In this week\u2019s first segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams and I discuss the new Yamaha XSR700. \u00a0That\u2019s the retro-styled version of the MT-07 that comes in any color you like\u2014as long as it\u2019s black. Actually, it looks really good with the gold accents on the gas tank and the matching gold wheels. Teejay tells us whether there\u2019s a decent bike lurking under all that flash.The Cosmic Starship will have a different meaning to everyone. If it speaks to you, has made you think, or spurred you to talk about it, then the artist has tapped into your subconscious successfully. Interpret that as you will.
The first was the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR\u2014that\u2019s the one with the gorgeous Caf\u00e9 Racer styling\u2014on both road and on track.\u00a0In this week\u2019s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM\u2019s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today. \u00a0
We’re all familiar with the Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. However, the latest 2023 version is now faster, and easily the most technologically advanced Hayabusa ever. Check it out at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more—you won’t be disappointed!
In the second segment we chat with now retired factory professional road racer Eric Bostrom who has an interesting take on back injury, recovery, and ways to help your body heal itself. The inventor of Backmate, Eric talks to us about his discoveries. There must be something to his theories as he now races on and off road bicycles at the professional level.Teejay\u2019s chat with him covers a whole spectrum. It\u2019s a fascinating insight into a truly accomplished man who has seemingly endless drive to excel at everything he turns his hand to. He\u2019s one of the good guys who manages to be modest and fun to be around too. Impressive stuff.\u00a0 In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends\u2014now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon\u2019s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by\u2014and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at [email protected] and we\u2019ll pass it all on to Jon. \u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Incidentally, if you\u2019ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called \u2018Mona Lisa of motorbikes\u2019\u2014contact us at [email protected] and we\u2019ll put you in touch with Dale. \u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0As a painter and jewelry designer, Karl\u2019s fine art and spectacular jewelry is absolutely spellbinding\u2014as an artist herself, Teejay spent a long time talking to him and admiring the fruit of his considerable talents. His life story was so compelling she decided on the spot that she\u2019d like to share it with you. This is the first part of two.It\u2019s been quite a while since Harley-Davidson was involved in road racing, but thanks to the newly conceived King of the Baggers class, The Motor Company is back on paved circuits.
The second segment is the premiere of our new series of \u2018Owner Reviews\u2019. These are real-world opinions of machines owned by everyman riders. For this first one, I chat with my friend Dale Wagler. Dale is a former Marine and hard-core street- and dirt-bike rider. Dale recently acquired a new BMW 1250 GS Adventure, and he gives us his thoughts on the bike\u2019s positives\u2014and a few negatives too. \u00a0
The second part of this week\u2019s podcast is the 3rd part of George Puckhaber\u2019s travelogue. We\u2019ve already heard how he travelled down to the end of the South American continent and back, and now he recounts his recent trip to the far East\u2014to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. This time he didn\u2019t ride his BMW 1200 GS\u2026The guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa\u2014one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena\u2019s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket. \u00a0\u00a0
In our second segment Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Mark \u2018The Biker\u2019 Sloper\u2014aka Mark Illuminati. This laughingly self-described \u2018bionic neon sign-maker\u2019 who keeps accidentally electrocuting himself, is a successful artist recently named as art ambassador for the cabinet office, Great Britain. His punk-inspired pieces are held by both the late Queen Elizabeth and now US President Joe Biden.Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they\u2019re ridden, and they\u2019re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.The new 1200cc V-twin FTR shows the world just how seriously the company is getting with the sport side of its business, and indeed, \u00a0the FTR was the machine ridden to Championship victory by Lady Racer Patricia Fernandez. Riding her Saddlemen sponsored FTR to win last year\u2019s Superhooligan class of the Bagger Racing League, Patricia proved that the FTR can consistently make it to the top step of the podium.
On this week\u2019s Motos & Friends we explore the theme of travel and touring. Our \u2018Moto\u2019 is Honda\u2019s NC750X\u2026 a super user-friendly and incredibly versatile middleweight that won\u2019t break the bank. Interestingly, with the addition of Honda\u2019s luggage system, NC750X has a downright amazing amount of carrying capacity. The bike comes in both standard shift and DCT flavors, and Don Williams gives us his thoughts on the DCT\u2014Dual Clutch Transmission\u2014version. \u00a0
This week we bring you an absolutely fascinating, sort of \u2018all-in-one\u2019 episode. It\u2019s an adventure ride for the ages, right here in our back yard of the Mojave desert in Southern California.In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends\u2014Dale 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\u2019s most expensive motorcycle\u2014a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that\u2019s 50 million with an \u2018M\u2019.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends\u2014the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In our second segment, Teejay chats with Cait Maher, a contributing journalist at motorcycle.com and owner of a Yamaha TW200. The two ladies met at the recent launch of Kawasaki\u2019s dual sport KLX230s. Teejay is a total novice off-road. Cait however, although quite experienced in the dirt including her recent venture on the District 37 Barstow to Las Vegas dual-sport ride, still doesn\u2019t consider herself an expert. Both of these girls have a positive, upbeat attitude, and their fun, energetic outlook shines through. Cait is definitely a give-it-a-go type of personality. Her take on the various challenges, experiences and advent
ures that she\u2019s had make for fun listening.
In this week\u2019s first segment, Associate Editor Kelly Callan tells about her take on BMW\u2019s upper middleweight ADV-style bike, the BMW F 900 XR with Premium package. The smaller, much less expensive sibling to the awesome 1000 XR could easily be overlooked on the showroom floor, so Kelly gives us her take on whether it would be worth your time, if you\u2019re in the market for this type of moto.\u00a0
Welcome to this week\u2019s podcast, brought to you by the all new, latest generation Suzuki Hayabusa. It is the quickest, most technologically advanced, and aerodynamic Hayabusa yet. Learn more about why the new Hayabusa is the ultimate ride, at suzukicycles.com\u2014or of course you can head down to your nearest dealer and see the new Hayabusa for yourself.
This week, Associate Editor Gary Ilminen gleefully ventured forth from his snow-swamped home in Wisconsin to Austin, Texas, where he had the opportunity to take the all-new Indian Sport Chief for a long ride. The new Sport Chief is a slimmer, cruiser, and as its name implies, it has a definite sporting side to it.Scott Casey\u2014himself a sufferer\u2014decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the \u2018Rolling Barrage\u2019. It was\u2014and is\u2014incredibly successful.\u00a0 Gard Hollinger and his friend, actor Keanu Reeves, created a motorcycle manufacturing company in 2011, and Arch Motorcycle was born. Gard chats with Arthur in this episode on how Arch came about, and where the company may be going.\u00a0 Vespa is possibly the storied name among scooters. The Italian marque produces premium quality machines that excel in urban environments. And what better urban environment to test a Vespa than in the heart of Italy\u2014Rome? Senior Editor Nic de Sena took himself there\u2014not to splash around in the Trevi fountain as one might assume, but to actually ride the new Vespa 300 GTS in its natural habitat. If you live in Rome, you need a Vespa like the Pope needs a balcony. If you live elsewhere\u2014well you be the judge after you hear what Nic has to say. \u00a0\u00a0This week, Editor Don Williams somewhat reluctantly rides the Beta Xtrainer 300 off-road bike. The Beta is a bit of an odd beast. It’s a not-quite-full-sized 2-stroke dirt bike, designed to be a little less intimidating than a full-sized machine. Previous years’ versions were hampered by less-than-stellar suspension. So a highly skeptical Don rode the 2023 model to see if any of the issues have been addressed.This week, Editor Don Williams tells us all about the new Indian Pursuit. This high performance full-dresser features Indian\u2019s powerful liquid-cooled v-twin engine that spools up quickly and smoothly. If you\u2019re a performance rider who likes full-dresser luxury\u2014then you\u2019re probably going to want to hear what Don has to say. \u00a0\u00a0\u00a0
Andrew chats about his life of unusual coincidences which have taken him on an unexpected and entertaining journey. Traveling through more than one hundred countries, Andrew captured the flavor and essence of the world. He takes us through a few of his hair-raising stories of travel and intrigue that he has expressed visually through over fifty years of his art.
This week we bring you the newly updated Suzuki GSX-S1000. Suzuki has updated their naked liter-bike upright with several fairly significant upgrades, and Senior Editor Nic de Sena tells us all about it.Moto Guzzi just launched the new V100 Mandello S and Senior Editor Nic de Sena went to the event in Italy. The hallowed Italian marque has radically redesigned its flagship motor\u2014while managing to keep its iconic v-twin look. There are some big changes though, and not just to the motor; the new Guzzi looks fast and sporting. Nic gives us his thoughts and tells us whether the new Guzzi actually delivers on its considerable promise. This week\u2019s we only have the one segment\u2026 But if you\u2019re interested in a tasting of what\u2019s to come in 2023, then you\u2019ll want to listen to Don Williams\u2019 roundup from the very recent EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Whether you have watched any of these movies or not, I urge you to do so, either for the first time, or once again. Even if you\u2019re not much into motorcycle racing\u2014they\u2019re well worth your time. You can find the whole set on Amazon.This week, our featured moto is from The Motor Company\u2014Harley-Davidson. Nice de Sena gives us his thoughts on the new, slightly sportier ST models of the Street and Road Glide touring machines. These are directly influenced by west coast custom culture, and offer a really cool departure from the typical touring bikes.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena gives us his impression of the outrageously cool-looking new Indian Scout Rogue. \u00a0The Rogue features a larger front wheel among several other changes, and the bobbed-looks and excellent 100 horsepower motor make the Scout Rogue an interesting\u2014and very real\u2014competitor to the offerings from Milwaukee. \u00a0
In the second segment, I chat with one of my all time heroes\u2014three-time World Champion racer \u2018fast\u2019 Freddie Spencer. I\u2019ll do my best not to come off as too much of a fanboy here, but frankly it\u2019ll be tough!In the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks about the Suzuki SV650. The iconic SV actually came out over 20 years ago, and it can be argued has subsequently become a cult classic, especially among the racing fraternity. Despite its age, this inexpensive middleweight still works extremely well with massive aftermarket support should you want to go fast with it. \u00a0 Yamaha’s mighty TW200 has been around since the ’80s, yet the magic little machine still endures. What it lacks in displacement it makes up for in fun and rideability. Editor Don Williams chats about his impressions of this great bike.\u00a0 Editor Don Williams has heard rumors of the Mojave Megaphone for years, and finally decided to go visit it. Persuading our always-up-for-anything off-road fast guy\u2014Associate Editor Jess McKinley, they sourced a BMW F 850 GS Adventure, and a KTM 890 Adventure R to compare and review, and headed into the Mojave to find out exactly what\u2019s there.
Cat MacLeod, owner of Leod Escapes, gets to chat with Associate Editor Teejay Adams in our second segment. If you Google \u2018hedonism\u2019, it doesn\u2019t actually mention Leod Escapes, but judging by Cat\u2019s description of some of his magical MotoGP track-riding tours and associated antics, Google really should include it. Can you think of any better way to spend two weeks than three days of riding a legendary MotoGP circuit, while being coached by World Superbike legend Troy Corser\u2014and then getting to tour the local spectacular area, all the while, staying in upscale hotels and eating the best food?If you\u2019d like to be entered to win a signed copy of \u2018Feel\u2019 leave us a review of this Podcast in the comment section and send an email to: [email protected] and Friends this week brings you Senior Editor Nic de Sena\u2019s perspective on the newly launched Aprilia 660 Tuareg ADV bike. Nic rode the bike in Sardinia and was impressed with Aprilia\u2019s take on the middleweight section of the adventure-bike market. It\u2019s not exotically priced, so if you\u2019re looking for this type of machine, the Tuareg is definitely worthy of your attention. This week, is big mileage themed. Ultimate Motorcycling magazine Editor Don Williams chats to us about the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. This is Yamaha\u2019s sport-touring take on the brilliant, much loved three-cylinder MT-09. Don gets to ride a lot of motorcycles, and he\u2019s not short of an opinion on this bike. In the second segment, I chat with a dear friend of mine, Gentleman George Puckhaber. As a successful TV show Producer, with projects such as \u201cThe World\u2019s Deadliest Catch\u201d, \u201cIce Road Truckers\u201d, and \u201cStorage Wars\u201d on his resume, George decided that he wasn\u2019t quite living large enough.For our second segment, I chat with movie writer, Producer, and Director, Mark Neale. Of all the motorcycle documentary-style movies made, Mark\u2019s 2003 racing-epic \u201cFaster\u201d has stood the test of time.I\u2019m not sure if it\u2019s his first love on two wheels, but it is safe to say that Editor Don Williams is a dirt-bike nut. He rode competitive Trials for over 30 years, and he and his wife ride every weekend\u2014and sometimes more on every type of off-road machine they can lay their hands on. He now tells us of his recent experiences on the Kawasaki KX250X\u2014a cross country dirt bike that seems to work well. \u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 This week, Associate Editor Teejay Adams and I get to ride a Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 for our travels around Brisbane, Australia, thanks to the team at Motorcycle Holdings who arranged it. The Motos & Friends Podcast is brought to you by the Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 is a brilliant supersport machine that is also comfortable. Now there\u2019s an idea! Check it out at YamahaMotorsports.com, or you can see it for yourself at your local Yamaha dealer.
This week we have a couple of unusual chats for you. In the first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to Arthur Coldwells about the new Ohvale GP2 mini bike. This is a full race machine that is scaled down to work on kart tracks, and yet it is designed to give a rider the full racebike experience. The Ohvale is not a toy and many, many professional racers use one to enhance their skillset and help with their training.
This time, Neale is chatting with Mike Browne, the world-class photographer who just happens to do his best work from the seat of his motorcycle. Please check out his YouTube channel
This week\u2019s Podcast is brought to you by Yamaha motorcycles. Filling the gap between the entry-level R3, and the flagship superbike R1, Yamaha\u2019s YZF-R7 is a great supersport machine that perfectly balances real performance with rider comfort. Check it out at YamahaMotorsports.com, or of course you can see it for yourself at your local Yamaha dealer.I hope you enjoy this episode. As a reminder\u2014please send your feedback on our Podcast\u2014good or bad, and especially if you have any suggestions, we\u2019d love to hear from you! You can contact us either on our Facebook page at Motos and Friends, or email at [email protected]. Thank you! \u00a0
In our second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly chats with Ducati aficionado and collector Max Nicholson. \u00a0Max has owned and ridded many classic Ducatis, among them his very special Hailwood replica MH900E. This was a hand built, limited edition tribute machine designed by the legendary Pierre Terblanche.
In our second segment, I chat with Court Rand of Freedom Bike Rental in Ecuador. It was approaching ten years ago that Associate Editor Jess McKinley did their High Andes and Deep Amazon Tour, and ever since reading his story, I\u2019ve always wanted to go myself. Maybe the time is now! Court talks to me about the myriad of options his company offers\u2014not just bike rentals of course, but even side-by-side and jeeps too, on guided and self-guided tours. Court\u2019s telling of Ecuador makes it sound mystical, magical and of course very tempting. Hey\u2014we\u2019ll see you there! \u00a0But there\u2019s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia\u2014he\u2019s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can\u2019t miss his recounting of the world\u2019s most entertaining\u2014and arguably terrifying\u2014double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we\u2019d love to hear from you! \u00a0In the early 80s, towards the end of Barry Sheene\u2019s remarkable career, Paul burst on to the World Championship road race scene and caused quite the stir, setting pole position in his very first race at Donington Park.
Editor Don Williams chats to Editor-at-large Freeman Wood about his ride on the new BMW R 18 Transcontinental and the bagger version, the R 18 B. Freeman is a BMW GS owner himselfyy and has ridden many of the big boxer twins in the past, so his opinions compare directly back to his other experiences aboard BMWs.
The new 120th Anniversary Harleys have been announced today, and in this week\u2019s first segment Editor Don Williams takes us through the exciting updates to four models. The hero is probably the latest RoadGlide CVO with its spectacular 120th livery and badging. \u00a0Have you looked at the 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa yet? One of the most iconic sportbikes ever, it\u2019s faster and the most technologically advanced Hayabusa ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In the second segment, Contributor Marc Rittner talks to us about his various bike building projects. This is a guy who knows how to create a competitive or highly rideable machine on a budget. He’s fun to listen to!\u00a0Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia\u2019s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it\u2019s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you. In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating. The guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa\u2014visit your local dealer or suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with artist Karl Hoffman. We recently met Karl at his Art Gallery H in the small, historic town of Tubac, Arizona. Karl\u2019s life journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, and of course it has involved motorcycles pretty much all the way.
This week, Editor Don Williams somewhat reluctantly rides the Beta Xtrainer 300 off-road bike. The Beta is a bit of an odd beast. It\u2019s a not-quite-full-sized 2-stroke dirt bike, designed to be a little less intimidating than a full-sized machine. Previous years\u2019 versions were hampered by less-than-stellar suspension. So a highly skeptical Don rode the 2023 model to see if any of the issues have been addressed. \u00a0\u00a0
This Podcast is also brought to you by the new, state-of-the-art Schuberth C5. The modular C5 is a light weight flip up design that blends safety with amazing quietness. Visit Schuberth.com for more information. As motorcycle people we\u2019re often accused of being \u2018crazy\u2019. I say: fair enough, we probably are. So have a listen to Cat Macleod, and go book yourself the trip of a lifetime. And no, we don\u2019t get paid anything to say that. \u00a0\u00a0 In the first segment this week, Editor Don Williams talks with Associate Editor Freeman Wood, who recently returned from Portugal and riding both the GT and Rally Pro versions of the all new Triumph Tiger 1200. The Gt version is more street-oriented than the Rally Pro, and if you\u2019re in a quandary about which one interests you the most, Freeman\u2019s comments may help clarify things.
Paul later raced at Daytona for several years running\u2014including one year riding the John Britten Pre-cursor machine. Nowadays, Paul is a principal at Salt Motorcycles\u2014a gorgeously retro, hand-built in Australia, caf\u00e9 racer based on the KTM 300cc 2-stroke dirt bike motors. Fast and very light Salt Motorcycles must be an absolute blast to ride.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.\u201c\u00a0We hope you enjoy this episode!
In the second segment, I chat with another one of my good buddies and riding friends from Honda\u2014Mike Snyder. Mike was in the marketing department at Honda for several years before he retired a couple years ago. His insights into a couple of the models and technologies developed during his tenure are interesting to hear. He\u2019s also quite the rider himself\u2014an ex-club racer who although he\u2019s hung up his racing leathers, he\u2019s now a guy who really enjoys his foreign touring exploits too. \u00a0\u00a0
Hello everyone and welcome to this week\u2019s Motos and Friends\u2014a weekly podcast from Ultimate Motorcycling and brought to you by the all new Suzuki Hayabusa. Widely regarded as the Ultimate Sportbike, the third-generation Hayabusa by Suzuki melds two generations of refinement, resulting in the quickest, most technologically advanced and aerodynamic Hayabusa yet. Head into your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.Well, \u2018tis the season to be jolly and all that, so in the first segment this week, we bring you a brief Gift Guide. Associate Editor Teejay Adams and I discuss several suggestions for that hard-to-buy-for motorcycle enthusiast you care for. Alternatively, if you hear of something you fancy and you figure you\u2019re on Santa\u2019s nice list\u2014then maybe drop a little hint in the right place and make his job slightly easier.
In this week\u2019s first segment, Editor Don Williams introduces us to the new 2022 Honda Monkey. The Monkey is a smaller sized motorcycle with tons of retro cool. Honda made some big changes to the motor for this year and Don gives us his ideas on whether the Monkey is a viable motorcycle for adults, or just a kids play bike. \u00a0\u00a0
This Podcast is also brought to you by Schuberth Helmets and the new state-of-the-art Schuberth C5.\u00a0The flip up C5 \u00a0blends ultimate safety, amazing aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance within its compact and light design.In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers.\u00a0the former\u00a0Chairman & CEO\u00a0of\u00a0Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America\u2019s Got Talent.
Don tells us about new machines coming from some of the major manufacturers, including the Honda XL750 Transalp, the CL500 scambler styled machine, and Honda\u2019s light-touring machine derived from the Honda Rebel 1100\u2014and it comes in the DCT version.
In this week\u2019s first segment Editor Don Williams brings us his thoughts on Suzuki\u2019s eagerly awaited GSX-S 1000 GT\u2026 that\u2019s the sport touring version of the company\u2019s upright naked sport bike. Don has just returned from a successful two-day, 750-mile round trip on the GT and it seems that overall, he was quite impressed by the bike.Category : Use free in a sentence. Whereas if you look jobs jobs in jobs places like Boston, Free York and DC then the job opportunities are quite wide and massachusetts too. You can use the SearchBarNeed for the job specific location. Try different keywords to filter your searches at the Craigslist western Mass. Website: Ourfreelancerjobs. Western , Craigslist , Wide. In this week\u2019s 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\u2019s new CRF-E2\u2026 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\u2014an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction. \u00a0\u00a0 Indian have done some interesting things with its lineup of various versions of the awesome FTR 1200, and Royal Enfield have produced a cruiser\u2014the Super Meteor 650\u2014that features its 650 twin motor that powers the Interceptor.He is a regular contributor to Childline Rocks in his capacity as Cultural Attach\u00e9 for the Sons of Royalty annual motorcycle ride, and paintings of Cuba, Marrakech, Mexico, and most recently Kerala in Southern India, have been auctioned off for the charity. His work has also contributed to \u2018The Princes Trust\u2019, \u2018Heart on my Sleeve\u2019, \u2018Fight for Sight\u2019, \u2018Cancer Trusts\u2019 and many others. In the second segment, we discuss the typical motorcycle size progression from newbie to expert. Which way should you go if you’re new to the sport? Hopefully we’ll help you clarify your thinking.\u00a0 \u00a0 The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: \u00a0\u201cthis is the family you never knew you had\u201d.In our second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly chats with Cyndi Sadler, co-owner of track day provider Sportbike Track Time \u2013the biggest provider of track days on the East Coast. Cyndi is a real rider and loves her track days riding her Honda 125 two-stroke GP bike.
In the modern era, of course Freddie is the chairman of the FIM MotoGP Stewards panel. This is the panel of referees for all three classes of Grand prix racing. I talked to Freddie about his task there, and although for contractual reasons with Dorna and the FIM he cannot talk about specific riders, teams, or events, nevertheless his explanation of the job makes for interesting listening. It\u2019s a tough job, and frankly I wouldn\u2019t want to do it!\u00a0In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams follows up with bike builder and long distance rider John Tagley, who recently completed his 24-hour endurance run as he promised. John takes us through his various preparations and the effort it took to complete his personal mileage best. I won\u2019t spoil the surprise, but I can tell you he managed to put on more miles in 24 hours than a lot of people do in one year.
In last week’s part 1 telling of the trip, George left Southern California on his BMW GS1200, headed down through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, through the Darien Gap and into Columbia. We pick up the story this week as he reaches Ecuador.
This week on Motos & Friends we take you on a couple of journeys. The first was relatively local, and pretty short, to Moab, Utah, where Associate Editor Teejay Adams and I tested the Yamaha TW200 and the Kawasaki KLX230 on a long, local fire road trail and later on the street. These relatively entry-level bikes, but man, we had huge fun on them, and in several ways both bikes surprised us.In our second segment, I chat with Steve Rapp. An ex-factory Suzuki and Ducati rider in the Moto America race series, Steve, among many other accomplishments won the prestigious Daytona 200. He also competed with real credibility in a couple of MotoGP races for Richard Stanboli of Attack Performance.
In this episode Senior Editor Nic de Sena tells about the new Honda Grom and the Barber Small-Bore Festival. In the second segment we chat with Matt Rambow, owner of Colorado Norton Works and his resto-mods.\u00a0 \u00a0
In this week\u2019s episode, firstly Editor Don Williams tells us about his experiences n the new Triumph Speed Twin 900. This retro Triumph ticks all the boxes looks-wise, but with the vertical twin motor putting out very modest horsepower, is it a decent ride\u2014or is it just for posers? \u00a0This week Teejay chats to Tyler Poppe. Tyler works on the TV show Mayans MC–and yet he doesn’t ride an American V-Twin. Wassup with that?? Also, Arthur finds out from friend Mike Cardillo about his thoughts on the full-size version of the Kawasaki KLX 140R F trail bike.
This week\u2019s episode brings you the Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak edition. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode it in sketchy weather conditions in the mountains above Palm Springs. The bike is really very different from the ADV version launched earlier this year, so I\u2019m sure you\u2019ll be interested to hear what he has to say.
The second segment comes to you from the recent Barber Vintage Festival, held annually at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds Alabama. George Barber himself was kind enough to spare a few minutes to chat about the new Advanced Design Center project that has been created on the top floor of the museum. Ably headed up by Brian Case of Motus Motorcycles fame, George Barber\u2019s Design Center is there to encourage and explore design. He has generously outfitted the center with every type of creative and production tool you can imagine, including a couple of high end 3D printing machines, and full clay-modelling capability. Brian Case has already collaborated with ex-Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche and their first project\u2014done remotely with Pierre residing at home in South Africa I might add\u2014is a modern take on the exquisite early 90s Ducati Super Mono, designed at the time by Pierre. The Advanced Design Center is a heck of a project and George Barber is justifiably proud of it. It is there to encourage and explore design, especially with young people who perhaps do not have the means to really explore their ideas or turn them into reality.\u00a0 If you\u2019re a designer with some ideas, please feel free to contact Brian Case at the Barber Advanced Design Center and talk to him about perhaps starting you off, or taking you to the next step in your career. His contact information is below.These interesting Aussies have traveled\u2014and painstakingly documented\u2014the thousands of miles they\u2019ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.
This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to me about his take on Harley-Davidson\u2019s new Low Rider S. The Low Rider S is an aggressive, club-styled machine with real performance\u2014just our kind of bike!
Paul\u2019s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations\u2014a classic MV Agusta\u2014won recently at Salon Priv\u00e9.
If the mood takes you, you can contact Neale in one of several different ways below, and he\u2019d love to hear from you. If you feel like taking a Neale Bayly Ride, or you just want to feed your soul a little and donate to Wellspring, then please check out the links belowThe machine itself is amazing, as you might imagine. And for this week\u2019s Podcast, Senior Editor Nic de Sena chats to us about some of the race bike secrets, and of course his ride on Wyman\u2019s actual factory race bike at Inde Motorsports Ranch in Arizona.
Faster was quickly followed by a sequel, Faster & Faster in 2004, and The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid in 2006. For 2011, Mark premiered Charge, Zero Emissions\/Maximum Speed; as well as Fastest. \u00a0Finally, in 2015 Mark came out with Hitting The Apex, narrated by Brad Pitt.
This week we bring you Senior Editor Nic de Sena\u2019s impression of BMW\u2019s completely revamped S 1000 R with the M pack and Sport package. This is the upright, hyper-naked version derived from the BMW S 1000 RR superbike and the version that Nic rode is the top-of-the-line S 1000 R that comes with the M package, and the Sport package as well.In this week\u2019s first segment, Editor in Chief Don Williams gives us his impressions of the new Honda CB500F. This middleweight motorcycle with a parallel twin motor, is easy to ride, and all around super user-friendly. Is it too much for a beginner, and equally, the question is, does it have enough to satisfy the more experienced rider? Don gives us his thoughts on whether there\u2019s really a place in Honda\u2019s line-up for the CB500F. \u00a0\u00a0\u00a0In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it\u2019s crazy stuff.NOTE: Due to a technical glitch the download figures were restarted after 2 days. To get the correct total downloads for this episode please ADD 18,186 to the number below.For us motorcycle peeps, \u2018Biker Mark\u2019 is possibly better known as a motorcycle documentary movie Director and Producer. Projects such as \u2018I, Superbiker\u2019 and \u2018Speed is my Need\u2019 are now include a new movie: NW200 The Real Road Race. This one follows American force-of-nature \u2018Lady Racer\u2019, Patrica Fernandez, as she attempts the bone-chilling Irish road race\u2014the North West 200. These movies are all available on Netflix; check your local region for availability.
This week Don Williams takes us for a ride on the all new Indian FTR R Carbon. Of course the new iteration of Indian has brought us some excellent cruisers and touring machines\u2014the company is clearly serious. Yet, interestingly, it seems that Indian clearly wants to branch out \u2026a lot.
This is Part 1 of 2, where Scott takes us from his humble beginnings on the back roads of Georgia and the start of his racing career, through to the massive crash at Daytona that ended that chapter of his life. A notorious bad-boy off track as well as shockingly naturally talented on track, Scott\u2019s raw telling in his signature southern drawl of how things unfolded for him, is an absolute must listen. \u00a0
Associate Editor Kelly Callan has been commuting recently on the new Triumph Speed Twin 900. It\u2019s probably not anyone\u2019s first choice for a commuter bike, nor is it really a canyon sportbike either. So what\u2019s the point, and where does it fit? \u00a0Kelly gives us her thoughts and impressions of riding this retro-styled machine.Stephen Marcus played ‘Nick the Greek’ in Guy Ritchie‘s cult-classic Brit-underworld 1998 movie, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. He recently discovered motorcycling and talks to Teejay Adams about his love of two-wheels. Note: We had a few internet issues with the Zoom call, so apologies for that! Hope you enjoy his chat anyway.\u00a0 Associate Editor Teejay Adams recently attended the Yamaha Champions Riding School in Las Vegas, and she took with her the Yamaha XSR900 that she\u2019s been riding for a while. This is the retro-style version of the MT-09, and Teejay gives us her impressions of the bike, including her thoughts versus the XSR700 that she rode previously. From Italy, Aprilia has gone to extremes with the 660 Extrema\u2014basically a track ready version of the well-acclaimed machine. Yamaha interestingly, has revamped the Niken GT\u2014one of the most interesting motorcycles I\u2019ve ever ridden.\u00a0
In the second segment, Neale Bayly chats with Chuck Huneycutt, the Lead Motorcycle Restoration Expert at the Barber Museum. Chuck is an ex-racer and arguably the leading restorer of racing motorcycles in the country. Needless to say Chuck also gets to ride a lot of them, perhaps the most interesting one of which is the astounding Britten V1000 which is displayed on the top floor of the museum, appropriately just outside the new Design Center. Chuck rode the Britten several times so we get to hear his thoughts on that.
Please email your answers to [email protected] and we will contact the winners and send you a signed copy of Feel. Those five winners will be announced on a future episode. Unfortunately for legal reasons this offer is ONLY open to US residents.This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the uber-cool new Yamaha XSR 900. This gorgeous, retro-styled machine is another take on the awesome MT-09. There are some differences other than styling though, so it\u2019s interesting to hear Nic\u2019s thoughts on how this version of the three-cylinder 900 from Yamaha fits within the model range. \u00a0
It\u2019s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious \u201cwind therapy\u201d whether it\u2019s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.\u00a0
This week\u2019s Podcast is brought to you by Yamaha motorcycles. Discover how the YZF-R7 provides the perfect balance of rider comfort and true supersport performance by checking it out at YamahaMotorsports.com, or see it for yourself at your local dealer. In our second segment, Teejay chats with a good friend\u2014Gary Pattee. This multi-talented father of five, worked as a top-level orthopedic surgeon for around 30 years until he stepped away recently. But there\u2019s waaaay more to him than \u201cjust\u201d that.\u00a0 As if that wasn\u2019t enough, Gary is an artist, a motorcycle aficionado who coaches at the Reg Pridmore Riding School, he’s a magician, and even a drummer. But the Wing is a friendly machine designed to take passengers in as much\u2014if not more\u2014comfort than the rider, so we thought it might be interesting to focus on Gold Wing life\u2014from \u00a0the passenger\u2019s seat. \u00a0In the following segment Don chats with Associate Editor Damon Powell about the new Kawasaki KLR650. The venerable KLR has been around since 1987 and Damon has ridden… well\u2026 all of them.
Neale Bayly is back for the second and final segment of Neale Bayly’s travel to Ukraine. He recently returned with his friend and award-winning photographer Kiran Ridley and they share their thoughts and feelings of what they saw while riding their BMW GS motorcycles.\u00a0
This isn\u2019t the typical road racer interview; Teejay chats with Patricia about the challenges facing a woman entering any male-dominated sport, and what it takes both physically and mentally to compete at the professional level. Patricia is a real road racer\u2014that is, she competes not just on closed circuits, but also on the streets and country lanes of tracks in Ulster, Ireland and other European venues. It takes copious amounts of courage to race at 200 miles per hour on public roads, yet Patricia has the mental attitude and skill to do it well. She\u2019s a beautiful woman inside and out and her story is well worth listening to!