Doug Meyer Joins with new online column

Vancouver, BC (October 7, 2005) is proud to introduce a new feature for our readers; the thoughts and opinions of one of the Bikeland's favorite personas, Doug Meyer. Doug will be blogging with us via a new dedicated part of the website, "Bridges, a commentary by Doug Meyer". He will be submitting an ongoing column sharing his thoughts, comments, knowledge and some interesting images.

In 2005, after more than 25 years as a well known personality in the motorcycle industry, Doug moved out of the motorcycle world as a professional, and into one of his alternate careers, aviation. This move actually frees Doug, allowing him to be more candid and open in his comments at

He won't be sticking just to ZX-12R's, Kawasaki's and motorcycles, but will bring in whatever he finds of interest from wherever he finds it.

For those that don't know, Doug has been working with race engines professionally and as a hobby for the past 45 years. He has built engines for everything from dragbikes and cars to outboard race boats, to the famous Can- Am sports cars and an F-1 car, to motorcycle streamliners. He spent many years as a professional race team member and engine builder. Doug has built and worked with motorcycle engines for road racing, drag racing, and Bonneville, and for seven years worked on the design team for a 1000 hp liquid cooled turbocharged V-8 aircraft engine.

Everything from nitrous to nitro, Doug's had his hands in it.

Doug's no stranger to speed, either. He has set 16 Bonneville speed records on stock appearing Kawasaki's and became a member of the Bonneville 200 mph club on a 2001 ZX-12, "the hard way", using just gasoline and available air. Doug has driven big bore sports cars, dragsters and circle track dirt cars, ridden Bonneville bikes, dragbikes, and 300 hp "street" bikes.

Doug owned a well known San Francisco Bay area Kawasaki dealership for 11 years and worked closely with Rob Muzzy for 10 years, giving him a unique perspective on the business of motorcycles and motorcycling. As an accomplished pilot and flight instructor Doug Meyer brings a unique and professional viewpoint to our conversations. Fast bikes, fast cars, fast airplanes- anything with big power is what he's about and we hope you enjoy his contributions.

Doug Meyer was instrumental in the creation of, supporting the site from its infancy, five years ago, to where it stands today.

Doug Meyer's Blog and his ongoing contributions to can be accessed through's Frontpage on the right side menu or you can access it directly by clicking here: . Readers are welcome to post their comments and discuss Doug's entries.

Doug can be reached via email at


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