Watch this clip about a bunch of old Taiwanese men who decide to set their ailments aside and take a motorcycle tour. This is the spirit of motorcycle touring in a nutshell. Great video!
Stuart Jenkinson, a retired teacher and motorcycle touring legend in the UK, has decided to auction off his 1955 Vincent Black Prince. Jenkinson, now 83, wants to auction it to a caring owner who can take it from the 721,703 miles it currently has to 750,000 and beyond. From the BBC article;
The bike will be auctioned at the International Motorcycle Show in Staffordshire on 24 April 2011 and has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £35,000 - £40,000.
Go ahead, give Vinnylonglegs a new owner. I'm sure the Battlefield biker readers have £40,000 to spare!
Triumph has announce its 2011 Adventure Tours in conjunction with Edelweiss Bike Travel. Three of the tours start at Triumph's Hinckley, Leicestershire factory.
Motorcycle sales are recovering in the UK according to The Telegraph.
Total registrations for "powered two wheelers" have increased by 25.5 per cent compared to January 2010, with further analysis showing that motorcycle sales grew by 29.2 per cent and that moped sales grew by 10.6 per cent.
The 2011 Carlisle, Pennsylvania Bike Fest is scheudled for 22-24 July 2011. The organisers promise that the:
Performance Triumph Swindon and Cheltenham is holding a launch party for the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC. It is from 19:00-21:00 on Thursday, the 20th of January 2011. I'm heading over to the Swindon branch to get a good look at these new bikes. Check back here soon for some new photos.
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After my initial review of the Joe Rocket Survivor suit, I promised an update when I had more mileage on the suit, so here it is.
I used the Survivor suit extensively in 2010. It proved to be a great cold and wet weather riding suit. After an incredibly wet May ride in Belgium, I came out of the suit completely dry and warm. Joe Rocket's claim of '100% WATERPROOF' is 100% correct in my experience.
Later in the summer I took the winter liner out of the suit and used it in Normandy. The air vents help when you are moving, but it was really pretty steamy in the suit. I guess this is just the price of having heavy duty protection year round.
Gladly, I never tested the abrasion and protection features of the suit, but I can say the suit is very robust and makes one feel pretty well protected.