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Wired Magazine has reported on the Christian Bale’s upcoming Terminator Salvation flick. And among some very interesting technlogy is this wild “remote-controlled motorcycle dispatched by Skynet to destroy the humans.”
From the Director:
A.I. Meets Skynet: “Artificial intelligence was so foreign during the glory days of ’70s and ’80s science fiction -– Blade Runner, Alien, Terminator,” Mc G said. “In this day and age, it’s here! You spell a word wrong on your BlackBerry, it spells it right for you. You got a bad knee, they put a titanium one in there. If you’re depressed, we’re not going to talk about your mom and dad, we’re going to manipulate your serotonin re-uptake inhibitor and you’re going to feel better in two weeks. I’ve always loved stories about ‘That which makes us great will be our undoing.'”
The Race Jacket is designed to look good for years. Built with heavy duty leather and zippers. After a years worth of use… still looks good. If you are looking for a jacket that will stay with you as long as you are riding, then this one is it.
A traditional styled race jacket featuring 4 external and 3 inside pockets. An inside security-zipper pocket keeps your valuables safe… all for just $199, a 35+% savings.
NOTE: Designed with a generous fit… this allows you to wear layers while you ride. Ideal for Chopper Jockeys, Bobber riders and backyard builders.
The Torian Race Jacket is made from the finest hand-selected naked cowhide. (Actually, it is the best leather that is currently available) This provides a supple feel and instills a quality that will provide years of protection while maintaining its good looks.
The Italian Government has a stimulus package that is worth a few pizzas. It is offering €500 ($640) to anyone who replaces a Euro 0 or Euro 1 emissions class motorcycle or scooter with a new Euro 3 emissions class vehicle under 400cc.
It is to early to tell if it will get the Italian economy rolling again as new registrations of two-wheelers in january fell by 38.8 percent compared to the previous year.
ANCMA, the Italian association representing motorcycle manufacturers, importers and the linked industry, reported a 38.6 percent drop in scooter sales, a 35.4 percent drop in motorcycle sales and a 43.6 percent drop in moped (sub 50cc) sales. Continue reading “It’s Good to be Italian”
Triumph’s new cruiser to arrive earlier than expected
Triumph’s new cruiser, the Thunderbird, will arrive in dealer showrooms sooner than expected, the company said.
Triumph said the cruisers should arrive in North American by late June, two months ahead of the initial timeline… The bike features a new, 1600cc parallel twin engine with a six-speed transmission, belt drive (the first on a Triumph) and a 200mm rear tire.
See It in Daytona
Triumph is making four prototype Thunderbirds available at Daytona Bike Week for display at the Triumph Demo Truck, which will be located at Daytona International Speedway.