2012 AMA SupercrossRyan Villopoto was unstoppable Saturday evening at the first of 17 rounds in the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider took the holeshot, and wasn’t touched for the entire main event in Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.Villopoto, the reigning Supercross champion, was joined on the podium by two of his main rivals – Two-Two Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed and Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey.Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F Supercross) says: “It was a phenomenal night for me,” said Villopoto. “I didn’t have the heat race I wanted, so I didn’t have a great gate pick. Once I was out front I wanted to lay down fast laps and make no mistakes. I did make one small one, but overall, it was a great race for me.”Attached above is wallpaper of Villopoto at Anaheim I.Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download. Photography by Don Williams
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!