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Daytona Beach, FL (April 14, 2015) It's official... Flat Track racing will be part of ESPN's X Games Austin - And we bring you the scoop live today at 3 p.m. EST on this special edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone.
The inaugural Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing event will be part of extreme sport's premiere event - the 2015 X Games - held at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, TX, and is scheduled to air on ESPN on June 4 at 9 p.m. EST.
We will get the details first-hand from the people responsible for making this event happen and how it will showcase Flat Track's greatest athletes while racing for the exclusive X Games Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
Today's special edition will feature the Director of Racing for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Kris Schoonover, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Circuit of the Americas, Mel Harder along with Factory Harley-Davidson's Brad Baker.
Join us today LIVE at 3 p.m. EST as we go behind the scenes to bring you the details of this BREAKING NEWS.
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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The 21st Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride is roaring back to Talking Motorcycles!
Kyle Petty joins us again this year with tales from the road. The ride is from Santa Crus, California to Brandson, Missouri. Kyle will be calling in as soon as he dismounts is motorcycle for their stopover in Moab, Utah and he is bringing three exciting guests to join us on the show!
Rick Alllen of NBC joins the lineup as part of the 21st Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity RIde!
"Handsome" Harry Gant, NASCAR legend has ridden every KPCR and he joins us on his 21st
Cindi Heafner joins us on this show to discuss her 20th year to ride the Kyle Petty Charity Ride.
In 20 years 7500 riders have logged 11 million miles and raised $16 Million dollars for the Victory Junction Camp that is a year round camp that enriches the lives of children age 6 to 16 years old with chronic and life threatening illnesses.
In this 21st Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride, 200 riders will tour America and cover over 2,500 miles!
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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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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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Daytona Beach, FL (April 15, 2015) - Tonight's show centers around yesterday's announcement about the Harley-Davidson Flat Track participation in this year's ESPN X Games in Austin, Texas.
Eric Peronnard, the Sports Organizer for motorcycle events at ESPN's X Games and Dan Johnsen, the Flat Track Director for Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing X Games join us on Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone.
Both men are well know in the industry and will bring us up to speed on all the details that revolve around this landmark Flat Track event. We'll talk about the invited rider roster, the track, the X Game medals these riders can win, the new Harley-Davidson Street 750 that goes to the gold medalist and where and how to view the event.
If you are a Flat Track fan, you will not want to miss tonight's show,
LIVE HERE at 8 p.m. EST.
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Riding season is here. It is time to see and be seen. Glenn Stasky of Clearwater Lights joins us to inform and educate about what is required to accomplish both in a power smart way.
Jonathan Green, co-host of the Speedcity Broadcast and CBS Sports anchor for MotoAmerica joins us to discuss his radio show and his thoughts following the first two rounds of the new MotoAmerica series.
Danielle Teal, co-host of the Next Moto Champion show and road racing afficienado will be onboard to catch us up on all the things happening in her world.
Talking Motorcycles was selected by BlogTalkRadio to be a test model for a new HIFI sound package in our studio. We are looking forward to hearing the improvement in sound quality in our voices and music.
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In their first appearance anywhere in media, Bryan Carroll and James Walker join us to announce their newest motorcycling film project and you can join in! Why We Ride Flims produced the critically acclaimed "Why We Ride". Now their lates project is launching and it centers around the legendary 75th Sturgis Rally!
The impetus for the new movie stems partly from this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally being the 75th Anniversary of that motorcycling institution. In recent years, the Sturgis rally has drawn half a million participants, but attendance estimates for this year's anniversary rally exceed one million riders. There may never be a better time to capture the passion, dedication and camaraderie of the motorcycling community, and there certainly is no better place than the iconic Sturgis gathering.
When making Why We Ride, Sturgis was the first filming location, and it had an immediate emotional effect on the filmmakers. "There is a spirit there that enters you and grabs your heart," says Bryan H. Carroll, producer/director. "The beauty of the Black Hills is God given. You put your hand on a boulder and you feel this energy; you can feel it in the air. It's easy to understand why American Indians hold this place sacred."
"Sturgis is not just a place--it's who we are," continues Carroll. "When you say, 'I am an American,' it's not about your address or even where you were born. It's in your DNA, your spirit. It's why people from all over the world have been coming to this country for the past 250 years. It was always in them--they just needed a place to gather and be around like-minded people. This is the same story as Sturgis. There are many of us out there who are still venturing, still seeking out that next journey."
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