|31 August, 2009 - France: Motorcycle Rest Stops For Bol D’Or 2009|
|For those of you going to the Bol d'Or motorcycle endurancerace, 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.
|28 August, 2009 - Top Internet Stories - 28 August 2009|
|Here's a look at some of the top motorcycle stories I've found on the internet over the last few days: |
- Motorcycle Accidents The Truth About Accidents On Two Wheels
- Motorcycle Camping Gear Part I
- Motorcycle Camping Gear Part II
- Bikers Are Watching You
- An Italian Affair: Vyatka vs Vespa
|28 August, 2009 - Tv Reality Show: Two Wheels 2 Anywhere|
|A look at the USA motorcycle TV reality show "Two Wheels 2 Anywhere". A TV show about motorcycles, bikes and travelling on motorcycles. |
There's even a YouTube page with several of their episodes.
|28 August, 2009 - UK: Study Shows Savvy Commuters Use Motorcycles|
|UK motorcycle industry association (MCI) shows in a study that savvy commuters use motorcycles for transportation, not cars or bicycles. |
So, it's time the government took note!
|27 August, 2009 - Customizing Your Scooter Saddle|
|Here's a company in Germany that customizes your scooter saddle by using photo-realistic prints on vinyl. |
Ride on the photo of your girl/boy friend, or use the logo of your pizza delivery.
Prices start at €99...
|27 August, 2009 - USA: Pathetic - Lawyers and Motorcycles|
|Guy borrows motorcycle from friend. Guy crashes motorcycle and injures himself. |
Guy then sues friend for allowing him to ride motorcycle!
|26 August, 2009 - Iraq: Decorating The Police Motorcycle|
|I think all police motorcycle should be decorated in fancy stuff. |
It makes them easy to recognize, and things fall off during high speed chases..
|26 August, 2009 - BMW GS Motorcycle: Color Of The Day: PINK|
|The color pink is really cool on motorcycles. Here are three BMW GS motorcycles I have found that have shed their traditional, and boring, colors and became pink. |
|25 August, 2009 - Australia: Youngest Gangster’s Motorcycle Impounded|
|Instead of dealing with their biker gang issues, the Victorian Police in Australia confiscated the 49cc mini motorcycle from a 5 year old girl, invoking the anti-hoon law (a law for anti-social behavior - like street racing). |
They even had a tow truck come and take away the mini-bike... tough guys!
|25 August, 2009 - Video: Bajaj Caliber Croma|
|A rather unusual TV ad for Bajaj motorcycles; the Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber Croma. |
Lots of special effects in this ad...
|25 August, 2009 - Goose And Gander?|
|Two cops in Ohio, USA were caught speeding on their motorcycles (off duty). One at 147 , the other at 149 mph. |
One was given a slap on the wrists, the other fired. The moral of the story? If you want to speed without any dire consequences, join the police.
|25 August, 2009 - 15 Creative Motorcycle Helmets|
|Here's a web site that shows the top 15 most creative motorcycle helmets out there. |
Would you ride with one of these... ?
|24 August, 2009 - Ghana: No Motorcycles After 20:00|
|The Police in the African state of Ghana have unilaterally declared that you are not allowed to ride a motorcycle after eight o'clock at night. |
Your motorcycle will be confiscated.... however, it's not a law, since it was not passed by the politicians.
But Police have guns, and politicians don't...
|24 August, 2009 - Chinese Guy Steals A Motorcycle|
|An assembly line worker in a motorcycle factory in China had an original idea. He loves motorcycles but couldn't afford one. |
So he stole one from the factory. Except he stole it part by part, over a period of 5 years.
But bad luck, on his first ride he got pulled over, and lost his new motorcycle. Bummer..
|24 August, 2009 - Tiffany Reached Mongolia On Her Motorcycle|
|Tiffany, the UK based girl, has reached her destination. Travelling from the UK to Mongolia on her old, but more-or-less trusty BMW motorcycle, has spent 3 and 1/2 months getting there. |
Full of incredible rides, adventures and meeting interesting people.
|21 August, 2009 - Harley-Davidson To Flood India With Motorcycles|
|Harley-Davidson is looking at penetrating the Indian motorcycle market. There's even the possibility that they will start assembling their motorcycles in India. |
So maybe around 2010-2011 we'll see Harleys riding around in India.
|21 August, 2009 - Redneck Bike|
|This is some redneck bicycle. It looks like a motorcycle ... just notice its saddle (talk about a saddle sore). |
|20 August, 2009 - France: A1 Autoroute And The Taxi Lane|
|The main motorway into Paris from the North, the A1, has one (out of three) lane closed for traffic, and is now reserved for taxis and buses. |
Even motorcycles are fined €135 when they stray into that lane, so be aware!
|20 August, 2009 - The MowerCycle|
|Some people have all the fun. |
The people I mean, are those that are able to work with their hands, and produce motorcycles likes this.
|19 August, 2009 - 2nd Season Of Sons Of Anarchy To Start|
|The successful Fx TV series "Sons of Anarchy" is starting its second season on September 8th in the USA. |
The fictional story of a 1%-er motorcycle gang has become very popular in the USA, and the 1st season has started in Europe where it has become a hit (though in France it's dubbed in French so of no use to me).
To celebrate the 2nd season, Fox are giving away prizes for those that register on their website. Head over, enter your name, and you may get one of the many prizes.
|18 August, 2009 - Coming Back, Grabbing An Airplane|
|I'm heading back, but left it a bit short, and the airplane has already left, so go to go and grab it... |
|18 August, 2009 - Pirate Motorcycle Rider|
|Pretty amazing... keeping a parrot on his shoulders while riding his motorcycle... |
|17 August, 2009 - Video: Ducati Monster|
|Kind of a strange ad for Ducati motorcycles. It's American, but it just doesn't ring right... |
Anyone seen this in real life?
|13 August, 2009 - Know When Not To Tank Fuel|
|Not every form of transportation needs to be brought to the gas station for fueling.... |
This is one of them...
|12 August, 2009 - Video: Old Vespa Commercial|
|Very nice, and very old, TV ad for Vespa scooters. |
They don't make them like this anymore...
|11 August, 2009 - Bringing Spare Tires On Your Motorcycle|
|It's always a good idea to bring extra tires with you when riding long distance over difficult roads on your motorcycle, but this biker has taken the idea a bit too far... |
|10 August, 2009 - Video: Michelin Pilot Power|
|Two great TV ads from Michelin, from the days that they were reigning the MotoGP world. |
Some incredible motorcycle racing action... you can see why these riders get paid the big bucks...
|7 August, 2009 - Top Internet Stories - 9 August 2009|
|The top motorcycle stories found in the deep bowels of the internet. |
- Site Review Zen And Art Of Motorcycle
- Motorcycles 101 Why Riders Dont Wave To Each Other
- Bikers & the City
- Preparing For Next Long Ride
|7 August, 2009 - Braving The Morning Rush Hour On A Motorcycle|
|To face the morning rush hour when riding a motorcycle, you either have to be very brave in some cities, or have the right equipment. |
These three lads have both...
|6 August, 2009 - Trucking Your Motorcycle In France|
|There's now a new service in France that will transport your motorcycle anywhere in France. They offer a door-to-door service, or from drop-off and pick-up points. |
Their website (in French) will give your on-line quotations...
|6 August, 2009 - A Special 24 Hours Motorcycle Race|
|Every year, in Chaumont, France, there's a 24 hours motorcycle race, using a very special type of motorcycle: the SOLEX. |
For 24 hours, mad bikers race around on a small, 2-stroke, pedal assisted, moped. The "prototypes" are able to reach 100 kph.
|6 August, 2009 - Video: Ducati Streetfighter|
|Nice promotional video for the Ducati Streetfighter. |
The most exiting motorcycle released last year... and probably the most exiting motorcycle available this year.
|5 August, 2009 - Gone Swimming|
|Anything goes in this world. But how does he do it? |
|5 August, 2009 - Motorcycle Road Captain At Sturgis|
|The Road Captain plays an important role when motorcycles gather and go out together. Whether parades or just ride-outs, the Road Captain is a respected member of the community, and usually rides a big and powerful motorcycle... |
... like this Road Captain.....
|4 August, 2009 - Volkswagen, Motorcycles and Print Ads|
|Volkswagen seem to compare their produces with motorcycle frequently in their ads.... |
Here's a print ad where they portray a biker gang as mimes since their cages are so silent... yeah right....
|4 August, 2009 - Chris Vermeulen To Teach Prince Harry To Ride Motorcycle|
|MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen, after having seen UK Royal Prince Harry, ride a Triumph motorcycle with a Replica Vermeulen helmet, invited the Prince to Donington. |
He also promised that he would give the young motorcycle-mad Royalty lessons in racing a motorcycle.
I hope Harry's mother has okayed it...
|3 August, 2009 - Motorcycle Trailers And What To Do With Them Afterwards|
|Interesting idea if it weren't for the price tag. Having a trailer can be a blessing, but often you are faced with the dilemma on what to do with a trailer. They take up a lot of space in the garage. |
Tow-N-Stow is a trailer, that when not in used you stand up, and use as storage.
|3 August, 2009 - Europe’s Sturgis: Harley Days In Hamburg|
|Europe has the equivalent of Sturgis, but a tad smaller. Harley Days are organized in June in Hamburg, and end July in Berlin, Germany. |
Some 300,000 motorcycle, riders and visitors attend from all over Europe.
|3 August, 2009 - The Other Michelin Man|
|Here's one motorcycle rider who thought the Michelin man (Bibendum) was a cool idea.... that, or he's really ATGATT... |