Well, that’s it-the #BMW #nineT #caferacer #motorcycle has been returned to the mother ship. Thank you @bmwmotorrad for a chance to explore some cool places within an overnight of #NYC with the bike. I’ll continue to post photos as I process them. And look for stories in upcoming issues of BMW Owner News, the magazine of @bmwmoa.
The view from the Poughkeepsie-Highland #Bridge is pretty spectacular. This old railway bridge used to bring coal to Poughkeepsie, but was abandoned as coal use diminished and the Mid-Hudson bridge (in photo) was built. Thankfully, this bridge, a relic from another time, was reinvented as a pedestrian walkway offering unparalleled views from high above the #HudsonRiver. #ILoveNY.
It’s an asphalt dance, coloring inside the white and yellow lines with a cocktail of rubber, gasoline, leather, and steel.
Carving up the #Catskills with the #BMW #nineT #caferacer #motorcycle.
Ride you fool, just ride. Twist that throttle and go for it….
Apex hunting in the #Catskills with the #BMW #nineT #caferacer #motorcycle. I can’t say enough about the bike’s 88 ft-lbs of twist. This bike is brilliant on corner exits.
No, this is not the 2014 #Honda #Interceptor, this is a well-ridden but impeccably-maintained VFR800F from 2000, owned by my friend Gary. This is the lineage that the new Interceptor is drawing from, the VFR before #VTEC (which works great for cars-i have an S2000 and love when it kicks in) but has proven more challenging for motorcycles because it is another layer of complexity between the rider’s right wrist and the rear wheel. Sporting riders require absolute trust and predictability of the throttle, and anything that gets in the way—from poor fuel injection mapping to the VTEC kick is often shunned.
In a world taken over by SUMs (most calll them, euphemistically, “Adventure Touring Bikes”, but i jokingly call them Sport Utility Motorcycles), there still is a place for the sharp #sporttourer. Good on Honda for remembering their own history.