Posts tagged sport bike

Leah (Stunts) Petersen reminds us all to love our motorcycles by giving her Ninja a little smooch. 
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Leah (Stunts) Petersen reminds us all to love our motorcycles by giving her Ninja a little smooch. 

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Francesca Gem stars in ‘Cherry Red Mayhem’ on her Yamaha R6. 

Francesca Gem stars in ‘Cherry Red Mayhem’ on her Yamaha R6. 

Ducati Elite II by MotoPuro Official Photos

Last week’s post about the Ducati 1199 café racer custom featured photographs snapped outside the Netherlands residing MotoPuro shop. This weekend I received a link to their official photos and press release, which gave me some more insight and background into this build. 

After giving Pandora a makeover I have newfound understand for all motorcycle builds, even the ratty ones with duct tape and zip ties in place of metal bracketry and hose clamps. Perhaps some leave me with a deeper sense of respect for the person who spent hours staring at the machine, but I can appreciate them all none the less. 

The lack of exposed wires and cables, the cafe racer style tail section that slopes into the existing lines of the Panigale bodywork… these are things to notice. 

Mizziel Serra with her Honda sportbike at the Babes on Motos 4 event in 2013. BOM is put on each year by East Side Moto Babes as a get together for ladies who ride and photograph them with their bikes, this year images were taken by Jack Alice. 
[ photos from past Babes on Motos events ]

Mizziel Serra with her Honda sportbike at the Babes on Motos 4 event in 2013. BOM is put on each year by East Side Moto Babes as a get together for ladies who ride and photograph them with their bikes, this year images were taken by Jack Alice. 

[ photos from past Babes on Motos events ]

So, when a creepy guy comes up to you at the gas station and admires your bike then asks to sit on it, what do you say? Generally being ambassadors of riding, I’d bet more of you would let the guy park his butt on your bike than would turn him away. But perhaps you’ll rethink that now, or maybe you’ll just make sure the key isn’t in it. 
What I find fascinating is that from the photograph above it seems this dude fled the gas station wearing no helmet in a state that requires one be worn. I’ve witnessed how serious cops are about helmet laws in Oregon- you don’t even get on a moped and putt the block without one else suffer the wrath of the police. I’m fascinated he wasn’t instantly pulled over.
Jared Lee Hoffman, 28, oggled the motorcycle’s paint job and asked if he could sit on the bike. The owner quickly realized the decision was a mistake when the suspect took off from the Wilsonville gas station on his pride and joy. 
After about 13 miles of erratic driving that earned multiple wreckless motorcycle reports from drivers, a pick up truck yielded way to a police car with it’s sirens lit up and the thief, Hoffman, ploughed into the back of the vehicle. He was launched over the bars according to Sgt. Dan Kraus, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Nearly instantaneous karma- for the thief at least, that poor bike is probably pretty beat up and I’m hoping the owner had full coverage insurance.
[ source: Visordown & Oregonian | more theft stories ]

So, when a creepy guy comes up to you at the gas station and admires your bike then asks to sit on it, what do you say? Generally being ambassadors of riding, I’d bet more of you would let the guy park his butt on your bike than would turn him away. But perhaps you’ll rethink that now, or maybe you’ll just make sure the key isn’t in it. 

What I find fascinating is that from the photograph above it seems this dude fled the gas station wearing no helmet in a state that requires one be worn. I’ve witnessed how serious cops are about helmet laws in Oregon- you don’t even get on a moped and putt the block without one else suffer the wrath of the police. I’m fascinated he wasn’t instantly pulled over.

Jared Lee Hoffman, 28, oggled the motorcycle’s paint job and asked if he could sit on the bike. The owner quickly realized the decision was a mistake when the suspect took off from the Wilsonville gas station on his pride and joy. 

After about 13 miles of erratic driving that earned multiple wreckless motorcycle reports from drivers, a pick up truck yielded way to a police car with it’s sirens lit up and the thief, Hoffman, ploughed into the back of the vehicle. He was launched over the bars according to Sgt. Dan Kraus, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Nearly instantaneous karma- for the thief at least, that poor bike is probably pretty beat up and I’m hoping the owner had full coverage insurance.

[ source: Visordown & Oregonian | more theft stories ]

The Ducati Elite II by MotoPuro

Maybe I’m just arriving late to the party, but holy guacamole this Ducati 1199 Panigale S retro-moderned build by MotoPuro is pretty rad… 

Pandora’s Out of the Box: First Real Monster Ride

Over two long years, with help from so many amazing people, I’ve finally got the Monster on the road. As I mentioned in my previous announcement, "Pandora’s Box" rides well but needs tweaking. In the past few days, with some helping hands, I’ve tweaked the carbs a bit and undone some damage from the previous owner(s). While my test riding the other day way nice, it was limited to a 20 mile radius of my place for obvious reasons. Can’t go braaping off into the sunset until you’ve got the gremlins hammered out. 

Today, rather than watching the Super Bowl, my friend Jess and I hit the road toward Campo on Hwy 94 from San Diego. A ride I’d already done twice, it was a good choice for stretching Pandora’s legs… or tires. 

I have to say… the Monster does well in the twisties. 

Up in smoke suit and tie sportbike burnout photo by Grady Layman (Frozen Forever Photography in Portland, OR).

Up in smoke suit and tie sportbike burnout photo by Grady Layman (Frozen Forever Photography in Portland, OR).

Kerryann De La Cruz (of MotoIQ) lookin’ sassy in her gear, posed next to her CBR. “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.”
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Kerryann De La Cruz (of MotoIQ) lookin’ sassy in her gear, posed next to her CBR. “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.”

[ source: IG @kerryanndelaboost | motoiq.com | more motoladies ]

(Let’s see how long it takes for this one to get taken down too… sorry about the last post removal.)

Naked dude “Baller Boyz” does a burn out on a R6 in the middle of a busy square in Münster, Germany. Woah, woah! NSFW video that some of my readers will undoubtedly enjoy. If you don’t want to look at a naked guy, don’t watch the video. You’ve been warned. 

Word has it the authorities did not find it amusing and are looking for the helmeted moto-streaker for potential charges.

That being said, I flinch watching someone ride a motorcycle naked for obvious reasons, but since this video was removed from youtube I wanted to share. I couldn’t help but laugh. 

[ link: Baller Boyz FB ]

Quite possibly the coolest motorcycle cop ever, and perhaps the luckiest guy on a CBR600RR ever… “Ain’t you cold?” he says to the Officer sporting a short sleeve shirt on his turbo Harley police bike. Then, “Wanna race?” to which the Officer replies, “I got a turbo in this one.”

Supposedly after all the kerfluffle this viral video caused, the poor guy had to resign. Doesn’t surprise me, sounds like they’re in the south. Us American’s love horsepower, but they sure as hell don’t like being made to look stupid by their government employees either.

[ Source: America Loves Horsepower ]

Suzuki Recursion Concept: Classic Modern in Full Effect

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This summer BMW released their Concept Ninety, a retro modern motorcycle roughly based on the 40 year old R90 design. This month, Suzuki followed up with a retro modern styled sport bike called the Recursion Concept. The bike has beautiful classic lines with modern angles, a 588cc water-cooled two-cylinder engine… and turbo. 

Ana Carrasco: Racing Against Men

Ana Carrasco, 16 year old FIM MotoGP racer in the Moto 3 field, talks about how she feels being a “woman in a man’s world”. She finished 8th at Valencia last week and finished her first season in a decent spot.

From KTM’s blog-

She notched six top twenty finishes until arriving at Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix in October where 15th position meant she was the first female to score GP points in twelve years and the first since 1995 in the small cylinder category. 

Marc Marquez at the Valencia MotoGP test- gives you a new perspective on how low they get, amirite? ELBOW DOWN!

Marc Marquez at the Valencia MotoGP test- gives you a new perspective on how low they get, amirite? ELBOW DOWN!

Amy London scored herself a new old Suzuki GSX and has already got some miles under her belt. Plus a good protective jacket and full face helmet, I’m so proud!

Hey badass ladies! I’m Amy. Just wanted to show off my new ride. I’m somewhat new to riding, and broke myself in by doing a 340km trip on my bike. Soooo stoked! 

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Amy London scored herself a new old Suzuki GSX and has already got some miles under her belt. Plus a good protective jacket and full face helmet, I’m so proud!

Hey badass ladies! I’m Amy. Just wanted to show off my new ride. I’m somewhat new to riding, and broke myself in by doing a 340km trip on my bike. Soooo stoked! 

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