Episode 62: This is a Motorcycle Show

Well, I'm sure this will surprise everyone but we're talking about Honda again this week. In other news: You can get an Ohlins on the (relative) cheap, we found some great pics of this year's Dakar and Enfield has a new chief. A couple new Guzzi's make their debut, Zero get's some serious cash and we try to figure out what the hell the Agility Saietta is. We'll wrap it all up some listener feedback. Jeff Katzer's trip to Cape Flattery

Episode 13: Artsy dedicated 450cc dealer economy (whew!)

Episode 13 for January 17, 2010
News and opinions
  • The new Z1000: B-King light? Definitely a hooligan. And that's OK! ( http://kawasaki.com/Products/product-specifications.aspx?id=432&scid=6 )
  • BMW drops less than other MFGs in the market space.
    • As reported on MotorcycleUsa.com - "BMW announced the news on Monday, January 11, touting sales data from the Motorcycle Industry Council. According to BMW (MIC annual report not yet available for confirmation), the US motorcycle market dropped 41%, to the tune of almost 360,000 unit sales lost. BMW sales dipped 22%, “which was the smallest decline among all motorcycle brands.”
    • As reported by BMW - “Our dedicated dealers were the key to our success this past year,” continued Andersen in the press announcement. “Despite the tough market, they continued serve our customers well and promote our new products like the K1300S and the K1300GT. They were supported by attractive financing programs from BMW Financial Services. While many other dealers struggled to finance their customers’ purchases, BMW dealers never lost access to good financing, and this will continue for 2010.”
    • http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/573/5499/Motorcycle-Article/BMW-Best-Performer-in-2009-US-Market.aspx
Updates on bike shopping? - Chris chose a Buell Ulysses XT ( http://chornbe.com/motorcycles/xt/ )
Follow up and feedback Interview: Part II Dawn of Eclectic Dawn Arts ( http://eclecticdawnarts.com/ )
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Episode 12: On the Abyss Side

Episode 12 for January 10, 2010

  • Special Guests: Ken Denton and Jim Kennedy
  • News and Opinions
    • Recalls
      • BMW: Poor fuel quality may result in small deposits in the throttle bodies.
      • Kawasaki: The engine case on affected motorcycles may leak engine oil on the rear tire.
      • Buell: Due to a manufacturing issue with a part supplier, the right footpeg mount may not conform to specifications.
    • Dakar
      • Sherco kicks ass on day one
    • Chris goes bike shopping
  • Follow Up and Feedback
    • Autocom files for protection from creditors, lays off everyone, restructuring for a return in 2010
      • New distributor: MocoTuA Ltd - 866-951 5550
    • iTunes reviews
  • Interview: Part II Ken Denton & Jim Kennedy in the Alps trip
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