Episode 93: Ok, so the Connie isn’t so bad.
November 20, 2011
Chris admits that the Concours C-10 isnâ€™t so horrible. Then the guys talk about some information regarding Ethanol. Guess what…? If engines arenâ€™t optimized for alcohol, theyâ€™re not as efficient, so using Ethanol fuels in conventional engines just ainâ€™t getting it. Golly… imagine that.
After that, the guys talk about some French blood in Polaris, and what it means. Technology? People? More products? Only Polaris know, and theyâ€™re not talking. Well, not to The Pace, any way. But then, we didnâ€™t contact them at all. So yeah…
Oh, look… Bimota releases some new stuff. Ducati on â€˜roids? If itâ€™s just a Duc power plant, should we really even be making so many comparisons to Ducati at all? I donâ€™t know. Do you? I donâ€™t. Do you? â€˜cause I donâ€™t.
BMW gets less ugly with the newly revamped 800R. Nice(r) looking ride. I mean, itâ€™s no Ducati Indiana, but thank goodness, whatever could be, right?
Also, Iâ€™m listening to Sarah Haze while typing this. I discovered her when looking for podsafe music last year some time. Wow, total non-sequitur… just like the story about Ross Technologyâ€™s SuperHydroPhobic compound. What in the heck does that mean, and why does it matter to riders? Well, once you see the demo, itâ€™s way more sequitur than you might think. Or something like that. The stuff just throws water off like… uhm… something really water proof. Itâ€™s pretty amazing. Just watch the video.
Harley is still in business and shakes up the 2012 lineup a little bit. Nothing terribly startling, but there were a few mild surprises. And Yamaha jumps into the video game / anime / action tv series game with the Ryoku concept bike. Ok, none of that is true. Ruoku was a character in Dragonball-Z, or something. Now itâ€™s a Lego/Erector Set looking concept bike. It actually looks crazy-useful.
And we show you a map of Delawareâ€™s only twisty road, Rt. 82, aka Creek Road. Dragon, schmagon. Weâ€™ve got a road that follows a creek. For like 6 miles. Itâ€™s got some turns… ya know, thereâ€™s no way to spin this. â€œItâ€™s an awesome road… for being in Delaware.â€ There. Thatâ€™ll do.
Just enjoy the show. Remember to send us your Holiday Gift Guide ideas – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Polaris buys Goupil
- New Bimotas
- 2012 BMW F800R
- Ross Nanotech superhydrophobic spray (from Mark Lotspeich on Facebook)
- 2012 H-D line up
- Yamaha Ryoku concept
- Map to Yorklyn, DE
- The Connie C-10 ainâ€™t that bad.