February 2015

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A welcome distraction and a bright future

Austin Martin Orginals 1981 Yamaha XS400Between snowmobiles, Timbersleds, and spike tire ice racing, winter is just a different set of toys for some of us. For others, it's a time to hibernate and dream about the first ride of spring. Helping to foster those dreamy thoughts and to take our minds off of the next winter storm: The International Motorcycle Shows.

This traveling panacea of Powersports delight was in town this past weekend and featured several shiny attractions. I am pleased to report, after several years of "refinements" and BNG's, nearly every OEM had some seriously new hardware to display. In this post-Great Recession economy, the bike makers are under more pressure than ever to deliver high-quality attractive offerings at the best possible price point.
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