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Buckle Up for XDA Drag Racing Titans

Buckle Up: XDA Drag Racing Titans Set to Take Over VMP The 38th annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals is set from May 17-19 at Virginia Motorsports Park. With a promise to uphold a tradition of high-speed excitement, this event will feature more than 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle racers. XDA is committed to delivering a competitive arena that is not only thrilling but also secure and professional for every racer. Whether it’s the precision of index racing, the strategy of bracket battles, or the high stakes of the Gambler’s race, there’s a slice of the drag racing pie for everyone. It’s more than just a competition; it’s a weekend-long festival celebrating speed, skill, and the essence of motorcycle racing. Along with a substantial cash purse of $90,000, the MTC Summer Nationals will feature a vast vendor midway full of great deals on motorcycle parts, accessories, and apparel. Orient Express Racing Pro Street Prepare to be thrilled as the world’s most electrifying street-tire motorcycles roar back into the spotlight for the exhilarating Orient Express Pro Street class. Witness these engineering marvels—each boasting over 650 horsepower—shatter expectations. Every launch off the line is a spectacle, sending shockwaves through the crowd as they blaze down the quarter-mile at jaw-dropping speeds exceeding 230 mph, all in a breathtaking six seconds. Rodney Williford, the reigning king of Pro Street, is in the midst of his fourth dominant year, already clinching an early victory this season. Known for his impeccable skill and tactical prowess, Williford faces fierce competitors, each poised to dethrone him. The Race to the World Cup Finals But there’s more at stake than just the championship title. Pro Street racers are also vying for the coveted spots at the 28th annual Haltech World Cup Finals, sponsored by Wiseco, set to take place […]

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Truett & Osborn Doubles

Come to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museumwritten by Bandit and Jackpot Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee 2014, Bonnie Truett was born in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Before the perfect storm of life set him down the yellow brick road in Wichita, Kansas, Truett went to work on the grimy AT&SF railroad. He couldn’t have everything. He soon bought his first motorcycle, a 1957 Harley-Davidson Sportster. He immediately tore into the nimble platform to see what it was made of and how he could improve the power. His goal to make it faster than any Sportster in town. After modifications and working with some amazing area machinists, Bonnie, hell bent for leather, outran everyone. Click here to read this Feature Article, only on Bikernet.com

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Why We Buy

Before you ride ’em, you gotta buy ’em. Don’t let the media tell you what to buy, allow me! An extreme and absurd view for the heck of it by Ujjwal Dey with illustrations by Wayfarer & friends Click here to read this handbanged nonsense at breakneck speed, only on Bikernet.com * * * * Click to Join Bandit’s Cantina or die trying

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100 WFC: Cop Out

100 word fiction contest continues…. #100WFC Cop Out by Wayfarer with illustration by Wayfarer Man without a plan, rabblerouser without a pause, I set out to ride one last time before winter sets in. Clear skies lighted up, straight, almost empty highway. Next beer at State line I thought. A siren blasted behind me as my Fatboy touched 120 mph. “Papers,” officer says. As he searched me for drugs, I noticed his car had bad blinkers. I stared at them and he caught my line of sight. He grunted as if to dare me to mention it. “Will that be all officer?” I asked. He retorted, “Limit yourself. Doesn’t have to be Vegas or bust!” and closed his book. I got the drift and got away. * * * WINNER for the month of November 2023: TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON Know past winners and read all entries ever published by visiting: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/100_Word_Fiction_Contest.aspx All you gotta do is subscribe to Bikernet’s free weekly newsletter and send in your entry to wayfarer@bikernet.com

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Honda CR Electric Makes Racing Debut

Honda CR Electric has made an impressive beginning in All Japan Motocross Championship last weekend. It debuted at Round 8, competing against 450cc gas-powered motorcycles in the IA1 class. All Japan Motocross Championship was held at Saitama. Team Honda HRC advisor and test rider Trey Canard rode the Honda CR Electric prototype as a wildcard entry, setting the second fastest time in the opening practice session. He qualified in fifth overall on Saturday. Canard finished second in the first of three motos behind reigning champion Jay Wilson of Yamaha on race day. Together, the electric bike and Canard made their fastest single lap time at 1:37.195, which was the second overall behind Wilson’s 1:36.503. Canard crashed out early in second and third motos. He got a holeshot on two out of the three races. * * * * * * * * * * * * Let us fix you up with the latest tech, reviews and events–subscribe to the free weekly newsletter by Bikernet. Click for a test ride!

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Delivery and Deliverance

A tale of two parties to a deal and one steadfast old iron engine Text and photos by Ujjwal Dey with illustrations from Wayfarer An Enfield Bullet 350 finds a home after being in limbo for four stressful months. The cast iron engine with right-hand-side gear shift is a well-known legend among motorcyclists, especially purists who don’t want the brand name “Bullet” associated with run-of-mill modern designs & engines. What misadventure occurred and what new adventures await? “First time in life I decided to purchase a used vehicle. An out of production cast-iron engine Enfield Bullet 350cc with right-hand-side gear shift which is the closest thing available to the 1955 Enfield Bullet 350 including chassis and engine design by the Britishers among other things such as dashboard, tank, hand-painted pinstripe, etc. These come with Green Tax for the alleged pollution they may or might be making. I got a fitness test certificate from the Road Transport office, where the ownership change is registered.” — Dey Click here to read this awesome anecdote about ‘love after love’. Believe it! * * * *

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Burt Munro Inducted Into Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame

Landspeed Racing Icon & Record-holder Immortalized for Lifetime Achievements An innovator, daredevil, and one of motorcycling’s greatest legends, Burt Munro is getting his respects from the Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame. Indian Motorcycle, the first motorcycle company in America, is commemorating the induction of Burt Munro into the prestigious Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame. Revered as an icon in motorcycle racing and a holder of land speed records, Munro’s unyielding determination to etch his name into the record books has left an indelible mark on successive generations of riders. Aaron Jax, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle, emphasized that the history of motorcycles would be incomplete without the mention of Burt Munro. His narratives have influenced the identity of Indian Motorcycle, as it persistently emulates Burt’s spirit by pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and paving novel pathways. Originally from Invercargill, New Zealand, Munro developed an insatiable appetite for speed, encapsulated in his famous saying, “You live more in five minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in a lifetime.” Over the course of decades, Munro dedicated himself to restoring and fine-tuning his 1920 Indian Scout within the confines of his garage. His relentless efforts culminated in setting three world records at the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats. An astonishing feat came in 1967, when Munro, at the age of 68, established a record of 184.087 mph for under-1,000cc motorcycles—a record that remains unbroken to this day. Gary Gray, Vice President of Racing, Technology, and Service at Indian Motorcycle, says of Munro, “Burt is a legend. His accomplishments, through trials and tribulations, inspire our racing efforts today.” While it may be overdue, it’s quite an achievement for Burt to be enshrined into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, and we’re incredibly proud and grateful to celebrate

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100 WFC: For The Hearing Despaired

100 word fiction contest continues…. #100WFC For The Hearing Despaired by Wayfarer The speed limit signboard hid behind overgrown flora on public land. The no parking signboard, worn-out junk rested in the weeds. The district magistrate crept behind schedule. My lawyer, rusty on traffic violations, ducked. Me? I was screwed…tighter than the bolts on my motorcycle, which was impounded for being on the road!? I took the stand, hand raised, and swore; cussing instead of the solemn oath. No comic relief. The Sheriff banged on the cuffs as soon as the judge’s gavel hit. Contempt of court, wasting court’s invaluable time, while possession of ‘some balls.’ * * * * * * * * Yup, its a weekly contest open to all. Just sign up for the free weekly newsletter by clicking here. Then email us your 100 word limit fiction to the editor wayfarer@bikernet.com

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Magnificent Bikernet.com 100-Word Fiction Contest

We decided to get our readers engaged in fiction focused on motorcycling lifestyle. The contest is completely free for anyone to participate. All you have to do is subscribe to Bikernet weekly newsletter and email us your fiction. Can you weave a tale in 100 words or less? The May 2023 winner was announced on June 22, weekly Thursday News — click & read it here. We are glad to announce the winner for the month of June 2023 is Chris Dutcher for his 100 words adventure “A Hundred”. As Bikernet Metaverse Editorial Emperor Bandit himself stated “Great story, no wasted words, emotion and action strong. Well done.” You can read all the multiple fiction entries for this contest at Bikernet.com by Clicking Here. Chris is not new to fiction writing. He has published two novels in his “Storm Rider” series. You can read a review of those books on Bikernet.com itself. Storm Rider – Book One — click for review Storm Rider – Book Two — click for review Chris Dutcher wins a fantastic goodie bag, full of Bikernet gifts, signed Bandit books and swag. Don’t miss your chance. The July winner will be announced next month. Don’t ever stop riding or writing… –Wayfarer * * * * * * * * Read Free Short Fiction and Facts on Bikernet.com by clicking here. Read entire Novels on Bikernet.com in Bandit’s Cantina, click to view.

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Granddad Breaks World Speed Record With Steam Bike

Graham Sykes had a passion for speed for most of his life. He has been associated with motorsports since 1979 and turns 60 years old in 2023. Even his wife is involved in the engineering efforts of this engineer. Sykes has created a steam-powered monster named ‘Force of Nature’ which clocked a 3.878-second, 163.8 mph standing start run on a 1/8 mile. This was at Elvington Speed Week in May 2023. This is officially a new world record for a steam-powered motorcycle. It reached an exit speed of 163.8 miles per hour. For racing this unique creation, water is heated using hydrogenated vegetable oil, keeping the pursuit of speed as environmentally friendly as possible. The granddad rider was zooming at 180mph while doing this, but that wasn’t part of this record-breaking achievement. It may not be surprising that he was riding his own ‘force’. Certified by the UK and ITA governing body for UK and European Land Speed Records this machine was a journey that was 10 years in the making. Sykes had already set a British national speed record in 2015 for a three-wheeled vehicle. That V8-powered three-wheeler had a top speed of 180.3 mph with an average speed of 171.4 mph on quarter mile. With 9 grand-kids, Sykes wanted to aim for a ‘Force of Nature’ that was environmentally friendly. He has no intention to stop the pursuit of speed and action. His next goal is to surpass the milestone of 200 mph on a standing 1/8-mile run. * * * * * * * * Gear up to ride to your favorite Motorcycling Events – Click Here to view the all-new 5-Ball Racing Shop

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