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31 December, 2010 - Happy New Year 2011 To All
Happy New Year 2011
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.


30 December, 2010 - Peru: And That Is A Motorcycle Cop?
Peruvian Motorcycle Police 2010
Imagine being pulled over by these motorcycle cops...


29 December, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Black Friday
Video clip
Harley-Davidson logo
Bit late, but not a bad TV ad. It's from Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Black Friday.


28 December, 2010 - Ads: Tame French Motorcycle Safety Ads
IDF Securite Routier
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
Video clip
BMW logo
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.


27 December, 2010 - So What Did You Get For Xmas 2010? Here’s A Lucky One
Xmas 2010 KTM Tree
Ahhh... some people are really lucky with their Christmas gifts.

Look at what this person found under the Christmas tree..... a real KTM motorcycle.


24 December, 2010 - Merry Christmas 2010 For You All
Merry Christmas 2010
Merry Christmas, have a great weekend, indulge, be merry, but most of all, be SAFE.

Have a good one!


23 December, 2010 - Royal Enfield Motorcycle, 3 Wheels But Not A Sidecar
Royal Enfield Three Wheels
That's a real riddle... it's a Royal Enfield motorcycle, it's got three wheels, but it's not a sidecar.... what is it?


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?


22 December, 2010 - Dakar 2011: Simon Pavey Heavy Desert Motorcycle Training
Simon Pavey Snow Training
Dakar logo
Here we can see the Australian Dakar veteran and Head of the BMW Off-road Skills Training School, Simon "Si" Pavey, training for the desert in the upcoming Dakar motorcycle rally...


21 December, 2010 - Ads: Pirelli Motorcycle Tires and Smoking
Ad Pirelli Smoke Italy
Pirelli logo
Three nice print ads for Perilli motorcycle tires, with as central theme; smoking.



21 December, 2010 - Video: Aprilia Ad-Real Bikes For Real Men
Video clip
Aprilia logo
Funny, but not too sure it's a real TV ad for Aprilia.

In this ad, they poke fun at Ducati, which according to the ad are not real motorcycles.


20 December, 2010 - 59 Motorcycle Riding Santa Clauses
Motorcycle Santa Claus
Motorcycle Santa Claus
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
Motorcycle Santa Claus
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 - Greece: Motorcycle Police And Protesters
Greece Police Protester
Now you know why the police use motorcycles during street protests...


17 December, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 17 December 2010
Top Weekly Web Article
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.

Have read.

- 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 Motorcycle 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
Curv Z Glasses
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 - Sri Lanka: Motorcycle Special Forces Graduation
Special Forces Sri Lanka
What more could you want out of life? Motorcycles, guns, buddies? Maybe cigars, a woman or two? Anyway, these guys seem to be having fun.


16 December, 2010 - France: Government Selling DMV Data To 3rd Parties?
Carte Gris
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 - Christmas 2010: For Yamaha Motorcycle Lovers
Yamaha logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for KTM motorcycle lovers.


15 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Suzuki Motorcycle Lovers
Suzuki logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for KTM motorcycle lovers.


15 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Triumph Motorcycle Lovers
Triumph logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for KTM motorcycle lovers.


15 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Moto Guzzi Motorcycle Lovers
Moto Guzzi logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for KTM motorcycle lovers.


15 December, 2010 - Harley-Davidson Handlebar Calendar
Harley 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.

Interesting idea...


15 December, 2010 - Scary Santa Bikers
Scary Santa Bikers India
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
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BMW logo
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 - Christmas 2010: For KTM Motorcycle Lovers
KTM logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for KTM motorcycle lovers.


14 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Kawasaki Motorcycle Lovers
Kawasaki logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for Kawasaki motorcycle lovers.


14 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Honda Motorcycle Lovers
Honda logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for Honda motorcycle lovers.


14 December, 2010 - Looks Like Christmas Is Fast Approaching! Yummy!
Xmas Ducks
Poor ducks.... yummy!


14 December, 2010 - Hong Kong Police Testing Brammo Electric Motorcycle
Brammo Hong Kong Police
Brammo logo
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
Benelli China Shop Opening
Benelli logo
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..


13 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Lovers
Harley-Davidson logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for BMW motorcycle lovers.


13 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Ducati Motorcycle Lovers
Ducati logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for Ducati motorcycle lovers.


13 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For BMW Motorcycle Lovers
BMW logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for BMW motorcycle lovers.


13 December, 2010 - 52 Unusual Police Motorcycles Around The World - Part 3
Police Motorcycle UK
Police Motorcycle Mali
3rd and last part of the three part series of unusual police motorcycles around the globe.

It looks like the UK wins the prize of the most number of unusual police motorcycles.


13 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For Aprilia Motorcycle Lovers
Aprilia logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for Aprilia motorcycle lovers.


13 December, 2010 - The Result Of Riding Motorcycle In Winter
Snow Man Motorcycle
This is what happens if you ride too much motorcycle during the winter months


10 December, 2010 - Wanted: Good Woman
Wanted Good Woman Sign
I know this is old, but I'm feeling old....


10 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Teaching Kids About Motorcycles
XMAS 2010 Lego Technic Motorcycle
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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?
BMW Snow Bell 1150GS
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
City Limits Cover
City Limits Scene
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
XMAS 2010 Triumph Bonneville Puzzle
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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
Love Helmets Shells
Love Helmets Cover US Flag
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 ...


9 December, 2010 - Ahh I Love The Smell Of Burning Tires In The Morning
Haiti Burning Tires
The nicest thing to wake up too in the morning for your daily motorcycle commute... burning tires.... NOT!


8 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Emergency Fire Starter
Xmas 2010 Emergency Fire Starter
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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
Simon Pavey BMW Dakar 2011
Dakar logo
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
Enduropale 2011 Poster
Le Touquet 2007 Start
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
Female RideDay 2011
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
XMAS 2010 Tron Sam Flynn Black Light Cycle USB Drive
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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
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Harley-Davidson logo
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?
XMAS 2010 Indian Cigar Ash Tray
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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
Police Motorcycle China
Police Motorcycle Cuba
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
Speeding Ticket France 2008
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
Ergo Cycle BMW R1200GSA
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 ( 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
XMAS 2010 Ducati Coffee Cups
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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 - The Netherlands: Official-Motorway Speeds Increase To 130 KPH
Sign 120 to 130kmh
I thought I would never live to see the day! The Netherlands is raising its speed limit starting next year March from 120 kph to 130 kph on several motorways.

This applies to cars and motorcycles! A miracle!


3 December, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 3 December 2010
Web Article
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
OJ get out of jail free
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
XMAS 2010 KTM Dog Collar
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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
Hog Heaven The Story of the Harley Davidson Empire Cover
Hog Heaven The Story Of The Harley Davidson Empire scene
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.


2 December, 2010 - Motorcycle Disaster Waiting To Happen
Gas Bottle Scooter Transport
Imagine, just one little skid, a minor crash, or just someone who smokes a lot, and this motorcycle is history.


1 December, 2010 - France: Dedicated Motorcycle Bookshop
LibraMoto logo
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
Xmas 2010 Survival Kit in a Sardine Can
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
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
Video clip
A nice ad from British Customs, a custom motorcycle builder based on Triumph motorcycles from the UK.

Nice ad, nice motorcycles.



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