Mid-Life Rider

rambling through mid-life on motorcycles

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We have a winner: The coolest thing on two-wheels is a Minenraumer

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

This is just the coolest thing. Maxes the “coolest thing on two wheels” scale by a lot.

Here’s what you need to know, courtesy of Hemmigs Auto Blog And no, you can’t buy one . . .
Unfortunately, little seems known about it. It currently resides in the Kubinka, Russia tank museum, and the Russians captured it […]

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CalSci has one of the most informative sites on the web

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

I found the CalSci site because I’m a happy user of the company’s windscreens on my FJR. Among the many useful bits on the site is a great list of beginner bikes.

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Confederate: Another stunning bike on another stunning site.

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s another one for your lust list. Confederate makes love-em-or-leave-em bikes that grace the garages of more than one of the pretty people. Regular people own them as well.

The company has been written about extensively and gained some attention when the factory was wiped out by Katrina. Personally, I think they’re loads of fun to […]

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Motoczysz: The Ultimate Mid-Life Fantasy

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Motoczysz may or may not be the ultimate bike, but it the entire production has to rate right up there in the “cool things to wish for” category
If you’re not familiar with the tale of the bike and its creator, Mike Czysz, you can read about it here. It’s a great story. You just […]

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Go play around with the Vincent Motors Configurator

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Every bike manufacturer needs a service like the Vincent Motors Configurator . . .

It allows you to wile away the hours not only dreaming about the brand-new throwback Vincent you can’t afford, but to dream about it in specific, customized-for-you detail. Brilliant.
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Tags: VincentMotors, Configurator, midlife rider, motorcycles, lust

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Vincent: The Official Bike of Mid-Life Lusting

February 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

There are plenty of bikes to lust after. Here’s one to add to your list.

Vincent is a storied brand wth an glorious past. You can read all about it at the Vincent Motors website. While you’re there, definitely look at all the very cool bikes.
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If I could own only one bike: Yamaha FJR1300

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

A mile into test riding an FJR I was hooked. This is what a motorcycle was supposed to feel like. Fifteen minutes later, I stuck my butt in front of Frank the salesman and said, “I’ll take it.” For the record, if I could only own one bike, and I hope that day never comes, […]

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RSV1000R Closeups

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

For those who like this sort of thing, these are some detail views of my Aprilia RSV Factory

 

 

 

 

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Tags: Aprilia, RSV1000R Factory, Ohlins, Brembo

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Drive By Review: Sport Touring Bike Comparo

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments

If you haven’t read this yet someplace else, I’m an enthusiast. My opinions are no more or less biased than anyone else’’s.
With that said, I”m often asked by friends to provide advice on buying a motorcycle. One of my favorite categories of bikes is the “sport touring” category. In the spirit of full disclosure, […]

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Quick Take: 2005 Suzuki SV 1000 S

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

The SV is a bike that never caught on. It’s too bad. Built during a period when manufacturer attention had turned to building big twins in order to counter the winning ways of Ducati super bikes. The urge passed, at least temporarily, and rider and manufacturer attention moved to zillion horsepower four cylinder bikes.
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