This weekend, the news and technology media outlets have been writing about the really cool custom electric chopper that OCC built for Siemens. And they all have the same picture of Paul Sr. riding the bike. The same one, actually, that I have, come to Continue reading →
Harley-Davidson has come up with a good idea, and it’s one that really should be implemented as widely as possible. The MoCo will be implementing the Harley-Davidson Fit Shops at dealers all over the country.
Dealership Fit Shop specialists work with current and prospective Harley-Davidson motorcycle Continue reading →
The two-stroke motorcycle has long been replaced by the four-stroke. Now, Ilmore Engineering appears to have come up with a five-stroke engine. Ilmore does a lot of stuff in Indy Car, Formula 1, and MotoGP, so they aren’t some fly-by-night firm with a wild Continue reading →
So, it’s about 6:45 this morning when I go out to get the bike out of the garage and head off to work. I put on all my gear, threw a leg over, turned the ignition key, and for a brief moment, while the key was turning between 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.
Have you ever wondered about how your bike’s street performance might stack up against another bike. Well, the folks over at Motorcyclist Online are there to help you out. They have the actual dyno results and performance numbers of every bike they’ve tested.
The Norton post about rotary-engined motorcycles got me thinking about motorcycle engines in general. There haven’t been a lot of rotary motorcycle engines–or car engines for that matter. Frankly, despite the valiant efforts of Mazda, the fact is that the Wankel engine has problems.
Via RILYSI, it looks like KTM, the respected Austrian Motorcycle manufacturer, has applied for a patent for a 2-Wheel drive, hybrid motorcycle. Even more interesting is that they’ve apparently fast-tracked it to production sometime in the next 24 months.
The FJR is back in the garage. Apparently, it’s fine. The noise I’m hearing is the air injection into the exhaust system to ignite any remaining unburned fuel. The 2007 and 2008 FJR on their showroom makes the same noise on deceleration.