Monthly Archives: February 2011
It’s funny how your perspectives change over time. I’ve noticed those changes taking place in the motorcycles I regard as desirable. That’s not an inconsequential thing for me, since I ride a motorcycle as my primary means of transportation. Whatever I get is not something that I’m going to… Continue reading
Yesterday, when I was picking up a prescription at the drive-through window at my pharmacy, my FJR died. The engine quit, and everything went dead except for the instrument panel, where every light came on, and the fuel level LCD started flashing. Turning the motor off and taking the key… Continue reading
ATK motorcycles has, as I’ve mentioned previously, been working on getting small-displacement V-Twins sold through some selected Harley-Davidson dealerships. In what seems to be keeping with direction, the company announced that they’ve brought Jon Syverson, a former Harley-Davidson Sales Manager, on board as Executive Vice President.
ATK’s stated goal is to offer entry-level bikes to customers at Harley-Davidson dealers in order to help catch a younger generation of riders, and have them convert to the bigger Harleys in the fullness of time.
The full press release is below the fold.
This seems like one of those time-saving ideas that might not look too good in retrospect. If a crash occurs, we may discover that having naked razor blades in the helmet poses some sort of safety risk. *shrug* But, I could be wrong.
One of the things the Europeans do as a matter of course, and we in the US do very rarely, is to ensure that beginning riders are restricted to smaller-displacement motorcycles to get some experience before stepping up to the big boy bikes. All… Continue reading
So, This pic is posted at Erik Buell Racing’s Facebook page.
I think this is an Erik Buell racing 1190RS.
The world motorcycling press is gathering in Marbella, Spain for the unveiling of the 2011 Ducati Diavel. Already, reports are filtering in, including from Motorcyclist Magazine, who give us their first look and test ride reports.
What’s interesting to note from this report is how serious the Ducati guys… Continue reading