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Posted: December 4th, 2012

Hello everyone – hope you are enjoying the weather.

I’ve mentioned before that winter is a great time to buy a motorcycle and I’m sticking to my previous statement – especially if you don’t have to trade one in or sell one to benefit.

You can get a terrific deal at all of the local dealers on leftover new bikes, whether it’s a 2012 Road King at Harley Davidson of Erie or a Speed Triple (Great Bike!!!) at Triumph of Erie – or a killer new Victory Judge over at Off-Road Express.  I just checked with “Robo” at Offroad and he said they have a red one and that’s it, and that they will make a deal on it.  He’s a good salesperson who will work hard to win your business and keep you satisfied after the sale too.  These leftovers come with full warranties and typically excellent savings.  If you find a leftover 2011 or older – and if you work hard and are flexible I’m sure you will – you can really get a sweet deal on brand new bike.

Used bikes are great winter buys as well – whether at the dealer or privately.  I would check out the GoErie motorcycle section, although in the winter they run a little thin naturally.  I would also really check out www.advrider.com for a huge variety of privately owned bikes, although most aren’t local so what I would really do is use the pricing you find on sites like it to keep the dealers straight.  They probably can’t go as low as some guy in Kentucky but you also don’t have to drive 8 hours and have a local relationship to help you with issues and upgrades.  Trust me I’ve learned the hard way that a good local relationship is better than saving a few hundred bucks and having to start from scratch.

My picks:

Offroad has a very interesting 2011 V-Strom 650 ABS and a 2012 Victory High-Ball that I bet you could get a great deal on considering some other guy already took the depreciation.  Don’t forget to ask for Robo.

Triumph of Erie has my old 2009 Speed Triple that I personally loved, as well as an insane 2010 Thunderbird that I just can not believe is still on their website.  This thing is a monster and would make a Harley CVO costing three times the amount have to sit back and enjoy its taillights.  They also have a 2007 Scrambler that I’m fighting the urge not to call Gary Hammer about – you never find those and they have it listed for $5,395.

Harley of Erie has a 2010 Wide Glide with 820 miles – wow is that special – I would ask for Denny over there.  He’s one of those guys that will always greet you by name and takes the time to get to know his customers.

Finally Forest Park Honda has one of the best used bikes in town, a 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer.  I spoke to Carl and he told me about the special exhaust, rear case and other items that are on the bike.  What I like is the super low mileage (3000ish) and the fact that their STARTING price is thousands less than the $15,699 base price if you were to buy it new.  Add in the extras and you’re easily over $17K – Carl’s asking only $13,995 and given the time of year I’d try to negotiate that a bit but even so you have a fair price.

There are more dealers in the area to look for and more outlets as well, but these are my picks for the season – I’d be glad to own any of these.

Ride safe!

Posted in: Motorcycles
Posted: September 17th, 2012

Wow, I’m just so excited about this bike – it’s why I have written about it I”ve been busy riding it and getting through the brutal break-in period.  Triumph conveniently tells you (right on the tank) what revs to limit the bike to at different mileage.  So for the first 50 miles you limit it to this RPM, the next 50 miles to that.  Right now I’m at 300 miles so I can FINALLY get to 6,000 RPM – which is still sooo frustrating, hehe.  This being my first new bike in many years though I plan on breaking it in properly so that I can keep it for many more.  The 5,000 RPM limit kept it just a hair under 80 – I can’t wait to see how much speed the extra 1,000 RPM will give me, hehe.

So far I’ve added the aforementioned bar-end mirrors and fly screen – and last week Stephanie from Triumph of Erie called to let me know my tailbag was in.  This tailbag is really cool as it simply sits on the passenger portion of the bike and is easily removable.  What I like best about it is that it’s not really that noticeable, and if I do want to hold it instead I can take it off in a flash, even use it as a backpack.

Posted in: Motorcycles, Other
Posted: September 4th, 2012

Sport Touring bikes are probably the best all-around bikes out there.  A Sport Tourer is designed to handle well, move quickly, over long distance comfort and typically storage.  Their agility makes them at home around town and their power and handling make them great long-range options.  Speaking of options, there are a legion of them to choose from when it comes to Sport Tourers too, and most of them fall in at a different part of the word – from “Sport” to “Touring”.

Take for example this  2011 Kawasaki Concours 14  graciously provided by Joe Askins and the gang over at OffRoad Express…  It is definitely more on the Sport side of the equation if you ask me.  Breathtaking power, superb handling and tight ergonomics make for a bike equally at home at the track as the blacktop.  Sure it has great big saddlebags for storage, and an electronically adjustable fairing – but it’s got a set of cojones that rival those on a dedicated Sport Bike.  Standard ABS, superb traction control and excellent linked braking make the bike feel extremely safe and secure, instilling confidence to the rider.  I love ABS on this type of bike, although I do wish that Kawasaki had allowed the rider to completely shut if off given the right situation.  On the other hand, it’s terrific that those linked brakes come in two modes, so that you can choose how much control you want over what wheel brakes when.

The bike also has excellent heated grips, a very readable display screen and as I mentioned excellent ergonomics.  At first I complained about the location of the controls for the grips – they are on a dial mounted off to the side.  Granted you have to hunt for the dial if you want to change on the fly, but they work so well that you will soon get used to it and set things up in advance.  The display screen is clear and readable as well, delivering the information you need at an easy glance.  As far as the ergos go, I felt like I could ride this thing all day and still be able to enjoy myself once I got to my destination.

The only thing I have to warn you about (he says with a grin) is the power.  This bike really is a monster.  When you twist the throttle it GOES.  Period.  Whatever gear you are in is the right gear, but a little down shift and you’ll feel like you just got shot out of a cannon.  With many other bikes this kind of power can be a challenge, but the Concours does everything it can to keep you right in the zone, and comfy cozy regardless of speed.

I would strongly suggest testing one of these out if you are looking for a great all-around bike – you can form your own opinion at Off-Road Express West on Peach just South of 90.  Greg took care of me and he was a terrific guy – very informative about the bike and willing to talk about all of my options.

Good luck and ride safe,

Rob

 

Posted in: Motorcycles, Reviews
Posted: August 31st, 2012

I bought that 2012 Triumph Speed Triple…  

I tried to fight it but it just fit sooo much better than the 2009 and I just have to admit that they knew exactly what buttons to push to push to get me to buy.  No salesmanship, no hot girls telling me how handsome I look on the bike just a simple toss of the keys and a cya later.  Between Rich exposing me to the huge improvements of the new Speed Triple and Gary giving me a truly fair offer on my trade and a great price on the new one I was able to work things out.

Anyway I’m picking it up tonight for real ( I had it for about 12 miles last weekend) and I took advantage of the Triumph accessory program where I get a $500 credit to use on parts or gear.  I had them install some slick bar-end mirrors, a tank pad and a fly screen – just cuz it’s cute.  A fly screen is a tiny little wind visor if you’re wondering.  There’s a bunch more I have circled in the catalog in case anyone who likes me is reading this.

I also saved $350 by taking advantage of Triumph’s Thank-a-Hero program – for veterans and active duty military.

I’ll post up some photos later but take my word for it it’s pretty sick.  My normal MO on buying a bike would have been to go to every shop in town and ride everything that came to mind till I found something that clicked.  I guess I still did that – I just found it on the first shot.

I’ll share my thoughts on the bike at a later time – right now I have to run over to Triumph of Erie/Precision Bikeworks and pick up my new ride.

Thanks and ride safe,

Rob

Posted in: Motorcycles
Posted: August 15th, 2012

Last week we talked about certain upgrades I made to my Fat Bob, specifically air intakes, Dynojet’s Power Vision and a touched a little bit on my exhaust of choice.  The exhaust that I chose for my bike was actually one that you, the reader, chose for me earlier this year in a poll – the Vance and Hines Big Radius 2 into 1.  

This exhaust combines really sharp looks with the significant performance boost brought on by most 2 into 1′s.  I looked initially at getting a 2 into 2 but the anticipated power gain of about 5 HP and 4 TQ over stock left me a little dry.  I was very pleasantly surprised to see the 2-1 Big Radius pulls in about 10-12 more HP and 10-12 more Torque over stock – just what I needed at the time, lol.  Retailing for $719.95 it’s actually a pretty fair price, considering that it is a full exhaust system and gives you access to V&H’s incredible Tech Support.

If you really need to go with a traditional 2-2 exhaust you can always choose Vance and HinesBig Shots Staggered“.  They look terrific as an old-school 2-2 but have this power chamber that gives them almost as much power as a 2-1.  My buddy actually report an 8HP gain and about 7 lbs of torque over stock.  I’m not sure what air cleaner he went with or the dyno he used but by the seat of the pants it felt about as good as my Fat Bob, with much more traditional sound.  At $624.95 these are even less expensive than the Big Radius 2-1, and a really strong alternative given the combo of looks and power.

I’m a big fan of Vance and Hines, primarily because of the fit,  finish and performance but also because of their pricing and availability.  Just about anyone in town can hook you up with their products, although I know for a fact that you can get them at Precision Bikeworks where you can also have the whole set-up dyno-tuned too.

Vance and Hines also make pipes for more than just Harleys, I would definitely check them out.

Ride safe,

Rob

Posted: August 7th, 2012

What I loved about my Fat Bob is that being a Harley the world is my oyster when it comes to customization.  I mean seriously, there are like a million different manufacturers, even small one-off places.  For example there’s Horsepower, Inc – where they make their own custom performance upgrades including a terrific air cleaner system.  I compared this against the stock air cleaner, a Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle Air Cleaner and the Vance and Hines VO2 NakedAir Intake, with a decorative cover that just reeked of quality.

They all had a significant improvement in power and responsiveness over stock, but I was happy to see that the Home Team did really well – it tied with the Vance and Hines for best horsepower improvement, and totally crushed the competition when it came to torque where the Horsepower V2 came in at a whopping 96 lbs compared to 93 for the Vance and Hines and 90 for the Harley.  Just to be fair, the Harley unit tested here was the entry level one and the Horsepower unit the priciest by quite a bit.  If you’re on a little bit of a budget, but want to get great bang for your buck the Vance and Hines comes in at $139.95 for the intake and you can re-use your cover.  Their rather splendid looking cover  comes in at just $50 and really does a good job of making the bike stand out.  If you’re like me and are itching to squeeze every ounce of performance you can out of your bike without having to shell out the really big bucks that an engine upgrade costs then I really do recommend the Horsepower unit.  They actually have two versions, so you can save a little if you go with their more basic one.

Did I go with the Horespower unit?

Well no I didn’t actually – but that’s because I’m in love with those forward facing bad-a$$ air intakes, like the Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather.  It’s a little pricey at $299 but the good thing is that it performs very well.  On a different Dyno than the other intakes, it came in second with 95 lbs of torque and first in horsepower.  I kept it on there for looks though – I just think it’s awesome looking.  But the fact that it’s near the top in terms of power certainly doesn’t hurt.

Forgetting about dyno sheets for a minute and talking about real world feedback all three intakes really make a heck of a difference.  I didn’t get to ride the Fat Bob with the Horsepower Intake but I rode a friend’s Street Bob and it felt really strong – as did the Heavy Breather that I did ride on my own bike.  The basic Harley air cleaner kit and the Vance and Hines kit both felt good, and again the Vance and Hines gets my cote for bang for the buck.  There were quite a few more upgrades done – we’ll talk about those in the next few weeks, but what really brought everything together was adding in a Power Vision by Dynojet and having Eric at Horsepower custom Dyno-Tune it.  I’ve used Eric and the team before on several bikes but this time he really outdid himself.  The difference was amazing and the bike ran cooler, smoother and more efficiently than before.

I chose the Power Vision over their Power Commander V for a couple of reasons.  First off the new Power Vision seems to be a lot more powerful than the PCV.  If I were to do the tune myself, which the PCV certainly makes easy, I’d probably go with that one.  Since I had the bike dyno tuned though I figured I’d go all out and get the Power Vision, which competes very well with Harley Davidson’s Super Tuner.  Whether you have a simple pipe, fuel manager and intake deal or you crack the motor open and get really busy a good dyno tune really gets things going.  The other key component I added in was Dynojet’s Autotune module.  This incredible product let’s me basically take Eric on the road with me wherever I go.  What I mean is that it learns from my riding style, environmental changes, etc, and auto-corrects the program.  Even better, if I add (or remove) any equipment it will learn from that too and get my map just right.  Dynojet states that you don’t even need to have a professional tuner work on your bike, but as far as I’m concerned the best starting point is working with a pro like Eric and letting the Autotune go from there.

Horsepower, Inc. is one of two (that I know about) Dynos in the area, with the other being at Precision Bikeworks.  I haven’t given them a chance yet as far as Dyno work goes, but I’ve heard good things. Either way dialing your bike in properly is a smart move and you’ll thank me for it if you do.

Next time we’ll talk about the exhaust upgrade and what an amazing improvement over stock it was in terms of both power and sound.  You guys voted for it – the Vance and Hines Big Radius 2 into 1.

The great things about all of the products I mention here today is that they are super easy to find locally.  Our sponsor, Precision Bikeworks/Triumph of Erie can get them, as well as many other places around town.

In the meantime be well and ride safe,

Rob

 

Posted: August 2nd, 2012

Yes, it is kind of a wedding – buying a new bike that is.  A new bike is like a new walk down the aisle; you have to work at your relationship, make sure to treat the bike well, etc.  I’m sure we could insert a few jokes, cliches, etc but let’s get to the issue at hand.  I am looking into purchasing a bike with a more sporting feel to it – and since my two biggest regrets  in motorcycling are the sale of my Moto Guzzi Griso and the sale of my Triumph Speed Triple I figured I should try to choose one of those instead of trying something new.  Right off the bat I was  looking for something relatively new – I found a Griso set up almost EXACTLY like the one that I sold.  Then I came across a very cool matte black Speedie that was bone stock – very good when buying a bike that is known for being ridden hard.  While trying to decide between the two I remembered that the local Triumph shop, Precision Bikeworks/Triumph of Erie has a 2001 Speed Triple with very low mileage.  I called up and talked to the sales manager, Gary, about it and asked if I could take it for an extended spin – to see if I could spend less than half of my target and get what I wanted.  Gary agreed – but only after they put brand new tires on it – and I picked it up after work.  The color is a neon blue – it really stands out but it might just be too cool for me, lol.  What is perfect though is that motor.  Different than the 1050 in several ways it still has the same wow factor.  With as good a torque curve as there is in motorcycling this eleven year old bike brought a smile to my face the entire time I rode it.  It handled exceptionally well, accelerated briskly and was in overall excellent condition.  Now I sit here trying to decide between this bike at an extremely attractive price or one of those newer ones.  Honestly if it was black I would pull the trigger right away – I’m a black bike kind of guy.  This blue looks really, really good but I don’t know if I’m ready for flashy.  Problem is if I don’t pick it up soon someone else will.

 

 

 

Posted in: Motorcycles
Posted: June 8th, 2012

Road Trip!

So this Memorial Day weekend I took my kids out to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.  What an amazing time we had – thanks to Fast Lane that is.  Sure it cost extra, but we were able to ride just everything we wanted multiple times.  It was so hot and so packed that if we had to deal with normal lines it probably would have been a much different weekend.

Anyway to make the trip even more entertaining I’d decided to ride there and back – and the guys at Precision Bikeworks Triumph of Erie hooked me up with a 2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm with Anti-lock Brakes to demo.  It wasn’t just any old Storm either – this one was the beneficiary of Triumph’s Short Muffler Kit, high-performance air cleaner and download to make it all communicate the right way.  Rich was nice enough to also think about my comfort a bit, and added a Longhaul Touring Dual Touring.

I was super excited about getting an extended ride on what’s been so many people’s Bike of the Year two years running.  The fun started as soon as I arrived at the dealership.  Rich was ready with a small stack of paperwork for me to sign, and then we went out to go over the bike.  It was parked next to my Fat Bob – they looked like twins actually.  Both had the dual headlights, the flatblack paint, not too much chrome and an aggressive stance.  There are lot’s more to talk about so let’s take a look.

Appearance:

Appearance is kind-of subjective, no?  In my opinion the Storm looks awesome.  I love the sinister look of it, minimal chrome, etc.  The dual headlights look really awesome too – they set it apart on the road from just about every other bike (almost!).  Everything on it was of very high quality as well, from the paint to the black wheels.  They also included guides for the cables, to minimize clutter, and added cool touches like the Storm logo on the primary cover.  Comparing the T-bird to my Fat Bob, my kids were split on looks, with my son preferring the Storm by far, and my daughter liking the Storm quite a bit better.  For me it’s at tie, but that’s only after I’ve invested a lot of time and effort into customizing my Harley.  Stock vs. Stock I think the big, black Triumph has a slight edge.

Performance:

Since the test bike is brand new, we couldn’t dyno it to get to actual numbers, but luckily there are plenty of sources online that have already done this.  A stock Storm comes in at about 86HP and 102 Torque at the rear wheel – the addition of the pipes, air cleaner and download can only help.  The Storm has outstanding power through the entire rpm range; very smooth and linear, just like my old Speed Triple.  Compared to my Harley it had a little less low-end and a ton more mid and high.  Mind you my Fat Bob has about $3,000 worth of upgrades and costs about $2K more to start so in my mind the Storm is a bargain.  The upgrades they did to it for the ride are just about the only upgrades I think the bike needs, performance-wise – the only thing I would do differently is go with a more aggressive exhaust.  There aren’t too many of after-market exhausts around just yet, but I was able to find a couple of good options.  Easy would be the D&D slip on but I think I would actually go with the Hog Slayer  http://www.british-customs.com/british-customs-triumph-thunderbird-1600-hog-slayer-exhaust.html by British Customs .  It’s a full exhaust that looks great, increases performance and sound, and saves 13 pounds to boot.  Given that most racers equate 7 pounds to 1 HP that’s almost a 2 HP gain on top of whatever the actual pipe does.  Plus if you’re riding any non-Harley cruiser can you really go wrong buying a pipe called a Hog Slayer, lol?

Handling:

Wow!  What a nimble bike.  It turned very well at low speeds and handled so smoothly at high speeds that in inspired a lot of confidence.  The bike was very stable and went where you wanted it to go when you wanted to do it.  Every time I talk about it I start to say sport-bike handling and stop myself; obviously it’s not a sport-bike but compared to most cruisers it handled like one.  I have to say that my Fat Bob handles well too, with its chubby front tire and great balance, but even this great handling Harley loses the handling battle to the Storm.

Braking:

Here is where the Storm really impressed.  Brakes were very strong and linear with a nice, easy pull.  They really inspired a feeling of control out there, especially when combined with the outstanding handling we already discussed.  Since the weather was beautiful I didn’t get a chance to test our the ABS, but I never felt any flutter at all, regardless of how aggressively I was braking.  This is definitely the best braking cruiser I’ve ever ridden.

Overall:

All in all I really love this bike.  I really urge you guys to go down to Precision Bikeworks  and check out whichever Triumph style matches your own, but the Thunderbird in particular does it so well for so many.  You can set it up as a slick solo cruiser or hook up bags, boards and a windshield (and that comfy seat – thanks Rich!) and ride till across a state or two – it will do it all.  If was going to get my own I’d probably go with this insane swirled red Thunderbird they had on the floor, upgrade it with the Storm performance package which happens to be crazy cheap, some of those Hog Slayer pipes and headlights off the old Speed Triple – either way I want one.  Good luck and if you do try one out be sure to let me know.

Ride Safe

Posted in: Motorcycles, Reviews
Posted: April 13th, 2012

So one thing I’m trying to get used to on my 2010 Harley Davidson Fat Bob is the lack of storage.

I had two cavernous bags on my Stratoliner, and I was about to get a cool tail bag for the Griso but I just don’t feel right about a tail bag or worse saddlebags on my Fat Bob.

Yeah I know I’m being an idiot.  I should focus on what I need not on how the bike looks but let’s be honest – we all think about form over function from time to time.  And for storage, I’ve really got my eye on Harley’s Single-Sided Swingarm Bag.

But with a pricetag of $229.95, I’m going to try to find some other alternatives first.

Enter the River Road Classic Fork Bag.  At $24.95 it definitely is a cost-effective way to put a few items, like tools, emergency bandana, etc., away for a rainy day.  For the price, I expected something pretty basic, but the quality looks pretty nice.  The Velcro straps that mount it to the bike are long enough for just about any bike – I trimmed mine so that there’s nothing extra flapping around. I can even fit a t-shirt in there just in case, but anything much bulkier than that won’t work unless I empty out the rest of the stuff.

Hey it’s not meant to be luggage it’s meant to be small storage so if I want anything more I’ll either have to buck up and get that really cool side-bag (it really is calling me) or go the extra mile and get saddlebags.  If I go the saddlebag route I already have a pair of very nice ones that are also River Road.  I’m trying to find a low-cost quick-release bracket option that will work with these bags – for now I’m having a hard-time.

Just like the fork bags they are well-made, functional and very inexpensive.  I would guess them to cost twice as much as they actually do.  Now these aren’t huge, and they don’t lock, but I’m thinking that as long as the brackets work out, they will be a pretty good option for when I just have to have some more gear.

You can find River Road gear in our area at Off-Road Express.

Another option I am looking at is the Zip-Off, Quick-Release Saddlebags.  I’ll offer a full review later, but here are some of the specs:

  • Rich, synthetic material with UV protection offers the look and feel of top quality leather
  • The Fast-Zip Removal system allows easy on/easy off for installing on a bike or carrying as a bag
  • Quick-release buckles, hidden behind traditional chrome hardware, make opening the bag quick and easy
  • A removable, neoprene layer covers the bag contact points to protect the motorcycle
  • Reinforced side walls and a reinforced base provide strength and shape retention
  • Box-style lids with hook-and-loop closure and extra long cross-over flaps inside provide a secure storage environment
  • A waterproof cover with full elastic closure is included to protect against rain and dust
  • All saddlebags have a custom-fitted liner bag inside that makes packing convenient and further protects the contents from the elements
  • Quick-release straps secure the bags to your motorcycle or saddlebag supports
  • Includes a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • MSRP $189.95
Posted in: Bags, Motorcycles
Posted: March 8th, 2012

Wow! I am really excited to be a motorcyclist in Erie right now. The weather has been great and will only get better, and we live in a terrific area to ride. You can leave Erie in just about any direction and have some really fun day trips, and on top of that we’ve got a great number of dealerships in the area to support our addiction. We’ve got a terrific Harley dealer right in town that is only going to get better this summer (I’m REALLY excited to see the new place – if they can really have it ready by the Roar that will be awesome) and two more Harley dealers within a quick ride. There’s the Off-road Express pair covering just about all the imports from Japan, along with good American Victory (who is launching a really cool bike this year IMO called the Judge) you’ve got Forest Park Honda, Aleks Powersports and a slew of smaller shops focusing on pre-owned bikes.

Anyway, we’re already well represented here in Erie, except for one particular area – European bikes. Till recently in order to get a BMW, Triumph or Ducati you had to go to Pittsburgh or Cleveland but now Precision Bikeworks on Peach by the mall has added a Triumph franchise, which is music to my ears. Sure you had Uncommon Motorcycles out in North East but they’ve been gone a while now, and having a great store like Precision be the home for Triumph makes me feel comfortable that it will be well-supported.

One of my favorite bikes ever was my 2007 Speed Triple, and the new one just might be one of the best all-around bikes on the planet so I’m really psyched to check it out in person. I first noticed the dealership at a booth at the Auto Show at the Bayfront in early February. They only had a few bikes but a lot to say to anyone that went by their booth.

I’d been meaning to stop by since then and finally was able to go last week. I was completely surprised by what I found. I expected a few Triumphs, maybe some different examples of gear. Instead I was greeted by a shop full of bikes – sure some pre-owned Harleys, but mostly a sea of new Triumphs and a very well-represented selection of Triumph gear, which is top-tier quality at very reasonable prices.

If you aren’t familiar with Triumph then you should stop by – Rich was very happy to talk to me about the shop and its bikes till well after closing (sorry, Rich!) – or do some research. Triumph has a bike for just about everyone regardless of style or experience. Café racers, light cruisers, sport bikes, standards, adventure bikes, heavy cruisers and oh yeah, the “motorcycle of the year” according to several top motorcycle magazines – the Triumph Thunderbird. It and my Fat Bob are my two favorite cruisers on the planet right now. Well, throw in the Ducati Diavel too, but that thing is way to fast for me.

The Thunderbird comes in a few flavors, from the standard version with 1600cc’s and very nice power to the brutally powerful Storm, with an extra 100 cc’s bolted right on and enough attitude right out of the box for almost anyone. Besides the power on both bikes, they are super comfortable and easy to ride – they are surprisingly nimble for bikes their size too. I was telling Rich  that if I’d have known there was a Triumph dealer in town before I picked up my Fat Bob I may well have been flying the Union Jack right now – but the truth is there’s a better chance I’ll try to pry a used Speed Triple off of them once they start getting them in.

In closing congratulations to all of you rider out there, for living in an area where we can really enjoy our bikes, have lot’s of cool shops and one of the country’s best motorcycle events.

Ride safe!

Posted in: Motorcycles

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