About a year ago, Norton Motorcycles got a cash injection of over $5 million from the British government in an initiative to stimulate the country’s domestic engineering. Now it looks like that, along with the company’s own R&D investment, is going to crank out one hell of a sport bike.
When we’re talking Isle Of Man motorcycling, we throw words around like “fastest,” “scariest.” “Deadliest.” 120 miles per hour through country lanes? You imagine it to be insane, of course. But there’s never been a better way to witness it for yourself than through this 360º race-pace ride footage.
Humans, when faced with a challenging obstacle, revert to an instictive mode that has only two possible settings: fight, or flight. When fighting isn’t possible - as is the case with this idiot bike rider who crashes his bike after the police try to apprehend him - the only option is to run as fast as your skinny…
Motorcyclists are an interesting bunch, and we often focus on the things that divide us rather than bring us together. Sometimes that causes a lot of problem, but other times it’s just plain funny. This guy’s description of the different groups had me in tears.
These guys are everything that’s wrong with motorcyclists, and they’re why people hate us.
California’s canyon roads offer some fantastic opportunities to enjoy enthusiastic driving and motorcycling. Local police are aware of this. Try not to freak out and fall over if you see them.
BMW released a new 310 R naked beginner bike at the EICMA show this past November. Now, determined not to be left out of the beginner sportbike market, it seems ze Germans have planned to launch a fully faired version too
Yamaha is recalling each and every YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M, their new flagship superbike, all over the world. Because it could light you on fire. Or seize up and make you crash.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is easily the most batshit insane motorcycle race in the United States. The 12.42-mile long course is where the fastest and craziest among us go to compete against both fellow man and mountain as they ride to the top of the 14,110 foot summit. But this year, many of them…
The Yamaha MT-10 has so many lines, slabs and hard surfaces it looks like an animatronic extra that couldn’t make the cut for Star Wars. But it’s also really freaking badass. Round-and-retro sure is popular right now, but it’s time to move into the hard, brutal future.
While Triumph might be best known for its retro-styled “classics” lineup, they also propagate a weirdly half-naked modern looking sportbike called the Speed Triple. The 2016 version has been spotted for the first time, and reports are saying it’s getting up to 140 horsepower.
Some maniacs squeezed the 600cc engine from a Honda CBR sport bike into a dinky three-wheeled rickshaw taxi. Add a flamethrower, a few mounted machine guns, and you've got one hilariously horrifying ride across town.
The track-only Kawasaki Ninja H2R stepped on the scene last month with a sinister look and output figure that blew out pants to smithereens: 300 Freakin' Horsepower. Now we meet the H2; a friendlier road version with way less power, more weight, and an ambitious price tag. So, will the riding experience make it worth…
Take the performance of the 160 horsepower BMW S1000R, twist it for upright-riding, slap a windshield on the front, and you've basically got the new BMW S1000XR: a highly adjustable touring bike for hauling-ass on "all day."
A pack of flagrantly reckless sportbikers basically intimidated this motorcycle patrolman into "not pulling them over." Can't call it justice, but I think this police officer did more for public safety by leaving the scene than he could have by sticking around.
A forumite at Gixxer claims he poured two 20 oz. bottles of NOS into his motorcycle's fuel tank because it was "running like crap." There's only one "NOS" that comes in 20 oz. sizes — the energy drink. Forum troll or honest-to-goodness recollection of an epic failure? You decide.
Watch out Gixxer. BMW's finally made good on its threat to enter the superbike fray. The company will duke it out with Ducati and the boys with the Sportboxer, based on the new R1200S. The 140-hp air-cooled, twin-cylinder bike will debut in the 2007 QMMF FIM World Endurance Championship this weekend at the 24 Heures…