2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R Introduction Video

zx-14rMeet the new ZX-14R. Kawasaki’s hypersport motorcycle has garnered plenty of attention since it was unveiled, and for good reason. With more than 200 horsepower and a top speed of just under 200 mph, the ZX-14R is built for the dragstrip.

Kawasaki writes:

“It’s gotta be ugly competing against the ZX-14 year after year. When it arrived on the big-bore sportbike stage in 2006, the big Ninja blew everyone’s minds – owners, journalists and competitors – with its incredible thrust, sport-tourer comfort, agile handling and aerodynamic full-coverage bodywork. Continuous refinement has kept the 14 a step ahead of the competition, all while filling enthusiasts’ face shields with wild, ear-to-ear grins.”

AMA Drag Racing Champion Rickey Gadson points out the highlights in the ZX-14R introduction video.

Here’s the video from Kawasaki.

Lean In and Ride: Why Do You Ride a Ducati? [Video]

Lean_InWhy do you ride? Every motorcyclists, at one point or another, made the decision to throw their leg over the saddle of a bike and go for a ride. Some people ride a motorcycle because it’s cheaper. Some because it’s faster. And some because it’s a little more dangerous.

Ducati and Puma teamed up for this series of videos which examines the reasons why different people ride Ducatis.

Raymond Roker, founder of URB Magazine, loves the sport of motorcycling.

Hannah Johnson, a Master Technician at Ducati.

Andrew Sidwell, an Army Captain with a passion for the track, the gear and the bike.

Eric Hsueh, creative genius and owner of The Livery Gruppe.

Tony Angelo, a professional driver and Drift Judge, who loves to escape on bikes.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

Let’s Roll: Flight 93 Memorial Motorcycle Ride

Let's Roll: Flight 93 Memorial Motorcycle RideThe “Let’s Roll: Flight 93 Memorial Ride” is a unique motorcycle event created to honor the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93, heroes who died defending their country on September 11, 2001. This memorial ride will raise funds for the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States.

The “Let’s Roll: Flight 93 Memorial Ride” will gather groups of 40 riders at designated “flight path” locations — including Erie, Meadville/Conneaut Lake, Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township, Williamsport, Pottsville and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as Fairfax, Virginia. Each sponsored motorcycle will carry a flag bearing the name of one of the 40 heroes, and on September 11, 2011, each will join hundreds of fellow riders from across Pennsylvania to travel to the Flight 93 National Memorial.

All proceeds benefit the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign.

Sponsoring a Flight 93 Memorial Ride Motorcycle

Are you interested in sponsoring a motorcycle for the Flight 93 Memorial Ride? You can sponsor one of the motorcycles for a $1,000 donation. Your donation will pay for:

  • Flight 93 Memorial flag bearing the name of one of the 40 heroes
  • Exclusive Flight 93 T-shirt
  • Exclusive Flight 93 commemorative pin
  • Exclusive Flight 93 patch
  • American Flag flown over the Flight 93 Memorial site
Let’s Roll: Flight 93 Memorial Ride Video
Memorial Ride Schedule

Saturday, September 10: Riders will gather at their designated flight location for departure (details and time TBA). Pending arrival in Shanksville, riders may attend the Flight 93 National Park dedication ceremony, time permitting.

Flight 93 Memorial Ride Concert: All riders are cordially invited to join Flight 93 family members for a special concert with Country Music Star DARRYL WORLEY on Saturday, September 10 at the Seven Springs Resort (time TBA).

Sunday, September 11: All flights will gather at the Seven Springs Resort for departure to the Flight 93 Memorial Service (time TBA). At the conclusion of the service, riders may depart with their “flight path” groups or on their own.

Accommodations

Exclusive Accommodations/Rates: A limited block of rooms (not included with sponsorship) has been reserved for sponsored riders at the Seven Springs Resort. Sponsors must be paid in full to reserve a room at a discounted rate. Reservations are first come, first serve.

Information & Registration

  • Register for the Flight 93 Memorial Motorcycle Ride at Let’s Roll Memorial Ride.
  • Contact Tracie Black at 800/815-2660, 814/833-3200 or email her.
  • For information about the Flight 93 National Memorial, visit Honor Flight 93
  • For information about the 2011 Roar on the Shore(R) Bike Rally (benefiting Flight 93
  • National Memorial), visit Roar on the Shore

Graves Motorsports’ Crew Chief Gary Dean Disassembles an R6 in One Minute [Video]

Graves_Yamaha_R6_BuildGraves Motorsports crew chief Gary Dean is good at his job. He can completely disassemble a Yamaha R6 Sportsbike in just over one minute… So the video is sped up just a tad, it’s still pretty cool to see the bike get torn down like that.

Graves Motorsports has just completed modifying an R6 sportsbike so that it is legal to race in AMA Supersport races, but so that it is also legal to ride on the street.

This is part one of the build. Graves Motorsports has also released a 3D version of the video here.

Graves Motorsports will be releasing part two of the build soon.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

Motorcycle Prank: Beware of Men in Pink Ski Masks

pink_masksIf you’re out for a nice Sunday ride, make sure you check over your shoulder for some mischievous pranksters. A man stopping for guess had the misfortune of running into a bunch of pink masked hooligans.

Check out the ridiculous video.

Did that really just happen?… No, no it didn’t My guess is that this is a viral video showing how light the motorcycle is. But my advice still stands. Beware of a bunch of men in a van wearing pink ski masks. They’re up to no good.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com