Casey Stoner Profile
As a toddler Casey Stoner displayed a passion and talent for motorbike riding that was extraordinary, even by the standards of his bike-mad family. By the age of three he’d already graduated from pushing his older sister’s (Kelly) 50cc Peewee around the yard to taking his first ride on his own.
The saleroom at the Yorkshire Event Centre in England was packed with a mixture of local bidders and international enthusiasts for Bonhams annual sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Historic Commercial Vehicles and Automobilia at Harrogate. Spirited bids saw 92.14% of items on offer sold by lot (89.38% by value).
This is our second updated from the Tokyo Motor Show. We are standing here by the new 2010 Honda CB1100. It is powered by a newly developed air-cooled, 4-stroke, inline-4 DOHC engine that reminds me of my old days in England. The engine is said to be full of torque at low and medium rpm range with some moving horsepower at the top-end. Honda has designed this bike to capture your nostalgia with its simple retro design and muscular riding appearance.
Royal Enfield USA announces that the Lean-Burn AVL engine will now come standard on all of its classically styled models. The Bullet Classic with the Lean-Burn engine arrived stateside just this January and as of July all of the models can be purchased with the new, highly reliable engine style.
Along with this announcement comes the news that Royal Enfield USA has been sent the final shipment of Bullets featuring the 70-year-old cast-iron engine, which has the distinction of being in production longer than any other motorcycle engine in history.
When Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper set off in search of "America" in ’69, Hopper went for a beat-up old hat to complete his gear whilst Fonda opted for the now iconic Captain America/Stars and Stripes open-face Jet. What they found out there (freedom, insights and some harsh truths amongst other things) was to have a profound influence not only on audiences but on film-making itself.
The 2009 AMA Racing/USA Speedway National Championship will fire off the line Saturday, June 6, when the series gets underway at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, Calif.
An impressive field of racers will battle for the title in this year’s three-round championship, which will continue the action at Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway in Sacramento, Calif., on July 10 and Oct. 2. Included in that lineup is 1997 Speedway World Champion and seven-time AMA National Champion Greg Hancock.
What do the Crimean War, the manufacturing of rifles, and the building of bicycles have in common?
They’re all events that led up to the British Birmingham Small Arms Co. — better known to the world as BSA — producing motorcycles that ultimately became among the most iconic in the world. The legendary brand will be honored this year as the Marque of the Year at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, set for July 24-26 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Motorcycle Hall of Famer and Racer Don Emde to serve as Grand Marshal.
In 1971, a group of young American motorcycle racers who rode for the Birmingham Small Arms Co. (BSA) — marketers of the BSA and Triumph brands — flew to England to compete against some of the most talented motorcycle riders in the world at the inaugural running of the Trans-Atlantic Match Races.
A brave ride from the ashes.
Recently released to the world’s press at the Ace Cafe in London, it would be easy to look at the new Triumph Thruxton as just another retro motorcycle to hit the market, or simply a chance for Triumph to capitalize on the glory days of the British motorcycle industry when British iron ruled the roads. But after spending some time riding around the English countryside, I found the Triumph Thruxton to be a lot more than just a simple fashion statement.