Category Archives: Movies & TV

"Look Twice for Motorcycles" Comes to the U.S.

The Think! Take Longer to Look for Bikes campaign from the UK has landed in the US with an Americanized version of the public service announcement. You can see the original UK version here. Be forewarned, the UK version is … Continue reading

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GlobeRiders R1200GS Instructional DVD

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

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Dakar Rally Theme Music

So I won’t get any Dakar this year — but a number of places have pointed out that the theme music used in the rally is available on the iTunes Store. I guess that’s something. The music is by a … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bud Ekins Dies

Last Saturday the man responsible for the most famous motorcycle stunt in movie history died. Bud Ekins was an off-road racer turned Hollywood stuntman who doubled for Steve McQueen in the climactic motorcycle jump in “The Great Escape.” Ekins was … Continue reading

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Kevin Schwantz Seeks to Manage MotoGP Team

The word’s out that 1993 MotoGP champion Kevin Schwantz wants back in the game. In a statement, Schwantz confirmed that he’s exploring management opportunities with the Suzuki team. Schwantz racked up 25 wins during his Grand Prix career and currently … Continue reading

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Free "Stuntwars" DVD from BMW

BMW appears to be giving away free Stuntwars DVDs at part of a promotion of the F800S. The DVD features Chris Pfeiffer, who currently rides the F800S in street freestyle competitions.

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McGregor & Boorman Arrive in Africa

The Long Way Down team has arrived in Africa and the challenges have started. In this latest update Russ Malkin describes some of the problems they had with Customs in Tunisia. Heads up for Mac users — the BBC video … Continue reading

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Long Way Down Website Launches

It’s official. The Long Way Down site has replaced its longstanding “Coming Soon” page with some new stuff. The site is Flash-based, I think — is that why it took so long? They have some great information, including details of … Continue reading

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BBC Long Way Down Site

The BBC has a Long Way Down site with video, photos and journals from the trip. The journals aren’t current — right now, they contain one entry each from May 5 — but I’m hoping that they get updated soon … Continue reading

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Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor Hit the Road

A UK Honda Trail Bike forum thread says that Charlie and Ewan have started their new motorcycle adventure, The Long Way Down. Following up on their round the world trip chronicled in The Long Way Round television series and book, … Continue reading

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