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Florin Tibu

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If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride

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Florin likes things with wheels: cars, motorcycles, even huge vans. He sold his car some time ago and went for just two wheels... it seemed enough. Bikes are a lot of fun and adding a motor makes things even nicer.

Florin will race you up the hill on a motorbike and at the top, no matter if it's you or him who got there first, he'll meet you with a smile.

He just likes the road and enjoys the ride. It's all about the road and ride; and another nice story to tell when you get back home in one piece.
Yamaha Yard Built XSR700 Otokomae by AD HOC Is a Minimalist Cafe-Racer
Yamaha Yard Built XSR700 Otokomae by AD HOC Is a Minimalist Cafe-Racer

In case you thought that the Yamaha Yard Built program reached an end, it would be funny to see the looks on your faces when you meet Otokomae, the latest Ad Hoc Cafe Racers' creations. Some may call it crazy, while some may call it ugly; the ...

 
MotoGP Requires at Least Two Teams per Manufacturer from 2018
MotoGP Requires at Least Two Teams per Manufacturer from 2018

The winds of change have not died down in MotoGP and it looks like the future will bring a new grid structure. The latest paddock whispers say that starting from 2018, each manufacturer will be required to field at least two teams. While we are ...

 
Classon Smart Bicycle Helmet Even Supports Gestures
Classon Smart Bicycle Helmet Even Supports Gestures

These days, smart helmets for either motorcycle or bicycle tend to become commonplace, but only a few of them are indeed functional, feasible, and affordable, let alone being also stylish. The Classon is a cycling helmet that appears to bring all t...

 
AJS Caldwell 125, the English-Chinese Classic
AJS Caldwell 125, the English-Chinese Classic

AJS doesn't exactly have the best brand visibility these days, but the historic English maker has not kicked the bucket. Here's one of their latest additions to the line-up, the new classic-looks Caldwell 125, a retro machine that could s...

 
Casey Stoner: I Think I Know What Lorenzo Is Looking for in a Motorcycle
Casey Stoner: I Think I Know What Lorenzo Is Looking for in a Motorcycle

Casey Stoner is back in the middle of the Ducati fans, and has recently attended the World Ducati Week last weekend, in Misano. Once more donning the red livery, and putting in some laps aboard the stunning 1299 Panigale S Anniversario, Stoner also...

 
Tailgating Goes Very Wrong, Biker Falls Off a 12-Meter Bridge
Tailgating Goes Very Wrong, Biker Falls Off a 12-Meter Bridge

It may sound like a scene from Final Destination (you pick the number) but for Pedro Henrique B. da Silva, this scenario is all too real. On the afternoon of July 28, Da Silva was riding his all-black Harley-Davidson Sportster 83 on the Joatinga br...

 
BMW R nineT Scrambler Slated for September, Price Revealed
BMW R nineT Scrambler Slated for September, Price Revealed

BMW Motorrad has revealed the official launch date for the R nineT Scrambler. The newest member of the R nineT family will arrive first in the German dealerships on September 17. After this date, the R nineT Scrambler will slowly make it to other d...

 
Yamaha and Valentino Rossi Debut Yamaha VR46 The Master Camp
Yamaha and Valentino Rossi Debut Yamaha VR46 The Master Camp

The lives of no less than five young riders are about to change for the better as they've been selected to take part in one of the world's most appealing road racing program, the all-new Yamaha VR46 The Master Camp. Like its name alrea...

 
Velocipede-Fogliaverde E-Bikes Are Painfully Elegant and Don't Need Recharging
Velocipede-Fogliaverde E-Bikes Are Painfully Elegant and Don't Need Recharging

Velocipede-Fogliaverde is a new Swiss company that aims to bring to the market a new breed of electric bicycles that stress out elegance as one of the most important factors we should not be missing. A bold statement of form mixed with function,...

 
Winglets Banned, Ducati Has to Follow a New Aerodynamic Development Direction
Winglets Banned, Ducati Has to Follow a New Aerodynamic Development Direction

There is still a good degree of mystery surrounding the winglets in MotoGP, the full list of purposes and the effects they generated, as well as the real reasons they were banned for. The latest story also arrives from the Ducati garage and indicat...

 
Fusar Launches Social Media and Intercom App
Fusar Launches Social Media and Intercom App

Fusar announces that their specialized social media and intercom app is now available, offering a new way to interact for the motorcyclists who ride together often. The new app works as a social media platform that uses the Internet connection o...

 
Ducati Rumored to Revive the SuperSport Model
Ducati Rumored to Revive the SuperSport Model

Ducati will restore production of one of its most iconic and revered models, the SuperSport, the latest industry whispers at the World Ducati Week indicate. The new SuperSport will mark the return of the classic European sport bike, a motorcycle th...

 
Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Unveiled
Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario Unveiled

Ducati has unveiled a new special edition machine during the World Ducati Week in Misano, in the presence of the company CEO Claudio Domenicali and brand ambassador Casey Stoner. The model that was chosen to epitomize the 90 years of Ducati bike-m...

 
2017 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black Looks Sleek
2017 BMW R1200GS Adventure Triple Black Looks Sleek

It's difficult to say how much we enjoy seeing BMW's flagship R1200 GS Adventure enduro-travel machine playing it cool and being available in more than the official livery. Of course, it's that time of the year when we can show you a...

 
Rider Almost Ran Off the Road by a Lady Receives Exemplary Help from Police
Rider Almost Ran Off the Road by a Lady Receives Exemplary Help from Police

Even though not everybody loves police officers and the way the handle certain traffic situations, here's an exemplary display of how justice should be served. Luckily, the rider has his camera turned on and recording when a lady ignores hi...

 
Yamaha YZF-R3 Recalled for Clutch and Oil Pump Malfunction
Yamaha YZF-R3 Recalled for Clutch and Oil Pump Malfunction

Yamaha recalls a number yet unspecified of YZF-R3 motorcycles to solve a clutch malfunction. The defect was reportedly discovered by the Japanese branch of Yamaha, and is, therefore, not the result of a warranty claim or customer complaint. The ...

 
The BMW Motorrad Smartphone Cradle Is Outrageously Expensive
The BMW Motorrad Smartphone Cradle Is Outrageously Expensive

It's no secret that OEM accessories cost way more than similar items simply because the manufacturer badge is present on them. Sometimes, the OEMs are indeed making sure that the products live up to the highest expectations customers have from...

 
BMW F700GS, F800GS and F800GS Adventure Facelifted, 100 Photos Inside
BMW F700GS, F800GS and F800GS Adventure Facelifted, 100 Photos Inside

The middleweight BMW bikes received multiple updates for the model year 2017, and the most important is, obviously, the one things that makes the difference between carrying on or reaching the end of the line: compliance with the Euro 4 emission st...

 
KTM Builds an 800cc Platform, 800 Duke and 800 Adventure Expected
KTM Builds an 800cc Platform, 800 Duke and 800 Adventure Expected

Good news arrives from Mattighofen as the KTM CEO Stefan Pierer confirms that the new "800cc" platform is more than a mere distant project, and not one, but two bikes based on it will be unveiled this year. We added the quotation mark bec...

 
2017 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Receives a Sport Mode
2017 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Receives a Sport Mode

Can-Am is trying to make its new F3-S trike more appealing to those who feel like they could use a little more adrenaline and adds a new engine mode to the three-wheeler game by endowing the 2017 model year Can-Am Spyder F3-S with a Sport Mode. ...

 

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