2013 Rekluse/AMA National Enduro SeriesFor the sixth time this season, Factory FMF/KTM rider Charlie Mullins was victorious in the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series.
His latest win arrived at round seven – the Foggy Mountain National Enduro in Blain, Pa. – after a tight battle with veteran rider Mike Lafferty.The day didn’t begin well for Mullins, who suffered a crash in the first test, placing him sixth overall. But he regained his rhythm in the second test, taking the lead time. Mullins continued this momentum, to take the final three tests. In the final one, Mullins came from a deficit to beat Husaberg’s Lafferty.Charlie Mullins says: “I knew I had to have a great ride in the last section to hold on for the win. Luckily, I rode a mistake free test and came out the fastest by 5 seconds.”Mullins time allowed him to take the win by 11 seconds over Lafferty who would finish in the runner-up position. Husaberg’s Nick Fahringer went on to finish in third position, followed by Yamaha’s Jesse Groemm and KTM support rider Grant Baylor.Charlie Mullins says: “This was definitely a hard fought win. Mike always gives me a challenge at the rocky courses and this one was definitely a technical course. I am happy to pull out the win and continue to stretch my points lead prior to the summer break.”The eighth round of the 2013 AMA National Enduro Series will get underway in Cross Fork, Pa., July 28, 2013.2013 Foggy Mountain AMA National Enduro Overall Results:
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!