Unfortunately, the Two Enthusiasts Podcast will no longer be putting out new episodes, but we are going to continue the show under a new name, the Brap Talk Podcast, with hosts Jensen Beeler and Shahin Alvandi. Come join us there!
It has been a very long time since we last recorded a Two Enthusiasts Podcast show for you, but Episode 86 is out in the wild now, and in it we discuss all the new bikes that debuted at the EICMA show in Milan.
This show starts off with some news: Triumph North America losing its main man, MV Agusta's new Moto2 race bike, and Aprilia's parallel-twin sport bike. We then move on to World Ducati Week, the Suzuka 8-Hours endurance race, and Harley-Davidson's big new bike announcement. There's quite a lot to say about these topics.
Welcome to the MEGA episode, in its 2.5 hours of moto-podcasting glory. In this show, Q&J discuss their recent galavanting, which includes riding the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 SCS in Italy, visiting Pirelli and Metzeler, racing with OMRAA and at Pikes Peak, taking the Kramer HKR EVO2 for a spin, and a quick session on the BMW HP4 Race. It's a very busy episode, which just means that there is plenty to enjoy.
In this episode, Jensen learns how to use a voice recorder, and Quentin talks about his recent stint as an endurance racer. We also discuss a bit of motorcycle racing from MotoGP, the Isle of Man TT, and the Erzberg Rodeo.
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.
This episode somehow fell through the cracks, so apologies for its late arrival. It's a simple show, really. We talk about the recent press launches for the new Honda Gold Wing and the new Ducati Panigale V4 - two very important bikes for two very different brands.
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.
One of our last remaining shows that were recorded in 2017, this episode touches on the TVS Apache RR 310S sport bike and what it means for the small-displacement market; how to build a compelling supersport machine; rule changes that are coming to MotoAmerica and WorldSBK and what that means for production bikes; and then we finish with a look at the media landscape in the motorcycle industry. It's a very interesting show.