Prior to the start of the current MotoGP season, 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz was asked if three-time AMA and reigning World Superbike Champion Ben Spies would win a race in his rookie year. Absolutely, replied Schwantz. Now, with more than half of the season complete, Spies has one pole, two front-row starts, a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
After amateur spy shots of Ducati’s secret musclebike appeared on the Internet, England’s Motorcycle Newsstaked out the Bologna factory and snapped the pictures you see here as the as-yet unnamed 1200cc V-Twin underwent an evening of final prototype testing. The new Ducati will be unveiled at this November’s Milan motorcycle show. The bike is expected [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Suzuki GSX-R1000 Bob-Job – World’s Coolest Bikes One man’s humble attempt to make a cool Suzuki kool.
Photography by Peter Jones Having to name my choice for coolest motorcycle of all time has caused me to lament the machines I’ve desired but never possessed. Sure, I’ve had some cool bikes, but I’ve never owned one of the masterpieces of motorcycling. When possible, though, I have faked it by dating the “witless sister.” [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Dani Pedrosa Wins Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix – Racing Americans Ben Spies and Nicky Hayden finish second and sixth.
Photography by Marc Urbano Bumps in the track surface brought down a number of riders this weekend at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. On Sunday, Dani Pedrosa, Ben Spies and MotoGP points-leader Jorge Lorenzo emerged unscathed but exhausted to finish first, second and third, respectively. Valentino Rossi, still recovering from injury, crashed three times [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Ducati and World Superbike. World Superbike and Ducati. The two went together like Ozzie and Harriet, Lucy and Ricky. Now it’s Tiger and Elin. For the first time since the World Superbike Championship began in 1988, there won’t be a factory Ducati team in the series in 2011. The announcement came today from Bologna. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Years sold: 2000-present MSRP new: $5349 (2000) Blue Book retail value: $2540 (2000) to $4825 (2009) Basic specs: A 398cc, liquid-cooled, electric-start, dohc, single-cylinder four-stroke dual-purpose machine with a six-speed gearbox. It weighs 301 pounds dry, has 11.3 inches of front-wheel travel and 11.6 inches at the rear. Why it won: The DR-Z400S was what [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Every motorcyclist has likely experienced the frustration of being stranded at a traffic signal that hasn’t detected your bike’s presence. When this happens, your options are to wait at the intersection until a larger vehicle arrives to trip the signal, or take your chances in running through a red light. Gasp! That second option can [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Here’s how to follow along as riders in MERA’s 10-n-10 Rally hit the road. As I sit here in my Salt Lake City Hotel room reviewing my planned route for the Motorcycle Endurance Riders Association’s first-ever 10-n-10 Rally one last time, it occurs to me that my three previous installments in this series overlooked one [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Update: Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American Superbike – Video Eric Bostrom Superbike Testing Session at Spring Mountain.
Update: Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American Superbike – Racing Excitement builds with the addition of four-time national champion Eric Bostrom.
Six months ago, we couldn’t possibly have predicted that the project now known officially as the Team Cycle WorldAttack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American SuperBike would have blossomed the way it has. Initially, our goal was relatively straightforward: test the validity of the AMA Pro Racing American SuperBike rules instituted last season. We would [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)