2012 SWM AMA/NATC MotoTrials National Championship Round 2Taking the lead four sections into Round 2 of the SWM AMA/NATC National MotoTrials Championship series at MotoVentures in Anza, Calif., former champion Cody Webb never relinquished the top spot as he won by a nail-biting 2-5 score over current #1, Pat Smage.
Section 2 was the undoing of Smage, as four of his day’s five dabs were taken there. With two rounds completed, Webb (from California on a Beta) and Smage (from Wisconsin on a Sherco) are tied for the series lead.Thanks to a standout second loop on the dry and dusty sections, Arizona’s Bryan Roper rounded out the podium on his Sherco, scoring 46 points on the day, ten points ahead of fourth place Keith Wineland of Colorado on a Gas Gas. Karl Davis Jr. survived a late charge on his Sherco by local Southern California Trials Assn. rider Eric Storz to hold onto fifth.Ray Peters of Texas continued his domination of the Expert class on a Beta, and the top Support rider for the day was Gas Gas-mounted Brad Hannon, another local rider.Photography by Don WilliamsMotoVentures SWM AMA-NATC MotoTrials National Series Results:PRO
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!