It's a love story unlike any other. Just about 50 years ago, an unknown culprit stole Donald DeVault's 1953 Triumph Tiger 100. California authorities recovered the bike and recently returned it to DeVault, now 73. "His first reaction? To hug the man who found the bike. His next move was — naturally — to take the bike for a spin in the parking lot," The Huffington Post writes. What's the moral of the story? People love their bikes, and with a little creativity and dedication, they can make them truly their own.
Are You Riding Something Straight Out Of An Action Movie? (Why Not?)
Do you remember the scene from The Dark Knight? "The Bat-Pod, a two-wheeled vehicle that detaches from the Tumbler and sports an array of weapons, including machine guns and rapid-fire cannons. It might not have the best mileage, but it’s exactly the kind of ride you want when fighting bad guys in lower Gotham City," Timemagazine writes. If you want something similarly flashy, motorcycle part stores and custom motorcycle parts and accessories may be your answer. Similarly, another motorcycle devotee used some cheap motorcycle parts, scooters, and LED tape to create a motorcycle that looks like it was taken straight out of the sci-fi movie Tron.
Part Car, Part Motorcycle, All Speed Bullet
Do you want an enviable car or an enviable motorcycle? One developer proves that you do not necessarily have to choose. The resulting vehicle was completely enclosed, with built-in air conditioning capabilities. (The enclosed vehicle will not be subject to the helmet laws in 19 U.S. states or the partial helmet laws in 28 states.)
Do you want a motorcycle that is truly one of a kind? Browse motorcycle part stores and/or go online for even more affordable aftermarket parts, and use your imagination to create something out of a Hollywood blockbuster or an awe-inspiring hybrid that will leave all of your friends jealous.
Bikers get a pretty bad reputation. Up until recently, Americans have associated bikers with chains, leather, and tattoos for years. Some even believe that nearly all motorcyclists are a part of violent biker gangs. That is a far cry from the truth. More often than not, bikers are completely normal people -- and some will even shock you with the extent of their kindhearted gestures.
Why Did Bikers Visit An 11 Year Old Boy With Cancer?
Gage Driskell, 11, continues his battle against cancer. According to his father, the young boy has several tumors in his brain and along his spine. What does this have to do with bikers and motorcycles? "Gage's birthday wish was to go on a motorcycle ride. Little did he know, dozens of bikers would show up to support him, and make his dream come true," KVTB reports. Not one but dozens of bikers rode up to Gage, signed a leather biker vest for him, and ultimately gave him a ride to Pojo's, a family fun center, to continue celebrating his birthday.
Should Bikers Watch Their Own Backs First?
As well-meaning as these bikers undoubtedly were, motorcycle accessories stores and motorcycle parts distributors warn that motorcyclists, before thinking about anything or anyone else, should think about their safety first. Remember, 19 states require helmets on motorcycles at all times, and another 28 states have partial helmet laws. Protective equipment, like helmets, can significantly reduce the likelihood of serious injury, road rash, and even death.
Motorcycle riding safety tips -- or motorcycle safety tips for drivers -- are no joke. Motorcycle accessories stores recommend putting safety first and always wearing proper protective equipment.