Mild-mannered Julian Farnam, a respected member of his Livermore, CA, community and an accomplished Industrial Designer at Dolby Labs, is definitely a Dirtbag. Farnam has been building unconventional motorcycles for decades, including a hub-center-steered RZ350 that’s his daily driver. A decade or so ago, Farman also produced the AK-1 roadrace frames for Kawasaki EX500 engines, and he’s been a Dirtbagger since 2010, when he entered the contest with a chopped VF700 Interceptor.
This year’s design, which earned the coveted Coolest Bike title, began with a 1977 Yamaha RD400 frame and swingarm sourced off Craigslist for $75Â Â …Â More
Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood Electrics, leaders in all-electric motorcycles, announced they will partner to participate in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on June 30, 2013, in Cascade, Colo. This year marks the first ever Electric Motorcycle Division in PPIHCâ€™s 90 year history. Hollywood Electrics will organize and manage the efforts with motorcycles and technical support from Zero Motorcycles. Hollywood Electrics will be entering several different model Zero Motorcyclesâ€™ in the event including a number of stock and modified motorcycles. Hollywood Electrics has been an -authorized Zero Motorcycles dealer for the past four years and has been Zeroâ€™s #1 dealership in sales as well.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb began in 1916 andÂ Â …Â More
Honda might be focusing a big chunk of its attention on bringing new or returning riders back into the motorcycle fraternity these days, but it hasnâ€™t completely forgotten about those who have never left it. But many moto veterans probably havenâ€™t been feeling that way, though, and long-time fans of the 600cc Supersport class in particular havenâ€™t had much to get excited about lately – not until they got a jolt when Kawasaki re-introduced the 636 recently and now with Honda releasing its revamped CBR600RR.
We canâ€™t quite call it â€œall-newâ€ yet, but the latest edition of the CBR600RR isÂ Â …Â More
While no one will publicly declare alcohol consumption and motorcycling are OK, there remain definite problems in a culture offering mixed messages.Despite campaigns to raise awareness that drinking and riding donâ€™t mix, the incentive to consume alcohol and ride a motorcycle has done anything but gone away.
Included in the allure is a sometimes quietly accepted, revenue-generating subculture enabling such behaviors as riding to the bar, or bar hopping, or participating inÂ …Â More