British manufacturer Hesketh Motorcycles is producing an all-new model honoring the brand’s Formula One roots. The new Hesketh 24 features a massive 1950cc V-Twin engine and will be available in the U.K. in February.
If you aren’t familiar with the Hesketh brand, we don’t blame you. The company was founded in 1980 by Lord Alexander Hesketh, a British politican and baron after his F1 race-winning team folded. Hesketh Motorcycles developed a handful of models in small numbers, most notably theHesketh V1000. The company has shifted from owner to owner before being acquired by current owner Paul Sleeman in 2010. READ ON
Motorcycling today is a study in contrasts. (We cribbed that from an eighth-grade filmstrip on Brazil, in case you're wondering.) Okay, that's trite, but it is true. Over the last few weeks, as we gathered our editorial wits to look back on a year of new, not-so-new, and egregiously old hardware tossed into the miasma of retail sales and foisted upon us at press launches prominently featuring egg-salad sandwiches and Kirkland sodas, the bifurcation of the market has become clear. Power at the top, movement at the bottom, not much in between. Signs, as they say, of the times.
Looking for a motorcycle and don’t have endless resources? Sure, some of you guys can afford the Panigale Rs and Multistradas, but the rest of us need to get the most out of our money so we can afford things like gas and cool armored pieces to protect our bodies. On a tight budget? The bike for you is on this list of the best budget motorcycles. READ ON
There are so many good things going on here.
For one, unobtrusively mounting GoPros on animals is always a win. It's hard not to lose yourself, even if momentarily, when you look at the world from the perspective of a non-human living thing. Also, rams are pretty hilarious creatures. Just look at a ram's face. What a funny thing. I cannot help but laugh. READ ON