Podcast on motorcycle riding and information.
2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse
I got a chance to demo ride the 2016 Indian Chief Dark
Horse. Where in the hell is the oil cooler? I understand Indian is trying to reduce
costs to sell their motorcycles cheaper. I got it. But removing the oil cooler
is a bad idea. Really a bad idea! The Thunder Stroke 111 generates heat, lots
of it. I know this for fact. I own a 2015 Indian Roadmaster and the right side
of the engine gets hot!!! You guys better put that oil cooler back on the Chief
Classic, the Dark Horse and the Vintage.
2015 KTM 390 Duke
I got the chance to ride the 2015 KTM 390 Duke. This motorcycle
is small! It weighs about 340 pounds with all of fluids. But, this motorcycle
is no toy. The single cylinder liquid cooled 373 cc engine produces about 44 HP
at the crank. That’s lot of power for this size engine. The suspension and
brakes are spot on. I was able to crank this pretty hard through turns without
a problem. ABS is standard and you’re looking at price around $5,000.
2015 Victory Magnum Demo Ride
I got a chance to demo ride a 2015 Victory
Magnum. The Magnum is powered by the Freedom 106 engine. This engine provides
plenty of torque and the V-twin rumble. The six speed gear-box
worked like a charm. The 100 watt stereo to pumps out the tunes through six
speakers. Equipped with a 21 inch front wheel and really cool paint job. LED lighting all the way around.
My Moto Guzzi is Well!
My Moto Guzzi was down for the count because
of an oil leak through a breather hose. It took 6.5 weeks to get the
repair completed. Most of the time was spent trying to get the parts. Everything
is grooving now!
Harley Davidson Livewire
I got a chance to sort of test ride the Harley Davidson's Livewire electric motorcycle. I attended the Chicago International Motorcycle Show back in February. In the Harley Davidson area they had the Livewire mounted in a contraption that let the rear wheel spin freely, but kept everything else in check. Very similar to what Harley Davidson does with their internal combustion power motorcycles at the show.
2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Demo Ride
I got chance to ride the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R. This was my very time riding a KTM motorcycle. Okay, let's start with this motorcycle is a BEAST and it's F*****G fast! I guess I just lost my PG rating. 150 HP at the rear wheel! 1300 cc V-twin with ABS, traction control and three modes of fuel mapping. Fully adjustable suspension with outstanding brakes! Buy one!