Saturday, February 28, 2009

WSBK 2009 - Philip Island Superpole Highlights

The 2009 season for WSBK Championship just started. The newcomer team ( BMW and Aprilia ) will be their first attempt in this race. However, Aprilia show their sting first when get a good place in qualifying and superpole.

Max Biaggi put the new Aprilia RSV4 a shock second on the grid for its World Superbike race debut at Phillip Island on Sunday.

Aprilia is making its factory return after seven years out of WSBK, while Biaggi last rode for the Italian manufacturer during the 1996 250cc World Championship.

Oldtimer rider ,Biaggi is back and he will be good rider for Aprilia new team in this season.

While BMW team, only get the 17th place for their best result . Maybe it need a time for them but the Aprilia team, show it quick. Majority, Kawasaki does not show a good result in this 1st season of WSBK 2009. Overall of Kawasaki bike dominate the 22th place and below.
Only 16th is the best result , who is no 23 Parkes B. from AUSTRALIA with Kawasaki ZX 10R (1'32.719 ).

Another shock news is, rookie Ben Spies (Yamaha World Superbike) get his first Superpole win of the season in an exciting opening round session at Phillip Island in Australia.
Here is the result for SUPERPOLE :

1) 9 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.069
2) 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1'31.402
3) 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.596
4) 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'31.600
5) 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'31.837
6) 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.112
7) 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.537
8) 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098 RS 09 1'32.649
9) 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 1'31.843
10) 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'31.860
11) 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'31.867
12) 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'31.881
13) 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'31.907
14) 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'31.916
15) 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'32.119
16) 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'32.719
17) 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'32.873
18) 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'32.997
19) 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1'33.152
20) 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.363
21) 24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 1'33.588
22) 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'33.709
23) 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.174
24) 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.194
25) 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'34.341
26) 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'34.390
27) 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'35.767
28) 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'36.363

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Improving Riding Technique ( The Hip Flip )

In this part, is short tutorial about hip flip. Maybe someone will asking, what is that? Hip flip basically mean the timing of movement from one side of the bike to the other while knee to knee help it to be much better and to keep the stability. Before this is rider movement from one side to another.Dont be confuse with this two method buat it have its own relation. This video teach what to do before and while taking a corner. Its a simple technique but need practise.

The training video, will show how it gonna be.

Knee To Knee Technique

Knee to knee technique allow rider to move from 1 side to another side without leave unstable effect to bike. It generally popular to sportbike and this technique will increase riding ability.
Looks like, its really usefull it track while cornering and overtaking inside or outside the corner.
This video show how it practically on a bike by senior instructor . For riders outside there, it need a practice.

From this video , knee to knee technique is really help to advance our riding skill and its not hard to get until you try it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

1999 WSBK Donington Park Race

This is old video from 1999 WSBK series. Have 2 race. Enjoy the 20 minutes that full of action from your favourite riders.



Friday, February 13, 2009

Airbag Motorcycle Jacket

Now with the improvement of bikers safety , airbag for motorcyclist was born.
Actually, it can reduce the damage from crash or accident for the bikers. Last year, also have a test for this safety equipment from the manufacturer. By this time, the test is back again. Maybe it got more improvement and the video will tell more.

With the improvement of biking safety apparel, I hope that our fellow bikers can reduce their injury and safe their life when crash. This item looks nice to safe your life and your body from serious damage.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2009 Aprilia RS125 Review

For 2 strokers, its time to get a new toys. 2009 RS125 entry the market with absolutely new design, more aerodynamics than old model, less fuel use and still mantain the advantage of this bike which is light and user friendly bike. Personally, i like this bike from its look and perfomance. Italian design + perfomance from ROTAX engine.

Aprilia releases a track-legal 2-stroke sportbike.So, it will be nice when you be one of the person who ride this beauty Italian machine.

2009 Naked Bike Category Group Test

2009 promise a bike fans with new model from manufacturer. This time, naked bike category will be on action. Its a test ride between Kawasaki ER6N,Suzuki Gladius,Yamaha XJ6, and Ducati Monster 696.

The advantage for that bike is the price is cheap than other bike. Its very special about bike with budget price.Its design for fun ride , great look and superb nice perfomance for its class. With new things inside the bike, and much-much more to discover in this video. This may help you to choose which naked bike will be yours.