JJ Cycles "Night Moves"
A few months ago, Night Moves Live Music Venue hosted one of its monthly events, a 50's Drive-In themed karaoke party. Along with that event, Jimmie Jax of JJ Cycles created a special bike just for Night Moves. That bike....The Night Moves Rocker. With a recent release, it can now be yours!
The Rocker was devised as the "chopper that doesn't need to be chopped", as said Cycle World. For the record, I've softened my position on choppers like any politician would. Choppers aren't my most favorite bike design to this day. To clarify, as I scan the room of reporters, my preference is for low bikes rather than the steeply raked and stretched "Easy Rider" stylized choppers. The Rocker isn't technically a chopper though because it is a factory stretch rather than a cut or chopped customized bike. So, my friends, it isn't a chopper and I can like it so much more. Now THAT is politics!!!
Looks matter and the Night Moves Rocker has it in spades in the looks department. The lines are simple and unobstructed. With the drag bars, low seat and long wheel base, you get the minimalism of the chopper and bobber concepts in a factory produced bike. Then you have to turn the key and hit the ignition. The world changes in the most amazing of ways.
Jimmie makes a point of tweaking each of his bikes to act like it would in real life. With KCP scripts and menu, you can adjust the bike to fit your own riding style. I'm still learning how to get the most out of a KCP bike and doing so much better. It's fun to learn and to have a great bike to help you learn. The Rocker and other JJ Cycles bikes aren't really beginner rides though they don't bring a steep learning curve either. In a little bit of time, you can make those incremental adjustments to get your bike exactly the way you want to ride.
It is important to know, these big cruisers, choppers and road monsters....they aren't sport bikes. In real life when you come to a corner, you slow down. That's real enough to understand. In SL, we kind of expect bikes to be "always on the throttle". It isn't uncommon to become frustrated by a bike which won't rip around a track when look at the design, it wasn't supposed to be a race bike. Dude, it's a cruiser! I like bikes with different riding characteristics, slow down at the corners...hell, slow down and be noticed.
About JJ Cycles
We've known Jimmie and JJ Cycles for a very long time. I have written a lot about Jimmie's bikes and there is a reason, he makes some awesome bikes. Everything from the look, sound and performance works well. Yeah I own and love bikes from other builders and always recommend people give lots of bikes a try. In fact, why just own one bike? From the looks department, I do like the JJ Cycles bikes. From the customer service and customization point of view, a quick IM or notecard to Jimmie will easily get you the bike you absolutely want. That is why I write about JJ Cycles.
To get one of these great bikes, IM Jimmie inworld (jimmiejax.resident), hit his marketplace or visit one of his bike rezzers at Underwood, Cumberland, Fairfield or our newest work of art the City of Badgerton. Give the bikes a ride and I'm sure once you get them tweaked just for you, you'll have the ride of your life!
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Thank you to the Honey Badger (Lizzy Nightfire Brinner) for her photographic eye, trusty camera
and always being the hero!