The E2E Rally is over and the tallying is all done. We announce the winners in this week’s show, and once again, a huge thank you to all the participants, and congratulations to our winners. In the news we discuss everything from new little scooters and small bore bikes, to new big behemoth power cruisers. Sena tells us all about their new offerings and Erik Buell Racing sets pricing on the street version of the 1190… and it’s pretty darned welcome news. Is Suzuki gonna give us a turbo mid-sized street bike? Well, there’s a concept and it seems to be met with praise on all fronts. So, if the court of public opinion matters, I’d say it’s a lock. Stay tuned…
Also, we have lots of feedback stored up for next week.
First place - Entrant #43, Jack Starcher with 2020 points.
Second place - Entrant #179, Sandi Roush with 1906 points.
Third place - Entrant #69, Dan D’Assis with 1578 points.
We have lots and lots of feedback this week including electronic controls on bikes, Chris's scooter, my Teiz suit and an electric concept from BMW. We wonder if two discs are better then one and slide down the slippery slope that leads to helmet laws.
Oh, there's some news too.
Chris and I both spent this week riding bikes that belong to other people. We'll let you know what we thought along with Motorcycle Consumer News' opinion on Yamaha's new FZ8. Here's a hint. They like it a lot. Except for the lack of wind protection on a naked bike. Go figure.
We'll wrap it up with another haepin' helpin' of listener feedback.
American muscle bike, hydrogen fuel cells and Zero gets far, far more than zero! This week, after a weekâ€™s hiatus, James and Chris are back to explain exactly what the new Motus will cost, and of course to delve into all the deep and detailed tech specs. After that, we get a science lesson on hydrogen - and by science we mean the guys speculate, guess and postulate on fuel cells. Zero wows us again, this time not with a new bike or model, but with investors tossing more and more cash at Zero. Pretty soon theyâ€™re going to have to start burning the cash because itâ€™s got to be taking up all the room. James doensâ€™t get all wacky and political, yet utters the words â€œgood for the fedâ€, as we learn that thereâ€™s a bill pending to block the use of federal funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints. Japan has more on its plate than making sure the USA gets their toys; most of Japanâ€™s motorcycle manufacturers shut down production for the time being.
iTunes makes donating to Japanâ€™s relief efforts easy!
Lots and lots of feedback!