Brian Case: Ep. 28 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Brian Case Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest on Episode 28 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Brian Case. Brian is an industrial designer is the former Chief Designer for Confederate Motorcycles. From 2008 to 2018, he was Co-Founder and Design Director for Motus Motorcycles, where he led the design and development of the MST V-4 sport-tourer. Brian joined the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in 2019, and last year he became the Director of the new Barber Advanced Design Center. He and his team are working with Pierre Terblanche on the Mono Project, a reimagining of Terblanche’s iconic, ’90s-era Ducati Supermono racebike using state-of-the-art techniques such as 3D printing.

Links: Barber Vintage Motorsports MuseumBarber Museum YouTube Channel

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Ducati Posts Record Sales in 2021

Ducati Posts Record Sales
2022 Ducati Panigale V4 S

Ducati posts record sales in 2021, with 59,447 motorcycles delivered worldwide, an increase of 24% over 2020 (48,042) and 12% over 2019 (53,183).

RELATED: 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 S First Ride Review

Claudio Domenicali, Ducati CEO: “2021 was a magical year for Ducati. We delivered over 59,000 motorcycles, a number never achieved before in 95 years of the company’s history. We also won the title of MotoGP Constructors’ World Champion for the second consecutive year, and we started the electric era of our company with the V21L prototype, which foresees the bike that will race in the MotoE championship from 2023.

“The pandemic, which is still underway, in addition to generating so much suffering, has also made activities more complex, forcing us to conduct a continuous internal reorganization. Supply chains created delivery delays for which I want to apologize to all Ducatisti, thanking them for their patience. Despite all these difficulties, the desire to excel of our employees here in Borgo Panigale and in our subsidiaries around the world helped us to achieve these record results.

Ducati Posts Record Sales
2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 S

“We are investing in an extremely ambitious growth path that will lead the company to improve even further, by entering new market segments. With the DesertX we will have from this year on an extremely attractive proposal for adventure fans, and other ambitious projects are currently in development. The core values of the brand – Style, Sophistication, Performance, and Trust – are more current than ever. Future growth will take place in compliance with these values, offering our enthusiastic customers products that are increasingly representative with a unique mix of beauty, technology and distinctiveness, such as the best of Made in Italy.”

In 2021 Ducati’s growth came in all major countries, starting with the United States, which regained the place of leading market for Ducati with 9,007 units (+32% over 2020), followed by Italy with 8,707 bikes (+23%) and Germany with 6,107 units (+11%). The Chinese market also grew, with 4,901 motorcycles (+21%), as well as France with 4,352 units (+12%) and the UK with 2,941 units (+30%).

RELATED: 2021 Ducati Monster First Ride Review

Francesco Milicia, Ducati VP Global Sales and After Sales: “With 59,447 motorcycles delivered to customers, Ducati notches up a historic result and once again underlines its solidity, despite the difficulties encountered across all sectors due to the supplies crisis. Sales grew double-digit in all major countries, from the United States to Australia, where the new subsidiary achieved an increase of 50%. These results are also the outcome of extraordinary work aimed at the continuous improvement of the global sales network both in quantitative terms, with 84 new dealerships, and in qualitative terms, focusing on the digitization of processes and omnichannel to guarantee our Ducatisti an ‘unforgettable’ experience, which fully reflects the company’s values. Now we are starting 2022 with an even more complete range, which is already receiving high praise as demonstrated by the best order portfolio ever at the beginning of the year.”

Ducati Posts Record Sales
2021 Ducati Monster

The enormous success obtained during the year is confirmed by the Multistrada V4, which was by far the biggest-selling and most-loved bike for Ducatisti in 2021, with 9,957 motorcycles delivered to customers. The Ducati Scrambler 800 family followed with 9,059 units, and the Monster, with 8,734 motorcycles sold.

These results were achieved despite the unpredictable situation generated by the supply crisis that has been on-going for some time. It is still a very volatile situation and is destined to continue further.

For 2022, Ducati presented nine new models to the public during the Ducati World Premiere web series, helping to create an even more complete range ready to satisfy the desires of every type of motorcyclist. Expectations are particularly high for the DesertX, the Ducati bike designed to tackle the most demanding off-roads with 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels, long suspension travel and ample ground clearance.

For more information or to find a dealer near you, visit ducati.com.

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2022 North America Talent Cup Entry List announced

The competitors set to take part in the inaugural season of the North America Talent Cup have now been announced. Hailing from the USA, Canada and Mexico, 17 riders will race in the 2022 NATC as this new path on the Road to MotoGP™ begins. 

The North America Talent Cup sees riders race on equal Aprilia RS250SP2 machinery, with an affordable race package priced especially for competitors in order to maximise accessibility. The NATC season opener is planned to take place alongside MotoGP™ at the Circuit of the Americas in April, with the remaining rounds held in partnership with AMA-sanctioned racing organization WERA across the USA.

The sanctioning bodies are the American Motorcyclist Association and FIM North America.  

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FREE: Behind the Stars and Stripes Season 2!

Watch all four episodes of the docuseries that tracks the development of the USA’s next great racing hopes

Carrying a proud tradition in the sport, boasting no less than seven World Champions throughout the history of the premier class, the USA is ready for their next generation of riders to come to the fore. After a number of years without full-time representation in MotoGP™, a burgeoning set of talents from across the Atlantic are ready to make their mark on the sport, and you can follow their stories in season two of Behind The Stars & Stripes.

Follow the adventures of established Moto2™ rider Joe Roberts as he moves to the Championship winning Italtrans Racing Team at the beginning of last year’s campaign. The Californian had flown the American flag for years on the Grand Prix circuit, but for 2021, five-time American Superbike Champion, Cameron Beaubier joined him in the paddock.

The four-episode series details their journeys to the top, as well as introduces you to Garrett Gerloff, who became the first American since the late, great Nicky Hayden in 2015 to ride in MotoGP™, and Sean Dylan Kelly, who is set to join Beaubier at American Racing for 2022.   

All episodes are available to watch for free on MotoGP™ VideoPass.

Episode 1 – New Beginnings

In amongst 30 riders vying for a spot in MotoGP™ & Moto2™ championship glory, Joe Roberts & Cameron Beaubier are the USA’s next big hopes.

Behind The Stars & Stripes: New Beginnings – S2 E1

Episode 2 – Highs & Lows of Racing

Moto2™ is brutal. One race you can be fighting for the podium or victory. The next, you could be down and out, nowhere on the results sheet.

Behind The Stars & Stripes: Highs & Lows of Racing – S2 E2

Episode 3 – The problem with Moto2™

After starting the year with high expectations and beginning to meet them, Joe & Cameron find themselves in the school of hard knocks.

Behind The Stars & Stripes: The problem with Moto2™ – S2 E3

Episode 4 – The Next Generation

In this episode, we meet the third and fourth big hopes for American motorcycle racing: Garrett Gerloff and Sean Dylan Kelly.

Behind The Stars & Stripes: The Next Generation – S2 E4

Every practice session, qualifying battle and race, exclusive interviews, historic races and so much more fantastic content: this is VideoPass!

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MUST-SEE: Tales of Valentino – Watch the entire series now!

All nine episodes delving into the phenomenal career of Valentino Rossi are available to stream on VideoPass

Celebrating a one of a kind career, Tales of Valentino is now available to watch on MotoGP™ VideoPass. The nine-episode series delves deeper than ever before into the detail of The Doctor’s career, from raging on-track rivalries to battling his own personal demons. It’s not a ‘best of’, nor a biography of a World Champion, but an exercise in pulling back the curtain on some of Rossi’s most well-known moments, shedding light on the background and context behind them all, revealing little-known or so far untold vignettes from the career of a legend oft-imitated, but rarely bettered.

Based on the testimony of those who know him best, and with observations from those who competed against him on track, this feature delicately pulls together more than 30 exclusive interviews from all the main players, revealing hitherto unknown tales of an Italian maestro who re-wrote the history books one story at a time. You can watch all of them below. 

Episode 1 – Brno 1996 – The Victory

Every story has a beginning, and this is Valentino Rossi’s. Before he became a nine-time World Champion and a name recognized around the world, he was just a 16-year-old rider scrapping it out in the 125cc class. It was the first of 115 wins.  

TALES OF VALENTINO: Brno 1996 – The Victory

Episode 2 – Catalunya 1998 – The Celebration

Boasting numerous iconic celebrations, few can rival that in the aftermath of his victory at Circuit de Barcelona – Montmelo in 1998. A running joke that got out of hand, learn the full story behind Polleria Osvaldo.

TALES OF VALENTINO: Catalunya 1998 – The Celebration

Episode 3 – Phillip Island 2001 – The Title

As the 500cc era came to a close, tempers reached boiling point between Rossi and another of his infamous on-track rivals; Max Biaggi. The two reflect on what was a battle for the ages in the third episode of the series.

TALES OF VALENTINO: Phillip Island 2001 – The Title

Episode 4 – Welkom 2004 – The Switch

Having won three titles on the trot with the all-conquering Honda, The Doctor and the RC211V were an unbeatable combination. Then, in 2004, he made the move to an underperforming and uninspiring Yamaha. And so, began a 16-year love affair.

TALES OF VALENTINO: Welkom 2004 – The Switch

Episode 5 – Valencia 2006 – The Defeat

A season of high-drama came down to a final round showdown in Valencia. Rossi was hunting for a sixth consecutive title and held an 11 point advantage over Nicky Hayden. It couldn’t go wrong, could it?

TALES OF VALENTINO: Valencia 2006 – The Defeat

Episode 6 – Laguna Seca 2008 – The Overtake

The Corkscrew set the scene for a battle between Rossi and Ducati’s Casey Stoner, with one of the most memorable overtakes in the history of the sport helping this one become an instant classic.

TALES OF VALENTINO: Laguna Seca 2008 – The Overtake

Episode 7 – Catalunya 2009 – The Rivalry

Tempers frayed once again as a young upstart by the name of Jorge Lorenzo set out to upset the natural pecking order at Yamaha and MotoGP™. The protagonists tell their side of the story.

TALES OF VALENTINO: Catalunya 2009 – The Rivalry

Episode 8 – Mugello 2010 – The Injury

It’s when times are tough you really learn who you are and the strength you have. After a horror injury, Rossi was left battling in his own inner demons as he searched for a way back to the bike.

TALES OF VALENTINO: Mugello 2010 – The Injury

Episode 9 – Mugello 2008 – The Helmet

The flair that Rossi had on track was often represented on his helmets too. Meet the genius behind his most famous designs and how his most famous lid design came to be.

TALES OF VALENTINO: Mugello 2008 – The Helmet

Every practice session, qualifying battle and race, exclusive interviews, historic races and so much more fantastic content: this is VideoPass!

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Ducati Australia opens track day bookings

Just as well our borders are now open with Western Australia opening next month as Ducati Australia has announced a special track day held at the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

It will be a great opportunity to blast your Panigale, Monster, Streetfighter, Multistrada or even Scrambler around the same tracks as Troy Bayliss and other Ducati MotGP and World Superbike stars. 

The track day is on 4 March 2022 and prices start at $420.

That includes six 20-minute track sessions, a Ducati gift bag, a meet and greet session with the DesmoSport Ducati team rider Bryan Staring, a tour of his Panigale V4 R Australian Superbike Championship bike, a catered lunch, cold drinks and a pre-ride review with Bryan and crew chief Ben Henry about track lines, track position and more.

Ben says it’s a great opportunity not only for experienced riders, but also new riders to “benefit from their experience to improve their riding and discover the capabilities of their bikes”.

Ducati Owners Club members receive an additional Desmosport Ducati Merchandise Pack.

You can also pay an extra $174 for on-track riding tips with the DesmoSport Ducati Team, $100 for pro riding tips and $75 for suspension settings by the factory team, but all spaces are limited, so book quickly.

There will be three riding groups based on track riding ability from advanced to beginners.

Riders will need to remove or tape all glass and mirrors and bikes will be scrutineers for safety.

They can ride on any Motorcycling Australia licence or buy a one-event recreational licence.

For more info, click here. Bookings close on18 February 2022.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph Tiger 1200 Aussie prices announced

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has announced prices for the 2022 Tiger arriving in the second quarter of 2022.

They have also announced a new three-year/unlimited kilometre factory warranty for the bikes.

The adventure bikes start at $29,990 rideaway for the Tiger 1200 GT Pro and $32,600 for the GT Explorer, both featuring road-biased 19-inch front and 18-inch rear cast aluminium wheels and tyres.

The more off-road-capable Rally family with 21-inch front and 18-inch rear tubeless spoked wheels start at $31,800 for the Rally Pro with the flagship Rally Explorer from $33,950 rideaway.

Triumph says the new range is up to 25kg lighter, more powerful, with improved handling and specification.

They are powered by a new 1160cc T-plane triple engine with 112kW of power, up 7kW, and 130Nm of torque.

One of the standout features is the very handy long-range 30-litre fuel tank in the GT Explorer and Rally Explorer, while the other two models have a 20-litre tank.

Here are some of the other new features:

  • lightweight chassis and frame with bolt-on rear aluminium subframe and pillion hangers;
  • lighter and stronger ‘tri-link’ swingarm;
  • Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes plus optimised cornering ABS with IMU;
  • Showa semi-active suspension;
  • slimmer waist and more compact design;
  • rider ergonomics designed, including adjustable seat height, which can be lowered even further with an accessory low seat.

Technology abounds, including a Blind Spot Radar System, 7.0-inch TFT instruments with smartphone connectivity, up to six riding modes, keyless ignition and fuel cap lock, LED lighting with Adaptive Cornering Lights, Shift Assist on all models, hill hold and heated grips.

CFMOTO 300SR

The Explorer models also get heated seats and tyre pressure monitors.The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

There is a dedicated Tiger 1200 accessory range including several luggage options, one of which was developed with Givi.

Triumph has also announced a new partnership with the communication brand Sena to produce a Bluetooth headset featuring a new Harman Kardon speakers.

Service intervals are now 16,000km or 12 months.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Marquez steps up recovery process in Portimao

Marc Marquez: “I am feeling very happy, first to be back on a bike at the track and also because we were able to confirm the sensations I had on a motocross bike here with the road bike. It’s a great feeling, a feeling of relief because when I was riding, I didn’t have any discomfort with my vision. Since I haven’t ridden in so long, I did notice some physical areas where I’m missing a little bit but this is just because I have not been able to have my usual pre-season. There’s a margin to improve but the positive and the fundamental take away from this test was to reconfirm the feeling we had when we first got on the motocross bike and to enjoy the good feeling of speed. I have completed an intense day of riding with long runs, I am very happy with the results. We have two weeks until testing begins in Sepang so I will take the opportunity to intensify my physical preparation and train on the bike.”

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“Much better bike” offers Honda fresh hope for 2022

“How good is the bike going to be? We’ll see in a few days in Malaysia together with the other bikes. There’s not much sense saying that the bike is much better if we ride two tenths faster and the others improve by half a second. It’s something we need to keep working on and then we are going to see in the first races of the year, even if we are not at the top, this doesn’t mean anything. The new bike takes time and luckily, we are going to have five days and we think it is just enough. But if it isn’t, no panic. We are going to have more days to improve the bike. Having the four riders from the factory at full performance, it means the bike is going to be better sooner.”

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