Welcome to Friday Fudge. If it’s weird, funny, or strange motorcycle news, or it just plain won’t fit anywhere else on the site – you’ll find it here.
Second hand trouble
Over the years, countless motorcyclists have decided to sell their bike after it starts looking like it’s going to be a lot of trouble. Whether it’s a knock in the motor or troubled shifting, many a shifty dealer has put their bike up for sale when they knew it was going to be more trouble than it was worth.
An Australian man went for the same approach recently, but not because his bike appeared to be facing imminent mechanical woes. Nope, this 21-year-old had racked up a whopping 53 speeding tickets while hooning around town on his cycle, all due to speed cameras. He had no license plates so figured he’d get away with his crime.
His speeding spree ended, he put his bike up for sale on a second-hand sales website. Sadly for him, the cops were trying to figure out who was riding around town like a scalded dog, and found the bike they were looking for when he advertised it for sale.
He’d also had a GoPro attached to his helmet, which police seized when they took his bike. We’re guessing this kid will not turn out to be a YouTube hero as planned, but instead spend a lot of the near future in court – and he probably won’t try to capture that on video.
Source: Canberra Times
Madman Ed March and his girlfriend Rachel are currently riding across Canada in the middle of our winter (read our intro to that saga here). If that’s not crazy enough, they’re also doing it on Honda C90s. Oh wait, you want more crazy? How about decorating their bikes for Christmas – including a tree?
Have you ever felt like logging miles on a bio-friendly bike? Then three inventors from the UK have just the thing for you.
Three amateur inventors have come up with a motorcycle that uses a combination of biogas (from wood chips) and pedal power (supplied by the rider) to run the motor. Supposedly, the machine cranks out about 1 hp when all is said and done, which doesn’t bode well for the technology’s future. With that power output, the days of wheelies, burnouts and land speed records are still a little way off. In fact, we’d guess that any motorcycle that runs on wood chips is bound to be a … lumbering beast. Baha! You can read more about their efforts here.
Source: Daily Mail
“Look ma, I’m running!”
Someone needs to do a YouTube PSA for all these third-world wannabe stunters we see every week: “Please keep your feet on the footpegs, and your front wheel on the ground,” etc., etc. But then what would we put in Friday Fudge?