This is a fantastic time to be riding motorcycles. So many models! So many choices! So many manufacturers trying so hard to build the perfect bike.
In 2013 I had the opportunity to ride about 40 different machines. There were street racers, road hogs, sophisticated cruisers, stripped-down "naked" bikes, dirt bikes, dual sport bikes and even electric bikes.
I liked almost all of them. And I really loved quite a few.
The year to come looks even more exciting. The Japanese, European and American companies are all launching dramatic-looking product in 2014 — some of which were unveiled at the Italian motorcycle convention known as EICMA, some at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach.
I can't wait to throw a leg over the new bikes.