When you think of complicated custom motorcycles, you don’t often think of Russia. The country’s bikers are better-known for cobbled-together, utilitarian vehicles, not a Transformers-style motorcycle. In this case, the bike featured starts off as a regular motorcycle, but when ridden two-up, it changes … into a scrap heap.
Less is more
When is a scooter not a scooter? When it’s a pickup truck. At least, that’s how Lit Motors is describing their new kubo electric scooter (looks more like a motorcycle than a scooter to us).
While Lit Motors is usually known for high-tech innovation, it seems their engineers went with a less-is-more approach to the kubo. Instead of going with the time-honoured design of the Vespa Ape (basically, a Vespa front end with a pickup’s back end) or even the Harley-Davidson Servi-Car (Harley flathead with an beer cooler on the back), Lit decided to simply leave a huge gaping hole in the frame. Not only does this mean you can stuff a TV under the handlebars, it also keeps weight down, since nothing is lighter than a hole …
Our suggestion? Stuff that empty space full of spare batteries – it’s the best way to turn an electric bike into something with real-world usefulness!
High heels: Who’d wear them? Surely not a self-respecting Harley-Davidson-riding male. But, at a recent event in Georgia, a bunch of dudes defied our expectations.
In an attempt to raise awareness over domestic violence, a bunch of men took part in an event called “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes;” they donned high heels and made a few hot laps around the Harley-Davidson dealer’s parking lot in Tifton, Georgia, waving signs.
We’re not sure how they managed to talk these men into wearing the heels, but we suspect their wives made them – which could be one of the worst kinds of domestic abuse there is. Ask any woman who’s been forced to wear high heels for hours on end …
Source: Huffington Post
Here’s some truth in advertising … or is that untruth?
So, apparently pop tart Miley Cyrus turned 21 a few days back, and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus decided to give her a Can-Am Spyder for the occasion. While giving a “motorcycle” to a trainwreck like this might seem like a bad idea at first, we’ve got a theory: There’s a saying that you never see a motorcycle parked outside a psychiatrist’s office. Maybe Billy Ray is hoping the open road will clear his daughter’s brains?
In any case, someone needs to make sure she doesn’t continue her streak of taking her clothes off in public (ha! ha!), because is she crashes on the Spyder, she’ll learn quickly that roadrash ain’t no way to make a magazine cover.
When you think of adventure riding, you usually picture a grim-looking chap aboard a big-bore BMW, charging across Saharan sand dunes at top speed. Maybe you’ll even picture a lesser-monied rider on a DR650 or KLR650 (basically, CMG staff) tearing through the woods and dodging moose.
What you don’t usually picture is a guy riding around on a 125 cc Suzuki Van Van, but that’s exactly what Will Moore is doing. Moore, a veteran of the UK military, is riding from London to Johannesburg on the little machine to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity. He’s calling it the Slow Way Down.
Alas, Moore is in need of a little charity of his own, as he’s currently stuck in the bowels of Africa, somewhere inside Mali with a busted-up rear suspension, and no funds to fix it.
Thankfully, you can visit his web page and make a donation to his mad quest, and keep him on the road.