During the the glory days of 500cc racing in the 1980s and early 199os, two stroke 500cc Grand Prix bikes produced 160 HP and weighed just 120kg. Men like Kevin Schwants, Wayne Gardner, Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and Randy Mamola, made up just a handful of brave and wild blokes, that were capable of riding them to the limit. In this documentary the riders share their memories of this classic period.
Is there a story behind the Erik Buell Racing logo?
EB: The brand is really EBR. The little Pegasus goes way back. That’s actually on my family crest – I’ve always used it. It seemed like a nice logo. This time, we changed the look from before; it’s really aggressive, very modern. The idea being that we are now high-tech and modern instead of the classic look … which fit the Harley because they are more of a classic brand.
Valentino Rossi lapped quick enough to be in the top half of the NASCAR Nationwide Series field as he tried Kyle Busch’s Toyota stock car in a promotional event. Seven-time MotoGP champion Rossi travelled to Charlotte Motor Speedway after finishing sixth in his series’ inaugural Austin race.
When you’re used to slapping knees against the pavement at 160 mph, a NASCAR Nationwide car must seem like a lumbering behemoth, despite its 650-ish horsepower. Of course, it also has two more wheels than a Moto GP bike.
But that didn’t deter Valentino Rossi from getting up to speed quickly in Kyle Busch’s #54 Toyota Camry Nationwide car.
“At the beginning it was a bit strange because itâ€™s difficult to go straightÂ Â …Â More
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