LeoVince and Bridgestone Race Tire PartnershipLeoVince USA proudly offers a full range of motorcycle industry-leading products, all handpicked for their precision tuning, reliability, and quality.
Now, Bridgestone’s race tire lineup joins other high-performance options like the Dion Device Brake Lever Guard, GPR Stabilizers and BMC Air Filters in a growing line of products distributed nationally by LeoVince USA.In addition, the LeoVince USA Performance Center in Richmond, California, specializing in the building and tuning of race and track-day motorcycles, will feature Bridgestone’s race tires.Tim Calhoun (Executive Vice President of LeoVince USA) says: “We’re excited to offer Bridgestone race tires from our Indianapolis and Richmond Distribution Centers for our customers, and we will also feature them as a racing upgrade at the LeoVince Performance Center.“Bridgestone has a very successful history in motorcycle racing globally. They work for us because they feature great drive and edge grip, and the value added for the racer is incredible wear life. I think this and their wide range allows us to match each racer’s needs very well.”LeoVince USA will offer Bridgestone’s Battlax DOT race, race slicks, Supermoto tires and racing rain tires:Battlax R10 DOT Race: The R10 DOTs feature a 3-dimensional tread pattern for increased grip under acceleration and braking as well as compound, construction and profile developed for maximum grip and cornering performance. In stock in 120/70 EVO Soft or Medium front and 180/55 EVO Medium or Hard and 190/55 Medium or Hard compound rears.Battlax Slicks: The new V01 slick utilizes technology developed from Bridgestone’s MotoGP spec tire program to deliver improved handling and warm-up performance. In stock in 120/600 Soft front and 190/650 Soft or Medium compound rears. Slick fitments for 125GP bikes on up are also available.Battlax Supermoto: In stock with either a 17” Medium pattern moto or 16.5” Soft or Medium slick front and choice of slick or pattern moto rears in Soft or Medium compounds.Battlax Racing Rains: Full-wet rain tires available for everything from 125GP bikes on up.For more information about these and other LeoVince products, visit the LeoVince USA website at leovinceusa.com. To keep up with the latest product and racing news from LeoVince, be sure to like them on Facebook at facebook.com/leovinceusa.
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.