A feisty show with plenty of news to cover, the guys talk about the start of the MotoGP season, the pre-Isle of Man TT rider maneuverings, Harley-Davidson's mysterious brake recall, the One Moto Show in Portland, shakeups in the moto-media landscape, and finally the banning of umbrella girls in Formula 1 and what it could mean for motorcycle racing.
Another wide-ranging show, the guys talk about the massive Brembo recall that is underway in the United States and abroad, and MV Agusta finally buying out Mercedes AMG's financial stake in the Italian motorcycle brand. The show then concludes with a listener question, and explores why there aren't cheaper (sub-$1000 motorcycles in the Western markets). This is our last show recorded in 2017, FYI.
A live show that we recorded at the San Francisco Dainese D-Store, this show starts by covering the FIM's new electric motorcycle racing series. It then moves onto the state of the motorcycle industry, looking at the challenges that the motorcyclists face currently, and how the AMA and MIC are helping (or not helping) the cause. The show finishes with a Q&A from the audience, and overall the conversation is very interesting.
Come join us on December 13th, for a (free) live show in San Francisco. We'll be talking bikes at the Dainese D-Store (131 S Van Ness), from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, with a healthy amount of rabbit holes. We hope that all our Bay Area listeners will come join us!
More new bikes! Quentin and Jensen cover the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, and all the new models and concept that debuted there. Of special note, Jensen hasn't slept in 4 days and averaged a Red Bull every 2hs, so....yeah...it's a fun show.
Fresh from the unveiling of the 6th generation Honda Gold Wing, we talk firstly about the new tourer from Honda. After a quick discussion about Suzuki pulling out of two major MX series, we get down to a talk about the new bikes that debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, like the Yamaha Niken three-wheeler...which Quentin really hates.
The new Honda Gold Wing revealed, Skully's resurrection, concussions and helmet safety need to be taken seriously, Rossi truly is The Doctor, and Ducati debuts its V4 motor and photos of its next superbike leak.
We say goodbye to the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800, and talk about this peppy Italian machine that's been in our garage for the past few weeks, and then we move down to SoCal, where we "rode" the Polaris Slingshot. The show then turns to a talk about BMW's plethora of recalls and the possibility of synthetic fuels for the future.
Catching up on some industry news, the guys talk about BMW's multiple vehicle recalls, Ducati's traction control upgrade, Triumph partnering with Bajaj, and they also break some news about the turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa that's coming for the 2019 model year.
Jensen goes on a week-long trip to Laguna Seca for the WorldSBK and MotoAmerica racing. We talk the new Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition and the new V4 that's coming; we ride Laguna Seca with Keanu Reeves and other celebs; and we sit down with Pirelli's Giorgio Barbier to discuss the business of racing tires.