We had some great feedback and before we announce the name of the winner, I'd like to take a few minutes to do some analysis on the data (links to full spreadsheet below). In the spreadsheet, under the column for how you use the bike, we listed the primary use as we understood it, or the first listed use of the bike in your text. For the mileage per year, we converted some to miles from Km, so that's why your numbers might not be what you remember. In addition, for some of yo u who listed multiple bikes in detail, the spreadsheet may show multiple entries for the bikes, but only one entry for your name. Where you gave us a range of miles, or a range of miles across multiple uses, we tried to do a reasonable estimation of the miles-per-use, or in some cases we just divided it evenly. We also selected the higher number of your range, generally, where it seemed to make the most sense. In some cases, where information was light, multiple bikes were listed in the notes rather than on line items. Please note: the contest is a random drawing of respondents' names, and the data provided has absolutely no bearing on the selection process. You could have ridden a 50cc dirt bike 8 miles this year and still won. We just wanted to see what everyone rides and how they're using it. The winner was selected by a random number drawing made at http://random.org. Of the data provided, where all the elements were provided: Manufacturers: 10 Most represented MFG: BMW & Suzuki Lease represented MFG: Buell, Moto Guzzi, Ural Models: 43 Most represented model: VStrom Total miles reported: >412,000 Average miles per year: >8000 Highest reported yearly mileage: 38000 Lowest reported yearly mileage: 1000 Full spreadsheet can be viewed at this link. And so, without any further ado... The winner of the magnetic tank bag, as chosen by random using the random number generator at http://random.org, is... Sean Winters. Sean, we will reach out to you to get shipping information. Again, thank you everyone, and I hope this information is as interesting to you as it is to us. Thanks!
Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea
Recorded on September 10, 2014
Episode 154 - A Garden Gnome?
Aug 19, 2013
Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe
- Honda confirms the CRF250L for the States
- The IIHS lists 2012 motorcycles with ABS
- Spy shots of a Moto Guzzi something or other
- Motus gets more dealers
- Ben Schilling mounts an iPhone and has a little trouble attaching his Sena SMH10 to his helmet
- Christian Aasland mentions Blackstone Labs
- The Archive Feeds are here
- Opening music: â€˜No Wayâ€™ byÂ Kunk
- Motus announces pricing starting at $31,000. That's not a typo. That's THIRTY ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
- Press Kit (This is a direct link to zip file download)
- Willie G. gets a gold watch
- Moto Guzzi's new California 1400
- Piaggio's new design center in Pasadena, CA
- Audi courting Ducati?
- MD's take on modern motorcycle ergos
- STA-BIL fuel stabilizer
- Listener's Links
- David Austin points us towards a suzukisavage.com post on petcock diagnostics by way of our Facebook page
- Chad Bolling tells us about Yamaha scooter fuel pump issues and suggests zumaforums.net as a resource
- Doug Kneissl shares some pics of his new Cycle Shell
- Dave Shupe tells us about a ride in the Poconos to benefit the Boy Scouts of America. You can find the pledge sheet here if you're local and interested.
- Opening music
- No Way, byÂ Kunk
- The Tiger Explorer gets a price
- Tiny Triumphs are coming
- Water cooled Guzzi coming to production?
- Is Victory building the ugliest motorcycle in the history of motorcycles?
- The 2013 rumor mill starts with Ducati
- Federally mandated helmet use?
- Links from Gary Budzien
- Opening music
- No Way, byÂ Kunk
Episode 67 for March 20, 2011 Not in the ballpark, and thatâ€™s ok!
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! https://buy.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/buyCharityGiftWizard Lots and lots of feedback! Links...
- Everyoneâ€™s talking about Motus. Shall we?
- Suzuki builds a fuel cell Burgman
- Zero gets moâ€™ money
- Bill introduced to STOP fed-funded bike-only checkpoints (thanks Scott Bolton)
- Short show this week: Daytona bike week and racing is the majority of the news.
- Honda stops motorcycle production after quake
Episode 59 - Does Jar Jar ride a Honda? Jan 16, 2011
This week James and I discuss what we did on Christmas vacation, our websites, and James' warm hands with his new deer carcasses.Â We also talk about how Chevy is designing cars like sport bikes, and just how wrong I am about the aesthetics of Ducatis.While we're at it, we discuss all sorts of interesting things about roadway designs. Are left turns going to be made illegal? Does Jersey have the right idea? Are circles your friends? We answer couple of email and phoned-in questions, and we help promote NewEnough's name change to MotorcycleGear.com. We both agree that the new name is a good move, if a little bland and generic. Good luck and congrats on the new name, guys! And now... Links!
- Moto Guzzi MGS01 spotted at a track in the UK. MCN was there to let us hear it and see it in action.
- Motorcycle Styling hits detroit
- Safer roads = more dangerous drivers?
- Left turns to be made illegal?
- Terblanche to Norton
- NewEnough.com is now MotorcycleGear.com
- Blog & Site updates:
- Look over there, LINKS!
- Opening music byÂ KunK