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  • Re: Random abroad News thread

    Visordown has posted a quick review of the KTM RC250R.

    First Ride: KTM RC250R review - Road Tests: First Rides - Visordown

    We should have more such bikes on sale! But, at a more pocket friendly price...

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    • Re: Random abroad News thread

      Originally posted by blizviz View Post
      Visordown has posted a quick review of the KTM RC250R.

      First Ride: KTM RC250R review - Road Tests: First Rides - Visordown

      We should have more such bikes on sale! But, at a more pocket friendly price...
      Unfortunately this is a race spec edition, but for now. Just imagine what it'd be when the trimmed down version of this lands in India. CHAOS! Literally.

      Cheers!
      VJ
      Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
      The girl said, 'NO!'


      And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


      THE END

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      • Re: Random abroad News thread

        Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
        Unfortunately this is a race spec edition, but for now. Just imagine what it'd be when the trimmed down version of this lands in India. CHAOS! Literally.

        Cheers!
        VJ
        but that might take a while..
        KTM seems to be taking steps very carefully.. slowly getting the attention one step at a time..

        Ride safe and have fun.
        Regards
        Nadeem

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        • Re: Random abroad News thread

          Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
          looking nice, i guess aprilia has a showrrom in pune, anybody visited that showroom.
          I did RSV 4 is der
          Ride Safe..
          Mosin

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          • Re: Random abroad News thread

            Motorcycle racer Bill Warner dies after Suzuki Hayabusa crashes in 300 mph attempt in Maine

            LIMESTONE, Maine -- A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former air base in northern Maine.
            Bill Warner, 44, of Wimauma, Fla., was clocked at 285 mph before he lost control but it was unclear how fast the motorcycle was traveling when it veered off the paved runway and crashed, said Tim Kelly, race director the Loring Timing Association, which hosted "The Maine Event" at Loring Air Force Base.
            Warner was conscious and talking after the crash just befor 10 a.m., Kelly said, but he died about an hour and 15 minutes later at a hospital in Caribou.
            "No one will touch Bill's achievements or be the type of racer he was. He was a personal friend and the land-racing community is less for his loss," Kelly said.
            Riding his modified turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa, Warner previously hit 311 mph on the same course in 2011, using 1.5 miles of pavement. That's considered to be the world land speed record for a conventional motorcycle, Kelly said.
            This time he was trying to hit 300 mph using just a mile of pavement, and he'd made several passes before the one in which he crashed, Kelly said.
            The Maine Event is an annual timed speed event that utilizes the 14,200-foot-long runway at the former Strategic Air Command base that closed in 1994. The Loring Timing Association uses 2.5 miles of the runway for its events, and there's an additional buffer of 2,000 feet, Kelly said.
            On Sunday, about 400 spectators watched as Warner began veering right after passing the 1-mile mark, traveling upright for another 2,000 feet before exiting the runway and crashing, Kelly said.
            The remainder of Sunday's event was canceled. The Limestone Police Department and Maine State Police were investigating the crash.


            Source: Motorcycle racer Bill Warner dies after Suzuki Hayabusa crashes in 300 mph attempt in Maine | syracuse.com
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            • Re: Random abroad News thread

              Sad to see all these riders crashing and losing their lives with the same reflecting in the Moscow SBK Race. Just sad to see the passion and their demise on the machines they loved.

              Cheers!
              VJ
              Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
              The girl said, 'NO!'


              And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


              THE END

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              • Re: Random abroad News thread

                Originally posted by The Monk View Post
                Motorcycle racer Bill Warner dies after Suzuki Hayabusa crashes in 300 mph attempt in Maine
                .....

                Source: Motorcycle racer Bill Warner dies after Suzuki Hayabusa crashes in 300 mph attempt in Maine | syracuse.com
                thats a sad incident. so many ppl die every year in the pursuit of speed. RIP.
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                • Re: Random abroad News thread

                  Transport Canada has announced a recall for the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300KawasakiNinja300 forum report they received letters from Kawasaki Motor Corps. U.S.A. about a recall.
                  NHTSA had been conducting an investigation into the Ninja 300 after receiving several complaints from owners. Of the 36 complaints on NHTSA dating as far back as Feb. 22, owners reported engines stalling when pulling the clutch lever to slow down or downshift. One of those complaints reports the rider was hit by another vehicle after the engine stalled, fracturing a shoulder.
                  Several members of KawasakiNinja300 forum (a part of the Motorcycle.com forum network) have also reported similar problems.





                  Interesting to see if they do the same in other places including India. Engine stalls are bad !
                  "Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly."

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                  • Re: Random abroad News thread

                    Originally posted by becham_79 View Post
                    Transport Canada has announced a recall for the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 because of a risk of the engine stalling during deceleration. No recall has yet been posted for the U.S. though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, though members of theKawasakiNinja300 forum report they received letters from Kawasaki Motor Corps. U.S.A. about a recall.
                    NHTSA had been conducting an investigation into the Ninja 300 after receiving several complaints from owners. Of the 36 complaints on NHTSA dating as far back as Feb. 22, owners reported engines stalling when pulling the clutch lever to slow down or downshift. One of those complaints reports the rider was hit by another vehicle after the engine stalled, fracturing a shoulder.
                    Several members of KawasakiNinja300 forum (a part of the Motorcycle.com forum network) have also reported similar problems.
                    Dealers will remedy the issue by installing a new engine control unit (ECU). The recall affects 745 units in Canada. We’ll have more information about the problem including how many units in the U.S. are affected when NHTSA posts a recall on its website.




                    Interesting to see if they do the same in other places including India. Engine stalls are bad !

                    But all I came to know was it had the ABS problem, and now this pops up. Strange!! Don't get me started about India.

                    Cheers!
                    VJ
                    Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                    The girl said, 'NO!'


                    And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                    THE END

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                    • Re: Random abroad News thread

                      Suzuki makes 50 bikes to celebrate its 50 year Anniversary -
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                      • Re: Random abroad News thread

                        Ducati 899 Panigale spyshots confirm rumours of EICMA launch


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                        Looks like the rumour on the Ducati 899 Panigale as featured in our earlier article isn’t a rumour at all. Italian Online Motorcycle Magazine Motociclismo have managed to procure spy pictures of the Baby Panigale aka Panigalina reportedly clicked in Lecco, northern Italy.To start with the cubic capacity on the side cowl has been hidden with adhesive tape. Stated to be a pre-production sample, the picture as reported earlier clearly shows a new dual sided banana swingarm in place of the exotic looking single sided swingarm. Also its reported that other exotic bits would be taken off the Ducati 899 Panigale that includes the front Ohlins suspension now being replaced with equally meaty Showa forks. Also the dual side banana swingarm is said to be from Sach’s instead of Ohlins TTX36 as seen on the Ducati 1199 Panigale. The 5 spoked alloy wheels though different in design to its elder sibling would most probably sport the Marchesini brand.Coming to the most important part- the engine is being speculated to be a new superquadro (oversquare) rather than a bumped up 848 or the new 821cc motor found on the 2013 Ducati Hypermotard/ Multistrada. Power figures are being reported in the region of 150 to 160 bhp with the rev limiter placed at 11,500 rpm.The pricing of the Ducati 899 Panigale is being speculated to be similar to that of the Ducati 848 Evo Corse SE, but with added tech and sophistication. The 899 should be up for exhibition at EICMA 2013 and a formal press announcement from Ducati on the baby Panigale is expected next month or October.

                        Cheers!
                        VJ
                        Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                        The girl said, 'NO!'


                        And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                        THE END

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                        • Re: Random abroad News thread

                          Blind and paralysed biker sets new motorcycle speed record

                          When blind, one can’t even see a motorcycle- forget riding it. And to make matters worse, when paralysis renders half your body useless- managing your own balance is a challenge. But 39 year old Stuart Gunn has a different perspective.Being hit by a van while riding to a hospital, Stuart broke his back at two places, shattered several ribs and his shoulder with doctors ruling out the possibility of him even getting back on his feet. With a steely grit of mind and two years later- Stuart did manage to get up on his feet, but not without support of a walking stick. What seemed like a road to recovery turned out to be a disaster. He started developing bad seizures that left him completely blind and right side of his body paralyzed. But he continued his battle against the disabilities and managed to regain 40% feel in his right arm- unfortunately his leg was still lifeless.In course of time, his passion for motorcycles saw him conquer the challenge of getting back on his bike- not just for riding, but to set a new record. Having read about the World Land Speed Record of 263.93 kph (164 mph) set by Billy Baxter, another blind and disabled rider- Stuart decided to have a crack at it. He injured his shoulder during a practice run, but still held himself for the sprint at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire- all set to create history.Despite cross winds and with absolute no clue of the stretch ahead, Stuart managed to hit a top speed of 268.92 kph (167.1 mph) on a Suzuki Hayabusa at the airfield breaking the earlier record. On one hand where he set a new record, Stuart also managed to raise funds for charities he cares about. Overly ecstatic about his success, he said “I hope this proves to people that just because you are blind or have a disability doesn’t mean it should change or limit your life.”With his next aim being to ride around the Isle of Man TT, Stuart says “I want to do the TT, definitely. That’s my main goal; I love it. I think maybe a year or year and half to figure out the entire track to get safely round. Being in the dark makes it easy for me to work things out, so I can concentrate on learning that and aim for 2014 hopefully.”Though it might seem an impossible feat, but then coming out of a near death situation setting a record is no less than a fairy tale and we’re sure the resolute rider would accomplish his target.
                          Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                          The girl said, 'NO!'


                          And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


                          THE END

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                          • The World's Fastest Triumph

                            Powered by two, 2,300cc Rocket IIIThe Worlds Fastest Triumph | RideApart

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                            • Re: The World's Fastest Triumph

                              Originally posted by The Monk View Post
                              Powered by two, 2,300cc Rocket III engines, the Castrol Rocket aims to set a new motorcycle land speed record, breaking the 400mph barrier in the process. It’s being ridden by American racer Jason Di Salvo.

                              Read the rest of the article here -
                              The Worlds Fastest Triumph | RideApart

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                              cool man .....
                              i even read about the bloodhound ssc (almost completed) which will smash the land speed record on 4 wheels at an estimated 1700 kmph


                              its predecessor thrust ssc afaik still holds the world record as of now at 1200 kmph

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                              • Re: The World's Fastest Triumph

                                looks like a plane without wings..
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