“When a passenger rides behind an operator of a motorcycle, the only way to hold on is to wrap the passenger’s arms around the torso of the operator.” What could be done to improve the passenger’s grip? Californian inventor Dale Lafayette Marks has just been awarded a US patent for his Multi-rider vehicle retention apparel […]
John Long, a professor of paleontology at Flinders University, muses about motorcycles and evolution, in an essay published in The Conversation: “What evolution and motorcycles have in common: let’s take a ride across Australia.” It says, in small part: “By sheer coincidence, the distance from Perth to Melbourne is about 3,500km, a route I travelled on […]
If you sometimes make use of a urinal, and yearn for the sound of revving motorbikes whilst doing so, a new US patent might be aimed at you. Californian inventor Anthony Moley has just received a patent for his “Urinal with operation controlled via a replica of a motorcycle handlebar” The new invention, which provides rearview […]
“… at what age, if any, should a person start riding a motorcycle? More importantly, at what age should a motorcyclist stop riding?” [our emphasis] ask co-authors professor William E. Thompson, Ph.D (Texas A&M Uni.) and his daughter Mica L. Thompson, B.A., M.Sc., in the Nov. 2013 issue of the journal Deviant Behavior. Their paper […]
This week’s Novel Cure of the Week is described in a study published in 1979: “Nursing care study. Hair Pulling: Cured by a Motor Cycle Helmet,” A. May, Nursing Mirror, 1979 Jun 7;148(23):37-8. We do not have access to that journal, and would likely enjoy seeing a copy of the article. [UPDATE April 3: Kurt […]
This Vietnamese news report shows a new invention: a system of armor intended to protect a motorcycle rider in the event of a collision. The video appears to demonstrate that the invention works well for collision speeds of less than one mile-per-hour.