For those of you interested in alternative fuels and motorcycles, Honda announced yesterday that they are going ahead with plans to produce hydrogen powered motorcycles.By 2009, the company expects to be leasing fuel cell-powered motorcycles, and is also looking to boost the overall efficiency of its hybrid systems during that time by combining it with more efficient engines.Honda is also looking
I had the good fortune today to attend the Memphis, TN version of The Art of the Motorcycle, a groundbreaking art exhibit first featured by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.Although the exhibit was, sadly, not the same put on by the Guggenheim, it was a dream come true to tour the historic event in the belly of the Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN.Unless you've been living in a cave for the
I should have posted earlier, but of course, this post is not for those who need a reminder, is it? Wednesday, July 20th is the 14th Annual Ride to Work day.So ride 'em, keep the shiny side up, and show the world what we're made of.I'll see you out there on my '01 Connie.
Didn't get a chance to go see the US MotoGP at Laguna Seca? Neither did I. Want some MotoGP souveniers from the event?MONTEREY, Calif. (July 13, 2005) ? Due to the high demand on official souvenir outlets during last weekend?s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, online event merchandise sales will be available while supplies last at www.laguna-seca.com. Official event
Crash.net reports that the US MotoGP may end up at the Barber Motorsports Park as early as 2007. Better yet, we may end up with GP two races here in the States!The success of last weekend's US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, the first Motorcycle Grand Prix held in the United States since 1994, has reignited the interest of Barber Motorsports Park in hosting a MotoGP race.The Alabama circuit had
Via USA Today:While attention has been focused on developing pollution-free hydrogen-powered cars, Intelligent Energy and some others have turned instead to two-wheeled transportation.The firm, which is relocating to Los Angeles from London, says the motorcycle's fuel cell develops the equivalent of eight horsepower, good for speeds up to 50 miles an hour. The cycle has a range of about 100 miles
Via Motorcycle Misadventures I learned about Alice Sexton's excellent Vroom! blog, a daily recounting of her trip from from Los Angeles, CA to Wierton, WV for the Moto Guzzi National Rally.She's a brave woman, making the trip on a Moto Guzzi Breva 750 and pulling about 500 miles per day. It's currently Day 5 of her cross country ride (she's made it to Nashville, TN in one piece). Get over there
Via CNN/SI:Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. had successful surgery Tuesday to repair the right knee ligament he tore in a motorcycle accident.... Winslow, who will miss the 2005 season, was already at home recovering, the Browns said. He will begin a rehabilitation program immediately. Typically, players with Winslow's type of injury take nine months to recover.On Monday, Winslow disclosed for
The new Norton 952 Commando is, for myself, the thing that dreams are made of. From the Norton website:This modern roadster reflects the soul of the original machine. Classic sculptural forms are combined with raw functionalism, laying beautiful shapes over a structural frame and muscular motor; resulting in a visual language that is both sensual and purposeful. With a very narrow waist and
One of my favorite naked bikes on the streets right now is the Suzuki SV650. OneWheelDrive.net has a review of the 2005 model that's well worth the read.It?s quick, nimble, and precise, making the SV as good as any entry-level bike out there - and a number of the mid-range bikes too. In-city maneuverability had me confidently whipping the SV650 through traffic before the tires were fully
Beginner Bikes website is no longer, and is apparently for sale for over $26K. Did I miss an announcement or a post somewhere detailing what's going on?Man, I really hate to lose them. What a great resource for new bikers, and a fun place to visit regardless of how long you've been riding. I hope those folks have a new project somewhere. If anyone knows anything, shoot me an email or leave a
From CBS Sportsline:CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. will be charged with disregarding safety in the motorcycle crash that put his 2005 season in jeopardy, police said.Police in suburban Westlake will issue a citation Friday afternoon, Lt. Ray Arcuri said. The charge carries a maximum fine of $150 with no jail time.Winslow tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right
If you value your eyes, always ride with your face shield all of the way down. Or maybe wear sunglasses.Unless, of course, you've successfully completed your Secret Ninja training. Then you could probably just catch those eye-gouging rocks in your teeth.FURTHERMORE: It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Then it's just fun.UPDATE: Jeff at Ride Blog points out that it's not always
I'm making a couple of significant changes here at 1down4up and wanted to let you guys know what's going on.First of all, I've started using my first name to sign all of my posts instead of B. For some reason, I wanted to be somewhat anonymous when I started blogging a couple of years ago, and I don't feel the same way now.Second, I'm not going to open a new window every time a link is clicked.