As we noted last week, 2 Wheel Tuesday wrapped up and the SpeedTV program schedule was shuffled around a bit. A new program, Super Bikes, aired for the first time this week. It’s aimed at the young male rider according to the SpeedTV web site.
Here’s how they describe it:
Each episode of “Super Bikes!” is produced to mirror the edgy, fast paced lifestyle of today’s young motorcycle enthusiasts. POV cameras and the hottest music combined with an insider’s perspective will make “Super Bikes!” a “must see” for today’s young adult male biker. “Super Bikes!” delivers the kick that today’s motorcycle industry and consumer will embrace.
Looks like I’ve slipped into the older segment because this show leaves me cold. High speed lane splitting in the city along with wheelies, burnouts and general behavior that gives sportbikers a bad image is not my idea of anything the “motorcycle industry and consumer will embrace.” They had a segment with a bike club where they were told tales of the tough streets and the fights and how cool that is. Really?
It was their first show so maybe they’re still figuring out what they want to do but since they probably have a number of weeks already done, this might be a real loser. This is what SpeedTV thinks the sportbike crowd is like? Tell me again, who were they trying to attract?
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