Larry “Spiderman” McBride’s Suzuki Top Fuel Motorcycle Engine
Larry “Spiderman” McBride is a champion Top Fuel motorcycle racer with more than 40 years of experience in drag racing. We got the chance to speak with him at the 2022 PRI show, where his Top Fuel motorcycle with a 1,700-horsepower Suzuki engine was on display.
Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki Team Races to Pro Stock Motorcycle Semi-Finals at NHRA Midwest Nationals
Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki rider Eddie Krawiec raced into the semi-finals and jumped up three spots in the Pro Stock Motorcycle Countdown to the Championship standings at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis on Sunday. After qualifying his Suzuki Hayabusa in the third starting position with a 6.745-second/199.88
Two-Stroke Engine Tech Has a Future
As hybrid vehicles continue to be on the rise, the two-stroke engine might have a comeback as a good option for these applications.
Custom-Built Two-Cylinder V-Twin Chevy Engine
Yes, you can see and hear this engine fire up! Do us a favor and just watch the video. Johnny Gardner, a 50-year motorcycle rider and a 40-year Sprint Car engine builder, recently completed this build using old Sprint Car engine parts and made this unique V-Twin Chevy awesomeness. Check it out!
1-on-1 with Cometic Gasket’s Bob Gorman
Cometic Gasket was founded in 1989 with the concept of developing custom engine gaskets. Founder and Owner Bob Gorman wanted to supply people with what they truly needed, not with what they were forced to buy. Today, the company operates out of 78,000 sq.-ft. and has become one of the premiere gasket brands in the
Honda Donates Three Repsol CBR1000RRs to Benefit Ride for Kids
To celebrate its 30th year as presenting sponsor of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids, American Honda is donating three Repsol-edition CBR1000RR sport bikes from its private collection, to be auctioned through Iconic Motorbikes. The auction will run September 3-10, with all proceeds going to the PBTF. The amount raised will be announced
Kyle Petty Announces Charity Ride Revival
This fall, Kyle Petty will host the “Charity Ride Revival (CRR),” a one-time only, miniature version of his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. The CRR was created in response to postponing the larger Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America until Spring 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Differing from the annual Ride, the
Harley-Davidson Revolution Max 1,250cc V-Twin, Liquid-Cooled Engine
Harley-Davidson’s Revolution Max 1250 engine was assembled at the company’s Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility in Wisconsin. The V-Twin features a 1,250cc displacement with a bore and stroke of 4.13˝ (105mm) x 2.83˝ (72mm) and is capable of 150 horsepower and 94 ft.-lbs. of torque with a peak rpm of 9,500 and a 13:1 compression ratio.
Motorcycle & Powersports Opportunities
Getting more motorcycle-based business is not at all difficult. Your automotive background will serve as an excellent base of knowledge, and demand is building for powersports engine machining as well as metric and European street bike work.
Motorcycle Valve Seats
As it related to valve seats, it is important to know a bit about the different materials used and when and where it is appropriate to use them.
S&S-Based Evolution V-Twin Engine
The engine highlighted in this week’s Engine of the Week was built for a customer up around the Toronto, Canada area. The engine is a S&S-based Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin, and is going to be in a Fast Bracket Race drag bike.
Angelle Sampey to Return with Vance & Hines 4-Valve Suzuki backed by Mission Foods
The Vance & Hines team has announced that Angelle Sampey, NHRA’s winningest female racer, will ride the company’s new four-valve Suzuki-powered Pro Stock Motorcycle in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. The team’s quest for the championship in 2021 is a partnership between Vance & Hines and global food producer Mission Foods. Sampey’s