AMA Go Ride Together! week, sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, launches today during the second week of AMA Go Ride! Month. AMA Go Ride Together! week showcases the fun of riding with family, friends and co-workers, including AMA clubs and the online motorcycle community.Throughout AMA Go Ride! Month, the AMA is providing motorcyclists nationwide with information, entertainment, contests, prizes from Helmet House, Shoei, HelmetLok and Bikebandit.com. For details, be sure to visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/riding/goride and the AMA Facebook page.Riders looking to ride together need look no further than the AMA Up, Down, All-Around Flash Tour, a special edition of AMA Flash Tours with a contest for street and dirt riders. AMA members are invited to photograph a trip to the highest, lowest or most remote part of their state, or an historical or cultural landmark unique to the state. Each week a winner will be selected to receive a Helmetlok next-generation lock and cable set.Another weekly contest, Freedom Friday, alerts riders to important issues that pose threats to motorcycling freedoms. This week the AMA is focusing on health-insurance discrimination against motorcyclists, one of the most important issues to AMA members. AMA members are encouraged to send in photos near hospitals, ambulances or anything medical-insurance related to illustrate their concern as a motorcyclist. Later this week, two lucky AMA members will win an AMA gift bag and a BikeBandit.com gift card.Qualifying AMA members will also be entered into a month-end drawing for great Helmet House prizes, including a Shoei helmet, Tour Master Intake jacket and Cortech tank bags. Contest details can be viewed at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/riding/goride/contestdetails.There are plenty of opportunities on tap throughout the riding season for riders to celebrate the theme of AMA Go Ride Together! week. Check out the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series, the AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series, presented by FMF, plus AMA National Conventions, AMA Grand Tours, AMA Gypsy Tours and AMA Signature Events. For complete details on each of these series, visit americanmotorcyclist.com > Riding.AMA Go Ride! Month encourages motorcyclists everywhere to enjoy the thrill of riding in the dirt and on the street. Be sure to visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/riding/goride and www.facebook.com/americanmotorcyclist for breaking news and announcements about 2013 AMA Go Ride! Month.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Motos and Friends is brought to you by Yamaha. You can check out the amazing YZF-R7 at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com. The YZF-R7 is an amazing supersport machine that is comfortable too!
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.