At the 2013 New York International Motorcycle Show, Victory unveiled a one of a kind Cory Ness Cross Country custom that’s up for grabs.The Cross Country features all the accessories from the Arlen Ness catalog, and a custom orange paint scheme. The bagger, which is worth over $31,000, is being raffled off with all proceeds supporting the National Motorcycle Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Anamosa, Iowa.The National Motorcycle Museum invites enthusiasts to make donations for chances to win this one of a kind bagger. Entries must be received by December 31, 2013, and chances to win are $5 each or 6 for $25. The drawing for the winner will be held on December 31,2013.The Victory Cross Country is autographed by Master Builders Arlen and Cory Ness, with custom parts provided by Arlen Ness Enterprises.Victory Cross Country Arlen Ness National Motorcycle Museum Raffle Bike Features: • Custom Seat by LePere • Custom Paint by Ness • Black Blitz Wheels • Dyna Balance Beads • Deep Cut Muffler Tips • Deep Cut Floorboard Kit • Deep Cut Comfort Passenger Pegs • Deep Cut License Plate Frame • Deep Cut Comfort Grips • Ness Flip Windshield • iPod Audio Integration Kit • Slot Track Derby Cover • Slot Track Cam Cover • Victory Master Cylinder Cover • Victory Clutch Arm Cover • Rad 3 Teardrop MirrorsFor additional information, and to purchase raffle tickets, log onto the National Motorcycle Museum.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!