Surely, nearly everyone can agree that it takes more skills to ride a motorcycle than it does to drive a car. After all, a car will never tip over if you stick your foot in a patch of gravel, and they’re all but immune to collarbone-cracking high-sides.
“Okay, Cap’n Obvious,” you might jibe. “We already knew that.”
While this premise is quite evident, illustrating it clearly can be challenging. That’s why I was intrigued to read a review of Porsche’s scintillating new 918 and a tale from its track test … More
Mike Hailwood lies alongside his daughter, Michelle, in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene in the Warwickshire village of Tanworth-in-Arden. A black gravestone records the names and age of the two, the nine-year-old girl and her father, aged 40. There is also an inscription for each. Hailwood’s reads simply: “Too good in life to be forgotten in death.”
For Murray Walker, Hailwood – “Mike the Bike” as he was known – was a good deal better than even that. According to Walker, Mike Hailwood is the “greatest motorcycle rider who ever lived”. Walker was close to Hailwood but his judgement is not coloured by friendship – he is … More
Jennifer Robertson is the fastest woman on a motorcycle in the world, but she could be even faster.
The Corpus Christi native set the world record for a female motorcycle rider in a standing mile, posting a top speed of 243.6 mph on a turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa at the fall 2012 Texas Mile in Beeville. The previous record was 243.5.
“Actually, I wasn’t full throttle … More
It’s lap 3 of the 2013 Monster Energy Supersport Race 2 – Michael Dunlop is holding second place on corrected time to Bruce Anstey but trailing John McGuinness and Cameron Donald on the road.
As he leaves the pits it’s clear Michael is on a mission to get himself on to the podium for the fourth time in a week.
Blasting down Bray Hill on the PTR tuned MD Racing CBR600RR Dunlop’s a man on the move.
With John and Cameron in his sights Michael’s in determined move – watch as he dices with these old TT hands and puts a silky move on them at Ramsey Hairpin.