Posts Tagged ‘#bikerlive’


I have watched the first two episodes of the newest motorcycle show and it’s the same but different.

I addition to voting by twitter you are also watching in twitter mode!  The show is attempting to show you the builds of three teams via for the title of this week’s champion.  Attempting to show three builds plus the lead in and the results is a whorl wind of 140 second clips.  Now to be honest I am sure each shot is more than 140 seconds but man are they short.  You really don’t get to see a lot of the bike during the build and not much of the completed motorcycle. 

I held off my voting during the first week to see the bikes either complete or close to it and missed my chance to vote (I would have voted for Harlot)!  The second week I voted for Backyard Bagger, who lost….maybe I should vote for the team I don’t want to win.

All in all I think it is an OK show, and given some time to work the kinks out, I think it will be a good show.  Just from the 1st to the 2nd show you can see some improvement. By the time they reach the end of the season I think it will be much better and if it returns for a second run I expect great things. If I were to give one recommendation….show the completed bikes a bit more before you close voting!

I am going to give it 4 out 5 stars because I think they will get a lot better as they progress.


#BikerLive – Discovery Channel (which I salute for all its motorcycle related productions) will premier its newest bike series #BikerLive on May 12 at 10PM EST.  It appears from the commercials and the website that it is a “build-off competition” with the twist is that WE get to vote for the winner by tweeting.

“We’ve found the country’s best hometown motorcycle craftsmen.  And their future is riding…. on your tweets.”

You can read about the first three shops in the competition here.

While on a different channel….

Biker Battleground Phoenix – On July 1st the History Channel is introducing us to “Biker Battleground Phoenix”.  Another “build-off” show that this time pits five custom bike ships in the Phoenix area competing for the title of the city’s “best custom bike building business”.

There was nothing on the History Channel websites about this show yet, but here are a few links to more details.

History’s ‘Biker Battleground Phoenix’ Set To Debut In July

History’s BIKER BATTLEGROUND PHOENIX to Premiere 7/1