2014 Honda RCV1000R Prototype for 2014 MotoGP Open ClassThe machine that Casey Stoner has been testing – the Honda RCV1000R prototype – was unveiled Thursday at Valenica ahead of the 2013 MotoGP season finale.
The RCV1000R prototype will be used in the 2014 MotoGP “Open” Class, which is limited to a 24-liter fuel tank and 12 engines per season. This is the bike that the American Nicky Hayden, who leaves Ducati following this weekend’s round, will pilot for the Aspar team.The RCV1000R, which uses Magneti Marelli hardware and software, is based on the current RC213V prototype used by the Repsol Honda team of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. The RCV1000R features a 90-degree V4 with spring valves that produces 235 horsepower at 16,000 rpm, a traditional gear box, Ohlins suspension and Nissin brakes.The bike was presented to the media by Honda Racing Corporation Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto and Project leader, Tomonori Sato.As stated, Hayden will pilot the RCV1000R for Aspar in 2014 MotoGP. As for his teammate, the rider has yet to be determined. The new Honda will also be used by Honda Gresini’s Scott Redding, and Cardion AB Racing’s Karel Abraham.Two RCV1000Rs will be available Monday for the traditional, post-season test at Valencia.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.