|30 November, 2010 - Ads: Shell Mastercard And A Not Quite Biker Gang|
|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.
|30 November, 2010 - New Kawasaki Bike|
|Kawasaki, like many self-respecting motorcycle manufacturers make, or brand, bicycles (also known as push bikes). Kawasaki's bicycles are mostly children bikes, but now they got one that is a "serious" sportsbike, a bicycle that looks a bit like daddy's or mummy's Kawasaki sports motorcycle. |
So now your kids can emulate you.... and get used to living the life of the green team.
|30 November, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Motorcycle Gift Ideas - Plates|
|The first of many articles giving you ideas what to buy for Christmas for a motorcycle lover. But please remember, what one person thinks is supercool, another might find lame. Taste is personal. |
Here's the first Christmas gift idea for motorcycle lovers: Harley-Davidson dessert plates.
|29 November, 2010 - 20 Unusual Police Motorcycles Around The World - Part 1|
|Here's a three part series of unusual police motorcycles (next week part 2). |
With unusual, I mean motorcycle that are not BMW LT or RT, or Harley-Davidson. The police motorcycles are from around the globe.
|29 November, 2010 - THE Perfect Gift For Motorcycle Lovers This Christmas|
|Finding that Christmas present for your friend/spouse/partner who loves motorcycles just happened to get easier. |
Motorcycle photo website, BikeEXIF has released a superb motorcycle calendar for 2011 full of amazing and great photos.
It's not expensive, so an ideal Christmas present.
|29 November, 2010 - A Pregnant Honda Valkyrie Motorcycle|
|How to make a heavy motorcycle, in this case the Honda Valkyrie even heavier and bigger looking. |
A Japanese custom builder did just that. It looks enormous and futuristic. It's actually a motorcycle that would look perfectly in place in the latest Batman movie.
|26 November, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 26 November 2010|
|While it is unseasonably cold over here in Normandy, and the first snow has hit the country side, here's what I have been reading that my interest you. |
- Scuderia Ferrari Motorcycle Racing
- GPR Steering Stabilizers: Stop Shaking That Head
- Worst Moment
|26 November, 2010 - UAE: Big Drop In Traffic Deaths In Dubai|
|Interesting statistics coming from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding road/traffic deaths. |
Deaths are in a decline, but some interesting data. Why would you have so many radars, and why have radars to monitor pedestrians?
And what's a Jin Radar?
|25 November, 2010 - Join The Motorcycle Police? Start Young!|
|If you want your kid to become a motorcycle police officer, here's the toy for them. An electric cop motorcycle with 3 speeds, real motorcycle sound, and God have mercy on your ears, a real siren! |
|25 November, 2010 - Movie Review: Hot Wax Zombies on Wheels|
|A review of the comedy/horror/biker/erotic movie "Hot Wax Zombies on Wheels". With a title like that you know you're not getting an Oscar winning performance. |
But it does have everything a movie needs; lots of motorcycles, topless girls galore, a "funny" plot and some really bad acting.
|25 November, 2010 - Sport Motorcycle With Small, Streamlined Sport Sidecar|
|We all know that having a sidecar next to your motorcycle is going to slow things down. Sidecars, even the modern, aerodynamic ones, create quite a lot of drag. |
And if you don't really need a sidecar other than transporting something small, then why not opt for this...
|24 November, 2010 - Video: How To Steal Sheep Using A Motorcycle|
|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.....
|24 November, 2010 - Dakar 2011: BMW Motorcycles In Trouble|
|David Fretigne, French superstar enduro racer and BMW's hope for winning the Dakar race, has been declared unfit to race in the upcoming Dakar race. |
David crashed in last month's Rallye du Maroc, breaking vertebrae and ribs, and has not been able to fully recover.
Now BMW's hope lies totally on Dutchman's Frans Verhoeven's shoulders.
|23 November, 2010 - Design Ducati’s Christmas Card, Win Prize, Be Famous|
|Ducati are asking you to design their annual Christmas card. Put together a nice card, tools are furnished for free, and the best card design gets €1,000 and all the fame & glory. |
But you don't get to win a Ducati motorcycle....
|23 November, 2010 - Motorcycle Dealers: End Of The Road?|
|With the upcoming electric motorcycle craze, with prizes going down and specifications going up, will the traditional motorcycle dealer survive the next 10 years. |
Already, electric motorcycles are being sold in areas that traditional motorcycles are not. The obvious one, Brammo and BestBuy, but we also see the first all electric motorcycle dealers coming to town.
So is this the end of an era?
|23 November, 2010 - Video: 2 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle TV Ads|
|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.
|22 November, 2010 - Top 20 Motorcycle Riding Celebs|
|A list of the Top 20 celebrities that ride motorcycle that have had the most number of views on our site. |
Some of them I have never heard off... strange.
|22 November, 2010 - France: New Laws Protecting Sacred Cows|
|A new French law has declared that pedestrians are sacred cows. Hitting one with your motorcycle has always been a bad idea, but now even more. |
A pedestrians who decides to cross the road outside a normal pedestrian crossing, can do so, and you'll need to stop. If not, big fine and many points gone on your license.
|22 November, 2010 - Hayabusa Racing The 2011 Dakar Rally|
|Even if you've not been following the famous Dakar race, or just not interested in it, you'd know that a Hayabusa motorcycle is totally not the motorcycle to use in the Dakar. But still... |
Two Dutch motorcycle racers (one of them being the former MotoGP racer Jurgen van den Goorbergh) are going to take part in next year's Dakar in a Hayabusa. Except it's not a motorcycle....
|19 November, 2010 - Patents: Scented Motorcycle Tires - WTF?|
|Sometimes you find interesting information about new motorcycle stuff when reading through the Google Patent Search site. And sometimes you find stuff that makes you wonder about humanity or mankind. |
This is the case of the latter.... someone is putting in a patent for scented tires!
That's right, your next motorcycle burnout will not smell of burning rubber, but of lavender, or roses... or ..
|19 November, 2010 - Video: Announcement Of The Ducati/AMG Partnership|
|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.
|18 November, 2010 - DVD Review: Harley-Davidson The Spirit Of America|
|A quickly to be forgotten DVD documentary about Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the spirit of America. |
Boring and pretty badly done, it's more about a dealer in Arizona than the spirit of Harley and America.
|18 November, 2010 - Motorcycle Taxis Hit Madrid, Spain|
|Madrid in Spain now has joined the European cities where you can get to your destination faster than with any other transportation. They now have two motorcycle taxi companies operating in the capital city. |
One with Honda Gold Wing 1800, the other with BMW R1200RT motorcycles.
|17 November, 2010 - Motorcycles and Go-Karts|
|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.
|17 November, 2010 - Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Apple iPhones|
|How about that? You can now combine two status symbols; Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Apple iPhone. |
Hell's Foundry are making a replacement fuel tank console that not only accommodates your iPhone, but also charges it on the go.
Now you have no excuse to update your twitter while riding your Harley motorcycle.... NOT
|17 November, 2010 - Like A Lamb To The Slaughter, But On A Motorcycle|
|Time for the Muslim world to start transporting their sheep and lambs on their motorcycles to get slaughtered. |
In the mean time, on the other side of the world, it's turkey time....
|16 November, 2010 - Poetry In Motion: KTMer Taddy Blazusiak|
|Here's a photo that has been entered in the annual Red Bull Illume sports photo competition. It's a photo of Taddy Blazusiak on his KTM motorcycle. |
|16 November, 2010 - Video: Beechies - Nothing But My Helmet|
|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. |
|16 November, 2010 - Triumph Motorcycles To Enter India Market?|
|Triumph motorcycles is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to eye the lucrative Indian market. |
The 2nd largest motorcycle market in the world, with an increase of 40% in super bike sales, I'm not surprised if every manufacturer in the world has sales office in India.
|15 November, 2010 - 50 Crashed Motorcycles + 1 Waiting To Happen|
|I've been pondering for a while whether to do this "list" article. I'm dead-set against rubbernecking and glaring at pictures of deadly crashes, specially those of motorcycles, but seeing crashed motorcycles is often a way to make you think a bit. And thinking and realizing that this could happen to you is actually a good thing. |
Bold bikers don't live to be old, so it's a question of knowing that anything can happen out there, and to be prepared.
So here are 50 photos of motorcycles that have crashed, and one that is bound to crash shortly.
|15 November, 2010 - What If They Remade The Movie Easy Rider Today|
|Wouldn't it be funny if they decided to remake the Easy Rider movie. But instead of using the motorcycle from those days, to use modern motorcycles ..... like the Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle.. |
|15 November, 2010 - Ad: BMW Ultimate Attraction|
|Here's a funny real, but fake, BMW ad. Shiva from BMWSuperbikes.com modified the ad with a motorcycle (who needs BMW cars anyway?). |
But the guy in the ad... he reminds me of someone....
|12 November, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 12 November 2010|
|Here are a few motorcycle articles I've been reading over the last weeks that may interest you. For a change, all stories come from the same website. |
- Long Stroke and Short Stroke Engines - Explained in Detail
- Top 10 Expensive Vintage Motorcycles
- Lamborghini Design 90 - One of the Rarest Motorcycles in the World
|12 November, 2010 - Spain: Road Death Down By 50%|
|Spain has had an incredible drop in road/traffic fatalities between 2001 and 2009: 50 %, despite an increase in population of 12%. |
But still a lot of motorcycle riders bite the bullet. Why? For a country that breeds motorcycle racing champions, you'd expect a lower death figure.
|12 November, 2010 - Sonny Barger To Star In Sons Of Anarchy. Reality Meets TV|
|Real life meets TV life. Hells Angels spokesperson, Sonny Barger, will be playing a role in the season's finale of Sons of Anarchy on the 30th of November. |
Sonny apparently is a big fan of the show. No surprise there....
|11 November, 2010 - Movie Review: 1990 Bronx Warriors|
|A review of the sci-fi/biker flick "1990: The Bronx Warriors". |
A truly cheesy movie, with over-acting, strange & weird people, and a lot of motorcycles, and I mean a lot. I love it.... perfect mindless movie. Who needs art?
|11 November, 2010 - Germany: Judge Understands, Speeding Bikers Released|
|A judge in Germany who actually thinks for himself, and uses common sense, overturned 42 speeding tickets by cars and motorcycles. |
In his opinion, the government is not interested in road safety, but in generating money using speed cameras.
The law that allows the police to photograph someone without their consent was put in place to capture terrorists, not speeding offenders.
Long live the judge...
|11 November, 2010 - Doobie Brothers Hit The Road, Again|
|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".
|10 November, 2010 - Red Arrows Trade In Airplanes For Vespa Scooters|
|The famous British aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows, traded in their Hawk fighter jets for Vespa scooters. |
It wasn't done to save money, but for a charity run. 1,000 miles on Vespa 125s took them 4 days (in their jets it would have taken 1 hour).
|10 November, 2010 - Transporting A Vespa Scooter The French Way|
|Resourcefulness knows no boundaries. |
Imagine this... adapting your Citroen 2CV to transport your motorcycle or scooter..... It's the French way, but in Asia.
|9 November, 2010 - Ads: Camel And Motorcycles|
|Camel cigarettes has had a long relationship with the motorcycle world; sponsoring and with ads featuring a motorcycle. |
Here are 8 ads from Camel featuring a motorcycle.
|9 November, 2010 - Erzbergrodeo Dates For 2011 - Waiting List Only|
|The popular Austrian hard motorcycle enduro, Erzbergrodeo, not only has an official start date, but within 5 hours of the registration being open, the 1,500 slots were filled. If you want to participate in this massive and crazy off-road event, you'll need to go onto the waiting list. |
The Erzbergrodeo is getting more popular every year, and TV stations around the world are now broadcasting this event. So if you can't compete in it, go and see it on the spot.
|9 November, 2010 - Ducati Testing Airbags On Their Motorcycles|
|This spy photo at the Ducati testing grounds clearly shows a Ducati motorcycle with two airbags deployed. |
It's one way of preventing your motorcycle from being hurt when it crashes.
|8 November, 2010 - FIM: Vote For The Motorcycle Rider Of The Year|
|FIM, the International Motorcycle Federation are organizing their annual motorcycle rider of the year event, and are asking for your votes. |
Three categories, it'll take you less than a minute. But for your time, you stand the chance of winning a prize, including a Tag Heuer watch.
|8 November, 2010 - (De)Motivational Motorcycle Posters Part 2 - 58 Posters|
|The second series of motorcycle (de)motivational posters. |
After the success of the first one, time to have a look at other fun or insulting motivational posters in the motorcycle world.
Here are 58 posters. Enjoy.
|8 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Big Success & Message To Organizers|
|The Eicma 2010 motorcycle exhibition is over for another year. Eicma have released their visitor statistics, and it's been a record year in attendance. |
Who said the economy is dead?
But Eicma should also pay more attention to the press needs. Here's why!
|5 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: 58 Demo Dollies (Girls)|
|It's really unfair. The motorcycle manufacturers put pretty & sexy girl on their stands in order to attract us, hoping we'll spend some time looking at their models (the motorcycles, not the girls). |
But in reality, we spend more time staring at the models (the girls not the motorcycles)...
Here are 58 photos of the beautiful and sexy girls at Eicma.
|5 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Odds and Ends|
|The penultimate article on the Eicma 2010 motorcycle exhibition. |
Several motorcycles and one scooter.
|5 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Vespa PX 150 Scooter|
|Not exactly a new scooter, but Vespa managed to come up with a new version of their 30 year old Vespa PX 150 scooter, one of the most popular scooters ever sold by the Italian brand. |
Very classic, and classy design.
|4 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Honda CBR125R Motorcycle|
|Honda is making the 125 market more and more interesting. Their recently released CBR125R looks and behaves like a bigger motorcycle. |
Bigger rear tire, full fairing, and bold colors make it difficult to distinguish from the bigger motorcycles.
|4 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Honda Crosstourer|
|Honda released at Eicma a concept dual-sport motorcycle, the Crosstourer. |
In an already crowded market, will it stand out?
|4 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: CR&S DUU Motorcycle|
|Italian motorcycle manufacturer CR&S presented their new DUU motorcycle. It's a Diavel style motorcycle, but far more refined. |
It's a sports cruiser with several nice touches, like adjustable control (handlebars, footpegs etc) and a rear back plate to protect your pillion from hitting the road.
|4 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Aprilia Tuono V4R Motorcycle|
|Aprilia used the Eicma exhibition to launch their naked Tuono V4R motorcycle, and impressive and powerful motorcycle. |
Here are some photos and specs.
|3 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Brammo Press Conference|
|Brammo, manufacturer of electric motorcycles, introduced themselves to the European press at EICMA. |
Extending the 1 in 1000 prize draw, and send a SMS to the special phone number, and stand the chance to win...
|2 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Triumph Tiger Motorcycle|
|Final motorcycle covered for today by me, before I fall into a dead slumber, is the Triumph Tiger. |
Didn't make it to the press session, but did got afterwards and made some photos. Here they are.
|2 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: The One Ducati Every House Should Have|
|We all know that Italians are great at designing cars and motorcycles, and at producing some fantastic coffee.... |
So why not an espresso coffee machine made by Ducati.. or at least branded by Ducati.
A must have for any kitchen, right next to the KTM bread toaster...
|2 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: KTM Press Conference And 450 Rally Motorcycle|
|KTM's press presentation was as usual marred by their dealers, and the dealer's kids, making our lives difficult. So I never got to see all of the presentation. |
But here's the KTM 450 Rally motorcycle, and a couple of motorcycle celebs, like Toby Moody, Marc Coma, David Knight and Cyril Despres.
|2 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: Honda Press Conference|
|Honda had their day at Eicma, introducing 8 new and revamped motorcycles and scooters. |
The new concept, the 1200 cc V4 CrossTourer is a direct stab at the Ducati Multistrada. Here are several photos and videos of the press conference.
|1 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: A Close Look At Brammo Motorcycles|
|Since we don't get to see Brammo over here in Europe, I broke into the Eicma exhibition grounds before it opened officially, and made a beeline for Brammo motorcycles to have a quite look at their electric motorcycles. |
I was not disappointed.