Super cars are fast. Super bikes are fast. But which one’s faster? Michelin took a Porsche 918 Hybrid and a Yamaha R1 to the track to find out.
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The automotive world has massive, industry-defining press events at Geneva, Detroit, and Tokyo every year, and every year these shows see the debuts of jaw-dropping concept cars. For motorcycles, however, there is really only EICMA, and EICMA is awesome. The new/future bikes are below, the one-off customs are over here. For 2014, the 100th anniversary […]
A 95 mile day of canyon and freeway riding proves the Zero S is ready for anything, regardless of how far it may take you.
We don’t really need all that power, but this is America, and we’re nothing if not obsessed with power. James told me the most exciting ride of his life was following me through LA traffic on the Brammo Empulses we rode today. Today was just another day of freedom to me, only more free because I didn’t have to buy gas. To survive LA traffic, motorcyclists have to be fast and sure. “He who hesitates in war is lost.” are words to live by here. But how fast is fast enough? Would the street version of the bike that won the TTXGP World Championship be fast enough to survive LA traffic?
Yamaha’s R1 is a the company’s flagship sport-bike, carrying the brand’s colors in World SuperBike competition and winning several races and championships since the bike’s introduction in 1998. The original Austin Mini, after a vigorous massage at the hands of John Cooper, was a world-beater in its own right, winning the 1964 Monte Carlo rally […]
Last night Josh at Hollywood Electrics made the mistake of handing me the key to a 2012 Zero S ZF9, the most powerful electric motorcycle currently on dealer floors. He was on the phone, so neglected to tell me it wasn’t their demo model, but one he actually wanted to sell. 20 miles later….
Gas2.0 Author Susanna Schick Hosts TTXGP Founder and CEO Azhar Hussain as he tours the Golden State spreading the gospel of electric motorcycle racing and having a blast along the way.