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Skill or recklessness?

Skill or recklessness? WHILST there is undoubtedly some skill needed to pull off a wheelie, particularly one at a 90° angle. This video just screams stupidity. Pulling wheelies like that, at high-speed, in a built up area is just stupid. If you want to wheelie without endangering anyone else then okay, but when anyone, especially small unseen children could be between the cars, it’s just reckless… Surely? wheelie, reckless, crash, accident, motorcycle, riding, biker, streets, skill, stupid, scary Skill or recklessness? Visordown

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Temporary ban on pillions suggested to tackle London scooter gangs

Temporary ban on pillions suggested to tackle London scooter gangs   A TEMPORARY ban on pillion passengers has been suggested as a way of reducing so-called moped crime in London. London Assembly Green member Sian Berry said police should consider the measure in robbery hotspots, the Evening Standard reports. Ms Berry suggested a ban on passengers of “mopeds”, the term commonly used by the press when referring to scooter-enabled crime, although often the vehicles used are over 50cc and not distinct from motorcycles under law. It’s not clear how any ban would not…

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CCM introduces 600cc flat-tracker

CCM introduces 600cc flat-tracker BRITISH motorcycle maker CCM has introduced this new 600cc flat-tracker, the latest in the firm’s Spitfire series. Called the Spitfire FT6 Flat Tracker, it uses the same hand-welded steel trellis frame and 599cc single-cylinder engine as the other two models in the range, the Spitfire Scrambler and Spitfire Café Racer. It makes a claimed 55hp and 40lbft, and features a carbon-fibre tail unit and side number panels, helping keep weight down to around 125kg. Only 250 are set to be made. CCM Spitfire Scrambler and Cafe…

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Thunder Stroke 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit Review – First Ride

Thunder Stroke 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit Review – First Ride The unofficial MO motto is “More is more.” So, naturally we were happy to learn at the International Motorcycle Shows Long Beach media day last week that Indian has released the Thunder Stroke 116-Cubic-Inch Stage 3 Big Bore Kit. What’s that, you say? Well, how does a claimed 15% increase in torque and a 20% bump in horsepower strike you? Yeah, us, too. So, if your Thunder Stroke 111 has started to feel a little anemic after reading…

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How Much Better Are Tires Compared to 30 Years Ago?

How Much Better Are Tires Compared to 30 Years Ago? Dear MOby, Dovetailing into the article about how fast we’ve gotten… is the question of whether today’s “average” sport tire is as good as top-of-the-line racing tires of, let’s say, 30 years ago? Growing up in France (1965-’72) I saw incredible lean angles on OEM tires by guys riding stock bikes: CB350, H1, CB750… and this was street riding, often on cobblestone. Sincerely, Jong Yup, and I remember watching guys on our trails jumping 80 feet in the air on…

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Cody Webb Wins 2017 AMA EnduroCross Championship Title

Cody Webb Wins 2017 AMA EnduroCross Championship Title After an exciting season of racing, FMF KTM Factory Racing rider, Cody Webb, not only stood on top of the podium for his sixth straight win but also won his third AMA EnduroCross championship in four seasons this past Saturday in Ontario, CA. Congratulations, Cody! Begin Press Release: ONTARIO, CA. – November 20, 2017 – Cody Webb took his sixth straight AMA EnduroCross main event win, this one inside the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The FMF KTM Factory Racing…

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Paul Garsons New Book: Two-Wheeled Blitzkrieg

Paul Garsons New Book: Two-Wheeled Blitzkrieg MO contributor Paul Garson writes about history as well as motorcycles; his latest work combines the two. Two-Wheeled Blitzkrieg is all about the motorcycles that served as couriers, reconnaissance and medical evacuation vehicles during the Big One – also for delivering hot meals and assault shock troops to the front quickly – and even as tank destroyers. You first, Helmut. “Motorcycles have been going to war as long as there have been motorcycles around to go to war,” says PG. “They were recruited for the battlefield…

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Racer Dan Hegarty Killed in Macau Grand Prix Crash

Racer Dan Hegarty Killed in Macau Grand Prix Crash British racer Dan Hegarty has died following a high side crash during the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix road race. The 31-year-old from Nottingham, England, leaves behind his partner Lucy Draycott and two sons. Hegarty was thrown into the barriers in a corner known as Fisherman’s Bend on the sixth lap of the race, with his helmet reportedly flying off in the crash. Medical staff rushed to the site and Hegarty died while being transported to a hospital. A veteran of the…

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AMA National Enduro Series Crowns 28 National Champions

AMA National Enduro Series Crowns 28 National Champions Over the river and through the woods, to an AMA National Enduro Championship title we go. 28 racers were awarded National Championship plates for amassing the most points throughout the arduous nine-round series in their respective classes. Begin Press Release: PICKERINGTON, OH – November 18, 2017 – After the final round of the KENDA AMA National Enduro Championship Series, Presented by Moose Racing, on Nov. 5 in Stanton, Ala., 28 AMA National No. 1 plates were awarded, with the top finisher in…

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Royal Enfield Showcases Three New Motorcycles for North America at Long Beach

Royal Enfield Showcases Three New Motorcycles for North America at Long Beach One of the biggest motorcycle manufacturers in the world, Royal Enfield, sets its sights on the middleweight American market by offering three all new models: An adventure minded 410cc Himalayan and two 650cc roadsters – the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. All three models will be attractively priced and available by summer 2018. Begin Press Release: Long Beach, CA – November 17, 2017 – Royal Enfield is gearing up for a groundbreaking 2018 with the addition of…

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