Monthly Archives: July 2010
…I’ve noticed something odd when I go to the shop with my FJR. That’s my rear tire over there. Now, that’s not an extreme-to-the-edge wear pattern, although it does reflect some peg scraping. … Continue reading
Since I bought my FJR1300 two years ago, I’ve been religious about keeping her maintained at the proper service intervals, using OEM parts. You can skimp on auto maintenance a bit–though you really shouldn’t–and it might cost you some money. Skimp on motorcycle maintenance, and you could… Continue reading
Here’s a picture of an Erik Buell Racing 1190RR. As we all know, the 1190 is a pure race bike, designed solely for the track, and destined to never, ever be ridden on the street.
That’s… Continue reading
I sure wish this had been available when I owned a Sportster. Harley-Davidson announced today that a new Boom! audio system is now available for the 2004-later XL Sportster, 2010-later Dyna Wide Glide, 2000-later Softail,… Continue reading
Motorcycle.Com kicks it off with their ride on the new Sportster 883 SuperLow. H-D has redesigned the suspension of this bike to give it a smoother ride and more suspension travel, all while keeping the seat height only two feet from the ground. Sadly, those improvements, while increasing the… Continue reading
Harley-Davidson unveiled their new model year bikes today, expanding the product line to 32 motorcycles. OK, so its really more like 32 versions of the same 4 motorcycles. Whatever.
Still missing from the Harley lineup for 2011: a beginner bike of any kind, and more specifically, one that can be… Continue reading
BMW always touts their 200,ooo-mile reliability (final drive issues notwithstanding). But sometimes, even the most reliable bike has a problem. And if you’re in a small town in the middle of nowhere–especially on a bike where dealers who can service it are few and far… Continue reading
Harley-Davidson announced its 2nd quarter earnings today, showing continuing improvement in key areas, blah, blah, blah. Forget the financial stuff. What leaps out at you is this statement:
Harley-Davidson is the U.S. market share leader of on-road motorcycles among young adults.
Now that’s very interesting, indeed, considering that the… Continue reading
Janie Omorogbe got to ride a new Yamaha Super Ténéré from Portugal to Morocco, and wrote up her impressions for Motorcycle USA.
The Super Ténéré has been a long-awaited entry into the adventure bike category–long-dominated by the BMW R1200GS. Available only in Europe at present, a lot of people… Continue reading
I’ve received some new pictures of the ATK-badged cruiser and Sportbike that the Utah-based company is getting ready to put on the showroom floors of some select Harley-Davidson dealers.
Both of the bikes will come in 250cc and 650cc configurations.
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Look, I have no animosity towards Harley-Davidson. But funny is funny, and this video below…well, that’s just some funny stuff, there. Obviously, the Buell fans still feel a little miffed.
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