On October 13, Brian Wismann, the director of product development at Brammo Inc. and Dave Schiff of Crispin Porter Bugosky have started a road trip from Ann Arbor, MI to Washington, DC. Their goal for the ten-day journey is to raise awareness of electric bikes with Brammo’s Enertia model, which has a 42-mile range and needs four hours to fully charge its six lithium ion batteries.
Considering the 520 miles that need to be covered, the guys will have plenty of time to familiarize people with their $11,995 powercycle. Yes, it is damn expensive, but considering that it only consumes $4 worth of electricity (for the specified trip), it should pay itself back in time and, preferably, during shorter distances and implicit fewer stops (after all, we do live in the century of speed).
Speaking of power, the Brammo Enertia has a 13kW electric motor, which powers it to a top speed of 60 mph. I wonder what the President will think about it. Meanwhile click pass the break to check out the video or go to shockingbarack.com, where the entire journey is being chronicled.
If it wasn’t for all the protest signs, it might seem that these Tel Aviv riders are having quite a motorcycle parade, but the reason why they are stripped to their underwear is, obviously, explained on their signs, which say: ’The protest spreads/strips around the country’ or ’The insurance companies strip you naked’. Hmm, still not elucidated? Israel’s Minister of Finance recently decided to raise insurance fees for motorcycles and this is the motorcycle community’s original response. Could they possibly be more conceivable?
Although he wasn’t riding the reverse-cylinder 2010 Yamaha YZ450F, James Steward recently did a shoot for the 2010 Answer Racing catalog at his riding compound in Haines City, Florida. How’s that for a reason to make an amazing video of James training in his backyard? Indeed, that’s not something to be missed, so the filming crew took a heli there and we believe that’s exactly what James was trying to reach during those high jumps.
This video shows racers David Checa and Dani Ribalta doing their thing on Supermotos and, along with it, prove that backing it in and scratching elbows isn’t just for MotoGP. Make sure you don’t miss the end!
Those who have long been planning that one special motorcycle trip might very well start writing a 250 word essay describing their idea of the ultimate on- or off-road riding adventure, route and destination as well as why they’re keen on accomplishing it and on what riding experience they’re relying in order to do so. Yes, you’re supposing well; Buell will select a winner and offer him/her a brand new Ulysses XB12X, parts and accessories and travel money so that the respective essay would become reality. Afterwards, the bike is for the winner to keep.
Conditions required indicate that submitters must be legal U.S. 50-state residents at the time of the entry, at least 18 years of age and poses a valid motorcycle license.
Take your time and plan everything well because submissions are accepted until June 23rd.
Because some experiences must be caught on tape, we’re happy to present to you the promotional video for the Tachyon XC Helmet Camera together with what the producer – Tachyoninc –has to say about it:
“The Tachyon XC Extreme Helmet Camera is the latest generation video and still camera designed for filming extreme action. It is extremely rugged and very simple to use, while delivering up to a full 30FPS of VGA video. It comes with a remote control and custom-designed mounting accessories. It makes use of the common 1, 2, and 4GB SD and SDHC cards, but it is also the only helmet cam on the market that is compatible with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB SDHC cards. This can give the user up to 8 hours of superior-level video and up to 64 hours of surveillance security spy video on a single card. A patented shock-proof battery system eliminates a common problem among other helmet cameras; the loss of power and recorded files caused by the jarring loose of the batteries. This innovation ensures that videos taken in challenging and perhaps impossible-to-repeat situations will not be lost. And unlike other cameras which need to rely on an external waterproof case, the Tachyon XCs housing is already waterproof, allowing you to film to a depth of 8 meters (28.5 feet) and protecting the camera from the elements.”
But, what they forget to mention is how activities such as filming yourself while riding ridiculously dangerous on public roads can put the cops on your tale. So before uploading your videos, make sure that all the content is in the limits of the law because the police in the UK ended up busting a crazy rider last year after investigating his Youtube account.
Multifunctional products might be exactly what the kid in each one of us looks for when buying either an R/C car or a quad. The best of 3Z Scale’s Buldog R/C rider is that it combines fun with practicability in a way that we haven’t yet had the honor to see before. This remote controlled vehicle features a stadium truck body, but underneath which an 110cc four-stroke engine, automatic transmission, disc brakes, independent suspensions and aluminum wheels package is ready to keep things interesting with and especially without the rider on it.
The big size R/C can be piloted using a 2.4 GHz radio transmitter, but also as a fun all terrain vehicle. The handlebars are there simply because the Buldog can’t be remote controlled with the rider actually on it, but that’s what makes things interesting from our point of view. Being 4’2” long and weighing almost 200 pounds, this thing can provide a veritable off-road ride, but you better check it out for yourselves in the video attached after the jump.
Sjaak Lucassen is a motorcycle adventurer who in March 2001 began a trip around the world that would end five years later. Sponsored by Clymer, he traveled through Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America passing through the Amazon, Congo, China, Thailand, Sturgis as well as the Black Hills and more.
Definitely, the most impressive part about the ambitious rider’s achievement is the fact that it didn’t rode a BMW GS or a Kawasaki KLR, but the notorious Yamaha YZF-R1, a supersports motorcycle which, by its nature, has nothing to do with off-road traveling, desert and deep water crossing. So the bike was heavily modified for a challenge faced once in a lifetime, but it still remains an R1. For details regarding modifications and more, go to Sjaak Lucassen’s website.
"One Crazy Ride" is based on the journey of five motorcyclists through the treacherous terrain of North-east India, a part of the world that is rarely seen, not to mention captured on tape.
Having the same production house as “Riding Solo To The Top Of The World”, the DVD is shot in the same format and captures the interactions and experiences of the riders who are trying to chart a route, which according to everyone does not exist.
Sick of being ignored as a motorcyclist every time he goes out riding around Devon Countryside, this British rider takes matters into his own hands. The idea is good and it inspires all riders to create their own backup plan although that if it looks like this, it is less likely to ever be applied.