ARAI HAS launched a limited edition run of 300 RX-7 GP Joey Dunlop replica helmets.
The Japanese helmet manufacturer is calling it the most authentic replica produced, using the actual design and sponsors from 1985.
The design will feature the Northern Irish radio station DownTown Radio logo on the side of the iconic yellow and black helmet, with 'JOEY' on the back as per his helmet of that year.
The replica is a celebration of Dunlop's success throughout his racing career, specifically within the 1985 IOM TT where he had three first place finishes in Junior TT, Formula 1 TT, Senior TT, and a further three first places at the Ulster GP and NW200.
Suzuki Katana. Honda Dominator. Kawasaki Ninja. These are all bike names that inspire visions of power and awesomeness. In some bizarre, magical way they appeal to men before they've even laid eyes on them. It's motorcycle marketing at it's finest. Then there's the Yamaha Virago, the Honda Gold Wing and let's not forget the Kawasaki Zephyr. Not exactly awe inspiring titles are they? But somewhere along the way people have chosen to look beyond these product naming disasters to focus on what really counts about these bikes. They perform just as well as others in the same class, are famously reliable and most importantly make a great base for customization. So even though I cringe a little every time I get an email from a builder who says they've customized one, I'm often pleasantly surprised by the result. This Zephyr 750 by Sameiros Motors in Portugal is the perfect example of just that....
Ferrari of Newport Beach is selling a limited edition Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale by Zagato and they are asking 699,900 USD.
Only nine of these were ever made and this particular Italian Viper was the seventh unit to see the light of day with a metallic brown exterior paint scheme and a chestnut leather interior. Produced in 2010, the vehicle is in a very good condition since it was driven for only 317 miles (510 km).
The specialty model was designed to celebrate Alfa Romeo's centennial and is based on the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR but with a carbon fiber body encompassing a "Kamm-tail" as a throwback to the TZ and TZ2. At its heart is a massive 8.4-liter V10 engine delivering 600 bhp (447 kW), although the listing says the engine's output stands at 640 bhp (477 kW) which was applicable only in the track-spec SRT10 ACR-X.
By Alan Stulberg's own admission, Revival Cycles is "the kind of shop that puts subtlety high on the list of design priorities." It shows—Revival's builds are typically laced with well-considered details that are easily missed at first glance.
Case in point: this '83 Ducati 650 Pantah. The client—a friend and ex-AMA racer—kicked off a conversation with Revival a year ago about building him a bike. "After much deliberation and collaborative conversations back and forth," explains Alan, "he eventually decided on an 'affordable', simple and somewhat obscure Ducati model from the 80s."
There's something unusual about the salt flats at Bonneville, for some reason the sodium from this location in Utah inspires some of the most jaw-dropping amateur engineering on earth - the veterans call it "salt fever" and once you've got it, you've got it for life.
One such sufferer of salt fever is Dan Daughenbaugh, a remarkable man capable of backyard engineering at a world class level. His current project centres around a 1951 BSA Star Twin engine that he's rebuilding and re-engineering into a world record capable salt flat racer.