VARADERO XL1000V Veradero is Honda’s V-Strom. The Varadero is an “adventure-touring” styled bike in the mode of a V-Strom, BMW GS, etc., and although it has been a runaway hit in Europe for years, this will be its first appearance in North America. Power is via a fuel-injected 998 cc V-twin – a variant of … Continue reading Varadero and CBF1000 for 2008
Mark at the recent Shannonville finals. Credit: Rob MacLennan Mark had been a well-liked and respected member of the motorcycle community for his entire business life and was a dedicated member of the 125 cc GP racing community for most of the last three decades. Known at the track for a never-say-die attitude and … Continue reading RIP Ontario racer Mark White
Stoner leads Hayden, Rossi, Capirossi in Oz. Credit: motogp.com The only rider who could stay with Stoner was 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden on his factory Repsol Honda, but just before half-distance his engine started to tighten up, then a huge puff of smoke signaled an unusual engine failure (a dropped valve was diagnosed) … Continue reading MotoGP Philip Island results
Rossi and Stoner took the Oz-portunity at Philip Island’s Moto GP party to show off new helmet designs. Rossi’s AGV leans heavily on hand-painted aboriginal art, with the sun and moon symbols prominently displayed. Stoner’s new Nolan features a cartoonish kangaroo riding a Duck.
Rene times his entry into Zambia well and catches a lunar rainbow over the Victoria Falls and a hippopotamus with a lettuce crown …