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  • 01:29

    Talking Motorcycles with Norm Nelson...a true adventure motorcyclist

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    Many of us have ridden coast to coast. We do it on Harley-Davidson Ultra Classics, BMW R1200GS's, Honda Gold Wings or RT's. Our guest tonight has done it many times. It is always an adventure whatever we choose to ride. Norm Nelson defines an adventure motorcyclist. 

    His prize 1958 Harley-Davidson Sportster has been his choice for two coast to coast rides to Alaska including all the way up the Alcan Highway. The interesting thing is those two trips were 25 years apart!

    Norm has competed in two coast to coast Motorcycle Cannonball twice. In his first effort he finished third. His second try resulted in a second place finish. In 2016, Norm Nelson will compete in his third Motorcycle Cannonball. This time he will be riding a 1911 Reading Standard 500cc Single cylinder, single speed motorcycle that is little more than a bicycle frame with about 5 horsepower.

    All motorcycle road racers would like to say they have won at the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway. Norm Nelson has 7 wins at Daytona. Six of those victories were on a 1950 Norton Manx!

    In this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone powered by Crosley Brands, we learn a great deal about a true adventure touring motorcyclist. Meet Norman Frederick Nelson!

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  • 01:27

    Talking Motorcycles with Triumph Motorcycles/Ramspur Calistoga National

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    Triumph Motorcycles is doing something they have not done since the 60's by sponsoring a Grand National!

    The Ramspur Winery Calistoga Half Mile National presented by Triumph Motorcycles

    Terry Otton of Ramspur Winery and his partners are promoting the Calistoga Half Mile and they are announcing that Triumph Motorcycles has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor. We get all the backstories of how this package came together, who is involved and what it means to the race and the sport. This is the second year they have promoted this race and they are bringing back popular features and adding new ones!

    George Latus is the owner of Latus Motors Racing Factory Triumph team who will be competing at the Ramspur Winery Calistoga Half Mile. They are also fierce competitors in the MotoAmerica Series with their rider Bobby Fong currently 6th heading into the championship race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. What does it take to race with teams in two different series while managing your motorcycle dealerships? We get answers to that and more as George calls in from Washington State to join us!

    Bill Gately is the owner of the Bonneville Performance Factory Triumph team and he joins us to catch us up on the on track and off track activities of his team. Following the Black Hills Half Mile he had a banged up rider, Jake Shoemaker, and a badly damaged Triumph flat track motorcycle. How bad was the aftermath of the 80mph contact with the fencing? Get answers to that and what it means for Triumph Motorcycles to come on board at Calistoga from a lifelong Triumph guy who has a long standing relationship with the factory in this episode!

    Steve Bidlack of Triumph Motorcycles joins us as well!

  • 00:02

    Talking Motorcycles with Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Chuck Koro

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    We ride motorcycles for a multitude of reasons. The movie "Why We Ride" illustrated many of them. I have mine and you have yours. Regardless of why we ride there are times when things go badly. As motorcyclist we go down. What we do in the minutes, hours, days and weeks that follow a motorcycle accident makes a difference. Do you know what those things are?

    Chuck Koro with Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys joins us in this episode to educate and inform us on the answers to those questions and more. We will delve deeply into the topic of motorcycle accident and injury. Together we will learn valuable information about this all important topic to us all. 

    The old adage is that there are two types of motorcycle riders, those that have gone down and those that will. We may add one more and that is those that will again. Accidents of many types are a fact of life in motorcycling. It is a subject we may prefer to avoid but that may be a costly mistake!

    Thank you for listening to this episode of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone powered by Crosley Brands!

    Special thanks to: The Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires and Bell Powersports.

  • 01:08

    Talking Motorcycles with Larry Little about AimExpo 2016

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    Larry Little was part of the team that founded the Aim Expo in Orlando. It has now been announced that Aim Expo has been sold and now is under the MIC banner. Larry joins us to bring us up to speed about the sale of the fastest growing motorcycle trade show in North America. 

    Larry is never at a loss for words and is the man responsible for the tremendous growth of this trade show that combines a manufacture trade show with a consumer trade show. The concept is an obvious hit amongs industry insiders and motorcyclists. We have many questions about the 2016 show in Orlando. Larry will bring us the answers!

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  • 01:28

    Talking Motorcycles with Roland Sands of Roland Sands Designs/LeMastus Crosley!

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    Roland Sands of Roland Sands Designs kicks off our all new show!


    We are very excited to present this episode with one of the most prolific motorcycle builders/customizers of our time. Roland has put his touches on just about every type of motorcycle ever built. He and his team have contributed an amazing body of work to the motorcycle community. It is difficult to imagine the total number of hours involved in these amazing builds.


    In addition, he is involved with the IV League Flat Trackproject and that is the epicenter of Flat Track Hooliganmotorcycle races. When the AMA Pro Flat Track series rolls into Las Vegas for the championship event/Superprestigio of the America's weekend, the event will feature the Super Hooligan races!


    Hehas joined forces with Richie Morris Racing racing to promote the talents of Shayna Texter in GNC1 Grand National racing.

    What more does he have going on? We find out in the special edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone powered by Crosley Brands!


    Crosley Brands' Bo LeMastus joins us to discuss AMA Pro Flat Track and his ARCA season.



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  • 01:06

    Talking Motorcycles with Royal Enfield NA President Rod Copes

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    Royal Enfield is one of the biggest names in motorcycling in India and is the world’s oldest motorcycle company to be in continuous production, has named Rod Copes as its President for North America. Rod will now be responsible for driving the business in the United  States and Canada for Royal Enfield. With Copes on board Royal Enfield fully intends on rapidly expanding its brand in the US of A, which is also its top export market at present.

    Royal Enfield NA President Rod Copes joins us for this episode of Talking Motorcycles to bring us up to speed on their plans for the North American market going forward. Their new distribution center is located in the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The new game plan includes factory owned retail stores. 




    Rod Copes had a 20 year history with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. His final position with Harley-Davidson was Director of Global Sales and Customer Service. This would appear an unlikely career path for a man with a Masters degree in engineering, He brings to Royal Enfield understanding of global markets as well as the North American market. 

    We will discuss the current product line of 500cc long stroke powerplants and get some hints as to new models that may be in the pre-production phase.

    As the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world, Royal Enfield has a game plan for success in North America and we are excited to have the opportunity to go inside the mind of the man who will lead the charge in America!

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    The Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Crosley Brands, Dunlop Motorcycle Tire, Bell Helmets and NextMotoChampion.com!

  • 01:20

    Talking Motorcycles with Corinna Mantlo/Motorcycle Film Festival

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    Corinna Mantlo returns to Talking Motorcycles to bring us up to speed on the2015 Motorcycle Film Festival, which is scheduled for Sept. 23-27 in Brooklyn, N.Y. As the event's co-founder, Corinna is definitely on the cutting edge of the motorcycle film culture. Interestingly, she will be calling in from Cine Meccanica where they are previewing the 1968 movie Girl on a Motorcycle, featuring the great Marianne Faithful!


    Corinna is completely immersed in the Cafe culture and is a very interesting and talented lady who lives, sleeps and breathes the vintage scene, enjoying both vintage motorcycles and vintage cars as a lifestyle!


    We will also tell you how to enter to WIN FREE Dunlop tires! It's easy and fun to enter! You can't win if you don't enter!


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    Special thanks to: Harley-Davidson, Crosley Brands, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Bell Helmets and NextMotoChampion.com!

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  • 01:22

    Talking Motorcycles with JD Beach, Jake Gagne, Danny Walker and Yve Assad

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    JD Beach is the newly crowned MotoAmerica Supersport Champion and he joins us LIVE! The versatile rider is a National Number AMA Pro Flat Track GNC1 flat track racer who just happens to be one of the best road racers in America as well. With eight wins in 2015, JD convincingly won the championship in a crowded field of fast competitors on great equipment. The Graves Motorsports Yamaha team gave him a great ride and he was on point all season!

    Jake Gagne is the 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 class champion! Riding for Danny Walker's Roadrace Factory Yamaha team, he was the class of the field. What's in store for 2015? Europe? Many believe Jake is one of the most talented racers in the world. We have many questions and he will have answers!

    Danny Walker came on the show pre-season and told us his goal was to win the Superstock 1000 championship with Jake Gagne on a Yamaha R1. We look forward to hearing Danny's valuable insight and his outlook for the road ahead. The team took on a major challenge with three riders on 600's in addition to Gagne.

    Yve Assad has a beautiful vision. She "creates with light" every time she picks up a camera. She tours many miles per year on her vintage BMW airhead traveling the two lanes of America in search of images that captivate. We look forward to catching up with Yve and discovering her most recent work and where she envisions her career in the months and years ahead.

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  • 01:30

    Talking Motorcycles with Stayin Safe's Eric Trow!

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    The Stayin’ Safe experience combines the pleasures of motorcycle touring with real world, real-time advanced skills coaching. Regardless of which tour you choose, our programs are similar in that they offer riders of nearly every motorcycle type a fun opportunity to enjoy some of the best riding roads and attractions in the country while also learning advanced visual strategies and techniques for smoother cornering and safer riding. With a target ratio of three or four participants to each tour leader/coach, we conduct our instructional tours primarily on mountain roads, in rural settings and smallish towns with limited riding on divided highways and in urban environments (although we do have custom programs available for this type of riding).

    Using one-way radio communication, coaching commentary is provided during the tour in real-world riding situations. This approach enables riders to apply new visual strategies and to sharpen cornering and braking skills en route in real time. In addition to the real-time coaching, our tour leaders/coaches conduct “chalk talks”, creating a virtual classroom along the roadside. These breaks provide opportunities to illustrate concepts, discuss techniques and address any questions participants may have. Our training tours are not fast sport rides and all riding sessions begin slowly. When conditions permit, we do sometimes enjoy an “adult” pace. At times we will ride at the pace of the slowest rider, but never at a faster pace than each rider is comfortable with.

    Eric Trow of Stayin Safe joins us for a full episode of Talking Motorcycles and we expect to learn much about staying off the ground, having more fun and being smoother!

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  • 01:56

    Talking Motorcycles with Jared Mees/Jeff Gordon/AMA Rookie Class of '79

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    In this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone we preview the legendary Springfield Mile II! Our guest lineup for this episode is epic!

    Charlie Roberts and Scott Parker join us to discuss the AMA Rookies Class of 79 and Friends' involvement in the Springfield Mile II event on Labor Day weekend. They have an amazing weekend of activities planned and we hear all about it.

    Jeff Gordon, of Speedway Engine Development Inc, will be calling in to discuss their high-profile win at the Don Tilley Memorial AMA Pro Grand National at Charlotte and his thoughts on the team's approach to the Springfield Mile II. As engine builder, Jeff works closely with Rick Howerton on the Howerton Motorsports/Villa-Esparza/Crosley Radio Kawasaki ridden by National #42 Bryan Smith. 

    Jared Mees retains the point lead by a narrow six-point margin over Bryan Smith following his disappointing DNF at Charlotte. It was a near mirror image of the results from Harley-Davidson Flat Track at ESPN X-Games Austin. Chasing down Bryan Smith there was a shower of sparks from the tailpipe of the Las Vegas HD/Rogers Racing XR750 ending his race one lap short of completition. Now as the team approaches the Springfield Mile II and the balance of the season, what shall be his strategy? The reigning 2014 AMA Pro GNC1 champion joins us LIVE on the show!

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  • 01:17

    Talking Motorcycles with Harley-Davidson Motor Company LIVE from Sturgis!

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    The 75th Sturgis Rally is expected to draw 1,000,000 motorcyclists and it is well underway! It is a who's who of motorcycling with everything a motorcycle enthusiast could possibly ask for. Talking Motorcycles is looking for the inside story of Sturgis 2015 and these two guests will provide the updates!

    Kris Schoonover, Event Manager and Execution Manager for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company calls us LIVE from the heartbeat of Sturgis with updates concerning all the amazing events happening in 2015. We go inside the bike shows, AMA Pro Flat Track Black Hills event and the kickoff of the 75 year deal Harley has struck to sponsor Sturgis. This should be a fun conversation with a real motorcycle enthusiast who loves it all!

    Terry Rymer of Black Hills Harley-Davidson joins us LIVE to update the events at Exit 55 plus the Grand National Flat Track and much more! The Black Hills Half Mile event has seen their share of rain outs and we are in hopes this year we will be getting a post race report from a completed event! Black Hills HD is fully supporting the event. It was originally called the Sturgis Rally and Races and thanks to Terry and his team it once again is about flat track motorcycle racing!

    In this episode we kick off our third Dunlop motorcycle tire give a way! We will reveal how to enter to win! 

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    Special thanks to: the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Crosley Radio/Crosley Brands, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Bell Powersports, Motorcycle-Superstore.com and NextMotoChampion.com!

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