Originally Posted by StenMK1
I agree with you on most of your points, but what I am saying is there has to be room for the rest of us. If you look at whats on tv the entire motorcycling experience is custom American v-twins. Once again, I have nothing against Biker Buildoffor any other show, I just want to see a show that will look at some other aspect of the sport.
Yup I know, the problem is there is to many different segmants of the sportbike crowd. You have your stunters, your road racers, your drag racers, your squids wearing dew rags that match thier bikes And so on and so on. It would be tricky to make a show that encompasses all of those to get the whole sportbike crowd to watch, especially since all those different groups tend to think of the other as beneath them, no matter which one your in. Just look at motorcycle forums, they tend to be dominated by one group or the other. Other wise there would be one big one and everyone would go there.
the cruiser market doesnt have this problem at all. they all like to ride, they all like to hang out together and they are much more open to others coming in no matter what they like to do. Also its not that they hate sportbikers, well 90% of them anyway some are just assholes (all groups have those), its just that they see us as having those attitudes and they dont like that. so they can have a show that encmpasses the upper echelon of thier bikes and everyone will watch.
Watch american thunder on tuesday nights, you will see social events being covered, bikes being built, chopper manufactures visited and thier bikes test ridin, you will even see (believe it or not) safety tips.
Now look at a show like two wheel tuesday, its more like watching the news. Just a rehash of what happened here and in europe in racing for the week which here in america only about 1 percent of americans care about (Yawn). Then they might interview some racer guy who is just over the age of about 19 years old and cocky as hell. that does not appeal to the american market at all. In this country if your gonna be cocky you better have earned it by paying your dues and earning that respect, look at dale earnhart, he could be cocky and get away with it, young guys dont get thaty allowance here, unless they are doing something that 90% of americans look up to, road racing just doesnt fall into that area. So it s a turn off to the "everyman" among us. I used to Tivo it and fast forward through 80 percent of the show to see if they were actually working on something or modding something, the rest of the show put me to sleep. Now I've actually taken it off my record list since I usually end up asleep on the couch while watching it.
Not one of these producers has come up with the right mix of a show that will be really succesful and a cross over show. I have it in my head but I need an agent to pitch it, I'm not giving it away for free.