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Thursday, 8 November 2012

MOTORCYCLE FACTS




Slick tires offer more grip on wet roads than treaded tires, up to the point at which they hydroplane. The slick tires have more velocity with a minimum about of effort. They have more grip than other tires when on asphalt, and other hard, even surfaces. Slick tires sometimes have a V-shaped grip pattern which helps on wet roads. Because they have limited groves in the tires, water doesn't get trapped in the tire which normally causes hydroplaning.

Up to 25 per cent of bike theft claims are fraudulent. In today's economy, some people think that a way to get some of their money back is to report their motorcycle as stolen, in hopes that they can get some money back from the insurance companies. There are several ways that people do this. They can leave their motorcycle in a random ally, or in a bad neighborhood, then report its stolen. Or they will pay someone to steal it, and then file a theft claim. Another way that some people attempt to report a false claim is by selling their motorcycle to someone and have them resell it overseas, then report it stolen when it is overseas. In the US, the punishment for filing false insurance claims can be anywhere from a fine, if someone was injured it can result in 10 years to 20, years in jail. If someone was killed due to the actions taken to commit fraud, a possible punishment is a life sentence.

One in five upgraded bikes in inner cities gets stolen. People believe that Harley Davidson is the most stolen motorcycle but it is Honda. The next most stolen motorcycles are: Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Harley Davidson.


In the 1920's some farm boys, who became known as "hog boys", continuously won motorcycle races and had a live hog as their mascot. After a win, they would put the hog on the motorcycle and do a victory lap with it. In 1983, Harley Davidson formed a group call HOG., Harley Owners Group. Eventually Harley Davidson attempted to trademark the word "hog", but lost the case. In 1999, it was officially ruled that the term "hog" officially meant any generic type of large motorcycle and could therefore not be trademarked.

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