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2018 January

31

Jan

How To Buy Your First Motorcycle

  • By cannonball

Life is better on two wheels.

Source: hiconsumption.com

What was your first motorcycle? Comment below!

30

Jan

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Motorcycle Champion Chris Fillmore Entered On New KTM 790 Duke For 2018 Event

  • By cannonball

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Motorcycle Champion Chris Fillmore Entered On New KTM 790 Duke For 2018 Event

Source: www.roadracingworld.com

Wow! Tag a friend that you would ride #PikesPeak with!

29

Jan

Top 10 Motorcycles With Incredible Power To Weight Ratio Stats

  • By cannonball

It’s all very well having a motorcycle that can go fast, but if it takes a long time getting there, it’s not particularly useful; having a bike with huge horsepower stats is great, but if it weighs a ton then it makes the power irrelevant – and that’s where the all-important power to weight ratio comes in to play. Motorcycles offer the best bang for buck in the industry, with some superb power to weight statistics on offer, but what bike offers the best performance in terms of power to weight?

Source: gearheads.org

Which motorcycle would you buy? #Motorcycles #PowerToWeight

28

Jan

Motorcycle Stability Control: Feeling MSC at work – KTM BLOG

  • By cannonball

Since the invention of motorcycles, riders have pushed them to their limits and engineers have gradually improved the various parts of the bike in order for the former to keep happening. It’s all about finding a new mark to continually over-step …

At first, the engines were the limiting factor. Until the Brough Superior was released in 1925, the most powerful production motorcycles had all produced less than 30 bhp. Overnight, the Brough brought an incredible 50% more performance. As engines improved, stronger brakes were necessary, then better tires, and then more sophisticated suspension. When the engines again got stronger, this cycle started over. Then, with the advent of motorcycle ABS in 1998, computers came to help out with the dynamics, not just behind the scenes with engine management systems.

Source: blog.ktm.com

What are your thoughts on #StabilityControl on a #Motorcycle?

27

Jan

Have You Ever Wondered Why Modern Sportbikes Have Such High-Mounted Clutches?

  • By cannonball

You’ve probably noticed that on the majority of late-model sportbikes the projecting round cover for the clutch is located surprisingly high on the right side of the engine. This is because the two gearbox shafts—the input shaft carrying the clutch and the output shaft carrying the drive sprocket—are “vertically stacked” one above the other rather than one ahead of the other as they used to be.

When I was a very young man and first took apart a Japanese-made motorcycle engine, I was impressed by its rationality and ease of assembly. Once the lower half of its horizontally split crankcase was removed, all parts were in plain view—crankshaft at the front, then the gearbox input shaft, the output shaft, and behind them, the kickstart shaft—neatly sandwiched between the two crankcase halves. This simple layout, I would soon find, also allowed easy transmission setup (how deeply the various dog sets engaged each other).

Source: www.cycleworld.com

Have you?

26

Jan

Zero Electric Motorcycle Range

  • By cannonball

When it comes to a (relatively) affordable mass-produced electric motorcycle, Santa Cruz, California’s Zero is the most prevalent manufacturer of e-bikes. Sure, Italy’s Energica has a high-end line of electrics and KTM and BMW are bringing to market electric dirtbikes (the Freeride E-XC) and scooters (the C Evolution), respectively, but we’re still waiting on Harley’s LiveWire and an Indian version of the Brammo/Victory Empulse platform. Then there’s the ultra e-bike, Lightning’s LS 218, which is offered in small-scale production, as well as the RedShift dirtbike from Alta Motors.

Source: www.motorcycle.com

Would you purchase an electric motorcycle? 

25

Jan

10 Questions For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Rider Andrew Short

  • By cannonball

AMA Supercross star Andrew Short went back to being a rookie when he took the start earlier this month in the toughest off-road race in the world, the Dakar Rally. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna factory rider has adapted well to the new sport and his performance has been consistent. In stage 10 he attracted the attention of the bivouac by finishing sixth. With the finish looming, he lies 17th in the general classification. I spoke with Short at the bivouac in Belén after his best result in the Dakar.

Source: www.cycleworld.com

Great questions for a great rider! #AndrewShort #RockstarEnergy

24

Jan

The Anatomy Of A Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb Bike

  • By cannonball

Harley-Davidson is making its snow hill climb debut at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado, in one of the newest medal sports: the Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb.

That’s right, not only did Harley build a bike for a snow hill climb race, it’s actually created the category altogether. In it, twin-cylinder motorcycles will race head to head up the snowboard SuperPipe ramp in a series of heats until a winner is crowned king of the hill.

Why is Harley getting involved in the snow hill climb scene?

Source: www.cycleworld.com

What are your thoughts on this #HarleyDavidson #HillClimbBike?

23

Jan

Dakar 2018 Day 12 Results

  • By cannonball

Stage 11 in the 40th Dakar Rally saw things return to more normal proceedings compared to stage 10. The first half of the second and final marathon stage for motorcycles (meaning no spare parts or team mechanics at the bivouac so the riders must conserve their bikes and especially the tires to last two consecutive days) began in Belén, Argentina, and ended in Fiambalá after 205 kilometers of liaison or transfer section and a timed special stage of 280 kilometers.

In addition, this stage featured an unusual start where the 10 best cars and 10 fastest motorcycles started in alternate order three minutes apart according to their stage 10 finish. The rest of the field started at two-minute intervals. This provided the rare sight of car leader Stephane Peterhansel—a multi-time winner on bikes as well as in cars—lining up just ahead of Matthias Walkner, who later caught and dueled with him briefly.

Source: www.cycleworld.com

Interesting day for #Dakar2018! Are you following along?

22

Jan

The 2018 Triumph Speedmaster Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

  • By cannonball

Triumph’s 2018 Speedmaster takes the niche solo Bonneville Bobber and transforms it into a more versatile cruiser with just as much potential for fun and style.

Source: www.cycleworld.com

What are your thoughts on the new #TriumphSpeedmaster? #CannonballBikeRun