Listen in as we discuss mirror mounts, baking your headlamp and the riding talent that is Ms. Becky Kitto …Read More
Sena’s array of bluetooth helmet communicators remains a favorite across this site with a short list of not-yet-reviewed alternatives close behind. The advent of their latest 10 and 20 series modules brings along extended capabilities, each introduced by way of mobile/smartphone applications. The apps I’m referring to are the Sena Utility and RideConnected softwares.
If making their intercom systems affordable wasn’t enough, they’ve kept their purchase price in check with every new development. This is done by lowering the cost of older models while pricing newer products at the threshold. With that in mind, it’s not surprising when their platform-independent expansion software isn’t only free, it levels the playing field between current and future modules.
A marriage between proprietary motorcycle electronics and the often hackable software realm might seem self defeating for manufacturers but the results are worth their weight in battery life. Balancing the in-use workload between a Sena module and smartphone not only expands the possibilities, it simplifies general interaction. Both apps have their pros and cons, however so let’s look at each more closely …Read More ...
Editor’s Note: Our vodcast for this year’s IMS will soon be up on YouTube. Meanwhile, Joe’s well informed history with said event provides a clear summary of many things past, present and future in motorcycling. The direction of spirited and technical long distance riding is rarely predictable but you can bet we’ll continue exploring the genre for your reading pleasure.
Every February brings many things. There are the usual things everyone knows of like Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Black History Month. Then there are the things most people are unaware of but carry more meaning for me such as my parents’ anniversary, my birthday and the annual Chicago International Motorcycle Show (IMS).
I’ve regularly attended this show since the early 1980’s. I’ve aged and changed a lot over these years and so has the IMS. I attended the 2017 Chicago IMS on Saturday with my wife and a few friends. These are a few musings on my observations.Read More ...
“Nobody’s more dangerous than those who think they’re so smart, they don’t need to learn more.”
I know, I know. The quote above is pretty ominous but it’s true! One of the key ingredients to a long and youthful life is to continue seeking new knowledge.
I’m not referring to cotton-mouthed, grade school arithmetic here, folks. I’m referring to anything you’ve ever wondered about, decided to research and gained knowledge from just for taking the time to explore. There isn’t a better “kid at heart” platform on which to prove this point than that of an advanced motorcycle training course from a reputable source.Read More ...