Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I was really disappointed to hear that Erik Buell Racing has gone into receivership.  The news spread very quickly across the Bad Weather Bikers Forum and like many other EBR enthusiasts, we are in a state of shock.  Those of you who read my blog know that I am an EBR fan and I was really hoping that Erik Buell and his team could pull this off and be competitive in the motorcycle market.

The motorcycle business is very competitive, especially when competing against well established companies and a relatively small market - sport bikes!  I know one of the reasons that I am an EBR fan is the fact that a small American manufacturer dared to take on the big boys and produce a quality American made sport bike. By all accounts, the EBR 1190RS, RX and SX received favorable reviews from the world of motorcycle journalism.

I am not putting any nails in the coffin yet as Erik Buell is a fighter and he will put every last bit of energy he has into making this work.  Here's hoping that a financial deal can be worked out within the courts and that EBR can continue to produce motorcycles!

The full article regarding today's news can be found in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A few weeks ago a couple of friends of mine and I went to the 2015 Moncton Motorcycle Show.  It is an event that I look forward to every winter.  Every year, I pick my favorite bikes of the show and this year, Ducati once again topped the list of my favorite bikes.  It is always fun to compare different models and to discuss likes and dislikes with my friends.

Here are my top 5 picks from the 2015 Moncton Motorcycle Show.

I am hoping the next 8-10 weeks go by quickly and we can get our motorcycle season started.  I also look forward to demo days and the chance to test drive some of the 2015 motorcycles.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cafe Racers have always been an interest of mine and one of my favorite Cafe Racer websites is Bike EXIF. I subscribe to their RSS feed here at Faceyman.Com and I also follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Recently, I came across this article by automotive designer Charlie Trelogan called How to Build a Cafe is one of the better articles that I have read.  Check out this Honda CX500 build and the basic design principles associated with Cafe Racers.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wishing you all the best in 2015!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

May your holiday season sparkle and shine! 

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I finally found the time to do some video editing from last summer's motorcycle trip. One of the most memorable rides was on NY Route 86 from Jay, NY to Lake Placid, NY.  We liked the road so much, that we rode the 17 mile stretch twice. 

NY Route 86
The route follows the Ausable River and is full of twists and turns.  If you are ever in the area, it is a must ride road!  There are some very scenic stops along the route as well, including Flume Falls and High Falls Gorge. Enjoy the video!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I recently scored tickets to Bob Seger's - Ride Out Tour 2014-15 and can't wait to attend the concert.  I have been a Seger fan since the late 70's and attending a Seger concert has always been on my list of things to a few weeks, I will be rockin' with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullett Band.

Looking forward to hearing tunes from Seger's new album and hopefully, many of the classics!