He made it a close one but Marc Marquez finally secured the 2013 MotoGP World Championship and he becomes the youngest ever and first rookie since 1978. Yamaha is unveiling some electric prototypes and watch a police officer drag race his bike with another motorcyclist. All this and more in this week's installment of the Friday 5.
Photo: RoadRacing World
Marc Marquez won the 2013 MotoGP World Championship by taking 3rd place in the final race of the season in Valencia. Marquez is the first Rookie to win the premier-class world title since Kenny Roberts became 500cc world champion in 1978 and at the age of 20 years 266 days Marquez is the youngest rider to win the premier-class world title, taking the record from Freddie Spencer who was 21 years 258 days old when he won the 500cc title in 1983 riding a Honda
Yamaha PES1 - Photo: Ecomento.com
Yamaha is set to unveil five electric motorcycles at its home motor show in Tokyo this month. The range covers everything from conventional road-based motorcycles to a retro-styled scooter and even a pedal-assisted road bike
The Brough Superior name has been revived by Austrian-based businessman and motorcycling enthusiast Mark Upham. These bikes are meticulous recreations of the originals, and built to the same Rolls-Royce quality standard as George Brough's own machines.
William Dunlop - Photo: Superbike News
Tyco Suzuki confirmed the signing of Ballymoney road racer William Dunlop for the 2014 season. The 28-year-old will ride alongside Lincolnshire's Guy Martin in next season's "Big Three" International Road Races - The North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.
An Alabama police officer resigned after being caught on camera drag racing twice on duty with his department issued motorcycle with another motorcyclist.
Written By: JC Current