Cool Furniture The Ghoul!!!

Some interior redesigning, might be on you priority list for 2008, you should consider, The "ghoul" lies concealed under the seat, and according to ScareFactory, all hair-raising 6.3m of it will spring out to terrify even the most hardcore braveheart. We're not sure what triggers this boogeyman to pop up, but if this doesn't up the terror count, you can always scare yourself with the sticker shock of US$2,895, shipping not included. Breaks my heart..


Lamborghini Gallardo vs. Ducati 999

I love this series, goes to show time and time again, money cant buy you speed, the Gallardo is beaten fair and square, and on straight line such as Kuwait Geography a warming for the wise steer away from a Duke 999.

See the XR 1200™ Prototype in Action!

Hmmm, wheelies, stability, speed is this a Harley or a Hoax??



Now that the trip is over and my trip blog has come to an end http://kuwaittobeirut.blogspot.com/, I am still coming to terms with my bent out of shape physical stand. Everyday I struggle to get out of bed, as muscle aches are crippling me, is it because of the trip or the weather change in Kuwait. Anyways I have decided to join a health club, trim my self down a couple of kilos, tone these muscles and get ready for a better year ahead.


Ducati 1098 power for 2008 Bimota DB7!

 db OK so I lied that was not my last blog, but this is my last, cause I wanted to share with you this beauty enuff said.








First pics: 2008 Honda CB1000R

The first official pics of the 2008 Honda CB1000R have just been released. This bike will replace the Hornet 900 and powered by the 2007 Fireblade engine, the CB1000R is probably the wildest, most powerful naked bike Honda have ever made!

The 2007 Fireblade’s 998cc, 16-valve, DOHC inline-four has been retuned (okay, detuned…) for the CB1000R and it’s now optimized for low- and mid-range power delivery. With its die-cast aluminium backbone chassis, adjustable rear shock, adjustable 43mm USD forks and 310mm disc brakes with four-piston radially-mounted calipers, the CB1000R should offer considerably sporty performance.

First pics: 2008 Ducati Monster 696

After months of anticipation, a few blurry spy shots and various computer-generated mock-ups, the 2008 Ducati Monster 696 has finally been officially unveiled. The machine has been extensively restyled, gets a new hybrid trellis frame (with new, larger diameter steel tubes), new aluminium swingarm, twin-muffler exhaust, slipper clutch, twin 320mm brake discs with four-piston radial-mount calipers, digital instrumentation, a restyled headlamp and LED taillamp. The bike now weighs 163kg.The new engine is, of course, where the action is. The air-cooled 696cc L-twin makes 80bhp, which should be okay for relaxed riding as well as a bit of corner-carving. The ergonomics have also been revised – the seat is low and narrow, with a shorter reach to the handlebars, and the footpegs are lower and further forward.Though we like the new Monster 696, to be honest, we were hoping it would be rather more radical. Still, for a lightweight bike that looks cool, that can be used for everyday commuting and that also allows you to have a bit of fun on Sundays, the new Monster should do all right…
Courtesy of Samir kumar

First pics: 2008 Ducati 848

The Ducati 749 replacement – the Ducati 848 – is out now. The styling is the same as the multiple award-winning 1098, and at 168 kilos, the 848 is is 20kg lighter that the 749 and 5kg lighter than the 1098. Less weight and more power is, of course, the way to go and the new Ducati does not disappoint.The 848 is powered by Ducati’s 848cc Testastretta Evoluzione L-twin, which makes 134 horsepower – 30bhp up on the old 749. In fact, that 848 has a better power-to-weight ratio than the Ducati 999! Should be quite a cracking machine for those who can’t afford a 1098… :-)
Courtesy of Faster

The 2008 Ducati 1098R. Utterly, totally, completely, awesome!

Have been waiting for the Ducati 1098R? You can have one now. The lightest, most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle ever made by Ducati, the 1098R boasts of 180 horsepower and 140Nm of torque from its 1198cc engine. This, combined with a dry weight of 165kg, should definitely ensure eye-opening performance.


Marina Aquarium?


I was at Marina tonight, and a friend asked me if I saw the fish in the harbor, my reaction was I laughed, what kind of fish would live in this murky water. When I stepped forward I could not believe my eyes , 100's  of fish were flocking and swimming even some jumping, onlookers were feeding them  bread, does anyone knows what kind of fish ?

MOI Installs New Cameras

MOI installs in car cameras: The Interior Ministry has put in use new advanced digital cameras fixed in patrol cars on experimental basis to monitor the streets for traffic violations and traffic crimes committed by motorists, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable security sources.It has been reported these cameras, which are linked to the Operations Control Room, can take pictures from all directions.


GoDaddy 2007 Super Bowl Ad The Office

Cheezy commercial, OCC was even brought in, gotta question the purpose of Paul Senior in this cast?


K1200R 2008

The apple-green metallic colour you see here is one of the new ‘features’ of the 2008 BMW K1200R. But of course, that’s not all – Automatic Stability Control (ASC) will now be available as an option on both the K1200R and the K1200S. These bikes, along with all the F- and R-series machines, will also get a new multi-function digital instrument panel, and optional ABS.


Project Acrimony

have been very lazy lately updating details on all my project, after Superbeasto and now that I totally engulfed with the Kuwait to Beirut Trip, I have neglected my parallel ongoing project Acrimony, So while I was out picking a friend, I experimented with my new found mobile replacement for the veteran E61, well its none other than the E61i, which actually managed to take some OK pictures, before we headed out on our afternoon cruise, Enjoy my pride and joy.
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Tristar Auction Night

Yesterday a couple of buddies and myself went down to Shuwaikh to attend a Tristar Auction, there were several item on display, consisting mainly from helmets and jackets. it was a nice gathering and we got to meet some new people. Tristar is really making a great effort to build a motorcycle community in Kuwait. After the auction Tristar has arranged for a ride for the avid auction participants south. Great initiative !!


Honda CB1100R its alive!!!

The 80's favorite machine is back and what a stylish comeback, here are the first real life shots of the Honda CB1100R. This baby is total hotness. It's pure red, white, and blue glory without the 30 lbs of plastic covering up all the pretty parts. Cant wait to see the technical specs on this Hottie.


Suzuki Crosscage Hybrid Engine

scheduled for an appearance at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show, may be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, or high pressure air, possibly fuzzy kitten dreams - who knows. Details are light, but it does have a monoshock up front though, and that's pretty radical. Somehow the magicians at Suzuki managed to cram an entire fuel cell system into the skeletal frame of the Suzuki Crosscage. It is a bit on the awkward-looking side. But it's the tech rather than the looks that are the main feature here.

Suzuki Biplane at the Tokyo Motor Show

Wow. Just wow!! The Tokyo Auto Show is bringing us some wicked concepts, including this Suzuki Biplane motorcycle. Inspired by the classic biplane first introduced by the Wright Brothers, we're a bit confused exactly where the twin stacked wings fit within this redesign, but who knows, maybe Suzuki has made motorcycles fly. Not to mention, there's about a 50/50 chance that you could instantly turn into a super hero when sitting on this bike...which counts for something.

Thanks Stallion..


11 Things they did not teach you at school!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech to High School students about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished fail in grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to Nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one!


Aramex Price Hike!

I have received an email from Aramex stating the following and I quote "We take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support over the years & for allowing ARAMEX to serve your shopping & shipping needs.

Our goal at SHOP&SHIP is to provide the highest level of quality & customer service while offering the best shipping options available.

Unfortunately, our operating costs continue to experience rises due to substantial increases in fuel & airline shipping costs. These increases have resulted in a necessary increase in our shipping prices.

Effective Nov 1, 2007, our SHOP&SHIP prices will change to the following;

First ½ Kg 2.500 KD
Each additional ½ Kg 2.000 KD

It pays to be a monopoly, I wonder if other countries got the same message.


El Superbeasto vs Nightster (You be the judge)

Nightrain on the Road

Tailgunner Rotary Exhaust

Harley Nighttrain

Superbeasto in the flesh

Superbeasto hits the road!

Today was one of the first outings with Kuwait HOG, the weather was great at 8:00am, however by 11:30am I was cooking under the helmet. We decided to head home, but I did manage to take some shots & videos of wife on the Nightrain.


Beemers at Marina

Riding Season

Its official riding season has started, today I recieved my first SMS from HOG Kuwait for the Eid Ride. We will be meeting up at Fudruckers tomorrow at 9:00am for breakfast.


6000km Bike Trip Kuwait-Lebanon

Welcome to BMW airways, NOT! Planning has started for the big road trip, destinations are mapped the objective is to have FUN for 20 days, 8 bikes crossing 4 countries, KSA - Jordan - Syria and finally Lebanon. We are planning to cover 6,000km over a period of 3 weeks out of which 3,600km of point to point driving and an additional 1,400km of cruising. So many things to take care of Leave Request, Visas, Bike, Luggage, Riding Gear etc. Beeing the only Euro-Lebanese on the team I have started the visa process to Jordan in order to get the Saudi, we will be crossing over from Salmi. I am crossing my fingers to finalise in the coming 2 weeks.


Destination Lebanon!

Now that Superbeasto is out of the way, the second challenge is around the corner. Don''t be fooled by the title, anyone can jump on a plane and head to Beirut. However not many are gonna jump on a bike and cover a 5000km journey, through Saudi, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. For this challenge I had to choose the right vehicle, my harley is out of contention, although its a touring equipped with saddlebags, it is not designed for twisties and bad road conditions. My choice fell on the venerable BMW R1150GS - 2001. I have already owned the 2006 BMW R1200 Adventure, I loved the engine, unfortunately my butt was not compatible with the seat, which left me in a love and hate dilema. I will start posting about the preparation for this trip in my coming blogs.


Superbeasto the Final Cut

It is alive, 4 month and a half of hard work and 3500$ later, I am proud of my new creation. Introducing the all new revamped 2000 Nightrain. Boasting a 200 rear Dunlop tire on 17" rims, Front 21" on Avon, 1550 engine, 211 cams, 4 degrees advance gear, modified 40 mm CV, Tailgunner Rotary exhaust, 2-1 V&H header, Lepera seat, Silk Matt Black with Gold Flakes. The bike is an attraction on the street, and anywhere it parks, everyone wants to see the rotary exhaust in action and boy these pipes are loud, always mixed feelings about the color scheme and since this my wifes bike she picked her own tank emblems a I Heart HD with swarovski (fake) stones.


5th Gear - Fireblade vs Civic Type R

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera vs Ducati 1098

Goes to show that 300,000$ does not give you an advantage over a 30K bike, off course it helps to know how to drive.


Windows Live Writer


I am posting this Blog form the new Microsoft Live Writer, which can be downloaded with Live messenger. The coolest feature of this tool is that it allows check spelling and connects directly to your Blog. The live Writer is a full blown WYSWYG editor with nifty Word like features. Picture editing features, text and table formatting. Highly Recommended.


Ebay Countdown Beta

Super cool fucntion from eBay this is the beta of Countdown where you are gauranteed real time bidding, no more lost deals. Link


Harley to close for one week

Sep 15, 2007 — Harley-Davidson will cut production by closing its Springettsbury Township plant and others for one week this fall, the company said Friday.
The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker, which continues to face low dealer sales, told its workers Friday that the company will shut down its final assembly plants in Springettsbury Township and Kansas City, Mo., for the week of Nov. 26.

In addition, Harley-Davidson will shut down its powertrain operations in Wauwatosa, Wis., and Menomonee Falls, Wis., and its Tomahawk Operations in Tomahawk, Wis., that week.
The company will not pay its employees during the shutdown, said Bob Klein, a spokesman for Harley-Davidson.

Workers laid off during the shutdowns will continue to receive health care coverage, company spokeswoman Rebecca Bortner said in an e-mail.

The manufacturer will recall all laid-off workers after the shutdown, Klein said.
“The company regrets the temporary impact the shipment reduction will have on so many of its employees as well as its dealers, suppliers and customers,” Bortner said in the e-mail.

Overall reduced consumer spending and low dealer sales in August are to blame for the production cuts, the company has said.


Fergie to donate HUMMER proceeds to Global Green USA

After performing at Live Earth and realizing everyone has a role to play in protecting the environment, Fergie decided to sell her HUMMER and donate all the proceeds to Global Green USA. Auction Cause is also donating carbon emission credits for 10 years to help offset the impact. Link