Zero Motorcycles will be displaying its all-electric 2009 Zero S supermoto at this weekend’s Go Green Expo in Los Angeles. Focused on showcasing the latest in green companies and their products, the Go Green Expo allows consumers to see environmentally friendly goods and services they can use in everyday life.
Along with the zero emissions Zero S supermoto, the show will also feature panels and discussions that include actors and environmental activists Ed Begley, Jr. and Mariel Hemingway.
This weekend the sensational show that is the AMA Supercross/FIM Supercross World Championship gets underway at its spiritual home of the Angel Stadium, Anaheim in Los Angeles for its 37th edition. The first visit of three to the venue in the 17-race 2010 schedule will see defending champion James Stewart of the L and M Team wield the new Yamaha YZ450F into its maiden major international campaign.
The Red Velvet Cupcake
With a V4 that is as smooth as a premium red velvet cupcake from Jamaica’s Cakes in Los Angeles, the venerable 2009 Honda ST1300 returns for a seventh year (eight, if you’re counting in Euros), and it proves that a classic recipe remains tasty over time.
Bonneville Touring Edition
We gave thanks this year for retro design melding with modern technology and celebrated with an all-day Thanksgiving ride on a couple of classically designed motorcycles.
The economy is still struggling, gas prices are climbing and some experts say that the earth is warming because of fossil fuel usage. As motorcyclists, we’ve long understood that not hauling around 3000 pounds of useless (and empty) cage everywhere we go makes no sense. We see the benefits of this missing weight every time we swing a leg over a $12,000 motorcycle that accelerates faster, gets better fuel economy and takes up less space than any of those rolling barges that are using up our highway space.
As much as we prefer to ride our motorcycles to whatever destination we have in mind, it is certainly not a practical option for those of us who own race bikes and dirt bikes. Securing our bikes in the bed of a truck is always a challenge, particularly when two motorcycles are involved.
Be one of the first to test ride the all-new fully electric motorcycle, the Zero S, this Sunday, October 18, 2009! Zero Motorcycles will be offering demo rides from 8am to 6pm at Hollywood Electrics. Electric motorcycle demos will be available by appointment only and begin at 8am every hour on the hour with refreshments offered all day.
Day 9 – Another Night in Colorado
This morning we all felt melancholy as we said our goodbyes and packed up our stuff once again. Guzzi Alice and I had planned to ride to Aspen for lunch and then see how far we could get before supper. Instead, we realized we had way too much writing to do (we are both covering the event) and spending the day playing in the mountains would not help us accomplish that.
Southern California motorcyclists take note. The word on the street is that Alpinestars will be holding a 1st Annual “Back to School” parking lot sale on Saturday, August 15th. So if you live in Southern California, and are in the market for some new motorcycle apparel, we understand there will be some great items included in the sale.
Tony Anschutz is on a mission to save lives. On August 17 Tony will begin a solo, two-month, 16,000-mile motorcycle adventure to raise awareness about the dangers of cell phone use while driving – a behavior that causes 636,000 crashes and 2,600 deaths annually. Tony’s "Ride the Americas" trip will take him through North American crossroads and big cities, where he will stop to meet people and advance the National Safety Council’s call for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving.
For Tony, the mission is personal.