117: Yamaha Star Eluder - First Ride

TOPICS

UTURN

  • Loud Pipes Rider, Chad’s son recently took MSF basic riding course and has a Buell Blast waiting for him to ride.  
  • Rich’s brother Kenny bought a new Kawasaki Vulcan S and it’s licensed and ready to go.  He is also going to take MSF in the spring and get riding.

EVENTS

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Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes

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99: New Ducati V-4 and Flat Track Stats

We are one show away from hitting another major milestone, 100 episodes and 3 years doing the LoudPipes Podcast.  Rich and Jon talk a little about plans for episode 100, some Yamaha news, and flat tracking racing.

New Topics:

  • Ducati's New V-4 Engine:
  • How good has Indian been in American Flat Track racing:
    • From the club house chat, Rich did some quick research that may surprise you

U-Turn:

  • Anymore on 2018 Harley Models - Everyone is loving the Fat Bob, except for Rich and we say farewell officially to the V-Rod

Spend my Money:

  • I want the ultimate long distance touring bike.  The more creature comforts the better and have $30K to spend.

New Roundup:

EVENTS:

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Running time:  01 hour 03 minutes

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88: East Coast Moto Amino Meetup and 2018 Yamaha YZ450F

Due to some other commitments Rico was unable to join Rich and Jon.  But the show must go on so the guys talk about the 1st East Coast Moto Amino meetup that Jon attend, the new YZ450F dirt bike, a new Ducati Scrambler, and much more.

1st East Coast Moto Amino Meetup:

  • Was setup by Irishman80 back in February 2017 to have a meetup in Charlotte NC on June 10th 2017.
  • Turned into a memorial ride due to a fellow rider that passed away after the announcement.  
  • Had assistance from other Moto Amino NC Members - Demic, ApeRSV (NC Ambassador), KP Moto, SonciMoto, Crux, and Sp3ak.
  • There were about 25 riders from across the state and a few out of state riders (SC, PA, and CO)
  • Read more details here

New Bikes:

U-Turn:

  • Amp'D Moto gave us a little feed back about Autonomous Vehicles.  No he didn't send us an e-mail, but made a Vlog about it instead.  

Garage:

  • Rich finally changed the oil in the Duece and saw a few thing the dealer should have replaced.
  • Bike is running better now since he did the change.
  • Boys were going to help, but TV was more important.

EVENTS:

  • Homestead Hill Hootenanny 2017 (Boone, NC/Robbinsville, NC - July6th - July 9th) Rico and Jon are going.  This is a large moto vloggers meetup
  • Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, Alabama

Running time:  01 hour 04 minutes

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61: AIMExpo Recap with the Fashionista who has an Iron Butt

In this latest installment of the Loud Pipes! show, the boys are joined once again by The Fashionista who has an Iron Butt.  We get a first hand report from Deb Gasque about her first attendance at the AIMExpo 2016.

AIMExpo

For the past four years, held at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, FL and Deb called it Disney World for the motorcycle community.

  • Entry level bike from Benelli the 302R.  Pricing is set at $4,400 and has a Moto Guzzi feel to the look
  • Yamaha YZF-R6 retails for $12,200 and will be available March 2017.  The new model will have 6 mode traction control, ABS, aluminum tank, and a magnesium sub-frame.
  • BMW RnineT - Micah one of the Riders for LoudPipes wanted to get Deb's input on this bike.
  • Yamaha SCR950 - Add another bike to add the current scrambler craze
  • Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R - All new for 2017 and they have huge cans!
  • Suzuki GSX-R750 - had issues getting approval in all states, but is now 50 state approved
  • Suzuki V-Strom 650 and 1000 updates
  • Favorite bike at the show - Deb liked the looks and would like to ride the R6. The BMW give away S1000XR Pikes Peak bike (below) - upgraded body work done by Twisted Throttle
  • Klim - now releasing helmets for off-road, dual sport, modular, and street.  Deb is testing one now and will report back.
  • BMW K1600 Bagger - Was not seen by Deb at the AIMExpo, but we will get a ride on this bike for sure.
  • Electric bike world - did not see a large showing of electric bikes.  Speaks to our thoughts that this is a long way off from becoming more main stream.  Still waiting for LiveWire Harley! 
  • Changing location - 2017 its going to be in Columbus, OH and 2018 it will be in Las Vegas, NV.  Deb is excited about the changes as this allows for more people to attend event.  Also the state of Ohio is pro-motorcycle with several other things to do and see.  The September date should also help with people that want to ride to the event.

U-TURN

  • We talk with Deb about her experience attending Barber this year, her second time at the event 
  • She recommends that we should camp next year to broaden the experience

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Running time:  1 hour 16 minutes

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

CONTEST TIME!

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.

Upcoming events that one or more Loud Pipes! members plan on attending: 

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Running time: 1 hour 16 minutes
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