Thursday, 15 September 2011

Yamaha R1 Dirt Tracker

Thanks to everyone who told us about this video. This is Wade Boyd. I interviewed him at the Isle of Man TT in 2007. He had purple hair. A fast bike racing California hippie, he's decided to try race an R1 on dirt. Needless to say it's fast in a straight line, but the 17s and whatever kind of tyres he is using (cut slicks?) are really holding him back in this video. Be interested to see if he develops it.
Our friend Krumpledick said
'I thought of you when I last saw Wade at Sacramento. He's raced sidecars, Isle of Man, and kicked ass a couple of years back on a 21" front wheeled Kawasaki at the Stockton Mile. A character that might fit in with your tilt at Sideburn.' G
Photo via Kneeslider


Marcus @ MarcusMotoDesign said...

Love the beginning when he passes them on straight like the others were parked, cool! Another R1 Tracker is the one by Greggs Custom. It would be fun to see how Mark Cernicky would do with the Greggs Custom R1 Tracker that has proper wheels and tyres. His sliding on tarmac with that bike is great btw, its on youtube.

Sideburn Magazine said...

sit tight for an overdue feature on the Greggs bike in SB#9

Marcus @ MarcusMotoDesign said...

Great! Can't wait, when will it be out?

stevie coles said...

More steering lock and 19's and itll be good 2 go.
Love the sound, and colour matched shoe!!!.

gb said...

Warp drive!

Andrew Gray said...

I was on the Sunday morning ride in Marin county near San Francisco doing about 100mph on my Guzzi when Wade went flying past me at about 130mph....... doing a wheeelie. Epic.

Captain Highside said...

Love it but that is gonna end in tears!