Fifty million of Honda's step-through...
Fifty million of Honda's step-through Cub models have now been built.
Yamaha profit up. Virginia helmets on. Indian wedding off. Motorcycle paramedics in. Brit safety video stunning. "World's Fastest Indian" wows 'em. Keep your enemies close and your friends farther back.
Honda Makes 50-Millionth Super Cubs
The "nifty 50," the little step-through bike that you met the nicest people riding, has just kept going since it's introduction in 1958. It has averaged more than a million examples a year.
Honda World News
Brit Campaign Urges Drivers to Look Harder and Riders to Be More Conspicuous
The video linked to below appears to contain a very relaistic car-bike collision to dramatize how hard a motorcycle can be to see. One motorcycle crash investigation expert told us, "The car damage, motorcycle and rider points of rest are pretty realistic for a low-speed perpendicular crash. Somebody who knows their motorcycle crashes was helping on this ad."
Bike Biz, UK
Lakeland Radio, UK
24 Dash, UK
The World's Fastest Indian Rapidly Charms Critics
Most enjoy the tale of Burt Munro's quest of speed on his ancient Indian, and some say it's Anthony Hopkins' best performance ever.
Orange County Register, CA
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
Epoch Times International, NY
Biloxi Sun Herald, MS
Salt Lake Tribune, UT
San Francisco Chronicle, CA
East Valley Tribune, AZ
Monsters & Critics
Santa Fe New Mexican, NM
Seattle Weekly, WA
Catholic News Service
Christian Science Monitor
The Patriot Ledger, MA
New Majority Leader is Motorcycle-Friendly
U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is on the American Motorcyclist Association's list of congressmen who have supported pro-motorcycle legislation.
Yamaha Profit Rose 16% in 2005
However, it warned of rising commodity costs and doesn't expect such strong growth to continue. Strong ATV sales in the U.S. and motorcycle sales in Asia have fueled its success. Motorcycles are a bigger part of Yamaha's business than they are for the Japanese companies (Honda and Suzuki) that have previously reported 2005 results.
Our Kinda Guy!
This would-be husband walked away from the wedding ceremony when he learned that the motorcycle his bride-to-be's parents had promised him was not going to happen. It seems the cops still want to talk to him. Maybe they just want to say, "Way to go!" but we don't think so.
Gulf Daily News, Bahraine
Wreck of the Week: California Cluster Crash
Sometimes your friends can inadvertently be your worst enemies: All six riders were hurt when two bikes ran into two other bikes in the same group who had stopped for traffic. Fortunately all six riders, even the two in their 70s, are expected to survive. Watch out for the other guy, especially if he's in front of you and your buddy!
KPIX TV, CA
Palo Alto Online, CA
San Francisco Cronicle, CA
San Mateo County Times, CA