Valentino Rossi Watch CollectionIn an announcement timed to coincide with the Grand Prix of San Marino at the “Marco Simoncelli” Misano World Circuit, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP has announced a new partnership between TW Steel, Yamaha Factory Racing and VR|46, the lifestyle brand created by nine-time World Champion and current Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi.
The announcement event showcased the first products of the relationship between TW Steel and VR|46 – with the unveiling of two distinctive watch collections soon to be available.The official TW Steel / VR|46 / Yamaha Factory Racing watch collection starts with three new models, available in November, including two Pilot editions TW935 (45mm) & TW936 (48mm), priced at €379 ($490 US) and €399 ($501 US) respectively, and a Tech edition, TW937 (48mm), priced at €799 ($1,003 US).The VR|46 fan base will also have other choices including the €99 ($125 US) VR|46 / Yamaha Factory Racing “By TW Steel” range of models.The six-piece collection (VR1 – VR6), available in October and presented in 40mm and 45mm sizes, is economically priced considering features of the models include genuine carbon cases, reinforced mineral crystal and a water resistance.For additional information, visit Yamaha VR|46 Watches.
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!