Sunday MotoGP Summary at Motegi

Motegi was tempestuous, in every sense of the word. It was as if the elements were conspiring to become a metaphor for the 2017 MotoGP season. The weather is always a factor in an outdoor sport such as motorcycle racing, and in Japan, the elements threw almost everything they had […] The post Sunday MotoGP Summary at Motegi appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber. Sunday MotoGP Summary at Motegi Source: asphaltandrubber

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Dubai Police are using Russian Hoverbikes now

As if the world wasn’t already bizarre enough. Remember that Hoversurf ‘bike’ that we’ve been writing about for the past few months? Well, it looks as if the Police in Dubai have taken a shine to it. Not content with their usual, flashy sportscars, the Hoversurf hover-bike has been unveiled by the Dubai Police during… Dubai Police are using Russian Hoverbikes now Source: Motofire

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Questions about tire goop

So rather than carry a flat repair kit and a small electric pump (that I’ll probably keep carrying anyhow) what are the pros / cons of the tire goo that supposedly fixes nail holes and the like? I’ve heard bad things about them screwing up TPMS but my Tiger doesn’t have those. Just want an extra little bit of insurance when I’m riding that I won’t have a blowout at 120+km/h. TIA submitted by /u/WolfInFlannel [link] [comments] Questions about tire goop Source: Reddit Dualsport

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Lane Splitting in Texas

Lane-Splitting. It’s the practice of riding a motorcycle between rows of stopped or slow-moving traffic. You probably know that it’s been legal in California for many years, but what you may not know is that it’s explicitly or implicitly illegal in every other U.S. state. But what about Texas? After all, Texas prides itself for being filled with rugged individualists who don’t want government telling them what to do. If you’re not hurting anyone – indeed, lane-splitting on a motorcycle reduces travel time for motorcyclists and reduces congestion by encouraging…

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So You’re Telling Me that’s Not a Phillips?

Dear MOby, Is it true there are special screwdrivers for working on Japanese motorcycles? Are you telling me it’s not my fault, or my Harbor Freight Phillips screwdriver’s fault, why we have such a frustrating time with all these screws on my old GS550? Really? Phillip S. Driver Swearjar, AL Dear Phillip, Wherever did you hear such a thing? Perhaps you were reading the comments after “Church of MO” two Sundays ago, in response to Gabe Ets-Hokin’s tortured tales of working on his old Honda? It is rather hard to…

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Gerard Butler and his motorcycle get run off road by car…

…still doesn’t get time off from promoting his movie. According to celebrity gossip website TMZ, Scottish actor – and celebrity motorcyclist – Gerard Butler was taken to hospital yesterday after being ‘cut off by a car’ and crashing his ‘chopper’. A considerate bystander apparently called 911 and he was taken to the local hospital where… Gerard Butler and his motorcycle get run off road by car… Source: Motofire

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Honda Developing Supercharged V-Twin with Direct Injection

With Kawasaki about to reveal a third supercharged motorcycle, another Japanese manufacturer is working on its own forced induction bike. A couple of patent applications recently published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office reveal Honda is working on a motorcycle with a supercharged V-Twin engine with direct injection. The two patents describe two different aspects of the same project, one describing the positioning of the supercharger and the other describes how the engine can be mounted to a motorcycle chassis. Both patents place emphasis on how to make the…

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In the Raw: Vaughan Ryans CBX

Stumbling around the inter webs looking for items of interest, we fell upon the rather full-figured rear end of this CBX on Butcheredclassics.com. What the heck? One man’s “butchered” is another man’s “greatly enhanced,” of course, but there’s really no mistaking this Australian custom from most other Honda CBXs. Especially from behind. Vaughan Ryan calls his creation “Raw”. The bike looks a bit less radical from other angles, but the bodywork – obviously knocked out by the master craftsman that the Sydney-based Ryan is – is worth the price of…

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Connected Motorcycle Consortium Meets in Munich

The more we hear about driverless cars, trucks, trains and everything else, the more we wonder what will happen to us motorcyclists? Not to worry. BMW, Honda and Yamaha started the ball rolling with the Connected Motorcycle Consortium a couple of years ago, and others including KTM and Kawasaki are on board now too. The group met last week in Munich, where BMW showed this R1200RS Connected Ride prototype – alongside a Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin and a Yamaha Tracer 900 (FJ-09) – all equipped with a common V2V system sample….

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