|27 March, 2008 - The Perfect Motorcycle Lock!|
|This has got to be the perfect motorcycle lock/alarm. |
Who in his right mind would want to steal your motorcycle?
|26 March, 2008 - Video: Steel Horse Saloon - Biker Bar|
|These kind of TV ads are never seen in Europe (or at least France). It's for a motorcycle bar.... lots of babes, bands, booze and bikes. |
|25 March, 2008 - Find The Cheapest Fuel In The USA|
|GasPriceWatch.com is a website in the USA, that monitors the cheapest petrol prices at the pump. |
enter a city and state, and voila, you can see where the cheapest fuel is to fill up your motorcycle.
|24 March, 2008 - Happy Easter 2008|
|Have a great Easter Monday. I am, so see you tomorrow.... |
In the mean time.... yummy...
|21 March, 2008 - Video: BMW F650GS Dakar Motorcycle vs BMW X5 Car|
|Here's an interesting race on video. It's from the British TV program Fifth Gear, and it's a race between a BMW F650GS motorcycle and a BMW X5 car. |
The motorcycle (Charley Boorman's Dakar bike) is ridden by Simon Pavey, a 6x Dakar veteran and Chief Instructor at the BMW Off Road Skills School.
|21 March, 2008 - New Commenting System Enabled|
|We've enabled a new commenting system for this site. |
We're using BlogTools.org (http://blogtools.org/) excellent blog commenting system, so let's hope this works and is not ruined by spammers.
|21 March, 2008 - Iraq: Police Torture Using Motorcycles|
|Strange habits in Iraq.... Riding over your fellow officer with your motorcycle is a graduation exercise!! |
What do they do when they get mean??
|20 March, 2008 - One Way Of Slowing Down Traffic|
|This will slow you down, even when riding your enduro motorcycle. |
So, why not use it to slow traffic down in your neighborhood?
|20 March, 2008 - Mel Gibson To Star In Motorcycle Movie|
|Mel Gibson is in the process of making a biker movie. Called "Under and Alone", it's the true story of Billy Queen, an undercover ATF agent who infiltrated the Mongols during the 90's. |
Sounds like "Beyond the Law" with Charlie Sheen.... but who cares, it's probably a good movie...
|20 March, 2008 - Video: TAC Motorcycle Protective Clothing Ad|
|Another hard hitting motorcycle safety ad, this time it's Australian. |
It's run by TAC, and it's to remind you that even when riding a short distance on your motorcycle, it's a good idea to pt on protective clothing.
|19 March, 2008 - The Downside Of Motorcycle Leathers|
|Alpinestar, known for the protective gear for motorcycles, and conscious of the Power Ranger effect we have when dressed in our leathers, have come up with a new line of motorcycle protective clothing. |
Dubbed NERO, their protective clothing can be used as "casual" clothes. But it comes at a price...
|19 March, 2008 - MBI Awards 2008: And The Winners Are..|
|The annual MBI Riders Choice Awards for 2008 are done! |
Click on the headline to see who won (and who lost). Thousands of you have nominated and voted for these products or people. This is what the public likes/dislikes.
Many thanks to all of you!
|19 March, 2008 - John Kerry Rides The Vectrix, Forgets His Helmet|
|Senator (and ex-Presidential candidate) John Kerry is a motorcycle lover, we probably all know that. |
He recently gave the electric Vectrix a twirl, but in the process forgot his helmet, despite a mandatory helmet law in the state.
|18 March, 2008 - New BMW 2-Wheelers|
|BMW have a new series of two wheelers. |
But they're not motorcycles, they're bicycles. They are true blooded BMWs, since they are very expensive, and have loads of options...
|18 March, 2008 - Faith and Motorcycles|
|It's nice to have faith in your religion. You don't need any expensive equipment like helmets when riding your motorcycle... |
|17 March, 2008 - New MotoGP Website Coming|
|The good folks at the MotoGP website are in the process of updating the look & feel of their otherwise VERY busy website. |
The new design is far more easier on the eyes.
|17 March, 2008 - Brad Pitt To Have Private Motorcycle Race Track?|
|Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are about to buy a new home in the South of France. Initially their dealer breaker had been reached, but the local council finally approved their plans, so now the couple is buying the house. |
The deal breaker? Brad Pitt wanted to build a private motorcycle race circuit on his grounds! The man has got all the fun: looks, beautiful woman, rich, famous and a private motorcycle race track.
|17 March, 2008 - Hi-Def Motorcycle Documentaries For Free!|
|That's right, free motorcycle documentaries. Our friends and fellow MBI bloggers, Twisting Asphalt, have produced four hours worth of behind-the-scene footage on 8 sports motorcycle manufacturers. |
Shown on-line in HD for free at Turbo Discovery. See how Bimota, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki and Yamaha motorcycles are designed and made.
|14 March, 2008 - New Motorcycle Sport?|
|Strange happenings on motorcycles. |
Is this the latest rage on motorcycles?
|14 March, 2008 - Last Day For Awards Votes. Vote NOW!|
|Last day for you to vote at the annual MBI awards. It's important for the industry that you vote (any elections are important). |
No personal details are asked for, no name, no email, nada! Spend 1 minute of your lifetime telling the world what's good and what's bad.
Do us all a favor, and VOTE!!! 1 Day left!
|13 March, 2008 - Video: MetroVac Blaster|
|Here's a TV ad for a motorcycle gadget that you'll never see me use. |
To use it, you'd be needing to clean your motorcycle...
|13 March, 2008 - If It Ain’t True, It Ought To Be|
|I had to publish this. It's too funny not to be true, though it's not...urban myth. |
2 British Police Officers tracked a NATO Tornado fighter jet with their radar gun, and almost were blown up by the jet's defense systems.
|13 March, 2008 - Electric Scooter Vectrix Scootering Away In The UK|
|Vectrix may not be selling in the quantities they would have liked to the general public, but their sales to government agencies seem to be working. |
In the UK, they just got two sales, one in London, and one in Glasgow.
|12 March, 2008 - Esquad Motorcycle Gloves: High Tech|
|Esquad, manufacturers of indestructible motorcycle jeans, are producing in collaboration with Racer, special motorcycle gloves made out of their patented material; Armaliith. |
Three models are proposed, each with their own style.
|12 March, 2008 - Official: Polluting Is A Sin|
|The Vatican is looking at adding some more sins to the 7 bad ones already categorized. |
The main new one that should interest us motorcycle riders is the sin of POLLUTION!
|11 March, 2008 - Yamaha: Super Tenere 1200 Coming?|
|Rumors are floating around that Yamaha will be releasing a 1200 cc version of their Tenere dual purpose motorcycle. |
After BMW enormous sales of their R1200GS, there's a good a chance we'll be seeing a 1200cc version of this motorcycle.
|11 March, 2008 - Tag Heuer Eyewear: Night Vision|
|Swiss watch maker, race timing and F1 cars has launched a new series of eyewear, including a special series of glasses. |
Called "Night Vision", these glasses were developed for the 24 hours of Le Mans, and allow you to see better at night.
Most of their glasses can be used with a motorcycle helmet!
|10 March, 2008 - Want To Buy A Dakar Winning KTM Motorcycle?|
|This is your chance to get Cyril Despres's Dakar winning KTM motorcycle. Or even David Coulthard's F1 car. |
Starting 13 March until the 30th, there's an auction for the "Wings for Life" organization.
All items will start off at €1.
|10 March, 2008 - Ducati’s Monster Website|
|Ducati have launched a dedicated mini website for their Monster motorcycle. |
Full of photos, video and specs... a must for Monster lovers.
|10 March, 2008 - Motorcycle Cop Escorting Clinton Was Not Able To Take Curve|
|The motorcycle Police officer that died while escorting Hilary Clinton in Texas, crashed because he was not able to ride in a single lane, and negotiate a curve! |
That implies a lack of proper training, and it's not the cop's fault, but the Police management. Training Police officers for these kind of duties is extremely important!
|10 March, 2008 - MotoGP: Qatar TV|
|What a night it was! First race of the MotoGP season was great: suspense, fast racers, you name it... it was there |
However, one negative note: The motorcyclse were hard to distinguish at times due to the "slow" TV cameras during the night race.
|7 March, 2008 - Video: Bajaj Pulsar Mania|
|Very nicely done ad featuring synchronized stunt work for a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle. |
|7 March, 2008 - France: 8th Radar Destroyed By Explosion|
|In an action reminding of the 80's, the Anti Radar National Front (FNAR) in France, have blown up their 8th digital radar. |
With a military precision, the FNAR are attacking radars, demanding that the French government lower taxes and stop repression.
|7 March, 2008 - USA: Fake Motorcycle Cop|
|A fake motorcycle cop tries to stop a woman in California. |
The local Police are now telling people to make sure that the cop stopping you is really a cop?
Will a gun pointing in your face prove that the person is a cop?
|6 March, 2008 - Art or Accident?|
|Redundant question, unless it really was an accident... |
Not a bad idea if you've got a few spares lying around.
|6 March, 2008 - TT Assen Circuit Fined For Sound Levels|
|The motorcycle race circuit of TT Assen (North of The Netherlands) has been fined €10,000 for noise hindrance. |
Does this mean that the people who live there didn't know there was a race circuit next door?
|5 March, 2008 - Erzberg Rodeo 2008 Full Of Stars (plus Video)|
|22nd May sees the latest edition of what is billed as World's Toughest Enduro. Many off-road stars are lined up to take part in this year's events. |
Here's the schedule for the 4 mad days, and a video of last year's race.
|5 March, 2008 - It Is Good To Be Fat!|
|It's official! You're allowed to be fat and ride mini motorcycles... |
Well.. I made that last bit up...
|4 March, 2008 - How To Bring Your Wives On Your Motorcycle|
|The laws of Islam state that you need to treat all your wives equally. |
So if you bring one on a motorcycle ride, you got to take all of them on the ride...
|4 March, 2008 - Want To Try The BMW F800GS In A Real Environment?|
|BMW UK, through their excellent Off Road Skills School are offering the F800GS (and R1200GS and F650GS) as motorcycles used in their off road skills course. |
If you're a beginner and expert off road rider, they've got a course that's suited for you, AND you get to ride the F800GS (or chose another motorcycle).
The training is great, and it's a fantastic opportunity to try out the motorcycle before buying it..
|3 March, 2008 - BMW Lower Their Motorcycles|
|BMW have announced that the new BMW R 1200 GS, R 1200 R and R 1200 RT Models will have a Low Suspension Option, including a Low Seat. |
This will lower the height of these BMW motorcycles, hopefully enough for many vertically challenged riders.
Thank you BMW. How about lowering the price now??
|3 March, 2008 - New York Continues To Discriminate Towards Motorcycles|
|The New York Police department (NYPD) have decided that despite a federal law, no motorcycles are allowed in HOV lanes. |
The reason. Simple... they disagree with giving bikers that right!
So if I understand it right, if you disagree with a law, you can ignore it?? Right ???
|3 March, 2008 - Video: Hungarian Gigamachine|
|Hungarian advertisement, so unless you speak the language, you'll not understand anything. |
But it's catchy, as is the music and images. Some powerful motorcycles.