High Velocity: Interview with Valerie Thompson

Aug 22, 2015 View Comments by

Land Speed Racer – Valerie Thompson Seven motorcycle land speed records, a top speed of 217.7 mph in the standing mile, and membership in multiple 200 MPH Clubs—these are just some of the impressive accomplishments associated with land speed racer Valerie Thompson. But there’s much more to Valerie’s career than mere numbers. Off the track, […]

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World’s Fastest (Modern) Indian

Nov 23, 2014 View Comments by

Indians of old were known as some of the best performing machines of their day. So how do their Polaris-built progeny stand up to the rigors of high speed riding? Gary Gray, Polaris’ Director of Indian Motorcycle Products, and Robert Pandya, the company’s PR Manager, decided to find out. They took a lightly modified Indian […]

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The Lightning LS-218 the Electric Superbike

May 26, 2014 View Comments by

Like it or not, electric bikes are here to stay. Whether they’ll eventually replace their fossil fuel powered brethren remains to be seen, but for now it seems like a new electron driven two-wheeler hits the market every few months. Watching this new technology as it grows and evolves is certainly exciting and the latest […]

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Cannonball Run 100th Anniversary

May 04, 2014 View Comments by

In a quest to set a new cross country speed record, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker left San Diego, CA, on May 3, 1914 on an Indian motorcycle. He arrived in New York City 11 days later besting the previous record by a whopping nine days. Baker went on to make 143 long distance record attempts in […]

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World’s Fastest BMW

Sep 03, 2013 View Comments by

As motorcyclists, there’s a good chance that for most of us, somewhere deep down (or perhaps not so deep) there’s an abiding interest in speed. Most of us will admit to (or brag about) certain times we’ve piloted our steeds into the triple digits. (All on track days, of course.) So it’s always interesting when […]

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The India Ride

Dec 03, 2012 View Comments by

Spanning 54 days and 8,700 miles, “The India Ride” undertaken by brothers Ryan and Colin Pyle draws one big circle on the map of the world’s largest democracy. The ride is a sequel to the brother’s 2010 journey through China dubbed “The Middle Kingdom Ride.” That trip earned them a Guinness World Record for being […]

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