|30 July, 2010 - Elegance On A Motorcycle|
|Would this qualify as riding elegantly on a motorcycle (or a scooter as the case may be). Sure looks like it to me..|
|30 July, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 30 July 2010|
|Holiday time coming up, and there's less and less on the net. Here are some interesting motorcycle articles that you may be interested in. |
- Women Stunt Riders Past And Present
- KTM's Sexy Design
- The Motorcycle Adventure Checklist
|29 July, 2010 - Movie Review: Killer Biker Chicks|
|This would count for the ultimate B-movie (in fact, they show the definition of B-movies at the start). It's got motorcycles, bare chested women, violence and barely no acting and the most cheesy and corny lines you can imagine. |
It's so corny and strangely filmed that it's not only funny, but enjoyable. That is, if you're into B-Movies.
Killer Biker Chicks is not a biker movie despite it having motorcycles.
|29 July, 2010 - Ad: Maccabi Healthcare - Funny|
|Not only is this a nice print ad, combining two of my passions; motorcycle and gadgets, but when you go to the advertizers site, the iPhone app is actually really cool, and I wonder why other countries don't provide such a service. |
|28 July, 2010 - Video: Aprilia Motorcycles Aren’t For Painting|
|A really cool video, I'd say more or less in response to BMW's cloth-from-the-table-pulling video, from Aprilia. |
In this funny video, you see an Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle painting! Honest, it's painting. Have a look.
|28 July, 2010 - France: The New Radar Warning Signs|
|This is the new radar warning sign in France. No longer do you get an advanced warning of an upcoming speed radar so you can slow down your motorcycle, but now all it tells you is that you are in a zone covered by a radar a few kilometers long. |
|28 July, 2010 - Ultimate ATGATT. All You Will Ever Need On A Motorcycle|
|The famous Banana Guards, the ultimate ATGATT gear for the discerning motorcycle rider, has got better. |
Now available is the Froot Guard, ATGATT gear for your apples, grapes, oranges, peaches, nectarines and lemons.
Without these protectors, your motorcycle gear is not complete.
|27 July, 2010 - Keeping Cool With KTM Motorcycles|
|Need to keep cool during the summer when not riding your motorcycle? |
KTM to the rescue! A KTM-logo ice cube tray.... what more do you want. Sorry, "Harley-Davidson" is too long for ice cubes...
|27 July, 2010 - Ad: Allen Solly and The Unicycle Motorcycle|
|Some groovy and funky print ad featuring a unicycle motorcycle drew me to the advertizer's web site. |
Allen Solly is an Indian clothing brand, and their web site is really good. And it's got nothing to do with motorcycles, except this ad...
|27 July, 2010 - Raleri PCShade Universal Photochromic Visor|
|Two great visors for motorcycle helmets from Italian Raleri. |
One, reasonably chap, is a photochromic visor that changes tint depending on the sun light. The other is an electronic one, that changes tint immediately, but is more expensive.
Both visors do not replace your own motorcycle helmet visor, but sit inside it. All most all helmet can be used.
|26 July, 2010 - 51 Custom Paint Jobs For Chopper Motorcycles + 2|
|Choppers are by definition motorcycle that are custom made, so they almost all have custom paint jobs. |
So here are 51 pretty (and not so pretty) choppers with custom paint jobs, plus the first and last one, just for fun...
|26 July, 2010 - iPhone: Best Motorcycle Roads In France|
|The guide to the best French motorcycle roads is now available on the iPhone as an app. |
Some 100+ roads in France to ride your motorcycle on.
|26 July, 2010 - Europe: FEMA Against Europe’s Motorcycle Safety Proposals|
|FEMA are opposed to the ridiculous recommendations made by the European Commission to make our European roads safer, specially for motorcycles. |
In essence, the EC wants you to pay much more for buying your motorcycle, not allow you to put after--market stuff on it, and basically make your life as miserable as passible so that you give up motorcycle altogether, and follow the masses.
And to think we paid for that.....
|23 July, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 23 July 2010|
|Here are the motorcycle stories I've been reading this week which you may be interested in.|
- Motorcycle Parking Lot Dangers
- Avoiding Animals While Riding Your Motorcycle
- Book Review: Longest Ride
|23 July, 2010 - 8 Funny Designer Motorcycle Helmets|
|These have got to be some of the cooler, designer, motorcycle helmets out there. |
Could Dainese or Nolan please put this in their catalog?? If don't think BMW or Schuberth will...
|22 July, 2010 - Movie Review: Angel Unchained|
|A 1970 biker movie, where for a change, the motorcycle riders are mostly the good guys. |
Not one of your best biker movies, but it's not bad. Obviously highly improbable, that a 1%-er gang goes and helps a hippie community fight against the town, but there you go, that's Hollywood for you.
|22 July, 2010 - Australia: Educating Motorcycle Riders On Safety|
|Queensland, Australia have a very good web site, run by the local authorities, full of interesting and useful information on motorcycle safety. |
Detailed information about the gear you can wear, tips fro riding safely, quizzes, and a good safety video.
Education is a lot better than repression!
|22 July, 2010 - News On Tiff Coates’s Travels|
|Some news about Tiffany "Tiff" Coates world travels on her trusty, but old, BMW GS motorcycle. |
She's back in the USA, and has decided, spur of the moment, to head for Labrador.
In the mean time, Tiff has met up with Carla King, female solo world traveller and successful book author.
|21 July, 2010 - Europe: ACEM’s Motorcycle Ad Policy|
|The European motorcycle manufacturers association, ACEM, have published their advertising policy for the manufacturers. |
No more aggressive riding TV ads, like KTM's ads.
Huh? But KTMs CEO is also ACEM's President....
|21 July, 2010 - Safe Motorcycle Tires|
|Riding your motorcycle to your destination, and then switching to those nice twisties can be a danger. |
Your motorcycle tires can suffer squaring-off, putting you at risk.
|21 July, 2010 - Enduro: David Fretigne Moves From Yamaha To BMW|
|French motorcycle rally/enduro champion, Dakar 450 cc class winner and 3rd overall, and many victories in enduro races, has decided to move from Yamaha to BMW. |
After 11 years riding for Yamaha, BMW have offered him an interesting racing package to allow him to hopefully win the Dakar race.
|20 July, 2010 - Night Vision On Your Motorcycle|
|Tag Heuer have developed special glasses that can be used at night. It's not real night vision, but it does make objects stand out more at night when riding your motorcycle. |
It's been tested by the 24 Hours of Le Mans racers, both by the Peugeot cars and the Yamaha motorcycle racers.
|20 July, 2010 - Canada: Ontario To Subsidize Electric Cars, Not Motorcycles|
|What looked like a very interesting subsidy/incentive program from Canada for the purchase of Electric Vehicles, with high premiums paid, is really a junk pile. |
First, it doesn't apply to electric motorcycles or scooters, and secondly, it's only for the first 10,000 applicants.
|20 July, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Dealer - Anti-Ecology|
|A TV ad for a San Diego Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer.... |
I don't know if he's serious or not. He does say the anti-ecology things with a smile....??? What do you think?
|19 July, 2010 - 51 Custom Paint Jobs For Sports Motorcycles|
|We bikers are a strange bunch... we buy an expensive motorcycle, and then spend a fortune painting it into a different color and style... |
Some motorcycle have receive a truly work of art custom paint job, while some others are, gasp, an horror (what where they thinking category).
Here are 51 sports motorcycle that have received a custom paint job. Enjoy.
|19 July, 2010 - Video: Bajaj Motorcycle Music TV Ad|
|As usual, Bajaj have gotten yet another nice TV commercial for their motorcycles. |
This one is for their Pulsar 135LS, and it features motorcycles playing music. Nice....
|19 July, 2010 - Securing Your Motorcycle The Easy Way|
|Interesting motorcycle security device. Instead of bringing a big chain and lock with you to secure your motorcycle, this device fits over your handlebar grip^, and is closed with a combination lock. |
It's impossible to ride away with your bike, though it can always be lifted onto a truck.
An added advantage is that you can't ride away forgetting to remove the lock...
|16 July, 2010 - 3rd Ural European Biker Bash|
|Russian motorcycle manufacturer Ural are holding their 3rd annual bash in a circa 1200 built castle in Austria. |
I can't think of a better venue for a party for Ural riders/owners. Three days in a castle, touring the Austrian Alps, listening to live music....
Sounds like fun.
|16 July, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 16 July 2010|
|Here are the motorcycle articles on the internet that I thought was interesting for you to read over the last week. |
- What Is An Anti Fog Motorcycle Helmet
- Best Motorcycle Roads In Japan
- What You Can Do To Prevent Motorcycle Accidents
- EGrand Prix Premiere Snetterton UK
|15 July, 2010 - No More Speed Radar Tickets! Here’s How|
|Radar speed tickets are going to be a thing of the past! Why? |
Because a company in Israel has developed a special paint that makes airplanes and missiles invisible to radar. So if it works on airplanes with sophisticated military radar, it's going to be even simpler for motorcycles and police radars!
I wonder if they have the paint in Ducati red?
|14 July, 2010 - France: Bastille Day - Off To See The Parades|
|I'm off to watch the parades since it's France's national holiday. I've also picked up some last minute assignments for my favorite magazine, so I'll be away for the next few days. |
Hopefully I can try to keep you amused anyway... but don't be surprised if there's nothing here until Monday. But I will try.. honest.
|14 July, 2010 - The Price Of Gas Around The World, And Its Effects|
|This table shows very well the price we pay for gasoline around the world, and the cost per mile for riding your motorcycle or car, on normal fuel, and on electricity. |
It's more interesting in Europe to ride electric than in the US.
But then we already knew that...
|13 July, 2010 - Less Drinking In Ireland|
|Ouch... this has got to hurt. In Ireland, they have drastically lowered the drinking limit. |
80mg/100 has gone down to 50mg/100, while learners and professionals have got theirs lowered to 20 mg/100.
|13 July, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Grandpa Story Ad|
|Nice TV ad from Harley-Davidson. |
I'd say this is an older one, not like the ones they are making currently. It has a nice touch to it. Cute.
|13 July, 2010 - The Netherlands: Cops Have A Field Day|
|The Dutch cops, you know, that country that lost the Worldcup football, had a speeding ticket bonanza last weekend. |
Of the 8,300 cars and motorcycles driving on a section of the A1 autoroute, 5,000 got a speeding ticket!
Ka-Diiing goes the cash register!
|12 July, 2010 - 13 Concept Motorcycles From America & 18 Others|
|The last part of our list series of concept motorcycles. |
13 concept motorcycles from the North American manufacturers, and 18 others that I could not place, or was too lazy to place.
|9 July, 2010 - France: Road Mortality Rate Getting Better & Better|
|The French Ministry of Transportation published the safety figures of last month, and for the first 6 months of 2010. |
Woow. Less and less people are being killed on the roads in France, even motorcycle riders.
So why all the new radars?
|9 July, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 09 July 2010|
|Friday's top motorcycle articles found on the internet for your amusement. |
- 10 Tips For Women Traveling Solo
- Motorcycle Cannonball Run
- Tips For Hot Weather Motorcycle Riding
- Race To Dakar Review
|9 July, 2010 - A Flying KTM|
|A flying KTM? |
Relax, it's not a motorcycle, but a KTM competition frisbee (according to the Ultimate Players Association).
|8 July, 2010 - Movie Review: The Cycle Savages|
|A review of the motorcycle movie "The Cycle Savages". Another feeble attempt by Hollywood to portray all bikers are bad people. |
Thin plot, lack of acting, lots of inconsistencies .... yuck!
|8 July, 2010 - iPhone: BestBikingRoads App|
|The site "Best Biking Roads", a web site that allows you to store your best rides, and for others to find out which are the best roads to ride their motorcycles on, have recently released an iPhone/iTouch app. |
The app allows you to not only find great rides for you and your motorcycles, but that's to the onboard GPS, the app can tell you which are the closest rides to where you are at that moment. No more searching... just ask "what's nice close to me"...
|8 July, 2010 - India: Buy A New Motorcycle? You Must Buy A Helmet|
|By some strange law, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that in India, when you buy a new motorcycle, you MUST buy a new helmet. |
Even if you already have one, or even if you want one, but the dealer doesn't have that brand, you must buy whatever the dealer supplies. If not, no new motorcycle.
|7 July, 2010 - Win A Beer Motorcycle As Prize|
|Your chance, that is if you live in the UK, to win this beautiful customization job of a Royal Enfield motorcycle. |
The motorcycle has been customized by a beer brewery of the Hobgoblin brand.
What more could you want? A free motorcycle, beer design ...??
|6 July, 2010 - Ad: Harley-Davidson Fan|
|Nice print ad from a Ad School in Buenos Aires for a Harley-Davidson Fan, not one for your motorcycle, but for the couch. |
I don't think the product actually, exists, but the idea is clever.
|6 July, 2010 - Video: Dakar 2011 Promo|
|Like any self-respecting major sport event, there's a promotional video of the next event. |
Here's the promo for the 2011 edition of the famous Dakar race. Plenty of motorcycles, cars and trucks... and many emotions.
|5 July, 2010 - 32 Concept Motorcycles From Europe - Part 2|
|Last week we saw the first part of the concept motorcycles from the European manufacturers, from Aprilia to Ducati. |
Here are 32 photos of Part 2 of the European motorcycle manufacturer's concept motorcycles, Husaberg to Voxan.
|5 July, 2010 - The Netherlands: People Willing To Pay Not To Be In Traffic Jams|
|The Dutch are debating a new way of taxing you on the road. The politicians are looking at a "pay-as-you-go" tax, i.o.w., you pay for each kilometer on the road. |
But a market research done by Goodyear, shows that the Dutch to not want to pay a tax scheme like this, but are willing to pay more money in order to avoid to having to drive in traffic james.
But then why not just ride a motorcycle? No traffic jams and it's much more fun...
|5 July, 2010 - Spain: 4 Rest Of The World: 0|
|What is it that makes Spain's sport folks win their sports activities? |
Just think about it. In the space of a weekend, Spain won their match in the soccer World cup, Nadal won Wimbledon, Contador won the 1st Tour de France race and then of course, our own Jorge Lorenzo won the MotoGP race.
Statistically, that is a lot of Spaniards in the top of their sports.
|2 July, 2010 - France: Cops Reward Good Drivers With Gasoline|
|This is one ticket I'd like to receive from the French police. |
During the next 4 weekends, when France Inc. goes on holiday, the French cops in the Essone departement (=state) will be on the lookout not only for bad drivers, but also good ones.
50 lucky car or motorcycle riders will receive a ticket to get €50 worth of free gasoline.
Great idea... should work better than repression.
|2 July, 2010 - BMW K 1600 GT and BMW K 1600 GTL|
|BMW have released information about their upcoming K1600GT and K1600GTL motorcycles. |
Talk about high tech motorcycles. A Goldwing-killer in the making?
|2 July, 2010 - Top Internet Stories - 2 July 2010|
|Here are some motorcycle articles that may be of interest to you which have appeared over the last few days. |
- How To Be A Night Rider On Your Motorcycle
- Motorcycling's Missing Link
- Prepare Your Teen To Ride
|1 July, 2010 - Movie Review: The Mini-Skirt Mob|
|A review of the biker movie "The Mini-Skirt Mob". |
Strange movie, not a biker movie in the classic sense. Lots of motorcycles, but a "gang" ran by women, but not the hard core biker style, but mini skirt clad girls.
|1 July, 2010 - Video: Funny Aprilia RS250 Ad - Not Real|
|Funny "TV" ad for Aprilia, for the RS250 motorcycle. |
However, it's not a real ad, nor is it from Aprilia. It's for a Dutch school as a project.
Very good idea and execution, better than many ad agencies.