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Buyers Beware! 2008 Repsol Editions

I have noticed on Ebay and MCN (Motorcycle News) that a few 2008 REPSOL EDITION FIREBLADES are being offered. Take care with these as these may be other specifications with upgraded fairings. The 2009 Repsol Fireblade has a silver frame. If the frame is black then buyer beware!

More Titanium from Pro Bolt

I ordered some more bolts from Pro Bolt to continue the weight reduction project on the bike. This set has focused on losing some weight from the handlebars and the undertray.

Dobles are now selling Official Honda Repsol Gas clothing

Dobles have started to sell the Official Honda Gas Clothing for the Repsol Honda Team. Visit them here

A Special thanks to Vemar Helmets

I was struggling to get some spares for my Vemar Dovi Eclipse. The main distributor has gone into liquidation here in the UK. In desperation, I contacted Vemar in Italy. They have kindly agreed to send me the spares free of charge. Now thats what I call customer service. Thanks Vemar!

Pedrosa celebrates 10 years in Racing

Dani Pedrosa celebrates 10 years in Racing. Here is MotoGP's tribute to Dani Pedrosa.

On April 8, 2001, a 15-year-old Dani Pedrosa made his debut in the Motorcycling World Championship. Tomorrow will be the 10th anniversary of that date. A decade ago the dream started for a very young Dani Pedrosa. The Spanish rider was for the first time at the start of a World Championship Grand Prix. Pedrosa, a two-wheel lover from when he was a child, Mick Doohan’s unconditional fan –the Australian dominated the World Championship with the Repsol livery when the Spaniard was doing his first laps on a pocket bike-, made his debut in the Japanese circuit of Suzuka. For the last few seasons, Pedrosa, now 25, is one of the most important riders of the MotoGP class. Just after undergoing surgery in his left clavicle, the rider from Castellar del Vallès (Barcelona) is focused on the next Portuguese Grand Prix that will be held in Estoril Circuit on May 1st. In these ten years, Pedrosa com…

KBC 2R Repsol helmet with the bike

I took the bike out for a short ride and fit some titanium bolts. Here is a picture of helmet on the bike.

More Titanium Nuts

I have replaced the gear drive bolt with a Probolt Titanium Race Bolt part number TIHX614R which saves 3.7 grams. The photo also shows the Gear link bolt which is Probolt part number TIHX622R. Replacing this bolt saves 3.9 grams. The Akropovic Sprocket cover is held on by 2 x TIHX625R bolts which saves 7 grams.

New Titanium bolts fitted.

I have replaced both the standard farin bolts with Titanium ones from Probolt. The Part Number is TIFB516 and saves 4.6 grams for the pair.

Well done to Dani Pedrosa!

Well done to Dan Pedrosa for achieving a second place spot at Jerez. Dani made a safe start but after a determined effort managed a great finish. A special mention to Casey who was leading the race when Rossi ruined his chances for victory. Dovi had a challenging race but managed to finish despite a crash due to poor weather conditions

Reasons to hate Rossi Part 1.

After the race yesterday, I doubt if the dust will settle for some time to come. The track conditions were awful and Rossi was still having handling problems with the bike. It may be racing but it was a very stupid move on his part. The fact that the steward showed bias and got him back racing showed no impartiality. The final straw was the fact that Rossi used the media to apologise rather than a more personal apology. Stoner says it all "Your ambition outweighs your talent." I reckon its time the 9 times world champion does us all a favour and move onto another sport!

Seguridad Honda

Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will all be displaying the Seguridad Honda logo on their RC212V for the Spanish races to promote Honda's safe riding scheme. You can visit their site here

Stoner and Pedrosa lead the qualifying at Jerez

The Repsol Honda Team reduce the circuit record time and dominate both free sessions. Andrea Dovizioso, delayed due to a crash in the morning, finished sixthThe first day of the Spanish Grand Prix showed once again the great level of Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, who led the classification both in the first and second free practice sessions. The two Repsol riders rode below the circuit fastest time, set by Pedrosa last season, and finished with more than half a second advantage over their closest rival, Valentino Rossi. In the morning session, Stoner and Pedrosa spearheaded the times classification riding at record pace and being the only ones to lap under 1 minute and 40 seconds. They were separated by only 28 thousandths after the Australian did 17 laps with a time of 1 minute, 39 seconds and 551 thousandths while Pedrosa did 19 laps with a time of 1 minute, 39 seconds and 579 thousandths. When they went back to the track for the second session, they swapped positions an…