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Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 28 August 2015

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Web
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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One week back and already swamped with stories, administration and fighting floods in my house. The rain has been so heavy that I'm going to swap my motorcycle for jetskis. But I did find time to do some interesting reading of articles which I'll share with you in case you did not see these.




Enjoy

Arai Corsair X Helmet Review Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 22AUG
Summary: A review of the Arai Corsair X motorcycle helmet.


New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear Open link in a new window
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Country: New Zealand flag  New Zealand
Date: 24AUG
Summary: Chris looks at some new notable motorcycle gear


The Short Persons Guide To Motorcycle Riding Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 24AUG
Summary: Height challenged? Here what to look for to be able to ride a motorcycle.


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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 - Thailand: Stallions - Thai Motorcycle Manufacturer

Stallions Centaur Classic 150
Stallions logo
Almost every country has a motorcycle manufacturer, and Thailand is not exception. Here is Stallions motorcycles, with several motorcycles and scooters. But as companies go, this one is strange in its information and communications. And what's that BMW logo doing on one of their bikes?
Friday, December 12th, 2014 - 10 Photos Of Motorcycles Riding In Deep Water - Part 2

Riding in water Brazil
Riding in water India
This is the second part of photos of motorcycles going into water, some of it quite deep. Riding in water is not easy, and it's not what a motorcycle was designed for. If not, they'd have rudders.
Monday, August 24th, 2015 - UK: Lunatic Gets 8 Month Prison For Riding 153 MPH On Country Lanes

153 MPH Test Ride UK
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Dixon, a 24 year old biker in the UK, went out on a test ride of a Honda Fireblade and BMW S1000R motorcycle and filmed his joy ride. 153 MPH on small and narrow country lanes. Then he posted his video on YouTube. You know the rest.... he's now going 8 months jail. One less danger on the roads.
Monday, August 24th, 2015 - Remember Last Week's SUV Motorcycle Photo: Here Is Its Story

Need more panniers
Remember the photo I posted as "fun" last week, describing a motorcycle as a SUV motorcycle? Trevor reached out to me via email and told me the story. Here it goes....
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 - We Have A Record! Most Pillions On A Motorcycle - Incredible

Record number of motorcycle pillions
This has got to be a record, and I don't even think they were trying to go for one. The most number of people on a motorcycle (that wasn't a stunt bike). I counted 14, maybe there are more, since some are well hidden. The feat itself is amazing and incredible, but what's even more impressive is the solidity of the motorcycle and the bike's tires. Amazing.







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Remember Last Week’s SUV Motorcycle Photo: Here Is Its Story

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  BMW Travel
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
click to see where Australia is on the map
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Remember the photo I posted as "fun" last week, describing a motorcycle as a SUV motorcycle (link Open link in a new window)? Trevor reached out to me via email and told me the story.

Need more panniers

The BMW SUV Motorcycle belonged to a friend of his, John Todd (who recently passed away). John had gone on a RTWRound The World trip on his BMW R60 back in 1965.

Arrived in Turkey, his motorcycle was stolen, together with all his belongings. Trevor got a new BMW motorcycle but this time he redesigned the storage space to allow a maximum of storage and to make it more secure.

John managed to ride it all the way back to Australia, and even there, managed many trips.

It can currently be seen National Motor Museum Open Nationalmotormuseum.Com link in a new window at Birdwood, South Australia. This is what the bike's display sign says:

Although John Todd trained as an accountant, his enjoyment of freedom and the outdoors led him to pursue a career as a postman.
He loved to travel, and accompanied only by his BMW motorcycle he went to places in Australia and overseas that most of us can only dream of. This BMW motorcycle was the second that he customised for his travel: the first was stolen in Turkey. Every available space has been used for storage.

If you want to see more photos of this amazing motorcycle, many up close, click here Open The-Judge.Smugmug link in a new window.

Thanks for the info Trevor.






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We Have A Record! Most Pillions On A Motorcycle - Incredible

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Cargo Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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This has got to be a record, and I don't even think they were trying to go for one. The most number of people on a motorcycle (that wasn't a stunt bike). I counted 14, maybe there are more, since some are well hidden (see related below for others, but lesser numbers). The feat itself is amazing and incredible, but what's even more impressive is the solidity of the motorcycle and the bike's tires. Amazing.

Anyone know the story behind this?

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Monday, February 13th, 2006 - Squeeze'em Tight, Real Tight

Lots of people on a motorcycle
How to squeeze a lot of pillions on one motorcycle.. or not.

Would you ride like that ??
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 - Very Crowded Motorcycle ! A Record ?

Crowded Motorcycle
I've seen several photos of many pillions on a motorcycle, but this one tops them all.

And to make matters worse, it a serious photo, not a record daring attempt.
Monday, January 25th, 2010 - Is This The Record For Most On A Motorcycle?

8 People On Motorcycle
This has got to be a record of the most people on a motorcycle (apart from specific record-breaking attempts).

I count 8 people!!!!
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - Record Number Of People On A Motorcycle

Record Most People On 1 Motorcycle
Guinness World Records logo
In the past we've often shown you photos of a lot of people on a motorcycle. Usually it's because they have no choice.. it's the only way they can get anywhere. The largest number of "passengers" we've counted so far has been 13.

But on November 2010 a bunch of soldiers in India set out to break the world record of the number of people on a motorcycle. And the number? 54! On a Royal Enfield 500 motorcycle.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - Wow! 8 People On 1 Motorcycle - Record Equalled

Record pillions bike
#LoadedWithPillions - Another motorcycle loaded with pillions. Not a record, but equal to the record I've found so far. 8 people and one motorcycle.







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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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France: 2nd Annual Motors & Soul Gathering

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Events France
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Last year we mentioned the first motorcycle gathering called "Motors and Soul", a gathering of beautiful motorcycle complemented with great music and food, and all that in a castle (link Open link in a new window). Lots of well planned ride-outs were also on the program. Well, last year was such a success that the organizers (Virage8 Open Virage8 link in a new window) are doing it again, but this time bigger.

Motors and Soul

The "Motors and Soul" event will now be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2015 at La Ferme d’Armenon Click for map, a superb old farm some 35 km South West from Paris.

La Ferme d 'Armenon

The program is like last year; motorcycles, food, live music and a lot of rides in beautiful scenery. You can have a look at last year's video below.

You can register for one of the days, or for the whole weekend. Register before the 31st will entail discounts. Their web site lists many hotels and campings in the direct neighborhood.

The whole weekend is earmarked as an easygoing event, no stress, no rush, just relax and have fun.

Click here to access the Motors and Soul event site Open Click here to access the Motors and Soul event site link in a new window

Here is the video to give you a taste of this year's event:








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France: This Is The Way The French Police Deal With Motorcycle Thieves

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  France Uniformed Video Feeds
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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Here is a video of a couple of thieves who were stealing motorcycles out of a shop in Paris, France. Cops from the BAC, an elite anti-gang squad, caught them red-handed. And these undercover cops are not exactly friendly neighborhood cops ... and also a bit heavy-handed (thankfully). The guys in the video with the sticks are the cops.

Aren't you jealous that your cops aren't allowed to do this? (Thanks Oliepeil Open link in a new window)

Tip: let the video load, sometimes it will take a few seconds

French Police Catch motorbike thieves in the act

French police catch motorbike thieves in the act and don't hold back.

#justiceporn #police

Posted by JusticePorn on Monday, August 24, 2015







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Real Fast Lawn Mowing

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Most people don't like mowing their lawn, and try to get the job done as quickly as possible. Here is one very fast way of cutting that grass.

Very Fast Grass Mower







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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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UK: Lunatic Gets 8 Month Prison For Riding 153 MPH On Country Lanes

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Video Feeds
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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153 MPH is a very respectable speed on a motorcycle. On a race circuit. Not on country roads, riding through villages, passing cars on narrow lanes and flying past people walking.

Then it's pure lunacy. But that's exactly what Ashley Dixon from the UK did. This 24 year old motorcycle rider took a Honda Fireblade out for a test ride, and filmed his joy ride with a helmet-cam. He did similar with a BMW S1000R.

In May and April of this year he flew his bikes at low altitude, and then posted his video on Youtube to try to get some notoriety. Of course the police saw it on YouTube and were able to quickly identify the prat.

153 MPH Test Ride UK

Dixon passed via the judge, and was sent to jail for 8 months (and did not collect $200) and is banned from driving for 2 years. Dixon complained that with an 8 month jail he'll loose his job working in a supermarket. No shit? As the saying goes "if you can't do the time, don't do the crime".

His only excuse was he did not know the potential of the motorcycle he was riding and the speed just crept up on him. He obviously did not read the signs: speedometer, wheelie, flying past cars and objects....

The problem I have with idiots like him is that it makes the general population angry with motorcycle riders in general, and that's dangerous for us. If he crashes his brains out all by himself, that's his problem. But if he runs down a little girl crossing the road, people will hold bikers in general accountable.

Anyway, he'll be out of action for a long while. Here's the video of his "joy" ride...








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