Royal Enfield has a cult following in India, and that’s big reason why many newbies look at them with dreamy eyes and buy them without understanding their true character. Even though Royal Enfield motorcycles have their finer points, they are not meant for everyone. We bring you ten kinds of people who should stay away from Royal Enfield motorcycles. People who want great reliability Even though modern Royal Enfield motorcycles have become a lot more reliable, they are still not at par with the other motorcycles in the market. Royal Enfield motorcycles can break down unannounced, and it becomes a huge problem for the rider. If you are someone who cannot love machines, this is not the brand you should go for. Many touring enthusiasts get Royal Enfield motorcycles for their big low-end torque, which makes them easy to ride on the difficult terrains. But breaking down unexpectedly, especially during long trips is a big turn off. People unwilling to get their hands dirty Royal … [Read more...] about 10 kinds of people who should stay away from Royal Enfield motorcycles!
Teenage race-car driver Billy Monger lost both of his legs in a horrific British Formula 4 crash last April, but it didn’t take him long to get back to professional driving. Now Monger is back to driving a single-seater race car like the one he crashed in, and adjusting to using mostly hand controls at 150 mph. Motorsport.com reports that Monger said he’s “not too far away” from a deal to return to racing in British Formula 3, a step above the series he crashed in. He said he’s testing with the Carlin race team that has both IndyCar and Formula programs right now, but needs more sponsors before a race season is official. But getting back to competition hasn’t just been about finding the money to do it with. Monger’s had to work with British Formula 3 officials to adapt a car he can drive without legs, and he’s still trying to get used to the controls himself. Monger, who turns 19 in May, told the BBC he’s spent 12 years driving a … [Read more...] about How Billy Monger, Who Lost His Legs In A Crash, Drives A 150-MPH Race Car Without Them
Lewis Hamilton equaled main title rival Sebastian Vettel and former champ Alain Prost when he won his fourth Championship in 2017. Hamilton and Vettel predictable to be the main competitors as the new Formula 1 season begins in Australia this weekend. Merc and Ferrari proved their consistent race pace during the winter testing. Here are BettingTop 10 courageous predictions for Formula One in 2018. But Hamilton and Vettel claims better progress is their main target, not the fifth title. Hamilton “hoped” he had not reached his top and had been “working towards” finding a new level. Vettel added: “I think about [my weaknesses] a lot; I try to get better at what I need to improve.” Another vibrant contender, Max Verstappen meanwhile is believes rain will favor him at Melbourne; historically, the Red Bull is faster and reliable in wet conditions. Australian Grand Prix Friday practice clearly shows that, Mercedes team will be claims first podium finish, … [Read more...] about Australian GP: Who will take the first victory of 2018 F1?
With the 2017 Formula 1 season behind us, another year of driver standings is in the book. Once again Lewis Hamilton outclassed the field, clear in the top spot by 46 points. Sebastian Vettel showed marked improvement with his Ferrari team, finishing second, and Mercedes’ number two man, Valtteri Bottas, rounded out the podium finishers on the season. With the F1 offseason only lasting about four months, however, it is already time to look ahead to next season. It goes without saying that Hamilton will be a strong favorite to win yet another driver’s championship next year. We’ll also see a slightly different circuit, as German and French grand prix events will push the total number of races to 21. But most fans will be focused as usual on the drivers, and the main questions will surround who can improve and who might stand a chance of challenging for Hamilton’s throne. It’s a little early to talk about overall odds or standings predictions, but these are … [Read more...] about Three F1 drivers who could jump in the standings in 2018
Ordinarily, posts here at Gas 2 are compilations of a story reported elsewhere mixed in with the personal perspective and experiences of the writer. This one will be an exception. It is a repost in its entirety of a blog entry at Guiness World Records. The story impressed me because it goes behind the scenes of a successful land speed record attempt and chronicles the commitment, toil, and dedication it takes to accomplish something like that. It also puts the spotlight on a creative and resourceful woman who did what few men have ever done. My wife liked that part and suggested I share it with you. I think you will like it too. The story is about Eva Håkansson, a woman who set a land speed record using a three wheel electric motorcycle she built in her garage. The vehicle, known as the KillaJoule, reached a staggering speed of 240.72 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the summer of 2014. Eva has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is working … [Read more...] about Woman Who Built LSR Electric Motorcycle Tells Her Story