Yes friends, a documentary film about Evel Knievel is on the way and based on just viewing the trailer below, this may just be THE movie to go see this year for those of us who grew up during Evel's reign.
I just recently finished my review of the FOBO motorcycle tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for our friends over at webBikeWorld. This inexpensive ($99.00 USD) system works with one's existing Android or Apple smart phone (or tablet) which acts as the interface and display. This helps keep the costs down for those running a relatively modern Android or iOS device (Windows phones are not supported).
The system actually works very well and provides quite a lot more options than expected for its price range including sharing of the app for multiple users, psi AND tempertaure readouts, multilevel alerts for pressure over/under limits, etc. If one already has an Android or iOS mobile device this is a great way to keep up with your tires' pressure and be alerted if they need attention.
Suzuki has put together a documentary video that shows off the development of their new MotoGP bike, the GSX-RR. The narrator is a bit over the top but it's nice to see Suzuki getting back into the MotoGP game and making a serious play to win. Here's the info from Suzuki:
A new behind-the-scenes documentary looking into the SUZUKI MotoGP team's work and development of the 2015 GSX-RR at Suzuki Motor Corporation's Development Centre and 'Wind Tunnel' progress at Ryuyo in Japan, along with race-action from the 2014 Valencia 'Wild-Card' entry with Randy de Puniet, plus initial 'Valencia Test' comments from new team riders Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales.
2014 Indian Motorcycle Inaugural Ride at Sloan's Indian Motorcycle of Murfreesboro.
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.
More photos from the races today here at the 10th Annual VIntage Festival here at the Barber Motorsports Park. Quite a diverse group of machines in this photo gallery and makes for some interesting match ups during the race. Click the Read more link below to view them.
Below is a short video with some clips of the sidecar racing from today at the 10th Annual Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports park in Leeds, Alabama. It's not very long but you do get to see a little bit of the sliding that goes on in the corners during these races.
Probably my favorite racing I get to see at Barber each year is the sidecar racing. Watching these riders and their "monkey" slide around turns is just too much fun to describe in words so I always make sure to take lots of photos. One thing I was very pleased to see is Hannah Matthews back on the track after a very bad crash last year. Fortunately she has recovered well and she was back on the track today. She is on bike 421 in the photos below after the Read more link. If you want to learn a bit about sidecars you can check out our interview with Hannah and Dale from a couple of years back by clicking here.
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