Category: Shop Talk


Advice for Small Riders

When I got my motorcycle license 20 years ago, the big question was, “what motorcycle is the best fit for me?” At just under 5’4″ with a 29″ inseam and 115 pounds, my choices were limited. I knew I wanted a sports bike and the smaller 250 cc machines just...


You Meet the Nicest People on a Motorcycle

We met Carlos and Sigrid Vogel at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering near Carmel, CA. We had been introduced through friends / BMW afficionados, Eugene and Mary Garcin. We invited the two travelers to stay with us. They showed up at our house on a BMW GS R1200 with a sidecar,...


NSU Konsul Motorcycle — A Brief History

We have had our NSU Konsul II motorcycle for over 15 years. We were invited to show it at Pebble Beach in 2012 and have shown it at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and at Del Mar. It’s not a motorcycle most people are familiar with. So what does NSU...