In Asia, up-and-coming road racers work their way up the scooter ranks before they graduate to “real” motorcycles. Grids are usually packed at these “Underbone” events, and when you get grids sometimes 40-deep of youngsters full of adrenaline lined up on the starting line, you often get incredibly close racing. Other times, however, carnage ensues. […]
Pushing The Boundaries
I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK
Once again, legendary motorcycle-aerodynamics engineer Craig Vetter makes news with his latest one-off creation. Designed to cut through more than just the wind, his sawblade-packing-KLR prototype is more than the average “killer KLR.”
Forever with his head in the clouds, Craig had more earthly intentions with the creation of this energy absorbing fairing. Attempting to further the good luck streaks of both he and his Anchorage Alaska friend, he has designed a fairing that would slow down the initial impact of any frontal collision with any big animal that may confront the country dwelling motorcyclists. Slicing first, then asking questions.
Most unique in design, but perhaps a little heavy on the bike’s fuel economy. Reportedly, the handling isn’t adversely affected, just your social perception as “normal”. But I’m just guessing here, but no doubt Craig’s got one of those “Why Be Normal?” bumper stickers stuck upside-down somewhere.