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Larry “Spiderman” McBride vs. Dave Vantine Behind The Scenes

If you are a fan of Top Fuel Motorcycles enjoy this in-depth, 90 minute behind-the-scenes feature on the tight points battle between Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine at the Man Cup Rob Bush 190 Hookup Nationals From legendary Darlington…

Man Cup Rob Bush 190 Hookup Nationals Coverage

Enjoy some video and photo coverage from race No. 3 of the Man Cup Motorcycle Drag Racing season, the Rob Bush 190Hookup.com Nationals from Legendary Darlington Dragway in Hartsville, S.C. This event marked Man Cup’s first trip to Darlington. The…

Super Sled Shootout / Dash For Cash Event Coverage

Every September Midwest motorcycle drag racing tradition and the world’s biggest drag sled race collide to produce an exciting and enjoyable late Summer event at Martin, Michigan’s US 131 Motorsports Park known as the Super Sled Shootout / Dash for…

Cycledrag Films – Behind the Nitro Harley Scenes at Biggest Race of the Year

Enjoy this all-access, behind the scenes full length feature on the NHRA Top Fuel Harley category from the world’s biggest drag race, the NHRA U.S. Nationals from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. We focus in on the incredibly tight…

Frantic Thrash! Rebuilding a Nitro Harley Motor Between Rounds!

Come get a taste of what it is kind to be in a NHRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley Drag Bike Team at the U.S. Nationals as this squad is tasked with rebuilding the Cycle Gear Nitromethane, 175 c.i. Harley Davidson…

Junior Drag Bikes – Are NHRA and IHRA Missing This Opportunity to Grow Sport?

Enjoy an inside look at the sport of Junior Drag Bike Racing as young children and teens Motorcycle drag race and gain valuable experience in front of a massive crowd at the FIA FIM European Drag Racing Finals from Santa…

Super Street Bike Eliminations From Santa Pod

Enjoy and share the entire first round of eliminations from the FIM-E Super Street Bike class from Santa Pod Raceway. It’s top qualifier Steve Venables and his DME Turbo HAYABUSA vs. the Kawasaki ZX12 of Erich Gruber, Mark Hope vs.…

“Fast” Filippos Papafilippou Becomes Second Drag Bike Racer in 5.60-zone

Top Fuel Motorcycle racer “Fast” Filippos Papafilippou of Greece made history at the FIM FIA European Drag Racing Championships at Santa Pod Raceway in England by shattering the European motorcycle record and becoming only the second drag bike racer to…

FIA and FIM European Drag Racing Championship from Santa Pod Coverage

Enjoy coverage from Europe’s flagship drag racing event, the FIA and FIM European Drag Racing Championships from legendary Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough, England. Five motorcycle classes are in action including Top Fuel Bike, Super Twin Bike, Pro Stock Bike,…

NHRA U.S. Nationals Top Fuel Harley Coverage

The illustrious NHRA U.S. Nationals is an incredibly special race, especially for Mickey Thompson Nitro Harley racers who conclude their season there. Like last season, the championship battle is a two horse race between multi-time champion Doug Vancil of Team…

NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Coverage

The 65th NHRA U.S. Nationals marks the end of the regular season for the Pro Stock Motorcycle category. The reset of the points for the Countdown will be welcomed by all, excluding leader Andrew Hines, who has had the season…

Exploring Rapid Advancement in Turbo-Charged Motorcycle Drag Racing, What’s Next?

It’s absolutely staggering how quickly turbo-charged motorcycle drag bikes are advancing. In an era where much of drag racing has become stagnant, seemingly working tirelessly to find only modest gains, all involved in the testing, development, parts manufacturing and other…

Full Event Video – 32 4.60 Drag Bike Racers Go Bar-to-Bar at XDA Superbike Showdown

Enjoy this full event, round by round coverage of one of the most thrilling and quickly growing categories in all of drag bike racing – the big motor, nitrous and turbo, Suzuki HAYABUSA, Suzuki GS and Kawasaki KZs of the…

The Day Pro Street Motorcycle Was Forever Changed, Racers Crush World Records

Enjoy this complete Pro Street Motorcycle Drag Racing Round-by-Round elimination coverage from the XDA Superbike Showdown at Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, as the world’s fastest street bikes smash world records. We see jaw dropping Turbo HAYABUSAs, Turbo GSXR 1000s,…

Australian Pro Stock Motorcycle Battle – Full Event

If you are a fan of high horsepower, naturally aspirated Pro Stock Motorcycles (Pro Bikes) this full event drag bike showdown in Australia is for you! The Gulf Western Oil Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway is the biggest drag race in…

Why the Laptop Computer is A Drag Racer’s Most Valuable Tool, Data Logging Explained

The most valuable tool for a drag racing crew chief, including one on a wild Top Fuel Nitro Harley Drag Bike team, is not a ratchet or wrench; it’s the laptop computer and all the equipment used for data logging,…

NHRA Nitro Harley Race Day! Behind the Scenes With Fearless Drag Bike Racers

Enjoy your VIP behind the scenes pass to all the Top Fuel Nitro Harley Pit areas for final qualifying and eliminations from the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals from Bristol Dragway in Tennessee. We speak with all the riders and even…

NHRA Top Fuel Harley – Behind the Scenes Bristol

Enjoy your VIP pass inside the sport of NHRA Top Fuel Nitro Harley Drag Racing from the Thunder Valley Nationals at gorgeous Bristol Dragway in Tennessee. In this comprehensive, in-depth video we will take you inside the pit area of…

Chasing History! Australian Top Fuel Motorcycle Racers Go For First Five Second Pass!

Enjoy the most comprehensive, in-depth Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Drag Bike showcase that has ever been produced. On this journey we give you a VIP pass for unprecedented pit access at the IHRA Winternationals at Ipswich, Australia’s famous Willowbank Raceway…

How “Kalifornia” Katie Sullivan Shocked Australia With Team USA Pro Stock Motorcycle Win

It was a career highlight for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drag Bike racer “Kalifornia” Katie Sullivan when she traveled to Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich, Australia for the 52nd Annual Gulf Western Oil Winternationals Drag Race extravaganza, June 7-9. Initially Sullivan…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Video Recap From Man Cup Opener

For your viewing pleasure enjoy comprehensive coverage of the Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Drag Bike class from the Man Cup at NHRA’s South Georgia Motorsports Park. Here you will see drag racing legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride go after an event…

Close Look at New Turbo Hayabusa Funny Bike of Mark Rendeluk

There are so many impressive turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa wheelie bar bikes surafacing and the race to the first five-second time slip is on. Enjoy a close look at Oklahmona, City native Mark Rendeluk’s new build. There are more videos on…

Drag Bike Save of the Year Candidate!

Take a close look at what has to be one of the most remarkable motorcycle saves and sport bike crash escapes on this 1991 Suzuki Katana at the NHRA Drag Bike Races from Fontana, California’s Auto Club Dragway – Speedway.…

Funny Bike Drag Racing Legend Steve Rice Makes Return

At a drag bike race in Fontana, Calif. in late April one of the legends of the sport Steve Rice made his triumphant return. We are learning you are never too old to go drag racing! Enjoy the videos below…

“Fast” Andie Rawlings Shares NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Challenges

Join us for this bench racing session with aspiring NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle contender “Fast” Andie Rawlings. Andie talks about some of the intense challenges that come along with the class and compares naturally aspirated racing to Top Fuel Harley…

Cycledrag Follower Recognizes Rare $700,000 Crocker as Father’s Motorcycle

As motorcycles owners we all have that “one that got away.” It’s that special motorcycle that was sold long ago, which has now skyrocketed in value and collectibility. For many drag bike racers it’s the Kawasaki H2 750 two-stroke triple…

Full Round of Exciting Pro Mod from Man Cup Opener, Gast to Upstage Young Guns?

Enjoy an entire round of high horsepower, nitrous Pro Mod Drag Bike qualifying as these exciting, incredibly fast motorcycles strive to reach the finish line first. Play along and answer our Pro Mod Pro Extreme Motorcycle trivia questions in the…

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racing in Late 60s – A Salute to Chris Hand

Enjoy this salute to Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Chris Hand. This man has been Nitro Drag Bike racing for more than 40 years. Hand talks about the rigors of maintaining one of these bikes and reveals his goals. What the…

Is the New NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Rule A Knee-Jerk Reaction?

After the season opener at the 50th Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida; the NHRA Technical Services mandated a new rule that will be in effect for the Denson Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The NHRA Technical Department is…

Amazing Revamped Nitro Harley Rolls Out of Larry “Spidermam” McBride’s Shop

If you think the Spiderman doesn’t know his v-twins, think again.  The world’s quickest Top Fuel Motorcycle drag racer Larry “Spiderman” McBride and talented tool and die maker, brother Steve, are known as meticulous, perfectionist motorcycle builders, whether they are…

Rickey Gadson’s Road to Becoming One of the Most Successful Dragbike Racers of All-Time

You could say Rickey Gadson is a two-wheel prodigy. The legendary dragbike pilot starting riding motorcycles at about the same time he learned to walk. At the young age of nine, astoundingly, he could operate a heavy, powerful and massive Kawasaki Z900,…

Suzuki Champ Jerry Savoie Not Satisfied With PSM Rule Change, Wants Fuel or Four-Valve

The jury is out on NHRA’s latest move.  The last Suzuki racer to win a Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, “Alligator Man” Jerry Savoie commends NHRA’s effort and intention in trying to even the playing field by adding 15 pounds to…

Three NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Drivers to Watch In 2019

The NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class has become more and more competitive every year and 2019 could be the most competitive season yet. With its relatively low cost compared to Pro Stock Car and Nitro classes, more young and skilled…

Classic Kawasaki Motorcycle Photo and Video Gallery

If you love classic Kawasaki motorcycles this photo and video gallery is for you. If you know any fellow vintage Kaw maniacs, please share it with them and please feel free to share a photo or a story involving your…

NHRA Winternationals Nitro Harley Coverage

New bikes, new teams, new riders and the burning desire of the veterans to win a coveted championship title are all factors that make for a thrilling start to the NHRA Top Fuel Harley season at the Winternationals from the…

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Coverage

The Mecum Motorcycle auction from South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. is a must attend for any two-wheel enthusiast. The event runs from Tuesday to Saturday with an estimated 1,750 motorcycles from all different eras rolling across the famous…

Could Harley-Davidson’s New LiveWire Lead to Rise in Electric Drag Racing?

Electric motorcycle drag racing?  Just those four words together seem like an unheard of and far-fetched concept, doesn’t it?  Dare we say, “shocking.” But then again who ever thought Harley-Davidson, an iconic motorcycle manufacturer for the past 116 years known…

Remembering Jim McClure – Godfather and Master of the Nitro Harley Dragbike

On Friday, April 2nd, 2004, the heart of Jim McClure stopped beating ending his time on this earth.  Yet his legendary exploits as a Harley Davidson Dragbike fuel bike pilot will live on for all time.  This is the legacy…

The First Dragbike Slick

Motorcycle drag racing historian John Stein offers this interesting lesson. Racing tires sure have come a long way.  The Long Beach Night Drags in 1956 marked the appearance of a new type of tire from the Cadet Tire Company of…

The First Car-Engine Drag Bike – A Tribute to “Michigan Madman” E.J. Potter

Drag racers—especially during the sport’s early and less restrictive years–would try anything that made sense. And not surprisingly, they looked in all sorts of places to find them. While motorcycle guys have often borrowed technology from car guys, some have…

SPY PHOTOS Jimmy Brantley and Nitro Harley Builds Nearing Completion at Busy Larry McBride Shop

Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride and his brother Steve are accustomed to being incredibly busy at their Newport News, Va. high-performance headquarters, Cycle Specialist. Competing in one of drag racing’s most demanding categories requires long hard hours. However…

Can Funny Bike Make A Comeback? Legendary Racers Steve Rice and Dave Vantine Weigh-In

Lately there has been a lot of fiery discussion and impassioned debate over whether turbo-charged motorcycles should be allowed to enter Top Fuel. Historically, turbos have raced in dragbike racing’s quickest and fastest class in the past, perhaps most notably…

Man Cup World Finals Video and Photo Coverage

The biggest motorcycle drag race of the year, the Man Cup Finals from South Georgia Motorsports Park, once again lived up to its billing. It was one of the most impressive turnouts in the history of the sport. The weather…

NHRA World Finals Photo and Video Coverage

There is something special about the mystique of the Pomona Fairplex in November. The NHRA World Finals once again lived up to its billing with a jam-packed crowd and an exciting fight to the finish in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Enjoy…

West Coast Motorcycle Drag Racing from Fontana, Calif

Enjoy some West Coast motorcycle drag racing coverage from beautiful AAA Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, Calif. At this SCEDA race you will see Nitro Harleys, Turbo Hayabusa Funny Bikes, Baggers and a whole lot more. <br /> &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=”http://www.m2shocks.com/”&gt;&lt;br…

Inspection of Saftey Gear Following Ken Schwartz’s 150 Mph-Plus Crash

As motorcycle racers and riders we never want to think about crashing. The harsh reality is it happens often. It’s important we learn all we can from the incidents and share the information with one another to spread awareness and…

The Cycle Den Vintage Motorcycle Tour

Enjoy this tour of a very cool motorcycle shop called The Cycle Den in Columbia, Pa. Jeff shows us some of the company’s amazing, vintage motorcycles. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the…

Talking Drag Racing with Legendary Historian Bret Kepner

Join us for this bench racing session with drag racing historian Bret Kepner. It’s a unique, but appropriate, setting in the front seat of Kepner’s championship-winning car. Yes Bret beats box dragsters in this cool Grand Marquis daily driver. We…

Drag Racing Legend Mike Dunn Interview

Join us for this bench racing session with drag racing legend Mike Dunn.  The 22-time NHRA National event winner and longtime color commentator shares his expertise, talks about bicycle drag racing, tells some great stories, including a must hear John…

PDRA Changes Motorcycle Class Rules, Wagner Says Nitrous and Turbo Separate in 2019

All eyes and social media comments have been pointed at the PDRA Pro Extreme Motorcycle class as of late. It’s another episode in dragbike racing’s longstanding, quarrelsome turbo vs. nitrous rivalry. The uproar is in the wake of expert builder…

New Turbo Bike’s 3.91 Ignites PDRA Nitrous vs. Turbo Controversey, Nitrous Team Threatens Boycott

When mentioning the great rivalries of motorcycle drag racing one may think; Kawasaki vs. Suzuki, Harley vs. import, Dave Schultz vs. John Myers; the list goes on. Perhaps the most hotly-debated and reoccurring rivalry over the years has been nitrous…

480-Foot Reading Motorcycle Club Race Coverage, Jr. Dragbikes and More

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Reading Motorcycle Club in Oley, Pa, from the Sept. 30th event. This one-of-a-kind, 480-foot long dragstrip has an impressive following and brings out some rarely seen, old school dragbikes. Even the popular and…

US 131 Dash For Cash Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the AmSnow Dash for Cash at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., Sept. 21-23. This longstanding event is dedicated to the late Tim Mills, who started the race at Muncie Dragway in Albany,…

NHRA Maple Grove Pro Stock Motorcycle Video and Photo Coverage

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Dodge Nationals from Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa. Sept 13-16. It’s the first race of the championship Countdown and we will hear from many of the players involved. The big storylines of…

Ocean City Maryland OC and Delmarva Bike Fest Coverage – Weather Man Misses Again

Enjoy some videos and photos from the OC Bike Fest / Delmarva Bike Fest from Ocean City, MD. Sept 13-16. Initially most forecasts had this event being a total washout in the beginning of the week due to Hurricane Florence.…

A Chat With Legendary Motorcycle Bracket Racer and Mechanic Bruce Sauer

Enjoy this in-depth interview from the shop of one of the most successful motorcycle bracket racers of all-time, Bruce Sauer from his Power by Sauer shop in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Sauer talks about his remarkable run on his “ATM Machine” Kawasaki…

AMA Museum and Hall of Fame Tour

Enjoy and share this tour of the AMA Museum and Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, just outside of Columbus. There are some truly amazing, historic motorcycles on display. The AMA’s James Holter is our tour guide. Enjoy!

Cycledrag.com Hayabusa Project Bike – The Ultimate Street – Strip Machine, A Rookie Learns to Race

Is it still possible to ride your race entry to the drag strip? Can a rookie pull it off? Strap on your helmet and come along for this ride because Cycledrag.com’s Jack Korpela has a lot to learn. This project…

AMRA Vreeland’s Harley Davidson Nitro Nationals Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the AMRA Vreeland’s Nitro Nationals from Catawissa, Pa . There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon.…

Ohio Vintage Dragbike Nationals at Quaker City Dragway

Enjoy some videos and photos from the Ohio Vintage Dragbike Nationals at Quaker City Dragway in Salem, Ohio . There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and…

The Dragbike Runs Heard Round the World – First V-Twin Fives!

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at about 3:30PM, local time, at Tierp Arena in Sweden, Vesa Lipponen of Truku, Finland ran a 5.9205 elapsed time @ 350.65Kpm (217.88 mph) to officially run the first ever 5 second elapsed time in…

Larry “Spiderman” McBride Shop Tour and Bench Racing Session

Join us for this interview of 18-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride from his shop in Newport News, Va. While McBride rips apart motors he discusses his Man Cup championship battle with Dave Vanitne and a whole lot…

Racing Community Establishes GoFundMe for Stroke Victim and Longtime MTC Employee Cliff Jones

The dragbike racing community was dealt some unfortunate news about Cliff Jones, longtime MTC Engineering employee, drag racer and fan. Jones suffered a severe stroke on Saturday, July 7th and has been hospitalized ever since.   “He has some good…

Man Cup Dragway 42 Fast by Gast Nationals Video Coverage

Enjoy some video coverage from the ManCup Fast by Gast Nationals from Dragway 42. There are more videos on the Cycledrag Youtube channel (please subscribe here) and the Cycledrag.com Facebook page (Please like here) and more will be coming soon.…

A Trip Back in Time with Motorcycle Legend Rob Muzzy

Join us for this in-depth interview with motorcycle legend and AMA Hall-of-Famer Rob Muzzy. We discuss how Muzzy got started, tell many stories about his amazing, yet held back, dragbikes and talk about what’s next for the 21-time national champion.

Catching Up With AMA Prostar Founder Keith “Scooter” Kizer

For more than 15 years AMA Prostar was the gold standard in dragbike racing. It was the only organization to ever attract all four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. No dragbike league has ever attracted more media attention or drawn more…

Honda to Bring Monkey and Super Cub C125 to U.S. Market, Who Wants One?

American Honda recently announced that the legendary Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models will be made available to U.S. customers for the 2019 model year. First unveiled in concept form last September at the Tokyo Motor Show, the models…

What Does The Latest War of Words Between President Trump and Harley-Davidson Mean for the Motorcycle Industry?

 In a country that has been so sharply divided over politics, the motorcycle industry, for the most part, has been left out of the discussion. Generally speaking, the two-wheel world has continued to be a pleasurable escape for most, free…

Paul “Fast by” Gast Talks About How Dragbike Racing Keeps Him Young

In this interview 69-year-old motorcycle drag racing legend Paul Gast of Fast by Gast talks about how the sport keeps him young following his Pro Mod victory in Rockingham. Gast also talks about how the sport has changed over the…

Peggy Llewellyn Reflects on Historic Pro Stock Motorcycle Victory

It has already been more than ten years since Peggy Llewellyn became the first woman of color in the world to win a professional motorsports event, collecting a coveted NHRA Wally in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.  “What is so…

A Look At Chris Hand’s More than 40-Year Journey to the Five Second Zone

Redneck Express Top Fuel bike pilot Chris Hand knew the importance and significance of a five-second time slip long ago. To the fearless veteran the feat meant everything.       After decades of unrelenting labor, long nights in the…

Larry “Spideman” McBride Off-Season Interview

The 18-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride is hard at work in preparation of race season. Along with finishing up his 5.61 / 258 mph record-holding motorcycle, McBride is making new bikes for Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley, Dave Vantine…

MRE Shop Tour and MANCUP Talk with Jay Regan

Join us for this tour of MRE Racing by owner Jay Regan. We also talk about Regan’s ManCup series. Check it out

Top Fuel Motorcycle Legend Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley Interview and Return Details

Join us for this sit down interview of one of the most successful Top Fuel Motorcycle racers ever, Jimmy “Hulk” Brantley. Although he only raced for a few seasons, Brantley made history by becoming the second dragbike racer to reach…

Roland and Chuck Stuart Shop Tour and Interview

Join us for this tour of Stuart’s Cycle in Gainesville, Fla. along with an interview of legendary racer and longtime crewman for Larry “Spiderman” McBride Roland Stuart and his son Chuck. We talk Top Fuel, McBride’s 5.61, when Chuck will…

Dujunnea Bland Bio

Cycledrag.com is thrilled to have talented, veteran journalist contributing. Bland is an NFL and NHRA reporter for SportsJourney. Bland was formally a New Orleans Saints Reporter and Content Producer for About.com and a contributor at USA TODAY SMG’s Redskins Wire.…

Pro Extreme Motorcycle Racer Eric McKinney’s Plan For Climbing Back to No. 1, Balancing Professional and Personal Life

Oftentimes a racer’s most fierce opponent is himself. The immense amount of pressure that comes with success and sustaining it can be overpowering.    Pro Extreme Motorcycle standout racer Eric McKinney knows the feeling all too well after watching his…

The Price of Greatness in Motorcycle Drag Racing

At the NHRA Lucas Oil Winter Nationals on the weekend of February 10/11, 2018, Tak Shigematsu, the 53 year old Top Fuel motorcycle pilot from Japan looked a bit rough around the edges on Sunday morning and he had every…

Former WWE Superstar Tyler Reks Shows Off His Bike and Offers Fitness Tips and More

Join us for this in-depth interview with former WWE Superstar Gabe Tuft, aka Tyler Reks, the “Dreadlock Demoltion Man.” Tuft shows us his awesome Yamaha R-1 and talks about his new company Body Spartan, designed to help people reach their…

1973 Z1-900 and 1978 Z1-R Side-by-Side Comparison

Join us for the side-by-side comparison of two of the most classic, legendary motorcycles of all-time. Mecum Auction’s John Kraman helps us highlight the 1973 Z1-900 and 1978 Z1-R 1000

Dragbike Legend Nigel Patrick Interview

Join us for this interview of motorcycle drag racing legend Nigel Patrick. We talk about Patrick’s illustrious career, look at some classic photos and discuss Patrick being the first to create a cylinder head on the CNC machine.

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Behind the Scenes Tour – KZ, Z1, H2s and more!

Join expert analyst John Kraman and Cycledrag.com as they give you a behind the scenes look at some of the outstanding motorcycles at the Mecum Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch as a KZ 1300, an S2 350 triple…

Mecum Motorcycle Auction Bike Features – Z1, H1, Z1-R, KZ 1300 and more

Enjoy these classic motorcycle features from day No. 1 of the Mecum Motorcycle Auction from South Pointe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Jan. 23-27. The incredibly knowledgeable John Kraman helps us take a close look at a Z1-B, H1,…

Kawasaki Headquarters Museum Tour

Join us for this amazing tour of Kawasaki’s headquarters in Foothill Ranch, Calif. We take a close look at the new Z900RS and compare it to the legendary 1973 Z900. We also look at some classic two-strokes, dirtbikes and more.…

NHRA Headquarters Tour

Join us for this behind-the-scenes tour of the NHRA headquarters from beautiful Glendora, Calif.

Bench Racing With Pro Stock Motorcycle Competitor Fred Camarena

Join us for this in-depth interview with longtime NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Fred Camarena and his crew chief Warren Myers from their shop in Norco, Calif. Camarena shows us his new motorcycle, voted best engineered by the NHRA, talks…

Dragbike Legend Steve Rice Interview

Join us for this sit-down interview with Funny Bike legend Steve Rice from his garage in Costa Mesa, Calif. Rice shares some great stories, talks about factory involvement in motorcycle drag racing and reveals what is next for him.

2018 Kawasaki Z900RS

Enjoy a close look at the brand new, retro Kawasaki Z900RS created in the image of the iconic 1973 Kawasaki Z900.

A Salute to the Great One-Hit Wonders, One-Time Champs in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle

One-Time Champs in Pro Stock Motorcycle? Their Reunions Are Very Small. You hear the term “one and done” a lot these days in almost every sports community. That appellation refers to a single instance of noteworthy achievement which fails to…

Remembering: The Big Bang – Marion Owens and Elmer Trett’s Unforgettable Day

There are many memorable moments in motorcycle drag racing that racers talk about, especially when bench racing.  Notable moments in time that everyone seems to know a little about, but not necessarily the correct story of what really happened.  Remembering…

Rob Muzzy Recalls Greatest Motorcycle Drag Racing Memories

Rob Muzzy of Muzzy Performance is one of the most accomplished engine builders and tuners in motorcycle racing history. The two-wheel icon with the signature carny mustache has amassed a staggering total of 21 AMA National Championships. Along with drag…

The Great Rivalries in Dragbike Racing

Rivalries are inevitable. Any time money and ego are at stake, strong and unchecked emotions often find their way into the equation.   Technically speaking, those involved in a rivalry don’t have to dislike each other. But, as we’ve seen…

The Quickest Lawyer on Two Wheels – Dragbike Racer Ken Schwartz

Good lawyers offer clients a swift and successful verdict. Attorney Ken Schwartz of St. Louis, Mo., is accustomed to getting rapid, rewarding results. Not only is he good in the courtroom, he regularly turns on win lights in about eight…

Celebrating and Reflecting on 30-Plus Exciting Seasons of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racing

When Pro Stock Motorcycle officially became a professional category in the National Hot Rod Association, Ronald Regan was President, a Ford Mustang could be purchased for less than $10,000 and Lethal Weapon, the original, was one of the most popular…

From a Burnout Box Hand to the Winner’s Circle – Eddie Krawiec

Eddie Krawiec wasn’t even old enough to get his driver’s license when he began his first job in drag racing in 1992 at New Jersey’s storied Raceway Park in Englishtown. Krawiec’s first assignment was to man the burnout box, a…

The First Funny Bike, and First Wheelie Bar in Motorcycle Drag Racing

Ray Price has had an enormous impact on the sport of motorcycle drag racing. Where a number of people have been really gifted racers or tuners, the North Carolina Harley-Davidson dealer and legendary drag racer actually came up with two…

Remembering Larry “Drums” Brancaccio

The motorcycle drag racing community was stunned when it suddenly lost one of its most successful and colorful racers, Larry “Drums” Brancaccio.  The 14-time national champion Brancaccio, who was a mainstay in the sport for more than three decades, a…

A Look Back at the Unusual Wins of Pro Stock Motorcycle Veteran Steve Johnson

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle year veteran Steve Johnson has a longer run history than anyone in the class.  He made his professional debut in 1987 by airfreighting his bike to the race track and pitting out of crate for the entire…

A History of Motorcycle Drag Racing’s Sanctioning Bodies

Before motorcycle drag racing could grow, it needed visionary individuals who recognized its potential as a spectator sport. If races among bootleggers barreling down country roads could become NASCAR, wasn’t there also potential for those racing motorcycles from stoplight to…

The First 200 MPH African-American Dragbike Racer – Tommy Bolton

Tommy “Tombo” Bolton is one of the most accomplished and influential African-American motorcycle racers of all-time. Tombo amassed over 25 championships, built a highly-respected business and secured major sponsors, helping to pave the way for other great African-American motorcycle drag…