Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Motorcycle Picture of the Week - Stef

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Stef's Self-Made Harley-Davidson Evo Chopper under Bikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Trikes Only, or Men on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Piaggio Recalls Fly 50, Vespa LX50, and Vespa S50 for Ignition Problem

Piaggio is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Fly 50 4T 4-valve scooters, model year 2010-2012 Vespa LX50 4T 4-valve scooters, and model year 2009-2012 Vespa S50 4T 4-valve scooters.

The ignition control unit may fail and alter the ignition timing.

2147 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kuryakyn Recalls Defective Floorboards for GL1800 Motorcycles

Kuryakyn is recalling certain aftermarket floorboards, part number 607005, sold and installed for use on 2001-2011 Honda GL1800 (Gold Wing) motorcycles.

The floorboard mount may crack and break free from the mounting bolts that secure the mount to the motorcycle.

21,600 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Polar Bear Grand Tour to Schoch's H-D on Dec. 18, 2011

Check out pictures of the 7th motorcycle run of the 2011-2012 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Schoch's Harley-Davidson/Buell in Snydersville, PA on December 18, 2011. It was the coldest day so far.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Top 10 Motorcycle Pictures for 2011

The top 10 motorcycle pictures were picked from pictures submitted to Motorcycle Views in 2011. The pictures are not ordered. They include one picture of women on motorcycles, two pictures of men on motorcycles, two pictures of trikes only, and five pictures of motorcycles only.

The pictures were chosen for a variety of reasons. I looked at each picture, read each description, and picked those pictures that held my interest.

Check out the Top 10 Pictures for 2011.

Motorcycle Picture of the Week - Robert

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Robert's 2012 Ural M70 Solo 70th Anniversary Edition under Bikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Trikes Only, or Men on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Polar Bear Grand Tour Toy Run to the CABIN on Dec. 11, 2011

Check out pictures of the 7th motorcycle run of the 2011-2012 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to The CABIN in Howell, NJ on December 11, 2011. It was our annual Toy Run.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Motorcycles Used in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Movie

The new movie, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, required three identical motorcycles for the character, Lisbeth Salander, to ride. Here's an article in bikeexif.com that explains how these bikes were prepared for the movie and how the star was trained to ride them. Here's an excerpt:
"About a year ago, I finished reading the final instalment of Stieg Larsson’s 'Millennium trilogy.' I found these Swedish crime novels absolutely gripping—and not just because the heroine Lisbeth Salander rides a motorcycle. In two weeks, the US movie adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will be released—so here’s a timely look at how the motorcycles used in the film were prepared. The job was given to Justin Kell of Glory Motor Works in LA, and it’s an insight into a rarely-seen aspect of the film-making process."
Read the article.

BMW May Introduce Scooters in 2013

BMW figures to introduce a couple of scooters to its lineup in 2013. An article in latimes.com by Susan Carpenter gives the details. Here's an excerpt:
"At this weekend's International Motorcycle Shows event in Long Beach, BMW is likely to confuse its image even further when its first scooters make their North American debut. Designed to capitalize on a trend in the world's largest scooter market -- Italy -- the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are agile enough to cut through city traffic but large enough to also take a weekend trip." - Susan Carpenter
Read more

Friday, December 9, 2011

Motorcycle Picture of the Week - William

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See William's 1970 BMW R75/5 SWB under Bikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Trikes Only, or Men on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Polar Bear Grand Tour run to Montgomeryville Cycle Center on Dec. 4, 2011

Check out pictures of the 6th motorcycle run of the 2011-2012 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Montgomeryville Cycle Center in Montgomeryville, PA on December 4, 2011.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Honda Recalls 2001-2012 Gold Wing GL1800 for Rear Brake Problem

Honda is recalling certain model year 2001-2010, and model year 2012 GL1800 Gold Wing motorcycles.

Under certain conditions, there is a possibility that the combined braking system's secondary master cylinder may cause the rear brake to drag.

126,000 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Richard

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Richard's 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Low under Bikes Only. There are no Women on Motorcycles, Trikes Only, or Men on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of men and women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.