Category Archives: Marketing

Why Your Favorite Motorcycle Brand Was Not at the Show

Why Your Motorcycle Brand Was Not at the Show As the motorcycle show and Expo season winds down, I read many comments from enthusiasts that were dismayed or appalled or extremely angry that their favorite manufacturer chose not to attend … Continue reading

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Calculating the Cost of a Motorcycle (or anything else)

What is the Actual Cost of a Motorcycle (or anything else)? After receiving hundreds of responses from all over the world to my essay on coping with your motorcycle dealer (thank you), almost all of them positive (thank you!), I … Continue reading

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How to Cope with Your Motorcycle Dealer

How to Cope with Your Motorcycle Dealer Twenty years ago, it was common for people to refer to motorcycle “stealerships” (so clever), and gloat about how they purchased products for less on the Internet. Many people felt they were smart … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s problems, and how to fix them. 2019 Version

Harley’s problems, and how to fix them. (2019 version) Not the first essay on this topic, for sure, and a frequent subject flogged by many for the past twenty years or so.  But now, with the promised release in late … Continue reading

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Why I Prefer Lesser Motels

Why I Prefer Lesser Motels Not because I am cheap…entirely. I do not want, need, or will have use for a golf course or two, indoor an/or outdoor pool, sauna, restaurant, casino, bar, spa, tennis courts, hiking and tour opportunities, … Continue reading

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The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine

The Death of the American Motorcycle Magazine What happened?  The motorcycle mags I’ve read for years are being erased like bugs wiped off your visor with a squeegee of questionable soapiness in a gas station.  At least the main ones … Continue reading

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Selling Motorcycles With Sex

Selling Motorcycles with Sex – the Saga of MV Agusta In case you missed it, because you have a real life or something, motorcycle company MV Agusta created a sensation recently by creating a video ad showing a naked female … Continue reading

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The Strange Journey to my new used car

First of all, I did not really need to trade in my Fiat 500 Sport. It’s a fine example of a 2012 model with 43,000 miles and no issues at all. It has been reliable, and always fun to drive. … Continue reading

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The Statistical Anomaly That Is The Seattle Mariners

The Statistical Anomaly that is the Seattle Mariners I’m not much of a baseball fan.  Despite my starring role as a pitcher on a Little League farm team in my youth…  Nor a Mariners fan.  But… With the Mariners recent … Continue reading

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The Modern Triumph Bonneville Experience

The Modern Triumph Bonneville Experience I purchased a 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 in April of that year.  The following situation has occurred so often that I almost laugh when it starts…again. Someone, usually a man, notices the bike, whether at … Continue reading

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