When he's not competing in MotoGP, Valentino Rossi stays on two wheels at his own, private race track in Italy that he calls The Ranch. It looks like an amazing place to ride.
With a name like Carmichael, you'd figure Ricky over here would be into cars. The championship motocross rider is actually more into two-wheeled vehicles than four, but that doesn't mean he can't show some enthusiasm for the automobile. Last year he worked with Chevy on a special Sonic concept for the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and now they've rekindled the partnership for the special truck you see here.
Did you find yourself yearning for more Excitebike-style action after Round One of Red Bull's Straight Rhythm course? So did we, which is why we're happy to report that Round Two has officially been released. In the video you'll see below, Cole Seely and Jessy Nelson line up side by side at the beginning of the half-mile course. Seely has the early advantage, which can easily be attributed to the Honda CR450R he's riding versus the CR250R Nelson is aboard, but the contest stays interesting throu
Growing up as both a dirtbike and video game enthusiast, I always found it odd that Nintendo's Excitebike featured straight-line supercross riding. Proving that some ideas are better executed in real life, Red Bull has created its own take on this video game's racing style with the Straight Rhythym supercross track.
A little perspective goes a long way. While it's easy to get bogged down in the multitude of minor hurdles that constitute the daily grind, it's important to remember there are those out there with genuine struggles. Take Darius Glover, for instance. At seven years old, he figured out he wanted to become a professional motocross rider and proceeded to dive full bore into the sport. But an accident when he was 15 left the rider paralyzed from the waist down. While doctors were busy telling him he
To promote being in Mesquite, Nevada during the Mesquite Off-Road Weekend, Nitro Circus sent co-founder Tanner Gavin Godfrey on a gambling spree through the Eureka Casino. Not exactly playing the penny slots, however, Godfrey takes a tour of the hotel and casino from the saddle of his motocross bike.
The worlds of motocross and rallycross are already quite intertwined, so DC Shoes has apparently decided to go a little further by putting together a Gymkhana-style event for dirtbikes. For this video, Australian stunt motorcycle rider Robbie Maddison is let loose inside of an airplane graveyard making for some interesting, fun-to-watch stunts.
In all six Star Wars movies, George Lucas never showed us the hangar bay in the Death Star where the motocross bikes were kept. We have to thank YouTube user FreakinRad for locating Scout Troopers criss-crossing some planetary desert on said motocross bikes – along with some troopers of the Storm variety, a Jawa and a Tusken Raider.
It takes guts to ride a motocross bike. Tuned practically to the point of blowing themselves to bits, every pound stripped away so that only the bare necessities are left and sitting on top of a foot-plus of suspension travel, it takes a deft hand to tame these race machines.
Following up on the two-wheeled slow-motion theme in 2012, Red Bull is highlighting two-time motocross champion James Stewart and his factory Yamaha race bike. We've already seen a couple of Honda-mounted MotoGP riders at 1,000 frames per second, so it only seems appropriate to see what super slow motion looks like on the dirt.
If you've been itching for an electric motocross bike with performance to crush competitors, we've got an interesting package for you to check out. EVDrive, the folks responsible for the range-extended drivetrain in the Gitano from Michel Motorsports, have plans to produce what they are calling the e-Moto-CRF250R. This will be a much-improved 2nd-generation of the motocross machine (pictured above) that we checked out a while back.
We have covered lots of electric conversions here but rare is the bird that soars like this one. The idea behind this project was to showcase the potential of A123 Systems cells that are also being used in a "conventional" car conversion. "Conventional" as in a 2003 BMW 325i. (We'll keep an eye on its progress.)