Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The 1198S come with full data logging system and a traction control system that’s controlled by software that comes from Ducati’s MotoGP and WSBK bikes.
This system comes with eight settings to allow us to fine-tune the way it works. So if you are really brave enough, you can start opening the throttle more earlier while exiting those 200km/h corners. Its really impressive. This bike come with advance technology and for sure, you will got a feel like riding motogp or wsbk race bike.
This Ducati 1198S gets Ohlins suspension , an Ohlins steering damper, seven-spoke forged aluminium wheels from Marchesini, also a carbonfibre front mudguard. Dry weightfor this marvelous bike is 171 kg.Thats really awesome. Looks like track junkies can twist this bike on a bend nicely.
With 170bhp at 9,750rpm and 131Nm of torque at 8,000rpm, Ducati’s 1198cc Testastretta Evoluzione L-twin is a new challenger for Aprilia RSV4, KTM RC8 and BMW S1000RR.
The price for Ducati 1198 is around USD 16500 while 1198 S model around USD 21 000. So, for bike lover, get your Ducati's now and get some fun behind your legs.
Thanks MCN for videos
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This time, road tester Michael Neeves from MCN takes out experienced rider but knee-down virgin Anthony Elvy to teach us how to get his knee down safely. This way maybe can help someone who still cant have knee down. This guy only need 15 minutes to learn from Michael Neeves and he made it nicely. Do it like you running on the bend. You will twist your shoulder and body follow the way. That also same as we ride a bike. Head, always look for your way. Point your eyes to the exit. By the way, feel to power of real twist while entering a corner. For beginner, this is the time to do it but at the safe place.
- Wear protective apparell
- Check your bike conditon ( tyres, brakes, suspension etc )
- Do at safe place. Dont try at busy road.
- Bring someone to prepare if something happen.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
But the different is the bike that use for cubprix from the lowest 100cc to 135cc. And it has own specification to obey. But it still like a thunder , and the thrill always make the rider nervous every race. Esspecially when launch from starting grid, to 1st corner. Everyone want to be the first man enter that corner because they have big chance to win or lead the race.
Abut the bike regulation, at last 2007 2 stroke race already end and now, only 4 stroke bike are allow. The roam of the cubprix bike can knock your heart. Fight between racer is really unexpected. Because of the size of track, any mistake can make the rider lost their position.
This 22 to 23 November 2008, Malaysian Cubprix will be at Kangar Stadium, Perlis, Malaysia.
It will be the 9th round for the event. After this, the last race will be at SIC ( Sepang International Circuit ).
The track map for Kangar Event show how it look.
Friday, November 14, 2008
The new bike is dubbed the S1000RR, and it marks a bold new direction for the formerly staid German brand.
“We are confident that we will be able to start the Superbike World Championship next year with a convincing all-round package, and that our series motorcycle will be just as convincing,” said Hendrik von Kuenheim, a 20-year veteran of BMW and now the General Director of BMW’s motorcycle division. “In both terms of both its technology and price, our Supersports will be absolutely competitive.”
BMW has a long history of racing, though it’s been mostly in the realm of automobiles. They have the high-technology know-how, but it will be interesting to see how BMW can create a bike to be competitive on price and performance with the Japanese.
Although details of the S1000RR are still a little vague, we can tell you that it adopts the successful formula of an in line-Four engine with a target of 190 crankshaft horsepower.
The frame is a conventional perimeter layout made from aluminum. To ensure a light and compact layout, the S1000RR eschews any of BMW’s unique suspension designs, instead using an inverted fork up front and a chain-drive rear end with a banana-style swing arm working a single shock out back. BMW intends the finished bike’s wet weight to be 419 pounds.
The S1000RR will offer at least one feature the Japanese don’t: traction control. We expect all sorts of other techno-wizardry in this bike, including throttle-by-wire actuation and variable-length intake snorkels. Von Kuenheim also promises some innovative technology in the engine’s cylinder head.
“From the start we wish to be on par with our well-established competitors also in the Super sports segment,” von Kuenheim stated boldly. “It is our objective to offer the customer a high-performance motorcycle with absolutely outstanding qualities and features on both the road and race track in terms of ride ability, performance, and ergonomics.”
BMW intends to enter World Superbike competition in 2009 with its S1000RR. It will build 1000 of the new liter bikes by the end of 2009 to meet homologation requirements for this production-based class. BMW has already been developing the bike in conjunction with Alpha-Racing, a German tuning shop with plenty of motorsport experience. The team is currently looking to find riders for the bike. In the near future, BMW will begin production of the race bike in order to develop it for the 2009 race season.
BMW describes its progress with the development as “very promising.” The expected goals are to garner top-10 results in ’09, then to log podium positions in 2010.
“The very fascination of this motorcycle with its racing DNA expands and upgrades the brand image of BMW Motorrad by offering an additional sporting and emotional element winning over new customers for the brand,” said von Kuenheim, noting that the class accounts for more than 100,000 units worldwide. “We are actively looking for new options, for profitable growth and for the planned increase in volume. Precisely that is why we have decided, among other things, to take on the competition in the Supersports segment on both the road and the race track.”
For information, BMW now already get the rider for World Superbike Racing ( WSBK ) for 2009 season. BMW confirmed Troy Corser with Ruben Xaus as a teammate.
This video show the fight between bike and a car, 2 wheels and 4 wheels.
See the excitement from that. Great Italian Machine fight together.
Overall, bike wins!
At a recent Rapid Training track day at Brands Hatch, instructor Andy Morrison took time out to give some of his top tips on how to get the most out of your first track day. Its really important things to know about before a track day.
If youve never been out on a circuit before, your first track day can be a very daunting prospect, a nightmare and can harm other rider. Remember, there are bikes speeding more than 200km/h at straight line. Of sure you wont be the cow that hit by a bullet. But as Andy explains, theres really very little to be concerned about.
Some tips to know and learn about in this video :
- Rider itself and his/her ride attitude
Credit to MCN
There was only one fitting way to celebrate the Centenary of the Isle of Man TT (the biggest party the festival ever )
For nine nights in 2007, the roar of incredible machines and thousands of fans filled the air as TT on the Prom brought the most thrilling entertainment on wheels to Douglas Promenade.
World Champion stunt riders journeyed to the Isle of Man to do battle for TT Freestyle Stunt Championship title, and you can witness the incredible skills of Christian Pfeiffer, Humberto Ribiero, Matti Tepsa, Mattie Griffen and Angyal Zoltan.
Crowd pleaser Steve Colley shows exactly why he's the number one extreme trials rider, including setting a new World Record, and the Honda Bolddog Lings Freestyle MX team thrill the fans with huge leaps , including a 360 degree back flip.
Also, the Pyromaniac unleashes the awesome power of the jet-powered quad, with its ear-splitting roar and bright-burning flames. It wasn't all high octane - the Free Runners, stars of TV and film, may have been on foot, but their brave leaps were still spectacular.
Centennial TT on the Prom came to a stunning end with a star-studded gathering of TT legends and iconic machinery. This was an extraordinary chance to see vintage race-winning machines close-up, and hear their engines roar back into life, as well as hearing from the great names from TT history, including Mick Grant, Phil Read and Michelle Duff in conversation with the late Geoff Cannell.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Not all rider can do that. Its about to risk your life and another part, its about passion and get the feel itself.
This time, Ghostrider chasing each other in city public road, and busy highway.
Its a good chase and you should watch it untill the end of part.A high speed race was set up and have a fun !
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Experience all the thrills and spills, action and drama from the fast and furious Supermoto World Championship in this action-packed review of the 2008 season.
Supermoto combines the best of circuit racing, including awesome grip and massive power slides, with motocross-style action, including high jumps and gravel-spitting drama. The championship delivers some of the best riding you'll see anywhere, and the 2008 battle for the crown was no exception.
Amazing footage brings you highlights of every single race of both the S1 and S2 classes at all eight rounds as the battles for World Championship glory unfold. The Official Review brings you the full story as both title chases go down to the very last round.
Power slides, huge jumps, spectacular pile-ups, and many more in this short review.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
This road race very extreme and race in normal public road is hard than track.
Credit to all racer, that show their brave even they face with real risk with their life.
Happy viewing the race.Enjoy it!
In this video, even newbies can do a wheelie.
Stay tune with this video from PART 1, PART 2 and PART 3.
You will find that it is not too hard to learn that.
- Wear protective gear( glove, fullface, body armour, riding boot, riding pants ).
- Do at safe place ( parking lot, empty road ).
- Make sure you know your limits and know your bike nicely.
- Dont harm another people.
- Do it with patience.
- Make sure your bike in tip top condition.
Friday, November 7, 2008
This is all new 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000. With a more powerful, cleaner-running engine. A more nimble chassis and more responsive suspension. In a more compact and lighter package. Wrapped with an edgy new look. Its like the motto : Suzuki Own The Racetrack.
- 999cm3 4-cylinder powerplant, designed lighter and 59.6mm shorter from front to rear, delivers more power and torque, and enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range.
- The new compact engine enabled 10mm shorter wheelbase and 33mm longer swingarm to improve racetrack performance.
- New, more over-square bore x stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm (changed from 73.4mm x 59.0mm) gives the engine better overall tuning potential. The compression ratio is now 12.8:1, changed from 12.5:1.
- The engine employs enlarged titanium valves in diameter, forged pistons, shot-peened conrods and Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the crankcase, reducing friction and improving heat transfer, durability and ring seal.
- 12-hole fuel injectors produce a finer fuel mist for more complete combustion, reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
- Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of three performance settings to suit riding conditions and personal tastes. Now the switch is relocated on the left handlebar control module.
- Iridium spark plugs produce a stronger spark for better combustion.
- Large, efficient radiator with a trapezoidal shape developed on factory team racebikes and a trapezoidal engine oil cooler both help reduce drag.
- Cable-operated back-torque-limiting clutch makes for efficient clutch operation with superb feel.
- Unique Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) uses an under-engine chamber and low-slung, large-volume MotoGP-inspired titanium mufflers.
- Twin-spar cradle frame made of five cast sections, mated with an arched swingarm made of three castings and one-piece die-cast rear subframe.
- Big Piston Frontforks (BPF) with an endurance-race-proven design deliver superb feedback and responsive, stable operation, and are lightweight.
- Rear shock absorber features adjustable rebound damping, spring preload, and both high-speed and low-speed compression damping.
- Front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs and rigid, lightweight race-proven monoblock forged radial-mount calipers.
- The edgy and clean GSX-R1000 styling incorporates fairing and bodywork details aimed at reducing turbulence and drag.
- Attention to rider comfort includes a carefully shaped seat and adjustable footpegs. Tailsection cover included for solo rides or track days.
- Sculpted fuel tank is lighter, while capacity remains 17.5 liters (4.6 US gal).
- New look multi-reflector headlight with vertically stacked high and low-beam halogen bulbs centered between position lights on each side.
- For Europe, the position lights each have layered lenses with blue coloring on the inside lens for an even sportier look.
- Front and rear turn signals feature clear lenses over amber bulbs.
- Instruments include a silver-ringed analog tachometer with LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meters, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure warning indicator, gear position indicator, lap timer/stopwatch, S-DMS setting indicator and bar-graph indicating the instrument lighting level, or brightness.
- Engine Type: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
- Bore x Stroke: 74.5 mm x 57.3 mm
- Engine Displacement: 999 cm3 (cc)
- Compression Ratio: 12.8 : 1
- Carburetion: Fuel injection
- Oil Capacity (overhaul): 3.6L (1.0 US gal.)
- Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
- Starter System: Electric
- Lubrication System: Wet sump
- Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
- Primary Drive Ratio: 1.617 (76 / 47)
- Final Drive Ratio: 2.471 (42 / 17)
- Frame Type: Twin-spar (aluminum alloy)
- Rake/Trail: 23.8 degrees / 98.3 mm (3.9 in.)
- Front Suspension: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
- Rear Suspension: Link type, oil damped, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force 2-way fully adjustable
- Front Wheel: 17 M/C x MT3.50, cast aluminum-alloy
- Rear Wheel: 17 M/C x MT6.00, cast aluminum-alloy
- Front Brake: Radial mount, 4-piston calipers 310 mm disc, twin
- Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 220 mm disc
- Front Tire: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
- Rear Tire: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
- Fuel Tank: 17.5 L (4.6 US gal.)
- Overall Length: 2,045 mm (80.5 in.)
- Overall Width: 710 mm (28.0 in.)
- Overall Height: 1,130 mm (44.5 in.)
- Wheelbase: 1,405 mm (55.3 in.)
- Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
- Seat Height: 810 mm (31.9 in.)
- Curb Mass: 203kg (448 lbs.)
- Colors: Metallic Triton Blue & Glass Splash White, Solid Black & Metallic Mat Black No.2, Glass Splash White & Metallic Mystic Silver, Candy Dark Cherry Red & Solid Black
Video show known rider , Max Biaggi on action at the Portimao circuit to test the 2009 Aprilia RSV4 .
Earlier this year Leo Francesco Mercanti, Aprilia brand manager, told about Aprilia's intention to re-enter World Superbikes in 2008 with a v4, and at the Milan Motorcycle show we can saw the remarkable engine of the new bike, bristling with innovation.
Developed entirely in-house, the Aprilia engineers have used a slightly wider configuration of 65° between the cylinders (compared to the current RSV twin's 60°), maintaining excellent fluid dynamics in the inlet ports whilst still allowing a short and narrow engine that'll give the chassis engineers a lot of flexibility over placement.
The primary vibration inherent in a 65° angle between the pairs of cylinders is negated through use of a balance shaft.
Space is further saved by a very unusual design for driving the dual overhead cams. Only the inner (inlet) cams are driven by chains which in turn, drive the outer cams through a series of gears between each pair of cylinders. The importance of a highly compact v configuration was learnt from the hugely successful SXV v-twin engine which achieved it's compactness through a different route, via a single overhead cam per cylinder.
Aprilia have been so successful that the RSV 4 v-four engine is even more compact than the venerable Rotax V60 v-twin with which Aprilia first entered WSB in 1999, and which drives the current RSVR Factory, this year crowned the fastest production motorcycle in the world in the objective and prestigious Masterbike competition.
In WSB racing trim the engine revs to 13,500rpm and already produces 207bhp (at the crank obviously) with plenty of development work to do before the 2008 season.
The throttle linkage is fly-by-wire with the throttle butterflies on each pair of cylinders operated by two stepper motors controlled directly by the Magneti Marelli ECU, which also controls two injectors per cylinder, one either side of the throttle butterfly.
WSB entry also means that Aprilia will be producing RSV4 homologation specials for the road, much like the RSV SP, which should also mean a range of full production bikes, hopefully also for 2008. The power on these production models will have to be a fair bit lower for cost and longevity reasons, but it's abit early to speculate on what exactly to expect, suffice it to say that it'll be more than competitive. The price will obviously be in excess of the current RSVR Factory, but not as much as you might think, and certainly less than the 999R.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This Suzuki FX125 underbone bike is extremely superb on the track and for road use. The twin cam engine and DOHC Technology make it better than other underbone bike. Even Yamaha 135 LC , is newest model and many rumours said that its more powerfull, but the truth is FX 125 is better more than that. For suzuki FX 125, the body frame is much strongerand the engine can bore up to 650 to 700cc. Twin cam engine make it much powerfull than any underbone 4 stroke bike. Of course because ...Okay imagine this ( 1 hand and 2 hand doing a task. Of course 2 hand is much better and got less stress when more pressure on it ) .The DOHC Technology, stability, gearing, and many more to say about it.
Here is some spec for FX 125
Suzuki FX125 specifications
DIMENSION AND DRY MASS
Overall length: 1955mm (77.0 in.)
Overall width: 680mm(26.8 in.)
Overvall height: 1080mm (42.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1275mm (50.2 in.)
Seat height: 760mm (29.9 in.)
Ground clearance: 145mm (5.7 in.)
Dry mass: 104kg (229 lbs.)
Type: Four-Stroke, Oil-cooled, DOHC, TSCC
Number of cylinders: 1
Bore: 57.0mm (2244 in.)
Stroke: 48.8mm (1.921 in.)
Displacement: 124.5(sm) (7.6 cu. in.)
Corrected compression ratio: 10.4:1
Carburetor: MIKUNI BS26SS
Air cleaner: Polyurethane foam element
Starter system: Electric and Kick
Lubrication: Wet sump
Clutch: Wet multi-plate type
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Gearshift pattern: 1 down 4 up
Primary reduction ratio: 3.500 (70/20)
Final reduction ratio: 3.071 (43/14)
Gear ratios, Low: 2.750 (33/12)
2nd: 1.785 (25/14)
3nd: 1.368 (26/19)
4th: 1.095 (23/21)
5th: 0.913 (21/23)
Drive chain: D.I.D. 428DS, 122 links
Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Swinging arm, coil spring, oil damped
Steering angle: 45 degrees (right & left)
Caster: 24 degrees 45 degrees
Trail: 60mm (2.36 in.)
Turning radius: 2.6m (6.6ft)
Front brake: Disk brake
Rear brake: Drum brake
Front tire size: 70/90 - 17 38P, tube
Rear tire size: 80/90 - 17 44P, tube
Ignition type: Digital DC-CDI
Ignition timing: 5 degree B.T.D.C. at 1500 r/min
Spark plug: NGK CR8E or DENSO U24ERS-N
Battery: 12V 14.4kC (4Ah)/10 HR
Generator: Flywheel magneto
Headlight: 12V 30/30W
Turn signal light: 12V 10W
Brake light/taillight: 12V 18/5W
Speedometer light: 12V 1.7W
Turn signal indicator light: 12V 1.7W
Neutral indicator light: 12V 1.7W
High beam indicator light: 12V 1.7W
Fuel tank: 4.6 L (1.2/1.0 US/lmp gal)
Engine oil, without filter change: 1000ml (1.1/0.9 US/lmp qt)
with filter change: 1200ml (1.3/1.1 US/lmp qt)
Front suspension oil (each fork): 55ml (2.2/1.9 US/lmp oz)”