Apparently, the rider of this Yamaha R6 was riding on LA’s Mulholland highway, also known as “the Snake,” this past weekend when he crashed as a result of a highside and the bike immediately caught fire. First attempts to extinguish the fire were in vain, so the owner simply watched his bike burning until it remained only frame and engine. Now that’s a sad moment for any biker out there. Let’s just hope that his insurance covers that.
As hard as it may be to believe, this guy is taking a ride on that freeway in the sky. Recently gunned down in his Puerto Rico native, 22-year-old David Morales Colón benefits of a very unusual wake on his Honda CBR600 F4 Repsol edition. Wearing casual clothing and sun glasses, the embalmed dead man looks like he’s worming up for a ride on his bike.
The same funeral home that made this happen is also responsible for another young shooting victim that was displayed standing up during the wake a couple of years back. What next? See the video after the jump.
This Hildebrand & Wolfmüller is the world’s first-ever patented motorcycle and it recently sold at auction for $131,200. Made in Germany, the motorrad is powered by a 1488cc four-stroke twin engine developing an impressive for the time 2.5 hp at 240rpm. Weighing around 132 pounds and reaching a top speed of approximately 31 mph, this was the time’s only and best mechanical horse around. And it showed german ingenuity. For instance, the water needed for cooling the engine was held in the rear fender, while the transmission system is similar to that of a locomotive.
The vintage production motorcycle sit in an US barn for the past 70 years and after being auctioned off in England it now sees its way back to Germany for display. Hit the jump to see a restored 1896 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller buzz around.
It looks like the guys at Moto Tech in Miami sure know how to promote their services as we just came across one of their videos showing a hot blonde performing a dyno test on one of their Ducati superbikes. Obviously, she wasn’t wearing much and we won’t go as far as calling it a motorcycle expert (the video tries to induce she actually is) although we have to admit this is one of the few motorcycle babe videos in which the girl shows off some skills. Congrats for that!
It looks like Castrol is willing to pay a great deal of money to celebrities such as Cristiano Ronaldo to help promote their lubricants. In this recent TV ad, they’re somehow trying to make a connection between their Castrol Power 1, a Honda CBR600RR and football. You decide if everything turns out for the best as we’re just surprised to see a motorcycle being used to play football with for the first time.
Take a look at Ducati’s video showing how easy owners can change the color of their Monster 696s with only a screwdriver and different body panels and front fender. These lasts are all part of a special kit that Ducati offers for the middleweight Monster only and there are 13 different colors available. Color therapy indeed.
Off-road riding/driving can give one quite a rush and the number of stunt man in this field grows bigger every year. Some may call them crazy, but a well organized and synchronized choreography leads to pure madness and a healthy adrenaline rush. See what happens when adrenaline junkies with dirt bikes, cars and monster trucks get together for some action.
Those of you who at seeing BMW’s tablecloth trick said frenetically that neither the S1000RR nor any other superbike could ever do that no matter the acceleration times, will surely find reward in this video. Bike Magazine have taken the exact same bike and used a much smaller table only to demonstrate how the trick just isn’t possible at large scale.
See what happens when a Honda National Motos pit crew member unintentionally drops gasoline all over a Honda CBR1000RR right after refueling. The bike had participated to the race up until that point, so the red hot exhaust acted as a spark, igniting the racing motorcycle just as the team members were trying to clean it up.