10- SBK X
SBK X features riders, officially licensed, from the 2010 world super bike championship and 2009 world super sport. They created the super amazing tracks with awesome weather conditions. You can select the weather of your liking and can make the track wet. This game has two modes, one is simulation where you can adapt the difficulty level and create your own rider. The next mode is an arcade mode.
9- Moto Racer 3
Moto Racer is one of the most organized games. It has good graphics and comes with four modes. The game modes are, standard circuit, motocross, super cross and last one include two sub modes, indoor trial riding and street racing.
GP500 is a hard game to play. It came up in 1998, first time for the PC. It is hard to control the bikes in this game PC but it has a lot of fan following in the game world and it is still popular online.
7- MX vs ATV: Reflex
This is an adventurous game and one thing very cool about this game is that it has independent controls over the rider and the bike. It includes motorcycle from super cross, moto cross and open cross.
6- Speed Kings (Xbox)
This game is more like the burnout games. It is not the best game of all but it is fun to play. It is one rash and risky riding game with some amazing speed sense.
5- MotoGP 2
This game is just like the others but few things about this game are likable. It has ordinary sound and graphics but the best thing about this game is that you can play it online with up to 16 player, racing on two and four stroke bikes.
4- Super Bike 2001 (PC)
This was a pure PC oriented game. Game’s graphics were great the developers mixed all the realistic thing in this game very nicely. It was a simulation based game but superbike series ended after PC iteration.
3- Tourist Trophy
One 3rd position in our rank came this amazing motorcycle game. This includes excellent graphics, and features. There is 132 roads that you can select for racing and the bikes in this game are from 12 different manufacturers, including BMW and Triumph. It is the first bike game that came up with the ability of customizing the rider’s body and its positioning on the bike.
2- Trials HD
It is an addicting game with rough and rash bikes with unbelievable obstacles front of them. This game is now available on Xbox Live Arcade though it started as a free online game. This game has an excellent feature that if all the tracks are completed you can recreate new and difficult tracks.
1- Road Rash
This game is still number one on the list. With all new versions the thrill of this game did not change once. The one feature that attract the gamer is its ability to kick and punch the other riders or if you get the weapon then you can knock off your opponents. This game may not have an extra ordinary graphics ability like other games on the list but still it is on top because of the originality and thrill.
Hugh Owings had no idea the motorcycle he was building to finish out his college degree would launch a business.
But as people saw what Owings crafted for his senior thesis at Appalachian State University, they reacted immediately. Owings documented his project online, and as he transformed the plain old Yamaha into a sleek new bike, he started hearing from folks who wanted more information.
After graduating and spending a few months in a soul-crushing job doing machining work, Owings decided to use his last paycheck to have a box of custom parts made. He’d designed the parts for his college thesis bike, and he was still getting requests. He figured if they could sell, he’d be onto something. “I sold out of parts in a month,” Owings said. “It just blew up from there.”
That was about two years ago. Today, Owings, 32, and two employees — Tevan Morgan and Bryan Pulliam — are making parts and rebuilding engines out of a cluttered, dusty shop called Hugh’s HandBuilt at the back of Asheville’s Riverview Station. His sales have more than doubled since he started, and Owings is content to make his own way guided by a few simple principles.
Owings wants to teach people to do their own work, create new products and have fun along the way.
“I get much more pleasure seeing people make something themselves, rather than doing it for them,” said Owings, who always thought he would be teaching a high school shop class, not running a custom motorcycle shop.
The Yamaha XS 650
How’s this for a niche business: Owings doesn’t work on motorcycles in general. He works on just one type of bike, the Yamaha XS 650. It was a popular model manufactured from the late 1970s to mid-’80s. It wasn’t a great looking bike, and it’s engine wasn’t the smoothest. But it got the job done for millions of riders who wanted to get two wheels on the street and go.
The XS 650 had one asset that appealed to many shade-tree mechanics — it’s basic design was easy to work with. The bike has remained popular with tinkerers, and when the economy tanked five years ago, bikers stopped buying expensive motorcycles and started getting interested in building their own.
That was clear with the college bike, Owings said. It was the first motorcycle he’d ever built, though he had worked on car engines and fiddled around with some metal fabrication and welding.
“I think I was just inspiring people to do stuff they’d never done,” he said.
Owings takes the teaching aspect of his work seriously. He has little time for people who want him to build them a bike. Instead, he would much rather show someone how to bend a piece of metal and let them figure things out from there. And the Yamaha XS 650 is the perfect bike for that.
“It’s kind of like getting a plain piece of notebook paper. It’s something you can do anything with,” Owings said.
While he makes and sells a variety of custom parts, Hugh’s HandBuilt is known in the bike world for rephasing engines.
“We can modify internals for engines. We change the firing patterns” to create higher RPMs and a smoother-running engine, Owings said. “That’s what put us on the map.”
Customers from around the world send Owings engines to remake. Owings also sells kits for people to do it themselves.
The art of motorcylce maintenance
As much as he loves “wrenching” on an old bike, Owings gets as much or more satisfaction out of connecting with fans online. He’s active in a variety of online forums, and he keeps customers informed through his blog. Owings gets a kick out of customers sending him photos of themselves working on bikes on a kitchen table or in a crowded garage. And he’s recently been receiving packages from customers wrapped in “onesies” (Owings and his wife, Courtney, just had a baby girl, Rebecca.)
“I’ve got the greatest customers,” he said.
The connection is real and has led to steady business, one that could grow quickly. But Owings wants to do things on his own time. Owings spelled it out in a 10-point blog post he titled “Hugh’s Personal Engine Building Philosophy.”
First on list: “Don’t rush me. I enjoy building these engines, but if you think a large sum of cash or a checkbook is going to put me in a hurry, forget about it.”
Owings said he’s not afraid to put on the brakes. He’s also not afraid to charge a premium for his work. Sometimes slowing down production helps boost demand. And if you “work too cheap, you get cheap customers,” he said.
It was his grandfather who instilled his independent streak, Owings said. Growing up with his grandad in Murphy, Owings said he watched him do everything. “My grandfather told me it’s not about how much money you make, it’s how much you save by doing it yourself,” he said.
“That kind of screwed me,” he said with a laugh. “He never showed me how to do anything. He showed me how to think, and I think that’s lacking today.”
That do-it-yourself work ethic informs Hugh’s HandBuilt.
“We’re not building stuff to show it off. I’ll ride bikes I work on until their dead,” he said. “There’s no greater feeling than riding that first mile on that two-wheeled death trap you just rebuilt. You never forget that.”
What: Owner of Hugh’s HandBuilt motorcycle shop in the River Arts District.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in industrial design and product design, Appalachian State University.
For more information: Visit his website at www.hughshandubilt.com and blog at www.hughshandbuilt.blogspot.com
End Date: Wednesday Dec-03-2014 8:17:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: US $6,500.00
The CB77 had, at only 305cc, a relatively big engine in comparison to most other Japanese bikes of the period. It did boast performance to rival much larger motorcycles. It also developed a reputation for reliability and was equipped with an electric starter.
A product of the experience Honda gained in Grand Prix racing, the CB77 featured a steel-tube frame (rather than the pressed frame construction of earlier Hondas) and a telescopic front fork. It’s parallel twin engine (the biggest then available in a Honda) was a structural element of the bike and it provided stiffness in a frame which lacked a downtube. Capable of 9,000 rpm, the bike could reach 100 mph, and it’s now regarded as ‘the first modern Japanese motorcycle.’
It served as the motorcycle paradigm Honda adheres to today.