41: Harley Davidson Demo Rides and Do Helmets and Technology Mix?

In this episode we are still without Rico, but he will be back for episode 42.  So Rich and Jon invited another podcaster, Kevin McKinney from the Throttled Podcast

Reminder of our long ride contest.  Send us your planned destinations of what you consider a long ride to feedback@rdubstudios.com or use our feedback page.  We'll also draw two names from the responses and send you a Loud Pipes t-shirt.  Submission deadline is May 1, 2016.

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U-TURN:

  •  Indian Project Scout - Indian has announced the winners

    • Winner: BOARDTRACKER Motos Illimitees (translates to Bikes Unlimited)
    • Fan Favorite: Fusion!  - also LoudPipes! pick from our friends at Indian Motorcycle of Charlotte
    • Builders Choice: OL' 71 - Heritage Indian Motorcycles of Northwest Arkansas

NEW TOPICS:

  • Rich attended a Harley-Davidson demo day and gave us a quick review of the following bikes:
  • Kevin rented an Indian Chieftain while in Las Vegas.  Overall bike was good, but was a little uncomfortable due to his height, placement of the floor broads, and handlebars
  • Rich has completed and released the video from EasyRiders 2016 Bike Show Tour in Charlotte, NC.  If you are a Patreon supporter, then you've had access to this video for the past two weeks. :)
  • New Technology - the guys talk about helmets that offer riders either communications, cameras, and even HUD
    • Skully helmet offers 180 degrees, turn by turn for navigation, music, etc.  Cost for this helmet is $1500
    • BMW has HUD and it will integrate with a BMW motorcycle
    • Samsung has came up with a smart windshield.  Our guest Kevin from the throttled podcast recently covered this topic, check it out for more detail
    • Cranium Helmets currently only a prototype and similar to the Skully helmet.  Differs in that is had dual projectors and 210 degree camera coverage
    • Bell has developed a helmet with a 360 degree camera
    • Sena - Smart Helmet
      •  Rich finally install Sena 20s on his helmet and tested it out.  Over all Rich says its working ok, but still needs adjustments
      • Rich would like to get the Sena Bluetooth pack for the GoPro

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Running time: 1 hour 31 minutes

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