Ryan Villopoto Rips the Kawasaki Test Track – RV1 GoPro VideoFollowing his fourth win of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship at Houston, Ryan Villopoto uploaded a new test video to his YouTube channel.
Though just over a minute long, the video, which was shot earlier in the season at the Kawasaki Test Track in Corona, Calif., shows the Monster Energy Kawasaki KX-F 450 pilot’s raw talent as a motocross/supercross rider.With three rounds remaining in the 2014 AMA Supercross Championship, Villopoto – a three-time AMA Supercross Champion – has a 46-point lead over Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart. The 2014 Supercross series continues this Saturday at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.To read a results story of Houston Supercross, visit 2014 Houston Supercross Results. For some in-depth analysis of the round, visit 2014 Houston Supercross Winners and Losers.
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!