A provisional Moto GP race The 2009 Moto GP calendar has been released in provisional form – which means you can count on it, provided they don’t change it. The calendar includes a new round at Lake Balaton in Hungary and two rounds, as you might expect, in the U.S. The series starts, as it … Continue reading Dates announced for 2009
1971 Sportster (not the stolen one) Never give up hope — that’s the lesson from an eBay sale that produced a Harley-Davidson stolen 34 years ago. U.S. prosecutors say a Cranford, New Jersey, man who purchased the 1971 Sportster on eBay for $2,400 called Harley-Davidson for information about the bike — and learned that it … Continue reading Missing something?
Honda’s little bike that could, the Super Cub, turns 50 this year. In August 1958 the Japanese company began selling the small, air-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke 49 cc motorcycle, and that first sale has been followed by 60-million more — making the Super Cub, according to Wired magazine, "the best-selling vehicle in the history of internal … Continue reading Cub turns 50
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
Stoner chasing Rossi in Corkscrew The best racing of the season? Probably, as Valentino Rossi used all his racecraft, skill, and aggression to steal the Moto GP victory at Laguna Seca in California from Casey Stoner and his Ducati. Stoner had been fastest all weekend in every practice and qualifying session by a huge margin, … Continue reading Gritty, entertaining racing at Laguna
Bayliss (21) leads Corser, Biaggi superbike.it The World Superbike contingent was in Brno this weekend, with Troy Bayliss on the Xerox Ducati taking a double victory. The series points leader took his seventh and eighth wins of the season in front of 63,000 spectators, the 15th time the Australian has picked up the "double." The … Continue reading Bayliss doubles in Brno
McBain (9) leads Lacombe, Szoke, Chris Peris, and Francis Martin Defending Canadian champ Jordan Szoke traded superbike race victories and second places with Calgary’s Clint McBain at Mosport’s double-header July 18-19. Szoke and his Canadian Kawasaki ZX-10R beat McBain’s Acceleration Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 by 0.058 seconds on Saturday, then was edged by McBain by 0.306 … Continue reading Szoke extends series lead