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How do you say Preparation-H in Urdu?

Not Another Middle East post. Dream of circling the globe on two wheels? Or three maybe? Don't think you are the first. Because you aren't. No, really, even a Jedi heroin addict has done it.
posted by YoBananaBoy on Sep 14, 2006 - 6 comments

Do it with your feet up...

Observed Trials is arguably the most skilful and spectacular of all motorcycle sports, but party due to the outdoor, occasionally remote locations of most competitions, remains very much out of the public eye. Historically it has been dominated by European riders and although the US had a world champion in 1979, international success has eluded American riders in recent years.Recently, trials has become somewhat fragmented with indoor events becoming increasingly popular with non-afficionado spectators and extreme (NSFW soundtrack) freeriding taking off, particuarly in France although to purists real trials only take place "in the wild".
posted by NeonSurge on Aug 22, 2006 - 13 comments

Rebuilding New Orleans from Within

An Exclusive and Brutally Frank Report by JT Nesbitt, a New Orleans resident and the designer of the radically cool Confederate Motorcycles' B91 Wraith (pictured here), in the wake of the destruction of the company's factory during Hurricane Katrina. via
posted by fenriq on Jul 26, 2006 - 21 comments

car vs bike at 155mph

Photos of the outcome of a motorcycle merging with a car @ 155 miles per hour.
posted by jonson on Dec 6, 2005 - 110 comments

Coming Through!

Goldwing Retriever
A Swedish company named Coming Through has developed a Honda GL1800 powered motorcycle mounted towing rig that lets the bike weave through traffic, arrive at the broken down car quickly, unfold the towing rig and then haul a car of up to 5500 pounds away before the traditional towtruck can even get there!
Here's a photo gallery and videos of the system in action. via
posted by fenriq on Aug 25, 2005 - 35 comments

I knew I should'a turned left at Albuquerque!

2005 Ironbutt Rally Begins Ninety motorcyclists will be criss-crossing North America for the next 10 days, riding thousands of miles and visiting obscure spots of every description. Robert Higdon's reports are an entertaining way to find out what's happening to whom. Previous years' reports are interesting too.
Some people have competed on totally inappropriate machines.
You probably can't get invited to run in the Rally, but you could ride one of your own.
posted by spacewrench on Aug 23, 2005 - 11 comments

Go suck a tailpipe. No really, suck it!

UK-based Intelligent Energy intends to put the world's first fuel cell-powered motorbike on sale next year. At 0-50 in 12 seconds and US$6000, it's not a lot of bang for the buck. And there aren't a lot of hydrogen filling stations yet (they're working on that). But it's kind of cool looking, and you can drink the exhaust, so it's got that going for it, which is nice. Interview and details via the Boston Globe.
posted by schoolgirl report on Jul 26, 2005 - 23 comments

Too Quiet? How about too slow?

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorbike Unveiled (BBC link, no reg. req.)
The Emissions Neutral Vehicle (ENV), has a top speed of 50mph (80km/h), a range of at least 100 miles (160km) and can run continuously for four hours before the fuel cell needs recharging.
What's more, the bike's "exhaust" is water vapor and is so clean that its drinkable.
Concerns are that the bike is too quiet and plans have been made to add a motor sound to the bike so as to not startle pedestrians. Though I must admit to kind of liking the idea of "stealth mode" motorcycling.
A sort of follow up to this post.
posted by fenriq on Mar 16, 2005 - 57 comments

The Dolmette

The Dolmette. It's a motorcycle, see. But it's not a normal motorcycle, 'cause it's powered by 24 chain saw engines.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Oct 20, 2004 - 11 comments

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Photos

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Photos Pictures from Robert Pirsig's original 1968 trip, part of a gallery of photo albums inspired by the trip, including 360° panoramas. [via WikiPedia]
posted by kirkaracha on Jul 15, 2004 - 13 comments

VIrooooom!

l33t on wheels Guy takes 'mobile computing' to a new level. via Blue's News. Also, a wave to the TLD owner, he's a friend.
posted by WolfDaddy on Jul 12, 2004 - 10 comments

MeFi Detective hats ON!

Is Elena another Kaycee? (Scroll down to posts by "dizzy') Someone who claims to have knowledge of the Chernobyl Dead Zone posted to a number of motorcycle forums claiming that Elena coloured the truth quite a bit with her highly publicized Chernobyl motorcycle trip. [More inside]
posted by SpecialK on May 15, 2004 - 43 comments

299.01 It's the biggest I've ever seen!

Motorcycle Jumps for Scantily Clad Women [flash - potentially NSFW]
posted by psychotic_venom on Apr 22, 2004 - 21 comments

Motorcycling through the Chernobyl Dead Zone

Motorcycling through Pripyat and the Chernobyl Dead Zone: A Photojournal of Elena and her Kawasaki ZZR 1100 travelling in the desolate area around Chernobyl and Pripyat.
posted by pandaharma on Mar 4, 2004 - 45 comments

BigToe, the Biggest Motorcycle Ever

BigToe, the Biggest Motorcycle Ever
Built by a Swedish engineer, this monster bike has six foot tractor tires (though he probably calls them tyres, eh?) and a 5.3 liter V12 Jaguar engine powering it!
posted by fenriq on Jan 9, 2004 - 20 comments

A century of hogs - LOC does Harley Davidson

Hog Heaven - the Library of Congress celebrates 100 years of the Harley-Davidson in an excellent online exhibit of photos, articles, ads and links. Also, visit HD's anniversary site to learn about upcoming events and celebrations. (via Portage)
posted by madamjujujive on Apr 19, 2003 - 20 comments

His Blood Warriors:

His Blood Warriors: Motorcycle Ministry of lower Alabama. Members wear colors based on outlaw bikers and the directions of God. "Where will the road you're on take you?" [warning: popups ahoy!]
posted by kirkaracha on Aug 22, 2002 - 4 comments

48 States in 6 Days - Charity Ride

48 States in 6 Days - Charity Ride A motorcyclist is trying to set a new record, and raise a little money for charity at the same time. Averaging 1,200 miles on a motorcycle for 5 1/2 days doesn't sound incredibly enjoyable to me.
posted by 7sharp11 on Jun 13, 2001 - 2 comments

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