eRoadRacing Free Practice at IMS | A Learning Experience

In Friday’s first practice of the weekend, eight of the FIM eRoadRacing bikes finished, but newcomer Cesar Gonzales had an electrical fault which kept him from finishing on his electrified “Hornet 1”. Here are statements from most of the riders after their first practice, including this one from Be-EV & Hollywood Electrics racer Jeremiah Johnson…

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2014 Honda NSX GT Race Car Breaks Cover

Easily one of the most hyped and anticipated sports cars of the next few years, the Acura NSX has been making waves in the press lately thanks to a series of videos and teaser shots. But the NSX will be more than a weekend toy for the wealthy; Honda intends to campaign the NSX in the Japanese Super GT series, and this morning the Honda NSX GT race car made its debut.

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Erik Buell Racing Patents 400 hp Hybrid Motorcycle

Erik Buell just patented a series of hybrid-electric drivetrains for motorcycles that push the envelope of what you can really ride. Most top-fight Moto GP guys would find a 200 hp bike a challenge … Buell may double that figure in a few years’ time. Enjoy!

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FIM eRoadRacing Action Continues in Indy This Weekend

We’ll be covering the second US round of the series live in Indianapolis this weekend. The race is at 4:30PM on Sunday after the MotoGP races. If you’re in town for Gen Con, or just want to check out some great motorcycle racing, it’s worth checking out. FIM eRoadRacing posted this link to promotional tickets which include some nifty free stuff. This is also the first time the electric bikes will hit the famous Brickyard.

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Women on Motorcycles – Photography by Lanakila MacNaughton

Motorcycles combine high performance and high style with low manufacturing and operational footprints, so – naturally! – we’re big fans. Motorcycles continue to be seen as low-cost, viable options for a number of city-dwellers who still haven’t taken a bite at the ridiculous “buy a new car, it’s just like your smartphone!” bait.

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Africa, or: What did Both Toto and Honda do Best?

When it comes to serious adventure touring, it’s Honda’s Africa or BMW’s big twins. The Beemers are cute and all, but when you’re more concerned about making it home than you are about making it to Starbucks, it’s Honda. There’s only one problem: You can’t buy the Africa in the US … yet!

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DIY Motoped Kit Combines Mountain Bike With XR50

What you’re buying when you pick up a Motoped is actually a kit. It’s a frame, in other words, with all the difficult engineering like mounting points, swingarm, and the end result brings all the awesome action of a BMX downhill run to your morning commute.

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Suprine Motorcycles Rips Off Peraves, Hopes No One Notices (We Notice)

The Peraves Monotracer is a sublime exotic that delivers. The Suprine Exodus from Baltimore that made its debut this week does not deliver. It is nothing more than a terribly executed Peraves rip-off that isn’t worth the BMW K1200LT its makers had to cut up to make it with, let alone the ridiculous $55,000 asking price (I know, I thought it was a typo, too). See it here. You will laugh.

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eRoadRacing USA Race Results, Round 1: An Unexpected Podium

Round 1 of the US eRoadRacing series is on the books. Both Eric Bostrom and Shane Turpin were able to best Steve Rapp’s track record of 1.33.194 from 2011, an impressive feat considering how much cheaper a Brammo RR is than the near $300,ooo MotoCzysz had spent developing their superbike up to that point. Bostrom’s fastest lap in the race was 1.33:012 and Turpin scored the new track record with a 1.32:581 in lap 5, right before his bike gave out.

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