As a general rule, pretty much any motorcycle can beat pretty much any car in an acceleration run. That’s part of the fun. But as with many things, Tesla turns that assumption on its head with the Model S Plaid. It beats not just any bike, but a Suzuki Hayabusa, one of the premier drag … Continue reading Tesla Model S Plaid Beats Hayabusa in Drag Race
MotoGP has announced the cancelation of October 22-24 Malaysian GP. As with everything else, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent entry restrictions to Malaysia are to blame for the cancelation. Instead, MotoGP will return to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the October weekend. This will give Italian fans one more chance to see Valentino … Continue reading MotoGP Malaysian GP Canceled
Say what you will about Subaru’s rust issues and disposable head gaskets. They’re also tough. And not just WRX rally cars. John Frana and Ryan Brumund just ran their mildly modified Subaru Outback (the old Legacy-based wagon, not the modern SUV) in the Best of the Desert race — and finished. Dead last, but hey, … Continue reading This Subaru Outback Survived a 500-Mile Desert Race
Racing is supposed to be about how fast you can go, not how well you can keep a faster driver from passing you. The Drive brings us an example of one guy who clearly didn’t get this memo. Christopher Ball, who shot this video, is doing all the right things. He’s clearly the faster driver. … Continue reading Don’t Be This Guy
Nothing is ever fast enough for Travis Pastrana. That includes his previous record time up Mt. Washington of 5:44.72, which he set at the 2017 Climb to the Clouds event. After shooting the Gymkhana 2021 viral video with a custom-built, no-holds-barred, 862 horsepower Subaru WRX STI, he knew he could improve on that time with … Continue reading Travis Pastrana Sets New Mount Washington Record
Nicky Hayden fans, rejoice. Arai has brought the popular “Nicky Reset” graphics to the Corsair-X helmet. The Kentucky Kid first showed these graphics off at the post-season Valencia Test on November 11, 2013. For more about the helmet and its background, check out RideApart.
It’s official. Motorcycles will no longer be included in the Pike’s Peak International Hillclimb, according to an announcement on their website. “After two years of research, deliberation, thoughtful consideration and advice from colleagues in the motorsports industry, the Board of the Directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has made the decision to discontinue … Continue reading Pike’s Peak Drops Motorcycle Category
I volunteered to work amateur radio communications for the 2021 New England Forest Rally. It was fun. My camper van served as an excellent mobile communications center. I got to catch up with old friends, from competitors to other volunteers and everyone in between. You can read all about my adventure at FIXD. You can … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of the New England Forest Rally