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Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Top Internet Motorcycle Stories - 24 October

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Web
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Strange weather. Fall starts, but then interrupted by summer coming back. What a way to catch the flu. In the mean time, here are some interesting motorcycle related articles that have appeared over the last week that you may have missed.





Enjoy

Replacing the Lead in a Motorcycle Battery with Supercaps Open link in a new window
ThumbnailSite: Blog Of The Biker Open link in a new window
Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 18OCT
Summary: Stop replacing lead batteries, go for Supercaps. Here is how.


High-Speed-Chimps on Motorcycles! Open link in a new window
ThumbnailSite: Coolcycledude Open link in a new window
Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 19OCT
Summary: I'm not the only one irritated by a bunch of idiots on motorcycles.


The Harley Economy Is Running Just Fine Open link in a new window
ThumbnailSite: Business Week Open link in a new window
Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 21OCT
Summary: According to Business Week, the US economy is getting better since more people are buying Harley Davidson motorcycles.


Lane-splitting is safe, but with speed comes danger, study finds Open link in a new window
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Country: USA flag  USA
Date: 22OCT
Summary: According to a recent study, lane splitting is as safe as normal motorcycle riding.


One Legged Amputee To Ride At Dakar Open link in a new window
ThumbnailSite:
Country: Romania flag  Romania
Date: 22OCT
Summary: Awesome, a biker with only one leg is going to race in the upcoming, and gruesome, Dakar rally. Respect!


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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - WTF is The Matter With Yamaha, And Why Do They Hate The Press?

Oliepeil Yamaha MT 07
Yamaha logo
Why is Yamaha being so unprofessional towards some of the press? They are the only ones who act childish and very unprofessional. One year after a crazy and amateur attitude, Yamaha still have not changed their ways. Do they care?
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - Idea: Force Field On Your Motorcycle To Keep You Dry

Force Field Motorcycle
Air Umbrella
Here's an idea, building on a current fully funded crowd-funding project on Kickstarter called Air Umbrella. Adapt it to sit on a motorcycle, keeping you dry in the city. A real 'force field'.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - Pist'It: Smartphone App For Track Days

Pistit app for track days
France flag
Here's an interesting smartphone app developed by a French company for motorcycle track days. Record all your motorcycle's settings per track, and best times. The app is called Pist'It.
Monday, October 13th, 2014 - Bagster: Split Personality Motorcycle/Scooter Apron

Bagster Win'Zip
Bagster logo
Bagster released a new apron for scooters and motorcycles that can be used in summer and winter, since it has a zip divided the summer half from the winter one.







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Idea: I Would Like Something Like This For My Motorcycle Helmet

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Ideas Helmets
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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This is a great product, but unfortunately it was made only for bicycles. The product comes from a bicycle helmet manufacturer in Belgium called Lazer, and it's called the Cappuccino Lock Open Cappuccino Lock link in a new window.

Lazer Cappuccino Lock

The idea is very simple. Lazer have created a combination lock that is attached to the helmet's chin strap. When you park your bike (preferably motorcycle), place the lock between both ends of your helmet strap and close.

Then turn the combination dials, and your helmet is locked to the bike.

Lazer Cappuccino Lock

No, it's not something that will prevent your motorcycle from being stolen, since all someone needs to do is cut the strap, but it will prevent some loser from walking away with your helmet.

I normally use a small chain and lock to secure my helmet, but they do require storage when riding. This lock can be easily placed inside one of your pockets.

Lazer Cappuccino Lock

The only issue is all the different kinds of locks available for motorcycles helmets. That would make this a difficult product to mass-produce, unless each helmet manufacturer makes one for their helmets, adapted to their own technique (and then give it away when you purchase their helmet).

Great idea. It should cost around US$20 for the lock. Have a look at the video below.

Click here to read more about the Cappuccino Lock Open Cappuccinolock link in a new window.



Via: Gizmag




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China: Protect Your Lungs, But Not Your Head

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Travel
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Strange. In China it's obviously important to protect your lungs, but not your head when riding a motorcycle. Forget about ATGATT. Just look after your lungs.

Lungs protected head not
© REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A man wearing a mask rides his motorcycle during a hazy day in Beijing October 20, 2014. Some regions in north China, as well as areas along the Yellow and Huaihe rivers, have been shrouded by smog starting from Saturday, according to Xinhua News Agency citing the national observatory. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Via: News Yahoo & Reuters




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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Bagster: Split Personality Motorcycle/Scooter Apron

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  New Products
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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Bagster logo
Anyone who has spent some time in European cities will have seen folks riding around on their motorcycles and scooters, often in the winter or during rain, with something like an apron over their legs and body. They are indeed aprons that are attached to the scooter or motorcycle, and extends over the rider's legs and lower body.

The apron keeps the biker dry and warm. Some aprons are made for summer, just keeping you dry, while others are made for winter, thick and warm. It's an idea method to keep dry, warm and to be able to ride in your business clothes to that important meeting.

Bagster Win'Zip

Bagster Open Bagster in a new window, a French company who amongst other makes different aprons, released their latest apron, called Win'Zip, an apron that can be used in the summer and in the winter.

Bagster Win'Zip

The apron can be zipped in half, giving you a smaller and thinner apron for summer, and in the winter you have a padded fleece to keep you warm.

Bagster Win'Zip

The Bagset Win'Zip can be installed on the following scooters: Piaggio MP3, Peugeot Metropolis, Suzuki Burgman, Yamaha X-Max, Yamaha T-Max and Honda PCX.

Price: RRP €169

Via: L'equipement




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Video: Motorcycle Ambulance Racing Through Heavy Traffic

Posted 02:00:00 PM
Filed under  Video Feeds
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Travelling
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Riding a motorcycle in dense traffic can be fun, but it's also very dangerous. Riding a motorcycle ambulance, where a second delay can be a matter of life or death, in dense traffic can come close to a suicide ride.

Here is a video taken onboard of such a motorcycle ambulance. The motorcycle in question is a Yamaha Tenere XT660Z, and the action takes place in Poland.

Polish Motorcycle Ambulance

Just have a look at how the rider weaves through the heavy traffic with great skill, and disregard for his own life.

The ambulance outfit have a Facebook page, but it's in Polish.

Click here to go to the Polish Motorcycle Ambulance Facebook Page Open Click here to go to the Polish Motorcycle Ambulance page link in a new window



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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - Real Motorcycle Ambulances

Motorcycle Real Ambulance
Motorcycle Real Ambulance
Often in many countries you can not get to a medical emergency and transport the needy quickly and efficiently with a normal (and expensive) ambulance. That is why there are many motorcycle ambulances operating in these areas of the world. fast, efficient and low cost. Here are several of them.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013 - Egypt: Motorcycles Come In Handy As Ambulances During Riots

Motorcycle Ambulance Egypte 1307
Egypt flag
Tough, but as least there were motorcycles around to ferry injured demonstrators. It is not much of an ambulance, but you take what you can get.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 - Australia: Ambulances Prefer BMW Motorcycles Over Piaggio MP3

Australia MP3 Ambulance
Australia flag
Although on paper the Piaggio MP3 scooter should be an ideal motorcycle for use by emergency crews, like medical first responders, it apparently is not. At least not in Victoria, Australia. You would have thought that having three wheels would make the vehicle more stable, therefore better suited for medical emergencies.

But after a mishap with the MP3 brakes failing, resulting in a crash, and furthermore learning that the MP3 can't really take curbs, nor can it go off-road (like bike trails), plus the scoot runs out of battery charge too rapidly, and finally it needs to go at a snail pace to clear speed bumps, the Ambulance Association is turning to BMW motorcycles.
Monday, August 8th, 2011 - Emergency Motorcycle Ambulance

Motorcycle Ambulance R Aid
One of the worst nightmare, being stuck in a traffic jam inside an ambulance with precious minutes draining away your life, just got solved.

A designer has created a trailer for a motorcycle that is a fully functional ambulance. With space for emergency medial equipment, a medic and the patient, the motorcycle ambulance could get through traffic faster than an normal car ambulance.

Great idea...







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And The Father Of The Year Award Goes To ...

Posted 08:00:00 AM
Filed under  Awards Entertainment Cargo
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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... this douche bag. I can't tell from the photo if there is an actual baby in the baby carrier, but even if there isn't, it's still a very dumb move. The photo was taken somewhere in the Middle East.

Father of The Year Award







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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Pist’It: Smartphone App For Track Days

Posted 06:00:00 PM
Filed under  Gadgets Racing
Author: Mike Werner
Location: 
Normandy, France
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Here is an interesting smartphone app developed by a small French outfit. The app is called Pist'It Open Pist'It link in a new window (Pist in French means Track) and it's destined for those of you who go out on motorcycle track days.

Currently the app is limited: limited to the French language and limited to Android smartphone. But with a few emails and pushes, I'm quite sure that can be changed quite quickly.

Pistit app for track days

In this app you have the circuits. In each circuit, you record what your best lap time was, which tires you used, and several other parameters. You can also indicate which are you favorite circuits and which motorcycles you've used.

You will also find phone numbers and contact, plus data like length of circuit and importantly, what the maximum sound level of your exhaust is allowed to be.

Pistit app for track days

The app also lists a checklist for your motorcycle's setup. Items like fork set up, suspensions, tires etc are listed and recorded so when you return to the same circuit you don't need to lose a few laps to get it right. It's all there.

The app is free, but as I said, it's in French and only for Android devices.

They don't have an operational web site, but they are on Facebook (in French of course)

Click here to download the Pist'It app for Android Open Click here to download the Pist'It app for Android link in a new window
Click here to access their Facebook page Open Click here to access their Facebook page link in a new window

Via: L'equipement




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