Episode 75 – That’s NEVER a good idea.

Episode 75 - That’s NEVER a good idea. May 22, 2011
Technical note: this week we’ve encoded the MP3 with slightly higher compression in mono format to provide a smaller overall file size. Please be sure to let us know how the audio quality is on your player. Thanks! James has habits an tics, and talks about some turn signal woes. He also loves his Sena headset , but needs to check out some hearing protection options. James will check back after he’s tried some of the choices in a sample pack. It beats buying a new helmet! Zero doesn’t have zero recalls, but if this is worst they need to deal with, then that’s Zero stress! Yamaha is building some machines in the US... is the market better? Is it a “build ‘em where you sell ‘em” thing? Time will tell. The guys talk about an editorial from Motorcycle USA where sport bike enthusiasts thrash a Zumo 50 and have fun doing it! Did Harley really mean to use Brando’s name without permission, or was it just an oversight? Who knows? Not the guys, but that doesn’t stop them from floating some ideas. Fortunately, there’s a new Kawasaki to talk about, and KTM and Bajaj continue to get closer and closer. They wrap up the show with some feedback and some discussion about possibilities of disabled and afflicted riders still enjoying the road and their machines. And the guys promise to have the 2nd winner of the signed, updated edition of David Hough’s Proficient Riding picked for next week’s show.

Episode 69: Yay for budget cuts!

We kick this week's show off with an early review of the Teiz Commute Suit. We discover that the BPG Uno III is more then meets the eye while KTM's Freeride gets a little closer to production. The U.K. seems to be running out of money for speed cameras, N. H. Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles (NH CALM, aren't they clever?) runs out of rope and Fox's Shift brand runs away from the street apparel market. Oh, remember Bajaj? It seems that they're doing pretty well. BPG Uno III Video  

Episode 47: We’re not that pretty

In the immortal words of Jed Clampett “Weeeell, doggies!” have we got a show for you this week. Of course we do. We have a show almost every week. This week, however we open with a contribution from someone who actually know stuff about stuff we don't know all that much about. Then we talk about a whole bunch of Kawasakis including a potential partnership with Bajaj and KTM. We'll talk about a couple Italians and there are leaks-o-plenty from Triumph and BMW. My bike lost it's spark, Chad's prizes are on the way and we have an announcement or two.

Episode 36: Is my Enfield on fire?

Episode 36: Is my Enfield on fire?
This week we are joined by our friend Nagi. Nagi is from India and has spent the last 10 years in the United States. We discuss the differences between being a motorcyclist in the USA and being a motorist in India. Nagi helps us understand how 2-wheeled travel is just a way of life in India, vs. the apparent "toy" or recreational nature of motorcycling in the USA. Nagi also points out the differences in long-term ownership here and abroad, and how small-displacement engines are the norm in India, compared to the big, powerful machines we typically see here in the US. Before moving to America, Nagi rode bikes typically in the 125cc range, whereas here in America, Nagi is riding a Suzuki GSXR750 and a Honda Shadow VLX 600. The Pace Podcast's theme music is No Way by Kunk. This week's additional music is from California rock band Sundial Project. The band maintains a Facebook Fan Page as well as an iTunes Store page. Manufacturers info in India: http://www.automobileindia.com/two-wheelers/manufacturer/ http://headlinesindia.mapsofindia.com/cars/top-car-manufacturers.html Other links: Vespa.com - the premiere scoot! Foursquare - social/location networking