One day after his 23rd birthday, Loris Baz was having a lovely afternoon testing his MotoGP bike at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia (where I just rode the new Kawasaki ZX-10R) when the soft compound Michelin rear tire he was riding on blew up—at 180 mph.
Kawasaki put the world on notice last October when they announced a major refresh to the ZX-10R superbike, which it claimed would make a whopping 207 horsepower and have an industry-leading electronics package. At the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia I worried I’d kill myself on it. Turns out I didn’t have much to worry…
We told you this week’s MotoGP race was going to be an intense one, and it definitely didn’t leave us wanting. During the race, Marquez and Rossi were battling for third place and things began to get heated when the two collided and Marquez went down.
This MotoGP season has been one for the record books. It’s had insanely close races, tons of passing, and the overall points standing has been close all year. The only thing it’s been missing is drama - at least until now.
With Malaysia operating Russian and U.S. made designs alongside one another, including the thrust vectoring Su-30MKM Flanker, U.S. fighter crews love to get a chance to spar with their increasingly close Asian ally. This is exactly what the Carl Vinson Strike Group did Sunday while churning through the strategic South…
Formula One fans were abuzz this morning with rumors that Kimi Räikkönen lost his passport. Oh my gosh! Will Kimi miss Free Practice 1? Given the speed at which another one appeared in his hand, we're guessing he just got stuck on a later flight than his teammate. What could be the hold-up? Let's take a look.
[F1's weekend in Malaysia is underway. Here's Sebastian Vettel wheeling his Ferrari in the sun. Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Some of you might remember back to 2009 and 2010, when jetBlue sold an All You Can Jet pass — $599 for a month's worth of unlimited flying. They haven't done that in a while, but another airline is now doing something similar for $148. The catch is that you have to do all your flying in Southeast Asia.
You don't need me to tell you that lighting the gasoline fumes from your gas tank is a bad idea. You should know that there is at least one person dumb enough to stick his face right up to that burning gas tank, though.
What could be better than a clean car? How about a clean car and some nice, free sex?
The driver of the car this video was shot from says the crazy lady clinging to his windshield hit his car and refused to admit it. So he decided to call the police.
Factory KTM Stunt Rider Rok Bagoros, clearly, knows how to ride a bike. More than that, he knows how to unleash his inner dragon and pull off a kind of bike-to-human interaction only possible with an almost romantic attachment to the bike. Two wheels good. Two wheels very good.
While we've seen no shortage of supercar drivers hellbent on destroying their expensive automobiles, it seems sometimes potential exotic car owners don't even wait until they own the car to crash them. This Ferrari F430 carnage occurred while during a test drive in Kila, Malaysia recently.
Speed is addictive, which may explain why the owner of this Lamborghini Murcielago decided to tussle with a BMW M5 as they both left the 2011 SuperGT race at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia this afternoon. As these exclusive before-and-after photos show, the Lambo loses.
A group of Malaysian car enthusiasts were on the prowl when a new R35 Nissan GT-R crashed into a Golf GTI, causing moderate damage to the Volkswagen but leaving poor Godzilla a burning, exploded mess on the ground.
The creators of this video claim this is a private road to a casino they're permitted to hoon on. Either way, it's not safe to race Ferraris in traffic and you shouldn't do it. But you absolutely should watch it.
The three robbers in Saujana Impian, Malaysia, had almost all the details worked out for the perfect crime. Almost. They did pretty well with the part involving the hijacking of an armored Toyota van carrying cash for ATMs. And the getaway? Flawless! Then, however, the weak link in their scheme made itself known;…
If you're like us, you read the New Straits Times religiously. You therefore may have noticed a piece in today's issue about a couple of would-be cattle rustlers that managed to get an adult cow in the back seat of a mid-sized sedan before a group of villagers in the area noticed. When the villagers did finally…
Reader Franzouse has pulled our coats about this fine automobile from those Malaysian maniacs at Proton. Introducing the Europestar Lotus RCR! It's based on the Gen-2, with a bunch of Lotus poured into the mix to confuse matters; the RCR will be assembed- and presumably sold- in China and gets a mighty 112-horse…
Who knew cars could be religious? Apparently Proton's making a car they plan to build in Malaysia, Iran and Turkey — highlighted by an order to supply 5000 taxis to Teheran. Proton's claiming the car they'll be using to fill the order will be an "Islamic car." What makes it so religiously tag-lined? How about that…