Photography by Jeff Allen Adverse conditions often open the door of opportunity in racing. In San Diego this past weekend for Round 5 of the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross/FIM World SX Championship, rain prior to the race and then again right before the 450cc Main Event made a challenging track even more difficult. One [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
SX Pics: 2010 AMA Supercross, Round 5 Red Bull Honda rider Davi Millsaps adds his name to the list of 2010 winners.
In Cycle World‘s first installment of “World’s Coolest Bikes,” (in the February, 2010, issue) we featured one of the most radical customs to come along in awhile, the Gregg’s Customs 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 Tracker. The very idea of a 160-horsepower, MotoGP-inspired streetbike stripped to its core and rolling on 19-inch dirt-track tires absolutely defines cool. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography by Jeff Allen Naked this and streetfighter that,blah, blah, blah! Sometimes even I wonder if the motorcycle press gives too many hugs and kisses to this genre of motorcycle. Over the years, some of my favorite machines have been what these days commonly get referred to as nakeds, but strangely I’ve never owned one. [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Riding Impression: Mat Mladin’s Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 Cycle World rides the 7-time AMA Superbike Champion’s Superbike.
Photography by Brian J. Nelson A dynasty is over. For his competitors, the departure of seven-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin—who retired at the end of the 2009 season—couldn’t have come sooner. But there is no denying that Mladin and his powerful Yoshimura Suzuki team—headed by Crew Chief Peter Doyle—were more often than not the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography by Kevin Wing The wait is finally over: KTM is bringing the RC8 R to the U.S. I rode the new V-Twin Austrian superbike at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in early November. I spent one full session on the base RC8 early in the day to get a feel for the differences between the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photography by Blake Conner While visiting Honda-owned Twin Ring Motegi during my recent visit to Japan to ride the2010 VFR1200F, I had the opportunity to visit the Honda Collection Hall. Inside this museum is an impressive number of production and racing motorcycles and cars. In this first gallery, I’ve compiled a selection of significant racing [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
You never let people see your cards in the middle of poker hand, right? So why flaunt to the world that your motorcycle is packing serious punch when you can go stealthy black-on-black and keep ‘em guessing? We love “sleepers,” even though it’s difficult for any sporting literbike to qualify for the term. But this [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
First Ride: 2010 Honda VFR1200F We ride Honda’s new V-Four sport-tourer with optional Dual-Clutch Transmission.
Photography By Kevin Wing “Revolutionary” is a buzzword that is thrown around far too frequently, but I have to say that after riding Honda’s brand-new 2010 VFR1200Faround the Sugo Circuit outside of Sendai, Japan, as well as on public roads nearby, this bike truly defines that expression. Only 12 months after showing the V4 Conceptat [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Riding Impression: 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Exclusive U.S. first ride of Aprilia’s new V-Four sportbike!
Photography By Jeff Allen There is usually at least one bike each year that really gets my heart racing in anticipation of a first ride. This year, that bike is Aprilia’s new RSV4 Factory, the machine the Italians are using as the basis of Max Biaggi’s successful 2009 season in World Superbike racing. Further, based [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)