Motorcycle News - October 25, 2005 - Honda's Automatic V-Twin, World's Fastest Indian Movie Premiere

"World's Fastest Indian" Premieres in New Zealand
The new film, starring Anthony Hopkins, chronicles Kiwi Burt Munro's successful quest for the land speed record—at age 68. The movie opens in the United States on February 3, 2006.Scoop, New ZealandStuff, New ZealandScoop, New ZealandTVNZ, New ZealandGeekzoneWanganui Chronicle, New ZealandNZ City, New Zealand"World's Fastest Indian" Movie Site"World's Fastest Indian" Movie Trailer

Honda Shows 680cc V-Twin with Automatic Transmission
Honda produced 750 and 400cc automatics in the 1970s. Now it's preparing to produce a 680cc V-twin with a high-tech automatic transmission. The prototype is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show this week.
Motorcyclist Magazine

High-Speed Rider Faces Up 60 Years in Jail
This is the Florida case where a trooper crashed and died following blow-out while trying to apprehend a rider who was racing with a car. The rider was convicted of aggravted manslaughter, vehicular homicide and other changes. The 39-year-old rider could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Tampa Tribune, FL

Motorcyclists Leave Homeless Without Affordable Rooms
The influx of motorcyclists for Biketoberfest mean that people who rely on cheap hotel rooms in Daytona Beach have to look elsewhere.
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL

Bosch and Brembo to Make Motorcycle Brakes in India
The joint venture will use Indian facilities and the European technology.
Forbes
Daily News & Analysis, India

Don't Train, Don't Ride
Following a spate of motorcycle deaths, the U.S. Army's First Armored Division in Europe has forbidden its soldiers from riding motorcycles until they have completed a rider-training course.
Stars & Stripes
Stars & Stripes
Army Times

Why You Should Let Someone Know Your Route
The rider was missing for week before his body was discovered. Without knowing his route, no one knew where to search. This happens several times each year.
WIS TV, SC
Rock Hill Herald, SC

A Reason for Being Visible...
This story involves an elderly driver who had no idea he had hit a pedestrian...and drove three miles with him lodged on his car. There are more and more older drivers out there. Help them to see you.
St. Petersburg Times, FL

...And One for Being Visible at Night
We can'thelp but wonder if some of these riders who were killed in this late-night chain-reaction crash at Biketoberfest might have been saved if their riding gear was reflective.
Orlando Sentinel, FL
Orlando Sentinel, FL
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL
WPLG TV, FL

New Technology Could Make Hyrogen Fuel Cells More Viable
This new system does not require pressuized hydrogen.
SEMA

Are You Inhaling the Road Surface and Tire Particles?
Probably so, and they can cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. It's worse when studded tires are used.
VTI, Sweden

Car Crashes into 19 MOtorcycles in Daytona
Fortunately, they were parked and injuries were relatively few.
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL

Cam-less Emgines Coming?
New technology could banish the camshaft and its power consumption.
SEMA

Wreck of the Week: The Passenger Was Dead Long Before the Crash
Tijuana is a rough town.
San Diego Union Tribune, CA
Canoe, Canada
Boston Globe, MA
ABC News

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Honda's automatic-transmission DN-01 is expected to go into production.