Tire warmers, once regarded as an exotic piece of track kit primarily intended for professional roadracers, have gained widespread acceptance among amateur club racers and even track-day enthusiasts. While racers are looking to maximize grip from the very start of a race, the benefits of pre-heating your tires to their [...]
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Hauling a decent load on a sporty bike has always been a challenge. Modern supersports are often saddlebag- and tailbag-unfriendly; they’ve been so for some time, in fact. That’s why the Ventura Bike-Pack system has been popular over the years: Its mounting system is independent of the bike’s bodywork and [...]
Saddleman Press Release: Saddlemen has released new applications of its Performance Adventure Track Seats for 04-12 BMW R1200GS models. Saddlemen’s Adventure Track Seats provide added comfort and durability providing a great platform for any adventure. Adventure Track Seats are designed to provide added comfort and control on and off the [...]
CW Evaluation: Hogslayer: The Unapproachable Legend DVD T.C., John G. and a twin-engined Norton take on the world.
T.C. Christenson first made Kenosha, Wisconsin (and international), headlines by setting off a chemistry-set bomb in front of the Kenosha P.D. that made a bit more of an impact than he’d intended. Later, T.C. turned his considerable talent for manufacturing excitement to racing motorcycles around town, where he met John [...]
Carburetors are purely mechanical; they can’t think. Fuel-injection systems are computerized; they can. So, why can’t an injection system tune itself rather than having to be “mapped”? The folks at Cobra Engineering not only asked that question, they came up with an answer: the Fi2000 PowrPro, an innovative, plug-and-play module [...]
Well, it’s a lot to pack into a couple of discs, isn’t it? Which is why these two run over four hours, with the lion’s share of that packed onto Disc 1 and divided into eight chapters, from “The Pioneers, 1907-1914,” to “The 120-mph Years, 1990-2006.” Cameras were there from [...]
Avon 3D Ultra Radial Tires Testing new sportbike tires in less than ideal conditions at a racetrack in Spain goes better than expected.
Avon Tires produced its first motorcycle tire in 1911, and a century later, the small yet highly specialized U.K.-based company remains one of the most prominent names in the business. Avon has always been at the leading edge of technology, and its new 3D Ultra sportbike tire proved this once [...]
Entering a fourth season as the exclusive tire provider of MotoGP, Bridgestone has certainly elevated the performance image of its consumer products. The marketing surrounding the Hyper Sport S20—the latest addition to its Battlax family of sport-focused street radials—implies the inclusion of MotoGP technology, but I found little traction when [...]
CW Evaluation: Shorai Lithium Iron eXtreme-Rate LFX Battery After two years, it’s still everything it’s cranked up to be.
Pity Burns’s poor old R1, abandoned for weeks on end to sit home while shiny new testbikes get ridden instead. Well, if it sits home, it’s not so bad, because then it gets plugged into the trusty battery charger. But if it gets left where there is no charger, sometimes [...]
While they’re purposeful by design, hunkered-over sportbike ergonomics can be unapologetic where comfort is concerned. A rider’s lower back and wrists may begin to protest after even a brief stint in the saddle, but factor in a too-firm, poorly shaped or thinly padded seat, and even the most diehard enthusiast [...]