Kawasaki NewsKawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., wants to do its part in helping conserve the environment.
The Irvine, Calif., based company announced Thursday that it will donate a Ninja 650 sport bike to go on the block during the Oceana SeaChange Summer Party in Hollywood. All proceeds from the auction on August 16 will go to Ocean Conservation, which prides itself in its global mission – “working as one for the good of the planet.”In attendance at this party will be some some of Ocean Conservation’s biggest supporters, including Sheryl Crow, Ted Danson, and this year’s guest, Leonardo DiCaprio.“Kawasaki is proud to support such a worthy cause that won’t simply affect our lives, but it will impact our children’s lives and the lives of their children,” says Chris Brull, Kawasaki Marketing Communications Director. “Ocean conservation is a critical and vital cause and every little bit counts.”Some of Oceana’s victories include protecting Sperm Whales from California Fisheries, upholding Shark fin bans in the United States and many other policy victories for marine life and habitats in more than 150 countries, Kawasaki reports.The Kawasaki Ninja 650 motorcycle will be on auction at the SeaChange Summer Party, taking place at an exclusive villa on the Pacific Ocean.To learn more about Oceana and their mission of ocean conservation, please visit oceana.org, or seachangesummerparty.org.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.