Suzuki MotoGP 2014 Documentary

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.

More Photos From the 2014 Vintage Festival

VintFest2014 0893This 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.

Twins and Two Stroke Racing at The 10th Annual Vintage Festival

VintFest2014 0521More 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.

Sidecar Racing Video (short) from the Vintage Festival

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.

2014 Vintage Festival Sidecar Racing Photos

VintFest2014 0289Probably 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.

Paddock Photos from the 10th Annual Vintage Festival

VintFest2014 0013One gets to see all varieties of motorcycles here at the Vintage Festival. Some bikes are familiar, some are long lost legends, and some will be something you may have never seen or even heard of. The photo gallery below (hit the Read more link)shows just a small sampling of what is present this year in just the paddock alone.

BMW Releases Two New Boxers for 2015

r1200nakedBMW introduced two new boxer based bikes at Intermot this year in the form of the R1200 R Naked (photo at the right) and R1200 RS sport tourer (see photos after the break). What I found very interesting was the switch to traditional, if upside down, telescopic forks. That's right, no Telelever on the front of these two new bikes. Not that the Telelever doesn't work, I get what they are trying to do, but I never felt it brought that much to the party other than cost and complexity, but I digress. Click the Read more link below for the complete details via the BMW press release on the RS (I'm sure one is coming for the Naked).

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