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For our upcoming Bagger Brawl Shootout our intrepid Evans Brasfield took the MO crew on a scenic tour of Southern California ghost towns, as well as a run through Death Valley. With that kind of itinerary we were guaranteed to stumble across the strange and entertaining. We weren’t disappointed. Here’s what we found.

  • JMDonald

    Another shootout for the memory books.

  • spiff

    Two questions. 1- What does the throttle do? and B- You guys should have a section of “where we went”. Outline the routes you take on tests, and rate them on an A+ to F grading system.

    There are a couple of things here I would like to see, the thermometer is not one of them. I have seen that way to much while dining at the gas station/subway near by.

    • Evans Brasfield

      You’ve eaten at the Bun Boy? While it is the butt of many jokes, the most excellent chocolate shakes they sold, back in the day, made it a must stop on any trip passing it.

      • spiff

        Noted

    • Gabriel Owens

      Yes. I’m from Texas and travel to California often by motorcycle. I would definitely be interested in knowing the secret motorcycle roads that the pros, like Evans and Burns and Duke prefer.

      • Michael Howard

        Secrets that are public knowledge are not secrets. 😉

        • Gabriel Owens

          When you are from half the continent away then they are not as familiar.

          • Michael Howard

            Let me rephrase: Secrets that are made public knowledge are no longer secrets. Meaning, if they told people where their secret roads are, everyone would know and the roads would stop being secret.

          • Gabriel Owens

            Oh. Duh. Sorry I’m dense all the time.

  • spiff

    I think the Guzzi looks good.

  • spiff

    You should do a run through Oatman sometime.

    • Old MOron

      Oatman is pretty cool. It’s so touristy and so genuine at the same time.

      • spiff

        There is a town in Alaska called Skagway with a similar feel.

  • Old MOron

    These are some cool sights. I’m not crazy about baggers, but I like Death Valley. Bring on the shootout!

  • Gabriel Owens

    Tom if you wanna see wierd shit, might I suggest a ride around the Salton Sea. I’ll never be the same.

  • Gabriel Owens

    Was a F6B included in the shootout?

  • TheMarvelous1310

    This is just a cheap way to get me interested in the bagger shootout, and touring the desert besides.

    And it’s working, damn your hides. If I get kidnapped in Darwin it’s your fault!

    Also, really hoping this shootout contains a Cheiftain Dark Horse, or an F6B.

    • Gabriel Owens

      Recently test drove a 2015 street glide, then a 2015 f6b back to back. The 2 do not compare. The f6b is a revelation. Wish more people knew about it. But poor sales are seeing them get 2-3k off the sticker new so….theirs that.

      • TheMarvelous1310

        It’s a little too smooth, does that make sense? Honda gets so perfectionist that they scrub some of the personality out of the bike.

        • Gabriel Owens

          I totally understand. I own a fjr1300. About as smooth as it gets. Definitely the Matthew McConaughey of baggers. Think of it as the Lincoln Lawyer. But that torque….oh my. And the way it will take a curve is superb. I’m 6’1″ at about 250 depending on how much beer and wings I’ve eaten so smoothness is what I’m always searching for. I can bottom out stock suspensions with ease. Never felt that way on the f6b.