Emerson Fittipaldi is probably best known for his four-wheel racing career which include two Formula One World Championships, a CART racing title and two Indy 500 victories. What might be less known, at least outside of his native Brazil perhaps, is Fittipaldi owns a pair of Kawasaki motorcycle dealerships. The 65-year-old former racer and his […]
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Motorcycle Drifting, Part 2.
Today’s Friday Fun Video comes courtesy of the marketing department at Icon Motorsports. Following the success of their first motorcycle drift video, featuring Nick Brocha on a stretched Kawasaki ZX-10R scorching rubber with Jim Guthrie on a Corvette-powered Mazda RX7, the guys set out to one-up themselves. With this video, I think it’s safe to say “Mission Accomplished.”
This time around, Brocha is joined by Ernie Vigil and they’re riding modified Triumph Speed Triples. Chasing them in this Reno-911-esque scene is Dan Brockett playing “Officer Dan Brockett” in his 550 hp, supercharged Ford Mustang Cobra. What follows is nothing short of mesmerizing — a testament to the skill of the riders, driver, and video editor. It should go without saying that this video was performed by professionals on a closed course and with proper supervision. Please, just enjoy it for its entertainment value and don’t attempt any of these stunts at home. If you do, you might end up like the guy at the end. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
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Triumph has updated its Rocket III cruiser for 2013, adding more blacked-out components and a new seat, but perhaps the most significant change is what Triumph took away: the electronic torque limiter. Previous versions of the Triumph Rocket III and the Rocket III Touring variant had its power and torque neutered in the first three […]