- Interview with e-bike expert and racer, Eva Hakansson and her partner and husband, Bill Dube.
- Honda announces the CBR250R
- Follow up from Scott Bolton: Eric Bostrom was racing for Attack Performance, teamed with Cycle World, in 2010 AMA. This article is from May of 2010 and thatâ€™s about when I remember hearing it.
- Music, No Way by Kunk, and courtesy of MusicAlley.com
This week, the show ran long and was rife with technical difficulties. Please try be patient with the audio quality. Despite those issues with varying internet connections, Skype and audio equipment we interview electric drive experts Eva Hakansson and Bill Dube. Eva & Bill are the designers, builders and owners of ElectroCat, KillaJoule and KillaCycle. ElectroCat is the only fully electric bike to finish the Pikeâ€™s Peak climb. Bill & Eva give us insights on some of the newer battery technologies, charging and discharge rates and costs to operate the various types of e-drive vehicles. They also talk a bit about their plans for the future with their current bikes, and new and updated machines, including taking a run at several Bonneville records in the coming season. And they do all this while reconnecting dropped Skype calls. Thatâ€™s talent and patience. After talking with Bill and Eva, Chris & James talk about the newly announced CBR250R - Hondaâ€™s entry into either the beginner bike market, or the lightweight sport bike market... or something. Price will have a huge impact on the success or failure of this bike, and on what market segment it seems to fit into best. Bottom line - time will tell. Scott Bolton weighs in on email to clarify Ben and Erik Bostromâ€™s place in racing in 2010 and 2011. Remember, weâ€™re looking for more voice mails about your planned trips for Spring of 2011! Tell us what you have planned - 484-748-0042.
- And then there were links...
- Contest Rules
- Now that winter is closing in we want to know what kind of plans you're making for spring. We know you're thinking about it so 'fess up. Call our voice mail line at 484-748-0042 and leave us a message. Please note that this is not a toll free number. You can record and MP3 and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org if that works better for you.
- Opening music byÂ KunK
Episode 49 -Â Oct 17, 2010
- Seasonal RF1100 Â update
- Itâ€™s Official. ZX-10R gets HP decrease for the US market
- 2011 America Classic Touring
- Sprint ST vs. Sprint GT
- James discusses his Sprint GT test ride
- weight difference (st - 530, gt - 590)
- It appears the GT fully replaces the ST for 2011-
- Suzuki drops the price of the GZ250 a full $1000 dollars, bringing it under $3k!
- First official pic of the Tiger 800
- Rumored big trailie from Honda based on the VFR1200
- Guzzi appears to be updating the Norge quite nicely
- Web Bike World reports that Q1/Q2 of 2010 roughly 17% down from Q1/Q2 of 2009
- Harleyâ€™s numbers are roughly 15% down, same article. The USâ€™s â€œHeavyweightâ€ sales are down 14.7% overall.
- HJC releases the RPS-10 which seems to slot in nicely to compete with the new Shoei Qwest
Let us know how you use your bike for most of your riding. Obviously, no one only does just ONE type of riding, so if you had to say that 75% of your riding was one type or another, what would you choose? [poll id="2"]
Links to awesomeness
- Holy. Crap. Finally a real sport bike without torture rack ergos??? Kawasaki Ninja 1000
- Suzuki makes updates to some Gixxers (Provided by Chris Harr). Not bad for a company that was â€œgoing out of businessâ€ last year.
- Official specs on the Kawasaki ZX10
- Thanks to listener Chris Harr for the PDF
- Quadro 4D
- W800 get official complete with a drum in the back...
- And from the â€œMore bikes weâ€™ll probably never seeâ€ category - the GSR750.
- GSX1250FA replaces the Bandit 1250S in the U.S.
- Schuberth returns to the USA - this time with a full factory, not just importers.
- Article and 3 minute factory tour video - http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/378/8051/Motorcycle-Article/Schuberth-Helmets-Factory-Tour.aspx
- Announcement the voice mail line - 484-748-0042
Get those tool kit contest pictures in before 10/10/10! To give you an idea of what we're looking for, here's my kit. I used a RoadGear tool roll and replaced most of the OEM tools with better quality stuff, then added things that I know my bike needs and that would make most road-side repairs easier. This includes a ratchet, a selection of the right sizes of sockets, some hex-head sockets, pliers, wrenches, wire cutters, screw drivers, etc. http://www.roadgear.com/Accessories/Bike_Maintenance/Sport_Touring_Tool_Pouch/And for good measure, here's a link to the Road Gear tool roll...
- You know what's next? That's right... LINKS!
- Contest â€“ We want to see your tool kit
- Send a pic of the tools you carry on your bike and how you carry them
- Deadline â€“ 10/10/10
- AÂ classic silk scarf provided by Aerostich
- Motorcycle ElectricalÂ Systems Troubleshooting and RepairÂ by Tracy Martin provided by the author
- Opening music byÂ KunK