Category: Motorcycle Racing

Kings of the Road – Motorcycling As A Tactile Man-Machine Interface Event

Psychologist and researcher Bernt Spiegel, in his work for BMW, found that non-motorcyclists and neophyte riders usually share a fatalistic attitude. According to Spiegel, those groups see high speed riding as a kind of  “game of chicken or Russian roulette” and imagine that riders are engaged in a test of...

Keira Knightly Chanel Parfum and A Classic Ducati 750 SS

Keira Knightley will surely get a buzz going in this teaser for the new Chanel Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, but it’s the motorcycle she rides while shilling for the parfum that gets my heart racing. I know nothing of parfum, but this is how the flacks describe this particular fragrance: Sexy,...

King Kenny at Donington in ’81 on the rotary valve square-4 OW54

King Kenny at Donington in ’81 on the rotary valve square-4 OW54 – a knee-jerk reaction to Suzi’s faster RG and by royal proclamation ‘a total disaster’. In reality tho’, Yam never saw the ill-handling 500 as anythin…

TR750 XR11 – the Flexi Flier, first raced at Daytona in ’72

TR750 XR11 – the Flexi Flier, first raced at Daytona in ’72. The overstressed early bikes were about as reliable as a politician’s promise, but when it kept going the Kettle racer had plenty of steam and it remained in front-line work…