US Marine SSgt Jonathan Turner’s remains were to be boxed up and mailed from CA to GA, but hundreds from motorcycle group "The Patriot Guard Riders" stepped up to create a dignified caravan to bring his remains home. Turner served 7 tours in Iraq & Afghanistan and died of combat wounds in CA. tribunist.com/news/bikers…
In the Pagan’s motorcycle club, women are not allowed to walk alone, are referred to as either β€œold lady” or β€œthe property of”. Also, women that are β€œshared” are referred to as β€œpets” and the men aren’t allowed to marry them. nj.com/news/2019/10/the-p…
Although the United States Mint Police is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies, only one of its officers has died in the line of duty since 1792 - a motorcycle accident in 2005 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Harley-Davidson filed a trademark application in 1994 for the sound produced by their motorcycles. After many objections and even litigation, they dropped all efforts in 2000. svw.co.za/the-harley-davi…
The Harley Davidson V-Rod was developed in collaboration with Porsche and was their first motorcycle that used water cooling and overhead cams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Famous stunt performer and daredevil Evel Knievel was about to die because he couldn't get a life-saving liver transplant. When he was literally going to die in his house he got a phonecall. There was a liver available from a young guy who just passed away... in a motorcycle accident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
In Taiwan and South Korea, unless there is an emergency, motorcycles are forbidden on the freeways. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Only 19 states including D.C. in the U.S. have universal motorcycle helmet laws that require all riders to wear helmets. Illinois and Iowa have no state law on the books while all other states anyone over the age of 17 to 20 depending on the state is not required to wear a helmet while riding. valuepenguin.com/motorcyc…
A guy had his foot/leg amputated after a motorcycle accident. He cooked the body part and served it to friends as fajita tacos. vice.com/en_us/article/gy…
Today I learned of the 'Universal Japanese Motorcycle' of the 1970s and 80s, which were seen as simultaneously cheaper, more reliable, and better-built than American and British models. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
James Cameron originally wanted Billy Idol to play the T-1000 liquid metal Terminator in Terminator 2. Idol got into a serious motorcycle accident before filming and Robert Patrick was cast instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-1…
Motoball is a team sport similar to football, but all players (except goalkeepers) are riding motorcycles, and the ball is much bigger. topendsports.com/sport/li…
Billy Idol was James Cameron's first choice for the role of T-1000 in Terminator 2 but was recast due to a motorcycle accident en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Sylvester H. Roper invented what may have been the first motorcycle. He died when he fell off his invention while racing riders on normal bicycles. The cause of death was found to be heart failure, although it is unknown if the crash was the cause of it, or if his heart failed before the crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syl…
The reason there are Yamaha motorcycles and Yamaha pianos is that post-WW2 Yamaha, a musical instrument manufacturer, repurposed their war-time machinery to build motorcycles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam…
, Rollie Free set the American motorcycle land speed record in 1948 on the Bonneville Salt Flats while lying prone on the motorcycle's rear fender wearing a bathing suit, sneakers, and a shower cap (yes, there is a pic). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
Rush drummer Neil Peart traveled 28,000 miles on his BMW motorcycle between 72 shows in 2012/2013. cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/…
Bessie Stringfield, the "Bad-Ass Black Motorcycle Queen of the 1930s," owned 27 Harleys and rode them all over the United States. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Russians Race Motorcycles on Ice youtube.com/watch?v=OLZu7…
Toto, the Japanese toilet company, created a motorcycle that runs on waste. It has a toilet for a seat. inhabitat.com/toto-toilet…
You shouldn't remove someone's helmet after a motorcycle crash unless under specific circumstances onlinefirstaid.com/how-an…
In 1999 a plane exploded on landing in Taiwan after gasoline fumes leaked from a bottle were ignited from a motorcycle battery which had discharged an electric arc after being jostled upon landing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned about Shinji Kazama, the first person to reach the North Pole by motorcycle. He then went on to become the only person to reach both poles by motorcycle, and to set the records for elevations reached by motorcycle on Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Fuji. motorcyclistonline.com/re…
Australia had chariot races in the 1930s but instead of horses, they used motorcycles youtu.be/1avID4bJ3pw
Today I learned of Bartosz Ostalowski who lost is arms in a motorcycle accident only to become one of the best professional race car drifters in Europe. He steers with his feet and uses a special prosthetic attached to his shoulder to change gears on a highly modified Nissan Skyline V8. roadandtrack.com/motorspo…
Today I learned of GΓΆsta Caroli, a Nazi spy who landed in England during the Second World War and was captured within a day. He attempted to escape but was caught again after he fell off a stolen motorcycle while balancing a canoe on his head in front of a policeman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
β€œIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” was originally planned to start with Indie riding a motorcycle on the Great Wall of China, followed by the discovery of a β€œLost World” type of hidden valley with dinosaurs. The idea was scrapped when the Chinese government refused to let them film there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Maria Sharapova's on court grunt has been recorded at a volume of 101 decibels. That's louder than a motorcycle, a lawnmower and a small aircraft. In fact it's only 5 decibels less than a lion's roar. edition.cnn.com/2017/05/3…
Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise" was inspired by his spending a whole day in Philadelphia with a young woman he just met, named Amy Lehrhaupt. Many years later, he found out Lehrhaupt had actually died at 24 in a motorcycle accident a few weeks before production of "Before Sunrise" began slate.com/culture/2013/05…
A guy rode 854 miles non-stop from John O'Groat's to Land's End on a motorcycle without putting a foot down motorcyclenews.com/news/2…
Hazel Watkins, one of the first Motorcycle Wall of Death girls was born in West Quody Lighthouse, the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haz…
Keanu Reeves gave all 12 Hugo Weaving stunt doubles a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle as a surprise gift on the day they wrapped the huge fight scene in β€œThe Matrix Reloaded.” youtu.be/fQi7r-DUtgc
In the 1930s in Australia, people used to have chariot races but with motorcycles instead of horses lonetester.com/2018/04/au…
In 1996, the road in front of Taiwan's Presidential Office Building was renamed from "Long Live Chiang Kai-shek" Road to Ketagalan Boulevard by mayor Chen Shui-bian, to commemorate the indigenous people. Traffic signs banning motorcycles and bicycles were abolished at the same time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ket…
Motorcycle maker Harley Davidson attempted to trademark their syncopated "Potato, Potatoe Potatoe" engine chug but gave up when it failed to prove the sound is unique to Harley-Davidson products. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In 1973 the CEO of GM dismissed Honda's CVCC technology as only good for "little toy motorcycle engines." Soichiro Honda then bought a Chevy Impala with a 5.7L V8 and had engineers build a CVCC system for it. Flown back to the US, it passed EPA tests without a catalytic converter. jalopnik.com/when-honda-g…
Today I learned of Jack Van Der Geest- a Dutch resistance fighter who was one of eight people to escape from Buchenwald. Pretending to be dead, at 80 lbs. he hid in a pile of bodies for 11 hours before killing a Nazi, stealing his uniform and a motorcycle to escape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Today I learned about Jimmy the raven, a movie star that appeared in more than 1000 films from the 1930s through the 1950s. He recognised several hundred words, could do many tricks (such tipying and riding a tiny motorcycle) and at one point he was even awarded a Red Cross gold medal for entertaining veterans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Billy Idol was set to do the role of the T-1000 in 'Terminator 2' but he got into a motorcycle accident and wasn't able to physically do what the role demanded hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Thieves stole three motorcycles used in Easy Rider and likely chopped them up not realizing their real value en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Ole Evinrude invented the first outboard motor out of motorcycle parts because he was tired of rowing across Okauchee Lake for his girlfriend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole…
When River Phoenix's agents wouldn't let him see the screenplay for My Own Private Idaho, Keanu Reeves rode his motorcycle from Canada to River's home in Florida to hand deliver it himself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_…
Ewan McGregor has ridden 19,000 miles around the world on a motorcycle with his best friend Charely Boorman, the adventure was documented in the TV miniseries "The Long Way Round". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Richard Linklater's Before Trilogy was inspired by a woman he met one evening. He was hoping to see her again one day through the screenings, but unbeknown to him, the woman died of a motorcycle accident shortly before the filming of Before Sunrise. npr.org/2013/05/30/184269…
In 2015, Yamaha had its musical instrument designers and motorcycle designers switch jobs for an exhibition. The instrument designers designed a bicycle and a motorcycle, and the motorcycle designers designed a marimba and a drum set. cnet.com/news/yamahas-mot…
In 1999 motorcycle manufacturers voluntarily agreed to limit their products' top speed to 300 km/h (186 mph). However, in 2007 MV Agusta broke the agreement by simply introducing the 312 km/h (194 mph) F4 R 312. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In January 1977, inspired by film Jaws, Evel Knievel attempted a motorcycle jump over a tank of live sharks but in rehearsal he crashed breaking his arms. However he was more distraught at having injured a cameraman in the crash en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
Harley Davidson motorcycles have a failure rate over twice that of the top three motorcycle manufacturers in the world consumerreports.org/cro/n…
Guy Martin, best known for his motorcycle racing (17 podiums at Isle of Man TT's), over 1 million book sales, multiple Guinness world record holder and who has raised 10's of thousands of pounds for charity; still works as a lorry mechanic doing servicing and MOT work for a haulage company. guymartinracing.co.uk/who…
Most traffic light sensors are not weight-based, but magnetic coils that sense the metal of your vehicle through inductionβ€”easier with cars than motorcycles youtu.be/VsZIYj7evaA?t=60
Since 1993, McDonald’s has had a dedicated delivery fleet on motorcycles in many Latin American countries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McD…
A guy stranded in the desert dismantled his broken down car and made a working motorcycle out of it. nydailynews.com/autos/pho…
The motorcycle Arnold stole in β€˜Terminator 2’ sold for nearly $500K digitaltrends.com/cars/te…
NASA considered using motorcycles on the moon as a simpler alternative to the Lunar Rover. jalopnik.com/nasa-almost-…
Woman stoped on highway to help ducks and a motorcycle slams into her idling car, killing a man and his teenage daughter. Woman goes to prison. ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/…
A train engine in India travelled for about 13km without a loco pilot, before it was chased down on a motorcycle and stopped. khaleejtimes.com/internat…
In 2003 dodge built and sold nine motorcycles with a viper V-10 engine called the dodge tomahawk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dod…
In Finland in 2002, the CEO of Nokia, Anssi Vanjoki, received a $103,600 speeding ticket for travelling 75 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on his motorcycle. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
Today I learned about Violette Morris, who won over 20 French sports titles ranging from boxing to shotput, placed 1st in nearly 2 dozen auto/motorcycle races, responded to being barred for life from French sports by joining the Gestapo, and then died when a British/French Commando raid shot up her sports car. badassoftheweek.com/index…
Today I learned of the Motorcycle bandit, a much adored bank robber who came from one of the wealthiest families in Israel. He robbed 21 banks before getting caugth, all donning a motorcycle helmet. He hid the helmet in an alleyway after the robbery, so he could mingle among the onlookers and avoid suspicion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
When T. E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) died in a motorcycle accident, One of the doctors attending him was Hugh Cairns, who consequently began a study of the deaths by motorcycle riders through head injuries. His research led to the use of crash helmets by motorcyclists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._…
Doug Domokos was "The Wheelie King". He held Guinness world records for the longest wheelie and the tallest wheelie done on a motorcycle. He even held records for doing a wheelie on a 3-wheeler with eight passengers and another for doing a wheelie on an ATV with six passengers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dou…
Dolph Lundgren had a Fulbright scholarship to MIT to study chemical engineering, and road-tripped up from NYC on a motorcycle and rolled onto campus with his then girlfriend Grace Jones on the back. npr.org/2014/09/07/345798…
Evel Knievel, who completed over 75 motorcycle jumps in his lifetime (including one in a steam powered rocket), broke 433 bones over the course of his career but ended up dying of diabetes and pulmonary disease. magicvalley.com/news/loca…
Actor Gary Busey had been an outspoken opponent of helmet laws before his own motorcycle accident, but than changed sides and said: "If you don't wear a helmet, you're not playing with a full deck." articles.latimes.com/1991…
The "Howl" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was named as a reference to Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Adeline and Augusta Van Buren were the first women to travel across the country on solo motorcycles. They made it despite frequently being arrested for wearing pants. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
In 1988, actor Gary Busey was in a severe motorcycle accident. Busey, not wearing a helmet, was in a coma for 33 days. In 2008, a psychiatrist determined that the accident caused brain damage and that is why he is considered to have an eerie and bizarre persona. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
The city of Medellin, Colombia reduced motorcycle assassinations by 39% when it banned male passengers from riding on the back of motorbikes insightcrime.org/news-bri…
It is legal in California to drive a motorcycle between two cars in their lane (lane splitting) and only 53% of state residents know that it is legal. scpr.org/programs/airtalk…
A guy stranded in the desert dismantled his broken down car and made a working motorcycle out of it. nydailynews.com/autos/pho…
Dolph Lundgren arrived at MIT, after earning a Master's in Chemical Engineering, with girlfriend Grace Jones on the back of his motorcycle npr.org/2014/09/07/345798…
To avoid boredom while in a POW camp during the Korean War, Lt. John Thornton would ride an imaginary motorcycle around. He did this every day until the guards called him to their headquarters and took away his imaginary motorcycle stating that it was against rules and regulations. books.google.com/books?id…
Today I learned of John Hinds. A doctor who would provide urgent care to crash victims in high-speed motorcycle events, racing through the track at similar speeds to those who crashed. He passed away in 2015 when he crashed in route to an accident.ο»Ώ bbc.com/news/uk-northern-…
Chrysler once made a motorcycle out of a Doge Viper V-10 engine. The top speed was estimated to be 400 mph. youtu.be/7pzSP3eQ8Bs
Henry Winkler aka The Fonz could not ride a motorcycle youtube.com/watch?v=K6om6…
It took 66 years from the first flight to landing on the moon, but it took 120 years from the first motorcycle to the first back-flip on a motorcycle youtube.com/watch?v=69HCb…
Today I learned about this century, Dambe Warriors Winners receive prizes in the form of money, cattle, presents from fans, or motorcycles and cars. On rare occasions, young WOMEN are married off to fighters as rewards. aljazeera.com/indepth/fea…
In 1968, a car driven by bank employees was pulled over by a motorcycle cop claiming the car had been rigged with a bomb. The cop got under the car to "defuse" the device. When the car started to smoke, everybody ran. Then the "cop" just drove the car away. The 300M Yen robbery remains unsolved en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300…
Motorcycles are actually 10 times more polluting per mile than a passenger car, light truck or SUV even though they are twice as fuel efficient as cars wired.com/2008/06/motorcy…
In South Dakota there is an annual motorcycle rally that averages almost 10 deaths, 400 arrests, 300 emergency room visits, and tens of millions in revenue for local government. sturgismotorcyclerally.co…
The motorcycle club "Outlaws" motto is: God Forgives, Outlaws Don't ADIOS (Angels Die In Outlaw States). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out…
The rarest motorcycle in the world was found behind a brickwall in Chicago and has engine technologies well ahead of its time. The "Traub" is still running to this day. heavy.com/moto/2012/04/my…
A motorcycle swept away by the Japanese tsunami washed up on the shore in Canada, the owner was identified and the motorcycle was returned. theguardian.com/world/201…
The polarizing icon Che Guevara best know for leading revolutions on 3 continents is also an accomplished author getting his inspiration for rebellion by touring Central America on 1939 Norton motorcycle and writing about Capitalism’s exploitation of the poor in β€œThe Motorcycle Diaries.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A man died in a helmet law protest while not wearing a helmet when he crashed his motorcycle. Medical experts say he would have survived if he had a helmet on during the accident. abcnews.com/US/york-rider…
In 1968, a car driven by bank employees was pulled over by a motorcycle cop claiming the car had been rigged with a bomb. The cop got under the car to "defuse" the device. When the car started to smoke, everybody ran. Then the "cop" just drove the car away. The 300M Yen robbery remains unsolved en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300…
A man who became paralysed after a motorcycle accident gave money raised for an operation that could allow him to be able to walk again to a young boy who suffered from Cerebral Palsy so the boy could take his first steps. mirror.co.uk/news/real-li…
Neil Peart, drummer of legendary rock band Rush, rides a BMW motorcycle through scenic routes and backroads to every concert, and is accompanied by a trailer with his gear and backup motorcycles. cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/…
Cartoon Network banned an episode of Cow and Chicken called "Buffalo Gals" which allegedly implied lesbian stereotypes including the Gals being mistaken for men and the line "Oh! the Buffalo Gals, a motorcycle riding gang that randomly breaks into people's homes and chews on their carpets." cowandchicken.wikia.com/w…
The 2015 Neiman Marcus holiday catalog features a $150,000 motorcycle that comes with a 2-day ride along the California Coast with Keanu Reeves today.com/money/keanu-ree…
The first responders to accidents in high speed motorcycle races in Northern Ireland are motorcycle doctors. They travel at speeds upwards of 180mph to get to the scene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1993 a man turned parts of his broken down CitroΓ«n 2CV car into a motorcycle to escape an African desert gizmodo.com/5912640/real-…
Today I learned about Kabang, a dog in the Philippines who lost half her face (but survived) saving two young girls from a motorcycle. bbc.com/news/world-asia-2…
In 1939, Major League pitcher, Bob Feller, tested the speed of his pitches by throwing them against a racing motorcycle before radar guns were invented. youtu.be/IhZ7t_DNi9w
In Indiana, Motorcycles at a red stop light only have to stop for 120 seconds, and then they can treat the stop light as if it were a stop sign and proceed through the intersection cautiously. IC 9-21-3-7b-3(D) iga.in.gov/legislative/la…
In 2000 the major motorcycle companies of the world reached a gentlemen's agreement to end a speed war of one-upmanship to try make the worlds fastest production bike, as they feared speeds would escalate to extremely dangerous speeds before it would end. A limit of 186 mph was agreed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 2011 a New York man died while he was riding his motorcycle without his helmet in a helmet law protest ride. Doctors say he would have survive if he had wore his helmet cnn.com/2011/US/07/04/new…
A Electrician built a motorcycle out of a car to escape the Sahara desert. odditycentral.com/news/re…
In 2000 the major motorcycle companies of the world reached a gentlemen's agreement to end a speed war of one-upmanship to try make the worlds fastest production bike, as they feared speeds would escalate to extremely dangerous speeds before it would end. A limit of 300km/h was agreed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…

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