 46 Grand Prix races with Yamaha over a 7 year period before leaving at the end of the 2010 MotoGP season.
Rossi, who is presently 8th in the Championship standings, will partner Jorge Lorenzo who currently leads the 2012 MotoGP World Championship by 23 points, having taken five victories from the first ten completed races of the 18 race series.   Continue reading “It’s Official: Valentino Rossi returns to Yamaha with two-year contract on 2013”

Valentino Rossi is coming back to Yamaha?

I have been reading a lot of rumors about this in the news on many blogs. This time it is closer to be getting real as a Sportmediaset has announced that Rossi has signed two-year deal with Yamaha in their daily TV sports update. The news is said to be officially aired on August 15th.

I’m hoping we can see more Yamaha Limited Edition bikes with Rossi 46 livery soon as we always had in the years when Rossi is with Yamaha.

Source: twowheelsblog

2012 AGV Pista GP helmet

AGV Pista GP Helmet

Pista in Italy means track. So this AGV Pista GP is a helmet specially made for track rider. Previously, this helmet has been codenamed ‘Project 46’ with Valentino Rossi involved in the development of the helmet. This new helmet from AGV is extremely good. Here is what Rossi said about it:

“I am very happy with the interior shell”
“Great aerodynamics, it feels like I am not wearing a helmet”
“Excellent ventilation, it is really noticeable”
“Exaggerated visibility, like switching from the TV to the cinema”.

It features lots of improvement from the previous flagship helmet from AGV, that is the GP Tech. The shell for this state-of-the-art helmet is from carbon fiber which provides lightweight construction and high strength properties. The helmet is made in a process called ‘reverse engineering’, whereby the helmet is designed around the head contours of the rider. In this case, it was Rossi’s head. The visor has been improved with +15 degree opening that helps the rider to view the track better when flat out on the tank. All this without compromising the safety.

One of the concern of a rider like us is about the price. I think this one will not come cheap, maybe you need to save a lot money in long time before you can buy this. Or you can sell your bike to buy this helmet.

AGV PISTA GP TECHNICAL DATA SHEET  Continue reading “2012 AGV Pista GP helmet”

Gallery and Tech Specs: 2012 Ducati Desmosedici GP12 VR | 46 and Nicky Hayden

DUCATI DESMOSEDICI GP12 Technical Specifications   

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 90 degree V4 four-stroke, desmodromic DOHC,
four valves per cylinder

Capacity:  1,000cc  Continue reading “Gallery and Tech Specs: 2012 Ducati Desmosedici GP12 VR | 46 and Nicky Hayden”

2009 Yamaha YZF-R125 M1 Valentino Rossi Replica

I found this picture randomly after searching for more info about the 125Z M1 livery. This is a good bike for European riders since the bike is only distributed there. It is a 4-stroke bike though. Giving the bike a livery scheme base on the Yamaha YZR-M1 adds up another point of desire factor to it. At that time in 2009, Rossi is still the rider for Yamaha team.

9 more pictures after the jump  Continue reading “2009 Yamaha YZF-R125 M1 Valentino Rossi Replica”