Roadracing goes Electric

With the push to make everything green and efficient, it should be expected that an electric powered bike racing series would happen- and it has. Autoblog has the details of the FIM series to launch in 2010. While some of it is really cool, I just wonder if people will watch a series that is missing one of the most visceral elements of racing- the sound of the engine. Certain sounds just excite me, and the sound of a racebike at 15,000 rpm is one... [Read More...]

FZ6 Naked – RZ350 Scheme Bike Done!

It came out far better than I had envisioned. Most people are raving about it, so I guess they like it too. Painting the rear hugger and headlight really gives it a retro-custom look. Anyways, here are a few pictures of the finished product. FZ6 Side FZ6 Side close-up FZ6 Seat View FZ6 Tail  Read More →

A New Yamaha FZ6 Naked Custom Retro Scheme

FZ6 tank FZ6 side FZ6 fender and headlight For those of you who like standard style naked bikes, you might be interested in my latest project- a FZ6 converted to naked bike and painted in the classic RZ350 yellow and black with strobe stripes. I worked with Rob at Tapeworks to develop the graphics and he will be offering a kit with these stripes for the FZ6. Here area couple of teaser photos in basecoat with the graphics installed… after the... [Read More...]

Crazy, Insane Save on a 250 MotoGP

Alright, as someone who has high-sided in a race, I know how hard it is to do anything once it happens. It is usually over in a second and you are on the ground wondering what happened. So when you see a save like this, it really is just amazing… Thanks to Autoblog for the link!  Read More →

1 Year Test Ride on Piaggio, Vespa and Aprilia Scooters

This is really a sign of the times- Piaggio group is giving people a full year of riding their scooters to decide if they want to keep them. With the economy in shambles, people are simply not committing to big new purchases so like some of the auto makers, they are pulling out all the stops. This seems like a good way to lose a lot of money since quite a few people will undoubtedly get tired of the scooter scene or simply decide they are not the... [Read More...]