After 3 and a half years, the case for Jerry's motorcycle accident has been settled. State Farm drug this crap out for as long as they could, but we had a really good lawyer who got this settled. State Farm was very snarky with Jerry, condescending in nature when speaking with him and not willing to properly compensate him for his injuries, etc. Had they settled with Jerry before the lawyer got involved, they could have saved a ton of money. Oh well, if you have State Farm as your insurer, your premiums may have went to us.
If you recall from July of 2013, the bike Jerry was riding was totaled in the wreck. Very shortly after that we sold our Can Am Spyder. We knew he couldn't safely operate it with his shoulder injury. Well, now he is in the market for a new motorcycle or scooter. His first choice is a 2016 Honda NM4. This is a distinct looking bike and you will either hate it or love. There is no middle ground. Jerry loves it and that is all that matters. Below is a picture of it. They are extremely hard to find and we're still looking but hopefully a dealer somewhere still has one. An earthquake in Japan hit the factory so they couldn't make any for 2017. And there is no word on when that factory will be running at full speed again. It might be the 2018 edition but no one knows.
This bike is a 6 speed automatic, meaning you don't have to shift gears with your foot like a normal motorcycle. They call it a dual clutch transmission, or DCT. There are only a handful of models that have this, and the only other one Jerry likes is the Honda CTX700. Hopefully we can find a NM4 for him and he can get back in the wind. He misses it sorely. I will be getting a new Honda CRV (that's a car, not a bike). Alabama red... Roll Tide!