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Top 10 Movie Motorcycles

In the world of Hollywood, you can win an Oscar for being a fantastic supporting actor or actress in a film. Motorcycles have made so many movies perfect – with classic high speed, high style scenes – that we feel there should be an Oscar category dedicated to bikes. Motorcycles aren’t bit players – they’re often steal every scene they’re in. Here are the top ten movie bikes of all time.

10. Kawasaki KZ 1000 from Mad Max

Kawasaki KZ 1000

Everyone rode Kawas in Mad Max, from Main Force Patrol Officer Jim Goose down to the lowliest bad guy. Mad Max made it a classic ride. If only Goose had access to high performance parts like the ones offered by Pure Performance Motorsport – his bike might have made it through in one piece.

9. Kawasaki GPZ 900 R from Top Gun

Kawasaki GPZ 900 R

If you grew up in the 80s, you’ve definitely seen Top Gun. If you grew up in the 90s, you’ve probably seen Top Gun. If you grew up later, you should see Top Gun. Tom Cruise became an icon thanks to this movie, as did his shades, his jet and his motorcycle.

8. Triumph Thunderbird from The Wild One

Triumph Thunderbird

For many, this movie put classic motorcycle imagery on the map. The image of Marlon Brando as Johnny Strabler leaning over his Triumph Thunderbird remains one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century.

7. Bike with a sidecar from Indiana Jones

Bike with a sidecar from Indiana Jones

All it takes to beat the Nazis is an archeologist on a bike with his father in the sidecar. This movie makes us wish that sidecars would make a comeback.

6.Triumphs from Mission Impossible

Triumphs motorcycle

The Triumphs in Mission Impossible look super cool. Triumphs are already amazing, but they look even better when driving in slow motion through explosions or getting huge air during high speed chases. Now this is a bike that surely has some high performance parts, just like the ones you can find by visiting Pure Performance Motorsport on Facebook.

5. Fat Boy from Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Fat Boy

What does a killer cyborg from the future need to perform his daily duties? A motorcycle, obviously! The Harley Davidson Fat Boy is a stylish, powerful ride of choice for the Terminator.

4. Lightcycle bike from Tron Legacy

Lightcycle bike from tron Legacy

These jaw-dropping machines are hidden in the world of virtual reality. Not just for transport, these bikes can also to help you vaporise enemies. It’s not just movie magic as some eager designers have replicated the designs in real life!

3. Mototerminator from Terminator: Salvation

moto terminator

It’s more than a tuned up motorcycle – it’s a killer machine dressed to like one. As a human, you wouldn’t want to get to close, but it’d sure be worth a look! You’d be hard pressed finding the high performance parts these guys require – even the best performance parts retailers such as Pure Performance Motorsport on Ebay might not have these futuristic parts!

2. Bat-pod from the Dark Knight

Bat-pod

Batman’s motorcycle doesn’t look like a performer – look at those thick tyres – but it has a surprising amount of grunt! This shape shifting machine is perfect for fighting crime on the streets of Gotham.

1. Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide from Easy Rider

Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide

Motorbikes aren’t a prop in Easy Rider. They are the heart and soul of this classic movie. None of the original bikes used in this movie are still around, but their iconic status remains untouched.

These are some of the greatest, most iconic movie motorcycles we could find. Do you have a star cycle that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments below!

“Olivia” Billboard Revealed

The hype “Olivia-will-you-marry-me” billboards kept abuzzing the Net world for few days now. Now the mystery has been finally revealed.

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Did you guess it right?

Some kind of an advertising campaign, right? It surely caught the attention of the public. People got curious to know what is it all about.

Kudos to the ad agency for such a brilliant idea.

Beats by Dre Goes Live

Music lovers hear this.

Beats music

We all know that music producer Jimmy Iovine and rapper/hip-hop producer Dr. Dre had collaborated in what is known today as Beats by Dr Dre – a new generation headphone which after its launched in 2008 had become a fashion accessory. One is even willing to shell out $300 to get one!

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Now. Next in line with the tandem is what else -online streaming industry! Iovine and Dr. Dre believes that if they can sell headphones like hotcakes, they can penetrate the too crowded music industry and took a share with giants like Apple’s iTunes and Google Android into music streaming via Beats by Dre.

How to Deal with Discounts

Wonder what’s in store for this year in the fashion industry. Shops are enticing customers with their end-of-season sale. Discounts are too tempting offering as much as 50% to 70% discounts on apparel and also with shoes and accessories.

Am I to shop? That is the dilemma. Especially when I found a tuxedo vest which is perfect for my son’s coat. There’s also some good ties with great designs up for sale. It’s hard to find a good buy come Prom season. However, I had to give up the chance because son could still use the old ones in his closet.

I don’t think it’s smart to buy when there are old pieces that can still be use. I personally think that it’s a waste of money buying stuff that we don’t necessarily need at the moment. We must try to remember our priorities when buying. Discounts come and go. Our money won’t.

Surfing At A Wifi Hotspot

The effect of power outages due to typhoon Santi. I need to clamber up the city to find a Wifi hotspot. I thought it’ll be very easy to find a cybercafe. However with the city still reeling on power failure -with power relying only on stand-by generator sets – I had to queue for a vacant seat at Gloria Jeans.

Good thing, we went to the city tagging my laptop with me -as I had thought the lone Internet shop in the city mall would be packed with people. Oh! Yeah. People lining up could be a hundred meters! True.

Gloria Jeans was the only shop that has good Wifi service. After nearly an hour of waiting outside the shop’s glass door, I was given a seat.

And, my order was tabbed. Php 280 for an Iced Coffee and a slice of Sansrival. Good thing the slice was generous and was quite delicious.

gloria jeans

Such was the price of Internet when power is down in most parts of the town/province.

Slash Ibiza Getaway

I was looking for high school class rings to use as commemorative souvenirs for an upcoming reunion. Went visiting a couple of sites with great images of jewelries made from various metals. Had had so many inspiration. I did filed up few images to show my old classmates.

Meanwhile, while browsing my favorite online shopping network, I came upon great deals today which was overly tempting. Bags-tote and handbags- were all in the deals-row. Yay!

I wish the husband could let me use his card for just one tote :) Promise, it wouldn’t be as pricey as these two designer totes that rocker Slash is carrying. And, Oh. Don’t you think Slash is uber cute carrying all those pricey totes (one is the ever familiar Neverfull Louis Vuitton) ? I wonder where’d he put his guitar?

slash vacation

Careful Slash, you don’t wanna mess them or else the girls would scream like crazy and end your Ibiza vacation.

BBQ – Choose Your Grills

When it comes to grilling the choices are many – charcoal, gas, wood, electric – each method has it’s fans and many a battle has been fought over which is the best. Some folks even have more than one grill, using charcoal for BBQ and gas grills for everything else. The options are endless. One thing almost everyone can agree on is that grilled food tastes great – grilling lets the true flavor of the meat, fish or poultry take center stage and grilled food is generally easier and less time consuming to prepare.

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 When you serve grilled food the entire meal and pace of the event can be more relaxed – most grilled foods are quite forgiving and do not require precision preparation and presentation. Meat in particular tastes much better when it has been allowed to “rest” – this means that after cooking, you let the meat sit  for as little as ten and as many as 25 minutes. This allows the meat to retain the succulent juices, rich flavor, and moisture that is otherwise left on the cutting board if you cut and serve it too soon.

It can be tempting to slice and serve meat while it’s hot – set the knife aside for at least ten minutes and you will find the meat easier to slice and far less “runny” because the juices have been reabsorbed. Searing meat, fish and poultry helps to retain flavor and moisture and is one of the secrets to grilling success regardless of your grilling weapon of choice. Another handy grilling secret is to use olive oil on vegetables and fruits – this keeps them from sticking to the grill basket and helps to seal in flavor. Spray olive oil or vegetable oil is handy for any metal surface which may come in contact with the grill.