American Motorcycle Riders Don’t Rock! Yes, They Do.

“Without music, life would be a mistake” (Friedrich Nietzsche). Bikers roll but they also rock. MIC (motorcycle Industry Council) launched a social networking website (one more…). branded RockMoto connecting young people sharing the same passion for motorcycles and music. Although still in beta test, I loved the site offering cutting-edge internet features to help young riders socialize with each other.  But I got pissed off when I discovered that American motorcycles are notably absent from any of this site features.For example,, you can answer a few questions to know which type of bike you should ride. Although I entered “very experienced”, “able to handle a heavy motorcycle”, “long trips on the highway”, no American made motorcycle is proposed to me. Just the picture of a Honda Shadow popped up on my screen!!! Ok, the site is still in beta, but I worry. Then, I read that the site is supported by the US based operations of Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki.  Hello Harley, Victory, Indian and the mass produced American Custom Motorcycle manufacturers. Belong to RockMoto or create your own social networking website for the under 35 years old who love music…and motorcycles. RockMoto.

5 Responses to “American Motorcycle Riders Don’t Rock! Yes, They Do.”

  1. 1 T Dec 24th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    There isn’t a better sound than a AMERICAN V twin with the right pipes.
    Music?…….. We don’t need no stinking Music.

  2. 2 FUJI Dec 28th, 2008 at 7:00 pm


    American made V Twins what a great sound they make.

    If you are to young or never had the opportunity the v twin that brings back the sweetest harmonic sound to me is the Honda SR 750 Flat Tracker of the early to mid eightys.

    Making its way down the straight away of a one mile dirt track oval and with the fine tuning of a Swiss watch this engine could be heard above the melodic sound of the competition.

    The rpms of the engine and exhaust note would burn a sound in your memory forever. Same goes for the sound of a flat track Harley. Very few street Harleys come close to the sound of the flat track engines.

    On the light side T ; I Ihave lady friend who lIkes Harley riders , but without music can you dance ? Have a great year T.

  3. 3 10 gauge Dec 29th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    The reason Harley isn’t included is they will not join the MIC as long as aftermarket manufacturers are allowed to join. This is just one more reason Harley is having trouble. They should actively embrace custom builders and the aftermarket that has done so much for the industry instead of trying to control the entire market

  4. 4 FUJI Dec 29th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    10 GUAGE

    You just nailed it , Harley doesn’t want to embrace any one or any thing that has to do with a single penny that they feel they own. This is why I draw the line line with the Co because of their gread.

    love the bike as we may but to hell with our rich uncles Harley and Davidsons attitude.

  5. 5 FUJI Dec 30th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    let me do my word check corrections. [RS-750 HONDA AND GREED]

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