MotoGP Teams Finish Testing at Revised Catalunya Circuit (News)

A total of 13 MotoGP riders have just completed testing at the revised Catalunya circuit, which now includes a new, tight chicane to lower speeds in a dangerous part of the track. Lap time reports indicate that Marc Marquez (Honda) was quickest, and that Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo posted the second quickest time.

Remembering Nicky Through Selected YouTube Videos (News)

May 23, 2017 Dirck Edge With the passing of Nicky Hayden yesterday, we thought the following videos were worth a look.  In addition to the racing, you can get an idea of Nicky Hayden, the person, particularly in the Tonight Show episode with Jay Leno and all three Hayden brothers. The

RIP Kentucky Kid – Nicky Hayden Passes Away in Italian Hospital (News)

Former MotoGP and AMA Superbike champ Nicky Hayden passed away earlier today at a hospital in Italy, succumbing to very serious injuries suffered in an accident aboard his bicycle last week. MD staff express their heartfelt condolences to the Hayden family, his fiancée, as well as Nicky’s many friends and

Le Mans MotoGP Results (News) (Race Results)

May 21, 2017 Dirck Edge The Le Mans round of the MotoGP championship could turn out to be pivotal. A win by Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) and DNFs from both Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Marc Marquez (Honda) results in Viñales re-taking the championship lead. Finishing second and third behind Viñales today were

Le Mans MotoGP Qualifying Results (News) (Race Results)

May 20, 2017 Dirck Edge After struggling at the last round in Jerez, Yamaha has found a good groove at Le Mans and taken the top three qualifying positions for tomorrow’s race. Starting on pole will be Maverick Viñales, with teammate Valentino Rossi qualifying second and rookie Johann Zarco qualifying third.

2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS Enters MD Test Fleet: The First 100 Miles (Bike Reports) (News)

We took the long way home from Kawasaki after picking up our new Versys-X 300 ABS test bike earlier this week. This is the new, ultra-lightweight adventure tourer that has caused quite a bit of excitement among MD readers. Our ABS model is priced at $5,699, while the non-ABS version

Nicky Hayden in Serious Condition Following Accident While Training on Bicycle (Update 2) (News)

May 17, 2017 Dirck Edge Like many professional motorcycle racers, Nicky Hayden frequently trains on a bicycle. According to reports, including this one from Italy, Hayden was riding with a large group of cyclists near Misano in Italy when he collided with an automobile. The impact reportedly resulted in serious