Motorcyles go from sex appeal to gree...

Motorcyles go from sex appeal to green machines

There are 6 comments on the Leader Post story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Motorcyles go from sex appeal to green machines. In it, Leader Post reports that:

The bad boy image of motorcycles helped drive sales for decades in North America, thanks partly to Hollywood rebels like James Dean and Marlon Brando or Peter Fonda in "Easy Rider". But now, with the industry facing sharply declining sales, some riders and advocates are trying to sell a different, greener image of motorcycles as the environmentally ...

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“US Elects Fake”

Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#1 Feb 17, 2010
"Americans still see motorcycling as a leisure activity and not as part of a daily commute."

Why? I commute nearly every day as long as the roads are clear of ice and snow and the temperature is above or at least close to freezing. Rain, sun, doesn't matter. My cage will sometimes sit unused for nearly a month during the summer or fall.
Free is free

Boise, ID

#2 Feb 17, 2010
Well, they get great gas mileage, they're easier to maneuver in traffic and they're allowed in the HOV lanes. What's not to like?

Even in winter, as long as the temps are above freezing, I ride my bike. Cars are OK for bad weather, but I really don't like them.

Plainfield, IL

#3 Feb 17, 2010
The green machines they are writing about are electric motorcycles not the gas powered antique tractor hardleys.
Free is free

Boise, ID

#4 Feb 18, 2010
Hm.. Nothing in the article about anything other than traditionally-powered motorcycles and scooters. While I'm no fan of cruiser-style bikes (I prefer sportbikes), motorcycles are greener than cars, at least the way cars are typically used here in the 'states.

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Feb 19, 2010


#6 Feb 19, 2010
"Americans still see motorcycling as a leisure activity and not as part of a daily commute."
Cagers look at bikers as inferior users of THEIR road.
It's simply dangerous on your scoot!

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