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  • #46
    Biker rescued from fiery crash

    Biker rescued from fiery crash

    Video captures brave bystanders lifting car to pull motorcyclist from blazing wreckage




    Video Link: Raw Video: Burning Car Lifted Off Trapped Man - YouTube



    A GROUP
    of good samiritans bravely rescued a trapped motorcyclist by lifting the flaming car he was trapped under.

    Caught on tape by a Utah State University employee the video shows the motorcyclist, 21-year-old Brandon Wright, being pulled from under the fiery wreckage by a number of bystanders who rushed to lift the BMW 5-series off of Wright's motionless body.

    The accident occurred when Wright was riding his motorcycle in Logan, Utah when the BMW slammed into him, in what is thought to be a SMIDSY incident, and both vehicles caught fire.

    Pulled from under the wreckage, he was unconscious and rushed to hospital where he was reported to have been in a critical but stable condition.


    Source: Visordown
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    • #47
      No chance of a VW bike now

      No chance of a VW bike now

      Suzuki seeks separation from Volkswagen alliance





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      • #48
        Video: I, Superbiker 2 - The Showdown

        Video: I, Superbiker 2 - The Showdown


        I,Superbiker 2 - The Showdown follows the top six contenders for the British Superbike championship, capturing the highs and lows of the season with a strong emphasis on the Showdown in the latter part of the season, where the top 6 riders in the championship standings after Cadwell Park became the 'Title Fighters' in the Showdown and had their points elevated to 500. Podium credits earnt in the main season were then added to this total.

        Tommy Hill, Michael Laverty, Shane Byrne, Ryuichi Kiyonari, John Hopkins and Josh Brookes are now battling to secure the title and this sequel to I, Superbiker is set to give an insight into the battle between the top riders.

        The film will be released in Spring 2012, you can watch the trailer below.






        Video Link: I, Superbiker 2 - The Showdown - YouTube
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        • #49
          WOW !! that is such a good act of humanity and kindness. Am moved.
          Regardless, Life shall go on.

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          • #50
            IAM want compulsory ABS by 2015

            IAM want compulsory ABS by 2015

            Call for all large bikes to come with anti-lock brakes






            THELicensed to Skill also shows that 'sudden braking' and 'slippery road' are in the top 10 causation factors for motorcycle casualties.

            However, here at Visordown we think it would be better to introduce ABS as a compulsory option on learner bikes, 125cc or below, so new riders get to experience the benefits of ABS and therefore look to step up to a larger bike with ABS.


            Source: Visordown
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            • #51
              Wrecked Desmosedici RR up for auction

              ONE of the 1,500 MotoGP derived Ducati Desmosedici RRs is up for auction, but as a tragic write-off.

              Advertised on Insurance Auto Auctions, it is a sorry sight to see the once exclusive road-legal MotoGP machine reduced to scrap. Looking at the now considerably shorter wheelbase and crushed bodywork, this Desmosedici RR came to its demise in a head-on collision with a solid object

              The date for the auction is yet to be announched as the Ducati isn't 'ready for sale'. Perhaps a great start for a Desmo rat-bike?






              MORE IMAGES AT: Wrecked Desmosedici RR up for auction - Motorcycle news : General news - Visordown
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              • #52
                USA no.1 market for Ducati

                USA no.1 market for Ducati

                Ducati sell more bikes in the US than in Italy







                THE
                United States has become the number one market for Ducati motorcycles, with more bikes sold in North America than in Italy.

                Announcing at a North American Ducati dealer meeting on Monday, the president of Ducati Motor Holding, Gabriele Del Torchio said:

                Del Torchio said that 2011 had been the best ever year for Ducati, as the worldwide market share for Italian manufacturer doubled over the past four years, rising from 4.8% to 10.6% leading to record revenues. A likely offshoot of Nicky Hayden joining the factory Ducati team in MotoGP two years ago and the increased exposure through product placement, that has seen the brand become the second most recognisable behind Apple.

                Del Torchio continued, "Our registrations through the end of August went up by 18.6 percent despite the fact that the worldwide market was down 4.3 percent. I truly believe that by the end of the year, we will reach 42,000 units, which would be a record in our history for highest volume, even better than our previous best year in 2008"

                This year has also seen Ducati open a facility in Thailand, with the assembly plant opening last week and further plans to open a similar factory in Brazil next year.


                Source: Visordown
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                • #53
                  Amusing Carlsberg biker ad showing online

                  Amusing Carlsberg biker ad showing online


                  This Carlsberg beer advertisement has surfaced online and shows a fly-on-the-wall filmed series of reactions to people walking into a cinema packed almost to capacity with tattooed bikers.

                  The films show a 150 seat cinema with all but two seats taken by an array of large and tattoed bikers and what happens when innocent couples who are not in on the set-up walk in.

                  The reaction of the couples is worth a watch as they range from various ends of the spectrum.






                  Video Link: Carlsberg stunts with bikers in cinema - YouTube
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                  • #54
                    Real Electric Tron Lifecycle Can Be Yours

                    Real Electric Tron Lifecycle Can Be Yours


                    This has to be one of the coolest pieces of green news the Internet can provide: the two-wheeled contraption you see in the adjacent video is a real-life, ridable version of the light cycle from Tron: Legacy, which was created by Parker Brothers Choppers.

                    The impressive bike is powered by a 96-volt electric motor and it comes with details that try to replicate the ones of the aforementioned movie star - just check out those lights! Do you find this creation interesting? Well, if you do, then you should know that you can make it your own.

                    Parker Brothers Choppers is inviting you to sendVideo Link: New Full Scale Electric Tron Lightcycle Parker Brothers Choppers - YouTube
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                    • #55
                      80mph motorway speed limit by 2013

                      80mph motorway speed limit by 2013


                      Motorway speed limits could increase to 80mph by 2013.

                      Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said there had been "huge advances in safety and motoring technology" since the current 70mph limit was introduced in 1964 and raising it "would generate economic benefits of hundreds of millions of pounds through shorter journey times".

                      A consultation will be launched this year.

                      The Department for Transport says the current limit is broken by 49% of motorists.

                      Mr Hammond said: "Cars are much safer, they have more sophisticated equipment now than they did 40 or so years ago. They are capable of driving safely at higher speeds. There are enormous economic benefits to be had by increasing the speed limit and shortening journey times.

                      "And the current limit has lost its legitimacy. We all know that many, many motorists who are otherwise law-abiding citizens routinely ignore the 70mph limit."

                      But the road safety charity Brake claimed it would lead to up to 10% more deaths on fast routes while environmental campaigners said it would increase pollution.


                      Source: MCN
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                      • #56
                        MythBusters claim cars are greener than bikes

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                        • #57
                          Insurance co. offer free forensic coding

                          Insurance co. offer free forensic coding

                          Tag your motorcycle and deter thieves


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                          • #58
                            The motorcycle Mythbusters episode in full

                            The motorcycle Mythbusters episode in full






                            Video Link: mythbusters - season 9 - episode 13 full episode - YouTube
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                            • #59
                              Recall Bug bites HarleyHarley recall 308,000 motorcycles worldwide - Motorcycle news: Industry - Visordown
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                              • #60
                                New advert urges drivers to Think Biker!

                                Government campaign aims to tackle road deaths




                                Video Link: Think Bike : Think Biker " Named Riders " - .flv - YouTube


                                A NEW advertising campaign has launched, urging drivers to Think Bike! Think Biker!

                                The idea for the campaign was based on survey data that suggests drivers are more likely to notice a motorcycle if they know a biker themselves.

                                The adverts show bikers riding along with flashing neon signs attached to their motorcycle. The signs show the biker's name and gives you an insight into their life, with words like 'shy retiring type' or 'new dad'.

                                Road Safety minister Mike Penning said: "As a biker myself I know how great motorcycling can be but as Road Safety Minister I know that the statistics show bikers are tragically over-represented in road casualties and I want to see this number come down."

                                New advert urges drivers to Think Biker! - Motorcycle news : General news - Visordown
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