2013 OMA NationalsWhen the OMA Nationals got underway this past February in Tuscumbia, Ala., the battle between Factory FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell and Factory Husaberg’s Russell Bobbitt came down to the wire.
But Bobbitt would take the win, just as he did at round two in April at Dawson Creek in Kentucky.Things changed at round three of the series this past weekend in Bedford, Indiana. Bobbitt would have to settle for third, finishing behind Yamaha’s Paul Whibley and the winner, Russell.It was a tough win for Russell, who was dead last heading into the first corner. But as the race became more technical, Russell jumped to the front, eventually settling into second place after a hill climb section.Kailub Russell (Factory FMF/KTM) says: “In one way, I guess I was lucky I was in last place as we got to the hillside because I could see where everyone had crashed. I was then able to take a better line up the hill which allowed me to move up to second position by the top of the hill.”“Once there were some good lines in the course it became easier to not make mistakes and those of us in the top three were able to pull away.”Near the halfway point then-leader Whibley stopped for fuel, giving Russell the lead. He would go on to win the race by over 40 seconds ahead of Whibley, with Bobbitt taking third.The next round of the 2013 OMA Nationals will occur May 26 in Fort Smith, Ark.2013 Indian OMA Nationals, Round 3 Results:
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.