Honda and VICE Present Off the Map: New Orleans

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Honda and VICE teamed up to produce a new three-part video series titled Off the Map. The series follows motorcyclists escaping the city and hitting back roads to find adventure out in the countryside away from life’s daily distractions.

The first episode features video producer Ben Reece and his girlfriend Justine hop on a Honda CTX700N with automatic transmission and escape from New Orleans to explore the Louisiana bayou and catch crabs in the unincorporated fishing town of Cocodrie.

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  • selarsson

    Aaaah the cool life.. Jumping on your bike with only the shirt on your back (and half a dozen dudes in the support van trailing you) on the spur of the moment and cruising. The crab fishing gear and bait all gathered by others and waiting for you. Sheer spontaneity.

  • J. Braun

    Ben Reece and his girlfriend Justine hop on a Honda… and catch crabs …
    Who writes this stuff!!??

  • Nickolas Radovanovic

    Sorry folks but that’s got to be one of the corniest videos I’ve seen in a very long time. I was hoping to get a good eyeful of bike and Louisiana, and a decent earful of cool cajun sounds, or at least as much as 8 minutes allows. Instead it focuses on a couple of inappropriately dressed (on and off the bike!) nerds failing miserably at trying really hard to look cool in a constantly dreary backdrop. Is Louisiana that bad? I doubt it. And what was that annoying looping sound bite? Steel guitar? Painful! Anyway, as a new rider and Honda owner to boot, I have to ask is this really the image Honda wants to portray? Come to NZ and film me on some of the best riding roads and scenery you’ll ever find!

    • Guns_A_Blazin’

      That is what southern Louisiana looks like, mate – it is flat, stinky, hot and humid, showing the ravages of many tropical storms and hurricanes. It is poor
      country, so da people, dey make do. They are the best part of Lousy-ana, having lived there for generations and adapted, never complaining, always friendly. Look up nutria and you’ll find out what real Louisianans eat. Mo’ betta.

  • david plessy

    The vid might have been a little cheesy, but dont be fooled. This is a great ride through the bayous. If you cant appreciate it, thats because cajun is in the blood baby. Good job. this is a ride I planned to take a few weeks back, but got rained out (not that I dont like riding in the rain, but the plan was to be 2-up). Maybe in the Spring.

    • selarsson

      Yeah.. you put on a white shirt and go on your moped ride. You convinced us you have what it take. Vas, fais-toi plaisir. Let us know what the bugs taste like.

  • Wayne Vedeckis

    I live in the New Orleans area. Yep – Southern, rural Louisiana really looks like that. If you want fancy, beautiful and awesome, go to the Uptown/Audubon area of New Orleans. The simple life and friendly, down-to-earth, country folk really do grow on you (I am a native Chicagoan). I am looking forward to doing this ride. Yea, it would be better if the couple wore ATGATT, but at least they wore helmets (required by law).

    Staged – of course. But just “chill out” and enjoy. After all, that’s what riding a motorcycle is all about!!

    • DickRuble

      No kidding? Is that what it’s about? Hey, next time a waiter brings you a roasted rat on a platter and tells you it’s high cuisine, just chill out and enjoy. After all that’s what dining out is all about.

      • Wayne Vedeckis

        So, where did you get served a rat on a platter? I have lived in Louisiana for 34 years and have traveled the world as well. Our cuisine ranks right at the top (do some research if you doubt this). I’ve never been served a rat on a platter.

        • DickRuble

          That wasn’t the gist of my comment. The food is fine in Louisiana…I’ve been there more than most… but if any food joint (in New York, Frisco, or LA) served dead rat to you.. claiming it’s delicacy… would you ” chill out and enjoy”? It’s a bogus argument to say.. hey it’s crooked… but chill out and enjoy.. or.. hey it’s false, the video is phony, it stinks, but … chill out and enjoy.

          • Nickolas Radovanovic

            Right on! Watch the next one. It ain’t roasted rat. It’s lightly sautéed, served in its own juices with a side of maggots! Mmmmmmm. Enjoy…