|31 January, 2007 - Dodging Speed Cameras|
|Most anti-speed camera stuff comes from the USA, but here's one manufacturer of an electronic license plate flip-up device from the UK. |
It's highly illegal to use, but ... who knows...
|31 January, 2007 - Site Style Change|
|We've done a site skin and design change. We hope it works for you, and that you like the new "look".|
|30 January, 2007 - King Abdullah II Buys A Confederate Hellcat|
|King Abdullah II of Jordan has taken procession of his US$ 70,000 Confederate Hellcat motorcycle. |
A keen and passionate motorcycle rider, the King sees his motorcycle stable growing.
|30 January, 2007 - Pink KTM - Part Deux|
|The mystery of yesterday's pink KTM has been solved thanks to reader Ed Moore. |
It belongs to a very interesting girl, nicknamed Skinny, living in South Africa.
Read more about her....
|30 January, 2007 - Difficult To Believe ! Is It True ?|
|Is it true that (in Galveston, Texas, USA) Police Officers need to buy their own motorcycles if they join the motorcycle patrol unit ? True/False ? Other places ?|
|29 January, 2007 - Pink KTM|
|I thought all KTM motorcycles were orange.... not so !! |
Here's a pink one !
You think it's a girl riding it ?
|29 January, 2007 - Le Touquet Enduropale 2007 Sold Out|
|The 2007 edition of the Le Touquet Enduropale, world's biggest motorcycle race, is sold out for motorcycles (and quads too). More than 1,000 motorcycles will start on February 11th, and race up and down a beach for three hours. Many big name motorcycle stars will be present. The race is free for spectators ! |
|29 January, 2007 - Horse Scooter or is it Scooter Horse ?|
|A very strange photos of some contraption being pulled by a scooter, without a rider; a bit like a horse and carriage. |
Have a look, and judge yourself.
|26 January, 2007 - Production Diesel Motorcycle - Smart Car Powered|
|The surprising Dutch have produced a diesel motorcycle that can run bio fuels and has loads of optional extras. |
You can buy them now, the true adventure motorcycle !
With this motorcycle you can go into the desert, two wheel drive will get you through, assisting pickup of the bike, 50 liter tank, you name it... what any self respecting adventure rider would want on their shopping list.
|26 January, 2007 - Biker Dogs|
|Here's a page full of photos of our four legged friends (not the drunken biker variety), and their masters on motorcycles.|
|25 January, 2007 - Video: Ducati Monster and Exilim|
|Two ads featuring the legendary Ducati motorcycle, one of the Monster, and one for a digital camera (but you see more of the Ducati than the product itself).|
|25 January, 2007 - Geat Idea In Malaysia ! Why Not Here ?|
|In Malaysia the local politicians would seem to be motorcycle friendly. They are planning to install motorcycle-only lanes on their roads. Way to go ! Are the politicians in other countries paying attention !!|
|25 January, 2007 - Supermarket For Bikers|
|We all hate going to supermarkets ! |
Will this make us go more willingly ?
|24 January, 2007 - Anti Motorcycles Laws Down Under|
|Our fellow motorcycle riders in Queensland, Australia are facing a tough new law starting July, forcing them to ride a car for one year before being allowed to pass a motorcycle test. Have they gone bonkers down under ?|
|24 January, 2007 - UFO - Orange Wear|
|Italian manufacturer UFO have a motorcycle enduro clothing series that would look good on any KTM biker. |
Gloves, jacket, jersey and pants... all color coordinated.
|23 January, 2007 - Review CellularLine Interphone - Bluetooth Intercom|
|A detailed product review of the CellularLine Interphone; a Bluetooth communication device for motorcycles. Intercom, Phone or bike-to-bike communications. |
Extended range (100-150 meters) makes it ideal for when riding with a buddy, or use it with your pillion passenger.
Have a read.
|23 January, 2007 - Urban Biker Goddess|
|Carole Bennett has produced a calendar based on digital art, depicting women and their motorcycles. |
Not the kind you'll find in a men's locker room, but real fake images.
|22 January, 2007 - Free BMW Motorcycles in the UK|
|After a ship wreck last week, of a big container ship, hundreds of people are combing the beaches in Devon, UK, for treasures. And some of them found more than they expected! BMW R1200RT motorcycles !! |
Losers Weepers, Finders Keepers.
|19 January, 2007 - Don’t Come To Paris On The 27th Jan|
|Don't come to Paris on the 27 of January with a car. You're not going to be able to park. The French Angry Biker Association (FFMC) is throwing a little protest, asking all motorcycles to use up the legal parking spots of cars, thereby making it impossible for cars to park. All that because an idiot in City Hall has ordered all motorcycles to be removed from the sidewalks !|
|18 January, 2007 - Moto-Map: USA Discovery Maps for Motorcycles|
|Finding the right motorcycle road/itineraries in the USA can be an impossible task. |
Here's Moto-Map to the rescue, tailor made motorcycle maps with some of the best roads to ride on for motorcycles.
|18 January, 2007 - Dakar Stars and Their Websites|
|Even the Dakar motorcycle stars have their own websites. |
Some very good, some with a blog, or some with a forum in which they themselves participate.
Have a look at the sites.
|16 January, 2007 - Ricky Carmichael To The Dark Side (too)|
|With a possible move by Rossi to cars, with Travis Pastrana moving to cars, now it's the turn of Ricky Carmichael.|
He has signed a multi-year deal with MB2 allowing him to race in the NASCAR series. He'll still race motorcycle this year, but not the full program.
One more good guy who has moved to the dark side !
|16 January, 2007 - French Radars List Jan 2007|
|The French Government frequently publishes a list of all their fixed speed radars. Here's the latest edition, with an interactive map of France and all the digital speed radars. |
|16 January, 2007 - Female Biker Only Shop (Paris)|
|I discovered France's only for-females-only motorcycle shop, full of gear for lady bikers. |
Very nice, and a great website.
Way to go !!
|15 January, 2007 - Endurose 2007 Cancelled|
|Since their paperwork was a bit late, the authorities decided to cancel the female-only motorcycle enduro, L'Endurose. French authorities are showing their true colors. Would this have happened if the event was the Tour de France ?|
|13 January, 2007 - Newsletter Service Suspended - Searching Other Supplier !|
|We have suspended the Zookoda-powered weekly newsletter due to increasing problems at the supplier. We're keeping all registrations, we will only not allow new ones. Once we've found a new supplier, we'll migrate all current subscribers and then open to new ones.
Sorry about that. Service will be resumed asap.|
|12 January, 2007 - Registrations For Red Bull roManiacs 2007 Open|
|Registrations is open for the Red Bull roManiacs (very) hard enduro rally. |
The format has been changed thanks to contestant feedback.
If you want to attend, better hurry, the race is often oversubscribed !
|12 January, 2007 - Give It, Then Take It Away - Politics !|
|First you needed a license and pass a test to ride a 125 cc motorcycle, then they allowed you to ride a 125cc motorcycle without a license or a test, now you need to lessons, but don't need a license for a 125 cc motorcycle here in France. Will the politicians please make up their minds.|
|11 January, 2007 - HelloBiker: Bluetooth For Motorcycles|
|Italian electronics manufacturer Cobra has a Bluetooth intercom made specially for motorcycles. |
Called HelloBiker, you can get a single unit, or a dual unit.
|11 January, 2007 - Tired Of The Dakar ? Want To MotoGP ?|
|Here's a way of getting ready for the MotoGP season. |
Get the Table-MotoGP board game ! Play with the whole family on 6 different race circuits, and 19 different MotoGP motorcycles.
Fun, fun, fun !!
|10 January, 2007 - Vatican: Paris-Dakar-Bloody Race of Irresponsibility|
|The Vatican today slammed the Dakar race as a "Bloody Race of Irresponsibility", condemning the Dakar as a "irresponsible, violent and cynical attempt to impose questionable Western tastes on the developing world". In which ass have they got their heads ?|
|9 January, 2007 - Is This Legal ? Who cares ?|
|If you would do this on the street, you'll be arrested. |
If you're a cop, you get applauded.
|9 January, 2007 - Dakar Contestant Extraodinaire: Annie Seel|
|A closer look at one of the more extraordinary contestants of the Dakar 2007, Swedish Goddess, Annie Seel, aka RallyPrincess. |
She's done it all on two wheels, including climbing the Mt. Everest on her motorcycle.
This is her 2nd Dakar attempt (she finished very good in her first, with a broken hand).
Read all about her.
|8 January, 2007 - Ecological Dakar 2007 Contestant|
|One of the Dakar motorcycle contestants is not only pro green, but he does what he preaches. |
He's riding a Yamaha motorcycle converted to use bio-fuels (that he grows himself).
Christian Dequidt is a farmer from the North of France, and not only is his fuel made out of beetroot, but his engine oil is made out of coleslaw, and parts of his motorcycle are made out of compressed corn.
Way of the future ?
|8 January, 2007 - 2006 Statistics: The Gadgets|
|A closer look at the your search patterns for 2006 with regards to the gadgets and accessories. Bluetooth lives !|
|5 January, 2007 - Video: Movie Preview: Wild Hogs|
|The previously announced movie, Wild Hogs, is getting close to release. Here the preview of the movie, starring Martin Lawrence, John Travolta and Tim Allen. Actually, it looks kind of funny...|
|4 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007 - Almost There|
|It's almost that time of the year again, the Dakar race will start in 2 days time. |
In the mean time, the competitors are having their motorcycles checked by the scrutineering folks.
|4 January, 2007 - Cardo’s Scala Rider Review - Video|
|Steve at the ScooterScoop website has produced a great video reviewing the Cardo Scala Rider FM Bluetooth unit. Nicely done TV program with good graphics.|
|4 January, 2007 - Year 2006 Statistics|
|A look at the 2006 statistics of this site. We've doubled in size over the year, but so have the spammers.|
|3 January, 2007 - Very Crowded Motorcycle ! A Record ?|
|I've seen several photos of many pillions on a motorcycle, but this one tops them all. |
And to make matters worse, it a serious photo, not a record daring attempt.
|3 January, 2007 - Video: KTM 950 Adventure|
|To prepare us mentally for the Dakar, here's a short and nice commercial for the KTM 950 Adventure. Might as well start getting used to the orange color over the next few weeks.|
|2 January, 2007 - 2007 Motorcycle Awards Nominations are now Open|
|The MBI's 2007 Riders Choice Award nominations are now open to all. During January 2007, you, our readers, have the chance to nominate who you think is the best (motorcycle, product, company or person) during 2006. Later, in a few weeks, you'll be able to vote for all the nominations in 17 different categories. |
The MBI Riders Choice awards is run by 80+ motorcycle blog and news websites. Have your say, and nominate !!! We need you !