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Author Archives: Tom Parker
I see GlobeRiders has another DVD on adventure touring and on-the-road maintenance, this time for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. GlobeRiders has done a great job with these videos — I have the F650GS video myself — and think that … Continue reading
The local newspaper has a good article on the Ural sidecar rig. Author Arv Voss took delivery of a Ural Gear-Up and talks about the experience. I’ve always been fascinated by Urals, although I’ve never had the opportunity to ride … Continue reading
BMW Motorcycles of America is offering a promotion through the end of 2008 to active members of the U.S. armed forces. The deal applies to all branches — Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Navy — and … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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.
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
How to get your bike into the van. Amusing video trickery via YouTube.