|31 October, 2007 - Ride Your Scooter Like A Honda Goldwing|
|Maxi Trailers produce special trailers for scooters. |
Great if you're into riding long distance on your Vespa or Lambretta, but don't have any luggage space to put your stuff.
Nice looking stuff too....
|31 October, 2007 - Bono’s Ducati Motorcycle Up For Auction|
|You can own the Ducati motorcycle belonging to Bono (and previously to the late INXS singer, Michael Hutchence and by the other U2 member Adam Clayton). |
The Ducati 916 is being auctioned off at the Birmingham NEC show (UK) end next month.
The money raised goes to the Riders for Health charity organization.
|31 October, 2007 - Video: Vespa Party|
|Here's an oldie TV ad for Vespa scooters. |
Going back in time....
|30 October, 2007 - AKE Looking For Dealers In The USA|
|German motorcycle communication gear manufacturer, AKE, have asked me to tell you that they are actively looking for distributors (especially in the USA, but elsewhere as well). |
So if you're interested in distributing their communication products for motorcycles, contact them.
|30 October, 2007 - TomTom Rider GPS, Route Planning and Google|
|If you've got a TomTom GPS (like Rider) and you wan to plan in advance a trip, you're doomed! Garmin does it with a PC application (MapSource), but not TomTom. |
Now, thanks to a free application developed for the motorcycle community (but that can be used by anyone), you can plan a trip using TYRE, assisted by Google Maps or Google Earth!
Nothing is easier than making a comprehensive itinerary with TYRE. Point and click, that's it. Once done, "fly" through the route to have a bird's eye view, then upload to your TomTom.
This is what TomTom should have done in the first place!
|29 October, 2007 - Slighty Less Compact Motorcycle|
|We've shown you two really compact motorcycles, though this one is compact, it's bigger than the previous two. |
Still, it must be strange to ride....
|29 October, 2007 - Video: Kawasaki Helmet|
|Not something you see often in ads, here's a commercial for Kawasaki helmets. |
Done ninja style....
|26 October, 2007 - A Crash Course|
|Learning how to manage a crash site can be very important if you ride in a group, even if it's a small hand full of riders. There are many things you need to know when something nasty happens. |
Here's one organization in the USA that prepares you for what to do when a crash occurs.
|26 October, 2007 - Video: Bike Magazine 2008 Ad|
|A Scandinavian motorcycle magazine that's playing advertising on TV... |
Interesting!! Fun ad too!
|25 October, 2007 - Speeding Radars Fight Back|
|The French government is fed up with people destroying their precious speed radars. |
Now they'll fight back...
|25 October, 2007 - Sci-Fi Scooter, Japanese Style|
|Take some Japanese, get a Honda scooter, mix in some fertile imagination, and let simmer for a few months. |
The result: a scooter that would look really great in a Sci-Fi movie.
|24 October, 2007 - On-line Motorcycle Manuals For Professionals|
|Cyclepedia.com, the folks who offer you on-line motorcycle maintenance manuals, now have a special version for maintenance professionals. |
For US$49.95 per year, you have unlimited access to any of their on-line manuals.
|24 October, 2007 - Bio-Diesel Motorcycle: 100 mpg|
|Some students of the University of Adelaide are competing in a 3000 km race in Australia with their own BioBike, a motorcycle that runs on bio-diesel. |
The motorcycle runs 100 mpg, and is as cheap to produce as a normal motorcycle.
Is this the future?
|23 October, 2007 - The Danger Of Flip-up Helmets|
|Many of us have flip-up helmets. Many of us think they are safe in case of an accident. |
Here are two photos showing you that this is not always the case. It's not to stop you from using a flip-up helmet on your motorcycle, but that you should know that it's not 100% safe.
WARNING: The photos are NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH!! DO NOT LOOK IF YOU CAN NOT STAND THE SIGHT OF BLOOD !!!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
|22 October, 2007 - Really, Really Compact Motorcycle|
|Just when you thought motorcycle couldn't get any more compact... |
Last week's compact motorcycle is enormous compared to this one...
|22 October, 2007 - Singapore: Kiddy Motorcycle Training|
|Singapore, a country known for not being easy going, have got a pretty good training program for youngsters. |
Aged between 7 and 12, they are taught about safe motorcycle and traffic riding. Nice one!
|19 October, 2007 - Angry Biker Throws Away Car Keys|
|In The Netherlands, an angry motorcycle rider takes away the car keys of a woman who had been hindering him on the road, and threw them away. |
A big traffic jam followed, and now the cops are looking for the biker.
|19 October, 2007 - What To Expect At EICMA 2007|
|The 2nd week of November (8-11) sees world biggest motorcycle exhibition opens its doors to the public. |
Milan based Eicma is a not-to-be-missed-event in the motorcycle calendar. What can we expect to see?
|18 October, 2007 - Review: AKE Powercom/Bluetooth 101|
| Here's our very long review of the AKE Powercom and Bluetooth Headset 101 communication products for motorcycles. |
It's German, well built-, effective and not cheap. But it works like a charm, and you can add things to it on the fly.
Verdict: Very Good!
|18 October, 2007 - Patents and Motorcycles|
|There have been many weird and strange patents filed over the years for motorcycles. |
Good old Google gives you a good overview with the patent search. Here are three examples of patents that probably never made it..
|18 October, 2007 - Find Out What Motorcycle You Should Get|
|At a loss what motorcycle you should be getting? Not sure if your Ducati Desmo is the right motorcycle for you?
UK insurance company Bennetts will tell you. Answer a few questions, and the website will tell you what motorcycle you should be riding. |
To be taken with a pinch of salt...
|18 October, 2007 - Triumph Unveils Brand New Rocket III Touring|
|Triumph are making a touring version of their battleship motorcycle, the Triumph Rocket III. |
With its 2.3 litre engine, the Rocket III Touring is going to be one of the biggest touring motorcycles to found on the roads.
|17 October, 2007 - Motorcycle TV Using Google Maps|
|Here's an interesting web development by KapitalMotoTV.com. |
On their version of a Google Map, you'll find red stars; click on one of them, and you'll see the motorcycle videos made on that spot. Click on a video thumbnail to view the actual video.
Many of them are race related. Nice...
|16 October, 2007 - French Motorcycle Magazine Tests Airbag Jacket|
|French motorcycle magazine Moto Revue did a real test of the Protair airbag jacket. |
Using a stuntman, they showed that the airbag jacket can save lives.
Check out there site, including a video of the stunt.
|16 October, 2007 - Ducati Fashion 2008|
|Ducati is throwing a little fashion show for the 2008 collection. |
Want to join?
|16 October, 2007 - We’re Back - Crash & Burn|
|Missed us?? We did! |
Our data center hosting company had a major crash in their firewalls, and took 24 hours to rebuild.
|12 October, 2007 - LED Tire Pressure Warning System|
|Checking your tire pressure is a pain, and you need to remember to do it every few weeks. You could install a wireless gauge, which is handy, but expensive. |
Here's a good and reasonably cheap solution; the LED Tire Alert Valve. US$ 21.95 for four valves.
Works on motorcycles, and installation takes seconds.
|12 October, 2007 - Video: Bell Helmets and Evel Knievel|
|Nicely done TV ad for Bell Helmets. |
Shows famous stuntman Evel Knievel braking the world record, and almost killing himself; saved by his Bell helmet.
|11 October, 2007 - Audi Motorcycles?|
|Is this the future Audi Motorcycle? Or a concept? |
No, it's wishful thinking of one car designer. But who knows, since Audi did use to make motorcycles...
|11 October, 2007 - Airwolf Helmet|
|Ever watch the TV series Airwolf? |
Remember the high-tech helmet the main character used? It was for sale on eBay! Sold for US$ 900.
Would have been interesting to see on a motorcycle...
|11 October, 2007 - Video: Honda CBR1000RR Versus RC211V|
|Here's a very nice TV ad from Honda for their CBR 1000RR and a "guest" appearance of their RC2111V MotoGP motorcycle. |
It's in Japanese, but riding a nice motorcycle goes in all languages.
|10 October, 2007 - PMS Time? Remember Your Battery!|
|Time for the Parked Motorcycle Syndrome (PMS) again (although with the current warm weather, it's difficult to believe). |
Time to remember to get a good battery trickle charger to keep your motorcycle batteries in tip-top shape.
Here's one I found...
|10 October, 2007 - Parrot Bluetooth Headset With Radio For Motorcycles|
|Parrot, known for their wireless peripherals, have released a motorcycle headset with Bluetooth and a FM RDS radio. |
The Parrot SK4000 includes a remote control that's fixed on the handlebar of your motorcycle.
|10 October, 2007 - Now That’s A Lot Of Motorcycles!|
|Have you ever seen so many motorcycles together, packed like sardines?? |
Even during one of the famous French motorcycle protests, I've never seen them crowded like this!
|9 October, 2007 - Keychain GPS|
|How small can a GPS get? |
Here's a GPS fitted into a keychain.
|9 October, 2007 - Ludivine Puy: Enduro Female Champion Of Europe|
|The pretty and very capable Ludivine Puy, known for her riding skills during the Dakar race, has become European Champion Female Enduro last month. |
Now, she's first of all getting married, and then she's stopping the Female Enduro Championships series, so that she can concentrate on taking on the guys in the E3 championships. And next year, she's riding a KTM 690 in the Dakar.
|9 October, 2007 - Music On Your Motorcycle|
|You think you can't have a sound system likes those you see (and hear) in those pimped-up cars?? |
|8 October, 2007 - New Long Distance Organization For Motorcycles|
|A new organization has been created, competing with the Iron Butt Association. |
Get certified for riding 1,000 mile sin 24 hours... after that the certificate will get you excellent physiatric help...
|8 October, 2007 - Vespa: Drugs Or Scooter?|
|It looks like the famous name of Vespa not only sells scooters, but also drugs, or rather sport supplements. |
The Vespa supplement will cure anything you want... satisfaction guaranteed.
|5 October, 2007 - New Biker Gang TV Series Coming?|
|HBO, after the departure of their success TV series Sopranos and Six Feet Under, have commissioned a new TV series, called "%1". |
The life of a biker gang in full glory. Could be interesting....
|5 October, 2007 - Some Changes In France|
|The French are looking at reducing the maximum speed on roads. Autoroutes will go from 130 to 120, country roads from 90 to 80. |
They have also announced that in 2009, the region code present on license plates since B.C. is going to be withdrawn. No more knowing where the motorcycle comes from...
|4 October, 2007 - Esquad Jeans On Your Motorcycle: A Real Alternative|
|Riding in jeans on a motorcycle is dangerous, since they can not stop you from getting road rash or severe burns. But riding in jeans is easy and practical. The only thing you could do today is ride in Draggin Jeans. |
But now there's a real alternative, that's lighter, breathes and protects better. And that's the Esquad jeans. Using space technology, combined with cotton, you now have jeans that feel and wear like jeans, and protect you from crashes like never before.
|4 October, 2007 - Honda GL1800 Goldwing Quad|
|Want a quad, but don't want to have the discomfort of one? |
Now you too can drive a quad in all luxury! Introducing the Hannigan Honda Goldwing Quad!
|3 October, 2007 - Steve Tyler Launches Red Wing Motorcycles|
|Rock and Roll legend Steve Tyler from Aerosmith has launched a custom motorcycle company called Red Wing Motorcycles. |
Based on Harley-Davidson engines, you can now buy one of these hand made motorcycles, signed by Steve Tyler.
|3 October, 2007 - Yamaha XT660Z Tenere|
|Yamaha has been selling the original Tenere since the early 1980's (after the Paris-Dakar successes). Therefore, it was no surprise to see the new Tenere on the well selling 660 Yamaha engines. |
Yamaha launched the new XT660Z Tenere at the Paris motorcycle exhibition.
|3 October, 2007 - BMW Purchase Of Husqvarna Completed|
|The marriage between BMW and Husqvarna has now been completed, and can be consummated. All legal obstacles have been cleared. |
The Husqvarna managers have been nominated.
|3 October, 2007 - KTM LC4 690 Stunt (Concept)|
|KTM surprised the world at the Paris Motorcycle Exhibition with their concept LC4 690 Stunt motorcycle. |
This is one seriously good looking motorcycle, aimed at the urban market. It's a concept, but who knows, with enough customer demand, we might see this bike ride our streets.
|2 October, 2007 - Honda XL700V Transalp|
|The original Honda Transalp was designed thanks to the success of the famous Paris-Dakar rally, way back in 1987. |
Now, 20 years later, the XL700V Transalp sees the light of day, transformed and eager to conquer the unknown.
|2 October, 2007 - Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade|
|Honda, worlds biggest motorcycle manufacturer has released at the Paris motorcycle exhibition their latest version of their super sport motorcycle, the CBR1000RR Fireblade. |
Here's a more detailed view of the beast.
|2 October, 2007 - Kawasaki Ninja 250R|
|Kawasaki presented at the Paris motorcycle exhibition the small version of their very successful sports bike, the Ninja 250R. |
For a small displacement motorcycle, it's a very nice one, with enough power and functions to make the most discerning rider a happy one.
|2 October, 2007 - Beta ALP 125/200|
|A closer look at the Italian off-road motorcycle manufacturer BETA, and their new ALP125/200 enduro/trial motorcycle. |
|1 October, 2007 - BMW HP2 Sport - R1200S|
|At the Paris motorcycle exhibition, the Mondial, BMW showed their latest race motorcycle, the R1200S AKA HP2 Sport. |
120 hp boxer engine with enough go-go power to make the motorcycle go really fast, on the road or the track.
The fact that BMW announced that they will be participating in the 2009 SuperBike world championship makes things even more interesting.
|1 October, 2007 - Voxan GTV1200|
|French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan, used the Paris Mondial motorcycle show to launch their new touring motorcycle, the GTV1200. |
|1 October, 2007 - New French Motorcycle Safety Ad|
|The French and the English have got the best motorcycle safety ads, both in print and TV. |
Here's the latest print ad from the French government, telling bikes to remain visible.