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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.
Motorcycle Helmets, a Matter of Choice
Motorcycle Helmets, a Matter of Choice

"The battle raged on and on", a contemporary metal song tells us; I believe there will be no things settled too soon between those who wear motorcycle helmets and those who would refuse their heads covered. Yet, the matter of whether to w...

 
A Motorcycle Braking Guide: Part 3
A Motorcycle Braking Guide: Part 3

It looks like we've reached the final part of the How to Brake guide. Episode 1 brought forward generic notions about weight-shifting, grip and how the brakes themselves behave when used, while the second part of the guide went through a few e...

 
There Is No War
There Is No War

I guess I'm about to become some sort of devil's advocate in this matter, since it's both unfair and silly to analyze the topic of “road rights” from a single point of view. Fortunately, I drive both cars and motorcycles,...

 
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 1
Most Common Motorcycle Myths Debunked: Part 1

This week's coverstory deals with the somewhat funny matter of motorcycle myths we bikers confront on an almost daily basis; while some are truly amusing, others are simply the result of prejudice and can sometimes trigger unwanted results. ...

 
A Diesel Bike, Would You?
A Diesel Bike, Would You?

The idea of a diesel motorcycle has been around for quite some time now, and it's still a mystery why it hasn’t been developed on a larger scale. While the motorcycling world has always revolved around traditional petrol engines, it seem...

 
A Motorcycle Braking Guide: Part 2
A Motorcycle Braking Guide: Part 2

Here we go with the second episode of the "How to brake" guide, adding further details to what riding a motorcycle is really about and hopefully helping young and inexperienced bike enthusiasts ride better and in safety. The first par...

 
A Motorcycle Braking Guide: Part 1
A Motorcycle Braking Guide: Part 1

Riding a motorbike means a lot of fun for most of the people who enjoy the two-wheeled sport, but this activity also comes with a lot of risks, due to its very "unstable" nature. The following article is intended to be a guide to help the...

 
Muscle Bike Trio: Ducati Diavel, Yamaha VMAX and Triumph Rocket III
Muscle Bike Trio: Ducati Diavel, Yamaha VMAX and Triumph Rocket III

Some bikes and, for what's worth - the fun of riding them, are meant to be shared, while others have been created for a more egotistic purpose: that of solo riding. And I'm not thinking about big adventure bikes or cross motorcycles - t...

 
Motorcycle Airbags
Motorcycle Airbags

Ever since motorcycles were invented, they have been looked at like some of the most dangerous vehicles to be found on the open roads. Despite pretty much anything a rider could say to "defend" this sport, the truth is still unbeatable: m...

 
"If You Don't Ride in the Rain, You Don't Ride"
"If You Don't Ride in the Rain, You Don't Ride"

Some people like to say that if one does not ride in the rain, he or she does not ride at all. Well, there is some truth in this saying, as there is some exaggeration, as well. There's absolutely no point in calling someone less of a rider jus...

 
Motorcycle Intercom Systems - Pros and Cons
Motorcycle Intercom Systems - Pros and Cons

Whether to use intercom gadgets while riding a motorbike is a tough decision. While a lot of riders truly enjoy the benefits of being able to talk with their passengers or with other motorists, should they be in a group, strong arguments come from ...

 

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