I have watched 3 episodes of Discovery’s newest motorcycle themed TV show. As noted in an earlier blog post this is another in the networks “motorcycle builder” TV show history. For more you can go to the Discovery Channel’s website to find out more.
Based on the commercials, I did not have a lot of high hopes for the networks newest motorcycle TV show. I expected a late Gen-X or Millennial version of American Chopper. Motorcycle builds with lots of drama, yelling and some forced “stuff”.
I was right but, I was wrong too. These guys seem to get along and honestly like each other. I think they would be building motorcycles in the same manner whether or not there was a TV crew hanging around. Jason Wilson, the part time builder the show revolves around, comes across as a good guy who is trying to become a full time builder … but admits he is a terrible businessman.
With that said, you would think that this would be just more motorcycle eye-candy TV…and you would be right. BUT, I have caught myself genuinely smiling while watching the show. These guys are having fun doing what they are doing and I am having fun watching them do it. I recommend you set your DVR to record this latest motorcycle TV show.
I am giving Scared Steel Bikes 4 out of 5 stars.