|31 December, 2007 - Last Post Of The Year: 2007 In Review|
|This is the last post for 2007. Time to review what went on this year. |
It's been a very interesting year, 2008 is going to be difficult to compete.
|31 December, 2007 - Motorcycle Police: Going Electric|
|On both sides of the pond, Police forces are starting to test the Vectrix electric scooter for their officers. |
No CO2 emissions, cleaner, cheaper, and a lot quieter (so they can sneak up on you), we'll see what the results are after 6 months.
One advantage though, not only do the electric scoots have the speed and range, if they run out of power while chasing you, they can't nip into a gas station and tank up...
|31 December, 2007 - Pizza Delivery At The Dakar 2008|
|Frenchman, and twice 450 category winner of the Dakar rally, David Fretigne will not exactly be bringing pizzas to the contestants, but he'll be making sure that everyone knows the name of his sponsor. |
His sponsor is the French, but international, gourmet pizza joint; La Boite A Pizza. For €120,000, David will become a pizza delivery boy...
|31 December, 2007 - Site Under Attack! Sorry|
|At times this site is going to be very difficult to access (since Christmas). That's because some ass-wipe psychopath has decided to flood the site with comment spam. |
With bursts of 10,000 comment spams, it slows down the server. This takes about 30 minutes, and then a couple of hours later, they try again.
Of course our excellent built-in anti-spam mechanism works fine, so nothing is stored or displayed, but it remains very frustrating. Sorry...
|27 December, 2007 - Fed Up With SUVs On The Road?|
|Here's your chance at getting even with those asses on the road. |
Even your pillion can participate...
|21 December, 2007 - And You Call Yourself A Cop?|
|As a motorcycle Cop, even dressed as Santa Claus, you should know better.... |
Riding with pretty pillions, more than legally allowed, and no helmets ??
|20 December, 2007 - New USA Motorcycle Magazine: On-line|
|A new motorcycle magazine sees the light of day in Florida, USA. |
Available in print form, or on-line.
Want to see what the motorcycle scene in Florida looks like??
|20 December, 2007 - Owner Found Of Fire Breathing Motorcycle|
|The owner of the fire breathing dragon-motorcycle shown here last July has been found. |
He hails from Argentina, and is touring the world on his motorcycle.
His site is full of videos and photos of this amazing motorcycle.
|20 December, 2007 - Ducati’s Pierre Terblanche Leaves!|
|The famous motorcycle designer, Pierre Terblanche, has resigned and left Ducati. After CEO Minoli's departure, this is the number 2 guy, head of the Design department, who has left. |
Can Ducati live on with their top dogs leaving?
This is worrying....
|19 December, 2007 - Batman: The Biker|
|In the next Batman movie, The Dark Knight, the good old cape crusader will he riding a motorcycle. |
Not just any motorcycle, but the batpod, fully equipped with machines guns and canons.
I want one...
|19 December, 2007 - Not Too Late To Get Christmas Cards|
|You can still get some really nice motorcycle theme Christmas cards. It's not too late (depending on where you live). |
Instead of sending out those same-old same-old Christmas cards, why not have cards with motorcycle on them?
Art and taste...
|18 December, 2007 - Are We Stupid, Or What?|
|I think that often governments take us for complete morons. Here's to avoid accidents, they've placed 9 signs within 150 meters in order to make you aware that there's a stop sign at the end. |
I'd dare say that it has the opposing effect...
|18 December, 2007 - Old Motorcycle Photos And Postcards|
|Found a website that has tons of photos of old motorcycles. Based on old postcards and posters, they're all categorized by motorcycle manufacturer. |
For the passionate ones, you can even buy prints of the postcards and posters.
|18 December, 2007 - Video: Kawasaki Cops & Robbers|
|Here's a funny ad from Thailand for Kawasaki, though I don't think it's an official ad. |
Too bad since it's in the Kawasaki style...
|17 December, 2007 - Riders For Health Updated Website|
|The international motorcycle charity organization Riders for Health have updated their website. |
Looks good, with plenty of information on their motorcycle charities. well worth a visit, and possibly a donation.
|17 December, 2007 - Camouflaged Motorcycles For Bangalore Police|
|For some reason, the Police in Bangalore, India need to ride around on Bajaj motorcycles that have a tiger camouflage.... |
Got to bite my lips from saying something stupid...
|17 December, 2007 - Rugged GPS|
|Jeep are launching for January 2008 a rugged GPS that could be used for motorcycles. |
Rugged, probably rainproof, touchscreen, costing US$300.
|14 December, 2007 - Motocross of Nations 2008 Cancelled|
|Due to financial problems, the 2008 Motocross of Nations has been cancelled in Northern Ireland. |
The FIM are busy looking for another venue in order to save this prestigious event.
|14 December, 2007 - Oh Shit! Last Photo!|
|Making photos while riding is dangerous, even more so when trucks loose their load... |
Oh shit, that's my last photo I'll ever make...
|14 December, 2007 - Same Old, Same Old|
|Every time there's a special event in India, it would seem the roll out the army stunt team, and have them jump through hoops, tubes and fire. |
Same old, same old...
|13 December, 2007 - New Biker Flick Taking Shape|
|Tarantino's new movie, Hell Ride, is a real biker movie. |
Starring Larry Bishop (who wrote and is directing the movie), Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen. The first shots from the movie have appeared.
The movie will be released in 2008. Looks promising...
|13 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: One Up On The Worst Gifts|
|Anytime you think that gifts can't get any worse, someone else finds a poisoned gift. |
Here's the ultimate bad taste gift, a toilette seat imprinted with your favorite motorcycle manufacturer.
|13 December, 2007 - No Matter What You Do!|
|Thieves will be thieves. No matter what you do, no matter how well you chain your motorcycle, if they want to steal your ride, they will....|
|12 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Good Or Nice Gifts|
|After the manufacturer Christmas gift ideas, and the bad Christmas gifts, here's the final part of our gift ideas series; the good, nice or unusual gifts. |
No matter what you get, enjoy your Christmas gifts!
|12 December, 2007 - This Is Why The Police Need GPS On Their Motorcycles|
|Boy is this ever embarrassing... in the UK, a Police motorcycle escort was supposed to bring the British Queen to her destination 2 kilometers further up the road. |
However, they got lost!!!!! Coming out of the station, they took a wrong turn, and finally arrived 23 minutes late.
Time to invest in GPSs.
|12 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Strange Or Bad Gifts|
|Gifts aren't always gifts if you catch my drift. |
Sometimes gifts can be horrible and without any taste. Take this KTM gift, it's a baby dummy....
We'll probably be stepping on a few toes, but here's our selection of gifts we'd rather not get...
|11 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Yamaha Gift Ideas|
|We've found a treasure chest of merchandising gifts at Yamaha. Each country has its own site, full of unique gifts. |
Here's our choice for the Yamaha owner.
|11 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Triumph Gift Ideas|
|After some detective work, we've found merchandising gifts for the Triumph motorcycle lover/owner. |
Here's a selection from their Australian site.
|11 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Suzuki Gift Ideas|
|Suzuki has buried their merchandising gifts inside their models range, so you'll need to dig a bit before finding a gift for a Suzuki motorcycle lover. |
Here's our selection of gifts.
|11 December, 2007 - We’re Going To Try Newsletters Again|
|We're ready to start our free, weekly, newsletter services thanks to Nouri.sh web service. |
If you're interested in receiving this weekly newsletter, follow the very simple instructions.
Hope you enjoy it.
|10 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: MZ Gift Ideas|
|Getting a Christmas gift for a MZ motorcycle lover is going to be hard, real hard. |
It's not that they don't have anything, it's just that you'll need to head over to the closet dealer and get it, and there aren't that many around.
Here's our selection.
|10 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: KTM Gift Ideas|
|Austrian KTM have mastered the art of merchandising. They have a nice collection of goodies you can buy as a gift for a KTM motorcycle owner. |
Here's our selection...
|10 December, 2007 - How To Scare China|
|It'll take a bit more than a few bikers on Harley-Davidson motorcycles to scare China into stopping their trade practices. |
It's going to take a determined and strong President.....even if he doesn't ride a motorcycle!
|10 December, 2007 - Video: Hot Girl Transformer Ad - Honda?|
|An interest ad using a beautiful and sexy girl that transforms into a sleek motorcycle. |
it's billed as a Honda ad, but I doubt that.... nice ad though!!
|8 December, 2007 - Video: Hells Bells Harley-Davidson Christmas Ad|
|A special, for Christmas, Harley-Davidson TV ad, done in that special Harley style we all love to hate. |
Introducing Biker Santa, bad boy....
Don't show this to your kids.
|7 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Husqvarna Gift Ideas|
|BMW owned Husqvarna are still showing the 2006 collection, so hurry up and buy these, since they'll probably become collector items. |
Not much choice, so when the BMW merchandising machine gets going, expect more next year.
|7 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Honda Gift Ideas|
|Honda are totally not into merchandising, not in the USA, nor in Europe. |
I've looked everywhere, but couldn't even find a Honda mug. Just hard parts for their motorcycles....
|7 December, 2007 - France: Scooter Publicity, or How To Make A Buck|
|Two wheel publicity vans are becoming more and more popular in crowded and grid-locked cities. |
here's an example of a French company offering street publicity, scooters dragging a trailer with billboards behind them.
|6 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Harley-Davidson Gift Ideas|
|Harley-Davidson are the masters in merchandising, so it's no surprise that their website is full of gifts. |
Here are three selection of gift items, some of them really made for Christmas.
|6 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Ducati Gift Ideas|
|Ducati are master in merchandising (and motorcycle manufacturing). |
Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts from the Ducati catalogues.
|6 December, 2007 - TomTom GPS and Google Maps Team Up|
|TomTom has teamed up with Google Maps to save your waypoints from Google Maps to the TomTom GPS. |
It's nice, but still the free and excellent TYRE program does it better.
|6 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: BMW Gift Ideas|
|BMW have a reasonably large selection of gifts, though many items are related to the motorcycle. |
But they do have some nice stuff, all made in the German way; sturdy.
|6 December, 2007 - Don’t Miss! Big Blender Below|
|Sometimes you don't need much imagination to think what the results would be if you miss your jump. |
This jump is over an enormous big blender....
Hmmm I like the smell of chopped biker in the morning....
|5 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Bimota Gift Ideas|
|Italian motorcycle manufacturer Bimota don't have much choice for your Christmas shopping. |
They mostly have clothes, but they do have one original item; leather shoe protectors...
|5 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Aprilia Gift Ideas|
|Christmas 2007 Gifts Time. |
Here are some of the Christmas gift ideas for Aprilia owners/lovers.
Not much choice at Aprilia...
|5 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: A Gift Ideas Series|
|We will be starting a series of articles today featuring Christmas 2007 gift ideas per motorcycle manufacturer. |
We'll show three items selected by brand, and always from one specific country. A maximum of 3 manufacturers will be show in one day.
|5 December, 2007 - Video: Harley-Davidson Rocker Ad|
|A look at a locally produced Harley-Davidson TV ad for their Rocker motorcycle. |
Not bad at all... not what you expect from corporate Harley...
|4 December, 2007 - AlphaMirror: Automatic Dimmer Mirror For Motorcycles|
|Anyone who has ridden their motorcycle at night time will have been faced with rear traffic blinding you with their lights. Cars can manual or electronically dim their mirrors, but we're stuck.... |
AlphaMirrors offer you the solution. Automatic dimming motorcycle mirrors. No light glare at night anymore!!
|4 December, 2007 - KTM Ready For Dakar 2008|
|KTM have been preparing very hard for the 2008 Dakar. Competition is getting very hungry to get the title, and this year will be difficult for the Austrian manufacturer. |
Who will win; Coma or Despres, or a non-orange motorcycle?
|4 December, 2007 - France: Motorcycles Pollute/Do Not Pollute|
|On one hand, the French government says motorcycles pollute more than cars (which is not true according to independent studies), on the other hand, the same government states that if you dump an old motorcycle for a new one, you will not get the proposed €1000 bonus that car drivers might get. |
So does that mean that motorcycles pollute less than cars, use less fuel than cars?
|3 December, 2007 - Dakar 2008: A Quick Quiz|
|The Dakar 2008 is almost there, so let's have a little quiz about it. |
Two simple questions to test you knowledge...
|3 December, 2007 - Sarah Lyon’s 2008 Female Mechanics Calendar|
|Sarah Lyon is a female photographer who travels cross-country on her motorcycle in the USA making photos of female mechanics. |
Then she assembles her best photos and produces a calendar. This year is no exception, and Sarah Lyon has produced a great 2008 Female Mechanics Calendar.
Here's a nice Christmas gift for someone (or yourself).
|3 December, 2007 - Yes, It’s Definetly That Time Of The Year 2007|
|Yes, no doubt about it... it's Christmas time. |
For the next 4 weeks we'll be seeing thousands of Santa Claus on Motorcycle parades.
But not here, this is the last one I'll show, so enjoy....