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    John, you're a good guy.
    This is great
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    This is gold.

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    EXCELLENT info! Thanks for posting, John.
    Good stuff, eh?

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    Thursday, 23 October

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    Argentina is ready to write the history in San Juan
    From November 1 to 8 we will experience for the first time the most important world competition in our country, and in order to do this, an official national team was prepared to represent Argentina in the Six Days 2014.The national team will be officially representing the light blue and White colors which is officially made up of 13 riders of great level who have been training together with the e
    F?d?ration Internationale de Motocyclisme
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    World Superbike: Laguna Seca Gets Its Date
    The World Superbikes will head to Monterey, July 17-19.
    by CyArticle Headlines Headlines Cycle News
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    FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix: 2015 Provisional Entry Lists!
    Please click on the following link to access the complete lists:2015 Entry Lists
    100+*F?d?ration Internationale de Motocyclisme
    ..More FWIW Still no BMWs on the list.

    Caterham in Battle to make US Grand Prix as new owners turn on Fernandes
    The Caterham F1 Team?s chances of taking part in next week?s US Grand Prix are currently hanging on crisis talks in London with the administrator of Caterham Sports Limited.
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    Bernie Ecclestone steps in to act with Caterham Formula One team on brink of collapse
    F1 supremo will try to broker deal between new owners and founder Tony Fernandes after administrators lock up Caterham factory
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    Force India want to avoid 'engine war'
    Force India have weighed in on the ongoing engine freeze debate, saying they do not want an engine war that pushes up the price...
    PlanetF1 | News
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    W Honda's delayed entering the new turbo world for one year; thus avoiding the development freeze. This allowed for them to get up to speed and observe the competition's problems over all and at specific tracks. The former is ring rust hype. The latter is the real on track performance issue. Force India is playing the role of Deep Throat in the this story. Follow the money and its impact on the second and third tier teams.

    Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'
    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
    BBC Sport - Formula 1
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    On the Street

    2015 Triumph Street Triple Rx ? First Look Triumph unveils a new special edition of the Street Triple R.
    Loyal Cycle World readers know that the Triumph Street Triple R is one of our favorite naked bikes, a former Ten Best winner routinely praised for its excellent handling. Now, for 2015, Triumph has created the new Street Triple Rx, a special version that benefits from a host of updates inspired by the racy Daytona 675R. Most apparent is a sharp new rear profile, along with Aluminum Silver paint and revised graphics. The color red is also used abundantly by Triumph, on the Street Triple Rx?s wheels and die-cast rear subframe. Further differentiating the new Street Triple Rx are a special seat
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    Husqvarna To Release Three Street Models at EICMA
    The Husqvarna brand will be returning to the street, as the now KTM-owned motorcycle company will release three street models at the upcoming EICMA show. Husqvarna says that the new models will ?give a clear understanding of*
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    Polaris reports another billion-dollar quarter, says it's 'bullish' on Victory
    POLARIS EXECUTIVES said Wednesday that the company remains committed to all its two- and three-wheeled products as analysts questioned whether the company's motorcycle brands are locked in a zero-sum game.
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    The World?s First COOL Wheelchair
    Inspired by a spinal injury of his own, designer Andrew Florence set out to redesign the wheelchair as we know it. The result is the Carbon Black Wheelchair. Made by F1 engineers from F1 spec carbon fiber, the sleek and sexy design aims to not only enhance usability with lightness and rigidity, but change the existing perceptions of wheelchairs and their users. It?s the ultimate in medical mobility for independent users to whom style matters as much as practicality. I hope I never need one, but if I do? I hope I?m rolling in this! Carbon fiber proved to be the ideal material as the chair had t
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    Treat Starting, Not Finishing, As Your Greatest Success
    Our sense of being productive usually comes from measuring quantity or quality of a task. That doesn't always help, though. Here's a better approach: train your mind to equate starting a task with feeling productive. Redditor theNicky explains the idea: Try to re-train your sense of success to come from starting. Don't worry at all about how much time you put in. Don't set any expectations. Just
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    GAO-14-807, Changing Crude Oil Markets: Allowing Exports Could Reduce Consumer Fuel Prices, and the Size of the Strategic Reserves Should Be Reexamined, September 30, 2014 GAO Reports


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    Thanks for resurrecting. It's much appreciated.
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    Welcome back John! Great stuff, as we've come to expect, and has been sorely missed.
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    Dani Pedrosa?s best time in MotoGP? FP1 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix made him Friday?s fastest rider, with Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Lorenzo also in the top three - after the FP2 run was delayed and affected by rain at Sepang. MotoGP.com ...More

    Reports: DMG Lets Key Employees Go ...
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    Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa Fastest In First Practice at Sepang MotoGP
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    Latest-news, Rossi's helmet after the incident at Aragon
    The pictures of Rossi's helmet after the incident.AGV has analyzed the helmet in their laboratories R&D The is the analysis of the helmet after the crash of Valentino Rossi in the Aragon GP. The helmet hit the ground first, and the rear tyre of the M1 at high speed. It showed no critical structural failures and demonstrated how the helmet had perfectly absorbed the energy from the impact to pr
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    UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Caterham F1 team on brink of failure
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    Caterham could miss United States GP
    Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
    BBC Sport - Formula 1..More

    On the Street

    MV Agusta F4 2015 makes 210hp
    A NEW MV Agusta F4 for will make 210hp and weigh just 175kg,*the Italian manufacturer*has revealed in a presentation to journalists.Pictures of the new F4 SBK taken at the presentation are circulating online, including this one, from Italian bike website Motoblog.it.They clearly show specifications of a customer version of a new F4 to be raced in World Superbikes next year. The 2015
    *Visordown/ by Visordown ...More

    2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT Spied!
    A spy photographer has captured a new Ducati Multistrada 1200 undergoing testing, confirming it will use the Testastretta Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) engine. Ducati Reveals Testastretta DVT Engine + Video Despite the hallucinogenic camo pattern, we can make out the shape of the recently revealed DVT engine. The new valve train independently adjusts timing on both the intake and exhaust valves using an adjuster fitted on the end of each camshaft. At high rpm, the system increases the amount of valve overlap, maximizing performance. At lower engine speeds, the overlap is minimized for smoo
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    Triumph's 2015 Special Edition Street Triple and Bonnevilles
    So many of the Intermot unveilings earlier this month were non-US items, like the Yamaha XJR1300. We thought the new Triumph Street Triple RX wasn't coming to the US either, until we received a phone call from Triumph saying it might just be and along with
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    Keanu Reeves | Arch Motorcycle Company
    Keanu Reeves | Arch Motorcycle CompanyKeanu Reeves Arch Motorcycle Company revealed its first custom bike "The KRGT-1". Arch Motorcycle Company KRGT-1 is a Chopper inspired Naked sport bike powered by 2litre S&S V-Twin Engine coupled with Baker Drivetrain cranking 121.53 BHP. Arch Motorcycle Company KRGT-1 Gas tank is machined outta billet aluminum. Arch Down Draft Induction System,
    Grease n Gasoline ..More FWIW Soundly panned around here, $70+K bikes never do all that well here, I wonder how it will do with its target audience.

    Bagster: Split Personality Motorcycle/Scooter Apron
    #Bagster #Aprons - Bagster released a new apron for scooters and motorcycles that can be used in summer and winter, since it has a zip divided the summer half from the winter one. ...
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    Product test: Wolfman Beta Boulder bag
    When Rob headed out to BC to ride Yamaha?s new FZ-07 this spring, he figured he?d keep the bike for a few extra days and do a tour. Great idea! Except, the bike isn?t a factory tourer, and doesn?t come with accessory luggage. Enter the Wolfman Boulder Beta. Like many of Wolfman?s products, the Boulder [?]
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    CHP Study Finds Lane-Splitting No More Dangerous Than Just Riding a Motorcycle*
    The topic of lane-splitting is heating up in California, after the California Highway Patrol (CHP) posted guidelines for the legal practice to its website, and then was forced to remove them after a formal complaint that the posted recommendations constituted the CHP making legal regulations.Now finishing a year-long study regarding the safety of motorcycles splitting lanes in The Golden State, th
    Asphalt & Rubber ? Asphalt & Rubber..More


    Lincoln Electric offers welder with variety of uses
    CLEVELAND, Ohio --*The Power MIG 210 MP from Lincoln Electric is a multi-process welder for a dealer or hobbyist who wants to perform MIG, DC stick, DC TIG and self-shield flux-cored wire welding.* The display screen is color, featuring push-and-turn digital controls, while the all-metal wire drive and sheet metal construction make it durable. * The 40-pound Power MIG 210 MP is transportable, and
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    FLY Racing?s Goggle Garage is for offroad eyewear
    BOISE, Idaho - FLY Racing?s latest piece of luggage is the Goggle Garage, designed to carry five pair of offroad goggles. Selling points: In addition to housing five adjustable goggle storage slots, the Goggle Garage also has live lens storage pockets. There is a molded carrying handle as well as a loop for hanging the case up, and the zipper opens on three sides for easy access. The Goggle Garage
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    Idea: I Would Like Something Like This For My Motorcycle Helmet
    #Helmet #Lock #Belgium - Here is a great product from Belgium that I would love to see adapted to my motorcycle helmet. It's from bicycle helmet maker Lazer and it's called the Cappuccino Lock. ...
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    An interview with DTM champion Marco Wittmann: ?I am proud to be part of the BMW Motorsport family.?
    Four wins, three pole positions ? and the champion?s trophy: a dream season for Marco Wittmann (DE) drew to a close last weekend. In an interview, the driver from BMW Team RMG looks back on the past few months and talks about the three extraordinary gifts he received to mark his title win: the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, the ?Marco Wittmann? special edition Ice-Watch, and a Formula One test with
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    The new MINI: a present-day original and "Classic of the Future".
    Successful showing in the readers' vote by automobile magazine Auto Bild Klassik: the latest generation of the British premium small car wins the 2014 Golden Classic Steering Wheel.
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    Culinary art and creative responsibility
    ECKART 2014 presented at BMW Museum +++ Chef of the century pays tribute to fellow chefs Shuzo Kishida, Heinz Reitbauer, Sr. and Heinz Reitbauer, Jr. +++ Award for Art of Living? goes to Mick Hucknell +++ Jon Rose receives award for Creative Responsibility and Enjoyment for his project waves 4 water+++
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    Cage World

    Daimler Daimler's decision to sell off its stake in electric car pioneer Telsa Motors surprised investors, who speculated that this might mean closer ties to Mercedes rival*BMW*by the U.S. company. News Mercedes parent Daimler sold its four per cent Forbes..More

    FWIW

    Isaac Asimov Asks, ?How Do People Get New Ideas??
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    Gee, where have you been? I didn't realize how much I missed this "regular feature" until now that it's back. Thanks a ton.
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  8. #1823
    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post
    If you look really close at the small white box to the left of the roundel, you see R1200 Gaston

    I have Gaston Rahier's signature on the tank of my R80G/SPD+

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    That Augusta F4 looks great!
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    ON THE TRACK

    Superb Sepang pole time from record breaker Marquez
    MotoGP? pole position at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix went to Marc Marquez, who notched a new premier class record 13th*pole of the year. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo join him on the front row after the Q2 battle.
    motogp.com - The Official MotoGP...more

    Sensational pole man Marquez expects race battle with Pedrosa
    Marc Marquez set a new pole record time of 1?58.791 on Saturday in Q2 at Sepang - his 13th*pole of the year ? but he believes his Repsol Honda colleague Dani Pedrosa will be a threat from second on the grid on Sunday. Motogp.com...more

    Lorenzo pleased with front row slot in red hot Q2
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP?s Jorge Lorenzo continued his competitive form at the hot Sepang International Circuit by taking third on the grid. His teammate, Valentino Rossi, had a more challenging qualifying session motogp.com...more

    ISDE: team arrive to the cuyo region
    Teams containers are already all over the Paddock of FIM ISDE 2014 which looks like a city under constructions. Teams are arriving to the city and will start populating the city of San Juan fim-live.com...more

    Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix Malaysia moto2 qualification results
    Oct 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Malaysia Moto2 Qualification on Saturday 1. Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex 2:07.429 2. Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 2:07.587 3. Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex reuters.com...more

    Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix Malaysia moto3 qualification results
    Oct 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Malaysia Moto3 Qualification on Saturday 1. Jack Miller (Australia) KTM 2:12.450 2. John McPhee (Britain) Honda 2:12.909 3. Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) reuters.com...more

    AMA Denies Sanctioning 2015 Supermoto Series
    American Motorcyclist Association corrects recent public statements about FIM North America and Supermoto competitionPICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is correcting erroneous statements made a...
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    Friday's Race Results From The 42nd WERA Grand National Finals, At Barber Motorsports Park
    42nd WERA Grand National FinalsPirelli/WERA Sportsman Series and Vintage National ChampionshipsBarber Motorsports ParkBirmingham, AlabamaOctobe...
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    WSBK Magny-Cours: Troy Corser managed BMW entry set to be revealed
    Troy Corser is set to announce he will head up a new WSBK team for 2015, with Josh Brookes and Leon Camier rumoured to ride a pair of S1000RRs. crash.net..More

    Caterham set to miss US and Brazilian GPs
    Caterham are set to miss the US and Brazilian Grands Prix after the administrators now running the squad revealed that Bernie Ecclestone has given permission for it to sit out the next two rounds of the F1 championship.
    James Allen on F1..More


    On the Street

    How the World Superbike Helps the Motorcycle Industry Grow
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    AIMExpo 2014 All-Stars Our five favorite new motorcycles from AIMExpo 2014.
    Without doubt, the star of AIMExpo 2014 was the Kawasaki H2R, the supercharged 300-horsepower track bike. But since we?ve already covered this hyper-potent machine pretty well?and because we will be seeing its street-legal sibling next month at EICMA?we?ve left the Kawasaki off this list of our five favorite new bikes from AIMExpo 2014. And do us a favor: After you read our list, which appears in no particular order, tell us which of these bikes is your favorite. And why. 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Want in on a secret? Tall adventure-style bikes make great touring machines, and they don?t h
    Cycle World ..More

    2015 Hero HX250R Preview
    Reports from India claim the liquid-cooled Single produces 31 hp and 19.2 lb-ft of torque. Subtracting a 12% drivetrain loss puts rear-wheel hp at 27. We measured Honda?s CBR300 Single at 26.2 rear wheel horsepower. On display among the high-dollar, high-performance bikes in the Erik Buell Racing booth at the AIMExpo was this 250cc bike from Hero, the HX250R. Hero Motorcorp is a minority stakehold
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    Easy Rider's Captain America Motorcycle Sells for 1.34 Million
    Call me crazy, but $1.35 million bucks is a bit much for a hard tail; not sure if I'd ever pay that much, if I even had that kind of money to begin with. What's the rule - if you don't have a house that costs that much, than maybe a motorcycle is out of your
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    How to turn a Royal Enfield into a racebike
    With just 29 horses on tap, the Royal Enfield Continental GT is not the most likely of racebikes. But what it lacks in power, it makes up for in old-school charm. Fresh from the factory, the GT is a dead ringer for the home-built cafe racers of old, in a more modern package. Sure, the bike is a little outgunned by today?s standards, but it has potential?as the French RE dealer Tendance Roadster
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    BMW Boulder Neon Jacket Review
    BMW quality and super-bright high-viz for urban adventures.
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    Honda Gold Wing GL1800 ? Best Used Bikes
    YEARS SOLD: 2001?2010 BASE MSRP NEW: $17,499 (?01) to $22,899 (?10) BLUE BOOK RETAIL VALUE: $9,890 (?01) to $17,605 (?10) BASIC SPECS: This classic Honda touring machine?the last Gold Wing made in the US?is powered by a silky smooth flat-six, a fuel-injected 1,832cc mill that mounts in a sporty aluminum chassis. The GL1800, the first new Gold Wing in 13 years, is a lighter bike than its GL1500 pr
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    Interview: Bla? from ER Motorcycles
    Bla? takes in his latest build There?s no doubt about it, today?s custom bike scene is a tough nut to crack. It takes seemingly endless amounts of creativity, hard work and time. And once you?ve heaped all that onto the altar of the biking gods, there?s still no promise of success. You could spend the rest of your cold, greasy life toiling away in a dimly lit garage and never sell a single bike. A
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    FastPack 8 From The Cycle Guys Inc.
    The Cycle Guys happen to be two brothers who have a thing for finding innovative storage solutions for motorcyclists. Now, the Guys have released its newest, and largest, solution in the FastPack 8. Built for use on adventure and sport-touring motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha, among others, the Cycle Guys website has a full application guide. FastPack tail
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    FWIW

    Thank you for the kind words in your posts and PM's. They are very appreciated.

    I'm taking this thread back to the garage for a rebuild.

    In practice, winter projects in the garage is never as neat and tidy as they were when I conceive them while riding. Mistakes are made as tool muscle memory and mind slowly synchronize once again. I prefer to work with the garage door open. This image illustrates where I am in the build you will see if you stop by the shop.


    Image from diamond-atelier.com

    The thread as been stripped down to the bare chassis and tank. Both need a bit of repair while I figure out what I am building it out as. Several sub-frame members have been set aside. If I can make the simple bare chassis work with out them they will go off to the dumpster. If not, they will come back how and as needed.

    Today I'm doing some frame welding. I am adding a central jewel box, a bijou, to the frame. In the past, videos had been tacked on to the frame haphazardly all over the place. Now Playing at the MC Bijou Cinema will hold all the videos in one place. For now it will be one big cinema. The guys in the AV part of my helmet tell me this will make life easier and faster for me to put together each post and for readers to find. Sounds like a good idea for speed but may require some sub frame work to organize it or some bending and paint. I think it will help the comfort factor on the thread and let me enjoy the ride more often.

    The engine is off in another shop. Some engine parts have fallen off over the years. I am trying to find them to see if they need to go back on, be replace by different parts or if the engine works fine without them. There are new computers, searches and more to sort out. I've been tinkering with one component for some time. It is beyond my skills so I am sending it off to another shop.

    The engine shop is small on the outside. It is about the size of a helmet that will nicely fit a size eight head. The shop is too small and messy to invite you inside. Yet, amazingly it is big enough for Me, I, Myself , The Other Guy and the world of the internet. The four of us may not be able to spend as much time inside the engine shop as we did in the past, but will get into the shop as often as we're able to.

    You may not fit in the engine shop but you are more than welcome any time in the BR&TMR thread garage. Stop buy when the garage door is up. Check out my latest test to make the frame and engine work together the way I want, while you do some bench racing and morning reading.


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    Another treat served up by and built by Renard Speed Shop. Check out the pics here then click the hyperlink and check out the detail pics on the RSS Facebook page.

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    Thank you mika. I can't imagine the time and effort you put in to this thread, it is greatly appreciated.

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    Honda claim crown N.63
    With Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez winning in Malaysia, Honda Motor Company have won a record-extending 63 Constructors Championship across all classes. The 2014 MotoGP? Constructors ...Fim-live.com..More

    Fantastic Sepang contest won by Marquez
    The MotoGP? race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix was won by MotoGP? World Champion Marc Marquez in the scorching afternoon heat... motogp.com..More

    Rabat crowned and speachless
    Tito Rabat was crowned as the 2014 Moto2 World Champion this afternoon, after finishing on the podium in the Malaysian Moto2 Grand Prix at Sepang. The 25-year-old Spaniard, who has led the championship since winning the... fim-live.co..More

    Title to the wire in Moto3
    An enthralling Moto3 race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix saw Efren Vazquez take the win, with Jack Miller and Alex Rins also on the podium. Alex Marquez was fifth and the title battle will rage on in Valencia.... Fim-live.com..More

    Do the big teams have a responsibility to the rest of the F1 field?
    Formula 1 will set up its show in the United States this week, but it won?t be quite as shiny and impressive as it has been. It comes at a time of major soul searching as two teams, Caterham and Marussia, will be left behind in the UK...James Allen on F1..More

    F1 chiefs under fire over finances with Caterham and Marussia close to collapse and others under threat
    Claim that FIA and president Jean Todt "have sold themselves to Bernie Ecclestone and given up running Formula One" as crisis risks spreading beyond Caterham and Marussia...telegraph.co.uk..More

    F1 is completely unsustainable'
    Former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan believes the sport has become "completely unsustainable" for the smaller teams...planetf1.com..More

    The US GP timetable
    The US GP, which takes place at the Circuit of the Americas, marks the third last round of the 2014 F1 World Championship...planetf1.com..More

    Just in
    Marussia team 'very close' to ?55m rescue deal, claim brothers plotting takeover
    British-Indian brothers, who made their fortune in the steel industry, say they are on brink of to deal to save F1 outfit from administration...telegraph.co.uk

    On the Street

    Rockets from the crypt
    Buoyed by pop culture?s lust for yesteryear, these nine long-deceased motorbike names have been revived to serve a new rider...bbc.co.uk...more

    2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT and Versys 650 LT Preview
    The Versys gets a good-looking makeover and free luggage webbikeworld.com..More

    MotoPumps Mini Pro Review
    Ride for enough years, and you?ll experience some of the immutable truths about motorcycling: Leathers get smaller when hanging in a closet, our past racing ability improves the further we get from actual racing, and tire pressure...motorcycle.com..More

    FWIW MAX is not the only shop doing full blown parts bin restorations.
    The ?brand new? Ducati Darmah
    If this Ducati Darmah looks as good as new, that?s because it almost is. It?s a ground-up build from the Dutch restoration wizards at Back To Classics, one of Europe?s top Ducati specialists. Bikeexif.com..More

    Church Of MO 2003 Ducati Multistrada
    The Ducati Multistrada has been getting a little buzz this week, as Ducati announced the Multi would be the first recipient of its new DVT engine with variable valve timing. Motorcycle.com..More


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    BMW Motorsport News ? Issue 39/14.
    Great honours for DTM champion Marco Wittmann ? Rolf Derscheid and Michael Flehmer win VLN title...More


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    McLaren P1 Wildest Paint Job
    McLaren P1 Custom Paint JobThis McLaren P1 belongs Major Baseball League pitcher C.J. Wilson. This McLaren P1 has the wildest paint job waytospeed.com..More

    How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari?s Most Exclusive Hypercar
    One does not simply walk into Maranello and buy the LaFerrari supercar. The right to spend a million dollars is a reward for the brand's most loyal customers. The post How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari?s Most Exclusive...wired..More


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    TED: Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think - Marc Abrahams (2014)
    As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world?s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science -- and makes the case that...TED Talks

    How Boston is rethinking its relationship with the sea
    ?sustainability director at Boston University and co-chair ofBoston's sea-level rise committee. "So we wanted to turn that conversation on its head and say, well what if we let water in...bbc.co.uk...More


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    The 2014 MotoGP? Constructors Championship is Honda?s 21st in the premier class ? eight in MotoGP and 13 in 500cc ? to add to the six 350cc titles, 19 in the 250cc class, 15 in the 125cc class, and two in the 50cc category.

    Until the 1950s, the World GP races were held exclusively in Europe, and dominated by European manufacturers. The 1959 Isle of Man TT witnessed the first entry from a Japanese team in the World GP series, the four 125cc Hondas being managed by Kiyoshi Kawashima, who had the complete trust and support of Soichiro Honda. This first challenge resulted in Honda claiming 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th in the 125cc light weight class, as well as the Manufacturers' Team Award. At the time, against stiff opposition, this level of success was truly remarkable, prompting Honda to compete in the full GP series in the following year. From 1960, Honda entered all of the World GP races with 125cc and 250cc machines, its efforts finally rewarded with a maiden win in the 1961 Spanish Grand Prix the opening event, when Tom Phillis brought his 125cc Honda home in first place.



    Honda riders have won 695 races ? across all categories ? a number that?s sure to continue growing.

    More circa 1961 Honda racing Bike candy.









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    Tom Phillis at Phillip Island, 2nd January 1961...silent movie

    1961 Lightweight TT 125 cc Isle of Man

    More video and pictures at the Honda.com MotoGP History site.

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    Honda was mentioned in the opening post of this INTERMOT 2014 series of post. Big red fairly quiet by all accounts. Will they be so quiet in Milan. It is the big 100th edition celebration show. A CFR1000, albeit under various names such as African Twin or Trans Alp, has been rumored for some time. What market niche they are going after is not at all clear. Most think it will be RTW or at least dirty in nature. Still it could have some appeal to the strange market niche I seem to inhabit. Either way, if a CFR1000 is released in Milan it will serve as a counter point for comparison with a BMW S 1000 XR; garnering lots of press for both in the process.
    So... John... what news have your moles about this launch?

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    So... John... what news have your moles about this launch?
    They have been too busy traveling to Milan and feasting on Milanese cuisine to report anything. I keep look but have found nothing. EIMCA hype should pick up over the weekend then press days begin week from today. I know this is like waiting for Christmas morning to open you presents Ian, but have another slice of Torte Milaneses and a glass of wine while

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