This is the part where we write a little paragraph that tells you what we talked about in this weeks show. And it goes a little somethin’ like this…
Motus is making more noise, Chris got some new stuff,Â Leicester County in the U.K. is giving away retina burning backpacks and Chip Yeats goes really fast on an electric bike. We got a boat load of feedback from Denver Conway, David Laniuk,Â Ryan Hettenbach,Â Brian Medley,Â Ben Island andÂ Mike Sandler. Thank you all.
We talked a little bit about my review of the Cycle Gear branded knock-offs of the CRG mirrors. That review was written before I moved my page to a new platform and it didn’t survive the transition very well. I’ll post those links once I get it fixed but here’s the big take away: You get what you pay for.
We also talked about what we’re going to talk about next week. We’d really like your help with that. You can find theÂ Craftsman Experience presents Erik Buell Racingvideo below. What do think all of this means for EBR as it relates to street bikes?
American muscle bike, hydrogen fuel cells and Zero gets far, far more than zero! This week, after a weekâ€™s hiatus, James and Chris are back to explain exactly what the new Motus will cost, and of course to delve into all the deep and detailed tech specs. After that, we get a science lesson on hydrogen – and by science we mean the guys speculate, guess and postulate on fuel cells. Zero wows us again, this time not with a new bike or model, but with investors tossing more and more cash at Zero. Pretty soon theyâ€™re going to have to start burning the cash because itâ€™s got to be taking up all the room. James doensâ€™t get all wacky and political, yet utters the words â€œgood for the fedâ€, as we learn that thereâ€™s a bill pending to block the use of federal funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints. Japan has more on its plate than making sure the USA gets their toys; most of Japanâ€™s motorcycle manufacturers shut down production for the time being.
In this episode, Chrisâ€™s mic pops. A lot. Then we talk about the rave reviews of the Triumph Tiger 800 family, and James tells Chris how wrong he is about the apparent and rumored new Trophy. Chris fights back with more mic pops to no avail; he ends up on the ropes. Fortunately, the guys are distracted by a voice mail and some email feedback, and the whole mess is rescued when Swingset drops by to talk about his new Dual Sport Podcast and why you should never hang around a certain type of person or two, and why you shouldnâ€™t ride your dual sport motorcycle to a childrenâ€™s playground. Or something like that.
Also, please note, this is the last new episode of The Pace Motorcycle Podcast for 2010. Weâ€™ll be back after a break for the holidays in early January with fresh content, new interviews and a whole new list of things to talk about… Maybe Honda will release a new bike to talk about, eh?
Happy Holidays, ride safe and take care everyone. And thank you for a great year of interaction with The Pace. You guys rock!