Welcome to Episode 126 of Chasing the Horizon, the podcast by, for and about motorcyclists. We take an in-depth look into the motorcycle industry in a way few other outlets do!
Ever since we partnered up with webBikeWorld to bring listeners the latest is motorcycle industry news, we’ve been reading more and more articles written by Amanda Quick. While this episode’s news segment is a bit truncated while your stalwart host deals with a wicked head cold, rest assured we’ve picked the best of Amanda’s stories to tell you about, to pique your curiosity about what’s going on in the world of motorcycling.
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If you live in Australia, webBikeWorld’s sister site there is motorbike writer. wBW’s parent company, A07 Online, also runs Return of the Café Racers, Best Beginner Motorcycle (a really fantastic resource, even if you’re not a beginner) and a number of other related websites.
Thanks to webBikeWorld for funneling news our way, and be sure to check out their website for the latest motorcycle news and in-depth product reviews. Everything in this episode came from Amanda’s articles, including:
- We have a pretty good idea how many Pan-Americas Harley has sold, thanks to a recently announced seat pan recall.
- Triumph updates the Tiger 1200 ADV bike lineup by reducing weight and increasing power.
- BSA is back with its first new bike, the Gold Star 650 – sporting a massive single cylinder!
- MotoGP legend Max Biaggi set 18 new land speed records on an electric motorcycle.
- British startup Maeving announced its underwhelming but beautiful electric motorcycle.
(It’s a short news segment this time – your host has a terrible head cold and sounds funny!)
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