At 2strokebuzz, we pride ourselves on our many ‘scoops,’ stories we covered before the professional powersports media and other blogs. But we still get plenty of our news through the usual channels, and over the past couple years, one professional powersports journalist has really impressed us by often going beyond the usual re-hashed press releases and digging up some interesting stories. In just the past couple days, Guido Ebert of Powersports Daily has:
- been first to confirm that UM has closed, with many insightful details about their suppliers and dealer network,
- looked beyond Vectrix’ press release to learn more about their real new owners.
- Suggested dealers skip Dealer Expo this year, which perhaps isn’t so brave considering the show is run by a competitor, but it’s the first article I’ve seen publicly stating what most of my contacts in the industry have been saying in private, and
- revealed that Jay Leno plans to videoblog about the Genuine Buddy on February 12.
Ebert, like any modern journalist, rehashes his fair share of press releases and does favors for friends, but we’re all surely guilty of that, right? If you’re looking for more in-depth and professional motorcycle industry information than 2strokebuzz can provide, you should be reading blog.guidoebert.com or following him on Facebook or Twitter.