Sunday, April 27, 2014

FrexRod 2014

Yesterday I attended the FrexRod 2014 Auto Show and took a few shots of some of the vintage and custom bikes that were on display. I enjoy looking at vintage bikes, but the one that impressed me the most was a custom bike built by a local shop, Chopper Rods.

This custom build by Chopper Rods deserved attention too!

Vintage Harley Davidsons...

This RD 350 brought back a few memories!  A friend of mine used to ride one back in the 70's and the two-stroke power plant in that thing was wild or at least we thought it was!

It was also nice chatting with Lynn Cormier at the FrexRod 2014 Auto Show. Lynn races in the SuperPro Drag class and we worked together organizing the Student Automotive Career Day at FrexRod!

As I was leaving the show, I came across this custom in the parking about a clean looking machine!

I enjoyed the show and look forward to FrexRod 2015!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

2014 Street Fighters

Here I am giving Motorcycle.Com some free advertising and why not! I like their website, motorcycle reviews, road tests and shoot outs! Check out the 2014 Super Naked Street Brawl - KTM 1290 Super Duke R, BMW S1000R, Ducati Monster 1200 & Kawasaki Z1000. I enjoyed this review of the big Street Fighters by Motorcycle.Com. Their YouTube Video and review are definitely worth viewing and reading!

The review mentions that the MV Brutale 1190RR was not available for this street test and that's too bad!  I am however left with one question, where is the 2014 Honda CBR1000R?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Look!

I have been toying with the idea for some time of changing the look of my blog site.  Not that I didn't like the blogger template that I was using, I was just kind of bored with the layout.  I have been interested in the magazine style of blog, so I set out to find a new XML template that I could use.  After a few hours, I found this template, adjusted the code and updated accordingly.

Modern Style XML Template

Feedback that I have received so far has been positive; I like the new look and you know what, it was time for a change!

Looking forward to getting out on my bikes very soon!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Zero Gravity Windscreen

I just got notification that my new Zero Gravity Windscreen (smoked) for the 1125R is in Springfield,'s getting closer!

Photo: Zero Gravity Windscreens

Once I receive and install, I will let you know what I think.

Friday, April 18, 2014

EBR 1190RX First Ride

It is great to see the EBR1190RX being profiled in most major Motorcycle Magazines!  As those who read my blog know, I am a big fan of EBR and I am thrilled to see Erik Buell's dream continue to grow.

This is truly a David and Goliath story with EBR going up against the likes of Ducati, Aprilia, BMW, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki. etc...all manufacturers with deep pockets and resources.  Fortunately for EBR, Hero Motor Corporation has come on board with a major ownership share and financing; I believe this is the boost that EBR needed to move to the next level.  Hero is also a major sponsor for EBR Racing and running two bikes in the 2104 World Superbike Series-WSBK should give EBR an even higher profile!

The 1190RX is currently going through major production and from what I have read, models are starting to arrive at locations in their newly established dealer network.  The closest dealer to my geographic location is Derry Cycle in New Hampshire; this summer, I might have to make the 7 hour ride to go and see the EBR1190RX.

Over the past few months, the media in the motorcycle community has been given the opportunity to ride (AKA "First Rides") the 1190RX and provide reviews for the consumer market. The "First Ride" review from On Two Wheels - Motor Trend is pretty good.

I will continue to follow EBR and this new journey into the motorcycle world.  For those of us who are fans, thank you Erik Buell for continuing to follow your dream.  Here's hoping that someday that I will be in a position to upgrade from my Buell 1125R to an EBR1190RX!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Marquez wins again!

I just finished watching the MotoGP Race - Circuit of Americas on TV and this Marquez kid continues to impress!  He completely dominated this race for his second win of the season!  There seems to be no stopping this guy! It's going to fun following the rest of the 2014 MotoGP season!

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 MC Season

The 2014 motorcycle season will soon be upon us...I can't wait!  Reminder to cagers...

Now, we just need the weather to cooperate!