Why is danger so sexy? I don’t know. But its siren song is screaming to me after watching just a few minutes of Rip To Cabo; one of the most visually-enticing off-road motorcycle videos I’ve ever seen. And that’s just the trailer.
A “wheelie” is when you pop up the front wheel of a motorcycle and proceed forward with a tire in the air like you just don’t care. Stupid stunt? Maybe sometimes, but the skill can be downright useful and this is the best tutorial I’ve seen yet.
The U.S. military has been talking about “stealth motorcycles” for years. As of this month, two tech outfits have what seem to be viable prototypes that will both be funded for another revision.
The City of New York just live-streamed their police crushing a parking lot’s worth of unlicensed dirt bikes and ATVs. The vehicles were presumably confiscated from hooligans who’d been caught using them to do stunts in streets. Anybody feel better now?
Riding a dirt bike down desolate desert trails is unlike anything else you can do on a motorcycle. It’s equal parts terrifying and exhilarating, and you’re always on the line between chaos and harmony.
I believe you can fly. [Image: AP]
Of course the headline is hyperbolic; we should all have vast fleets of wheels for every possible activity. But that’s not always realistic, and a bike that can do a little bit of everything has a lot of appeal. That’s what I’m trying to build with my latest project: this single-cylinder dirt bike.
The US Air Force is shopping around for 54 Kawasaki KLX110L “motorcycles” (dirt bikes) with skid plates, infared lights, and milspec desert tan paint jobs. I mean, awesome. But why?
How does a fight over a dirt bike ride come to pass? Here is a brief investigation.
I'm sure there are some steps or sidewalks in your city you've walked thinking; "it would be so cool to tear that up on a dirt bike." Here's what it's like to live out that fantasy, in an "off-road race" that looks like a James Bond chase scene.
If you're stupid enough to break into a national park during a government shutdown and write about it, you're going to get busted. I knew that when I did it last year, but it didn't take the sting out of standing in federal court with $15,000 in fines or 18 months of incarceration looming over my head. All this for…
The idea is simple: jump a motorcycle so high that you can parachute down.
It's the story of a man. A man with a moped. A moped and a cape. Yeah, the cape gets caught in the wheel, but not before Tigerman wins your heart.
An NYPD cop was chasing an unregistered dirt bike rider through the Bronx when a friend jumped on the back of the motorcycle. The cop car then crashed into the bike, injuring one rider and killing the other. Now there's video of the NYPD actions.
This honor goes to the October 1977 issue of Dirt Bike magazine, which had an authoritative Darth Vader looming large over his trusty dirt bike, "Droid." The fact that such a pairing never made it to The Empire Strikes Back just reeks of wasted potential.
If you have "land, rope swings, samurai swords or any cool shit," this $15,900 dirt bike could be yours. According to the seller, they're "a small price to pay to get fine ass bitches."
We don't have a lot of information on this video, other than that it stars someone named "Junior" who pulls a wheelie while riding his Yamaha YZ450F with some buddies and accidentally flips his bike all the way around. "New tires" are blamed, and the GOPRO camera catches everything—including Junior's pained reaction…
These dirt bikers are riding a trail atop a cliff that's no more than a foot wide. The video is appropriately titled "Big Balls Trail Ride."