Last Motorcycle on Earth film too real

Last Motorcycle on Earth goes ahead

In these days of pandemic where many can’t even ride their motorcycles, The Last Motorcycle on Earth depicts a world where motorbikes are banned. The film is almost too real!

Director Eric Ristau tried to get crowd-funding for the movie and failed, but went ahead and produced it anyway.

It is now available for download her from Vimeo on Demand for $A3 or North American and UK viewers can stream it from Amazon Prime.

Apart from the cold reality of the film’s theme, it’s a great show to pass the time during the current pandemic lockdown.

The Last Motorcycle on Earth!
Scene from The Last Motorcycle on Earth!

The film depicts a not-too-distant future where motorcycles are banned because they are the last dangerous vehicles in a world of electric automated cars, trucks and buses.

It’s the fictional story of a vintage motorcycle collector and bike builder, Conrad Mendel (played by co-producer Neil “Morto” Olson), as he grapples with a new world of technology that threatens to destroy his passion and way of life. 

Last Motorcycle on Earth goes ahead
Scene from The Last Motorcycle on Earth!

Down to earth film

The sad fact is that the film may not be too far from reality.

The safety nannies consistently and unfairly target motorcycles and riders. They want motorcycles off the road.

The Last Motorcycle on Earth!
Scene from The Last Motorcycle on Earth!

In fact, it’s already happening.

Cities such as Paris, Singapore and Milan ban older motorcycles from their CBDs for pollution reasons and they have been banned in some Mid-East and Asian cites because they are the preferred vehicles of assassins and thieves.

Around the world police and politicians are also seeking tougher laws on “bikies” and loud exhausts.

And in 2017, a group of American motorcycle industry luminaries, aptly called “Give a Shift”, released a report on the future of motorcycling saying bikes are in danger of being killed off by autonomous vehicles.

With the rise of allegedly safe, electric-powered automated vehicles, motorcycles will stand out as the last “dangerous” and polluting vehicle.

Let’s hope the film raises public awareness of the possible dangers to our freedom.

4 Comments

  1. This video trailer made me laugh in exasperation! Here in the US, the QAnon folks would eat this up, but it’s about as likely a scenario as electing a woman president. In case the producers of the film haven’t noticed, bikes have been steadily evolving to meet Euro and Indian emissions standards, becoming noticeably quieter and tamer in the process. I guess we could raise a glass to the old codgers who want to bark and belch through their carburetted machines forever, but c’mon, really?

    1. Wow, if that skid mark called trump can become president, then things could only improve by having a woman elected as president… As for this never playing out… someone only needs to have the idea for it to become a reality.

  2. Yea I don’t think this is really a likely scenario as the major cause of accidental death is falls, and the second cause is poison which affects mostly young people.

    “1. Falls

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) lists accidental falls as the leading cause of death that is not linked to a disease or self-harm.

    There were 2,474 accidental fall deaths in 2016, according to ABS data, placing it in sixteenth on the rankings. The average age of someone who dies from an accidental fall is 87, suggesting most incidents are likely exacerbated by the effects of ageing.

    2. Poisoning

    Accidental poisoning is the second most common cause of death in people aged between 25 and 44, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) figures show. It is the third leading contributor in 15-to-24-year-olds.

    AIHW data shows that two-thirds of accidental poisoning deaths are among males, and the rate of premature fatalities climbed 258 per cent between 1982 and 2012. Accidental poisoning includes non-intentional drug overdoses and some alcohol-related deaths.”

    So until they can deal with these problems I think riding is still a pretty safe bet.

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