The Roar on the Shore was this past weekend and by all accounts it was a successful event with everyone reporting a good time. Everyone except these pedestrians who were struck by a motorcyclist and thankfully were not seriously injured. Both got up and were walking around when police arrived. Both refused treatment. The motorcycle operator stayed and spoke with investigators who did not immediately file charges. However that may change after police review this video.
The video shows the rider rev up his bike, pop the clutch and spin the rear tire sideways before correcting and in an attempt to avoid the motorcycle ahead of him, veer into the crowd and strike two pedestrians.
When Audi bought Italian motorcycle maker Ducati last April, the motorcycle press speculated the auto maker might release a sportbike under the Audi four ring logo. Now autoevolution is reporting the brand has released design sketches and photos of a clay model of The Audi Motorrad. A concept of French designers Thibault Devauze and his brother Marc Devauze. Clement Couvreur shaped their concept, and according to the report, is powered (or would be powered) by a Desmodromic 850cc L-twin Ducati engine with a dual clutch, but very little else was revealed.
Seems that Audi is metaphorically slapping BMW’s face with an Italian gauntlet. A well crafted, sleek gauntlet.
Katey Sagal wins Golden Globe for her portrayal of Gemma in Sons of Anarchy
After being completely shut out of last year’s Golden Globe awards, Sagal took the stage after she was announced and said she had not expected to win this year, but had a speech ready. “I’m so shocked, but I am prepared,”
Sagal gave credit to her husband, “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter. She went on to humorously point out in her acceptance speech, “Sweetheart, I love you. I’m so glad you’re the boss of me.”
Ducati North America IS RECALLING 1,196 model year 2010 MTS 1200S motorcycles due to a problem with the fuel injection system. In the event the operator should downshift or maneuver with the clutch disengaged and the engine at idle the vehicle could stall, increasing the odds of a crash. Dealers will re-flash the electronic control unit free of charge. Ducati Safety recall #RCL-10-004 . If needed owners may contact DUCATI 800-231-6696 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safecar.gov
Check with your dealer to see if your Vulcan is on the recall list
Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Vulcan motorcycles. The engine may stall if the rider is coasting with the clutch pulled in due to an improper setting of the engine control unit (ECU). An unexpected engine stall could result in a crash, causing serious injury or death. Dealers will replace the ECU with one containing revised settings to address the engine stalling. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before November 1, 2010. Owners may contact Kawasaki consumer services department at 866-802-9381.