The 7 fastest production bikes in the world…

MV Augusta…beautiful but only 185 MPH.

Although the norm around here is geared more toward style than going fast, the folks at Moto Preserve are always interested in the technology behind speed.  Many of the members follow the MotoGP races, and have even flirted with the idea of vintage racing themselves.  With the introduction of the first “sport bike” into the garage, the 1993 Yamaha FZR600, we finally have a bike that modern speed demons trace their heritage to…

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High Plains Drifter: Car vs. Motorcycle race…

Courtesy of Icon

The people over a motor sports apparel company Icon decided it was time to test, once and for all, which was faster in a “drift” race, a suped up Mazda RX-7 or a Kawasaki ZX-10 Ninja.  The bike had been outfitter with an extended swingarm, making it easier to throw the back-end around.  They set up for 2 competitions, first a race through some cones, the second a typical race around the track… Read More …

Ducati Panigale 1199 wins "most beautiful bike" award…

There is an annual bike show in Milan, Italy that allows the visitors to take part in judging the best looking bike of the show.  The EICMA 69th International Motorcycle Show is a 6 day event, attracting almost half a million visitors.  This year, nearly 14,000 people voted to decide which scoot would take home the ‘best in show’ award among the new class of 2012.  It would be easy to think that Italians voted for an Italian bike, but then you take a look at the new Ducati Panigale, and it all becomes clear… Read More …