Brap Talk Podcast #17 – 105

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Episode 17 of the Brap Talk podcast is now out for your two-wheeled audio pleasure, and this is another topic-packed show that runs the gamut of the motorcycling experience.

As such, this show is full of highs and lows, and we start out with a conversation about a motorcycle that is near and dear to both our hearts, as the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype has finally broken cover. Ready to race at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, we speculate about what the production version could look like.

From there we talk about racing at the Bol d’Oregon – a six-hour endurance race outside of Portland, Oregon that is put on by the Sang-Froid Riding Club. An event we highly recommend, there is nothing more fun than riding a slow motorcycle fast.

The experience contrasts with a tough day at the track racing with OMRRA and WMRRA at the Ridge Motorsports Park, where we lost fellow race Pearce Lutz, for which this show is named after his racing number.

Pearce’s passing brings up a conversation about the realities of motorcycle riding and racing, and what we as motorcyclists should do when it comes to planning for the worst.

Of course, protection is a big part of that conversation, and we jump head first into helmet safety, after Jensen’s recent visit to the MIPS office in Sweden.

An eye-opening experience, we talk about how rotational forces are the big deal in the motorcycle industry, which helmets help protect from these kind of impacts, and why more helmets with rotational systems aren’t on the market. Be forewarned, you will probably buy a new helmet after this discussion – Jensen already did.

There is plenty to discuss, and fun along the way, so we think you will enjoy this show. As always, you can find the latest episodes of the Brap Talk Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, SpotifySoundCloud, or via your RSS feed,

And if you’re not already, you should also listen to our sister podcasts, the MOTR Podcast and the Paddock Pass Podcast.

Source: SoundCloud

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.