I write stuff. A lot of it is about cars and motorcycles.

2011 March

Harley-Davidson must hate ATK’s new bikes

Hell For Leather’s Wes Siler wrote up his experiences on ATK’s rebadged Hyosungs, which cover the 700cc cruiser and 250cc sportbike.  Surprisingly, given his perceived anti-cruiser bias, he really seems to like the new 700cc cruiser.  The article has dropped behind his pay wall now, so you need Continue reading

One step closer to a car

If you’ve already got everything else imaginable in the way of electric/electronic doo-dads in your Gold Wing or Road Glide, you might as well have A/C, too…

Well. I guess I’ve pretty much seen everything about motorcycling there is to see, now.

Speaking of naked bikes…

The major manufacturers aren’t the only ones bringing a naked bike to the US market. US startup Motus Motorcycles has not only unveiled the new MST-01 sport-tourer, but they’ve also got a naked version of the bike, dubbed the MST-R, naturally.

It’s the exact same bike, it just doesn’t have Continue reading

The naked bikes are back

The American love affair with motorcycles, such as it is, has not extended to the naked bikes in recent years.  They sell like hotcakes to our cousins across the pond, but in the US…not so much.  We like our cruisers and repli-racers and sport-tourers.

For the 2010 and Continue reading

Slackernomics: Available for Kindle

The Kindle e-book Version of my book, Slackernomics: Basic Economics for People Who Think Economics is Boring,is now available on Amazon’s Kindle store here.

Another free WordPress motorcycle theme

THE BLUE AND THE GRAY

This theme was inspired by the first studio shots ever released of the Motus MST-01 sport-tourer. It also has the vertical menu system on the sidebar, instead of the horizontal one in the header.

2012 Motus MST-01 studio pics

Motus Motorcycles has released some high-resolution studio images of the new MST-01 sport-tourer. Thumbnails are below.

If you like the looks of the MST-01, you’d probably like some clue about the price.  We don’t know it yet, but considering the specs of the bike and the components included, it’s Continue reading

My own (temporary) ATK GT650R (Updated)

ATK CEO Frank White informs me that he is setting aside one of these for me to pick up on Saturday:

Except mine is red, i.e., the fast one. It looks like I’ll be driving up to Orange County first thing on Saturday to pick it up.  I’ll be Continue reading

Motus Motorcycles MST-01 debuts

Motus Motorcycles, an Alabama-based startup, has been working on a completely new, American-made, sport touring motorcycle.  We’ve seen glimpses of the engine, as well as artist concepts of the bike, but now, Motus has finally debuted the complete bike, in the flesh.

The MST-01 is built around a completely Continue reading