Walk through Mount Dora Florida reveals an exciting new motorcycle; The Stallion from Thoroughbred Motorsports
Have you ever seen a group of 15 people walking along, only to come to a sudden and pronounced stop at the same spot against the same pull? It happened yesterday in Mount Dora, Florida. The draw? An amazing mode of transport in the shape of a futuristic bike with the name of Stallion from Thoroughbred Motorsports.
Our Central Florida TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) chapter was meeting in Mount Dora for our monthly event, moving from One Flight Up over to Maggie’s Attic. A pleasant stroll through the streets of this New England walking town along the shores of Lake Dora.
Behold – across the street; the brightest orange mode from another world and time, fascinating and appealing, exciting and magnetic. I called out ahead – Glenn Abbott (The Travelin ’Gringo) our resident motorcycle expert (a place I aspire to) as he too was eyeballing the wonder. All around me other Travel Bloggers – people whose very job it is to spot new and exciting things – were picking it up, one after another. Soon we were flooding into and across the tree-lined street to see for ourselves.
I couldn’t get there fast enough.
Two gentlemen sat beside her – a bench allowed them to people-watch those who spotted the steed. Nope, it was not theirs, but obviously they’d seen many passersby not so much pass as stop and stare.
Motorcycle but not so fast…
From the front and the front side it appears very much a motorcycle… but wait a second, not so fast. Check it out from the rear and see a car – one of these modern-time’s offerings of hybrid and hopeful for saving our earth. Wait – now the side, directly on.
It’s this bike-meets-car-meets-Buck-Rogers-Dude-machine! Sleek lines and smooth curves blend like sculpture, moving your eye along an icy-cool exterior.
Yet you get even more excited as you step forward; look inside. That’s not handlebars in there; it’s a steering wheel. And even more, its automatic.
How many people out there don’t go for a motorcycle because they’re intimidated by the stick-shifting part of the deal? Or can’t because of an injury or inability? This machine looks like you can get that bike feel with the ease of driving a car. Even more…
Its built for two. No biker-babe-bitch thing here; this is a luxury ride. The seat setup is very similar to a motorcycle, but somehow – different.
The seats look more living room than open road – though the open part is still intact, and checkout that trunk – on the bike, Dude! Room for your stuff. Plus, that feel like you’re open roading it, but not a target.
Wow – what is this thing?
The Stallion, from Thoroughbred Motorsports
I don’t know much more than that. I’ve checked out their website – its decent with a few glitches that could be worked out with a webmaster or programer taking aim. In general though, its a sleek site – almost as sleek as it’s topic of attention.
Check out images, find out the pricing (base on the site is listed at $28,315.00), discover you can have AC & heat – yea, I don’t know either – love the other colors (we fell in love with the deep maroon-red with silver then black then that funky blue in order) and do not – whatever you do, do not miss the video. Check this steed out in action.
Really sweet moves and tight curves, get where you’re going in science fiction and exciting style.
Don’t know much more
I’ve filled out their form to have them send information and I’ve sent a quick note – hoping they’ll send some more stuff so I can tell you about it. There are dealers apparently around the country where you can pick one up – though an apparent growing popularity has them limited in supply.
The only Florida site I could find – in Fort Myers – is out of them, the next closest somewhere in Georgia.
I’ll let you know as soon as I know…
A new dream to come true…
Regular readers know that Assistant Laura & I want to learn to ride motorcycles and include that element here in the blogs & in my freelance work. Harley-Davidson has been our mode of choice, though a bit on the dream-side-of-things at this point (we can’t afford it right now).
Standing in the street in Mount Dora yesterday, I fell in love. Sure, I’ll gladly and proudly (one day) ride my Harley.
Yet now… I hope that one day my garage sports one of these puppies! This mode is my mode and I can picture in my very active mind’s eye riding up to an attraction, hotel, B&B or restaurant, doing my opening spiel and sharing with you the latest from RoriTravel’s Florida and our soon-to-launch site from the back of this steed.
But I’m stuck between calling him Seabiscuit or Lightning… perhaps…