The history of the Crocker cycle kicks off in 1882 with the birth of Albert Crocker. Little is known of his earlier childhood days, yet the tale picks up with his engineering studies and subsequent hiring from the Aurora Automatic Machine Company of nearby Aurora, Illinois, within the design and style team of the motorcycle division. They were building the mighty Thor motorbike during that time, and Crocker wasn't only chosen for his engineering acumen, but also doubled as a factory tournament racer from season's 1907 to 1908 and won several tournaments on-board its V-twin machines. It is known that he befriended Oscar Hedstrom and George Hendee, principals of the Indian Motorcycle Company, throughout his racing career, resulting in a long friendship.
The 2013 RM-Z450 has arrived in UK dealers, following its successful launch to UK press at Apex Motocross Track earlier this month. Stemming from development work at the hands of Suzuki’s factory riders the world over, the new model boasts a number of major updates and changes, offering improved handling and enhanced performance. Developed through […]
Motorcycle Live 2012 is so much more than a display of the hottest new bikes and the latest accessories, it’s a chance to get fully immersed in every aspect of the world of two wheels – and to discover and experience parts of that world you never thought you would! Take the FREE Yamaha Off-Road […]