2013 Isle of Man Classic TT RacesBritish Motorcycle manufacturer Norton has confirmed that it will enter two 500cc Manx Norton’s in the inaugural Isle of Man Classic TT Races, which takes place for the first time this year on the Isle of Man at the end of August.
TT riders Dan Hegarty and Ian Mackman will represent the iconic marque in the 500cc Classic TT Race, which is scheduled for Saturday 24th August 2013.Mackman rode the Norton SG1 at last year’s TT Race meeting, and was the first man to qualify a Norton for the Senior in 20 years although the race was cancelled. Hegarty made his TT debut in 2010 and clocked a 121.73mph lap on a Supersport bike last year. Both men will also line-up in a two-bike factory team for this TT Races on an all-new Norton V4 TT bike for 2013.The new 2013 TT bike, called the Norton SG2, has been built at the Donington Park-based factory and will have an ISR braking set-up, and semi-active suspension which has been developed in-house at the factory. It also features an all-new chassis with redesigned swingarm and Ohlins suspension. Norton has also worked to improve aerodynamics, increase fuel capacity and have introduced an F1 derived electronics control system for the engine.Stuart Garner (MD Norton Motorcycles) says: “Our experiences at the TT to date have stood us in good stead and the data we’ve gained from the two campaigns has helped us to make significant improvements. It was hugely frustrating not to have the bike on the grid when last year’s Senior TT was cancelled but that has only made us even more focused to put two competitive bikes on the grid this year.“As a team the pressure is always on when you race at the TT Races but we are all looking forward to going to the Classic TT and just relax and unwind a bit. We felt that Norton had to have a factory presence at the event in its first year and we look forward to putting on a show and entertaining the fans.”
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.