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Motocycles

Best Motorcycles Under $ 7,000 for Racers

The arrival of sport bikes with a variety of brands and models has helped make motorcycle prices lower and more affordable for us. Here are the motorcycles under 7000 dollars quite suitable for users to get acquainted with large displacement motorcycles.

Yamaha MT-03
In the segment of large displacement cars priced below $ 7000, the Yamaha MT-03 is a bright choice. With a naked bike design, Yamaha MT-03 has a quite comfortable sitting posture, handlebars and wide steering angle help control MT-03 moving in the city and on tour trips. The car was developed from the Yamaha R3 brothers so the MT-03 has the same chassis and twin cylinder engine, with a capacity of 321cc. It possesses a capacity of 41.5 horsepower and a maximum torque of 29.6 Nm.

Kawasaki Z300
Kawasaki Z300 is a naked version of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 sport bike model. The vehicle inherits the design from the elder Z800 with muscular appearance accompanied by fierce lines. This is most clearly shown at the head of the lamp with the double tunnel headlight design. The engine of the car is also a double cylinder, capacity of 296 cc, liquid-cooled, accompanied by a 6-speed gearbox, which produces 39 horsepower and maximum torque of 27 Nm.

KTM Duke 250
KTM Duke 250 is considered a naked bike model between Duke 390 and Duke 200 to give users more options. It has the same appearance and design as the 2017 KTM Duke 390. It owns the design of the first generation with long and convex headlights. Chassis also belongs to the old generation, the orange lattice is very prominent. Overall the car is quite brief, can say is smaller than two rivals MT-03 and Z300. The seating position of the car is also considered to be more straight, making it feel like you are sitting on a supermoto.

Benelli TRK 502
Unlike the Kawasaki Versys-X 300, the Benelli TRK 502 seems to be more sport-touring than adventure-touring, with 17-inch cast wheels and tubeless tires. The car has a very protective appearance, not to mention the sport-touring or adventure-touring models such as Ducati Multistrada 1200 or BMW R1200GS.

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Bike Racing

Kristina Vogel: A vigorous cyclist

For a normal person, it is not easy to be a policeman, a politician, and a speaker. Yet that’s the life Kristina Vogel, 29-year-old female bicycle athlete who used to win the Olympic Games. And she does it all in a wheelchair.

Since joining herself in speed cycling, putting her foot on the pallet and focusing on her journey to the finish line, Kristina Vogel has always been aware of the potential risks. In 2009, she thought she was going to die after colliding with a bus. She fell into a coma for 2 days with a broken arm, broken cheekbones and six permanent teeth gone. Fortunately not paralyzed, woke up, unable to speak, so Vogel wrote on a piece of paper that will participate in the World Championship next year.

And Vogel returned to reality, not only that, but finished fifth. By 2012, she won the World Gold Medal in team sprint competition. She then re-established that achievement at the London Olympic Games after surpassing two strong opponents from China and England.

In 2018, Vogel had another accident. This time at Cottbus Stadium, she collided with another racer while dashing at 64hm / h. She was horrified to discover that her feet were no longer feeling. The German athlete was not as lucky as the last time, when she suffered a spinal fracture at the seventh thoracic vertebra, resulting in paralysis of the lower body.

When she was told that she could no longer walk, she thought it might be better to die. A series of questions flashed through my head that how to continue the rest of my life? Will you attach yourself to the wheelchair? Is there a way to do simple things without having to ask someone else? And she was afraid to leave the hospital to start living that way.

Of course, the racing career is over. It was a difficult decision. When he could no longer sit in the saddle, Vogel realized how much he loved it. And she regretted having always considered cycling as a job, not a passion. But it’s all over anyway. She had to start a new life.

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Motorcycle Racing

Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA Announces 2020 Racing Plan

Honda is a famous manufacturer in the production and distribution of vehicles. In particular, the highlights are motorcycles and moto. The Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team is made up of top Honda company employees and Honda teams throughout Asia and Oceania. Recently, the team shared their plan for motorsport in the 2020 season at a press conference taking place ahead of the Sepang 8 Hours, the FIM Endurance World Championships at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

In 2019, the Honda Asia-Dream Racing team has completed the Asian Motorcycle Racing (ARRC 2019) category ASB1000 with the 4th place. And Racer Zaqwan Zaidi took 3rd place overall. The team also took 12th place in the JSB1000 category in the 2019 All-Japan Road Race Championship (JSB) and won 11th place in the Suzuka 8 -hour endurance race.

In 2020, the team will continue to make efforts to compete in ASB1000, ARRC with the goal of winning the championship. The team will also participate in the 8-hour Suzuka and JSB 1000 tournaments with the goal of completing the race with the best results. Makoto Tamada, the former MotoGP racing champion, and manager of the Honda Asia-Dream Racing team since its inception will continue to play the role of team manager. Malaysian rider Zaqwan Zaidi, former SS600 champions, will continue to play for the team in the championship goal.

In addition, Gerry Salim, AP250, ARRC 2018 champion, along with Indonesian racing team Astra Honda Racing, will join Zaqwan Zaidi for Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Both Honda Asia-Dream Racing riders will use the Honda CBR1000RR-R, a new racing machine from the famous CBR line newly introduced at EICMA 2019. Using this model, Honda Asia-Dream Racing will be one of the racing teams. head over in Asia and Oceania.

Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team will make every effort to bring the best results to realize Honda’s dream and riders to become the leading team and riders at world-class motorbike races.

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Bike Racing

Honda Announced 2020 Racing Operation Plan

Honda has recently announced its participation in the Dakar Rally 2020 as well as 2020 World Championship Racing.

Until now, Honda has participated in many motor racing categories of world championships managed by Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) with factory teams operated by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC).

2019 is the year marking the 60th anniversary of Honda’s first participation in the Isle of Man TT Racing in 1959. 2019 is also the year that Honda riders have won the championship title at the The prestigious items are FIM MotoGP World Championship, FIM Motocross World Championship and FIM Trial World Championship.

By 2020, the racing teams of the manufacturer HRC will aim to protect the championship at MotoGP, Motocross and Trials. Moreover, HRC’s production team will continue to compete at the Dakar Rally World Championship, which will take place from South America to Saudi Arabia from next year.

From the 2020 season, Honda will also bring its HRC manufacturer racing team to the FIM Superbike World Championship, with two drivers Álvaro Bautista (Spanish national) and Leon Haslam (British national), together Racing cars based on the new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP. Takumi Takahashi – the champion of MFJ * 3 All Japan Road Race Championship 2017 will also participate in the FIM Superbike World Championship, playing for Honda’s satellite team MIE Racing Team.

Many other Honda racing teams such as: F.C.C. TSR Honda France will also continue to strive to be the top of the FIM Endurance World Championship, or the Honda HRC Team (Honda American manufacturer race team) will continue to compete to win the title at 450SX in the League. won the AMA * 4 Supercross Championship.

Sports racing has become a driving force for Honda, through competition at various races, Honda technology and personnel are more prominent than ever. Racing spirit and technology applied in the field of racing has become a part of many Honda products. Honda will continue its efforts to realize the slogan “The Power of Dreams” to its customers through motorsport products, services and activities.

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MotoGP Racing

2019 MotoGP World Championship: Impressive Performance of Marquez in Argentina

Marc Marquez, who is also the world champion of MotoGP Racing, soon reclaimed the No. 1 position when he finished his first finish in the second race, the Argentinian Grand Prix. Marquez won the legendary Valentino Rossi with a distance of up to 9,816 seconds.

In the opening race of the season, the Qatar Grand Prix, both Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso (Italy, Ducati) created an extremely breathtaking embankment until the last lap. The two took turns taking the lead in the race, but in the end, “Desmo Dovi” only won with a microscopic distance of 0.023 seconds.

However, that did not reappear at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo racetrack (in Santiago del Estero). The driver of the Honda team, with the advantage of starting first, soon created a 1-second gap with the legendary Italian racer. Rossi excelled in taking the No. 2 spot, though only starting in the 4th position.

Then, after the first 10 laps of the race, which had only 25 laps, Marquez created a distance of up to 7 seconds. At times, he increased the gap to more than 12 seconds, which is a staggering distance for long-distance cyclists.

In the end, Marquez‘s victory won at a distance of 9.8 seconds faster than Rossi. The third finish was “Desmo Dovi”, he lost to Marquez to more than 10.5 seconds. The 26-year-old rider has won the world championship seven times (with five times crowned in the MotoGP Racing arena) winning too deservedly, retaking the No. 1 spot with 25 plus points.

With this latest result, Marquez has 45 points after 2 races (in the opening race in Qatar, he won second place and got 20 points). He has 5 points more than Dovizioso (Italian rider has 40 points). Ranking from 3rd to fifth are Rossi (Yamaha) – 31 points, Alex Rins (Spain, Suzuki) – 24 points, and Danilo Petrucci (Italy, Ducati) – 20 points.