McGuinness’ Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR Tribute to Joey Dunlop VideoThere are two significant reasons why Joey Dunlop matters to the guys at Honda.
First, he was the longest factory Honda rider among any motorcycle series, including MotoGP. And second, he has the most Isle of Man TT victories of anyone – 26.The only rider to come close to this record is the current Honda TT Legends rider, John McGuinness. The Brit has 19 TT wins, though none yet in the 2013 Isle of Man TT.And during this year’s TT, McGuinness and the Honda TT Legends team helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of Joey Dunlop’s first Isle of Man TT win. McGuinness and his bike both donned Dunlop livery for the Dainese Superbike TT.Honda says “The iconic red and black Joey Dunlop/Honda Britain design adorning the Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR Fireblade and McGuinness’s leathers was based on that worn by Dunlop in his final Isle of Man TT in 2000.”The video features footage of Honda TT Legends Team Manager Neil Tuxworth explaining the project, and also McGuinness himself, who was once teammates with the legendary Dunlop.Dunlop passed in 2000 while in the lead of the 125cc race on Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit.This year’s Dainese Superbike TT was won by Dunlop’s nephew, Michael Dunlop, who also won both he Supersport race 1 and the Royal London 360 Superstock TT. As for McGuinness, he finished third in the Dainese Superbike TT.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!