- 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
Not in the ballpark, and thatâ€™s ok!
iTunes makes donating to Japanâ€™s relief efforts easy!
Lots and lots of feedback!
- 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
The Yamaha Morphous as discovered by Scott Lewis
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
Jan 16, 2011
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:
This week we talk about a bunch of V4s and some other stuff.
We want send special thanks out to Dan Klapman for his review of Scorpion’s EXO 1000.
- Look over there, LINKS!
- Opening music byÂ KunK
Ok, this is the last week we rag on the VFR. Really. I mean… weâ€™ll try. But seriously, the VFR is rumored to be getting a big trailie sibling. Thatâ€™ll be interesting to see. Right?
We talk about how the EPA nerfs bench racing the ZX-10R, but the good news is no one will notice. I mean… whoâ€™s gonna wind that thing up that high, right?
Triumph continues to be Triumph, and this time theyâ€™re doing it with a cruiser – giving away thousands of dollars worth of touring upgrades to the Bonne America. Speaking of Triumph, James talks about his test ride on the Sprint GT and by the sounds of it, one is headed for his garage soon
Suzuki gets tricky with pricing on the GZ250, their entry level cruiser-esque bike. Looks like theyâ€™re blowing out old stock.
Did we mention Triumph? â€˜cause we get to see pictures of the upcoming 800 twin in its dirty clothes. Look out F800… The Tigerâ€™s got its eye on your lunch!
Guzzi updates the Norge/GT with suspenders and an engine update. Is this the first of the â€œfull line revampâ€ we talked about a few weeks ago? Or is this maybe Guzzi parts-binning some updates on it before a big change…? Stay tuned. Great things could be headed our way from Carloâ€™s legacy.
Weâ€™ll depress you with crappy sales numbers, then lighten the mood with helmets, pictures and contests. Weâ€™re like your cranky bipolar uncle, like that.
Colleen gets the nod for the tool kit contest, with Sara getting a runner up mention. Rock on Sara! Craig… loved your kit, but hey… Barbie box. â€˜nuff said.
Stay tuned for more contest news, product reviews and more news about the upcoming video offerings. Big things in store!
- Seasonal RF1100 Â update
- Itâ€™s Official. ZX-10R gets HP decrease for the US market
- 2011 America Classic Touring
- Sprint ST vs. Sprint GT
- James discusses his Sprint GT test ride
- weight difference (st – 530, gt – 590)
- It appears the GT fully replaces the ST for 2011-
- Suzuki drops the price of the GZ250 a full $1000 dollars, bringing it under $3k!
- First official pic of the Tiger 800
- Rumored big trailie from Honda based on the VFR1200
- Guzzi appears to be updating the Norge quite nicely
- Web Bike World reports that Q1/Q2 of 2010 roughly 17% down from Q1/Q2 of 2009
- Harleyâ€™s numbers are roughly 15% down, same article. The USâ€™s â€œHeavyweightâ€ sales are down 14.7% overall.
- HJC releases the RPS-10 which seems to slot in nicely to compete with the new Shoei Qwest
Tool kit pictures.
Colleen’s winning kit:
Sara’s runner up tool kit, rock hammer and all!
In the immortal words of Jed Clampett â€œWeeeell, doggies!â€ have we got a show for you this week. Of course we do. We have a show almost every week. This week, however we open with a contribution from someone who actually know stuff about stuff we don’t know all that much about. Then we talk about a whole bunch of Kawasakis including a potential partnership with Bajaj and KTM. We’ll talk about a couple Italians and there are leaks-o-plenty from Triumph and BMW. My bike lost it’s spark, Chad’s prizes are on the way and we have an announcement or two.
- You know what’s next? That’s right… LINKS!
- Contest â€“ We want to see your tool kit
- Send a pic of the tools you carry on your bike and how you carry them
- Deadline â€“ 10/10/10
- AÂ classic silk scarf provided by Aerostich
- Motorcycle ElectricalÂ Systems Troubleshooting and RepairÂ by Tracy Martin provided by the author
- Opening music byÂ KunK
That’s right, swarf. You say you don’t know what swarf is? That’s OK, neither did we until we read about the recall on Honda’s VFR1200F. We’re also talking about PBR which apparently has nothing to do with bad American beer. It has everything to do with Kawasaki’s brand new ZX-10R. Speaking of Kawasaki, they’re looking for consumer input on the tiniest Ninja. We also talk about a good deal on an Italian bike (how often does that happen?), good brakes on a silly bike and some new-fangled, hi-tec armor.