ALPINESTARS VIKA



Introducing Vika.
The motorcycle suiting that seamlessly fuses contemporary fashion trends with modern protective innovations.

Specs: Jacket, pant, gloves, and boots utilize a proprietary design pattern that contours and enhances the figure. Buttery soft leather, Ultra-thin, ultra-protective, ultra-soft memory foam shoulder, elbow, and knee protection hardens on impact.

Generous aramid stretch panels optimize fit and articulation for any body type in any position.

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METZELER 2013 CLASSIC CALENDAR











1961 saw the very first race on the Sachsenring circuit to count towords the world championship.
This circuit also hosted the first appearance of a Russian racing motorcycle.

It’s two-cylinder four-stroke engine had been developed with the help from Jawa engineers. Czech works rider Miroslav Cada finished 16th and two laps down on winner Gary Hocking riding his MV Agusta.


After winning the Trophy, for the best team, in the 1968 ISDT held in San Pellegrino in Italy, it was the Germans turn to stage the event the following year.
All the Italian competitors were on machines built by Morini.

On this occasion neither the Italians nor the Germans were a match for the riders from East Germany who won the team event.


The South African rider competed only once in the Isle of Man. In the 1965 Junior TT, riding an AJS 7R, he failed to make it to the finishing line.

On his 500cc Manx Norton, de Kock came home in 29th place, half an hour down on winner Mike Hailwood on a works MV Agusta.

New regulations came into effect for the 1969 season. Fifty cc racing motorcycles were restricted to only one cylinder and a six speed gearbox.

Dutchman Hendrik Van Veen, had acquired the former Kreidler works racers. Tuner Jörg Möller, was soon to modify the engines to water cooled.


A regular in the German army, Heino Büse, born in 1944, is riding hard on his 125cc Maico. In the seventies, the highly talented rider should rise to be one of the most successful German off road competitors.

Büse went on to win a dozen national championships, two European titles and collected another dozen gold medals in ISDT events.


Riding a 125cc Honda CR 93 production racer, 22 year old Dave Browning is pictured going flat out through Kirkmichael village.

Finishing 17th, this was his best result racing in the Isle of Man, he was almost 20 minutes behind Phil Read, winner of the Lightweight TT that year, on a works Yamaha.





TRIUMPH THRUXTON "THE BLACK PRINCE"




TRIUMPH
Here the presentation letter sent by Daniel,
the owner and customizer of the Black Prince, challenge him along the London streets.
"Hey so this all took me about 6 months, really steep learning curve but got there in the end...

Even just sourcing people to do the work took time, things added were as follows...
I used tipex for the tyres to paint them.
I glossed the engine casings, carbs, and pots for the speedo. I also got one of those brackets by T9 which made everything look streamlined.

My girlfriend made the triumph sticker and redesigned it to say Triumph instead of 'Vincent'.
I forgot to take a pic of it but there is a sticker which says 'Made in Great Britian' on the bottom of the tank.
It felt really nice to put all the stickers on and gloss over it all. (little things).




In regrads to paint I chenged it from Phantom Black to Jet Black, the gold was mixed using by eye, trying to replicate the old norton gold...It got pretty technical as there are so many shades! The font for the Triumph logo wataken from the limted edition Bonneville which belstaff did. Classic and modern in an odd way.
Wheel rims pained black. Arrow 2in1 installed. Black hagons which lowered it about an inch or so. Added some fork gaitors too.




The paint work was done by a guy in Cranleigh, Surrey, called cycle works. Good fella.£500.
I bought a new seat, a gel one, I drove it to Viking Seats in brands hatch. From there they shaved 1.5 inches off the front and recovered it in brown. £150. The shade was a bit light but over the two months its got a lot darker. Good guys.

I got the lights changed, new number plate and FEK...pretty standard for the Thruxton customs.
I was gonna change the mirrors to black napoleons but I but I like them silver.

Im really pleased with it all, I commute on it every day, it looks good but it doesnt mean Im only getting it out on dry days!!"

 


 
 

2012 MACAU MOTORCYCLE GP WITH HORST SAIGER

 

 

The Macau Gp from the point of view of the austrian rider Horst Saiger (Saiger Racing) on Kawasaki ZX-10R. 10 laps of pure adrenaline.

10 laps of pure adrenaline with high speed and dangers behind every corner,

Road Races are not for everyone.

saiger-racing.com








KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE PROTOTYPE











Extremely agile and muscular, it is an unmistakeable machine that doesn’t fit into any pigeonhole, and nor does it make way for any competitor. Over the years, the Super Duke has been further refined and the fan base is growing continuously. But rest assured, this is no PR-friendly promo text…rather a fascinating look into what lies ahead…
ktm 1290 superduke prototype
The design engineers have improved the RC8 R’s engine even further to provide it with maximum punch all the way. Around this twin-cylinder force of nature, they have forged a tightly fitting, tailor-made, lightweight, tubular steel frame. The chassis is rounded off with a single sided swingarm and prototype suspension components from WP Suspension, combined with racing wheels, racing brakes and racing tyres.
To top it all, there’s a ride-by-wire throttle, a couple of electronic assistance systems and plenty of carbon parts.


ktm 1290 superduke prototype 2

Interesting facts about the prototype:

Engine: liquid-cooled V-twin based on the RC8 R with ride-by-wire
Displacement: one.point.three
Power and torque: more than ever
Electronic assistance: ABS, traction control, anti-stoppie and anti-wheelie control (all can be deactivated)
Frame: Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular frame
Swingarm: Light-alloy single-sided swingarm
Suspension components: WP prototypes – upside-down fork with gas pressure cartridge, directly connected shock absorber
Wheels and tyres: Light-alloy wheels with slicks
Brakes: Brembo racing callipers front and rear
Weight: unbelievably low


www.ktm.com

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THE LEGENDS OF BELSTAFF

MC MOTO-VIDEOS

 

 

Since the introduction of the Trialmaster in 1948, Belstaff has been the benchmark for biker’s outerwear. That iconic creation inspired a series of legendary jackets, each with its own unique heritage. The Legends Collection lives on in the spirit of the trials, achievements and adventures of those who wore them.

Carefully considered with the motorcyclist in mind, each archival piece is designed with the same ergonomic elements that make the Trialmaster an enduring classic. 
Perfected over generations and adapted for individual advantage, these jackets form the foundation of the Belstaff collection.

Belstaff.com