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Running on Fumes - January 2011

Archive for January 2011

Motorcycle vs. Car Drifting Video

Monday, January 31, 2011
The motorcycle vs. car genre has delivered some tasty video footage of late, not the least of which from the chaps at Top Gear. The most recent YouTube sensation is a drift-off between a Kawasaki ZX-10 piloted by Nick “Apex” Brocha and a Corvette-powered RX7 with Jim Guthrie.
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Post Tags: motorcycle vs car, motorcycle drift, Nick Brocha

Shift Racing’s Stunter 13 Video

Friday, January 28, 2011
Team Shift rider Rafal Pasierbek has won a number of freestyle competitions in Europe. Hailing from Poland, Pasierbek also goes by the moniker Stunter 13 where he campaigns Shift street gear in the European stunt scene.
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Post Tags: Shift Racing, Stunter 13, Rafal Pasierbek

Elizabeth Raab Desmo Photography Collection

Friday, January 28, 2011
“An exploration of the aesthetical relationship between the female body and the mechanical body of iconic Ducati bikes. Perfect organisms which become the extension of one another.” That’s how Ducati pitches the new eye-catching "Desmo" photography collection from Elizabeth Raab (www.elizabethraab.com).
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Post Tags: Desmo Collection, Elizabeth Raab, Ducati Art

In the Saddle with Kawasaki's Bryan Smith Video

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Kawasaki had a breakout season in AMA Flat Track last year. The Japanese marque won the combined manufacturers championship thanks to strong showings on the Singles courtesy of Henry Wiles and the Twins with rider Bryan Smith.
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Post Tags: Bryan Smith, Flat Track Kawasaki

Ducati MotoGP Wrooom 2011 Videos

Monday, January 17, 2011
Every year Ducati takes to the hills to present its MotoGP squad at Wrooom.
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Post Tags: Ducati MotoGP, Wrooom 2011

Roland Sands Bell Star Helmet Video

Friday, January 14, 2011
Anyone who follows motorcycling in the U.S. knows the name Roland Sands. The former road-racer turned custom builder has been creating some of the coolest customs for years now, with the Roland Sands Design aesthetic melding the traditional custom/cruiser look with Sands’ racing pedigree.
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Post Tags: Roland Sands Bell, RSD Bell

What We Learned at A1 Supercross

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The A1 Supercross proved an exciting opening to one of the more anticipated SX seasons in recent memory. Watching the action on SPEED Channel’s live coverage, a couple of things stood out in the race.
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Post Tags: Anaheim Supercross, A1 Supercross

Fantasy SX Racing – Final Call!

Friday, January 7, 2011
Anaheim 1 is a day away, so now’s the time to get signed up for Motorcycle USA’s Fantasy SX game. Get in on the ground floor of the 17-round showdown. A weekly pair of tickets to the Vegas finale are up for grabs, as well as our grand prize package – a Leatt neck brace and other gear goodies. It’s free, it’s fun… Just play it already.
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Post Tags: Fantasy SX, Fantasy Supercross

2011 Dakar Rally Coverage on Versus

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Kudos to the Versus and its same day coverage of the 2011 Dakar Rally. The cable network’s half-hour daily recap is concise yet informative. It’s keeping tabs on the leaders of the motorcycles and cars, as well as special attention on the American entries.
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Post Tags: 2011 Dakar Rally, Ines Sainz

Favorite Assignments of 2010

Monday, January 3, 2011
Another year at Motorcycle USA has flown by covering the ins and outs of the motorcycle industry. I feel lucky to be tasked with such interesting work, so in the New Year’s tradition of reflection on the year that was, here are my five favorite assignments of 2010.
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Post Tags: best of 2010, favorite stories
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