We catch up with Rene as he spins his wheels in the Middle East, unable to find a way out.
Harley-Davidson has introduced a 2009 line-up with revisions to almost every model, including touring models with new chassis and other upgrades, a new V-Rod, a Dyna Street Bob with retro styling, an updated Heritage Softail Classic and a trike! Tourers like the Road King Classic get a new chassis. TOURING GETS NEW CHASSIS The seven … Continue reading New Harleys for 2009
Buell’s 1125CR cafe racer loses the fairing but still has issues with the air scoops. NEW 1125CR STREETFIGHTER The second new model using the new Helicon Rotax 1125 engine has arrived with the introduction of the 1125CR. The bike is "my vision of a 21st century café racer," said Erik Buell, chairman and chief technical … Continue reading New Buells revealed
New Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Triumph has shown its U.K. dealers several 2009 models, including a Thunderbird 1600 cruiser with a belt final drive and a six-speed gearbox. The Thunderbird’s 1594 cc liquid-cooled parallel twin will make about 100 hp. There are large twin discs up front, a big disc in back, twin shocks, standard forks, … Continue reading Triumph shows big cruiser
Foggy … coming to TV Carl Fogarty has thrown his celebrity status into a British TV show that will mimic the Iron Butt rally. "Iron Butts" is currently under development, but will follow competing riders around the Mediterranean region of Europe for 15 days as they try to cover 7,500 miles through 15 countries. The … Continue reading Foggy on tour with Iron Butts TV
Norton, as they should have made it The M28 is a concept Norton that brings the old British marque right into the 21st century. Industrial design student Arron Rogers created the updated Norton in his final year of Vehicle Design study at Coventry University. With an underseat fuel tank, a frame rail where the gas … Continue reading Updated Norton only a dream
A London, UK, man who made his bones on MP3 and Bluetooth accessories has turned his attention, and his millionaire status, toward clean speed – at the Isle of Man. Azhar Hussain, founder of Mavizen, says he wants to see "cutting-edge technology" tested in a top-flight race environment, so that "clean tech is delivered to … Continue reading My, that's a quiet race!
Whitehorse Press has made something of a specialty of publishing "motorcycle journey" books covering most of the U.S. but also including Mexico and some European destinations. They’ve now just released two updates to their collection: The Southwest (US) and The Alps and Beyond. THE SOUTHWEST Review by Larry Tate Marty Berke is a long-time touring … Continue reading Motorcycle Journeys new editions
2-stroke with "carb" problem A two-stroke engined blender we told you about recently has begun to feel gas pains — from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The blender was investigated by a group of public servants in California and found to be a polluting device. A story on the Press-Enterprise newspaper’s website says an … Continue reading Smoggy blender in trouble
Ride to Work Day is Wednesday, July 16. Motorcyclists are still a small minority of the traffic population, and can be put in danger by motorists who either don’t recognize us, or don’t like us. Riding to work on Wednesday helps show that motorcyclists are a growing portion of road users and that we are … Continue reading Show you care, ride to work