Tag Archives: Motorcycle

Electric Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Proves The Future Will Be Just Fine

Last weekend at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Colliseum something truly new happened. You could feel a change in the air as the old boy’s club of motorcycle racing embraced a new technology. For the first time ever, at the 11th Annual One Pro motorcycle dirt flat track race, the pros went head to head on race bikes…

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Harley Davidson Is Working On Automatic Emergency Braking Technology For Bikes

Luxury automobiles have featured radar-based adaptive cruise control with emergency braking for several years, and the technology has found its way down market, trickling down to workaday cars, trucks, and SUVs in recent model years. Harley Davidson hopes to bring similarly advanced crash avoidance tech to their…

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Here’s What Happens When Your Supercharged Drag Bike Suddenly Gets Full Boost

Australian motorcycle drag racer Brett Ghedina found himself rolling down the drag strip after his motorcycle rocketed from beneath him. The footage is startling, but somehow, the rider shakes it off like a boss.

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Ornamental Conifer: Freedom Earned From Throttles Turned 

Art can be judged on an almost infinite number of criteria from technical skill, monetary value, importance in an artist’s body of work, etc. The best criteria, we feel, is judging art based on how it makes you feel. When viewed in that context, the art created by Ornamental Conifer (aka Nicolai Sclater) is awesome. Looking at it, it’s hard to not be happy. In a world like this one, that is something that has a value more than money.

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There’s A Bandit In The Badlands

I left Wisconsin full of energy. I had left my job and loaded my bike and all my gear in the back of the van and said my goodbyes…I had started my journey.

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I’d kill myself on one of those

I can remember most of my life saying “I’d kill myself on one of those” as I’d look at a Ducati thunder past. But I’d still stare, longingly as one would pass because of the allure, the perfectly sculpted of the red panels, the throaty rhythmic melody of a glorious V-Twin. Hell, even the ability to pin the throttle and outrun anything made those motorcycles as much form as they were function. The problem was I didn’t think that way about just Ducati’s. Older cafe racers elicited the same reaction from me. Even a sport bike, with the rider dangling precariously off to the side would make me smile and stare. But, I never once twisted the throttle until I was well into my 20’s.

Sure some of you may say that’s still young, and others may have been riding since they were 5. But for me, it wasn’t about the thrill or romance of a motorcycle, it was about the cost. At this point in my life I had sacrificed a fair amount to go racing. My bedroom and garage were the only rooms in the house that showed any signs of life. I worked 2 sometimes 3 jobs to make sure I could afford used tires. My fridge was constantly filled with little more than condiments and the odd beer or two. The living room would sit untouched for days, and the cable was barely used. However, the garage was teaming with life, from suspension swaps, to brake bleeding, I was constantly working on whatever my race car was. The driveway changed very little over those years with a truck and a trailer taking up most of the space. I had everything I needed for weekend fun.

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Watch A Dakar Motorcycle Skip Like A Rock On A Puddle

You know you’re really flying when your entire bike skips like a giant rock on the water. Sure, this bike goes down a little in the splash, sure, but he really just seems to bounce over the deepest parts of it.

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Joshua Tree – Triumph Explorer – MotoGeo Adventures

Joshua Tree - Triumph Explorer - MotoGeo Adventures

Going in search of peace and quiet, Jamie Robinson rides away from the congested streets of Los Angeles on the Triumph Explorer and finds tranquility in the California wilderness.

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