What’s the one thing that will create more excitement at a motorcycle meeting than a new motorcycle? How about two new motorcycles? It’s raining Victory motorcycles and there is evidence of a serious infection of SMAS or Sudden Motorcycle Acquisition Syndrome, the most highly contagious type of purchase fever known to riders of all types. We knew about the new copper/brown Victory Vision that Barb and Rick just bought after visiting a dealer “just to look” Hah, right, that lasted probably a few minutes and then wham they were infected. The Vision is a rather large motorcycle with all the good amenities, but it fits Rick very well. And as they say, but wait there more…in rides Mark P. on his new Victory Cross Country in bright beautiful blue, another gorgeous machine with ABS, cruise, 6 speeds, built in radio and lots of comfort. I am resisting the urge to go off on Yamaha and ask the rhetorical question-Where is Yamaha/star motorcycles in all this? Why are no new motorcycles being bought with a Yamaha nameplate? The questions are many, answers are few. A big congratulations and all the best to our newest victims of SMAS, and remember if a rash breaks out there are some medications that will help with that.