Racer Mickey Gloves ReviewI’m picky about gloves, and the Mickey from Racer Gloves is my go-to street glove. The compromise with hot weather gloves is ventilation vs. protection, and the Mickey covers both well.
It’s a short glove made with a combo of real and synthetic leather, plus a small amount of textile mesh so it’s nice and cool. A hard knuckle protector and scaphoid slider make me feel secure should I need protection.The Mickey gloves are exceedingly well made and ooze premium quality. Even when new, they immediately felt good, but now that they’ve got some miles they fit perfectly.I have relatively long fingers, so I appreciate the box construction that avoids my pet peeve of seams interfering under my fingernails.Overall the Racer Mickey gloves feel soft, yet clearly they’re very strong and, because they are not bulky, I still have that vital feel at the throttle and brake.For additional information, visit Racer Gloves.
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!