Monthly Archives: December 2008
One of the things I learned when I switched over to a WordPress blog is that there really isn’t much of a selection of explicitly motorcycle-themed WordPress skins available. There’s about, uh, four I think, that I found online.
Well, now, I’ve more than doubled that number.
I’ve created… Continue reading
Cycle World has gotten their hands on a 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, and after a decently log trip, has written it up. Apparently, they like the new changes.
In the end, the outside image remains quite traditional, but underneath is an ever-improving riding experience. The Road Glide is… Continue reading
The new harley-Davidson XR1200 seems to be racking up the kudos. Motorcycle Daily has a write up on it, and they conclude:
This is the ultimate Harley-Davidson Sportster, with performance and reliability completely unknown to the guys who owned a Sportster decades ago. Guys that dreamed (like Erik Buell)… Continue reading
I hope that you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
Motorcyclists have apparently never loved motorcycles as much as they do right this minute. Apparently, according to J.D. Power, motorcyclists think their motorcycles are the tits.
Overall motorcycle ownership satisfaction averages 814 (based on a 1,000-point scale) in 2008, up 5 points from 2007. While all five components… Continue reading
Viper Motorcycles has been trying to do two things. 1) Build a factory custom motorcycle that people want to buy, and 2) Get envionmental/emissions approval from the EPA–and CARB, in California–to actually sell that motorcycle. As of now, they’ve accomplished 50% of their goals.
John Silseth II, Viper… Continue reading
A Harley-Davidson dealer in Milwaukee has come up with an interesting promotional idea.
Milwaukee Harley-Davidson on the city’s northwest side is giving 100 shares of Harley stock to any customer who buys a 2008 model motorcycle and 50 shares with the purchase of a 2009 model.
I’m not sure… Continue reading
It sure has seemed like a long week. I went back to work Tuesday, and, of course, at work I can’t take any of the percosets I was given by the doctor on Friday. I’m reduced to Tylenol for pain-killing during the day.
Tylenol is worthless.
Oddly enough,… Continue reading
The american Motorcycle Association finally came out in opposition to the plans for imposing a 100% tariff on all European bikes imported to the US that have an engine displacement of 50cc-500cc.
The federal measure is designed as retaliation to the 27-member European Union’s continuing import ban on American beef… Continue reading
I’m not even gonna try to deal with this myself. I got rear-ended in my SUV a couple of years ago, and I handled it myself, and I got screwed.
No, this time, I’ve already set the lawyer wheels in motion. Their investigator is coming by today to… Continue reading
The Norton post about rotary-engined motorcycles got me thinking about motorcycle engines in general. There haven’t been a lot of rotary motorcycle engines–or car engines for that matter. Frankly, despite the valiant efforts of Mazda, the fact is that the Wankel engine has problems.
The seals at the three… Continue reading
Take a look at the motorcycle below. Take a good look. It is a 1991 Norton Commander F1.
This is one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever built. It was powered by a 588cc twin-rotary Wankel engine. I think the 588cc is a… Continue reading