Ok, thatâ€™s just a flat out lie. Thereâ€™s really not much news, but what we do have is exciting. First, gear for kids! Bilt, Cycle Gearâ€™s house brand, has a full line of gear for kids. Everything from classic Fonzie leather to high-tech textile 4-season gear. Check it out. Also from the â€œhey, this is pretty coolâ€ files, sales of the Japanese big-four are up. While the numbers we have reflect Japanese domestic sales, anecdotally, this trend seems to be strong here in the USA, too. Also, looking for tires? Avon has a nice rebate on a few popular models.
1 – please note, this isnâ€™t an advertisement or paid endorsement of Avon tires. Weâ€™re just reporting the news.
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.
If it could go wrong getting this show out on time this week, it did. So… without preamble and grumbling on, we present to you, Episode 81. Enjoy!
This week the guys speculate on the future of Ducati’s 2-engine line-up. Then they spend some time in the shade thanks to the new e-Tint electronic helmet visor inserts. Erik Buell teases us further with another of the EBR Nation videos. Erik seems to be moving full bore; exciting stuff ahead, to be sure. The CBR250R from Honda gains some major after market support. And continuing our trend of Feedback-a-palooza, we have emails and audio clips galore. This week’s audio clip takes an excellent look at helmet laws from the pro- stance, and is certainly thought provoking. Jon also gives us some PDFs to read on the matter. Take a look!
Why, exactly would you put nitrogen in your tires? We don’t know but we do know how to zip a zipper. J.D. Power tells us that Icon helmets are just as good as Arai. There may be a new VStrom, there may be a new sporting V4 from Honda and weÂ definitelyÂ have a load of feedback.
What happens when youâ€™ve got 6 people in a mini van, a rider behind them and 10 miles of road on which to drive and ponder? Well, obviously, you discuss how best to take the rider out using a paintball gun. Poor James.
If youâ€™re reading our show â€˜blog, youâ€™ve no doubt seen some of Denise Dickensonâ€™s ride reports. This week we invite Denise on the show to discuss her impressions after riding the VFR1200, and Deniseâ€™s history in riding in general. 180,000 miles on her FZ1. Let that sink in.
After our discussions, we run through a few news items, including a big tire comparison article in Motorcycle USA, a Ninja 1000 review including pricing and some technical information, and the Tiger 800 gets priced (in Europe). If the pricing goes as expected, this will be a VERY competitively-priced product.
Aerostich say Thank You to the vets with a 10% discount for active service members, and our â€œGenius or Madnessâ€ pick of the week falls a little on the â€œhuh…?â€ side of things; The StreetRyder passenger grab handle. Just click and see.
Aerostich offering 10% discount to active service riders.
As an expression of thanks to riders who serve our country, Aerostich/RiderWearHouse is pleased to announce a 10% Active Military Service Discount now available on all Aerostich branded RiderWearHouse catalog items, including Roadcrafter and Darien riding apparel.