Archive for the ‘Roadracing’ Category
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion), sources told Reuters.
Indian motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto and several buyout funds are also preparing bids for Ducati, which is being put up for sale by German carmaker Volkswagen .
A deal with Harley-Davidson would … More
American road racer Nicky Hayden, who was critically injured last Wednesday after being involved in a cycling accident, has passed away due to his injuries. He was 35 years old.
Nicknamed the “Kentucky Kid,” Hayden rose to motorcycling fame racing both AMA Flat Track and the AMA Superbike Series, and in 2002 he won the AMA Superbike Championship for Honda. He then entered the MotoGP World Championship in 2003, and won the 2006 crown over Valentino Rossi … More
On Wednesday, the 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden was struck by a car while training on a bicycle near Rimini, Italy. He is currently in a medically induced coma in extremely critical condition.
Hayden was in Italy for the FIM Superbike World Championship and was training on a bicycle along the Rimini coastline when he was struck by a car. An Instagram post on his account from earlier in the day showed him riding with MotoGP mechanic and Italian Denis Pazzaglini … More