Sep30

Driving In Covid #2:...

When I threw a leg over sportsbikes again, I reasoned that an important way to reduce the risk was to do my best not to be the victim of someone else’s texting while driving mistake, i.e. to stay away from other road users. Ride quiet roads. Ride at quiet times of day. My Covid loop was...

Tesla vs. Bentley an...

Recently l have delighted in confounding Tesla fans by telling them while their machines may be remarkable Mobility Devices, to me, they aren’t cars.  Cars, by their fullest definition, are Blower Bentleys or Mercedes SSKs. Or the Chevelle the teenage yet-to-be-Nascar legend...

Land Racing and The ...

GSX-R 160mph+ pass at Bonneville from Jonathan Summers on Vimeo. Anyone who has ever felt “ I wonder how fast it will go ?” and held pedal to the metal until the machine has no more to give will understand the sport of Land Racing. The competition is simple: go as fast as possible over a...

First Time to 150

I live in San Francisco now, but at the time of this story lived in London, England. My current project is achieving 200mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats on a modified Suzuki GSX-R1300...

Oct21

The Free Motorcycle

In September 2005 I went to see the AMA bike races at Fontana Speedway, in Southern California. Suzuki were having a big razzamatazz over twenty years of the GSX-R, their mould-breaking super sports bikes, and today the best selling sportsbikes in the USA. There was a competition to win a...