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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Ad: Ducati - No Time For Delays

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ads Ducati
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Here's an interesting visual advertisement from the Italian motorcycle maker Ducati. The advertisement was made in Peru, but the image says it all; in any language.

No Time For Delay!

That's what it's all about on a motorcycle. No sense waiting in traffic when you can pass alongside.

It's not a brilliant ad, but it works for me.

Click on the ad for a bigger version.

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Patent: Chinese Guy Patents Compass In Motorcycle Dashboard

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ideas Funny
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Amazing. If this has been patented several decades ago, it might have been something of interest. But 2002???

Patent Motorcycle Speedmeter compass

A guy in China has filed for a patent, described as a compass inside a motorcycle's dashboard. The idea is when you are lost, you can use the compass to see where you must go.

Right! Already following a GPS can be complicated but following a compass just telling you the NSWE direction you are heading is rather futile in today's techno-age. Only people with a lot of experience with maps and a compass can make head & tails of a compass.

So why would anyone want a compass today on their motorcycle? Or don't they have GPSs in China? Or is it to make this kind of direction finder easier..:

3D GPS

Click here to read more about the compass patent Open Click here to read more about the compass patent link in a new window






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How To BBQ A Pig As A Motorcycle Rider Who Is Camping

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Problem solved. Need to BBQ a piggy while out camping on your motorcycle? Here's how.

Motorcycle BBQing Pig







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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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A Photographic Look At The BMW C-Evolution Factory

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  BMW Electrical Scooters
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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BMW entered the electric motorcycle market with their very advanced C-Evolution scooter, an electric scooter that looked straight out of a high-tech sci-fi blockbuster movie coming out of Hollywood.

With lots of advanced features, high performance (but not in the top speed department) and a reasonable range, despite the relative high purchase price, the Beemer has been selling very well. In several countries, like here in France, they have sold more than their allocated quota. One of their customers is yours truly.. (click here to read my detailed review Open link in a new window).

Here are 9 photos of the production of the C-Evolution scooter in the BMW Berlin factory. below the photos is also a video of the actual production of the scoot. Enjoy.

BMW C Evolution Production
© REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A mechanic makes a technical check on a BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter on the production line at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
© REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A mechanic assembles a BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
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BMW logos are displayed on the production line of the BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
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An employee holds a BMW logo on the production line of the BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
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A mechanic makes a final check on a BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter on the production line at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
© REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A mechanic cleans the surface of a BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter on the production line at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
© REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A mechanic assembles a BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
© REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A mechanic operates a crane holding the high-voltage battery unit for a BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BMW C Evolution Production
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A  BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter is displayed in a showroom at the BMW Berlin motorcycle plant February 23, 2015. The storage capacity of the BMW C evolution's high-voltage 8 kWh battery provides a range of up to 100 kilometres and a maximum speed of 120 km/h. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch




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Idea: Heads Up Display On Your Own Helmet - headsUP

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ideas
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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We've seen several HUD (Heads Up Display) projects make the headlines over the last 2 years or so. Between a USA and a Russian one, both are based on a specially made motorcycle helmet with built-in electronics and display. It means it's purpose built, and quite expensive. But what if you have a favorite helmet? Many of us swear by the motorcycle helmet manufacturer we use, whoever it may be.

And that is probably what Tyler Collins was thinking when he came up with this headsUP project and started looking for funds on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.

headsUP

The project calls for an electronics box and a display that can be placed on any type of helmet, in other words, your current (or future) helmet.

headsUP

So, quite simple. Place the electronics box to the rear of your helmet, place the wire through the padding to the front, and place the screen on the top. The screen is semi-transparent, and the display is set up in such a way that your eyes do not need to focus on the display. You can see it without removing your eyes from the road and traffic.

headsUP

The electronics box can be linked wirelessly to your smartphone, and receive navigation instructions, and the unit also plays the sound, i.e. navigation instructions.

This way you can be riding, checking up on your bike's speed when needed, and find out when to turn to reach your destination. And all that without ever having to look down, or away from the road or traffic.

The initial early bird prices are all gone already, but if you're quick and pledge US$225, one of these units could be yours early next year. Not a bad price.

I myself have tested such a unit (Sportview) a few years ago, though much simpler at the time. Click here to read the review Open link in a new window.

Below is the introduction video of the headsUP project.

Click here to access the headsUP page on Kickstarter Open Click here to access the headsUP page on Kickstarter link in a new window
Click here to access the headsUP web site Open Click here to access the headsUP web site link in a new window
Click here to access the headsUP Facebook page Open Click here to access the headsUP Facebook page link in a new window








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Honest Officer, That Is The Way The Snow Fell

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  France Funny Entertainment
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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It looks like the snow god is a motorcycle rider, and does not like speed radars.

Snowed Radar Sculpture







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Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 27 February 2015

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Web
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Slowly but surely edging towards spring, but too slow for my taste. Still bloody cold and wet riding. But at least it gives me time to read motorcycle related articles on the internet. Here are a few I have been reading over the last week that you may have missed.





Enjoy

Alpinestars Logan Motorbike Jacket Review Open link in a new window
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Country: UK flag  UK
Date: 21FEB
Summary: A review of the Alpine star Logan motorcycle jacket.


Buffett Buys Biker Company Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 21FEB
Summary: Warren Buffet invests in biker technology.


Intense Tech Turns Motorcycles Superbikes Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 23FEB
Summary: A look at the technology that is making motorcycles into super racing motorcycles.


Why Is Suzuki Helping Fund This Chinese Ducati Knockoff? Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 23FEB
Summary: What's going on between Suzuki and the Chinese motorcycle maker?


Meet the Eccentric Riders of Shanghai’s Motorcycle Sidecar Subculture Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 26FEB
Summary: A look at the restricted number of sidecars in Shanghai.


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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - Ads: Mercedes Got Motorcycles Covered - Nice Ad

Ad Mercedes Benz Van Rear Mirror
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Nice and well done advertisement from Mercedes-Benz, who are claiming that their blind spot monitoring system will 'see' motorcycles. Therefore safer for us. Well done ad.
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - Spain: All Radars Will Be Visible and Announced

Spanish Radar matador
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Spain is acting responsibly not like some other European countries. They really want to reduce road fatalities, so they are now going to make sure all radars, fixed and mobile, are very visible on the road, and they will even announce where there are. Even mobile check points. Great move.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - France: Now They Want To Make Mandatory Dorsal Armor and Gloves

Total ATGATT
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Now another group of politicians in France, the opposition party (UMP), want the spot light, and to hell with the consequences. They have proposed a new law that will make it mandatory for all motorcycle riders and their pillions to wear gloves and have dorsal protection.
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 - Review: 2015 Piaggio MP3 500 ABS ASR - The Ultimate Evolution?

Review 2015 Piaggio MP3 500
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A detailed review from a top French web site of the 2015 Piaggio MP3 500 ABS ASR - The Ultimate Evolution?







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