“The 20S will have the Smartphone App which enables you to set up the device or to manage the intercom groups. You may also connect to all the group members with one-touch action from the app. It will definitely support both iPhone and Android. You may expect something special from the 20S!”
Death of a V-Strom! Great new tires! Bits in your boingers? And if that isn’t crazy enough, Lotus goes two-wheeling. Or at least their name does. On the upside, no one’s sure if that’s actually going to come to market. That might be a good thing. And speaking of coming to market, we speculate on the veracity of a new Yamaha R3. TRIPLE? Hmmm…. maybe not. But it’s good to ponder, and ponder we do. With gusto, and stuff.
We then try to catch up on the email and feedback, and listener Christopher Knox gives us a picture of his lowered V-Strom.
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.
This week the boys are discussing… well, there’s lots of talk about Sena and Bluetooth communications. So, there’s that for news. Ok, ok… it’s a light week for news. But they have lots of feed back, opinions and the occasional wise crackin’ joke.
Chris reviews the Power Trip Dakota II jacket. Editor’s note: Chris’s closet currently contains a Power Trip Dakota II jacket for a whomping $24, and a BiLT Typhoon jacket for colder & wetter riding, for a killer $89. It’s not that he’s cheap, mind you, but… Ok, maybe he is. A little.
After the news and reviews, the guys go on to the feedback and wow, is there a lot of it. Keep the feedback rolling in! It makes the boys feel like they’re doing something special. Boosts their Internet motorcycle maven street cred, as it were. Anyway, yeah… feedback.
NEW HONDA MOTORCYCLES! And this time, it’s more than just BNG*. This time it’s actual hardware. Is it a cruiser? Is it a standard? Only you can tell. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to define Honda’s new entries. Sena hits us with some new hardware, and whattya know… bike sales are up. All over! GO US!**
* Bold New Graphics
** US = motorcyclists buying bikes
The Pace celebrates the fact that the world didn’t end with a triumphant return to the Interwebs… ALL the Interwebs… with episode 134. 1 + 3 = 4. There’s some significance there. If anyone knows any Mayans, please let them know I have some weird math thing that needs lookin’ at.
Meanwhile, we give you some product (and place!)reviews, some news, some speculation, some incredibly insightful and well-reasoned discussion, and we answer all your feedback questions with the same poise, dedication and flawless logic that has seen The Pace paving everything in their way and leaving a wake of tears, uncertainty and dou…. no, wait. None of that is right.
Well, the feedback part is right. We try, anyway. Welcome to 2013, the first year of the rest of your life.
This week the guys bring you a plethora of… well, they talk a lot. Home modified iPhone mounts. GPS it with Navigon: redux. Jamesâ€™ Sena saga may finally be over. Hereâ€™s hoping. April is the AMAâ€™s Get Out And Ride Month, which means The Paceâ€™s loyal listeners are just doing what they do every day. Right? RIGHT? Get out and ride. Go on, get out of here, kid.
Triumph is 110 years old. Bonnie doesnâ€™t look a day over 60, and man oh man, does she wear it well. Want to get an idea of how youâ€™ll sit on a couple of hundred bikes? Hit up Cycle-Ergo.com and check out the comparisons. Very nice feature. Armored underwear is awesome, and Knox has what you need.
The guys follow up the news with some listener questions and feedback.