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
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
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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.
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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!