This week James & Chris are talking with Kali Protectives founder, Brad Waldon.
Owner Brad Waldron started out in aerospace R&D before pursuing his passions for riding and material science at the consumer level. For Brad there’s no point waking up in the morning if he’s not building the safest, smartest products possible. He knows materials, physics, and manufacturing so that you don’t have to.
Chris & James, both, have owned and used Kali products for other two years, and consider Kali and serious contender in the top-shelf helmet market.
This week, James and Chris discuss brands… Toyota, Pepsi & Coke, IBM, Cisco… oh, and Harley-Davidson, too. Whatâ€™s the value of a brand? Youâ€™re guaranteed to walk away puzzled.The guys vamp over Hondaâ€™s new offering in the US, the NC700-X. Is that ABS in your auto-tranny, or are you just happy to be shifting? Yeah, something like that. Anyway, Hondaâ€™s new machine looks like the catâ€™s meow and makes a lot of sense… except for the parts that donâ€™t.
Have you ever wanted to see a KLR as designed by Chuck Norris and Randy â€œThe Macho Manâ€ Savage (he stopped designing Suzukis, after all)…? The Husqvarna Baja (concept) might be just what Ken â€œThe Doctor (of style) Johnsonâ€ ordered. Yeah, yeah… that was a stretch, I know. The Baja looks like a seriously badass version of what the KLR and other dirty, dirty dual-sports could be if theyâ€™re injected with testosterone and Hulk sweat. Give it a look.
Oh, and speaking of manly… Judge for yourself, the new Victory. Itâ€™s lean, itâ€™s pretty, itâ€™s poweful. Dredd it. Ok… ok, Iâ€™ll stop now.
The boys round out the show with some feedback, then turn the mics over to Joanne Donn, aka The Gear Chic, to give us some tips on how to shop for gear. These are some great tips and Joanne has a lot of information available. Check out her segment, then peruse her site for more detail. If Joanne survives the Arctic freeze in the great San Francisco tundra, look for future segments from her. The guys chipped in and bought her a kerosene heater from a second hand shop down on Hudson Street, but ya know… UPS just wonâ€™t ship kerosene in Harley-branded Coke bottles, so we hope sheâ€™ll be OK.
Harley makes Interbrand 100 list… again. But for how long…?