I am eager to hear what you think of this week’s episode.

It features Yamaha’s new bobber style cruiser, the Bolt R-Spec. This motorcycle really strikes a chord with me. It takes me back to when I was growing up in Scarborough, Ontario, and a motorcycle could very easily be stripped down to its barest of elements behind the high school auto shop. Back then, customizing a motorcycle meant stripping off anything that was not needed. Step one saw nerdy items like turn signals and mirrors immediately ejected. Step two might find you taking a hack saw to the rear fender and punching a few holes in the mufflers. The objective, of course, was to get your motorcycle “bobbed” down to basically a motor, two wheels, a single saddle, and a straight handle bar. Now that’s a ride.  Anyway, Yamaha has certainly gone down that road with the Bolt only you don’t need to bust out the hacksaw and get your hands dirty. Also, thanks to all the very best modern technology, this bike will start, run clean, and keep you safe out on the open road. Now, that’s certainly something I can’t say was a sure thing back in the day.

In other news, last week we launched a new contest open exclusively to our Riders Club members. It’s our “Open Season” Give-a-way and the prize pack is outstanding. In a few weeks we will be giving away a fantastic BMW Urban Jacket worth 700 bucks along with some other Motorcycle Experience goodies. So, why not take a couple of minutes to fill out a ballot? Just click the “contest” button on the homepage of our website and follow the instructions. The Urban Jacket is very cool and we can fit both men and women with this one… so don’t hesitate to fill out a ballot.  Good luck to everyone; we will draw a winner during our Pride Ride next month.

Speaking of the Pride Ride, don’t forget to mark your calendar. We’ll be hosting the event down in Prince Edward County on June 14 just as Toronto gets set to host World Pride Week. I am really excited about this. Not only will we spend the day riding around the island but we will also give away some really cool prizes and raise a little dough for Casey House in Toronto. So please plan on making a day of it and join us. I look forward to meeting you.

Keep your right hand cranked!

Dave

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