Two Wheelers Motorcycle Magazine |Issue#2 - February 2017

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The Iron Butt Challenge

Egyptian

An

Attempt

BEST MOTORCYCLE MOVIES

(PART 2)

More Biker Movies from our

library

HOW TO RIDE A

MOTORCYCLE.

Beginners’ Guide to riding a

motorcycle.

SENA SMH10R

BLUETOOTH

HEADSET

A Racer’s Best Friend


CONTENTS

pg.3

THE IRON BUTT AND LONGEST

DISTANCE ON A MOTORCYCLE

IN 24 HOURS CHALLENGE.

Last time we talked about the Around Egypt

on a Motorcycle Initiative, as well as the

World Record that was achieved by the

initiative’s founder, Ali Abdo. What's he up

to now?

pg.5

BEST MOTORCYCLE MOVIES

PART 2.

More motorcycle movies to keep you

occupied during your non-riding time.

pg.8

HOW TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE

PART 1 (BEGINNERS’ GUIDE).

We decided to release the series of How to

ride a motorcycle in order to give our

beloved riders some useful tips (regardless

for how long have you been riding) to help

them enjoy their rides more and crash less.

pg.10

SENA SMH10R BLUETOOTH

HEADSET: A RACER’S BEST

FRIEND.

The most significant feature of this Sena

headset is its slim and small dimensions......

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THE IRON BUTT AND

LONGEST DISTANCE ON A

MOTORCYCLE IN 24

HOURS CHALLENGE.

Sup, motorcyclists! Last time we talked

about the Around Egypt on a Motorcycle

Initiative, as well as the World Record that

was achieved by the initiative’s founder,

Ali Abdo (click here to check the article).

This time, we are proud to be the first

motorcyclist magazine to bring you some

exclusive updates about Ali Abdo’s next

adventure.

What is the Iron Butt

Association?

“ The world is our Playground” .

That’s the slogan of the 50,000

members who belong to one of the

largest motorcycle enthusiasts

association in the world. Long and

safe motorcycle rides are the thing

that brings those members together.

The admission application is really

simple (kidding of course), all that

you need to do is finish their Iron

Butt Rally or one of the other rides

that they sponsor such as the Saddle

Sore 1000 the Bun Burner Gold and

many others. Here are some of their

most popular rides:

THE SADDLE SORE 1000.

A 1000 mile in 24 hours.

THE BUN BURNER.

1500 miles in 36 hours.

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THE BUN BURNER GOLD.

1500 miles in 24 hours.

There are many other rides that include riding across the country or national parks. The Iron Butt

Association is definitely your place if you are into long distance motorcycle traveling.

Ali Abdo’s Specialty: Long

distance Motorcycle trips.

The next adventure will be an attempt to break the current record of the longest motorcycle ride in

24 hrs which is 3256.5 Km, held by Mattew McKelvey in South Africa. The previously mentioned

record was achieved on the 8th of October in 2014.

If you think that’s the only record that the Egyptian traveler is willing to break, think again. During our

interview with this honorable figure, he said that he will be seeking to also win both, the Iron Butt

Award and the Saddle Sores during his dry runs for the big record.

So we guess that you might be wondering about the distance planned to be covered in 24 hrs for the

new record. It’s 3500 Km. Now, that’s really challenging on Egyptian roads. The riding conditions are

not the smoothest compared to others.

It’s all About Being a

Distinctive Motorcycle Trip

Planner.

We are pretty sure that you realize that it’s not as easy as drawing a route using Google Maps,

then following it with your GPS. The Egyptian adventure made his homework to win the Iron

Butt, Saddle Sores and to break the new World Record.

Preparation included surveying road conditions, estimating speed per each route, setting

potential checkpoints and evaluating potential and unexpected threats to his journey.

Click HERE to read the

full article along with more

pictures & videos.

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BEST MOTORCYCLE

MOVIES PART 2.

Hello, Two Wheelers! So last time we

listed some of the best classic motorcycle

movies (click here to check them). Today,

we are going to talk about some of the

best biker movies that were released a

little bit more recent.

We do realize that the passion for

motorcycles doesn’t stop at turning off

your ignition and stepping off your

motorcycle. That’s why we are always

keen on keeping this flame glowing even

when our beloved readers are not riding.

So let’s get back to our library and take

another look at what we have for today.

The Motorcycle Diaries.

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

Time: 126 mins.

Genre: Biography& Adventure.

Release Date: 2004.

Director: Walter Salles.

Starring: Gael García Bernal, Mía

Maestro and Rodrigo De la Serna.

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IIf you are the kind of person who likes Biography movies, this is a must see for

you. OK, to be more specific, if you are a Che Guevara fan, then this is the right

movie for you. The Motorcycle Diaries shows how the famous revolutionist

found his calling in life through a motorcycle road trip.

The movie won the Oscar for the Best Achievement in Music Written for motion

pictures and got nominated for Best Writing and Adapted Screenplay.

Also, it received 43 other nominations for prestigious awards such as the Golden

Globes, BAFTA Awards, American Screenwriters Association, and many others.

Definitely, one of the best biker movies.

ONE WEEK.

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73%

Time: 94 mins.

Genre: Adventure & Drama.

Release Date: 2008.

Director: Micheal McGowan.

Starring: Joshua Jackson, Marc Strange and Peter Spence.

Another great movie in our biker movies list. One week is one of those reflective movies that include

a motorcycle road trip for the rider to know the real meaning of life. Micheal McGowan who is both,

the writer and the director, made an extraordinary effort to come up with this masterpiece.

One week has won the Genie Awards in 2010 for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

Moreover, it received two other nominations for the Directors Guild of Canada awards.

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The World’s Fastest Indian.

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%

Time: 127 mins.

Genre: Biography & Sport.

Release Date: 2005.

Director: Rogar Donaldson.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea and Diane Ladd.

Once again, this is one of the best biker movies whose plot is a biography about a famous

historical figure. This time, it’s about Burt Munro, a well-known motorcyclist who spent years

building a motorcycle, looking forward t breaking a land speed record.

This movie is for all of the adrenaline junkies who love biker movies about land speed

competitions. The featured motorcycle has achieved a world record at the Bonneville Salt flats

during the 60s.

Did we mention that Anthony Hopkins is starring in this outstanding movie? Well, if that’s not

appealing enough, then we would like to state the fact that this movie has won ten awards and

got nominated for another six.

We hope that you will enjoy our picks in the second list of featured motorcycle movies. Further

listings are going to be published to keep you occupied and entertained during your free time

(AKA not riding time).

Keep riding fellas, and stay safe!

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HOW TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE PART 1

(BEGINNERS’ GUIDE).

The motorcycle manufacturing industry is experiencing a remarkable boom! You don’t need to

be a business analyst in order to figure this out and translate it, but this means that new riders

are joining the motorcyclists’ community each and every day.

We decided to release the series of How to ride a motorcycle in order to give our beloved riders

some useful tips (regardless for how long have you been riding) to help them enjoy their rides

more and crash less.

The first part of this series will be dedicated to the new motorcycle riders. Riding motorcycles is

a passion only a few can understand. However, there some safety riding tips that you need to

stick to, in order to enjoy your rides (and live longer).

Admit that you are a Beginner (It’s OK being called the New Fish!).

Seriously, there is nothing wrong about it. Every Pro was once a beginner. Even Valentino

Rossi was once an amateur (we love to think so). The faster you admit it, the less reckless you

will be and the safer your rides will be accordingly.

Join a Motorcycle Riding School (no, it’s not lame).

Join a riding school with your new motorcycle (that you are anxious to hit the road with we

know) before going on the streets. You will not only learn the basics; such as cornering,

braking and accelerating, but you will receive some useful safety riding tips. This can also be a

soft kickoff for you as a rider to get to know your new babe a little better (weight, power,

handling,….etc.).

Try to join a Motorcycle Group.

This part is beneficial on so many levels; the most important one is the exchange of

experience. Hearing other (more professional) riders talking about their crashes, motorcycle

breakdowns and maintenance, will give you outlines about the Dos and Don’ts during riding.

Also, it will improve your sense of ownership to this community and nourish your passion.

Just make sure to join the right group where you can get along with!

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Forget about Stunting and hitting the 300KM/Hr speed limit.

So now, you have made your research about the most suitable motorcycle, purchased it, and

joined a motorcycle group (or chose to ride solo). Please! Just Please! Don’t head back home,

start watching YouTube Videos about Stunting Championship or the Isle of Mann and decide

to give it a try.

As we said earlier, those people are professionals who are racing in a closed and safe

environment. Also, stay away from street racing videos. We know it’s tempting. But, just

leave it for the time being.

Hopefully, this beginners’ guide for the How to Ride a Motorcycle series has added value to

you. For more safety tips during riding, please feel free to check the intermediate guide.

Welcome to the Two-Wheelers community and we wish you safe and enjoyable rides! (click

here to check intermediate guide).


SENA SMH10R BLUETOOTH HEADSET: A

RACER’S BEST FRIEND.

The Sena SMH10R headset is one of the best motorcycle communication systems. Generally

speaking, SENA headsets are considered to be premium products. However, there is something

special about the SMH10R model. Let’s take a closer look.

Features of the Sena SMH10R.

LOW PROFILE.

The most significant feature of this Sena headset is its slim and small dimensions. Actually, this

is what makes it the number one choice for many racers who are willing to minimize air

resistance and weight applied on their helmets while riding.

The main unit is 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm and 1.2 pounds (overall). It’s simply the smallest

and lightest motorcycle communication system on the market.

PRACTICALITY.

Another cutting edge feature that makes the Sena headsets, in general, stand out from the

crowd is that you can charge it while it’s in use. That’s an option that you may not find in a lot of

its alternatives. The Sena SMH10R has a 10 hrs talking time and 7 days standby charge time. Its

charging time is 2.5 hrs.

CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND.

We use this Sena headset personally and we can assure you that its sound quality is superb. You

can clearly hear your riding buddy through the intercom as if both of you are sitting together in

a quiet, luxurious car salon.

CONNECTIVITY & RANGE.

The Sena SMH10R Bluetooth headset can connect up to 4 helmets via intercom and has a range

of 900 meters in open terrain (usually it’s a little bit narrower due to external factors). The

device can be connected to multiple devices simultaneously along with the intercom pairing.

You have full control of the music you are playing; pause, play, rewind, volume and many other

options, not to mention that you can share your music with other connected riding buddies

through the intercom.

Last but not least, the firmware of the headset is upgradeable, the intercom pairing is a

universal one which allows you to pair with nearly any other motorcycle communication brand

on the market, and the Sena SMH10R is loaded with voice prompts for your convenience.

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A Closer Look At the Headset.

Sena SMH10R Price.

The estimated price of this headset is $170 (differs of course from one place to another). A

little bit expensive? Maybe. Is it worth it? According to our personal experience, worth every

penny.

Bottom Line (Upsides & Downsides).

The Sena SMH10R is lightweight, slim, full of options,..etc. Yet, there is a catch; the 3 buttons

feature makes it hard to change menus and navigate while riding. Long presses, as well as

dual button presses, are required to perform certain actions.

Previous versions that included jog dials were much easier (yet, they were bulkier). The 10R

model has a handlebar remote which makes life easier.

It’s not a biggie compared to what you receive in return regarding performance and

communication. Yet, as usual, we thought it was worth to mention every single detail about

the products we review.

If you are feeling clueless about whether you should install an external bluetooth headset or

buy a built-in one with the helmet feel free to check this article (click here to check it)

Stay safe fellas and enjoy your rides!


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