disasters than even the flower power era of the Sixties had managed.The year was 1968 and as far as motorcycling was concerned, it was one of the most significant in history - it was the year the superbike was born.The term has been used for so many purposes
Valentino Rossi was born on February 16, 1979 in Urbino, Italy. Rossi has become one of the greatest riders in MotoGP, with multiple championship and race victories across GP125, 250 GP, 500 Grand Prix and MotoGP.The first championship victory for Rossi came in 1997 when he pilot...
). Here’s a look at BMW’s racing hits, plus what’s to come in the next couple of years...Click next as Visordown plots BMW's racing history
WITH A string of World and Domestic Championships in the bag for 2009, Yamaha should be enjoying the benefits of unparalleled racing success.But they're not.Want to know more?Get Issue 8 of Visordown magazine - in your newsagents now
to the back of sofas everywhere as it was taken out of circulation.But there would be one more landmark etched into the history books as the curtain fell on 1984, because it was at the Cologne show that October when Suzuki's GSX-R750 arrived to change the face
A monumental step forward in motorcycling history. The Honda CB400 Hondamatic was the firm’s last foray into automatic technology. With a dizzy 27bhp propelling 200kgs of lardy, badly suspended rolling stock the performance was never going
Check out this book that gives you the 60 year history of the motorcycle helmet. Super high-quality images show the details from some of the earlies helmets, from American football helmets with goggles, to the first face-sheild. Old school
Big sportsbikes are separated into two eras. Pre-Blade and post-Blade. You see, some big sports machines may have won more races, plenty have cost an awful lot more and, at times, others have bested the 'Blade, but no bike has set the sporting cat among the race-replica pigeons l...
ELENA MYERS made history at Daytona after becoming the first female to win a professional motorsport race at the speedway circuit.Myers claimed her second career AMA victory in the second Supersport race at the opening round at Daytona. The 18-year
MAX BIAGGI sealed a thrilling championship win this weekend at Magny-Cours, beating nearest rival Tom Sykes by just 0.5 points overall.Sykes put in a strong performance to finish third in the first race and first in the second race - sadly it was not enough.Despite crashing durin...
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