Motos and Friends from Ultimate Motorcycling magazine
BMW R 18 Transcontinental and Bagger with Freeman Wood

BMW R 18 Transcontinental and Bagger with Freeman Wood

September 15, 2021

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.

We hope you enjoy this episode!    

2022 BMW R 18 Transcontinental + R 18 B test

 

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT + Filmaker & Adventurer John Tagley

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT + Filmaker & Adventurer John Tagley

September 8, 2021

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’s sport-touring take on the brilliant, much loved three-cylinder MT-09. Don gets to ride a lot of motorcycles, and he’s not short of an opinion on this bike.

In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay talks to custom builder and filmmaker, John Tagley about his custom build style, and a new venture he’s taking on next week. We’ll bring him back in a few weeks to see how he got on!

Anyway, we hope you enjoy this episode!   

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2021 Yamaha 9 GT Tacer Fast Facts

 

Triumph Speed Twin + Racer and Model Patricia Fernandez

Triumph Speed Twin + Racer and Model Patricia Fernandez

September 1, 2021

This week’s Podcast features speed in a couple of different forms. The first is where Nic de Sena gives us a quick look at Triumph’s new for 2022 Speed Twin. This retro styled machine falls neatly between the standard Bonnevilles, and the high performance Thruxton, so it’s a great performing urban rider as well as an excellent canyon carver too.

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Speed in the second segment is covered by professional road racer Patricia Fernandez; yes, she’s a very fast lady.

This isn’t 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—that 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’s a beautiful woman inside and out and her story is well worth listening to!

Instagram @lady_racer926

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Yamaha WR450F & 250F + Moving up the moto ladder

Yamaha WR450F & 250F + Moving up the moto ladder

August 25, 2021

Don Williams and Kelly Callan discuss the Yamahas WR450F and 250F having spent several months riding the two. 

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.   

2021 Yamaha WR450F Review

2021 Yamaha WR250F Review

Ducati Supersport 950 S plus Shelby Hopson

Ducati Supersport 950 S plus Shelby Hopson

August 18, 2021

This week’s episode brings you the 2022 Ducati Supersport 950 S. This classic L-twin cylinder machine from the Italian marque was an instant hit when it was launched in 2017. Now with some decent tweaks including bodywork that takes its cues from the Panigale V4, Nic de Sena gives us his impression of the bike.

In the second segment , our friend this week is Shelby Hopson. Shelby is now an accomplished rider able to ride at speed with great form and confidence. Teejay chats with Shelby about when she started riding, and the path she took.

We hope you enjoy this episode!      

Follow Shelby Instagram @Motoshelby

The Bad Editor by Peter Jones

 

 

 

 

New Aprilia Tuonos + Dave Donald

New Aprilia Tuonos + Dave Donald

August 11, 2021

This week we step it up a bit in the horsepower stakes, taking a look at Aprilia’s new Tuono for 2022. Nic de Sena had a chance to ride both models around the roads of Southern California. They’re a little different from each other for 2022, and the choice to re-focus one of the Tuonos is an interesting one.

In the second segment I chat with an old friend of mine—Dave Donald. He’s been a friend of mine for… yikes… around 20 years—and he’s been riding for way longer than that. Dave has always been good for a laugh, and in this episode he doesn’t disappoint.  

So settle in, check out the chats, and please send us your feedback if you feel like it. I hope you enjoy this episode!   

Yamaha TW200 + Marc ‘The Punisher’ Rittner

Yamaha TW200 + Marc ‘The Punisher’ Rittner

August 4, 2021

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. 

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! 

New H-D Sportster plus Highway 2 Track Days

New H-D Sportster plus Highway 2 Track Days

July 28, 2021

Nic de Sena chats with H-D Chief Engineer on the new Sportster S--a massive upgrade for the iconic machine. 

In the second segment Arthur Coldwells talks with Corina Roberts of RedbirdsVisions.org about her latest project--helping to save lives on the Angeles Crest Highway and other roads. As co-founder of Highway 2 Track Days, Corina explains what they do, and how she thinks it helps. 

https://www.redbirdsvisions.org/highway-2-motorcycle-track-days.html   

Kawasaki ZX-10R plus Eric Bostrom and MyBackmate.com

Kawasaki ZX-10R plus Eric Bostrom and MyBackmate.com

July 21, 2021

Senior Editor Nic de Sena gives us his thoughts on Kawasaki's new ZX-10R, a tweaked version of the outrageously successful motorcycle that in Johnnie Rea's hands has won the WSBK Championship for the last six years in a row.

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.

Download his free eBook for more information, and of course you can order the Backmate at MyBackmate.com   

 

Honda CRF300L Rally plus Big Bear Run with Nic de Sena

Honda CRF300L Rally plus Big Bear Run with Nic de Sena

July 14, 2021

This week we go off-road! Don Williams tells us about Honda's brilliant new CRF300L Rally, a very different bike from the CRF300L apparently, and in the second segment Nic de Sena tells us about his recent challenges on the Big Bear Run.