Agenda - Motor Bikes

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am

Course in Spanish

As far as motorcycling goes, the MotoGP, is one not to miss. Held at Spain's Ricardo Tormo circuit, named after the local hero, the event expects to attract more than 150,000 people. Located 20km west of the beautifully historic Valencia, in the village of Cheste, the course contains nine left-hand corners, five right and an 876-metre straight, enabling racers to reach a massive 200mph. Starting November 6, the race offers the perfect opportunity for a short break in the city. Crucial for the all-important, nail-biting final, the track is known for its high visibility spectator's gallery. For details, visit

Ducati dreaming

New for 2010, the Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition incorporates the best of both worlds. With all the performance advantages of the super bike family and boasting more of its own innovations, it redefines the middleweight sport bike class. The 848 Nicky Hayden Edition is the first of the 2010 Ducati 848 models to arrive in showrooms. With several feature upgrades including an LED dash illumination for enhanced visibility and a 30mm mirror extension kit, it's exclusiveness is not to be missed. For more information, visit

Blast from the past

After 70 years, the BMW R7 has brushed off the dust and is back and ready for action. Although the motorcycle, made in 1934, was only a prototype and never went into production, it is one of the most significant, innovative and visually stunning motorcycles produced. It is now covered with a radiant black paint that will turn heads wherever it goes.

Retro vision

Comfortable, safe, sturdy - and cool. Moschino's magnificent line of retro-jet helmets come in a variety of designs and colours, typical of the brand's style. Moschino Helmets, with engraved logos and zipper details on some models, are super stylish, with a visor similar to sunglasses, leather finish and anti-perspirant fabric. The Peace & Love line features a heart and a peace sign with a vibrant red and green version.