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2018 May

24

May

Yamaha Niken first ride: Are we likin’ the Niken? | MCN

  • By cannonball

Few bikes have confused as much as the Niken. First unveiled at the end of last year to a combination of fascination and incredulity, Yamaha’s LMW (Leaning Multi Wheeler) wasn’t, as some thought, for disabled riders (it’ll fall over when its stationary, just like any other bike) or an easy way for car drivers to become bikers (its track is too narrow to be ridden on a car licence).

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

What are your thoughts on the Yamaha Niken?

 

#Motorcycle #YamahaNiken

23

May

Rare Motorcycles Auction Marathon Ends With Record Sales

  • By cannonball

The largest amount of money was paid by a buyer for a 1931 Brough Superior 981cc SS100. The model sold well above its estimated price, bringing the auctioneers £264,700 ($370,000) in their bank account. But perhaps it’s not the sum that impresses, but the fact that six people went against one another for the motorcycle till the bitter end.

Second in line comes the 1970 Clymer Münch 1,177cc TTS Mammoth, which sold for £154,940 ($216,000), followed by a 1974 Ducati 750SS Project, with £106,780 to its name ($149,000).

Source: www.autoevolution.com

Wow!

22

May

BSB: Byrne ‘in good spirits’ after successful surgery

  • By cannonball

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is said to be in good spirits after undergoing successful surgery to stabilise a number of spinal fractures as he continues to recover following a crash at last week’s Snetterton test.

The six-time Bennetts British Superbike Champion was hospitalised after the fall early in Thursday’s test session with a range of injuries, including fractures to both his neck and back.

Yesterday, he underwent surgery at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital with a Byrne family statement confirming surgeons were happy with how the procedure went.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Good to hear…

20

May

HUSQVARNA VITPILEN 701 (2018-on) Review

  • By cannonball

Husky claim the Vitpilen 701 isn’t a sporty bike, but it still does a pretty good impression of being one. It’s light and flickable, allowing you to change lines with easen and it darts from one side to the other like a toy and turns so quickly it took me by surprise on more than one occasion. But the overall beauty of the Vitpilen underneath that radical bodywork is how easy it is to ride and how much fun it is – and all without the need to be doing double the speed limit! The 701 has much wider abilities than many expected and will appeal to everyone from fashionable commuters to new bikers – but it’s a massive shame about the high price.

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Your personal thoughts on #Husqvarna?

19

May

Happiness

  • By cannonball

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

What are your weekend plans? #Happiness 

18

May

KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

  • By cannonball

Taking the KTM 300EXC TPI off-road in Hertfordshire is a far cry from the world launch I was lucky to attend at Erzberg in Austria last year. At the launch it was all about flat out, monster third gear climbs and insane butt clenching descents at the world famous extreme enduro venue. My recent rides in Hertfordshir

Source: www.motorcyclenews.com

Would you buy a KTM 300exc? 

17

May

Ducati to Introduce Motorcycle Radar System by 2020

  • By cannonball

Ducati plans to introduce a motorcycle with a front and rear radar system by 2020 and provide cornering ABS across its entire model range.

Source: www.motorcycle.com

Interesting update from Ducati…

16

May

Positive Thoughts

  • By cannonball

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

From everyone here at #CannonballBikeRun, have a positive day!

 

 

15

May

This Turbocharged 1969 Moto Guzzi Dustbin Racer Is Motorcycle Art

  • By cannonball

Craig Rodsmith has been building motorcycles for almost 40 years, but this 1969 Moto Guzzi Eldorado is his favorite. Rodsmith had always wanted to build a dustbin racer that mirrored the old Moto Guzzi V8 racebike. The metal work was a challenge for him, as the fairing was handcrafted out of four separate pieces. It’s not perfect, but that’s what Rodsmith likes about it.

“I like bikes like this, that aren’t perfect. It has a little bit of soul,” Rodsmith says. “This looks like it was made by a human being, rather than a machine.”

Source: www.motorcyclistonline.com

Thoughts? #MotoGuzzi #Motorcycle

14

May

Why Investing In Motorcycles May Be Wiser Than Bitcoin

  • By cannonball

Digital currency has been in the headlines lately, with the bitcoin market taking a $300 billion hit after Twitter banned cryptocurrency ads. Regardless of your investment preferences, take comfort in the ever-increasing value of vintage motorcycles, namely Vincent and Brough Superior, which fill the list of Bonham’s top-10 most valuable motorcycles in the world.

Source: www.cycleworld.com

Motorcycles or Bitcoin? Let us know in the comments…