Pictured above is Ken Roczen, supercross rider, in his happy place. He’s on a bike (kinda) and in the air. Pictured below is Ken Roczen in a slightly less desired position. His arm has been opened up.
The 1980s Mercedes 240s are appealing cars, with a stout, dependable sort of charm. Have you ever wanted one of those W123s but thought it’s just got one wheel too many? If that’s you, then boy, will you be excited to see this.
It’s almost Independence Day here in the U.S., and I’d like to ask you to take a moment from giving those Redcoats the finger and chugging Pabst to reflect on a true American hero, Sylvester Roper, inventor of both the motorcycle and dying on a motorcycle.
For anyone who’s ever felt bored by an Formula One race, motorcycle sidecar racing is a happy alternative. As you can see, it isn’t bound by the strict rules of F1 that ban anything on the car not interacting with the air.
In America, when police pull over a fleeing motorist, they pull out their pistols. In Bavaria, they apparently break out the big guns: ice cream cones.
Coming up with simple axioms by which one can live is no easy task. Still, coming up with such axioms is my job, despite what my editor and everyone else tells me. Happily, I think I have finally realized a workable axiom, this one about weird cars and weird bicycles.
A fuel tank exploded in the middle of the track during the second race of the CEV Moto2 European Championship in Aragon, Spain yesterday, engulfing multiple racers in flames but luckily resulting in no serious injuries.
If you’re the kind of person who views the phrase “I’m selling it before I kill myself in it” as a ringing endorsement, I just found your dream machine. Here is a lifted golf cart powered by a 115-horsepower engine from a 2002 Suzuki GSX-R600 sportbike.
I haven’t driven my dirtbike in a very long time, and I almost never drove it in the rain or on wet roads. But sometimes you get caught in the weather, and highway speed become extremely dangerous. Luckily the two riders managed to keep each other safe in this clip after a major wipe out in the wet.
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…
These guys are everything that’s wrong with motorcyclists, and they’re why people hate us.
Remember that Texas police officer who was caught on video spraying pepper spray into the road as motorcyclists passed by? He now admits he did it, but claims it was because he could not safely approach the truck he’d just pulled over.
A helmet cam from a rider in Fort Worth, Texas shows what looks to be a police officer, who was parked on the side of the road after pulling a car over, attempting to spray pepper spray into a row of oncoming motorcyclists, for what appears to be no reason.
I was well into my third hour on the bike before I began calculating just what a disaster I’d gotten myself into.
The most fundamental item of motorcycle gear is also, frequently, the most misunderstood. Let’s clear up the conventional wisdom and marketing obfuscation, then put the best, safest helmet possible on your head.
Police in San Francisco this weekend arrested a bicyclist for attacking a ZipCar with a u-lock during a Critical Mass ride. Watch the below video of the attack, feel its seething and pointless rage, and witness what may be the most stereotypically San Franciscan crime of recent memory.
Rumors of an honest-to-god MotoGP bike for the street have been swirling for years. Imagine Red Bull making a Formula One car for the road and you can understand the level of anticipation. And, you can also imagine the level of embarrassment that would result in that vehicle flopping. Which Honda just did with the…
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.
When riding a motorcycle, its normally assumed that you are invisible to every other driver on the road and a grain of salt must be taken when your path is violated. This biker just couldn't let it drop when his lane was breached by a white sedan and he paid the most hilarious and idiotic price.
BMW drivers parking like asshats is nothing new. But BMW drivers parking in the middle of the damn road makes for a perfect "Oh Shit!" storm for a rider and his Ariel Atom cohort.