We’ve been seeing various electric-powered, gyroscope-equipped mono-wheel scooters for the past few years. Ryno is an American-made example apparently still available for an undisclosed amount money you must contact the company directly to discover. Another is the Uno. Originally a mono-wheel scoot, the Uno has morphed into a Transformer that changes from one thing into another (motorcycle?) at the push of a button. According to a 2012 Facebook post, it’s still under development.
For all the stalwart riders in Texas and elsewhere braving the torrential weather we bring you this timely article about riding in the rain. For newer riders the contents of this article is of the utmost importance. For the experiences riders out there, no one’s questioning your skills, but a quick refresher never hurts. It’ll only take a few moments to read. Be safe out there!
Just days after claiming both the rider and manufacturer titles in World Superbike, Aprilia has unleashed the new RSV4 RR on the motorcycling public. Winning seven world titles in six years more than establishes Aprilia as a manufacturer that knows how to build supersport motorcycles. The RSV4 RR capitalizes on that experience to up the track-focused battle for dominance.
This week’s video is from RNickeyMouse, the YouTube channel best known for its footage of motorcyclists crashing on Mulholland Highway near Malibu, Calif. Instead of yet another lowside on “The Snake,” this video features a rider snatching a GoPro action camera off the ground at full lean through the J Turn.
Former road tester/features writer for the U.K. magazine SuperBike in the late 1990s, John Cantlie, is the latest journalist hostage to appear in an orange jumpsuit, in a video just released by ISIL. After leaving SuperBike in 2001, Cantlie branched out into mainstream print and online publishing, writing for magazines such as FHM and Esquire, where he developed an interest in travel and adventure reporting. Since 2011, Cantlie has reported from Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Syria, for publications including The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, BBC News, The Sun, The Guardian, GQ and Top Gear. His photography from Syria was screened at the 2012 Visa Pour L’image festival in France.
How ironic is it that one of MO’s most watched YouTube videos is of a four wheeler? Yes, the 2008 GG Quadster has twice the amount of wheels we normally cover, but motivating the Quadster is a BMW K1200S engine — an engine we always have time to talk about, no matter what it’s powering. With 1.2 million hits on YouTube, the accompanying GG Quadster video has garnered over 600 comments from your, our adoring readers/viewers. Sure, most of you had nothing nice to say about it, but to ignore the fabrication work that went into the Quadster would do it a disservice. E-i-C Kevin Duke surely felt it worthy of coverage on this site, and now, six years later, we bring this story back to see how time has treated the polarizing quad/moto hot-rod. Tell us what you think about it (again for some of you) in the comments section below. And in case you missed it the first time around, check out the link to the original story above for a complete photo gallery.
There’s only one reigning Miss Universe. She’s a beauty, but make no mistake, during the competition any woman on that stage will get a man’s mojo working. And so it is with our annual selection of Motorcycle.com’s Best Of 2014 awards (MOBOs). A winner and honorable mention in 12 categories leaves only 24 spots to fill. Occasionally, a particular motorcycle is so good it might win or be honorably mentioned more than once, leaving even fewer spots available.
The Honda EXP-2 is a tease of what could have been. As two-strokes have been phased out in this country due to emission requirements, many thought (and so far rightly so) that the two-stroke would be a thing of the past. At least in regards to road-going motorcycles. Honda, being the might that it is, attempted to change that. With the EXP-2, Honda was hoping to bring a competent road-legal off-roader to market that would also burn clean. Hindsight tells us the experiment didn’t quite go as planned, but the EXP-2 is still no less a technological marvel to investigate further. In this week’s Church of MO, Contributing Writer Ely Kumli takes us on a tour of the EXP-2. The two-stroke that could have been…