So I have spent the past couple of weeks in the US on business, today was the final day of my trip. I found myself with 8 hours to kill in LA while waiting for my flight back to Australia. I decided to rent a car and go visit a couple of bike shops…the day started out well when I got an upgrade at the rental company to a Mustang! First stop was at Garage Company, I have seen these guys featured on the web numerous times and decided it was time I went to see what all the fuss was about. Well I can confidently say that I was totally gobsmacked when I walked into their shop… genuinely lost for words! The image above is only about half of the business, the showroom side. The workshop is just as big and packed with more bikes, parts and memorabilia. Continue reading article
Watch this incredible video and you will understand why Casey Stoner is such a legend, laying a black line on the ripple strip through one of the fastest corners at Phillip Island. Casey, we will miss you…
So you are a big ducati fan, you already own a Desmmosedici but you are starting to get a bored with that, you have a huge pile of money burning a hole in your pocket, what do you buy next…? A real MotoGP bike is the answer! The thing is, usually you can’t just call up Ducati and order one for your private collection, if you happen to find yourself in this predicament it may just be your lucky day. RM Auctions in Monaco are selling Casey’s 2010 bike and Valentino’s 2011 bike. They are actually selling a huge lot of pretty collectable Ducati’s, well worth checking out the full listing here.
Anyone got any idea how much these bikes will sell for? Ducati can’t do this very often so I’m not sure if there is a precedence? Which bike would you buy if you had the cash? Why are Ducati selling? trying to raise some $$ to pay for all the development on the new 2012 bike? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
I am a massive MotoGP fan and have been following the current testing quite closely, hopefully the switch back to 1000cc will be a good move – if the above photo is anything to go by then I am excited. I love these type of shots and have posted them here before… Fingers crossed for a competitive Ducati this year! The CRT teams are going to have a rough run in the beginning but I do hope that the formula can provide a way for creative smaller engineering firms to once again compete at the highest level.
image via MotoGP.com
Casey Stoner clinched the 2011 MotoGP World Championship at Philip Island today, I was lucky enough to be at the track to witness this great achievement first hand. The weather forecast looked pretty average for the day and for a few moments I even considered staying home but thankfully I didn’t and by 8am I was on the Triumph and heading to the Island. It was a pretty good ride down with the exception of a huge downpour just as I reached San Remo, I had a good set of wet weather gear on so it really didn’t annoy me too much but there were plenty of riders who hadn’t packed the rain gear and they were soaked! (I have learn’t through experience that you can never trust the weather at Philip Island…). By the time I got to the track the weather had cleared up and for the most part stayed that way for the rest of the day.
I was following the action on Twitter and managed to win a Paddock Tour via a twitter competition put on by @ausmotogp, this was totally unexpected and turned out to be heaps of fun, here are a few pictures from the MotoGP Paddock. Continue reading article →
Awesome super slow motion video of Casey Stoner banked right over.
Awesome shot – no words needed…. via motoblog.it