False Neutral #15: Bikes, Cars & Everything In-Between with Bradley Brownell

In this very special Hooniverse Podcast Network crossover event, Brad (aka Tub of the Cammed & Tubbed podcast) joins us for a Bradsport™-Infused discussion of the curious differences between the car world and the bike world. It takes a while for us to even get to our topic, as we discuss hipsters and coffee snobs first, and almost as quickly things take a left-turn into a discussion of Porsches. Eventually, we get around to talking about bikes. But regardless of what we’re discussing, everybody has a great time. Bradley is a genuinely nice guy and was terrific fun to have on the show.

False Neutral – Bikes, Cars & Everything In-Between, with Bradley Brownell


Except where noted in the captions, images are standard press kit/website photos used courtesy of the respective manufacturers.

MGB with “Brooklands” aero screens (from mgexp.com)

Custom Laverda sidecar…thing (from Popular Science)

Kawasaki KZ1000G “Z-1 Classic”

Norton Commando

Ducati 350 Desmo single


Honda MB5 (Tanshanomi’s photo)

Vintage enclosed sidecar

Piaggio MP3 500

Yamaha Tesseract concept

Rod-Bike…thing (from Craigslist, ad since expired)

Bicycle with add-on motor kit

  1. Bradley Brownell Avatar
    Bradley Brownell

    Now that’s what I call a good podcast!

  2. Maymar Avatar

    Would a motorcycle mounted cupholder need any fancy jigging to keep from spilling in corners, or would centripetal force push liquids down?
    Considering most of us prefer manual transmissions, we’re probably not that far removed from whatever deliberately harder straight-razor, fixie, take your pick of hipster cliche.
    Maybe because they’re not that ubiquitous here, I’m not bothered by gas-powered bicycles, because presumably at least the owner built it themselves. E-bikes are the worst though.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      E-bikes are great! They go between 15 and 18 MPH and are ridden by people who care not a whit for aerodynamics.
      You’ll find me all over their back wheel like a Remora fish on my titanium framed superbicycle, barely breathing on the pedals.
      In a very San Francisco moment, I drafted an electric skateboard down the sidewalk the other day.

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    As the owner, for 28 years, of a Laverda 1000 that shares a motor with that… thing, I can tell you I really wish he’d used a KZ1300 or something else.
    Craigslist Rod-Bike Thing… putting a steering wheel on a motorcycle doesn’t make it a car, ipso facto, that’s not a motorcycle.

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