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Full-throttle Chronicles - 27/06/23

Full-throttle Chronicles - 27/06/23

The Unusual Ural: A Tropical Touch to the Russian Rides

Ural Tanager

In the world of motorcycle manufacturing, Russia’s Ural Motorcycles is a name that resonates deeply with enthusiasts who have an appreciation for sturdy, robust machines that pay homage to a bygone era. Ural's classic models, built to endure and survive, usually embody a decidedly military aesthetic - functional, purposeful, and, some might say, a little on the stoic side.

However, 2023 has seen the release of a model that certainly deviates from the Ural norm – the Green Tanager. If the name makes you think of something tropical and colourful, you've hit the bull's eye. The Green Tanager is a bird found in the lush tropical rainforests of South America, known for its vibrant, almost neon-green plumage. And, Ural has taken a leaf out of Mother Nature's book (or a feather out of the Tanager's tail, if you will) to create a motorcycle that boasts a similarly flamboyant colour scheme.

The Green Tanager motorcycle is as daring and audacious as its avian namesake. The tropical vibe juxtaposed against the rugged, utilitarian look of a Ural bike with a sidecar creates a paradoxical visual appeal that is undeniably eye-catching. A dash of tropical energy set against the backdrop of a harsh Russian winter – now that’s a sight to behold. Not only is it a vivid, engaging variant among Ural's typically monochromatic lineup, but it's also a testimony to the brand's readiness to innovate and think outside the box – or outside the standard military palette, at least.


Highways England Breakdown Report: A Glimpse Into Our Road Woes

From the verdant tropics, we transition to the stark realism of the English highways. A recent report by Highways England has highlighted some surprising facts about the main causes of motorcycle breakdowns. One might assume that the primary reasons for a motorcycle to give up the ghost mid-journey would be complex mechanical issues, a significant system failure, or maybe even adverse weather conditions wreaking havoc on the electronic systems. However, the reality, it appears, is far simpler and, arguably, more frustrating.

Highways England's report reveals that the most common cause for motorcycles breaking down is...running out of fuel. Yes, you read that right. It's not the intricate electronics, nor the complicated mechanics. Instead, it's the lack of that simple liquid we all know we need but sometimes forget to check - good old petrol.

The report serves as a gentle reminder of the importance of the basics in maintaining a smooth and uninterrupted riding experience. A few moments spent checking your fuel level before embarking on a journey can save a significant amount of time, stress, and hassle down the road. While the advanced tech and systems in modern motorcycles are all well and good, at the end of the day, it's the simple things that keep us moving.


BMW’s Enigmatic 'G' Series: A Tantalising Mystery


Turning our attention to Germany now, where BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the Bavarian auto giant, has got the global biking community buzzing with anticipation. Recently, the manufacturer has registered the names 'R1300GS', 'R1400GS', and 'M1300GS', leading to a flurry of speculation about potential new additions to BMW's GS series – their lineup of adventure motorcycles that are equally at home on both asphalt and dirt.

The GS series, with the R1250GS being the most recognized model, is highly regarded for its blend of on-road comfort and off-road capabilities, making it a favorite amongst touring and adventure enthusiasts. However, the new ‘G’ series model names suggest larger engine displacements and potentially even more advanced features. But, as of now, BMW is keeping their cards close to their chest, adding to the suspense and mystery.

Could we be seeing the introduction of a new range-topping GS model? Will these potential new models pack in more power, more advanced technology, or perhaps a whole new design language? As of now, it's all pure speculation. The only certainty is that BMW is cooking something up in their labs, and we can hardly wait to see what it is.


Ducati's Technological Innovations: Safeguarding the Future of Biking

Ducati Technological Innovations

Meanwhile, in sunny Italy, Ducati is making strides of a different kind. Known for their lust-worthy designs and adrenaline-inducing performance, the manufacturer is setting a new benchmark for safety. Ducati has been developing an innovative system designed to detect and alert riders of potential hazards on the road. This cutting-edge technology aims to increase safety for motorcyclists by giving them a virtual set of eyes that helps avoid potential accidents.

With sensors and cameras, the technology can recognize a variety of obstacles and hazards and alert the rider in real-time. It's a glimpse into the future where motorcycle safety is significantly enhanced through technology, and it's the kind of advancement that underscores Ducati's commitment to preserving the thrill of motorcycling while reducing the risks. The motorcycle world eagerly awaits more information on how this technology will be deployed in Ducati's line-up.


Marc Marquez's Resilient Return

And, finally, from the high-tech labs of Ducati, we take you to the adrenaline-charged world of MotoGP. Here, we find an inspiring tale of resilience and tenacity in the face of adversity. Marc Marquez, the Spanish MotoGP legend, has been through a challenging period dealing with a severe arm injury, extensive recovery, and a difficult return to form.

However, showing the indomitable spirit of a true champion, Marquez is back on the track, delivering performances that underscore his commitment and passion for the sport. His story is a reminder to all riders that motorcycling is about more than just machines and roads - it's about the will to get back on the saddle, the courage to push one's limits, and the passion that fuels us to keep the throttle open, even in the face of adversity.


A Nostalgic Journey: The Goodwood Revival

Glorious Goodwood

From Russia's colourful bikes to England's highways, Germany's mystery machines, Italy's tech-forward safety measures, and Spain's never-say-die spirit, let's shift gears to the UK again for a nostalgic journey back in time - welcome to the Goodwood Revival.

As enthusiasts, we admire the latest tech and marvel at the new advancements. Still, there's something undeniably captivating about the classic motorcycles of yesteryears - those iconic machines that paved the way for today's high-performance superbikes. And if you're someone who appreciates the charm and allure of vintage motorcycles, there's one event that deserves a prime spot on your calendar: The Goodwood Revival.

Held at the Goodwood Circuit in Chichester, West Sussex, the Goodwood Revival is more than just a classic motor racing event. It's a vibrant, living celebration of a bygone era, a place where attendees are encouraged to dress in period-correct attire, complementing the classic cars and motorcycles that take to the track. The result? An atmosphere that transports you back to the golden era of motor racing, making you feel like you've stepped into a time machine.

The Goodwood Revival is a trip down memory lane, where classic machines roar to life and once again take to the track, recreating the sights, sounds, and even smells of motor racing's past. There's a certain magic to watching these iconic machines race wheel-to-wheel, just as they did in their prime.

Whether it's the polished chrome gleaming in the sun, the leather jackets and period-correct outfits, the palpable excitement in the air, or simply the throaty roar of vintage engines, the Goodwood Revival is an enchanting experience that captivates the senses and tugs at the heartstrings of motorcycle enthusiasts. The event serves as a beautiful reminder that while the world of motorcycling continues to evolve and innovate, our roots remain firmly planted in these timeless classics.

So, here's a tip of the hat to the Goodwood Revival, a charming ode to our motorcycling heritage that keeps the spirit of classic motor racing alive and revving. Until next time, keep that throttle twisted, and don't forget to take a moment to appreciate where we've come from as we speed into the future.

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