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BMW Celebrates 20 Years Of Its MotoGP Safety Cars

BMW has produced every MotoGP safety car since 1999, and in a newly-released video, the company has celebrated some of the most iconic ones, most of which were created by the M Division. Arguably the coolest safety cars ever used was a customized Z8 Roadster used during the 2002 season. Not only is seeing a …

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The Kawasaki KLR650 Can’t Be Killed

Screenshot: FortNine on YouTube Kawasaki’s KLR650 is dead some 32 years after its initial launch. The big thumper just couldn’t economically meet emissions standards anymore, and other new bike designs are a bit better at, well, everything. It’s an old design that soldiered on well past its use-by date, but served competently for the price. …

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Nitro Circus Bikes Stolen From Shipping Containers Heading Back From Europe

Photo: Alastair Grant (AP) Here on Jalopnik, we’ve done our best to help folks find their stolen cars when disaster strikes. Now, this is definitely a new one, but let’s all keep our eyes peeled for something special: namely, all of the bikes from the popular TV-and-live show, Nitro Circus. Travis Pastrana took to Instagram …

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BMW And Japan’s Custom Works Zon Collaborate On R18 Bike With Mystery Boxer Engine

BMW has found an interesting and very attractive way to tease its newest motorcycle engine. The company handed over a completely new boxer power plant to Japanese motorcycle customizing specialist Custom Works Zon and let them build a bike around it. Not much is known about the engine other than the fact that it features …

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Suzuki Ends Production Of The Legendary Hayabusa After 20 Years Of High Speed Dominance

Photo: Suzuki Even if you don’t know anything about motorcycles, you likely know that the GSX1300R Hayabusa is a ridiculously fast one. It debuted back in 1999 with an unrestricted top-speed alleged to be 194 miles per hour, and it could run tens in the quarter mile. With the Hayabusa, Suzuki completely dunked on the …

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The First Woman to Finish the Baja 1000 Also Dominated The Sports Car and Motorcycle Racing World in the 1960s

She was born in frigid Juneau, Alaska in the midst of December, 1936. Sent off alone to rural Iowa before she reached her double digits, Mary McGee (neé Connor) learned what fear was. She and her brother were shuttled by train along with soldiers destined to be shipped off to World War II. But conquering …

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Rider Gets Hit By A Car, Barely Escapes Oncoming Semi Truck

Even though that was one seriously dangerous overtaking maneuver by the guy on the motorcycle, there’s no escaping the fact that the person driving the dashcam vehicle should have checked their mirrors before attempting that left turn. The incident took place in the Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh, near Hanoi, and it thankfully concluded with …