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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.
Green Chrome Wrap for Pocket Bikes and More
Green Chrome Wrap for Pocket Bikes and More

Sankt-Petersburg-based custom workshop Re-Styling have come up with a new project which is simply awesome, despite its rather diminutive dimensions. We're looking at a very nice pocket bike wrapped in green chrome, an apparition as unexpected ...

 
Welcome Peugeot Metropolis 3-wheel Scooter
Welcome Peugeot Metropolis 3-wheel Scooter

It was just a matter of time until the Piaggio MP3 had to face a serious rival, and there it is: the all-new Peugeot three-wheeler called Metropolis 400i. There's so much to the Metropolis 400i, as Peugeot stresses. First of all it marks th...

 
One-Off Custom BMW Chopper by Francis Villedon
One-Off Custom BMW Chopper by Francis Villedon

Some might tempted to believe that the only right way to a head-turning custom bike is the American chopper. French bike builder Francis Villedon begs to differ and backs his suspicion with Mimosa, a nifty custom bike to raise your pulse. Despit...

 
2013 Suzuki SVF 650 Shows Up, US Pricing Announced
2013 Suzuki SVF 650 Shows Up, US Pricing Announced

Suzuki delivers a new mid-size bike ready for the next riding season in the shape of the SFV 650. This new revision carries on the heritage of the old SV650 series, one of the best-loved beginner bikes of all times. The story goes ever on, with ...

 
A Guide to Motorcycle Tires Part 3 (Final)
A Guide to Motorcycle Tires Part 3 (Final)

Hi there and welcome to the final part of our guide to choosing motorcycle tires. After detailing some aspects when choosing the right tires may be a bit difficult, it's time to move to some final considerations. The first part of this guid...

 
To Ride, Rock and Roll
To Ride, Rock and Roll

I've been riding for some years now and for even longer I have played in a “some sort of heavy metal” band. Not a professional musician, but let's say I've had my fair share of gigs and other related things. Last even...

 
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked Part 6
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked Part 6

Ahoy there, fellow riders, and welcome to the place where another page in motorcycle myths is being turned. It's now time to step into another tricky zone of motorcycle piloting, namely the ability to respond almost perfectly to any situation....

 
The Death of a Bike
The Death of a Bike

It's somewhat funny the way old ideas just pop in my head when editorials are expected from me every now and then. There are a lot of subjects out there, but everything is so fuzzy nowadays and being able to pick one is probably the hardest pa...

 
A Guide to Motorcycle Tires: Part 2
A Guide to Motorcycle Tires: Part 2

Hi there, and welcome to the second part of our motorcycle tire guide. The first episode of this guide went through subjects such as tire age, and how to think twice before you spend your dime on rubber which just might not be the best choice for ...

 
A Guide to Motorcycle Tires: Part 1
A Guide to Motorcycle Tires: Part 1

Ahoy there, two or three-wheeled fellows, and welcome to a new piece that will help some of you understand some more details in the biking world a tad better, and hopefully make your ideas better, smoother and safer. This week's special is ...

 
We'll All Drop It One Day
We'll All Drop It One Day

The idea for this editorial came just minutes ago, just as I was fretting and trying to find some nice subject to write on. And after I got a call from a friend who had dropped his new bike on both sides, I knew this one was about the first crashes...

 
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 5
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 5

Hello, fellow riders, and welcome to another episode in our cover story dedicated to motorcycle myths. So far we've discussed the noise and the helmet issues, and we've explained why riders prefer black leather garments or why braking har...

 
How to Choose Your First Bike: Episode 3 (final)
How to Choose Your First Bike: Episode 3 (final)

Hi there, two-wheeled readers and welcome to the final part of the “How to Choose Your First Bike” guide. During the first two episodes, we covered various aspects which should be considered when thinking about buying a motorcycle for t...

 
How Far Would You Go?
How Far Would You Go?

I've quickly adopted the idea for this editorial piece as a suggestion from a friend... because I haven't traveled really far this year and I really miss doing so. In fact, it's been such a busy year so far that it's rather hard...

 
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 4
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 4

Ahoy there, fellow riders and fellow readers, and welcome to the forth (and yet not the last) episode of our myth-related coverstory. After dealing with the dangers of riding and noise, laying or not a bike down and why motorcyclists prefer leather...

 
Casual Everyday Heroes
Casual Everyday Heroes

A lot of people sometimes feel attracted to morbid stuff, even though you'll find rather few of them admitting it. It's not about those looking for snuff movies around the web, or those who might happen to be a bit mentally deranged, in a...

 
How to Choose Your First Bike: Episode 2
How to Choose Your First Bike: Episode 2

Hi there, and welcome to episode 2 of the "How to Choose Your First Bike" guide. In the first part of this how-to article we've addressed some of the most common primary questions which usually pop in a person's mind when it com...

 
How to Choose Your First Bike: Episode 1
How to Choose Your First Bike: Episode 1

The idea of this article came after two friends of mine have repeatedly asked me to help them decide on what motorcycle they should buy first. The following lines are not meant to be taken as some sort of bike-choosing bible, but are rather int...

 
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 3
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 3

Hello there, fellow riders and fellow readers. Thanks for checking back with us this week for the third part of the myth-debunking endeavor we've started. The first two episodes dealt with matters such as the “loud pipes save lives&r...

 
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 2
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 2

Hi there, fellow riders, and thanks for your interest in reading the second part of Autoevolution’s cover story on debunking the most common myths regarding the two-wheeled world. The first episode went on about the “loud pipes save ...

 

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