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The Physics of Motorcycle Roadracing - Despite what some people may think, motorcycle roadracing is not only a highly strenuous sport, but there is much more involved than just twisting the throttle and turning the handlebars. There are a number of powerful forces working on the bike and the rider. There is, of course, the downward pull of gravity, friction between the tires and the track, and centrifugal force which acts to the outside of the turn. The key to cornering at high speeds is to perfect the lean angle of the motorcycle so that the force of gravity reaches equilibrium with the centrifugal force attempting to stand the bike back up....   [tags: physics sport sports motorcycle] 971 words
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Alisha Abdullah: India's First and Only Female Motorcycle Racer - ... At 13, she won the MRF Indian National Go-Karting Championship (2) She also nailed the Top Novice award for National Formula 4 Auto Racing. Then she switched to bikes; running a Formula Car was just too expensive for her father, R.A. Abdullah. In addition, R.A., as a former motorcycle champion himself, always wanted his daughter to race bikes. Since then, her motorbike career is a matter of record. You can see a list of her accomplishments HERE. Advocacy for Women Racing Superbikes Alisha is a fervent promoter of women in superbike competition; both at home and abroad....   [tags: fast, motorcycle, racer, female, india]
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Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Confronting crises of technological annihilation and personal madness, Robert Pirsig finds each to be a manifestation of a deeper crisis of Reason. In response) he suggests an alternative to our current paradigm of rationality, the "art of motorcycle maintenance." By showing that our understanding and performance derive from our emotional and evaluative commitments, he challenges the cultural commonplace which construes "subjective" states as distortions of "objective" reality....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]
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Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance -   "I suppose if I were a novelist rather than a Chautauqua orator I'd try to 'develop' the characters of John and Sylvia and Chris with action-packed scenes that would also reveal 'inner meanings' of Zen and maybe Art and maybe even Motorcycle Maintenance. That would be quite a novel, but for some reason I don't feel quite up to it. They're friends, not characters, and as Sylvia herself once said, 'I don't like being an object!' So a lot of things we know about one another I'm simply not going into....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Essays] 943 words
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Reconciliation of Western and Eastern Philosophy - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - The Reconciliation of Western and Eastern Philosophy The differences in Western and Eastern philosophy are marked. Eastern thinking has slowly become “discovered” by the West; meanwhile, the development of Western thought and philosophy has come under close scrutiny by modern and postmodern philosophers and thinkers as being flawed at its core. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger came to the conclusion that “Western philosophy is a great error” (Barrett xi)....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]
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Self-Discovery in Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - He was a man in search of himself, a man not willing to follow the human race as it moved drearily on, a man who would not cease in his journey until he knew what truth and quality were. His expedition across American answered his inquiries. In actuality, he provided his own answers, solutions that would provide for the most important of all states: peace of mind. Such is the depth of discovery that a reader will find in Robert Pirsig's masterful innovation, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance....   [tags: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Essays] 981 words
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A Brief History of Motorcycle Clubs - ... In the same year some of the earliest known clubs , the New York Motorcycle Club combined with Alpha Motorcycle Club of Brooklyn to form The Federation of American Motorcycles (FAM). In article one section two of the FAM constitution reads “[The Federation’s] objects shall be to encourage the use of motorcycles and to promote the general interests of motorcycling; to ascertain, defend and protect the rights of motorcyclists; to facilitate touring; to assist in the good roads movement; and to advise and assist in the regulation of motorcycle racing and other competition in which motorcycles engage....   [tags: bicycle design, racing, gangs] 866 words
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The Great Gatsby and The Motorcycle Diaries - ... Hard cash and capitalism work by the usage of our vanity to sell us different products. It works by telling us that, what we have is not, and may never be, enough. This ideas implant a need of establishing a perpetuation of our sense of superiority. In the books “The Great Gatsby” and “Motorcycle Diaries” the reader is able to realize the repercussions the pursuit of money have, not only in the ones who participate in this race, but also in those who are left aside and are only used in order to reach this aim....   [tags: F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ernesto Che Guevara] 851 words
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The Motorcycle Helmet Law Debate - People should not have to wear helmets because non-helmet usage dose not cost the government more money then helmet usage in a crash there is no difference between injuries with a helmet and without a helmet, and a helmet limits personal freedom. Living in Wisconsin we see see many motorcyclist ride without helmets many non motorcyclist think that that rider is irresponsible or he has a death wish and that they are costing them more money in there taxes thats just not true many motorcyclist have health insurance....   [tags: mandatory use of helmets]
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The Unjustice of Motorcycle Gang Laws - ... Police have recently been arresting and holding citizens riding motorcycles with their friends under the assumption of being part of an organized crime. Additionally, normally if someone is accused for a crime, police can only hold them for 24 hours for questioning until they have proof, a confession or they have a solid case. Bikies on the other hand are allowed to be held for 48 hours. This is extremely unfair as they are stereotyping bikies as criminal gangs. This is Ben Adam Wilson. He was recently arrested by the police because he was “associating” with an outlawed bikie gang....   [tags: bikies, arrest, holding] 665 words
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Motorcycle Drivers and Helmets - As a motorcycle rider I know first-hand the importance of wearing helmets, not only for the driver but the passengers too. Last august I was in a motorcycle accident just down the road from my house. Not only have I been riding motorcycles for the past six years, but I have also had multiple safety driving courses from college and military. I never thought I would get into an accident especially just down the road from my house. I was driving at the speed limit and I had the right away when a woman pulled out in front of me and nearly took my life....   [tags: accident, negligence, injury, death, law, fatality]
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Bell Vortex Motorcycle Helmet - ... It also includes one of the most efficient ventilation systems in the market. It is engineered intelligently so you can easily control the air flow through the vents and adjust them to your own needs. But the ventilation led to the helmet in being a bit loud and noisy. I prefer my rides to be more quiet and comfortable but that’s the best we can get in such an affordable price. I have a big head, so I didn’t find the helmet to be heavy but not everyone might agree with that. Summary of features The helmet is not that heavy and weighs 5 pounds....   [tags: safety, performance, affordability] 678 words
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History of the Motorcycle - History of the Motorcycle My goal is to explain the evolution of the motorcycle and how their importance has grown in our society. Motorcycles have changed a great deal over the past decade or so. They are constantly being bettered and improved. Slight changes are always being made to these man made machines. The motorcycle is an amalgamation of a motor and a bicycle. Motorcycles aren't the only two-wheeled form of motorized transportation, there are others like minibikes, mopeds, and motor scooter (www.comptons.com "Motorcycles", 1)....   [tags: Papers] 865 words
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Motorcycle Market: The Case of Harley Davidson - ... The company managed to cultivate a new customer market segment for the big bikes. SWOT Analysis of the Case SWOT is an acronym that simply stands the strength, the weaknesses, the opportunities available and the threats that the company faces. Every business organization or entity always has its points of strength, its weaknesses in terms of how it conducts its businesses. Furthermore, there are always opportunities that are available to any company in addition to those factors or issues that the company faces which are threats to the success of the business....   [tags: beals, improvement, company, progress] 1207 words
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The Motorcycle Diaries a Film by Walter Salles - ... Ernesto also suffers from occasional asthma attacks. We are given these details so that we know some backstory about each and can possibly relate to them better. It helps to know the names of the people in the movie you are watching and some details can foreshadow things to come, such as Ernesto suffering from multiple asthma attacks on the trip and also helping us understand why they stopped at the leper colony. These details provide exposition, which is necessary for the audience to get to know the characters and understand things that happen later on....   [tags: ernesto che guevara] 732 words
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The Perfect Motorcycle - The Perfect Motorcycle As long as I can remember, I have always been interested in cars, trucks, and other gear-head type stuff. I think I have liked automotive things because my dad is very mechanical and has taught my brother and I more about cars than we really need to know. Luckily in the past few years I have also taken an interest in motorcycles. This began shortly before my sixteenth birthday when I found out that my brother had secretly acquired one and was keeping it at a friends house....   [tags: Personal Narratives Automobiles Mechanics Essays]
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Told by the blurb that we have here "one of the most unique and exciting books in the history of American letters," one bridles both at the grammar of the claim and at its routine excess. The grammar stays irreparable. But I have a hunch that the assertion itself is valid. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig (Morrow), is as willfully awkward as its title. It is densely put together. It lurches, with a deliberate shift of its grave ballast, between fiction and philosophic discourse, between a private memoir and the formulaic impersonality of an engineering or trade journal....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays] 1751 words
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Contaminates on ATM Machines, Motorcycle Helmets, and Public Toilets - ... ATM machine should be cleaned properly, as they are operated by all sections of people frequently. If these are not cleaned properly, they become source of potentially pathogenic microorganisms in people (Reynolds, 2005). Research has shown that public toilets are vital components in creating sustainable, accessible, inclusive cities but they are breeding places for disease-causing bacteria (Greed, 2006). Sanitary conditions in public places have always been a major problem, especially rest rooms....   [tags: bacteria, ecosystems, health] 653 words
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The Meanings and Concepts of Quality in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig is an author who focuses on philosophical works, his most prominent being Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. In this book, Pirsig writes about himself, his multiple personalities, and his son, Chris. The foundation of this book is his relationship with Chris and how he hopes to repair any damages between them. In his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig explores the meaning and concepts of Quality through the use of chautauquas and various literary techniques....   [tags: Robert Pirsig ]
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Winterize Your Ride: Winterizing Your Motorcycle - ... Use torque specifications as set the manufacturer when tightening all fasteners such as drain plugs. Always replace the drain plug gasket or “o” ring to prevent leaks. Lubricate and adjust clutch and throttle cables to manufacturer’s specifications. Take extra care when spraying the lubricant that any overspray does not get on any painted surface or chrome, as this can cause extensive damage to the finish. Start and run the motorcycle again and keep it running long enough to check for any oil leaks and allow the fuel stabilizer to completely circulate through the entire fuel system; then turn the engine off....   [tags: costly repairs, rust corrosion] 1040 words
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Quality by Robert Pirsig - ... The concept of Quality eludes Pirsig, which causes him to devote more of himself to investigating it further. In chapter 16, Pirsig begins with his hike into the mountains with his son, Chris. Pirsig compares their hike through the mountains to his former self’s journey to discovering Quality. Pirsig split Phaedrus’s thought on Quality into two sections, or phases. In the first phase, Phaedrus considered Quality to be so obscure, it could not be defined. Later however, in the second phase, Phaedrus created a rigid guideline to explain the relationship between Quality and everything else....   [tags: philosophical life values] 799 words
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Social Inequity in 'The Motorcycle Diaries' and 'The Great Gatsby' - ... They were just one more proof of the dominant social injustice of the poor working class. And thirdly, the incident with the bull in Peru, which was being hurt in the eye by another’s bull horn, and the Indian boy who supposedly had to take care of the bulls, when warned of this event indifferently replied “Why, when all it’ll ever see is shit” captured all the spirit of the indigenous race he found throughout his journey. A “defeated race” who had no hope in the future, no single aspiration of better conditions to live, just the despair to keep on living their miserable life day after day just because they were already used to do it....   [tags: literary analysis, theme contrast and comparison] 854 words
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America Needs a Motorcycle Helmet Law -            Millions of people all over the United States choose motorcycles over automobiles for the thrill, speed, and high performance capabilities. On the other hand, motorcycles are not at all the safest way of transportation. Motorcycles do not provide the passenger with the outer protection that cars provide, therefore, when one crashes, the results are usually much more serious. Injuries to the head are responsible for 76% of fatalities when dealing with motorcycle crashes many of which could have been prevented had the rider been wearing a helmet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 874 words
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The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers - The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers For a span of about 20 years only a few people were brave enough to be motorcycle stuntmen. Performing death defying jumps were and still are looked upon as a “crazy” action. It takes much practice, natural skill, and planning for a stuntman to perform a successful jump. Of course practice is dictated by ones determination, skill is acquired with the combination of practice and good genes. And the planning has to do with physics. Sure one could just “grip it and rip it” go balls out and just jump, but the safe way to do it deals with careful planning, which directly relates to physics topics....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Classification Essay - Evolution of the Motorcycle Rider - Evolution of the Motorcycle Rider My first motorcycle was a Kawasaki Eliminator 250 street bike. I consider it to have been my training bike, and it was somewhat generic in the sense that it was not easily identifiable as a member of a specific style of motorcycle. And, more importantly, by associating with other riders, I realized that I was not easily identifiable as a member of a specific class of riders. Riders are a species all their own; and, though there are many sub-classes within a class, observation has shown that three main branches of evolution can account for most riders....   [tags: Classification Essays] 813 words
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Personal Narrative- Monocross Motorcycle Ride - Personal Narrative- Monocross Motorcycle Ride As my flesh started to be spread across the pavement, dirt, and gravel, I thought to myself "Why, why did I ride today?" I wish I could have thought of a better way to get home that day. It had been raining that afternoon and the thought had crossed my mind not to ride home, but I didn't want to leave my bike at school. The day started out like any other day, except for one difference, I decided to ride my motorcycle to school. I woke up that morning and saw it was a beautiful, bright and sunny day, so I thought, "What a perfect time to ride my bike to school." I did my regular morning routine as usual....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1916 words
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Two Unlikely Friends in Beverly Cleary's Book The Mouse and the Motorcycle - ... Only a few days after that Keith became very ill with a horrible flu when he returns from a hike. Ralph notices that his friend is not well and makes the choice to do everything in his power to help. Ralph then goes on a perilous adventure, not only earn the trust back that he lost, but to help a friend in need. After a night of extreme danger and a few near death experiences Ralph returns with the means to heal his friend. Once well Keith offers to take Ralph with him to live and be friends for a long time....   [tags: relationship, children, toy]
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Quality Control: Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig - There exists one word that may just be the king of all misused words–the word that, more than any other, is used with complete disregard for and disinterest in its meaning. No, this is not a reference to literally, nor ‘legit,’ however deserving those words are of defense—this word is Quality. Some of the misuse lies in the basic distinction between quality and Quality with a capital ‘Q’, which can be cleared up quite succinctly. Little ‘q’ quality is attached to an object. It is the value of the object from a sum total of the value of the work that was put into it and of its composition....   [tags: attain quality, high quality products] 1027 words
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A SWOT Analysis of Harley Davidson - The strengths of the Harley Davidson company are many. Harley-Davidson owns one of the strongest brands in the world, which helps it attract and retain a loyal customer base. The company established a strong brand image with its motorcycles achieving iconic status and being ranked among the world’s most valuable brands. Harley-Davidson has been continuously ranked among the top 100 global brands in the world. The company holds 55.7% share in the US heavyweight market; and is ranked #1 or #2 in the heavyweight motorcycle market share in nine countries across Europe....   [tags: harley davidson, motorcycle market]
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: Gateway to the Great Minds - Peace of mind isn't at all superficial, really, I expound. It's the whole thing. That which produces it is good Maintenance; that which disturbs it is poor maintenance. What we call workability of the machine is just an objectification of this peace of mind. The ultimate test is always your own serenity. If you don't have this when you start and maintain it while your working, you're likely to build your personal problems right into the machine itself. (Pirsig 146) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, from which this quote is taken, is a complex story written by Robert Pirsig about a narrator's inquiry into the past intellectual and personal life of the man he once was...   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays] 1518 words
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Labeling Theory and Its Impact - ... Labeling theorists suggest that labeling individuals as deviant has the potential of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy (Globokar, 2008). Howard Becker has described deviance as a “consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions to an ‘offender’; the deviant is one to whom the label has successfully been applied; deviant behavior is behavior people so label” (Clinard & Meier, 2011:89). Culture, sex, age and other elements of identity all shape self-conception, but the meanings that an individual places on various circumstances and interactions certainly play a very important role as well....   [tags: outlaw motorcycle clubs, ] 1355 words
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The Mongols: The Crimes They Commit - The Mongols are one of the biggest motorcycle gangs and organized crime groups. This writer will examine the Mongols criminal activity to prove that they are an organized crime group. This will be done through the examination of the group’s involvement in racketeering, murder, guns, drugs, and assault. One crime that the Mongols commit that make them an organized crime group is Racketeering. Racketeering is defined as carrying out illegal business activities, usually by an organized crime group....   [tags: motorcycle gangs, organized crime]
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A Company Portrait of the BMW Group - ... SWOT STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES  Brand reputation  Environmentally friendly vehicles  Quality products  Highly skilled workforce  Corporate social responsibility  Strong brand presence in China  High cost structure  Weak brand portfolio  Perception of high prices  Too few acquisitions and strategic partnerships OPPORTUNITIES THREATS  Growing fuel prices  Positive attitude to environmentally friendly cars  Enlargement of brand portfolio  New emission standards  Increase in competition  Increase in prices for raw materials  Decreasing fuel prices  Euro exchange rate growth STRENGTHS Brand reputation: BMW is the third most valuable automobile brand in the world, valued at $29 b...   [tags: motorcycle, automotive, germany] 918 words
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The Great Evel Knievel - ... Evel pursued his dreams to become famous starting with his motorcycle. Everyone in Butte, Montana knew Evel was the best one in the town on a motorcycle. Evel would set up some dangerous jumps and do crazy stunts. “He rode through fire walls and jumped over live rattlesnakes” (Evel Knievel). Evel practiced doing very risky stunts at a young age with animals, fire, and whatever else he could get his hands on. “With america in the midest of the Vietnam War quagmire, the country was looking for a hero, and Knievel’s heroic, death-defying feats and his popular messages to the word’s youth, promoting abstention from drugs and a healthy lifestyle with a postitive mental attitude quickly trans...   [tags: motorcycle, stunts, crash] 650 words
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The Legendary Evel Knievel - "He's a motorcycle daredevil driver. All his life he's been doing death defying feats. Death has nearly defied him several times. His longest jump was fifty yards, a fifty-yard jump over the fountains of Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. This jump did not go well. You may have read about it. Or seen some still photos of it. He has some film with him of what happened. He seems to spend his life, or what he has left of it, it sometimes seems to be, seeing what he can do to shorten it. Incredible things he does......   [tags: motorcycle, stunts, daredevil] 1928 words
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The power of Film in Modern American Culture - The power of film is immense in modern American culture. The symbols and identity’s created in these films has proven to possess a lasting impact shaping in new cultures. Film has not failed to accomplish this using the motorcycle. Although a controversial image the motorcycle possesses a strong identity of freedom and brotherhood creating an individual counterculture. The freedom represented by the motorcycle contradicts previous connotations and transforms our definition of freedom. The motorcycle also provides a cultural identity of rebellion and brotherhood....   [tags: motorcycle, the wild one, harley davidson]
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The Influence of Money in F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby and Ernesto Guevara´s Motorcycle Dairies - ... Hard cash and capitalism work by the usage of our vanity to sell us different products, telling us that what we have is not enough to be the best, implanting a need of establishing a perpetuation of our sense of superiority. The media works telling us that we need to be prettier, richer and popular to be happy, and for us to reach this three goals, we need to do whatever it takes, because is through wealth the key we think we need for having a good enjoyable life and happiness. Also they tell us we need to compare ourselves to others, dictating an impossible role model to follow, for us to be constantly trying to be better, to buy exorbitant mansions, expensive jewelry and the newest and...   [tags: money, happiness, life] 834 words
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Consilience, by Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig - The Philosophy of Science in Consilience, by E. O. Wilson, Life is a Miracle by Wendell Berry and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig Introduction The plot where the fields of science, ethics and religion intersect is fertile for study, and the crops it yields often represent the finest harvest of an individualís mind. In our time, modern philosophers of science have tilled this soil and reaped widely differing and important conclusions about the nature of humankind, its relationship to the natural world and the role that science should take in the discernment process....   [tags: Philosophy Term Research Papers]
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Design of Motorcycle Scooter - The design of motorized scooters has been influenced by cultural, spiritual, and symbolic representations. The motorized scooter coming out of WWII served as a functional mode of transportation for its gas efficiency. Today the motorized scooter is idealized for its efficiency, functional design, and fashionable appeal. The damage of WWII left Italy without reliable roads or transportation systems, as well as a serious fuel shortage. These demands and needs led to a trend toward a smaller, affordable, and fuel efficient transportation and established the zeitgeist that allowed the scooter to succeed as an industrially manufactured product....   [tags: Transportation]
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Motorcycles, Scooters, or Cars- Which are Best? - Going Green with Chrome Every day we need some form of chrome to help us fulfill our everyday commute or daily routine, may it be four wheels or two. Going green is the way to go when it comes to our everyday commute or our runs around town. There are many advantages to both and disadvantages when it comes to two wheels or four. I believe it is all up to person and there needs to suit them. Nevertheless, I believe we need to move towards a greener two-wheel future. With all the inflation and pollution, we need to move towards a more green chrome future....   [tags: transportation, environment] 656 words
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Transportation Planning in Australia: Motorcycles and Motor Scooters - ... The final section of this study will entail the research directions and conclusions. 2. Motorcycle and Motor scooter use: Insight from the literature The literature available for motorcycle and motor scooter commuting is somewhat limited, particularly research completed for Australian cities. The reason for this is that motorcycles and motor scooters are typically only looked at in terms of safety. This is due to the fact that motorcycle and motor scooter riders make up a good proportion of road fatalities even though they are a mode which is not heavily used....   [tags: lowering congestion, urban mobility] 1951 words
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Marketing of Honda Motorcycles in the USA - Marketing of Honda motorcycles in the USA The American Honda Motor Company was established as a subsidiary by Honda in 1959. During the 1960's the type of motorcycles brought by Americans underwent a major change. Motorcycle registrations increased by over 800,000 in five years from 1960. In the early 60's the major competitors were Haley - Davidson of U.S.A, BSA, Triumph and Norton of the UK and Motto - Guzzi of Italy. Harley-Davidson had the largest market share with sales in 1959 totalling a6.6 million dollars....   [tags: Marketing Essays]
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Thorr Motorcycles Case Analysis - Background of Situation Thorr Motorcycles is a company that manufactures 200,000 motorcycles a year. It also licenses T-shirts, shoes, leather goods, toys, and other consumer items. The company currently has a high-brand image manufacturing high-end motorcycles and owns approximately forty percent of market share. The challenge for Thorr is that the industry is growing, but sales of its high-end product are decreasing. The reason for this loss of market share is that the target customers of its high end product is growing older, and younger people do not identify with the brand image of Thorr....   [tags: Business Analysis Management Strategy] 982 words
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Harley Davidson - In 1903, William Harley (age 21), a draftsman, and his friend, Arthur R. Davidson, began Experimenting with ideas to design and build their own motorcycles. They were joined by Arthur's brothers, William, a machinist, and Walter, a skilled mechanic. The Harley- Davidson Motor Company started in a lOxl5-foot shed in the Davidson family's backyard in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This case was prepared by Professor Patricia A. Ryan of Colorado State. This case was edited for 5MBP and Cases in 5MBP-9th and 10th Edition....   [tags: Harley Davidson Motorcycle History] 1560 words
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Raising the Minimum Age for Driving Motorcycles to Twenty-One - Raising the Minimum Age for Driving Motorcycles to Twenty-One In this essay I will discuss whether it would be better for society and for the motorcyclist if the minimum age for driving would be raised to 21 years. I will discuss the monetary and non-monetary benefits, the private costs and benefits and the social costs and benefits. I will also discuss and explain rationality and maximization. Rationality is making a well thought through decision weighing all factors involved....   [tags: Papers] 683 words
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Use of Helmets in Ohio - There are many rules and regulations that need to be kept when driving a motor vehicle. Some examples would be wearing your seat belt, getting your car inspected, and making sure your vehicle functions properly. These rules and regulations are there to keep motorists safe and to reduce the likelihood of motor vehicle deaths. There could still be improvement for the safety of motorcycles in Ohio, because Ohio doesn’t require the use of helmets when operating a motorcycle unless you are under 18 years of age or a novice rider....   [tags: motorcycles, mortality rate, safety ]
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Digging Deeper Into David Parrish’s “Royal Chevy” - ... In the painting you see an , a shock, ignition switch, a black gas tank with red stripes, a yellow light cover, chrome handlebars, a foot rest, the number '81, the word "Chevys," and a speedometer. He used a lot of bright colors in most of the picture to show that the truck was outside, with warm colored accents throughout the picture to show contrast between the sky and the signs. He has put so much detail in this painting that you actually do not see what he is trying to show you. You can see how he took his time to great exactly what he wanted to paint....   [tags: painting, lines, motorcycles ] 777 words
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Harley-Davidson Performance Analysis - Harley Davidson Performance Analysis There are many ways to analyze the performance of a company, some more popular than others. According to the Barney text the accounting method is the most popular way of measuring a firm's performance (Barney, 2002). Some of the reasons for the popularity could include the fact that accounting measures of performance are publicly available on many firms and they communicate a great deal of information about a firm's operations. Other methods of performance analysis include firm survival and the multiple stakeholder approach....   [tags: Case Study Harley Davidson Motorcycle] 1508 words
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