Here is the US version of one of the most famous UK motorcycle safety commercials. Looking twice at an intersection does save a lot of lives and it was about time that a left side steering wheel version was created.
We all know how hard it is for people to buy the right present…I mean for Santa to create and transport the right present for each person individually, but if it still travels, at least to do it in style. This one sure knows what that means although he lost his beard in the process.
A Santa that rides like that won’t deliver anything but aftermarket exhaust and a whole bunch of accessories for our bikes. Perfect!
It seems that nowadays, old and originally kept motorcycles are as appreciated as highly developed ones that have just gone out the production line and I can understand why.
For example, this 1908 Indian Torpedo Tank board track racer was displayed at the Legend of the Motorcycle show in Half Moon Bay, CA, in May, ’08 and it won several awards, including Best of Show. That is truly worthy of appreciation for a century old motorcycle kept in original condition or, better said, a true, unrestored “barn find”.
Terminator Salvation gets a new trailer from which it is hard not to notice the Mototerminators. Created by Skynet, these seem perfect for patrol purposes on the roads in the future as they are narrow and handle like nothing we’ve seen before, not even at the Batpod.
As known, motorcycles eat significantly less gas than cars, but according to this video, this also makes for a husband’s convincing argument for starting to ride again or, even “worse” (the wife’s opinion), simply starting to ride.
In times of economical downturn, the bike seems like the adequate commuting mean for saving money and buying a big bouquet of roses just for having the chance to say “I’m sorry”.
In my opinion that’s restrictive riding, something that goes against the whole idea of motorcycling, but I guess it is also something I’ll have to live with.
Sorry for buying “the thing” honey, but…I’m taking it on a weekend tour, just so you know. And there go the gas savings again.
Arlen Ness, before ending up designing Victory motorcycles for Polaris Industries, designed a Ferrari motorcycle inspiring on their famous Maranello model. It seems that the bike is the only one to have received an official Ferarri chassis number (SF-01M) as it apparently met the Italian car builder’s demands. The two-wheeled Ferarri is, of-course, a sportbike with great references not only thanks to its name, but also due to the 900cc DOHC motor developing 105 horsepower at 8,800 rpm.
Although the headlight is almost identical to what you would find on a 1995 Suzuki GSX-R750, the bike features Testarossa styling cues on the sides, the four-cylinder engine looks like handmade and the Ferrari Red makes it definitely stand out. But how radical, sophisticated or unique can a motorcycle be or look like so that someone would pay as muck as $300K for it these days. It seems that we will have to wait until the 20th to find out as that is when the auction for this bike ends.
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Remember how Arnold Schwarzenegger used to ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Terminator back in the 1980s when the movie was in vogue? Well, in Terminator Salvation, the latest of the series and expected to make a debut in May of 2009, a scary motorcycle is the actual Terminator.
Starring new action hero Christian Bale, the new movie continues the fight between man and the machines which try to take over the world. Among these machines, the Moto-Terminator stands out as the Apache of motorcycles and it is all the result of a visionary man: Production director Martin Laing.
In order for riders to avoid becoming the victims of Grand Theft Moto they are now offered a very efficient anti-motorcycle jacking solution. Called the SkyBrake, the system is composed from two devices, a small transmitter which you must always carry on your body and a receiver playing the role of an immobilizer which is mounted to the motorcycle engine.
Knowing that, let’s imagine the next scenario: You are happily commuting in New Mexico, let’s say, and stop at a traffic light. A hijacker separates you from your bike and rides away with it. Normally, this would be a good time to call the cops…or start crying, but that’s not the way a true biker works things out, doesn’t it? The thief won’t manage to shift second and the engine will be cut out by the engine blocking module so that you can recover your bike unharmed.
The system is sold for €250 and it is 100% efficient as long as you don’t make the mistake of fitting the transmitter also on the bike.
A young man named Colin Furze went from the biggest bonfire record to the world’s longest motorbike one with great ease apparently. No wonder as Colin was determined to set a motorbike world record, not a very expensive one just something fun, enough to make him famous.
The challenge was to build a bike that was longer than 9.6 meters (the previous world record) and simply ride it for 100 meters. His homemade machine, previously a scooter ended up measuring 14 meters and Colin had no problems in riding on a runway at Saltby Airfield in Lincolnshire
Referring at how it ended up doing it, Colin says:
“I had a look through the motorbike world records and all the speed ones seemed far too expensive to try to break, so I thought we go for this - a nice big long one. It’s been a lot of fun.
“It’s taken a lot of building. You start doing something at one end and then you want to do something at the other end and of course your tools are 14 metres away - so you’re contantly walking up and down the garden.”