I’ve been at the Kawasaki KLX230/230R/300R launch for the last couple of days, and tonight at dinner someone mentioned a video that I have to share with you.
Brake Magazine has just started a video series that’s right up the alley of the average Bike-urious reader, I suspect: a comparison between modern machines and the retro bikes that inspired them. For the first episode, they look at the new 2019 Africa Twin versus a 1991 model.
Here’s a charming video by Brightside Media about Peter Simms and his BMW R90S, which has covered over 240k miles – more than the distance from Earth to the Moon!
When it was released, the Metralla Mk2 was the fastest two-stroke motorcycle you could buy. It held that title for a short time – you should check out Mat Oxley’s book Stealing Speed to learn why two-stroke development was at a fever pitch during this decade – but even as other companies built faster bikes, the Metralla was still fantastically …
One of my favorite motorcycle websites is Jason Cormier’s OddBike, in which he ‘obsesses over weird motorcycles from around the world.’ His work is impeccably researched, and it’s a great place to learn about two-wheeled oddballs. Whenever I feature a bike for sale that Jason has covered, I make it a point to share his thoughts.
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Honda brought the oldest and newest generations of Super Cubs available in the US to Jay Leno, who has featured them in his most recent video. Check it out here!
This year, the motorcycle record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was set by Rennie Scaysbrook – his time was 9:44.963. His run was captured with three cameras, and now pretend like you were onboard with him!
The newest Dirt Shark video is out and it features Jeremy McGrath enjoying his recently rebuilt 2000 Kawasaki KX500 at Mammoth Motocross. It’s nothing profound – no record setting jumps or pioneering stunts, but it’s beautiful to look at. Plus, they had the sense (which most people seem to forget) to mute the music when Jeremy is winding out the …
Submissions are in for the Rizoma Design Challenge, a competition where they asked “designers, engineers, and students to show us the future of motorcycling” in two categories: motorcycle design and aftermarket product design. Now it’s your time to participate by voting on the winners, because the final say is split equally between public votes and a panel of industry experts.
“The URBAN RIDER is Josh Hill. Watch our boy rip through an abandoned waterpark in Palm Springs on his fully electric bike.” That’s how Monster Energy describes their newest moto video. You should watch it because Josh pulls off a vertical loop inside of a ride…
Wayne Rainey stops by Jay Leno’s Garage to let Jay try out his custom R1 that’s been designed to evoke the legendary 1980s Yamaha TZ750!
It’s been a while since we’ve created a video for you to enjoy, so I’m excited to share this tale of Nathan trying to join the Iron Butt Association. I’m a big fan of the IBA, and I challenged Nathan to complete their entrance ride: 1000 miles in 24 hours. He was feeling pretty cocky about it, so I made …
Ed Fisher is enshrined in the AMA Hall of Fame, where they describe him as a “racer, tuner, dealer and life-long motorcycle enthusiast.” He’s also the subject of a fascinating new short film. May we all get to enjoy motorcycles for as long as Fast Eddie!
Donut Media makes some of the best videos on YouTube, but they usually focus on four-wheelers. They have a weekly series called Up to Speed, which chronics the history of different cars and drivers. But this week’s all about motorcycles – specifically Harley-Davidson.