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Calendar of the SBK World Superbike Championship
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Ducati Corse Umbrella Girls
calendar girl Laura Niles is ready to ring out the old and
bring in the new aboard our tricked out FastDates.com Ducati
999S project bike. Laura has been naughty, and nice, and has
helped us put together a special FastDates.com Season's Greeting
Screensaver as our special Christmas presnt for FastDates.com
Pit Lane News readers. Just click on the links below to download
and find out more cool stuff!
1224 x 864 Holiday Screensaver
featuring Laura Niles HERE
FastDates.com Calendar Girl Laura HERE
Ducati 999S Project Superbike HERE
Order the 2004 FastDates.com Calendars HERE!
Aprilia Tuono R Project Bike in Paddock Garage HERE
Cycle World International Shows Coverage
Rossi signs with Yamaha
It was the Challenge, Not the Money
• Neil Hodgsen Interview
New 2003 World Superbike Champion
• 2004 FIM and AMA Superbike
2004 Aprilia RSVR Superbike First USA track test with Janelle
• New 2004 Honda, Yamaha
Kawasaki 1000cc Superbikes
Stripped down and
hard at work, lovely Laura Niles tightenes our nuts on the FastDates.com
killer Tuono R Project Bike featured in Paddock Garage. You can see
a lot more of our upcomming new 2005 Calendar model Laura right now
in Members Corner which is free with your Membership to The Paddock
Annual Review for 2004
Magazines Naked and Exposed!
rates the top 7 hard core British sportbike magazines where
bikes, half naked babes and roadracing are the norm -not the
exception. In England, a county the size of just California,
sportbike enthusiasts are blessed with 7 major monthly sportbike
magazines! - America's got just 1 monthly newspaper and 2 semi
monthlies.The Brits are so successful because they cover the
topics sportbike enthusiasts want to see and read about, including
beautiful girls. These great British sportbike magazines are
now more readily available on your favorite newstands here in
British Sportbike mag Review HERE
FastDates.com's $5,000 Tuono R Project Bike!
When Aprilia introduced
their new Tuono naked bikes back in the fall of 2002 they were an
immediate hit, both in the press and on the showroom floor where they
sold out immediately. A full-on contemporary Mille R Superbike stripped
naked with motocross bars and a minimalist bikini headlight fairing
was the meanest, nastiest bike on the planet. We had to have one,
but the the high end limited edition Tuono R with its trick race wheels
and Ohlins suspenion was priced close to $20,000 and every one was
pre sold even before they arrived at dealers in December. Our check
book breathed a sigh of relief.
to the summer of 2003 when we got the chance to ride a 2003
Tuono R on both the street and the race track, back-to-back with
the out going 2003 Mille R and the new incoming 2004
Mille RSVR and Factory Superbike models. The new 2004 Mille Superbike
is a huge improvement in handling, performance and comfort in a direct
comparison to the old Mille which now feels huge and bulbous when
you're bent over the tank holding onto the clip-ons. The now previous
generation Mille's of which 10s of thousands were built starting with
their introduction by Aprilia in 1999 to the end of the 2003 model
year were now dinasours in comparison to the new model. And effectively
dropping the bottom out of their resale value on the used bike market....
But wait! The
Tuono R we tested at the same time as the old and new genertation
Mille's was actually our favotite bike! Replace the Mille R's clip-ons
with a set of higher positioned motocross bars and the Mille is transfored
into the ultimate short course roadracer, canyon thrasher and around
town cruiser. The gas tank is no longer stuffed in your stomach and
whole bike becomes really comfortable, while the tall handlebars make
bike really light and agile -a pure blast to ride!
When we rode
the Tuono R on the tight roadrace track at Pahrump, NV, where speeds
are limited under 110 mph we could turn quicker lap times on the Tuono
than on the old Mille R and new 2004 model RSVR Superbikes. Which
got the cogs in our little head to start turning.... why not pick
up a cheap used or crashed Mille R and turn it into a Tuono? Build
our own killer Tuono R on the cheap!
Well we've done
just that. For just $3,995 we purchased a crashed but nearly immaculat,
almost new 2001Mille R with just 1,500 miles on the clock. And for
just about $1,000 in conversion parts we've built our own Aprilia
Tuono R valued at nearly $20,000 ($17,995 plus tax & setup) at
your dealer for a mere $5,000. Is this the deal of the century or
what? In FastDates.com's Paddock Garage we give you a blow by blow
description of what it takes to convert a Mille to a Tuono with all
necessary factory part numbers, prices, and a list of sources for
alternative and more readily available conversion parts. Go to: Paddock
the Challenge, Not the Money
Biaggi Prepares for his First Test of the Yamaha YZR-M1
Preview: Sepang Circuit, Malaysia 24/25/26 January
Due to the inevitable attention that will be created the
first time Valentino Rossi tests the Yamaha YZR-M1
MotoGP bike, Yamaha will give the motorcycle media maximum opportunity
for photography and information, yet at the same time not disturbing
the riders and team in their workplace, as well as Team Suzuki who
will also be testing in Sepang on the same dates. In order to do this,
the Pit Lane and 'Paddock Area' will be closed to the media, however
the rest of the track and grandstands will be accessible for photographers
and other media.
In addition, Yamaha is organising the following media activities:
FRIDAY 23rd JANUARY:
Afternoon photo opportunity of riders and bikes (location to be confirmed)
SATURDAY 24th / SUNDAY 25th / MONDAY 26th JANUARY:
Daily afternoon press call with riders (details to be confirmed) Press
materials will also be available for attending media, and for media
who are unable to attend the test (as well as daily press release
updates and photography from the test here at FastDates.com Pit Lane
LA Calendar Motorcycle Show July 17th & 18th 2004
January 1, Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles Calendar
Motorcycle Show Weekend is held at the Queen Mary Event Park in Long
Beach, CA, and continues to grow each year as the most popular streetbike
show in America catering to the custom, cruiser and sport streetbike
markets. Always the 3rd weekend of July, the 13th Annual Show is scheduled
for Saturday July 17th and Sunday July 18th, 2004. The Show features
major spectator attendance with over 150 major manufacturers, race
teams and leading custom bike builders from across North America.
Performance Machine is the event's title sponsor, with associate sponsors
including Iron Works magazine, Jardine Performance, Corona Extra beer,
the FastDates.com Calendars, The Los Angeles Times / ReCycler / Cycle
Buys, together with Trader Publications and SPEED TV’s American
Thunder, The LA Calendar Motorcycle Show is the premier streetbike
event weekend in America. The weekend includes a charity ride-in hosted
by Iron Works magazine to benefit the Olive Crest Shelter for homeless
and abused children and families.
of the leading motorcycle aftermarket product manufacturers in America,
Performance Machine and Jardine Performance, have just just signed
long term multi-year sponsorship agreements for The Los Angeles Calendar
Motorcycle Show and the related FastDates.com Calendars. Beginning
in 2004 the agreement sees both manufacturers being major participants
of The Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show -the largest custom and
performance streetbike show in America, and the FastDates.com Calendars
-the world's most popular line of motorcycle pinup calendars and the
leading streetbike website in America.
new agreement extends Performance Machine's previously established
title sponsorship of the Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show with
the continued participation of the popular Performance Machine big
rig display truck, and the Performance Machine Best of Show Award
for what is the premier custom bike contest on the West Coast. PM
is the leading manufacturer of streetbike custom and racing wheels,
handlebar and foot controls in America.
new agreement sees Jardine Performance joining The Los Angeles Calendar
Motorcycle Show as one of the event's important associate sponsors,
with the hugely popular Jardine West Coast Horsepower Dyno Shootout
which premiered at the Show in 2003, now becoming an annual major
component of the Bike Show weekend. Jardine Performance is a leading
manufacturer of automotive performance exhaust systems, and the leading
American manufacturer of custom and performance cruiser and sportbike
exhaust systems, and the official exhaust system supplier to American
Honda's Roadracing Team.
Classics already geared for production?
Jan 1st 2004:
Ducati North America was handing out to us press types at the recent
Cycle World International Motorcycle Show at Long Beach this beautiful
10x10 inch 32 page color catalog featuring their 3 new Sport Classic
"Concept" bikes, the "prototypes" of which were
also on display at the Show. The Ducati Sport Classic Catalog provides
a historical review of the origional 1971 GT 750, 1973 Sport 750, and
1974 Paul Smart Imola Supersport 750 racer, on which the three new 1000
Sport Classics are based. It also contains beautiful photographed pictures
of the new Classics, full marketing descriptions complete with all final
technical specifications, described in both English and Japanese (one
of Ducati's biggest markets).
Ducati has been
playing this "concept' theme to the hilt, even to the point of
sending an Email Questionaire to registered Ducati owners and conducting
an opion poll to visitors on their website, asking whether or not
the bikes should be produced (www.Ducati.com/sportclassic).
And while Ducati corporate is mum on if, and, or when the bikes will
be produced, we think this culvert operation is the biggest new model
marketing introduction the motorcycle industry has ever seen. In the
words of Ducati NA general magager Michael Locke "Ducati has
a marketing presence and an enthusiast base which belies the company's
true size and rivals most other much larger motorcycle manufacturers."
The Classic "prototype'
bikes on display at the Show and in the Catalog are clearly finished
production bikes with no hand made components or rough fiberglass
bodywork. The production Classisc could be rolling off the production
line right now, and we guess their immediate on sale availability
" Do to Overwhelming Demand"' will be announced to the faithfull
at World Ducati Week, May 17-23th at Misano Italy. Complete details
and photos of the Ducati Sport Classics HERE.
Cycle World International Motorcycle Show Coverage!
New 2004 FastDates.com Calendars now available!
Janelle, Chandi and Joanna Krupa get down to work
in the 2004 Garage Girls calendar available right here.
in AMA Superbike
Dec 20th - Josh Hayes has renewed his contract with the Attack
team in AMA for 2004 aboard new Kawasaki bikes. There was initial
talk that Josh might go with an in-house Kawasaki factory team
until it was decided there would be no factory B team. Personal
manager Gina Prochard felt staying with team Attack where he will
ride in Superbike and Superstock class.
Suzuki team owner John Ulrich is said to be extreamely angry as
John had expected Josh to return to his team under a factory Suzuki
contract. But no firm contract was forthcoming from Suzuki and
Gina had a contract in hand from Kawasaki that need to be signed.
"Suzuki could have matched and kept us but they did not,
and John thinks we're wrong for not staying. they had 4 months
to sign Josh and didn't. We just couldn't wait any longer."
Cool T-Shirts for fast boys and bad girls.
Janelle stars in
National Lampoon's Infamous Cuisine
cooking show on
20th: Our own FastDates.com Calendar Angel and SBK Fast Dates
Ducati Corse umbrella girl for Ruben Xaus, Janelle Perzina is
staring in her own new TV cooking show on Comedy Central. Never
one to be taken too seriously, Janelle's show on Comedy central
is called National Lampoon's Infamous Cuisine.
The show and
Janelle take a comedic approach to Penelope Cruz's role in the
movie Woman on Top where Tom's squeeze hosts a spicy cooking show
to raise ratings. In her own real TV show our Janelle will be
whipping up such grade school delicacies as Jello, Smores, and
PB & J sandwiches.
More Calendars HERE
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2005 Fast Dates Calendar
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