We recently enlisted the help of skydivers to test motorcycle sunglasses. For three consecutive years this unique approach has been used to evaluate how many of the most popular brands perform at extreme speeds. The glasses that exceeded expectations were Wiley-X, 7EYE and Gatorz. The glasses that did not do well are scattered throughout cornfields north of Skydive Dallas.
Dunlop Launches Interactive Monthly Motorcycle Newsletter.
Dunlop Download is an innovative monthly newsletter that is available free of charge at www.dunlopmotorcycle.com. The January issue of the newsletter contains electronic reprints of magazine articles, a digital press kit featuring Dunlop's all-new Geomax line of motocross tires, photo galleries from the Supercross season and the Daytona Dunlop tire test, plus embedded videos featuring insight into Supercross racing and more.
Helmet House is proud to announce the creation of a new YouTube channel offering videos aimed specifically at motorcyclists. Over the next year on the Helmet House YouTube channel we'll be posting videos of racers, events, cool rides, interviews with industry personalities, plus helpful tips on hooking up with the right equipment to match your specific riding needs.
Click video to see the new 2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200, now available in the U.S. The 1200cc, Evolution V-Twin engine, with precision-cooled heads, downdraft fuel injection, and performance tuned dual exhaust is here.
Click video to see Yamaha insiders explain the all-new 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. Many of the advanced features of the new R1 have been derived from MotoGP racing technology.
Click video to watch Robbie Maddison achieve the impossible. In 2008 on the New Year's Eve before 2009, Robbie Maddison jumped his motorcycle to the top of the Arc de Triomphe at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. Robbie then jumps off the top of the Arc de Triomphe on his way back down to earth. Congratulations Robbie on yet another record motorcycle jump!
Click video to see Short, Millsaps, Tedesco and Townley suit up on the all-new fuel-injected 2009 Honda CRF450R, while Fiolek rides the 2009 Honda CRF250R.
Road Racing Champs
Click video to see Ben Bostrom and Jake Zemke talk about their successful 2008 AMA road racing series.
The year 1967 was awash in monumental events. Summer of Love bromides aside, the image of Hendrix immolating his Strat at Monterey is a visual time stamp of a convulsive year. Change and upheaval, among other things, were in the air.
Ever try to put lipstick on a Pitbull? It's a hazardous enterprise. Blood is spilled. Fingers vanish. Michael Vick leaves nasty messages on your voicemail. Ignoring the obvious peril, the brave souls at Big Dog Motorcycles have given their vicious, 10-year-old Pitbull a complete makeover for 2008. Admirers of the ill-tempered street dog need not fear—this is no Queer Eye, metrosexual de-fanging.
Scattered like seeds in the wind, the 10 existing Britten motorcycles have blown to the far corners of the earth. Metallic reminders of one man's motorcycling dream, they stand as silent testimony to the drive, vision and genius of the late John Britten. Exquisite motorcycle artwork in their repose, they once were warriors, possessed with a great spirit from the Maori nation of their birth.
Click video to watch Robbie Maddison as he jumps into the records books with an unbelievable 322ft motorcycle jump. Robbie completed this jump live on ESPN, 2007 New Year's Eve in Las Vegas, setting a new world record for distance on a motorcycle. Robbie dedicated the jump to Evil Knievel.
When fashion designer Ennio Capasa launched his C'N'C Costume National diffusion line last year in Milan, little did we know that his passion for motorcycles would drive the fulfillment of his dream of building a Ducati.
Google "Hayabusa custom", and 12,000 hits will be your reward. Given the well-tilled condition of that particular soil, how would you craft a revolutionary take on the Suzuki racer that would blow the mind and scorch the eyeballs of even the most jaded Custom Sportbike fiend? If you were McCoy Motorsports of Pikeville, Ky., you'd take six months, spend a quarter-of-a-million dollars and hand-build this mandible melting Suzuki Hayabusa Twin-Turbo Phoenix. (Click image to enlarge)