In The News - RSV4 ridden, MotoGP R1 Replica, Streetfighter named Best Bike

Well, the new APRILIA RSV4 has been ridden on road and here is a video of it with the review. Source? where else on earth, but of course, had to be Motorcycle News. Also here is a direct link to the video.

Yamaha Motor France is offering the R1'09 in MotoGP replicas. These will come in 2 designs, and you guessed it right, in tune with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo! This is a Limited Edition series and as such only 4 bikes will be made (2 each of design). The bikes will be delivered on May 16th (Saturday) 2009 at the Grand Prix in France. Part of the payment will go to charity for a cause named "Riders for Health". It will feature the 46 and 99 number and retains all the features of the 2009 R1. Reflecting the colors of the Fiat Yamaha team, this LE bikes will be sold for 19,900 € (~$26,635) and 1,000 € (~$1,340) to charity.

Yamaha Motor France will also offer a helmet replica along with the bike and the new owner will be a part of the 2 events of R1 Adrenaline tour in 24-25 May and 6-7 June
Source: Yamaha Motor France. Also found a Flickr link through Moto Caradisiac about a photographer with a username Kadus Photo posting some great pics of the R1 replica. There are also some other bikes in the gallery.

More than 40,000 readers of the prestigious Italian magazine Motociclismo voted the DUCATI Streetfighter as the "Motorcycle of 2009", choosing from 287 models. There were 12 categories (50 cc, Cruiser, Naked, Enduro Road, Enduro, Supermotard, Sport Tourer, Sport, and Gran Turismo and 3 scooter categories).
The new Superbike from Ducati seems to have taken the fans lust list to a new high with the agressive looks more enhanced by the naked chassis and muscular body. And of course when it has won the 'Motorcycle of 2009' award, surely it is also the 'Naked' class winner. interestingly, another Ducati sibling, the Monster won third place with the Brutale 1078RR in between.
Just for the record Ducati 1198 won the 'Sport' class and the Desmosedici taking the 3rd spot while the 2nd spot went to the RSV4.
Source: Motociclismo. All results here.


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