Road2Recovery, a charity foundation, has recently organized a poker tournament for raising funds for professional motocross and super cross racers who had to end their careers abruptly due to the result of career ending accidents and injuries, at the M Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Held in the poker capital of the world, many teams like Team Poker Stars, professional Chad Brown, Katrina Jett and Steve Wong attended the event and helped raise funds for the charity event.
One of the Best Poker Tournaments of Recent Times, that too for a cause:
Road2Recovery co-owner Jimmy Button, who was present at the fundraiser, was swift to point out that Road2Recovery will always be present for charitable causes, and a poker tournament is the best way to conduct charity acts as it provides money while offering entertainment to the participants. Apart from raising funds for injured racers, Road2Recovery also provides emotional and psychological support to the people and their families. Road2Recovery is involved with many such charity programs, and it is nothing new for the foundation. In the past, the organization has been a part of a few fundraisers as well, and most of them have been highly successful. The charity programs are always big hits, some collecting over $43,000. The entry to these events are $300 for a seat, but the real collections are made from the re buy option, which people get at the cost of $100. The events are a huge, and there are large crowds gathered to cheer for the cause and the celebrities involved. Present at the recent event, apart from poker professionals were ex motocross champions and other racers, who were present to help in any way possible – donations, support and also their crowd pulling capabilities.
Overall, the charities are a hit and the full collections go to the required organizations at the end of the day. People are looking forward to more such charity events in the near future and we hope to see them even more successful next time.
Kids, I know how excited and thrilled you are to watch a motorbike in action. The adrenaline pumping motor sport and racing has always made us eager to ride one. But, have you ever thought about the history of a motorbike. If your answer is no, then I will be glad enough to tell you its fun details.
The first motorbike was built in the year 1884 by the English man Edward Butler. Even though the motorcycles derived their shape and design from bicycles, the first one was a tricycle which looked very goofy. In the mean time, a German, Gottlieb Daimler, built another class of motorcycles which was more alike today’s motorbike. He with Karl Benz started a manufacturing company called Dailmer-Benz corporation which became the pioneer in motorbike production. Thus, Gottlieb Dailmer became the father of motorcycles. But these motorcycles had two stabilizer wheels which made them look like a child’s training bike.
In the early 1990’s a new era of motorcycling was started by the invention of De Dion-Bouton engine. As this engine got success in racing, it became very popular. More and more companies came upfront in motorcycle production and KTM, BMW and Triumph motorcycles were among them. But due to the World War 2, the motorbike industry faced real trouble and it was brought to knees.
The golden age of motorbike industry started in 1950’s . Many new companies started to look towards it as a potential multi billion industry. The British companies like Royal Enfield, Norton and the Japanese giant Honda started manufacturing a whole new breed of power motorbikes. As motor racing became popular, new companies started to innovate on two wheeler industry. BMW , Ducati, Suzuki are leading among them. Today, there are thousands of motorbike companies running successfully all over the world.
Bikes for some people just mean a mechanical device used for transportation, but for some crazy lots, it means more than a mere mode of conveyance. The bikers can do some stunts that can take their adrenaline into high orbits of thrill and anxiety. Read on to get a feel of the 10 most amazing stunts performed by bikers on their 2 wheeled mean machines.
The Wheelie : Wheelie is regarded as the simplest bike stunt which is meant to be performed by a rookie for just getting a feel of how a stunt should be done on a bike. By wheelie, we mean to ride the bike on a single rear wheel, while the front one would be lifted in the air. It is a simple stunt to perform. The wheelie has several variations attached to it, which a creative rider can innovate.
The Stoppie: The stoppie is regarded as a trifle dangerous than the wheelie. Stoppie can be performed on either the front wheel or the rear wheel, as per the choice of the rider. While executing the stoppie, the rider should make sure to save his face, because in many cases the riders have lost control of the bike while performing the stunt which in turn have led to serious injuries on their face.
The Suicide Burnout : Now, this stunt needs you to procure wholesome guts before you perform it. Burnout stunt happens when your rear wheel produces a lot of smoke due to friction on its base. Continue reading
There are two simple upgrades you can make to any motorcycle to really pump up the cool factor of the ride. They don’t even take much time or money to buy and apply. If you want to have the best looking bike on the block then you need to look into these two major upgrades.
The first upgrade you should look into is motorcycle HID lights. These are an upgrade for your headlights that will increase the visibility on dark roads and in poor weather conditions but also look really awesome. They have a distinct blue color to them that is very noticeable and really packs a visual punch. Just make sure that you spend the money to get real motorcycle HID lights. There are lots of fake kits out there that people try to pass off as the real motorcycle HID lights that are actually illegal because they are just blue tinted lights that are classified as emergency lights.
The next upgrade that you should look into is motorcycle fairings. These are essentially body kits for your motorcycle that upgrade the appearance and can even increase the aerodynamic quality of the motorcycle. There are some really amazing motorcycle fairings on the market that come in some seriously awesome designs.
If you take the time and apply the effort to buy your own motorcycle fairings then the cost isn’t even that much. If you buy and apply your own motorcycle HID lights you can have an upgraded bike in a single day of simple work. If you are not technically skilled enough to do that then you should not be spending all that much money to get them installed either. This is kind of an in and out procedure. It is like an outpatient surgery for your bike.
Scooters have a good market place in past few years. They have an advantage of good mileage and provide you with a comfortable ride. Honda is working on Gilera GP 800, an 850cc V-twin-engined scooter that will most likely become the the world’s fastest scooter. The prototype is tops the list with its extraordinary specifications and outrageous performance. The Gilera GP 800 is meant for people who seek the performance and all the sensations of riding that only motorcycles were so far capable of offering, without having to sacrifice the practicality of a scooter. The new 800 scoot will comprise of a steel frame with 41mm forks and 300mm twin front discs compliant to match the speed limits. Emphasis has been paid on to make you ride comfortable and it has been shaped on an ergonomic approach that makes it fit for long rides and daily use. The belt driven prototype will offer you with an immense driving experience and powerful engine will just let you to explore the places where you have never been before on a scoter. Solid brakes system features two 300 mm steel disks in front, gripped by two Brembo dual-piston floating calipers, and a 280 mm rear disk that can bring you to a halt with in no time. The styling body features graffiti on the frame and provides the machine with dynamic looks. Technical specifications Engine 90° longitudinal V-twin, 4 stroke Displacement 839.3 cc Bore 88 mm Stroke 69 mm Fuel RON 95 unleaded petrol Compression ratio 10.5: 1 Max power at crankshaft 75 hp (55.16 KW) at 7,250 rpm Max torque 76.4 Nm at 5,750 rpm Exhaust Closed loop system with Lambda sensor and three-way catalytic converter in exhaust pipe Valve train (SOHC) 4 valve, electronic injection Ignition Electronic inductive discharge and variable spark advance in electronic unit with electronic immobilizer, transponder LED and fuel pump shutoff when bike tips over. Two spark plugs. Starter Electric Cooling Liquid with three-way thermostat Gears Belt-driven primary transmission, continuously variable transmission (CVT) with engine braking effect Clutch Centrifugal clutch Frame Double cradle, high strength steel tube trellis Front suspension Telescopic hydraulic aluminium fork with f 41 shafts; 135 mm travel Rear suspension Large fork with hydraulic single shock placed laterally in a horizontal position; seven-position spring preload; 135 mm travel Braking system Traditional: separate brakes on front and rear wheels Front brake � 300 mm semi-floating stainless steel double disk with two dual-piston floating Brembo calipers. Braided metal tubing. Rear brake � 280 mm stainless steel disk, floating caliper with two opposite pistons Front wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy, 3.50×16′ Rear wheel rim Die-cast aluminium alloy, 4.50×15′ Front tyre Tubeless 120/70-16′ Rear tyre Tubeless 160/60-15′ Length 2,240 mm Width 800 mm Wheelbase 1,593 mm Seat height 790 mm Dry weight 235 kg Fuel tank capacity 16 litres (includes 2 litres reserve) Emissions Euro 3 With all these features I rate this as the extreme machine. What more can I expect this is no less than a bike. It may be available by next year. Via: gizmag
Cycling is good for your health, safe and it is the cheapest and eco-friendly conveyance available. Most of us avoid using them either due to their awkward shapes and some of us do not want to exert. Here are some of the best folding bikes that can fit into your suitcase easily and can be carried along. Some of them also have electric motors installed to them so that you don’t have to pain your legs driving them. For a rate and comparison of some of the coolest bikes, you can visit ecogeek. Some of the coolest bikes known to me are A-Bike, eZee Quando, GoBike and Di Blasi R24. You’ll really love to ride one of them. Check out some more pictures after the break. Via: ecogeek
After looking at the image, you must be wondering that for what is this monster made for. It is a NSU Kettenkrad, the smallest tracked vehicle that was produced in World War II. It was known as Rabbit, but has nothing to do with that innocent creature. The vehicle is a kind of tractor that is about 10 feet long with a room of three people. It was powered by a water-cooled Opel four cylinder lifted straight out of the Opel Olympia that could deliver 36 horsepower to drive this 2700-pound half-track through any terrain. The machine had a sophisticated mechanism that made it maneuverable. The steering was controlled using a steering brake system much like a bigger tank. The vehicle was used to tow heavy guns to the places, which were hard to reach. Only a few of these machines have survived and I am sure these are best choice for an Off Road drive experience. Via: automotiveblogger
This is the one of the kind Hover bike that exists. Jim Chalmers have made this incredible invention. This bike has a top speed of 50mph and uses a large fan that lifts the bike and propels it forward. The pricing and availability is not announced yet so you’ll have to wait for some time to ride this bike. Video: Via: techeblog
Exercise is very necessary for our body and some activities like skating and skateboarding are good workouts but are often tiring. The Roller Cycle, personal power accelerator offers you a good full-body cardiovascular workout with a lot of fun and excitement. The device is powered by a 1.5 horsepower engine and can take you up to Chevrolet San Diego 25mph in any terrain. The practice will help to improve your respiratory system as The force generated by Roller Cycle travels from your rear through your torso to your feet. This action now only works out your arms as you hold the Roller Cycle, but the force traveling through your body works out your abdominal and leg muscle groups. So get ready for a furious ride on any terrain with these Roller Cycle’s.
It seems that increasing demand for scoters has grabbed attention of major auto makers. Scooters are now being preferred over bikes due to their exceptionally good handling that makes them handier for daily use. Honda displayed its four concept vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2007 and one of them that is Forza Smart 2-seater concept scooter caught my attention. This new concept scooter will provide you with a pleasant and safe ride experience in crowded places with its information-related functions. The scooter can be equipped with portable AVN entertainment system. The design is a real marvel that makes it standout from rest similar vehicles. A good body and seat color theme including LED headlights, LED front fog lights, welcome lighting and passenger backrest with built-in wing-type high visibility high-mount stop lamp. This perfect for two vehicle lets you communicate easily with pillion rider using its inter-communication system. Front and rear speakers fitted in the bike make your ride more fun filled as both the riders can share the music. I liked this vehicle and am sure that riding this would be a great fun. Other vehicles displayed were Stream Hyper Sport Concept Vehicle, Fit Daily Active Concept Vehicle, Stream Exclusive Concept Vehicle, a racing version of the Civic Hybrid, and customized Modulo versions of the Airwave, Stream, CR-V, and Odyssey Absolute along with a varied lineup of genuine Honda accessories ranging from navigation to audio systems.its insurance is not as expensive as Car Insurance.