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Top 10 Motorcycle Chase Scenes In Movies

The original plan was Top 10 James Bond Motorcycle Chase Scenes. Sadly, it seems like there are only about five or six good ones, which surprises me since James has been fleeing bad guys or in hot pursuit of them ever since Dr. No in 1962, in everything from submarine Lotuses to jetpacks to forklifts. One of the best things about old Bond films now is checking out the period vehicles. Why not begin, then, with Thunderball, from 1965.

WARNING: The scene from The Great Escape where Steve McQueen’s character flees the Nazis isn’t in here. It was too obvious and I’ve already seen it a hundred times…

Pre-Release Honorable Mention: The latest Mission: Impossible film, Rogue Nation, will be released this summer. Like many Tom Cruise movies, it looks like it will have some crazy motorcycle chases in it. Shame nobody can ever find a helmet anymore…

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NHTSA Announces BMW Recall for 43,426 Motorcycles in US

NHTSA Announces BMW Recall for 43,426 Motorcycles in US
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced the recall of 43,426 BMW motorcycles for a problem with the rear wheel mounting flange. News broke earlier this month about the recall which affects about 367,000 motorcycles worldwide, but we now have more details about the U.S. models affected. The recall affects the following models […] more

Suzuki Patents Recursion Concepts Turbocharger Design

Suzuki Patents Recursion Concepts Turbocharger Design
Suzuki has filed a patent application for the technology behind its turbocharged Recursion concept. First revealed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the Recursion used a 588cc parallel-Twin engine with an intercooler turbo. At the time, Suzuki claimed the Recursion outputs 99 hp and 74 lb-ft. while weighing 384 pounds (dry). The patent does not […] more

Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis Break Ground on The Rally Point

Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis Break Ground on The Rally Point
Today, in the center of Sturgis, SD, the official ground breaking for The Harley-Davidson Rally Point, the city’s permanent, designated year-round space for riders, takes place. First announced on January 15th, the site will stand for the special relationship that Harley-Davidson motorcycles and their riders have with the city and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Harley-Davidson To Become Official Sturgis Motorcycle […] more

Yamaha Reveals 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x Tricity-Based Concepts + Video

Yamaha Reveals 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x Tricity-Based Concepts + Video
Yamaha announced two new concept models based on its leaning three-wheeled Tricity scooter. The concepts follow what Yamaha calls its “Refined Dynamism” philosophy that brought us the futuristic-looking 01GEN revealed at Intermot and the 02GEN wheelchair concept. Yamaha continues its Refined Dynamism naming convention with the sportbike-styled 03GEN-f and the scrambler-influenced 03GEN-x. The 03GEN-f  made […] more

Racer Dane Westby Killed in Streetbike Crash

Racer Dane Westby Killed in Streetbike Crash
Racer Dane Westby, 28 years old, was killed in a streetbike accident last night in Tulsa, Okla. KTUL.com in Tulsa reports the accident occurred in the 1400 block of South Peoria Street in an urban area around 8:30 pm, when Westby and his bike ran off the right side of the road, slid along the […] more

Suzuki Patents Reveal Variable Valve System for V-Strom 1000

Suzuki Patents Reveal Variable Valve System for V-Strom 1000
Newly-published patents from Japan suggest Suzuki is developing a variable valve system for the V-Strom 1000. If the patent turns into a full product, the V-Strom 1000 would follow Ducati‘s Multistrada 1200 in offering VVT on a adventure-style tourer. Suzuki has been working on a VVT system for a while now. Suzuki has patents dating […] more
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