Monthly Archives: July 2009
Suzuki’s Gixxer is arguably the top sportbike line available today. And, as of today, it got just a little bit better.
Yoshimura Race Shop USA and Suzuki announced that a new limited-edition racer version of the Gixxer literbike will be available to the public. And unlike the… Continue reading
Trying to design and build “green”, zero-emissions motorcycles is becoming sort of a big deal. There’s even an eGrandPrix going on at Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio this year. I don’t particularly have anything against the idea of zero-emissions, environmentally friendly motorcycles. Sooner or later, that’ll… Continue reading
“It’s the mo-o-o-0st wonderful ti-i-i-i-ime of the year!” It’s not Christmas, though. It’s the 90 days between now and October, when all of the bike manufacturers begin showing off the new year’s models. Old friends get a little facelift, and we get introduced to new models… Continue reading
The National Highway Transportation Safety Board has just released a survey on drunk/drugged driving in the US. Overall, the numbers look pretty good. The number of people driving under the influence continues to decline.
A new roadside survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms a… Continue reading
Today, two of BMW’s top racers traded vehicles at the Nurburgring, to see how the other half lives. BMW’s Formula 1 race car driver Nick Heidfeld and Superbike rider Troy Corser switched vehicles for a day at the famous German track.
After riding the Superbike, Heifeld commented:
“I… Continue reading
A reader from South Africa–isn’t the web just amazing!–has sent in an interesting story about his horrific run of bad luck with the R1200RT, and he also asks me an interesting question. I thought I would address him in a new post instead of the comments.
I should have posted this earlier, but Chris Chornbe took a ride on the Harley XR1200 Sportster, and he gives a comprehensive report on the newest Sporty experience. He concludes:
This bike is best suited for those who want a Harley-Davidson branded motorcycle, yet also want a bike that… Continue reading
I took a trip down to San Diego BMW Motorrad today to see what kind of deal they’d give me on a R1200RT, so I could compare and contrast it to North County BMW. Turns out that they want to do a deal a little more than North County… Continue reading
Harley-Davidson has seen a lot of competition for the police bike market over the last few years, most notably from BMW, starting with the R1100RT-P to R1200RT-P. Honda has been making inroads on Harley’s market share, too.
Yakima, Washington is now is the latest police agency to dump… Continue reading
I yield to no man in my advocacy of the philosophy of “All the gear, all the time” (ATGATT). When I went down after being hit by a driver who ran a stop sign, back in December, I ended up in much better shape than I otherwise would have… Continue reading
Ever since BMW announced it would begin producing a liter-class sportbike to compete with the Japanese, people have been waiting for the BMW S1000RR. The one question was what the price would be, as BMWs tend to be a bit more…extravagantly priced than their competitors. Those questions… Continue reading