I have to tell you the truth. When Ridley appeared on the motorcycle scene, I was belonging to the group of those who classified their bikes as made for novices and women. Then, 3 years ago during Bike Week, I had the chance to ride one through the Daytona Bike Week traffic. And I enjoyed very much the no clutch/no shift of this automatic transmission motorcycle. I remember that riding it back well past midnight along a deserted International Speedway Avenue I did some accelerations which satisfied my taste for speed almost as much as would have had any other “gears” bike. I even liked the look of the bike. So what’s new with the Oeight (08) models? Eight distinct designs from $13,995 to $25,995, no 6th gear, of course, but a parking brake for security (seems evident to me with an automatic transmission), and a new twenty-five months factory backed warranty through its 60 dealers. For model information and specifications, visit Ridley Motorcycles. .