PULSE
2021

ISSUE FOUR

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2021 DUCATI

HYPERMOTARD 950

Ducati has updated the Hypermotard 950 family by introducing a new MY22 livery for the SP version.  A new color scheme that evokes the racing world and graphics inspired by freestyle sports to highlight the youthful character of the bike. The ideal choice to indulge in the pure pleasure of an adrenaline rush when riding whilst having maximum fun without compromising on safety. 

 

NEW SP LIVERY

A new SP livery with colors that evokes the racing world and graphics inspired by freestyle sports to highlight the youthful character of the bike.

MOTARD STYLE

The design of the Hypermotard 950 is inspired by the look of the motard bikes and evolves around the double exhaust under the seat and the reduced superstructures that allow you to get a glimpse of the mechanics, including the rear trellis subframe that conveys an ultra-light and sleek mood to this version.

SOPHISTICATED ERGONOMICS 

The ergonomics of this motard-inspired bike ensures the rider maintains an erect riding position with wide elbows, which translates into maximum levels of reaction and control whatever the conditions. The seat of the RVE and SP versions is flat, in professional motard style, to facilitate shifting forward and backward on the seat while riding.

PERFORMANCE

The engine of the Hypermotard 950 family is the Ducati twin-cylinder 937 cc Testastretta 11° model, with an output of 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and a flat torque curve peaking at 70.9 lb-ft at 7,250 r.p.m. These output and torque values remain unchanged with the transition to Euro 5* type approval. *where Euro 5 is applied

Source: Ducati

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2021 DUCATI HYPERMOTARD 950

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

937 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine

Power

114 HP

Bore x Stroke

94 x 67,5 mm (3,70 x 2,66 in)

Compression Ratio

13,3:1

Fuel Injection

Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire system.

Starter

Electric

Torque

96 Nm (71 lb-ft) @ 7.250 rpm

Clutch

Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch, hydraulic control.

Transmission

6 Speed

Final Drive

Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43

Suspension Front

Ohlins fully adjustable, upside-down Ø 48 mm

Suspension Rear

Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm

Brakes Front

2 x 320 mm semi-floating aluminum flange discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston 2-pad, radial pump with adjustable lever, with Bosch cornering ABS EVO.

Tires Front

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP v3, 120/70 ZR17

Tires Rear

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 180/55 ZR17

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 l (3,8 US gallons)

Color

Graffiti

Headlight

LED

Tail Light

LED

Rake

25°

Wheelbase

1498 mm (59,0 in)

Trail

104 mm (4.1 in)

Seat Height

 890 mm (35.0 in)

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CHALLENGER GT

PROPELLER

NOW AVAILABLE

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Tell me about MotoTribe and how it all started? 

 

The pandemic has brought me and my riding friends closer together and it gave us some time to think about what we can do to give back a little to the community. So, it inspired us to start up a YouTube channel. We did it initially because we just missed each other and were sick of just texting each other. We thought let’s set up a zoom call and talk about what we talk about over text messages, which is motorcycles. So that is sort of what started it and it has been about 3 months now. It is me and my friends Anna Rigby (known as Redspade) and Sarah Merrell.

 

What type of content do you provide in the videos? 

 

We have done videos on our riding stories, tips for new riders, adventures of us riding, testing new bikes and products, stuff like that. We have gotten some great opportunities already from it. We all just flew to San Francisco and tested the new Ducati Monster and also attended events like The Revzilla Get on Moto Fest. It has been really neat to attend these events and then document and make videos about it.

Have you always ridden street bikes, or did you try off-road motorcycles first?

 

“I went right into street riding. I got into riding road tracks a few years ago and fell in love. It is pretty addicting, and I started going to a tremendous amount of track days. I tried riding offroad for the first time last year, I went riding in a spot near Atlanta and there were a bunch of single tracks and rocky uphill sections and it was pretty challenging. It was a very different style than what I was used to. I fell a number of times that day also which I wasn’t used to either.

 

With the pandemic happening last year, the motorcycle industry has been booming. Seems like a perfect time to start MotoTribe. 

 

Absolutely. We have all been friends for the past few years and have been doing riding weekends for the past 2 years or so as a group but Covid has for sure given us time to ride more and spend more time together. We were all stuck at home and all essentially part of each other’s “bubbles” during the pandemic so we were doing weekends at the track or weekends in the Georgia mountains or if it was too cold, we would do wine weekends and just hang out. I think because of the bond we have and the time we had we thought of what we could do together to make a difference and take things to the next level. We are all Instagrammers with thousands of followers, but we are kind of limited to just images on Instagram and we wanted to take it to the next level, so we all thought of a Youtube channel. 

"IT’S BENEFICIAL FOR ANYONE, ESPECIALLY MOTORCYCLISTS, TO FIND THEIR TRIBE — PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE EACH OTHER."

INTERVIEW:

LAURA CRAFT
 

Laura Craft has a passion for motorcycles. She has thousands of Instagram followers who enjoy hearing about her adventures and seeing her on her motorcycle. She and her friends have decided to take it to the next level and started a Youtube Channel called MotoTribe, to have some fun and promote women riding. The channel has only been up for a few months but is already gaining traction. We caught up with Laura to hear more about MotoTribe.

MOTOTRIBE

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What is your message to women that want to get involved in riding motorcycles but are maybe hesitant or unsure? 

 

Promoting women riding is definitely one of the goals behind Mototribe. When I got into riding, I didn’t know a single soul, so it really was a huge hurdle. That is one of the things we do want to break down if there are any women riders out there that are a little hesitant, we would love to talk to them or make videos that give them the push to give it a try. We do talk about this quite a bit already on our channel and we are putting out a track video now that talks about this. You will hear from girls who have hit the streets maybe once or twice and then they go to this lady’s ride day and it is not intimating, and we are very approachable. So, this is definitely something we are trying to do and want to create a community for riders, even first-time women riders at these track days so they can come out and ask questions and just hang and feel comfortable and learn.

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2021 YAMAHA YZF-R1M
 

Draped in full carbon fiber bodywork (including the tail section), Yamaha’s YZF-R1M looks like a bespoke piece of hardware for cruising around the street—or setting fast lap times at the circuit. The ‘21 YZF-R1M employs Öhlins latest and greatest semi-active electronic suspension with a gas-charged fork. The suspension offers versatile performance with a few pushes of a button.

Source: MotorcyclistOnline

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2021 YAMAHA YZF-R1M

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type

250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves

Bore x Stroke

77.0mm × 53.6mm

Compression Ratio

13.8:1

Fuel Delivery

Mikuni® fuel injection, 44mm

Transmission

Constant-mesh 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch

Final Drive

Chain 

Suspension / Front

KYB® Speed-Sensitive System inverted fork; fully adjustable, 12.2-in travel

Suspension / Rear

KYB® single shock; fully adjustable, 12.5-in travel

Brakes / Front

Hydraulic disc, 270mm

Brakes / Rear

Hydraulic disc, 245mm

Tires / Front

80/100-21 Bridgestone® Battlecross® X20F

Tires / Rear

100/90-19 Bridgestone® Battlecross® X20R

L x W x H

85.6 in x 32.5 in x 50.6 in

Seat Height

38.2 in

Wheelbase

58.1 in

Rake (Caster Angle)

26°

Trail

4.7 in

Maximum Ground Clearance

13.2 in

Fuel Capacity**

1.6 gal

Wet Weight***

234 lb

MSRP*

$8,499 - Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition - Available from September 2020

Warranty

30 Day (Limited Factory Warranty)

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