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  • 01:04

    Talking Motorcycles telling the story of Bruce Rossmeyer/Daytona HD

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    The story of Bruce Rossmeyer is finally told. He made a name for himself in the motorcycle industry and the community where he lived and worked that lives on today. Many people have wanted to know more about his life and we at Talking Motorcycles are amongst them. Now we hear those stories and much more.


    His passing sent shockwaves through the motorcycle industry and the Harley-Davidson community. He was killed enjoying his motorcycle and friends in Sturgis, South Dakota. Now, his daughter Shelly will discuss his life and business philophy and how the family endured the loss while remaining committed to the family busines and the motorcycle community at large. This is a story you want to hear and we hear it as well in the episode of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone powered by Crosley Brands!


    Today Rossmeyers Harley-Davidson and Destinatinion Daytona plus their store in New Smyrna Beach, Florida are among the leaders in the industry in enhancing the buying and ownership experience for motorcyclist.


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


     

  • 01:09

    Talking Motorcycles discusses upcoming events and happenings!

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    Tonight on Talking Motorcycles we get an update from Tyler Sheppard, The Wheelie Wizzard about his exciting dates coming up in 2016! For 16 years he has been performing for crowds Nationwide and this year could be his biggest yet!


    The Mama Tried's Motorcycle Show is happening in Milwaukee February 19-21 this year and it promises to be a seriously diverse and fun event! We are joined by Jeremy Prach who will give us all the information about this exciting event.


    Plus...we disclose more about Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone coming to the airwaves at the flagship station of MRN Radio WNDB in Daytona Beach! Our coverage of the 75th Daytona Bike Week is extensive this year and you hear all about it from Host Barry Boone in this edition of Talking Motorcycles powered by Crosley Brands!


    Special thanks to:


    The Harley-Davidson Motor Company


    Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys


    Dunlop Motorcycle Tires


    Rossmeyers Daytona Harley-Davidson/Destination Daytona

  • 01:29

    Talking Motorcycles with Scottie Deubler and Scott Russell

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    Scottie Deubler is the play by play voice of AMA Pro Flat Track and has been since 2009! Now he joins us for this special edition of Talking Motorcycles powered by Crosley Brands to look back at 2015 and look ahead to 2016. We will get special insight about the GNC1 and GNC2 riders who had success and failure in 2015. Scottie will discuss his predictions for 2016 and who we should keep our eyes on. The voice of AMA Pro Flat Track on FansChoice.TV joins us LIVE!


    Scott Russell knows a thing or two about racing motorcycles.Champ 5 time Daytona 200 winner and 750 World Superbike ion and now color analyst on MavTV who calls the action for televised AMA Pro Flat Track events will offer his views. We hear his thoughts on the tracks, riders and situations that arose in 2015 and hear his thoughts on what to watch for in 2016 on the National tour!


    The tale of to Scotts! The combination of their unique insights should be entertaining, credible and informative.


    Thank you for listening to our New Years Special Edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone powered by CrosleyBrands.com!


    Special thanks to; The Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and Dunlop Motorcycle Tire!

  • 00:59

    Talking Motorcycles with Nicky Hayden MotoGP World Champion

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    The life and times of Nicky Hayden. We go behind the scenes with an AMA Pro Flat Track winner, AMA Superbike Champion, 2006 MotoGP World Champion and now set to compete in the 2016 FIM World Superbike Championship!


    Perhaps this is the best possible time to sit down with Nicky to discuss his life and career. The 2015 Inductee in the MotoGP Hall of Fame as a Legend will reflect on his 12 year run in MotoGP. During that ime he was teamed with Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi twice. 200 GP's, 28 Podiums, 3 wins and the World Championships only tell part of the story. We hope to get the rest of them in this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone powered by Crosley Brands!


    If he wins the World Superbike title, Nicky would become the first rider in history to win both WSBK and MotoGP World Championships. Can he pull it off? We get his thoughts.


    Nicky Hayden is now 34 years old but the competitive fires are still burning. 


    Nicky Hayden photos courtesy of Cycle World

  • 01:35

    Talking Motorcycles with Brad Baker, Jared Mees and Chris Carr

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    Brad "The Bullit" Baker wins the Superprestigio in an epic battle with Marc Marquez. The factory Harley-Davidson rider put his mad skills to work on the perfectly prepared Superprestigio surface and put on a text book clinic to show the world just how good he is. From the opening practice session he demonstrated complete control over the field. Baker joins us LIVE tonight to discuss his victory as well as the overall experience of representing the USA in Barcelona! We will also get his thoughts on the 2016 AMA Pro Grand National Flat Track season ahead. Daytona is just around the corner.


    Jared Mees finished 3rd to give the USA two spots on the victory podium in Spain. Mees was recently crowned the 2015 AMA Pro Grand National Champion in Las Vegas. Both of those results will be the focal point of our discussion with Mees. Jared and his wife, Nichole, recently announced that they were assuming the role of promoter at the Lima Half Mile National. We will discuss how that came about and what their plans are for the event going forward. The new Dunlop flat track specific tire was rolled out at DuQuoin in 2015. Mees rear tire was virtually worn out while the rest of the field had lots of rubber left. This created a controversy that continues even now. We get Jared's take on the topic.


    Chris Carr served as color analyst for the 2015 season and both the Superprestigio and Superprestigio of the America's. We look forward to gaining valuable insight from the 7 time Grand National Champion. 


    Talking Motorcycles is powered by CrosleyBrands.com!


    Thanks to Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys and Dunlop Motorcycle Tire!


     

  • 01:40

    Talking Motorcycles with AMA Pro Racing CEO Michael Lock

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    Michael Lock is the newly named CEO of AMA Pro Racing. Lock was a strategic consultant to AMA Pro Flat Track in 2015 and as of November 1st he takes the handlbars.


    Lock most recently served as COO of Automobili Lamborghini Americas, where he was responsible for developing the business and image of the famous Italian brand. Before joining Lamborghini, Lock spent nearly a decade at Ducati, including a key 8-year period as CEO of Ducati North America. Lock also held the position of CEO at Triumph Motorcycles USA where he established the United States subsidiary of the British marque in 1994.


    With an extensive background in the automobile industry and motorcycle industry he brings a wealth of experience to the CEO position at a critical point in AMA Pro Flat Track history. Many challenges lie ahead and with those comes opportunity. We go inside the thoughts of the new CEO in an attempt to gain insight into his vision for the future of the sport. Many rules changes appear to be in the offing and promotors have been asked to step up their game. We will discuss that and more in this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone powered by Crosley Brands!


    Special thank to:


    The Harley-Davidson Motor Company


    Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys


    Dunlop Motorcycle Tires

  • 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!


    Talking Motorcycles is powered by Crosley Brands!


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


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  • 01:20

    Talking Motorcycles with National #42 Bryan Smith and Ricky Howerton

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    Bryan Smith is National #42 in AMA Pro Flat Track and rides the Howerton Motorsports/Crosley Brands Kawasaki and rides it well. Winner of 6 Springfield MIles, Harley-Davidson ESPN X-Games Austin and for the third year in a row finishes second in the Grand National Championship.


    Ricky Howerton owns the Howerton Motorsports Crosley Kawasaki team and has, in many ways, revolutionized flat track. The Kawasaki is one of the most forward thinking designs to ever appear on the flat track circuit. The bike was built in the Howerton shops in Indianapolis, Indiana.


    We look forward to a lively, entertaining and informative conversation with both Smith and Howerton as we discuss their 2015 season and their vision for the future of the sport of AMA Pro Grand National Championship racing.


     

  • 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!

  • 01:46

    Talking Motorcycles with Dave Waters, Dave Zanotti and Bill Gately

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    Last week on Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone, Ricky Howerton of Howerton Motorsports had much to say about the future of AMA Pro Flat Track. This week on the show we continue that conversation with three stakeholders of Grand National Flat Track Championship racing.


    Dave Zanotti of Zanotti Racing, Dave Waters of Waters Autobody Project K Racing and Bill Gately of the Bonneville Performance Team join us live for an extended length episode. We will disuss many elements of the sport of flat track motorcycle racing in America.


    A few of the current topics of our conversation will include the 2016/2017 Schedule, team profit and loss statements, rider points fund, ticket prices, financial health of the current promoters AMA Pro Flat Track management and more. These stakeholders are men of vision who have many ideas about how to make the sport better.


    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.

  • 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.