World Superbike at Moscow Raceway CanceledDue to the current political situation in Russia (Ukraine Crisis and Vladimir Putin’s actions), the Russian round of World Superbike set for September 21 at Moscow Raceway was canceled.
The decision arrived from DWO and YMS promotion, who say the current political situation affects the capabilities of a number of key partner companies essential to run the event.Dorna, the promoters of World Superbike, say the “Parties regret the decision, but are confident that the strong partnership between DWO and YMS Promotion will prevail.“It is a common intention to continue with the organization of the WSBK Russian Round in 2015 and for the remainder of the contract period up to 2021.”With Russia World Superbike canceled, the series is down to 13 rounds.Last year’s Russian round of World Superbike was a washout, and Marco Melandri – then piloting the BMW S1000RR – took the race one win.The second World Superbike race was cancelled immediately following the crash in World Supersport that claimed the life of Andrea Antonelli.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!