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Motorcycle Parts, Accessories and : Motorcycleparts News : June 2006 : 2006-06-26 to 2006-07-02

June 26, 2006 10:41 - 650 cc motorcyles the future?

According to a paper highlighted by the British Motorcycle Federation called "Reduction of Energy Use in Transport',this is the way the European comission are thinking. Their ideas are to restrict the size of motorcycle engines to 650cc, single cylinder and automatic transmission. We are clearly talking about Planet Brussles here, whee everyone is a beaurocrat, sitting around thinking up stupid studies to do. As far as the the automatic transmission is concerned, cars with automatic transmission are far less fuel efficient than normal cars, so why would it be different with motorcycles? The report states that motorcycles emit a lot of pollution and are inefficient on fuel . Being able to get where you want to go in a reasonable time frame through rush hour traffic was clearly not one of their considerations; they also do not take into account the strict Euro 3 emission standards imposed on motorcycles. Read more about the report here

June 26, 2006 10:49 - Assen MotoGP results

Today's Assen MotoGP saw a battle between Nicky Hayden (Honda) and Colin Edwards (Yamaha) end in victory for Hayden and tragedy for Edwards - a dramatic off-track excursion by Edwards in the final corner handed the win to Hayden, who had himself run off-track on the same lap. Second place went to Kawasaki's Shinya Nakano, while Dani Pedrosa (Honda) took third. Defending champion Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) finished eighth, still riding with a broken bone in his hand - but Rossi was topped by another injured rider, Marco Melandri (Honda), who took seventh barely a week after his horrific crash at Catalunya. Hayden's win extends his lead in the championship points race to 42 points over second-place Pedrosa.

For more info, results, and points, check out the Official MotoGP site. Next race Donnington Park, I will be there!

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