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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.
Watch the Yamaha YZF-R1 Gearbox Recall in Timelapse
Watch the Yamaha YZF-R1 Gearbox Recall in Timelapse

Ever wondered what happens in a workshop when a bike that's been recalled is brought in for some extensive repairs? Well, here's a timelapse footage of the repair sessions of the Yamaha R1's transmission, so you can see for yourselve...

 
Yamaha XT660Z Tenere To Be Discontinued
Yamaha XT660Z Tenere To Be Discontinued

Say goodbye to the Yamaha XT660Z Tenere, as the house of Iwata will discontinue their popular middleweight adventure machine. The reason that led to this decision are the same that will also eliminate the XJR1300, and which caused the demise of the...

 
4K, 360-Degree-Capable Bell Helmet Debuts at the Isle of Man TT
4K, 360-Degree-Capable Bell Helmet Debuts at the Isle of Man TT

Earlier this year, Bell introduced its camera-equipped sports helmet, a piece of gear that brings together the safety required by riding itself and modern imaging technologies aimed at making the viewers experience a truly spectacular one. Bell ...

 
Happy World Motorcycle Day Y'all!
Happy World Motorcycle Day Y'all!

A happy World Motorcycle Day to all the riders, their passengers, as well as to all the future and former riders, enthusiasts and those connected in any way with the world of motorcycling! In case you didn't know, the 21st of June is the Wo...

 
Zercado Self-Adjusting Motorcycle Mirrors Up for Crowdfunding
Zercado Self-Adjusting Motorcycle Mirrors Up for Crowdfunding

Zercado is the name of a project aimed at delivering the first smart, self-adjusting mirrors designed with motorcycle safety in mind. The idea was rewarded with a Microsoft Imagine Cup award and we'd like to see it taking off. Behind Zercad...

 
Flipped Honda RC213V-S Is a Write Off, Apparently
Flipped Honda RC213V-S Is a Write Off, Apparently

Last week we showed you a piece of footage that could easily be labeled under the "cringe" tab, with a Honda RC213V-S biting the dust after being knocked down. Apparently, that bike is a write off because of damage to the frame. The story...

 
€188.000 Honda RC213V-S Thrashed by Careless Photographer
€188.000 Honda RC213V-S Thrashed by Careless Photographer

They say that a picture is worth 1000 words and at times, this is true. We'd complement this saying by adding that sometimes, even a short crappy video recorded with the smartphone can be worth quite a lot, maybe around €188.000. If yo...

 
Aleix Espargaro to Join Aprilia in 2017
Aleix Espargaro to Join Aprilia in 2017

Team Gresini Aprilia will employ two new names in the premier class from 2017. After announcing that the first confirmed chevalier for 2017 will be Sam Lowes, it appears that the second machine will have Aleix Espargaro at the helm. The elder of...

 
Blazin' Through Baja Documentary Now Viewable Online for Free
Blazin' Through Baja Documentary Now Viewable Online for Free

“Blazin' Through Baja” can be now watched online for free and you have a direct Youtube link at the bottom of this piece. Originally released as a pay-per-view feature on Vimeo, the this 50-minute-long video tells the story of how ...

 
Bell Debuts MIPS Technology in Motorcycle Helmets Range
Bell Debuts MIPS Technology in Motorcycle Helmets Range

It's that time of year again when Bell delivers new technologies aimed at making their motorcycle helmets safer. This time, Bell debuts the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System in the motorcycle range after it was tested and proven ...

 
Giacomo Agostini Celebrates 74th Anniversary
Giacomo Agostini Celebrates 74th Anniversary

The birthday cake Giacomo Agostini should receive would certainly look awkward if done by the book. Blowing out 74 candles would be a rather difficult task even for a guy like Ago, who is used to making the impossible possible. The great Ago was...

 
Could Volkswagen Group's Electric Plans Include Ducati?
Could Volkswagen Group's Electric Plans Include Ducati?

The Dieselgate scandal sent shockwaves in the automotive industry and revealed that not everyone had been playing fair in this game. Obviously, Volkswagen is the manufacturer that took the biggest hit, and it looks only fair that they should pay de...

 
Loading a Motorbike on a Bus This Way Is Painfully Stupid
Loading a Motorbike on a Bus This Way Is Painfully Stupid

There are occasions when certain people fail to see the obvious and it's exactly then when the dumbest, funniest, or, more unfortunately, nastiest accidents occur. Now, when it comes to motorcycles, these occasions appear very often, and in...

 
Audi Doesn't Plan to Sell Ducati Despite Dieselgate Scandal
Audi Doesn't Plan to Sell Ducati Despite Dieselgate Scandal

Audi has no intentions to sell Ducati, not now, and not for the mid-term future, Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller says. Ducati is, for VW AG, a jewel, he adds, and the rumors that it would be sold are, well, false. Over the last days, rumor...

 
One Awesome, Funny BMW S1000RR Commercial
One Awesome, Funny BMW S1000RR Commercial

The symbolism of vehicles that are so fast that you can barely see them is not new in advertising and has been used in one form or another for several decades. Even though the core idea is not new, people still manage to find new ways to reinterpre...

 
The Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Is Real, Aero Motorcycles Next?
The Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Is Real, Aero Motorcycles Next?

Meet Ehang 184, the world's first passenger drone, an electric aerial vehicle (AAV) that will soon be seen above the cities. The Ehang 184 is set to enter mass production soon, even though no details on price or availability have been yet disc...

 
BMW K1600 Bagger Most Likely Arriving This Autumn
BMW K1600 Bagger Most Likely Arriving This Autumn

It's not the first time when a BMW bagger based on the K1600 platform comes into the discussion, but this time, it looks like it's for real. During a talk at the Villa d'Este, CEO top brass Stephan Schaller declared that we're i...

 
LaFerrari and KTM 1290 Super Duke R Play Tug of War to Avoid a Shameful Bath
LaFerrari and KTM 1290 Super Duke R Play Tug of War to Avoid a Shameful Bath

Welcome to a new chapter in the long dispute of cars against motorcycles, but this time, it's not about the right of way, splitting lanes, or whose top speed is higher. Prepare to witness the Italian hybrid supercar technology against the Aust...

 
Grabbing the Front Brake Won't Fix Your Lousy Wheelie Landing
Grabbing the Front Brake Won't Fix Your Lousy Wheelie Landing

Watching people crashing while riding their motorcycle is not exactly a fun thing, save for that somewhat perverse feeling of "thankfully, it wasn't me." However, watching such videos can indeed have a strong educational purpose, ...

 
Andrea Dovizioso: I Am Glad Not to Be The First Fiddle Any Longer
Andrea Dovizioso: I Am Glad Not to Be The First Fiddle Any Longer

Many perhaps see the arrival of Jorge Lorenzo at Ducati as a demotion for the team's current top rider, Andrea Dovizioso. Well, they'll most likely be surprised to learn that the Italian is in no way feeling blue but is rather relieved fo...

 

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