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Welcome Wannabe biker`s.
The Wannabe motorcycle club was originally founded by a small group of Europeans, namely of English and Norwegian descent living in the north east of Thailand, a country most suitable for motorcycle touring with its extreme beauty.
Initially, the club name came about by an accident, whilst drowning our sorrows one night, “reminiscing” over the bikes we left behind in Europe a few years earlier, before we came and settled in Thailand.
All of us had owned bikes, and spent a lot of time touring, in particular the UK, Ireland and Norway.
In Thailand we had only really traveled by truck, bus or plane, for convenience more than anything.
Not realizing how much we were missing motorcycles.
The Wannabe Mc was born. Join us Wannabe's, and be a part of the World Wide Wannabe club.
The Wannabe corner
Get the latest news and stories from Wannabe's corner. Stories from real Wannabe `s all over the world that gives you a glimpse of their life as wannabe.
The Dipstick corner
Mr. Dipstick respond to less serious questions from the Wannabe's from around the world. Here, you're probably get a good laugh, which only Mr. Dipstick can achieve on its own weird way.
The Golden oldies The evolution of the iron horse
Retrospective—Velocette Valiant 200: 1957-1963
Nice looking motorcycle, this Valiant, powered by a little OHV boxer engine with a cowling (Velocette preferred to call it a “bonnet”) over the top in an effort to give it somewhat sporty looks.
Latest update 13.03.2014
Victory vs Harley
Thinking of new Cruiser? Harley or Victory? Well, maybe this video will help you decide which bike is the best choice. Anyway, the taste is like the butt, it is divided into two ... Your choice;-)
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 - Video
Riding the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 along the twisting Spanish coast road past abandoned, half-finished hotels seems almost appropriate, given the way that Suzuki has suffered, like that country's tourist industry, in the global recession. But the V-Strom is freshly built and finished; proof that the bike firm is still alive and beginning to fight back.
The V-Strom 1000 name is familiar but this is an all-new machine.
2014 KAWASAKI Z1000 - Video
The Z1000’s appearance has always elicited strong emotions—the look either inspires or disturbs you. For 2014, Kawasaki’s big-bore streetfighter has become even more fringe due to what Kawasaki calls a “sugomi-inspired” design. What is sugomi? It’s a Japanese word that describes the energy or aura emitted by an object of greatness, and Kawasaki says it was the philosophy that drove the Z1000’s redesign.
2014 Yamaha MT-07 - Video
The Lanzarote cop was livid. As I sat on the new Yamaha, having just stopped at a lay-by, he jumped out of his car and came striding up… and thankfully continued straight past me to berate a Dutch rider who he'd apparently seen pulling a wheelie. Such behavior is not tolerated on this spectacular but strictly policed lump of volcanic rock in the Atlantic.
Perhaps the cop had a point. Wheelies are neither clever nor sensible.
2015 Victory Gunner- Video
Victory is changing gears for the upcoming year by bringing old-school styling to the forefront with the introduction of the 2015 Victory Gunner. Hearkening back to the early bobber days, the 659-pound Gunner borrows a few characteristics from Victory’s past efforts to create what seems to be its most accurate depiction of bobbed culture without compromising its heavy-weight status.
One Last Ride : Man buried in leathers astride his beloved Harley Davidson
The family of an Ohio biker has fulfilled his dying wish by burying him astride his beloved Harley-Davidson in a see-through casket.
Dressed in his leathers and sunglasses, and sitting on top of his 1967 Electra Glide cruiser, Billy Standley, who died on Sunday, was taken for one last ride.The body of the 82-year-old, who died of lung cancer, was visible through the transparent Plexiglas coffin that his bike has been placed in.
For years the Mechanicsburg man had told family and friends that he didn't just want to ride off to heave, he wanted the world to see him do it in a big see-through box.
He started the funeral preparations himself, buying three large burial plots next to his wife, Lorna so the hole would be big enough to accommodate his unique casket.His sons Pete and Roy fashioned a casket out of Plexiglas and reinfornced the bottom with wood and metal.
2014 MV Agusta Rivale 800- Video
A departure from their usual sportsbike and super naked range, the Rivale 800 is MV Agusta’s first ever supermoto-style machine. In fact, despite its looks it rides more like a naked sportsbike and doesn’t suffer the bar-wagging flightiness you get with a big, road-going supermoto. It’s also the Italian firm’s first machine to feature their second-generation ride-by-wire system, so the good news is the throttle and power delivery is ‘normal’ and doesn’t suffer the poor running problems of early ride-by-wire F3s, Brutales and F4s.
Honda Fireblade SP - Video
For the first time in 14 years, Honda is offering a higher-spec version of their trusty Fireblade. The Fireblade SP has a blueprinted engine, Ohlins suspension, Brembo monobloc brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP trackday tyres. Underneath the glitz, the SP is based on the updated 2014-model Fireblade, which has a revised riding position, a taller screen, revised frame flex dynamics beneath the swingarm pivot, a modified cylinder head, giving more revs and slightly more power and torque.
2014 BMW S1000R - Video
Very few performance bikes give you so much of everything, as the S1000R does. It’s two hugely capable bikes in one: it’s smooth, comfortable and safe, thanks to its flawless electronic rider aids, perfect throttle and usable power, but it’s wild when you want it to be, too.
It’s exactly how you’d imagine a superbike with straight bars and no fairing to be. BMW has trimmed the power from the S1000RR’s 193bhp to 160bhp.
Hi Mr. Dipstick (I love you) and all you Wannabe’s out there I’m “Dominator“...
a strange name you may think apparently this name was given to me by my mother,
who say’s she’s pretty sure I was conceived on the pillion seat of an old Norton dominator 88 mc in a far corner of the ace café car park on a cold foggy evening in London.
The bike in question had just achieved the magic ton 100 mph on the London north circular road and the riders prize was popping his cherry with my mum in a racing position on the Norton café racer whilst on it’s main stand.
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This volume covers rider clothing, street strategies, night riding, braking, countersteering, and much more. Overall, it shows you how to use your head to keep out of trouble.
These volumes are a valuable resource that will help riders at any level. All are nicely produced, with excellent action footage to demonstrate every important point.
One of the Wannabemc.com aim`s, is to build up a comprehensive resource file, covering the earliest of bikes, up to the present day.
With our own extensive libary to hand, we should be able to give you ”any” information you require, e.g history, tech data, photo`s etc., although your input is of utmost importance, we Wannabe doing it together.
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High quality gloss finish, would look great in a frame or stuck on your garage wall.Many models and makes, classic to date. Price $10, inc. P&P.
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Street Smarts motorcycle skills is a practical course in two-wheeled street survival. With tips and tactics from experienced street riders and expert road racers, you will learn safety safety techniques you can apply directly to your street riding.
A successful bike shop owner died and left everything to his beautiful wife. She was determined to keep the shop open, but knew very little about wrenching on bikes, so she placed an ad in the newspaper for a motorcycle mechanic.
Two bikers applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when noone else applied she decided to hire the gay biker, figuring it would be safer to have him around the shop than the drunk.
He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about motorcycles. For weeks, the two of them worked hard and the shop was doing very well.
Then one day, the bike owner’s widow said 'You have done a really good job, and the shop is doing great. You should ride on into town and “kick up your heels.'
The gay biker readily agreed and rode into town on Saturday afternoon. He returned around closing time, and upon entering the shop, he found the bike shop owner’s widow sitting at her desk with a glass of wine, waiting for him.
She quietly called him over to her. 'Unbutton my blouse and take it off,' she said. Trembling, he did as she directed.
'Now take off my boots.' He did as she asked, ever so slowly.
'Now take off my socks.' He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.
'Now take off my skirt.' He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire light.
'Now take off my bra.' Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.
Then she looked at him and said: 'If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you're fired!'