Punchy and prickly, James and Chris bring you all the news… or some of the news… a little bit of news… something. Anyway, the guys talk about stuff like the new Z800 and lane splitting and why ABS rocks! James reviews his new helmet and then the guys read some feedback.
Oh, and Chris pops up a new contest – come up with a new theme song for us and win this great First Gear summer jacket donated by our friend Ed Day. Size Large, excellent condition and ready to go, just in time for summer.
It’s supercharged and it revs. It’s the Kawasaki Ninja H2. This ain’t your daddy’s Widowmaker. KTM gives us a real, honest to goodness small displacement sport bike, and it is good. CSC is bringing us a ~$3500 adventure bike, and on paper it looks like a solid package. DMG out, Krave in: AMA gets fresh blood, and gosh-n-golly, a racer is at the helm. This should be very good news for American motorcycle racing going forward. Ever want a Brammo electric bike, but the price scared you away? Well, lucky you… the scary parts got a lot less scary!
I would like to share a paraphrased excerpt from the conversation that Chris and I had just prior to recording this episode. It went a little something like this…
Me: I know we have a lot of news to catch up on this week AND we need to get caught up on feedback but we have a ton of stuff from Americade. Whatdaya think if we just focus on that and the interview with Lee?
Chris: Ok, I’ll start a show doc for 177 and move everything over.
Me: Great. We’ll do 35 or 40 minutes plus the 25 minute interview and were good.
With that in mind, We proudly present our longest episode ever. All two hours and fifteen minutes of it.