Running down in Rio A Green Party candidate for mayor in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is popular not just because because he rides a motorcycle, but also because he’s a true rebel. As in, he kidnapped the U.S. ambassador to Brazil 40 years ago. And if that’s not enough to win hearts … Continue reading Mayor for a new world order
Reports have it that after more than a decade, Freddie Spencer’s famed riding/racing school in Las Vegas has suddenly shut down in a swirl of controversy. Customers have lost deposits, instructors say they haven’t been paid "for months," and Honda has repossessed all the school bikes, according to RoadracingWorld.com, which quotes an unnamed instructor as … Continue reading Freddie school closes
Cartoons to educate riders A cartoon designed to point out road hazards for motorcyclists has been developed in Europe. Poor roads and obstructions on roads are a common hazard in European countries, so the motorcycle industry’s lobby group, ACEM, has developed a series of 13 cartoons, each dealing with a particular hazard faced by motorcyclists. … Continue reading Cartoon to enlighten riders
If you ride your motorcycle to church, or to the local devil-worship compound, you might want to switch to Pirellis next spring. The Italian tire manufacturer says it will produce motorcycle rubber with angels and demons forming the tread pattern, according to reports around the ‘net. We’d say it’s a hoax, except for the photos, … Continue reading Devilish new Pirellis
In the San Juan Mountains A new Colorado tour by a California-based motorcycle adventure provider is catching the attention of riders, says AdMo-Tours. It’s a dirt-bike riding adventure around Durango, Colorado, so takes in the San Juan Mountains, among other sights. "The crew in Durango is very flexible and will customize any ride to the … Continue reading How about Colorado?
Head-up display warns riders Honda has shown a type of eye-in-the-sky monitoring system that could help prevent collisions between motorcycles and cars. The system was shown at the "Car 2 Car" Consortium in Germany. It’s a car-to-bike communication device that uses Global Positioning System technology to warn riders of other vehicles in the area. From … Continue reading Honda shows rider warning system
Mr Bond twists and turns through the Georgia back country on the new Yamaha V-Star 950.
Brakes on full with ABS Youtube Motorcycles equipped with antilock brake systems are saving lives, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a U.S. agency. The Institute said today that ABS on motorcycles reduces fatal crash rates by 38 per cent. IIHS researchers compared fatal-crash rates among motorcycles with ABS optionally available. With those … Continue reading ABS saves lives
Another argument for electric bikes 1984 … George Orwell really did get it right back in 1948, didn’t he? The latest is from Down Under, where a firm called Acoustic Research Laboratories in New South Wales is selling noise-activated cameras to several of Australia’s state governments. ARL specializes in "the design of environmental noise and … Continue reading Silence gets more golden
YAMAHA Recall (#2008350) C3 and Vino may have dodgy rods. Models Involved: 2007 YAMAHA XC50WB, WL (Vino). 2007 YAMAHA XF50WL, WS (C-Cubed) Number of Vehicles: 416 Problem: On certain scooters, the connecting rod in the engine could crack or break because of an improper heat treatment of the metal. Should the connecting rod break, the … Continue reading Latest Recalls