Rank #1: Episode 25 - Mur-Diddly-Urdler
Rank #2: Episode 34 - Doohickey
Rank #3: Episode 22 - A Tale of Two ADVs
Riding the Africa Twin at Honda’s press launch in Moab, Jensen tells how Big Red’s adventure bike handles both on the road, and on the trail. Meanwhile, Quentin was in Eastern Oregon, putting Ducati’s latest iteration of the Multistrada family through its paces, getting some serious off-road time as well.
The guys tell their stories, and trade notes on these two machines, which makes for an interesting discussion. Before they get into that though, they first have a frank and insightful conversation about traction control, and how it applies in off-road scenarios.
Rank #4: Episode 28 - Getting Cranky
The conversation about Skully quickly moves from the failed startup, to a broader conversation about helmet design and the progress of technology in this space. The show then turns to California's lane-splitting law, and what it could mean for motorcyclists in states other than California.
Once the news items are out of the way, the show spends a bit of time talking about crankshaft design, namely what it means to have a "crossplane" crankshaft.
Further down the rabbit hole, this turns into a larger conversation about how engines make their power, and how that power is tuned for specific tasks. It's a tough subject to do only via voice, but we think you'll enjoy it.