Our Team was on the Case We spied on the industry all over the country and grabbed news from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Vance and Hines, Indian Motorcycle, Saturday Night Live, MetalSport Wheels, Mecum Auction, Barrett Jackson, The Quail, Harley-Davidson, Bandit’s Cantina, Law Tigers, Accident Scene Management, Alex Epstein, Deadwood Custom Motorcycles, Cycle Source Magazine, Rider Magazine and way more… For Christ’s sake, don’t forget Valentine’s Day. Your life is at stake. Okay, in the meantime, ride fast and free forever… –Bandit The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. CLICK HERE To Read the Weekly News on Bikernet.com – a comprehensive coverage of the motorcycle industry each week For getting a Free Weekly Email Newsletter on latest motorcycle news – Click Here & Sign Up
Threats from Europe The last few months have seen troublesome news for the motorcyclist community in Europe. Yesterday, the website motorious.com reported on a new threat to motorcyclists in Paris, France. Officials there are taking aim at motorcycles and using sound pollution as the justification. According to the report, “Paris authorities have been experimenting with sound radars as a way to fight excessive noise pollution in the city. Such devices allow police to pinpoint which motorcycle is emitting more decibels than is allowed, then fine the rider.” This news for Paris comes on the heels of a Politico report late last year, that the European Commission has plans to dramatically change emission requirements on vehicles. While motorcycles were not included in the initial blueprint, fears are high in Europe. A ban on internal combustion engines “Would be a disaster,” said Michael Lenzen of the German Motorcyclists’ Association. Don’t forget that in 2020, the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA), issued a warning about end-of-life vehicle directives. Such a policy would require the collection and destruction of motorcycles that have come to the end of their life. At the time, Wim Taal, FEMA’s communications officer said, “Inclusion of motorcycles in the scope of the directive could also mean a serious threat to historical motorcycles. These bikes are especially dependent upon available and affordable original spare parts to keep them in working order. And who wants to see old-timers disappear into state approved demolishing facilities?” The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is committed to working with and supporting our partners in Europe. As MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard has repeatedly warned, “Policy ideas that first appear in Europe have a history of popping up in the United States.” The MRF is dedicated to opposing policies that destroy the motorcycling lifestyle. Thank you for
Back in the ‘80s someone came up with the FUCK OFF T-shirt and it became massively popular. Brothers were pissed. It’s all nuts, but I’m pissed. It’s interesting that freedom works, including free speech. The original ABATE members knew that. If you’re a Cantina Member check out the Hump Day Girls from Barry Green and quotes from the Scott Adams book about life and success. Could be helpful and share them and his book with folks who are struggling. Ride Fast and Free Forever, –Bandit CLICK HERE To Read the Weekly News on Bikernet.com Join the Cantina and get the inside scoop – CLICK To Subscribe
Hang on for the Ride The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. CLICK HERE To Read the Weekly News on Bikernet.com Join the Cantina for more – Click Here to Subscribe
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5-Ball Racing is Cooking with Gas (or Fossil Fuels) – Frank Ball Jr. is creating new shirt art and new photo sessions for 5-Ball Racing leathers. I had a strange series of phone calls the other day. I was speaking with Hal Robinson’s ex and my phone started to beep, it was David Mann’s wife Jacquie Mann. I thought, “What the hell?” I’ve worked with Hal’s ex for a while and recently her designer friend took a piece of Hal’s art and modified it onto a bandana. We have a few and if you order one of his shirts or a piece of art you will receive one of these cool bandanas absolutely free, no extra charge. In the meantime, ride fast and free forever. –Bandit CLICK HERE To Read the Weekly News on Bikernet.com You can Sign Up for the Free Weekly Newsletter to get a Summary of the Bikernet content by CLICKING HERE. The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. The Cantina Membership is your Backstage VIP Pass with Exclusive content – 25 Years of Features, Tech, Fun, and of course all of Bandit’s novels – all of it accessible all the time. CLICK HERE To Join the Cantina – Subscribe Today If you sign up for a two-year Cantina Membership, you will receive a signed book and lotsa swag from the crew. Click for more info.
The Great Climate Change Debate is one of the “hottest” issues before the public and policy makers today. How much do you know about the subject? Or possibly, the real question is one attributed to American humorist Will Rogers: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Find out your Climate IQ by taking our Climate Quiz: the answers may surprise you. CLICK HERE To Take the Climate Quiz Now The CO2 Coalition was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) for the purpose of educating thought leaders, policy makers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy.
Looking Forward to Next Year with News from Around the World Hey, I’ve been telling friends in a joking manner that 2022 will be a much better year than 2021, “I promise.” That’s my optimism pouring forth. I believe it. I believe there is room for truth. I believe the media will open up and find balance. I believe we will correct our course for freedom and America, or die trying… We will continue to ride free forever… –Bandit CLICK HERE To Read the Weekly News on Bikernet.com Including news from the Center for Industrial Progress, Gas Prices, Dr. Judith Curry, Climate Depot, Indian Motorcycles, India, Cycle Trader, Brough Superior, Indian Chief, Vincent Black Shadow, Sportster, Triumph Bonneville, Norton Manx, BMW R80, Ducati 999, Tesla, Batteries, Epoch Times, Klock Werks, Trask Turbo, Bandit’s Cantina and so much more. Join the Cantina for more – CLICK HERE Get the Free Weekly Email Newsletter – CLICK To Sign Up
90° SOUTH – QUEST FOR THE POLE, first-of-its-kind expedition on Royal Enfield Himalayans, commemorates 120 years of adventure and exploration on motorcycles. Milwaukee, WI (Wednesday, December 22, 2021) – Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production since 1901, has tested the endurance of man and machine time and again, and last week, it made history once again by successfully completing the 90° SOUTH Expedition, the quest for the South Pole on the Royal Enfield Himalayan. This extraordinary endeavor is a tribute to the brand’s 120-year commitment to pure motorcycling, and to the courage and resilience of countless riders and explorers who have made history on two wheels. On December 16, 2021, two riders Santhosh Vijay Kumar and Dean Coxson reached the geographic South Pole in 15 days, making the ambitious attempt a reality. The team arrived at Novo in Antarctica from Cape Town for four days of acclimatization, loading of supplies, checking equipment and the motorcycles. From Novo, the team covered an overland distance of 3200 km (1988 miles) over the next 9 days braving extreme weather conditions with temperatures between -30° to -25°C (-22° to -13°F) and wind speed of 60 km/h (37 mph), towards Ross Ice Shelf. The Ross Ice Shelf was the designated start point for the riders, however, an unexpected blizzard forced the team to alter their course. Instead of starting the ride from 86 South, the team started the 400-km (250-mile) ride from 87 degrees South. Despite a few initial roadblocks and a slight detour, the expedition team completed the quest by reaching the South Pole on December 16, 2021. For this expedition, two Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles were modified in-house, with functional upgrades to be able to navigate snow and ice, and function under extreme conditions in Antarctica. The motorcycles were
Give people the best of what is within you and help others to awaken to their best self so that they too can live a life of abundance. By Bandit, Wayfarer, Barry Green, J.J. Solari, Laura, Joe Smith, Bob T., Sam Burns, The Redhead, Rogue, El Waggs and the rest of the gang Hey, Another fascinating week in paradise. Folks write and text me about the weather in South Dakota constantly. It’s amazing, challenging and never dull. I tell friends from California, “It’s not cold unless you go outside naked, goddammit.” Have a terrific Christmas. Ride fast and free forever, –Bandit CLICK HERE To Read the Weekly News on Bikernet.com Get the Inside Scoop and Exclusive Coverage in the Cantina – CLICK HERE to Subscribe Today