James Stewart JS7 NewsFor the second-consecutive round, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart has opted out due to recovering from an unspecified illness.
The two-time SX Champion of Florida was forced to also miss Washougal Motocross two weeks ago. Though he had last weekend’s break from the series to further recover, his team reports he is not 100-percent.Stewart will now miss this Saturday’s Undadilla National in New Berlin, N.Y., round 10 of 12, as he continues to recover.“We’re just not ready for Unadilla,” said Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Mike Webb. “It’s been a tough road lately and James hasn’t felt well enough to put in the time on the bike that’s necessary to compete safely.“He’s only now getting back into his normal training regimen on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450. Obviously, this isn’t how we’d hoped to finish the 2014 season, especially after starting strong by sweeping the High Point National. But right now, we’re trying to support James so he can be ready for Indiana.”Yoshimura Suzuki’s next race will be in Indiana next Saturday, Aug. 16, for the Indiana National in Crawfordsville.After nine of 12 rounds, Stewart is fifth in points, 181 behind the series leader, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!