Surly Moonlander & Pugsley

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The first time I saw this bike was a few years ago in Aspen Colorado, it has ridiculously fat tires and looks like you are floating in the snow. I honestly thought my eyes were deceiving me so I was walking where the bike was treading and ended up sinking into the snow. Turns out the fat tires of the bike is what keeps it afloat and if you read up on them on the website they are made to go where no typical bike would go. After that I looked into this bike, they have normal bikes and they are a specialty manufacturer of fat bikes, specifically the Moonlander & Pugsley, which I think are very cool looking. When I saw the Pugsley up close again I honestly loved it, I thought it was a cool looking bike and a machine I would like to ride around, it just looks light, and the Moonlander has even bigger tires, its like riding a monster bike.

The pricing on these bikes range from $1400 to $1800 depending on which one you chose and the annoying part is that it isn’t sold online. There is only one way to buy it, at a store which is a Surly dealer and in this case you can only find that in Dubai, and it is just a very annoying process to go through in this case. Still I want to try a bike out to see if I want to purchase it because it is one very expensive Bicycle. And I have been in some specialty bicycle store before, they do get very expensive.

Link: Surly Bikes

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Don’t Touch!!

It is just that simple! Don’t Touch My Bike!

People in the region do not have a concept of Bikes, they think Motorcycles are like Bicycles, and they just want to get on them for cool pictures or act like they are riding. But it is a very different relationship that the owner has with his bike, touching a man’s bike is just as bad as touching his woman, he will do something about it, and probably with a violent result.

90% of Bikers are very friendly if you ask them to take a picture with a bike, they will take the picture for you. And if you have your kid they will probably put your kid on the bike for you to take the picture. It is two things, the bike’s can be damaged from soneone who doesn’t know what they are doing, and the bike might fall on a child if its pulled the wrong way.

What drives me nuts are the moms who just send their kids to the bikes like they are play things for them and let them climb it. I have had my fair share of altercations with them and they act like nothing is wrong. Your letting a 4 year old grab on to a mchine 10 times his weight and 4 times his height, something will go wrong. One time a child grabbed my bike and burnt his hand because he put it on the exhaust pipe, he is a child he doesn’t know any better but I would expect the mother too.

Then there are people from South East Asia (India & China from my Experience) who have zero concept of personal property. They see the bikes and they just want to get on it and take a picture, I have had my fair share of shouting from afar to get people from throwing their legs on the bike.

There is a special bond between a rider and his machine, that is why they take it very personally, they love and adore their machines, so if you violate his machine expect some to violate you.

BMW HP4 Motorcycle

Only serious speed junkies need apply. The BMW HP4 is a freak of nature, the S1000RR destroyed so many machines, people were not expecting such a beast, and now they topped it off with HP4. The lightest 4-cylinder supersports bike in the 1000cc class, the HP4 has 193 horsepower, and weighs under 440 pounds with its tank 90% full. I love the color scheme of this machine, I would love to add it to my collection, I’m already imagining the things I would do with this machine. BMW has gone all the way with so many options for this machine, and you can turn it into a racing beast or a weekend monster.

Link: Autoblog


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The Diavel Affair

I bought mine back in February and been loving it ever since! I have been riding Ducati for a while now, never thought of riding a cruiser before but since Ducati made it I was intrigued and when I saw the Diavel it was love at first sight, and I’m happy I got the machine but its a hell of a lot of fun to ride! Its kind of funny that the name of the bike is Devil

People may have different opinions about the bike, but I can say that Ducati has always ruffled a few feathers but they do know how to make a bike that is fun to ride! This motorcycle redefines fun, and there are moments on bikes when you’re concentrating so intently on the moment, the rest of the world, life, worries, memories are all pushed out of your mind as you focus on the now. This is why I look forward to riding, those moments you are on the bike you are in a different world.

Recently I have been seeing quite a few Diavel’s on the road and the more the merrier. A friend of mine just picked up and it seems that TriStar have a few more lined and arriving soon. The regular Diavel is selling for around 6500 and the Diavel Carbon is going for 7500, and if you are a fan of Ducati and like cruisers then this the machine for you. And after adding the Termignoni Exhaust I swear its music to my ears, I feel like a rebel without a cause. One other note for the Harley guys, I have raced large amount of Harley’s since getting the bike and every type of V-Rod, and yes the Ducati is much faster, I couldn’t help myself.


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2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale

At last the sexy beast from the Italian firm has been unveiled after months of teasing, we at last get to see the machine we have all been craving to see. Its faster and lighter then 1098 & 1198, and a few design changes have been made to make this a menacing looking machine. Sanity was thrown out the window when they had this machine in mind, its 22 lbs lighter and 20 more horse to get this machine rocketing past any thing on the road.

Ducati have taken it a step further with the Panigale which was unveiled in EICMA at the beginning of November. I really do love the lines of this machine, and especially the LED lights that give it this futuristic look, the first full-LED headlight on a motorcycle . I was always a fan of the underseat exhaust but they wanted to lower the center of gravity to handle better so they took the exhaust down, I’m liking it, I’m really wondering how it sounds but knowing Ducati I know it would sound damn good. The package will set you back $17,995 for the base model, while S trim nudges the MSRP to $22,995. The top-of-the-line S Tricolore will fetch a more heart-stopping $27,995.

They have a lot of electronic additions to this vehicle and one of them the GPS Data Aquisitioning system to give you all the Data Logging info that you could want. You get the traction control system as standard on all bikes but ABS is optional on the Panigale. But the most interesting part for me is the electronically adjustable suspension system which will really change how the ride feels. I really want to get my hands on this bike, so many rumors and to see it in real life would be something else.

Link: Asphalt&Rubber
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Riding Around The Corner

Ramadan has been amazing this year, I just love Ramadan in Kuwait even though its hot you get to see a lot of family and friends, it feels like your working a day shift and a night shift but your getting a lot done. I get excited about water activities and riding every weekend, its only the weather that decides what I do and I know its still too hot to ride but once or twice over the last few weeks I went out for a quick joy ride, even though its still pretty hot at night.

The funny part is that the rest of the world rides when its too hot for us to ride and I honestly get jealous that they can ride and I can’t. I have been looking at parts nonstop for the last few months to upgrade and customize my Diavel to my tastes but as usual very few parts are available for this lovely beast, and I have to wait until the Italians get back from the holiday this august to see any parts at the beginning of September. I know I’m still a few months off from Riding but it doesn’t stop me from getting excited, I see the bikes every other day in the garage I can’t help but get pulled to them and take a look at them. I have modified a few things and luckily the first thing I changed was the exhaust and it sounds very beefy right now. I have ridden in a few different countries over the years but I would love to take my Ducati out of town with me, it would probably Pyro because I just love that bike so much. I can’t wait until its riding season but for now I’m going to enjoy the water as much as possible.

Escapism

The state of having wandering and imaginative thoughts in order to remove one’s self from reality.

Seeing this makes me anxious to ride my bike right now, this video sums up the feeling that bikers have waking up before dawn and getting on their machines getting ready to go out and enjoy the ride. I keep thinking about taking a trip somewhere in Europe on a bike or somehow getting my bike on the plane with me, how great it would be to disembark off the plane and just get right on your bike and ride off to your destination.

Impoz Speed Triple

Looking at this machine you wouldn’t have a clue what it is, it is a very interesting looking creature and I love the stance and design of the machine. Originally this is a Triumph Speed Triple, one of the most successful bikes of the Triumph stable, it has a very unique look to it, and very few people usually customize this type of machine. It seems that the Speed Triple caught the eye of Benjamin Blanchard, a 27-year-old graphic designer from Cannes, in the South of France.

He did an amazing job of customizing all the pieces with carbon fiber and to rework the body and molding to give it this uniquely aggressive and clean look. The engine didn’t require work as the Speed Triple has wonderful engine, but with all the carbon fiber panels and custom pieces that were made this machine became that much lighter and performs better.

Link: Bikexif


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Lego Technic Motorbike

One of the things that I love doing is putting together Lego, for the longest time it is always a pleasure but I never really thought about picking one up until recently. I picked up this simple bike which can be regular street bike or a V-Rod type bike and I went for the V-Rod because it looked cooler.

The key to putting lego together is opening all the bags and putting all the similar pieces together into piles. Make sure its an area that people won’t be touching or moving anything until your done. I always make sure that nothing gets touched or else I might lose a piece that is crucial to the Technic Model.

I decided to dedicate myself to finishing this as soon as possible in an intense time, to finish as fast as possible. After following the instructions for two hours it came together for a very cool Lego Technic Cruiser, and fit very nicely on my bookshelf.


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The BatPod from the Dark Knight

Batpod Custom Motorcycle Batman Movie Prop Dark Knight

Many men would have loved to get their hands on the BatPod and now they have their chance. One company made a custom one-off custom BatPod based on the movie, its not from the company that made the BatPod for the movie but damn it looks identical. If I had 100’000 I would make that purchase without a second thought, adding to it a real Batmobile and Tumbler to have the coolest garage known to man. Its run by a 650cc water cooled engine, and from I read a while back it doesn’t ride like a motorcycle, its a little different due to its size and shape of the tires.

Link: GunJap


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