The history of motorcycle flat track racing has been all about one manufacture, Harley Davidson. Recently this 17 year dominance has been broken by Ducati.
Last Saturday in Arizona, a Ducati finished first at the Yavapai Downs Mile. It was a sad day for Harley for this long tradition has finally been broken. Long live the racing traditions. The full story of the race is available here.Read More
According to Gizmag and Wikipedia, this 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle is the oldest ever production motorcycle. An unrestored version went up for auction recently. You can read the full account and story on Gizmag here.
The Wikipedia article has more to say about this old relic.Read More
A UK company make an electric motor scooter called a YoGo. It has a replaceable battery so you can carry an extra one or two with you to extend your mileage. According to the company it will recharge the battery in 1 hour. They look nice and the price is reasonable so when will we see these in the US?
For full information follow this link YoGo motor scooter
I just read this press release on gizmag. Shelby has build some great cars. It will be interesting how well the cycle will be received. To me, Shelby will always be synonymous with cool cars. Even though I am an avid motorcyclist, I just can’t get into a Shelby bike.
“February 8, 2007 Carroll Shelby International and Rucker Performance unveiled a limited production Shelby motorcycle at the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo last week. The high performance motorcycle was developed in partnership between the two companies and will be built by Rucker Performance. Sticking to his tried and true formula of brute horsepower in a lightweight frame, the powerhouse is a new S&S X-Wedge 128 c.i.d. engine with closed loop VFI fuel injection that churns out a healthy 150 bhp. Each Shelby motorcycle can be custom painted according to the owner’s personal tastes and includes a special edition logo. In addition, a complete line of Shelby merchandise including apparel, accessories and limited edition collector’s items will be available. Initial production of the Shelby will be a very limited edition run of 25 motorcycles that will be available for purchase by the third quarter of this year. Production of a second round of bikes will begin in the fall of 2007.”Read More