Salom Airbag - Featured

Video Intermisison – Airbags at Work

When Dainese finally released a video of their D|air airbag system, I was annoyed that they never actually showed impact of the jacket against a hard surface. So when Moto2 rider Luis Salom had an incredible highside during practice at Silverstone this week, I was terrified for him, but glad to see the airbag system at work. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble embedding the video, so you’ll have the click the link below.

And if you want to geek out on some statistics about this crash:

Ducati Monster 900S - Right Side

1999 Ducati Monster 900S

I sometimes fear that in my quest to find you interesting and quirky bikes for sale, I sometimes lose sight of motorcycles that are actually…affordable. So I’m going to try to make a better point of finding quality examples of more “common” motorcycles that can be acquired and enjoyed by us normal folks. Feel free to let me know in the comments if that’s a good idea or not! In that spirit, here’s a Ducati Monster 900S in great condition with no reserve. Continue reading

Zenith C5 Special - Left Side

1936 Zenith C5 Special

Not many people know about the old British motorcycle manufacturer, but let me pass along a story about their first motorcycle. Instead of a normal gearbox-based transmission, Zenith developed something called the “Gradua”, a variable pulley that could change the length of the drive belt. Competitors complained, so several racing clubs banned the bike. Zenith responded by including “BARRED” in their logo! Now that’s a great “fuck you” move. Continue reading