Arai Helmet NewsA group of select Arai AMA road racers will make personal appearances at two Philadelphia area dealerships in advance of the racing weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J., September 13-15.
The first will be Tuesday, September 10th, at RevZilla, 4020 South 26th St. Philadelphia. from 5 to 7 p.m., RevZilla has become a go-to destination of aftermarket expertise and selection in the tri-state area, and nationally via its online presence.The Arai racers attending and signing autographs will be: Kyle Wyman, who finished second in the 2012 AMA Pro Vance & Hines H-D XR-1200 championship, and is also racing in the Daytona SportBike class on a Triumph 675R; Elena Myers, the first woman in the history of the sport to win an AMA Pro Road Racing Series race, which she did two years ago at the amazingly young age of 16; and Shelina Moreda, another up and coming young female racer who campaigns in AMA the Pro SuperSport and XR1200 Series.In 2011, on an XR1200 at the AMA round at the Indy MotoGP, she became the first female motorcycle racer to compete at the historic Brickyard. More event details can be had by calling RevZilla at (877) 792-9455.The following night, Wednesday, September 11, again from 5 to 7 pm, these same Arai racers will be at Eurosports, 303 South 3rd St. (Rt. 309) in Coopersburg, PA, a multi-line dealer of the leading European motorcycle brands, Triumph, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Vespa, and Piaggio.Joining the same racers for this event will be Shayna Texter from Lancaster, Pa., an 8-time winner at AMA Pro Dirt Track, who is coming off her two dominating wins at the Springfield Mile. For more event details, please contact EuroSports at (610) 282-9300.Press by The Plummer Menapace Group
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
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This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!