The crazy world of motorcycling is even crazier in Asia, like this crazy video of a crazed elephant in India that doesn’t seem to like motorcycles or rickshaws.
Here are some other snippets on Asian motorcycling:
Tired of young riders holding illegal races in Malaysian streets, the government has decided that if you can’t fight them, join them.
They are closing down some inner-city streets of Kuala Lumpur for one or two nights to hold legalised races.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, or Dat for short, says the government realises it is cheap entertainment for youths.
“They have no other way to entertain themselves because of the high costs,” he said.
“We don’t want illegal racing but we want them to race in a specific place. If they want to race, it’s okay but we give them a place where we can control with safety barriers and all.”
Uber Thai taxis
Next time you visit Bangkok, you will be able to hail an Uber motorcycle taxi.
Thailand is the first place the world to offer a two-wheeled Uber service.
It’s a long way from where Uber began as a limousine service in the affluent San Francisco Bay Area.
Uber will support rider safety and ensure riders and pillions wear approved helmets.
”Motorcycles are part of the commuting culture in Thailand,” said Douglas Ma, Uber’s head of Asia expansion.
The Uber network is expanding in other Asian markets, including Malaysia and Vietnam to Singapore, but not yet with motorcycles.
However, that may not be to far off.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) suspended almost 100 workers at its Rajasthan factory claiming they sabotaged the plant during an “illegal” strike.
The company sent warning letters to 60 other workers. The strike came after Honda resisted the 3000 Indian workers forming a union and sacked four workers for “indiscipline”.