Mac- New British Upstart Motorcycle Company

Mac Peashooter There are already a plethora of boutique bike companies and some of them make some very nice stuff. But the new kids on the block are a British company called Mac and they seem aimed at a very, very limited audience. Since they will be using the 500cc Buell Blast single, making a lowly 34 HP (although a 50 HP version is also mentioned), I think they will find that the demographic is pretty small- at least in the US market, which presumably... [Read More...]

Great Slideshow of the Riding Into History Vintage Bike Show

Ducati This excellent slideshow of the Riding Into History bike show was linked over at one of the 2 Stroke forums. Well worth your time to take a look at some great vintage show bikes. Some of these bikes are extremely rare and most of them are in amazing condition. Check it out- (Thanks Jerry!)  Read More →

To Go Vintage or Not, That is the Question

1975 RD350 Well, I’m really trying to decide if I’m going to step into the vintage bike scene with a 75 Yamaha RD350 that I can get for a decent price. I have a friend who is very much into vintage Japanese bikes, and he thinks it is a good bike to get my feet wet with since they are easy to get parts for and stuff is cheap. So, I’ll have to make up my mind in the next few days, but a cool old 2 stroke would be a lot of fun. Here... [Read More...]

The New BMW S 1000 RR … Sweet

BMW R 1000 SS side view BMW R 1000 SS front Check out these specs from the BMW press release- Introducing the new BMW S 1000 RR on the legendary Monza Racing Circuit, BMW Motorrad is for the first time launching an absolutely innovative supersports with a straight-four power unit. With this world debut, BMW Motorrad is indeed establishing a true milestone in the world of sports machines, combining engine output of 142 kW (193 hp) with overall weight... [Read More...]

Perfect 7 for 7 for Mladin and Suzuki

Photo from Speed I guess dominant is not too strong a word for AMA Superbike star Matt Mladin. In fact in might not be strong enough. At Barber Motorsports Park yesterday, he totally dominated the race and would have won by 5 or 6 seconds if it hadn’t been for a caution due to the wreck of his teammate. At any rate, congrats to Mladin and Suzuki. On a side note, it is interesting to see that the new “long Bang” Yamaha R1 is still... [Read More...]