Add Moto Guzzi to the very short list of manufacturers able to say they’ve been in existence for 100 years. Today – March 15, 2021 – marks the 100-year mark for one of Italy’s famed motorcycle brands, which can also lay claim to having every single one of its models since the beginning roll out from the same door in Mandello del Lario.
Four years ago, Honda UK came up with the crazy idea to set a new speed record for a riding lawnmower, building a rig around a 996cc VTR engine. Well, it’s 2018 and the Brits are at it again, building the Mean Mower V2, this time powered by the CBR1000RR SP‘s inline-Four.
Here at Motorcycle.com, we’re fond of posting videos of people doing silly things on motorcycles. Sometimes, we post videos that should be a lesson to us all. Only occasionally do we find a video that meets the criteria of being truly MOronic. In this action-packed video, 58 members of the Indian army find a way to ride a motorcycle for more than a kilometer down an airport runway. After watching this video a few times, we’re certain that something this silly could only be pulled off by a military organization. Look at the precision with which they undertook the task. Impressive effort by all – well, maybe not by the one guy who failed to climb aboard the rolling flash mob.
This just in from the So Stupid We Wish We Had The Skills To Do It Department: Why not wedge a CBR600’s engine in a 1960’s bumper car chassis and go gunning for the World’s Fastest Bumper Car record? If you can think of a reason not to do this, don’t tell us. We just want to sit back and giggle like little kids.
Without a doubt, we have Evel Knievel to thank for opening our minds to the limits we can push ourselves and our motorcycles. His numerous record attempts dazzled us, but he also broke every bone in his body in the process. However, he inspired many to follow in his footsteps — to push the limits of man and machine farther and farther. Just how far have we come? Now, thanks to this infographic from Fix.com, we get a glimpse of some of the more spectacular world records man has achieved by launching themselves and their bikes through the air. Take a look below, which one most impresses you? Tell us in the comments section below.