Sunday Ride: Most Beautiful Sunday Ride
As I stated to the pilots who joined me on this Sunday Ride. This might not have been the fastest Sunday Ride, this might not have been the curviest Sunday Ride, this might not have been the biggest Sunday Ride, it might not have been the longest Sunday Ride…but, this has to have been the most beautiful Sunday Rides we have had this year. We caught the weather when it was perfect, the scenery was gorgeous due to the leaves just starting to change and leaving little patches of leaves lying across the street that would stir when we whizzed passed them on our European machines. The sky was the color of Alan’s Sapphire Blue ’17 Tiger Explorer, and the bubbling creeks we cruised along side of showed their temperature with a crisp, clear color that left a distinctive smell in the cool air. What a day. We headed down 311 to Blacksburg road, which was an act of the Motorcycle Gods as we tried to get on the interstate but the back up on 81 S prevented that, saying that you need to take another route and soak in more of the glorious country you live in. As we rolled into Blacksburg we came up 723 to 603 popping out downtown where we stopped for the infamous breakfast at Joe’s Diner right downtown. After a great breakfast we decided to slide by via 42 so we could check out the scenery in it’s full glory from the overlooks in Craig County. Well, we got distracted and I decided to take us on a little longer tour as I knew there would be more open road and more photo opportunities down 658, which is where the pics were taken above. We stopped and talked about training and elevating our skills on some of the goat paths none of the pilots have experienced before. This was a great time to share stories and talk about our motorcycle history as well. After that we were trying to meet a deadline and just mosied on down 311 back to the Frontline Facility for the exciting jump pic you see here, and yes, that is how excited everyone that comes off one of our Sunday Rides is. It’s always a great opportunity to meet new people, experience new roads, share riding tips, and of course show off your new machine to the rest of the two wheeled community. The rides will be temporarily stopped in the winter season due to safety concerns with chemicals on the streets and limited traction for the type of spirited riding my guys like on the Sunday Rides. We will announce any adventure ride opportunities via Facebook so keep an eye on that as we never want to hang up our helmet for the season…keep those wheels turning!!!
Sunday Ride Info.
Sunday Rides will be cut-off after Oct. 31st, except the occasional Adventure Ride keep posted with when they are going down with Facebook and Nate’s News!!
Nate’s Bike Review: 2017 Releases
There are going to be a lot of new models released in the near future and here is where you can see them first:
Nate’s Parts/Service Dept. Section:
Service – FREE State Inspections with any service work performed. Good until 11.30.16
BMW Summer Gear = 25% OFF
BMW Luggage = 15% OFF
Triumph Gear = 50% OFF
Ducati Apparel/Gear = 20% OFF
Ducati Accessories = 20% OFF
Helmets = 15-50% OFF
Summer Gloves = 50% OFF
SIDI Boots = ON SALE
Frontline T’s (old designs) = 50% OFF
The sales stated above are on IN STOCK items only.
Last weekend we had a great group of CornerSpin attendees participate in the training opportunity we offered them in North Carolina with Aaron Stevenson. Come in and ask us about how the event went and what you need to do to get on the next school in the spring.
Here is a link to their site so you can get the knowledge you need to join us next time.:http://www.cornerspin.com/main.html
Check out the link below and check out the next opportunity for you to ride with Frontline Eurosports and Performance Riding Experience:
2017 BMW RnineT Scrambler in Grey
2017 BMW F800GSA Prem. In Red
2017 BMW F800GS Prem. in White
2017 BMW F700GS LOW in Black with Red Frame
2016 BMW R1200RS Prem. in Blue & White or Granite & Blk
2016 BMW R1200GSA Prem. in RED
2016 BMW R1200RT in Bronze (Demo) or Blue/Grey
2016 BMW S1000XR Base Model in White
2016 BMW S1000XR Premium in White
2016 BMW S1000RR Prem. In ALL BLACK or RED/WHITE
2016 BMW F800GT Prem. In Blue
2016 BMW K1600GT Prem. In White
2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Grey
2016 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle NEW -or- “Demo Sale”
2016 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro
2016 Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP Beautiful and Fun
2016 Ducati Hyperstrada LOW in Red DEMO SALE
2016 Ducati Monster 1200 “R” !!WE HAVE ONE!!
2016 Ducati Monster 1200 S in White “Demo Sale”
2016 Ducati XDiavel S in Black
2016 Ducati Panigale 959 in Red
2016 Ducati Panigale 1299S
2016 Ducati Multistrada Enduro in Grey or White
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring in Red “Demo Sale”
2015 Ducati Street Fighter 848 !!SALE!!
2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XCX 1215 in Blue
2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRX in White
2017 Triumph Bonneville T-120 in Cinder Red
2017 Triumph Bonneville T-120 Black in Matte Grey
2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200 “R” in Red or in Silver
2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200 in Green or in White with Cowl
2016 Triumph Daytona 675R Matte Black or White
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA in M. Green
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCX in White
2016 Triumph Tiger800 XR in Black or White in XRX trim
2016 Triumph Bonneville T-100 Gold/White or in Black
2016 Triumph Scrambler in Red / Silver
2016 Truimph Rocket III Roadster in Blk with Red Stripes
2015 Triumph Thunderbird LT in Red/Black
2015 Triumph Street Triple R in White
2015 Triumph Thruxton 900 in Black SUPER SALE
Many more we didn’t have room to list……
2014 BMW S1000RR Prem. In Black with Akrapovic $12,999
2014 BMW G650GS in Black $6,499
2012 BMW K1600GT in Red Prem $15,749
2009 BMW F800GS Prem. With tons of farkle $7,999
1993 BMW K1100LT in White $4,999
2015 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe $10,499
2015 Ducati Diavel “Carbon” White with extras $15,499
2015 Ducati Diavel “Carbon” Red Super Mean $14,999
2011 Ducati Multistrada S Sport in Red with Panniers only 6K miles $11,499
2015 Triumph Street Triple RX in M. Grey $10,499
2014 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1215 in Blue $11,999
2013 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 Blue & Blk $8,999
2010 Thruxton 900 in Black with Arrow and Center Stand $5,500
2013 Ural Patrol in Blue with some add ons $8,999
2011 Harley Davidson FLSTN Softail Deluxe $11,999
2010 Victory Jackpot Extreme Graphics $8,499
2006 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic in White with Screen/Bags $2,999
2004 Suzuki GSXR600 in Yellow all Fresh $4,799
2000 Honda CBR1100XX in Titanium $4,500
Also, check our Frontline Eurosports website with huge used inventory and contact Nate for information, http://www.frontlineeurosports.com/
Sold High Priority Units
2016 BMW RnineT Alum Tank w/ Weld SOLD
2016 BMW R1200R in Blue SOLD (SOLD OUT)
2016 BMW F800GS in White SOLD
2016 BMW R1200GSA in White SOLD
2016 BMW F800R in Blue SOLD
2016 BMW S1000XR in Granite SOLD
2016 Ducati Multistrada S Touring in White Demo SOLD
2016 Ducati Scrambler Icon in Yellow SOLD
2017 Triumph Street Twin in Black SOLD
2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster in Black SOLD
2015 Triumph Daytona 675 in Red SOLD
2014 Triumph Thruxton 900 in Black SOLD
2012 BMW R1200GSA in White SOLD
2012 Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer in Black SOLD
2010 BMW F800GS LOADED in White SOLD
2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic in Red SOLD
Video link to another happy customer…thanks Pete:
And many more not listed…………………
**If you see a unit online you are interested in but can’t get to the store for a while you can always put a deposit on the bike over the phone to ensure the bike will be there for you when you are ready***
Here are the current BMW Incentives on 2015 and 2016 model motorcycles.
We keep a full inventory in stock and if we don’t have what you need then we will find a way to get it special ordered for you. Keep in consideration the fact that if we order a unit it might not get put into our inventory and possession to sell until after the end of the month so BMW Incentives can change.
This incentive applies to Brand New 2016, as well as, 2015 and Prior models. There are HUGE additional incentives you can pair with the No Money Down, No Interest, and No Payment Incentive listed at the top of the program context.
Purchase any new MY16 or prior Triumph motorcycle (any model with the exception of MY16 Street Twin, T120 and 1200cc Thruxton models, which are not included in the offer) and enjoy no money down, no interest and no payments through March 31, 2017. Then, beginning April 1, 2017, principal and interest payments will begin and qualified customers participating in the Great Escape Program will receive special low financing rates of 3.99% for 48 months. This promotion is exclusively offered through FreedomRoad Financial.
Along with the no money down, no interest, no payment incentive above, consumers who purchase select model-year 2016 and prior Triumph motorcycles or ANY model-year 2015 and prior Triumph motorcycle will enjoy additional incentives in the form of Triumph vouchers (to use in-store or online). See chart below for eligible models and voucher incentives:
Customer Corner: ZERO Electric Motorcycle Speed Trials by local University
The East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) recently held their fall speed trials at the Wilmington Airpark, home of the “Ohio Mile”. The Ohio Mile is on a 9000 ft tarmac surface; vehicle speed is determined in a trap one mile from the starting line, the remaining length is used for shutting down. Dr. Rob Prins of James Madison University brought five engineering students and two motorcycles to the event, including an electric 2014 Zero SR. Four of the students had been working since the beginning of the fall semester to prepare the Zero to meet the safety requirements of the ECTA. In addition to a more substantial belt guard, the Zero needed some additions to its “ignition” circuit to ensure that the battery pack could be isolated from the controller due to actuation of a tether switch or thumb operated switch. Although the Zero comes equipped with a thumb operated “kill” switch, the kill switch is wired to the controller as a “throttle inhibitor” and does not isolate the battery pack. An after-market on/off switch was mounted to the left side handlebar and wired in series with the OEM key switch and a Pingel brand tether switch. The OEM tail light was used to meet the requirement of a flashing light on the rear of the motorcycle to alert course workers of a “hot” motorcycle. The Zero includes a 12V accessory circuit that was wired to the tail light through a flasher to meet this requirement. OEM style connectors were used so that the Zero can be readily switched between track mode and street mode. Dr. Prins wanted to limit permanent modifications since the bike belongs to a third party, John Maben of Ruckersville, VA, who is providing access to the Zero as part of a larger data acquisition project. For that project the bike was fitted with sensors and data acquisition to allow collection of battery pack voltage, battery pack current, wheel speed, and GPS signals. Sabrina Hammell, the student working on the data acquisition project, was assisted in the race preparation effort by Peter Condro, Farris Jarrar, and Andrew Payne.
Peter Condro, Sabrina Hammell, Farris Jarrar, and Andrew Payne are the James Madison University Engineering students that supported John Maben’s Zero SR at the ECTA Ohio Mile
Previous experience (including dynamometer tests) suggested that the Zero would not exceed 100 MPH due to a governor. What was not known was whether the Zero would experience “thermal cutback” of controller current during the one mile course leading to speeds significantly lower than 100 MPH. Although the notion of holding back until near the speed trap in order to avoid thermal cutback was discussed, Dr. Prins gave the bike full throttle from the starting line just to see what would happen. Anyone familiar with electric motorcycles can speak of the steady, strong pull; data acquisition indicated acceleration of nearly 0.5g’s for about 6.5 seconds. At 70 MPH the acceleration began to roll off before reaching the governor limit around 97 MPH. Speed remained steady for the next 25 seconds as the Zero proceeded down the course and through the trap. The run resulted in a Production Electric record in the 105 – 132 volt class (F class) at 97.2 MPH. Other performance data of interest include 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds, 0-80 time of 8.5 seconds, and a 0-90 time of 11.5 seconds. Performance data reported here are unofficial and are based on a 6’5″ 220 pound rider; your results may vary.
The team considered that perhaps some thermal cutback had occurred and decided to not pin the throttle from the starting line. On the second run Prins brought the bike up to around 70 MPH and “commuted” to about the 3/4 mile mark before opening the throttle all the way. The Zero quickly went up to an indicated 102 MPH before settling in to an indicated 101 MPH in the trap. This time the results were a marginally improved 97.3 MPH suggesting that a) thermal cutback was unlikely on the first run and b) the factory speedometer is about 4% optimistic.
The other JMU bike, a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250, was newly acquired by the engineering program. Greg Schmidt and Joe Grabowski had recently returned it to good working order and ran it in a stock state of tune in order to provide baseline data. It is currently being fitted with data acquisition that will allow the students to evaluate future modifications. Joe was unable to travel to Ohio so Greg was “forced” to make all of the runs himself, his best being 95.2 MPH.
All of the travelling students are sophomores at JMU and hope to improve their records at a future ECTA event.