29 giu 2009

Donington Park, WSBK yesterday

Every ducatista nigthmare, Spies



T. Sykes


M. Biaggi




G. Lavilla
photos by P. Gutierrez





..Have you checked out your brain damage before listening bullshit to the radio...???

28 giu 2009



DONINGTON, WSBK, TODAY




Just the road between Big Ben and the World Championship: despite 4 technical failures so far, he has been the best. Haga out for three months due to a crash today in race 2 , Ben Spies is gonna roll down to became the King of Superbike after a double winner shot today. Yamaha supremacy, Ducati abdication.
photo by B. Spies

27 giu 2009

Beyond the Good and the Evil

Keep on training , on V2 this time. First time on circuit for it... Emotions not comparable to any other machine despite a certain lack in horses. The motorcycle of my life, once and for ever.......I can feel the Gran Prix spirit calling from deep inside the bike since the "liverpudlian" project made of it.... Reliability on track has been so good for the 40 minutes time running, full tank ( 21 liters) ....70 km ....About 1 liter gasoline per single circuit complete round....MAMMAMIA!!! Let me go to paradise on my knees..... But since this experience has come, RC6 life will never be the same again.....











photos A. o. C.

25 giu 2009

MONDIAL PIEGA , HONDA TWIN POWER





140 bhp


chrome molibdenus steel trellis swingarm in carbon bath, not appreciated from racers approaching competitions with this bike














BACK FOR GOODS










LoveLoveLoveLove

Now let me start this, if home is where the heart is

With her I feel at home and even when we're apart

it's Strange but I can feel her presence beside me

So in a sense one could say that she guides me

Now I'm remembering the first time I saw her

Feeling this vibe or whatever, let's say aura

But I never would have thought, see I never could have known

Outta one chance glance all of this could have grown

And that's the beauty of it

you see it grows and it's natural

What can I say in every way we're compatible

Talk is cheap at times

we don't speak 'Cos we're engrossed in thoughts that are deep

It's like two hearts, two minds, two bodies, two souls

Making one whole, now it's gotta be told

That what we have is more than just physical

Don't be so cynical we gotta spiritual love

Feels so natural

More than physical

Spiritual love Feels so natural

More than physical

Spiritual love

We gotta love I can trust let me tell you 'bout us

Underline the word love see it ain't about lust

It's a spiritual love oh, what a feeling


See I didn't plan this some don't understand this

They try to play the role of thinking that's what a man is

To me she's more than just a fashion accessory

And I'll protect her by any means necessary

Two hearts, two minds, two bodies, two souls

Making one whole now it's gotta be told

That what we have is more than just physical

Don't be so cynical we gotta spiritual love

Feels so natural More than physical Spiritual love

Feels so natural

More than physical

Spiritual love



photos Mondial Piega 2009 and Sylvie C. 1994 by A. o. Coasts


21 giu 2009

MISANO WSBK 2009

J. Rea



K. Smrz


B. Spies



M. Fabrizio



the rain
photos by K. Smrz, M. Mazzero, A. Bolognesi







MISANO SANTAMONICA WSBK 2009 , THE PRETENDER











MISANO SANTAMONICA WSBK 2009 , THE SUPERPOLE MAN









ATTACK TO THE HEART OF DUCATI XEROX TEAM
















photo by B. Spies and K. Smrz and Trovacinema

20 giu 2009

MISSION : IMPOSSIBLE


Heroes of Abbruzzo





The Brembo racing removable race derived gear shift on this machine is one of the best ever tested in my life, and its acting and functioning while racing has been appreciated from everybody such as a pure racing machine device with no compromise or defaults, driving. But despite this, the reliability of the bike in general is poor, due to a very extreme package of parts. This seems to be the ultimate boundary for the lovers of this cycle.



After a clutch failure one day before going to circuit one month ago,due to a strong trend of mine in these 2700 km on road, to shift gears with a too soft touch of the handclutch, and since the technical collaborator of Kuba Smrz, Giorgio, has given up white flag with this alien machine, one single people in the world shouda've been able to argue...
Baldissin...Rino Baldissin, its Creator, and Masterlord of 500 V2 all over the planet....
Now, after gear rearrangement, and a soft electronic mapping option to give way to a better starting switch, the ( bynow) Prototipal Machine is BACK....
I am gonna be ready to attack the 600 supersporty very reliable japanese bikes on track.... the mission seems to be almost ... IMPOSSIBLE........................




A. o. Coasts is rockin' the set
It's like Russian Roulette When you're placin' your bet
So don't be upset When you're broke and your done
Cause I'm a be the one til I jet
I know why you want to hate me
I know why you want to hate me
I know why you want to hate me
Cause hate, is all the world has even seen lately ......

by A. o. C.
SCENES FROM MISANO 2009

Smrz on the beach
paddock Ducati
by K. Smrz

Randy Mamola,90's, on Cagiva 500.

courtesy K. Clack

18 giu 2009


ALIVE



... Life is full of bends, they sometimes are beautiful, sometimes they stay between you and another one...in the middle you wide open the gas ( see the right fist spinning up in the picture), and all the power gon blasting....
Here is a curve exit in the Bonara Circuit, Brescia, my 5th brief ever, rising up with the engine power, going flat out full blast.....At the end of this short main straight( 800 meters?) i'll find myself about 195/200 km-h in 4th gear, or if you prefer, in 5th gear softer at 185 km-h, and this changes radically the way i go down right....
























last genetical modify...

-braking c.m. 66 dual carbon-metallic track use only
-racing seat
...now I know why you want to hate me... Cause hate, is all the world has even seen lately...
















photo by Asl and A. o. Coasts

16 giu 2009




bimota 500 V2 DAY ...THE RETURN ....

- 2

DON'T OPEN THAT DOOR.....











by A.o. Coasts

15 giu 2009

Thruxton 2009, British Superbike Championship


...Have a cup of nice coffee with us, enjoy the smooth taste of our goo goo Girls...

RC6 Caffe' Girls


by D. Ralph

14 giu 2009

REPARTO CORSE N. 6 , WARNINGS


Run, baby....
Run..!
From the old familiar faces and
Their old familiar ways
To the comfort of the strangers
Slipping out before they say
So long
Baby loves to run .....
(lyrics by Bottrell, Baerwald, Crow)






1
2

3





photo Barry Sheen by N. Wynne copyright
photo 1 and 3 by ASL

13 giu 2009

HEY YOU

Bimota YB5 and 500 v2 Trofeo from private Bimota collection, location Lecce, Italy.

photo by R. Rossano




ITALIAN SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP ( CIV) , VALLELUNGA 7TH JUNE 2009

L.Conforti , Racing Team Ducati Barni

photo by L. Conforti

11 giu 2009

... life

expectancy

let it go

in your mind

or in your soul

could be the answer...

how long to sing this song

sun is too late

silent yell

sun over me

never comes

...this is a concept of .... VOID


BEN SPIES BY BEN SPIES

photo by B. Spies, Yamaha R1 WSBK Team pilot, Comer Sea, Italy

08 giu 2009


SWEET THING


MILLONA NCR SBKORSE

Fabrizio is the owner of this special Millona NCR, challenging in the Desmo Challenge and Italian Championship Supertwins. I have had a chat with him just to achieve the basic informations about a very normal people needs to think about to compete in a trophy challenge...
For a sort of coincidence, i was told this special bike has been invited from Pepo in Madrid to compete in Desafio Twins and whatsover in Spain to run there, but Fabrizio refused to comply comparing this machine to the RAD fleet, so ....what to say... great cycle, lucky Fabrizio all around italians twins trophies.... byebye everyone.
























110 HP, handle upper bar CNC manufactured, alloy forged swingarm MotoZoo, Aim Mxl dashboard, Marchesini magnesium posterior rim, PVM anterior rim, 130 kg, ecu EFI 1 automapping feedback SBKorse CAN cables, PBR sproket 16\35 , carbon fair, 1168 cc , 47 mm titanium and 40 mm steel throttles, STM evo antichattering clutch, torque 11,8 kg\m at 6500 rpm, Pankel titanium forged crunks, Pistal Racing pistons.
courtesy F. Tinti
photo A. o. Coasts




06 giu 2009

SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

Relax and shopping for the Ducati Guandalini Team at Salt Lake City before the Miller Park race... Pierfrancesco Chili, Mirko Guandalini, Kuba Smrz and collaborators.

photo G. Mantovani




04 giu 2009

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE


Coming back home from a 2000 km journey due to my job, i've found a very good surprise in my p.o. box today.... a gift from Pepo from Madrid...my face is not the best goodfellow one found around, but i am seriously thinking of... :

0 Have u got fire?
1 Is there around here in Italy a RAD bike challenging in Twin Trophies...?
2 How much time will Pepo take to arrange a 1098 or a 1198 powered RAD bike...?
3 ... TSE engine, RAD design... 170 bhp, 150 kilos...settings ( seat height, distance between axles, swing lenght...ecc...ecc...) on demand...? RAD RC6....?? What kind of Hell.... Omissis, Omissis....!!!



I am tasting so far, i am going through what i got, but everything is spinnin around in my head even if i go to my bikes with my mind...nothing impossible, nothing excluded ... cause life is always in transition, and i am still looking for what i haven't found on two wheels...
2 days to sunday 7th of june test on track, but who knows me, knows my mind never stops. The games go on... against all odds... ooppss...here in italy is the Election Day....what a pity...!!!
Tomorrow i am gonna go to meeting a new friend of mine testing his Millona NCR for the 2009 Ducati Desmo Challenge onward, so....

You Vote well, You Vote for Intergalactic Party.... !!!


DREAMS LIVE



Porsche GT3. Porsche Club Rems meeting, Germany, June 2009.
photo G. o. C.