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30 April, 2014 - Is Apple Coming To The Rescue For Motorcyclist Safety?
Apple Lockout Patent Drawing
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#Apple #Safety #Patent - Apple has applied for a patent that could save a few motorcyclist lives. They have a patent that disables functions like texting when the iPhone is in motion. Good news.


30 April, 2014 - Review: 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 - It Bathes in Oil
Review 2014 Moto Guzzi V7
Moto Guzzi logo
#Review #MotoGuzzi - A detailed review by a French site of the 2014 Moto Guzzi V7 - It bathes in oil


30 April, 2014 - The Right Kind Of Speed Signs
The Right Speed Sign
#Funny #RoadSigns - Now if only we could see these kind of speed signs on our roads.

Wouldn't that be nice?


29 April, 2014 - Ads: Audi Makes The Road Safer?
Audi Traffic Email Ad
Audi logo
#Advertisement #Audi #Safety - If these three print advertisements from the German car maker (and Ducati owner) Audi is to be believed, their cars allow you to be distracted, because if you aren't paying attention, the car is.

Do you believe it?


29 April, 2014 - Idea: Rear Lights Equipped Motorcycle Backpack
DSL300 20 Back pack
France flag
#Backpack #Safety #Lights - Interesting motorcycle backpack coming up in 2 months. The Moov'Systec DSL300.20 is a biker backpack with integrated brake lights and indicators lights. Both run wireless. Safety first.


29 April, 2014 - Video: A Motorcycle, a Rope and a Tree - Things To Do
MotoSwing Brazil
Brazil flag
#Brazil #Fun #MotoSwing - So you're bored and don't have anything to do. But looking in your garage you find your old motorcycle, a piece of rope and in your garden there is a nice tree.


28 April, 2014 - Europe: Where You Need To Pay Road Taxes As Foreigner
Switzerland 2014 Vignette
Europe flag
#Europe #Vignettes #Road-Taxes - Wherever your are going to ride your motorcycle in Europe for holidays, you will be paying money... road taxes (also know as Vignettes), or toll.

Here is a list of countries that expect you to pay a road tax as a foreign registered rider.


28 April, 2014 - The Electric Johammer J1.200 Motorcycle Has Gone Into Production
Johammer J1 200 Production
Johammer logo
#Electric #Johammer #Austria - The cartoon-like electric motorcycle from the Austrian Johammer have taken their bike into production.

The Johammer J1.200 has a 12.7 kWh battery, an 11 kilowatt engine, a top speed of 130 kph and a range of 124 miles (200 kilometers). They do have a lot of technical innovations.


28 April, 2014 - France: Big Brother Police Car Sees Everything
French Big Brother Police Car
France flag
#France #BigBrother #Police - The French police are testing a new device.. An 8 video camera device installed on a cop car that will see everything, everywhere.

Just riding through a street at a normal speed will generate a windfall of tickets, like if you haven't parked straight, or in an illegal spot. Big Brother is watching you.


25 April, 2014 - Top Internet Stories - 25 April 2014
Top Weekly Web Article
The day before one of the busiest motorcycle racing weekends of the year - Superbike, MotoGP and Bol D'Or. It's not going to be boring. Anyway, here are a few motorcycle related articles that have appeared last week that you may have missed.

- 10 Tips For A Successful Cross Country Motorcycle Trip (52 Weeks)
- Product Report: 100% Ridefit Gloves (Transworld Motocross)
- Why Moped And Scooter Sales Are Strong In Europe (You Motorcycle)
- 2014 Argentina MotoGP Preview - A Long Awaited Visit To The Middle Of Nowhere (Motomatters)
- How gas prices relate to motorcycle fatalities (Philly)
- One-Wheeled Motorcycles: As Cool as They Are Wildly Dangerous (Wired)


25 April, 2014 - Spain: Roads Are In Very Bad Shape, Danger For Motorcycles
Spanish bad road
Spain flag
#Spain #Roads - The economic crisis in Spain means less and less money is spent refurbishing their roads, which are suffering tremendously.

A danger for motorcycle riders, if there ever was a danger!


25 April, 2014 - Greece: Mary Had A Little Lamb? - Nope, A Biker Did
Lamb Carrying Motorcycle
Greece flag
#Greece #Lamb - The nursery rhyme was wrong! It wasn't Mary who had a little lamb, but this biker.

And the animal is ready to be eaten...


24 April, 2014 - Video: Ural Philippines
Ural Philippines Video
Ural logo
#Ural #Philippines #Video - It's not everyday you get to see an infomercial or video from Ural in the Philippines, but here you go.

In this 2 and 1/2 minutes video you get to see two Ural motorcycle sidecars playing around in the Philippines landscapes.


24 April, 2014 - Belgium: Authorities Do Reverse Psychology On Radars
Belgium proposed radars
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#Belgium #Radars #Ask - The authorities in Belgium have done some very smart, something cops rarely do .....

They asked where people wanted the radars placed. More than 51,000 locations have been proposed.


24 April, 2014 - Colombia: You Think This Is Safe Motorcycle Riding?
Safe ATGATT Riding Mexico
Colombia flag
#Colombia #ATGATT #Cargo - Do you think this is safe? Really?

Overcrowded, no ATGATT. The only thing I am always amazed at are the motorcycles themselves. They seem to take any punishment, any weight, any stress and keep on riding.


23 April, 2014 - Never Enough Pockets When Riding: Givi EA109
Givi EA109
Givi logo
#Givi #Bags - Givi has an interesting bag for those who never have enough storage when riding their motorcycles.

It's the Givi EA109, a leg bag!! That's right a bag that gets placed on your thighs.


23 April, 2014 - France: Motorcycle Rest Stops Bol D’Or 2014
Bol Dor 2014
France flag
For those of you going to the last ol d'Or motorcycle endurance race at the Magny Cours circuit, and going by motorcycle, here are all the active motorcycle rest stops.

At the "Relais Calmos Motards" you will be able to rest between bikers, eat, hot drinks, check your tire pressure, minor repairs, etc.

Do watch out of the police before and after these rest stop, they are ALWAYS there!


23 April, 2014 - USA: Not A Single Motorcycle Cop In L.A. - All Gone To Funeral
LA Police Officer Funeral
USA flag
#USA #Police #Funeral - From this photo, it would seem that there is not a single motorcycle cop patrolling the streets of Los Angeles. Woow, what a turn out.

Of course it is never good to lose one of your own, especially not under the circumstances the police officer died.


22 April, 2014 - Ad: Bangalore Safety Campaign - INCREDIBLY GOOD
Bangalore Safety Campaign Helmets
India flag
#India #Bangalore #Safety - Here is one really smart safety campaign for the city of Bangalore, India. First of all the numbers are staggering and amazing. I never knew....

Secondly, their idea to put helmets on motorcycle riders is very novel and interesting. But will it work?


22 April, 2014 - Planning or Dreaming Of Adventure? - HUBB 2014 Is For You
Hubbuk2013 meeting
Hubbuk logo 2014
#HUBBUK #Adventure #Travel - The inescapable Horizons Unlimited, for anyone traveling or adventure riding, are organizing their annual HUBBUK event for veteran, newbie, rookie and dreamers.

Now is your chance to learn more about that adventure motorcycle ride you are dreaming about.


22 April, 2014 - Ireland: €1000 Fine For SMS/Texting While Driving
Texting and Talking Texas
Ireland flag
#Ireland #Texting #SMS - Next month, if you get caught texting while driving, you will be find €1000 in Ireland. Twice in a year, the fine double to €2000.

Three times in a year .... 3 months jail. Now that is being tough on texting while driving. So much safer for us bikers.


21 April, 2014 - 15 Photos of Totally Destroyed, Bombed or Burned Motorcycles - Part 7
Blown Up Motorcycle Venezuela
Blown Up Motorcycle Venezuela
#Violence #Bombs - Part 7 of deadly things t

hat have happened to poor motorcycles. Not accidents or crashes, but far more deadly; bombs, bullets and even violence against motorcycles. What a world we live in. Even bikes aren't spared.


21 April, 2014 - USA: How Can Cops Stop Texting & Driving When They Do It
US Texting Motorcycle Cop
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#USA #Police #Texting - Police officers are supposed to show the way it's done properly, a role model. Not 'do as I say, not as I do'.

This San Antonio motorcycle cop got caught texting while riding his motorcycle. Shame on him!


21 April, 2014 - France: The Real Reason They Want To Reduce Speed Limits
Boulevard Peripherique
France flag
#France #SpeedLimits #ShowMeTheMoney - The real reasons that France wants to reduce the speed limits on the secondary roads has become obvious with the speed reduction in place on the Parisian ringroad.

Money, money, money!


20 April, 2014 - Happy Easter - Without The Bunny, Since He Got Arrested
Easter Bunny Arrested
#Easter #Bunny #Funny - Happy Easter to you all, you just are going to have to celebrate it without the Easter Bunny ... he got arrested. Has someone got some chocolate eggs to bail him out?


18 April, 2014 - Top Internet Stories - 18 April 2014
Top Weekly Web Article
The spring may be in the air, but I am freezing my rocks off. And in many parts of the world it started snowing again. Strange weather. But that doesn't stop us from reading interesting motorcycle articles in the internet. Here are a few you may have missed during last week.

- 7 Ways To Save Money On Your Next Motorcycle Service (2 Wheel Tuesday)
- Harley Tips: April Is Check Your Helmet Month (Motorcycle USA)
- There And Back Again To See How Far It Is - wBW Book Review (Webbikeworld)
- Hero Splendor Ismart Test Ride Review (Motorbeam)


18 April, 2014 - Germany: Douchebags Trying To Kill Motorcycle Riders - Oil On Road
Oil Slick on road
Germany flag
#Germany #DangerousIdiots - Some group of idiots have been placing oil in curves on German roads, causing motorcycles to crash.

That because they do not want bikers in the area. So far, no one has died, but that will not remain so.


18 April, 2014 - France: Biker Caught At 138 Kph. Angry, Since He Was At 200 Kph
Was Riding Faster Officer
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#France #Speeding #WeirdGuy - Some French motorcycle rider gets caught speeding 138 kph in a 90 kph zone. Instead of manning up, he claims he was doing 200 kph a few minutes before.

Whata dope...


17 April, 2014 - Germany: Autobahn To Become Toll Road, Except Motorcycles
Speeding on Autobahn
Germany flag
#Germany #Autobahn #Taxes - Germany is committing Autobahn suicide ... starting 2016 all foreign cars must pay an annual tax to drive on their speed limitless motorways.

... except for motorcycles, who go for free.


17 April, 2014 - Belgium: Invited To Your Own Funeral - Safety
Your Own Funeral
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#Belgium #Safety #YourOwnFuneral - An interesting and novel safety campaign in Belgium. Habitual speeders got invited to a funeral - THEIR OWN!

Here is the video.


17 April, 2014 - France: Holiday? One Way Motorcycle Rental Between Paris and Cannes
Harley Davidson Next to Eiffel Tower
Columbus logo
#France #Holidays #Rental - Columbus International, a top motorcycle rental agency in France based in Cannes are now offering one way rentals between Paris and Cannes/Nice.

Not a bad way to visit France on a motorcycle.


17 April, 2014 - Bol D’Or 2014 - Change of Venue for 2015
Bol dOr running start
Bol d'Or logo
#Bol-D'Or #Endurance - The 24 hours motorcycle race, the Bol d'Or will be held 27/28 April on the Magny-Cours circuit. But next year it looks like it is moving down South - very South!

Starting 2015 the 24 hour race returns to the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Casetellet.


16 April, 2014 - Ahhh - The Smell Of 2-Strokes In The Morning
Two Stroke Candle Flying Tiger
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#Candles #2-Stroke - Smelly candles, cinnamon, peaches, oceans, etc are so 80's. Here is what you really need - a candle smelling of good old fashion 2-stroke smoke.

Isn't that better than those fragrance candles you buy in the nature store?


16 April, 2014 - Dainese To Re-Use Crashed Motorcycle Leathers
Dainese reused leathers
Dainese logo
#Dainese #Leathers #Ecological - Now that is ecological recycling! Dainese announced that they have teamed up with Regenesi to take your motorcycle leathers that have been in a crash, and reuse them in objects.

How cool is that?


16 April, 2014 - Thailand: You Can Get Killed For That Over Here - New Year
Thailand new Year 2014
Thailand flag
#Thailand #NewYearCelebrations - Imagine doing that here in Europe or the USA.... throwing water on unsuspecting motorcyclists.....

That would cause a major fight, but not in Thailand. Fun & games.


15 April, 2014 - Video: French Safety - Without The Right Gear
French Safety Video Right Equipment
France flag
#France #PSA #ATGATT - Here is a very good and educational TV commercial what the difference is between real biker clothing and street clothing.

And that at 30 kph.


15 April, 2014 - Review: 2014 Vespa GTS 300 ie Touring - Cities and Fields Hornet
Review 2014 Vespa GTS 300 Touring
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#Review #Vespa #Scooter - A detailed review of the 2014 Vespa GTS 300 ie Touring - Cities and Fields Hornet

A French review and take on this Vespa scooter.


15 April, 2014 - Video: Now This Is How You Park A Motorcycle
Video Parking A Motorcycle Brazil
Brazil flag
#Brazil #Video #Parking - Motorcycles aren't cars, so parking them is a lot easier. But for this guy, we park our motorcycles likes sissies. He parks his bike in a much more macho way ... Brazilian style.

Cool style. Watch the video.


14 April, 2014 - Review: 2014 Honda VFR 800 - An Admirable Ship
Review 2014 Honda VFR 800
Honda logo
#Review #Honda - A detailed review of the 2014 Honda VFR 800 motorcycle - An Admirable Ship. Here is a French site's view of this iconic bike.


14 April, 2014 - Bad Crowd-Funding Ideas - Stiletto Motorcycle Boots
Stiletto Motorcycle Boots
#Crowdfunding #Stiletto #Women - Here is an example of an idea that should never have reached a crowd-funding site.

High heel motorcycle boots! Imagine riding with a motorcycle boots with stiletto heels.... a sure recipe for disaster.


14 April, 2014 - France: Nationwide Protest Against Lowering Of Speed Limits
Le Havre Protest 201404
France flag
#France #Protests - The French motorcyclists, supported by car drivers, went on protest rides throughout the country. They are protesting the proposed lowering of the speed limit on secondary roads from 90 to 80.

A measure not to reduce road fatalities, but to increase the dwindling number of speeding tickets.


11 April, 2014 - Top Internet Stories - 11 April 2014
Top Weekly Web Article
Are you ready for Easter that is coming up faster than you can throw a motorcycle at? Eggs and chocolate ready? While you are waiting for the Easter bunny, here are a few articles you may have missed over the last 7 days.

- How To Capture A Motorcycle As It Flies Through The Air (Photo Focus)
- Habal-Habal: Philippine Motorcycle That Can Carry 10 Passengers (Global Voice Online)
- How To Ride A Motorcycle With A Group (Motorzon)


11 April, 2014 - France: New Double Facing Radars Are Coming
BP Motorcycle Rider
France flag
#France #Radars - France is looking at using double facing radars. Front and rear photo of you speeding.

No more getting out of the ticket, and more money for the government piggy bank.


11 April, 2014 - Venezuela: This Is How Motorcycle Cops (Mis)Behave
Venezuela Police Gunman on motorcycle
Venezuela flag
#Venezuela #Riots #Police - Pretty scary to see motorcycle cops behave like that. It even looks like the pillion cop is enjoying himself.

No wonder the people of Venezuela are fed up.


10 April, 2014 - A Motorcyclist’s Ultimate, Ultimate Ride
Ghost Ride Urn
Ghost Ride Urn
#Crowd-Funding #IndieGoGo #Urn - The last ride offered by many funeral parlors doesn't need to be your last ride when you have died.

Here is the last, last ride ... the Ghost Ride Urn, made out of a motorcycle engine cylinder.


10 April, 2014 - Don’t You Just Love Those F*£$%ing Spammers?
Hanging Spammer
#Spam #KillThemAll - Everyone hate spammers. They are killing the internet. But sometimes they are so bad, they are actually funny.

Here is one ...


10 April, 2014 - Afghanistan: Is It National Motorcycle Flag Day Today?
Motorcycles Flags Afghanistan
Afghanistan flag
#Afghanistan #Campaigning #Flags - In this very colorful photo, it would seem that it's national ride a motorcycle with a flag day today... doesn't it?


9 April, 2014 - Rollin’ Eyes - No Accounting For Taste
Rollin Eyes
Rollin Eyes
#RollinEyes #Lights #Customization - I guess taste is a matter of .... taste. So if you like it, here is a product that will make your motorcycle 'different' from others, the Rollin' Eyes.

Custom light strips for your bike.


9 April, 2014 - Review: 2014 Honda CB 650 F - While Waiting For The New Hornet
Review 2014 Honda CB 650 F
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#Review #Honda - A detailed review of the 2014 Honda CB 650 F - While Waiting For The New Hornet


9 April, 2014 - My Precious
my precious
#Precious #Funny - Remember Lord of the Ring's Gollum.....

My Precious....


8 April, 2014 - Video: 2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider | Ride Hard or Stay Home
Harley Davidson Low Rider Ride Hard or Stay Home
Harley-Davidson logo
#Harley-Davidson #Advertisement - Here is a recent TV commercial from the Milwaukee motorcycle manufacturer known as Harley-Davidson. It's for their new Low Rider.

I love the text that appears on the commercial...


8 April, 2014 - France: 100 Years of Motorcycle Celebration - 2014
2014 Cany Barville Vintage Motorcycle Exhibition
2014 Cany Barville Vintage Motorcycle Exhibition
#Cany-Barville #Vintage #Exhibition - The 2nd year they hold an exhibition entitled '100 Years of Motorcycles' in the communal center of the town close to my house.

Here is a quick photographic visit of the vintage and classic motorcycles.


8 April, 2014 - China: And You Thought Commuting In Pollution Is Bad! Try This
China Tear Gas Commute
China flag
#China #TearGas #Commute - Doing a daily commute on a motorcycle during heavy pollution days is nothing compared to these poor folks .... riding in tear gas.. gulp!


7 April, 2014 - Review: 2014 Ducati Diavel 1200 - Tweaking in Good Standing
Review 2014 Ducati Diavel Carbon
Ducati logo
#Review #Ducati- A very detailed review of the Review: 2014 Ducati Diavel 1200 - Tweaking in Good Standing


7 April, 2014 - Macabre, Miracle or Fake? Baby Born During Motorcycle Crash
Miracle baby
China flag
#Miracle #Macabre - Macabre, Miracle or Fake?

A Chinese Baby is born during a motorcycle crash, ejected from the mother's womb.


7 April, 2014 - Venezuela: I’m A Politician, I Don’t Need A Motorcycle Helmet
Maria Corina Machado Venezuela
Venezuela flag
#Venezuela #Elections #ATGATT - This is what she is saying: 'I am going to be president, and I will show you the way. I do not need a helmet when riding pillion on a motorcycle since I am a politician and do not have a brain anyway'.

That sets a good example....


4 April, 2014 - Top Internet Stories - 4 April 2014
Top Weekly Web Article
I hope you enjoyed all the pranks played on April Fool's day. Did you bite into any of them? But there were some other motorcycle related articles that have appeared over the last week or so. Here are some you may have missed.

- The New Riders Guide To Choosing A Motorcycle (Michael Padway And Associates)
- Motorcycle Photography, Part II (Bikeexif)
- A Hindu Priest Blesses A Motorcycle (Ninagrandiose's Blog)
- 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips For New Riders (Motorzon)


4 April, 2014 - France: Ex-World Champion Judo & Former Minister Crashes Scooter
David Douillet
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#DavidDouillet #Crash #France - David Douillet, one of world's most decorated Judo champions, former Minister and member of the French parliament got crashed into when riding his scooter.

Down he goes, even if he's a national treasure and a giant of a man.


4 April, 2014 - You Know Those Bikers That Go Via The Sidewalk To Escape Traffic?
Skipping Traffic Via Sidewalk
#Crash #Fail - You see them all the time, anywhere in the world. Motorcycle riders who sit in traffic so dense they have no other option but get on the sidewalk and escape the traffic jam.

But doing that requires some level of skill. Not like this guy.....


3 April, 2014 - Ventilate Your Biker Clothing while Riding In The Heat With Ventz
#Ventz #Heat #Summer - Riding your motorcycle in the summer heat brings some cooling down issues. But not with the British Ventz - simple and efficient product to cool you down.

Great idea.


3 April, 2014 - Egypt: Former Army Chief and Presidential Candidate Arrives on a Motorcycle
Egypt Mohamed Fahmy
Egypt flag
#Egypt #Elections - How could you not vote for this man? He is the former chief of the Egyptian army, and he is running for president of Egypt.

He arrived at the election commission to deposit his candidature on a motorcycle; How cool is that?


3 April, 2014 - Video: Marc Marquez Latest ’Motorcycle’ For MotoGP
Video Marc Marquez Honda Blade 125 ad
Honda logo
#MarcMarquez #Honda #MotoGP - In the latest Honda TV ad, you see none other than Marc Marquez racing his latest motorcycle around the Sepang circuit. The bike? A Honda Blade 125 Fi. Will he race that at COTA and give other a sporting chance?


2 April, 2014 - Here Are Some Of The 2014 April Fool Jokes Played
Caskopter April Fool
Yamaha Cardboard
#AprilFool #jokes - Here are some of the April Fool jokes I've found on the net and print magazines. Have you been had by one of them?

Have you seen others?


2 April, 2014 - Indonesia: Election Campaigning on Motorcycles
Indonesia Election Campaigning on Motorcycles
Indonesia flag
#Indonesia #Elections #Voting - If you are going to campaign for elections, what better way than use motorcycles.

Like here in Indonesia.


2 April, 2014 - Never Enough Storage Space on your Motorcycle - MotoPockets
MotoPocket topcase
MotoPocket handlebar
#MotoPocket #Storage - Storing things on your motorcycle is not easy, and finding small stuff can be impossible.

But not if you use MotoPockets. Easy access and storage anywhere on your bike.


1 April, 2014 - Video: Harley-Davidson Quebec - Perfectly Too Much
Harley Davidson Quebec Parfaitement Trop
Harley-Davidson logo
#Advertisement #Harley-Davidson - The folks at Harley-Davidson Canada have come up with a TV commercial for the French part of Canada called 'Perfectly Too Much'.

The video is not bad at all, and resembles a lot like my morning wake-up activities ....


1 April, 2014 - Review: 2014 Vespa 946 - The Myth and La Dolce Vita
Review 2014 Vespa 946
Vespa logo
#Review #Vespa #Scooter - A detailed review of the 2014 Vespa 946 - The Myth and La Dolce Vita


1 April, 2014 - France: Secondary Roads Limited To 80 KPH, Motorcycles At 60
Country Road Speed Limits
France flag
#France #SpeedLimits - The socialist government in France has ruled that on January 1st, 2015, the secondary road network will be limited to 80 kph for cars, and 60 of motorcycle.

Bikers have more accidents (30%) in the country, while only representing 2.7 of traffic.



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