Last week I denounced the belief that Indian is the #1 threat to Harley-Davidson. Their market share is too small, and their brand strength isn’t yet strong enough to be an immediate threat. This week I’m continuing the four part ...Read More »
The #1 Threat to Harley-Davidson – Part 1: It Isn’t Indian
Wondering what the biggest threat to Harley-Davidson is? I'll give you a hint, it's not Indian. This four-part series by motorcycle industry expert (and former Harley-Davidson employee) tells you what's got Milwaukee feeling a little nervous.Read More »
FAQ: How to Stage 1 Kit a Harley-Davidson Sportster
So you want to get a little more power from your Harley-Davidson Sportster, but you're not sure where to start. You've come to the right place. Here's some basic info on Stage 1 tuning your Harley-Davidson Sportster, the pros and cons, and the costs. We'll look at what it means to Stage 1 a motorcycle, what the required components are, how to do it, and what benefits you can expect.Read More »
Which Harley-Davidson is Right?
Here is how to to pick which Harley-Davidson is right for you, based on what kind of car is more your style.Read More »
My First Harley-Davidson
I was somewhere around ten years old. My father had taken me to the auto show in Toronto. It was the late 90s. Neon was out. The Y2K fears were in. At the Metro Toronto Convention Center there was a ...Read More »
Is Harley-Davidson Growing the Brand, or Killing the Mystique
Harley-Davidson releases new video of their electric motorcycle You can’t say the boys from Milwauke ain’t tryin’. Harley-Davidson has been faced with criticism since the beginning of time. To quote Fuzzygalore: Harley-Davidson seems to be one motorcycle brand that many ...Read More »
The Indians Are Coming – Emerging Motorcycle Industry Trends Q4 2013
Hero is an Indian motorcycle company. We're talking Bollywood Indian, not Burt Munro Indian. Here in North America, the average non-motorcyclist may not have heard of Hero. Hell, even the average motorcyclist may not have heard of Hero. In North America we think we know what big name motorcycle companies. In North America we think we know that big name motorcycle companies sell big bikes. In North America we think the Harley-Davidson brand is the be all and end all of motorcycle marketing and merchandise sales. In North America we think we know big. We don't.Read More »
21 Questions with Model Freyja Van Siren
We get up close and personal with Florida motorcyclist and alternative model Freyja Van Siren. In this little game of 21 questions Freyja talks about the model life, growing up around bikes, and her favorite rides.Read More »
Review: 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout, Day 2
I knew what the Breakout was meant for, but I wanted more. How could we discover what a motorcycle was really capable of without pushing the limits? "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch. This time I decided to take the Breakout outside of its comfort zone and its "Urban Prowler" designation...Read More »
What Motorcycle Will I Be Riding in 5 Years?
This question jumped into my mind at 5 AM. So much for getting any sleep tonight. Think about your motorcycle. Now think about your dream motorcycle. Now look back at your motorcycle. It's not your dream bike, is it? Maybe you don't even have a dream motorcycle. Maybe you have a list of a few you'd really. I know I do.
I've been riding for 6 years now. In that short time I've owned 11 motorcycles or scooters. I've owned everything from a stable of midsize cruises, to a heavily modified 1990 Honda Hawk GT650 N, to a couple two-stroke scooters. I'm still trying to get it right, but along the way I'm learning what I like, what I dislike, what I keep coming back to, and why.
The only question left for you and I now, reader, is what are we going to ride next?