MWGP Announces New Class For Bikes At Least 15 Years Old

MWGP Announces New Class For Bikes At Least 15 Years Old

Time to dust off your first-gen R1, RC51, SV650, or even your FZR400 – MotoWest GP has introduced its newest class: Formula 15. More details below, from MWGP’s official press release. MWGP Announces their NEW Formula 15 Class Any motorcycle 15 years or older by model/engine year (or like construction), except for singles, which have no age restriction. Formula rules, no fuel or tire restrictions. Overall points eligible. The idea is a performance index class that pits all kinds…

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Kia Announces Drive Wise Autonomous Tech, Says True Self-Driving Car Here Within 15 Years

So far, autonomous car research has been the domain of the luxury automakers but we’re starting to see more mainstream brands embrace the technology as the realization grows that fully self-driving cars are going to be a reality in the next decade or two. While brands like Mercedes-Benz, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and Volvo are leading the… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Tomfoolery – Year’s Coolest Uncle Award

Thanks to daddy-to-be editor, Troy Siahaan, and his 2015 $ 100-$ 200 Holiday Gift Guide I managed to score the perfect Christmas gift for my three-year-old nephew, Braxton – the 6V BMW R1200GS by RollPlay at Target for about $ 100. The BMW S1000RR by Ride-On at Wal-Mart may have been an even cooler toy, but at nearly double the price it surpassed the generosity my meager moto-journalist salary can afford. Besides, Braxton’s three and…

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Elon Musk: Fully Autonomous Cars Possible Within Two Years

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] recently introduced a software update for its Model S that enabled the car to operate autonomously in certain situations, namely on fairly straight, multi-lane highways. However, cars capable of navigating any type of road or traffic conditions autonomously are just two years away, according to the electric car… High Gear Media Network Feed

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Aston Martin CEO Says 800-hp Electric Rapide Coming In Two Years

Aston Martin CEO Says 800-hp Electric Rapide Coming In Two Years

At the Shanghai Auto Show in April, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer alluded to a possible all-electric version of the Rapide four-door and last week he confirmed it to Automotive News. Speaking at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Palmer said the car would arrive in two years, boast 800 horsepower and a 200-mile range, and feature all-wheel drive… High Gear Media Network Feed

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GM Restores And Returns Corvette Stolen 33 Years Ago

GM Restores And Returns Corvette Stolen 33 Years Ago

No, it wasn’t General Motors that stole the car. George Talley was the owner of this 1979 Chevrolet Corvette when it was stolen from him 33 years ago. The car was recovered last year in Mississippi. After hearing about the car, some executives at GM decided to take some action. They snagged it, restored it, and they’re giving it back to the man… High Gear Media Network Feed

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New Book: Motorcycles and Our 2nd 50 Years by Reg Kittrelle

New Book: Motorcycles and Our 2nd 50 Years by Reg Kittrelle

Reg Kittrelle’s done it all in his first 50 years of riding motorcycles, and he’s here to tell you that he’s far from over. Riding strong at 72, Reg says, “Riding a motorcycle has nothing to do with how old you are, and everything to do with how old you think you are.” When you begin to think your riding days might be numbered, that’s when you need this highly personal, 224-pages of Reg advice, to…

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Suzuki Celebrates 30 Years Of GSX-R At Indy MotoGP

Suzuki Celebrates 30 Years Of GSX-R At Indy MotoGP

At the Indianapolis round of the MotoGP calendar this past weekend, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. honored the GSX-R line of motorcycles by hosting a celebration including a line of Suzuki racing champions. Included in that group was none other than Kevin Schwantz, who helped unveil a pair of 2016 Commemorative Edition GSX-R1000s that honor the line’s 30-year history. TV personality Ralph Sheheen hosted the celebration, in which Suzuki honored a long list of riders…

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Limited-Run AR Plus 4 Celebrates 65 Years Of This Classic Morgan Speedster

Limited-Run AR Plus 4 Celebrates 65 Years Of This Classic Morgan Speedster

The Morgan Plus 4 might be 65 years old, but it’s hardly ready to retire. To mark its anniversary, the British sports car company has announced an extremely limited run of high-performance versions of the legendary roadster. Only 50 examples of the AR Plus 4 will be built, so if you’re looking to secure one, you’d be advised to act quickly. The… High Gear Media Network Feed

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