Tagged: Motorcycle Racing

Joey Dunlop 0

Joey Dunlop – The Best Motorcycle Road Racer of All Time and His Humanitarian Mission

William Joseph (Joey) Dunlop’s love of motorcycle racing ultimately cost him his life on July 2, 2000. But what a life it was. Dunlop, who was born in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland on Feb. 25, 1952, was affectionately known as ‘Yer Maun’ and ‘King of the Roads’ for his amazing racing exploits. To many racing fans […]

MotoGP Rider Marco Simoncelli Killed in Accident at Sepang Malaysia 0

MotoGP Rider Marco Simoncelli Killed in Accident at Sepang Malaysia

As we all know, motorcycle riding and racing are an inherently dangerous pursuits, and on Sunday, that knowledge was brutally underlined as San Carlo Honda Grisini rider Marco Simoncelli was killed instantly in an accident during the second lap on Malaysia’s Sepang circuit during a MotoGP race. Simoncelli had been involved in competitive racing for […]

Check Out The Bike That Made Racing Legend King Kenny Roberts Rethink His Career Choice 0

Check Out The Bike That Made Racing Legend King Kenny Roberts Rethink His Career Choice

This 1975 TZ750 dirt-tracker is the bike that made legendary motorcycle racer “King” Kenny Roberts turn cold and reconsider his choice of careers. “They don’t pay me enough to ride that thing,” Roberts said at the time. The bike featured a TZ750 two-stroke, four-cylinder mill that pumped out 125 horsepower – and that’s a whopping […]

Closer To The Edge – Motorcycle Speed Freaks at The Isle of Man 0

Closer To The Edge – Motorcycle Speed Freaks at The Isle of Man

Guy Martin’s story, as do most great stories, doesn’t play without some controversy. Martin is essentially the “star” of TT3D: Closer to the Edge, a documentary film about the Isle of Man TT races which examines the motivations of the riders who race the TT and risk it all to become “King of the Mountain” […]

Inside the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superquadro Engine – The Technical Details Video 0

Inside the Ducati 1199 Panigale Superquadro Engine – The Technical Details Video

After leaking a series of pictures featuring disguised test examples of Ducati’s new superbike, the 1199 Panigale, the iconic maker of stylish Italian motorcycles has decided to give the mechanical geeks among us a treat with this video clip of the long-awaited motorcycle’s engine. Nice. It’s not so much that the video is some kind […]

Dougie Lampkin Drops In For A Spot of Tea at Goodwood House 0

Dougie Lampkin Drops In For A Spot of Tea at Goodwood House

Dougie Lampkin kick starts the 2008 Festival of Speed: Watch some of the wild antics of international trials riding legend Dougie Lampkin as he rides through Goodwood House, in practice ahead of his ‘surprise’ appearances during the Festival of Speed. One of the greatest names in competition motorcycles is back: after a 28-year absence, the […]

Is Taylor Lautner the New Steve McQueen? 0

Is Taylor Lautner the New Steve McQueen?

Taylor Lautner is just the latest star to find himself digging motorcycles, but he’s got a long way to go before he hits the heights of motorcycling greatness achieved by Steve McQueen. McQueen was a bonafide rider and racer, and his love of bikes set the standard for Hollywood types. McQueen defined what it means […]

Dream Classic Bike Auction Features Immaculate Ducatis 0

Dream Classic Bike Auction Features Immaculate Ducatis

La Collezione Due Ruote offers post-war and modern vehicles, including a 1973 MV Agusta 750S, which is considered one of the fastest and most expensive bikes of that era. Auction representatives expect the bike to fetch upward of US$62,000. Another big auction draw is a one-off 1946 Stilma Prototype, complete with original paint and only […]