Honda F6B Gold Wing SeatAccording to Honda, the new Gold Wing F6B takes the world’s greatest touring motorcycle, the Gold Wing, and puts a whole new spin on it. The F6B is lighter, trimmer and leaner than the old ’Wing.
The new F6B offers plenty of storage and upgraded performance, along with many of the Gold Wing’s luxury features. However Mustang found one area for improvement: The Seat!The all new Tripper Fastback Deluxe is patterned after classic high-performance Mustang designs and intended to complement the luxurious feel of the F6B. The “Deluxe” version offers a Tuck and Roll pattern in the center panel for a truly custom finish. In addition to aesthetic improvements, the 17” wide front seat sits the rider about 1” lower than stock for maximum control of the bike while stopped.With the Tripper-style seat, the rider is also positioned further back “into the bike” rather than perched on top, while the stepped seat offers a full 8” of all-day back support. The passenger seat is 14” wide and is contoured to take pressure off one’s thighs. Now you and your passenger can now enjoy outstanding comfort and longer rides together.The Tripper Fastback is priced at $579; the Tripper Fastback Deluxe with a Tuck and Roll center is $599 retail. Both styles are designed to work with or without the stock passenger backrest.Discover for yourself what a difference comfort makes. Also check out Mustang’s entire range of new seats at www.mustangseats.com. While you are touring the Information Super Highway, be sure to “Like” Mustang on Facebook.Part #76840 Tripper Fastback MSRP: $579Part #76841 Tripper Fastback Deluxe (Tuck And Roll Center) MSRP: $599
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.