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Massimo Tamburini: 1943 – 2014

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Massimo Tamburini, creator of some of the industry’s most iconic motorcycle designs, has succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 70. Tamburini was diagnosed with the disease last November and underwent chemotherapy treatment but passed away April 6. Earning renown for designing motorcycles such as the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4, Tamburini’s name will be forever linked with those two companies, as well as Cagiva and helped found Bimota (Tamburini is the “Ta” in the company’s name.) Massimo Tamburini (right) with another late motorcycle industry icon, Claudio Castiglioni.

MV Agusta To Manufacture Racing Parts With Help From Yakhnich Motorsport

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

MV Agusta released a rather odd statement today. In it was the announcement that MV Agusta and Yakhnich Motorsport had joined forces to enter the World Superbike and World Supersport championships. Considering the season has already started with the Phillip Island round in Australia, one in which team Supersport rider Jules Cluzel won aboard his F3 675 after two of the leaders crashed out, this “news” doesn’t is a little late.

MV Agusta Launches New Website

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Good news MV Agusta fans: the company’s website, www.mvagusta.it, has been completely revamped. If you’ve ever tried navigating the old website, you’ve probably left feeling slightly irritated at the user interface. With this revamp, everything from the general layout, to individual page design is dynamic, fast and packed with great photos and videos of all the models in the range.

2014 World Supersport – Phillip Island Results

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The 2014 World Supersport season opened in dramatic fashion after a red-flagged restart turned the 18-lap race into a five-lap sprint, with MV Agusta making a triumphant return to the top of the podium for the first time since 1976. The Supersport event began with a hard-fought battle between three-time champion Kenan Sofuoglu, Kev Coghlan and Michael van der Mark. Sofuoglu and his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R held a slim lead over Coghlan’s Yamaha R6 and van der Mark’s Honda CBR600RR when the race was halted after CIA Insurance Honda rider Jack Kennedy suffered an engine problem and leaked oil onto the track.

2014 WSBK – Phillip Island Results

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

When he signed with the team, Eugene Laverty said he would give all he possibly could to bring Suzuki back to the top of the podium once again. Well, it sure didn’t take the Northern Irishman long to accomplish that goal, winning the very first race of the 2014 season at Australia’s Phillip Island course. The win was Laverty’s third in a row, including the final two races of the 2013 season when he raced for Aprilia.

FIM Eases WSBK Homologation Requirements

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

With the 2014 World Superbike Championship now under way, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) announced a change in the homologation procedure for new motorcycles entering the series. The new regulations requires a minimum of 125 units produced in order to begin the homologation process. By the end of the first year of participation, manufacturers must have produced 250 units.

Results From Day 2 Of World Supersport Testing At Phillip Island

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

If there’s one constant when it comes to World Supersport racing, it’s that Kenan Sofuoglu will be at or near the front at all times. The former champ has a special ability when it comes to lapping middleweight sportbikes as quickly as possible, and it showed again at the conclusion of World Supersport testing at Phillip Island. Sofuoglu’s best time of 1:33.506 was set during the first day of testing, but still nobody was able to beat it.

Results From Day 1 Of World Supersport Testing At Phillip Island

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Despite losing the World Supersport title last year to a hard-charging Sam Lowes, Mahi Racing Team India’s Kenan Sofuoglu, aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R, hasn’t lost any of the pace that has made him the overwhelming favorite heading into 2014. He topped the timesheets on the first day of testing at Phillip Island, setting a time of 1:33.521, putting him at near lap-record pace. Second on the day was Dutchman Michael van der Mark, aboard the Pata Honda CBR600RR.

MV Agusta Reveal WSBK Graphics

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

As MV Agusta unveiled its color scheme for the F4RR it will be campaigning in World Superbike this year, the red/silver graphic is a fitting homage to the company’s history, evoking memories of Giacomo Agostini, among others. World Superbike testing began today at Phillip Island, site of the first race of the season. The new season also marks MV Agusta’s return as a factory team to international racing in quite some time.

Happy 80th Birthday John Surtees

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Racing great John Surtees turns a landmark 80 years old today, and he remains one of the biggest names in two- and four-wheeled motorsports. Surtees is the only person to have ever won the premiere world championships for both motorcycle and car racing, capturing the 500cc World Championship in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 and the Formula One Championship in 1964. Born Feb.