Two more votes for US-based riders preferring left turns. One was fearful of running wide in a right turn, the other is ambivalent on regular turns, but in U-turns, greatly prefers left turns, likely due to weight-loading and throttle use.
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
This week we are joined by our friend Nagi. Nagi is from India and has spent the last 10 years in the United States. We discuss the differences between being a motorcyclist in the USA and being a motorist in India. Nagi helps us understand how 2-wheeled travel is just a way of life in India, vs. the apparent "toy" or recreational nature of motorcycling in the USA.
Nagi also points out the differences in long-term ownership here and abroad, and how small-displacement engines are the norm in India, compared to the big, powerful machines we typically see here in the US. Before moving to America, Nagi rode bikes typically in the 125cc range, whereas here in America, Nagi is riding a Suzuki GSXR750 and a Honda Shadow VLX 600.
The Pace Podcast's theme music is No Way by Kunk.
This week's additional music is from California rock band Sundial Project. The band maintains a Facebook Fan Page as well as an iTunes Store page.
Manufacturers info in India:
Vespa.com - the premiere scoot!
Foursquare - social/location networking