Benelli MotorcyclesOne of the oldest Italian motorcycle manufacturers, Benelli, now part of the southeast China’s Group Qianjiang (Benelli Q.J.), has recently opened a “concept showroom” in Saigon, Vietnam.
Benelli, which has been around since 1911 and is currently located in Pesaro, Italy, has opened the showroom as part of its plan to intercept with emerging markets. The Benelli concept showroom” was inaugurated in May with a huge ceremony involving hundreds of people in Saigon.On display at in the showroom are the first Benelli motorcycles that will be introduced in Vietnam, including the TNT R, the TNT 899 and the 1130 Century Racer.Benelli Q.J. says: “The Vietnamese market is certainly a strategic market in Asia and Benelli Q.J. decided to introduce in Vietnam some products dedicated to the customers of the ASEAN countries (Association of South-East Asian Nations).“With the new ‘Benelli concept showroom’ in Saigon Benelli intends to meet the requirements of the Asian customers introducing and developing new motorcycles and scooters designed for the Vietnamese market.”Benelli has not reported when the motorcycles will be available in Vietnam.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.