Next month (July 28-29), Billings, Montana will host the 99th running of the Great American Championshill Hill Climb. It’s great to see a motorcycle event with such longevity, and after you see the next couple of videos, I think you’ll see why it’s lasted so long.
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering has more than just bikes – there’s also several vendors who offer products varying from “meh” to “whoa, that’s cool.” Bell was there with a wide variety of helmets and a guy with a handheld scanner. I had to see what was going on…
Reader Larry G sent me a link to this short documentary about Mike Duff, a Canadian motorcycle racer who had a near-fatal accident. Presented by the National Film Board of Canada, it quickly tells the story of a man who won’t let injury or fear get in the way of his quest of being a champion.
At the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Aaron and I flagged down the owners of some of our favorite bikes and asked them to tell us more. Here’s Marc Crocetti of Santa Monica, California talking us through his custom ’71 Triumph Daytona which was built to look like a ’60s Isle of Man TT racer.
There are several enjoyable museums dedicated to motorcycles in the US – but when it comes to mainstream museums, the definitive motorcycle exhibit was “The Art of the Motorcycles” from late 1998 at the Guggenheim. The museum released a lovely 400+ page hardcover book about the exhibit years ago, but if you want a copy nowadays your only option is …
There’s a lot that will make you angry in this video, but I’ll suggest that you avoid all that for a moment. I’m just stunned by how lucky the rider was in terms of landing location – it’d be tough to relpicate!
More content from the Quail coming soon, but for now here’s a teaser of all the winning bikes!
Timeshift is a documentary on BBC that covers topics through Britain’s history. One of their hour long episodes was dedicated to the British motorcycle industry, and it’s well worth a view for those of you that love Britbikes. Learn about the glory days, mods and rockers, and even how two wheelers helped during World War II.
Over a 13 hour period, Masaru Abe set a record for the world’s longest wheelie on a Yamaha Jog scooter – 312.83 miles!
Several years ago, the Discovery Channel had a show called Twist the Throttle. Each episode of the series featured a different OEM – including Bimota, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha. Thanks to reader Tim S, I just discovered that the episodes are still online for your viewing pleasure.
The FIM Speedway Grand Prix 2017 season starts on April 29th, and they’ve just released a promotional video for the upcoming action. It’s what a promo video should be – short, exciting, and it makes you want to watch the racing!
Starting a motorcycle company right now is a tough economic proposition, but Keanu Reeves and ARCH motorcycles have been able to make it work so far. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Gard a couple of times, and he’s an incredibly nice guy – though I’m still waiting to try the bike out for myself! Gard and Keanu just took …
This is a short video, but Tom Pages packs a hell of a lot of action (and one of my new favorite tricks in FMX) in this exciting 130 seconds:
Paul Brace is a passionate motorcycle nut who also happens to be a Director at Eagle, manufacturer of the world’s best Jaguar E-Types. He maintains a personal collection of seventies superbikes called Proper Bikes – so enjoy this video tour of the decade’s best Japanese speedsters: the CB750, H2, Z1, CBX, etc.