At a certain point, you stop being shocked by how many people have died here. The shock is how many are still alive. »
A sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of bomber range way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today. »
As you have likely heard by now, Erik Buell Racing is in receivership with no apparent hope for a bailout. For the second time in a decade Erik is facing the abyss, except this time he has $20 million dollars of debt hanging over his company’s head and his Hero MotoCorp investors have apparently washed their hands of… »
With a few notable and much-loved exceptions, most cars that come from Honda are affordable, pragmatic, safe choices for ordinary people. This motorcycle is the RC213V-S. It is none of those things. If you want one, it will put you out $184,000. »
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the riders at the Isle of Man TT have some sort of obscene death wish. They drove ridiculously fast, on what are normally public roads, on just two wheels. I mean, just look at how little reaction time you have when you smack into a curb at 160 MPH.
Watch the biker’s hands here — they tell the whole story. From the initial shock and alarm to the helpless waving, to those final gesticulations of disappointed resignation. I mean, what can you do when a student driver cluelessly backs over your motorcycle? Not a hell of a lot, as Reddit user x_ing learned recently. »
Riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous. It’s just the cost of doing a thing we enjoy. Clueless, idiotic drivers texting and talking and generally (or literally) jerking off are part of the equation. It sucks. I know. But that doesn’t mean you’ve been deputized as The Enforcer. You’re not helping. And it’s time to… »
Your eyes are not deceiving you. The bike above is a Victory. And even more mind-blowing: it’s water-cooled. It’s called Project 156 and it’s one of the best shots at American dominance at this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
We’ve said plenty about Magpul’s Ronin series, 47 custom bikes built from some of the last Buell 1125Rs in existence. But this one is special. Not only does it carry the distinction of being the first in the production series, it’s built off EBR’s latest superbike, and now it’s headed to Pikes Peak.
The UK’s very own Stunt Asylum has been training people how to be two-wheeled asshats for years, but in a safe, sane, controlled environment. Now they’ve added a new tool to their arsenal and I desperately, desperately want to catch a plane to play with it. »
After a year of promotions, acres of press, and well-received test rides of its Livewire prototype, Harley Davidson’s CEO says its electric motorcycle won’t arrive for at least a couple of years. And as always, the problem is range and cost.
For over four years, Dainese has been offering its airbag-equipped racing suit in Europe, but it’s never been available in the States. That changes this September, when the first batch of D-Air suits land in the U.S., and Dainese is taking it a step further, opening its airbag tech to other companies. »
California is the only state in the U.S. that allows lane-splitting, not because there’s a law saying it’s legal, but because there’s no law saying it’s illegal. Now a few legislators are out to get some hard and fast rules on how motorcyclists can ride in the state.
Jurassic Park meets Indiana Jones? This is what happens when you spend a week riding dual-sport motorcycles on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula searching for abandoned military bunkers... »
The sun’s shining here in northeastern USA, and more importantly the last winter salt has finally been rained off the road. Motorcycle season hath begun. Time to blow the dust off your bike, or if you ride a temperamental jalopy like I do; execute the complex ritual of revival. »