Itís special enough by being the only time World Superbike comes to the USA, but being at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on the Monterey Peninsula makes it even more special. Sometimes itís hot and sunny, sometimes itís cool and foggy, and sometimes those two change places every half hour. In short itís a magical place to watch motorcycles race, and when thatís done for the day itís an even better place to hang out and bike- and people-watch down on Cannery Row. Set aside a few hours for the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, followed by a nice piece of fish on Fishermanís Wharf. Maybe youíll see the MOrons, even? We wouldnít miss it.
After round Six, Alvaro Bautista and his new Ducati Panigale V4 are leading the Kawasaki ZX-10RR of Jonathan Rea, 300 points to 259, but thereís Rimini and Silverstone to go before they get to Laguna Seca in mid-July. We hope anything can happen.
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While you might already be satiated with the Thanksgiving Feast we served up over the last couple of weeks about all the new bikes that might be coming to the Worldís Biggest Motorcycle Exposition, the new bikes that did appear at EICMA, and the future new bikes that might be in the works for next yearís EICMA Ė have you watched our full-color live-action videos of all of them?
You got your Vitpilen 701 and 401, your Panigale V4, your Z900 RS and RS Cafe, your all-new KTM 790 Duke, that tasty H2 SX, your Honda CB1000R nee Neo Sports Cafe, and so many more yada, ad infinitumÖ weíve already covered them all in print and in glorious 1080p HD. But have you seen all ten of our Top Ten bikes from EICMA all wrapped up in one tidyish package, narrated by yours truly? (I feature a face for radio and the narrative skills of a writer.) Not until now you havenít. Enjoy, this oneís on the house. Really theyíre all on the house in the land of MO, you arenít paying a red cent for any of it, you freeloaders!
I used to think 10 Big Ones was a lot of dough ítill I started pricing new pickup trucks. Now, I realize itís chicken feed. Let me eat cake. Sure, yes, I know there are great used bargains for half that much, but a private sellerís not going to give you a 1% APR for three years like Suzuki does, youíre not going to ride off on the shiniest, newest bike on the block, and you wonít have the inner warmth of knowing youíve done your part to stimulate the moto-economy.
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