The Total Control Advanced Riding Clinics will return to Nashville, TN on Saturday October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th. We've had great success with these clinics and if…
BMW has released details on several updates coming to their 2016 lineup which includes some "interesting" options to the R nineT. Details are below (hit…
BMW has recently announced via press release the new Concept 101 motorcycle. BMW Motorrad has described this new machine as "the epitome of elegance, power,…
Our hearts are heavy today here at Nashville Riders. Moments after the start of the MotoAmerica Superbike / Superstock race Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna…
The Total Control Advanced Riding Clinics will return to Nashville, TN on Saturday October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th. We've had great success with these clinics and if you've been thinking about improving your riding skill set, this is one of the best ways to do so. Whether you ride a cruiser, a sport bike, or a full dress tourer, the Total Control Advanced riding clinics WILL make a noticeable improvement to your riding.
We've moved to a new location for this fall's clinics and we will located behind Tennessee Technology Center on White Bridge Rd. We will be using the facilities that LearntoRide.org uses. They have been kind enough to let us use their space for this weekend of training.
If you want to find out more you can check out www.totalcontroltraining.net, or better yet, head over to our forums. There you can get in touch with previous students as well as our instructor. They will be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Cost for the class is $300.00.
Retired MotoGp Racer, Casey Stoner, returned to the track for the Suzuka 8-Hour event this past weekend. Honda had a specially prepared Superbike for Stoner and were confident that the bike would perform well under Stoner's piloting. All did not go wel lthough as stoner ended up leaving the track and receiving two broken bones for his toruble due to what turns out to be a stuck throttle.
Now on a bike like this, a stuck control can be very problematic as the throttle in this case is ride-by-wire so there is no return cable to puch forward to unstick it. Stoner, who was already aprehensive about going back to the track after retiring suffered injuries that are hopefully not career ending, but nonetheless will likely not inspire condifence in the future.
Hit the Read more link below to read the remarks from Honda and Stoner as well as a link to a video of the crash.
A lot has been said and written recently regarding Honda's introduction of the street going version of their MotoGP machine, the RC213V-S, mostly revolving around how much it will cost to acquire one. MSRP in the U.S. is set at $184,000. Details about what exactly that buys can be seen at the website set up especially for this bike, http://www.rc213v-s.com/ .
Indignation that a motorcycle could possibly cost this much is a common sentiment. In the press conference held at the machine's unveiling, one reporter was actually dumb enough to ask the HRC engineers why it was so expensive. Their response? In a nutshell, they think it's cheap. So do I.
You know, the motorcycle company that built machines consumed almost entirely by old men. Because they were built for old men. By old men. The "Gentleman's Express". The company that openly just did not give a hoot how anyone else, anywhere else, constructed motorcycles. There were two ways to go about building a motorbike: The BMW Way, and wrong. Genuinely new designs weren't just years apart, but decades!
That company doesn't exist anymore.
The change in that mindset, particularly over the past 5 years, has been stunning to watch. Although slow by Asian or even other European companies standards, BMW Motorrad has been moving with amazing speed, and in directions that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago.
Our hearts are heavy today here at Nashville Riders. Moments after the start of the MotoAmerica Superbike / Superstock race Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Bernat Martinez, 35, along with fellow Spanish rider Daniel Rivas Fernandez, 27, were involved in a multiple bike crash resulting in injuries that ultimately took both of their lives.
The loss of Martinez in particular is hard for us at NR, having had a chance to meet and talk with him and his crew in Birmingham last year. We were impressed wth him, struggling against many obstacles to come to America and race. One thing is for certain, that he was pursuing his passion when he passed.
Yes friends, a documentary film about Evel Knievel is on the way and based on just viewing the trailer below, this may just be THE movie to go see this year for those of us who grew up during Evel's reign.
BMW has released details on several updates coming to their 2016 lineup which includes some "interesting" options to the R nineT. Details are below (hit the Read more link) in the press release from BMW with most of the updates revolving around paint options and the addition of the new ABS Pro on certain models.
In regards to the R nineT, the option of factory heated grips is a nice addition. The other option involves the fuel tank which is available in a naked aluminum finish. The buyer has the option of having smoothed welding seams or exposed welds. I think that someone at BMW is looking squarely at our friends at Pseudo Moto with this feature :). It's sort of like buying a brand new leather jacket that is already "distressed".
Hit the Read more link below for the press release with photos.