2013 AMA SuperBikeMonster Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 racer Josh Herrin rode to his very first AMA Superbike victory at the opening round of the series at Daytona International Speedway.
After coming close to a win on several occasions in 2012, it only took Herrin one race in 2013 to get a well-deserved trip to the top of the podium. The Bell-sponsored rider was joined on the race-one Daytona SuperBike podium by Yoshimura Suzuki’s Martin Cardenas and Foremost Racing Yamaha’s Larry Pegram.In race two at Daytona, Herrin finished second behind Cardneas. After one of 11 rounds, he now leads the series with 56 points, one ahead of the Columbian Cardenas.Patrick Houlihan (Bell Sports Marketing Manager) says: “Herrin stepped up to the Superbike class last year and immediately proved that he was a serious contender, surprising a few of his competitors along the way.”“He spent 2012 cutting his teeth in the class and getting some impressive results along the way. This year he’s ready to make a statement. The very first race of the season was his first victory and I’m confident it’s just the first of many.”Josh Herrin races in the Bell Star Carbon, which can be found here. For more information on Bell, visit Bellhelmets.com.
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, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.