I was out performance testing and thought I’d give you an audio ride through the gears on the 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Triple captured during its 148-mph top-speed pass. I dropped my iPhone in the pocket of my leathers, dropped the Brutale in gear, and wrung it out for all it was worth The [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
For me, the bikes featured on this 1988 cover were purely aspirational. At that time, I was a year away from purchasing my first sportbike, and, pricewise, none of these models would have been in the cards. In the meantime, I drooled over Yamaha’s FZR1000, Kawasaki’s ZX-10 Ninja and Suzuki’s GSX-R1100 on dealership floors before [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2013 Catalina Grand Prix Canceled Difficulties with requisite governmental permits and approvals sinks 2013 event.
By all accounts, the 2010 Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix has gone down in the history books as a huge success, with some 800 riders of all ages competing in 12 races, vintage and modern, that recaptured the spirit of the original competitions held on this California island back in the 1950s. Problem is, there [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Photographer : Gordon Cameron
I stared at a strange brightness on the point of the lathe tool as I machined a brake-disc carrier. Then, I understood. Cutting friction had ignited magnesium chips. Brilliant, white light flared. White smoke billowed to the ceiling and then died away as the fuel was exhausted. I hardly had time to think, “Pooh-bah, I’ve [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Feeling claustrophobic in the spanning void of the Mojave Desert is devastatingly ironic. Not so long ago, I would point out a distant peak as my destination and open the throttle in that direction, dodging Joshua trees and attacking whoops, single track, rocks, sand wash and any other geography that came between me and the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(12)