BMW Two in One Glove ReviewI like the concept of the BMW Two in One glove. It is built with two chambers and a divider down the middle. So one’s hand can be inserted in the Grip side or the Waterproof side, as they are called.
The Two in One offered excellent performance – in mid-range temperatures. For very hot or cold temperatures, you will need gloves better suited to conditions beyond the range of this pair.The glove is of the highest quality construction, utilizing leather and SuperFabric (like artificial stingray skin for low coefficient of abrasion) on the palm with a plastic protective shell over the knuckles. They are nicely proportioned, good looking, and fit me just right.The Grip side has only the leather palm between hand and handlebars. It’s very comfortable and its only drawback, on hot days, is the very few and small perforations. In warm climates they are hot; in the Harz Mountains, probably perfect.The weather did not cooperate to allow testing the Waterproof chamber. During a recent midnight ride test of the BMW StreetGuard suit, when it got cold I found it warmer to use the Grip side and have two layers on the back of my hand than having my hand in the Gore-Tex chamber.The BMW Two in One Glove has no claim of being a cold-weather glove, and arrives without insulation. My fingers begin to get quite cold as the temperature dropped below 55 degrees. On hot days they started to get uncomfortable over 80 degrees.For mid-range temperatures – say 55 to 80 degrees F, whether dry or wet – these gloves excel, look great, and are built to last. For a BMW glove with this functionality and construction, $209 seems a bargain.The BMW Two-in-One Glove retails for $209; for additional information, visit BMW Motorrad.
Honda CRF-E2 Electric + Dale Schmidtchen and the $50M V-Rod
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Ultimate Motorcycling’s podcast, Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 lives up to its legendary name, as a high-performance supersport machine. Check it out at at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams and I chat about electric bikes and the electric bike revolution that is likely the future of motorcycling. Actually this episode is specifically about Honda’s new CRF-E2… an electric dirt-bike for kids. We asked our tester, 8-year old Avery Bart to put the E2 through its paces and according to Don, she loved it. Honda has stated that the company goal is for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030—an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends—Dale Schmidtchen. Dale has worked for most of the major moto factories globally during his career, and his take on his CF Moto ADV bike is interesting. Beyond that, one his many projects is currently helping to sell the world’s most expensive motorcycle—a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that’s 50 million with an ‘M’.
Dale also owned a race team in the 1990s and helped bring several well-known Aussie racers to the world stage. He’s a very modest, matter-of-fact guy, but I always really enjoy chatting with him; I hope you enjoy listening.
Incidentally, if you’ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called ‘Mona Lisa of motorbikes’—contact us at email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch with Dale.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!