Wings

  • EICMA 2019: Honda has launched its 2020 Fireblade motorcycle. 214.5bhp, MotoGP wings and a track-focused design.

    EICMA 2019: Honda has launched its 2020 Fireblade motorcycle. 214.5bhp, MotoGP wings and a track-focused design.

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    Honda is not being coy about why it’s made this all-new Blade for 2020 – outwardly saying that this is, really, a track bike that’s been built to shine at WSB-winning speeds.  Here is what Yuzuru Ishikawa, Large Project Leader for the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade said about the bike: “Our intentions are crystal clear. The…

  • SPY SHOTS: Ducati Panigale V4 R caught out in final tests. MotoGP on the road gets more of everything

    SPY SHOTS: Ducati Panigale V4 R caught out in final tests. MotoGP on the road gets more of everything

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        Here’s the latest spy shots of the top-top-top-of-the-top Ducati Panigale V4 R WSB undergoing final tests. This is the WSB-homolgation motorcycle that you’ll be able to buy when it officially goes on sale in a few weeks. The bike photographed is in track trim which means that the V4 R fairing you can…

  • VIDEO: Bolt on WINGS for your bike. They’re here. Use GP tech on the ROAD for £120.

    VIDEO: Bolt on WINGS for your bike. They’re here. Use GP tech on the ROAD for £120.

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    Puig has just unveiled a range of aftermarket winglets for superbikes – meaning you can kit your own bike out with the latest MotoGP technology. Ever since the first MotoGP bike rolled out of the pits with aerodynamic aids, we’ve been waiting for someone to take it upon themselves to produce them for the general public.…

  • Ducati CEO: “MotoGP Aerodynamic Package is coming to our production V4s”

    Ducati CEO: “MotoGP Aerodynamic Package is coming to our production V4s”

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    If you’re waiting on Ducati superbikes to get a full-on MotoGP package on the road then here’s the good news – the extreme tech IS on the way – and that’s from the big boss himself! In a tweet from Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali (below) the will-they, won’t-they question of complete aero-packages (wings on road…

  • A Kawasaki H2R – with WINGS!

    A Kawasaki H2R – with WINGS!

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     We’ve just been sent these crazy mock-ups from our friends at YoungMachine, Japan. It’s a weird, wild and wonderful Kawasaki H2R – with WINGS. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a winged H2R. Over a year ago, Kawasaki revealed images of its ‘Flying Motorcycle’ concept at its 2017 World Fair – and now, YoungMachine…

  • SPY SHOT: KTM 790 Adventure spotted on the road WITH WINGS!

    SPY SHOT: KTM 790 Adventure spotted on the road WITH WINGS!

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    We’ve been sent this photo of the upcoming KTM 790 Adventure bike, caught out in action during final road tests ahead of its official launch in a few month’s time. So far so normal, but what’s caught our eye most about this version of the bike is that, in addition to the larger screen, big…

  • MotoGP: Zarco ahead of Crutchlow and Pedrosa in Jerez test – Marquez gets new wings, new electronics, new set-up

    MotoGP: Zarco ahead of Crutchlow and Pedrosa in Jerez test – Marquez gets new wings, new electronics, new set-up

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    After a dramatic and pivotal Spanish GP, the premier class were back on track at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto on Monday for a one day Official Test. Nine teams were present – with the Ducati Team, Team Suzuki Ecstar and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini sitting it out – and there was a new Michelin…

  • SPOTTED! Yamaha’s undercover MotoGP wings caught on camera.

    SPOTTED! Yamaha’s undercover MotoGP wings caught on camera.

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    SPOTTED! Yamaha’s undercover MotoGP wings caught on camera. Here’s the best picture yet of the ‘hidden wing’ fairing that Yamaha used on its M1 at the Sepang tests, the lads at motorsport.com have caught the front view of the bike and – as you can clearly see – there are wings still on the bike.…

  • Umm… these images are ‘serious’ and have been made as part of the Kawasaki World Fair. Yep. Really.

    Umm… these images are ‘serious’ and have been made as part of the Kawasaki World Fair. Yep. Really.

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    Umm… these images are ‘serious’ and have been made as part of the Kawasaki World Fair. Yep. Really. OK, so we’re not 100% sure about what’s exactly going on here (because we’re trying to translate this from Japanese) but here’s what we think this, that’s been posted on the official site for the 2017 Kawasaki…

  • Kawasaki giving the H2R bigger wings. Design drawings point the way to proper downforce increase

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    These drawings from inside Kawasaki show how the factory is having to up the amount of downforce on its next-generation of the brutal H2R to MotoGP levels, just to keep the front wheel of the coming-version of the bike on the floor during top-end acceleration. There’s no details about an increase in the bike’s power…

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