If you’ve ever been saved by sophisticated traction control on a modern bike (I had a Yamaha R6 save me from a lowslide at Utah Motorsports Campus earlier this year), you’ll know how helpful it can be when you’re pushing your personal limits. But how does it work? Here’s a short video hosted by F1 racer David Coulthard that explains …
Two weeks ago, Goodwood hosted the 25th running of the Festival of Speed. For those of you that couldn’t make it, they’ve just shared a video that quickly covers most of the bikes that participated. It starts off strong with a Honda RC146 125cc GP bike: it sounds incredible and the announcers note that the rider (Stuart Graham) has to …
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Are you one of people that says Harley hasn’t evolved for the last 50 years? Well, they’ve just dropped a video that should get you very excited. It’s making the rounds on just about every site right now, but here it is just in case you’ve missed it.
Jim Gesto is a trucker who said that he was sick of seeing cars run over motorcycles, so his solution was to “build a motorcycle big enough to run over a car”. I’m not making that up. Per his reading of the law, this is the biggest “trike” he could build that would still be legally designated as a motorcycle, …
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Unfortunately, my buddy Rennie Scaysbrook was unable to come away with first place at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on his KTM 1290 Super Duke R. Just 0.7 seconds separated him from Carlin Dunne, who won on a Ducati Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak. But the reason I’m bringing this all to your attention is actually because of who …
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Every year, Brad Boyle Motorsports hosts some private BBQs to raise funds for the Boys Republic. Earlier this year, Meguiar’s was given permission to shoot some of Brad’s incredible collection, and, well…you need to see it for yourself.
Motorcycle.com has discovered that Honda has recently filed and registered some designs with the Japanese intellectual property office that look an awful lot like the rebirth of the CBX. Who knows when (or if) it’s coming, but it’s fun to dream!
Petrolicious has a history of making some fantastic videos, but they’re usually focused around automobiles. This time around we get a profile of Dan Untura, who runs Escobar Motors out of Moldovia.
A rancher in Idaho has built a sidecar to move his horse around with a Yamaha Venture. I’m not sure how else to explain this, but I’ve also got an amusing short video for you to check out.
Ural’s got a cute little video to tap into World Cup fever with some sidecar-based soccer action. There’s less sidecar-on-sidecar action than I expected, but it’s still worth a minute of your time.
Last month I featured a Silver Jubilee Bonnie that was still “new in crate”. Well, that status has since changed as the owner (who acquired it after 15 bids on eBay up to $24,100) has taken it out of the crate. According to this post on Reddit, “the plans are to ride it around the US randomly“. Consider me surprised!
This Sunday, Pikes Peak will be conquered by a bunch of machines as part of the legendary International Hill Climb. Those of you that can’t make it out the event in person can check it out live online.