Michael Dunlop Isle of Man TT VideoUnbelievably fast. Ballsy. Talented. Able to adapt quickly. These are just a few words that describe the 25-year-old Michael Dunlop’s performance at the last two Isle of Man TTs.Both years, Dunlop won four solo races. In 2013 the feat was completed aboard Honda CBR machinery. In 2014, it was a mix of BMW S1000RR (Senior TT, Superstock TT, Dainese TT) and Honda CBR (Supersport 2).
And of course, the 11-time TT winner is fun to watch…and learn from. In the video attached above, Dunlop shows how to pass some of the fastest riders on the 37.73-mile Snaefell Mountain Course.In it, he pilots his S1000RR pass 21-time TT winner John McGuinness (Honda), James Hillier (Kawasaki), and Guy Martin (Suzuki) on the run from Sulby to the Gooseneck.For a recap, visit 2014 Isle of Man TT Winners & Fatalities.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!