Steve Hislop’s TT Winning NortonThe ex-works Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop rode in winning the 1992 Isle of Man TT Races Senior TT will return to the Island later this month to appear in the Classic Racer Magazine Classic TT Lap of Honor.
The parade lap, which takes place on Monday 25th August, is part of the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts that includes a tribute lap to road racing legend Joey Dunlop and the Bennetts 500cc, Motorsport Merchandise Formula 1 and F2 and the Okells 350cc Classic TT Races.The 1992 Senior TT is widely recognized as the greatest race in the TT’s history. It saw Hislop swap the lead with Carl Fogarty throughout the six-lap race before the Scot eventually won just 4.4 seconds ahead of the Blackburn rider. Fogarty had the consolation of setting the outright lap record with 122.61mph, a record that was only broken seven year’s later, but Hislop also set the race record with 121.8mph.James Hewings, director of the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham where the bike is currently on display, will ride the bike in the parade.He said “It will be an incredible honor to ride the bike on the circuit that it is most associated with. We are keen that some of the museum’s most valued machines are seen by fans in the appropriate context of live displays rather than just at the museum itself and we are delighted to be associated with the Isle of Man Classic TT event.”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.
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!