It’s coming into winter time, long gone are the long sunny days and dry roads, now comes the cold dark nights and hazardous mother nature, here are some things to look out for.
Ice on shaded roads It might feel like the sun has heated the day up to an acceptable level, but the nights are a lot colder and brings frost. With the short days and low sun, some parts of the road don’t see light at all, so the frosty parts stay there.
Leaves on corners All the lovely colours on the trees, eventually they fall off and cover the roads, and they are slippy too.
Thicker gloves Yeah, it’s still warm enough, just take the bike out, but it’s cold enough to freeze you fingers off at 70 mph, get the winter gloves looked out again, your fingers will thank you.
Low sun glare Shorter days come with low sun, this makes it hard to see but also makes it harder to be seen.
The new entry level harley is coming to the market, The Street 750 will be available from £5,795, for that you get an entry level customisable cruiser with a 750cc liquid-cooled engine, it come in black, and a massive catalog of added extras… the true harley way.
This bike is aimed at the younger harley user, and is the bike used in the new Captain America The Winter Soldier move, which should give it the hype harley need to make it a good seller.
As this is harley’s cheapest bike, (the 883 Iron being the cheapest until now) it’s a good bike to get you onto the custom market, the price also makes it the cheapest cruiser on the market, compared to the entry level custom bikes from other top manufactures. The other bikes are available for around the same price are:
Honda 750 C2B Shadow Black Spirit at £7,699
Kawasaki Vulcan S at £6,049
Suzuki Intruder M800 at £6,999
Yamaha XV950 at £7,199
Not only do Harley offer the cheapest option, but you also get the Harley name.
A nice sunny, warm day in March? can’t pass up a chance to clean the cobwebs off my bike. This is the first time this year, so it’s the “start of the season”, thought I’d just go a wee run round the block, try and re-acquire some skills I have forgotten since the last time I put the bike in the garage. After a shaky start, I soon found my smile again, and had a great wee time, done some overtaking, breaking, accelerating and screaming. On the way back I stopped into Ride-on’s new showroom in Hillington, just to see whats on sale. Hope it’s a good long spring-summer-autumn. Here is the map.