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Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 31 October

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Web
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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While you are reading this, I am on the road getting to world's biggest motorcycle exhibition, and annual pilgrimage. A trip that involves motorcycle, train, airplane and car. A lot of prep work is needed for these trips, but I did have the time to read some interesting motorcycle articles over the last 7 days, which I want to share with you.




Enjoy

Energica Ego Review Open link in a new window
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Country: UK flag  UK
Date: 26OCT
Summary: The Telegraph reviews the electric superbike from Italy, the Energica Ego.


Full Faces Are Sexy Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 27OCT
Summary: A photographer made some sexy photos of women wearing full face helmets. Original! An interview with the photographer.


Get Motorcycle Licence United Kingdom Open link in a new window
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Country: Canada flag  Canada
Date: 27OCT
Summary: An long infographic on what you need to do to obtain a motorcycle license in the UK.


Review: Bonneville Go Or Bust Open link in a new window
ThumbnailSite: Sojourn Chronicles Open link in a new window
Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 28OCT
Summary: Review of the book entitled Bonneville Go or Bust


Voting Like A Motorcyclist On Election Day Open link in a new window
ThumbnailSite: Northwest Harley Blog Open link in a new window
Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 28OCT
Summary: When voting next week, think like a motorcycle rider (this applies anywhere in the world). Here is why...


Read related articles
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - Idea: Nicely Designed, and Safe Motorcycle Backpack - MEDA

Meda backpack
Meda backpack
Here is a very nicely designed motorcycle backpack, rainproof, with armor and camelbak and able to hold a 17 inch laptop and that incorporates brake and indicator lights. It's also probably the only backpack I've seen that has male or female straps. Design by Angela Wang.
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Electric Motorcycles Round-Up - Exhaustive List

AllElectricList
Here is an exhaustive, but not complete, list of all electric motorcycles and scooters on the market today (apart from the Chinese marker). They are viewable by manufacturer, country, type and even comparison.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Safety: Excellent Australian Motorcycle Safety Program - The Best

Australia Ride To Live Site
Australia flag
Here is probably the best motorcycle safety program I have seen. It's excellent, well done, fun and educational without being overbearing. 4 very short videos and a well put together website enabling you to ride a virtual motorcycle and learn from your mistakes. Brave Australia NSW.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Practical - Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage
Germany flag
Not everyone has space in their garden for a full blown garage, but still want to store their motorcycle at night away from the elements and prying eyes. Here is a German solution, a telescopic motorcycle garage that when not in use takes up very little space.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Safety: Be Visible At Night - MotoGlo

Whistler MotoGlo
USA flag
Riding motorcycle at night is an added danger, since cars and trucks have problems seeing you, or seeing what you are about to do, like braking or turning. American Whistler Group have a product called MotoGlo that gets installed on your helmet and will light up in different colors depending on your actions.







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Kodak Releases Stiff GoPro Competitor - 360° Vision Camera

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Gadgets
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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Kodak logo
And you thought that Kodak Open Kodak in a new window had just gone away, never to be seen again. But no, they have just released a sport camera aimed at outdoor action activities, and used very much like a GoPro camera, but with a few differences.

So far, Kodak has never really been associated with motorcycle sports, apart from supplying, a long time ago, the films used to capture motorcycle by photographers. But that's about it, until now.

Kodak Pixpro SP360
Kodak is well versed in anything photography, so it shouldn't have been a surprise. The PixPro SD360 Open PixPro SD360 link in a new window apart from many other features has one that will interest us motorcycle riders particularly; 360° VISION.

That's right, the camera will capture our rides, stunts and races in up to 360°. You can set remotely how many degrees you want captured; Front facing 212°, Split 180° both front and rear, Dome 214° and Sphere at 360°.

The video camera uses a 16 megapixel sensor, capable of capturing up to 30 fps (frames per second).

You can control and view your video and the camera using Wifi (up to 65 feet), and/or using NFC Open NFC in a new window. The housing is about everything proof; rain, snow, dust, shock and whiskey proof.

Kodak Pixpro SP360

Below you will see a video of some motorcycle riding made while using the Kodak SD360.

Prices start at US$349, and add US$50 for a waterpoof case for underwater photography (God know why you would want to go underwater on your motorcycles, but at least you can do it).

Looks like a winner to me. What do you think? Will it beat GoPro?

Click here for more information about the Kodak SD360 Action Camera Open Click here for more information about the Kodak SD360 Action Camera link in a new window

Here is the video:



Via: Engadget




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On My Way To Eicma 2015, Comfortably On My Scooter

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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I'm on my way for my annual pilgrimage to Milan Click for map, visiting world's biggest motorcycle exhibition; EICMA Open link in a new window. As usual, most forms of transportation will be used; scooter, train, car (taxi) and airplane. More later...

Riding scooter comfortably







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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Helite Improves The Motorcycle Airbag With Turtle Technology

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Safety
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Helite logo
The French company called Helite Open link in a new window makes and sell airbag vests and jackets. The big difference with many other of these safety equipment makers, like Dainese or Bering to name a few, is that you don't need to place equipment on your motorcycle. Doing that increases the cost of this safety equipment. No, Helite use a cable attached to your motorcycle. When you leave your motorcycle unwillingly, it pulls the cable, releasing the CO2 into the vest/jacket.

Airbag clothing have proven themselves over the last few years, particularly in motorcycle racing. You just need to watch a MotoGP race to see that all riders have airbag racing leathers. And you just need to see them crashing and then walking away (okay, they are a bit thicker since the airbag is pumped up, making them look a bit like a mini-Michelin man..Bibendum Open link in a new window) to know that the technology works.

The Helite style works well. It's not as intelligent at Dainese, but neither is the price. And you don't have to worry about forgetting to unhook the airbag cable from your motorcycle when you leave it on our purpose; you need to really pull hard to make it release the CO2.

Helite Airnest Turtle

Anyway, Helite have perfectioned their airbag vests. They have upgraded their Airnest vest with what they call Turtle technology. This means, your vest become like a turtle.

Currently if you use any of the airbag jackets/leathers out there, crashing into the business end of a pole, it will pierce through the "air" layer and then onto the hard protector layer. That is because airbag clothing was meant to make you safe when crashing into a barrier, or onto the ground. But if you are heading for a pole, like a light pole, or fence stick, then you could well be in trouble.

Helite Airnest Turtle

The Turtle is in fact a hard shell on the outside instead of the inside, which when it hits something hard and pointy, is dissipates the energy along the whole shell, not just in that area.

Just look at the little demonstration video in this link Open in this link link in a new window (Facebook page). The guy is hitting the back of the biker with an AXE!!!

The Helite Airnest Turtle is very fast. It blows up to 100% within 100 milliseconds. The back protector is certified EN 1621-2.

Watch the video below for more explanations.

Price: black vest: €549, yellow vest: €599

Click here to read more about the Helite Airnest Turtle vest Open Click here to read more about the Helite Airnest Turtle vest link in a new window



Via: L'equipement




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Safety: Be Visible At Night - MotoGlo

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Safety
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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American company Whistler Group knows that as a motorcycle rider you need to be very visible at night. When it's dark, even if your motorcycle has bright colors, you will be easily missed by cars and trucks. And when you start slowing down or turning, you are in a dangerous position.

Whistler MotoGlo

Therefore they have recently released MotoGlo Open MotoGlo link in a new window, a safety device that gets attached to your helmet. It attaches itself to full or flip-up helmets and consists of 10 ultra bright LED lights.

With a controller that gets installed on your motorcycle, that receives your bike's electrical signals, it sends instructions to your helmet's lights wirelessly.

Whistler MotoGlo

The back of your helmet will light up depending on what you are doing. They will be on normally, but not intensely, when riding, offering a better visibility during normal riding at night. But hit the brakes, and the lights turn very bright red. Turn on the indicator, and they turn orange (on the side to which you are turning).

This way you will be seen, especially by vehicles that are high, like trucks and SUVs.

Whistler MotoGlo

The controller can be paired with more than one MotoGlo helmet. This way if you have a pillion, your passenger's helmet will also light up.

The unit has an onboard battery that will last about 12 hours and can be recharged with a USB cable.

Not bad. Safety first. Have a look at the video below.

Price: US$99 to US$124

Click here to read more about the Whistler MotoGlo motorcycle safety lights. Open Whistlergroup link in a new window



Via: Motorcycle Thailand




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Hire That Gardener/Landscaper. Now!

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Now if I could hire this gardener to work in my little garden, I would be a happy man. I could have a garden full of motorcycle shaped trees and shrubs.

Great gardener







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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Practical - Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ideas
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Leaving your precious motorcycle outside to sleep is not really a good thing. First of all, the elements are very unkind towards the bike, and secondly, it becomes visible to douchebags who think nothing about taking it away. But not everyone has a garage, and not everyone has the space for one. A garage takes up a lot of space in your garden, so not very usable if you only have a small place.

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

But a German company has a solution for you. It's called Die Motorrad Garage Open Die Motorrad Garage link in a new window, which stands for The Motorcycle Garage, and what it is, is a telescopic garage. This means when it's not in use, it's "folded", taking up a minimum of space, and when you need to put your motorcycle to sleep at night, just extend it over your bike and close the door.

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

The inside, even when there's not motorcycle inside, can store useful stuff, like oil, WD-40, tape, tools, helmets, jacket, etc. Just like a normal garage. When not in use, the garage takes up 43 centimeters (17 inches).

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

Ride your motorcycle next to your garage, open the door and use the handle to pull out the garage, enveloping your ride. Totally telescoped out, the garage takes up a maximum of 1.35 meters (53 inches). Mind you, that's a maximum, useful if you have panniers on your bike for example.

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

Basically you can place the garage next to a wall, or even ...

Telescopic Motorcycle Garage

... freestanding. Any place where you can place your motorcycle in your garden will work.

Maybe even if you live in a flat, you can get permission to install this alongside one of the building's walls.

Below is a video on how the garage is used. Looks really simple. Price is on request, you'll need to contact the manufacturer directly.

Click here to visit the Motorrad Garage site Open Die-Motorradgarage link in a new window (in German only).



Via: L'equipement




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