The following press release from Suzuki discusses its laudable achievement of producing the worldâ€™s first fuel cell vehicle to gain approval for safe use on public roads without having to be inspected and tested individually.Â Fitting nicely with our article a few weeks ago about hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles, Suzukiâ€™s breakthrough with this Burgman is part of Suzukiâ€™s effort to make this â€œa commercially available vehicle.â€Â Here is the Suzuki press release:Â
BREA, Calif. March 10, 2011â€“ Suzuki is pleased to announce that the Burgman Fuel Cell scooter has gained Whole Vehicle Type Approval in the European Union â€“ becoming the worldâ€™s first vehicle toÂ …Â Details
If you’re a motorcycle racing enthusiast you may remember the name Peggy Hyde.
Peggy was a competitive racer in the late sixties and early seventies, a time when only men raced motorbikes.
She was also the first woman in the world to be granted an unrestricted racing licence, but the acquisition of that licence came with a fight.
Despite good performances in her early races she wasÂ Â …Â More
For anyone whoâ€™s had to leap out of the way of a passing mobility scooter, itâ€™s the stuff of nightmares.
Colin Furze has adapted a conventional electric model into a petrol-engined speedster which has reached an astonishing 69mph.
â€˜You hear people complaining about scooters going slowly around supermarkets and blocking aisles so I thought it would be a laugh to make a really fast one,â€™ said Mr Furze, 31, a plumber from Stamford, Lincolnshire …Â Details & Pictures
As riders, weâ€™re a different breed of human being. Weâ€™re people permanently tethered to a two-wheeled machine. Weâ€™re an impulsive, passionate bunch that cannot be tamed or contained by any societal norm. So how do we, the people who draw outside the lines, find room for a functioning relationship amongst the chaos of speed-driven addiction?
Like any other relationship, there is compromise. You can read about the ups and downs and secrets to keeping love healthy in any newsstand magazine or online self-help website. But thatâ€™s not the point of this blog. As riders, we not only have to accommodate each otherâ€™s needs as people, but also as motorcyclists. So how do you make love last with another human being who is as driven toward a moto-based life as you? It seems the answer would beÂ Â …Â Details