Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V

It seems like Winter will never end, and if you are getting a severe case of cabin fever, you should come in and see what's new at the shop.
Like the 2010 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V we just rolled on to the sales floor. It is a gorgeous beast, perfect for fueling snow-day day-dreams...

Custom Bonneville

Here is one of the most handsome Bonnevilles to roll out of Branchville.

This bikes owner has put a lot of custom touches on this bike in the two years he has owned it. Recently he had some white stripes added to the fenders to match the paint work he had done on the tank when he originally bought the bike.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mort Walker's The Best of Times Blog

If you are in business long enough, you develop relationships with other businesses in your area. One of our favorite local businesses that we work with is Mort Walker's The Best of Times Magazine. Mort Walker is, of course, the cartoonist behind Beetle Bailey and other classic comic strips, and his Best of Times Magazine features plenty of comics as well as other useful and entertaining features.
For those of us in the Gold Coast region of Connecticut and New York, The Best of Times Blog is a great resource for finding local family activities.
You can also pickup The Best of Times at our shop.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Vespa Ridgefield Guide to Meeting Girls:

Gentlemen, this video demonstrates a secret which every male scooterist knows: the ladies are far more interested in a classy Vespa than a big roaring motorcycle.

On the other hand, ladies if you are trying to capture the attention of the men folk, might I suggest rolling up on a new Triumph Thunderbird.

If you want to catch a fish, think like a fish.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Moto Guzzi 2010 V7 Cafe Classic

Hot on the heels of last years premier of the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, is the 2010 V7 Cafe Classic.

We've already sold the first one of these that came in, but we just got another. It is a sweet looking bike, with the famous Guzzi emphasis on handling and suspension which makes these bikes a perfect fit for twisty, hilly New England backroads.

We actually had a 70's era V7 Sport in the shop recently, and this bike is a wonderful tribute to that classic ride.

Inspired by the legendary V7 Sport from 1972, the V7 Café Classic has the same streamlined style that, in the early 70s, marked the birth of the Italian sports Maxi. Other components that are symbols of a different era complete the picture like the low-set clip-on handlebars, the spoked wheels, the raised silencers and the saddle with its integrated tail cone, the instruments resemble the famed white-faced Veglia Borletti ones from the past and the new green color scheme.

Technically speaking, the V7 Café Classic differs from its Tourer sister in having twin raised silencers that, apart from increasing ground clearance, provide a sportier exhaust note more suited to this model that, like its famed predecessor, boasts exceptional road-holding. The key to this legendary road-holding lies in its twin cradle frame with removable bolt-on lower components. Great attention was paid to the steering geometry where the rake is set at 27° 50’ to ensure stability and precision when cornering. Of no less importance are the 40 mm Marzocchi forks.

Travel on the front suspension is 130 mm and works in combination with two adjustable rear shock absorbers with 118 mm travel. Braking is looked after by a 320 mm floating disc at the front and a 260 mm disc at the rear. The V7 Classic is fitted with 18” wheels up front and 17” at the rear with high profile tyres so as to offer superb handling and feed-back characteristics.

Custom Triumph Sprint ST

Have you ever wondered why the Sprint ST doesn't have the latest inverted forks and radial brakes? Well we did too.

And we did something about it.

Recently, one of our more imaginative customers has been working with Jim to turn his 2009 Sprint ST into a real one-of-kind bike.

We used an Ohlins shock in the rear to balance out the chassis, a radial master cylinder, and aggressive brakepads to finish it off. The result is a faster steering, harder braking, and better handling Sprint ST.

And it looks better too!