Nelson Rigg Motorcycle LuggageNelson Rigg, known for providing motorcycle luggage with good looks, sleek styling and incredible functionality at an affordable price point, has released the new-for-2014 GWR-1200 Rear Rack Pack for Honda Gold Wing and Harley-Davidson Tour Pack racks.
Made from rugged UV treated 1680d Tri-Max ballistic nylon, the GWR-1200 Rear Rack Pack is a classy and sophisticated traveling companion. Features include reflective piping, coil-over zippers and a quick release mounting system that easily mounts to the rack on your Gold Wing top box or H-D tour pack rack.The six strategically placed metal D-rings allow a number of options for the mounting straps to attach, providing safe and secure transport of the contents.The main compartment is fully lined, and the internal support panels allows the GWR-1200 to easily hold its shape. On the outer lid you’ll find two zippered large pockets, while the side of the bag has additional pockets that allow easy access to smaller or more frequently used items.On the underside of the zippered flip open lid you’ll find an integrated mesh pocket making for easy storage and organization. Each Nelson Rigg GWR-1200 includes a combination security lock so that you can lock the main compartment, and a 100-percent waterproof raincover for worry free riding!The GWR-1200’s main compartment is large enough to store two full faced helmets; it measures 20”L x 11”W x 11”H and holds 39.66 Liters of your favorite traveling items.The GWR-1200 is priced at $129.95, and like all Nelson Rigg luggage, includes a lifetime “No Hassle” warranty.For additional information, visit nelsonrigg.com.
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!