|31 May, 2006 - How To Piss Off BMW Motorcycles|
|Here's a fellow who has a motorcycle blog about the service history of his BMW R1200GS. Fully documented with all its problems. |
That will piss off BMW.
|31 May, 2006 - Turbo Charging Your Beemer Motorcycle|
|So you think your BMW motorcycle (or other manufacturer) is slow. How does 300 horses sound to you ? Or riding your motorcycle at 200 mph ? |
RB Racing will fit a turbo on your BMW motorcycle. The need for speed...
|30 May, 2006 - TITS - The Book|
|The Tossers in the Sahara (officially known as Scooters in the Sahara) team that drove 8 Honda C90 Scooters from the UK to Gambia to help a local hospital there have published a book. |
The book is full of photos and stories of this epic adventure.
|29 May, 2006 - Erzberg Rodeo 2006 Results|
|The Erzberg Rodeo motorcycle enduro race is over. Here are some photos of this incredible tough event. |
There were several races, but in the main category, the BMW HP2 did very well.
|24 May, 2006 - Off Quickly To Holland|
|Had to go to the Netherlands since my father has been put in hospital in a serious condition. Articles will go on until Monday.|
|24 May, 2006 - Ducati’s Swiss Army Knife|
|Ducati and Victorinox produce a Swiss Army knife made for Ducati motorcycles. |
Good for emergency repairs, each model motorcycle has its own knife.
|24 May, 2006 - Videos: Trailer and Stupid Crash|
|Two Google Videos, one a trailer to a full feature documentary of last year's MotoGP in the USA and one really stupid biker crashing into a bus.|
|24 May, 2006 - Rossi Wins Laureus Award|
|Valentino Rossi won the prestigious Laureus award for "Spirit of Sports" and was nominated for the third time for the "Sportsman of the Year". Imagine; a biker won the award !!!|
|23 May, 2006 - A Few Server Problems|
|The site has had a few problems due to a corrupted file. We tried bribing, but it wasn't enough. We hope the problems are fixed.|
|23 May, 2006 - First Ever Female Motorcycle Expo|
|The very first Female Motorcycle Expo opens it doors 3 and 4 June in California, USA. Female motorcycle riders are mainstream now, and here to stay. 2 day event full of music and "seminars". |
Looks like fun, men are welcome.
|19 May, 2006 - Red Bull roManiacs - Star List|
|The Red Bull roManiacs motorcycle enduro race this year will be full of motorcycle stars. |
Travis Pastrana will be coming over to race with several fellow Americans in World's Toughest Enduro race.
|19 May, 2006 - GPSs and BMW R1200 Motorcycles|
|The problem with having a long distance BMW motorcycle (like the R1200GS, R1200GS-Adventure, R1200RT or R1200GT) is that it is not always easy to mount a GPS in such a way that you can read the screen and keep it dry. |
Scottish firm Motorrad Concepts have got several solutions for you if you have a Garmin or TomTom GPS.
|18 May, 2006 - Holy ¤#%$ ! Bear Grabs Biker to Eat|
|A bear pulled a biker (the pedal powered variety) from his bicycle and kept him alive in order to eat him later. Gives a whole different meaning to the term "midnight snacks".|
|17 May, 2006 - Ducati Motorcycle for Kids|
|Ducati have produced, together with toy manufacturer Peg Perego, a faithful reproduction of Ducati's Monster motorcycle. The electrical toy, will allow your kids to zip around the house at 7.5 kph. |
Now, your kids can emulate you on your motorcycle.
|16 May, 2006 - Repairing Your Motorcycle - Plastics|
|A look at another product to help you repair your precious motorcycle; Repair Plastics. |
The website show you step-by-step how to repair your broken bits from your motorcycle without having to spend a fortune on garage fees.
An ideal solution for a DIY.
|15 May, 2006 - Respect ! David Barr|
|David Barr has two amputated legs, and still managed to ride his Harley motorcycle around the world. Does that not deserve respect ? |
And he hasn't stopped after the RTW, he's still doing mad challenges which most mere mortals wouldn't even think about.
|12 May, 2006 - Dakar 2007 and Challenge Yamaha Dakar|
|Yamaha are really throwing a package towards next year's Dakar race. Private entries can get a full support package, including the WR450F Yamaha motorcycle, racing suits, maintenance, media assistance, etc etc for less than what it will cost you to enter the race yourself.|
If you've always wanted to ride the Dakar, but can't get the money you'd need, this looks like a sweet deal.
|11 May, 2006 - Coasters for Safety|
|A company in the USA is selling beer coasters promoting motorcycle safety. Isn't that a bit incompatible ? |
They plan also to distribute 10,000 to local bars and restaurants.
|10 May, 2006 - New Electric Motorcycles - Swiss Quantya|
|Another real electric motorcycle hits the market. Swiss made Quantya, there are two models, one MX and one SM. They are in full production, so expect to see them shortly somewhere near you. |
The motorcycles look really good, only down side, as usual, is battery life! But changing batteries takes less than a minute, and you can fully charge them within an hour.
|10 May, 2006 - Another Race: Yamaha YZF R1, Jet Fighter and a Porsche|
|We've all seen the video clip posted last month of the Formula 1 car versus a motorcycle. Here's a new drag race, this time between a Yamaha YZF R1 motorcycle, a Porsche and a Jet fighter plane.. yes a plane !! Interesting race ! To be seen.|
|10 May, 2006 - Rolling Sculptures|
|Motorcycle customization has gone one step further. No more just paintings on your chopper! Now you can have real 3D images on your favorite motorcycle ! |
|9 May, 2006 - Roadmaster GPS - Tripy|
|A Belgium GPS manufacturer has issued a motorcycle specific GPS. But it's not a normal GPS the way a Garmin or TomTom is. It's a GPS to produce road books, or to follow a road book. |
It's an interesting device that should interest clubs and event organizers.
|8 May, 2006 - First Annual Motorcycle Awards on the Internet|
|The very first Motorcycle Bloggers International (MBI) annual Motorcycles Awards were produced last weekend. 11 web sites from around the globe voted for the best motorcycles and related products in 9 different award categories.|
A special website, http://mbiweb.org, was created for these awards. This year, its first year, the MBI members were responsible for nominations and voting. Next year, you the reader will be able to nominate your favorite product.
Come and see who won, and who lost....
|5 May, 2006 - Garmin GPS Blog|
|For those of you who want to know more about GPSs, specially those of Garmin, the American manufacturer has a blog site with loads of information about Garmin GPSs.|
They deal with all sorts of products and applications. Interesting !
|5 May, 2006 - Playboy’s PMOY 2006 Gets Motorcycle|
|Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year 2006 (PMOY), Kara Monaco, received a motorcycle as one of her prizes. |
Too bad she doesn't ride motorcycles.
|5 May, 2006 - Spanish Baja Motorcycle Race|
|The American Baja races are not the only one with the "Baja" name. Spain has a Baja motorcycle race, lasting 3 days over 1300 kilometers. |
An idea for those of you in Europe who want to compete in a Baja event.
|4 May, 2006 - Always Wrenching ?|
|Always working on your motorcycle ? Never being able to find your tools ? |
Here's a tip; use a keychain mini tool.
|3 May, 2006 - Garmin 2820 GPS Detailed Review|
|After yesterday's announcement of the Garmin 2820 GPS, here's a very detailed test of the product. |
14 detailed photos used while testing the GPS over 1,800 kms.
|2 May, 2006 - Two Yamaha TV Ads and two of Rossi|
|Two Australian TV ads for Yamaha (made in 2004) and two Rossi ads, one Repsol (making of) and Honda Civic (car but motorcycle related).|
|1 May, 2006 - BMW/IMME 1200 Part Deux|
|Last week's article on the BMW IMME1200 drew a lot of reactions, including one from the designers. They now have a website and more photos. |
They're also still looking for active participation in this adventure, so if you have the material, or money, contact them.