One of my favorite things about the Lanesplitter community is that most of you are enthusiasts (even if just sarcastic commenting enthusiasts). Tyler, a reader from Indianapolis, convinced the local endurocross event to let him open an class so he could race his Ural in the mud like a true ‘Splitter.
Step 1: Find a roundabout
Around these parts, we like to rag on bikes by saying "two wheels bad." But for police officers, motorcycles are an invaluable law enforcement tool because they can go places cars can't — and they can get there much more quickly.
This is a Velorex, a cloth-bodied, three-wheeled car once produced in Czechoslovakia. It was originally powered by a small motorcycle engine. It is now powered by a small motorcycle engine that produces a crapload of power. Video? Naturally.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I don't know much about motorcycles, but I do know that we need more Russian vehicles!
The "passenger" in a racing side-car shifts his body weight to aid the car around turns, including off the bike. Everyone who competes in side-car racing deserves a medal and a psychiatric examination. Photo Credit: Patrick Mayon @ Flickr
10 years, 10,000 hours and $21,000 went in to converting this 1000cc Laverda 3CL into a custom sidecar. The result looks nothing like the original bike and like nothing else on the road.
This Sunday marked the 36th year Doug Bingham has managed to host a sidecar rally at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Doug got mixed up into racing and building sidecars back in the '60s, and just kept rolling with three wheels. The Sunday show drew sidehacks from all points. Watsonians and Velorexes mixed well with…
What a find! Squirreled away in the corner of a parking lot across the street from the Oriental Pearl Tower, we found this motley, rusty, horizontally-opposed cadre of Longteng motorcycles. Note that we know very little about them, other than they're council-block grey, rusty and have sidecars attached. We want to…