About us

The XS-Eleven SSR/2

Owner Operator, Bob Jones has 41 years in the motorcycle business with over 500,000 miles of personal street bike experience driving over all of North America. 215,000 of those miles were on Yamaha XS-Eleven’s. Bob spent 4 Years in the US Navy as a deep sea diver, 8 years as a police officer and then moved on to 17 years as a Yamaha – Franchise Dealer, 1 year as a Kawasaki – Franchise Dealer, 2 years as a BSA – Franchise Dealer. Concurrently, Bob has been the owner of Merriam Cycle, an independent motorcycle re-manufacturer (25 years).

His main interest being Yamaha XS1100 motorcycles. Bob spent 15 years road racing Formula 1, 2 and 3, 3 years as a rider and 12 Years as mechanic and sponsor for JoCo Motors Inc. using Yamaha.