GENEVA, Switzerland — Fining speed demon billionaires is big business in Switzerland, but large traffic fines can be assessed to anyone based on family income.
Category: Bikes, Cars & Motorcycles
We have a penchant for “engines” including older Japanese motorcycles and Volvos; and love self-propelled two wheels!
Daimler recalls millions of Mercedes including in Switzerland
GENEVA — In the next few days those in Switzerland owning a Mercedes diesel bought in the past six years, will receive a letter informing them of a voluntary recall and offering a service upgrade after reports of harmful emissions.
How a Polish mom can help keep Norwegian roads safe
Even strong, thick-skinned truck drivers have Moms! And they can help keep drivers safe — that’s the idea behind a safety campaign sponsored by the Norwegian Government targeting Polish truck drivers. I thought this witty video is a wonderful reminder of the power of moms. Happy Mother’s Day! Find us on Facebook where we post news from…
Sidecars and speed bikes race and exhibit weekend in Geneva
GENEVA – This weekend takes place the traditional Course de côte de Verbois – a motorcycle race and exhibit in Russins, canton Geneva, now in its 60th edition.
The circle of life, on two wheels
I have just come full circle in my motorcycle trajectory. Twenty-seven years ago I bought my first motorcycle in Nicaragua, a Kawasaki 500 enduro I can amazingly find no picture of (it was a disaster save for one memorable outing with a friend, thanks Susan). One year later in Texas I got my first real…
Colombian Nairo Quintana wins Tour de Romandie; Christopher Froome gets special jersey (video)
Quintana’s win upsets European-US dominance of the tour GENEVA – Nairo Quintana, the 26-year-old Colombian sensation who has been in a record-accumulating quest, has just added one more victory to his list after winning the 2016 Tour de Romandie cycling race in Switzerland.
Geneva to crown (a Colombian?) as Tour de Romandie winner
GENEVA, Switzerland – On Sunday 1 May, Colombian Nairo Quintana could be crowned the 2016 Tour de Romandie champion becoming only the second Latin American man in winning the Swiss cycling stage race.
Vaud police to crackdown in A9 construction zone
GENEVA, Switzerland – If you are heading to Montreux pay close attention: Canton Vaud announced the installation of new speed radars as part of a safety initiative to reduce accidents and avoid deaths among road crews.
Location of Speed Cameras Around Lake Geneva Revealed
GENEVA, Switzerland – The location of 94 speed cameras around Lake Geneva and canton Vaud have been revealed by cantonal authorities.
New Year, New Vignette (Road Tax Decal) for Vehicles, Motorcycles in Switzerland
GENEVA, Switzerland – Driving on motorways in Switzerland requires a vignette also known as a road tax decal or toll sticker. If your plans in 2015 include using a major highway at any point during the year, then, you are required to have one.
In a Two Wheel Mood: A Pictorial Story of Bikes in Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland – Not a day goes by without a majestic bike or a bike in a majestic setting crossing my path:
Buying New and Second-Hand Bicycles in Geneva
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva might not be Amsterdam but there are plenty of person-powered two wheels to go around. Here is a recap of some of the favorite spots to buy new and second hand bikes.