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  • 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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  • 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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  • 01:56

    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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  • 01:35

    Talking Motorcycles with Yamaha's Keith McCarty - Hall of Fame Inductee

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    Keith McCarty joined Yamaha in 1977 and currently oversees the company's US racing operations. He will be inducted in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in October.Yamaha's Keith McCarty will be inducted to the AMA Motorcycle Hall on October 17 in Orlando, Florida, as part of the 2015 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in conjunction with the annual AIMExpo at the Orange County Convention Center.

    Keith McCarty's first job as a motorcycle mechanic was for US Suzuki in 1973 for rider Mike Runyard. In 1975-76, he wrenched for AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Tony DiStefano, winning two 250cc AMA National Motocross Championships. When the motocross schedule didn't conflict, he worked with the Hall of Fame duo of Erv Kanemoto and Gary Nixon in road racing.

    In January, 1977, McCarty began his long career with Yamaha as the mechanic for AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Bob "Hurricane" Hannah. McCarty has remained in Yamaha's racing division ever since, working as mechanic, supervisor, department manager and, most recently, division manager for all of Yamaha's US racing activities.

    Cameron Beaubier and Josh Hayes join us with stories and examples of who Keith McCarty is and how he has impacted their lives and their careers. They are but two talented riders of many that Keith has aided and assisted in their growth and personal development as professional motorcycle racers. 

    We are excited to have Keith on the show and I am certain it will be both entertaining and informative!

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  • 00:58

    Talking Motorcycles with Melissa Paris/Dark Horse Pros

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    Melissa Paris is an extremely talented American motorcycle road racer. Her career continues to move forward largely due to her quest for success. We are excited to bring Melissa on to discuss her season and the path that has led her to where she is today! Among other accomplishments, Melissa was the first female to ever compete in World Supersport competition. Now she sets her sights on her return to the MotoAmerica Series in the USA! She is off to a great start on the 2015 season.

    We are all aware of the various crowdfunding options for professional athletes and racers. In this edition, we discuss with Melissa what steered her in the direction of crowdfunding and why she chose Dark Horse Pros


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  • 01:16

    Talking Motorcycles with Wayne Rainey/Aksland/Carruthers Unplugged

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    MotoAmerica Unplugged!

    With 5 events completed and 4 remaining on the 2015 MotoAmerica schedule we go inside the first season with the decision makers!

    Paul Carruthers is the Communications Manager for MotoAmerica. We discuss their fan outreach and evaluate the successes, ideas for improvements and plans moving forward.

    Chuck Aksland is the A in KRAVE. As one of the partners Chuck is involved in nearly every aspect of the sport and the organization. We take a look at the season to date, what is working as well as what can be improved. Their are many moving parts to a professional road racing series. Chuck invested about 20 years as a key player in the Kenny Roberts operation and understands all those pieces and parts.

    Wayne Rainey is a 2 time AMA Superbike Champion and three time 500cc World Champion and serves as President of MotoAmerica. We will discover his thinking about the series at this point in their first season and evaluate successes and perhaps disappointments. Wayne is a man of action who can be seen circulating in the paddock area at every round of the series interacting with teams, fans, sponsors and promoters. In every respect he is hands on.

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  • 01:06

    Talking Motorcycles with Brad Baker/Brandon Cretu

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    Brad "The Bullet" Baker won the AMA Pro Flat Track Hagerstown 1/2 Mile National in 2013. The track is perfectly suited for the Harley-Davidson XR750 and Brad's riding style. We talk to the 2013 Grand National Champion about that plus the Harley-Davidson Flat Track at ESPN X-Games Austin!

    Brandon Cretu has competed in the Isle of Man TT 7 times. In our quest to learn more about the highly technical and extremely dangerous event, we will discuss all aspects of the TT with Brandon plus the Macau GP and much more in this special edition of Talking Motorcycles powered by SOZO!

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  • 01:25

    Talking Motorcycles Isle of Man TT/Brian Nitto/Sasha Valentine

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    In this edition of Talking Motorcycles we get behind the scenes stories and information about the just completed Isle of Man TT in the UK. The legendary event is historic in nature and is one of the most challenging and dangerous road racing events on the planet. 

    Brian Nitto of 55 Productions has spent the last 10 years capturing racing images of some of the best riders in the world. He just returned from shooting the Isle of Man TT and declares it an almost life changing experience. The glamor, the excitement, the danger and the professionalism of the event made an indelible mark on Brian and he joins us to discuss everything he learned and experience on the tiny island.


    Sasha Valentine of CaferacerXXX is joining us to discuss the every growing cafe scene. She has worked tirelessly to put together a ride to the Hagerstown, Maryland round of the AMA Pro Grand National Series. Sasha is from the DC area, knows all the great roads and road side attractions. We are very excited to have this vibrant motorcyclist on the program.

  • 01:25

    Talking Motorcycles with David Aldana and Brian Slark

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    Talking Motorcycles proudly presents another episode as a part of our AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Series. 

    David Aldana, 1999 Hall of Fame inductee, became famous early in his career for his "all or nothing" mentality as a professional motorcycle racer. He was a rookie expert in AMA Grand National competition in 1970. He went on to place 3rd in the Championship winning three Grand Nationals along the way. In total, David won 4 Grand Nationals in his flat track career. He competed in nearly every form of motorcycle racing including motocross and road racing. During his road racing career he was a factory rider for Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda. In 1981 he teamed up with Mike Baldwin to win the SUZUKA 8 Hour Endurance Race in front of 10's of thousands of fans. Suzuka was at that time, one of the most prestigious road races in the world and the one race everyone wanted to win. Known for his black leathers with the white skeleton outline in the front, Aldana was and continues to be a fan favorite world wide.

    Brian Slark, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, was one of the people who gets credit for the creation of motocross in America. He was at one time the importer of the Rickman Metisse. Brian assisted Hall of Famer, Dave Mungenast in the creation of a vintage motorcycle museum in St. Louis. He then helped create the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama. Today Barber is considered the premier vintage motorcycle museum in the world and Brian oversees the restoration work in their shop as Technical Director. If you have a Clymer Service Manual published from 1971 through 1984, the teardown work was likely performed by Brian Slark.

    Both of the legendary men will be on hand at the 16th annual Riding Into History event this weekend!

  • 01:13

    Talking Motorcycles with Eslick/MotoAmerica/De Keyrel

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    MotoAmerica puts on their first event at the Virginia International Raceway this weekend and we have three key guests tonight who will talk about racing and what goes on behind the scenes at the event.

    Danny Eslick is a two-time winner of the Daytona 200 and holds three AMA Pro Road Racing championship titles. This talented and fast pro has been forced to sit out the first two MotoAmerica rounds in 2015! He joins us tonight to talk about his new ride with the Turbo Turtle Racing Team riding their CBR1000RR's starting at Virginia International Raceway this weekend!  

    Kaleb De Keyrel is about to have a new teammate coming into the VIR round. We hear from this talented young pro racer about that, his view on his career to date, and what his goals are for the balance of the season. The family-owned team is moving forward!

    Paul Carruthers is the Communication Manager for MotoAmerica and joins us to discuss their season so far. With two rounds behind them, we take a look at the refinements they are making along the way. Paul will clue us in on MotoAmerica's big plans for this weekend's Virginia International Raceway event that includes lots of fan-friendly entertainment.

    Bill Robinson joins us with all the important details of this years Riding Into History vintage motorcycle show in St. Augustine, Florida!  

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