I had some issues with recording levels this week. I did everything I could to correct it but it’s still not quite right. I apologize for the audio quality in this episode. I shall endeavor to correct the issue before our next recording.
This week the guys pontificate on things they just don’t care about… then comment on a few things they do care about. It’s hard to tell with these guys. Do they like it? Do they not? Do they even know what they’re talking about this week? It’s a crap shoot; you just never know what these guys will like.
You know what they do like though…? They like the new Indian Scout. They also like guessing and wondering and making complete off the cuff guesses about the new Ducati Scrambler. Again. While they’re at it, and talking about things they care about, they discuss keeping warm in the high desert… or is that dessert? They discuss, again, gauntlet and armored gloves, and hey… They toss out a nod to Long Rider Radio.
This week, James and Chris discuss brands… Toyota, Pepsi & Coke, IBM, Cisco… oh, and Harley-Davidson, too. Whatâ€™s the value of a brand? Youâ€™re guaranteed to walk away puzzled.The guys vamp over Hondaâ€™s new offering in the US, the NC700-X. Is that ABS in your auto-tranny, or are you just happy to be shifting? Yeah, something like that. Anyway, Hondaâ€™s new machine looks like the catâ€™s meow and makes a lot of sense… except for the parts that donâ€™t.
Have you ever wanted to see a KLR as designed by Chuck Norris and Randy â€œThe Macho Manâ€ Savage (he stopped designing Suzukis, after all)…? The Husqvarna Baja (concept) might be just what Ken â€œThe Doctor (of style) Johnsonâ€ ordered. Yeah, yeah… that was a stretch, I know. The Baja looks like a seriously badass version of what the KLR and other dirty, dirty dual-sports could be if theyâ€™re injected with testosterone and Hulk sweat. Give it a look.
Oh, and speaking of manly… Judge for yourself, the new Victory. Itâ€™s lean, itâ€™s pretty, itâ€™s poweful. Dredd it. Ok… ok, Iâ€™ll stop now.
The boys round out the show with some feedback, then turn the mics over to Joanne Donn, aka The Gear Chic, to give us some tips on how to shop for gear. These are some great tips and Joanne has a lot of information available. Check out her segment, then peruse her site for more detail. If Joanne survives the Arctic freeze in the great San Francisco tundra, look for future segments from her. The guys chipped in and bought her a kerosene heater from a second hand shop down on Hudson Street, but ya know… UPS just wonâ€™t ship kerosene in Harley-branded Coke bottles, so we hope sheâ€™ll be OK.
Harley makes Interbrand 100 list… again. But for how long…?
This week we open with the unexpected ways in which a new seat can change a bike and Chris’ quest for gauges. We’ll move on to some new headlight tech from BMW, new model news from MV and Indian and Husky sets up some new shops. Then we wrap it all up with some new email from you guys.
Scott Lewis found an MP3 in Little River Canyon AL
This week is an audio and sensory extravaganza! Weâ€™ve got feedback galore and a fantastic book review from friend of the show, Beth Clark. In addition, we have a link – sorry, no direct audio recording, sadly – of a Busa-inspired rap song from Raul Lowe. Lots of fun!
The guys talk about Aerostichâ€™s latest product, the sized and purpose-built LokSack weather proof storage bags designed for all your common electronic gizmos, and sized to fit in the Aerostich RoadCrafter and Darien suits. Oh, and theyâ€™ll fit in your tank bag, too. Check them out. The show says goodbye to motorcycling legend, Claudio Castiglioni, discusses the newest Victory offerings, and notes that Ducati has fallen victim to the Honda 919 conspiracy – and by that they mean that 919 Ducaties were recalled for a minor defect that makes the Diavel models topple over.
The President signs into law the lead-ban exception for childrensâ€™ motorcycles and ATVs, and we get some pictures of the 2012 CBR1000RR from Honda.