Valentino Rossi VideoBlondes or Brunettes? What’s your favorite movie? Are you part of the Mile High Club? What would you do with a time machine?
These are just a few of the questions fans from around the world asked nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi. The questions were part of an invitation from Yamaha to ask the Italian Rossi anything they wanted.Ahead of Laguna Seca MotoGP, Yamaha selected 12 questions, and picked them out of the MotoGP icon’s AGV helmet.In the video below, Rossi, who competes in 2013 MotoGP aboard the Yamaha Factory Racing YZR-M1, answers those 12 questions, providing his usual comical approach. During the video, VR46 reveals many things about himself while answering the questions. He talks about superstitions, the Mile-High Club, his dogs, favorite movie, pre-race traditions, time machines, the 1960s, blondes, brunettes, and of course his pass on then-Ducati rider Casey Stoner in 2008 MotoGP.[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”141954″]
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!