Life in the Really Fast Lane

To some people life in the fast lane equals jet-setting jaunts, late nights, and hard-partying ways. Karen Stoffer defines “fast lane” differently. To her it runs at dizzying speeds and higher rpms than Paris Hilton could ever imagine. Try nearly 200 miles per hour. Or a blazing fast quarter-mile lasting just over six seconds.

13-Year-Old Racer On the Fast Track

Shes young, shes bright and shes on the fast track. The very fast track. Shes Elena Myers, the 13-year-old roadracing sensation from Discovery Bay, California, whos turning heads and burning treads at big tracks on the West Coast. Competitive and driven, she not only holds her own, she often holds a top spot at the head of the pack and a podium spot at the end of nearly every race. Yes, she likes to go fast. And yes, she likes to win.

Demo Rides: Why Riders Should Take Advantage of the Them

Aprilia, BMW, Buell, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Kymco, Moto Guzzi, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha all want you to buy their motorcycles. Thats the main reason these and other manufacturers spend thousands of dollars to make their bikes available for licensed riders at no charge to test ride at events like Daytona Bike Week, Americade, and the Honda Hoot and the Laughlin River Run (to name a few).

A Motorcycle Miracle, Part 3

It came as no surprise to me when I called Greg Hart, Riveras producer of 20 years, that I would once again hear an emphatic, “Sure, well help.” There was no doubt Id once again stumbled onto more “really nice guys.”

A Motorcycle Miracle Part 2

I called Perewitz. And even though I told him I was a freelance writer in the backwoods of North Idaho who has done a little motorcycle magazine work, but primarily work for slicks like Todays Christian Woman magazine and on book projects like “Hot Flashes from Heaven” (Harvest House Publishers, January 2008 release date), Perewitz from the very get-go spoke to me like what I said mattered.

A Motorcycle Miracle Part 1

I was not alone those seemingly endless days in May of 2005. The poignant plea captured a nation, headlining everything from national newscasts to Geraldo Rivera. Like others, my heart broke as I watched Steve Groene, a Coeur dAlene, Idaho, father, pleading desperately for the safe return of his two children, 8-year-old Shasta and 9-year-old Dylan. As a fellow biker, I couldnt ignore the motorcycle ball cap he wore each time he was on TV.

Motorcycling as a Marketing Tool

Motorcyclists are a passionate breed. They love their motorcycles, they love to ride and they enjoy hanging out with other motorcyclists. So, when Armanda Squadrilli purchased the late 1880s historic Glens Falls Inn in Glens Falls, New York, she knew she had a built-in market—motorcyclists—because shes one herself.

Women in Motorcycling: An Interview with Jan Plessner

A motorsports enthusiast to the core, Kawasaki Public Relations Manager Jan Plessner has been leading the way for women and motorsports for nearly 17 years. She has been instrumental in helping raise awareness for women in motorcycling by supporting positive role models such as Pro Kawasaki AMA Racer Jessica Zalusky, gathering 30 female motorcycle journalists for a press event, teaching Kawasaki dealers about female motorcycle customers, and supporting the Womens Motocross Association.

The Fastest Man on Two Wheels

Before September 5, 2006, no one had ever gone more than 350 mph on two wheels. On that day, however, on a dry lake bed made of up salt at the Bonneville Speedway 100 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah, Chris Carr made history by piloting a two-wheeled vehicle called the BUB Streamliner 354 mph at the FIM/AMA International Speed Trials. In an interview with WRN, Chris talks about his record setting achievement including what its like to ride a two-wheeler that fast.

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