Track Days: Gearing Up

Dec 04, 2016 View Comments by

In my previous articles, I debunked the myths about track riding and explained how to best prepare for a track day. As with street riding, proper gear is critical. The most common accidents on the track are low-siders, when the front wheel loses traction in a turn and the bike falls to the inside, and […]

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MotoMojo: Performance Upgrades

Nov 17, 2016 View Comments by

With the plethora of motorcycle styles and 
models available, for many two-wheel enthusiasts OEM motorcycles still merely serve as a starting 
point for building a unique machine. Given the performance-centric modifications in this 
MotoMojo, results are most useful for track 
riding. Depending on your motorcycle, usable street performance can also be improved. Air Filter and […]

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Leod Escapes Invites Riders to “Choose the Dream”

Nov 03, 2016 View Comments by

A motorcycle tour topped off with track time on a famous MotoGP circuit sounds like a dream, but Leod Escapes makes it happen. The company’s “track and tour” packages are eight- to 10-day sport-touring trips designed for track riders. From now until February 13, 2017, you have the chance to vote for the location of Leod […]

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Track Days: It’s All About Preparation

Oct 03, 2016 View Comments by

In one of the last issues, I enjoyed demystifying track riding in “Track Days: Myth Buster Edition” and trust that I piqued some riders’ interest. Preparation is the key to having the best possible experience, so I’d like to share what I’ve learned after riding with multiple organizers and on different tracks. Bike Prep Before […]

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Two Coasts, Two Track Days

Aug 16, 2015 View Comments by

Willow Springs and VIR Host September Riding Schools – No matter which coast you happen to live on, there’s going to be a first class riding school coming to you this September. On the West Coast, the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, CA, will be the setting for Reg Pridmore’s CLASS (California’s Leading Advanced Safety […]

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Review: AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket

Jun 09, 2015 View Comments by

A Leather Jacket for the Summer Heat – Racing-style leather motorcycle jackets, while not suited for a diverse array of weather scenarios, are hard to beat in their combination of style, protection, and comfort (when the weather’s right). The AGV Sport Tornado Perforated Leather Jacket is ideal for summer rides and days at the track. […]

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Review: Sidi Cobra Air Boots

May 24, 2015 View Comments by

Summer Track Boots that Work Great on the Street – Here in North Carolina winter seems to have broken. My lawn is starting to turn from brown to green, which means I’ll have to dust off the lawn mower soon, but it also means that riding season is finally here. Spring is coming and summer […]

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Ducati Unveils New 899 Panigale

Sep 11, 2013 View Comments by

Ducati’s formidable 1199 Panigale just became a big brother. At the VW group night just prior to the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Ducati announced the new 899 Panigale, calling it a “super-mid” edition of the range topping 1199. The new bike is powered by an 899cc 90-degree Superquadro V-twin pumping out a […]

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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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Pirelli Angel GT: Yes, Tires Can Be Fun!

Aug 14, 2013 View Comments by

What do an Italian aircraft carrier, a Porsche test facility, and motorcycle tires have in common? I found out the answer when Pirelli hosted a world press event in Southern Italy, which involved all three. Reportedly, Pirelli did some market research and discovered that more than 30 percent of European replacement motorcycle tires are sport-touring […]

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Women’s Track Day: On Track for the Cures

Apr 27, 2013 View Comments by

On June 9, 2013 the New Jersey Motor Sports Park in Milville, NJ is hosting a women only track day. For $200, women can sign up for the Women’s Track Experience, which is a full day of track time and instruction from Tony’s Track Days. In addition, the Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation has joined with the […]

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