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
January 15, 2019 Livewire - a specific design. Introducing the motorcycle built to cruise Wall St. I must give our friends in Milwaukee kudos for slogging through and delivering what (in part) has needed to happen for some time. How does the most famous motorcycle marque in the world begin to re-shape it’s brand and product range in a way to appeal to new and different riders? It takes a significant shift to make this sort of change. Ironically with bikes that don’t shift. Four yea ...Read More
I finally had a chance to enjoy a casual ride with my friend Charles Fleming of the Los Angeles Times. Now a freelancer, Charles and I rode up through Crestline and Big Bear CA, and enjoyed such a great conversation about his travels and some great motorcycle industry insights - he is going to be a two-parter! So much goodness… Enjoy part one as we await our quesadillas. Read his stories here: http://www.latimes.com/la-bio-charles-fleming-staff.html ... Read More
Joining us on the GAS Podcast is one of the fastest guys on two wheels - both in a straight line or around a dirt track - Mr. Chris Carr! He has been working with American Flat Track and been a big part of the scene for decades. His perspective on motorcycle industry growth though racing is important and we enjoy a great conversation. Visit his AMA Hall of fame page here: http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=331 ... Read More
Enjoy a GREAT conversation with Ryan McFarland of Strider Bikes. He may be the one person who invented the one thing that might be the biggest contributor to the future of motorcycle interest and sales. With nearly 2 million units sold in the past few years - Strider is certainly on a roll. Oh by the way - TRAINING WHEELS SUCK!!!
Published in the Feb 2018 Issue of Backroad Magazine (written Dec 12, 2017) Thanks for the opportunity to talk to your audience Brian and Shira! Give a Shift for motorcycling - An open letter to the readers of Backroads Magazine Hello. You have distinguished yourself as an enthusiast simply by having this printed magazine in your hands. Brian and Shira are enthusiasts who write for enthusiasts and share your passion for riding. As the former PR manager for Victory Motorcycles and ...Read More