After four rounds of the 2015 MotoGP season, Valentino Rossi sits atop the standings, with two victories and four podium finishes to his credit. While the Movistar Yamaha rider has definitely taken advantage of his competitors' various misfortunes in the opening rounds, he has just as definitely shown he is capable of winning in a straight-up battle - as he did in convincing fashion by outfoxing Marc Marquez in Argentina.
Friday, 15 May 2015 12:20
In any racing effort, from club-level novice to national pro and the world stage, testing plays a vital role. For inexperienced riders, it's more about learning the basic skills of road racing, trying new techniques and simply learning to ride better. At that beginning level, any riding at all can be considered testing; practically every time a novice rider turns a wheel on the track, they learn something new.
Sunday, 19 April 2015 14:58
R. Bruce Thomas' latest Touring Essentials blog entry features advice on riding in the rain...
Monday, 13 April 2015 10:06
In the works for more than a year now, Ducati finally introduced its Desmosedici GP15 MotoGP bike at the Sepang test last month. The results were quite promising: Even though the bike had barely turned a wheel before the test, Andrea Iannone posted the fourth-quickest time of the three days and both Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso were pleased with the bike.
Monday, 16 March 2015 17:24
Yamaha has been on a roll of late with a wide variety of strong new models. The trend continues for 2015.
Monday, 16 March 2015 13:46
Not long after Jodi Christie clinched the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in August last year, John Sharrard - who runs the Accelerated Technologies/Honda Canada team and is Jodi's crew chief - and I were busy plotting Jodi's title defence for this year. History shows that it's often more difficult to retain a No. 1 plate than it is to win in the first place, as you have that big target on your back.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 18:10
I always find it a bit amusing, and sometimes frustrating, when people use a peak horsepower number as the absolute measure of performance. Bike A has 150 horsepower, bike B only has 140 horsepower, so bike A must be more powerful.
Thursday, 08 January 2015 19:01
Press material for both the all-new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale models describes the use of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) as part of their electronics packages.
Friday, 12 December 2014 10:50
My wife Marti has been watching all the bike and sled projects being built around here for the past 25 years. She actually learned to ride on one of my old race bikes back in the 80s, in a shopping mall parking lot on a Sunday. For the past 15 yrs Marti’s been riding around on a tricked out ’99 Fatboy, last of the EVOs, that I leaned on for her.
One day this past August, Marti turned to me and said, “I want a pink sportbike, with a matching pink outfit.”
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:40
Friday, 14 November 2014 16:14