Honda bikes – La Bougeotte http://www.labougeotte.org/ Tue, 24 May 2022 00:50:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.labougeotte.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Honda bikes – La Bougeotte http://www.labougeotte.org/ 32 32 Motorcycle Start-Stop System Market Size and Forecast https://www.labougeotte.org/motorcycle-start-stop-system-market-size-and-forecast/ Tue, 24 May 2022 00:12:33 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/motorcycle-start-stop-system-market-size-and-forecast/ New Jersey, United States – Motorcycle Start-Stop System Market The 2022-2029 report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with input from industry experts. The Start-Stop System for Motorcycles market study sheds light on the significant growth momentum that is expected to prevail during the assessment period 2022-2029. The study offers statistics on […]]]>

New Jersey, United States – Motorcycle Start-Stop System Market The 2022-2029 report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with input from industry experts. The Start-Stop System for Motorcycles market study sheds light on the significant growth momentum that is expected to prevail during the assessment period 2022-2029. The study offers statistics on key segments in important geographies, along with detailed mapping of the global competitive landscape. Additionally, the market report tracks the global Motorcycle Start Stop System sales in 25+ high growth markets, as well as analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the current industry and the Motorcycle Start-Stop System sector in particular.

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NICKY HAYDEN, the smiling champion https://www.labougeotte.org/nicky-hayden-the-smiling-champion/ Sun, 22 May 2022 07:47:50 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/nicky-hayden-the-smiling-champion/ Many years have passed now, but I will never forget something Nicky Hayden once did. I had returned to Grand Prix racing after a tough time in my personal life, taking with me that fragile quality that comes after a tough time. I felt a little uncomfortable, so I went to the Ducati garage for […]]]>

Many years have passed now, but I will never forget something Nicky Hayden once did. I had returned to Grand Prix racing after a tough time in my personal life, taking with me that fragile quality that comes after a tough time. I felt a little uncomfortable, so I went to the Ducati garage for a coffee, and he saw me before I saw him. I could tell by his movements that he was asking a girl on the team if he should come say hello to me. Then, after receiving a positive response, he was there in front of me, his hand outstretched and a big smile on that handsome, all-American face. It was a smile that came effortlessly, and it made the girls who met him swoon: that sparkle in his eyes never faded.

He held out his hand, shaking mine. “I just wanted to see how you were doing”, he said. There was nothing forced in his gesture and I recognized his expression. It was a kind of shy embarrassment combined with that look like he wanted to explain how the day had gone this way – a little off – and there was nothing he could do about it. That tomorrow he would go faster. That it was a runner’s destiny to go through good and bad times, but he would carry on, believe in him without ever finding excuses. It was a philosophy tailor-made for racing, but it was also his philosophy of life and a philosophy with which I completely agreed. All together, each on their own trajectory, always towards the same goal.

We stayed like that, face to face for a few moments, saying things I can’t remember now, things that probably didn’t matter much. But that wasn’t why he was there. He was there simply to make me feel that we were not horseman and journalist on two different fronts, on opposite banks of the river, but together in the same boat., driven by the same current. In short, two human beings.

I met him for the first time in 2003 in the Honda garage, where they had chosen him as a teammate for Valentino Rossi. A 22-year-old who had made a name for himself by winning the American Superbike Championship, then catapulted onto the European stage. “Why am I riding as number 69? Well, that’s a number you can always read when the bike is upside down after a crash,” he joked with me. He made it easy to laugh with him.

His father, Earl was there too, the patriarch of a family entirely dedicated to motorcycle racing: the big brother Tommy, Nicky, the second son, followed by Roger Lee, then two sisters, Kathleen and Jenny. Earl spoke with an American accent that I struggled to understand, but he told the story of the whole family riding around the United States in an RV full of bikes and spare parts., running on a different flat track every Sunday. At the end of each season, Tommy would pass the bike and gear on to his little brother, who in turn would pass it on to the next. It meant that sometimes Nicky found himself piloting a junker and wearing patched leathers. Despite everything, he had gone from victory to victory with his family around him until abandoning the dirt for the paved tracks and winning the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) title. That’s when the call came from Honda. Destination: World Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing.

Years had passed since that first meeting – no less than six – and in the meantime Nicky had achieved his dream of winning the MotoGP World Championship, beating none other than his ex-teammate Valentino. It had been a hard-fought season, with several upsets and sensational bad luck for both of them. So after Nicky crossed the finish line, wrapped in the American flag, he cried. It was uncontrollable and desperate crying. “What would have happened if I hadn’t won this title? I would probably have become a bitter old man,” he admitted, without any effort to hide it, that this title, which he then celebrated by running with the number one on his high fairing the following year in place of his iconic 69, was a bit the goal of his life.

A simple life, in his way of thinking. In his hometown of Owensboro, on land where a few years ago the name of the road was changed to bear his last name. I admit it: I’ve always had a weakness for American ridersfrom Kenny Robertthe man who started another dynasty as the first to win a 500 championship in 1978, to Eddie Lawsonuntil wayne rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Freddie Spencer and Randy Mamola. The reason is that I always saw real sportsmen in them. They are trained to be athletes, of course, and I admire them for that; but in terms of sporty driving, Nicky Hayden was the best of them all. Never a word spoken out of turn, never a rude gesture. We all remember him screaming in anger in 2006, when he was dragged to the ground during the Portuguese Grand Prix by then-teammate Dani Pedrosa who risked losing the title. It was part of that fiercely contested season that I mentioned. But ten minutes later, Nicky was already wearing his classic smile, and neither he nor his father Earl by his side said a word. It wasn’t like they were practicing self-control. They were both simply aware that life sometimes throws up unpleasant surprises and you have to deal with them.

Naturally, there were plenty of good times that Nicky shared without worry as well. Like last winter, when he was photographed in Venice aboard a gondola asking Jacky – the quiet little Jacky, always respectful of a rider’s space – to marry her. A romantic gesture, most certainly spontaneous, since he apparently found nothing better to wear for the marriage proposal than a camouflage jacket! They probably would have gotten married over the summer, race to race, Nicky and Jacky.

Hayden hadn’t raced to live for many years, but he certainly lived to run. And no, no matter how his career might have turned out, he would never have become a bitter old man.

Translated by Jonathan Blosser

This article was published in Corriere dello Sport

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7 stolen bikes on Chicago Avenue https://www.labougeotte.org/7-stolen-bikes-on-chicago-avenue/ Tue, 17 May 2022 20:09:41 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/7-stolen-bikes-on-chicago-avenue/ Seven bicycles were stolen Wednesday from a single building on Chicago Avenue. This among the stories in Evanston Police’s Tuesday Daily Crime Bulletin. 800 ChicagoSeven bikes, including five Treks, a Giant and a Cannondale, were stolen Wednesday from a secure storage area in an apartment building on the 800 block of Chicago Avenue. 1900 ShermanA […]]]>

Seven bicycles were stolen Wednesday from a single building on Chicago Avenue. This among the stories in Evanston Police’s Tuesday Daily Crime Bulletin.

800 Chicago
Seven bikes, including five Treks, a Giant and a Cannondale, were stolen Wednesday from a secure storage area in an apartment building on the 800 block of Chicago Avenue.

1900 Sherman
A package was taken from a residence in the 1900 block of Sherman Avenue around 9 a.m. Monday.

1100 Hull
A catalytic converter was removed from a 2012 Kia between 8 p.m. May 7 and 7 a.m. May 9.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE
1500 Center
Someone broke the windshield of a 2017 Jeep in the 1500 block of Central Street between 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday.

2000 Dewey
A window was smashed on a 2009 Honda in the 2000 block of Dewey Avenue between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The incidents listed are among Evanston Police Department reports. An arrest does not constitute a verdict of guilty, which can only be determined by a court. Court appearances are held at Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.

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Top 5 Most Affordable Scooters To Buy In India Under Rs 70,000; Honda, TVS and more | Automotive News https://www.labougeotte.org/top-5-most-affordable-scooters-to-buy-in-india-under-rs-70000-honda-tvs-and-more-automotive-news/ Mon, 16 May 2022 04:09:00 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/top-5-most-affordable-scooters-to-buy-in-india-under-rs-70000-honda-tvs-and-more-automotive-news/ Scooters used to be a popular means of transport in the Indian market since the days of Bajaj Chetak. However, this popularity of scooters has been lost to bicycles. But the position and enthusiasm of the masses for scooters in India has been retained by gearless scooters or Scooty. They are popular with individuals for […]]]>

Scooters used to be a popular means of transport in the Indian market since the days of Bajaj Chetak. However, this popularity of scooters has been lost to bicycles. But the position and enthusiasm of the masses for scooters in India has been retained by gearless scooters or Scooty.

They are popular with individuals for the extra space they offer compared to bicycles and their ease of handling. Given this popularity, we’ve put together a list of the best scooters you can buy for under £70,000.

Honda Dio

Honda Dio is a scooter with a more modern design complemented by the V-shaped headlight and a bit of a bold design. It has a 109.19 cc engine. It also has multiple features like a digital dashboard, LED headlight, among others. It has a price range starting from Rs 52,241 (ex-showroom).

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Jupiter TV

The TVS Jupiter is one of the most popular 110cc scooters. It has a sturdy metal body and tubeless tires, combined with other features. The TVS Jupiter sports a 17-liter seat storage compartment and optional charging port. It has a range of 62 kilometers per liter of fuel. It has a price range starting from Rs 55,349 (ex-showroom).

Suzuki Access 125

Suzuki Access 125 appeals to buyers with its sleek body design and retro design combined with functionality. The comfort of the scooter is complemented by a ground clearance of 160mm and a 125 cc engine giving it power. The price range of the scooter starts from Rs 59,014 (ex-showroom).

NTORQ 125 TVS

TVS NTORQ 125 is one of the most feature rich scooters in India. It has multiple attractions such as tubeless tires, top speed recorder and alloy wheels among others. It is powered by a 124.79cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine. It has a price range starting from Rs 59,462 (ex-showroom).

Honda Active 6G

Honda Activa has made a name for itself in the Indian market and now has the sixth generation in the market with the name Activa 6G. The latest and current generation of the scooter boasts an updated design, with improved features such as more seating space and increased floor space. It has a price range starting from Rs 63,912 (ex-showroom). It gets its power from a 109cc single-cylinder engine.

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Pol Espargaro slams Honda MotoGP exit rumors as ‘fake news’ https://www.labougeotte.org/pol-espargaro-slams-honda-motogp-exit-rumors-as-fake-news/ Thu, 12 May 2022 16:44:01 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/pol-espargaro-slams-honda-motogp-exit-rumors-as-fake-news/ The 2013 Moto2 world champion joined Honda last season on a two-year contract and was expected to remain in place for 2023. However, Suzuki’s shock decision to leave MotoGP at the end of 2022 – which was officially confirmed on Thursday ahead of the French Grand Prix, a week after initial reports from Autosport – […]]]>

The 2013 Moto2 world champion joined Honda last season on a two-year contract and was expected to remain in place for 2023.

However, Suzuki’s shock decision to leave MotoGP at the end of 2022 – which was officially confirmed on Thursday ahead of the French Grand Prix, a week after initial reports from Autosport – has seen the rider market move towards a likely rapprochement between Honda and 2020. world champion Joan Mir.

While Mir denied any direct connection to Honda on Thursday at Le Mans, Espargaro flatly ruled out any speculation that he would be ousted by Honda for 2023.

“Well, there are two ways to call it: rumors or fake news,” the 30-year-old said when asked by Autosport to comment on his plans for 2023.

“We live in a world where we are increasingly surrounded by fake news.

MORE: The aftershock left by Suzuki’s decision to quit MotoGP

“It started with an Italian journalist [who said something] that Alberto [Puig, team boss] said something to me after the race [at Jerez].

“It’s not true, it’s fake. But as we see with politics all over the world with the fake news, it’s hard to control.

“A bad journalist can do that. So ultimately what I’m telling you is that until it’s official, I won’t comment on rumours.

“Rumours are rumours, fake news is fake news. I’ll be here until Valencia, when it’s official, we’ll talk about it.”

Espargaro dismissed talk in the paddock that his place at Honda was threatened by free agent Mir

Photo by: Gold and Goose/ Motorsport footage

But when asked if he was worried about his future, Espargaro said his concerns were no more than usual – while emphasizing the fact that he had had a fulfilling career.

“I mean, it is what it is. I’m a rider, I’m a MotoGP rider and I want to be here,” added the Spaniard, who sits 12th in the standings ahead of the French GP.

“But at the end of the day, I’m a runner. If I’m not going to be here [at Honda] I will be somewhere else.

“Otherwise I’m going to be team manager or whatever. I don’t know. I’ve had an amazing sporting career no matter what. I hope it comes back as a MotoGP rider.

“But otherwise, I’ve had an amazing career, fighting with the best riders in the world for many, many years.

“But for sure I want to stay here. But I’m not worried. I would be worried at 21, not now.”

Mir’s manager says no contract has been signed

Mir manager Paco Sanchez says no contract has yet been signed with Honda, or with any manufacturer, but says he is in talks with all factories.

Sanchez revealed at Le Mans on Thursday that Mir’s “priority” was still to continue with Suzuki, but said he had now entered into discussions – with some meetings due to take place this weekend – with brands he deems worthy of Mir’s talent.

Mir's manager Sanchez is in talks with several MotoGP manufacturers to get him a factory bike in 2023

Mir’s manager Sanchez is in talks with several MotoGP manufacturers to get him a factory bike in 2023

Photo by: Gold and Goose/ Motorsport footage

He also says there is no rush to get something and that he will negotiate the terms for Mir as if Suzuki is staying on the show.

“Joan’s priority has always been to try to renew the contract with Suzuki,” Sanchez said.

“We tried to renew the contract with [Shinichi] Sahara-san, and later with Livio Suppo when he arrived, from October last year.

“They know Joan would like to renew. For us, we have no doubt that they will extend Joan’s contract, so our position was comfortable.

“We were waiting because Livio arrived in the last moments, so we understood that Livio liked to close this case.

“After all that’s happened [Suzuki quitting] and the news appeared on Motorsport.com, obviously I’ve started contacts with all the team managers in the paddock – all the team managers who I think can have a bike for Joan.

“I didn’t call everyone because it didn’t make sense. I’m not interested in going to Tech3 or going to Pramac.

“My priority is to find a factory bike. So I’ve been in contact with all of them, we have meetings here. I’ll try to close something as soon as possible, but we’re not worried.

“We’re not in a weak position to say ‘We don’t have a job, please give me a contract’. For me it’s ‘You love Joan, he’s a world champion , I think its potential is high in every motorcycle.

Mir recently clinched his first grid spot in Portugal and currently sits sixth in the MotoGP standings.

Mir recently clinched his first grid spot in Portugal and currently sits sixth in the MotoGP standings.

Photo by: Suzuki Moto GP

“So if you like it, we are open to negotiation, but on normal terms – regardless of Suzuki leaving the championship.”

“We have meetings here, but I can’t say more. I have a lot of journalists saying that we signed with Yamaha, or Honda – all of that is absolutely wrong, completely wrong.

“We could be close to signing one of them, yes we could be. But in my world, I’m a lawyer, contracts are either void or out.

“It’s 100% or nothing. We were so close to signing with these people, and now we’re in deep shit.

“Every day things can happen. Tomorrow Joan could have an accident here while driving, we have not signed anything. We have nothing, he has a big injury, we have nothing. That’s the truth , then we’ll see.

“I will keep more or less the same conditions that we had with Suzuki. This is our priority.

“Otherwise Joan will go home. He won’t ride here for zero or those shitty contracts that now KTM, Ducati are giving their riders.

“I have another rider in MotoGP – Remy [Gardner] — and I know how shitty his contract is. Rémy accepted this, but for Joan, it is unacceptable.”

Sanches criticized contracts offered to Ducati and KTM riders, effectively excluding his client from racing in 2023

Sanches criticized contracts offered to Ducati and KTM riders, effectively excluding his client from racing in 2023

Photo by: Gold and Goose/ Motorsport pictures

Sanchez also confirmed Suzuki’s initial offer to Mir in Portugal last month was “unacceptable” and was less than his first contract in 2019 when he was a rookie.

“The first offer was an unacceptable offer to Portimao,” he said.

“Over the last year, and at the beginning of this year, we talked about maintaining the conditions he had.

“And Sahara-san said ‘we’re interested, Paco, don’t worry, you know the Japanese’. And it’s true. We took months to sign a contract with Davide Brivio [in 2019] the first time.

“We spent six or seven months before signing the contract. So I know that these people are really slow in making documents.

“But I wasn’t worried, because I had Davide Brivio’s word, and this time I had Sahara-san’s word.

“Joan was happy because he is happy with the team, with his performance because they improved the bike. Now everything was perfect. Suddenly that changed.

“Why? I think it was a decision made by people who don’t have a passion for MotoGP. It was made by people in suits on a chair in Japan – they’ve never been here. They don’t don’t worry about the people who work here.” .

If Mir joined Honda, he'd likely partner Marquez

If Mir joined Honda, he’d likely partner Marquez

Photo by: Gold and Goose/ Motorsport pictures

“For me, it’s crap because everyone here is professional. They did very well with a very small budget. They don’t deserve to be in this situation.”

If Mir ends up at Honda, he will face six-time world champion Marc Marquez.

But when asked what he thought of the challenge, Mir replied: “Go now and ask any driver if they want to be a teammate who I’m sure is the best in the game. history. What you can learn from a guy like that is huge.”

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NW200 2022: Tuesday qualifying times and results https://www.labougeotte.org/nw200-2022-tuesday-qualifying-times-and-results/ Tue, 10 May 2022 12:30:58 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/nw200-2022-tuesday-qualifying-times-and-results/ 10.05.2022 | Road racing staff | TT and Roads Picture: Impact Pictures Times and results for Tuesday’s Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Supertwin qualifying sessions at the 2022 North West 200 First Superbike qualifying test – dry conditions 1 SBK 72 Josh BROOKES Ducati – MCE Ducati Racing 4:29.000 120.045 8 8 62 SBK 6 Michael […]]]>

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Times and results for Tuesday’s Superbike, Supersport, Superstock and Supertwin qualifying sessions at the 2022 North West 200

First Superbike qualifying test – dry conditions

1 SBK 72 Josh BROOKES Ducati – MCE Ducati Racing 4:29.000 120.045 8 8 6
2 SBK 6 Michael DUNLOP Suzuki – Hawk Racing 4:29.173 0.173 119.967 7 7 5
3 SBK 74 Davey TODD Honda – Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles 4:29.891 0.891 119.648 7 7 5
4 SBK 34 Alastair SEELEY Yamaha – IFS 4:29.909 0.909 119.640 6 8 6
5 SBK 1 Glenn IRWIN Honda – Honda Racing UK 4:31.145 2.145 119.095 6 6 4
6 SBK 37 James HILLIER Yamaha – RICH Energy OMG Racing 4:31.815 2.815 118.801 6 7 5
7 SBK 47 Richard COOPER Suzuki – Hawk Racing 4:32.485 3.485 118.509 7 7 5
8 SBK 11 Conor CUMMINS Honda – Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles 4:32.858 3.858 118.347 6 6 5
9 SBK 3 Michael RUTTER BMW – Bathams Racing 4:33.403 4.403 118.111 7 7 5
10 SBK 60 Peter HICKMAN BMW – FHO Race 4:34.002 5.002 117.853 3 4 2
11 SBK 4 Ian HUTCHINSON BMW – Milwaukee BMW Motorrad 4:34.442 5.442 117.664 7 7 5
12 SBK 2 John McGUINNESS Honda – Honda Racing UK 4:35.388 6.388 117.260 7 8 6
13 SBK 13 Lee JOHNSTON BMW – Ashcourt Racing 4:35.403 6.403 117.254 6 6 4
14 SBK 5 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki – DAO Racing 4:37.311 8.311 116.447 4 6 3
15 SBK 36 Jamie COWARD Yamaha – KTS Racing by Steadplan 4:38.106 9.106 116.114 6 8 5
16 SBK 65 Michael SWEENEY BMW – MJR Racing 4:38.134 9.134 116.102 3 4 2
17 SBK 22 Paul JORDAN Yamaha – PreZ Racing 4:39.049 10.049 115.722 3 4 2
18 SBK 10 Sam WEST BMW – Moto Hub (PRL) 4:39.369 10.369 115.589 8 8 6
19 SBK 56 Adam McLEAN Kawasaki – McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 4:39.755 10.755 115.430 6 7 5
20 SBK 19 Dom HERBERTSON Suzuki – Burrows by RK Racing 4:40.026 11.026 115.318 6 7 4
21 SBK 15 Nathan HARRISON Honda – Quayside Racing by IOMSP 4:40.834 11.834 114.986 5 7 6
22 SBK 7 Gary JOHNSON BMW – Specsavers/NL Motos 4:40.924 11.924 114.949 3 6 5
23 SBK 9 Craig NEVE BMW – Callmac Scaffolding 4:43.970 14.970 113.716 7 8 5
24 SBK 77 Phillip CROWE BMW – Agriwash 4:44.108 15.108 113.661 7 7 5
25 SBK 32 Carl PHILLIPS Suzuki – SBR 4:44.292 15.292 113.587 4 8 6
26 SBK 111 Brian McCORMACK BMW – FHO / The Roadhouse Macau 4:47.379 18.379 112.367 6 6 4
27 SBK 18 Michael EVANS BMW – Heattech Racing 4:47.836 18.836 112.189 6 6 3
28 SBK 76 Mark PURSLOW BMW – Never Be Clever Racing 4:49.789 20.789 111.433 7 8 7
29 SBK 29 James CHAWKE Suzuki – Emjess Racing 4:50.603 21.603 111.121 6 7 5
30 SBK 26 Mike NORBURY Honda – DC Racing 4:50.616 21.616 111.116 5 7 5
31 SBK 30 Kamil HOLAN Kawasaki – Blue Garage 4:51.281 22.281 110.862 6 7 4
32 SBK 91 Julian TRUMMER BMW – WH Racing with Dynobike 4:51.490 22.490 110.783 6 8 6
33 SBK 8 Lukas MAURER Kawasaki – L78 from Heidger Motorsport 4:52.790 23.790 110.291 8 8 6
34 SBK 182 Xavier DENIS Yamaha – Optimark Road Racing 4:53.809 24.809 109.908 5 6 4
35 SBK 25 Marty LENNON Yamaha – ML Designs 4:55.092 26.092 109.430 6 7 5
36 SBK 14 Ilja CALJOUW Kawasaki – Performance Racing Achertoek 4:55.524 26.524 109.270 7 7 5
37 SBK 66 Ryan GIBSON Kawasaki – Gibson Motors 4:55.544 26.544 109.263 7 7 4
38 SBK 12 Joey THOMPSON Honda – Wilson Craig Racing 4:55.674 26.674 109.215 5 6 4
39 SBK 44 Mike BOOTH Kawasaki – 44teeth.com 4:56.543 27.543 108.895 6 7 6
40 SBK 38 Paul WILLIAMS Suzuki – CT of Potchy/MadBros 4:56.658 27.658 108.853 3 6 4
41 SBK 49 Raul TORRAS Honda – Toll Race 4:56.750 27.750 108.819 5 7 4
42 SBK 48 Anthony REDMOND BMW – Reds Garage IOM 4:57.468 28.468 108.556 6 6 5
43 SBK 109 Neil KERNOHAN Yamaha – Kernohan Racing 4:58.258 29.258 108.269 2 5 3
44 SBK 92 Jamie WILLIAMS BMW – NCE / JLG Racing 4:58.624 29.624 108.136 2 5 3
45 SBK 40 Nadieh SCHOOTS Kawasaki – Rebel Racing 5:03.074 34.074 106.548 6 7 3
46 SBK 119 Kris DUNCAN Ducati – Highsparks Motorsports 5:03.451 34.451 106.416 5 5 3
47 SBK 88 Josh DALEY Kawasaki – Josh Daley Racing 5:04.125 35.125 106.180 7 7 4
48 SBK 55 Donald MacFADYEN BMW – MacFadyen Racing 5:04.151 35.151 106.171 6 7 6
49 SBK 54 Sam JOHNSON Suzuki – Millennium Power 5:05.768 36.768 105.609 6 7 3
50 SBK 64 Paul CASSIDY Yamaha – Paul Cassidy Racing 5:06.359 37.359 105.406 3 6 5
51 SBK 50 Chris GREEN BMW – CG Creations Racing 5:06.928 37.928 105.210 2 5 3
52 SBK 78 Dean CAMPBELL Suzuki – Electricity LDC 5:09.938 40.938 104.189 2 4 2
53 SBK 21 Jean Pierre POLET BMW – JP Racing 5:10.358 41.358 104.048 6 6 2
54 SBK 35 Olivier LUPBERGER Kawasaki – L78 by Heidger Motorsport 5:13.181 44.181 103.110 6 7 3
55 SBK 87 Patricia FERNANDEZ Kawasaki – JMcC Roofing 5:14.885 45.885 102.552 6 8 4

First Supersport qualifying test – dry conditions

1 SSP 1 Lee JOHNSTON Yamaha – Ashcourt Racing 4:42.935 114.132 7 7 5
2 SSP 6 Michael DUNLOP Yamaha – MD Racing 4:44.155 1.220 113.642 6 6 3
3 SSP 2 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki – DAO Racing 4:44.938 2.003 113.330 8 8 6
4 SSP 74 Davey TODD Honda – Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles 4:45.547 2.612 113.088 7 7 4
5 SSP 34 Alastair SEELEY Yamaha – IFS 4:45.966 3.031 112.923 6 7 4
6 SSP 56 Adam McLEAN Kawasaki – McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 4:46.029 3.094 112.898 8 8 6
7 SSP 99 Jeremy McWILLIAMS Yamaha – Burrows by RK Racing 4:47.417 4.482 112.352 7 7 5
8 SSP 11 Conor CUMMINS Honda – Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles 4:48.284 5.349 112.015 6 6 3
9 SSP 4 Ian HUTCHINSON Yamaha – BPE by Russell Racing 4:48.577 5.642 111.901 7 7 5
10 SSP 40 Joe LOUGHLIN Yamaha – ILR Team / Mark Coverdale 4:48.706 5.771 111.851 7 7 4
11 SSP 36 Jamie COWARD Yamaha – KTS Racing by Steadplan 4:49.660 6.725 111.482 6 6 4
12 SSP 37 James HILLIER Yamaha – RICH Energy OMG Racing 4:49.857 6.922 111.407 4 7 5
13 SSP 22 Paul JORDAN Yamaha – PreZ Racing 4:51.205 8.270 110.891 4 8 5
14 SSP 8 Christian ELKIN Yamaha – Bob Wylie Racing 4:51.500 8.565 110.779 4 7 5
15 SSP 65 Michael SWEENEY Yamaha – Building EM 4:51.646 8.711 110.723 4 7 4
16 SSP 199 Pierre Yves BIAN Kawasaki – Martimotos Racing 4:52.803 9.868 110.286 6 6 4
17 SSP 85 Ryan MAHER Yamaha 5:00.652 17.717 107.407 7 7 5
18 SSP 15 Nathan HARRISON Honda – Quayside Racing 5:01.240 18.305 107.197 7 7 4
19 SSP 18 Michael EVANS Yamaha – Heattech Racing 5:01.279 18.344 107.183 6 6 4
20 SSP 182 Xavier DENIS Honda – Optimark Road Racing 5:02.078 19.143 106.900 6 6 4
21 SSP 95 Jorn HAMBERG Yamaha – Performance Racing Achertoek 5:02.129 19.194 106.881 8 8 6
22 SSP 9 Craig NEVE Kawasaki – Alasdair Cowan Racing 5:04.292 21.357 106.122 4 7 4
23 SSP 91 Julian TRUMMER Yamaha – WH Racing with Dynobike 5:04.363 21.428 106.097 7 8 6
24 SSP 10 Joey THOMPSON Honda – Wilson Craig Racing 5:05.666 22.731 105.645 6 6 3
25 SSP 26 Mike NORBURY Yamaha – DC Racing 5:05.927 22.992 105.555 3 5 3
26 SSP 202 Yan GALLI Honda 5:08.049 25.114 104.827 7 8 7
27 SSP 46 Mark PURSLOW Yamaha – Never Be Clever Racing 5:08.103 25.168 104.809 3 6 5
28 SSP 14 James CHAWKE Yamaha – Lyonara Cold stores 5:08.252 25.317 104.758 3 7 5
29 SSP 5 Marty LENNON Yamaha – ML Designs 5:09.631 26.696 104.292 5 6 4
30 SSP 92 Jamie WILLIAMS Honda – NCE / JLG Racing 5:10.681 27.746 103.939 2 6 4
31 SSP 17 Phil STEWART Yamaha – Phil Stewart Racing 5:10.826 27.891 103.891 3 3 2
32 SSP 89 Brand CONLIN Yamaha – NRG 5:13.010 30.075 103.166 3 5 3
33 SSP 13 Gary McCOY Yamaha – Mad Bros Racing 5:13.889 30.954 102.877 2 3 2
34 SSP 42 Matthew REES Kawasaki – Rees Racing 5:14.641 31.706 102.631 3 4 2
35 SSP 64 Chris SARBORA Kawasaki – Moto Hub UK 5:20.338 37.403 100.806 7 7 3
36 SSP 51 Rad HUGHES Kawasaki – RAF 5:24.434 41.499 99.533 8 8 6
37 SSP 43 Stephen DEGNAN Kawasaki 5:25.524 42.589 99.200 7 7 5
38 SSP 49 Raul TORRAS Yamaha – Optimark by Toll Racing 5:26.394 43.459 98.936 2 4 2
39 SSP 44 Paul CASSIDY Yamaha – Paul Cassidy Racing 5:26.502 43.567 98.903 5 6 4
40 SSP 66 Alan JOHNSTON Kawasaki 5:26.918 43.983 98.777 6 6 2
41 SSP 93 Paul CRANSTON Honda – Miller Racing 5:27.208 44.273 98.690 4 6 4
42 SSP 24 Andy SELLARS Yamaha – ASM Road Race 5:33.551 50.616 96.813 6 6 3
Unqualified
SSP 109 Neil KERNOHAN Yamaha – Kernohan Racing 5:12.384 29.449 103.373 5 5 1
SSP 59 Darryl TWEED Honda – Darryl Tweed Racing 5:13.351 30.416 103.054 2 2 1
SSP 87 Patricia FERNANDEZ Kawasaki – JMcC Roofing 5:39.429 56.494 95.136 6 6 0
SSP 21 Dom HERBERTSON Kawasaki – Cowton Racing 5:47.167 1:04.232 93.016 1 1 0
SSP 78 Ramon BASOMBA Yamaha – Martimotos Racing 8:16.492 3:33.557 65.040 1 1 0
SSP 60 Chris GREEN Yamaha – CG Creations Racing 9:10.542 4:27.607 58.655 1 1 0

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2022 WORLD SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP | SALT LAKE CITY| MAY 7, 2022 https://www.labougeotte.org/2022-world-supercross-championship-recap-salt-lake-city-may-7-2022/ Sun, 08 May 2022 08:01:13 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/2022-world-supercross-championship-recap-salt-lake-city-may-7-2022/ Jason Anderson ends Supercross season with four straight wins Nate Thrasher Takes 250SX Class Victory, Christian Craig Claims Title Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson earned the final race victory of the year at the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross World Championship, presented by the Utah Athletic Commission inside Rice-Eccles Stadium. Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake […]]]>

Jason Anderson ends Supercross season with four straight wins

Nate Thrasher Takes 250SX Class Victory, Christian Craig Claims Title

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson earned the final race victory of the year at the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross World Championship, presented by the Utah Athletic Commission inside Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City hosted the final race of the season for the third straight year. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

The event concluded the 17-round Monster Energy AMA Supercross racing series. Honda HRC Team’s Chase Sexton made a steady run for second place and Justin Barcia of Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing took third place in a dramatic race that had the fans on their feet. In 250SX class racing, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Nate Thrasher earned his first win of the year, beating top riders from both regions at the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdown season recap. His Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing teammate Christian Craig took the Western Regional 250SX class title with an eighth-place finish.

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson was nearly untouchable on the Utah track. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

When the gate fell for the final race of the 2022 season, Twisted Tea Suzuki’s Justin Bogle grabbed the holeshot ahead of 2021 Red Bull KTM champion’s Cooper Webb, Anderson and Sexton. Anderson charged early, passing Webb before the end of the first lap, then taking the lead less than two minutes after the Main Event of 20 minutes plus one lap. Sexton quickly moved into second and the top two steadily drifted away from the field. But there was a lot of action behind them.

Third place overall for the season was on the line with just eight points separating Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Malcolm Stewart, Barcia and Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin. Less than four minutes into the race, Barcia took third place with Webb in fourth, Stewart in fifth and Musquin in sixth. Stewart was the runner on the move, beating Webb and then rounding Barcia just before the halfway mark of the race. A few corners later the stadium erupted as Barcia dove on the inside of a 180 degree turn and made hard contact with Stewart. Stewart jumped off his bike as if it had disappeared under him. The Husqvarna rider quickly backed up and charged to regain positions.

The crowd saw the potential for an incredible battle. As Stewart walked on, the whole stadium was screaming. Stewart was level with Barcia’s rear fender as the clock ticked down to zero. On the final lap, a lapped rider briefly held Stewart up and the final lap clash never happened.

At the checkered flag, Anderson picked up his fourth straight win, earning his seventh win of 2022. Sexton was close but not within striking distance of a victory and capped the season with a second-place finish. Barcia clinched the final podium spot of the year to the sound of a crowd that didn’t approve of the pass that got him there. On the podium, Barcia made the move his own and reminded the crowd that a season-long podium spot was at stake in the high-pressure sport that awards handsome bonuses for top results. As it stands, Stewart’s fourth place finish was enough to earn him that third place overall for the season, and a bonus, for the year.

The 2022 450SX class season ended with Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac nursing an injury in the final race, claiming his second premier class title. Jason Anderson finished second in the season with seven wins, eclipsing his 2018 championship year with 4 wins. And in the closely contested battle, Stewart clinched third place overall in the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Nate Thrasher

Nate Thrasher saved the best for last with a final round win. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

The 250SX class races in Utah were just as intense. The final class race brought the two regional divisions to the track in Dave Coombs Sr.’s second of two East/West showdowns in 2022. With the title on the line, Craig fired the holeshot, but Hunter Lawrence of the he Honda HRC team was quickly past and ahead. Lawrence needed a win and needed Craig to finish fifteenth or worse to claim the title. The surprise came when Nate Thrasher started to pressure Craig for second place early in the race. Thrasher took the place and in about a lap also passed Lawrence and in the lead. The top three held steady until Craig crashed into the corner after the whoops. Craig quickly recovered and raced conservatively to eighth place to secure the title. Thrasher won the night with a solid win ahead of Lawrence and Utah Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown.

The Salt Lake City event also hosted two unique races. In the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship, Team Honda HRC’s Chance Hymas won the title in the series that exposes top amateur racers to stadium events. Additionally, the KTM Junior Supercross, presented by Wells Fargo, hosted a championship round pitting ten winners from previous events against each other throughout the season on identically prepared e-racing bikes. Nixon Meineke claimed victory at this event aboard a KTM SX-E 5. The event also gave stronger promotion to the online auction which benefits the Children’s Research Hospital partnership St.Jude. The auction marks the racing series’ sixth year of partnership; auctions end Monday, May 9.and

The items available in the auction can be viewed directly on http://est.event.stjude.org/SUPERCROSS or at SupercrossLIVE.com/stjude.

The 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season delivered intense racing action, thrills, surprises and ultimately the resurgence of a former champion and the crowning of two new champions. The Supercross season runs from January to May each year and will field riders again in early 2023 to provide more great racing for motorsports fans. All events were broadcast live in 2022 and replays can be seen on Peacock. For highlight videos, full race results and early information on the 2023 season when it becomes available, check in at SupercrossLIVE.com now and as the 2023 season nears.

450 Podium - Salt Lake City

450SX class podium (riders from left to right) Chase Sexton, Jason Anderson and Justin Barcia. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

450SX Class Results

1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki

2. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Florida, Honda

3. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS

4. Malcolm Stewart, Murrieta, CA, Husqvarna

5. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM

6. Cooper Webb, Newport, NC, KTM

7. Justin Brayton, Charlotte, NC, Honda

8. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, NJ, Suzuki

9. Justin Starling, Deland, Fla., GASGAS

10. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Yamaha

Final 450SX Class Championship standings

1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colorado, Yamaha (359)

2. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki (350)

3. Malcolm Stewart, Murrieta, CA, Husqvarna (314)

4. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM (305)

5. Justin Barcia, Greenville, FL, GASGAS (302)

6. Chase Sexton, Clermont, FL, Honda (292)

7. Cooper Webb, Newport, NC, KTM (278)

8. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, NJ, Suzuki (178)

9. Justin Brayton, Charlotte, NC, Honda (176)

10. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, CA, Husqvarna (152)

250 Podium - Salt Lake City

250SX class podium (riders from left to right) Hunter Lawrence, Nate Thrasher and Pierce Brown. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdown Results

1. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tennessee, Yamaha

2. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Florida, Honda

3. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GASGAS

4. RJ Hampshire, Minneola, Florida, Husqvarna

5. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, CA, Kawasaki

6. Austin Forkner, Richards, Missouri, Kawasaki

7. Michael Mosiman, Minneaola, Fla., GASGAS

8. Christian Craig, Temecula, CA, Yamaha

9. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., GASGAS

10. Jalek Swoll, Clermont, FL, Husqvarna

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Final Standings

1. Christian Craig, Temecula, CA, Yamaha (230)

2. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (220)

3. Michael Mosiman, Minneaola, Fla., GASGAS (197)

4. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, CA, Kawasaki (162)

5. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tennessee, Yamaha (152)

6. Vince Friese, Menifee, CA, Honda (150)

7. Chris Blose, Phoenix, AR, GASGAS (120)

8. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (117)

9. Robbie Wageman, Newhall, CA, Yamaha (109)

10. Jalek Swoll, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna (106)

250SX Class Eastern Regional Championship Final Standings

1. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Florida, Honda (192)

2. RJ Hampshire, Minneola, FL, Husqvarna (158)

3. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GASGAS (149)

4. Mitchell Oldenburg, Aledo, TX, Honda (132)

5. Enzo Lopes, Indian Trail, NC, Yamaha (117)

6. Jordan Smith, Ochlocknee, GA, Honda (116)

7. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (114)

8. Jace Owen, Mattoon, Ill., Yamaha (101)

9. Austin Forkner, Richards, Missouri, Kawasaki (98)

10. Derek Drake, Lake Elsinore, Caif., Suzuki (88)

Futures Podium

Futures 250SX class podium (riders from left to right) Ryder DiFrancesco, Chance Hymas and Gavin Towers. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Futures 250SX Class Results

1. Luck Hymas, Pocatello, Idaho, Honda

2. Ryder DiFrancesco, Bakersfield, CA, Kawasaki

3. Gavin Towers, Venetia, Pennsylvania, Yamaha

4. Luke Kalaitzian, Sun Valley, Calif., Honda

5. Rush Chapman, Concord, North Carolina, Yamaha

6. Ayden Shive, Dade City, Fla., KTM

7. Hunter Cross, Discovery Bay, CA, Yamaha

8. Dylan Cunha, Modesto, CA, Kawasaki

9. Greye Tate, Buford, GA, Yamaha

10. Rylan Smith, Sharpsburg, GA, Kawasaki

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2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 GT Turns Sportbike GSX-R into Sport Tourer https://www.labougeotte.org/2022-suzuki-gsx-s1000-gt-turns-sportbike-gsx-r-into-sport-tourer/ Fri, 06 May 2022 12:55:43 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/2022-suzuki-gsx-s1000-gt-turns-sportbike-gsx-r-into-sport-tourer/ Suzuki caters to an aging demographic by transforming the incredible GSX-R into a more palatable sport-touring motorcycle. The new bike shares many of its components with the iconic GSX-R sportbike, but in a more comfortable layout. The bike will be in showrooms in late May or early June for $13,149 before destination fees. Some people, […]]]>
  • Suzuki caters to an aging demographic by transforming the incredible GSX-R into a more palatable sport-touring motorcycle.
  • The new bike shares many of its components with the iconic GSX-R sportbike, but in a more comfortable layout.
  • The bike will be in showrooms in late May or early June for $13,149 before destination fees.

    Some people, now I’m not saying you, but it seems like some people have aged lately. These people, many of whom are motorcyclists, are no longer so willing to reach forward and grab those gripper handles and slide their gorgeous kiesters up the side of the seat and slide their elbows with every turn . It’s not you, of course, you’re still young and vibrant and you don’t need help getting out of bed in the morning. But others, well…

    Recent data suggests that there are 46 million adults in the United States over the age of 65 and by 2050 that number is expected to rise to almost 90 million. About 8% of American households own at least one motorcycle. (Your house probably has 10.) That’s 3.5 million households with someone over 65 and a motorcycle.

    There are even more members of the population reaching their 50s. It’s getting crazy!

    The GSX-S1000GT+ starts with the GSX-R and makes it more comfortable, but almost as sporty.

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    So if you were making motorcycles, you would probably take note of this trend and adjust a few things in the product line. That’s exactly what Suzuki did when they took the GSX-R sports bike icon and tweaked a few settings to make it the GSX-S1000GT.

    This is a perfectly natural progression and one we should all embrace rather than fight against. As the population inevitably ages, the market is responding to its changing needs with everything from walk-in tubs to superbikes. Yes, superbikes. Or at least sports bikes. Our bodies may be getting older, but our brains are still 19, man, and can’t wait to dive-bomb every peak! It’s just that lifting your neck to see the road from the MotoGP seated position gets a little more painful each time and, frankly, some of us are ready for the transition to a more upright and comfortable posture.

    Does this mean that we have given up? Nope! Neither does Suzuki.

    “Suzuki wanted to create a Suzuki-style touring motorcycle,” Suzuki training manager Avery Innis said of the new GSX-S1000GT.

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    Or, as it says in the brochure:

    “The all-new 2022 GSX-S1000GT+ intelligently combines the championship performance of its GSX-R1000-based engine with an agile, lightweight chassis to provide riders with an exciting and comfortable GT driving experience. Here’s a Grand Tourer with sportbike-level features, cutting-edge styling, truly functional integrated side cases, and a huge selection of optional equipment.

    Suzuki claims the GSX-S1000GT and GT+ are more than an evolution of the GSX-S1000F. Power comes from a version of the Gixxer’s 999cc cross-injected inline-four to produce 150bhp at 11,000rpm and 78lb-ft of torque at 9,250rpm. That’s mated to a six-speed manual with Suzuki’s take on the assist and slipper clutch.

    It sits in a twin-spar aluminum frame with a single rear swingarm. Ride height sits at a quite reasonable 31.9 inches. It’s all wrapped up in a downright sportbike-ish aerodynamic exterior that even includes a small windshield. The GT+ version comes with these two rear-mounted hard cases.

    Missing from the spec sheet: an inertial measurement unit or IMU that can help you stay on the road and prevent the front wheel from lifting; a top box for even more storage; one of those really comfortable rear seats for your passenger; and a really great windshield (even the optional taller windshield just creates jolts). But no bike is perfect.

    But this one is close. Oh man. Our small group of runners covered about 600 miles in less than 48 hours, much of it in the pouring rain, but much of it on some of the best twisty mountain roads in the state. So was it a sports bike or a grand tourer? I would say it felt like a very comfortable sport bike with an upright riding position. In fact, on the twistier parts I kind of wanted a GSX-R, but on the hundreds of miles of flat, straight routing that’s always between the really good parts, I was glad to be on a GSX-S1000GT+.

    Our itinerary included State Hwy. 33 out of Ojai and the highway. 58 west of McKittrick, two of the best roads in the state. I was lucky enough to follow some very fast riders and once I set the bombing at the top I was leaning in and out of corners all day. I wasn’t going through corners fast enough for an IMU to have much to do, but I was still happy for the ABS and traction control, especially in the rain.

    You might think that a sportbike type motor would not have low torque and would only get its power at the top of the tachometer. You would be wrong on both counts. “The longer stroke gives torque-rich performance,” Innis had said, and he wasn’t kidding.

    Like the much larger displacement Suzuki Hayabusa that I drove a few months ago, you find yourself shifting through six gears fairly quickly, but then you get used to letting the engine get into its range and you find all the power and the torque you are likely to want.

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    Right out of the Suzuki parking lot, the lighter clutch feel and easy engagement was surprising and welcome. It is remarkably easy to drive. Stop-and-go traffic launches are aided by automatic throttle acceleration on start-up to prevent distracted drivers from stalling. Once underway, you can use the two-way Quickshift function throughout the day. It is particularly practical in tight and technical turns in the hills.

    And the power – ooo lawdy – I once looked down and saw 122 mph when I thought I was cruising just within the posted limits (on a closed course with adult supervision for legal purposes). So watch your speed. The engine is a dream. Not as close to perfect as the heavier and more powerful Hayabusa 1340cc, but in the same league.

    “The GSX-R is Suzuki’s small-block Chevy,” said communications manager Richard Kimes. “The engine powers the GSX-R 1000R, S1000, Katana, and now the GSX-S1000GT and GT+.”

    Other motorcycle manufacturers are also approaching this market, which is good news for you. Yamaha has the 890cc Tracer 9 GT, also with two hard cases, for $14,999 before destination; Kawasaki makes the 1043-cc Ninja 1000SX for $12,899; BMW makes the R 1250 RS for $15,695. He misses the Honda NT1100a sport-touring version of the popular Africa Twin Adventure Bike that Honda sells in Europe but not here, for some reason.

    The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT starts at $13,149 without the hard cases or $13,799 with it. All of these prices are before the destination, which is around a grand. Which do I recommend? For the most practical sportbike sport tourer you could live with every day and love life, I would say the Suzuki. But for me and my aging carcass, I’d say spend the extra cash on the BMW. For screaming good times atop the tach, get the Kawasaki, even if it’s been a while. And someone is starting a letter-writing campaign for Honda to bring the NT1100, okay? And please hurry. I’m getting old and I don’t have much time left.

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MotoGP, Goodbye Suzuki: Mir and Rins out of work https://www.labougeotte.org/motogp-goodbye-suzuki-mir-and-rins-out-of-work/ Wed, 04 May 2022 12:03:49 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/motogp-goodbye-suzuki-mir-and-rins-out-of-work/ After much speculation, the rider market finally seemed to be sailing in calmer waters. With Marquez and Bagnaia already signed, Quartararo convinced himself not to switch, as did Mir, as confirmed by his manager. Rins said he received guarantees from Suppo that he could stay in the team. Until Suzuki announced on Monday (to the […]]]>

After much speculation, the rider market finally seemed to be sailing in calmer waters. With Marquez and Bagnaia already signed, Quartararo convinced himself not to switch, as did Mir, as confirmed by his manager. Rins said he received guarantees from Suppo that he could stay in the team. Until Suzuki announced on Monday (to the team, as the official statement still hasn’t been made) that he would be retiring from MotoGP at the end of the year.

So now there are two (important) pawns on the market: a MotoGP world champion (Joan) and a very fast rider (Alex). It’s enough to upset the balance of things, except for the fact that at least two official teams are already formed: Yamaha, has a contract with Morbidelli as Quartararo’s partner, and then there is Ducati, which decides who to choose to team up with Bagnaia.

For Mir, the most likely option will be to wear Honda Repsol colours. The Spanish rider could have done it years ago, when he made his MotoGP debut, but he chose Suzuki instead. But now the game can be done, also because Pol Espargarò’s performance does not satisfy HRC, and Joan would be the best option to replace him. We are talking about a very stable rider who could bring important information from the very well balanced GSX-RR, and also thanks to his very young age, 24 years old.

For Mir, that would mean stepping into the lion’s den, namely Marquez. A move that has burned other runners before, but now is not the time to be picky.

For Alex Rins, on the contrary, the future is more uncertain. If we talk about official teams, there are only two left (if we take Mir’s move to Honda for granted): KTM and Aprilia. The first does not seem too interested in the Spanish driver for the moment, however, while with the second, the situation is more fluid.

After the results of this start to the season, they are practically forced to reconnect with Aleix Espargarò at Noale. All they have to do is agree on the money and the length of the contract. Instead, with Viñales, things are not going so well and, at Jerez, there were insistent rumors that his manager would knock on Pramac’s door to assess a transfer to Ducati in the satellite team.

It wouldn’t be a setback at all if Viñales decided to say goodbye, and even Alex couldn’t complain, given how RS-GP have performed this year, also because, if he wanted another bike, Rins would have to settle for privateer teams.

But they still need to exercise caution. Firstly because the announcement of Suzuki’s retirement was sudden, so everything is still in progress, with managers probing the possibilities and scenarios for the future. It’s no mystery that Leopard has been keen to enter the premier class for years, as KTM invests in the GasGas brand, with which it already races in Moto3 and Moto2.. Now they say they could build 2 more bikes, in white and red. From now on, it’s all a guessing game.

If Dorna wants to keep all 24 bikes, then a builder will have to guarantee them. KTM certainly, but also Aprilia, would need a satellite team for its young riders and also better develop its bikes, especially now that it has lost its concessions.

A team like Leopard (perhaps in conjunction with Max Biaggi) could be a candidate, but there’s also Razali who has to decide his future. In fact, the WithU team has signed a one-year contract with Yamaha and, if not renewed, he could move to another manufacturer.

There is also a lot of speculation as to where the orphaned M1s would end up. Some say Iwata could do without it and go with the VR46 (which actually has a 3-year contract with Ducati).

So the games are far from over and, even though there is a week break between races, the managers will still be hard at work.

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Inside Story of the Becker V8 Custom Motorcycle [1937 Ford Flathead] https://www.labougeotte.org/inside-story-of-the-becker-v8-custom-motorcycle-1937-ford-flathead/ Mon, 02 May 2022 23:54:07 +0000 https://www.labougeotte.org/inside-story-of-the-becker-v8-custom-motorcycle-1937-ford-flathead/ Builder Bill Becker pauses during a ride along the Wisconsin River. Talk to any die-hard motorcycle collector, and they’ll tell you that a motorcycle’s value and interest increases dramatically when it’s completely stock. Interest increases even more when the builder is a genuine original. Such is the case with the hand-built 990-pound custom cruiser created […]]]>

Builder Bill Becker pauses during a ride along the Wisconsin River.

Talk to any die-hard motorcycle collector, and they’ll tell you that a motorcycle’s value and interest increases dramatically when it’s completely stock. Interest increases even more when the builder is a genuine original. Such is the case with the hand-built 990-pound custom cruiser created by Bill Becker of Boscobel, Wisconsin. Becker is an affable, soft-spoken guy who works with his hands in his profession, as well as his hobby – fixing and building almost anything you want to name. Motorcycles are a key focus area, Indian motorcycles in particular.

Despite its height, the Becker custom has a surprisingly sleek and well-proportioned look.

When I first met him, Becker told me he had always admired the original Indian Four motorcycles. He wanted one in the worst possible way, but the cost still put them out of reach. But where there’s a will, there’s a way: “I decided to build myself something that would be about as good,” says Becker. What he built was a custom powered by a 1937 Ford 221ci flathead V8. Becker says the old engine was rated at 87 horsepower at 3,500 rpm and 122 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. , which gave it stunning low-end power, while still getting around 25 mpg.

Becker V8 Custom Motorcycle: Ford Flathead V8
The 1937 Ford flathead V8 is rated for about 87 horsepower at 3500 rpm and for about 122 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm.

The exhaust system uses the standard headers feeding a single straight pipe on each side, ending in a chrome shark tail. Despite the lack of a silencer, the sound is surprisingly smooth, subdued and discreet. Amazingly, Becker did the design/build without any drawings, not even a schematic! He says he basically started with the engine and transmission dimensions and built from there. This includes a 1 inch OD, ¾ inch ID fully hand bent double cradle hardtail frame DOM mild steel tubing. Yes, it was bent by hand using a hand bender and all the strength he and another guy could muster! each end. This assembly is anchored to the engine block, so that the engine is a stressed element. Behind the transmission, the chassis leads to a rigid rear part. The front fork, alloy wheels and triple disc brakes are Honda Gold Wing transplants.

A modern dual-core radiator cools the V8 and a vintage World War II fire extinguisher body serves as a coolant overflow reservoir.

The chassis layout results in a 78-inch wheelbase, an overall length of nine feet, excellent mass centralization, a low center of gravity and an exceptionally low seat height of 23 inches. For the transmission, Becker adapted a hydraulically actuated clutch pack and torque converter from a Chrysler A470 transmission – used on K cars and minivans – to a Honda Gold Wing 1500 shaft final drive. With a 2.83:1 final drive ratio in high gear, calculated top speed is around 115 mph. Becker says the engine only revs at 1800 rpm at highway cruising speeds.

Becker V8 Custom Motorcycle: interview with the manufacturer
Weighing around 990 pounds and sporting a 78-inch wheelbase, Bill Becker’s V8-powered custom is most at home on the open road with long, fast corners.

Even the fuel tank required original thinking. A Yamaha XS1100 fuel tank was stretched six inches, and Becker created a large tunnel under the tank for the stock Ford intake manifold. A custom 90-degree adapter allowed the 2-1/16-inch S&S Super G carburetor to be mounted under the tank, facing forward. Under the tank are also the air filter and alternator, which mount directly to the front of the engine.

Becker V8 Custom Motorcycle: 1937 Ford Flathead Motor
This view shows the custom 90° intake elbow and S&S carburetor that powers the V8 under the tank, which has been stretched six inches.

Despite its length and width, the tank only holds 3.5 gallons, giving the V8 a range of just about 87.5 miles before hitchhiking begins. The ignition system is also something original. A mechanical distributor sits at the front of the engine behind the radiator and fan, while ignition is timed from a small belt drive Chevy HEI unit under the left head pipe. The front distributor has points that can be used if there is a problem with the belt driven HEI. For a motorcyclist, the first thought about a V8-powered motorcycle is usually extreme performance; in the case of Bill Becker’s custom V8, it’s extreme originality!

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