Wednesday, 23 July 2008

That Time of Year




People are running around, making their lists and checking them twice! Shaking our heads at which manufacturers have been naughty and nice...yes, over the next few weeks/months we will be treated to the 2009 model line-ups from the various motorcycle manufacturers.

To give you an idea of what is in store here is a taster thanks to the excellent journalists at MCN:

Triumph 2009 Range

Buell 2009 Range

Harley Davidson 2009 Range

From the above we see that Triumphs worse kept secret (Thunderbird 1600 Cruiser) has been officially launched, H-D are offering a Trike version of their Ultra Glide, while Buell is offering a cafe racer version of last years 1125R.

With the European motorcycle show season kicking off at the end of summer we will get to see all the other official announcements and new model roll outs with all the associated PR machinary. These pictures just serve to wet the appetite until I get to the NEC Motorcycle & Scooter Show 2008 in Birmingham, UK...November can not come quickly enough!

On the plus side my new ride, the Buell Ulysses XB12XT has not had any major improvements other then a tweaked version of the belt on the entire Buell range. Which reminds me, my first service will be this week followed by a quick tour around the Irish coast so expect my first post on owning/living with the Buell in the near future. At the moment there is nothing I want to change, it is such a complete package, well except for a pair of Motolights, then maybe... ;-)

Keep the rubber side down!