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!
This week the boys are discussing... well, there's lots of talk about Sena and Bluetooth communications. So, there's that for news. Ok, ok... it's a light week for news. But they have lots of feed back, opinions and the occasional wise crackin' joke.
Chris reviews the Power Trip Dakota II jacket. Editor's note: Chris's closet currently contains a Power Trip Dakota II jacket for a whomping $24, and a BiLT Typhoon jacket for colder & wetter riding, for a killer $89. It's not that he's cheap, mind you, but... Ok, maybe he is. A little.
After the news and reviews, the guys go on to the feedback and wow, is there a lot of it. Keep the feedback rolling in! It makes the boys feel like they're doing something special. Boosts their Internet motorcycle maven street cred, as it were. Anyway, yeah... feedback.
Not just anyone can own and wear deer skin on their hands. No, wait... that’s not right. Anyone can. All you need to do is buy some Tour Master gloves. And that’s what Chris did. Again. Frustrated with affordable summer gloves that fit is oddly shaped mutant mitts, he went with what he knows and got another pair of Tour Masters. And he likes it that way!
Is Yamaha’s new parallel twin engine too big? Only James knows for sure. But he’s loving the new KTM390, so that should give you an idea. And speaking of right sized... Motus unveils the final production machines, and at almost 1700CCs of torquey monster power, surely that’s the right size to get it done, right?
The guys wrap up the show by giving props to a very, very cool Ryca conversion on a $500 Craigslist Savage. Check out the pictures, but don’t get too close. It’s a Lycan, after all.