Episode 076 : Indians future plans, CHIPS impressions and a new giveaway

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Wow, This turned into one great show.  As always we start off our motorcycle podcast by talking about riding them.  While Larry only got out on a short ride, he was able to travel up to Tahoe to hear his sons’ band play.  Kevin on the other hand was able to get in around 160 miles over the weekend, he had plans for more but decided to not travel down gravel roads in the middle of nowhere alone.

Movie Review:
CHIPS – Kevin was able to catch the movie CHIPS, overall he recommends you not pay to see it by yourself unless crude humor is what you enjoy, however the riding and motorcycles are really where this movie shines.

New Giveaway:
This week we welcome a new sponsor Ciro 3D.  As part of this announcement we are giving away several of their products. To enter send us an email with the subject of Ciro3D, tell us which part you want and we will put you in the drawing.

News:
There is a lot to learn from this video of a motorcycle accident.  Lot’s of issues with the rider and the car that pulled over.  No word on the rider, he seemed to be ok but we aren’t sure.  Just a cautionary reminder for you all to be careful and look out for each other.

Mail Call:
Email from Ken

News Continued:
Another electric possibility? 3d printed, no less.
BrakeFree helmet Brake Light.
Need a motorcycle steering wheel, April Fools

Interesting interview with Steve Menneto, President of motorcycles at Polaris. High points are:

  1. Anticipating that Indian will come out with more modern styled bikes to appeal to younger riders.
  2. Indian will continue the race programs of Victory, including Isle of Man TT and Pike’s peak
  3. Indian will be coming out with a new electric bike designed more for cruising than commuting
  4. Indian plans to expand into other markets such as far East and Europe with new, smaller displacement bikes
  5. Indian plans to design bikes based on their experience with smaller V-twin such as their flat racer, but not the actual bike itself as it is a race only model.

Paddock:
Another 1-2 for Indian. Bryan smith this time over Jarod Mees. Harley factory 6th. The older Harley xr750r non factory harley did finish 3rd, ridden by Sammy Halbert. Readers comments suggest the new factory Harley’s don’t have enough power to compete with the Indians. Kenny Coolberth finished 6th in the factory Harley xg750r.  More info on the results.

Motogp is in Argentina next weekend for the 2nd race of the season.

Topic:
Will technology take the joy out of motorcycle riding or eliminate it entirely?

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