|30 April, 2014 - The Right Kind Of Speed Signs|
|#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?|
|#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|
|#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.|
|28 April, 2014 - Europe: Where You Need To Pay Road Taxes As Foreigner|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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|
|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)
|24 April, 2014 - Video: Ural Philippines|
|#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 #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?|
|#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 #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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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|
|#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 - USA: How Can Cops Stop Texting & Driving When They Do It|
|#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|
|#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!
|18 April, 2014 - Top Internet Stories - 18 April 2014|
|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)
|17 April, 2014 - Germany: Autobahn To Become Toll Road, Except Motorcycles|
|#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 - Bol D’Or 2014 - Change of Venue for 2015|
|#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|
|#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 #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?
|15 April, 2014 - Video: French Safety - Without The Right Gear|
|#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 - Video: Now This Is How You Park A Motorcycle|
|#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 - Bad Crowd-Funding Ideas - 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|
|#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|
|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|
|#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 #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|
|#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.
|9 April, 2014 - Rollin’ Eyes - No Accounting For Taste|
|#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 - My Precious|
|#Precious #Funny - Remember Lord of the Ring's Gollum..... |
|8 April, 2014 - France: 100 Years of Motorcycle Celebration - 2014|
|#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.
|7 April, 2014 - Venezuela: I’m A Politician, I Don’t Need A Motorcycle Helmet|
|#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|
|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|
|#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?|
|#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 - Video: Marc Marquez Latest ’Motorcycle’ For MotoGP|
|#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?|
|1 April, 2014 - Video: Harley-Davidson Quebec - Perfectly Too Much|
|#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 - France: Secondary Roads Limited To 80 KPH, Motorcycles At 60|
|#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.