Motorcycle Views Newsletter

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Newest Flying Car Undergoing Rigorous Testing

There have been several flying cars introduced over the past 40 years but the newest one, dubbed the Terrafugia Transition, must undergo 75 test flights to verify its airworthiness for the Federal Aviation Administration. An article by Christine Negron of NYTimes.com gives details about this vehicle that combines aspects of a car, motorcycle, and airplane. Here's an excerpt:
"The promise of an airplane parked in every driveway, for decades a fantasy of suburban commuters and a staple of men's magazines, resurfaced this month in Manhattan. On display at the New York auto show was the Terrafugia Transition, an airplane with folding wings and a drive system that enabled it to be used on the road." -- Christine Negron, NYTimes.com
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - First Year and Roy Bober

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See First Year's 1979 Harley-Davidson Super Glide Fat Bob FXEF 80 under Bikes Only. Also see Roy Bober's 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic 105th Anniversary Edition under Men on Motorcycles. There are no Trikes Only or Women on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

BMW Recalls 2012 S1000RR Motorcycles for Loose Connecting Rods

BMW is recalling certain model year 2012 S1000RR motorcycles, manufactured from September 1, 2011, through April 10, 2012.

Due to a manufacturing process error, the connecting rod bolts may become loose during high engine temperatures and/or high engine operating speeds which could result in catastrophic engine damage.

1414 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Mark and Jay

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Mark's 2003 Harley-Davidson Limited Edition Road Glide under Bikes Only. Also see Jay's 2006 Honda Gold Wing under Men on Motorcycles. There are no Trikes Only or Women on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Polar Bear Grand Tour to Cape May, NJ on April 15, 2012

Check out pictures of the 22nd motorcycle run of the 2011-2012 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cape May, NJ on April 15, 2012.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Motorcycle Picture of the Week - Larry Bennett

Here are my Pictures of the Week as displayed on the Motorcycle Views Website. These pictures are taken from the Moto Pic Gallery. See Larry Bennett's 2008 Harley-Davidson custom under Men on Motorcycles. There are no Bikes Only, Trikes Only or Women on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

BRP Recalls 2010 Spyder RT Roadster for Brake Pedal Problem

Bombardier Recreational Products INC. (BRP) is recalling certain model year 2010 Spyder RT Roadsters.

A pin securing the brake pedal connecting rod could disengage and fall off.

If this occurs, a total loss of main brake function could result without prior warning.

3259 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Harley-Davidson's new York, PA Plant Leads the Way

The brand new York, PA manufacturing plant operated by Harley-Davidson uses modern techniques to assist the company to be more efficient and be better able to respond to changes in the market. An article by Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel gives all the details about how the new system is working. Here's an excerpt:
"York's new factory, housed in one building, is much smaller than the old sprawling campus patched together over decades. But this year it will assemble more bikes than were built in the old system two years ago. One motorcycle rolls off the assembly line here every 89 seconds. York is a model of efficiency that Harley wants to replicate at all of its factories, including Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk, where the new manufacturing system will eliminate several hundred jobs but will lower costs and make the plants more responsive to changes in the motorcycle marketplace." -- Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee
Read the rest of this informative article.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Motorcycle Pictures of the Week - Robert Sena and Flyin' My Pride

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 Sena's 1970 Triumph Springer under Men on Motorcycles. Also see Flyin' My Pride's 1983 Honda Shadow under Bikes Only. There are no Trikes Only or Women on Motorcycles this week. We need more pictures of women with their motorcycles. Get your picture in. For details, see Motorcycle Pictures of the Week.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kawasaki Recalls 2009-2012 Concours 14 Police for Fuse Problem

Kawasaki is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Concours 14 police motorcycles.

The additional police accessories may cause the 30-amp main fuse to blow. Also, the additional police wiring harness may chafe leading to a short, which may blow the main fuse.

273 units are affected.

Check out my Motorcycle Recalls feature for more details.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Polar Bear Grand Tour run to Cheeburger Cheeburger in Flemington, NJ on 4/1/2012

Check out pictures of the 21st motorcycle run of the 2011-2012 Polar Bear Grand Tour season to Cheeburger Cheeburger in Flemington, NJ on April 1, 2012.