The NHTSA is the best source anytime you’d like to get your hands on vehicle accident data, including information on motorcycles. Looking at their latest data on motorcycle fatalities brings out some interesting information about motorcycle safety.
For those of us addicted to doing motorcycle trackdays*, having a dedicated track bike is the ideal situation. Most track bikes look like something only a mother (er… owner) could love, but not this one.
Ducati had its own campaign in full swing this year, promoting the Hypermotard with a nationwide test ride tour. I had the good fortune of attending the test ride on Southern California’s famed Angeles Crest Highway. Ducati had set up camp at Newcomb’s Ranch (the official Angeles Crest Highway restaurant/bar/hang out) and all that was needed was a valid CA driver’s license with an M1 motorcycle endorsement. Sweeeeeeet…
You know that chant you hear at college basketball games sometimes, when the visiting team’s star player is having a bad game and the home crowd is chanting in unison, “OVER-RATED…” Unfortunately that’s how I feel about the Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs. Continue reading “Michelin Pilot Power 2CT”
Wow, has it really been that long since I posted? Yikes. In any case I wanted to write about my experience with Keith Code’s California Superbike School, which I attended last weekend as a level 1 student. I’ve been riding now for 4 1/2 years and prior to the class had done nine track days (I think). Keith has an impressive list of motorcycle racers that he and his staff have coached, so when some members of my riding club signed up I figured it was a good time to go.