New for 2020, Triumph’s top specification Street Triple RS gets a major step up in performance from a significant engine update developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team. It features all new more aggressive styling, and has been designed to set the new category benchmark for capability and handling, making this the ultimate performance street bike.
Indian Motorcycle Rocks Glemseck 101
Stuttgart, Germany (September 1, 2019) The 2019 edition of Glemseck 101 proved to be bigger and louder than ever, over the first weekend of September near Stuttgart, as Indian Motorcycle rocked the now internationally renowned event in front of a crowd of thousands.
With the American brand’s ‘big truck’ a fitting backdrop, Indian fans were treated to action on and off the track, as the Indian team brought along a host of production and special models for fans to feast on, including the iconic FTR 750 racer.
On the track, the team welcomed none other than 500GP legend Randy Mamola, making his German debut on Appaloosa, the Indian-Scout based racer, in the final Sultans of Sprint race event, while four editors from some of Germany’s most influential motorcycle titles battled it out on production FTR 1200s.
Three more of Barry Sheene’s race bikes have arrived at Suzuki GB from the family home in Australia, and two of them will be restored at this year’s Motorcycle Live, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from 16-24 November.
Watch the arrival and uncrating of the three bikes on YouTube here
Sheene’s last Grand Prix bike – a DAF Trucks-sponsored 1984 Harris-framed XR45 RG500 – arrived alongside a 1978 XR27 RG500 and a special XR23A 652cc big bore RG500, raced in the Trans Atlantic series and F1 Championship in 1979.
Indian Motorcycle, officially entered the World Wheelie Championships at ELVINGTON UK on 18 August, 2019 with experienced American protagonist, Cecil ‘Bubba’ Myers, also setting two UK production bike speed records on the FTR1200’s debut.
A tentative first outing at the Straightliners-run event that sees an eclectic mix of machines enter, including turbo charged machines that reach over 210mph on the back wheel, Bubba’s FTR 1200S was simply a production machine with the rear number plate hanger removed.
With a limited number of runs, due to other commitments for Bubba on his regular turbo-charged machine, the 2018 world champion set a fastest 1 Mile Wheelie at 131.137mph on the FTR1200S, before going on to set two UK speed records in the process, recording a speed of 145.543mph to set the ‘Flying Start ¼ mile’ record and 145.613mph to secure the ‘Standing Start Mile’ record too – both in the production V-Twin up to 1350cc category.