You must have heard about self-driving cars that is making so much of noise in the industry today. The technology of tomorrow has already arrived today and test runs are being implemented as we speak.
On motorcycles, however, the technology is yet to completely arrive. Honda and Yamaha are already showcasing their state-of-the-art concepts to the world.
But the story here is totally different. Physics takes a fun trip on all of these guys here.
The first time I rode solo on a motorcycle was when I was a teenager filled with bursts of zits all over my face. I remember the feeling when the bike did not stall and I shifted to second gear for the very first time. The feeling is too deep to explain.
This fellow here, however, has got it just at the age of five on a mini-moto. From Indonesia, Restu was intercepted by the surprised police when he was found riding a mini-motorcycle with a pillion around town on the highway.
Good morning and welcome to our April Fool’s Day round-up. It has already been two good days since we came under hoax news and stories from the motorcycle world playing practical jokes on us. Thanks to the close proximities of these pranks to the company’s products and impressions, they tricked us into believing their true existence.
Some were instantly rubbed off, while some seemed pretty convincing. Nonetheless, they all were pure April’s Fool pranks, and if you did not catch them all, we have got you covered. Participating in the Sunday’s jester were pranksters from BMW, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha and a bunch of others including Lewis Hamilton.
“Practice what you preach.“
Looks like this biker really had no stars aligned for him that day. While he was teaching young blokes in a Beemer to “Watch yourself”, as a consequence for some mishap that had happened before the video began filming, the biker ended up “not watching himself” and rammed into a curb on the middle of a road.
This 20-second video teaches all of us an important lesson today. If you are about to throw warnings at people, be sure that you have the knack to tackle such warnings yourself.
Now, Check out this video for yourself:
If the cars have Ken Block, we have Travis Pastrana. A professional motocross racer, 17-time X Games winner, world record distant jumper, and the list goes on. Having so many tags behind his name, Travis Pastrana is undoubtedly the crazies daredevil there is out there. He has already had 32 surgeries and is still earning to get onto his bike every single time.
With Ken Block’s Gymkhana series making everyone gasp, Travis Pastrana is doing pretty much the same but with two lesser number of wheels. One fine day, Travis and his crew decide to have a friendly scooter race through Cape Town, South Africa. Winner gets the glory, the loser has to walk the plank leading into the cold ocean.
Video: Bikers telling you drivers why you need to pay attention on the road
“Hey driver, I know you are busy texting or watching a movie, or just busy getting a shut eye, but please watch for motorcyclists.”
Using Ryan Reynolds, that pretty smart. Who doesn’t love him? He is handsome, he is funny (go watch Deadpool if you want to know), he is charismatic and most important of all, he loves motorcycles just like all of us.
This video by the Tobacco Motorwear Company was released on the social media platform a few days ago and has been one of the best ones I’ve come across asking road users to pay attention while on the road.
Keanu Reeves goes motorcycle surfing for a Super Bowl Ad
Squarespace, in its 14 years of existence, has become one of the biggest website manufacturing platform today. Most of its success, of course, goes to their quirky and easy templates, but their sensational marketing and weird advertising campaigns which previously included high-profile actors like Jeff Bridges and John Malkovich gave them the millions of users using its services today.
In their new adventure, Squarespace ran a 30-second commercial worth a whopping $5 million during the recently concluded high-profile Superbowl championship with one of its high-profile customer, Keanu Reeves, and his Arch Motorcycles.
This is all about the self-spirit attitude this grandpa flaunts.
On a general conscience, we know that it is just not possible for old folks to commute riding or driving themselves, especially in the metros. The chaos and pollution are alone enough to tire them up. And with people losing patience more often these days, it can get quite intimidating for them to use the same roads.
But it’s an all-together different case in the European continent where the traffic is minimal, roads and the air are clean and not filled with potholes.That said, not often will you find a three digit aged person riding or driving.
Roland Sands Design has a reputation for being one of the best custom bike builders in the business. A mere mention of the company’s name immediately evokes memories of some of its finest works, including the Kiedis Roadglide, Ameri-Tracker, Fat Tire 48, El Zarape, and a host of others that you can quickly identify as the work of RSD.
In addition to being quite the custom bike builder, Roland Sands Design is also pretty adept at tooting its own horn. That’s not necessarily a bad thing for a brand that prides itself on having a cult following from legions of its fans who swear by the company’s custom bike skills. Was it really a surprise, then, to wake up one day and find yourselves in the company of a hilarious promotional video from RSD? Oh, that’s a rhetorical question because everybody already knows what the answer is.
In any case, this RSD-produced video is balls-to-the-wall hilarious. Somehow, Roland Sands Design was able to combine all the elements you want to see in a motorcycle video into a five-minute, music video of sorts. You can watch the video and check out all the intense custom bikes the shop has produced, or you can do that while listening to the hilarious song and narration dedicated to every spectacular custom bike project Roland Sands Design has built, or at least the ones that it’s unabashedly proud of.
I highly recommend everyone to check out the video. Watch or listen, it doesn’t matter. Roland Sands Design wins either way.
Have you ever had one of those moments when you’re just that desperate for a laugh? Well, today’s your lucky day because I have here a commercial from Bangladesh promoting local bike maker Pegasus. The commercial is admittedly a few months old and I’ve seen it more times than I can care to count. But really, every time I watch it is another reason for me to laugh. It never gets old!
The Bollywood-style action sequence is very Matrix-like, except that our protagonist here appears to be more imposing than Neo. He rides his Pegasus like a steely stallion as he attempts to save a young girl from the clutches of her kidnappers, who by the way, found it convenient to do the “exchange in well-lit parking lot with presumably a lot of CCTV cameras. Way to go there, sir!
But the action heats up when our hero emerges, throws his helmet on one of the baddies, and proceeds to engage in a shootout with the rest of the kidnapper’s goons.
Unfortunately, the collective artillery of said goons was no match for the hero’s Liam Neeson-style histrionics. He ends up killing off the baddies one by one before putting a bullet on the main antagonist and driving off, young girl in hand, as the background is engulfed by flames.
Like I said, the ad is so corny and/or cheesy that it actually becomes funny. Check it out and have a good laugh yourselves.
There’s a reason why super motocross bikes, colloquially referred to as supermotos or “SuMos” are built the way they are. They’re light, fast, and agile, capable of wheelies, burnouts, and of course, airborne jumps. These bikes are arguably the most fun you can have on two wheels, that is if you have the stomach to perform all the aforementioned stunts to enjoy the bike’s capabilities to their fullest.
On the flip side, cruisers are much heavier for a reason. They’re developed with the idea of joyrides in mind, long treks out on the open road with bikes that are powerful enough to last a distance. Cruisers can’t do what supermotos can and SuMos can’t do what cruisers can. It’s simple logic, right?
Well, this video proves that just because you can’t do it, doesn’t mean you can’t try.
The clip starts pretty incredibly with a Swedish SM rider performing an airborne trick with his supermoto bike. Gather some momentum, hit a ramp, and catch some air. It’s a sweet stunt made more impressive by the fact that the rider easily cleared five bikes and could have potentially cleared a few more in the process. Impressive stuff.
But then the video takes a turn to the hilarious when another rider attempts to try the same trick while riding a cruiser. The results, as you can imagine, are to be expected.
But it’s still funny to watch, if only to see the feeble clearance the cruiser accomplished attempting the said stunt.
Here’s a lesson you might want to learn before you even decide to go to Cambodia: don’t ride motorcycles naked. Actually, the same idea applies anywhere in the world, unless you want to get arrested. But the Southeast Asian country isn’t playing any games. Shortly after the video went viral, the driver of the bike, identified as 24-year old British student Crawford Brown has been deported out of Cambodia together with his companions, Finnish Catarina Aarnio and Italian Giancarlo Allocca.
The three were caught on video riding naked in Cambodia before being stopped by police. Turns out, such acts of indecent exposure are incredibly frowned upon in the Buddhist nation and are treated as violations of the country’s customs and culture.
It’s hard to fault the country for resorting to this type of punishment. I’ve personally been to Cambodia and yes, it’s a beautiful country. But they’re also pretty protective of their culture and religion, and such acts are incredibly insulting to the people there.
And according to the Cambodia Daily, the General Department of Immigration in the country has officially recommended that the three be expelled from the country as their punishment. Again, there’s no argument to be made against that decision.
So chalk it up to an embarrassing episode that yielded big time consequences for the three individuals. Hopefully, they learn from their mistakes and we learn not to underestimate the level of tolerance other countries have for these acts of indecency.
One of the most difficult things any racer will ever experience is keeping their concentration when they know they’re about to win a race. Some refuse to let the moment get the better of them until they see the checkered flag, but some just get a little too excited too soon.
That’s exactly what happened to rider Riccardo Russo who thought that he had just won a race despite having yet to complete the final lap. As you can see in this hilarious video, Russo immediately goes into full celebration mode as he crosses the line heading into the final lap, thinking that he had already won it. Despite seeing his other competitors still engaged in full race mode, Russo pumps his fist, stands on his bike, and at least according to the announcer, takes off his helmet to acknowledge the crowd, thinking that the race was over.
Unfortunately for him, he not only surrendered the win in the most inexplicable fashion, but he missed out on what turned out to be a scintillating finish that went down the wire. Even more perplexing is the apparent lack of awareness in his surroundings. Didn’t he realize that there was no checkered flag waving on the lap he thought he had won?
Talk about the ultimate brain fart.
Anyone who rides a motorcycle knows that it is always safest to wear a full set of leathers – jacket, gloves, pants and boots – when you ride. Believe it or not, leathers actually can be the only thing protecting your skin from nasty road burn, and can even save your life in some severe cases. Well, some people tend to forget, or just feel silly wearing them – myself included – and we need a little reminding that everything is better in leather.
Well, with England getting ready for national Ride to Work Day on June 18th, local TV stations are running ads reminding bikers of safety, including the importance of leather. Instead of giving us a graphic video about the dangers of road rash, one commercial goes exactly the opposite ways by using a double entendre to burn the need for leather in our minds.
The opening scene is bad enough, using key phrases like “doing it,” “leather,” and “wearing protection” at various points. Only to find out that [ha ha] we’re talking about motorcycle leathers protecting you while you “do it” [ride a motorcycle]. Well, at least somewhat… The last scene takes the entendre the other direction, and… Well, you’ll just have to watch the above video to find out.
Go ahead and have a few LOLs on us!
The English Brighton Marina played host to an array of bikers from around the country, but one stood out of crowd – big time!
As we’re led to believe, the Brightonia Motorcycle Festival is a well-frequented gathering of all on two, and even three wheels. The 2010 installment didn’t disappoint with hundreds of custom bikes, trikes, and choppers turning up to take part in the ceremonious burning of rubber while wearing as much leather as possible – obviously. The selection was vast, covering everything from Harleys and Buells to the wicked Jap high-revving superbikes and even modded Vespas (seriously)! The earlier-mentioned chopper that stood out of the crowd was this highly customized creation, featuring bone handlebars, a skull for a headlight – all in shiny chrome. We wonder whether the owner chromed the bits because they’re actual human body parts which he wanted to keep under wraps, or if his intentions were purely aesthetic. Or maybe he is the elusive “Bone Daddy” serial killer hiding in plain view, eh? Either way the Ghost Rider with chains and flaming skull have nothing on this guy!
After a day riding the jet sky on the local lake, there’s nothing like a good buddy coming to help you load up the thing and get going home. But for everything to go well, make sure the guy in cause isn’t an absolute idiot that will have you drowned. Obviously, this is the case here. The driver of this Ford Econoline gets the rear end in the water and the wheels lose traction right when the jet sky rider is in the back struggling for a breath of air in the water-filled van. Thanks to God, he made it out alive.
Take a look at this chopper and start saving money because apparently this is what your kid will ride for the first time in his life if you give him a certain kind of milk.
This children’s powdered milk ad is from the Executive Center agency in Luanda, Angola and we have to admit that if it wasn’t for that can in the bottom of the page, we would have still been wondering what is this suppose to mean.
According to this video, people with absolutely no talent whatsoever but definitely with a soft spot for fast food, would go to almost any lengths to look cool. This leaping biker attempts to jump over his buddy on a motorcycle doing 20mph and makes sure he won’t have any heirs in the process. Hear what he says afterwards and you’ll have a laugh crisis.
Monster Yamaha Tech3 riders Colin Edwards and Ben Spies got into a MotoGP chitchat for BBC Sport ahead of next weekend’s Mugello race. They actually tried to make it look like an interview in which the experienced rider, Edwards, questions the newcomer, Spies, about the world of MotoGP, but the Texans actually end up talking about cowboy hats and hot sauce. See what more in the video after the jump.
Those of you who have long been thinking at a new and interesting way to spend the summer might just be inspired by this picture. This guy removed his motorcycle’s engine and transmission so that it would lose most of the weight and added a pair of swimmers along with the massive tires just so that he would be able to spend the summer riding those waves.
We can only suppose that the thing is still capable to move on solid ground too in order to meet both requirements of an amphibious motorcycle.
Although this is actually a commercial for a domains website, our attention is being caught by the fact that it shows a scooter rider and a badass biker passenger making “the beard” look like a fool. Well, I guess that a quick twist of the throttle doesn’t always sort things out after all.
Ever since Harley-Davidson discontinued Buell, we’ve been getting more and more feedback from angry Buell fans, but this video is the first “official” reaction that we’ve come across. These guys took the time to make fun of H-D by appealing to the motorcycle company’s own arms such as heritage and tradition and they’ve ended up inventing the Extra Soft Tail Deluxe Hyperglide American Bald Eagle Historical Limited VXFR1200 Patriot Skull Edition.
While we can understand their anger, we just cannot take this video seriously. You see the spoof for yourself and make your own decision.
It looks like Kobe Bryant has inspired these morons to attempt their own version of the famous “stunt” failed by the famous basketball player. I know, it sounds crazy but between the time this guy got hit and up until he hit the ground, he felt like a sports star…and he lives to crash his body another day.