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Monthly Archives: November 2020

MotoGP: World Championship race results from Portimao

Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) took a stunning pole position on Saturday at the Grande Premio MEO de Portugal, putting him in the perfect position to face down his home race with a clear view to Turn 1. And that clear view was never interrupted again once the lights went out as the Portuguese rider rode the race of his life to disappear at the front and decimate the field. Premier class win number two, Tech 3’s second win, another impressive victory for KTM in 2020… and in the first Portuguese Grand Prix since 2012, and the first ever held at Portimão. Sounds like a good Sunday’s work on home turf.

Innovations and intrigue: What did we learn from the Jerez WorldSBK test?

The 2020 season is over, but the 2021 build-up continues and with new machines, new riders and a new look to next year, make you sure you know the score...
The 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship gave us a whole host of new names at the top and the emergence of a new breed of front runners too. However, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) still clinched a sixth consecutive crown. During the Jerez test however, the 2021 ZX-10RR debuted with an instant hit, whilst also sporting a new look. Besides that, however, what other patterns came to light under the blissful Andalucian sun on Tuesday and Wednesday?

MotoGP: Will there be a record 10th different race winner?

“History-making” has a propensity to get overused, but the 2020 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship has truly deserved the moniker. Nine different winners in the premier class – equalling the all-time record set in 2016 – is something worth celebrating. And the best news? There’s still a race left…
Rewinding to Jerez, it was Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) who took to the top step first, before rookie Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) became the second man to win in 2020 as he stormed Brno – becoming South Africa’s first premier class winner. Then it was veteran Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) in the Austrian GP as he got back to winning ways, before Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) became another first timer on the top step – and the first Portuguese rider to take victory in the premier class – as he outfoxed them all in the Styrian GP.

Rea takes 2021 Kawasaki to the top on day two at Jerez

Testing comes to a close at Jerez with Jonathan Rea topping the times on his new-for-2021 Kawasaki machine
The two-day test at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto came to a close with reigning Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) topping the timesheets as he got to ride his new Kawasaki ZX-10RR for the first time after it was revealed at the start of the day as the test for MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship machines came to an end.

O’Halloran and Mackenzie remain with Eazi-Grip supported McAMS Yamaha for 2021 title attack

Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie will remain with the McAMS Yamaha team for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship after agreeing one-year extensions to their current deals.
Following the announcement that McAMS will remain on board as title sponsor for a fifth year, team-mates O’Halloran and Mackenzie will sit tight in the team for a third consecutive season following the team’s best ever year in BSB.
With a new Yamaha YZF-R1 at their disposal for the delayed 2020 season, O’Halloran and Mackenzie shared five victories between them and made seventeen visits to the podium across the shortened season. O’Halloran eventually finished runner-up after taking the title fight to the wire at Brands Hatch.

Top tips for test riding a bike

CBT, A2 or A, whichever motorcycle licence you have there are plenty of motorbikes or scooters out there just waiting to be ridden. Whether they’re brand new or second-hand, in dealerships, via the classifieds or private sales – the options can seem almost endless but how do you make the most of your test ride?
There’s stacks of information available on the internet with recommendations and reviews aplenty but how do you know what to look for, what questions to ask? It’s exciting isn’t it, riding a brand-new bike for the first time? How do you stop the romantic notion of the occasion taking over? How do you get the most out of the ride? It’s surely just a simple case of hopping on for a 10-minute blast down the road then deciding if it’s fast and comfortable enough, right?
We’ve taken three main licence categories and offered a little advice on a sample machine from each.

Eazi-Grip supported Kawasaki Pucetti Racing and Orelac Racing VerdNatura join WorldSBK testing in Jerez

Three factory teams and WorldSBK debutants headline the entry list ahead of a two-day World Superbike test at Jerez.
Just a few weeks after the 2020 season end, teams and riders from the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will be back in action at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto for a two-day test. The action will begin on Tuesday with track action taking place from 10am Local Time (GMT+1) to 6pm.
10 riders from the WorldSBK paddock will get the chance to jump on their machines as the preparation for 2021 heads to the track with two riders getting their first taste of WorldSBK machinery and link up with their new teams for next season, as they get to know each other even more to ensure the 2021 season starts in the best possible shape.

Lockdown recreational riding is permitted, but follow the rules

COMO has studied the latest legislation around the COVID-19 lockdown regulations and found that recreation motorcycle riding is permitted.
THE British Motorcyclists Federations (BMF) has confirmed that recreational motorcycle use is allowed during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
The confirmation comes after the Coalition of Motorcycle Organisations (COMO) have examined the legislation and guidance information issued out by the government to combat a second COVID-19 wave.

Tips to secure your motorcycle

With many bikes stolen in the UK each year, motorbike security should be top of the list for any rider.
Bikes are stolen by joy riders, stolen to order, or stolen to be broken down as parts, and can often be out of the country before you know they're gone. But despite this, less than half of all bikes are protected by bike locks or any other security devices.

Buchan joins Andrew Irwin to complete Eazi-Grip supported Synetiq BMW 2021 line-up

Danny Buchan will join Andrew Irwin in a new look SYNETIQ BMW team for their 2021 Championship campaign, completing the line-up for BMW Motorrad’s official BSB squad, campaigning the all-new M 1000 RR.
A Bennetts BSB race winner and former double National Superstock 1000 champion, Buchan is relishing the opportunity to work with TAS Racing and his new teammate Andrew Irwin at SYNETIQ BMW.

Visordown Eazi-Grip Tank Grip Review

Visordown have been trying out our Eazi Grip tank grips on their long-term Kawasaki Z900.
They have posted a review with their thoughts and it's a good read.
"TANK GRIPS on motorcycles have pretty much been around for as long as humans have been trying to eke out as much performance as they can from their machines.
Since day dot, motorcyclists have been pushing their bikes to the limit, and sooner or later, the limiting factor is how well the fleshy bit on top can physically hold on to the damn thing...

Top 10… Rookies that rocked WorldSBK

The 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship may have come to a close but the season had huge headlines throughout, especially with some top riders in 2020 being rookies. In this top ten feature, we look back at some of the stand-out rookies in WorldSBK history, from Grand Prix arrivals to WorldSSP graduates.

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