September, 2008 Archive

Ducati Unveils Two New Monsters

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
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Ducati unveiled two new bikes destined for dealer show floors in 2009 ­ the Monster 1100 and 1100 S.

Both bikes are powered by the two-valve 1100cc Desmodromic twin-cylinder engine that delivers 95hp at 7500rpm and 79.5lb-ft of torque at 6000rpm. The Monster 1100 weighs 372 lbs. whereas the Monster 1100 S ­ outfitted with a fully adjustable 43mm titanium nitride coated Ohlins fork; progressive Öhlins rear shock absorber with adjustable pre-load and return damping; and carbon fiber cam belt covers, silencer guards and front fender ­ loses 2.2 lbs. compared to the base model. Both versions come with removable single seat covers and micro-bikini fairings.

The first public appearance for the Monster 1100/1100S will be at INTERMOT, the motorcycle trade fair opening in Cologne, Germany, on Oct. 8.

YouTube Tuesday: Hate Telemarketers? Listen Up

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Have Some Fun – Send Them to Jail

Just when you thought it was safe to get a job at a call center, this prank phone call proves that Karma exists, and American’s can fight back when it comes to unsolicited calls.

Hey Crime Fighter – Lock Up Your Stuff

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Make The World a Better Place

Thunder Bob has the Helmet Lock for your Kuryakyn ISO Grips in stock and ready to rock. Metric Thunder has everything you need and nothing you don’t.

ROAD BURNER Delivers SLT-Sound Lowering Technology

Saturday, September 13th, 2008
SLT-Sound Lowering Technology

Excessive sound is one of the biggest hurdles that motorcycle riders have today. Loud pipes are no longer tolerated in many parts of the country now. Road Burner has been busy this past year developing our new SLT (Sound Lowering Technology). The patent pending technology reduces your exhaust sound to a reasonable level. We have Road Burners in our Red Tag Sale section, check them out.

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ROAD BURNER – Latest Answers 2 Exhaust Pipe Questions

Saturday, September 13th, 2008
Road Burner Q&A

The Team @ Metric Thunder will answer some of the questions most commonly asked about Road Burner exhaust pipes. If you have a question not on this list feel free to contact us at sales @ metricthunder.com or by calling our sales line at (866) 744-7900. Our office is open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm PST and 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday.

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YouTube Tuesday: Japanese Candid Camera

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Who Thinks Up This Stuff?

This is one of the funniest videos. It’s from a Japanese prank show – I think. You will not need to know the language to get the gist of it. These guys put their money in and 10 seconds later they end up in a very cold place.

It doesn’t get much better than this. If this was filmed in the good ole USA they would be sued and bankrupt in a heart beat.

YouTube Tuesday: 4 Wheel Motorcycle

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

From Across The Pond

KTM builds the cross bow hardcore car. Audi supplies the heart and KTM surrounds it with orange carbon fiber. It’s a European-spec machine that is coming to the US in 2009.

KTM has used its know-how building lightweight but sturdy off-road motorbikes to full effect with the Crossbow. A carbonfibre monocoque ensures flex-free rigidity and low mass, while the Audi TT’s direct-injection 2.0-litre lump is mounted transversely just ahead of the rear wheels for poised weight distribution. The two passengers are sandwiched by twin rear-mounted radiators, and VW’s DSG twin-clutch gearbox will be offered. Suspension is by double wishbones all round.