|31 December, 2010 - Happy New Year 2011 To All|
|A happy and wonderful New Year 2011 to all of you, no matter which motorcycle you ride, or lust for, whatever association you belong to, or whatever motorcycle sport you cheer for.|
That all your wishes may come true, your good causes fulfilled and your favorite champion wins the season.
If you're going to be drinking and riding, be careful out there. Have a great time, enjoy and be merry.
I hope to see you next year, and hope to continue entertaining you.
|28 December, 2010 - Ads: Tame French Motorcycle Safety Ads|
|Three very tame motorcycle safety ads from the Paris area in France. |
Not hard hitting, not something you need to think about... in fact very tame.
|27 December, 2010 - Video: Tiffany’s BMW Episode|
|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.
|22 December, 2010 - Taking Your Backup Electric Motorcycle With You|
|This is what you've been waiting for..... a back-up motorcycle for your Gold Wing or BMW LT! |
YikeBike is a reasonably cheap, folding, electric motorcycle. Stylish and practical. What are you waiting for?
|20 December, 2010 - 59 Motorcycle Riding Santa Clauses|
|It's that time of the year again.... motorcycle riding Santas all over the place. |
Here are 59 photos of a Santa Claus on at least one motorcycle. The last one is my favorite... obviously.
|20 December, 2010 - Gone To Get Meself A Christmas Tree! See Ya|
|I've been working too much over the last few months, on this site and on my many assignments, so I've decided to take it easy for the last 2 weeks of the year. |
I'll not be totally cutting you off, there are a few articles appearing, usually at 13:00 CET Just to keep you amused and entertained, so you don't have to go cold turkey on me.
So have fun without me, enjoy your Christmas and celebrate the new year moderately (not like me).
Be safe, and have fun!
|17 December, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 17 December 2010|
|Here we go, the last two weeks worth of motorcycles articles that I've been reading and want to share with you. Not much, but that doesn't mean that there was nothing interesting going on. |
- Top 5 Ways To Blow Away Your Winter Motorcycle Blues
- So You Wanna Buy Your Wife a Bike?
- Motorcycle Club Members And Weekend Warriors Seeking The Freedom Of The Road Face Dangerous Curves On And Off Dallas Streets
|17 December, 2010 - Web: Find The Best Motorcycle|
|FindTheBest.com have a very nice motorcycle comparison web site. It allows you very simply to compare motorcycles, with many selection criteria to choose from. |
If you're in the market for a new motorcycle, but haven't made up your mind which one, this site will make your choice a lot easier.
|16 December, 2010 - CURV - Special Motorcyclist Sunglasses|
|Sunglasses are something a motorcycle rider always uses. You not only look cool, but they keep the wind out of your eyes. But biker glasses are special, you can't use normal ones that the general public uses. |
Here's a company, CURV, that offers for a very reasonable price special sunglasses adapted to motorcycle riders.
|16 December, 2010 - France: Government Selling DMV Data To 3rd Parties?|
|The French latest trampling over civil rights comes under the banner "security". |
Their latest law allows the government to sell DMV data (car/motorcycle registration data) to 3rd parties. Not only will you be telemarkeded to death, but now the criminals will know what expensive vehicles you have. The DMV data will become a shopping list of thieves.
|15 December, 2010 - Harley-Davidson Handlebar Calendar|
|An Italian PR agency produced an interesting 3D style calendar for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Each day (or month) shows a different scene from one the road, and with the "real" motorcycle handlebar in front of the photo, it's as if you're riding. |
|15 December, 2010 - Scary Santa Bikers|
|I don't know about you, but these Santas scare me, even if they ride a motorcycle. Poor kids when they see this... |
|14 December, 2010 - Video: BMW S1000RR Motorcycle And Subliminal Ads|
|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...
|14 December, 2010 - Hong Kong Police Testing Brammo Electric Motorcycle|
|Brammo have supplied one of their electric motorcycles, the Enertia, to the Hong Kong police for testing. |
Not bad, having the cops ride an electric motorcycle in a polluted city. Much better.
|14 December, 2010 - Benelli Opens New Motorcycle Shop In China|
|Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli, opened their 3rd shop in China. |
Next year, they plan to expand to 4 other shops. Boy, things are moving in China.... and we're paying for it..
|10 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Teaching Kids About Motorcycles|
|This Lego Technic motorcycle is the ideal toy for ages 9 - 99! 467 pieces will allow you (or your kids) to build one of two motorcycles. |
But the interesting thing is that most part of the 11 inch motorcycle work; steering, suspension, engine pistons, even the chain.
|10 December, 2010 - Germany: Mandatory Winter Tires For Motorcycles?|
|The new law in Germany, making it mandatory for vehicles to have special winter tires during snow, ice and slush seems to also apply to motorcycles and other PTWs. |
Though not 100% confirmed, since the law is a bit "open", experts are deeming the law to apply also to motorcycles. Riding one in the winter will cost you if you don't have snow tires, including foreign registered bikes. So be warned.
If you're going to the Elefantentreffen, better check in advance.
|9 December, 2010 - Movie Review: City Limits|
|A review of the 1984 Sci-Fi biker movie "City Limits" starring James Earl Jones and Kim Cattrall. Despite the names, it's still a B-movie, but not a bad one. |
There are a lot of motorcycles in this movie, since it's two teenage motorcycle gangs that square off against each other and a third party using Mad Max style motorcycles.
|9 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Triumph Motorcycles and Kids|
|Triumph don't make it easy this Christmas. They have a nice gift for kids, a 27 alphabet jigsaw puzzle of a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, but to a) find it you'll need patience and b) you'll need to go to a dealer to buy it. |
But the gift is interesting nevertheless.
|9 December, 2010 - Love Your Motorcycle Helmet - Love Helmets|
|French motorcycle helmet manufacturer, Love Helmets, have gotten themselves a really nice trendy idea ... allow you to customize your own helmet, the way you would with your mobile phone. |
By providing you with many different exterior shells ("skins") and neck collars, you can change the appearance of your helmet within a minute.
It'll make you look classy, trendy and "in".... not bad ...
|8 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Emergency Fire Starter|
|Ideal for anyone motorcycle adventuring riding, camping, or just needing to light up your cigars.... |
A magnesium fire start kit. It's small, and you can take it anywhere. No batteries needed... ;-)
|8 December, 2010 - Dakar 2011: Simon Pavey Caves In And Rides Again|
|Despite having sworn never to race the Dakar rally on his motorcycle again a few years back, BMW Off-Road Head Training Instructor and off road trainer to the stars, Simon "Si" Pavey, has been lured into racing again. |
Next month sees him racing under the number 51, his BMW motorcycle for the 8th time in the Dakar!
Good luck Si!
|8 December, 2010 - Le Touquet 2011: Speeds To Be Lowered|
|The Enduropale of Le Touquet, the French wacky and famous beach race held 29/30 January has had a slight change in their rules. |
There's no longer a long straight line for the first lap to wards the holeshot. Speeds have reach 200+ kph, and serious accidents have happened in the past.
The circuit length remains the same, but now the first lap is no longer at top speeds, increasing the spectacle, and increasing the chance to win the holeshot for anyone.
|7 December, 2010 - International Female Ride Day 2011 Scheduled|
|The next International Female Ride Day for 2011 has been scheduled for 6 May. |
The ever growing event is not only a great social occasion for women around the world to ride together, but also to let it be known that women are taking to motorcycle more and more.
|7 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: TRON Movie Motorcycle - USB Drive|
|With the upcoming Hollywood Blockbuster TRON: Legacy coming up, how about a memorable Christmas gift based on the movie, and good for computer using motorcycle lovers? |
The choice of two USB 2.0 portable storage devices shaped as the Light Cycles from the new movie. The Black one has 4 gigs of storage, the White one got 8 GB.
|7 December, 2010 - Video: Nice Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Dealer Ad|
|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.
|6 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Indian Giver?|
|Indian Motorcycle is a legendary manufacturer, one of the first ones in the USA. Their elegant and beautiful motorcycles are famous the world over, so it's no surprise that their gift catalog is full of nice goodies. |
But what is more appropriate as a gift from Indian, then a cigar ashtray with the Indian logo?
|6 December, 2010 - 49 Unusual Police Motorcycles Around The World - Part 2|
|Here's part 2 of a three part series of unusual police motorcycles (next week part 3). |
With unusual, I mean motorcycle that are not BMW LT or RT, or Harley-Davidson. The police motorcycles are from around the globe.
|6 December, 2010 - Europe: United Europe, United Speeding Fines|
|Europe is going to finally unite! It's going to allow member countries to consult each other's car/motorcycle registration database, and send speeding fines committed in another European country to the wrong-doer. |
But getting the money is a whole different kettle of fish.
|6 December, 2010 - Find Out Which Motorcycle Is Best For Your Physically|
|Here's a very interesting website that shows you which motorcycle are best made for you physically. |
Enter you measures (height, inseam, etc), and the site (Ergo-Cycle.com) draws you sitting on the motorcycle you choose.
You can see your lean angle, if your feet will touch the ground, etc. Very nice!
|3 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Ducati Coffee Cups|
|What more Italian is Ducati's espresso coffee cups? |
A famous Italian motorcycle brand, a symbol of Italian gastronomy; what could be a better Christmas gift for a motorcycle lover?
|3 December, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 3 December 2010|
|Here are some interesting motorcycle articles that I have been reading over the last week that may interest you. |
- How To Stay Warm On Your Motorcycle
- How To Remove Motorcycle Grips Without Destroying Them
- Ten Worst Things You Dont Want To Hear from Your Moto Service Manager
- Harley Davidson Museum Masterpieces - Book Review
- The Pros and Cons of Inflating Tyres with Nitrogen Gas
|3 December, 2010 - Judge To Be Sentenced For Not Sentencing|
|Damn. Here I was believing in fairy tales. |
The German judge we wrote about that released 42 speeders because he stated that the system was unfair, for sentenced himself for letting the motorists go. The German government was not amused.
The 42 speeders are going in front of another judge.
|2 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: KTM and Dogs|
|Not only does KTM motorcycle have original gifts, but they don't forget our loyal four-legged friends, the dogs. |
Here's a great idea, a KTM dog collar. 63 cm diameter max, so I don't think you can use it on yourself...
|2 December, 2010 - DVD Review: Hog Heaven: The Story Of The Harley-Davidson Empire|
|A review of the History Channel DVD documentary "Hog Heaven: The Story Of The Harley-Davidson Empire". It's in fact two documentary, since there's an hour and 30 minutes bonus feature called Modern Marvels. |
This is a very interesting documentary! High quality, well researched, and full of exceptional motorcycles, not only historical ones, but also modern day technology marvels (like Jay Leno's turbine motorcycle, the MT Y2K).
A high recommended DVD. No matter how much you already know about motorcycles, you'll learn something here.
|1 December, 2010 - France: Dedicated Motorcycle Bookshop|
|The first motorcycle-only book store is opening its doors in Paris this coming Friday. |
Motorcycle related books, DVDs, cartoons and scale models. Just in time for Christmas.
|1 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Sardine Survival Can|
|Riding the unknown, and often dangerous roads can be adventurous. Like riding into New York Manhattan can be a life changing experience. But you better be well equipped! |
Here's a great gift for the adventure motorcycle rider. A survival kit fitted inside a sardine can. It's lightweight, small and watertight.
It contains everything you need to survive a few days on your own on your motorcycle, even in New York...
|1 December, 2010 - Video: British Customs Motorcycle|
|A nice ad from British Customs, a custom motorcycle builder based on Triumph motorcycles from the UK. |
Nice ad, nice motorcycles.