There's been a two-wheels-bad faction around these parts for a while. I think it's time for a change. So what do you want to see?
I know some of you ride and there are plenty of others on the fence. I used to be one of them. But a confluence of events got me onto two wheels relatively recently and I haven't looked back, selling my 135i a few months back and pledging to ride full-time. Dedicating a bit of Jalopnik real estate to bikes is something I'm constantly toying with, but the question is what?
The custom scene is ridiculously over-covered, with BikeEXIF, Pipeburn, Return of the Cafe Racers, and dozens of others highlighting the best professional and garage builds. The buff books – CycleWorld, Bike, Motorcyclist, et al. – are still dominating the new stuff, with a few upstarts attempting to challenge the status quo. So where would we fit in?
I want to read something new. Something fun. Something that's decidedly Jalop in its scope and tone. New bikes should be part of it, sure, but only the ones that speak to us. Then there's the custom scene, which is crowded with ultra-clean, no-expense-spared builds. They're cool, don't get me wrong, but I'm more interested in what the guy in the garage is doing to put a new spin on an unloved machine. Gear reviews could find a home here too, particularly since my boss needs some advice.
So here's where you come in. Tell me what you want to see, what you're interested in, what overlooked two-wheeled topics deserve more love than they're already getting, and I'll try to convince our esteemed editor-in-chief that partitioning a bit of the Jalopiverse is worth our while.
Top Photo: BMW K100 by Paul "Hutch" Hutchison
Middle Photo: Cafe Cross by Tux Customs