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One of Englan's most populr glamour models, beautiful Calendar Kitten Rhian Snugden was featured in the 2009 Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar we photographed at Brands Hatch. If you'ld like to see Rhian posing topless it her own official 2014 Rhian Snugden Calendar go to CalendarGirlsUK.com. Rhina and all of us at FastDates.com wishes you the best Holiday Season ever, and want to remind you to order your favorite 2014 FastDates.com Calendar now -
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The New 2014 FastDates.com Iron & Lace Custom Bike Calendar!
Iron & Lace 2014 features a 16-month look at the world's top custom motorcycles photographed by legendary photographer Jim Gianatsis featuring the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show's Calendar Bike Championship winners: Hideki Hoshikawa, Yaniv Evan / Powerplant Choppers, Jim Giuffra / AFT Customs , Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles, Chris Redpath / MotoGPwerks, and Shinya Kimura, plus Russell Mitchell / Exile Cycles and Michael Schacht's reborn 1936 Crocker Motorcycle.
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Above: Calendar Kitten Liz and the incredib;eMule Streetmaster Triump are featured in the new 2014 Fast Dates and Iron & Lace Calendars, and in the Calendar Bike Garage and the 2014 Fast Calendar Digital Magazine in Members Corner.
You'll find many of Calendar Bikes featured in the Calendar Bike Garage and a lot more pictures of all our beautiful Calendar Kittens in Members Corner. Past Editon Calendars are still available in Collector's Corner. Photo by Jim Gianatsis.
Geoff May on the EBR in AMA Superbike this past season.
American Team Hero EBR to contest the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship
Barcelona (Spain), Thursday 12 December 2013 - Dorna WSBK are pleased to announce that Team Hero EBR (Eric Buell Racing) will make the switch from the AMA Superbike series to the Superbike World Championship in 2014. This will be a two rider team running the new 2014 EBR 1190RX, represented by riders Geoff May and Aaron Yates.
Both May and Yates make the move to the WSBK series after a number of successful seasons in the AMA Superbike series. May, who is an accomplished AMA rider, has ridden the EBR machine in the states for the past two seasons claiming a podium finish at the Sonoma Raceway circuit in 2012 on his way to 5th position overall in the rider classification. Yates, who has over 20 years racing experience, joined the squad for their 2013 AMA campaign finishing a respectable 8th overall in the final standings, one point ahead of May. The Team will launch a new website shortly.
The team will be run by Claudio Quintarelli, Team Owner, and Giulio Bardi, Team Manager, both proud to field the first American motorcycle to contest the World Championship with two American riders.
Team Hero EBR is bringing back Erik Buell’s passion onto the world stage: the founder of the Buell Motorcycle Company is a pioneer of modern race motorcycle technology. Former racer Buell has himself competed against some of the greats in the past, and is excited and optimistic about this challenge ahead:
“More than three decades of racing, engineering, and manufacturing experience goes into every EBR motorcycle” said Erik Buell, Founder, EBR Motorcycles. The EBR 1190RX has some very unique engineering technology, and how to optimize this for each race series is something that takes time to learn. With the winter testing ban, we will have to wait and see where we are in terms of current pace and performance. Nobody is expecting podiums, but we will be hard at work, learning and improving. We are confident EBR will bring a fun and exciting story to the series, and know the results will come.
Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd: “We are delighted to be partnering with EBR at the Superbike World Championship this year. Hero is the first Indian two-wheeler brand to be associated with this event and this is also the debut year for Team Hero EBR at the series. This is in perfect sync with brand Hero’s fast-paced global expansion into new international markets. I am sure it is going to be a lot of fun and we do look forward to some exciting times at the championships this year.”
Javier Alonso, WSBK Executive Director: "It is a great pleasure for WSBK to welcome an attractive and unique brand like EBR to the series. The American Manufacturer is the eighth different brand to compete in this new and challenging edition of the Championship, and we are equally confident that their involvement will add to the show. Moreover, it is really good to have two American riders on the starting grid again representing a strong nationality in the history of the series.
About Hero MotoCorp
Headquartered in New Delhi, India, Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers in terms of volume units sold in a calendar year by a single company. Even in the midst of a highly-competitive market in India, Hero MotoCorp has retained clear leadership in the domestic motorcycle market with well over 50% share, selling a total of over six million two-wheelers in the financial year 2012-13. On July 1st this year, Hero announced acquiring a 49.2% stake of Erik Buell Racing.
Mule Motorcycles Triumph Bonneville Tracker now in the Calendar Bike Garage!
Check out this awesome Triumph Bonneville Streetracker built by one of our favorite Calendar Bike Builders, Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles, now featured in the FastDates.com Calendar Bike Garage with complete details and large screen saver size pictures. We might just even have included this picture of beautiful Sara with the bike.... Go to Calendar Bike Garage
Mule Motorcycles "Web Surfer 2" now in the Calendar Bike Garage!
Check out this awesome new Buell powered Streetracker built by one of our favorite Calendar Bike Builders, Richard Pollock / Mule Motorcycles, which is now featured in the FastDates.com Calendar Bike Gatage with complete details and large screen saver size pictures. You'll even find this Calendar picture of beautiful Sara with the bike.... Go to Calendar Bike Garage
One of the beautiful contestants in the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competiton was this Valentino Rossi tribute Yamaha R1
2013 / 2014 International Motorcycle Show at Long Beach
Report and Photos by Jim Gianatsis - Click on any Photo to Enlarge
More 2013 / 2014 IMS Show Coverage Here
Long Beach, CA - Dec 6-8th 2013 - As the annual Advanstar produced (IMS) International Motorcycle Show makes its way across America every winter, with 3-day stops in every major city, it's the perfect time for motorcycle enthusiasts to come in from the cold and see the latest new 2014 bike offerings from all the major motorcycle manufacturers and fill out your Christmas wish list. With much of the the motorcycle industry and media based in Southern California, we like to think the Los Angeles stop at the Long Beach Convention Center the first weekend in December is the best IMS weekend to get together with our motor head friends, celebrity builders and racers, and many of the FasatDates.com Calendar Kittens working the bike displays for top manufacturers..
Naked and not affraid, the 180hp Super Duke 1290 will be stiff competion to Ducati's new Monster Testastretta 1200.
The best sportbike display at Long Beach was actually put on my KTM, and thier new wheelie monster naked 1290cc V- twin Super Duke ($16,999) and the sweet 690cc Duke ($8,999) single ccylider looked and felt quite the "bomb"! Perfect city busters and canyon carvers. Fulling spec'ed out with Brembo brakes, White Power suspension and lightweight race wheels.
I was drooling over the Super Duke as my favorite must-have bike at the show, especially after it pased my bouncing on the saddle and twisting the throttle test. More 2013 / 2014 IMS Show Coverage Here
MV Agusta's new 800cc Brutale naked streetfighter.
2013 EICMA Motorcycle Show
Milan, Italy, November 7th-10th 2013 - The 71st International Motorcycle Show, the world's largest annual media, trade and consumer event for motorized two wheeler manufacturers and accessory companies continued to excite again this year with some very exciting new motorcycle model introductions and beautiful spokesmodels. It's great to see that despite the down trodden world economy, aging buyer demographics and world ecological conditions, performance motorcycle are more the rage than ever. And in this regard the European manufacturers continue to lead the world with new bike introductions and increased sales, while the once dominate Japanese Big Four manufacturers continue to struggle with warmed over big bikes and smaller displacment enty level bikes that are 20 years to late to seduce the younger generation who no longer have an interest or the financial income to own an expensive 2-wheel toy. More 2013 EICMA Coverage Here
2013 Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally and Show
Venice, CA - Sept 14th 2013 - The Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally and Show has been taking place in downtown Venice, California (next to the bigger city of Santa Monica inside greater Los Angeles) for a few years now organized by the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club. The event starts early at 9am on a Saturday with an easy 10-mile straight road motorcycle ride up the California Coast on Pacific Coast Highway 1 from Santa Monica to Peperdine University in Malibu. The ride then returns back down the coast to a Venice city parking lot for an afternoon Bike Show, featuring a display od participant and show bikes, venders, together with BBQ food and rockabilly music. More 2013 Venice Vintage Rally Coverage Here
NEW! FAST 2014 Digital Calendar Magazine Yearbook
The Bikes, the Builders, the Riders, the Kittens,the Calendar Bike Show, the World Superbike races all the 2014 Calendar Pictures, and Special Features... For the first time every we take you around the world in 120 exclusive pages for the making of the 2014 FastDates.com Calendars! Now in Members Corner
Click Above for a full size screensaver of our Gianatsis Design offices Computer Monitor as we select pictures from this year's World Superbike photo shoots and begin production of the next Fast dates World Superbike Calendar!
Shooting the next FastDates.com Cal;endar at Laguna Seca Wold Superbike!
Go behing te scenes with photographer Jim Gianatsis and senen (!) beautiful FastDates.com Calendar Kittens - the offical SBK World Superbike Umbrella Girls, as we shoot the next edition of the Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this past September 26-28th 2013. The Complete Story in FAST DATES NEWS.
FastDates.com Calendar Kittens and offical SBK World Superbike Umbrella Girls, Jitka and Petra are featured in the
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With the release of the 2014 SBK World Superbike Calendar we can see that the USA round of World Superbike at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has returned to the traditional mid July motorcycle race weekend date at the west coast track which, having most recently been used by the MotoGP round, which is not returning to Laguna in 2014.
It's know that this past Septembers WSBK race weekend at Laguna was a disappointment as far as spectator attendance - we estimated perhaps 4,000 spectators at best, far from break-even profitable for the track.
Part of the problem for low spectator attendance was probably running the combined WSBK / AMA extended 3-day race weekend in September, so soon after their July combined MotoGP / AMA race weekend. That and the fact the traditional one day, 2-race format for WSBK had been spread out over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, like the AMA does with its Superbike races.
The problem being in this difficult economy, spreading the feature event WSBK and AMA Superbike races over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, together with Friday Practice, makes the races an expensive 2-4 day race weekend for spectators flying or driving in from Southern California.
That includes another day or two of expensive Monterey hotels, restaurants and lost days of work back home.
By now returning in 2014 to the traditional 2-day WSBK weekend with Qualifying Practice and Superpole on Saturday, and both Superbike races on Sunday, fans can now experience a much more affordable 1-3 day weekend at Laguna Seca to see both SBK races on Sunday.
We haven't heard yet how the AMA will schedule its Pro Racing classes during the 3-day WSBK race weekend which also includes Practice on Friday.
AMA Pro Racing Annouces News Class Structures beginning in 2014, with Superbikes to eventualy conform to new World and National EVO Rules
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 4, 2013) - Officials from AMA Pro Racing announced today the future plans for the AMA Pro Road Racing class structure and rules package. The changes, which are planned for the 2015 AMA Pro Road Racing season, are being made with the goal of fostering a cost-effective and competitive racing platform for America's premier motorcycle road racing series.
"These long-term, strategic moves have been planned with careful consideration and after many conversations with our motorcycle manufacturers, teams, riders and event promoters," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "We feel that these changes will help us elevate the sport of professional motorcycle racing in North America to greater heights."
AMA Pro Racing will further refine the Series' tiered performance structure comprised of production-based classes. The performance characteristics of the motorcycles raced in each division will be configured so as to provide appropriate platforms for riders to compete and hone their skills as they climb the ladder to the premier AMA Pro SuperBike division.
AMA Pro SuperBike will be entering its 40th year of competition and will once again be featured as the headlining class for the Series. Following consultation with both World and National Superbike championship governing bodies, incremental changes will be made to the technical rules package over the next two seasons in the interest of rule commonality, performance parity and cost containment.
Equally as important to the class restructuring, the 2014 SuperSport season will be reconfigured as an overall National championship; the class will no longer be separated into East and West divisions. In 2015, a consolidated middleweight category will be established by combining the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike and AMA Pro SuperSport classes.
To complete the progressive class structure in 2015, AMA Pro Racing is investigating the potential of adding an entry-level division showcasing the smaller-displacement machines which are currently in large demand in showrooms across North America. The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series is planned to enter its sixth season as part of the AMA Pro Road Racing class structure in 2015.
The 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing season will kick off once again at Daytona International Speedway. The event is scheduled for March 13 - 15, 2014 and will have the same three-day format featured in recent years, highlighted by the 73rd running of the DAYTONA 200 on Saturday afternoon. For tickets and information, please visit DaytonaInternational
About AMA Pro Road Racing: AMA Pro Road Racing is the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America and is universally regarded as one of the most competitive road racing organizations in the world. Learn more about AMA Pro Road Racing at www.amaproracing.com/rr/.
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EDELWEISS OFFERS NEW and AFFORDABLE MOTORCYCLE TOUR ALONG THE DOLOMITES WITH CHALLENGING ROADS, OVERWHELMING MOUNTAIN SCENERY AND ITALIAN CUISINE AT ITS FINEST.
The Dolomites are a must for a passionate biker – come with us on an unforgettable motorcycle tour. The countryside is dominated by mountains, rivers, and gorge-like valleys, which have just space enough for a road and railroad tracks; but there are also bigger towns like Bolzano, where our base hotel is located.
Thinking about Italian culture you will notice quite a big difference from what you may expect; building style, cultures, languages, bilingual road signs and special foods show that varied peoples and ideas peacefully co-exist here. The Sella Ronda is a very good warm-up for the following days and our rides to Penserjoch, Jaufenpass and Timmelsjoch.
Eight more passes are on our schedule for the next day and we will have the opportunity to stop in the nice little town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, well known from the Olympics in 1956. Now it’s time to make a decision: go to Venice for sightseeing or collect 10 more passes? Tough call! The last riding day leads us south to the wonderful Lake Garda, with swimming and riding at its best.
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The Alps and Lakes motorcycle tour takes you through a beautiful part of European motorcycle paradise; the Alps. The contrast between the beautiful lakes in southern Germany and Austria and the towering mountains that reach up to more than 10,000 ft is nothing less than breathtaking.
This area is the famous background for the movie "Sound of Music“. This vacation offers a little bit of everything: beautiful and relaxing rides through the valleys; some mountain roads and passes; and great vistas and sights, including King Ludwig‘s castle, Herrenchiemsee, and the historic city of Salzburg. The tour consists of five riding days, one of them is a rest day – which means that you stay two nights at the same hotel.
This is a great opportunity to explore a little bit more, ride around the countryside, walk through town, meet the locals and sample some of the local food. The tour will take you through Germany and Austria, and on the rest day you can even add Italy to your list if you are so inclined.
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