Can’t Get in the Wind? Fire up the Wii Instead

Patent drawing show what the new Wii game might look like

We all know there are times when you just can’t get away and ride. Too much work, or the bike is in the shop or, heaven forbid, it’s too cold or too hot for comfort. Soon you techie types might have a way to virtually enjoy the wind in your hair with a new game that uses the Wii balance board.

Nintendo Life is reporting that Nintendo Software Technology has filed new patents for an apparent first-person motorcycle game controlled with the Balance Board, with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk acting as handlebars. Players would control their virtual chopper  by leaning their body left or right to pull off sharp turns using all three controllers.

There is no other information on the game or when it might be released.

Motocross Champ Arrested For Impersonating A Police Office

James "Bubba" Stewart (from official website

He has been featured in  Rolling Stone, Maxim and GQ, Teen People, and is the star of a Fuel TV reality show “Bubba’s World.

After yesterday, James “Bubba” Stewart’s next profile might be on the TV show “Cops.”

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Stewart  and a friend was driving a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup on State Route 417 near Orlando when they allegedly tried to pull over a couple of off duty Florida highway patrol officers using red and blue police-type emergency lights.

When the officers identified themselves, they said Stewart, who was driving, sped away.  The off duty officers called 911 and Stewart was apprehended at the Orlando International Airport.  He was booked and released at 2:50 am and did not comment to waiting reporters.

His website calls him the “Tiger Woods of Supercross.”  He has not commented publicly on the arrest.

Group Loses Noise Suit, Ordered To Pay Harley Dealer Attorney Fees

NH CALM (N. H. Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles) has been ordered by Federal Judge Landya McCafferty to  pay Seacoast Harley’s legal fees after losing its legal battle to enforce an overly restrictive decible limit in the town of North Hampton New Hampshire.

The law, aimed solely at motorcycles, was passed by a vote of 512-274 on May 11th 2010 which requires all motorcycles to have permanent stickers on post-1982 motorcycle exhausts indicating they meet EPA noise standards. The EPA standards are 80 Decibels while the state enforced noise level is 106 decibels. The law carried fines of between $200 and $500 for the first offense with each subsequent violation punishable by a fine of $500 to $1,000. The offending motorcycle doesn’t even need to be running to receive a ticket with the law including those that are parked as well as being operated.

Seacoast HD filed suit shortly thereafter requesting a restraining order to prevent North Hampton from enforcing the motorcycle noise ordinance, declaring that state law trumps the local ordinance in terms of motorcycle noise.

Loud Exhaust; Safety or Expression?

“The ordinance has the effect of making the majority of Seacoast’s (Harley dealership) entire used motorcycle inventory illegal,” according to the suit, which further notes that after-market exhaust pipes, which are popular among Harley owners, do not have EPA stickers.

The dealership’s attorney says he is owed $8,807 in costs for the case that never went to trial.

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