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Vyrus 984 C3 2V
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Playboy’s hottest new Playmates Calendar Kittens to to rock Miller USA World Superbike and LA Motorcycle Show Weekends!

Los CA, Feb 1st, 2010 — magazine’s hottest new Playmates of the 2010, Miss January Faith Edmonson . and Miss Heather Rae Young have confirmed by producer Jim Gianatsis to be our SBK World Superbike Fast Calendar Kittens at the Miller USA World Superbike round in May to the next Fast Dates with all the top factory team bikes. The Kittens will be hosting the LA Calendar Motorcycle at the Queen Mary Event in Long Beach July

Heather Rae has already been with us since last and will be featured on the cover and of all three editions 2011 Calendars which be premiering at these events, and are now to seewith heather posong on Ben ‘s factory Yamaha Superbike in Members Corner. is good friends with Faith and it didn’t take effort for Heather to convince us Jaime needed to join us for these exciting event both as Calendar models and You can also see Heather’s February pictorial in Members Corner .

(at right) recently was the fourteenth-season on TV’s Amazing Race who in second place with Cara Rosenthal.

The 30-year-old police officer and Miami cheerleader from Ft. Lauderdale, FL both she and Rosenthal were to appear in Playboy after The Race’s fourteenth-season finale in May 2009.

Cara had to say say No. She’s in law and hopes to be governor someday, said about Rosenthal adding she never saw this for herself. Here I find going to be on newsstands on my 31st Playboy’s Miss January

Jaime spent last living at the Playboy Mansion to on her photo shoot and participate in The Girls Next Door series.

Miller Motorsports Out All the Stops for World Superbike

Tickets on Sale Now with concert by Foreigner, Styx,

Salt Lake City, Feb 2010 — This visit to Utah by the HANNspree FIM World Championship will be the and best yet, officials Miller Motorsports Park in a press conference today. The which will take over Memorial Day Weekend Monday May 31st, will a major classic-rock concert, a street party at The Gateway mall, a stirring tribute to military and a number of additional new

Like last year, the Day Weekend activities will on Friday, May 28th on the steps of the Capitol and will feature riders, sponsors, and track and officials. It is anticipated that Gary Herbert will be in and officially commence the festival

The racers, on their race will then lead a of motorcycles, in which the motorcycle-riding is invited to participate, to The Gateway, will be closed to all but motorcycle The Gateway will be the site of a party that will live music, autograph and stunt bike demonstrations to the weekend. Each brand of will have its own reserved area.

Racing action begin on Saturday, May 29, capped by a concert at the track featuring Styx and Kansas (and a surprise addition to be named with fireworks at its conclusion. will continue on Sunday and with the feature races for the World Championship and Supersport Championship on Monday. The support will be the second annual H. Miller Superbike Challenge, events for both the GTU and GTO classes.

Our military will be honored a 2,010-flag Tribute Field in the infield throughout the weekend. highlights will include by the Lucas Oil Stunt Plane, bike exhibitions, manufacturer and parking corrals, military and an expanded Vendor Village.

Single-day tickets are now on sale for the All tickets will include access, and single-day Saturday will include admission to the Three-day discount ticket are available for Grandstand and General guests.

There will be camping and RV opportunities this at the Deseret Peak Recreational next door to the track, and the outstanding aquatic center be open for guests’ enjoyment.

are very excited about year’s event,” said Larson, Senior Vice and General Manager of Miller Park. “We have a significant amount of entertainment to the outstanding racing provided by the FIM Superbike World Championship. will be the biggest international event in Utah since the Olympic Winter Games and the of a Memorial Day weekend tradition for throughout Utah and the United to enjoy.”

“The 2010 at Miller Motorsports Park to be the most exciting U.S. ever in the history of World said Paolo Ciabatti, of the HANNspree FIM Superbike World “Our championship will be to Utah this year 26 permanent riders in the top class and 20 in World Supersport and with two American stars: Roger Lee riding a Kawasaki in World and Jason DiSalvo riding for the Triumph team in World We are extremely pleased to see all the thrilling that have been put and are sure that fans all over the country will to Miller Motorsports Park in numbers to enjoy a fantastic Day weekend!”

To purchase tickets or for information about the event, the dedicated event website at or call (435) 277-RACE For information regarding Miller Park, call 435-277-RACE or visit the track’s website at

The reigning MotoGP World topped the time sheets at

2010 MotoGP World

MotoGP Official Test at Ends with Rossi, on Top

Malaysia, Friday Feb 5th, — The first official test of 2010 concluded in on Friday, with Fiat Valentino Rossi the fastest of the class riders across days.

Wednesday was a day for test only, with the official team riders having and Friday to work on their bikes. The weather played a throughout Friday with wet at the scheduled start of 9am local and for a period between 11am and there was little activity on Afternoon sunshine improved the after 1pm, when Rossi and Ducati Marlboro Casey Stoner appeared.

was 2nd quickest on the new Big Bang 800cc

Shaving 0.486s off his Thursday time, World Champion 2’00.925 on the 20th of 32 laps on his YZR-M1 prototype was the only time, as he left a gap of 0.395s to The Australian was also second to Rossi on Thursday, and Stoner’s on Friday was over half a quicker than his previous time as he continued to feel the of the Ducati Desmosedici GP10, he says is very well

Valentino Rossi — 1st Time: 2’00.925 Laps: 32

yesterday this second day has very good as well, though we lost a few hours to the and the end we were still able to all our work. We worked on the new bike to a better setting and I was happy to be the overall — even this is just testing is important for me! At the next test we have a few more new things but already happy because fast and strong.

There is to improve of course; Sepang is a good track for the Yamaha so we have to wait until to get a better understanding of our level, but we made a great start.

Casey Stoner (Ducati Team) 2nd fastest, 2’01.320 (44

“We are quite happy the test. Today didn’t really well because of the and the wet track, which set us back a few but when it finally did dry out we were to make some progress. We definitely improved the set-up of the trying some different with the swingarm.

The lap times are not where we want them to be and we to work on taking another of tenths off on hard tyres, but to be doing 2’01.9 or 2’02.0 is a decent pace. Considering we are using a different engine to the one had for the last three years and other new parts that we need to get the best out of we certainly be unhappy with where at. There is work to do but we have two test sessions before the starts for real. In general I am pleased with how it’s

Rossi’s team-mate and rival and the quickest rider on Friday, Lorenzo, was 0.755s behind the pace with a best of The Spaniard was pleased with the direction of the developments on his bike, and his time was a marked improvement as he 60 laps, the most of any of the 17 riders on

Jorge Lorenzo — 3rd Time: 2’01.680 Laps: 60

I much better today and I was to be fast straight away. It a big problem yesterday, it’s that after such a break I forget how to ride a bit! I need a bit of time, but it was better today.

I’m about my performance and about my with the new bike. Yamaha made good improvements changing the best parts of the and this is the best way. have made some modifications to the chassis and the engine and has already improved our pace.

We have many days on the until the start of the season so we make the most of the time next month to continue our work.

Dani Pedrosa over a full second off his as he made real progress on the The Repsol Honda rider on working on Öhlins suspension, and was with the weight distribution as he the fourth fastest lap of the day at 2’01.822.

to have recovered from the that made day one tough, Yamaha Tech 3’s Ben was fifth on the sheet as he clocked in at on Friday. The American achieved over the half-second improvement he following his first day, 0.876s off his time as he continued his to the M1.

Ben Spies — Position 5th 2’02.266 Laps: 31

“I as good and as hard as I could how I’ve been feeling. not wanting to make any excuses but I feel really good the jetlag. It was still a good because I learned a lot about my riding and adapting my style to the Yamaha MotoGP bike. It is to break some of my old superbike at the moment but I made some big in a couple of places on the track I was really struggling, particularly in the

It started to feel more today and I got down to some times on race tyres. I was a faster than the first so we made some good but this is a really difficult to learn. This track is long and really wide, but I got to a pace. I’ve said it a of times but it’s a learning and every lap I’m learning.

My at Monster Yamaha Tech 3 have been brilliant We’re all putting in a lot of effort and pleased with the steps made.”

Pedrosa’s team-mate Andrea work on his RC212V produced the fastest time, as the Italian’s to new electronics allowed a lap of 2’02.272, Colin Edwards (Monster Tech 3) was 0.207s further the timesheet after his positive to the throttle on the new M1.

On their respective bikes Ducati Marlboro Nicky Hayden (2’02.493) and Racing’s Aleix Espargaró both displayed progress, Loris Capirossi of the Rizla team was pleased with the different types of chassis he out, registering at 2’02.763 48 laps. Marco Melandri Carlo Honda Gresini) 55 laps and was 11th fastest, Héctor Barberá (Team Randy de Puniet (LCR and Hiroshi Aoyama (Interwetten MotoGP) following.

Marco experienced a highside on his RC212V midday, but re-emerged by 3pm to continue The San Carlo Honda Gresini man was on the timesheet, with fellow Álvaro Bautista (Rizla and Mika Kallio (Pramac next.

Sepang Circuit Casey Stoner (Ducati 2007) 2’02.108

Best Position: Valentino Rossi — 2009), 2’00.518

Test Unofficial Lap Ttimes

1. (Yamaha) 2.00.925 (20 of 32)

8. Hayden 2.02.493 (30 of 64)

12. Barberà (Ducati) (48 of 51)

13. De Puniet (Honda) 2.03.043 (30 of 48)

14. (Honda) 2.03.195 (39 of 56)

15. Simoncelli 2.03.245 (49 of 49)

16. Bautista (Suzuki) (32 of 37)

17. Kallio (Ducati) 2.03.359 (46 of 53)

the test, MSMA representatives met at the International Circuit to discuss the engine rules for the MotoGP Back in December, following between MotoGP’s governing the FIM, series rights Dorna Sports and the MSMA, the Prix Commission agreed to the maximum engine capacity of the class to 1000cc for the 2012

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo indicated the projected changes received favourably, and that a meeting to be held later month in Barcelona should the opportunity for further definition of the new rules for the premier class.

World Superbike and 1993 AMA Champions Doug Polen and Ferracci. Photo curtesy

SBK Superbike.

Legendary Ducati get together for a super Superbike day for 1098 Buyers

Fast By Ducati and Doug Polen for their 20th Anniversary

Grove, PA Feb 4th, 2010 years ago in 1991 Doug and tuner Eraldo Ferracci the racing world by storm their first of 2 World Championshp wins, followed by the AMA Superbike title, and to celebrate the the pair are offering a taste of made them so successful to

Above: Jim Gianatsis photographed Polen’s 1993 AMA Superbike winning Fast by Ferracci 888 at Sears Point Raceway year with beautiful Narez in Doug’s race for the 1995 Fast Dates Doug raced the same and Ferracci 888 Superbikes to take the and 1992 World Superbike

In celebration of his long and successful with Ducati, renowned manager and tuner Eraldo is offering 20 fans a unique and opportunity. The first twenty to purchase a new 2010 Ducati from Fast By Ferracci now until March 31, 2010 not only enjoy a free day on August 16th at New Jersey Park, but will receive VIP including having the legendary and Ducati Hall of Fame as their personal technician for the

During this event, will be reunited with Superbike Champion and fellow Hall of Fame member Polen, who will be the riding for the Fast By Ferracci VIP’s. In time Ferracci and Polen to be a virtually unbeatable combination in racing. Twenty individuals have the rare opportunity to first-hand from their

“I’m looking forward to the and spending time with said Ferracci. “With all the coming back to me I’m pretty excited myself! We are to have some fun come

The VIP’s will also dinner with these two on the evening before the track Those familiar with know that the menu include entertaining stories, racing, and technical insight.

To a 2010 Ducati Superbike and part in this track day of visit Fast by Ferracci in Grove, PA. by March 31st. by Ferracci is open Tuesday Friday from 9:00 am to pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to pm. For more information and directions, us at (215) 657-1276 or visit us at

Heather Rae Young, Playmate February 2010 up our like new $7,200 Ebay Ducati 888SPO. Click to go BIG

The completes his 4 Generation Ducati Collection

by Jim Gianatsis, photographer

Initially I was a big Japanese fan, having tested, and raced them since the In the early eighties I was at Moto-X Fox the marketing arm for Fox Shox) and worked Wes Cooley / Yoshimua Suzuki, and Lawson / Muzzy Kawasaki to them win their National Championship titles with Fox Suspension. In 1984 I built up a legal Yoshimua Suzuki project bike that Magazine tested and called it the superbike they had ever even out performing the full-race Championship winning Eddie factory superbike tested by magazine that year.

Vyrus 984 C3 2V
Vyrus 984 C3 2V

Wes on the Fox sponsored new single shock Suzuki GS750, similar to my legal project bike.

I never thought much of the temperamental and underpowered Ducati of that era. I did have the to ride the first generation 851/888 street sportbikes 1990, but just wasn’t with their slow and not very exciting powerbands. one Sunday morning ride in my buddy Scott Reif, who at Honda HRC and had new bike brands for let me ride the new Ducati 916 Superbike.

The corner I lean it into the took control and did everything for me. it was so better handling than I’d ridden before, and the broad torquey power I was a converted Ducati believer for Within a few months I had purchased my own but felt it was still in need of a more power.

A call to my Eraldo Ferracci, who then ran the AMA Superbike team, my 916 soon had a big bore kit, full race exhaust system, reprogrammed computer chip and Branch ported heads. the best sportbike of the era.

Jim in the Ducati World Superbike with the Fast Dates Kittens, and World Champion Bayliss with his first winner, the 998 Testastretta Superbike.

In years my Ducati Superbike grew with the new 998R engined Superbike of 2001, a generation in 2005, and now the current 1198R model. Then to my collection with all four of Ducati Superbikes, I found on and immaculate like-new 1994 production 888SPO limited model.

The latest generation Testastretta engined models are the yet, and make more than one could ever use on the With the Full-race Termignoni and CPU the 1198R model is making 200hp, close to what the restricted 1198F factory bikes are currently running in Superbike.

The production 1098/1198 and S Superbikes with Ohlins is the best value, with one exception. To lower production on the latest generation 1098/1198 Ducati eliminated the adjustable / 23.5 rake steering as standard on previous generation and still provided on the 1198R required for racing homologation.

The current base model frames’ steering angle is at 24.5 just like the generation 955/988 Superbikes and at rake the bike is just too turning for the track or twisty riding. Like the Ducati factory teams I run my bikes at quicker 23.5 where the is really flawless.

When I Ducati why they eliminated the steering head from the 1098/1198s they told me 90% of their Superbike model never changed the adjustable head from the 24.5 setting they came as stock from the factory, so saw no need to continue it (those obviously weren’t riding bikes hard enough to better). Note that popular production superbikes the GSXR and CBR do come standard their frame steering angles fixed at the quicker, handling 23.5 setting.

The and his four generations of the ultimate Superbikes. From left the 996/998R, 999R and 1098/1198R. to go BIG.

My professional duties days include running my ad agency Gianatsis Design and producing the World Superbike Fast Dates Racebike Model Calendars and I shoot the Fast Dates at one of the World Superbike rounds year, where the Calendar also serve as the official Ducati Corse umbrella on race day for the Ducat team. The since 1990 have every generation Ducati Superbike Championship winning from Doug Polen’s 888 to Corser, Carl Fogarty and Bayliss 916/955/998 bikes, to Bayliss’ 999 and 1198 winners.

Rea and the other British riders the quickest all weekend in World testing.

2010 Hannspree Superbike Championship

Jonthan Rea a 4 British Rider supremacy.

World Superbike Season underway

with official at Portimao Spain

Portimao, January 22-24 2010 Three days of official Motor Sportspre-season testing at the Circuit in Portugal took from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 to herald the start of the 2010 World Championship. The Portuguese the venue for the final round of the season three months will this year be the for the year’s first European in March for World Superbike and Supersport action, and is being this weekend by all the top teams and prepare for the coming season.

It was Ten Honda’s Jonathan Rea who powered to the time at the end of the three-day official test session at Portimao. The Ireland youngster’s time of 1 42.270 seconds was quicker than Ben Spies’ 2009 mark for Yamaha. He and three British riders: Ron Haslem, Burne and Cal Crutchlow wpould the quickesy all weekend aboard in-line four cylinder in both wet and dry conditions.

A total of hours of testing for World and nine for World Supersport scheduled on the programme, with starting at 8.30 am and concluding at pm on all three days.

The full of teams and riders is expected be by SBK next week, as some teams have yet to confirm as look for sponsorships. The Complete HERE

New $77,500 Vyrus 987 C3 V4

February 1st — Italian manufacturer Vyrus recently its latest piece of rolling sculpture, the 987 C3 V4 … superbike. The is has a better power to weight than Suzuki’s Hayabusa, Desmosedici RR or Kawasaki’s ZZR1400. The new 4V here is powered by Ducati’s 170hp 1198cc Superbike and is the the lightest and most powerful of Vyrus variants.

The base 984 C3 2V comes with a 100 bhp two valve air-cooled Ducati engine, just 150 kg (a MotoGP bike 148 kg) and sells for 33,400 euros

Next is the 985 C3 4V, which weighs in at 157 kg, a 155 bhp 999R water-cooled Testastretta engine and costs 50,000 (US$70,500).

All new for 2010 and pictured is the 987 C3 4V which weighs in at 155 kg/ 341 lbs. for a mere 55,000 euros and uses the current water-cooled (170hp) Ducati production engine producing 184 bhp with a style exhaust system. The does not use a fame, but rather has billet plates bolted to the to where the suspension and bodywork are attached. All of the bodywork including the gas are made from carbon to help reduce weight further.

The front suspension is a shock swingarm with hub steering as pioneered by Bimota.

show and not much go? Despite the weight and potent power the Vyrus 983 is 30 pounds too light to in a sanctioned Superbike class, the of a fairing reduces its top speed and the awkard sideways radiator without an air scoop and fans the engine prone to overheating if too slow or too fast.

Also to be available is range-topping 987 C3 4V Supercharged takes the 987 C3 4V and adds a supercharger for euros more, just kilograms more weight at lbs, and 27 bhp for the title of being on of the the world’s fastest production

The Vyrus name, however not sound familiar for most of but its background is extremely solid. The of the company are experienced in high-class as many of them worked for like Ducati or Bimota. The is headed up by Ascanio Rodorigo, a man who with the famed Massimo at Bimota in the early ’80s.

son, Andrea, also has a company company of own, and introduced the Tamburini T1, a bike on one of the most beautiful … ever built, the MV Agusta

Andrea Tamburini’s Corse T1 his father’s MV Agusta Brutle to a level with exoti fibre bodywork and performance

And the more affordable New 2010 DB8.

Rimini, Italy, 1st — Despite the depressed with Japanese metric sales down nearly sportbike fans worldwide can with another exciting model joining the growing market this year with BMW and KTM. The new Bimoto DB8 gets to use the industry leading 1198 Testastretta engine in tune, hung from the beautiful Bimota billet aluminum and cromoly steel chassis.

Claimed total (wet?) is 178kg / 392 lbs. The expensive Bimota construction like titanium and carbon have been substituted plastic bodywork and a stainless exhaust system to help the bike more affordable in tough economic times, but we notice nice high end like the Marchesini forged race wheels and Brembo block race brake It looks like you will have to ante up for a slipper though.

The DB8 is expected to retail for $36,000.


Source: Ducati 1198 Evoluzione, 4V 90Twin-Cylinder

Vyrus 984 C3 2V
Vyrus 984 C3 2V
Vyrus 984 C3 2V
Vyrus 984 C3 2V
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Vyrus 984 C3 2V


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