Archive for March, 2007

Crash test dummys on motorcycles

March 30th, 2007 Jesper Bram 7 Comments »

Pretty spooky video of motorcycle vs. car collision tests. You wouldn’t want to end up in a crash like these. A pretty good incentive to wear your protection gear; crash like this without it and you’re toast. A good time to emphasize the numero uno motorcycle rule of thumb: RIDE LIKE YOU’RE INVISIBLE, never ever […] Continue reading

Tearing up Mallorca on a Yamaha XT660R

March 28th, 2007 Jesper Bram 4 Comments »

Regular Helmet Hair reader, David, from Hamburg, sent me this great story on how he had a blast riding a Yamaha XT660R around Mallorca for a weekend. Last weekend I was in Mallorca as the person I was visiting had to work I decided to rent a bike. The shop, I think called Reus had […] Continue reading

Football played on motorcycles

March 27th, 2007 Jesper Bram 24 Comments »

Yes, I mean soccer, but here in Europe it’s called football. But this game is called motoball, and is football (soccer) played on motorcycles. Sounds pretty dangerous doesn’t it. Bob over at TheOffSide wrote an exellent post on the phenomenon, and as he mentions: “Each team has four motorcycle riding field players and one keeper […] Continue reading

Yesterdays motorcycle facemasks

March 26th, 2007 Jesper Bram 1 Comment »

Simply too weird/funny not to mention. Apparently it’s from 1933 issue of Popular Science. Found it on Modern Mechanix. Pretty spooky ain’t it? “CYCLISTS’ MOLDED MASKS For races on cinder tracks, daredevil New York motorcyclists wear grotesque masks to protect their faces against flying particles from the wheels of each other’s machines. The racers dip […] Continue reading

Incredible Cage of Doom stunt video

March 24th, 2007 Jesper Bram 1 Comment »

Once in a while you come across stunt videos that are truly incredible, this is one of them. I think they’re like eight riders in that Cage of Doom at one point. It looks insane. Continue reading

Do you remember the James Bond movie where Bond is stuffed down a capsule called “the pig” and blasted through the gas line from one country to another? The transportation by cabsule-through-tube concept has long been a Science Fiction darling, just look at Futurama for instance. Now a Swiss based company have brought us one […] Continue reading

Motorcycle vanish video and how to put on a helmet

March 22nd, 2007 Jesper Bram Comments Off on Motorcycle vanish video and how to put on a helmet

Behold as the good Mr. Copperfield makes a Harley Davidson Wide Glide vanish right before your eyes. The video must be from a Copperfield show in the late eighties, early nineties, because the bike is an Evo, today they’d probably use a Twincam. The amazing thing is not really the magic trick, which is basically […] Continue reading

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