Episode 70: The One Glaring Design Flaw
Itâ€™s Ducati, folks… do they really need to justify a 68% jump in sales? Do they? The guys donâ€™t think so. Sales are up, sales are down. On the down side, Big Dog cycles seems to be riding the falling tide of Custom bike sales. Do all (Big) Dogs really go to Heaven? Time will tell. The town of Sturgis apparently has to pay a nickel every time someone says its name. Federal trademark for the organization that manages the famous bike rally. Will this hold up? Time will te… oh never mind.
Jeff Gilbert lets us know about the â€œsmall sport bikeâ€ comparison found on SportRider.com. Thomas Hunt talks to us about riding in California, and Jamie Perkins wants to discuss riding in the â€œdanger zoneâ€ between newbie and veteran. Where do we all fall in that range? Time will… really, Iâ€™ll stop now.
The Pace has a Flickr group and again, we want to send a huge THANK YOU out to the community. You guys rock!
- Gear review: Roadgear XTreme jacket
- How much of Ducatiâ€™s 68% growth is due to Japanese pricing, and â€œI can finally afford a Ducatiâ€, vs other factors? Did Ducati suddenly hit some magic recipe, or have people always wanted them like this and now thereâ€™s perceived value where there wasnâ€™t before?
- Do all Big Dogs go to Heaven?
- Sturgis. There I said it. Hereâ€™s a nickel.
- Can they really trademark a town name thatâ€™s been around since 1904?
- From Jeff Gilbert – 250cc HP comparo
- Thomas Hunt – riding in NorCal
- Jeremy Perkins – riding in the danger zone (in terms of years) disucssion?
- Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/groups/thepacepodcast/
We’re planning our trip to the New York International Motorcycle Show! We talk about tiny little bikes and a great big bike. Harley starts “building” bikes in India. BMW is ready to take your money for a new K1600 and the S1000RR beats out the GS for the best selling BMW title. The Mission-R gets naked, Maximum Bob does the Electric Boogaloo and Can-Am gets all hybridy. We also respond to some more feedback from you guys.
- Gamma Irradiated Links!
- Opening music byÂ KunK