Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Friday, February 26, 2010

Daytona Bike Week - Get a Start on the Rally Season

The 69th anniversary of Daytona Bike Week is being held February 26 - March 7, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The start of Daytona Bike Week is often announced on the morning TV news shows. You know, where somebody sticks their face in front of the camera and announces: "We're at the opening of Daytona Bike Week. Good Morning America," and then you see a whole line of bikes roar off in front of the camera. Unfortunately, most of the remainder of Bike Week will not be seen by non-motorcyclists.

Check out my article, Daytona, for details.

Here in the frigid Northeast, I hear plenty of people talking about going to Daytona. Some are riding down with friends. Riding sometimes means riding in a car and towing a trailer with the bike on it. After all, the 1500 miles down with uncertain weather conditions has left many a rider stranded in a snow storm or Nor'easter. After that happens to you once, you tend to be a little more cautious the next time you go.

Maybe you want to skip Daytona and concentrate on planning to go to some smaller rallies this year. Be sure to read my article, Motorcycle Rallies, where I discuss rallies and give you information about the top rallies that I like. Of course, your views may be different -- this is Motorcycle Views after all.

I just got my registration information for the Americade Motorcycle Rally. That one is my favorite and I've gone almost every year since 1994.

It can get expensive going to lots of rallies, especially if you're taking two bikes. Double gas, double tolls. You just have to pick and choose what appeals to you most in these uncertain economic times. Motorcycle rallies are a lot of fun. If you've never attended a rally, you owe it to yourself to go. You just might find a rally or two that you'll want to go to every year, just like I go to Americade, regardless of the weather.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - David

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See David on his 2004 Kawasaki VN2000. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Curtis

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Curtis with his 2004 BMW R1150RT Trike. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

If you'd like to see your bike as Picture of the Week, submit a picture of you and your bike along with a description of the bike.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Piaggio Recalls 2010 Aprilia RSV4 to Replace Engines

Piaggio is recalling certain model year 2010 Aprilia RSV4 "Factory" and RSV4 "R" motorcycles manufactured between July 2, 2009, and October 30, 2009.

In manufacturing the connecting rods, a process was used to straighten the rod in order to meet specifications. This process introduced stresses into the rods which greatly affected strength and reliability.

335 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, February 1, 2010

CFMOTO Recalls 2005-2009 CF250T V3 and CF250T V5 Motorcycles to Install Foot Brake

CFMOTO Powersports is recalling model year 2005-2009 CF250T V3 and CF250T V5 motorcycles.

These vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 123, "Motorcycle Controls and Displays." The subject vehicles were intended to be manufactured as scooters and therefore lack a rear wheel foot brake as required for motorcycles by the standard.

6405 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.