What Do You Ride And Why?

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So you found Lanesplitter, the new motorcycle blog on Jalopnik. Welcome! We’re happy to have you here. Have a seat, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and tell us about what kind of motorcycle you ride. And hey, why’d you go for that one?


There are a few great things about this post. First of all, all us writers are curious about what our readers are riding. Otherwise we’ll just have to assume y’all are really into motorized unicycles like the rest of us.

Second, those who are “in the market” for a first (or second, or third) bike will be able to see what you like about your machine and might get inspired to pick one up themselves.

I’ll kick it off by sharing my own machines in the comments, now let’s see your bikes!

Image is an old Harley-Davidson ad.

Contact the author at andrew@jalopnik.com.


What I ride: 2012 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle.

Why: After owning a number a few sport bikes (Honda CBR600RR, Triumph Daytona 675, Kawasaki Z1000) I wanted something I could enjoy at low speeds but has enough power to get going on the freeway, is more comfortable, and didn’t have the usual Harley-Davidson vibration that is strong enough to loosen your teeth. Its a Beautiful bike and handles amazing for its size.