The E2E Rally is over and the tallying is all done. We announce the winners in this week’s show, and once again, a huge thank you to all the participants, and congratulations to our winners. In the news we discuss everything from new little scooters and small bore bikes, to new big behemoth power cruisers. Sena tells us all about their new offerings and Erik Buell Racing sets pricing on the street version of the 1190… and it’s pretty darned welcome news. Is Suzuki gonna give us a turbo mid-sized street bike? Well, there’s a concept and it seems to be met with praise on all fronts. So, if the court of public opinion matters, I’d say it’s a lock. Stay tuned…
Also, we have lots of feedback stored up for next week.
First place - Entrant #43, Jack Starcher with 2020 points.
Second place - Entrant #179, Sandi Roush with 1906 points.
Third place - Entrant #69, Dan D’Assis with 1578 points.
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