|7 March, 2013 - Pakistan: Still Amazed How Many People Fit On A Motorcycle|
|I've been truly amazed how many people can fit on a motorcycle, and not for a dare, but in real day-to-day life. take this family for example in Pakistan: 6 (six) people on one smallish motorcycle. I already have problems when my (rather skinny) SWMBO sits behind me and moves around a bit.|
It's an example of a) riding skills and b) the motorcycle manufacturers.
|26 February, 2013 - Egypt: Coping With A Strike On A Motorcycle|
|If there's a transportation strike going on, and you have several members of your family that need to go places, and only one motorcycle, what would you do?|
Pile'em up and go for it....
|11 February, 2013 - 31 Photos Of Motorcycles Carrying Everything But The Sink - Part 5|
|Part 5 of our series of "slightly" overloaded motorcycles and scooters found in Asia, Africa and South America (and even Europe and North America). |
It is amazing to see how much stuff some of these bikers can carry, and how to they maintain control of their motorcycle.
Here are 31 photos of motorcycles carrying anything, even the kitchen sink..
|9 January, 2013 - Afghanistan: One Way Of Saving On Fuel On Your Motorcycle|
|We all know, or should know, that the heavier your motorcycle, the more fuel you'll consume.|
And even in Afghanistan, petrol is at a premium, so I guess bikers are doing what they can to lighten their loads....
|19 December, 2012 - Record Number Of People On A Motorcycle|
|In the past we've often shown you photos of a lot of people on a motorcycle. Usually it's because they have no choice.. it's the only way they can get anywhere. The largest number of "passengers" we've counted so far has been 13.|
But on November 2010 a bunch of soldiers in India set out to break the world record of the number of people on a motorcycle. And the number? 54! On a Royal Enfield 500 motorcycle...........
...........Click on the headline to continue reading this story.......
|13 December, 2012 - Philippines: Testimony Of Motorcycle Maker’s Quality|
|When I see these frequent photos of several people (usually more than 5) riding on the same motorcycle, I can't but help wonder: a) how dangerous it is and b) how incredibly well built the motorcycle is to withstand this kind of punishment.|
Have you considered how your motorcycle, be it a Ducati, BMW, KTM or Triumph would hold up with 7 people riding on it for miles of bad roads?
|4 December, 2012 - OMG! This Guy Is So Unsafe!|
|OMG, what is this guy thinking. Can't he see he's riding his motorcycle so unsafe? I mean... is he blind or what? His center stand is way too low to be safe. It's scraping the road. That is a serious error, and could be very dangerous.|
He should be paying more attention. Motorcycles are dangerous, and riding with center stands scraping the ground is not the way to do it.
|29 October, 2012 - Darwinian Population Control|
|Is this the way nature tries to control the ever growing population? |
A Darwin approach to the strongest survives...?
|10 October, 2012 - Baby Transport - The Chinese Way|
|Why mess around with special equipment when you've got to transport your baby on a motorcycle?|
Do it the Chinese way.... easy, no hassle. Safe? Not really...
|28 September, 2012 - Loaded - On My Way To Intermot 2012|
|I'm on the long road to the German Intermot motorcycle exhibition. It's a long journey, and I should arrive on Monday. |
I'll be travelling mostly by train, and this weekend I'll be in Paris, and then by high-speed train to Cologne. I should be back Thursday afternoon, so in the mean time, I've got a few articles pre-programmed to keep you busy.
Have fun, and back on Thursday.
|20 September, 2012 - You Know When You Need To Ride REAL Carefully|
|There are times when riding your motorcycle, you know that you need to ride real carefully. Like when it's snowing. Or during heavy wind. Or broken road surfaces.....|
.... or in this situation..:
|30 August, 2012 - The Fun Is In The Caption|
|It's all about the caption. Photos can say 1,000 words, but a one -liner in a caption can ignore 10,000. |
I just gulped my coffee when I saw the caption under this photo.... "goat ... to entertain their relatives and friends?".
|12 July, 2012 - China: 35,000 Motorcycle Express Delivery Companies|
|Wow, that's an impressive figure; 35,000 express delivery companies in China, most using motorcycles and scooters. |
No wonder the likes of DHL can't cope (the fact that their customer service is nonexistent doesn't help either).
|16 December, 2011 - Motorcycles And Their Computers|
|Technology has become a big part of motorcycles, they are used to control everything except the steering part (and that'll happen one of these days). They control engine, ABS, suspension, windscreen, etc. |
Thankfully, the computer technology has shrunk enough to make them not noticeable. But one manufacturer is struggling to keep the computer technology down to a manageable size....
|12 December, 2011 - My Birthday Today - Gone Out With The Dogs|
|It's my birthday today (Happy Birthday To Me, Happy Birthday To Me), and decided to go out for a ride with the dogs today.... |
You can send your presents to ...
|7 December, 2011 - Egypt: Dangerous Cargo and Pillions On A Motorcycle|
|I guess if you got to do it, you got to do it, but bringing several passengers, plus a dangerous cargo on your motorcycle is not a smart thing to do. |
But then, if you don't have a choice....
|5 December, 2011 - Egypt: Family On Motorcycle At Protests - Brave|
|Are they brave, stupid or dedicated about their freedom... riding with so many on a motorcycle during protests can be any of these choices. |
I choose for brave and dedicated.
|30 November, 2011 - On My Way Back, Guess What I Picked Up?|
|If everything went according to plans, I should be heading back to the office from Paris, after the Paris Motorcycle Exhibition 2011. |
As usual, you get loaded down with press packs from any self-respecting motorcycle manufacturer, so I guess I should be something like this:
|29 August, 2011 - 47 Motorcycles Carrying Anything, Even The Sink - Part 4|
|Part 4 of our series of "slightly" overloaded motorcycles and scooters found in Asia, Africa and South America. |
It is amazing to see how much stuff some of these bikers can carry, and how to they maintain control of their motorcycle.
Here are 47 photos of motorcycles carrying anything, even the kitchen sink..
|13 July, 2011 - This Would Make Me Very Nervous|
|Riding your motorcycle packed with people would make you nervous, but doing it in front of an armored military car, loaded for bear, I'd be shitting in my pants. |
|5 July, 2011 - Sleeping On Your Motorcycle, The Easy Way|
|I would love to be able to sleep on top of my motorcycle. Lots of people can, and it's a gift when riding long distance on your motorcycle. But this chap has found the perfect solution to sleeping when riding...|
|6 June, 2011 - 24 Motorcycles Carrying Anything, Even The Sink - Part 3|
|Part 3 of photos of motorcycles and scooters in Asia and Africa that are carrying far more stuff than what they were designed for. |
24 photos of incredible loads on these motorcycles. And if you think that only happens in Asia and Africa, tune in next week for their European and North American counterparts....
|2 June, 2011 - Two Good Ways To Kill A Child On A Motorcycle|
|Here's a guy who has two good ways to kill off a child on his motorcycle. If the kid doesn't fall off and kills itself, the plastic bag will do the trick. |
What are these people thinking???
|26 May, 2011 - A 5 Wheels Motorcycle?|
|You've got to ask yourself what is going on here. |
Is the scooter a backup for the motorcycle? Is it a break-down service for small motorcycles and scooters? Is it a his and hers thing?
|23 May, 2011 - 34 Motorcycles Carrying A Lot Of People|
|Most bikers prefer riding their motorcycle alone, but having a pillion is okay. It's a bit more tricky, since the weight of the pillion, when shifting can upset the balance of the motorcycle. |
Having two pillions is very difficult, so what do you think about riding a motorcycle or scooter with more than 2 pillions?
Here are 34 photos of motorcycles and scooters carrying a hell of a lot of people.... scary!
|17 May, 2011 - Cheap Air-conditioning On A Scooter|
|Just when you thought it was too hot to ride your motorcycle, and you can't afford a dedicated air-conditioning unit, this chap comes up with a great way of cooling down while riding your motorcycle or scooter.... |
|9 May, 2011 - 50 Motorcycles Carrying Anything, Even The Sink - Part 1|
|In Asia (but also other parts of the globe), people uses motorcycle for anything, and that includes transporting stuff. |
Here are 50 photos of motorcycles and scooters from Asia transporting everything, and I mean everything. Often loaded to the absolute hilt, you can but admire these people.
|11 April, 2011 - 45 Motorcycle Pick-ups (or Pick-up Motorcycles)|
|For those of you who have to haul lots of stuff around, you know that a pick-up truck not only is great vehicle, but it looks good. But if you're into motorcycles and not cages, then you might think you're out of options. |
However, in Asia, motorcycle pick-ups (or are they called Pick-up Motorcycles) are as common as their cage counterparts in North America. No matter if you're transporting cargo or people, there's a motorcycle for it.
Here are 45 examples of motorcycle pick-ups.
|7 April, 2011 - A Scooter In Its Element|
|Thar ya go... how to bring your scooter along if you can't ride it, and don't have a trailer, but you do have a Honda Element. |
Somehow I don't think it's easy to load and unload the scooter.
|3 February, 2011 - Piggybacking On A Motorcycle|
|What to do if you've got 5 friends who want to ride with your on your motorcycle, and the motorcycle has just enough space for 4. |
|17 November, 2010 - Like A Lamb To The Slaughter, But On A Motorcycle|
|Time for the Muslim world to start transporting their sheep and lambs on their motorcycles to get slaughtered. |
In the mean time, on the other side of the world, it's turkey time....
|17 September, 2010 - Now That Is The Way To Carry A Lot Of People|
|Need more than 7 or 8 people on your motorcycle? This guy can help. He's got it figured out. |
A sidecar on his motorcycle is not enough.... a roof can also carry passengers.
|2 August, 2010 - Gone On Holiday - Back In August 2010|
|I've decided to spend the next month on holiday, working on 2 assignments for a magazine and trying to finish my book. |
This site's ad revenue is in the crapper, so go to rethink my options.
In the mean time, if anything earth shattering happens I'll let you know.
|30 July, 2010 - Elegance On A Motorcycle|
|Would this qualify as riding elegantly on a motorcycle (or a scooter as the case may be). Sure looks like it to me..|
|17 June, 2010 - Motorcycle Ran Into Deer Once Too Often|
|To me it looks like this motorcycle ran into deer once too often. |
Can you imagine having an accident with this motorcycle? Even if you're not hurt by the accident, you will be when those antlers fall over you...
|27 May, 2010 - Honey! I Am Going To Move The Cupboard|
|What to do if you've got to transport your grandmother's precious cupboard, and all you've got is a motorcycle? |
That didn't stop this guy...
|24 May, 2010 - First Real Motorcycle Hearse|
|It's amazing the length we'll go to for a decent burial. |
A company in New Zealand has developed the first true motorcycle hearse. Not one wit a sidecar, or a trailer, but a real motorcycle, just lengthened a bit, and a hydraulic system for the casket.
Powered by a Harley engine, you'll get buried in style (and probably noise).
|21 April, 2010 - Riding On Eggs|
|Errrr... riding with eggs... not something you want to bump into with your motorcycle.|
|23 February, 2010 - Take Your Motorcycle Sightseeing|
|Looks like they didn't understand the instructions....|
You need to be sitting on your motorcycle to enjoy the sights, not take your motorcycle with you for sightseeing...
|19 January, 2010 - India: Rolling Art|
|Isn't this just like a moving sculpture? Pretty?? |
Or is it just a case of cramming as many soldiers as you can on a motorcycle?
|3 December, 2009 - Motorcycle Trailer As Sidecar|
|Who said that a motorcycle trailer, the one you pull, has to be behind you? |
Not Tow-Pac, who have a motorcycle "trailer" which is located besides you, just like a sidecar.
Interesting concept, is it not?
|16 October, 2009 - What Is It About Sheep And Motorcycles?|
|Somehow sheep seem to be attracted to motorcycles, or is it that motorcycle riders are attracted to sheep??? |
Look at the smirk of the guy...
|9 October, 2009 - Motorcycle Pillion Comfort|
|Being a pillion on a motorcycle is not easy...... |
Foremost, it's not comfortable. You get a small seat, and that's it. But it doesn't have to be like that.... move over Goldwing.
|11 August, 2009 - Bringing Spare Tires On Your Motorcycle|
|It's always a good idea to bring extra tires with you when riding long distance over difficult roads on your motorcycle, but this biker has taken the idea a bit too far... |
|5 August, 2009 - Gone Swimming|
|Anything goes in this world. But how does he do it? |
|24 July, 2009 - Multiple Wives And One Scooter|
|If you've got multiple wives, you need to treat them equally, so when going to the movies, you need to take them all. |
Big problem if you've only got a scooter...
|10 July, 2009 - That Does Not Look Secure|
|This doesn't exactly inspire confidence when it comes to transporting votes in a major election. |
|3 July, 2009 - Carrying A Coffin On A Motorcycle|
|Motorcycle hearses are expensive, but bikers do want to be brought to their last resting place in one. So what to do? |
This chap is offering a cheaper version of a motorcycle hearse...
|1 July, 2009 - Looking For A Hotel. No Luck!|
|It's not always easy finding a hotel when you're travelling on your motorcycle... |
Camping is not for everyone, so here's a solution...
|29 May, 2009 - On The Road Again #73635|
|I'm on the road (again). Gone to The Netherlands... |
Back Tuesday afternoon. News will continue as usual, so come back...
|6 May, 2009 - Pig Flu On A Motorcycle?|
|You've got to wonder if carrying pigs on your motorcycle like that might contribute a bit to all sorts of epidemics... |
|23 April, 2009 - Fisherman Tales|
|Would you believe if someone told you they caught such a big fish... |
|10 April, 2009 - On The Road Again, Bearing Balls|
|I'm on the road again, hopefully back Tuesday afternoon. |
I'm in the Burgundy region, packed with balls.... Don't worry, I'll keep you amused with motorcycle articles.
|24 March, 2009 - People Carrier Motorcycle|
|5 people on a motorcycle/scooter, including a kid in the back, standing. At least he's tied to his mother.... |
... and they got more cargo than what I would put on my motorcycle...
|13 February, 2009 - New Way Of Transporting Water On A Motorcycle|
|Many of us carry water with us when riding our motorcycle. Either in a bottle or a camelback. |
Not this bloke. He really likes his water, even if it means that he could kill himself, since he'll never be able to slow down...
|27 January, 2009 - Ho Chi Minh Is My Copilot|
|Who needs to see where he is going? Not when Ho Chi Mink is the copilot of this motorcycle... |
Only in Asia...
|18 December, 2008 - This Is What Happens When You Have 2 Wives|
|In some cultures and religions you are allowed to have multiple wives. But you'll need to offer similar conditions to all of them. |
So if you've got 2 wives and only one motorcycles and a few kids, what do you do?
|24 November, 2008 - Have Sports Motorcycle And Want To Carry Luggage?|
|Having a sports motorcycle does not mean you can not load cargo onto your bike and transport it. |
Granted, it's not a BMW GS workhorse, but with this system, you can bring "stuff" on your sports motorcycle.
|17 November, 2008 - Huh? How Can He Ride Like That?|
|Sometimes bikers from 3rd world countries are able to defy the laws of physics. |
How can he ride his motorcycle with an enormous mattress tied to the back?
|8 October, 2008 - On My Way Back From Intermot 2008|
|I'm on the my back from Intermot 2008 full of motorcycle information, books, leaflets, CDs, DVDs, etc. |
I'll be back on-line tomorrow.
|2 September, 2008 - Stuffed On A Motorcycle|
|Five men on one single motorcycle. Not kids and wives, but 5 full grown men.... |
Impressive motorcycle to be able to handle that!
|4 August, 2008 - That Is Not The Way It Should Be!|
|Hmmmm.. he probably doesn't have much choice, but packing your kids on a motorcycle while there's a storm (and with no helmets), is not the way it's done. |
|14 July, 2008 - Carrying Your Groceries On Your Motorcycles|
|Ever had the need to go grocery shopping for your veggies, and had to bring your wife along. |
Shouldn't be a problem, even if you're on a motorcycle... at least, not for this guy.
|14 July, 2008 - National Holiday - Off With My Wives|
|It's the French national holiday, the one were they are celebrating the first use of the guillotine. |
So I'm off with my wives to visit the Tall Ships Armada.... see ya..
|27 June, 2008 - Can I Carry Your Luggage?|
|There's a business.... carrying luggage on your motorcycle. |
Stand at rail stations and airports, and taking people to their destination no matter how much luggage they have..
|3 April, 2008 - It’s A Dog’s Life!|
|Got my motorcycle, got my bitch, tank is full.... |
But where do I go??
|4 March, 2008 - How To Bring Your Wives On Your Motorcycle|
|The laws of Islam state that you need to treat all your wives equally. |
So if you bring one on a motorcycle ride, you got to take all of them on the ride...
|21 February, 2008 - This One Is Begging For A Caption|
|This photo of a female passenger being transported on a motorcycle is begging for a caption. |
Only ones with the letters BJ spring to mind....
|4 February, 2008 - Max’ing Out Your Motorcycle|
|We've seen several photos here before of heavy and big loads on motorcycles. |
But here's a website that's showing many photos of what people carry on their motorcycles in Cambodia.
|22 January, 2008 - DIY Funeral|
|How about that... a Do It Yourself funeral...with motorcycle. |
|7 January, 2008 - The SUV Of Motorcycles|
|6 people on a motorcycle, and then they're trying to sell them a $2,500 car.... |
Yes, the car is cheap, but if you can't even afford helmets, or 2 motorcycles, how can you afford $2,500...??
|1 August, 2007 - Listening To Music On Your Motorcycle - B.I.|
|There used to be a time, way before B.I., that you had to do all sorts of funny things in order to be able to listen to music while riding your motorcycle. |
Here's one of them.
|30 July, 2007 - Everything Except The Kitchen Sink|
|This guy has got almost everything from his house loaded on his BMW 650GS motorcycle, including kayak and dog. |
Only thing missing is the kitchen sink...
|10 July, 2007 - Spy Shot Of New Airbag Testing|
|One of our photographers managed to capture a hidden airbag test when visiting BMW's biker bash in Garmisch. |
The airbag seems to be in an advanced stage.
|13 June, 2007 - Hey! How’s He Doing That?|
|Imagine seeing that in the street! |
Someone riding a scooter, holding a painting with both hands, not seeing the road!
Or is it?
|19 April, 2007 - Fleeing On Your Motorcycle|
|Imagine having to escape all the violence on your motorcycle, with 4 other adults and all your worldly possessions. |
What a life!
Makes you realize how good things really are for you.
|13 March, 2007 - Want To Go Play Golf With Your Motorcycle?|
|Going to play golf while riding a motorcycle is not an easy task. Where to you put your golf clubs. If you've got a sidecar, no problem.|
Here's a solution for Harley-Davidson or Honda Goldwing riders. Place your golf bag at the rear of your motorcycle on a specially designed platform.
Just don't try to do a wheelie with this.
Now you'll not have to rent a golf cart, just ride up the golf greens with your motorcycle. Make yourself real popular!
|29 January, 2007 - Horse Scooter or is it Scooter Horse ?|
|A very strange photos of some contraption being pulled by a scooter, without a rider; a bit like a horse and carriage. |
Have a look, and judge yourself.
|3 January, 2007 - Very Crowded Motorcycle ! A Record ?|
|I've seen several photos of many pillions on a motorcycle, but this one tops them all. |
And to make matters worse, it a serious photo, not a record daring attempt.
|4 December, 2006 - Cargo Carrying Capacity Of Motorcycles|
|How much do you carry on your motorcycle ? Do you really think you carry much. |
Check out Ricardo Kuhn in California, USA. He often needs to carry a lot of cargo, but doesn't have a car.
Everything but the kitchen sink goes on the motorcycle. Here are several photos on what he can carry.
|20 October, 2006 - The Things You Can Carry On A Motorcycle|
|It always amazes me how much stuff you can carry (or pull) on a motorcycle, even when it's a small one. |
I guess necessity is the mother of invention.
|1 June, 2006 - Do You Have A Match ?|
|Here's one guy who will not want to smoke while riding his motorcycle ! |
|16 December, 2003 - Poor Kid ...|
|Funny photo of a family on their motorcycle... |