February 2005
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Page 2 -SBK World Superbike 2005 Kicks off at Qatar
Great Bitiain scores 168 Hours of WSB this Season!
MotoGP Tests Phillip Island • Race Prepping
We Dyno the 999R05 • Robin rocks the MV F4-1000 Ago

2005 SBK World Superbike Season Preview - The Most Competitive Ever
Matt Mladin Kicks Ass at Daytona preSeason Tests on new GSXR1000
MotoGP Winter Tests - Ducati is quickest by a full 1-second!
Pirelli Calendar 2005 Supermodels get naked in Rio de Janero
• New Bikes!   • Ducati 999R FILA Special Edition   • MV Agusta F4-1000
• Chicks that KICK ASS!  • MariaKateMillaJessSBK Garage Girls
• SBK Superbike Winter tests at Valencia Coroser on Suzuki is Quickest!
Ducati Factory & Museum Visit Exclusive! • World Ducati Week 2004
All New 2005 Suzuki GSXR1000 AMA Superbike Champ raises the ante!
Ducati 999R05 Our Exclusive First Test with Superbike girl Robin!
AMA Pro Racing continues its destruction of roadracing in America
2004 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show - World Records, Beautiful Girls
Calendar Angels Rock Laguna WSB Race Weekend Robin, Andra, Nicki

SBK Fast Dates World Superbike girl Rockin' Robin Cunningham heats up Pit Lane aboard Chris Vermeulen's Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR.

Honda CBR1000RR Race Preparation
We show and tell you how you can modify your own CBR1000RR to Ten Kate World Superbike, and Al Ludington's Miguel Duhamel AMA Superbike specs exclusively in Paddock Garage.

Yukio Kagayama at speed on the new generation GSXR1000. The Alstare Corona team is a full privateer team with no factory Suzuki support in Superbike. Corona is now the first major corporation to fully sponsor the World Superbike Championship.

2005 Corona Extra Superbike World Championship

Team Corona Suzuki Tops the Time Sheets as the World Superbike Kicks Off
SBK World Superbike Final Pre-Season Tests at Qatar

The last day of testing before the World Superbike Championship kicks off at Losail in Qatar provided better track conditions for all 29 Superbike riders, and most made good use of their opportunities to set much improved lap times overall. The Suzuki pairing of SBK rookie Yukio Kagayama and his Alstare Corona Extra team-mate Troy Corser (suffering from the flu somewhat) went 1-2 in the timing sheets overall, with Kagayama setting an excellent best of 2’01.480 on his GSX-R1000, posted late in the final session.

(Editor's note: The SBK round at the Quatar track gives us a rare chance to compare World Superbike to MotoGP times. Last October at the Qatar MotoGP, Carlos Checa, SPA (Yamaha) set the track Qualifying record on Friday at 1’58.988 - a full 2.5 seconds quicker than Kagayama's SBK Testing time. Colin Edwards turned the quickest race lap at 1'59.23 secs. Such is the difference 100 less pounds and 40 more horsepower makes).

Team Corona Suzuki with the new model GSXR1000 was quickest at Qatar with Yukio Kagayama (left) and teammate Troy Corser. They look set to clinch the opening round this coming weekend.

Close Competition: With so many bikes gathering on the Superbike grid come the start of practice on Thursday 24th February, a good morale-boosting performance was a keen desire for all comers. With the top two Suzukis not just fast but consistently fast, the figure of Jose Luis Cardoso (Yamaha DFX Extreme) proved the closest challenger, going third quickest, with a 2’01.797 lap.

Reigning Champs: The factory Xerox Ducati 999F05 of Regis Laconi recovered from some early setbacks to post fourth best time. World Champion James Toseland experienced a fast highside crash at turn 13 his Xerox Ducati, causing his team some concern, until a visit to the medical centre proved him cleared of any fractures. He was seen later walking around pitlane at close of play, ready to make a quick recovery for the first rounds of his title defence, having dropped to tenth fastest.

Almost There: Sebastien Gimbert (Yamaha Motor France) secured a magnificent fifth place, having led the ranking with only minutes of the final 2 hours and 20 minute session remaining. Gimbert is a full time SBK rookie, but a veteran of some excellent performances at Brands Hatch and Magny Cours last year. On a good day for riders new to the championship, wildcard Spaniard Ivan Silva Albertola (La Glisse Yamaha) went sixth fastest, another SBK star in the making.

Top Kawasaki: Chris Walker (PSG-1 Kawasaki ZX-10) ran out a promising seventh, no mean feat in what is proving to be a closely contested series for all riders. He was within one second of Kagayama’s leading time, with a 2’02.442. To underline the fact that the Qatar race and the 2005 Superbike series in general will be an unpredictable affair, Marco Borciani (DFX Yamaha) made a big jump from 25th on day one to eighth on day two, one place ahead of Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha Motor Italia) and two up on the luckless Toseland. Two more big names, Norick Abe (Yamaha Motor France) and Andrew Pitt (Yamaha Motor Italia) found the pace tough and had to settle for 11th and 12th respectively. Lorenzo Lanzi (Scuderia Caracchi Ducati) fought hard for his 13th place in the run-up to his rookie SBK race.

Honda Riders Struggle: A flu virus, rampant in the pit garages at Losail, claimed the best efforts of Karl Muggeridge (Winston Ten Kate Honda) and his team-mate Chris Vermeulen. With their heavily modified bikes unable to show their best due to their riders’ illness, Pierfrancesco Chili (Klaffi Honda) took his hastily prepared machine, without a full race spec as yet, to 14th, the top Honda slot over the two days. Vermeulen was 15th, Muggeridge 17th, after posting a very small lap count. Ben Bostrom (Renegade Honda Koji) ended 23rd overall.

Fonsi Drops Down: Fonsi Nieto (Scuderia Ducati 999RS) slipped down the order after a bright showing on day one, ending his two days in 20th place. Rookie of the year max Neukirchner, on a roadbike engined Klaffi Honda, was 21st overall, happy with his induction into the bigger class.
Tough Time For Aussie Pair: Foggy Petronas FP-1 three-cylinder riders Steve Martin and Garry McCoy had torrid times against the more powerful 1000cc machines, taking their 900cc machines to only 24th and 27th places.

Winston Ten Kate Honda rider Sebastien Charpentier set his fastest time of the test in the first session on Sunday morning, and it proved the fastest one of all, at 2’04.259. His countryman, and 2002 World Champion Fabien Foret (Team Megabike), scored a second place overall, improving his best to a 2’05.083. Top Yamaha runner was the officially supported Aussie Kevin Curtain (Yamaha Motor Germany) despite him falling and twisting his knee on the previous day. Michel Fabrizio (Team Italia Megabike Honda) slotted in fourth, putting his Team Megabike machine on what would be a front row grid position in normal qualifying. Top Ducati man was tireless charger Gianluca Nannelli, who finished his two days on an SC Caracchi Ducati sixth. Young Spaniard Javier Fores scored a top ten time riding an Alstare Corona Extra Suzuki.

Our Favorite Girls That Kick Ass

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars

A Modern Day Nancy Drew
heats up UPN Television, Tuesdays 9/8C
In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, the rich and powerful make the rules, they own the town and the high school, and desperately try to keep their dirty little secrets just that…secret. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving the town's toughest mysteries.

Veronica (Kristen Bell) actually used to be one of the popular girls, walking the halls of Neptune High with the rest of the "beautiful people." But it all came crumbling down around her after her best friend Lilly was murdered and her then-Sheriff father Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni) was removed from office for naming Lilly's billionaire father, Jake Kane, as the lead suspect.

During the day, Veronica must negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. At night, Veronica helps with her father's struggling, new private investigator business, sneaking through back alleys and scoping out no-tell motels with a telescopic-lens camera and her math book in an attempt to uncover the California beach town's darkest secrets.

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MotoGP Team Tests Phillip Island

Yamaha, Honda, Ducati and Suzuki all on pace with their new 2005 bikes
Rossi, Haden, Checa Quickest at Phillip Island MotoGP Tests

Phillip Island, Australia, Feb. 17- 19th - The curtain came down on the three-day MotoGP test at Phillip Island, Australia today with most of the top teams leaving for home in confident mood. Team technicians and engineers now head back to base to analyse the data gathered from the latest of 2 three-day tests, and for the riders to recharge their batteries after six grueling day’s work over the last 10 days. All riders present from the Yamaha, Honda, Ducati and Suzuki MotoGP teams, except Sete Gibernau, took advantage of the last opportunity to test at the Australian circuit before they will race there in October. Nearly all lapped under Loris Capirossi’s circuit lap record of 1’31.102, set last year. A few drops of rain fell at around midday on the last day, forcing the teams to take a short break, but the day's testing schedule was unaffected.

The Gauloises Yamaha Team closed another stage in its demanding winter test programme today in Phillip Island, Australia, with Valentino Rossi taking the unofficial fastest lap time of the three days. In slightly cooler conditions than the previous two days, the Italian rider recorded a best time of 1’29.68, faster than his own circuit best time of 1’30.068 set during the 2003 Phillip Island round. Rossi’s new team-mate Colin Edwards also improved on his previous two days with an unofficial 1’30.23, quicker than his 2004 Australian Grand Prix official qualifying time of 1’30.625.

Valentino Rossi (1’29.68, 57 laps) - Quickest
“This morning we tried some different settings from yesterday and they worked better. We found more agility in the bike. Then we continued testing tyres for Michelin, which were good. The test has been quite positive and we have collected some useful information which we’ll continue to work with when we return here soon.”

Three Honda RC211V riders broke the 1m 30s barrier at Phillip Island. Repsol Honda factory team riderNicky Hayden was the fastest of the over the three-day with his best time of today at 1m 29.780s. The American put the 2005 version of the 5-cylinder 990cc RCV through an extensive 106-laps at one stage running a race simulation distance which was 28-seconds faster than his race time at the GP held last October.
Hayden’s Repsol Honda teammate Max Biaggi worked even harder putting in 120-laps as he worked his way through a long programme of tyre testing for Michelin. At the end of the final day Biaggi was close to exhaustion but pronounced himself happy with the results of the three-day test and the performance of his new technical crew.

The Camel Honda team saw Alex Barros spend his last day testing the new front forks HRC brought to Phillip Island but at the end of the test had yet to find the optimum settings in combination with the range of front tyres he tried. Teammate Troy Bayliss left the track in more buoyant mood than following his three-day test at Sepang last week. The Australian, a former World Superbike Champion, has steadily improved on each of the three-days and his eager to et to the next MotoGP test, at the Losail circuit in Qatar on March 1-3, to continue the progress made at Phillip Island.

Sete Gibernau (Telefonica MoviStar Honda:) had completed his test programme yesterday and took no part in the action today. His teammate, Italian Marco Melandri, did test and set impressive lap time his fastest of the day on his 20th lap of the session. Melandri is in his first season with the RC211V and has steadily improved his consistency to the point where he feels able to go for fast single laps times when the teams get to Losail next month.

Konica Minolta rider Makoto Tamada was another who sat out the day’s action. Tamada crashed heavily on Thursday and was sidelined with severe bruising to his left hand and left foot. The popular Japanese rider will be fit to test at Losail.Honda rider lap times and quotes.

Nicky Hayden, Repsol Honda: 1m 29.780s -2nd Quickest
"Today was the best day of the test for me, I got a good, long run in and recognised a bit more where we need to improve, both myself and the machine. I felt good and we made some positive steps forward and the race time I did was 28 seconds faster than my race time last year so we're pretty happy with that - but it's still not enough. We'll take away what we've learnt here and move on to Qatar. I tried both chassis options that we've got and we learned a lot about the differences but overall I just felt more consistent today and some of that's down to me getting into a rut yesterday. We're still a new team but the atmosphere's good and we're gelling really well."

Max Biaggi, Repsol Honda: 1m 29.880s - 120 laps - 4th Quickest
"I am tired today after so many laps but I wanted to give Michelin the information they needed from the tyres they asked me to test - but I was praying for the red light at the end of the pit lane to end the day's testing! At times today it was a little difficult as there were some spots of rain, which did little for your confidence, especially in the fast sweep into turn one. Overall we have had a good test and confirmed our feeling and direction with the machine set-up following last week's test in Sepang. We know the areas we need to improve on and we have three tests in March to achieve that."

Makoto Tanaka, Repsol Honda Team Manager:
"Overall we've had three good days here at Phillip Island. Max probably did too many laps today but it was good that he tried the tyres for Michelin Nicky had a good day today and discovered some areas of set-up which improved his performance. We know we still have a lot of work to do and will continue to work hard towards improving the machine in the next tests in Qatar and Spain."

The Ducati Marlboro Team successfully concluded its Australian testing program with both team riders among the top 5 quickest as the Ducati engineers and riders continued development work on the Desmosedici GP5 with the new Bridgestone tyres. Development work with the latest Bridgestone tyres is continuing and Carlos Checa and Loris Capirossi were able to use the Australian track for numerous tests with rear tyres, some new and others used previously, but all the while keeping the same set-up to concentrate exclusively on the different tyre reactions.

Carlos Checa, Team Marlboro Ducati:1m 29.86sec -3rd Quickest
Spanish rider Carlos Checa was in particularly good form today, ending the test with a best time of 1m29.86s over 88 laps. Satisfied with the three-day testing session in Australia, Carlos tried to put in the maximum number of laps on the most promising rear tyres.

"I am really happy with this testing session, with my team and with my bike" declared Carlos. "We found a good base set-up for the Desmosedici and some very interesting indications on which to work in the future. Now it's time for a short break and then we'll be back to work in Qatar".

Loris Capirossi, Team Marlboro Ducati: 1m 30.18sec - 5th Quickest
On the final day Loris Capirossi focussed on suspension set-up but also on mapping work for the powerful Desmosedici engine and at the end of the day was pleased with the bike's better 'driveability'. Loris ended the Phillip Island session with a quickest time of 1m30.18s after completing 59 laps..

"I'm generally pretty pleased with my pace, which was quite good for several successive laps at around 1m30s" said Capirossi. "We still have to do a bit more work over the longer distance, but I and my team are ready!".

Satisfaction about the Australian tests was also expressed by Ducati Marlboro Team technical director Corrado Cecchinelli, who commented: "Even though we lost a bit of time today due to a few drops of rain, we are very pleased with the way the test went: we did many consecutive laps in race set-up and gained a lot of information on how to evolve both the suspension set-up of the bike and the rear tyres. Even though we know that the weather conditions for the race will be a bit different, we gathered a lot of information which will be useful next October."

Phillip Island Unofficial Lap Times:
1. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 1’29.68 (57 laps)
2. Nicky Hayden (Honda) 1’29.78
3. Carlos Checa (Ducati) 1’29.86
4. Max Biaggi (Honda) 1.29.88
5. Loris Capirossi (Ducati) 1’30.18
6. Colin Edwards (Yamaha) 1’30.23 (52 laps)
7. Alex Barros (Honda) 1’30.55
8. John Hopkins (Suzuki) 1’30.86
9. Troy Bayliss (Honda) 1’30.90
10. Marco Melandri (Honda) 1’30.90
11. Kenny Roberts (Suzuki) 1’31.21
12. Ruben Xaus (Yamaha) 1’31.98
13. Toni Elias (Yamaha) 1’32.16

Ducati Riding Experience 2005 adds Master Racing Class
Bologna, Italy Feb 15th - For the fifth year in a row, Ducati in Italy will be organizing a series of riding courses aimed at those who would like to learn how to ride a motorcyle or improve their street or track skills.

The 2004 edition of Ducati Riding Experience saw a massive influx of attendees, both male and female, with a total of 1300 registrations (an increase of 27% over the previous year). Among those 38% were women with an average age of 32 and 62% were men with an average age of 35. Another interesting figure is that 10% of people registering in 2004 had also completed a course in 2003, while 9% enrolled for a second course (at a higher level) in the same year. We ( editor Jim Gianatsis) attended the DRE Racing Course at Misano following the Monza World Superbike Race and had an incredible Italian motorcycle vacation. Our instructor at DRE was none other than former Superbike and GP racer Marco Luchinelli. Story Here.

The editor attended the DRE Race School at the Misano GP circuit with instructor Marco Luchinelli.

The courses, which will take place from March until October, consist of a full day of riding sessions combined with classroom time. All the courses will take place in the prestigious “Enzo e Dino Ferrari” circuit of Imola.
The DRE school presents an impressive line-up of instructors including World, European and National champions and features five different classes for all skill levels. As a brand new feature for 2005, two extra courses have been introduced: the Men’s Basic Course is aimed at men who are absolute beginners, have never ridden a bike and would like to become involved in motorcycling, while the Master Racing Course, is for expert riders who want to take part in racing (such as the new Ducati Desmo Challenge series) and wish to build upon their existing track skills.

Uncensored inter racial action! The DRE Schools feature lots of Hot Chicks on Fast Ducs.

The following courses are available in 2005:

Women’s Basic Riding Course
Aimed at women without riding experience who would like to get involved in the motorcycle world. The course will take place in the paddock using reduced power Monster 620 motorcycles. Price: 216 Euro, taxes included.

Men’s Basic Riding Course
New for 2005! Aimed at men without riding experience who would like to get involved in the motorcycle world. The course will take place in the paddock using Multistrada 620 motorcycles. Price: 216 Euro, taxes included.

Intermediate Riding Course
This course is aimed at men and women who already have some riding experience but want to improve their skills. The course covers common road situations and tips on how to tackle them using specific riding techniques. The exercises are designed to help riders maintain better control of their bikes and avoid potentially dangerous everyday situations through better technique. After a practice phase in the paddock, students will be able to try out their new skills on the track.

Monster S2R and Multistrada 1000 motorcycles will be used for this course. Price: 280 Euro taxes included.
Racing Course
Aimed at expert motorcyclists (men and women) who have the desire to increase their knowledge of riding technique on the track. 999 Superbikes will be used for this course and students will be divided into groups based on experience (declared by rider).
Price: 750 Euro, taxes included.

Master Racing Course
New for 2005! This year's new master course is aimed at riders who wish to participate in competitive races on the track such as the "Ducati Desmo Challenge". 2005 spec 999 Superbikes will be used and, in order to ensure the best possible learning environment, student groups will not exceed three per instructor. Lessons will focus on improving circuit riding techniques and maximising each rider's overall performance. Price: 999 Euro, taxes included.

The cost of the course includes: the use of motorcycle, lunch and the open cafè area, welcome kit, the presence of a photographer and special rates at nearby hotels. It does not includes any type of insurance.
This year's edition of the DRE also introduces an opportunity to rent riding gear (leathers, helmets, gloves, boots) at the time of registration on

2005 Schedule:
* March 24    * April 14    * April 29    * April 30    * May 10    * June 30    * July 7    * September 6
* September 23    * October 20

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION The registration will be done exclusively through our website, from the end of February. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer.
Those who participated in DRE 2003, participants who attend more than one course at the DRE 2005 and Official Ducati Club Members will be offered a special price on the purchase of the 2005 DRE courses. The reduced price will be calculated upon registration with
For more information please visit the website or send an email to

Another World exclusive!
First Dyno Test of the hot new Ducati 999R05 Superbike
with the $3,700.00 Termignoni Full Race Exhaust System

Is this now the world's fasterst, most powerful production Superbike? For all that money she cost, she better put out! We spend our hard earned bucks before you have to. Find out 4 months before the print rags kiss butt to score a free system from Ducati and then still won't
tell you the truth if it doesn't put out.

We strap the 999R05 to the Evoluzione Cyclesport Factory Pro Tuning dyno a make it scream for more! Includes sexy screensavers of Penthouse centerfold Ashton Grey tightening the screws on Bologna's hottest number.

We strip it down to fully reveal Team Ducati Corse's latest 999F05 World Superbike weapon for the 2005 season. But it doesn't stop there. We get even more explicit with exclusive 1224 wide Screensavers in both nude and scantily clothed PG-rated versions for your down loading pleasure. If this doesn't get you off, you're really wacked and nothing will.

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American Honda explains their CBR1000RR
Superbike program and how they (really don't) help 'privateers'
Feb 16th- This week's issue of Cycle News, America's favorite weekly motorcycle racing newspaper, featured a somewhat strange full-page interview with American Honda Motorcycle Division Vice President Ray Blank regarding the company's racing program in AMA Superbike with the CBR1000RR.

The purpose of the CN feature article was somewhat confusing (or misleading) as it seemed American Honda felt it needed to address in public with a positive spin why it was no longer using HRC built race bikes in AMA Superbike. Blank said:

"For several years now American Honda has raced superbikes built by HRC (The racing divising of Honda of Japan). The development was done jointly by American Honda and HRC
(In truth HRC does all the development in Japan, as the 2 different companies do not share a close relationship -Ed), though HRC largely controlled and executed the development process. For 2005, American Honda will control and execute the develpment process. We will begin wich a CBR1100RR modified with HRC parts, many of which are the same as last year. This will serve as a baseline. From there we will develop our superbike throughout 2005 season with components of Americam Honda's choosing."

Whereas, if we might read between the lines, the actual meaning of Ray Blank's statement might have been closer to: 'American Honda can no longer afford to lease the ultra expensince HRC built CBR1000RR superbike, in the current declining US sportbike market and in AMA racing, along with devaluation of the American dollar.'

Leasing the HRC built race bikes probably just became too expensive for American Honda. It's much cheaper to race a production bike that costs them about $6,000 (retail $11,00) and then modify it with aftermarket parts copied by the team's sponsors and suppliers from an HRC race kit. As opposed to running HRC lease bikes that might cost $150,000 each x 6-8 bikes for Am Honda and their sattelight team Erion Racing, not including engine rebuilds, spares, and air freight charges back to Japan.

Blank then continued his spin on the situation by making it appear that American Honda is making this budget change to support the privateer Honda racers. When CN asked if HRC parts will be readily available to privateers in 2005, he replied:

"At this time the answer is no, they (racing parts) will not be readily avaialble in 2005. But it is our intention this 'new program' leads to parts availability and and technical assistance to privateers in the near future. Honda has a long standing philosopy of building products where we sell them."

The reality is, American Honda could sell you HRC parts now if they wanted to. But AH has never made racing parts available directly to the public and probably never will, both for their perceived liability exposure on and off the track, and not wanting the hassle of dealing with Joe Privateer or Public.
American Honda uses indepent contractor teams like Erion Racing to protect Honda in dealing with the public in supplying their own name brand race parts and non street legal tuning services.

But 12 months after the CBR1000R was introduced to the market and has been raced a full season by Erion and American Honda, neither Erion Racing or AH's race team exhaust system sponsor Jardine has a full race exhaust system available to sell to the public (makes you wonder who's exhaust system is bolted to the sponsor's name plates on the Team Honda and Erion AMA Superbikes). Nor does Erion Racing have Ten Kate race parts to sell at this time despite a Wind blurb in CN some 5 weeks ago saying they were now importing Ten Kate parts (not to matter, Ten Kate doesn't show any parts available on their web site either).

We put in a phone call to Honda to see if we could order an HRC race kit for our CBR1000RR and were told "No, they aren't available."

But a week later we heard that AMA Pro racer Larry Pegram got an HRC Kit from American Honda for his Superbike Team.
Only the chosen few.

And we wonder why motorcycle roadracing contines to decline in America. AMA Pro Racing and the Japanese motorcycle distributors continue to do all they can to inadvertintly kill it. In Europe you can buy Honda HRC and Yamaha R6 and R1 race kits from every distributor in every country. In America you can't.

Are America's high legal liability law suits and emission laws the problem? Not quite. Europe now has higher emission standards for bikes than America does.

Are race performance parts not profitable? Ducati, Aprilia and MV Agusta sure think they are. They all have performance parts catalogs. And look at the American car manufacturers: Ford, Chevy and MoPar have huge catalogs of race parts available to the public that are high profit centers and help support street hobbyists and professional race teams across America.

So much for our editorial ramblings, which always seem to come back to the demise of motorcyclke roadracing in America. If you do own a CBR1000RR and want to improve its performance, visit the Paddock Garage to find out the real inside scoup on how Team Honda and Ten Kate are prepare their bikes for AMA and SBK Superbike.

Yamaha Racing Sells Superbike and 600 Supersport Race Kits
and Parts

In dramatic contrast to American Honda not selling racing parts to racers or street riders, at least American Yamaha does offers a line of GYT Performance Exhaust Systrms and Graves Motorsports parts through authorized U.S. Yamaha dealers.

But even more significant is the fact you can purchase a full line of Factory Yamaha Racing Kits and parts for the R1 and R6 sportbikesand YZ dirtbikes through any Yamaha dealer and distributor in Europe. All the parts with pricing and ordering information are detailed on the website.

MV Agusta F4 Tamburini
arriving soon

There might be a future mention of this rare and exclusive machine, if they are not all called for by the time they arrive! MCN (UK) has tested one of these machines which means our info is not limited to marketing boilerplate. "MV's new F4 Tamburini is more than just a pretty face. Crafty fuel injection technology makes it one of the most advanced - and balls-out - superbikes on the planet." This will be a highly exotic motorcycle aimed at the top end of the moto-market, and, as MCN found out, its not just about billet, carbon and titanium:

"Approaching 10,000rpm and we've got acceleration most sports bikes can only dream of, and then it happens. At 10,500rpm, a pneumatic valve raises the four inlet trumpets clear of the throttle bodies, dramatically changing the intake airflow dynamics. And then all hell breaks loose." Call Pro Italia to reserve one now.
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Our Fast Dates Angel who decked a guy with a knock down punch at the Blue Finn on Cannery Row at World Superbike last year! World Superbike girl and Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
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MV Agusta F4-1000
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Big Changes to 2005
MotoGP Calendar
Turkey added ,
Portugal dropped

Feb 18 - The FIM released the following details regarding changes to the 17 round 2005 MotoGP World Championship.
Following the absence of a signed contract between event organizers, the Rio Grand Prix has been cancelled. The Portuguese Grand Prix, which was initially due to be run on October 23, will now fill the void left in the calendar by the former Brazilian event, due to be held on April 17.
As a result a new addition will feature on the 2005 calendar with the Turkish Grand Prix confirmed for October 23. The second last race of the year will be held on the new circuit in Istanbul.

The revised 2005 MotoGP World Championship calendar:
April 10 - Spain, Jerez de la Frontera
April 17 - Portugal, Estoril
May 1 - China, Shanghai
May 15 - France, Le Mans
June 5 - Italy, Mugello
June 12 - Catalunya, Catalunya
June 25 - Netherlands, Assen
July 10 - United States, Laguna Seca
July 24 - Great Britain, Donington Park
July 31 - Germany, Sachsenring
August 28 - Czech Rep, Brno
September 18 - Japan, Motegi
September 25 - Malaysia, Sepang
October 1 - Qatar, Doha
October 16 - Australia, Phillip Island
October 23 - Turkey, Istanbul
November 6 - Valencia, Ricardo Tormo

Collect a piece of history...

Pamela Anderson with Miguel Duhammel's Yoshimura Big Poppa

Pro Italia Track Days
Vagas and CA Speedway
Think of it: the smooth tarmac, the flow of riders, the roar of machines! No cops, cars or cares except a skilled line and satisfying time. It is time to start planning track days and we've got several organized for you.

1. Las Vegas - Sat. April 9th
Pro Italia has teamed up up with Fastrack Riders to offer a Vegas track day getaway. The track day itself will be a standard Fastrack price $195 and will be held on the Las Vegas Classic course.
As part of our Vegas package we are offering:
· Bike transport from Pro Italia, to the track in Vegas and then back to Pro Italia for $200.
· Rooms at a hotel near the track for $99 a night.
· A top-notch technician at the track to help with suspension setup.
New to riding on the track? Like some instruction? Not a problem, simply sign up for some education via Fastrack Riders for the date of the event. For any and all information on Fastrack Riders, renting gear or signing up for instruction click here. To reserve your spot in our Pro Italia Las Vegas Track Day, call or email Jake 818 249-5707

2. Fontana, Ca. - Mon. April 25th
Ride the AMA Superbike course at the Southern California Ducati Dealers' track day. This event will be held at the Southern California home of AMA Superbike, Fontana.
This track day is for Ducati owners only, call or email Jake 818 249-5707

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GlobeCast to Provide International Satellite Distribution for 2005 Superbike World Championship
GlobeCast SNG teams to bring exciting coverage of Superbike competition from racetracks around the world to viewers on five continents and 170 countries.

Paris/London, 17 February 2005, GlobeCast, one of the world’s leading satellite services companies, will provide international satellite distribution of the 2005 Superbike World Championship from February to October following a deal with rights-holder FGSPORT.

GlobeCast’s Satellite Newsgathering teams (SNGs) and flyaways will be present at each race to deliver more than 200 hours of exciting race coverage, pre-race trials, interviews and race analysis to millions of viewers across five continents and 170 countries, as thirty world-class riders compete for the championship title. A wide list of broadcasters has already signed up to receive GlobeCast’s feed.

The races will take place each weekend from February through October at locations in Europe, the Middle East and Australia. The first race takes place on 26 February at the new Losail circuit in Qatar Doha. On 3 April, the championship moves to Phillip Island, Australia followed by ten remaining races at different European locations including the UK, San Marino, Germany and France.

GlobeCast is providing FGSPORT with transmission and encryption of each feed as well as distribution on satellite platforms around the world.
GlobeCast’s in-house global satellite distribution network is ideal for such a complex multi-location championship series. The company proved itself to be a perfect transmission partner for FGSPORT, thanks to its global presence, local know-how, turnkey services, active 24/7 helpdesk and single point of contact.

For races in Europe and Qatar:
Europe, Middle East and North Africa distribution on Eutelsat W1
Asia and Oceania distribution on AsiaSat 2 in partnership with Satlink

Americas distribution on PAS-3 via GlobeCast teleport in London (Brookman’s Park)
For races in Australia:
Australia and Asia Pacific distribution on PAS-2

Americas distribution on PAS-9 via turnaround in Napa Valley, California
European distribution on Eutelsat W1 via GlobeCast teleport in London

About GlobeCast ( – a subsidiary of France Telecom – is the world’s leading global satellite services company operating a global network of satellite distribution platforms for DTH and cable broadcast, enterprise media and advanced IP-based content delivery.

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You wouldn’t ride your bike without a helmet, would you? So why take a chance on safety when surfin’ the web on your favorite sportbike website like or, on that very ....mature website. Your mother always told you to use protection against those naughty pop-up windows, and now you can with this exciting new laser roadrace helmet computer Grand Prix Mouse direct from Japan and now available in the USA from Sudco International.

The Grand Prix Mouse is an exact 1/15th scale replica of the Shoei helmet worn by 250cc World Grand Prix Champion Daijiro who passed away tragicaly in 2003 from a race injury, and became the first Japanese rider to be inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame. His commerative GP Helmet Mouse is available in the two different trademark Blue / Yellow and Red / Yellow color schemes worn by Daijiro, and have all the hot race features like an 800dpi optical laser for smooth tracking, left/right click functions for precise turn-in, and a quick throttle scrolling function. Included is a long, 36in. detachable USB cable for stealth operation when the tech inspector stops by. The GP Mouse is compatible with both superstock Windows (98 and later) and superbike Apple OS machinery.

Get your entry in now before the grid is full. The Daijiro Commerative Grand Prix Mouse is only available in America retail direct from Sudco International for $47.00.

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British Eurosport’s exclusively live coverage of the Superbike World Championships gets underway on Saturday, 26 February, with the start of the new season in Doha, Qatar.

British Eurosport will be on air from 7.30am (GMT) LIVE for six hours, with a brand new studio and presenter (to be announced) covering the first two Superbike races, as well as taking a closer look at the contending teams and riders, plus the latest paddock gossip.

Race commentary will once again be led by fans’ favourite double-act of Jack Burnicle and former Superbikes star James Whitham, while MotoGP rider Jeremy McWilliams will be on hand to analyse all the action. Viewers will also have the chance to call in or email their view and interact with the studio team.

The LIVE studios will then revert back to their traditional Sunday slot when British Eurosport follows every round of the series from Philip Island, Australian on 3rd April to the last races at Magny Cours, France on 9th October 2005.

There will also be extensive highlights shows of each round for those who miss the live action – with a total of 168 hours airtime devoted to the 2005series. Plus, results, features, and rider interviews will also be on

Paolo Flammini, Chief Executive of FGSPORT, the rights-owning company of World Superbikes said “2005 will be a great year for the World Superbike Championship and we’re delighted that British Eurosport will be trackside again to bring all the live action to its viewers. We have just signed a new agreement with Eurosport to broadcast Superbikes and Sport until 2009 and so look forward to continuing our relationship for the next five years”.

Pierre-Jean Sebert, Managing Director of British Eurosport said "We are excited to once again show World Superbikes and to offer UK viewers exclusively live coverage of all the 2005 races. We know that our bike programmes are popular with viewers - World Superbikes, coupled with our Moto GP coverage, reached an audience of 4.8 million last year. Our extensive motorbike and car racing offering reinforces our position as Number One in motorsport”.

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