CHANCE ENCOUNTER by Josh Manning


I really hope this is not a foreshadow of me, Leslie since I took this new job.  Been two weeks now since I started and I feel like the guy in this video.  I know things will get better as I start to grasp and get a hold of this crazy steep learning curve, but for now….this video has me thinking.  If there are folks out there wanting to ride, think they can’t start later in life or young, have too demanding jobs, not enough time…..you need to watch this little “movie”.  I am going to save this one for myself and also see how I am feeling a few months from now.  Enjoy!

Ohlins Mechatronic: Making Suspension Smarter


By Tom Roderick, Jan. 12, 2012, Photography by Ohlins

BMW spearheaded the Electronically Controlled (EC) suspension revolution on production motorcycles by introducing its ESA system in 2005, followed by ESA II in 2008. During this period there’s been no alternative to the stock system. Öhlins is changing that with its Mechatronic EC suspension now available for any BMW R1200GS outfitted with ESA II.

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