1,751 to 1,760 of 1,787 blog posts

Graph of 30 years of superbike development

The evolution of the power/weight motorcycle over the last 30 years

WE SPOTTED this on French site Motorevue earlier today:

The two charts plot the evolution of the typical weight and power characteristics of key motorcycles over the last 40 years.

It's a simple but striking bit of info, plotting the increase in power and the decrease in weight of some of the iconic machines that changed the ...  Continue reading

 
Tags: weight, power, graph

Dave Grohl stars in Harley-Davidson ad

We didn't know Dave Grohl was a biker, so that makes him even cooler

Check out this cool ad from Harley-Davidson featuring Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. Watch out, naughty Dave swears a bit...

Continue reading
 

Glad I don't commute in Vietnam

Just when I thought the trip home down Embankment in London was hard work...

This video popped into my inbox from Visordown reader Mike Webb and it shows a typical day in Vietnam. There's a lot of patience going on in there. You'd have a full scale fight in London if it was as busy as that...

Continue reading
 

Chris Martin's massive Brands crash

Check out this video of the very lucky Chris Martin's massive get-off at Brands

We rated Chris Martin as the luckiest rider from the Brands Hatch BSB meeting. Chris suffered a broken ankle after the crash, but after you've seen the video, you'll be amazed his injuries weren't worse.

Get well soon Chris.

Continue reading
 

"You f'ed up the best f'ing race of the year"

AMA technical director caught on video chastising AMA privateer Johnny Page

I don't know where to start with this. But it's clear that AMA is in a complete state at the moment, what with Mat Mladin retiring. I feel sorry for AMA race fans most of all.

So check out this video of a confrontation between privateer Johnny Page and the (now ...  Continue reading

 

Harris makes that Fireblade slide

Great shot of Karl Harris in action from Mallory

Mallory is but a distant memory for the British Superbike circus, but leafing through some images while looking to setup a 'Khal Harris vs. Karl Harris' feature, I stumbled across this image of Karl Harris absolutely on it at Mallory exiting Devil's Elbow. Respect.

Continue reading
 

The world's fastest fire engine

New Nurburgring Rapid Response Vehicle will be helping to mop up the post-spill carnage that's part and parcel of a day at the' Ring

With a lap-record time of 7m26s, Nissan's R35 Skyline has been causing quite a stir and many a pant-wetting moment in the car world. Now the operators of the Nordschleife have introduced an R35 Skyline as their Rapid Response Vehicle.

This stripped out, R35 features bucket-seats, a rollcage and a massive fire-extinguisher ...  Continue reading

 

Motorcycle meets - LA style

They sure know how to put on a rocking party in LA, as these pictures show

Well known calendar company FastDates recently put on a motorcycle meet to, presumably, celebrate the launch of a new calendar (although we thought they were best launched at the start of a year). Still, we'd buy any excuse to put on a biker meet like this.

Continue reading
 

Guernsey: not known for their burnouts

Burnout competition ends in one bike catching on fire, which I suppose deems it a success?

If you've never heard of the Hogwash Motorbike Show, then that's probably because you don't live in Guernsey. Here's a clip from the final of a burnout competition and it leaves me wondering - just how many fire extinguishers do you need to put out a fire? Answer? Well, watch the ...  Continue reading

 

Please BMW: don't build this

Concept 3-wheeler scooter emerges from photoshoppers bedroom. This is not the direction we want to see

BMW have taken a rapid step in the right direction, what with their K1300S, S1000RR and F800R. Recently rumours have been flying around that BMW are to produce a scooter, possibly a hybrid. And while we know it's well within their means, we'd rather they concentrated on the sharpening the cutting ...  Continue reading

 

1,751 to 1,760 of 1,787 blog posts