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Friday, July 30, 2010

Pictures from Final Friday Bicycle show

There were some good looking ladies.

It was a great party. If you had missed it I am sorry...

Stainless Steel Wire Art

Shi Jindian is a Chinese artist, born in 1953 in Sichuan Province, China and graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China.

Utilizes woven steel wire for his sculptures

"After searching for years for 'a material that was brand new, completely nontraditional', he settled on steel wires. By trial and error, he learned how to crochet the two-dimensional strands into three-dimensional forms, using tools of his own devising. His wire meshes start out as wrappings around some common object. When the mesh is complete, Shi Jindian destroys or extracts the object, leaving only its steel exoskeleton. The result, he says, is a kind of fiction, a virtual reality that can be walked around and touched."

This Blue Chang Jiang 750 side car took him 3 years....

Art Of The Bicycle Show Final Friday Version

Is Today!! Ride your bike, not your cattle...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Iowa Class Battleship USS Missouri (BB 63)

Iowa Class Battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) NY Navy Yards, 1944

Buck was once on board on this one as a sailor. The picture was taken in 1944, NY

Royal Enfield Bullet

Royal Enfield never went away. (Well the production in UK ended) Kept going in India and new ones are equipped with electric fuel injection, 500cc single air-cooled OHV , single disc brake on front and gets almost 80mpg. Its engine output is bit weak for my taste ...27.5 BHP, 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm but if it comes with this girl I don't mind owning it. The price starts from 6000 bucks. And they sell kits to make yours into cafe racer, scrambler and such from 2000 bucks... Rumor says the both the girl and the bike are relatively high maintenance.
Royal Enfield Bullet G5 Military

Old Sword

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kiss From Benelli

Bb17-2.jpg picture by motonaris

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mumbai Iron for Real?

What did I tell you? Harley Davidson has announced that they're considering an assembly plant in India. Haha!!

The company would consider taking that step as Indian sales increase, said Rod Copes, Harley-Davidson's senior vice president of international sales, marketing and business development.

Harley also would consider

manufacturing motorcycles in other countries for those markets, a step beyond assembling imported parts into completed bikes.

... "Getting the tariff reduced would be ideal. But we have not seen action on that yet," Copes said.

Some suspect that HD might follow the path of Royal Enfield. They began assembling motorcycles in India back in the mid 1950s, then making parts there, then the entire bike. Ironically the British company went under while the one in India was going strong. Now India is the only place Royal Enfields are still manufactured.

International sales are an important component of any company's long term growth and right now, international sales are rising. If you have to build there to sell there, then you build there.

By having the assembly lines in India, HD will hurt the image and identity of American motorcycles. The tradition.. The heritage...You can't deny that its image of Harley riders and lifestyle has generated huge chunk of sales. It is hard to believe people choose HD motorcycles because of pure performance. If you begin building motorcycles in other countries, those sales are sure to put in jeopardy...

A Honda isn't given points as a Japanese bike since they are built in other places as well. In fact, GoldWing was developed and built in Columbus Ohio...Pretty much American bike...Triumph isn't British, either,it's Triumph, for the same reasons. When Harley begins to sever the American manufacturing ties, they enter a new world, and it may be inevitable. How it works for them will be interesting to watch. I can already hear those Harley riders are bitching and moaning...They are never happy....I bet you they do give a fuck about that...

Hey!Let's build Indian motorcycles there. Then it will be real Indian motorcycle. Its logo might have to have turban instead of feather, though...

Link: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hand Signals

There are some hand signals between riders. From universal ones ( Turns, Stop, and Pass me) to ones that varies depending on location or whom you talk to. This was discussed in one of motorcycle enthusiasts sites that I frequently visit. I suggested in comment that we motorcyclists should organize the signs so that all the bikers would know that meaning. Also, most of those signs are for riders that you are riding with; from leaders to followers...and with the new technology like blue tooth communicator, those hand signals might get to be obsolete in the near future.
In Australia, it is common to warn other riders that there are police nearby. Point left index finger upward and circling by your head means "police ahead" there, that means "start your engine" in some area and patting your head(helmet) is used for "the police ahead" in the most of US.

In the site, one guy basically told me to look it up on google, and insisted that all the signs are pretty much the same. It was condescending which I learned to ignore- "If you can't be nice, go to the Internet" right?

I believe Semi-truckers have more nationally organized jargon because they travel all over the country and watch out for each other waaay more than motorcyclists. Motorcyclists often get divided by what kind of bike you ride or how you ride; there are many terms to insult any kind of motorcycles & motorcyclists and those are more commonly known than hand signals. Sad...

Brammo Empulse

Okay this is more like it. Compare to other lame and weak model from Brammo, this bike boosts horsepower rating of 55 with 59lb-ft of torque and a weight of 390lbs. That's comparable to the weight/ power ratio of average 600cc sports bike.

Brammo Empulse

Monday, July 26, 2010

BMW GS series

BMW GS was developed as dual purpose off-road/on-road bike in 1980. The GS refers to either Gelände/Straße (German: off-road/road) or Gelände Sport. They have typical BMW flat boxer engine but have longer travel suspension and larger front wheels for rough roads.

Some seem to hate the GS series...

I like all kinds of bikes. I don't discriminate based on marque of bikes. I might not like it if you have tasteless custom parts and paint job on it. That will be your taste, not the bike.

The World Cup That I would Watch

Soccer on motorbikes on the football pitch of Crystal Palace in London, England 1923

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Priest The Movie

Apparently the movie is based on
a Korean graphic novel.

I don't know anything about it; seems like something to do with vampires... but I am digging the bikes in the film.
If you visit the link below, you can sneakily watch its teaser. Better do it now if you are interested since it might get taken down soon. Ones from Youtube have already been deleted

via Futuro Finale

Gregg's Custom R1 Tracker

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Damn it.

Motorracer onderuit / Motor racing accident by Nationaal Archief.

Looks like a Hill climb race but not sure and I don't have any info about this picture. It maybe had been just a regular dirt racing. It is amazing to see how little of protection they had for racing like this one... England, 1935