Electric motorcycle team sets landspeed record

A racing team has set the landspeed record for an electric motorcycle at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. Lightning Motorcycles, which competes in the Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix (TTXGP) built a machine that hit 176 miles-per-hour at one point. Because the official record requires an average over time, the officially clocked time was 173 […]

Dunefest 2011 preparations underway

Although Dunefest 2010 just ended, preparations are underway for 2011′s event. ATV riders and motorsports enthusiasts might want to consider clearing their calendars, as registration is expected to fill up fast. The massive event, held in Oregon right on the Pacific Ocean, attracted over 10,000 riders from across the country for five days of fun […]

Bikers to reenact “Cannonball Run” on vintage cruiser bikes

A group of bikers are poised to recreate Erwin “Cannonball” Baker’s historic cross-country ride from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to Santa Monica, California. According to the Calgary Herald, the riders will cover over 3,250 miles following Cannonball’s original route. In 1914, he set a record by crossing the country in 11 days on the back […]

Catalina Island Grand Prix Returns

Once the biggest motorcycle race on the West Coast, the legendary Catalina Grand Prix is set to make history, again. California motorcycle enthusiast Vinnie Mandzak is totally committed to promoting the 2010 Catalina Island GP, as he has been since receiving authorization to produce “the most unique motorcycle race in 50 years.” “Despite what a […]

Yamaha unveils FZ8 naked bike

Yamaha has announced their 2011 model lineup, which includes the debut of the brand new FZ8 naked bike. According to the company, the FZ8 streetfighter will slot between Yamaha’s similar street bikes, the FZ1 and FZ6R, which will also get 2011 models. The FZ8 has already torn up asphalt in Europe, where it has been […]