They’re onto you blokes! British police are paying special attention to over-enthusiastic motorcyclists attending the Isle of Man TT races, even though bikers might not be the most critical safety target. Police are monitoring rider and driver behaviour at the Heysham Port, which draws thousands of motorcyclists annually for the ferry to the Isle of … Continue reading Police after Isle of Man bikers
Yamaha have revealed their 2009 V-Max, the successor to the original iconic Max that made its debut way back in 1985. We’ve added a few bits of info since we first posted this, but we’ve bolded them for easy identification. New motor has a tighter V and is more compact. The new V-Max is an … Continue reading NEW 2009 V-MAX!!
Dr. Alex Stedmon (centre) with students and Triumph 675 for simulator project A motorcycle simulator similar in concept and design to aviation training simulators is under construction at a British university. A Triumph Daytona 675, provided by the manufacturer, will be mounted on a moveable platform, while driving simulation software and large projection screens will … Continue reading Motorcycle simulator
Vun in standard street trim The Italian company CR&S has taken inspiration from "motorbikers, enthusiasts, aesthetes, technicians, ‘tuning specialists,’ tourists, riders, hedonists, goliards, experts, and free spirits" to create a bike named "One." Or, more correctly, "Vun," which means one in the Milanese dialect. The result is a motorcycle with a Rotax engine and a … Continue reading Have a little Vun for a change
We’ll fill in the details at 2:00! Yamaha’s new 2009 V-Max will be officially released at 2:00 pm EST today. CMG has signed up to an embargo agreement in order to receive the factory information in advance and will be posting the article on the dot.
Clem Salvadori has been writing a column for Rider magazine out of California since 1988, says the blurb, and that sounds about right to me — he’s certainly been a fixture on that touring-oriented mag as long as I can remember. He’s earned the right to be listened to about touring, as well. He’s lived … Continue reading Salvadori's Tales a tasty browse
New York cops target Americade riders Photo: Americade New York state police are targetting motorcycle riders at the giant Americade rally, according to some reports. Police were said to have pulled over a group of more than 120 riders on Friday and searched them all in a rest area. Forty-eight tickets were issued. Police defend … Continue reading Americade riders targetted
The Hacker shows his tail Ho, hum. Yoshimura Suzuki’s Ben Spies won twice at Miller (in what was in effect a support event The unusual bit was that Mat Mladin wasn’t right there with him; the six-time champ crashed out of Sunday’s race and finished fourth on Sunday. Sunday’s race showed the most variety up … Continue reading Hacking impressive at Miller
WSB under the Utah mountains For the first time in nearly half a decade, WSB returned to North America with a round at Miller Motorsports Park, near Tooele, Utah. The teams uniformly raved about the facility, many saying it was better than most of the European and Asian tracks they usually raced on. The competition … Continue reading Checa up front in Utah
Rossi leads Stoner, Pedrosa. Inset: Rossi’s new helmet "It’s a great feeling, like always!" said Valentino Rossi, who’s definitely back on top of the Moto GP world again. His third consecutive victory of the 2008 season in front of 96,000 hysterical Italian fans, plus his seventh straight Moto GP win at Mugello (in addition to … Continue reading Rossi on a streak