Love motorcycle racing and got a rainy day to burn? Jump on YouTube and watch the 2017 Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race. Put on annually since 1962, this is one of the ultimate tests of men and machines.
While I’m not that concerned about Harley and its prospects (they’ve been down difficult roads in the past and survived), the overall decline in driving and motorcycling is very concerning. My two children both ride, but they seem to be the exception these days. How do we transfer previous generations’ love for the open road to our kids…and grandkids? Hopefully, this will become known as just a “blip” in the natural ebb and flow of interests between generations rather than an actual death knell for motorcycling.
Whichever side of the debate you side with this article does a good job explaining and debunking. Personally, I’ve been using earplugs for a couple of years now and would never go back.
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Bike Bandit comes out with the “how-to” for running in the Isle of Man TT. As they say, you may be able to race, but winning is another matter!
Here’s a link to a comprehensive and heartfelt tribute to Nicky Hayden, the Kentucky Kid, who lost his life in a tragic bicycle/automobile accident on May 17, 2017 while training in Italy.
Always worth a refresher…
If you’ve got 90 minutes and an interest in motorcycles, this is a great video to watch. It’s filled with a lot of interesting history of the motorcycle.
2000 Kawasaki ZX-9R street fighter. 14k miles. Many new parts. Not perfect, but a solid bike that is ready to ride. Clean Maine title.