Thursday, November 20, 2008

LINK: Extreme Cargo Carrying on Two Wheels

A recent post by Dan of "Musings of an Intrepid Commuter" where he discusses how he's carried extra cargo on his motorcycle; got me thinking of the photos we've all seen on the Net where people have carried more than they should on their bikes.

I'd seen over the last couple of years, plenty of said photos on Mike Werner's site "Bikes in the Fast Lane" and while searching for a photo to comment on Dan's site, found this posting by Mike back in DEC 2006:


From Mike Werner's Posting, see link above for more pics!

The guy Mike posts about: Ricardo Kuhn, does not let the fact that he does not own a car/truck stop him from making a living which involves picking up and delivering consignments of "stuff".

I don't think BMW designers had the loads he carries in mind when they designed the beemers that he's riding. My Beemer bias of course made me want to link to Mike's posting.

Then again, like I mentioned, a quick search of google images gave me this example in the Philippines where exceeding designer-envisioned specs is apparently not uncommon:

Source: LINK

1 comment:

Jack Riepe said...

Deasr Charlie6 (Dom):

BMW had no idea how I would test the load capacity of the K75 simply riding it by myself.

Fondest regards,
Jack Riepe