Interesting updates and additional information related to earlier stories:
When writing about the Harley Davidson strike, I said the interruption of motorcycle shipments caused by the strike might be a convenient way of reducing the backlog of unsold inventory, something the union might not have considered. Although a comment took me to task for this idea, it seems at least some financial analysts agree with me.
The Can-Am Spyder might be an even better move by Bombardier when you consider Arctic Cat is announcing layoffs. Arctic Cat makes snowmobiles and ATVs just like Bombardier, however, they don’t have anything like the Spyder in their lineup, … so far. I bet Ludovic Lazareth is also watching developments with the Spyder, as he works on his Triazuma.
Be sure to check the story about Buell’s future dirtbikes. Yesterday I added an update that identifies the future bikes as motocross motorcycles powered by a 450cc Rotax engine.
Since writing about the Motorcycle Sculptures of Michael Ulman, he dropped me a note to say he’s added quite a few photos to his web site of a hot rod he just finished, built from a mailbox. Very cool.
The Shelby Motorcycle built by Rucker Performance drew a very mixed response here, some of you liked it, many didn’t. Rucker has since pointed out the bike as shown is still a concept. Rucker also tells me all production versions of this motorcycle will be supercharged. More information as it becomes available.