Dale Franks

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

Can Am Spyder RT First Ride

Motorcycle-USA has gotten hold of a brand new 2010 Can Am Spyder RT and taken it out for a spin.  Not only that, but Adam Waheed has kindly furnished us with a ride report.

Like nearly everyone else who has ridden the Spyder, the big thing to… Continue reading

KTM Adds Streetbike Division

The North American Division of Austria’s KTM Motorcycles has announced they are forming a new Streetbike division.  Obviously, this is an indication that KTM is planning to enlarge their current dirt-heavy offerings with an expanded offering of on-road machines.

KTM is expected to unveil a new streetbike at… Continue reading

2010 MV Agusta Brutale Models

The new, redesigned, 2010 Brutale models have been announced by MV Agusta.  And by redesigned, I mean redesigned.  According to MV 85% of the components in the two models are new, including the frame, swingarm, and engines. The suspension has also been redesigned.

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796

Ducati has officially announced the availability of the new Ducati Hypermotard 796 for the US market for 2010.  The b ike will have an air-cooled engine, and tip the scales at just 368 pounds.  According to Ducati’s press release:

A brand new model for 2010, the Hypermotard… Continue reading

More Alaska Video

Here’s some more Video I shot in Alaska.

I really wish the weather had been better.

My Alaska Travelogue

Below the fold is my day-by-day observations about my Alaska Cruise, complete with pictures.  It’s stuck below the fold so it won’t take up the whole front page, and you can skip over it easily.

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Reading Between the Lines

Just before I left for vacation, I reported that an informed source had told me that the board members and top executives at Harley-Davidson were considering whether or not to keep Buell Motorcycles as part of the Harley-Davidson corporation.  Naturally, I became the most hated man in Buell… Continue reading

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