Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ducati announce Multistrada D-Air airbag jacket system

Ducati recently announced a new Multistrada Model - the Multistrada D-Air which incorporates a first in a wirelessly integrated airbag jacket system.

No word on whether or not this system will retrofit to existing models but I’d say that’s a big no at this point, given the electronics including the dash are all built specific to the suit and this model of Multi.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Making the stock DRZ 400 mirrors disappear for $25

I'd had enough of the stock mirrors on the DRZ, totally obstructing the view making it feel clumsy and 'special'.

But, with a failed delivery on some Highway Dirt Bike mirrors I was at a loss as to what to replace them with.

Then I stumbled across these little understated handguard mirrors for $28 USD a pair on Motostrano

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fitting Oxford Heated Grips on a Kawasaki Ninja

This is a guest post written by a friend Gordon Murphy.

I've recently installed my heated grips onto the Kawasaki Ninja Z1000. Much neater install than my previous job on my GS500.

Thought I'd take a few photos and share with you all incase anyone is thinking about installing themselves.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Moar Amazing Motorcycle GIFS

It seems to me that us motorcyclists really like our gifs.

By far some of the most popular posts on the internet revolve around these short animations.

And they just keep getting better.

I started with the first Top Motorcycle gifs and since then I’ve worked hard at finding and saving up another ten awesome motorcycle gifs for your viewing pleasure.

Again, watch the load time if you are on a mobile/cell network.

These babies suck data!

Goes Under

Girl on a Motorbike

Incredible Downhill

Twilight fans, close your eyes

The coolest dog, ever


Anonymous Rider

Standup Fail

Not Superman, just planking

The Dance of the Bikes

HT to this moto-racing Tumblr blog for rounding up some of these most excellent motorcycle gifs.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Choosing an exhaust for a Suzuki DRZ 400

Secretly I knew this would happen all along; I don’t know about you, but in my house bike ‘new ideas/projects’ have to slip in quietly, gently at the right time…

'oh it’s just a little dirt bike….

I’ll just get it registered’ no mention of the 'just get an exhaust for it' etc.

It's a slippery slope.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Best Motorcycle gifs

Ever since the creation of Google+, google’s social network and answer to Facebook, I have been becoming increasingly fond of the gif.

Gifs are a series of images stitched together from a film and uploaded into a short animation that generally plays on a loop. I find them particularly amusing, mesmerising and they almost always make me laugh.

So I have collected ten of the best motorcycle related gifs for your viewing pleasure. HT to the Google+ World Motorcycling Community for providing some of the best of the best.

Apologies in advance for the load time, one disadvantage of the gif is file size. Each one is around 3-5MB.

Endless Tron Loop

Fist Bump

Slow motion


Caldwell Park


High Five