Motos and Friends from Ultimate Motorcycling magazine

Motos and Friends from Ultimate Motorcycling magazine

The Editors of Ultimate Motorcycling magazine bring you a weekly, approximately one hour-long podcast. Each episode will be hosted by any one of our Editorial staff, so we'll try and keep it varied and interesting. We will include reviews on newly-launched motorcycles; as well as chats with anyone interesting who is into the motorcycle lifestyle. That includes riders, racers, tuners, collectors, industry insiders and sometimes just the gal- or guy-next-door who has something entertaining to say. We will do our best to extract their thoughts, experiences, ideas and opinions! We'll chat about touring and travel, customizing, tuning, racing, and general moto-centric topics from all the various genres. Street, off-road and dirt, track, here and abroad, nothing is off-limits to us. Of course we plan to check on industry and other news as well. This is an evolving concept for us, so please bear with us as we develop ideas and hopefully stay interesting! If you have any feedback or suggestions, it's all welcomed, please email us at producer@ultimatemotorcycling.com or leave something in the commenting section. Unfortunately due to the volume of mail we receive we cannot guarantee to answer every message, but we'll do our best. Thank you! Check out each episode's show notes for links to items and product mentioned during the chat. Stay safe, and see you on the road!

Episodes

September 22, 2021 74 min

In the first segment this week I get to chat with one of the most energetic guys I’ve met in a long time. Adam Tromp is the Founding Partner at Iconic Motorbikes Auctions. Starting out as a reseller of collectible machines, Adam’s vision quickly turned Iconic into an online auction site ...plus a whole lot more. I don’t want to spoil the story, so I’ll let him tell it in his own words, but suffice it to say that in a very short per...

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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

 
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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, a...

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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.

@TriumphAmerica

Speed in the second segment is covered by professional road racer...

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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

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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 ...

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August 11, 2021 79 min

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—...

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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 bud...

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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-m...

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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...

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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.

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The new Yamaha R7 is the supersport version of the company's brilliant MT-07. Ron Lieback got to ride it at the track, and he tells us all about it. In the secnd segment we meet Brian Weston from Arai helmets. Brian explains about Arai's 'glancing off' ideas and much more. 

This episode is brought to you by Yamaha Motorcycles--Yamaha Revs Your Heart.

Check out the new Yamaha R7 here!

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Editor Don Williams gives us his thoughts on Harley's new limited edition, uber-classic, Electraglide Revival. This is one head-turning machine! 

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2021/06/08/2021-harley-davidson-electra-glide-revival-review-18-fast-facts/

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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.   

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Nic de Sena talks about the new Triumph Speed Triple, and we chat with Kaming Ko--the man who bought a Ducati GP-11 MotoGP bike!  Here are two videos. The first is starting the Ducati GP-11 with John Ethell at JETT Tuning, Camarillo, Calif. The second is Arthur riding the Ducati GP-11 for three laps at Buttonwillow Raceway, Calif. 

https://youtu.be/ZUMouha8G7w

https://youtu.be/tcyTukguiq0 

Enjoy!

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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. 

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The Royal Enfield Meteor is a retro-style cruiser with the typical classic cool looks from RE. Kelly Callan gives us her thoughts on the bike. 

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 ca...

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May 26, 2021 75 min

In this episode, Nic De Sena rides the all new Aprilia RSV4 at Laguna Seca, and Teejay Adams chats to Thad Wolff--AMA Hall of Fame rider and ex-Yoshimura factory superbike racer. 

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2021 sees Yamaha with major updates to the MT-07, and around the same time Triumph re-introduce the famous Trident moniker on a 660 triple sportbike aimed squarely at the same audience. Editors Don Williams, Nic De Sena, and Kelly Callan, discuss the two machines with Arthur Coldwells. Enjoy!   

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May 12, 2021 44 min

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 techni...

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