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Two Enthusiasts Podcast #38 – EICMA

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Episode 38 of the Two Enthusiasts Podcast is aptly named, as it covers some of the new bikes that debuted at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. There’s no need for a long summary of the show, as Quentin and I merely cover some of the standout machines that caught our eye in Milan this year.

We think you will enjoy this podcast, it’s pretty much classic Two Enthusiasts fodder (when we remember to hit the record button), and we give more than one shout-out to the departed Husqvarna Nuda 900, a bike we hardly knew.

As always, you can listen to the show via the embedded SoundCloud player, after the jump, or you can find the show on iTunes (please leave a review) or this RSS feed. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well. Enjoy the show!


Show Notes for Episode 38:

  • 00:00:00 – Intro
  • 00:01:00 – Cat and Bear puns
  • 00:03:00 – Sunrise and the walking dead
  • 00:04:30 – EICMA
  • 00:05:15 – Quentin’s bike of the show: KTM 790 Duke Concept
  • 00:07:00 – 270 or 315 degree crank shaft aka crossplane
  • 00:08:45 – KTM sales in USA – No street bike presence
  • 00:10:45 – KTM 390 Duke facelift – splitt head light design and TFT dash
  • 00:12:25 – BMW
  • 00:12:45 – S1000RR HP4 Race – carbon frame, carbon bike – The bike got “superleggera’d”
  • 00:17:50 – G310 GS – baby GS
  • 00:22:00 – Medium ADV bike weights:
    • Triumph Tiger 800 473lbs (214 kg) wet
    • BMW F800GS 505lbs (229 kg) wet
    • Ducati 950 Multistrada 500lbs (227 kg) wet 
  • 00:24:00 – R1200 GS updates
  • 00:25:40 – BMW R Nine T Urban GS – Based of the Lac Rose concept  
  • 00:27:35 – Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
    • The bike Quentin would buy.
    • One of Jensen’s “Top 3” bikes from Eicma.
  • 00:30:30 – The Ducati supermoto (not mono) – Jensen’s dream bike
  • 00:31:10 – The 916 two-wheel drive (!)
  • 00:31:45 – 1299 Superleggera – all carbon, all the way.
    • 215 bhp – 167 kg wet
    • 220 bhp and 162 kg wet with race kit
  • 00:35:30 – Scrambler Ducati Cafe Racer
  • 00:37:50 – SuperSport 900 – Changed from Intermot – black panels turned red on the base model.
  • 00:39:20 – The Monster 797 and Monster 1200 Base and R.
  • 00:43:00 – 950 Multistrada – 14 000 USD – Quentin likes, Jensen = blah
  • 00:46:40 – Honda Africa Twin Enduro Concept – rad with termi-can, made by Honda Europe.
  • 00:48:50 – CRF250 Rally – dirt bike with a fairing, should’ve been 450
  • 00:49:30 – CBR1000RR base model – very similar to the SP
  • 00:50:15 – X-ADV scooter – Jensen digs it, Quentin kind of hates it.
  • 00:51:00 – Quentin’s hate list – Speed bumps, scooters, VW Bugs.
  • 00:52:30 – NC700 platform – one word, weird.
  • 00:53:00 – Chimera – greek mythology – lion, goat, snake.
  • 00:54:30 – Italjet Dragster
  • 00:55:50 – Yamaha T-max custom
  • 00:57:00 – Vespa Elletrica  – to be launched autumn 2017.
  • 00:58:30 – The ship-shipping ship.. = a metric boat ton 
  • 01:00:30 – Husqvarna
  • 01:01:30 – Vitpilen 401401 aero and 701 – neo retro, not post authentic.
  • 01:03:30 – Svartpilen 401 http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/
  • 01:08:00 – Kickstands up!

Many thanks to Øyvind Sandaas for the show notes!

Source: SoundCloud



Jensen Beeler

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