Friday, February 27, 2009

Gr8 Cruise on the Kaw Nomad

Kawasaki Nomad Took the misses for a ride I was out on the Kawasaki Nomad for a couple of hours solo, then the boss got home and we rode together. As I have mentioned, I bought this motorcycle because it is the perfect bagger and two-up bike. With the Vance & Hines pipes and hypercharger, it sounds as good as it looks! I was hoping to head for Daytona Beach Bike Week, but something (exciting!) came up... maybe I will have to wait and do the Myrtle Beach Bike Week (May 8-17, 2009)?

Monday, February 09, 2009

Great VTwin Expo Kickoff for 2009

Accel Motorcycle Great turn-out for 2009 VTwin-Expo
"We have decided not to participate in any recessions." —Joe Distefano
First, a disclaimer: "Joe D" is a client of and a good friend. His efforts in the motorcycle industry should be required reading for all would-be late comers. Especially his work on behalf of the VTwin industry. Much like one of his heroes (Elvis), Joe is the hardest working guy I know in our beloved industry. You might have noticed him working the Accel booth (#913) at this year's show. Right across from the OCC booth. Where I was surprised to see long-time acquaintance and industry stalwart, Skeeter Todd. Watching over the production bikes that use Rolling Thunder frames (Hi Sam!) for OCC. But I digress... Industry veterans exhibiting at the event were pleasantly surprised by the attendance. From my roaming the show floor, I had the sense that the right folks from the motorcycle dealerships were on hand and looking for that "next killer app" for their showroom. I was surprised by the lack of an Indian Motorcycle booth (since they claim to be shipping bikes), but other than that misstep, it was a great event. I was also pleased to see more offerings for my beloved vRod (counted three of them on display at the show) and some vendors coming into the VTwin market that were "metric only" just a few short years ago. Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey ©2008 LLC. All rights reserved.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

VTwin Expo this weekend

VTwin Expo in Cincy, Ohio February 7-9, 2009 For Dealers Only :: Not open to the public Headed over to the VTwin Expo on Friday, probably on the floor wandering around on Saturday. Hope to see you there (if you are in the VTwin industry). -ski P.S. Do give me a shout if you are there: SKI on Twitter