MotoGP

It’s Back! MotoE Announces Revised 2019 Race Calendar

A few weeks ago, the future of MotoGP’s all electric motorcycle racing series, MotoE, was thrown into doubt after a massive fire. The blaze destroyed not only the slick electric racebikes that were set to race in the series, but a huge amount of tools, equipment, and support machinery as well. Because of the devastation caused by the fire, race organizers, Dorna, were forced to cancel the first two rounds of what was to be MotoE’s inaugural season. The causes of the fire are still being examined, and a press release with more details on the fire is promised once the investigations have been completed. Better to focus on happier things, however– so, the new 2019 MotoE calendar is as follows: Race 1 – July 5th -7th – Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 – August 9th -11th – Red Bull...

Under the Skin of the MotoE Electric Motorcycle

The start of the inaugural season of MotoE electric motorcycle may have been delayed by the massive fire that engulfed the MotoE paddock garage last week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no MotoE news to talk about. Asphalt and Rubber’s Jensen Beeler has just released some new photos of– What’s that? What fire? Sorry, gang. I took a few weeks off from writing and, as Chris Demorro and Steve Hanley have moved on to bigger and better things, things got pretty quiet around here. Here’s a quick picture of the fire I’m talking about, and you can click through it to get to the original article on MCNews.   MotoE Paddock Fire Anyway, Asphalt and Rubber’s Jensen Beeler has just released some new photos of the Energica Ego MotoE electric racer with...

Coming to America: Ohvale GP-0 Minibike

Italian bike-builder Ohvale has a single goal. They exist to get people on two wheels, on a race track. Luckily, the best hope they have for achieving that goal is a product that the company actually makes. Meet the Ohvale GP-0 mini race bike– and get used to hearing that name, because the Ohvale GP-0 lineup is coming to America in 2019! If you’re not already familiar with Ohvale, the bikes are full-on racers built for riders to hone their cornering skills on kart tracks. They’re not cheap, ranging from $4499 to $6899 for the 24 HP GP-0 190 version that MotoGP champion Marc Marquez and BSB rider Scott Redding (supposedly) train on. What you get for that money, though, is an absolute delight of bantamweight engineering. Just check out these pictures of the base Ohvale 110,...

MotoGP Legend Tetsuya Harada vs. MotoE Bike

The Energica Ego Corsa race bike that’s set to become the basis for MotoGP’s electric support series got put through its paces last weekend ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi. It got a real test, too– in the hands of 1993 FIM 250cc World Champion rider Tetsuya Harada.   We loved seeing Japanese legend Tetsuya Harada back on track at the #JapaneseGP ?? The former 250cc World Champion got a chance to ride the @EnergicaMotor Ego Corsa #MotoE bike in front of his home crowd! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/I8IJHCxVTI — MotoGP™??? (@MotoGP) October 23, 2018   In addition to being the ’93 champion, Harada raced at the highest level for over a decade– so it’s worth hearing his take on the bike. Of course, it’s incredibly positive. To be fair, t...