James tells us about his new top case, finally delivered and installed by Triumph, and how it brings a completeness and whole-life synergy to his commuting and luggage-using lifestyle. (donâ€™t mind me, Iâ€™ve been in a lot of marketing meetings lately)
The guys discuss the local weather lately, and how the strange yellow ball in the sky has finally returned to rain down its lovely light upon us all (or some wacky stuff like that), infusing us all with positive energy, and bringing forth new ways of looking at the sky as a metaphor for life. (somebody stop me)
James also talks about the limits of the Teiz Commute suit in the weather, and then gives us all some information on a few of the farkles heâ€™s added to his bike and smart phone, bringing synergy and convergence to.... ya know, I just donâ€™t really know how to complete that sentence without it sounding like a marketing slogan from some non-descript â€œbusiness consulting firmâ€ that never really explains what they do and charges you $550 per hour for the convenience of that lack of understanding.
So weâ€™re not going to do that.
Because we canâ€™t charge you.
The guys also talk about the new Honda cross-genre bike being developed for the world market. Since the new machine is named after one of the Acura car models, and Honda being a division of the Honda corporation, we see that synergy taking shape in the form of... wait, sorry... Iâ€™m doing it again.
Yamaha cements their place in the 2012 US motorcycle marketplace by redefining market expectations with its strong commitment to legacy and the common paradigm, while envisioning a new tomorrow with... DAMN IT! Stop it. Yeah, Yamaha announces the 2012 models.
Links, in synergistic symbiosis with the digital... STOP IT!!!
This week James and Chris discuss â€œthe one glaring design flawâ€ with Jamesâ€™ new Teiz Commute suit. Turns out, zippers donâ€™t stop water. James has some ideas on a fix. Will he Betsy Ross it into submission and stop the water? Time will tell. Chris also tells us about *gasp* a new jacket. Go figure. This time itâ€™s the Roadgear XTreme 4-season adventure-touring style Â¾ jacket. He gives it two thumbs up, so far. Will rain and the coming Summer heat keep the jacket in favor? Time will tell.
Itâ€™s Ducati, folks... do they really need to justify a 68% jump in sales? Do they? The guys donâ€™t think so. Sales are up, sales are down. On the down side, Big Dog cycles seems to be riding the falling tide of Custom bike sales. Do all (Big) Dogs really go to Heaven? Time will tell. The town of Sturgis apparently has to pay a nickel every time someone says its name. Federal trademark for the organization that manages the famous bike rally. Will this hold up? Time will te... oh never mind.
Jeff Gilbert lets us know about the â€œsmall sport bikeâ€ comparison found on SportRider.com. Thomas Hunt talks to us about riding in California, and Jamie Perkins wants to discuss riding in the â€œdanger zoneâ€ between newbie and veteran. Where do we all fall in that range? Time will... really, Iâ€™ll stop now.
The Pace has a Flickr group and again, we want to send a huge THANK YOU out to the community. You guys rock!
How much of Ducatiâ€™s 68% growth is due to Japanese pricing, and â€œI can finally afford a Ducatiâ€, vs other factors? Did Ducati suddenly hit some magic recipe, or have people always wanted them like this and now thereâ€™s perceived value where there wasnâ€™t before?
We kick this week's show off with an early review of the Teiz Commute Suit. We discover that the BPG Uno III is more then meets the eye while KTM's Freeride gets a little closer to production. The U.K. seems to be running out of money for speed cameras,Â N. H. Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles (NH CALM, aren't they clever?) runs out of rope and Fox's Shift brand runs away from the street apparel market. Oh, remember Bajaj? It seems that they're doing pretty well.
BPG Uno III Video