Friday, June 20 - The Waiting. It's The Hardest Part. Friday afternoon. Shop is open, and I really need to get a lot done, knowing I…
Our friends at Sloan's Motorcycle & ATV Superstore in Murfreesboro have some great news. Tomorrow, Saturday October 4th they will have the new Indian Scout…
Recently Motus Motorcycles spent an afternoon giving a series of factory tours in in Birmingham. When I found this out I made plans on heading down…
Our friends over at Sloan's Motorcycle and ATV Superstore are putting together two groups rides in October. The first leaves from Sloan's on Friday, October…
The rumors have been flying around for a while that Daimler was looking to get into the motorcycle game and it looks like that may be happening. Visordown.com seems to have found some pretty convincing evidence that this deal will be going down. Here's what that had to say:
German automotive corporation Daimler is looking to take a minority stake in MV Agusta, according to a source close to the project. The source said no deal had been finalized but it could see Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler take a 20-25% stake in the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.
It was quite an exciting MotoGP race this past weekend with Valentino Rossi topping the podium ahead of second place finisher Jorge Lorenzo. Marc Marquez, who has spent most of the season in the number one position, crashed out and was unable to finish. Marquez was not alone in crashing out though as several other riders crashed as well. There is some conjecture going around that this could have been due to the use of a new front tire design provided by Bridgestone for this particular event. Marquez of course has already won the championship for the season but the fight for second is still up for grabs.
Click the Read more link below for the race results.
- Via Triumph press release
Street life doesn’t get more stimulating than this. The Street Triple Rx combines aggressive style and devilish good looks to create an extreme, eye-catching machine, borrowing inspiration from its TT and Daytona 200 winning supersport sibling, the Daytona 675R. The highest-spec variant Triumph’s Street Triple R, its unique visual features include a new razor-sharp rear profile, a new Aluminium Silver paint scheme and revised graphics.
The angular seat unit is transplanted from the Daytona, further emphasizing the Street Triple’s already aggressive stance. The crisp lines are accented by the new Matt Silver paint and deep Diablo Red details, complimented by the striking hand painted finish on the front and rear lightweight race inspired wheels. Triumph’s seat cowl, belly pan and fly screen complete the aesthetics to round off the purposeful intent of the Rx.
While rumors have been floating for quite a while that Yamaha would jump into the small displacement sportbike fray, They have now officially unveiled the new for 2015 YZF-R3. The R3 is a 321cc parallel twin powered, lightweight (368 lbs) sportbike targeted at the the same niche as Kawasaki's Ninja 300 and Honda's CBR300R.
Yamaha may have come late to the party but they also came prepared with the largest displacement in the class. I have not seen official USA horsepower numbers but the Euro spec model reportedly makes 42bhp which would also be best in class. On the downside, though, I have seen no mention of ABS being available (yet) for the R3 which is otherwise available it's closest competitors.
For more information you can click the Read more link below for the press release and specs from Yamaha.
At the end of four days and dozens of films screened, the story of one of America's most important motorcycle pioneers, John Penton, took home the coveted "Best Feature Documentary" award at the second annual Motorcycle Film Festival held in New York City on Sept 24-27th. In it's first official film festival appearance, PENTON: The John Penton Story won the award against other wonderful films which included the new On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter, which the producers of the Penton film are also Executive Producers on.
With three races left to go in the season, Marc Marquez has sewn up his second MotoGP championship by finishing second at Motegi. The press has gone wild over this achievement as headlines from all over the world are singing Marquez's praises (you can see several of them over at Motogp.com). This no doubt cast a shadow for Jorge Lorenzo who actually won the race this past weekend while Valentino Rossi followed Marquez in for third place. You can see the complete results here at MotoGP.com.
This round of photos just a small sampling of the variety of bikes one can see when at the Vintage Festival. It truly is the tip of the iceberg one is seeing in these pictures. The only way to really understand how amazing the show is to head down next year and see it for oneself and I would start planning now. Next year's Vintage Festival will start on October 9th so don't waste anytime, especially if you want a hotel room anywhere near the motorsports park.