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allowance on the motorcycle of the buyer given in trade to the seller , or of the proceeds applicable only to the motorcycle as are received from the manufacturer of motorcycles for the repurchase of the motorcycle whether the repurchase was voluntary or not towards the purchase of a new or used motorcycle by the buyer .” Gov . McKee ‘ s proposed tax break would only apply to the trade-in value of a bike , or reselling bikes in general , and could be a great way to get new riders on R . I . roads .
UK DECARBONIZATION PLAN EYES E-BIKES The British government has launched an action plan that it ’ s hoped will help realize the potential electric motorcycles and scooters offer for reducing emissions and congestion . The Motorcycle Industry Association ( MCIA ) have been working with specialists tasked by the Government to find out what needed to be done to increase the use of smaller electric vehicles .“ Traditionally , powered two-wheelers and other types of PLVs ( Powered Light Vehicles ) have often been absent from national and local policy due to an underappreciation or lack of awareness of their potential benefits to the environment ,” says MCIA chief , Tony Campbell . “ The launch of this Action Plan is a landmark for our sector , and we look forward to continuing our work with the Government and industry to ensure the full and proper implementation of the Plan ’ s recommendations .” The measures that the MCIA have recommended are broad and far reaching , covering everything from ensuring that licensing laws keep up with the evolution of new electric bikes to building a UK based supply chain to help lower costs .
DANES FACE MOTORCYCLE CONFISCATION FOR ‘ INSANE ’ RIDING Danish authorities are confiscating three motorcycles a day for what the authorities are claiming is ‘ insane ’ riding . The rules first came into force in March 2021 , and in a nutshell , allow the police and authorities to enforce much stricter penalties for what is deemed to be dangerous and illegal riding or driving . Up to and including the offender ’ s vehicle being seized , with seized machines sent off and sold at auction ! The scheme isn ’ t just aimed at residents of the Nordic beauty spot , those travelling in and through the nation are also liable . FEMA ( Federation of European Motorcyclists ’ Associations ) reports that anyone touring in or through , holidaying , or on business in Denmark , using two wheels or four is liable
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to be hit with the same penalties . The system seems to be working too , as FEMA reports that in the first six months after the new rules came into force , the police seized a total of 510 vehicles , while 623 charges have been filed in 586 cases involving “ insane driving .”
RESEARCHERS FIND DRIVERS AND RIDERS SEE DIFFERENTLY A road safety study from England ’ s Bournemouth University has found that drivers and riders on the road see ‘ different things ’ and have a very different visual perception of what is going on around them . The project was led by PhD researcher ( and BMW rider ) Shel Silva , who assessed the neurological and cognitive influences of motorcyclists and car drivers . “ The brain has developed an interest in things which are threats ,” explains the report , which found that road users would see larger objects on the road , trucks , buses , and so on , as a greater threat than smaller objects such as motorcycles . Silva also found that a motorcyclist ’ s identification , perception , and knowledge of potential risks would change depending on their motorcycling qualifications and experience . To complete the study , Silva used eye-tracking and interviews using grounded theory to investigate the causes of collisions . It uncovered that a motorcycle rider can be masked by a natural blind spot in the human eye . And that a driver ’ s brain can experience saccadic masking ( when the brain fills in the information when moving the eyes from one point to another ), potentially causing a motorcyclist to be obscured from view . Silva recommends making minor lane adjustments prior to a maneuver or turn , which can trigger a visual orienting response to capture drivers ’ attention .“ The research is suggesting that by understanding motorcyclists ’ knowledge and identification of risks it is possible to better inform training and materials which appeal to motorcyclists ,” she said . “ It is key to understand that motorcyclists do not need training about how to ride a motorcycle but would benefit from more skills regarding how to read the road and other road users .”
QUOTABLE QUOTE : “ Insanity in individuals is something rare -- but in groups , parties , nations , and epochs it is the rule .” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ( 1844 - 1900 ), German Philosopher
I got chatting it up to a stunning girl in a club, “May I buy you a drink?” I asked. “Have you not got a girlfriend?” she replied. “Smooth operators like you always have girl- friends.” “No, sadly we broke up just over a month ago,” I assured her. “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Breakups are tough. Go on then, I’ll have a white wine....” A few drinks in, after a kiss and a cuddle, we headed off back to her place and made some of the most passionate sex imaginable! While I was putting my clothes back on, she made the remark, “So, you’re very good looking, a really nice guy, and amazing in bed....why on earth you split with your girlfriend?” I answered her honestly, “My wife found out!!” -------------------------------------------------------------- Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to drop off, otherwise they were all going to fall and die. They were not able to choose that person, but then the woman made a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because as a woman, she ws used to giving up everything for her husband and kids, and for men in general, without ever getting anything in return or pursuing her own dreams. As soon as she finished her heart wrenching speech, all the men started clapping their hands. -------------------------------------------------------------- Man walks into a market with his zipper down. A female checker walks up to him and says, “Your barracks door is open.” He looked puzzled and went about shopping. A man approached, “Hey buddy, your fly is open.” He got in line to check out w/ that same cashier and thought he’d have a little fun with her about her “barracks door” remark. When it was his turn in line he asked, “When you saw my barracks door open, did you see a soldier in there at attention?” The girl thought for just a second and then replied, “No sir, no I did not....but I did see a soldier that may have been wounded, sitting on a couple of old duffel bags.” -------------------------------------------------------------- Happy 23 Years Anniversary To Joker’s Wild and all you wild and crazy Bikers who love to laugh! Life is just better with laughter in it. Love y’all. MaMa T. There are three types of sex in a marriage. The first one is Kitchen Sex. This is when you are newlyweds and you’re still having fun sex, so you do it anywhere, anytime - but mostly in the kitchen. The second type is Bedroom Sex. This is when you have settled down a bit and probably have kids, so you can’t do it anywhere except in the bedroom and always with the door locked. The third type of sex is Hallway Sex. This is when you pass each other in the hall and say, “Screw you.” But there’s also a fourth kind called Courtroom Sex. This is when you are getting a divorce and you try to screw each other in public. --------------------------------------------------------------- A very tall man walks into a bar and a lady recognizes him as a pro Rugby player. They start to talk and eventually go back to his place. They start to kiss, and the man takes off his shirt. On his arm, he has a tat that says Reebok. “What’s that for?” the woman questions. “Oh, I have this so what when I’m on TV, people will see my tattoo and then Reebok pays me.” Then the man takes off his trousers, and on his leg he has a tat that says Nike. “What’s that then?” she again questions. “Oh, it’s just like the other tat. I get paid when this tat is seen on TV.” Then the man drops his underwear and on his penis he has a tat that reads Aids. The woman screams, “Don’t tell me you have Aids!” The athlete replies, “No, no....! Calm down....it will say Adidas in just a few seconds. --------------------------------------------------------------- My buddy and I were out having a brew and talking about women in general and how some were really on fire in bed. I told him that I’d been with SOOO many women in my life who were wildcats in bed and screamed like demons being released. He said, “Yes! I want to be able to experience that on a regular basis.” We got in my truck and I took him over to the hospital and up to the maternity ward. --------------------------------------------------------------- Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Lil’ Joey received his plate, he started eating straight away. “Joey, wait until we’ve said our prayer”, his momma reminded him. “I don’t have to”, Lil’ Joey replied. “Of course you do.” momma insisted. “We say a prayer before eating at our house.” That’s our house,” Lil Joey explained. “but this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to cook!”. Thunder Roads Magazine 18 Thunder Roads Magazine 19