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Florin Tibu

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Personal motto:

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.
400 KM/H in 26 Seconds Aboard a Kawasaki Ninja H2R
400 KM/H in 26 Seconds Aboard a Kawasaki Ninja H2R

The Kawasaki Ninja H2R tied its name to the history of motorcycling once more, after Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu took it to a whopping speed of 400 km/h (248.6 mph). There may be some fellows who would argue that the reading on the bike's spe...

 
Bad Luck, Poor Awareness, and Maybe Target Fixation Lead to a Nasty Crash
Bad Luck, Poor Awareness, and Maybe Target Fixation Lead to a Nasty Crash

They say that nothing can save a rider when luck runs out, but, in this guy's particular case, we'd rather say that he could have avoided crashing. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing how skilled this fellow is, or whether he wa...

 
BMW G310R European Price Announced, Still Waiting for the US One
BMW G310R European Price Announced, Still Waiting for the US One

Even though only a few BMW Motorrad national dealers revealed the price of the all-new G310R, we're bringing this info to you so that you know what to prepare for. So far, we have prices from the bike's home market, Germany, Switzerland a...

 
Hog-O-Caster Is an Electric Guitar Made from Real Harley-Davidson Parts
Hog-O-Caster Is an Electric Guitar Made from Real Harley-Davidson Parts

We're not sure if any major guitar manufacturer would pick up this idea, but we definitely like the Hog-O-Caster. In case you're not a guitar guy and wonder what's with the "caster" thing, we'll tell you that is comes ...

 
Rossi vs Lorenzo Is also Cadalora vs Biaggi
Rossi vs Lorenzo Is also Cadalora vs Biaggi

The fact that MotoGP is changing is old news, but these changes bring in an element we were not envisaging a couple of years ago. Seeing the former GP stars acting like coaches for the top riders is a rather new thing, and with all the technical mo...

 
Remember the Van Buren Sisters with the Sisters’ Centennial Ride
Remember the Van Buren Sisters with the Sisters’ Centennial Ride

One hundred years after the Van Buren sisters proved that women could be as determined and hardcore as men when it comes to riding a motorcycle, Indian launches an invitation to all riders to join the Sisters' Centennial Ride across the USA. ...

 
Streets Are No Race Track and This Rider Finds Out the Hard Way
Streets Are No Race Track and This Rider Finds Out the Hard Way

There are only a handful of motorcycle riders who have not given in to the temptation of letting their horsies loose along certain roads. There are countless others who are constantly lying about this, and there are those who openly admit they indu...

 
Trotify - the Must-Have Bike Accessory for Monty Python Fans and More
Trotify - the Must-Have Bike Accessory for Monty Python Fans and More

In case putting together "coconut" and "horse" is already enough for you to smile broadly, if not even laughing, then this means two things. The first is, naturally, the fact that you are at least aware of what Monty Python did ...

 
Marc Marquez Sides with Shoei Helmets at Least Until 2018
Marc Marquez Sides with Shoei Helmets at Least Until 2018

Marc Marquez announces that he will be racing wearing a Shoei helmet until at least 2018. This new contract comes as a natural extension of the relationship between the Spaniard and the Japanese helmet manufacturer, as the two have been together si...

 
Winglets Permanently Banned from MotoGP
Winglets Permanently Banned from MotoGP

No aerodynamic winglets will be present on the premier class motorcycles as of the end of the current season. At Assen, the IRTA, FIM, and Dorna agreed to ban them in any form, as the MSMA failed to come to a sensible conclusion after being asked t...

 
BMW Motorrad Launches the Riders in the Storm Graphic Novel
BMW Motorrad Launches the Riders in the Storm Graphic Novel

BMW Motorrad takes a bold step into the virtual realm with a bold move we didn't exactly expect, a graphic novel. The debut of such an undergoing is Riders on the Storm, a graphic novel that is slated for publication in October this year, but ...

 
Brexit Won't Affect British Motorcycling for the Next Months but...
Brexit Won't Affect British Motorcycling for the Next Months but...

The European Union lost a member after British voters opted for leaving the EU in the referendum last week, and this will have consequences for both the UK and mainland motorcycling industry. What will they be is impossible to anticipate, but some ...

 
400 KM/H Record Attempt with Kawasaki Ninja H2R and Kenan Sofuoglu
400 KM/H Record Attempt with Kawasaki Ninja H2R and Kenan Sofuoglu

The fact that the Kawasaki Ninja H2R was born to break records and push limits way beyond the borders known to man is no secret, so learning that Kenan Sofuoglu wants to reach 400 km/h (249 nph) with it should not be a total surprise. Indeed, th...

 
Blood Bikes Looking for More Volunteers to Deliver Medical Supplies
Blood Bikes Looking for More Volunteers to Deliver Medical Supplies

The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) is searching for more volunteers who want to become members and help to improve the medical services in the UK. The NABB is a group of motorcycle riders who are offering their service for free, he...

 
This KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Will Make You Want One Badly
This KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Will Make You Want One Badly

The KTM 1290 Super Duke GT raises the bar significantly in the sport-touring world and sets class standards that are so high that we can barely wait to see how the bike that tops it will be. Even though some say that a piece of machinery such as...

 
English Riders Petition the Ban of POLITE Hi-Viz Vests
English Riders Petition the Ban of POLITE Hi-Viz Vests

Well, this piece is English dark humor at its finest, but the reality it describes is not necessarily the funniest thing we can think of. All in all, some fellows started a petition addressed to the British Prime Minister David Cameron, asking him...

 
BMW Rumored to Arrive in MotoGP
BMW Rumored to Arrive in MotoGP

The latest paddock rumors see BMW eyeing an entry in the premier class, with Marco Melandri allegedly having already reached and agreement with Munich for testing their prototype. However, we are taking this with a generous pinch of salt, as in ...

 
One KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Photo We Didn't Want to See
One KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Photo We Didn't Want to See

Seeing a broken bracket in the frame of a KTM 1290 Super Duke GT that has, according to its owner, only 7000 km (4350 miles) on the clock is definitely not one of the things we expected, but nevertheless, you can see the photo for yourselves after ...

 
Ducati Shows Anniversary Replica Kit for Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak
Ducati Shows Anniversary Replica Kit for Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak

To celebrate both the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) race, Ducati USA is offering a neat aftermarket package to the customers that order the 2016 model year Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak Edition. The goodies Duca...

 
The New Xiaomi Smart Bike Shows Up on June 23
The New Xiaomi Smart Bike Shows Up on June 23

Chinese company Xiaomi will unveil their all-new smart bicycle on June 23, which is tomorrow, but has been quite secretive as to how it will stack against the existing QiCycle R1 two-wheeler that went for crowdfunding earlier. Why is this compar...

 

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