"Today, it is not about going faster... it is about living better and consuming less fuel"
"Where there is no vision, the people perish" Proverbs 29:18 King James Bible
July 11, 2014: AMA Vintage Days, Mansfield Ohio
August 29, 2014: Wendover to Ely, BUB Speed Week, Utah
(Note: There will be no Quail Challenge this year.)
Check out the Challenges... then come ride with us.
Streamlining also enhances rider comfort. Competition is heating up in the Vetter Fuel Challenges. Can this gas powered streamliner beat the unbeatable streamlined Diesels of Fred Hayes? What about Terry Hershner's Streamlined electric Zero?
These are exciting times.
Race sanctioning bodies, led by Europe's FIM, have made real streamlining illegal since 1957. The reason appears to be:
Motorcycle manufacturers provide the funding behind racing. "Win Sunday... sell Monday" has been their mottto. Motorcycle manufacturers don't make streamlined motorcycles. Therefore, there would be nothing to sell on Monday if they let real streamlined bikes race. Instead of promoting streamlining, it has been easier for the motorcycle manufacturers to ban it from the tracks.
The FIM does not control us. It is time to demonstrate what streamlining really does.
Thank you, my pioneering friends.
John Judd saw my Magic SeatBoard on my web page and made one. He writes:
"Hi and Wow what a great idea! I'm a long distance rider who knows the pain! 1001 miles a day is my best so far but this year it will be easy to beat that with this idea. Ft Lauderdale to northern Ontario Canada and back leaving in June. I'll let you know how it goes. (This is on my) 2008 Kawasaki concours 14. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea!"
We can't wait to get your report. Just don't forget to slip it out when you slow down.