Monthly Archives: March 2008

MCN Video – 2008 Honda Transalp

Ah, the Transalp. It’s another one of those motorcycles that, as an American, I can only daydream about buying. For whatever reason, these awesome dual sports don’t make it to the United States. Today I was googling for the Transalp … Continue reading

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Test Your Visual Acuity

UK site DO THE TEST has a short video that will test your visual perception. It’s a must for every motorcyclist who wants to understand more about how the mind processes what we see. I believe that video is derived … Continue reading

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Twist the Throttle – HD Motorcycle Videos at

Discovery Turbo has launched Twist the Throttle. It’s awesome stuff. There’s more than four hours of video here as father/son team Milt and Dylan Weiss explore eight famous motorcycle brands. The show looks inside each marque, covering its history, looking … Continue reading

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The Motorcycle Engine as Sculpture

Motorcyclists love their machines. Many of my friends in the VinMoto groups have a dozen or more bikes in their garages. That same passion for the machine can be found in the work of Daniel Peirce, whose Up-N-Smoke Engine Project … Continue reading

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Steve McQueen's 1940 Indian Scout Goes to Auction

The Cyril Huze blog reports that Steve McQueen’s 1940 Indian Scout will be sold at auction during the Legend of the Motorcycle show in Half Moon Bay, California. The bike is currently owned by seat-maker Mike Corbin.

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Steampunk Motorcycle

I’m a big fan of science fiction and fantasy films and books and I love the steampunk genre. So how awesome is it that a California artist has created a steampunk motorcycle? Artist Tom Sepe has done a fantastic job. … Continue reading

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Loading Your Motorcycle

How to get your bike into the van. Amusing video trickery via YouTube.

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MotoBrief Free Helmet Contest

We’re into the second week of the MCN Fantasy Road Race 2008, and I’m in second place. There are plenty of races coming up, so it’s not too late to sign up and try to win an Arai helmet. … Continue reading

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Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents at Bike Week

WFTV 9 in Florida is reporting that Bike Week has already racked up two fatal motorcycle accidents. Bike Week is a massive event. It gets a lot of attention. And it’s a shame that attention always includes articles focusing on … Continue reading

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