Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Computers roar with a motorcycle engine USB port


Make your computer roar like a motorcycle and hook up digital gadgets at the same time.

SCI FI tech features a story on a unique USB hub that rumbles and growls like a real motorcycle engine.

The USB hub sounds like a motorcycle, but its real purpose is to hook up devices to your computer. Connecting your digital camera or portable flash drive has never been more exciting.

It would probably be a good idea to use this hub at home and not in an office cubicle.

Friday, June 22, 2007

A preview of Batman's new motorcycle

The new Batman movie The Dark Knight does not arrive in theaters till next summer, but you can get a look at the new motorcycle that the caped crusader will be riding through the dangerous streets of Gotham City.

The Kneeslider features pictures of the new "batcycle" from the movie.

The new bike is much like the Batmobile from the last Batman film Batman Begins. Don't expect campy bat-wings on this motorcycle, this cycle is lean and mean.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Loud motorcycles provoke complaints in Denver

Rocky Mountain News reports on the complaints of some downtown Denver residents concerning motorcycle noise.

Residents of new condo developments in the downtown area are upset by the noise of their motorcycle-riding neighbors.

A new Denver law, taking effect July 1st, requires motorcycles made after 1982 to have mufflers with a noise-rating stamp.

The article also features a guide to how loud a motorcycle is compared to construction equipment and other sources of noise.

Friday, June 08, 2007

The Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown at the Infineon Raceway

Here are some photos from the Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown at the Infineon Raceway, which was held May 18-20.

Cycle Trader co-sponsored the event with Supermoto USA











Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Passing the motorcycle driving test at the DMV

Have you taken your motorcycle driving test recently? One writer on Motorcycle USA write about his experience with taking test at the DMV.

The story describes the process of testing, from the written exam to riding a bike around orange safety cones.

Monday, June 04, 2007

How safe and legal is lane splitting on a motorcycle?

Whether you drive a motorcycle or a car, all drivers get frustrated with traffic. Unlike their 4-wheel counterparts, motorcycle riders have the option of going around the traffic by lane splitting.

While it is easy for bikers to weave through slower cars, how safe and legal is it?

The North County Times reports on the issues involved with lane splitting. One veteran biker in the article lane splits when traffic is slower than 20mph. Other bikers do it at much faster and dangerous speeds.

The article offer the law-enforcement point of view on lane splitting as well.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Novelist and biker opens his own cycle shop

The Mankato Free Press features a story on novelist and English Professor Terry Davis, who is also a motorcycle rider.

Davis has featured motorcycles in his books and stories, now he plans to open up his own cycle shop.

Davis's novel, Vision Quest, was made into a 1985 movie.