Friday, October 06, 2006

2007 Buell Lightning Long XB12Ss: Go Further…


The Lightning Long packs a 103bhp Harley V-twin

The new-for-2007 Buell Lightning Long is built around the Harley Sportster’s 1203cc, air/oil-cooled, pushrod, fuel-injected, 103bhp V-twin, and features a stiff, cast-aluminum chassis. Buell sportsbikes have a reputation for handling very well, and the Lightning Long is fitted with 43mm USD forks up front, and multi-adjustable, horizontally mounted shock at the back.

Compared with the standard Lightning, the Long features Increased rake (23.5 degrees), a longer swingarm and a longer wheelbase of 54 inches. The bike runs on Pirelli Diablo rubber, which is said to offer high grip levels.

The Lightning Long XB12Ss is pegged at US$10,500 and you can read a detailed road test here and right-click and download this awesome Buell video here

Also see:
Buell XBRR - A blow-your-socks-off racer!
The World of Streetfighters!


The 2007 Harley-Davidson XR1200

Buell or not, if you're a fan of Harley-Davidson bikes, you may also like the very recently unveiled XR1200 prototype, which uses the Sportster's 1200cc, 85bhp V-twin. The bike is inspired by Harley's XR750 dirt-trackers and H-D have put in a lot of development work on the machine - the bike could very well make it to production in a few months. Performance would probably be mild at best, but for what it's worth, the new XR1200 does get an electronically controlled active air-intake system. Electro-trickery in a Harley? Wonders never cease... :-)


And here's a rather risqué Harley-Davidson video!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What your bike says about you...


Would you buy this Kawasaki ZZR1400? If you would, it says something about you. Probably

Here at Faster and Faster, we're only interested in... well, going faster. On two wheels. But there are some who'll theorize endlessly about motorcycles and motorcyclists. Amanda Kidd, at Super Streetbike magazine, has one such interesting take on what your motorcycle says about you. Read it here - it's good for a few laughs... :-)


...or you could just watch this video clip from the movie Faster. Two wheels. 200mph. Every man for himself.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

On The Pace: Read before you ride!


Get on 'The Pace' before you go flat out on the street...

Want to ride motorcycles really, really fast? You should pay attention to what Nick Ienatsch at Motorcyclist magazine has to say then.

Says Ienatsch, ‘Racing involves speed, concentration and commitment; the results of a mistake are usually catastrophic because there's little room for error riding at 100 percent. Performance street riding is less intense and further from the absolute limit, but because circumstances are less controlled, mistakes and over aggressiveness can be equally catastrophic.’

How to make sure that you enjoy your flat-out Sunday morning ride and yet stay alive at the end of it all? Do read The Pace which talks about cornering, braking, acceleration, changing lanes, group riding and better bike control. Don’t miss out on this one!

While you're at it, also read Motorcyclist magazine's 50 Ways To Save Your Life. If you're on a bike, you definitely need to know this!


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