What It Was Like to Ride Yamaha's Nastiest Race Bike of the 1970s

If someone were to offer me a track day on Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha M1 MotoGP bike today, I wouldn’t have to think about my answer. I’m too old to go haring around a racetrack on an expert-level race-bike, I’m not even flexible enough to fit on it, and I couldn’t go anywhere near fast enough to appreciate it for what…

Watch a Kawasaki Ninja H2R Best a Tesla, Lotus, Aston Martin, F1 Car, and Fighter Jet in a Drag Race

My ideal race is a drag race, and with none of the nonsense about classes, just bring any vehicle and let’s have it out. So this race, between a Kawasaki Ninja H2R, a modified Tesla Model S, a Lotus Evora GT430, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Formula One car, a fuckin’ fighter jet, and some other plane, comes close. Just…

From Ireland to Australia, Fay Taylour Proved Women Didn't Need Handicap Starts to Dominate a Race

In the winter of 1928, Fay Taylour boarded a ship that would take her across the tumultuous ocean, from England all the way to Australia. Taylour brought only her most prized possessions: a suitcase packed with her riding leathers and her two motorcycles, a Douglas and a backup Rudge. She was doing what no one—man…

Harley-Davidson Aims to Save Its Bacon With These New Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson is in a uniquely desperate situation. It’s struggling to attract new riders, especially younger ones, its financials haven’t been great, and it’s in an ugly tariff war with America’s own president. The Motor Company isn’t giving up just yet though, and today announced a plan to get new blood buying.

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