Monthly Archives: March 2010
Over at the Kneeslider, Paul Crow has a brief article about this 1976 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 cafe racer.
That’s just a one-of-a-kind piece of retro cool right there.
If you’re like me, you sometimes get irritated by bright sunlight when riding, so you want a darker visor. But, as soon as you stick a dark visor on your helmet, you have to ride at night, or in heavy overcast, and you need to switch out for a… Continue reading
Via Motorcycle Daily, it looks like California will no longer stand alone in the US in allowing lane-splitting.
So kudos to the Arizona legislature for honoring the Goldwater legacy of personal liberty tempered by individual responsibility with Arizona House Bill 2475. Introduced by Harley-Davidson-riding Representative Jerry Weiers (say “wires,”… Continue reading
Magpul Industries is best known for firearms like the Magpul Masada ACR, an infantry battle rifle–which is also becoming available in a civilian semi-auto version–firearms accessories, and the like. But apparently, their design team has other interests as well.
At the SHOT Show, in Las… Continue reading
Erik Buell Racing has a facebook page with pics of the the new 1190RR being prepped for shipment to a racer in Germany. It’s a nice looking bike.
Erik Buell can’t build streetbikes until February 2011, according to his non-compete clause with Harley-Davidson, so you won’t see one… Continue reading
This past week, Chris and I were able to take some more video of the Puppies
BMW is very proud of their new, hyper-powerful literbike, the S1000RR. They put a WSBK racing team together as soon as they could, and they figured with the awesome RWHP (185HP, dynoed stock) of the machine, they could make the brand shine in motorsports.
I‘ve never been a big fan of Ducati. I don’t dislike them, and they make some very fine-looking–and performing–motorcycles. They just don’t personally appeal to me all that much. Not that I’d turn one down, you understand…or even a chance to test-ride one.
But they do… Continue reading
Jensen Beeler at A&R has kicked off a 3-part series on what Harley-Davidson needs to do to prevent the company from dying along with their aging demographic. He starts off with the same premise I wrote about last summer, but really drills down into the details. It’s… Continue reading
This weekend, I took the FJR in for its 24,000 mile service, and while I was there, decided to try a new set of tires. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Michelin Pilot Road 2CT tire, but the price was a bit offputting. So I’ve… Continue reading
Vance & Hines and the AMA Pro Racing series have teamed up to create a brand new racing series for the Harley-Davidson XR1200. Granted, the XR is the only Harley that can be said to have any pretensions to being a racing bike…of some kind. A&R has… Continue reading
Motorcycle Daily takes note of Triumph’s sales strength in the US, while other manufacturers’ sales are slumping. They explain it as follows:
The advantage Triumph has is its heritage of triples and parallel twins. Virtually no other company has this heritage, and Triumph can therefore develop motorcycles… Continue reading
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