Episode 92: Slow down, be careful, blah blah blah

Lots of news from Milan, a little from Pennsylvania and a whole heapin' healpin' of e-mail.

Episode 53: Daylight Target Acquired

Episode 53 - November 14, 2010
What happens when you’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 you’re reading our show ‘blog, you’ve no doubt seen some of Denise Dickenson’s ride reports. This week we invite Denise on the show to discuss her impressions after riding the VFR1200, and Denise’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 “Genius or Madness” pick of the week falls a little on the “huh...?” side of things; The StreetRyder passenger grab handle. Just click and see. Inforoonies and linkydinks.

Episode 44: Swarf

That's right, swarf. You say you don't know what swarf is? That's OK, neither did we until we read about the recall on Honda's VFR1200F. We're also talking about PBR which apparently has nothing to do with bad American beer. It has everything to do with Kawasaki's brand new ZX-10R. Speaking of Kawasaki, they're looking for consumer input on the tiniest Ninja. We also talk about a good deal on an Italian bike (how often does that happen?), good brakes on a silly bike and some new-fangled, hi-tec armor.

Episode 35: Zing!

This week Chris and I talk about the VFR1200F's new (over priced) high-tech (over priced) dual clutch (over priced) transmission (it costs a lot). We also cover Ducati's rumored run at Mr. Max's power cruiser crown, the Sprint ST's continued existence and Kawasaki's newest Ninja. We'll give you a peak at a gizmo that will keep your iPhone out of harm's way as long as you have one of those ancient 3G or 3GS models and we'll talk about a CEO that actually rides what he builds. Then there's a very large gathering of R1 and R6 riders at The Tail of the Dragon including one very well equipped Mr. Chuck Graves. Yep, that Chuck Graves. Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and many other get their festival Mojo working in Sturgis. We wrap it all up with the shocking revelation that California does not feel the love for loud aftermarket pipes.

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Episode 24: Shift Leather

Episode 24

Episode 7: Happy Holidays!

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Episode 2

Episode 2 for the week of November 1, 2009
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  • News and Opinions
  • What is "sport-touring"?
    • Is Sport-touring a mindset?
    • Is it just going fast while touring?
    • Is it sticking to back roads and just avoiding interstates?
    • Is there really such a thing as a "sport-touring" bike?
  • gear selection for the cold/wet
    • Is waterproof mutli-season gear just a myth?
    • Opinions on zip-in liners...
    • Current gear selections?
  • Follow up to last week's discussion
  • Mods and Rides
    • Turning a motorcycle
    • Countersteering - why is this such a hotly debated topic?
    • General Winter riding tips
  • Links
  • Contact
    • feedback@thepacepodcast.com
    • thepacepodcast.com
    • thepacepodcast.com/forums (a work in progress)

Episode 1

Episode 1 Recorded Thursday, October 22
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Music provided by Music Alley: "No Way" by KunK