This week we speculate and ponder the existence of the as yet non-existent existence of Honda’s non-existent V4 sport bike. It doesn’t exist. Yet. Will it? We don’t know, but it sounds like the non-existent bike may exist some day. Whew. That went round the horn a bit. KTM gives us a new big Adventure bike and it’s powered by the RC8 mill. Question is, did the plob the lump in there, or do some reworking on it?
EBR tosses out some ideas on how better to support dealerships, and let’s slip a little info on the new EBR machines coming out in 2013. You on board? Triumph announces pricing on the new Trophy touring bike and clearly has BMW centered in their crosshairs.
Some brief commentary on the Fischer and CF Moto lower-cost alternative bikes, and does Can Am have something new up their collective sleeves...?
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!
Well, let's see... I got a ticket, H-D turned down $25 million and launched a new version of the venerable Fat Boy. I got a ticket while rumors and spy pics surfaced of yet another new Triumph. Oregon considers legalized lane sharing, the NTSB wants EVERYONE to wear a helmet and I got a ticket.