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Basem Wasef

Speed on Two Wheels

By January 18, 2008

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Speed on Two Wheels

I'm up in Monterey, California to ride the all-new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR, and just finished watching a DVD of Speed on Two Wheels in my hotel room-- a fitting warmup to what promises to be a day of spirited riding at Laguna Seca.

The 58 minute video is the brainchild of Dylan Weiss-- who produced Ducati - A Story of Passion and runs TwistingAsphalt.com-- and covers the basic principles behind exactly what the title suggests. Nick Ienatsch, Reg Pridmore, and Mat Mladin offer insight into the world of high performance riding, and a camera crew follows a stock Kawasaki ZX-6R as it becomes a Supersport weapon at the hands of Tommy and Roger Hayden.

While not intended to be an in-depth track riding tutorial, Speed on Two Wheels (which aired in a slightly shorter form on The Discovery Science Channel) takes a broad look at the world of motorcycle racing and dips its toes into the historical genesis of modern sportbikes. It offers lots of information suited to those with a casual curiosity about racing, yet also managed to get me psyched for a day at the track.

Click here to compare prices, and go to SpeedOnTwoWheels.com for more.

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January 18, 2008 at 7:48 am
(1) Pete says:

MY KINDA BOOK! Enjoy Laguna….wear out the tires and not your leathers.

January 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm
(2) Scottie says:

Break a leg…!

January 20, 2008 at 1:30 am
(3) motorcycles says:

Thanks, guys… the Honda folks did a fantastic job with the new CBR1000RR, and I can’t wait to tell you all about in a review.


PS: The shiny side remained up :-)

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