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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 01:06

    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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  • 01:17

    Talking Motorcycles with Author/Motorcyclist Clement Salvadori

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    World motorcycle traveler Clement Salvadori returns with another great road book. This time, he brings enthusiasts 30 stories covering 50 years of travel by motorcycle to odd spots around the planet. Readers can follow him through war-torn Vietnam to the sybaritic pleasures of camping out in a South African wilderness area, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, from 1957 to 2010.


    While the motorcycle is always at the heart of these stories, far more important are Salvadori's impressions of the countries he rides through and the people he meets along the way. He artfully injects history, sociology, politics, and economics into the mix, and comes up with fresh and vivid descriptions of the many places he has been. On these journeys, he was frequently told, "The road doesn't go that way, you can't get there from here." But, for Salvadori, bad roads, bridgeless rivers, and seemingly insurmountable mountains were always part of the fun—if one may call it that. A big part of the adventure was to find a way, even when there was supposedly none.


    Clement Salvadori bought his first motorcycle as a teenager and has been riding ever since—in more than 70 countries on six continents. A well-known name in motorcycle journalism, he has written over 1,000 articles for several dozen motorcycle magazines, and is the author of a number of popular travel books on the sport, including the bestselling 101 Road Tales, a collection of amusing and engaging stories from his popular monthly column in Rider magazine. He lives in southern California with his wife, Sue.


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  • 01:15

    Talking Motorcycles with Patrick Simmons/Doobie Bros

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    Talking (life, love, music and...) Motorcycles with
    Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers


    and Special Guest Cris Sommer Simmons 



    Daytona Beach, FL (April 7, 2015) One of the celebrated singer/songwriters of our time joins us this Wednesday night on Talking Motorcycles. Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers has written and performed some of the best music of our lifetime and he joins us for tonight's show. Patrick is passionate about vintage motorcycles and recently competed in the coast to coast Motorcycle Cannonball on his 1928 Harley-Davidson JD. He was a guest on our show live at the Hilton Daytona Beach for the kickoff of the 2014 Cannonball and has agreed to be our guest for the full hour and we are most excited to have Patrick on the show.
     


    The bonus is that Patrick will be joined on the show by his wife Cris Sommer Simmons. She has been a major player in motorcycling for many years and recently released her third book on the subject. The Cannonball Diary documents her coast to coast ride in 2010 on a 1915 Harley-Davidson affectionately known as Effie. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors and has encouraged women around the world to get out and ride. In addition to her 1915 H-D, Cris also owns several modern motorcycles.


     


    Patrick and Cris met in Sturgis in 1989 - Tonight's program will provide an insight to these great guests that you will not learn anywhere else!


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  • 01:41

    Talking Motorcycles HD X-Games Wrap Up!

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    Daytona Beach, FL (June 10, 2015) - We begin this show with our opening monologue where I give my take on the Harley-Davidson Flat Track at the ESPN X-Games Austin.
     


     Kris Schoonover of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company joins us to discuss their marketing strategy and their plan of action going forward. Will there be  


    Flat Track at the Winter X-Games?  Will there be a future for Harley Davidson at the X-Games?  


     


    Dan Johnsen is no stranger to the Flat Track community and was the Flat Track Director for X-Games. We will discuss the track conditions and get his view point on the behind the scenes events that we didn't see... or hear!  


     


    Bryan Smith rode the Howerton Motorsports Crosley Kawasaki to a Gold Medal. We get his opinion on the race track and... what's the deal with Kid Rock!  


     


    Scottie Deubler was the Color Analyst for ESPN for what was easily his biggest event in his career. How did it go for him? Scottie and I will discuss the race and how it will impact AMA Pro Flat Track as we move forward.


     


    Relax and have a SOZO. We scheduled extra time for this special edition show and we are going to use every minute of it to bring you the most complete Harley-Davidson Flat Track ESPN X-Games Austin wrap-up show you will hear anywhere!

  • 01:16

    Talking Motorcycles with Troy Bayliss-3 Time WSB Champion

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    Daytona Beach, FL (April 28, 2015) - Troy Bayliss won three World Superbike Championships on a Ducati. In 152 starts, the Australian had 94 podium finishes and 52 race victories. In 2006, as a substitute rider in place of the injured Sete Gibernau, he brought Ducati a MotoGP win at Valencia.


     


    Retirement means different things to different people. For Bayliss it meant establishing Troy Bayliss Events and promoting a variety of major events including the wildly successful Troy Bayliss Classic in his home country. This year, over 8,000 people were treated to world class flat track racing featuring Grand National riders from the USA.


     


    The 46-year-old Bayliss will be competing in five AMA Pro Flat Track Mile races in 2015 on the Lloyd Brothers Ducati and we look forward to hearing his thoughts in this special edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone.  


     


    Nathon Verdugo, Public Relations Manager at Ducati North America, will join us to explain the factories involvement and what it took behind the scenes to bring this together.  


     


    Johnny Lewis, National #10, will be Troy's teammate on a Ducati for Lloyd Brothers Motorsports and we look forward to having Johnny on the show! JL10 is quietly building a franchise in the racing world and we will discuss his latest projects and his thoughts about riding the Ducati and being a teammate to the three time World Superbike Champion.


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