Phil Comar has a bit of a double life. The 63-year-old Adrian, Mich., man works as a motorcycle safety trainer, teaching proper techniques to new riders. But for the past 20 years, Comar has been putting extra danger into his Harley rides by training himself to steer without using his hands. This weekend, he’ll attempt to beat his own world record for charity by riding 525 miles hands free, without stopping. That’s one way toÂ Â …Â More
Iâ€™ve not heard many riders complaining about the performance of their S1000RR, but the new HP4 has greater mid-range thrust and revised electronics. But then again, Ducati has done very well from making special high-performance versions of its superbikes, so why not BMW?
Visually thereâ€™s little to distinguish it from the stock S1000RR apart from unique paint, some discreet badging and a serial number on the top fork yoke. But there are some effective dynamic differences, such asÂ …Â More
Weâ€™ve seen it happen before, a couple of guys start talking over a few beers, one of them says, â€œYa know, I bet I could put one of these engines in that bike,â€ and if he has the skills to pull it off, the project begins. I have no idea if this bike began like that, but Cedric Smith, a service tech at Everett Powersports in Everett, Washington, is the brains behind this one, an 1800cc flat six from a Gold Wing matedÂ with Honda CBR bodywork.
Sure, the CBRâ€™s handling will be somewhat compromised, but thatâ€™s not the point and anyone whoâ€™s beenÂ Â …Â Pictures and more
I shift into fifth gear and hit 70 mph as I merge onto the State Highway 130 toll road east of Austin. The speed limit on this road is 80 mph, so that’s where I stop accelerating until a Chevy Tahoe packed with children passes me in the left lane, probably doing around 90. Then I decide to push the accelerator a bit more and let my speedometer creep up to 85.
At this moment, I am breÂ …Â Moreaking Texas law. That won’t be the case in November, when a new section of SH 130 opens up with an 85 mph speed limit â€” the fastest in the Western Hemisphere, according to some reports.
Is an 85 mph speed limit unbelievably awesome? Maybe, but I’m not so sureÂ Â …Â More