Yamaha has released a new video of the 2012 YZF-R1 featuring MotoGP racer Ben Spies taking the new bike with Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary limited edition livery to a track day. Spies who won the 2009 World Superbike Championship on a Yamaha R1 so he is obviously very familiar with the sportbike which will now be […]
Meet Dave Roper, First American To Win At The Isle Of Man TT + Video
In vintage motorcycle racing circles, Dave Roper is something of a legend. The first American to win a race at the Isle of Man TT, Roper has been racing motorcycles since the early 70s. And he doesn’t just race them — he wins. A multi-time vintage racing champion, Roper is still going strong 40 years after he started. It takes a certain kind of character to still be able to race motorcycles for four decades.
Come meet Roper in the video below. His feel-good story is one of a life-long love of racing. This despite the many bones he’s broken…and finger tips he’s lost.