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Backmarker: Finding Kel Carruthers' TR2
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Our Backmarker meets with Chris Hill, owner of an iconic TR2 that once belonged to Kel Carruthers. Looking for the story behind the TR2, the two get Carruthers on the phone for some insight.
Dr. Frazier’s Old BMW Pig in a Poke
Thursday, November 20, 2014
When Dr. G. tries to sell and ship a 30-year-old Beemer over the internet, instead the potential buyer decides to make the 1200-mile journey himself to see the pig in the poke with his own eyes and then ride home.
Backmarker: An American in Japan
Thursday, November 13, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker connects with Mike Harper, who discusses his road-racing past in Japan during the birth of the Japanese motorcycle industry.
Memorable Motorcycle: Ducati 900SS
Monday, November 10, 2014
Our man Melling critiques Ducati’s D900SS, a classic sportbike which languished on the sales floors until Mike Hailwood stepped out of retirement for TT glory.
STM: Storm Clouds on the Horizon
Friday, November 7, 2014
Our man Melling continues to ruminate over the future of professional motorcycle racing, and missed PR opportunities from the MotoGP ranks.
Backmarker: AMA Mission Creep
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A couple weeks ago, the AMA issued a press release connecting the CDC, Ebola and universal helmet laws... Our Backmarker did not fail to notice.
Dr. Frazier: Cannonball Extreme Adventure
Friday, October 17, 2014
Dr. Frazier recounts some of the great adventures experienced during the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run.
Backmarker: MotoAmerica & Flat Track
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wayne Rainey’s new MotoAmerica road racing series is the blockbuster news story in U.S. motorcycle racing. Our Backmarker ponders the possible implications MotoAmerica has for AMA Flat Track racing.
Memorable Motorcycle: Honda NC750X DCT
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Our man Melling gets his mitts on a bike American riders can’t access yet, Honda’s NC750X. But can Frank’s romantic temperament toward riding jive with the Honda’s imminently practical nature?
Backmarker: Situational Awareness for Riders
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Our Backmarker imparts rider safety advice with tips for maintaining situational awareness out on the road.
The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne provides a sublime road racing experience for those daring enough to take on the 3.14 miles of tight, twisting roads. Our man Melling accepts the challenge...
Dr. Frazier: Adventure Rider Genes
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Dr. Frazier makes his annual adventure ride with the Big Dogs, spending three days with like-minded riders in the high-passes of Colorado.
Backmarker: “I Hate It When That Happens”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Our Backmarker weighs in on a heartbreakingly sober road safety campaign video.
Backmarker: Rainey's MotoAmerica
Thursday, September 4, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker continues to lay out his proposal to develop U.S. road racing talent amidst recent news of Wayne Rainey's MotoAmerica series.
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha AS1C 125
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Melling looks at one of the flagship models of Yamaha's game-changing AS line from the late 1960s, the AS1C 125
Backmarker: North American Novice Cup
Thursday, August 21, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker offers up the beginnings of a solution to the lack of American riders competitive in world championship road racing.
Dr. Frazier: Search for Limitless Horizons
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dr. Frazier attends Horizons Unilmited's 2014 Campfire and Ride Meeting in Grant, Colorado, hearing and sharing stories of motorcycle adventure as his search for limitless horizons continues.
Backmarker: Hot 'n Bothered in Sacramento
Thursday, August 7, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker heads to California to spend some time with Triumph's factory Flat Track team at the Sacramento Mile.
Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS
Monday, July 21, 2014
Melling looks at a technological marvel of its time, the Velocette KSS - a machine that requires skill and finesse to merely start and a sizable bank account to own.
Backmarker: Reflections on Supermoto's Return
Thursday, July 17, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker looks at the quick rise, fall and resurrection of a National Supermoto race series in the United States.
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