2014 Classic TTRecently crowned Irish Supertwins Road Race Champion Connor Behan will make his Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts debut later this month. Behan will contest both the 4-lap Bennetts 500cc and Okells 350cc Classic TT Races.
The 21-year old Northwich based rider will race for Ted Woof Racing and will campaign a 500cc Manx Norton and 350cc Norton in the respective races, deputizing for the injured Jamie Coward.The Yorkshire rider, who finished in an excellent third in last year’s 500cc Classic TT Race, sustained leg injuries in a spill at the Tandragee 100 in May and while he continues to make good progress, this year’s Classic TT Races have come too soon for him to make his return.Behan clinched the Supertwins title at the recent Armoy Road Races, aided by three wins during the course of the season, and will be a more than able deputy for Coward having excelled on the Mountain Course since making his debut at the Manx Grand Prix twelve months ago.Since his Mountain Course debut, the Northwich rider has established himself as one of the brightest young talents in road racing, clearly benefiting from the advice of his KMR Kawasaki team boss Ryan Farquhar.Having taken second place, along with the fastest lap, in last year’s Newcomers Manx Grand Prix Race, Behan progressed to the TT this year finishing an excellent ninth place in the Bike Nation Lightweight Race, just two places behind Farquhar.He also lapped in excess of 120mph in the second Supersport 600cc Race and ended the fortnight with a silver and two bronze replicas from his three races.Tickets are now on sale and selling fast for the 2014 Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts. VIP experiences, Grandstand tickets, Classic TT Heroes Dinner and Classic TT Party tickets can be purchased from www.iomtt.com or by phoning 00 44 (0)1624 640000.Travel and accommodation packages to suit all budgets and requirements are available from Official Classic TT Travel Agency Regency Travel on +44 (0)1624 694456 or email@example.com.
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!