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naked speed

If you keep up even a little with my blog you know I review every motorcycle television show I can. I watched the first episode of the new motorcycle show, Naked Speed this past weekend. I am not going to do a full review until I have seen at least three full shows but thought I might pass on my first thought regarding the show.


A new format for “Café Racer TV”,,,,,, Which is not a bad thing. 🙂


naked speed

Where has all the motorcycle television shows gone?  Just a couple of years ago we had lots of motorcycle themed shows to watch.  My DVR had plenty of shows recorded and ready to watch. Not so much anymore.

I recently started to notice commericals for a new motorcycle show on the Velocity Channel called Naked Speed.  But, if you look on the Velocity Channel’s website you will find no indication that there is any motorcycle programing let alone Naked Speed.  Naked Speed will premier January 28th at 10PM EST (based on the following You Tube vid).  Bryan Fuller and Mike Seate (of Café Racer Magazine and Café Racer TV) of the show. Mr. Fuller has been on other TV shows to include Café Racer and Overhaulin’.

From what I can gather the show is about making stripped down, modern and retro, motorcycles go fast!  So Café Racer, Naked Bikes, Street Fighters all are going to be highlighted on the show. Can’t get much better then that!

Some other links about Naked Speed:

Meet Bryan Fuller

What is Naked Speed?



After watching the first two episodes of this season I am….disappointed.

After a first season of decent shows I expected a second season of great shows.  I don’t know if they have a new director or producer (I could look that up, but I won’t) but the overall implementation of the show leaves me wanting to go back to last year. 

In the first show Dale was sent to a GPS location to find an old Excelsior.  He had received a hand written note, which looked like a third grader was the author, with directions to the “secret location”.  Along the way Dale grabs a deep pocket friend to pay for the bike, if they can find it.  When they reach the secret location of the bike they find a garage of old parts and Harleys but no Excelsior, then they look in the rafters before “discovering” a door to the other part of the garage.  Each time they enter the rooms for the first time a camera team seems to have magically appeared inside.  In the end they find another third grade level note asking for $80,000 dollars for the bike.  They put the money in a cigar box and leave.  It was a corny as it sounds.

The second episode was not any better.  Here Dale was on the hunt for the long lost “Road Dog”, the largest, ridable motorcycle built.  Except it was not really lost, and shots of Dale peering through holes in a barn wall going “is that it” were almost cartoonish (again the camera team magically gets their firs).  Turns out that a local Harley Davidson dealer had already bought the bike for his dealership (oh, and it started right up).  The story behind the bike is very interesting and watching Dale ride it at the end was worthwhile. 

All in all I am not a big fan of the new product.  I will still watch the show as the content is good but the attempted “made for TV reality show hype” needs to stop as you DO NOT NEED IT.

Same rating as last year 3 out of 5 stars.

3 out of 5 stars



Café Racer TV

Café Racer TV

This TV show has been around for a while and its fourth season is set to start on the 6th of November. It is presented on the Velocity Channel (part of the Discovery Network).

As the name implies Café Racer covers the bikes, builders and life style of the Café Bike scene. I have watch the show for the last two years and it is enjoyable. My favorite show was the one where they connected the café bike scene to pin-up girls!

I enjoy this show and my DVR is already set to record.