Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Found on Flickr

BSA Motorbike Engine
Original photo by Leo L30.

Friday, February 18, 2005

KTM 950 Adventure Review

Friday, February 11, 2005

Moto Guzzi NATO

Moto Guzzi NATO
Original photo by astrovine.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


Original photo by tikaro.

The picture above was created by a gentlement that calls himself tikaro. I do not know him, but a new online photo sharing service called Flickr allows him to share his images with family, friends or the whole world. Flickr is a great place to find all kinds of cool photos. Check it out. My username is richardnixon. Flickr

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Byrne close to KR-KTM deal.

"To be honest I don't know much about (Byrne) as a rider," confessed Harald Bartol, the KTM motorsports manager. "We were expecting to take Jeremy McWilliams, which I was very happy with for development purposes, but that situation changed for reasons out of our control. Now we're looking forward to getting to know Shane."

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Radical SR8

This post is only tangentially about motorcycles. There is a new trend afoot in the world of high-performance track day cars. Low volume manufacturers like Radical are using motorcycle powerplants as the basis for purpose-built race engines, for cars. "Radical's engine specialist, Powertec, has grafted a pair of Suzuki Hayabusa top ends on to a common crankcase to make a 2.6-litre V8. Without any mods to the Suzuki pistons, rods, cams valvegear or heads, it puts out 383bhp at about 10,000rpm." Auto Express

Monday, February 07, 2005

The fundamentals... published a short and straightforward article about the key equation in motorsport engineering. F = m x a

Friday, February 04, 2005

Byrne on verge of KR-KTM deal.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

But will it be orange?

Kenny Roberts' fast Frankenstein of a racing motorcycle is still unconfirmed for the 2005 MotoGP season. The newest rumors place Shakey Byrne on the hybrid KR/KTM with Michelin rubber. Toby Hirst reports the details at Superbike Planet