All season long, professional cyclists have been run getting over by motorcycles during races. 25-year-old Belgian Antoine Demoitié died after getting run over during Gent Wevelgem, a stalled out motorbike caused a harrowing pile-up in Brooklyn last month, and Stig Broeckx was hospitalized after a medical moto ran…
Racing is inherently dangerous, and that danger presents itself each time a vehicle rolls onto a track. Racing communities, in turn, continually make calls for safer conditions. But motorsport was far more risky in the days of wooden tracks and “murderdome” racing without brakes, and that didn’t last long at all.
Few things could ever force me to drive into oncoming traffic, especially on a motorcycle. But this rider did exactly that to get away from a road-raging lunatic.
After a suspect in a police chase damaged a fellow motorist’s motorcycle while attempting to steal it, Kawasaki arranged to have a brand-new bike sent to the rider. The bike isn’t the same brand as his old one and took some street fighting with a police suspect in order to get it, but hey—a free bike is a free bike,…
Between April and August of 2015, Justin and I unabashedly explored the Yamanashi Prefecture outside of Tokyo in search of abandoned towns, villages and homesteads – referred to as Haikyo in Japanese culture. We also raced a 50cc Honda Cub in an endurance race and ate plenty of rice pucks, among other things!
During today’s Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Lotto-Soudal’s Stig Broeckx was drifting off to the right of the peloton, presumably to go back to his team car, when a medical motorbike tried to shoot the gap, but only ended up skidding Broeckx to the deck.
The North West 200 is the largest sports event in Ireland, and every May since 1929 motorcyclists gather to race down public streets between the towns of Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush at speeds in excess of 200mph.
That’s what everyone wants, right? If your bike doesn’t have one hundred and fifty horsepower, while weighing less than four hundred pounds, you might as well peddle your Big Wheel back to your mom’s house. If you can’t do a buck eighty, what the fuck are you doing with your life? Why bother? Every year, the…
Imagine the predicament of the Harley-Davidson Corporation: every paunchy middle-aged biker dude already owns your product. Where to find sales growth? Ladies? Hello?
Anytime anyone rags on one of Erik Buell’s motorcycles, I have to fight an overwhelming urge to pick them up and shake them. “Don’t you understand his story?!” I shout in my head. Not enough people do, so let’s fix that once and for all. It’ll make you appreciate the quirky, flawed genius of his motorcycles.
8:00 AM sharp, that’s what time the doors opened. 8:17, that’s what time I arrived, and by 8:30 I was already reeling from the amount of gorgeousness that lay before me.
Actually, mom probably shouldn’t look at this one. This dad went out for a motorcycle ride with his 6-year-old child and caught part of the trip on video, which sounds all well and good until he lets go of the handlebars so the kid can take control.
Motorcycle concepts have one wheel each in two worlds: what’s possible, and what’s barely possible. These 10 motorcycle concepts show us what a beautiful thing that can be—which is why some of them were even good enough to become a reality.
It’s every smartphone owner’s worst nightmare: while climbing onto your motorcycle your phone accidentally falls out of your pocket and lands perfectly underneath your bike’s rear tire right before you’re ready to do a burnout to impress your friends. But it turns out it’s not the end of your device.
William Crum, the Texas driver who hit two motorcyclists as they tried to pass him in a no-pass zone and whose “I don’t care” statement afterward went viral over the weekend, has been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A recent Reuters article suggests that it was Apple’s poaching of electric motorcycle manufacturer Mission Motors’ engineering team that did the now-bankrupt company in. I’m not sure if things are quite as clear as that, but it is true that Apple got some electric drive engineers, and Mission Motors is now gone.
A motorcyclist got more than he bargained for while making a pass on a two-lane road on Saturday when a driver swerved and hit the bike, sending both passengers to the ground. The driver’s response to the whole thing? “I don’t care.”
If you can ride a motorcycle like somebody’s life depends on it, administer first aid by yourself and watch this video without gasping you might have what it takes to be a motorcycle-riding rescuer.