Archive for February, 2012

Top 5 Motorcycle Stunts

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Nobody knows the answer to why motorcyclists risk their lives in daring and life-threatening stunts. But what we do know is, is motorcyclists like Robbie Knievel and Robbie Maddison inspire us to be motorcylists because of their sheer fearlessness and passion for the sport.

Lets take a look at the most popular motorcycle stunts:

5 | Backwards at 122mph

In 1979, Bob Duffey stunned crowds when he rode backwards at a speed of 122mph. No one has tried it since. The talented motorcyclist can even do a backwards wheelie, impressive huh?! And it does not end there, Duffey has also jumped over a helicopter with its rotors going full speed, nice.

4 | Jump for the Sky

People thought no one could beat Robbie Maddison’s extreme jump of 350 feet back in 2008. But then Ryan Capes came along, jumping a staggering 390 feet months after him in July 2008. The event happened in Royal City, Wash, leaving fans stunned and roaring with excitement. Capes vows to push further if anyone attempts to beat him. He goal is to hit 400 foot.

3 | Evel Rides the Canyon

Even the thought of this sends a shiver down my spine! After being refused by the U.S Department to jump over the Grand Canyon, Evel Knievel jumped over the Snake River Canyon – but that wasn’t enough. It wasn’t until 1999 when Knievel gained permission, did he finally jump over the portion of the Grand Canyon. On May 30th, he soared the skys, jumping an impressive 231 feet.

2| Jumping a Casino

January 2009 saw the event  when Robbie Maddison soared to the top of the replica Parisian monument Arc de Triomphe that sits in front of the Paris casino in Las Vegas. The spectacular stunt saw him race up the ramp, soar to the top, making a perfect landing on the roof. He then jumped his bike off the edge of the roof and sped down the monument and landed almost without a bump.

1 | Flying the Fountain

Voted the top motorcycle stunt to date, in 1967 Evel Knievel jumped the Caesars Palace Fountains in Las Vegas. This stunt was the moment modern age professional stunt biking began. Though this jump did come with a few disastrous consequences. Knievel broke more than 30 bones and was nursed in hospital for a month, much of that time he was in a coma. Knievels’ fearlessness is admired my many bikers and even his own influence had an effect on his son, Robbie Knievel who has become a professional biker himself.

Are these your top 5? Think a stunt should be here? Let me know!

 

LOTW

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Honda Goes Electric!

Posted: February 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Exciting news for Honda! They are going to be the first major manufacturer to enter the electric racing this summer. Honda’s close partner Mugen will also be entering the Isle of Man TT Zero. This is a historical moment both for electric motorcycles and manufacturer that one its first race at the TT in 1959.

Electric innovators such as MotoCzysz will also be competing in the race, vying to be the first to lap the 37.7 mile Mountain course at an average speed of 100mph.

In a statement from Mugen, an insider said: ‘We are keen to use this excellent event to educate and prepare the engineers of the next generation for the use of future technology.’

During recent years it has become apparent that Honda has shown a keen interest in electric motorcycles. Honda launched its first electric motorcycle, the Honda RE-C last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

So what do you think about this??

LOTW.

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Posted: February 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

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As a rider you are aware of the dangers on the road, but when snow is added into the mix, riders need to be that extra bit careful and cautious. Below are 5 tips that will improve your safety on the roads:

  • Before you set off on your journey, determine the severity of the weather. Look at local news and find out what the road conditions are like on your route of travel. It is always good to be prepared, you will know what you’re up against and can plan accordingly. Perhaps you can take a safer route?

 

  • Ride with caution. Motorycling in snow is far more dangerous than riding in the rain so you do need to take extra care. Always be visible to other drivers on the road. Snow flurries can cause poor visibilty on the roads, so make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing, ideally with some fluorescent accessories. It is even more important in these conditions to keep plenty of distance between yourself and other vehicles.

 

  • Driving with more care means driving at a slower speed. It can be difficult to tell what conditions the roads are in, for instance black ice can be a surprise to drivers and can cause accidents. The key is to be observant and cautious.

 

  • A good tip to give you better steering control is for you to ride up on the gas tank. If you clutch your thighs tightly to the gas tank when slipping and sliding on the snow will give you more control. This will make is less likely that the bike will slide out from under you in a fishtail motion.

 

  • If the roads are slippery, it is wise to use tyre chains to give you a bit more traction.

 

Of course, these are all instructions for drivers you need to ride. If it is not a necessity, then it is safer to avoid travelling in these conditions.

Riding a motorcycle in the cold and snow needs a lot of preparation as you want to be safe and comfortable. You will be riding is freezing temperatures so it is vital that you wear appropriate warm and protecting clothing.

Motorcycling in the snow

Motorycling in the snow

 

Find some outstanding motorcycle clothing that guarantees safety and comfort from the motorcycle specialists.

 

 

Discounted Motorcycle Helmets

Posted: February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

There is no denying that motorcycle helmets can be expensive. This is one of the reasons why people choose not wear a helmet when riding.

Some of the most popular motorcycle helmets on the market at the moment are as follows:

Arai

HJC

Shoei

Spada

However, these helmets have also been labelled as too expensive.

Well look so further, we have searched for high and low for these brands at discounted prices.

The Arai Quantum Ace Blue helmet is now £299.95. The RRP is £524.99 (also available in red)

Arai Quantum Ace Blue Helmet

Arai Quantum Ace Blue Helmet

 

The CS-14 Plain HJC Helmet is £52.49. RRP £69.99. You save 25%!

 

The HJC CS 14 Black Helmet

The HJC CS Black Helmet

The Shoei X-Spirit Vermeulen is £399.99. RRP £639.99. A saving of 38%!

 

The Shoei Spirit Vermeulen 4

The Shoei Spirit Vermeulen 4

The Spada Stealth Helmet is only £69.95!

The Spada Stealth Helmet

The Spada Stealth Helmet

 

There are exclusive deals on motorcycle helmets if you have the patience to look for them.

Always wear a helmet as it could save your life one day. It is money worth spent.

 

Happy Riding,

 

LOTW