luni, 20 iunie 2011

Das Pop - The Game

I think I stumbled upon a psychedelic music video. The song played by Das Pop is interesting, has a fresh vibe to it and cool lyrics. Can't say a lot about the video, except that is pretty much mindfuck. Enjoy!

Das Pop: The Game from Big Active on Vimeo.

The sweet sound of the past - Honda CR 750 M3 Factory Racer

720HD is recommended.

Batman on a budget

You are the type of person that grew up with comic books and cartoons about superheroes. You dream of the hole concept of being a hero, stopping crime and evil doers. You want the fame, the glory and the reputation. You decide to be like Batman because he is better than the rest of them because he rides a motorcycle, occasionally. You wake up and realize that you are your average Joe and a dream like that is.. just a dream. You can get discouraged and throw away this noble quest or you can think on a smaller scale those big dreams. Forget about Alfred, the Batcave, the Batmobile, the suit full of gizmos or even that motorcycles with huge tyres. Try to think on a budget and check out this motorcycles that could easily replace the original one, keeping the bad-ass factor and emproving Batmans overall style.

Our first runner up is a Triumph Speed Triple

And the second option comes in the shape of this Ducati NCR M16

duminică, 19 iunie 2011

Deliveryman in hell's traffic

It's a known fact that riding on public roads is more dangerous than riding on a circuit or dirt track. If you crash with your motorcycle in a controlled environment you have the benefit of not encountering a bus, a car or a utility pole as you skid along to a stop. On a circuit you usually ride along people who know what they are doing and pay attention to the road and to others. On public roads people often get distracted by the phone, the radio, the scenery or just daily shit that's on their mind.
Here is a clip with two riders, one of them, Karlo Maxwell, is a deliveryman in Sao Paolo (insane traffic) and the other one is FMX superstar Robbie Maddison. Both of them can brag with a impressive number of injuries.

Care for some coffee?

Honda CB750 Cafe Racers made by WhiteHouse.

sâmbătă, 18 iunie 2011

Motorcycle Movies Review 1

I, like so many others, enjoy a good movie especially when it tells a story that manages to get your attention. When I watch a movie that is related to motorcycles I tend to be more judgemental because I feel like this is my area of expertise in some way. So, without further ado, here are some short and personal reviews regardind the motorcycle movies that I've seen so far.
The World's Fastest Indian is without a doubt one of my all time favorite. I have a previous post here about it. Anthony Hopkins plays Burt Monroe, a man with a dream that takes him to the other side of the world. I could watch it over and over again and never get bored.
The movie Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage had potential because the story involves the eternal fight between good and evil. It has deamons, cute chicks (Eva Mendes) and motorcycles, but lacks something. I've watched it once (because of the trailer) and to be honest I am not very keen on seeing it again. The Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is going to be relesead in 2012 and because it has a smaller budget than the first one (jusy 75 million dollars for the second part, rather than 110 million for the first part), I guess there were others who share my "enthusiasm" for this movie.
In the next review I am going to talk about Torque, Biker Boyz and The Motorcycle Diaries.

Interesting perspective

Why are there more organizations that fight against fur coats rather than leather jackets?
Because it's easiers to harass a bunch of rich women than a motorcycle gang.

Happy B-Day 2 millionth BMW

BMW is a motorcycle brand with a lot of history and heritage. The bikes were always brilliant from a technical point of view and that translated in a unique style. With a lot iconic motorcycles in it's portfolio, BMW deserves the fame and raspect of the two wheel comunity.

What motorcycle ?

If you tipe in the Google search engine "What motorcycle" you will get this suggestions.
I don't know about the motorcycle in the movie Fast Five but I have some thoughts of my own for those who search the motorcycle that suit's them the best.

There are a lot of sayings about the moment when you buy a motorcycle, some say that "you don't choose your motorcycle, the motorcycle chooses you" or "you should your motorcycle by heart and not by technical details" or other corny lines.

First of all it's decide, you like/love motorcycles and the next step is to buy one. From my point of view it's very important to know how and where you intend to ride it because there are a lot of different categories of motorcycles and each of them are available in different engine.

You should consider your body size because in some cases you will not be able to touch the ground with your feet when sitting on the bike.

The place where you intend to ride it most frequently has a major role. A big touring bike is difficult to maneuver in the city but feels great on the open road. If you plan to ride on some unpaved rodes, forget about a sportbike because you will break your back and teeath on it. Search for a allrounder bike if you don't know from the start what kind of riding suit's you and after a couple of months or years you can change it with something more apropiate for you.

Another important part is the maintenance and initial price of the motorcycle. Don't forget the riding gear that will save your ass when you tend to be over coky and xoxo the road. Find out the fuel consumption, the price of usual parts like filters, oil, chain and sprocket kit, tyres, brakes, etc.

After you decide what motorcycle will make you feel like a God, start searching for reviews of that particular model. Ask specialized forums about the "normal" problems for that bike and what you should be carefull at when buiyng one. Check if you can find the parts that tend to break at a certain mileage and how much they cost to replace (price of the part and the mechanic that will change it).

When you go to see a motorcycle, be calm and don't go over excited, if you hurry now you can regret later. Check the bike for suspicios bumps and bruises, ask about the way it was ridden, how many owners did it have in the past, why it is for sale, and ask the owner if he will alow you to take the motorcycle to a mechanic for a brief check.

And yes, in the end, good old fashion luck is always a plus.

Back in my days..

Grandpa - We use to ride our motorcycles not dance with them and film it.
Nephew - What are you talking about? We don't dance with them.
Grandpa - Sure you do, you call it stunting.
Nephew - So what's wrong with that?
Grandpa - It's just not appropriate.
Nephew - Ohh really?

vineri, 10 iunie 2011

Homer Simpson's riding adventure

I am without a doubt a huge fan of The Simpsons and I remember a special episode where Homer discovers the thrill of motorcycles. After he wins a '55 Harley and learns how to ride it, Homer starts his own motorcycle club, Hell's Satans. What happens after? well, you better check it out for yourself.

Full screen recommended

Two twins

miercuri, 8 iunie 2011

Easter Bunny's ride

From the series "if [insert fictional or real character here] would have been a motorcycle enthusiast, this is what he would ride", I think I've discovered the Easter Bunny's motorcycle (more like scooter but you know what I mean).