Tour de France Winner Spotted Outside Phoenix, Arizona

While on a road trip in February and holed up for the night in a campsite shared by equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers and motorcycle riders, Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels spotted who we feel was none other than the 1984 Tour de France winner, American Marianne Martin. The encounter was brief and we only had seconds to grab a camera and shoot a few photos before the rider noticed the paparazzi and, with cat-like reflexes, changed directions to evade our camera. Guess she is used to stalker photographers. You be…

Running-When-Parked Kawasaki 650 W1 Finds A New Owner And Bright Future

The email from Aaron is the first time we’ve been contacted by the new owner of a motorcycle featured in the “Running When Parked” section. The bike was found for sale back in October of 2021. We said then that “the asking price is not crazy to somebody who knows their way around vintage Kawasaki motorcycles” and “a competent craftsmen could bring this back to its original glory.” Looks like Aaron knows vintage motorcycles and is indeed a craftsman. The photos he sent show great progress as he digs into…

Orange Bikes Help Put Lorraine Truong Back In The Saddle

Normally I would not be impressed with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) disguised as a mountain bike. Rungu makes one and I feel they mislead consumers by hyping their ATV as an e-bike (it’s not). The Rungu is an electric-powered ATV (that uses a lot of mountain bike components). It is way too powerful to be classified an e-bike. When a Rungu was involved in a traffic collision, the rider was cited for operating an “unlicensed motor vehicle” by the California Highway Patrol. So when I saw photos of Orange Bikes’…

Kawasaki Mach III Slightly Chopped Running When Parked Up For Auction – UPDATED

UPDATE February 27: The dust has settled on the bidding for this Mach III running-when-parked motorcycle. The bidding didn’t reach $10,000 but it came pretty close, reaching $7,900. That’s a fair price for both the seller and the buyer. Congrats to both of you! UPDATE February 8: The bidding on this Running When Parked Kawasaki Mach III jumped 30% yesterday and now sits at $4,000 with a little over a day to go for bidding. I’m going to stick my neck out here and speculate the winning bid will be…

Harley-Davidson Pan America Recall Number Two

I advised back in May of 2021 to hold off on jumping onto an all-new Harley-Davidson Pan America because “It is likely that problems uncovered by the early adopters will be addressed in future versions of the Pan America.” Got that one right. Harley-Davidson just announced their second recall of the Pan America. The first recall was due to a handhold that could break and this one has something to do with an instrument cluster electrical issue. The recalls are not reassuring (what recall is?) but they are not what…