Motorcycle Podcast 36
On this episode, ride with me and Josh as I test ride a 2015 bike. Interview with Greg Nutsch and “Someday at Christmas.”
I got the opportunity to speak to Greg Nutsch a cool dad from Nebraska. Check out our interview on the show and this video. He has more on YouTube.
Today I got the opportunity to test ride a 2015 Honda Goldwing from Honda Powersports of Crofton. I have three things on my list this year. The first is a cure for Cancer. The second is something nice for Josh Thompson, that works at HondaofCrofton.com and finally a new anniversary edition of the 2015 Honda Goldwing.
It’s not just another motorcycle like my wife says. It is the 40th Anniversary of motorcycle that has always been state of the art. This model is the same colors as the MotorcycleRadio.Us logo and would be an excellent partnership of marketing and goodwill as I grew my podcast and blog. I would promote Honda of Crofton for the next four years for such a gift on all social media channels with video at all the events I attended to promote the show.
The 2015 Honda Goldwing is a shaft driven motorcycle like the one I had when I crossed the country thirty years ago only better. It’s 3 inches longer than my FLHT Harley and has 382 more cc’s. It’s programmed fuel injection instead of air-cool carb.
Riding it was amazing in comparison. The first thing I noticed differently was the heated grips, seat and vent that was blowing heat out to my legs. I had to actually turn off the grips. I wasn’t used to that, but would love the opportunity! I love my Harleys patented rumble but I can get used to not having the vibration. The Goldwing has a liquid cooled horizontally opposed six cylinder that doesn’t get hot the same way. Its a five speed like I was used to but the shifting was not laborious. I didn’t have to think much about what I was doing. It was a premium experience.
Josh led me on a Trike and took me down a small country road that Maryland is famous for and adjusted the windshield by hand before we started so that I would get maximum comfort against the December windchill. There was a stereo that I listened to on the way back but on the first ride I just wanted to enjoy the peace. I cranked up the Christmas tunes on the way back to the store though.
The bike glided and I felt regal like a brand ambassador should. It weighs almost 200lbs more than my bike but I couldn’t tell. When has 930 lbs seemed light to you? I know right? But it did. It must be the way the engine is mounted in front of and not under the seat. I think that is why the front tire is slightly actually bigger than the rear. (18”/16”)
I could tell that my wife would just love to ride on this bike with me. She has only been on the Harley a few times. I would definitely have to buy a second helmet if I had this bike. And I could store it in the built in luggage space that touring bikes are known for without issue. This one even had opening assist like my uncles Cadillac and sensors that told you it wasn’t properly closed.
The brakes were smooth as it was to shift. Everything worked flawlessly. Fuel wise it takes “regular” instead of “premium” in its 6.6 gas tank. My Harley has a 5.0 capacity. And that has been fine.
Santa, did you know this thing had reverse? It is an electric feature that has just one speed should you need to use it to help you in a touch spot. Can you say spoiled?
So Santa, if you can swing the 2015 Red, Black and Silver Anniversary Edition of the Honda Goldwing for me at Motorcycle Radio.us I wlll be very good next year too. I will continue to grow the show and help new riders. I will help spread the word about motorcycling and freedom. I will support clubs and lone wolf riders and attend as many events as I can around the country videoing and interviewing people will riding this brand. Folks will see me in Americade, in New York. they will see me in local events, shows, and rides as well as in Florida and Texas and California if you can get this on your sleigh.
The podcast has been doing great. We have connected with riders from all over the country. And many have different brand loyalties but like the way I present the show. We’ve had over 35,000 downloads of the show since May 2014 when I started.
I would definitely buy one if I could but you know my financial situation as I grow this business. I couldn’t afford a divorce and a motorcycle. Don’t forget to give something great to Josh because he has been great to me and this audience this year. And if you could find a cure for cancer that would best of all.
Thank You Santa, you rock.
Host of MotorcycleRadio.us
Shout Outs and wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanakkah and more!
“Some Day At Christmas” (cover)