Friday, January 30, 2015

Best In The Desert bans drones from events

January 29, 2015 
Filed under NewsTop Stories
News Release
Citing safety issues and information from the FAA, Casey Folks, Director of Best In The Desert, announced [January 15] that ALL DRONES are now banned from all Best In The Desert events in 2015.
Any media member, photographer or videographer found breaking this rule will be dealt with accordingly. The ban also includes any race team member or spectator usages in the pits, spectator areas or on the racecourse.
Folks was quoted, “Due to the serious consequences of drones interfering with aircraft, I have made a decision to ban all drones from all of our races. There will be appropriate penalties for anyone found operating a drone at a Best In The Desert event. We work hard to ensure our races are the safest in the world, and this ban will help us maintain that direction.”
Folks also commented, “If you are a media person, pit crew member or spectator and fly a drone, you are creating a potentially hazardous situation. Please know drones are VERY DANGEROUS to the safety of all concerned, people in the air and on the ground.”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Harley-Davidson and Sturgis Plan 75-Year Agreement

Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis, S.D., are setting their sights on the future – far into the future. In the spirit of this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the company and city officials are finalizing an agreement covering the next 75 years making Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
"Harley-Davidson riders have attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for decades. This new agreement will help fuel many more years of freedom, independence and rebellion for this iconic gathering,” said Matt Levatich, president and chief operating officer at Harley-Davidson. “Riding is a passion passed down through generations, so it’s important we celebrate the legacy and history of Harley-Davidson in Sturgis, while helping creating new memories.”

 As part of the agreement, a permanent plaza will be built on Main Street in Sturgis that will include a stage for events, concerts and even weddings. The year-round location, which will be completed in time for this year’s 75th rally, will be the official Harley-Davidson destination for riders and fans alike.

“For decades, Harley-Davidson has been the motorcycle of choice for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally fans and a great partner to the City of Sturgis,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen. “Today it gives me great pleasure to solidify its importance by making it the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.”

 To ensure the new multi-purpose space builds on the legacy of the brand and is pure Harley-Davidson, the plaza will integrate bricks from the company’s Milwaukee headquarters, a building that once housed the company’s factory dating back more than 100 years.

 During a news conference at the company’s headquarters, Harley-Davidson announced the planned agreement, which has an initial term and renewals running through 2090. To unveil the deal, Harley-Davidson removed a brick from the historic front entrance using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle. That brick, alongside one from the Harley-Davidson Museum and 73 bricks from the headquarters’ famous motorcycle-only parking area will be delivered to Sturgis on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Vicki Golden to race 250 Supercross

                                        Courtesy of Vicki Golden
Four-time X Games medalist Vicki Golden stands behind the Suzuki motorcycle she will ride against men when she makes her Monster Energy Supercross debut next month in the 250 class.
Nearly a year after Vicki Golden, 22, became the first woman to complete Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, which earned her an endorsement to compete in the 250 class in Monster Energy Supercross, the four-time X Games medalist has announced that she will make her supercross debut and race against men in the 250SX East Region next month.
Golden, with three X Games gold medals in Women's Moto X Racing and a bronze in Moto X Best Whip, will ride for the Mississippi-based Hanson Racing Team (HRT) aboard a Suzuki. Golden's first event will be Feb. 14 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
"I'm out there and I'm trying to race just like every single person on the track is -- because they believe they can do it," Golden said. "I believe I can go out there and make a night show. And that's why I'm going to do it."
Golden completed the Road to Supercross in March, which requires any rider wishing to race supercross to qualify within the top 30 of the premier Arenacross class at three separate events within the same competition season. The Road to Supercross program began in 2013 and allows any rider, male or female, the chance to qualify. Golden still spent four seasons on the circuit with one goal: earn her license to race supercross.
[Supercross] needs a shot in the arm. They need to get excited about something. Vicki has proven that she can ride. She doesn't have a failure type attitude and just like Danica Patrick in NASCAR, Vicki can offer that balance, too.
-- Team owner Todd Hanson
Although Golden was eligible to finish out the remainder of the 2014 supercross season and use her momentum to achieve her next goal, she decided to wait and put a full program together for 2015 and race a complete season.
"If I were to go and do the last two rounds (last) year, and I did poorly, it's not looked at as a learning experience, it's looked at as if I failed already," Golden said. "Because if I do one bad [race] in a one-event deal and there's no more to try and get redemption, then all my sponsors and everyone in this industry looks at it as a failure. It's definitely important for my situation to have the most chances as possible."
Even though HRT is KTM-supported, Todd Hanson, the team owner, will allow Golden to compete with her personal sponsors, which include Suzuki and Answer riding apparel. That freedom was important to Golden because the racing season for her only lasts from mid-February to late April and she will need her personal sponsors for the rest of the year for events like X Games and jump shows.
HRT is not paying Golden a salary, but the team is taking care of all expenses including bike transport, mechanic, travel, lodging and entry fees. Hanson said those costs alone are between $50,000 and $60,000 per rider. Hanson has been a silent benefactor to Golden's career since he met her at a Women's Motocross Championship race four years ago, and he's happy to finally be able to include her on his team.
"[Supercross] needs a shot in the arm," Hanson said. "They need to get excited about something. Vicki has proven that she can ride. She doesn't have a failure type attitude and just like Danica Patrick in NASCAR, Vicki can offer that balance, too. She has an excellent following and fan base and people will be able to see her professionalism when she debuts. She fits the profile. She's going to impress."
Golden doesn't see herself as a pioneer or an activist on behalf of women competing in male-dominated sports. And she's actually happy that she isn't the first female to compete in supercross. That honor goes to Dorene Payne who attempted to qualify for the 1983 San Diego Supercross at Jack Murphy Stadium. In 2000, Italian Stefy Bau attempted four events in what was then called the 125 class (now 250SX).
"Yes, she doesn't want the limelight," Hanson said. "She may not realize it but she's already a role model."
Golden's first objective is to qualify for what is called the "night show," and she would be the first female to do so. At each round of supercross, only 44 spots are available for the racing that spectators see and which appears on television. To earn one of those gate positions, a rider must record a lap time during the practice sessions within the top 44 times. During the night show, the 44 qualified riders then compete to get into the championship-points paying main event, where 22 positions are available.
Lining up for a main event is the ultimate goal for Golden but she's hesitant to look too far ahead because she said setting a fast lap has been a big hurdle. She's not nervous yet about her first race in Texas but said she eventually "probably will be".
In late August, Golden broke her left thumb at a motocross race in Washougal, Washington and spent two months off the bike. She started training at a supercross track in late October. Golden, who lives in Lake Elsinore, California, said the injury was a major contributing factor to racing 250SX East instead of 250SX West.
"Right now it's just more just getting in the track time," she said. "I have enough in to know there's a lot of work to be done. I just need to get my confidence back up on the track."
By Brett Smith | ESPN.com

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Supercross: FIM Issues Release On James Stewart

By Kit Palmer | 12/17/2014 10:37 AM
Following Yoshimura Suzuki’s statement regarding the suspension levied on James Stewart for testing positive for an illegal substance earlier this year, the FIM issued its own release on the matter. In it, it states that Stewart has been suspended from racing for 16 months, beginning in April of 2014 when his urine sample was taken following the Seattle Supercross. This means that he will be eligible to race again after August 11, well into the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship. He would miss all but the last two rounds in Utah and Indiana.
In addition, all points he earned while racing after the Seattle Supercross, will be stripped with the series standings in Supercross and motocross adjusted accordingly.
The FIM release is as follows:
On 12 April 2014, Mr James Stewart, Jr. underwent an anti-doping test conducted by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, held at the Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington. The urine sample obtained from Mr Stewart revealed the presence of a prohibited substance (amphetamine) listed in the category S6. Stimulant under a) Non-specified Stimulants and prohibited in competition under the FIM Anti- doping Code (CAD) in force.
On 17 June, in accordance with Article 7.6.1 CAD, the FIM provisionally suspended Mr Stewart with effect from 20 June pending the CDI’s decision adjudicating on the merits of the case. Since then, Mr Stewart has been provisionally barred from participating in any competition. The case was referred to CDI and Mr Anand Sashidharan of India was appointed by the Director of the International Commission of Judges (CJI) as CDI Single Judge to hear the case.
In consideration of Article 8.1.1 CAD and Article 3.3.2 of the FIM Disciplinary and Arbitration Code, Mr Stewart was heard by the CDI during a Hearing at the Best Western Hotel at Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland, on 23 October 2014.
The CDI has now issued its decision. On the merits, the CDI found that it was undisputable that Mr Stewart had committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.1 CAD which states in particular that “[i]t is each Rider’s personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited substance enters his or her body(...)”. The CDI further found that this was the first anti-doping rule violation recognised against Mr Stewart.
Taking into consideration all the evidence adduced, the CDI considered that, on the balance of probabilities, Mr Stewart had established how the prohibited substance had entered his body. Accordingly, the Judge was able to apply Article 10.5.2 of the CAD. Considering all the circumstances and having regard to Mr Stewart’s degree of fault and negligence, the CDI Single Judge came to the conclusion that the appropriate sanction to be imposed on Mr Stewart was a period of ineligibility of 16 (sixteen) months. The CDI further ruled that the period of ineligibility would commence on 12 April 2014 (date of the collection of the sample). Consequently, the period of ineligibility imposed on Mr. James Stewart will end on 11 August 2015 at midnight.
In accordance with Article 10.8 of the CAD, the CDI ruled that Mr Stewart is disqualified from all competitions in which he participated (including the four rounds of the 2014 national Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series) subsequent to the collection of the sample (12 April 2014) and all results he obtained in those competitions are cancelled with all the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes. The FIM will therefore modify the rankings of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, accordingly.
An appeal against the decision of the CDI may be lodged by the parties before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne (Switzerland) within 21 days of the date of receipt of the CDI decision pursuant to Article 13.6 of the 2014 FIM Anti-Doping Code.
The full reasoned decision was notified to Mr Stewart on 12 December 2014 and will be published on the FIM website in due course.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Bultaco rides again with all-electric motorcycles: The Rapitan and Rapitan Sport

It’s been 13 years since a bike came out with the famous Bultaco thumbs-up logo on its side. By 2001 the once-glorious road racing days of this Spanish motorcycle company had ground to a halt, and only retro off-road two stroke enthusiasts and trials riders really heard the name. But that’s set to change, as the brand is about to resurrect itself as an electric motorcycle manufacturer, starting in 2015. Bultaco today revealed two prototypes that point the way forward – the Rapitan and Rapitan Sport. Both feature 53 horsepower, 92 lb.ft electric motors, Hossack-style front end suspension and enough battery storage to get over 200 km (125 miles) in town.
Founded by MotoGP star Sete Gibernau’s grandfather back in 1958, Bultaco built a series of successful road and road race bikes through the 60s and 70s, peaking in the late 70s when Spanish rider Angel Nieto rode the brand to two 50cc world Grand Prix championships, and multiple wins in the 125cc Grand Prix class.
Between the 1970s and when the brand name was last used in 2001, Bultaco was best known for its two-stroke off road and trials bikes.
But Paco Bultó, Bultaco’s founder, wasn’t himself a fan of the peaky two-stroke powerband. His son Paco Bultó junior remembers that his father "always said that the ideal scenario would be a constant torque engine with the same response as any system for a motorcycle without gear shifts… And at the end he said: as if we had an electrical engine."
Bultó senior might not be around to see it, but it seems the brand is ready to go in just that direction. The electric motorcycle segment feels like it’s right on the edge of a tipping point, ready to relegate petrol-powered motorcycles to long-range touring duties, and the Bultaco brand is being resurrected with some very sexy looking new prototypes.
The Rapitan and Rapitan Sport are the first glimpses we’ll get of the 2015 launch, an extremely handsome roadster and a retro-electric flat tracker. At the heart of both bikes is a custom-developed powerplant, the Bultaco Powercore eMK1, which makes some 40 kW (53 hp) and 125 Nm (92 lb.ft) of torque.
Apart from the bikes’ unique and funky looks, they aim to differentiate themselves in two key ways. Firstly, with a Norm Hossack-style front end suspension similar to the Telelever system BMW uses on many of its road bikes. This kind of suspension system does an outstanding job of controlling brake dive, and separating braking from turning forces, keeping the bike’s geometry much more constant as you’re braking into corners than a traditional telescopic fork.
Secondly, Bultaco believes it has found a more efficient way to use regenerative braking to put energy back into the bikes’ batteries. "The Bultaco Drive Train System (DTS), unlike other electrical two-wheeled vehicles, enables the maximum energy performance to be yielded from regenerative braking. This is possible because the technology applied to the chassis maximizes the rear wheels’ adherence during braking, which enables a considerable electrical braking torque to be applied.”
Certainly, our recent test of the Zero SR found that even with regenerative braking turned up to maximum levels, motor braking was extremely weak, so it’ll be interesting to see how much difference the Bultaco system can make, both in terms of usable regen braking and battery range extension.
The bulk of the 189 kg (416 lb) weight is kept low, which should make these two very quick-steering bikes. It also opens up enough free space where the Rapitan's tank would normally be to store a full-face helmet. Anyone who ever owned a Suzuki Across will know exactly how handy that chunk of storage can be.
By the time the new Bultaco bikes launch in 2015, they’ll be well behind the curve if they don’t beef up the power and torque output, but they’ll sure have a heck of a presence on the roads. We look forward to riding the next chapter in the Bultaco story, and wish the new owners a big thumbs-up!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jeremy McGrath Back To Kawasaki

Jeremy McGrath Reunites with Kawasaki
 —PRESS RELEASE—
Irvine, Calif. (November 19, 2014) – After nearly 25 years, “Showtime” is coming back to Kawasaki.  Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced today that Jeremy McGrath has entered into a role as brand ambassador. The seven-time Monster Energy Supercross champion returns to Kawasaki Team Green™ and will promote Kawasaki’s complete product line, including the KX™, Mule™, Ninja®, Jetski® and Teryx® brands.

“As the top grass roots racing program in the industry, I am excited to reunite with the team and do everything I can to promote Kawasaki and help all of the Team Green riders,” said McGrath. “During my racing career and even since retirement, I always kept my eye on Team Green for the next stars of our sport. At this stage in my life, giving back to the sport I love is a top priority, and for that I feel Kawasaki is the best fit.”
McGrath earned his first supercross win aboard a Kawasaki KX™125 in 1990 while racing for the prestigious Kawasaki Team Green program. Along with his promotional duties, McGrath will also serve as a mentor to the Kawasaki Team Green and professional factory supported riders, passing along advice from his many years at the top of the sport.

“Kawasaki is excited to have Jeremy back,” said Kawasaki Director of Marketing Chris Brull. “For him to come back to his roots and begin another relationship with Kawasaki truly is a complement to our products and brand. It is very fitting that Jeremy will join Ryan Villopoto, a four-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion in specific promotions of KX bikes.”

After more than 30 successful years, the idea that launched the program remains the same. Team Green supports riders at all levels and ensure everyone who rides a Kawasaki is part of the Kawasaki family of owners, riders, dealers and technicians spread across the country. With McGrath’s addition to the Kawasaki family, it only strengthens the brand’s reputation for building champions.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Henry Ford Honors Racing Legend Dan Gurney with Edison-Ford Medal

(Dearborn, MI – Oct. 30, 2014) – The Henry Ford paid tribute to racing legend Dan Gurney on October 29 during a special ceremony at Henry Ford Museum, awarding him the Edison-Ford Medal for his ingenuity and lifetime of innovative achievements. The Edison-Ford Medal is designed to honor those who fully leverage the creative, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that resides in every one of us. Special guest Charlie Rose, talk show host, journalist and co-anchor of “CBS This Morning, served as Master of Ceremonies.

“It is a great honor to award the Edison-Ford Medal to Mr. Gurney, whose success and contributions both on and off the race track have played a pivotal role in shaping American auto racing into what it is today,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “We are very privileged at The Henry Ford to be able to share his inspiring story of ingenuity and innovation through our collections with our visitors every day.”


In addition to a number of memorable wins in a variety of racing categories, Gurney established himself not only as one of racing’s most successful drivers, but also as an innovative car builder and team owner. Gurney’s wide-ranging curiosity and hands-on attitude have resulted in a number of innovations including the downforce-increasing “Gurney flap” and the “rolling wind tunnel,” built at his race shop, All American Racers, to test the at-speed aerodynamics of scale models.
(Caption:  Dan Gurney with the '67 LeMans-winning Ford Mark IV race car)

Gurney is also tied to several automobiles that are part of The Henry Ford’s world premier automotive collection, including the 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept Car driven at Watkins Glen, the 1965 Lotus-Ford Race Car that Jim Clark used to win the 1965 Indianapolis 500, and the 1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car, used for perhaps his most famous win at the 1967 24 Hours of LeMans. After winning that race, Gurney famously sprayed the crowd with champagne, starting a racing tradition. 

Dan Gurney is only the second recipient of the Edison-Ford Medal. Established in 1989 on the 60th anniversary of The Henry Ford, the medal was awarded that year to Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the Father of the Quality Evolution.

(Caption:  Edsel B. Ford II, Dan Gurney, PBS'Charlie Rose, Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, and Christian Overland, executive vice president of The Henry Ford)



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2015 Monster Energy Supercross TV Schedule Announced

AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® and FOX Sports announced today the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, television schedule that includes 17 live races, headlined by the first-ever live FOX network broadcast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, April 25.
The 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season opens Saturday, Jan. 3, in Anaheim, Calif., with the first of 12 live races on FOX Sports 1. Three races currently are scheduled to air live on FOX Sports 2, with all races available live through the FOX Sports GO app, which will provide live streaming of every Monster Energy Supercross race.
“The 2015 Monster Energy Supercross television package on FOX Sports is a testament to the network’s strengthening commitment to help grow the Monster Energy Supercross brand,” said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports. “The 2015 television package is the strongest ever and signifies a major milestone with the first ever live airing on FOX Broadcast Network.  The riders, teams, manufacturers, sponsors, and entire sport will be elevated by the live network broadcast on FOX.  This is a major announcement that is great for everyone involved, including the broad viewing audience.”
A key change to the races in 2015 will be the start time for all races (except East Rutherford). Each race will start 30 minutes earlier, at 7:00pm local race time, with the afternoon pit parties also starting 30 minutes earlier at Noon local race time.  This is a better race time, and television time, for Monster Energy Supercross fans, including those on the east coast.
Monster Energy Supercross’ international television footprint, which reached over 100 countries in 2014, will be announced soon and will once again include live television in Australia, among others.  All in, there has never been more live television, more viewers, or more global broadcast hours for Monster Energy Supercross.
“Monster Energy Supercross offers some of the most intense on-track action in all of motor sports and we believe we have put together a very strong television package for 2015,” said Patrick Crakes, FOX Sports SVP of Programming, Scheduling and Content Strategy.
The FOX Sports broadcast team of Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig and Jenny Taft returns in 2015, with guest analyst appearances from five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael.
Additional television announcements surrounding the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross seasons will be coming shortly. 2015 Monster Energy Supercross television schedule (all times ET and subject to change):

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bell Moto-9 Flex Off-Road Helmet


Bell Helmets has introduced the Moto-9 Flex – its newest motocross helmet offering a radical advancement in managing energy across the wide array of impact scenarios common with off-road motorcycling. At the heart of the Moto-9 Flex is Bell’s exclusive “progressive layering” technology – a system of three unique protective materials, each designed to address specific impact velocities while simultaneously working in harmony to deliver Bell’s most comprehensive level of protection available today.
 
With helmet manufacturers recently touting innovations for specific scenarios, such as low speed or rotational impacts, Bell has created a helmet that effectively addresses various possible scenario, including high, medium or low speed, or rotational impacts. In off-road racing, where a bevy of impact scenarios are possible, it seemed only logical for Bell to develop a helmet that effectively addresses many potential impacts. 
 
Together with the Advanced Concepts Group at BRG Sports, Bell discovered Expanded Polyolefin (EPO), which actually works in tandem with the often used Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) layering systems. EPO is a soft and flexible low-density polymer that, when placed between the EPP and EPS layers, dampens low-threshold impacts.
 
By combining these three materials at varying densities Bell has created an energy management system that excels in low, mid, and high-speed impacts. Along with the three potential impact speeds, Bell has addressed rotational energy management by engineering a “slip zone” within the Moto-9 Flex impact liner. The “slip zone” allows for subtle movement between the inner layers and works to reduce rotational energy transfer from angular impacts. 
 
Bell also addressed head comfort with the Moto-9 Flex, with its “Adaptive Fit” system containing a segmented construction in the EPO layer, which conforms to a rider’s head for a better fit and more predictable energy management. To further improve comfort, Bell included its top-of-the-line Velocity Flow Ventilation system, which offers maximum helmet ventilation and temperature control.
 
Moto-9 Flex technologies include a lightweight composite carbon shell, a velocity flow ventilation system for maximum cooling, a fully adjustable Flying Bridge Visor with air intake vents, and QuickFlip visor screws for easy adjustment even with gloves on.

The helmet will be available for purchase in Jan. 2015 @ www.thehelmeman.com and shipment should arrive in March 2015.

Certification: Snell M2015, DOT  Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
 

Retails for $599.95.  

Monday, October 6, 2014

RYAN VILLOPOTO TO RACE 2015 ISDE?

Transmoto‘s close friends at Enduro21 have reported that Ryan Villopoto is seriously (nah, like, seriously) considering racing the 2015 International Six Days Enduro in Slovakia… Here’s what they’re saying:
Enduro21 has learned that Ryan Villopoto is seriously considering racing the 2015 ISDE in Slovakia. Already set to be in Europe next year, it’s understood that he will take a little time out from his motocross commitments to race the Six Days…
“It’s an event Ryan would do well at,” commented Brian, a man with a name similar to Ryan. “He’s an awesome ruts rider, and most people are expecting there’ll be lots of ruts in Slovakia. He’ll be awesome – a real surprise package given the right machinery.”
The bike the-most-awesomest-rider-of-nearly-all-time will race is not yet known. But speculation is rife that it’ll either be a mid-90s Jeff Fredett’s KDX or something else, most likely fitted with Bark Busters and an auto-clutch.
Believed to be super-pumped about the prospect of visiting Slovakia next September, sorcerers close to the rider that’s won lots of indoor races lately believe that he’ll have the 2015 MXGP title wrapped up and will be free to follow his heart and race in the woods.
“There won’t be any clashes with other races, even if Ryan hasn’t managed to win the MXGP title by then. Ryan’s a big deal, he knows people, knows people who know people, and has people who know people. A championship schedule is never really fixed, I’m sure things will get switched up to allow Ryan to race the six days.”
As is often the case, no sooner had Enduro21 learned about Villopoto’s plans to race Six Days, the conspiracy theorists were already busy doing the math, putting two and two together and coming up with completely crazy nonsense.
“Everything Ryan has planned for 2015 – the move to Europe, racing the Six Days, it’s all about Dakar. It’s just amazing no one can see that. It’s so f**king obvious,” commented someone who reads the internet. “If Ryan can get his head around fries with mayonnaise while in Europe then he’s as good as ready for Dakar. Everyone knows the culinary challenges the event throws up are way harder to deal with than any other aspect of the event.
“He’s super adaptable so no one doubts that by January 2016 he’ll be ready for spit-roast Alpaca, or whatever the hell it is they eat in the Dakar bivouac every night. The ISDE is simply about adjusting to a bike with a light on the front of it, just like his Dakar machine will have…”
Stay tuned for further developments (or don’t).
By Transmoto