No support crew required for Alex Chacon and his Kawasaki KLR650
Over 500 days, 82,000 miles and 22 countries in just 10 minutes. Inspiring stuff.
Never as pretty as an RC30 but still a stunning piece of kit. It's Friday and that's my excuse for posting a few pictures of this beefy classic.
If you want more, click here to read our feature: Bike Icon: Yamaha FZR750R OW-01.
A throwaway comment by Dylan.. but one that struck a chord with me
Bob Dylan once said: 'Oh, we all like motorcycles ...to some degree' and that saying struck a chord with me. I urge you to watch the first minute of Dylan's interview here. I've never heard him speak but I love the way he handles this press conference. He's a cool ... Continue reading
If they could fit them with four wheel drive...
Sometimes it's best to walk..
Video of Lorenzo's racing surfaces from 1997, showing that he's not afraid to block pass
Lorenzo might have been unhappy with Marquez's move at Jerez last weekend, but this video of Jorge Lorenzo back in 1997 shows that he's prepared to make do or die moves to get to the top.
Mackenzie's got a terrible disease
A South African friend of mine called Trevor Binder told me last weekend I’m quite obviously in the advanced stages of a terrible disease.
He recognises the affliction because he admits to suffering from the same condition for many years and so far hasn’t found a cure. He says he can’t stop ... Continue reading
Simple indicator device could save you from starting failures or breakdowns
OPTIMATE has launched a simple device to warn riders if their bike's battery has less than half its charge left.
With the RAC attending some half a million battery-related call-outs annually, the unsubtly-named 'CHARGE NOW!' indicator device looks to address what is evidently a common problem.
All you need to do is connect ... Continue reading
The last corner clash. A racing move? A step too far? A taste of what's to come?
Check out these great images of Marquez's last corner move on Lorenzo. But was it a last-gasp lunge, or a calculated move? Did Lorenzo do well to stay on, or didn't he do enough to keep Marquez at bay?
Chris Matheson is lucky to escape with just a broken ankle
Falling off is never good but sometimes it's the 5mph prangs that leave you with a broken bone, while you get away with just a few scuffs at 60mph.
So what about falling off at 230mph? Perhaps my weird logic doesn't apply but drag racer Chris Matheson gets away with just a ... Continue reading
Or should that be the other way round?
Skilled cyclist Danny MacAskill quickly rose to internet fame after his impressive collection of tricks went viral. Now a Red Bull sponsored rider, he is currently featuring in a series of documentaries building up to his most ambitious project to date. In this episode he meets the charismatic Guy Martin (who's ... Continue reading
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