Episode 38

38: Triumph News, Ducati Rumble, New Naked R1, and a Tilting Trike


February 25th, 2016

1 hr 15 mins 22 secs

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About this Episode


As we start preparing for our big trips of this year, we are working on an episode around the idea of big trips/long rides.  We would like to get your feedback on where you are planning to ride this year, for what you would consider a big trip.  We will then aggregate the places and add them to the discussion in a future episode.  Names will go into a hat and we'll draw two winners to receive a Loud Pipes! t-shirt.

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Triumph confirmed they are releasing a new Tiger Sport - but sad news it will not being sold in the US.  The bike will have the latest iteration of Triumph's 1050cc engine.  It also comes with three power modes (Road, Rain, and Sport) and cruise control.  Full spec's and pricing will be announced at a later date.

Triumph unveils two new limited edition American cruisers, 25 each model and the bikes will be numbered and carry a certificate of authenticity signed by Triumph owner John Bloor.

Ducati Custom Rumble finalists -  Ducati has setup a build off with dealers to come up with a modified Scrambler.  Finalists compete between now and World Ducati Week on July 1-3, where the winner will be announced

Indian fueled by Jack Daniel's - Indian has teamed up with Jack Daniel's to create a limited edition Chief.  No word on production dates, but details will be released during Daytona Bike week (March 4-13).

Victory brings back the Magnum X-1

Yamaha's shock new naked R1 -  This is the most remarkable naked bike to be developer by Yamaha so far.

  • 2016 Yamaha MT-10 highlights
  • YZF-R1 998cc CP4 crossplane engine
  • 165bhp | 75ftlb | 199kg (est)
  • Switchable 3-mode Traction Control system
  • YZF-R1 derived chassis and suspension
  • Slipper clutch and cruise control
  • Full LCD dash

Tilting Motor Works - A revers trike conversion kit that allows you to tilt.  Standard kit starts at $9,995 and $12,995 with tilt lock.

Jon asks the guys - If you could go back in time and change something in your life - would you and what would it be.

Jon - Yes - The biggest thing would have been spending more time with his dad and the secondary item would be have taken some cooking classes in college.

Rich - Yes - he would have liked to start his own business sooner. 

Rico - Yes - he would like to have spent more time with his grandfather and learn from him about farming.

Windshield updates

  • Rich - no update as has not been out on road.
  • Rico - works well and helps a lot.  Have not ridden at night so not sure how the tint will be yet.

Rico has been working on a 2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 5 speed that his wife picked up for a few hundred.  Took all interior out and did a major cleaning, upgraded speakers, and gave it a major detailing.

Rich took the A4 into shop.  They had to keep it for a few days so the dealer ship lent him an Audi A6.  Really enjoyed the car and had a lot of tech, but for ~65k is a little much for his taste.

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