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  • 01:35

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

    in Sports

    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!

    Talking Motorcycles is powered by SOZO!

    Special thanks to:

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

  • 01:13


    in Lifestyle


    BOB KAY is a well-known and highly respected member of the V-Twin community. Following formative time spent working in motorcycle dealerships he went on to play key roles in notable companies in the V-Twin segment including NEMPCO, Tucker-Rocky/Biker’s Choice, and American Iron Horse. In 2005 he launched Biker Pros to provide specialized business services to the V-Twin market.

    Bob’s role with the Motorcycle Group will be to work closely with the V-Twin industry to develop AIMExpo’s offering for this important market segment by researching and developing meaningful components that will create value for this key segment of the powersports marketplace.

    My responsibilities include developing an integration plan for the benefit of the V-Twin market into AIMExpo. Special features will include a "Made in America" pavilion and an outdoor festival.

  • 01:00

    Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys

    in Lifestyle

    Those eggs over easy riders Garrison and Ralph talk about motorcycles, diners and everything in between!
    Dropping in on the boys will be Larry Little, Vice-President and General Manager of Marketplace Events, Motorcycle Group to talk about AIMexpo, the American International Motorcycle Expo debuting in Orlando this Fall 2013. Check out the picture of Larry wrestling gators in Florida to put this major event together!
    Larry started his two-wheeled career at Cycle News and later joined Cycle World magazine where he spent 25-years ultimately becoming Vice-President and Publisher in 1990 of the world's largest motorcycle publication. For the past16-years he has served on the Board of Directors of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), 10-years as Chairman. He joined Marketplace Events in 2011 as Vice-President and General Manager of their newly-formed Motorcycle Group.

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