Qualifying is all about speed. In racing, that speed sometimes includes just how fast you can get back to the garage and fetch a backup vehicle. That’s why, when MotoGP World Championship rider Marc Marquez went down in Q2 at the Dutch Grand Prix, he saw a scooter with a key in it and took off toward his garage stall.
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.
You suck at driving. Well, I mean, not you specifically. You are great at driving. And me, I’m also great at driving. But everyone else? Everyone else sucks at driving. This is especially disconcerting for those of us who travel on two wheels, because while automotive safety has been steadily improving for vehicle…
On Monday, June 13th motorcyclist Damian Taylor was knocked off his 1982 Suzuki by an unidentified car, succumbing to blunt force trauma injuries and passing away shortly after. Police were seeking help tracking down the driver involved, and after a few days of searching seem to have done so.
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.
Iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has been touting the “LiveWire” electric bike concept around for years. But only recently has the company committed to a timeline on production of anything like it.
For some insane reason, some brilliant mastermind decided to take a 180 horsepower, 400 pound superbike and pit it against a 950 horsepower, 3,500 pound hypercar in the most redneck automotive spectacle ever devised: a tug-of-war.
Somebody decided it’d be cool to cut loose with some Polaris RZR Side-By-Side ATVs and Timbersled snowmobile/dirt bike hybrids. Of course, they were correct.
The Honda Grom created an odd but amusing segment of motorcycling when it was introduced in 2014. Big enough to ride on real roads, small enough to thrash like a borrowed bicycle. Apparently it still has enough fans to stick around, and is getting a few tweaks for the 2017 model year.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is one of the most treacherous races in the world, having claimed two lives this year alone. And yet, Michael Dunlop sped through the Snaefell Mountain Course with a 133.392 average speed to obliterate the old lap records with a sub-17-minute lap. This is that unreal lap.
Occasionally, it’s entirely appropriate to drop whatever your holding, look straight into the eyes of whoever’s closest to you, and ask “what the fuck is wrong with people?” This incident between a Mustang and a motorcycle is one of those times.
At the famed Isle of Man TT motorcycle race, the Snaefell Mountain Course claimed its 249th and 250th fatalities in the same day on Monday.
During this weekend’s Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, Michael Dunlop rode his Hawk Racing BMW to a record-shattering sub-17 minute lap of the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Course not once this weekend, but twice, reports Sport Rider. The quickest of the two laps had an average race speed of 133.392 mph.
The Isle of Man TT races are on, and to honor the madness of the The World’s Fastest Death Cult, we’re giving away ten copies of the definitive short film on the IOM TT. Here’s how to get in on it.
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.
Moto2 SAG Team rider Luis Salom died following a fall in Free Practice 2 for this weekend’s Catalunya Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, reports MotoGP. Salom was 24.
Roland Goff is currently recovering after he crashed his Honda VTX1300 motorcycle and was pinned under it for more than a week, living off rain water and “whatever he could reach” to eat.
Like many prestige brands, Italian superbike outfit Ducati trades heavily on “heritage.” Their website includes this nice timeline of their heroic motorcycles and riders through history. That history has just been tweaked a little to fit a modern commercial narrative.
The sound of a motorcycle is part of what makes a motorcycle, a motorcycle. It’s a key strand of DNA and if it were to go missing, what would that be like? Is it safe? Would anyone even want one?