#EricBuell #Hybrid #Motorcycle - A lot has been written recently about Erik Buell's new sports motorcycle. Several teasers, hints here and there, but so far no details have been published.
But a quick look at recently filed patents will show that Erik Buell filed a patent for a hybrid motorcycle (and scooter). Maybe it's nothing, but the patent was filed January 2012.
You will see that the patent calls for an electric motor producing in excess of 200 horsepower, possibly even 400 hp! Engine displacement can be anything from 100 to
Phone manufacturers have come up with these marvelous new ?smart? devices that do everything from checking your email while on the road (like anything is EVER that important), to allow you to listen to tunes or the radio, or sometimes even actually phone someone and talk person to person. But the one thing they haven?t been able to do is create a battery that will last a full day of texting, chatting, emailing, picture taking, and GPS?ing. And a cell phone with a dead battery is just excess baggage.
While in the road for a week, with little or no internet access at times, I did manage to read some interesting or funny motorcycle related articles which I want to share with you. Here is a week's worth of articles.
- Filming With Your Gopro? Here Are A Few Tips For e-Scooter Riders (Beijing Electric Bike Tours)
- How To Avoid Back Pains On Your Motorcycle Ride (Motorcycle Blog From Jafrum)
- Uk One Five Admits Drug Driving (TISPOL) ...
#Ecology #CO2ube #Pollution - I think most people will agree at this stage that global warming and pollution go hand in hand. There are more and more cars and motorcycles on the road, generating an increasingly and alarming level of CO2. Even if you do not believe that CO2 is causing global warming, or do not believe in global warming altogether, the fact remains that CO2 is bad. It is bad for your health - full stop.
One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to go green; get a
Early this morning, on my way to meet Aleta and ride with her to her first riding day of the MSF course -- five hours of focused training on a riding range. Moments like these are quiet, serene and the weight of the world evaporates like smoke.
Too bad a person can't ride all the time.
I need to do something -- life seems like it's spinning out of control. Or maybe I'm just plain stupid and getting worse as time marches on. I've always enjoyed repeating one of
Most of us have a special kind of relationship with our motorcycles. Usually we love them (Why else would I have bought it in the first place?), sometimes we hate them (My ass hurts after 10 minutes in the saddle!) and it varies by day or even hour. I got to thinking about that third option, that love-hate kind of relationship, as I was reading about Dom?s over at Redleg?s Rides trials and tribulations with Valencia on his Alaska trip. As much as he loves his rig I?m sure
I've been meaning to write about the rain for quite some time; how it affects me and its effects on the road. We've had such good weather lately, I haven't been able to get anything down!
As a rule, I don't like the rain. It always means more cleaning for me, as the tires on my bike kick up a lot of dirt and rocks, and I simply don't like how the moisture gets everywhere (sometimes into nooks and crannies that I can't easily clean). Rain can
Ted Simon, world-renowned motorcycle rider provides the foreword to Robert Wicks' extensive illustrated, very detailed but not overlong guide to the intricate world of Adventure Motorcycling and what one should consider and know before undertaking such a journey.Note: This review was first posted under my examiner.com byline here: LINK. Your reading it there may help with my fuel budget, thanks.Link to book on motorbooks.coma division of Quayside PublishingThe reader's appetite is whetted by listing some of the big names of motorcycle adventure riders who've blazed the way for us as
We had to get Sideburn's Project Enfield looking finished for Royal Enfield UK's stand at the Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC, late last year. Thanks to CFM, Co-Built, Revolution Custom Paint (who did the basecoat) and Ornamental Conifer (signwriting star) it was done. But, big but, because we converted it from EFi to carb we didn't have it running. According to Royal Enfield UK, no one had converted one in the UK and they didn't know how to do it, but Josh at Indimotard Adventures in India said it
A groan of displeasure in response to the 8F displayed on my iPhone woke poor Junior. That was a month ago but the memory is fresh. Not because of any notable event during the ride to work. It's memorable because of the frustration and anger that can be generated in the preparation for riding in cold weather and how that can affect the ride itself.
The first cue that something was wrong appeared as I was pulling on my Tourmaster Overpants and I realized I had forgotten to put long underwear
Three companies got together back in 2007 to develop better motorcycles, and here is their first brainchild. The three companies, Inmotec (Moto2 and Moto3 racing technology), Luma (Europe's biggest anti-theft devices) and Dhemen (industrial design group).
The joint venture company is called LEM, and their first product is named LEMev Stream, and it is an electric scooter. The scooter is 100% Spanish, designed and built there, and funded by national and local authorities. ...
Gerbing is as good as their word -- a brand new pair of leather, G3 heated gloves. My old ones failed and they replaced them. I'm a confirmed Gerbing rider. And when I got home from work tonight I had to try them out during a trip into town. While the Vespa was idling in the driveway I plugged the new gloves in and felt warmth almost instantly. Really warm. And the new gloves have heated palms.
I knew there would be some ice to experiment with nearby and I
Another company named LITO, this one based in Quebec, Canada is investing in a new generation of electric motorcycle and launched the SORA, a quite sleek state-of-the-art Superbike offering some ...
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Original article from: TheKneeslider.com -
Munch is building a production electric racer, the TTE 2, enabling more teams to enter electric racing in a competitive manner from the start, removing the need to design their own machine from the ground up.