Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 Street Glide

Well, a good friend and fellow motorcycle enthusiast has purchased a new motorcycle! I figured that something was on his mind as he saw a motorcycle at the Moncton Motorcycle Show that really peaked his interest.  About 5 weeks ago he contacted me and said, "Facey, I'm thinking about a new motorcycle and we should chat."

The MC that peaked his interest was the 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide - Rushmore Edition! To make a long story short, he worked out the purchase at the local Harley Davidson dealer and he is now the proud owner of a new Street Glide.  I was invited to join him on the day he took ownership and I have to admit, his new ride is a real beauty!

This past weekend, we went out for our first extended ride of the season, about 400 km along the Fundy Coast via St. Andrews by the Sea, Dipper Harbour and Saint John.  I decided to throw my DSLR in one of my saddlebags so that I could grab a few shots of my friend's new ride.

2016 Street Glide

2016 Street Glide

2016 Street Glide

2016 Street Glide

2016 Street Glide

As you can see from the pics, this bike is a real beauty! Looking forward to sharing the asphalt with my friend Luc and his new Street Glide!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Magpul Ronin 47

I recently came across this video from the Denver Art Museum about the Ronin 47 and the trek to Pikes Peak.  While this is an odd looking adaptation of the Buell 1125, it provides a unique perspective which is reflective of mechanical art!



About this time last year, Jay Leno did a feature on the Ronin 47, it is work watching!



Further information on the Ronin 47 and the journey from idea to design to production can be found at the Ronin 47 Website.

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Bandit!

I recently came across this video from TransAm Depot and their release of a limited edition Trans Am called the Bandit!  It's foundation is a Chevrolet Camaro and the rest is all Bandit!  From the YouTube video it looks kind of cool! 840HP and a $115,000 US will get you one.  There will be a production run of 77 units to represent the original 1977 Trans Am that was made so famous by Burt Reynolds and Smokey and the Bandit!  Listen to the Bandit talk about this car!



Sunday, February 14, 2016

2016 Moncton Motorcycle Show

The Moncton Motorcycle Show has been annual event for me and my friends Luc and Zal for many years!  It is at the mid-point of winter and is a sign that Spring and more importantly motorcycle season is only a few months away. Going to the show is about the trip and getting to hangout with some friends and talk about motorcycles!


 This year's show, like the past three years seemed to be scaled back.  It was noticeable that BMW Motorrad Canada did not have a factory presence at the show; that is one display that I missed.  There were half a dozen or so new BMWs from the local dealer, but it was just not the same as the the BMW Motorrad display from past years!  The same applies to Kawasaki Canada, only a dealer presence; I was really hoping to get a look at 2016 Ninja H2R and the ZX-10R! Nothing from Suzuki Canada either, this leaves me wondering if the manufacturers above participated in the larger venue shows in Montreal and Toronto, I suspect that they did.  That being said, Honda, Harley Davidson, Ducati, and Yamaha had factory representation with Triumph following close behind; local dealers represented Kawasaki, Victory, Indian, BMW and KTM.

Part of the fun of going to the Moncton Motorcycle Show is picking my top 5 motorcycles of the show.  So, like past years (and blog posts), here are my top 5 picks from the 2016 Moncton Motorcycle show!

#1 - 2016 Triumph Thruxton R

2016 Triumph Thruxton R

2016 Triumph Thruxton R

2016 Triumph Thruxton R

2016 Triumph Thruxton R

2016 Triumph Thruxton R

#2 - 2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R 

#3 - 2016 Harley Davidson Softail Slim S

2016 Softail Slim

2016 Softail Slim

2016 Softail Slim

#4 - 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special (w/full accessories)

2016 Street Glide Special

2016 Street Glide Special

2016 Street Glide Special

#5 - Ducati X Diavel S

2016 Ducati X Diavel S

2016 Ducati X Diavel S

2016 Ducati X Diavel S

2016 Ducati X Diavel S

My friend Luc took a liking to the Harley Davidson Street Glide Special (I will bring him to the dark-side yet) and the Ducati X Diavel S as they were his #1 & #2 choices of the show.  Other motorcycles that grabbed my attention included the 2016 Indian Scout, 2016 Yamaha MT-10 (will be released in North America as the FZ-10), 2016 Ducati Panigale 1299S, 2016 Harley Davidson Seventy-Two and the 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.

2016 Indian Scout

2016 Indian Scout

2016 Indian Scout

2016 Indian Scout

2016 Yamaha MT-10 (FZ-10)

2016 Yamaha MT-10

2016 Yamaha MT-10

2016 Yamaha MT-10

2016 Ducati Panigale 1299S

2016 Ducati Panigale 1299

2016 Ducati Panigale 1299

2016 Harley Davidson Seventy-Two

2016 Seventy-Two

2016 Seventy-Two 

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Zal also took a liking to the Triumph Thruxton and the Yamaha MT-10 and I think deep down, he likes the Harley Davidson line up too. He spent a lot of time looking over the 2016 Harley Davidson Road Glide! 

I had a great day with friends at the Moncton Motorcycle Show and it was a good way to spend a cold Winter's day...looking at and talking about motorcycles!  Now, I anxiously wait for the next 10 weeks to pass and for the 2016 Motorcycle season to begin!

A complete album of my photos from the 2016 Moncton Motorcycle Show can be seen at my Flickr site.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Winter

Since I can't ride my motorcycles, I may as well enjoy the winter.  Today, I had a great trek on my snowshoes!

Snowshoeing

Sign

Poles

Snowshoeing

Poles

The Moncton Motorcycle Show is coming up this weekend and I can't wait to attend!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Winter 2016

Today was a perfect winter day for a snowshoe trek in the woods!  The pictures tell the story.

Winter 2016

Snowshoeing

Cattails

Shawdowman

Snowshowing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Still have a few more months of Winter and as usual, I will make the best of it!  Looking forward to the Moncton Motorcycle Show in three weeks!