We have a great episode for you guys and gals out there on the interwebs. Thanks for listening and as always we start every show talking about our rides. Kevin set out on a ride with the intent to ride new and awesome roads. Uncharacteristically he succeeded in this task and had a near full day of riding (minus time to check out a movie). Larry as always was able to get out for a ride on both his son’s Ducati and then on his beloved Switchback.
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Which motorcycle brand has the best dealer network when it comes to customer satisfaction?
Ace Café is set to open in Orlando May 10th. Finally, somewhere to go in Orlando.
BMW releases the 2018 R-NineT Urban GS.
Jason Disalvo launches a riding school.
HJC is making a Luke Skywalker X-Wing helmet.
Royal Enfield has increased it’s dealer network to 50 dealers within a single year.
8 ways to spot motorcyclists.
This a meaningless article, which nonetheless we have heard quoted elsewhere as evidence, among other things, that mandatory helmet laws are pointless since some of the states with the largest number of fatalities had mandatory helmet laws. We don’t think the reporter meant to be deceptive, but rather displayed an amazing inability to critically review the article and see that the numbers cited are meaningless, as the author himself admitted in the 1st paragraph
So, last week Larry was going to give a pre-race report on the 4th event in the MotoGP, the Spanish GP at Jerez in which many of the riders were complaining about tires and traction. Well, the race is over now, and complaints about traction and tires are still prominent. Although, to be fair, your not hearing them so much from Pedrosa and Marquez, who lined up 1-2 at the start of the race and finished in the same order.
Jorge Lorenzo got his first podium, finishing 3rd after starting in the 3rd row along with Rossi and Vinales. Didn’t get a good start, but ran a brilliant race, passing the Yamaha riders, as well as Zarco after a brilliant battle to finish 3rd.
Speaking of brilliant, I told you to watch out for Zarco. He ran a torrid first 1/2 of the race, moving up to 3rd place and pushing Marquez until he had to fall off lest he burn his tires to cinders, but still finishing a remarkable 4th.
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