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16 September, 2014 - Video: Hero MotoCorp Karizma ZMR 2014 - The Icebreaker
Video Hero MotoCorp Karizma ZMR 2014
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#HeroMotoCorp #Advertisement #IceBreakers - Here is a pretty cool, if not ice cold, TV commercial from the giant motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp from India. In this well filmed ad, we see a motorcycle saving an icebreaker that got stuck in the ice. How cool is that?


 


9 September, 2014 - Video: Harley-Davidson - Try Living Off The Straight & Narrow
Ad Harley Davidson Straight and narrow
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#Harley-Davidson #Advertisement #Video - Nice TV commercial for Harley-Davidson's 2015 Road Glide motorcycle. The advertisement is nicely filmed, loud but good music and the roar of the Harley's engine. It's the way we bikers like our roads. Nice story.


 


5 September, 2014 - Video: Icon’s Motorcycle Stunt Challenges - Super Cool
Icon Stunt Challenges Video
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#Icon #Video #Stunts - Here is a super cool video coming from Icon involving two French motorcycle stunt riders who challenge each other in some amazing stunts. Absolute skill involved, but watch until the end so that you can see the outtakes.


 


3 September, 2014 - Video: Electric Vehicles Pollute You Say? Have A Look At This
Oil Uses Electricity
#Video #Electric #Ecology - So you think electric motorcycles and cars pollute as much as gasoline vehicles because the power stations needed to generate the required electricity pollute as much? How wrong you are - kind-of. Yes, pollution is required to generate the electricity for our EVs, but did you know that your gas-guzzling SUV uses as much, even more, electricity before you have fuel to pump into the car? Have a look at this well done video.


 


2 September, 2014 - Video: KTM RC390 - How To Do Your Housework Chores
KTM Household Chores
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#KTM #RC390 #Competition #Advertisement - Here is a KTM advertisement that clearly reminds me on how I do my house chores. I just think I'm a bit faster. Have a look at the video, it's funny.


 


29 August, 2014 - Belgium: Old Motorcycle Safety Campaign - Still Very Good
Belgium Safety Ad
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#Belgium #Safety #Advertisements - Here is a look at an 'older' motorcycle safety campaign from Belgium (dating back to 2009). I had already shown the video PSA? but here are the two print ads that came with it. Quite good.


 


25 August, 2014 - Video: First Ever Gyrocam On A Stunt Motorcycle
Palatinus Attila GyroCam Video
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#Gyrocam #Stunts - Gyrocams are great in MotoGP races, since you really get the feel of the bike's angles. But Hungarian stuntman Palatinus Attila decided to mount one on his stuntbike and make a really cool video. have a look how impressive this is.


 


15 August, 2014 - Video: Hero MotoCorp - Obsession
Hero MotoCorp Corporate 2014 Obession
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#HeroMotoCorp #Commercial #Video - Here is a quite good TV commercial from Indian Hero MotoCorp, the biggest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. It is a corporate ad, but the voice over text is pretty good. Cool. Obsession.


 


13 August, 2014 - Video: See How BMW Make Their Electric Scooter - C Evolution - Impressive
Video BMW Evolution Manufacturing
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#BMW-Motorrad #Electric #Scooter - Here is a very interesting video from BMW on how they manufacturer their electric scooter, the C Evolution. You can see why it is not an easy job, and why it's a quality scooter. Have a look...

 


30 July, 2014 - The Russian Way For Securing A Motorcycle From Theft
Russian Parked Motorcycle
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#Russia #Theft #Strange - Here is one pissed off Russian, who had one motorcycle too many stolen from him. His way of preventing thieves from stealing his new motorcycle?? Very novel idea.


 


22 July, 2014 - Video: Vespa India - Do You ....?
Vespa India d Do You
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#Vespa #India #Advertisement - Here is a TV commercial from Vespa India, that is nicely put together, well filmed, nice music, but the message is pretty corny and it's only at the end that you realize that the advertisement is for Vespa.


 


18 July, 2014 - Taiwan: Now That Is A Rush Hour, Even For Motorcycles
Taiwan Scooter Rush Hour
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#Taiwan #RushHour - And here I was thinking that rush hour in Paris was bad. You can't even split lanes in Taiwan during their rush hour. Holy crap, that is a lot of scooters and motorcycles. Here are two videos of an enormous crowd of motorized two wheelers.


 


3 July, 2014 - Video: Harley-Davidson Natural Habitat
Harley Davidson Streets Where I Live ad
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#Harley-Davidson #Video - Nice TV commercial from Harley-Davidson of the motorcycle's natural habitat (no, not the garage, but the streets). Good music, nice images.


 


25 June, 2014 - Video: UK - Stay A Hero, Stay Safe
Ad Stay a hero stay safe
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#UK #Safety #Video - A great motorcycle safety PSA dating back to 2011 from the Sussex region in the UK. Makes you think without showing any violence or shock. Just plain common sense.


 


13 June, 2014 - Video: Honda Sells Gold Wing Like A Car Ad
Honda USA Goldwing Video 2014
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#Honda #GoldWing #Advertisement - Here is a pretty lame and bland TV commercial from Honda for their flagship motorcycle, the Gold Wing. They are selling it like it was a car. Shame.


 


12 June, 2014 - Portugal: 299 Kph And Wheelieing - Squids Extreme
Portugal 299 kph wheelie video
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#Portugal #Squid #Video - Here is an example of a squid that should never have been put into the gene pool. 299 kph and wheelieing in between cars and motorcycles. NOT impressive!


 


23 May, 2014 - France: The New & Very DEADLY Weapon Against Motorcycles
New Fernch Deadly Radar
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#France #Radar #Funny - France has put into play a very new, and very deadly, radar to be used against motorcycles. It's no longer 3 strikes and you're out, but you're out on the first speeding ticket. And out means out.

There's no arguing, no explanations, no jury, no judges .... the radar is the judge and executioner.


 


21 May, 2014 - Video: Hero Motocorp iSmart - Sometimes You Forget How Good You Have It
Hero Motocorp iSmart
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#HeroMotoCorp #iSmart - Watching this corporate TV commercial from India's giant motorcycle manufacturer, Hero Motocorp, you remember how good (or different) it is to have a motorcycle that is used in Europe or the USA.

But they do have one kickass technology.


 


15 May, 2014 - Video: KTM Orange Days 2014 - Hooligans on Motorcycles
KTM Orange Days 2014
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#KTM #Advertisment - KTM have released a cool TV commercial/video announcing their 2014 Orange Days. Cool graphics, and a lot of "hooligans" riding KTM motorcycles.


 


15 May, 2014 - Video: Here Is One Ferry You Do NOT Want To Use - EVER
Brazil Ferry in Storm
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#Ferry #Brazil #Storm - Here is a video of a Brazilian ferry in a storm, with motorcycle on the front deck going through a very nasty time. I'll pass.. thank you very much.

 


29 April, 2014 - Video: A Motorcycle, a Rope and a Tree - Things To Do
MotoSwing Brazil
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#Brazil #Fun #MotoSwing - So you're bored and don't have anything to do. But looking in your garage you find your old motorcycle, a piece of rope and in your garden there is a nice tree.


 


24 April, 2014 - Video: Ural Philippines
Ural Philippines Video
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#Ural #Philippines #Video - It's not everyday you get to see an infomercial or video from Ural in the Philippines, but here you go.

In this 2 and 1/2 minutes video you get to see two Ural motorcycle sidecars playing around in the Philippines landscapes.


 


22 April, 2014 - Ad: Bangalore Safety Campaign - INCREDIBLY GOOD
Bangalore Safety Campaign Helmets
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#India #Bangalore #Safety - Here is one really smart safety campaign for the city of Bangalore, India. First of all the numbers are staggering and amazing. I never knew....

Secondly, their idea to put helmets on motorcycle riders is very novel and interesting. But will it work?


 


17 April, 2014 - Belgium: Invited To Your Own Funeral - Safety
Your Own Funeral
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#Belgium #Safety #YourOwnFuneral - An interesting and novel safety campaign in Belgium. Habitual speeders got invited to a funeral - THEIR OWN!

Here is the video.


 


15 April, 2014 - Video: French Safety - Without The Right Gear
French Safety Video Right Equipment
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#France #PSA #ATGATT - Here is a very good and educational TV commercial what the difference is between real biker clothing and street clothing.

And that at 30 kph.


 


15 April, 2014 - Video: Now This Is How You Park A Motorcycle
Video Parking A Motorcycle Brazil
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#Brazil #Video #Parking - Motorcycles aren't cars, so parking them is a lot easier. But for this guy, we park our motorcycles likes sissies. He parks his bike in a much more macho way ... Brazilian style.

Cool style. Watch the video.


 


3 April, 2014 - Video: Marc Marquez Latest ’Motorcycle’ For MotoGP
Video Marc Marquez Honda Blade 125 ad
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#MarcMarquez #Honda #MotoGP - In the latest Honda TV ad, you see none other than Marc Marquez racing his latest motorcycle around the Sepang circuit. The bike? A Honda Blade 125 Fi. Will he race that at COTA and give other a sporting chance?

 


1 April, 2014 - Video: Harley-Davidson Quebec - Perfectly Too Much
Harley Davidson Quebec Parfaitement Trop
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#Advertisement #Harley-Davidson - The folks at Harley-Davidson Canada have come up with a TV commercial for the French part of Canada called 'Perfectly Too Much'.

The video is not bad at all, and resembles a lot like my morning wake-up activities ....


 


21 March, 2014 - France: Great Motorcycle Insurance Ad Campaign With Video
Mutuelle des Motards 2014 Campaign
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#France #Insurance #MutuelleDesMotards - Here is a great TV advertisement from a French insurance company dedicated to motorcycles. Also, four print ads, but the video is well done.

 


6 March, 2014 - Switzerland: Motorcycle Safety Campaign - Stayin’ Alive
Swiss Biker Road Safety Campaign
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#Safety #Campaign #Switzerland - The Swiss have launched a safety campaign for motorcycle riders.

Nice idea for the poster, and they even have a video.


 


5 March, 2014 - Video: Another Nice Video - Barbour International
Barbour International Spring Summer 2014
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#Video #Barbour #CafeRacers - A nice video from Barbour International, a British biker clothing maker, with a nice video of BSA cafe racers meeting up at the famous Ace Cafe in London.

All that with some nice images, motorcycles and music.


 


26 February, 2014 - Watch This Epic Royal Enfield Video - Ace to Madras Cafe
Royal Enfield Ace To Madras Cafe
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#RoyalEnfield #Video - Here is a video you really need to watch. It's a 3 minute video of 2 guys & 1 gal who ride their Royal Enfield Continental GT from London to Chennai, India.

A fantastic video with a great sound track. Watch, and then go riding.


 


14 February, 2014 - Watch A Drag Race Between A KLR650 And An Electric Zero FX
KLR 650vs Zero FX Race
#Zero #Kawasaki #Video - Watch this rolling drag race between a Kawasaki KLR650 and an electric Zero FX motorcycle. Just notice the enormous torque difference...

 


5 February, 2014 - Video: Honda - Motocross vs Supermotard
Honda Motocross vs Supermotard
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#Honda #Motocross #Supermotard - Nice video made by Honda France, featuring two giants, one on motocross, the other supermotard motorcycles.


 


8 January, 2014 - Video: What A Ducati Monster Commercial SHOULD Look Like
Ducati Monster Spec Ad
#Video #Ducati - Here is a 'TV commercial' which is not officially from Ducati, but should be. This is the way it should be done.


 


19 December, 2013 - Video: Watch This Incredible Bajaj Ad - James Bond Move Over
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Missile Shot
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#Bajaj #Advertisement #Video - Bajaj strikes again with a masterful TV commercial coming from South America. Incredible action video.

 


17 December, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson Festive Season Sound
Harley Davidson Christmas Song Video
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#Video #HarleyDavidson #Christmas - A video from Harley-Davidson Europe, and in this "commercial" they have a Harley motorcycle play a Christmas song just by running the engine up & down. Nice.


 


11 December, 2013 - Video: The Best and Most Honest Motorcycle Review, Ever!
Honest Review Triumph Bonneville
#Video #Review #Triumph - Now here is probably the BEST review of a motorcycle out there. It's brutally honest, funny and very well done. Have a look.


 


10 December, 2013 - Video: Bajaj - Weird and Strange TV Commercial
Bajaj Weird Strange
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#Bajaj #Advertisment - This Bajaj TV commercial is not exactly in the style we've grown to like and love. But still, it's amusing.


 


29 November, 2013 - Video: Ural Sidecar - Let Life Take You For A Ride
Ural Sidecar Let Life Take You
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#Ural #Advertisment - A beautiful TV commercial for Ural sidecars, based on a true adventure ride from Patagonia to Alaska. Enjoyable.


 


28 November, 2013 - Video: Sons of Poetry (Sesame Street Parody Sons of Anarchy)
Sesame Street Sons of Poetry
#Video #SesameStreet #SoA - Here is a really funny and well done video of Sesame Street doing a parody of Son of Anarchy.


 


27 November, 2013 - Video: Riding Motorcycle At 300 KPH And Still Overtaken By Car
Kawasaki ZX 10R At 300 Kph
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#Video #Kawasaki #Frustration - Here is a video of a Kawasaki ZX-10R doing 300 kph in Germany when he is overtaken very rapidly by a car, a stationcar.


 


26 November, 2013 - Video: Liqui-Fruit Motorcycle Cop - Pretty Lame
Liqui Fruit Motorcycle Cop
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#Police #Advertisement - That's a pretty lame TV commercial. It is for Liqui-Fruit, one of those small package liquid fruit drinks that you normally drink out of a straw. But apparently they no longer make them with straws.


 


25 November, 2013 - Video: Excellent Honda Motorcycle Commercial - Hands
Honda Hands Ad
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#Honda #Video #Advertisment - A very nice and cool Honda TV commercial - motorcycle engines, scooters, race motorcycles (but then cars and other Honda products).


 


20 November, 2013 - Video: Nice Ducati Commercial - What Moves Us
Ducati What Moves Us
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#Ducati #Commercial - Here is a very good and professional Ducati motorcycle commercial, that IMHO is not coming from Ducati. Nicely done.


 


14 November, 2013 - Video: Hero MotoCorp Passion Xpro Commercial - Lovely
Hero MotoCorp Passion X Pro Wedding
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#HeroMotoCorp #Advertisement #India - Hero MotoCorp, India's 2nd biggest motorcycle manufacturer also knows how to make nice TV commercials.


 


1 November, 2013 - Video: Bajaj Discover -Bits and Bobs
Bajaj Discover Bits
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#Bajaj #Advertisement - Bajaj make great TV commercials, and this Bajaj Discover is no exception. Nicely filmed and good graphics.


 


22 October, 2013 - Video: Watch A Great Australian Motorcycle Safety Ad
TAC Victoria Perfect Ride
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#TAC #Victoria #Safety - TAC Victoria of Australia have yet again come out with a very good motorcycle safety PSA.

Bravo to TAC.


 


4 October, 2013 - Video: Watch A Nice Bajaj Discover Motorcycle Commercial
Bajaj Discover Director
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#Bajaj #India #Advertisement - As you probably know by now, the Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj has some of the very best TV commercials. They are either funny, or full of action, or just tell a nice story. Just click on the Bajaj link above to see all Bajaj videos, you will get the idea.

Here is another Bajaj TV advertisement, mind you it is not in English but that shouldn't matter, since the video speaks a thousand words...........

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23 September, 2013 - Video: Watch This Nicely Done Animated Motorcycle Safety Film
Twist and Ride Animated PSA
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#Advertising #Safety #UK - The TWIST organization, brought to you by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership (CPRSP) are trying to educate motorcycle riders in the UK about safety.

Safety is a hot topic, and most organizations release instructive or high-impact videos serving as PSA to be shown on TV or at events. But the Twist and Ride one is different. They have produced a very nice animated safety advert showing you in a rather comical way what not to do when riding your motorcycle...........

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19 September, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson Project Rushmore Ad
Harley Davidson Rushmore
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#Advertisement #Harley-Davidson #Rushmore - This is an unusual and low key TV commercial for Harley-Davidson. Usually Harley has strong, in your face TV ads, but this one is more focused on new technology than rider culture.

The ad focusses on 'newer' technology, like GPS and lights. Using an oldie but goody music track ('Come Together', a rather well chosen sound track), the advertisement shows a different Harley.


 


11 September, 2013 - The Sound Of A Ducati 899 Panigale Motorcycle
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#Ducati #Blogville #899Panigale - The Ducati 899 Panigale just got announced a few days ago, and of course it is already being produced in the factory in Bologna, Italy. Since I was doing the tourist tours of San Marino and the Italian Emilia Romagna region, part of the program was to visit the Ducati factory and museum (more on that later on). We were asked not to make any photos inside the factory, and I did not (for once in my life). But when we arrived at the testing station where they were testing the new 899 Panigales coming off the factory belt, I could not resist to record the sound of the engines...........

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10 September, 2013 - Video: Bikers and Milk - Protein Fight Club
Milk Fight Club Bikers
#Advertising #Milk #Funny - Hmmmm .. strange but at the same time funny TV commercial for milk. In this TV advertisement they show two motorcycle riders, one with milk, the other with what is probably eggs benedict.

It's a 'who can eat/drink their product while on riding' kind-of fight. It is so stupid that it is actually funny. Funny like watching two cars crashing...........

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27 August, 2013 - Video: Honda XRE 300 Motorcycle On Mars?
Honda XRE 300 mars Explorer
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#Honda #Commercial #Off-road - Funny. Here is a TV commercial from Argentina for the Honda XRE 300 off-road motorcycle. it is nicely done, with the opening sequence showing a Mars-like explorer vehicle (Rover) going over a tough terrain like what you would find on Mars or the moon (like I would know....).

And then comes the XRE 300, and eventually they come eye-to-eye. So was it taken on Mars or just on Earth?

It is a nice creativity from the ad agency, WTF Agency (honest, that is their name).


 


26 August, 2013 - Video: Major But Very Funny Motorcycle Bikini Wash FAIL
Bikini Wash Fail Video
#Video #Funny #BikiniWashFail - I guess when you hire exotic pole dancers to do a "motorcycle bikini wash", you are asking for trouble. Motorcycles are not poles as the young lady discovers in the video.

Have a look at this funny video. I just couldn't stop laughing.


 


22 August, 2013 - Video: Squid Darwin Award Nominee - Running From The Cops
Kingston Squid chase
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#Video #Squid #Chase - You see them plenty in the USA, when someone idiot decides that he (or maybe even a she) can outrun the police. Let's face it, outrunning the cops is a very low percentage game. These folks have powerful cars and motorcycles, they have communication and they can summon up their posse to block you off. So the chance that you can outrun them is pretty low, and when they catch you, they are going to be really pissed off.

Here is a case-in-point. A squid on a motorcycle (he rides pretty bad, rides a sports motorcycle and only has a helmet as protection) decides that he can ride faster than the police. He tries the sidewalk, almost runs down someone, almost looses it in a curve (the thing you see flying is the motorcycle seat), takes curves pretty badly and then decides to turn around just when the police car arrives...........

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21 August, 2013 - World’s Most Awful and Toughest Road
Worlds Toughest Road Russia
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#Russia #Roads #Video - Often when I go riding my motorcycle I may hit some place where the roads are badly done up. Potholes, cracks, metal plates, etc; Enough to send out a litany of expletives about the state of the road. Is that why I am paying taxes?

But after seeing this video (and photo), I think any other road is going to be holy; - a walk in the park compared to this Russian road. Just look at this photo..........

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20 August, 2013 - Russia: How To Create Accidents While Trying To Prevent Them (NSFW)
Fun Article
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#Russia #Topless #Education - NOTE: Due to the NSFW nature of the video, I have put it in the "click here to read more..." below; that will load the whole article including the video. The picture in the video itself is NSFW.

They probably meant well. In Russia last year there were 27,991 fatal accidents, many of them because of excessive speeds. The NGO Autodvijenie decided to educate drivers to lift their right foot of the pedal.

The way they did it was particular, but not unique. By putting two pretty ladies, topless, brandishing speed limit signs they hoped to catch the attention of car, truck and motorcycles...........

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9 August, 2013 - Video: Bajaj Caliber - Romantic TV Commercial
Bajaj Caliber Romantic Ad
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#Bajaj #Commercial #India #Romantic - This TV commercial from Bajaj is old, but still very good (as are most of their advertisements). It is the story of a young man, riding around the country on his Bajaj Caliber motorcycle looking for his long lost sweetheart. All he has is an old photograph of her, and he is looking for her while bearing a gift.

And finally, after looking over the whole country, he does meet her, but it does not go as planned. So far, Bajaj have rarely disappointed me with their ads, they have been first class..........

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6 August, 2013 - Video: Latvian Motorcycle PSA - Making Scooters Even Smaller
Latvia Scooter PSA
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#PSA #Safety #Scooters #Latvia - Here is a video of a group of people trying to get a message across that scooters are small and difficult to see, so please watch out for them. The way they do it, is by placing a toy scooter on the ground of a gas station, and placing some text around them.

People who walk past and almost hit the toy will see the text and "learn the lesson". Folks who do not see the toy and crush it, do not see what has happened. So they will not learn. So people who pay attention and would normally see motorcycles on the road are being taught a lesson, while people who crash into us, will not.

In other words, an exercise that is a bit useless. But then again, anything to promote motorcycle & scooter safety is better than nothing. Have a look at the video


 


31 July, 2013 - Video: Yamalube Starring Lorenzo and Rossi
Yamalube ad Rossi Lorenzo
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#MotoGP #Yamaha #Advertising - As big name MotoGP racers you need to spend time making local TV commercials for your sponsors. If not, no money, and no money means no racing. Even the biggest names in motorcycle racing today can not escape these tasks.

Here are none other than Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi together in a Indonesian TV commercial for Yamaha's oil company Yamalube.


 


30 July, 2013 - Video: Adidas Promotes World Soccer Cup In Rio With Motorcycles
Adidas Whistle Rio Ad
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#Advertisment #Soccer #Brazil - World's largest soccer event is getting closer and closer. Held in Brazil next year, there has been a lot of controversy about Brazil spending $18 Billion while its citizens are going un-fed, un-educated and un-medicated.

But that has not prevented the sports brand Adidas from promoting the event with a nice but a bit incomprehensive TV commercial. It features quite a few motorcycles doing stunts, young (and beautiful & sexy) gals & guys and music.


 


26 July, 2013 - Video: Funny - How To Keep Cool On A Motorcycle
Cooling Down Motorcycle Ride
#Hot #Cooling #Motorcycle - For those of you who live in an area that has gotten really hot the last few days, this video taken in what I think is London, UK, will amuse you, if not inspire you.

Personally, I think it is a great idea to keep cool during your hot summer's motorcycle ride in a city.


 


24 July, 2013 - Fantastic TV Commercial From Indian Motorcycle - A Dig At Harley
Indian Motorcycle Dig At Harley
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#Indian #HarleyDavidson #Advertisement - Here is a really good TV commercial from Indian Motorcycle… They are going to release and launch their latest motorcycle, the 2014 Indian Chief in Sturgis in August, and they made this pretty good advertisement.

Using Willie Nelson's famous song "On the Road Again", 80% of the video when you watch it, you would think it is an ad for Harley-Davidson. It is only at the last moment that you will see that they are making fun of the eternal enemy.

Priceless.


 


22 July, 2013 - Video: Ladies, I Think This Ibis Ad Is For You
Ibis Biker TV Ad
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#Advertising #Ibis #Hotel - The French hotel group, Ibis Hotels, have released a TV commercial campaign here in France, and one of the advertisements has a couple arriving on a motorcycle, with the female pillion throwing a fit (I think I've been there before, done that before).

At the end, the TV commercial says you can save €15. Funny ad because we probably have all seen it before...


 


4 July, 2013 - Video: Horror Movies From Volkswagen
Volkswagen Side Assist Biker Ad
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#Advertisements #Volkswagen #Safety - Volkswagen are promoting a technology that will assist you in detecting objects in your blind spots while driving one of their cars. Called "Side Assist", it's a mirror system that uses radar to detect if some vehicle is alongside you and you can't see it.

On its own, it's a good idea, it's just too bad drivers can't just turn their head slightly to see if they are safe to make the maneuver they want to make.

Anyway, to promote the technology, Volkswagen have launched three TV commercials which I find pretty well thought-out in the way they bring it to your attention; they use horror movie images...........

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27 June, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson Dealer - The Way It Should Be Done
Video clip inside
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#HarleyDavidson #Dealer #Commercial - Most TV commercials for motorcycle dealers (or car dealers) involve some guy, usually in a big hat, shouting out that they are the best, the cheapest, the easiest, the sexiest, the.... fill in the blanks. But whatever the words, it's loud, and it involves shouting.

Here's a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer that has understood, and in their TV commercial, there's no shouting, not even talking - just some words on the screen why their shop is the place to go to.

And that is the way I like to see my motorcycle dealers advertise. The dealer: Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson.


 


26 June, 2013 - Video: Ducati Motorcycles and Tudor Fastrider Black Shield Watch
Ducati Tudor Fastrider Black Shield ad
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#Tudor #Advertisement #Ducati - Ducati and Tudor watches have had a nice relationship for a while, and the most recent TV commercial from Tudor proves that. In this very well made, and very dark, TV ad, you see, what looks like a Ducati Diavel, motorcycle riding through a lava area.

The ad is for the Tudor Fastrider Black Shield watch, a watch that is black with red markings, and is going with the times of the recent spate of movies, all very dark (Batman, Superman, Star Trek etc). Apart from the TV commercial they have a mini web site and even iPhone and iPad apps for the folks who can't get enough of the watch.


 


25 June, 2013 - Video: Yamaha MT-09 Launch Video
Yamaha MT 09 Launch
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#Yamaha #MT-09 #Advertisement - Unless you've been disconnected from the internet in the last week or so, you'll have noticed that Yamaha have launched their new MT-09 motorcycle. A stunner and what looks like a fun motorcycle.

Here's their launch video they used to promote the bike. In the video you see several MT-09 motorcycles riding at night in Japan by what you could describe as "hooligans".

This looks like a fun bike. The TV commercial is well filmed, plenty of action and great shots.


 


18 June, 2013 - Video: Unbelievable - Things You Can Do With A Vespa Scooter
Vespa Crane
#Video #Vespa #Scooter #Weird - We know that motorcycles and scooters are great forms of transportation and even entertainment. We have also seen many cases of motorcycles and scooters used to carry everything, including the kitchen sink.

We have also seen other, often weird, applications for our favorite two wheelers. But this one beats them all. Here is one way of using a Vespa scooter you would never have thought off.

The hint is in the photo. Look at where the arrows are pointing. Know what is going to happen in the video? Have a look.


 


10 June, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson - Welcome On Board
Harley Davidson China Welcome Onboard
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#HarleyDavidson #Advertisement #China - A "feel good" Harley-Davidson TV commercial with lots of Chinese text, but what looks like it was shot in California with American bikers.

So is this a real Harley-Davidson China commercial but they could not afford to make it in China, or is it a Harley USA commercial onto which they put Chinese text...........

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5 June, 2013 - Video: What Do You Get When A Bull Mates With A Motorcycle
Bull mating With Motorcycle
The Bull Motorcycle
#Video #Funny - I guess strange things have happened.... but mating a bull with a motorcycle is one of them:

What will happen... what will their offspring looks like? Have a look at the video


 


30 May, 2013 - Video: Bajaj Motorcycle Dealer TV Commercial
Bajaj Dealer Madan Ad
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#Advertisement #Bajaj #Motorcycle - There are big differences between motorcycle manufacturer's TV commercials. The differences between Bajaj and Harley-Davidson for example are legendary. It's got to do with corporate culture and their clients. All manufacturers have different cultures and advertisement philosophies.

But this stops with the dealers. It looks like motorcycle dealers the world over have the same technique for their TV advertisement; loud, in your face, as many items as they can in the shortest time.

It doesn't matter if you are a Harley dealer in Anaheim, California, a Kawasaki dealer in Alice Springs, Australia, or this Bajaj dealer in Kolkata, India. Have a look at the video, you'll see what I mean. You'll probably not understand a word that is being said, but if you put an English language dealer over this one, it'll remain the same...


 


28 May, 2013 - Video: Shell - Biker Love
Shell Biker Love Ad
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#Advertisement #Shell #Motorcycles - Hmmm.. strange TV commercial from oil company Shell. In this advertisement we see a motorcycle rider loving Shell because of their prices for fuel. He even goes as far as hugging the fuel pump...

On its own nothing to write home about, but at least the biker is shown in a positive light, albeit a bit strange.


 


20 May, 2013 - If The Red Baron Would Have A Motorcycle, This Would Be It
Red Baron Motorcycle
#Amazing #Strange #Chopper - If ever the famous and notorious Red Baron would have had a motorcycle, this one would have been it. It's a custom made chopper, using a real aircraft engine, in this case a radial engine.

You should have a look at the video below, and TURN UP THE VOLUME. This is one engine you'll want to hear purr away. Amazing. I'd say the motorcycle has an enormous torque, but also that it's very heavy...........

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15 May, 2013 - Video: Is This A Real Harley-Davidson Ad Or A Fake? Opinions?
Harley Davidson Crossdresser ad
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#Harley-Davidson #Advertisement #Fake - Here's a TV commercial that has got me baffled. Is this a real Harley-Davidson motorcycle advertisement or just a fake? It's not in English, but that shouldn't matter.... just looking at the images makes me wonder if this is real.

Somehow I doubt it... I don't think Harley would touch the subject. And what do the words say??? Anyone?

What do you think? Real or Fake?


 


14 May, 2013 - Watch A Crazy Russian Ride An Electric Motorcycle Through Dense Traffic
Russian Electric Motorcycle Commute
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#Electric #eBike #Video - We know that Russian motorcycle riders are a crazy lot, and we know that electric motorcycles have enormous torque, allowing them to accelerate at Star Trek speeds. Combine both and what you get is a 25 minute long video of a Russian motorcycle rider in dense Moscow traffic, splitting lanes at high speed on snowy and wet roads.

And all that on a home-built electric motorcycle. You can see from the dash that at times he's doing over 100 kph.


 


13 May, 2013 - Motorcycle Pussy - Part Deux
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#Cats #Funny - Don't we all dream of pussy? Especially motorcycle-riding pussy. We've featured one pin-up already on a motorcycle, here's another delicious one:

Maybe this one is dreaming of this:


 


10 May, 2013 - Videos: 2 x Hero Honda TV Commercials - Passion Pro
Hero Honda Passion Pro
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#Hero #Honda #Ads - Here are two TV commercials from India's biggest motorcycle manufacturer, Hero Honda (now called Hero MotoCorp). Both advertisements are for the Passion Pro motorcycle, and involve a) a pretty woman and b) getting stuck in traffic.

The ads are not Bajaj-style (Bajaj still have the best ads out there), in other words really good, in fact they are pretty lame, but maybe in works for its target market.


 


9 May, 2013 - Video: Watch An Interesting Motorcycle PSA From C-Dot
C Dot Crashed PSA
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#Video #Safety #Motorcycle - The Colorado Department of Transportation released an interesting PSA for motorcycle riders. Instead of showing blood & gore, they show blood & gore, but in this case it's not real blood & gore. They are very up-front about it. In fact, you see them apply the blood & gore on the "victim".

It's an interesting and novel way of showing what happens when you don't ride your motorcycle with the appropriate safety gear. There are also a few words from some specialists (using echoes, not to my taste) and some real and ugly crash scenes involving motorcycles...........

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8 May, 2013 - Ad: Cute KTM Commercial For Kids
KTM 65SX Ad
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#KTM #Advertisement - I don't know if this is a real KTM TV commercial, but it's cute. It's for the KTM 65SX, a motocross motorcycle for kids.

From the accent, I'd say it's from Australia.


 


6 May, 2013 - Video: KTM’s Latest TV Commercial For 2013 - Hot
KTM 2013 Ready to Race
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#KTM #Advertisement #Motocross - KTM launched this latest TV commercial live at the 2013 Las Vegas Supercross race, a very good launch platform since you've got thousands of cross fans already there, in other words a captive audience.

The advertisement is pretty slick with colored motorcycles (orange of course) and a black & white background. Nicely done, blasting music and no static motorcycles.


 


2 May, 2013 - Video: Skip Rope With Your Motorcycle
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#Funny #Stunts - There are lot of thing you can do with your motorcycle, but I would never have thought that skipping rope would be one of them. But there you go, learned something today.

Rope Skipping For Motorcycles 101


 


26 April, 2013 - Video: Watch This Very Good TV Commercial From Bajaj - Excellent
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS 2013
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#Bajaj #Advertisement #Stunts - By far, Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj make the best TV commercials. I don't know anything about their motorcycles, but their TV advertisements are really top notch. This time they have outdone themselves with some creative stunts and CGI for their Pulsar 200NS.

The 1 minute ad shows three bikes doing stunts on an attraction high above the ground, on a merry-go-round and in narrow streets. Cool images.


 


26 April, 2013 - France: 40 year Anniversary Of The Notorious Peripherique
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#Paris #Peripherique #Speeding - Anyone, and I mean anyone, who has ever ridden their motorcycle or driven their car in Paris will know about the famous and very notorious Boulevard Peripherique. The BP as is it abbreviated (but known as the "Perif") is the ringroad around Paris. It is a main artery for commuter traffic and it's always very busy, day and night.

This week it celebrated 40 years of existence. The BP sees 1.3 million vehicles everyday, travelling over its 30 kilometers in length (the Perif is 40 meters wide at its widest point). The Perif is also a hot debate point between political parties. On one side it represents a quick and efficient way to go from one side of Paris to another, but on the other hand, it generates a lot of noise and CO2 pollution. This has been one reason why the powers-to-be have reduced speed from 80 kph to 70 kph and are envisaging more reductions.

But no matter how busy the ringroad is, and believe me it is always busy, there are always people who speed...........

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24 April, 2013 - Video: Quebec PSA - It Is Easy To See A Motorcycle Rider
Canada Quebec Safety PSA 2013
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#PSA #Safety #Canada - Here's a very well done, excellent even, PSA for motorcycle safety. It's from the Quebec Car Insurance Organization (SAAQ) in Canada, and even though it's in French, just the visuals say enough to understand the message.

The message (said in French) is "it's easy to see a biker, except on the road".


 


19 April, 2013 - Video: Here You Are Riding On The Motorway When .....
Russian Jet Fighter Buzzing
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#Jet #Fighter #Russia - Amazing video. It was taken on a Russian highway, and for the first 50 seconds it's just a car driving on the road. And at 50 seconds, look in the distance above the road. You'll see a small spot, and .. hint hint...., it's not dirt.

After the fighter jet passes, another one will appear at the 1 minute 30 second mark. Now imagine yourself riding that road on your motorcycle. Imagine the jet wash could just easily blow you off the road.

Looks like that is what happens when fighter jocks become bored. They start buzzing cars. Have a look at the video.


 


18 April, 2013 - Video: Dream About Aprilia’s New Caponord 1200 - TV Ad
Aprilia Caponord 1200 2013 ad
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#Aprilia #Advertisement #Video #Caponord - It's been a while since we've seen an Aprilia TV commercial, but here's a beauty. The TV advertisement is for the latest version of the Caponord 1200, Aprilia's dual-sport motorcycle.

The scenery is meant for dreams, nice music to listen to, and some of the bike's specs are flashed on the screen. The ad is not innovative or creative, but it does make you long for a nice summer ride.


 


16 April, 2013 - Videos: Two Hyundai TV Commercials Involving Motorcycles
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#Hyundai #Advertisement - Here are two Hyundai TV commercials which have motorcycles in them. The first one shows a motorcycle rider as... what can I say.... a big slob on a sportsbike. Since all the other vehicles in the ad are dangerous, does this mean the fat biker is dangerous?

The second ad is from Hyundai Canada and shows an epic Mad Max-style chase between the Hyundai car and Mad Max vehicles, including a motocrosser, until they run out of fuel.


 


8 April, 2013 - Video: Watch Jorge Lorenzo Be Turned Down By Girls
Lorenzo Sector Ad Girls
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#Sector #Lorenzo - Even if you are the reigning world champion MotoGP, it doesn't mean you can do any commercial you want. You need to satisfy your sponsors, even when it means doing a TV commercial that's iffy.

That's what Jorge Lorenzo must have felt doing this ad for watchmaker Sector. It's not really a problem for him, either as a person or financially, but the ad is pretty macho. Girls are only interested in him if he wears a "nice" watch...... if that was the case I would be Don Juan....

Anyway, as ads go, it's not bad, funny if you can overlook the macho business. Jorge is a cool guy, and in the end he rides of in the sunset with two pretty girls in his.... sidecar.


 


5 April, 2013 - Video: Watch The Motorcycle Life In The UK In The 60s
UK 1960 Motorcycle Documentary
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#Britain #Vintage #Video - Here's an excellent video "documentary" of life in the UK during the 60's of the motorcycle world. It shows several aspects of the biker world then; cafe racers, ton up boys, 59 Club, messenger service, motorcycle charity organizations, etc.

The video quality is exceptional, it looks like it was made recently until you see the "vintage' motorcycles, clothing style and hairdos. It gives a very good insight of the British biker world during the 60's. Excellent...........

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4 April, 2013 - Video: Watch These Nutty Czechs Do An Original BMW R1200GS Test Ride
Motodenik BMW R1200GS Test
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#BMW #Snow #Review #R1200GS - Somehow the guys at the Czech motorcycle site Motodenik.cz managed to talk BMW into loaning them their brand-new R1200GS for a test ride. Little did BMW know that they would be taking the motorcycle out on an extreme test ride.

What these nutty Czechs did was ride the Beemer up a mountain in thick ice and snowy conditions. The video below is that of the test drive. The first minute is pretty normal, the roads have been cleared, but then the road is iced up. This not only doesn't deter them, they are still riding with throttle open. At one stage they get to a slope that is too high and need to be pushed since the rear wheel is spinning like crazy. But they manage to get to the top without falling, and at high speed. Amazing...........

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3 April, 2013 - Video: Redline Motorcycle Clothing - Interesting
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Here's a TV commercial for Redline, a Polish motorcycle clothing outfit. The ad is interesting as they used a video game-like images, with a motorcycle dodging traffic or racing on a circuit while wearing the Redline gear.

Nice way of introducing a clothing line, and as games go, this would be fun. Maybe they should bring it out as a downloadable game...


 


21 March, 2013 - Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale R - The Pursuit of Perfection
Ducati 1199 Panigale R The pursuit of perfection
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#Ducati - That Ducati makes some of the sexiest and sleekest supersports motorcycle is a given, and they know a thing or two about how to make great video.

Here's a video about their top-of-the-line sports motorcycle, the Ducati 1199 Panigale R, featuring none other than MotoGP riders Nicky Hayden and Ben Spies.

On top of that, the video was shot on the brand new Austin, Texas race circuit, The Circuit Of The Americas (COTA). So you get to see the incredible Panigale, two famous & cool MotoGP racers and the new circuit, all in one video. The only thing better is being there...


 


15 March, 2013 - Movie: The 1st Motorcycle Cannonball Race Documentary
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Hmmm... looks like an interesting video. It's a documentary of a Motorcycle Cannonball "race", not by hardcore race motorcycles, but by pre-1916 motorcycles.

You can imagine how tough a coast-to-coast race would be on present-day race or endurance motorcycle, so you can imagine how it would be on a vintage bike dating before 1916. Some don't even have a transmission. The need to rebuild their engines in the parking lots, and keep squeezing every bit out of the bike to make it to the coast. And I guess the bikers will need to have their kidneys and other organs remolded after each day.............

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8 March, 2013 - Video: MV Agusta F4 RR TV Commercial
MV Agusta F4 RR Commercial
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#Agusta - You don't get to see many TV commercials from MV Agusta, and I don't even know if this is a "real" advertisement for the F4 RR super motorcycle, but it's kind-of cool.

You get to see close ups of the Italian motorcycle with the sounds that resembles that of jet fighters talking, and then you see the MV Agusta in its natural environment, the race track.


 


7 March, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson Dallas Dealer - Lifestyle
Harley Davidson Dallas Lifestyle
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#Harley-Davidson - Here's a TV commercial from a Dallas Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer. Lots of girls in mini-bikinis, lots of platitudes (like brotherhood, individuality, etc), but at least we see girls riding a motorcycle, not just in bikini.

I wonder if in real like there are these bikini-clad girls at the dealership??


 


27 February, 2013 - Celebs: Tom Cruise Rides Motorcycle In His Next Movie
Tom Cruise on Motorcycle in All You Need Is Kill
It looks like Tom Cruise is going to be riding a motorcycle again in his next movie, a sci-fi called "All You Need Is Kill". There's a video below of the set, and you can clearly see Cruise cruising (sorry, couldn't resist the pun) a motorcycle in London, UK.

Again the American actor is riding a Triumph motorcycle, which is starting to look like his fetish bike. The movie itself is scheduled to be released a year from now. Have a look at the set video below...........

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20 February, 2013 - And You Thought Riding A Motorcycle Is Hard? Even A Monkey Can Do It
Monkey Riding A Motorcycle
If some people think riding a motorcycle is difficult, have a look at these monkeys.

You'll also see a video below and there the monkey even does a wheelie....


 


14 February, 2013 - Video: Tucano Urbano "Hot Or Not" Viral Video Part 3
Tucano Urbano Are You Hot Or Not 3
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Italian accessories manufacturer Tucano Urbano have released last month part 3 of their "funny" viral video entitled "Hot or Not". Tucano Urbano are known for their clothing and their motorcycle/scooter aprons, allowing bikers to stay warm during the harsh winters.

In these three part videos called "Hot or Not" they show you what can happen if you are "hot" or not, in other words, if you want a good s.e.x. life, better use their product to stay warm.

As advertisements go, it's okay, not hilarious, but funny nevertheless, particularly this 3rd instalment (look at the senior citizens having a go at it...).


 


13 February, 2013 - Video: KTM Dealer TV Commercial
KTM OMA Dealer Video
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You don't see many KTM motorcycle TV commercials in the world, and even less KTM dealer ads. Here's one exception, the first one I've seen. It's a TV commercial for the KTM dealer in the state of Oregon called OMA-KTM (funny for me, since in Dutch, Oma means grandmother).

It's not bad for a dealer commercial, and as I said, it's the first KTM dealer advertisement I've seen.


 


7 February, 2013 - Video: Macho, Sexist, Harley-Davidson Dealer Commercial
Nyc Harley Davidson TV Ad
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Wow, in this day and age that something like this can get through.... it's a TV commercial from a local Harley-Davidson dealer in New York, and although it's got great image and music, it's pretty macho & sexist.

A bunch of male Harley bikers gather at the local watering hole, and decide to go "fishing", which means finding girls and bring them back to the pub. None of the girls ride themselves, all are pillions, and one girl even leaves a sportsbike to go on the Harley. Does this mean that girls don't ride Harley? I don't think so..............

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6 February, 2013 - Video: Yamaha Indonesia Corporate Commercial
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Quite an interesting and well done corporate TV commercial for Yamaha Indonesia. It's a TV ad you'd expect from Yamaha's head quarters in Japan, but then considering how big the Indonesian motorcycle market is, they have a lot of money in their piggy bank to make these kind of videos.

No need for a real time translator, it's just music and motorcycles, lots of it. In fact, it reminds me a bit of the Harley-Davidson "Live by it" TV commercial, with one rider starting out, and ending in 100's of bikers. Except in this case, they're Yamaha scooters...


 


5 February, 2013 - Ads: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ad & Video
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
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The print advertisement and TV commercial for the very serious Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation are pretty well done. Both print and TV ads show women doing their thing; riding motorcycle, tennis, surfing, etc. So it's not "in-your-face", just a subtle hint.

The TV commercial featured below starts with a woman riding a Triumph motorcycle (she'll appear later in the commercial), and in the print version, the text reads "You don't need to be good to be healthy" followed by "The crunch of leather, the growl of your pipes and a well-oiled confidence." followed by the rest of the pitch. .... nice...........

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4 February, 2013 - France: Le Touquet Enduropale 2013 - Photos and Video
Le Touquet Enduropale 2013
Le Touquet Enduropale 2013
#Touquet #Enduropale - Another year, another crazy Le Touquet Enduropale beach motorcycle race is over. And what a race it was.... suspense, drama, fights, weather. A 3 hour super tough beach race which lasted 2 hours, since the weather had become impossible and the tide was therefore turning in much quicker than expected, making it not only very difficult, but also very dangerous.

And it was a good thing for the declared winner Jean Claude Mousse since he had to rip off his goggles halfway through the last lap (a lap takes 15 minutes to complete) and he couldn't see anything. He was passed just before the finish line by Potisek, but since the red flag was out, the previous lap counted, not the finished one...........

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25 January, 2013 - Video: One Of The Best Advertisements Out There - Need To Watch
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Sometimes TV commercials are works of art, sometimes they stink. But once, every now and then, comes an advertisement that goes way beyond what it is supposed to do, one that will move you and have a lasting effect.

That is the case for this TV ad. It was only in the last 3 seconds of the 3 minute commercial that I knew for who the commercial was. The whole story is very moving, so if you're someone who quickly sheds a tear while watching drama movies, better get some tissues ready.

Basically the story is about a bunch of old bikers in Taiwan, average age 81, who set out for a epic motorcycle ride to honor fallen comrades. The video is in Chinese but subtitled in English.

I strongly recommend you watch this TV commercial. You'll not be disappointed. I now know what I want to do when I grow up....


 


21 January, 2013 - Video: Esso Easymix Commercial - Motocross
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Another oldie but goodie TV commercial from Esso. This one is for their two-stroke oil for motorcycles, EasyMix.

In the short TV ad, they show a (noisy) motocross race. It's the way ads were made in the 70's and 80's.


 


18 January, 2013 - Video: Yamaha V-ixion 150i
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There's a whole world of motorcycles out there in Asia that may never be seen here in Europe (or North America). Often small displacement motorcycles, they have fancy sounding names.

Here's one from Yamaha Indonesia, and the motorcycle is called a "V-ixion 150i". When you look at the TV commercial below, and the image it tries to portray, it kind of makes you laugh. They superimpose a cheetah, and when the bike takes off, it's like a MotoGP race bike.... all that on a 150cc bike.


 


8 January, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson Make Your Own Noise
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Okay, here's 1 minute of my life I'll never get back. It's a Harley-Davidson TV commercial (I think, but not sure), and it looks a bit like a sci-fi movie.

The message is quite clever as is the final (and only) text, but to sit 1 minute watching two bikers walk to their motorcycles is waaay too long. The whole advertisement is 1 minute 15 seconds.


 


21 December, 2012 - Video: TomTom Goes Viral
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Our favorite Dutch GPS manufacturer (in fact, there are no other Dutch GPS makers), TomTom, have made a viral video. But just read that line again. It's a "viral" video, a video about viral videos. In fact, it's a video taking off viral videos... in a funny way.

You'll get to see many of the very popular viral videos shown on the internet, including the "Press For Drama" video. Nope, there are no motorcycles in this video, but since they provide GPSs for motorcycles, and it's funny enough to become viral, I've decided to show it (also I had nothing else to show).

So have a look at the viral video of viral videos.


 


20 December, 2012 - Video: Buell 1125 CR
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Remember Buell? The now defunct, former Harley-Davidson, sports brand? The motorcycle maker that Harley let welter away....

Here's an "old" promotional advertisement (you know those TV things they show at dealers and shows that loops around the whole day driving staff crazy) of the Buell 1125CR motorcycle.

Funny, or sad actually, seeing the video doesn't make me want to take out my wallet and rush to a dealer to buy one.


 


11 December, 2012 - Videos: Tucano Urbano - Are You Hot Or Not
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Two funny and sexy viral videos from Italian accessories manufacturer Tucano Urbano. They probably would be considered NOT Safe For Work in the USA, but they are pretty funny nevertheless, and yes, a tad sexist.

Tucano Urbano are mostly known for their very warm clothing and aprons, known to keep you warm on your motorcycle or scooter.

Warning: If you are easily offended by scantly clad ladies, don't watch the videos.


 


7 December, 2012 - Video: Yamaha - For Fun (1960s)
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#Yamaha - I love these old vintage TV commercials. This one is from the 1960's and it's for Yamaha USA. Those were the days that you could easily say that motorcycles are for fun. In fact they say in the advertisement "Meet the people who are having fun, and meet the fun they're having".

They don't make ads like these anymore. They're all about power, speed - not about having fun. And isn't that what riding a motorcycle is all about?


 


30 November, 2012 - Video: Deodorant For Motorcycle Riders?
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OMG! How far will companies go to advertise their products using motorcycle? I mean, using a motorcycle sound for spraying yourself with Instinct deodorant....

Okay, you get to win a Ninja 250R motorcycle, but still....every press of the deodorant will result in a motorcycle revving up...


 


29 November, 2012 - Video: Australian Safety Ad - The Party Is Over
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The Australian Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) of Victoria state is very active in the prevention of accidents and in general road safety. And like very year anywhere in the world, during the festive season, people drink and party. Drink a lot. And that leads to accidents.

TAC have put out a TV commercial addressing the drinking & diving during the silly season, and I have to say, it's very good. They've done it seriously, but with a good sense of humor by using wordplay...........

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26 November, 2012 - Dakar2013: Scrutineering - The Movie
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Well, movie is a big word. Maybe more a quick (8 minutes) overview video clip of the 2013 Dakar technical and administrative scrutineering. Thursday and Friday of last week (22/23 November) saw a big part of the famous Dakar race "land" in Le Havre, France. There, in between major oil refineries, oil trucks and heavy industries, in a big hanger, all European vehicles came together for a 2 day diesel fumes, drilling machines, loud exhausts and the smell of coffee feast.

Wherever you where in the scrutineering process, you can hear the thundering race & support trucks, the throaty roar of motorcycle engines and the sound of drillings and pneumatic machines beavering away at the 100s, if not 1000s, of vehicles. Thursday was the busiest day, but unfortunately I had another commitment, so I arrived early on Friday to capture some of the Dakar magic.

Below you'll find 4 photos and a video I took. The video was quickly made, and there's no narrative since none of the people present (racers) were English speaking. I would have loved to have an Englishman/woman talk us through the process... maybe next year. Anyway, you get to see what the scrutineering is all about...........

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22 November, 2012 - Video: 2 Harley-Davidson Ads Featuring Guitars
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Here are two TV commercials from Harley-Davidson featuring guitars. The first one, I presume is from the USA, features a guitar that "plays" motorcycle music, ie, engine noise. Clever, but not as good as the second one.

The second one is from South Korea (although it looks like they're playing at Stonehenge) and there they've used the sound of the motorcycle engine as part of the guitar music, using the engine as beat for the music. Nicely done.


 


20 November, 2012 - Ads: Australia Motorcycle Safety With Mick Doohan - Black Spots
MAC Invisble Motorbikes
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The Australian Motor Accident Commission, MAC, have been trying hard to reduce the number of motorcycle related deaths for years, some campaigns with success, some not so. Their latest campaign is to make bikers aware of the black spots in traffic. According to none other than multi-world champion MotoGP, Mick Doohan, the biggest black spot on the road is an intersection. More than 50% of deadly accidents occur at an intersection.

To make motorcycle riders aware, MAC have released a print ad and a video. They have also dedicated a part of their web site for this purpose. The print ad is pretty weak. You need to stare at the black spot of 30 seconds, and the light blue bikers will disappear. After 30 seconds, not only did they disappear for me, but I got images of Marilyn Monroe dancing naked. Not the effect that I thought they would go after..............

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14 November, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two Commercial
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Over the years we've become used to pretty bad TV commercials from Harley-Davidson, but over the last year or so their ads have improved dramatically. At the same time, Harley changed their advertisement agency... coincidence?

Here's a pretty good TV commercial for the Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two model year 2012. The advertisement is "moody", set by some great music by Heath & Errol (a music group I could not find anywhere on the internet). The first part of the video, you don't see any motorcycles, then it's a nicely captured motorcycle ride.


 


7 November, 2012 - GoGo Gear Armored Kevlar Hoodie - The Video
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Some time ago we showed you a cool product, the armored Kevlar hoodie from GoGo Gear. As motorcycle clothing goes, it's pretty neat, since it offers protection (maybe not as much as a leather jacket, but with armor and Kevlar, it's better than normal street clothing), warmth and it looks cool.

The photos from the GoGo Gear site were good, but it doesn't really offer a good view on this nifty piece of clothing. So here's a video of Arlene Battishill, the creator of GoGo gear, showing the Kevlar hoodie.


 


6 November, 2012 - Video: 6 Old Motorcycle Safety PSA - Part Deux
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2 weeks ago we showed you 8 PSA made in the 1950s in the UK about motorcycle road safety. These old vintage TV commercials are excellent since most of what is being said still applies today, with a few exceptions.

The last 6 video of the whole PSA still illustrate it. It's funny to hear that "sidecars the safest of all road vehicles" in those days... and that "motorcycles are safer towards children on the road than any other vehicle". And finally, something I love to hear, but don't hear that much nowadays "motorcycles always renowned for their courtesy and consideration".


 


29 October, 2012 - Video: Why Hi-Viz Clothing Do Not Always Work
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Here's a video of a nasty crash between a car and a very courageous motorcycle police man in The Netherlands. The motorcycle cop rides up to the right lane of a motorway to move cars to the left so that an upcoming ambulance can merge into traffic without a problem.

Despite having very bright colored jacket and a strobe light, the car never saw the poor cop and ran right into him. Other cars (and truck) did see him and moved to the left lane, except one. The driver was not paying attention, so no matter what motorcycle jacket he would have had on, it would not have saved him.

The cop was badly injured but did live. But it's a miracle. And he was "lucky" that he was escorting an ambulance who was able to give first aid.


 


27 October, 2012 - Video: 2012 AirAsia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
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Here's a very good and entertaining TV commercial for the 2012 AirAsia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix to be held tomorrow. It shows all the great motorcycle racers of the MotoGP race, all with added animations.

Very nicely done, and fun to watch; Let's just hope the race will be the same - fun, thrilling and entertaining.


 


26 October, 2012 - Video: MotoFest - Tigerman Incredible Motorcycle Stunts
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Somewhere in the deepest forests of Finland live a few beautiful & sexy girls, and a crazy motorcycle stuntman named Tigerman. Tigerman, part of the StuntFreakTeam is equipped with cape and costume, and knows how to perform motorcycle stunts - he's the best in the world.. or at least in his own mind.

Here's a video of him trying out his master stunts. Don't try this at home!


 


26 October, 2012 - Video: Try Doing That With A Regular Ambulance
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Now you can see why having a first responder on a motorcycle is a great idea.... try doing that with a car ambulance.


 


24 October, 2012 - Ad: Shell, Steve McQueen and The Great Escape
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Shell, the giant Dutch oil company, put out an epic TV commercial, featuring none other than the King of Cool, Steve McQueen (although it's not him but a look-alike) and one of McQueen's best movies, The Great Escape.

They didn't adjust the movie, they just reshot it with their own actor, but it's very close to the stunning escape scene on a motorcycle during WWII. And of course, they've added a Shell gasoline pump to the sequence.... but it's okay, it does make the scene more funny.


 


23 October, 2012 - Videos: 8 Old Motorcycle Safety PSA - Hilarious
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Here are 8 British motorcycle safety PSA, in black & white from the 1950's. On one side they're funny, on the other side, almost everything they say still applies today.

It's funny when you see these old TV commercials (made in 1954) since they use more or less the same terminology and sayings we use today, like "made for bikers by bikers"...........

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22 October, 2012 - Kawasaki Z Series Over Time - First to Last (Video)
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Kawasaki recently announced their latest version of the very popular Z Series, the Z 800, at the Intermot motorcycle exhibition in Germany. The Z Series was one of the very first superbikes when introduced in the 70's, many say it was the first.

The Z series has sold very well over the decades, and every few years, Kawasaki updates the motorcycle with the latest technology and design. And since the 70's it has changed a lot. In the video below, you'll find the changes they made over the decades, using a morphing program...........

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17 October, 2012 - Video: Vespa - Fashion Unchanged
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Here's a very nicely done, upbeat, TV commercial for Vespa scooters. The advertisement is from Vespa India.

The ad is nicely done, in a semi-cartoon style, with colorful people and scenery. Have a look..


 


17 October, 2012 - Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 2 - Despres Moves Into Overall Lead
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Day 2 of this increasingly spectacular motorcycle rally, the OiLibya Rally of Morocco, with three racers starting to detach themselves from the others, including the two rally aliens Marc Coma and Cyril Despres.

Included also a short video message from Cyril Despres about the stage itself.


 


16 October, 2012 - Video: Clorets Pure Chewing Gum - Mad Biker
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Interesting product being advertised.... chewing gum that will clean the mouth of an angry motorcycle rider. The chewing gum is Clorets Pure, and the biker is angry because someone knocked down his parked motorcycles.

Short but sweet, by the Oglivy Agency in Cape Town, South Africa.


 


15 October, 2012 - Idea: Staying Safe At Night On Your Motorcycle
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Here's an idea, or rather a product, that was made for bicycles but could be of us to us motorcycle riders. Bicycles are more at risk than motorcycles in the dark by being sideswiped by a car, since they have less lights (sometimes none), and are often invisible on the road.

Motorcycles are bigger, and more visible, but often enough cars edge up real close to us since they haven't really estimated the distance between us and their cage. At night, this becomes a bigger problem, and there's not much you can do about it apart from kicking the car (which is a bad idea since you'll loose your balance).

Xfire makes an interesting solution for bicycles that could be used for motorcycles..........

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11 October, 2012 - Video: Honda Fitting Room
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Kind of strange TV commercial from Honda, in what I guess is Indonesia. It's aimed at the young kids, and the key message is that clothes don't make you cool, but a Honda motorcycles does....

I guess we could say that anywhere... right?


 


9 October, 2012 - Video: McDonald’s - Leader Of The Pack
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In this 1983 TV commercial, McDonald's is playing with words: they play the "Leader of the pack" song while showing two motorcycle cops riding up to one of their "restaurants", ordering a Big Mac.

Now you've got to decide who is the leader, the front cop or the Big Mac. It's a bit corny, but still fun to watch how they did their TV advertisements in those days.

They don,'t make them like this anymore (Thank God).


 


3 October, 2012 - Intermot2012: Kawasaki Z800 Launch (Video)
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The first mayor motorcycle manufacturer to show their new stuff was Kawasaki, with their usual show & tell pony show. Lots of glitz, pretty dancing girls and new (updated) motorcycles.

The main event for Kawasaki was the launch of the revamped Z800, a mid-range streetfighter. As usual, Kawasaki made good use of dancing girls to promote the event.

Below is the video of the launch, but first, let's look at some photos I took.


 


3 October, 2012 - Intermot2012: BMW R1200GS Launch (Video)
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BMW are on their home turf, and had therefore the most anticipated press conference of the Intermot motorcycle exhibition. We all knew BMW had a lot of new stuff, so there was a lot of interest in their press conference.

I managed to arrive early and score a good place to enjoy the show, since that was what it was. The main part of the BMW dog & pony show was the launch of the water-cooled R1200GS motorcycle. To do that, they put up a real show, with live music and "stunts" performed on the new motorcycle.

Here's a video of what I saw. I apologize in advance for a) some of the sound, since the music at times was sooo loud it deformed the sound on the video and b) a bit shaky at times, since I did not know where things were going to happen .. you'll see in the video.


 


2 October, 2012 - Video: Yamaha BW’S 125 Scooter - Motocross
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Hmmmm... interesting way of showing a 125 scooter. It's a Yamaha TV commercial from Taiwan, and it shows their 2013 BW'S 125 scooter sliding through the dirt and pulling a wheelie.

Motocross with a scooter;.. how original.


 


27 September, 2012 - Video: Getting Around Hong Kong On A Brammo
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Brammo Hong Kong released an interesting video of one of their Enertia electric motorcycles riding around and into Hong Kong. It's interesting since a) Hong Kong is an enormous big city, and b) you get to see how an electric motorcycle holds up in city traffic.

In the 20 minute long video, you get to see mostly motorway riding, so no stopping (and therefore recharging the battery) except for the toll booth (around the 4:30 mark).

The first thing that will strike you is the noise level! Don't for one moment think that electric motorcycles are totally silent; they're not. The engine itself makes a whining noise, and the chain adds to that. It's quieter than traditional motorcycles, but not silent.......

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26 September, 2012 - Video: 3 Good Motorcycle Safety Ads From Utah
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Between Colorado and Utah it's a tossup for who produces the best safety TV commercials. Both states are very active in road safety advertisements, cars and motorcycles.

The Utah Department of Safety (DPS) just released three very short TV PSAs that hit home in their simplicity and message. Very short, 15 seconds each, I particularly like the first one, since it's slogan is very good: "Body Shops Can't Repair Bodies". The second one is good too if you listen to the introduction. The last one is not bad, but less than the others.

All three commercials are divided between car and motorcycles riders need to pay attention....


 


25 September, 2012 - Video: Kawasaki ZX-14R Soul Of A Ninja
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This is a very cool TV commercial from Kawasaki which they ran in North America for the introduction of the ZX-14R Ninja for 2012.

The spooky part is the voice-over by DMX, with a rap song, a motorcycle speeding through a tunnel.... goose bumps. Just listen to the lyrics...


 


24 September, 2012 - Video: Suzuki and Bigfoot
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A TV commercial from way back, 1976 to be exact. It's the kind of advertisements you used to see in those days, bland, often humorous, and nothing about the motorcycle.

The motorcycle company is Suzuki, and it's all about having fun. Three young guys are out searching for Bigfoot. At the end they find him, and then the tag line says that Suzuki motorcycles are reliable.... not bad.


 


20 September, 2012 - Video: Someday You’ll Own A Yamaha
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This is a TV commercial from waaaay back, 1976 to be exact. The advertisement is from Yamaha USA, and it's actually funny. Done in a Keystone Cops way, it really never shows a motorcycle (apart briefly in a drawing).

The rest is for the cops to dream about.... funny and not bad for those days. In the mean time, they've got to do their work on foot...


 


19 September, 2012 - Video: TAC - Assume The Worst In All Traffic
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Quite a good safety commercial from TAC Australia for motorcycle riders. It's thought provoking due to the second part of the advertisement.

The ad shows you that you're not always safe when riding your motorcycle, and in a nice stunt accident, you can see that a crash can happen without you doing anything wrong. But what's more important are the after effects....

The ad was shown in 1997 in Australia.


 


13 September, 2012 - Video: Suzuki Motorcycles vs Suzuki Car Commercial
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Nice TV commercial for Suzuki, for both their motorcycles and cars. A beautiful woman (Natalie Denise Sperl) rides her Suzuki motorcycle while her friend/husband races her in his Suzuki car.

The car is a four-wheel, so you can guess what he's going to do.

Guess who wins...


 


7 September, 2012 - Want To Be Really Heard On Your Motorcycle? REALLY HEARD?
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Horns on motorcycles are pretty lame. Usually they sound like a duck with a severe flu. Third party horns are a plenty, one we have even tested (link). That was a 140 dB horn, and very useful with cars and trucks that can't really hear you over the noise inside their vehicle.

But you can go better. Much better if we look at what this person has accomplished (on a bicycle mind you). The only problem is that you'll need to sacrifice some space on your motorcycle.

Why?? Because we're talking about installing a real train horn...all 178 dB.....

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7 September, 2012 - 24 Hours of Le Mans Motorcycle - LIVE Feed
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle endurance race is upon us, since it starts this Saturday. However, the qualifiers will start today. FIM, the international motorcycle race federation, is live streaming all tests, qualifiers and the actual race. So if you live somewhere too far to go and see the actual race, and even if you live close-by and want to watch it, turn on your computer.

Several TV stations are transmitting the motorcycle race, but none will be showing the whole race. You have the choice of watching the race on FIM Live-TV, or on YouTube.


 


6 September, 2012 - Video: No Hands Needed
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Total squid, but not the kind we're used to seeing. Here's a guy who obviously thinks that riding a motorcycle requires no hands, and sitting on a motorcycle like most sensible riders is for pussies. He prefers sitting on the bike the "amazon" way.

It is pretty amazing though when you watch the video. He just sits astride on the motorcycle, not holding the handlebars, while gesturing at the car making the video. Amazing, but crazy...


 


4 September, 2012 - Video: Suzuki Rotary Engine Motorcycle
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The rotary (or better known as Wankel) engine used by Suzuki for their new motorcycle was short lived. A different type of engine could have been a blessing to many people in 1974, but the new motorcycle engine never took.

Despite that, they managed to run a TV commercial back in 1975. Not exactly an advertisement that will get people to flock to buy the bike...


 


31 August, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson - Stereo Typical
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Some 6 months ago, Harley-Davidson released a YouTube commercial for their lifestyle. They called it #StereoTypicalHarley, and the video clip entails several Harley riders, male and female, on their motorcycle with their social address shown (in this case Twitter). This is then followed by the person's occupation or main point.

It's an interesting concept, since they show all different kinds of people and their jobs, from students to police officers, all tied together with some music which goes faster and faster.


 


30 August, 2012 - Video: A Beer Can And Some Impressive Motorcycle Sounds
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It's amazing what some people can do with almost nothing. Here is a, I presume Russian, guy, who with the help of an empty beer can is doing some very impressive motorcycle sounds.

He goes through the gears, wheelies, takes a few curves. If you close your eyes, you'd swear it's a motorcycle.


 


17 August, 2012 - Belgium: Europe’s Worst And Most Ridiculous Road
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The fact that most politicians suffer from chronic CRI is a given, but at times you got to wonder how bad their disease really is. In Belgium, a road that has been marked as a heritage road (it once was a Roman road, but nowadays there's no sign of the old road) has been "protected" by means that can only be described as ridiculous.

On the 5 kilometer long stretch, the politicians have had installed 27 chicanes and 250 (that's right, two hundred and fifty) signposts. The posted speed limit is 50 kilometers per hour, and the road has become so narrow that no trucks can drive through. It's just wide enough for two motorcycles. And all this in the name of road safety....

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16 August, 2012 - Video: StreetMade - Outlaw
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Nice TV commercial for Streetmade, a clothing brand. It involves an "outlaw" motorcycle rider, riding away from an attack helicopter who is firing guns and missiles at him.

Of course the helicopter misses, since the guy is using stunts to escape him (with no ATGATT, except the Streetmade shirt). Nice action sequence...


 


3 August, 2012 - Video: GasGas TXT-e Put Through Its Paces
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Electric motorcycles are becoming more and more popular, with great e-bikes out there. But if there's one sport where the electric motorcycle should excel it's trial. You don't need a long range, you need a lot of torque and a light bike.

That's what GasGas thought, and since they are a leader in trial bikes, they made an electric version of their trial motorcycle; the TXT-e. They handed it over to Frenchman Thierry Raoul who put the bike through its pace.

Here's the video of him having fun with the GasGas. Notice how he can manage to move it sideways as if it weighs nothing. Climbing obstacles seems to be no problem for the electric bike. Quite impressive.

The bike weighs 67 kg, including the batteries and has a 14 kW electric engine.


 


2 August, 2012 - Video: Honda Spacy - Uptown Girl
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In a rather upbeat Honda TV commercial for the Spacy scooter, the ad uses the popular, but very old, song "Uptown Girl" to show a pretty girl loading and unloading a lot of stuff from her 110cc scooter's cargo bay.

The advertisement was made and shown in Indonesia. The cargo area is called "Helm In", meaning you can store your helmet under the seat.


 


1 August, 2012 - Video: Attack On French Road Security PSA
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The French Minister of Transportation does a reasonable good job with its safety commercials for motorcycle riders here in France. Every few months they bring out a thought-provoking PSA. But not thought-provoking enough for Mehdiator.

Mehdiator is a fellow who has a bee up his bonnet about safety, and that the government is not doing enough. He makes his own PSAs, one which got a very wide audience about the crash barriers (link).

Now he is on the war path about the latest government ad -.........

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30 July, 2012 - How To Turn A Moped Into A Motorcycle - Video
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It's incredible what some people can do if they put their minds and hands to it..... Somewhere in Turkey, some enterprising lads took a moped, you know - one of those 50cc-2-stroke-pedal-to-go-faster-louder-than-real-bikes vehicles, and turned it into a motorcycle!

What they did was bolt on three other 50cc engines, making it a 200cc motorcycle. The job is impressive to say the least.

In the video below, you'll see, and more importantly hear, the 4x50cc mopcycle run some static tests, and then some poor fellow, without ATGATT, ride off into the sunset.

The sound the engine(s) provide is impressive, as is the speed the thing accelerates.


 


26 July, 2012 - Review: Screaming Banshee - Super Loud Motorcycle Horn
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Sometime ago we mentioned this Kickstart project involving the Banshee motorcycle horn. It was the idea of an enterprising person in the USA that wanted to make a proper and safe horn for motorcycles. Motorcycle horns are notorious for being lame; sounding like a duck with a severe cold.

The Banshee horn, when pressed normally, would still sound like a duck, but when pressed a bit longer, it would blow the socks off that truck driver moving into your lane because he is busy watching TV while sending a SMS to his girlfriend. The horn also will flash your high beams, so people will also know where the danger is coming from. Great idea.

Well, the good new is that the Kickstarter project got fully funded, and the horn is being manufactured and sold. To mark the occasion, Screaming Banshee LLC, the company founded for this horn, sent me a version of their horn to test out........

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17 July, 2012 - Video: Honda Scoopy-i S12 Advertisement
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I was about the trash this Honda TV commercial from Thailand, but then thought better of it. It's actually kind-of-fun, an advertisement done in 60's & 70's style, complete with mini-skirts, the twist and weird hairdo.

The ad is aimed at young kids, since the scooter is a Honda Scoopy-i S12, a 108 cc scoot. They even made a special web site to promote the new retro-scooter in Thailand.


 


17 July, 2012 - Video: Hero MotoCorp - Vroom Vroom
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It just shows you that you can make a nice TV commercial without spending a lot of money. All you need is a good idea (maybe not original, but good anyway), a camera and a few actors.

Indian Hero MotoCorp has done exactly that. In this TV advertisement, they've made a good ad without special effects, big budget production, original music scores, not even much to see in terms of motorcycles. In fact, you only get to see a motorcycle at the very end.


 


13 July, 2012 - Video: Vespa - Betta Getta Vespa..The Olympics are Coming!
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Here's a very nicely done TV commercial from a London based Vespa dealer, R. Agius Scooter. It's a funky little animation why people should get a Vespa scooter to beat the enormous forecasted traffic jams in London during the Olympics.

Even the underground is not going to help; nor will the "Boris Bikes". The only solution to getting to work is a scooter, preferably a Vespa.

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12 July, 2012 - Video: Servis Tyres Pakistan Ad
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This is a surprisingly good TV commercial (either that or I have become so used to seeing Indian and Pakistani advertisement) for a Pakistan tire manufacturer called Servis Tyres.

Apart from the language, I didn't understand a single word, or the music, the idea is pretty good. This is what happens if you don't use proper tires on your motorcycle.

Who said you need big budgets, CGI and special effects for a commercial?


 


4 July, 2012 - Video: TVS Apache RTR - Scary?
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The other Indian motorcycle manufacturer, TVS, have recently released their "new" TVS Apache RTR motorcycle, and for the occasion they released a TV commercial.

Not as good as the Bajaj ones, nor as the Hero Motocorp ones, but not bad. It's meant to be "scary", because as the advertisement says.. "it's scary fast".


 


3 July, 2012 - Video: Geico - Made of Money
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Here's the latest Geico motorcycle insurance TV commercial. It's called "Made of Money", and the message is that others may be made of money, ie have lots of it, that they don't care what a motorcycle insurance costs, but you should care.

It's nice symbolism for a TV ad, but reading more about it on the web, many Americans think the ad is really an anti-Mitt Romney ad, since he has money.... whatever (probably from the same people who think there was no moon landing).


 


14 June, 2012 - Some More Info On Our New Comments App - Disqus 2012
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#disqus #D2012 - We've switched to the Disqus commenting system, one of the most popular on the web, since the 2nd of November of last year. The advantage of using Disqus, apart from great functionality, is that if you use Disqus on one site, you'll be able to use it on any other site without having the log in, etc.

Today, Disqus are launching their new and updated commenting system, Disqus 2012. It will make interacting with sites, publishers and readers so much more easy.

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8 June, 2012 - Le Touquet Enduropale Motorcycle Race 2013 + Video 2012
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The dates for the 2013 Le Touquet Enduropale motorcycle beach race, world's biggest motorcycle race, have been announced.

If you have never been, or want to see more about this amazing and very tough motorcycle race, check out the red Bull video in the article.

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7 June, 2012 - France: President - Do As I Say, Not As I Do
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The recently elected President Francois Hollande of France got the top job because he promised that he would be "normal", compared to the previous occupant of the Elysee, Nicolas Zarkozy, who was known as the bling-bling president.

He had his cabinet sign a charter that stated that when they would be going somewhere they would go as cheap as possible, and respect the rules of the road 100%.

To give him his due, when he went to Brussels, Belgium, he took high-speed train, his predecessor would take 2 airplanes (one for backup). Of course the bedlam in the railway stations was something else.

His ministers are indeed taking the metro, one went to Berlin and onwards to Rome flying a low cost airline. Of course, the Minister of Foreign Affairs could not give his press conference afterwards, since the low cost airline was not going to wait for him.

Yesterday, the President had to go to Caen in Lower Normandy, a 2 1/2 hour road trip trip. Normally, the Presidents before him would take a helicopter, but this Socialist president decided to take the car (he obviously has the time for 2 x3 hours). But like Presidents before him, and going specifically against his own orders, the parade of cars and motorcycles were speeding. According to the reporter in the video, he had plenty of time, and did not need to speed.

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25 May, 2012 - Video: Honda - I Want To Ride - Demetrios
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Last year we showed a video infomercial from Honda that depicts bikers and their motorcycle (obviously a Honda) in every day situations. The object is to show normal people, doing normal things (like going to the office, getting a coffee, etc), and most importantly, having fun on their motorcycles.

Here's another "episode" of the Honda "I Want To Ride" infomercials, featuring Demetrios and his Honda CBR 250R. The filming is very well done, super professional, with crystal clear images, and the story is nice. Nice enough for me to sit through it.


 


23 May, 2012 - Bajaj: Another Good Motorcycle Stunt TV Ad
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I don't know when this TV commercial appeared, but yet again Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj has made a very good advertisement using nicely executed motorcycle stunts.

The occasion for the ad is the launch of their Pulsar 180 DTS-i motorcycle. You'd almost want to go out and buy a 180cc motorcycle.... almost..


 


18 May, 2012 - Video: Vintage Vespa Ad - Go Vespa
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Here's a vintage Vespa TV commercial, from the days that things were so much simpler. No helmets, wicker picnic baskets and reasonable prices.

I presume the advertisement is British.


 


17 May, 2012 - Video: Restoring A Royal Enfield Motorcycle In 2 Minutes
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For those of you who are like me, and can not sit through a whole hour in front of the TV seeing a motorcycle being built, or restored, here's the fast way.

A guy in India, with the help of some friends, restored a 1978 Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle from the ground up. He filmed the whole process, from start to finish, and using time-lapse, you can see his endeavor in only 2 minutes. Pretty impressive. In real life, it took 45 days.


 


16 May, 2012 - Video: Motorcycle Reconstruction Safety Ad - TAC
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The boys & girls at the Australian Traffic Accident Commission, TAC, have been making some nicely done motorcycle safety and awareness videos. Here's their latest, and IMHO, best safety advertisement.

The graphics are very well done, as is the message. You'll see a motorcycle accident in slow-motion and in reverse. The tag line is "Slow speed will not kill you".


 


11 May, 2012 - Video: Ducati - My Style
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#Ducati - Here's a TV commercial that reminds me a lot of the Honda car advertisement featuring a car that is assembled in fast motion from all sorts of parts. Except this ad is in reverse; the motorcycle is stripped of its parts to become part of a hair-do.

The ad is for Taft (hair products), an Italian subsidiary of Henkel/Schwarzkopf, for a competition involving Ducati. The motorcycle in question s a beautiful Ducati Monster. Not bad the ad.


 


3 May, 2012 - Video: Bajaj Nurses - Definitely Male
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I don't know when this TV advertisement ran, but it looks like a sequel to another Bajaj Pulsar "Definitely Male" commercial they put out many years ago (see related below). It's a rather sexist ad; how many of you call your motorcycle a "he". Most bikers I know, when they refer to a motorcycle by gender, it's a "she"...

Are Bajaj losing their mojo? It's not bad as ads go, but not what we've come to expect from the Indian motorcycle manufacturer.


 


27 April, 2012 - Videos: 6 x Belgium Safety Ads
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Almost every country has them; motorcycle PSA focussed around safety. Motorcycle safety advertisements come in two flavors; cars need to watch out for bikes, or bikes need to watch out for everything else.

Here are 6 TV ads from Belgium of the first kind, cars need to watch out for bikers. Each commercial starts the same, a few seconds of a surreal image of a car and a motorcycle ridden by an eye. That is because the campaign is called "Eye each other", i.o.w., keep an eye out for each other. The campaign site, Go For Zero is both in French and Flemish.

After the 4 seconds of watching eyes driving vehicles, we come to the ad itself. To be honest, I'm disappointed, since the ads are pretty bland. But it does tell car drivers that they need to watch out for motorcycles, and that is a good thing. Better a bland ad than no ad. Right?


 


26 April, 2012 - Video: ProTaper and Yamaha Motorcycles
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Here's a nice, and short, TV commercial for ProTaper handlebars together with Yamaha motorcycles.

Lots of action shots, but not to sure why those shots mean anything for the handlebars, but nevertheless, nice to see.


 


25 April, 2012 - Video: Throttlepack - Keep Up With Female Bikers
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It sounds sexual, and maybe it is intended, but this TV commercial is for Throttlepack from Vance and Hines. Installing it, apparently, will help you keep up with female motorcycle riders.

So there you go, if you are overtaken by a woman riding a motorcycle, she probably has a Throttlepack installed..... or she just can ride better and faster than you, and her bike is better and faster than yours.


 


19 April, 2012 - Doing Something About Electric Scoooter Silence - Domino Pizza Way
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Electric motorcycles and scooters are great... they use no gasoline, they don't pollute, and they run quite silently. And that can be a problem. With pedestrians used to traffic that makes noise, even the most quiet car makes a lot of noise when driving, an electric motorcycle or scooter can become dangerous. Pedestrians can walk onto the road thinking there is no traffic, cyclists can get hurt when an electric vehicle overtakes them, etc.

Authorities all over the world have been contemplating laws that will ensure that an electric vehicle makes some noise. But their search is over. Domino Pizzas in The Netherlands has come up with the best solution. Their electric pizza delivery scooters criss-cross the Dutch cities delivering piping hot pizzas, and Domino decided to not only make them safer for the rest of the traffic, but also do a bit of advertising at the same time.

If you look, and listen, to the video below, you'll hear the electric scooter riding through traffic, while the scooter "talks" to the cyclists and pedestrians. What it is saying is "Domino's Domino's Domino's Yummy Yummy Yummy Domino's Domino's Domino's Domino Pizzas".

So this way the traffic is safe, AND they advertise their pizzas at the same time. I just wouldn't want to be one of their delivery boys; having to hear the recording the whole time will make me want to ride into one of the many canals of Amsterdam.


 


18 April, 2012 - Video: Vespa - Perfect Curves
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Despite a rather predictable, but still funny TV commercial, the Vespa Perfect Curves is not bad, depending on when it was made. You know when you see the guy exulting the virtues of the body, curves and that he must mount her, that he's not talking about the pretty & sexy girl.

Still, it's worth a giggle.


 


13 April, 2012 - Electric vs Gas Powered - A Video Look
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I used my trusty iPhone 4 smartphone's video camera to shoot some video of some of the motorcycles doing their free practise runs at the Bol d'Or at Magny-Cours. Obviously I also filmed the e-Power electric motorcycles, so here's a brief video clip of not only the e-bikes, but also comparing them in the same curve with a "normal" bike.

The "normal" motorcycles were the Bol d'Argent category, so not full race endurance motorcycles. The first bit is a warm up lap for the e-bikes, followed by a fast lap, followed by a "normal" bike, followed again by 2 more of the electric ones.

I think you'll need to start getting used to seeing more and more footage of electric bike races, but it might take much longer if I look at FIM's attempt at organizing the e-Power race. It's just comical, and I'm not talking about the teams, but the organization.

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12 April, 2012 - Video: 50 Years Of Kicks Documentary - Worth While Look
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#Video #Off-Road #Motorcycles - Riding off road on your motorcycle is not the easiest way of riding a motorcycle. In fact, it's the physically most toughest form of riding, since you're often standing on your foot pegs, shifting your motorcycle around with your body, and in general, using your physical abilities to their limit.

Therefore, it's a young person's sport. Right?

Wrong! In this 20 minute, well filmed documentary, you see it's all in your mind. Just because you've passed the age of 50/60 years, doesn't mean you can not go riding into the rough stuff. And that's exactly what these two "aged" blokes are doing; they are putting many riders half their age to shame.

Click on the headline to continue reading this story.......


 


11 April, 2012 - PLEASE! If You See This Button PRESS IT! Just Do It
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If you are walking through a village in Belgium, and you see this button and sign, for heaven's sake PRESS IT!

You'll want drama though, including a lingerie clad sexy girl riding a motorcycle. Just press the bloody button. Why????

Just watch the video below, and you'll know why you should press the button when you see it. You'll thank me.


 


5 April, 2012 - Video: Safety - US Navy Style
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As you may know, many of the armed forces personnel ride motorcycles, and many die on the road. All the branches of the military are trying to do something about it, and most have released safety videos for their men & women to see.

The US Navy is no exception, and this safety video highlights the ATGATT principle. Of course, it wouldn't be military if there weren't any acronyms. Obviously we know ATGATT, but PPE is new to me. This stands for Personal Protective Equipment....

You'll be glad to know that the Navy has not used up much of your tax dollars to make the video, but then, if you want to get a message across, you don't need to hire Spielberg to make the video.

Click on the headline to continue reading this story and see the video.......


 


4 April, 2012 - Video: Fabio And His Electric Motorcycle
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Here's an interesting "documentary" from PlugInAmerica. It's all about electric cars and motorcycles, and it is hosted by the beautiful Alexandra Paul (remember her from Baywatch?). In this episode the subject is Fabio, one of the big name male models.

Fabio has a collection of 100's of motorcycles (and cars), equal to that of Jay Leno, and in this documetnary episode, he talks to us about electric cars and motorcycles. He has just become the proud owner of a Zero electric motorcycle, and you get to see him ride around (fast).

Click on the headline to continue reading this story and see the video.......


 


3 April, 2012 - Video: A Positive Motorcycle Safety Ad
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You know those motorcycle safety commercials they show on TV? Anywhere in the world, you'll see them ... often brutal, usually shocking. Their main strategy is to shock you into thinking about safety, either as a car driver, but more often as a motorcycle rider.

But it doesn't need to be so. Carma in Australia are several companies and institutions that promote road safety. They have amongst others produced this motorcycle safety TV advertisement.

It's a positive one. No accidents, no motorcycles or human beings were hurt. It's nice to see a positive safety campaign for once.


 


29 March, 2012 - Video: Finally A Good Harley-Davidson Commercial
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It has been a while since I've seen a good Harley-Davidson motorcycle TV commercial, in fact it has been a VERY long time, but this advertisement does the trick.

It's not a "in your face" ad, nor is it about having an alternative lifestyle, but more subtle, and more realistic. It's about dreaming, and tht's what motorcycle riding is all about.


 


22 March, 2012 - Video: BMW F800GS - To Boldly Go Where No GS Has Gone
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Funny, and well done, video, which is really a sales promo for CalMoto. The video clip does Star Trekl, and takes the GS motorcycle boldly where no GS gas gone before, exploring the universe, or in this case, the woods.

The first half is really nice, with the famous Star Trek music, and some kick-ass riding.


 


20 March, 2012 - Video: Nissan Juke - Built To Thrill (With Motorcycles Though)
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Here's a very good, if not great, Nissan TV commercial for their Juke car, made in the UK by TBWA agency.

The video itself is pretty impressive, building a car on the move, but to get things right, you obviously need motorcycles.

So no matter how good a car, motorcycle are needed to make it... funny actually.


 


19 March, 2012 - Video: Motorcycle Stunt Madness - Biker and Pillion
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Somewhere in the Middle East, a couple of young motorcycle riders are amusing themselves doing stunts on the public roads. So far, not much to write home about since it happens all over the world.

Except here.... first of all, the stunts are totally weird, not something you'd want to try at home. Secondly, their motorcycle aren't exactly the kind you'd use for stunts, and thirdly, forget anything you have ever learned about ATGATT.

Here are two video, the first one is of a "stunt" biker, the second of a stunt pillion. Both must have fireproof feet....


 


13 March, 2012 - Video: Yamaha Byson 2012 - Indonesia
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Here's a TV commercial from Yamaha Indonesia for their Byson motorcycle, 2012 model. For the uninitiated, the Byson is a 153cc motorcycle with 10.1 kW power and 13,6 Nm torque.

As advertisements go, it fits right in Yamaha way of working & style; now if the motorcycle would be as good, they'd have a winner..


 


3 March, 2012 - Video: Polish Lottery
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Quite a simple TV commercial for the Polish Lottery, and no, it's not a Polish joke.

It's about a motorcycle rider what he'll do if he wins...


 


1 March, 2012 - Video: Honda CBR 150R with Casey Stoner
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When you become a champion, you not only win the glory and the big bucks, but you get to star in TV commercials, bringing in even more big bucks. That's also the case for Casey Stoner (no pun intended), who after winning the MotoGP crown, gets to promote Honda motorcycles.

Here's a TV commercial in which Stoner shows off what the Honda CBR 150R is capable off, in and off the circuit.

It's not bad as advertisements go, but no spark...


 


27 February, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson, Made In America
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The video below is not a TV commercial for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, like we've seen so many before, usually quite bad. But in fact it's more an infommercial for manufacturing in the USA, using Harley as example..

The segment is well done, highlighting the virtues of Harley's know-how in manufacturing motorcycles, all made-in-the-USA.


 


23 February, 2012 - Video: Live By It - Benin version
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You all probably remember the viral TV commercial from Harley-Davidson some 5 years ago called "Live By It"?

Here's another version, but this time from Benin (in Africa) with the same words but different images. If you haven't seen the original, see that first before seeing this one.

We'll see how long this video will last before Harley pulls the plug on it...

 


17 February, 2012 - Video: Honda And Soccer On Motorcycles
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It looks like if you ride a Honda motorcycle, you are an excellent soccer (football) player. Or at least, that is the case if you believe this Honda TV commercial.

You get to see, what I presume is a famous Brazilian soccer player (have no clue who it is), doing tricks with a (soccer) ball on his motorcycle. Not bad, if you're into soccer. It would have been nicer if he did those tricks while riding....


 


16 February, 2012 - Video: SuperMario and Vespa Scooters
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I don't know if this is a real commercial, and if it is, it will not have cost much money to make. The advertisement is for Vespa scooters, and it features Mario, or more SuperMario.

You can hear the irritating sound of the Mario Nintendo games, while Mario chooses a Vespa over the princess. But fake or not, it's still not bad.


 


13 February, 2012 - Video: Honda VT750S Australia Commercial
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Here's a very upbeat (music-wise) TV commercial from Australia, for the Honda VT750S motorcycle.

No fuss, no clever stuff, just upbeat music and a price. Not bad...


 


10 February, 2012 - Video: KTM - Fun On Ice X 3
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My friends at the Dutch motorcycle site Oliepeil decided not to be down because of the winter and the absolute freezing weather The Netherlands is having, so they decided to have some fun.

Using three KTM vehicles, and a frozen lake, they had their fun. A 500 EXC motorcycle, a 525 XC ATV and as bonus, a KTM X-BOW sports car did the trick.

Here's the video on how to have fun in the winter....


 


8 February, 2012 - A New Nikon Camera, A Motorcycle, And A Great Video
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If you are into photo (and video) cameras, it will probably not have escaped you that Nikon launched its latest pro or semi-pro camera, the Nikon D800. This latest DSLR gives you what can be considered the latest technological goodies that cameras can offer, from a 36 megapixel photo cameras, to full HD video making capabilities.

For the launch, Nikon commission Sandro Miller to make a short video (5 minutes) with the D800 camera, and Sandro in his artistic vision, used his talent to create this beautiful video of a Joy Ride on a motorcycle.

You'll need to see the video itself, it's below, but for those of you who are interested in how it was done using this latest camera, there's a "The Making Of..." below it.


 


7 February, 2012 - Video: Learn Motorcycle Drag Racing
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Not exactly something you'd think they have schools for, nor would you expect to see TV commercials for them, but there you go, learn something new everyday.

This is an advertisement for the Rickey Gadson Drag Racing School, where you can learn to drag race your motorcycle.


 


6 February, 2012 - Le Touquet Enduropale - Photos and Video
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For those of you who saw the Enduropale beach race in Le Touquet (either on the spot, on TV or the Web), you'll agree that it was incredible... incredibly crazy that is. 1080 motorcycles leaving the start at the same time in snow & ice, not to mention the deep sand was a sight to see.

But this year, to slow down the holeshot winner, they made several curves in the circuit. Which is fine when you arrive as one of the first, but when the 1000+ Sunday riders arrive, they get stuck. On its own, not a problem, but it becomes an enormous problem when the front of the pack has done a complete lap (about 10-15 minutes), and reaches the backmarkers who are still stuck in their first curve or hill.

That is a sight to see. Check the video below (for as long as it plays since it might be removed). You'll see the front leader loose his position since he got stuck in a still-standing pack of Sunday riders, while the number 2 manages to pass on the outside. Fun. That's life on the Enduropale, it's not the circuit, nor the obstacles, nor the professional competitors who are a threat, but the Sunday riders, all 1000+ of them.

Here are some photos of the event, and below that videos.

 


3 February, 2012 - Enduropale 2012: Live On The Web
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Even if you are not coming to that wacky and incredible beach motorcycle enduro, the Le Touquet Enduropale, you can still see it.

The France3 national TV stations will be broadcasting it live on TV, but will also be streaming it on their web, all 3 hours worth.

This year might just be a notable one, since they are predicting snow for the weekend....


 


25 January, 2012 - Video: Shit Bikers Say
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As motorcycle riders, we tend to say a lot. Instead of just riding, we like talking about our motorcycles, and often we say, as the French say, "N'importe quoi", meaning "whatever". It's true, we do say a lot of things, and this video proves it.

You'll recognize many of the things said in the video, that's for sure. Starring Bill Dwyer from AtlasRider.

Have a look, and see how many of the things said in the video are said by you.... I dare you.


 


24 January, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson Multiple Lovers Ad
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This Spanish TV commercial is not a real Harley-Davidson TV advertisement, but it could have been. It's very much in style with previous Harley ads.

Nicely done, quite professional, it shows a young guy on his Harley motorcycle going from woman to woman....


 


23 January, 2012 - France: Shocking Road Safety Campaign - As Long As...
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The French Minister of Transportation, the road safety commission, are known to have produced several high quality, high hitting, safety campaigns. Many have been produced with strong messages and visuals that hit home. They do make you think...

They have released a new TV commercial that will be shown on several TV stations in France with very strong images. The campaign in is Black & White (probably to spare you with a lot of red color).

There is only one part with a motorcycle, actually a scooter, and the accident is not his fault, but a truck running a red light. Jeez, I hope this was a trick shot, and not a real accident....


 


20 January, 2012 - Video: Pepsi and Motorcycles
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Funny, specially for a Coca-Cola drinker (and loyal fan) like me.... this is a Pepsi TV commercial dating back to 1985.

It shows that as a motorcycle rider, you can't drive past a service station that sells Pepsi. Well.... I can.


 


16 January, 2012 - Video: Portrait of Shelina Moreda - ePower Racer
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Here's a video portrait of the Californian female racer, Shelina Moreda, who races in FIM ePower electric motorcycle races for the Italian eCRP team.

She is pretty, and very good.... 2012 is going to be interesting for electric motorcycle races.


 


13 January, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson Cologne - Bad Ass Smell
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I'm sorry, but this just doesn't do it for me. It's kind of funny, but the tag line works against the product. The product is Harley-Davidson Cologne, and saying "Bad Ass Smell" is like saying your perfume smells of a public toilet.... not nice.

I realize that Harley is playing on the tough as nail biker image they portray in all their advertisements, and it probably works for motorcycle sales, but for perfumes? It's almost an oxymoron, "bad ass" biker perfume.


 


12 January, 2012 - Video: 70s Esso Gas Station Commercial
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There used to be a time, many decades ago, that you could actually get service in a gas station:- service and a smile. This 70's TV commercial reminds me of those good old days...

It's an advertisement from Esso, and it's short, but sweet. It'll make you smile...


 


12 January, 2012 - Get Your Own Scale Model Vintage Motorcycle
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There's a company in Spain that make exact replicas of classic vintage motorcycles, scaled down to 1:5 and 1:9. These incredibly detailed models use the same materials found on the original motorcycles, and not only do all parts move, but actually work (except the engine).

So when you press the brakes, the wheels stop spinning. Have a look at the video, the scale models are truly impressive .... but... very expensive. Most are one-off, and even the "mass" produced one runs into 4 digits.

But if you're a fan... what's money?


 


6 January, 2012 - Video: Pulsar - A Decade Of Dominance
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That the Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj makes excellent TV commercials we know. We've seen many of them in the past. Their motorcycle advertisements are second to none.

Their Pulsar motorcycle models are their workhorse, they are the most sold in India. They have had the model range for 10 years, and to celebrate, they've issued this infomercial, in black & white, about the pulsar.

As usual with Bajaj ads, it's very well done. It's simple, with a Pulsar doing a wheelie while a voice over pronounces some interesting philosophies.

BTW, it's probably one of the longest wheelie you'll see on video...


 


5 January, 2012 - Video: Breitling Watches and Pretty Girl On Motorcycle
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Breitling watches are known as the aviation watch. Many private and professional pilots wear them, it's like a status symbol and a sign that you are a pilot. It's therefore no wonder that Breitling would show an airplane in their latest TV commercial, and not just any airplane, but a beautiful Mustang P51. But even better, they have a motorcycle with a beautiful girl riding it.

The moral of the story is that you'll never be late if you have a Breitling watch. To me, the guy is a sucker.... leaving just because the lady is late..

Have a look at the ad. It's very nicely filmed.


 


26 December, 2011 - Video: Why Riding A Self Made Motorcycle Is Not A Good Idea
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Tinkering on your motorcycle is one thing, but making one is another. Just have a look at this video, and you'll see why not.

Or maybe, this should be entitled "why riding off road with a street motorcycle is not a good idea".


 


19 December, 2011 - Video: Honda Wave Dash - My Secret Obsession
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It's not easy to market a small displacement scooter to adolescents and teenagers, and Honda are trying it very hard with their Wave Dash.

In this TV commercial the guy is more interested by the motorcycle than the pretty girl, until she goes for a ride with him, and everyone is happy.

Bland? You betcha, but I guess it works for hormone-filled teenagers.


 


14 December, 2011 - Video: Sym 250cc Motorcycle Ad
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The Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer Sym, is trying hard to diversify their product range, away from low displacement scooters, moped and motorcycle, to (slightly) bigger motorcycles, notably the 250cc naked. Asia is big for 125 and 250, and many manufacturers are seeking entry into this very lucrative market, and Sym is one of the recent ones. Here's a TV commercial for their T2 250 (which I believe is now called Wolf SB250Ni ... but then I can be wrong).

 


25 November, 2011 - Video: Hemorrhoids? Sperti Helps On A Motorcycle
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Some PR agencies are more creative than others. The KOEN agency in The Netherlands wanted to show a good case of what hemorrhoids can do, so they hired some poor blokes to ride down Amsterdam on their motorcycle.

They were told to ride standing up, and on the back was a big sign, saying "Hemorrhoids? You don't want to sit with that. Sperti Helps".

Funny, unless you're the motorcycle rider....


 


23 November, 2011 - WTF of the Week: Motorcycle Riding Tent
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You've got to see this to believe it. It's no longer the WTF of the Week, but of the Century:

It's difficult to explain what it is, but in short, it's a tent for motorcycle used for riding, not camping. It's clamped onto the motorcycle or scooter (thank you for not having any accidents), there's place for two, and it serves as toilet for on the road.

Here's the video.... you got to see it to believe it...


 


23 November, 2011 - Video: Old Spice and Motorcycles
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Old Spice, the perfume for men, have a TV commercial out with a motorcycle. At least, they don't diss motorcycles, in fact, they saying that when you use Old Spice, you become a better looking (and better smelling) biker...

Life is beautiful.... corny but well done.


 


22 November, 2011 - Video: Volkswagen - Easy Rider
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It's strange that for a company like Volkswagen, that has as CEO a true-blooded biker, that many of their TV commercials make fun of the motorcycle riding public...

Here's one such TV advertisement from Volkswagen South Africa. It really makes fun of bikers, but I have to say, I got several giggles out of it. Funny.

The ad is for the Volkswagen Jetta.


 


21 November, 2011 - France: 1 Biker Tries To Get Rid Of Crash Barrier Guillotines
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One biker here in France is trying hard to get the government to do something about the deadly crash barriers. His name is Mehdiator, and he's produced photos and 14 videos explaining why they are so deadly.

When you fall off your motorcycle and you slide towards a crash barrier, you stand a very big chance of losing your head and limbs. The government knows this, but the adding of an extra barrier at the bottom costs money, and they don't really want to spend it on bikers.


 


18 November, 2011 - Video: Ducati Motorcycles and Tudor Watches
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Interesting TV commercial that for a first is showing a Ducati motorcycle during regular evening programming here on French TV. Before, some Ducati ads were shown during special motorcycle programs, like the MotoGP, but this one runs during normal programs...

... but then, it's for Tudor watches.


 


11 November, 2011 - Eicma 2011: Demonstrating The MotoAirBag - The Video
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I showed you a photo earlier on how the folks at MotoAirBag demonstrated an airbag jacket for motorcycle riders. Quite an unconventional approach.

I returned to their stand, and asked for another demonstration, but this time I made a short video. They used a demo-girl from another stand as the unsuspected victim... poor girl.

Here's the video on how to demonstrate a motorcycle airbag jacket.


 


4 November, 2011 - Video: Off Road Skills Course with Charlie Boorman
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The (BMW) Off Road Skills (ORS) training is not only excellent, giving you a real training and confidence to ride off road, but it also has had its share of celebrities attending the course.

One of the celebs is Charley Boorman, who not only went to ride around the world (Long Way Round/Down) with his pal Ewan McGregor (who also attended the course), but also raced in the Dakar.

Charley went back to the ORS, and visited with the students, and participated in some of the training events. Here's the video. It gives you a good impression what the training is all about.


 


3 November, 2011 - Ad: Lenovo and Dirt Motorcycles
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Former IBM, now Lenovo are trying to show how tough their computers and pads are. To show it, they've mounted the ThinkPad on a dirt motorcycle with sidecar, and in the sidecar is their stuntman, who is playing a game while the motorcycle is riding through a dirt track.

And the game he's playing? ..... yep, a motocross game.


 


3 November, 2011 - Video: BMW’s New Maxi-Scooter Promotion - Ready For Eicma
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A very elaborate TV commercial just to announce that BMW will be showing their new maxi-scooter at the Eicma show next week in Milan, Italy.

This 50 second TV spot shows a little kids with a car and a motorcycle toy (both BMW, but what would you expect?). The funny thing is that they do not even show the shadow of the new BMW scooter, just the thought....


 


25 October, 2011 - Video: AEG Trademan Series - Geoff Ballard
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A very nice "infomercial", a mini documentary of Australian off-road motorcycle champion, many times winner of ISDE, Geoff Ballard.

The video was made for the German AEG Powertools company (for their Australian outfit), and gives a nice look on this Australian motorcycle legend.


 


24 October, 2011 - Video: Toyota Hilux Australia- Wild Boar Motorcyclists?
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Toyota Australia have a couple of pretty well done TV commercials for their Hilux pickup truck. Since Top Gear has shown that the car is indestructible, that's more or less what they show.

In one of the advertisements, they show a motorcycle rider... but the biker is a flame-throwing wild boar, with body armor and a rocket launcher... nice image!


 


21 October, 2011 - Video: Bajaj Pulsar Decals - Go Fast Stripes for Motorcycles
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Yet another good TV commercial for the Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj, for their Pulsar, but in this case it's for ....

... go-faster stripes...!! Funny.


 


13 October, 2011 - Video: Mini Car Ad - Biker Woman Prefers Car
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Well, what do you know... According to this TV commercial, a female motorcycle pillion prefers to be in a Mini Coupe car than riding on the back of a motorcycle....

Do you think that's true in real life?


 


12 October, 2011 - Imbecile Wheelies With 3 Year Old On Fuel Tank
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Some people should never ride a motorcycle, nor have children. This UK guy is one of them.

Speeding, dogging, riding on pavements, wheelie (small ones) - all that while you got your 3 year old on the fuel tank - and no protection whatsoever.

Here's the video...


 


7 October, 2011 - Video: Motorcycle Superman
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Incredible how some people ride their motorcycles, or in this case mopeds. This video is of a souped up 50cc (very noisy) doing an enormous speed on the motorway, and one of the reasons the guy is going so fast is because he's gotten as aerodynamic as possible; he's horizontal!

Incredible but stupid!


 


30 September, 2011 - Video: Biker Revenge - Road Rage
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Here's a video of a justified road rage from a motorcycle rider. He almost got run down by a speeding car while he was passing another motorcycle. Lane splitting for cars....

But the biker gave chase, and the end result will not be forgotten by the car driver.


 


22 September, 2011 - Video: 2 x Kawasaki Motorcycles Ads From Brazil
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Two nicely done TV commercials from Kawasaki Brazil.

One is for the Versys motorcycle, the other for the Vulcan bike. But both have as main theme, riding and suddenly you find yourself at some distant location on earth. Nice...


 


16 September, 2011 - Video: GasGas in Cigarette Commercial
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A really well filmed cigarette commercial from Indonesia, with a GasGas Trial motorcycle riding over a mountain. Nice filming, great riding.

... no cigarettes are shown...


 


14 September, 2011 - Video: Havana Club - Booze Better Than Motorcycles?
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According to this TV commercial, it's better to be drinking booze (in this case Havana Club) than riding motorcycle...

You ride motorcycle when you're bored....


 


13 September, 2011 - Video: Lucky Biker - Saved From Under Burning Car
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An incredibly lucky motorcycle rider, despite his unluck in having an accident.

He ended up under a car in flames, but some people went up, and despite the danger to them, lifted the car, and pulled him from under the car.

Incredible brave! Here's the video.


 


8 September, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Goes To The Dogs
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In a surprisingly good TV commercial, Harley-Davidson shows that it still has it in making good ads. Or maybe it's because they have recently changed PR/Ad agency.

This TV spot is made by Victors & Spoils in the USA, and shows that motorcycle riders love dogs..... funny and well done. Positive message, even to cagers.


 


5 September, 2011 - Nissan Ad: How To Piss Off Motorcycle Riders
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Here's a TV/Web commercial from car maker Nissan that for sure will piss off many motorcycle riders out there....

... specially if you consider that the main theme of the ad is that the car has "trophies" of motorcycles crashed by the car!

What a FAIL!


 


30 August, 2011 - Ad: Lose Your Licence and You’re Screwed
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Nice print and TV commercial promoting safety for young driver and riders. Using some strong words, the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia reminds you what will happen when you lose your motorcycle (or car) license...


 


25 August, 2011 - Video: Hero Honda CBZ X-Treme - James Bond Move Over
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The advertisement agencies in India sure know how to make interesting TV commercials....

Heres one for the Hero Honda (now Hero Motocorp) CBZ X-Treme motorcycle. The TV commercial is full of stunts and special effects, all done with a James Bond-like theme... nice (but the picture quality is lousy).


 


19 August, 2011 - Video: Vespa - Thrill of Living
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A Spanish language TV commercial for Vespa scooter, made quite some time ago if you listen to the quality, and look at the way the people are dressed. It's a bit in the Coca-Cola style, with loads of people happy and dancing.

Throw in a few pretty girls, and you've got a commercial...


 


18 August, 2011 - Video: Budweiser Beer - Motorcycle Gang
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Nice TV commercial for Budweiser beer, dating back to 1993.

The TV ad shows two motorcycle gangs, and the message is we can all get along as long as we have Budweiser beer (or something like that).


 


17 August, 2011 - New Concept For Riding Naked Motorcycle
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It takes all sorts of people to make this world a wonderful place to live in. Here's a guy in the USA who rides his motorcycle wearing nothing but a Borat-style Mankini....

Imagine to amount of sun-block cream he needs, and the number of bugs he needs to peel off his body after the ride.

Check the video of him riding...


 


16 August, 2011 - Video: New Hero MotoCorp TV Commercial
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Just launched last week, and already the new Hero Motocorp, a big Indian motorcycle manufacturer, have gotten themselves a nice and glossy corporate TV commercial.

Nicely done, and obviously expensive...


 


12 August, 2011 - Video: Yamaha Motorcycle - Track Ready, Street Smart
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Nice TV commercial for Yamaha motorcycles, building on their racing championships, making a statement that their motorcycles are ready for the track, and are street smart.

Too bad the biker on the Yamaha isn't street smart (wearing sneakers.....).


 


4 August, 2011 - Video: Lego Skull Motorcycle - How Cute
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Lego used to be very basic stuff. Building blocks for kids, a few colors, and all you could make was a rudimentary house or so.

No more.... this TV commercial shows you that you can even make a motorcycle... cool.


 


29 July, 2011 - Video: Jack Daniels Whiskey - As American As
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If you've got a product like Jack Daniel's whiskey to sell, it's not going to be difficult to make a great TV commercial. It's not like you're selling soap.

Here's a really nice Jack Daniel's TV advertisement featuring a motorcycle or two.


 


27 July, 2011 - Video: Zoan Motorcycle Helmets - Elevator Girl
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Nice and funny TV commercial for the Canadian Zoan motorcycle helmets manufacturer.

The advertisement involves a crowded elevator, a pretty & sexy girl, and an incredible pair of XXXXXXX.


 


26 July, 2011 - Video: Ducati Diavel 2011
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Nice and kind-of sexy TV commercial for the Ducati Diavel motorcycle. One of those advertisements with a baritone voice, sexy ladies and of course the Diavel power cruiser.

There's even a guest appearance of a AMG Mercedes in the ad.


 


25 July, 2011 - Video: HJC Motorcycle Helmets - Hole In The Wall
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Funny, but not a real TV commercial for HJC motorcycle helmets.

It seems to have been a school project, but funny nevertheless, so much so that HJC liked it. Nice to see that you can make a good commercial without a real budget.


 


12 July, 2011 - Video: Moto Guzzi - It’s About The Ride
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There aren't that many TV commercials out there for Moto Guzzi. One wonders why, since their motorcycles are great machines, and they have a good image in the market place.

Here's a nice Moto Guzzi TV advertisement, with no particular message, apart from that "It's all about the ride"...


 


7 July, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Sportster - Not For Everyone
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Back in the days that Harley-Davidson still made reasonably good motorcycle TV commercials... here's one of them. Not that it's mind blowing or well done, like the Bajaj ones, but it's not bad.

This is not aggressive, and though it doesn't say much, it says a lot by not saying much. Confused??


 


6 July, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Timpanogos With Curt Doussett
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A pretty good Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer TV commercial, not one of those where the owner shouts their stuff on TV, but one that has a story.

It's from Utah motorcycle dealer Timpanogos, and it stars actor/TV presenter Curt Doussett.


 


4 July, 2011 - Video: Shell Advance Brazil
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A pretty but meaningless TV commercial for Shell Advance motorcycle oil from Brazil...

... and it looks a bit like the Gucci TV ad with the Norton motorcycle.


 


30 June, 2011 - Video: Nun Does Motorcycle Backflip
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Funny TV commercial for Flying Horse Energy Drink, involving a nun, a motorcycle and an energy drink.

Nice....


 


27 June, 2011 - Video: Ducati’s Hypermotards 2011
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I love the Ducati Hypermotard motorcycle, for many reasons, and that's whay this is IMHO a great video of the Ducati line-up of Hypermotards for this season.

So put the kids to bed, the cat out the door, your spouse/partner into the garage, turn up the volume, and enjoy.


 


22 June, 2011 - Video: Aprilia RSV4 against Nissan GT-R
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After Hell For Leather made the video explaining the electronics of the Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle, they raced the Italian sportsbike against Japan's prime sportscar, the Nissan GT-R.

Though the circuit was very much in favor of the Nissan, both vehicles are stock standard, and driven by professionals.

By how much would the Nissan win. Watch the video.


 


21 June, 2011 - Video: Norton, Gucci Perfume and Motorcycles
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Woow! Motorcycles are starting to smell good! Here's a TV commercial from another big name perfume maker featuring a motorcycle (the last one was Chanel and Ducati).

This TV ad is from Gucci for the Gucci Guilty perfume, and it features the classy Norton Commando motorcycle.

Nice


 


20 June, 2011 - Video: See, Not Hear, An Electric Motorcycle In The Woods - Zero
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Here's a short video that shows you why electric motorcycles, especially in the woods, can be very handy. You'll see a Zero MX "thundering" through the woods. There is very little sound, apart from the wheels on the ground and the chain. Eerie...

It's been a dream of mine to go enduro riding in the woods on an electric motorcycle, scaring the bejasus out of hikers...


 


17 June, 2011 - Video: Bajaj Pulsar - Hunto
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A Bajaj TV commercial with some controversy.... quite unusual.

The YouTube page featuring this ad is full of nasty remarks, which surprises me, since I find the advertisement quite good and refreshing.


 


15 June, 2011 - Video: Aprilia Performance Ride Control
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Here's a very good and professional video from Hell for Leather, about the revolutionary Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC).

It shows and explains, without going into technical in-depth details, how and why APRC is a good thing on your Aprilia motorcycle. It can turn you into the next Max Biaggi..


 


9 June, 2011 - Video: Royal Enfield - Handcrafted Motorcycles
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Royal Enfield is the oldest motorcycle manufacturer still in operation, and the Royal Enfield Bullet the oldest motorcycle model still being manufactured. Two things to be proud off....

Here's a TV commercial, more an infomercial, about Royal Enfield and its handmade motorcycles. Nice...


 


8 June, 2011 - Video: Kawasaki Brazil x 4
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4 TV commercials coming from Kawasaki Brazil...

One is generic, one for the ER-6N, one for the Ninja 250R and one for the Ninja 650R motorcycle.


 


8 June, 2011 - Video: Bajaj Pulsar 220 - Orange and Stunting
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Bajaj motorcycle TV commercial ALERT! They're back at it!

The motorcycle manufacturer with the best TV advertisements has a new one, and it looks pretty good.

Have a look at this ad for their Pulsar 220 motorcycle. It's orange, and it does nice stunts.


 


3 June, 2011 - Video: Honda Scooters With Grace Jones - Weird
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A truly weird TV commercial for Honda Scooters, featuring Grace Jones...

Could it be weirder?


 


1 June, 2011 - Video: Follow Valentino Rossi’s 2011 Season
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An interesting way of getting you to follow Valentino Rossi's 2011 MotoGP season on Italian TV...

Don't show Rossi.... show a sexy red head!


 


31 May, 2011 - Video: Allstate And Motorcycle Mayhem
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Finally a motorcycle insurance commercial which is not half bad...

Allstate motorcycle insurance mayhem.


 


26 May, 2011 - Video: Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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It's not something I think about; motorcycle mechanics obviously need training, even for a Harley-Davidson. Here's a TV commercial for the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

They must be doing a pretty good business. Lots of dealers, and not that many mechanics to service them.


 


25 May, 2011 - Video: Yamaha Junoon YD 100
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It's funny how in some countries the small motorcycles are advertized the way we would advertize our big bikes. Here's a launch commercial from Pakistan for the Yamaha Janoon YD 100.

Photographers, groupies, smoke, sunglasses ..... the way you receive a big star.


 


19 May, 2011 - Video: Geico Bears - Amazing
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It just doesn't stop to amaze me how bad motorcycle insurance TV commercials are in the USA.... here's the latest from Geico.

At least it solves one of life's mysteries ... does a bear shit in the woods?


 


18 May, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson 250cc Motorcycle TV Ad
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When one says a 250cc Harley-Davidson motorcycle, you already know that we're not talking about a recent motorcycle.

Here's a TV commercial for a 250cc Harley/AMF bike. I just love their slogan... just watch it..


 


18 May, 2011 - Ducati Sell-Out The Diavel Cruiser Motorcycle
Ducati Press Conference EICMA 2010
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Form different reports in several discussion forums on the internet, and a visit to a Ducati dealer here in France, it's obvious that Ducati have a smash hit on their hands.

Prospective buyers of the Diavel, Ducati's power-cruiser, must now wait until September/October to get theirs.

And it's not only in France, that the Diavel is outselling the Multistrada, also in the UK (check the video interview).


 


17 May, 2011 - Video: Modenas Kristar - Getting The Wrong Kind Of Attention
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Funny TV commercial for the Malaysian motorcycle and scooter manufacturer Modenas....

It's for their Kristar scooter, and it's about getting the wrong kind of attention on your motorcycle.


 


16 May, 2011 - Video: Honda CBR900RR - Uncaged
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In a surprisingly good TV commercial from Honda Motorcycles, here's one from 1998. It shows a several caged motorcycles, and then the Fireblade ... which breaks free from its cage.

Nice symbolism.


 


13 May, 2011 - Video: Biker Torque TV Shows World’s Fastest Hearse
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The record attempt for the mad British priest to take the record of world's fastest hearse has been well documented over the last few days. ...

But here's the full story, courtesy of our friends at Biker Torque TV. Interview before and after, and the attempt itself. The record was accomplished with a Triumph Rocket III motorcycle.


 


12 May, 2011 - Video: BMW R1150R Motorcycle - Jazz
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A nice, probably not real, BMW motorcycle TV commercial.

It's for the BMW R1150R motorcycle, and it makes well use of a nice piece of Jazz music.

Elegant...


 


10 May, 2011 - Video: Kawasaki - Fastest Machine We Ever Built Ad - Funny
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Another funny TV commercial for Kawasaki. Though some of their ads have been banned (they were too funny), this one is quite good.

They don't even show the ZX-12R Ninja motorcycle, and they don't need to....


 


4 May, 2011 - Video: Yamaha Indonesia and Valentino Rossi
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It sucks at times being a famous athlete like Valentino Rossi. Here he is making a kind-of dumb TV commercial for Yamaha Indonesia in a language which he doesn't understand, but pretends to speak....

... but in honesty, the ad ain't half bad...


 


3 May, 2011 - Video: Honda - I Wanna Ride
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A good TV advertisement from Honda Motorcycles. It plays very well on our thoughts when doing those things we don't like doing... sitting in meetings, doing the laundry.... I just wanna go on a ride!

My thoughts exactly.


 


28 April, 2011 - Video: Honda CBR250R Introduction
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Nice, but very unimaginative launch video of the new Honda CBR250R motorcycle.

One nice moment (when the motorcycle blasts past the sportscar). Clip was used for their launch in India.


 


28 April, 2011 - Video: Yamaha Motorcycles Makes Grown Bikers Cry
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In an obvious dig at Harley-Davidson, here's a Yamaha Motorcycle TV advertisement that will make grown men cry..... or at least that is what the ad will make you think.


 


21 April, 2011 - Video: Progressive Motorcycle Insurance - Helmet Hair
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A recent TV advertisement from Progressive Insurance for motorcycles, where they try to get a "lighter" view on motorcycle riding, that of helmet hair.

I'm not impressed, but presume it does work for some ... have a look.


 


18 April, 2011 - Video: A Lame Progressive Motorcycle Insurance Ad
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Quite a lame TV ad for Progressive Insurance. Don't know when this ran, but it's corny. Just trying to use as many popular sayings on riding a motorcycle as they can.

Some agencies don't understand their public...


 


15 April, 2011 - Video: A Shiny Harley-Davidson
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Here is a Harley-Davidson product for all. Well... it's a TV advertisement from the year 2000 for a Harley-Davidson. Not the motorcycle, but for a Rayovac flashlight.

Actually, the ad is not bad, not because of the great images, but the words they used to describe their product. The Harley/Rayovac flashlight is not made anymore, so it can't be bought.


 


12 April, 2011 - Video: Ray-Ban Sunglasses - Sunset
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Nice TV advertisement from Ray-Ban, showing an adventure motorcycle rider throwing caution into the wind just so he can see a sunset.


 


29 March, 2011 - Video: Excellent Vietnam Motorcycle Safety Ad
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It just shows you that you don't need to have an enormous budget, stunt riders, CG and big name producers to make a good and hard hitting motorcycle safety TV spot. But that's what Oglivy in Vietnam did.

A very simple way of convincing Vietnamese motorcycle rides to use a helmet on their children. Plan ahead.....


 


23 March, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Black Label Clothing
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A new Harley-Davidson advertisement, but not for their motorcycles, but for their new clothing line; Black Label.

Still quite aggressive, but better than a few years ago...


 


22 March, 2011 - Video: Cloud 649 Lotto
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Nice TV commercial for a Canadian Lotto, Cloud 6/49.

Win the lotto, buy a new motorcycle, and head out for a very long ride.

That's the script for when I win the lotto....


 


21 March, 2011 - Video: Honda Motorcycles - Red Hot Summer
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A true "feel good" TV advertisement from Honda Motorcycles. Deep voice over, happy families riding their motorcycles, including the kids on their small displacement dirtbikes. Only thing missing is the family eating apple pie.

But then, would you prefer the in-your-face Harley ads?


 


18 March, 2011 - Video: Bajaj Pulsar 220 - Split Personality
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Another nice TV advertisement for Bajaj motorcycles, for their Pulsar 220.

This one uses, again, some creative computer graphics (CG), making an illusion of a split personality of the motorcycle.


 


16 March, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson - Life Is A Highway
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Nice Harley-Davidson motorcycle ad, if it is an official Harley ad?

It's a bit artsy, but the story is good. Why work the same humdrum job if you can go riding?


 


3 March, 2011 - Video: Motorcycle Ride on Narrow Trail, Steep Cliffs
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Here's an impressive motorcycle ride filmed using a helmet cam. Two bikers are taking a very narrow military trail alongside the Italian/French border in the Alps mountains.

Once you're committed to the trail, there's no turning back, the trail is too narrow, and often it's a long way down the mountain if you stumble.

It takes balls to ride this trail. Have a look....


 


23 February, 2011 - Video: Bajaj Wave Commercial
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One of the very few Bajaj TV commercials which wants to make me throw up.

It's not an ad for their motorcycles, but for one of their small displacement scooters, the Wave.

Wave good-bye!


 


22 February, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Triple S Ad
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Motorcycle dealer's TV commercials usually suck, but this one, Triple S - a Harley-Davidson dealer, is good and even funny.

It's an older one, and it's for Christmas.


 


21 February, 2011 - Video: Ducati 848 EVO
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A video promotion of the Ducati 848 EVO sports motorcycle.

It's a nice clip, artsy images and a very annoying sound track.


 


17 February, 2011 - Video: Victory Motorcycles - Fuel It
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Nice video ad for Victory Motorcycles, though it looks and feels a lot like a Harley ad, but better.

Have a look...


 


10 February, 2011 - Video: Tiffany Coates Shows How To Pick Up A Dropped Motorcycle
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In this short video, world motorcycle traveller/adventurer rider, Tiffany Coates, shows you the proper technique on pickup up a motorcycle that has been dropped.

It's something that will happen to you, so better learn the right way.


 


9 February, 2011 - Video: Harley Davidson Welcome To The Club
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A Swedish Harley-Davidson motorcycle (dealer) TV ad, including an animated character.

It also includes the one piece of music that is used over and over again with motorcycle ads.


 


4 February, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Cages
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Here's a good TV ad from Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

It uses the biker slang for "cars", being cages. Funny, seeing all sorts of vehicles driving around in a cage.


 


4 February, 2011 - Video: 2 Laps On The New Suzuki GSX-R750 Motorcycle
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Here's a video which our Dutch colleagues from MotoKlik magazine made while testing the brand new Suzuki GSX-R750 sports motorcycle on a Spanish circuit.

Situated in-between the 600 and 1000, the motorcycle is a demon. Just watch the video, and judge yourself.


 


1 February, 2011 - Video: Vespa And King Kong Funny Ad
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Here is a reasonable funny TV ad for Vespa scooters featuring King Kong and a pretty sexy red-head.

Not bad...


 


25 January, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Life Coaches Ad
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Not a bad Harley-Davidson TV ad. I don't know when this ran, but it looks recent. The message is clear, it's a bit like the motivation posters saying "you never see a motorcycle at a psychologist office".

The ad shows you many statistics of American trying to "feel" good, like shrinks, botox, self improvement even pedicures, but if you really want to feel good, but a motorcycle!


 


20 January, 2011 - Video: Yamaha Star Motorcycles
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Here's a TV ad, if you turn off the volume, you'd swear it's a Harley commercial. But it's not, it's a Yamaha Star motorcycles one.


 


20 January, 2011 - Video: Indian Motorcycle Ad-Cruising Memory Lane
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Sometimes you forget that there are more than one motorcycle manufacturers in the USA.

In fact, here's a TV ad so that you don't forget the oldest motorcycle manufacturer; Indian Motorcycles.


 


18 January, 2011 - Video: Honda PCX 125 (Australia)
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Nice, but simple TV ad from Honda Australia for their PCX 125 Scooter.

Nice tune and images, but simple. Nothing catchy or shocking. No special effects, just a plain simple ad.


 


14 January, 2011 - Video: Vintage Safety TV Ad - British Motorcycle Fashion
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Interesting. A vintage, black & white, TV ad from the UK, promoting the use of helmets on motorcycles and scooters.

Not only do they make you safe on your motorcycle, but it's also a great fashion statement.....


 


12 January, 2011 - DVD: The Achievable Dream DVD Set
Achievable DreamDVD pack
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An introduction to Horizons Unlimited DVD set for inspiring adventure motorcycle riders, or just plain armchair travellers. 5 series to show you how to ride into a country whose name you can't pronounce, keeping yourself happy, save and secure.

Also one teaser for the 4th series of this set, "Ladies on the Loose", showing you several female RTW riders.


 


11 January, 2011 - Video: Aprilia Scarabeo Starring Holly Fields
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Here's a nice TV ad for the Aprilia Scarabeo scooter starring Holly Fields.

Nicely done, a real story and some great music. A very anti-men ad... but funny...


 


4 January, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson, Women & Motorcycles
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Women have been riding motorcycles for quite some time now, but it is only recently that Harley-Davidson has woken up to that idea.

Now Harley is promoting females riding motorcycles, and here's one TV ad to prove it.


 


3 January, 2011 - Video: Yamaha Fiore Scooter
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Here's a nice upbeat TV ad from Yamaha to start the new year with.

It's for a 50cc scooter, so nothing to write home about, but has a nice electronic tune to it.


 


29 December, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Black Friday
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Bit late, but not a bad TV ad. It's from Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Black Friday.


 


27 December, 2010 - Video: Tiffany’s BMW Episode
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Here's finally the full Tiffany "Tiff" Coates episode on the BMW YouTube channel.

BMW invited Tiff to fly over to Turkey, including her trusty GS motorcycle, and stay there for a few weeks and be filmed for this documentary. It's all about Tiffany and her world travels on her motorcycle.


 


21 December, 2010 - Video: Aprilia Ad-Real Bikes For Real Men
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Funny, but not too sure it's a real TV ad for Aprilia.

In this ad, they poke fun at Ducati, which according to the ad are not real motorcycles.


 


14 December, 2010 - Video: BMW S1000RR Motorcycle And Subliminal Ads
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Interesting ad experiment from BMW for their BMW S1000RR motorcycle.

In a cinema ad starring Ruben Xaus, they did not show a visible BMW logo, but "flashed" it invisibly to the audience. Towards the end of the ad, Xaus asked the audience to close their eyes... and then they saw the BMW logo.

Nifty, but scary! Subliminal advertising...


 


7 December, 2010 - Video: Nice Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Dealer Ad
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Harley-Davidson Motorcycles over the last few years has had some pretty bad TV ads, but their dealers have done better, and probably with less money.

Here's a nice Christmas ad from a Canadian motorcycle dealer, Heritage Harley.


 


1 December, 2010 - Video: British Customs Motorcycle
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A nice ad from British Customs, a custom motorcycle builder based on Triumph motorcycles from the UK.

Nice ad, nice motorcycles.


 


30 November, 2010 - Ads: Shell Mastercard And A Not Quite Biker Gang
Ad Shell Mastercard Easy Rider Norway
Ad Shell Mastercard Furious Norway
A mildly amusing advertisement campaign from Shell in Norway.

A series of ads featuring motorcycle riders are to draw you several webisodes (web episodes). Here are the 5 ads and the 4 episodes.

Enjoy


 


24 November, 2010 - Video: How To Steal Sheep Using A Motorcycle
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An incredible video of a bunch of thieves in Turkey stealing sheep using a motorcycle.

The incredible thing is that the truck carrying the sheep is in movement.....


 


23 November, 2010 - Video: 2 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle TV Ads
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Two older TV ads from Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

One older one from 1991, made to look even older, the other slightly never, corny but still slightly funny.

 


19 November, 2010 - Video: Announcement Of The Ducati/AMG Partnership
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Here's the video clip used when they announced the surprise partnership between AMG and Ducati motorcycles.

For a partnership introduction video, they don't show the car and the Diavel motorcycle together.... strange.


 


17 November, 2010 - Motorcycles and Go-Karts
Hayabusa Go Kart
Go-karts have small and light frames, and take small engines to power them at high speeds.

But if you're really crazy and out of this world, how about putting a high powered big displacement motorcycle engine on a go-kart. Like a Hayabusa, or a R1, or Ducati, or Fireblade, or......

Here are some of these one-of go-karts powered by a motorcycle engine, and 2 video to prove you need to be crazy to race one of them.


 


16 November, 2010 - Video: Beechies - Nothing But My Helmet
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Funny and "true" story shared in a TV ad campaign in South Africa for Beechies (sweets) about a guy forced to ride his scooter naked except for his helmet.


 


11 November, 2010 - Doobie Brothers Hit The Road, Again
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The legendary classic rock band from the 70's, The Doobie Brothers, and probably the "official motorcycle rider band", have released a new, and very impressive, album.

Most are new songs, and some old ones updated, are great to listen to for when you go out riding your motorcycle. Here's more info on their new album "Word Gone Crazy" and a video to their hit song "Nobody".

Enjoy..


 


26 October, 2010 - Video: BMW Documentary Trailer With Tiffany & Her Motorcycle
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Tiffany "Tiff" Coates had been invited by BMW to star in a documentary. She and her GS motorcycle were flown to Turkey for a few weeks filming.

Here's the trailer of the BMW documentary, or maybe it's an infomercial.


 


19 October, 2010 - Video: Hero Honda Hunk 2010 Motorcycle - Yuk!
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One really bad TV ad for a motorcycle partnership that is splitting up (no wonder), Hero Honda.

This is one ad where the marketing people have thrown every superlatives they could find into the ad. The best one is "Solid Disc Brakes"....


 


13 October, 2010 - France: Motorcycle Magazine Adds Web TV
Moto Journal TV
The French weekly motorcycle magazine, Moto Journal, has created a Web TV site full of videos of motorcycles.

Tests and funny motorcycle videos can be seen here.


 


13 October, 2010 - Video: Suzuki GSX-R 600 and GSX-R 750 Motorcycle Ads
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Two recent TV ads from Suzuki for their GSX-R 600 and GSX-R 750 2011 motorcycles.

Not creative, but nice to watch.


 


4 October, 2010 - Video: Kawasaki ZX-14 Promo
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With Kawasaki being the motorcycle flavor of the day, here's a commercial, more a promo, of the Kawasaki ZX-14 motorcycle.

Nice, lots of CGI and fast action. Not like the ads they used to make, but still pretty good. From 2007.


 


1 October, 2010 - Video: Making Of The SBK BMW Umbrella Girls At Misano
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Nice video with catchy tune, on the "Making of" the BMW Umbrella girls at the recent Misano SBK motorcycle race.

It's not easy being an umbrella girl, you can see that for the video. Always smiling, always being pretty while 1000's gawk at you.

Interesting video.


 


29 September, 2010 - Video: Peugeot Scooter vs Lamborghini Gallardo Drag Race
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Incredible as it may sound, here's a video of a drag race between a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar and a Peugeot 50cc scooter.

Can you guess who won? Ohhh ... the moped has a jet turbine engine onboard.

Want to take another guess?


 


24 September, 2010 - Ducati Monster 900 - - Wheelchair
Ducati Monster 900 Wheelchair
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Wheelchair bound bikers who continue riding their motorcycle deserve our utmost respect (and I don't just mean Rossi). Here's an English biker who transformed a Ducati Monster into a motorized wheelchair!

There's even a video of the motorcycle in motion.


 


24 September, 2010 - Video: RevZilla Ad - The Commute
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RevZilla have produced a short movie, it could also be called an infomercial, or a long commercial, but whatever you call it, it's really nice, and well made.

It's the ideal commute on your motorcycle. The way it is intended!

Have a look and enjoy.


 


24 September, 2010 - Video: KTM’s 450 Rally Motorcycle and Cyril Despres
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Here's an incredibly well done sneak preview of KTM's new 450 Rally motorcycle that will be used in the upcoming Dakar race.

It's none other than Cyril Despres behind the handlebars, shaking down the motorcycle. Very well filmed, from all angles, but you never get to see the whole bike... it's a teaser.

That new 450 sure goes fast, and if you crank up the volume, you can enjoy the roar of the engine. Amazing!


 


22 September, 2010 - Video: SAP Likes Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
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A TV ad from SAP (software) showing the world that Harley-Davidson is their customer.

Yippie!


 


21 September, 2010 - Video: 2 x Hero Honda TV ads From Way Back
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Two "old" TV ads from world's biggest motorcycle manufacturer, Hero Honda.

They're corny, but in those days, that's what people did for advertisement. But it's effective.


 


14 September, 2010 - Video: 3 Sexy Girls +1 Motorcycle = Bennetts Insurance Ad
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English motorcycle insurance company, Bennetts, has a TV ad.

Not unusual, but this one features three sexy girls, one motorcycle, and lots of soap, water and sponges. Fun ?

What do you think about this ad? Too much ?


 


9 September, 2010 - Video: Xerox With Ducati Motorcycle TV Ad
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Nice TV ad from Xerox, showing why Ducati motorcycles have chosen Xerox for their business needs.


 


3 September, 2010 - Video: SGSB (Sexy Girls Sell Better) - Chop Shop
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A TV ad with a sexy and busty young lady and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. You'd think it's for Harley, oil, mechanics, motorcycle cleaning service .. a bar maybe.

Nope, nothing to do with motorcycles. It's for a hairdresser, and it's from Down Under.


 


2 September, 2010 - Product Review: Raleri LCDrive Motorcycle Helmet Visor
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A detailed product review of Raleri's LCDrive, a LCD based motorcycle helmet visor that changes tint in nanoseconds when there is strong sunlight.

Verdict: Very impressive.


 


2 September, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Cigarettes Ad
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Here's a special TV ad. It's from Harley-Davidson in Japan, and it's promoting Harley cigarettes, not motorcycles.

I didn't even know that Harley sold cigarettes.... but there you go. At least, they're "mild"...


 


1 September, 2010 - Product Review: Raleri Photochromic Motorcycle Helmet Visor
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A product review of the Raleri Chromatic motorcycle helmet visor, a visor that changes tint depending on the sun light.

A video of the visor working and a video showing you how to place the visor inside your helmet.

Summary: A remarkable visor that does exactly what it is supposed to do, and reasonably fast. Pretty good for its price.


 


30 August, 2010 - Video: MotorLand Aragon MotoGP 2010 Ad
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MotorLand MotoGP 2010
Interesting TV ad for the upcoming MotoGP race in Aragon, Jorge Lorenzo's home circuit.

It's quite obvious from the ad's graphics, that Lorenzo is expected to win.... and he probably will...


 


24 August, 2010 - Missed Out Riding In Europe On A Motorcycle? Harley To The Rescue
Harley France Video Map
Harley-Davidson logo
Harley-Davidson France have released an incredibly well done web site, showing you a 7 day trip through the Southern part of France and the Northern part of Italy on a Harley motorcycle.

The video is very well done, not only does it show you the scenery, but you can drag the video to look around you in a 360° scenery. Want to see the rider, or the sky, or side scenery...? No problem. All in HD and full screen. It's like being there.

Very nice way of riding in Europe without the cost.


 


23 August, 2010 - Video: Funny Drinking & Riding TV Ad
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Funny drinking & riding a motorcycle TV ad, though I don't know if it's real or a spoof.

If it's funny, it usually isn't real....


 


29 July, 2010 - Video: If Our Motorcycle Had Gears Like This
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What if the gears in our motorcycle were like this one in this video?

Possible?


 


28 July, 2010 - Video: Aprilia Motorcycles Aren’t For Painting
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A really cool video, I'd say more or less in response to BMW's cloth-from-the-table-pulling video, from Aprilia.

In this funny video, you see an Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle painting! Honest, it's painting. Have a look.


 


28 July, 2010 - Video: Kawasaki - Let The Good Times Roll #2
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This is the 2nd Kawasaki TV ad for their motorcycle from back in the 1980's.

It's very much like the popular Coca-Cola TV ads from those days.


 


22 July, 2010 - Australia: Educating Motorcycle Riders On Safety
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Queensland, Australia have a very good web site, run by the local authorities, full of interesting and useful information on motorcycle safety.

Detailed information about the gear you can wear, tips fro riding safely, quizzes, and a good safety video.

Education is a lot better than repression!


 


20 July, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Dealer - Anti-Ecology
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A TV ad for a San Diego Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer....

I don't know if he's serious or not. He does say the anti-ecology things with a smile....??? What do you think?


 


19 July, 2010 - Video: Bajaj Motorcycle Music TV Ad
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As usual, Bajaj have gotten yet another nice TV commercial for their motorcycles.

This one is for their Pulsar 135LS, and it features motorcycles playing music. Nice....


 


13 July, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Grandpa Story Ad
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Nice TV ad from Harley-Davidson.

I'd say this is an older one, not like the ones they are making currently. It has a nice touch to it. Cute.


 


6 July, 2010 - Video: Dakar 2011 Promo
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Like any self-respecting major sport event, there's a promotional video of the next event.

Here's the promo for the 2011 edition of the famous Dakar race. Plenty of motorcycles, cars and trucks... and many emotions.


 


2 July, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles With Marisa Miller
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A Harley-Davidson TV ad featuring the beautiful Marisa Miller.

More please...


 


1 July, 2010 - Video: Funny Aprilia RS250 Ad - Not Real
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Funny "TV" ad for Aprilia, for the RS250 motorcycle.

However, it's not a real ad, nor is it from Aprilia. It's for a Dutch school as a project.

Very good idea and execution, better than many ad agencies.


 


30 June, 2010 - Video: Test Ride Of The Brammo Electric Motorcycle
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Nice video (and article) on a test ride of the Brammo electric motorcycle by the Earth2Tech web site.

It's not a test ride by a professional motorcycle tester, but more one by a newbie to motorcycles, so she asks different questions.

Interesting!


 


30 June, 2010 - Video: Allstate Insurance - Road Rash
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After last months very well done TV ad for Allstate Insurance, featuring a ghost motorcycle crashing, they have now released a second TV ad, this time featuring a ghost motorcycle and road rash.

Nice graphics and special effects.


 


3 June, 2010 - Video: Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycle Transformer
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Nice TV ad from Kawasaki for their ZX-14 Ninja motorcycle, using "transformer" images.


 


2 June, 2010 - Video: Smart Car - Like A Motorcycle
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A nice TV ad from Smart Cars Brazil, favorably comparing a Smart car with motorcycles.

At least it's not anti-motorcycles.


 


26 May, 2010 - Video: An Honest Harley-Davidson Motorcycles TV Ad?
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Funny, and very fake Harley-Davidson motorcycle TV ad.

But wouldn't it be great if motorcycle manufacturers were forced to make honest TV publicity about their motorcycles. Tell you the way it really is?


 


24 May, 2010 - Video: Allstate Insurance - Bikes Never Crash Alone
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A very good TV ad from Allstate for motorcycle insurance.

The 31 second TV ad shows several motorcycle crashing, in high def, slow-mo, but all of them without a rider. The tag line is "Bikes never Crash Alone".

Very well filmed.


 


12 May, 2010 - Video: New Honda Motorcycles USA - Chain Gang Ad
Ad Honda Sabre USA
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Two print ads and one TV ad (with the video) of Honda Motorcycles North America ad campaign for their new Sabre and Stateline motorcycles.

Their TV ad is not bad, and so is their "punch" line...


 


11 May, 2010 - Movies: View ChopperTown On YouTube
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The excellent motorcycle documentary ChopperTown: The Sinners is available for rental on YouTube.

It's currently an experiment, and I think it only work sin the USA, but you can watch the 1 1/2 hour documentary for US$2.99.

Not bad...


 


6 May, 2010 - Video: Cockroaches On Motorcycles
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Mildly funny TV commercial for Orkin, the pest control service, where a cockroach not only enjoys taking a hot tub, but also likes riding on a motorcycle.

... or is this a sublime message from the producers, telling the world what they think we motorcycle riders are... cockroaches?


 


3 May, 2010 - Video: Swedish Motorcycle Safety - Invisible
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Quite a good TV ad from Sweden for motorcycle awareness.

It's longer than most safety ads, but the twist is towards the end....


 


29 April, 2010 - Video: DYL Motorcycle 2010 Ad
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A TV ad for DYL Motorcycles. Don't know who DYL motorcycles is????

It's a Pakistan version of Yamaha....


 


28 April, 2010 - Video: Michigan Motorcycle Safety Ad - Fairy Godmother
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Nice, and not in-your-face, motorcycle safety ad from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.

If only....


 


23 April, 2010 - Video: Wells Fargo Norton Restoration Project
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Here's a TV ad for Wells Fargo bank, for a young couple who wants to restore a Norton motorcycle.

Fat chance that they'd get a load;... just save the money...


 


22 April, 2010 - Video: Hero Honda Passion
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A feel good, and reasonably funny TV ad for the Indian motorcycle manufacturer, Hero Honda.


 


21 April, 2010 - China: Cool Motorcycle Rider, Really Cool
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Is this motorcycle rider cool, or what?

Don't try this at home, but riding your motorcycle through traffic while sitting sideways is impressive...


 


19 April, 2010 - 24 Hours of Le Mans Motorcycle Race 2010
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race were held last weekend, and here are 9 photos and 1 video for you to watch (the video is that of an impressive pit fire).


 


8 April, 2010 - Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 Motorcycle Advertisement
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The first Ducati Multistrada 1200 motorcycle TV ad to hit the internet.

Nice, but in Italian, but who needs to understand Italian when you look at the motorcycle???


 


25 March, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Ad - Make This The Year
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Not a bad TV ad for Harley-Davidson motorcycles Canada.

It promotes a special website called MakeThisTheYear.ca.


 


17 March, 2010 - Video: BMW K1200S Bull
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Hmmm ... interesting BMW TV ad for their K1200S motorcycle, featuring a bull...

But is it real, or a spoof??


 


11 March, 2010 - Video: Corporate Honda Motorcycle India 2010
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A Honda Motorcycles from India "feel-good" corporate ad running this year.

Reminds me of the 80's Coca-Cola ads...


 


10 March, 2010 - Video: Suzuki Office Life Ad
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Here's pretty cool ad that has been running in Europe for a while during the MotoGP races. It's from Suzuki motorcycles, and it shows people in an office, who just love riding their motorcycles.


 


4 March, 2010 - Video: Purple Helmets Motorcycle Stunt Team - With A Twist
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Here's a funny and informative video clip of the Isle of Man's motorcycle stunt team, the Purple Helmets.

It's not at all a stunt team like Chris Pfeiffer, but a "Keystone cops" version of motorcycle stunts, FUNNY!

There's a lot of falling and crashing. Have a look at the video... you'll enjoy it.


 


2 March, 2010 - Seth Enslow Breaks Record Twice - Will Never Have Sex Again!
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Seth Enslow breaks the longest jump on a Harley motorcycle world record, not once, but twice....

... but on the landing of the 2nd jump, he crushed that part of his body that is used for reproductive purposes.... ouch...


 


1 March, 2010 - UK: Another Great Motorcycle Safety Campaign
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It seems that the UK have got a monopoly on great motorcycle safety TV ads.

Here's another one that is really great, and should save a life or two... hopefully!


 


22 February, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Motorcycle Ad
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Harley-Davidson have a new motorcycle, and therefore they have a new commercial.

The ad for the H-D Forty-Eight is much better than what we've been seeing from Harley. Nice and crisp with a good tune.


 


16 February, 2010 - Riders For Health Documentary Online
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Riders for Health is the primary motorcycle-inspired charity, with all the big names in the motorcycle industry participating.

With all the money generated, motorcycle are being purchased and placed in Africa, together with extensive training (riding and maintenance).

The BBC have made a 22 minute documentary about Riders, and you can see it online. Have a look.


 


5 February, 2010 - Video: Road To Baja 1000 Documentary
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Two mountain bikers swapped their pedals for a motorcycle, and raced in the Baja 1000 desert race.

Their attempt was very well filmed and is available, for free, on-line. Very well done documentary. Have a look.


 


3 February, 2010 - Video: Bajaj DTS-i Girl Fight
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Cat fight, cat fight! Bajaj's advertisement for their DTS-i motorcycle involves two girls slugging it out who gets to ride the new motorcycle.

Filmed a la "The Matrix" style...... Cat fight, cat fight!


 


29 January, 2010 - Video: Goodyear-Run On Flat
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Funny TV ad from Goodyear, entitled Run On Flat.

..or how to spoil some great sex....


 


21 January, 2010 - UK: Embrace This Safety Video
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It's not everyday that you get to see a great safety campaign video, and if you do, it's probably from the UK.

This one is no exception, but this time it does not have any blood, gore or shock effects. Actually, it doesn't even have a motorcycle in it (nor does it have any other vehicles).

But it's bloody well done.... Embrace This!


 


20 January, 2010 - Video: Puma and Ducati Motorcycles Ad
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Nice little viral video ad from Puma shoes and Ducati.

It's for Puma's Motorsport Spring 2010 Collection.


 


12 January, 2010 - Video: Schuberth Bluetooth Helmet Communications
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Nice promo video for Schuberth Bluetooth communication gear.

It's an animation based (very closely) on James Bond and Q.

nice.


 


3 December, 2009 - Video: Kawasaki Get A Life
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Motorcycle ads don't need to be long... here's a good and short one from Kawasaki (Sweden).

11 seconds to say "Get a life" ... "Get a bike". Sweet!


 


1 December, 2009 - Video: Old Indians Never, Ever Die 2
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During July 2009, some 400 Indian classic motorcycles attended a gathering in Scotland. A video documentary has been made, and here's a trailer.

It looks good, specially the characters that ride these precious motorcycles.


 


30 November, 2009 - Video: Harley-Davidson Ad - Date, It Is Different When
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Either Harley-Davidson motorcycle TV ads are getting better, or I'm getting used to them, and have started liking them...

Here's a funny one, a bit sexist, but funny nevertheless.


 


24 November, 2009 - Video: Everyone Loves A Vespa, Even Harley Riders
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Nice TV ad for Vespa scooters.... using Harley-Davidson motorcycles....

Brass balls for the producer of the ad...


 


18 November, 2009 - Video: Fake, But Nice Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Ad
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Here's a fake, but nicely done Harley-Davidson motorcycle ad.

It's part of a school project, but nicer than some of the real Harley ads.


 


3 November, 2009 - Video: Australia Motorcycle Safety - Road Is No Place To Race
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A very good Australian motorcycle safety TV ad, warning people that racing on public roads is not so smart. They use some good images to make you think.

No blood, gore or shock effects, just plain good old fashion logic.


 


29 October, 2009 - Video: Not Official, But Nice Ducati Ad
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This is not an official Ducati motorcycle ad. In fact, this is not a real ad for Ducati motorcycles.

It's just some horsing around, but it's well done, and it could very well be a real Ducati ad.


 


26 October, 2009 - Video: Mini-Yamaha Motorcycle
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Here's a funny TV ad coming from Yamaha motorcycles. It was made by a Yamaha dealer, and the message is loud & clear.

Have a look....


 


22 October, 2009 - Video: Australia TAC Safety Videos (2x)
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Two TV Safety ads for motorcycles coming from TAC Australia.

The latest one (shown first) is excellent. The 2007 one is so-so.


 


16 October, 2009 - Video: Buell American Motorcycles
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As a final show of respect, here's a TV ad I dug up for Buell American Motorcycles...

What a waste ... a pity since it was a good motorcycle company and brand.


 


14 October, 2009 - Video: Kawasaki Versys, Ninja ZX-10R, Z1000 and GTR1400 2010 Models
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Four promo videos of the new Kawasaki Versys, Ninja ZX-10R, Z1000 and GTR1400 motorcycles for 2010.

Fun.. fun ... fun...


 


14 October, 2009 - Rallye du Maroc Shamrock 2009
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The "Rallye du Maroc" Shamrock 2009 race starts next week.

The final motorcycle (and cars, trucks and quads) rally in which the rally Gods can test their skills before the Dakar.

Here's a little video to put you in the mood.


 


2 October, 2009 - Diesel-AGV Motorcycle Helmet: Unique Promotion
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A very original way of introducing the Diesel-AGV motorcycle helmet.

They invented a bodyless character, Quique the head, and you can follow his life, and his search for a body donor.

Funny...


 


1 October, 2009 - Video: AMA You Never Know - Motorcycle Safety Ad
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Funny motorcycle safety TV ad from AMA.

It's true, you never know who is riding that motorcycle, so better be cool...


 


29 September, 2009 - Video: UK Motorcycle Safety Campaign Optical Illusion
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Interesting UK safety TV ad geared towards car drivers, to make them aware of motorcycles.

In sharp contrast with current safety ads, this one does not use shock techniques (just a little), but uses a good explanation why you should "give a motorcyclist a second thought".

Very well done ad from Transport for London.


 


22 September, 2009 - Video: Bajaj Peru - Dirty
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Here's a good and nice TV ad from good old Bajaj. But this time not from India, but from Peru.

Nobody beats Bajaj TV ads...


 


21 September, 2009 - Video: Suzuki GSX-R Team Hammer
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Older TV ad for Suzuki GSX-R using the successful racing team Hammer.


 


11 September, 2009 - Video: SKM Kawasaki GTO - Holy Crap!
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A TV ad for SKM Kawasaki for their GTO motorcycles in Pakistan.

They have a lot to learn from their next door neighbor, Bajaj in India.. at least for making TV ads...

This is a very recent TV ad, but looks like it was made in the 70's...


 


3 September, 2009 - My Vote For Best Car Product! Safety For Motorcycles
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Here's the perfect idea for cars. It's great for cagers, but even better and safer for us motorcycle riders....

The disappearing car door! Perfect. Check out the video...


 


31 August, 2009 - Video: Motorcycles and Viagra
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It looks like this ad agency thinks we motorcycle riders need Viagra...

Are they wrong?


 


25 August, 2009 - Video: Bajaj Caliber Croma
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A rather unusual TV ad for Bajaj motorcycles; the Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber Croma.

Lots of special effects in this ad...


 


17 August, 2009 - Video: Ducati Monster
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Kind of a strange ad for Ducati motorcycles. It's American, but it just doesn't ring right...

Anyone seen this in real life?


 


12 August, 2009 - Video: Old Vespa Commercial
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Very nice, and very old, TV ad for Vespa scooters.

They don't make them like this anymore...


 


10 August, 2009 - Video: Michelin Pilot Power
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Two great TV ads from Michelin, from the days that they were reigning the MotoGP world.

Some incredible motorcycle racing action... you can see why these riders get paid the big bucks...


 


6 August, 2009 - Video: Ducati Streetfighter
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Nice promotional video for the Ducati Streetfighter.

The most exiting motorcycle released last year... and probably the most exiting motorcycle available this year.


 


21 July, 2009 - Video: Heavenly Honda Motorcycles
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A nice, good old fashion, and "divine" TV ad from Honda Motorcycles USA.

Dating back to the 1960's...


 


17 July, 2009 - Video: Yamaha Motorcycle Special - 1979
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A simple but very straightforward, almost sexy, TV ad for Yamaha motorcycles dating back to 1979...


 


17 July, 2009 - French Railroads Invest In Electric Motorcycle Company
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The French railroads, the SNCF, have invested money in a French start-up that is going to produce an electric motorcycle/car.

The SMERA is halfway between a car and a motorcycle. Nice looking vehicle!

The SNCF are planning to place these motocars at railway stations, and renting them out.


 


15 July, 2009 - Video: McDonalds Minivan vs Motorcycle
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A McDonalds mocha sipping mini-van against a motorcycle.

Of course the motorcycle loses out.... A fantasy TV ad...


 


9 July, 2009 - Video: Future GPS - Funny
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Funny video clip about what might happen to our GPS if they become more human.

Scary...


 


7 July, 2009 - Video: Bajaj Motorcycle - Fastest Indian
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Bajaj have come out with a new motorcycle, the Pulsar 220, and it's billed as "The Fastest Indian" (nice play of words).

And as you can expect, new motorcycle = new TV ad.... nice


 


3 July, 2009 - Video: BMW Motorcycles - Excellent
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Here's a really funny, and well done TV ad for BMW France. It's very much in the Kawasaki style, humor and not even showing a motorcycles.

You've got to read the description before seeing the video, since there's some local culture involved.


 


3 July, 2009 - Video: Yamaha Scooter - Save Money On Fuel
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Nice TV ad from Yamaha for their scooters.

Save fuel, ride a scooter... that's the message.


 


1 July, 2009 - Video: Yamaha G5 Motorcycle
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A nice TV ad for the Indian Yamaha G5 motorcycle.

We need their ad agencies over here... better than what we get fed...


 


30 June, 2009 - Video: Harbortown Bobber Movie Teaser
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Our friends at OneWorldStudios are getting ready to release another one of their motorcycle documentaries, Harbortown Bobber.

Here's the DVD teaser, with a great soundtrack...


 


29 June, 2009 - Video: Honda CBR1000 Motorcycle And Nicky Hayden
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Very nice TV ad from Honda for their CBR1000 motorcycle, featuring Nicky Hayden and a bunch of masks.

It's well done, specially the imagery.


 


22 June, 2009 - Video: Stupid Castrol Motorcycle Oil Ad
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This has got to be one of the worst motorcycle ads I've seen in a long time!

It's for Castrol motorcycle oil... from Kuwait..


 


18 June, 2009 - Video: Kawasaki Street Line from 1979
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Kawasaki used to make nice TV ads for their motorcycles (they even made a few years ago 3 or 4 excellent ones).

Here's a pretty good one for their 1979 line up of motorcycles.


 


16 June, 2009 - Video: BMW F800R Motorcycle TV Ad
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One of the rare BMW motorcycles TV ad. Here's the BMW F800R motorcycle.


 


15 June, 2009 - Video: Why Kelly Wants To Ride A Motorcycle
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Here's a short video clip with sexy Kelly Bundy explaining why we ride motorcycles.

It's pretty much one of the better explanations I've heard....


 


10 June, 2009 - Video: Semper Ride - The Marine Motorcycle Solution
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The US Marine Corp are releasing a special movie about motorcycle safety. Here's the teaser.

It looks very good, very professional. Wouldn't mind watching the real version. Does that mean I need to join??


 


5 June, 2009 - Video: 3 x Kawasaki Ninja Ads - Different Ages
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Here are three TV ads for the Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, one from the 80s, the 90s and 2000s.

What a difference a few years makes.


 


1 June, 2009 - Video: Bajaj - Definitely Male
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Yet another interesting TV ad from Bajaj motorcycles.

Called Definitely Male, it's the motorcycle who holds the pretty woman's attention, not by sight, but physically...


 


29 May, 2009 - Video: Harley-Davidson From Cascade
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Here are three TV ads from Harley-Davidson Cascade dealer, all the same style, music and message, showing in a good way why we motorcycle riders stand out in a crowd.

This is what makes us special!! Good ads!


 


28 May, 2009 - Video: Bajaj Peru - A Bit Macho?
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Another ad from our favorite motorcycle manufacturer (ads that is). Though this one is a tad macho, it's from Peru.

All women fall for you when riding a Bajaj motorcycle...


 


27 May, 2009 - Video: Bajaj Pulsar 180 Break-In
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Interesting, and reasonably funny TV ad for the latest Bajaj motorcycle, the Pulsar 180.

It's not as good as previous ads, but still it's better than most motorcycle manufacturers.


 


26 May, 2009 - Video: Alchemist - Catherine Zeta Jones
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A nice ad, that isn't an ad, since it's 7 minutes long. It's a mini-movie, starring Catherine Zeta Jones, a secret formula for shampoo and a lot of interesting motorcycle riding.

Zeta Jones is a James Bond character (even drives a James Bond sports car). Nice...


 


25 May, 2009 - Video: Ride With Rider Insurance Ad
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Simple but nice TV ad from motorcycle insurance company Rider Insurance.


 


21 May, 2009 - Video: BMW S1000RR Motorcycle Walk Around
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Here's a great video, lasting over 6 minutes, of a detailed walk around of the brand new BMW S1000RR superbike motorcycle from BMW.

You'll hear a detailed description, and towards the end, you'll hear the bike firing up.

A very impressive motorcycle!


 


19 May, 2009 - Video: Yamaha Cygnus X - DILO
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Nice promo clip for the Yamaha Cygnus X scooter. It's a DILO (Day In the Life Of) a commuter.

Shows you why scooters and motorcycles are easy in cities.


 


13 May, 2009 - Video: Aprilia 250 Replica Motorcycle TV Ad
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A TV ad dating back to 1997, building on Aprilia's MotoGP world championship motorcycles, the 125 and 250 Replica.

Of course, they throw in the 50 Replica... Replica of what?


 


7 May, 2009 - Video: Suzuki "Nice Ride" Ad
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Suzuki is using their motorcycle image and products to sell their cars.

You ever see a motorcycle rider compliment a car driver for their car??


 


29 April, 2009 - Video: Belgium Safety Ad - Do Not Be Surprised By Bikers
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That time of the year, loads of motorcycle safety TV ads. Here's a good one from Belgium.

The ad is targeted towards car drivers, telling them not to be surprised by bikers. The ad is quite simple, but effective.


 


28 April, 2009 - Video: Germany Motorcycle Safety Ad
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Here's an interesting and well done German motorcycle safety TV ad.

The concept is quite good, showing that when you increase your speed on your motorcycle, simple objects like trees and road signs become lethal for you.


 


23 April, 2009 - Video: Bajaj Motorcycle Transformers
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Here is one of Bajaj motorcycles latest TV spots. As usual, it's well done and entertaining.

This one is based on the popular Transformers toys.


 


22 April, 2009 - Video: Harley And A Truck - Mexican TV Ad
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A strange TV ad for Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Mexico.

I just don't get it... what's the message?


 


22 April, 2009 - Video: Braun And A BMW Motorcycle TV Ad
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Interesting metaphor. A Spanish TV ad for Braun electric shavers, mixing images of a BMW motorcycle riding through rough grounds, and an electric shaver trimming your beard.

Nice touch.


 


17 April, 2009 - Video: Yamaha XTZ 125 Motorcycle Off-road
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A Portuguese language TV ad for the Yamaha XTZ 125 motorcycle, mostly off-road.

Nice action. The stuff you can do with a 125...


 


13 April, 2009 - Video: Nicky Hayden and Amp’d Mobile
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Here's a TV ad featuring Nicky Hayden after winning the MotoGP motorcycle race championship advertising Amp'd Mobile.

But then Amp'd when belly up... No luck for Nicky...


 


8 April, 2009 - Video: Harley Ride Of Your Life TV Ad
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Nice ad from Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

It's an anti-economic crisis ad... get a bit of excitement in your life!


 


25 March, 2009 - Video: Bajaj 125 - Wind Dried
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Bajaj motorcycles, again. They have the best, and the most TV ads I'd say.

Here's a novel way of drying yourself after a shower... the Bajaj 125 Wind motorcycle...


 


19 March, 2009 - Video: 2x Yamaha North America Ads - Star and MotoGP
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Two Yamaha Motorcycles North America TV ads.

First one is about the sounds we hear every day, converging into the motorcycle starting up.

The 2nd is that you too can have MotoGP 365 days a year... just get a Yamaha R1.


 


16 March, 2009 - Video: Bajaj XCD 135 - No Motorcycle
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Bajaj TV ads for their motorcycle need no introduction; they are great, and there are a lot of them.

Here's one that uses a technique used in another Bajaj TV ad, one that builds the motorcycle while the rider is riding in thin air.

Nice...


 


6 March, 2009 - Video: Yamaha G5 Motorcycle - My Life
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Merciful short TV ad for India's Yamaha G5 motorcycle.

The ad is bland, but I like the music.


 


2 March, 2009 - Video: Suzuki Motorcycle Australia Ad - 70’s
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Nice little TV ad from Suzuki Australia dating back to the 70's.

Nice little tune, lots of happy people and lots of motorcycles; an ideal world.