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Vo Knows - January 2009

Archive for January 2009

2009 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS - First Ride!

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I’ve been converted. I feel as if I just watched an evangelical TV program and was personally healed by the righteous hand of the Lord.
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Post Tags: 2009 honda cbr600rr c-abs, suspersport 600, honda anti-locck brake system, honda abs, '09 cbr1000rr c-abs

MotoGP - The Beauty of Progression?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Progression is a Beautiful Thing. Think about it for a minute. Think about where we would be if all the Japanese manufacturers got together in 1983 and decided motorcycles are plenty good, let’s just keep making them like this. Not that I’m not a fan of the Suzuki GS1100 (that was the first motorcycle my father ever took me for a ride on), but think if that was all we had? No R1s. No GSX-Rs. No CBRs. No four-stroke monster 450cc MX bikes.
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Post Tags: motogp, yamaha r1, valentino rossi

'09 Yamaha R1 Here We Come!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009
R1 Time, Baby! I’m in the middle of packing my bags as I type this, but I had to stop and share my joy with you readers. Yep, off the Land Down Under to ride the all-new 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. It’s hard not to be excited about it – giddy in fact. The track of choice is Eastern Creek, just outside of Sydney, Australia, and we will have an entire day flogging our own personal R1, not to mention two mechanics servicing our every request.
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Post Tags: 2009 yamaha r1, sportbike, motorcycle, australia

Get Well Heedy

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Get Well Heedy We always think everything is going to be okay. I mean, who goes to the racetrack thinking, “Hmm, today I’m going to ride for awhile and then break my arm.” Give me a break, right? (no pun intended)  But it’s just one of those things that just happens; to some more than others. Reality checks are a part of life as two-wheeled junkies. And it always seems to happen just as our confidence is at an all-time high – at least for me it does.
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Post Tags: motorcycle crash, dirt bike crash, protective gear
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