There was the wacky weather. There was the weird start, with Jack Miller sitting all alone in pole position with everyone else several rows behind. Then, there were multiple incidents involving Marquez…crashing into two other riders, including Valentino Rossi, and getting two penalties. Don’t forget a Danni Pedrosa crash. Finally, the awkward press conference with Cal Crutchlow telling the press to not bother showing up to any more events with him.
You can be fairly sure of never seeing another race like this one!
I wouldn’t recommend betting against this combination for the Isle of Man or the other road races in the season, like the Ulster and NW200.
MICHAEL DUNLOP TEAMS UP WITH TYCO BMW FOR 2018 ROAD RACING CAMPAIGNS
Just a “speedy” review of this cool look at BSB. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. It’s not a bad way to spend 1.5 hours on a rainy day.
It’s not new news, but it’s getting more real. HD is bringing an electric motorcycle to the market in about 18 months. If the current specs can be trusted, they do seem a little weak. Range is thought to be around 50 miles, which could suffice for commuters. It’s not inconceivable that we might see improvements in that area as the launch date approaches, but certainly, 100 miles would be a more pleasing figure for riders looking for a weekend cruising machine.
All that said, the current version has a very appealing look. Harley is on the right track…blending some of their classic design elements while bringing cool new tech and updated styling to market. All this is part of HD’s (and the entire motorcycle segment’s) desire to reach out to a younger demographic.
Learn your motorcycle acronyms and throw around those buzzwords with the best of them.
Check out this write-up of the iconic Suzuki GT750. A 2-stroke, 3-cylinder, dual-disc beast from back in the day (’72-’77). These are pretty hard to come by, but make a great restoration/custom project if you can find one. Old School has a few parts in storage, so if you’re currently working on one let us know!
Valetino Rossi continues to break every stereotype and barrier with regard to longevity and performance in MotoGP. Hard to argue with his results with Yamaha both on and off the track.