Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cycle Trader Launches New Homepage

Cycle Trader launched a new homepage today, featuring changes on the front and under the hood to make our site faster easier to use.


The re-designed page uses geo-location technology to automatically show motorcycles for sale in your area.

The home page loading time has been improved, getting you to the motorcycles or accessories you want to see faster than before.


Our new page now has an ad carousel, letting you scan through motorcycle for sale without leaving the front page, along with an array of links to our blog and motorcycles grouped by location or type.

We want to hear from you. Tell us what you think about our new design and how we can improve it.

Source: Cycle Trader

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Yamaha 2010 YZF-R1 and R1 LE

Photo Credit: Yamaha

The Yamaha homepage features details on the LE Limited Edition R1, decked out with Valentino Rossi/Fiat Yamaha livery including the number “46” and “The Doctor” logos.

According to Yamaha, the R1 is the world’s first production motorcycle with a crossplane crankshaft. Originally pioneered in MotoGP racing with the M1, crossplane technology puts each crank pin 90 degrees from the next, with an uneven firing interval of 270-180-90-180 degrees. The result is incredibly smooth, roll-on power delivery with outrageous amounts of torque.

Photo Credit: Yamaha

The inclusion of D-MODE variable throttle control function enables the rider to adjust performance characteristics to match a variety of riding conditions. In addition to standard mode mapped for optimum performance, the rider can select from A mode for sportier response in low to mid-speed range, and B mode for somewhat less sharp response for riding situations that require especially sensitive throttle operation. These 3 different maps at the push of a button allow the rider to choose the optimum power character for their riding situation.

Photo Credit: Yamaha

The new engine is housed in an equally advanced chassis. Control filled die-cast frame rails balance high vertical rigidity with relatively low lateral rigidity for increased high speed stability while improving handling, especially while leaned over during corner exit. A control filled die-cast magnesium sub frame cuts weight far from the center of balance and contributes to concentration of mass.

Source: Yamaha

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Motorcycles and the Academy Awards

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

The 82nd Academy Awards take place on March 7th. This year's Oscars are bigger than ever, with 10 films nominated for best picture.

Sarah Lahalih's Motorcycle Blog on ChicagoNow.com points out that many of the nominated films, like Star Trek, feature motorcycles in prominent roles and asks readers to name other Oscar-nominated movies that use bikes on-screen

Source: ChicagoNow.com

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Daytona Bike Week Runs Till March 7th

Daytona Bike Week is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida till March 7th. Details of the events can be found on Officialbikeweek.com


UltimateMotorcycling.com also has a list of events taking place at this year's bike week.

Source: Officialbikeweek.com and UltimateMotorcycling.com