Italian Bike – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:53:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://classicitaliancycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-141x136.png Italian Bike – Classic Italian Cycles http://classicitaliancycles.com/ 32 32 Italian Moto Morini set to make India debut https://classicitaliancycles.com/italian-moto-morini-set-to-make-india-debut/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:48:11 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/italian-moto-morini-set-to-make-india-debut/ Moto Morini, an Italian motorcycle brand, is reportedly planning to debut in the Indian market soon. The brand is expected to enter the Indian motorcycle market with four models. It will debut with an association with Adishwar Auto Ride India Private Limited (AARI). The AARI also sells Benelli motorcycles in India, as well as the […]]]>

Moto Morini, an Italian motorcycle brand, is reportedly planning to debut in the Indian market soon.

The brand is expected to enter the Indian motorcycle market with four models.

It will debut with an association with Adishwar Auto Ride India Private Limited (AARI). The AARI also sells Benelli motorcycles in India, as well as the Keeway brand.

The announcement was made by AARI recently and a strong dealer network is expected to be established across the country.

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A press release indicates that Moto Morini motorcycles are designed and developed in Italy and comply with the European manufacturing standards required to guarantee superior quality of the vehicles.

Moto Morini’s motorcycles feature a 649 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine developing 59 hp. This engine comes with several models of the brand.

Moto Morini models include two roadsters and a new adventure bike, called Moto Morini X-Cape. The X-Cape is perhaps one of the most successful models in India due to the growing demand for adventure motorcycles.

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It comes with a combination of 19-inch front wheels and 17-inch rear wheels. It’s further fitted with off-road-ready Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, while suspension duties are handled by a fully adjustable 50mm inverted front fork from Marzocchi.

Moto Morini was founded in 1937 by Alfonso Morini in Bologna, Italy. In the late 1940s and 1950s, Moto Morini also began to enter competitive racing events.

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Italian Draghi secures support for government line on Ukraine | National policy https://classicitaliancycles.com/italian-draghi-secures-support-for-government-line-on-ukraine-national-policy/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:51:50 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/italian-draghi-secures-support-for-government-line-on-ukraine-national-policy/ By NICOLE WINFIELD – Associated Press ROME (AP) — Prime Minister Mario Draghi won Senate backing on Tuesday to continue backing Ukraine against Russia, following calls from the leadership of the 5-Star Movement for Italy to stop sending weapons and to focus more on diplomacy. Draghi outlined Italy’s Ukraine policy and briefed senators on his […]]]>

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ROME (AP) — Prime Minister Mario Draghi won Senate backing on Tuesday to continue backing Ukraine against Russia, following calls from the leadership of the 5-Star Movement for Italy to stop sending weapons and to focus more on diplomacy.

Draghi outlined Italy’s Ukraine policy and briefed senators on his recent visit to Kyiv alongside French and German leaders, ahead of the European Council later this week. Without providing new information on the weapons sent by Italy, Draghi thanked the senators for their “unified” support for the government line.

The government has not provided any information on the specific armaments it has supplied to Ukraine, citing state secrecy.

The 5-star leader, former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, has openly called on Italy to stop sending arms to Ukraine, and the movement as a whole has demanded more parliamentary voice in shaping policy governmental.

The criticism created tension within Draghi’s broad coalition, of which the 5 stars are a part, but the stability of the government was not in question.

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On the contrary, the debate only served to highlight the divisions within the 5-stars themselves, given that their most prominent member of government, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, openly criticized his own party for its position in Ukraine.

According to Italian reports, Di Maio was considering leaving the movement, which would deal another blow to his credibility after a series of poor performances in recent local and administrative elections.

The 5 Stars started as an anti-establishment movement and was the biggest vote-giver in the 2018 parliamentary election. But it saw its popularity plummet in the years that followed as it sought to stay in power by forming coalitions with the right, the left and now with Draghi’s alliance, alienating many members of his base.

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A Father’s Day Recap for Ottawa Italian Week https://classicitaliancycles.com/a-fathers-day-recap-for-ottawa-italian-week/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 23:04:49 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/a-fathers-day-recap-for-ottawa-italian-week/ It’s been a week-long party on Preston Street, but as they say, all good things must come to an end – at least until next year. Italian Week ended in Little Italy, with an eventful day featuring beautiful cars, live shows and fun for the kids. Preston Street was also bustling with families on Sunday […]]]>

It’s been a week-long party on Preston Street, but as they say, all good things must come to an end – at least until next year.

Italian Week ended in Little Italy, with an eventful day featuring beautiful cars, live shows and fun for the kids. Preston Street was also bustling with families on Sunday for Father’s Day.

Hitting the big stage one last time was the young Italian dance group Fonte D’Amore Tarantella, delivering a special performance.

“This is our third performance of the weekend, we’ve been doing Italian tarantella, we’ve been training for four months,” said Carina Dellavalle, the band’s instructor.

“It’s been so good with the participation, the support we’ve had, the people,” added instructor Vanessa Marinelli.

They ended it all with a special surprise for dads too, each daughter gave her dad a rose.

“I’m super proud of my daughter, especially on Father’s Day. I’ve been coming here every year since I was a kid and super special to have her here this year,” said Matthew Pica, whose daughter played .

From dancing to running, families had the opportunity to celebrate together.

“My wife Michelle and I have raced here before, and it’s so nice to see our kids getting involved now,” said Adam Freed, whose son Max competed in the kids’ bike race.

For many, a visit to Italian Week is an annual tradition, passed down from generation to generation.

The festivities, all in celebration of Italian culture in the capital and back in person after two years of virtual celebrations.

“Everyone is so happy to be back, lots of smiles, lots of energy, you can feel everyone is happy to be back,” said Lydia Di Francesco, Board Chair of Ottawa Italian Week.

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Top 10… Classic Style 125cc Scooters You Can Buy Today https://classicitaliancycles.com/top-10-classic-style-125cc-scooters-you-can-buy-today/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:52:45 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/top-10-classic-style-125cc-scooters-you-can-buy-today/ When it comes to getting around town, there are really fewer options than a learner-legal scooter. Easy to buy, cheap to use and simple to get into, thanks to the fact that you can drive them after a day of mandatory basic training (CBT), they offer great flexibility and cost saving opportunities in the environment […]]]>

When it comes to getting around town, there are really fewer options than a learner-legal scooter. Easy to buy, cheap to use and simple to get into, thanks to the fact that you can drive them after a day of mandatory basic training (CBT), they offer great flexibility and cost saving opportunities in the environment current situation of high fuel prices and problems with public transport. .

Scooters come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the coolest are the various retro models. These generally resemble the classic style of the Italian scoots of the Swinging Sixties, but benefit from modern technology and construction standards to rely on.

There are so many designs to choose from, but here are 10 of our favorites to suit all tastes and budgets.

Lambretta V125 Special

There are two iconic Italian scooter brands: Lambretta and Vespa.

While Vespa has been ubiquitous since 1946, Lambretta has had a more tumultuous history, hitting T-shirts but not much else from 1972 until a few years ago when scooter production resumed in India.

The V-Series comes in three traditional displacements: 50cc, 125cc and 200cc, and although the styling is straight out of the 60s, they now use four-stroke engines and rotational transmissions rather than gears. . There are also modern touches like LED lights and neatly concealed disc brakes.

£3199.

Honda SuperCub C125

Honda SuperCub C125

OK OK. We know it’s not actually a scooter and it’s technically a motorcycle (thanks to the mid-mounted engine and footpegs, rather than running boards) but there’s nothing more classic than the Honda Super Cub, which is the latest version of the best-selling motorcycle of all time.

Let’s be honest, the average person on the street won’t know the difference between the Super Cub and a twist and go scoot anyway. It’s cute, fun and a little more engaging to drive than the average scooter – thanks in part to the semi-automatic gearbox – although the layout is less practical than a scoot due to the lack of under-seat storage. .

£3699.

Yamaha D’elight

Yamaha D'elight

Is it really a retro/classic style scooter?

Hmm, maybe not, but it’s a modern scooter with a touch of retro styling, and we like it. And it has plenty of appeal for cyclists looking for a brand name that’s decidedly modern, but with a touch of the classic thanks to its smooth lines.

The oddly dotted D’elight is one of the easiest machines to fly. The small wheels contribute to the low height and lightness of the saddle, and there is ample storage space under the saddle to add to the practicality. It’s also cheaper than most Japanese scooters.

£2900.

Peugeot Django

Peugeot Django

Although Peugeot’s scooter division is now completely separate from the car company of the same name, the Indian two-wheeler division’s range continues to bring a touch of Gallic flair to the scooter market.

With a heritage dating back to 1898, Peugeot can rightly claim to be the oldest scooter manufacturer in the world. The Django, which is also available as a 50cc moped, combines modern technology with design cues taken from Peugeot’s own 1955 S55.

There are a variety of color options, but for our money the base blue model arguably offers the most traditional looks thanks to the chrome mirrors and contrasting seat.

£3699.

Royal Alloy GT125

Royal Alloy GT125

Royal Alloy is a fairly new British brand with a range of scooters inspired by classic Lambrettas.

The wide range includes scooters up to 300cc, with a number of traditional metal bodies, but the GT125 is the entry level model with plastic body panels, a 9.7hp air-cooled engine and a modern automatic CVT transmission.

There is a range of bright one and two tone color options and provides a perfect platform for Mod style modifications.

£3349.

AJS Modena

AJS Modena

AJS is a classic name in British motorcycling history. The brand is used to badgering the engineering of some Chinese-built models these days, and the Modena is a budget set of wheels with plenty of Italian style spilled.

It’s got a modest 7bhp engine but it’s a sleek machine if you want that Mod look, with the chrome racks front and rear and whitewall tires on the two-tone versions particularly evoking memories of Brighton.

£2199.

Vespa GT 125

Vespa GT 125

One of the two great old Italian scooter brands, Vespa has reinvented itself as much as Mini has in the world of four wheels.

The current Vespa range is decidedly modern in its mechanics and technology, but draws inspiration from the styling of these iconic 1960s bikes.

Unlike the originals, which were designed as cheap post-war means of transportation, today’s Vespa sits at the very top of the scooter market.

The £4,000 Primavera is the entry level model, but if you want to be king or queen of the scooter world, this GTS combines Vespa styling in an even more fashionable, high-tech package that comes in many funky colors.

There is also a 300cc version for riders who have a full license.

£5150.

LML Star Auto

LML Star Auto

Ok, so the name might not be the most suggestive, but the LML Star Auto has a fair enough pedigree to back up those authentic looks.

If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based on Vespa’s PX models from the late 70s and early 80s. Indian company LML says the Star was designed in conjunction with owner Piaggio. from the Vespa brand, although the engine is their own fully automatic four-stroke rather than the older manual two-stroke of the original.

They’re somewhat rare here, but come with a low price tag and some decent reviews.

£2495.

MGB Trieste 125

MGB Trieste 125

MGB is another one of those new British brands developing and rebranding scooters and motorcycles made in China, and although many of us have heard horror stories of Chinese bikes with poor build quality and after service -unreliable sale, it’s a safe bet that MGB should be one of the best brands.

This is because the company behind, MotoGB, is a very experienced importer whose other brands include Benelli and Royal Enfield.

The Trieste has Italian roots, being penned by Massimo Tartarini of Italjet fame, and it’s a neat design that just falls on the modern side of retro. To be honest, that wouldn’t look out of place in a Piaggio brochure.

The swoopy rear is a classic Italian scooter and we think it looks great. Although the spec is a bit basic by modern standards, that’s reflected in the sub-£2000 price tag.

£1999.

Scomadi TL125

Scomadi TL125

Like the aforementioned Royal Alloy, the Scomadi TL125 is another one of those Italian-influenced, British-owned, Asian-built Lambretta clones.

It uses the same Hanway engine as the Royal Alloy and the differences between the two brands’ models are subtle – indeed, there’s been quite a bit of beef between them in the past.

This appears to have been sorted out and although the company did indeed close shop during the Covid lockdown, it is on its way back into 2022.

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MotoGP: Danilo Petrucci: “The good guy” Jack Miller “will do well” at KTM – EXCLUSIVE | MotoGP https://classicitaliancycles.com/motogp-danilo-petrucci-the-good-guy-jack-miller-will-do-well-at-ktm-exclusive-motogp/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:15:31 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/motogp-danilo-petrucci-the-good-guy-jack-miller-will-do-well-at-ktm-exclusive-motogp/ Miller and Petrucci quickly bonded as teammates at Pramac Ducati in 2018, where the Australian arrived after spending three seasons with Honda satellite teams. Petrucci started that year strong on the latest spec bike, including second place in France, and was duly chosen as Jorge Lorenzo’s successor to the Ducati factory team for 2019. Miller […]]]>

Miller and Petrucci quickly bonded as teammates at Pramac Ducati in 2018, where the Australian arrived after spending three seasons with Honda satellite teams.

Petrucci started that year strong on the latest spec bike, including second place in France, and was duly chosen as Jorge Lorenzo’s successor to the Ducati factory team for 2019.

Miller remained at Pramac, but inherited Petrucci’s factory bike, which he rode on five podiums and equaled Petrucci’s eighth overall from the previous season.

Although Petrucci scored an emotional maiden MotoGP win for factory team Mugello, his future position was in doubt after going without a podium throughout the second half of 2019.

The delayed start of covid to 2020 meant Ducati then called to sign Miller in place of Petrucci for 2021 before a racing lap was completed. Petrucci felt no resentment and, after a second and final Ducati win at Le Mans, switched to KTM.

Miller, who has so far matched Petrucci’s two wins in the Ducati factory team, will follow Petrucci’s career path again by joining KTM next season – albeit on a two-year contract. years with the factory team, rather than Petrucci’s only year. Internship at Tech3.

While Petrucci endured what would be a difficult final MotoGP campaign on the RC16, constantly losing time on the straights due to his physical size, the current MotoAmerica title leader believes Miller will be in a better situation for several reasons. .

In an exclusive interview with crash.netPetrucci, who stunned the motorcycling world with a Dakar stage victory for KTM earlier this year, said of Miller’s deal: “Two days ago I messaged to Jack saying that now we can also participate in the Dakar together!

“But joking aside, I’m really happy for Jack. We grew up together in Pramac then we more or less followed [the same path]: Pramac, Factory [Ducati] and now also KTM. And I hope he will be luckier than me.

“Being in the KTM factory team for two years is a much better opportunity. I’m happy for him. It’s no secret that I’m supporting Jack in MotoGP. I would like to see him win, because he’s a really good guy and I think he’ll do well.

Petrucci: “I tried to steal them from Ducati!”

Adding to Petrucci’s optimism is the presence of Fabiano Sterlacchini, who held a senior technical position for 17 years at Ducati before becoming MotoGP technical director at KTM, and Francesco Guidotti, a former Pramac team manager who now leads the Red Bull KTM team.

Petrucci revealed he tried to tempt the pair to join KTM when he made the move.

“Now in [KTM] there are two people who helped me during my time at Ducati; Guidotti and Sterlacchini. I was one of those who tried to steal them from Ducati when I was at KTM – unfortunately they came when I was leaving! Petrucci smiled.

After staying with KTM for the Dakar adventure in January, Petrucci has been welcomed to Ducati for another new challenge, in MotoAmerica, where he currently leads the standings for the Warhorse HSBK Racing team.

“After so many years in MotoGP, I still have a great relationship with most people I met in the paddock, including the people from KTM and Ducati,” he said.

“And hopefully at KTM they can do a good job for Jack over the next few years.”

Miller, currently ninth in the world championship, will start the first of his eleven remaining Ducati MotoGP races in Germany this weekend.

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WorldSBK Misano: Lowes ‘aiming for podium’ in Italy https://classicitaliancycles.com/worldsbk-misano-lowes-aiming-for-podium-in-italy/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:15:02 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/worldsbk-misano-lowes-aiming-for-podium-in-italy/ 09.06.2022 | WorldSBK Staff | WorldSBK Photo: GeeBee Images Kawasaki’s Alex Lowes has his eyes on the podium this weekend as WorldSBK arrives at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. After finishing Portugal’s last race in fourth place after a solid run on the tail end of the podium contenders, Lowes hopes the steps taken with […]]]>

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Kawasaki’s Alex Lowes has his eyes on the podium this weekend as WorldSBK arrives at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

After finishing Portugal’s last race in fourth place after a solid run on the tail end of the podium contenders, Lowes hopes the steps taken with his Ninja ZX-10RR throughout the Estoril weekend will pay off in Italy.

Six points off the top six in the Championship standings, the 31-year-old is looking for his first podium of the season, a feat he last achieved on the Adriatic in 2019.

“We took some really good steps forward this weekend at Estoril,” Lowes said ahead of round four. “The strongest day was the last day, so we came away from there feeling quite positive and optimistic about having a good set-up on the bike.

“We weren’t too far off the top three, finishing fourth in the last race in Portugal and the way I raced was really good. My goal is to get back on the podium at a circuit I enjoy really. Also, my twin brother Sam’s partner is Italian, so this is a second home race for him. I’m looking forward to having the family there this week.

“I can’t wait to be on the right track. It’s important for us on Friday to see if the set-up changes we made over the weekend at Estoril work again at Misano; then we look good for this next series of European races.

“That’s what we have to work on during FP1 and FP2. Apart from that, he’s aiming for the podium, enjoying everything and seeing where we end up.

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Former Italian restaurant in Oldham, the site of an 18-bed HMO https://classicitaliancycles.com/former-italian-restaurant-in-oldham-the-site-of-an-18-bed-hmo/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/former-italian-restaurant-in-oldham-the-site-of-an-18-bed-hmo/ Another proposal for a multiple occupancy house (HMO) in Oldham has been approved on the site of a former town center restaurant. The new development will be based on Greaves Street at the former home of The Old Bill, an Italian restaurant known for its police memorabilia. The HMO is expected to have 18 single […]]]>

Another proposal for a multiple occupancy house (HMO) in Oldham has been approved on the site of a former town center restaurant.

The new development will be based on Greaves Street at the former home of The Old Bill, an Italian restaurant known for its police memorabilia.

The HMO is expected to have 18 single rooms, all of which will have washrooms and share two kitchen spaces.

The bedrooms will vary in size between 10.5m² and 15.3m² and will be spread over four floors, each of the bedrooms having an en-suite bathroom as well as a bed, desk and closet.

The current owner currently owns a small one bedroom apartment on the second floor.

The main kitchen will be based on the ground floor, with a space of 45.3 m² and will include cooking facilities and a dining area.

The second kitchen area will be a “light kitchen” based on the third floor and will allow those staying on the upper floors of the HMO to prepare hot drinks and snacks.

The approval of the plans comes despite some complaints from people who have invested in nearby properties.

A complainant, who said he owns the property adjacent to 39 Greaves Street, said he was concerned about waste management as the buildings share an inner rear courtyard which has no ‘obvious boundaries’.

They went on to say that the HMO is not “a good choice for the region” and “is not consistent” with its environment.

Other comments expressed concern that the HMO could create a vermin problem, as too many guests who do not live in Oldham would “not take responsibility for the rubbish”.

Another person wrote that they were concerned that the HMO might attract “transient” tenants instead of tenants interested in living there for longer periods of time.

A planning document says the location’s proximity to Metrolink and bus services will allow people to access different parts of the borough, while bicycle storage has also been approved.

The request was originally submitted on February 25 before being approved on Wednesday, June 1.

Plans will see no major changes to the exterior of the building, with three new windows to be installed at different levels, including the ground floor to help capture natural light.

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Quartararo wins the MotoGP of Catalonia, while Espargaro pays dearly for his mistake https://classicitaliancycles.com/quartararo-wins-the-motogp-of-catalonia-while-espargaro-pays-dearly-for-his-mistake/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:36:10 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/quartararo-wins-the-motogp-of-catalonia-while-espargaro-pays-dearly-for-his-mistake/ Published on: 06/05/2022 – 15:36 Montmeló (Spain) (AFP) – French world champion Fabio Quartararo extended his lead in the title race this season after winning the MotoGP of Catalunya on Sunday thanks to a stunning error from closest pursuer Aleix Espargaro. The Frenchman’s joy stands in stark contrast to that of the Aprilia Esparagaro rider, […]]]>

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Montmeló (Spain) (AFP) – French world champion Fabio Quartararo extended his lead in the title race this season after winning the MotoGP of Catalunya on Sunday thanks to a stunning error from closest pursuer Aleix Espargaro.

The Frenchman’s joy stands in stark contrast to that of the Aprilia Esparagaro rider, who lived through the nightmare of a race from start to finish.

Starting on pole, he was passed by Quartararo on the first corner – a lead the 23-year-old Frenchman would never relinquish – then, as the race came to a climax, he threw up his arms thinking he was done second to realize it. was still a round to go.

His misfortune allowed his compatriot Jorge Martin to take second place with his Ducati Primac teammate, Frenchman Johann Zarco, third.

Quartararo increased their eight-point lead to 22 after nine rounds of the championship.

No wonder he sported a wide grin on his face as he got off his Yamaha – which he signed up for for another two years on Thursday.

“I’m so happy, it was an amazing race,” Quartararo said.

“I pushed hard from the start and kept going until the finish.

“With this victory and my second place in Mugello last Sunday, these are two great results because I feared the worst before.

“Life is good, we worked hard.”

Martin was delighted with his second place finish after a largely disappointing season.

“It’s been a difficult season, so I’m delighted with this podium,” said Martin.

“I thought I would have a hard time finishing on one of my tires that was giving me trouble, so I just conserved my energy.

“Then I saw Aleix slowing down and thought he had a mechanical problem, but then I realized he had made a mistake.

“It was an unexpected bonus.”

‘Set foot down’

Zarco also reflected on his good fortune, however, timely as he is expected to be set to extend his contract with Ducati-Primac.

“It was a bit of luck with what happened late in the race,” Zarco said.

“I didn’t expect that! I was very tired at the end of the race. I saw him (Espargaro) raise his arms and there was no doubt in my mind that the race was maybe be completed.

“However, I saw that Martin was still running at full speed, so I put my foot down.”

Even better for Quartararo, none of his Italian rivals who sit high in the championship standings have finished.

Francesco Bagnaia – who won MotoGP of Italy last weekend – slipped to fourth in the standings behind Zarco after his first corner exit.

Bagnaia’s Ducati crashed to the ground after Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami fell and his helmet connected to the Italian’s bike.

Bagnaia slid down the track and took out Alex Rins on his Suzuki – luckily all three went well.

Bagnaia’s compatriot Enea Bastianini also ended his day early with 17 laps to go on his Ducati-Gresini, with the Italian banging his knees in frustration.

He remains third in the standings with 94 points.

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More questions than answers coming to Hangtown! https://classicitaliancycles.com/more-questions-than-answers-coming-to-hangtown/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 11:28:47 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/more-questions-than-answers-coming-to-hangtown/ Posted on June 3, 2022 As the second round of the AMA National Championships gets ready to take off on Saturday, there are more questions than answers in the 450 class. The Honda duo of Chase Sexton and Ken Roczen proved their speed with their 1-2 performance but can their form last? Sexton […]]]>



As the second round of the AMA National Championships gets ready to take off on Saturday, there are more questions than answers in the 450 class.

The Honda duo of Chase Sexton and Ken Roczen proved their speed with their 1-2 performance but can their form last? Sexton is notorious for crashing but looked superb at Pala and not even over the edge, but was that a dream day scenario or the level he can repeat for the next eleven rounds?

Ken Roczen has shown he still has the speed after a downtime in supercross, but will his health hold up in high humidity races?

Will Christian Craig maintain his podium-level speed and surely Eli Tomac will only improve after a somewhat mediocre debut on his Star Racing Yamaha… or will his knee hold him back?

Ryan Dungey has been fantastic and any doubts about his ability to run close to the front are cleared up – the question now is can he pick up his pace to the level of Sexton and Roczen?

Then there is the matter of Cairoli. The Italian is only contracted to compete in the next round at Hangtown, but he also didn’t rule out doing the full series in our interview with him here. But Cairoli certainly didn’t look at himself Pala and, as he explained after a lack of training and not being comfortable on the American bike which had a different frame, all combined to produce a level that is certainly less than an on-song Cairoli can produce – but will he find that in Hangtown and then run the whole series? His performance this Saturday could be crucial to the rest of his American plans.

Personally, I don’t think he wants a repeat of those results, especially with the success of Dungey, who Cairoli was quicker than in training. We could see Cairoli back to form in Hangtown if he can fix the bike.

Jason Anderson had the pace on lap one, but his results, thanks to coming out from the back of the field in both heats, didn’t reflect the speed – so can he race with the Hondas if he takes the start? He could be a low-key title contender if raw speed in Game 1 was anything to go by.

From a British perspective, Josh Gilbert has scored more points in a round of the US Nationals than in any MXGP race he entered last year – can he crack the top ten at Hangtown?!

Pala is of course a unique track and not an American national track even if many riders know this track very well. Hangtown might be the first indication of models in the 450 class.

But those models are already developed into the 250 series and with the news that Austin Forkner is injured for Hangtown it looked like it was Lawrence against Lawrence for the title with maybe Shimoda, Hampshire, Mosiman or one of the youngsters Americans popping up here and there and running up to speed.

Let’s see if Hangtown can answer any of the 450 questions above!

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The fully electric touring motorcycle offers miles of fun: Energica Experia https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-fully-electric-touring-motorcycle-offers-miles-of-fun-energica-experia/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 15:37:22 +0000 https://classicitaliancycles.com/the-fully-electric-touring-motorcycle-offers-miles-of-fun-energica-experia/ (Photo/Energica) June 1, 2022 | By Andrew Marshall Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Home » Engines » The fully electric touring motorcycle offers miles of pleasure: Energica Experia Energica takes a step closer to eliminating range anxiety with an all-electric touring motorcycle designed to […]]]>
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Energica takes a step closer to eliminating range anxiety with an all-electric touring motorcycle designed to charge quickly and consume miles.

The Energica Experia combines the style and handling of an Italian racing bike with the comfort of a dedicated touring machine. The result is an all-electric ride capable of 261 miles around town between charges.

The bike combines a high capacity 22.5kWh battery with weight savings resulting from careful material use and design.

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Specifications Energica Experia

Here are the full specs from Experia, per Energica:

  • Interval: 420 km (261 miles) city, 256 km (160 miles) combined, 208 km (130 miles) extra-urban
  • Battery capacity: 22.5 kWh max, 19.6 kWh nominal
  • Loading time: 0-80% in 40 minutes with Level 3/DC fast charger, compatible with all charge levels
  • Power:
    • Peak: 75 kW (102 hp)
    • Sustain: 60 kW (80 hp)
  • Couple : 115 Nm (85 lb-ft)
  • Top speed: Limited to 180 km/h (112 mph)
  • 7 driving modes: Eco, Urban, Rain, Sport, plus 3 customizable rider modes
  • Regenerative braking: High, Medium, Low, Off
  • Traction control: Six levels of intervention combined with existing eABS and Bosch 9.3 MP Cornering
  • Engine: EMCE permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance motor (PMASynRM)

Quick charge for long journeys

We particularly like the charging time from 0-80% in 40 minutes with a Level 3/DC fast charger.

Energica designed the Experia from the ground up with an all-new frame, battery and motor, resulting in a bike that offers tourer comfort while significantly reducing weight. Energica also dialed in the aerodynamics and weather protection via carefully implemented fairings. They even added heated handlebar grips for added comfort on long rides.

a medium shot of the front of the Energica Experia
(Photo/Energica)

Designed with distance in mind

“We focused on the real needs of motorcyclists around the world, creating a state-of-the-art ex novo engineering platform,” said Giampiero TestoniCTO of Energica Motor Company, in a press release.

“We fused high-tech electric mobility with the traveling spirit of the motorcycle traveller. The intention was to create the first electric motorcycle created specifically for long distance cycling enthusiasts.

This focus on distance also shows in the Experia’s storage options, which include two hard saddlebags and a top case. In total, the Experia offers 112 L of protected storage. Energica plans to add more features in the future.

The Energica Experia facing a sunset
(Photo/Energica)

There’s no word on pricing yet, but interested riders can pre-order the Experia. directly from Energica from June 1.

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Andrew Marshall

By Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall is a writer, painter and photographer who works in web publications. Andrew lives, runs, bikes, paddles and skis in the Tahoe Basin on the California-Nevada border. He is one of the few unapologetic felines in the outdoor industry. You can find him on Instagram (@andrewmarshallimages) or Twitter (@pawn_andrew).

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