The motorcycle industry was in a funk - and then Covid-19 hit, and suddenly sales figures got turbocharged. What happened? Longtime insider Robert Pandya talked with Forbes.com about how several factors and a bit of luck may have the chance to change an industry.
Kent is one of the first national level industry people I met. I was on an Aprilia cup team (prior to working for Aprilia) and Kent rode our bike at Laguna Seca being bested by John Hopper. But it was a hell of a race. Kent had been recently dealt the brutal blow of his 20 year editorship of Sport Rider ending when the publisher closed the magazine, when he joined us for the Give A Shift Round Table. I've been a fan of his for my entire professional career, and this is our first GAS podcast. I s ... Read More
Look, I know an hour and 40 minutes is a long time to listen - but this was truly a great conversation. Abhi from www.Bike-Urious.com and Jamie from www.MotoGeo.com and I were attending the Yamaha MT-03 launch in Austin. We certainly had a few drinks as the interview went on and covered a lot of ground (unlike the bike test that day) . I'm glad I did not have to blow before riding the hotel elevator... We dove into products, the industry and their backgrounds. We spoke of personal stories ... Read More
I had a chance to chat with my funniest friend - Alonzo Bodden, one of America's top touring comedians and a lifetime motorcyclist. We talk about brands, events and what he rides. Listen in for a quick and funny hour on motorcycling.
Sparking the AMA - by Robert Pandya Published on February 12, 2020 Sunset rides always gets me thinking. I am an AMA member and have been for many years. Sure, I missed a few in the mix, but I have a bunch of pins and have recycled my share of American Motorcyclist magazine for decades. I feel there there is some good coming out of the AMA at least as far as a brand awareness on capitol hill, and they have some great archives and assets in the Hall Of Fame. I have jumped in to help the HoF ...Read More