2015 Troy Bayliss ClassicA third AMA Pro Flat Track star has been confirmed for the Troy Bayliss Classic set for January 17 in Australia.
The man is 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion Jared Mees, who finished second at another popular worldwide Flat Track event – the Superprestigio, which was won by two-time MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez.Mees, a two-time Flat Track Champion (2012/2014), will receive support from Brisbane Motorcycles Honda.“I’m looking forward to racing the Troy Bayliss Classic,” Mees said. “It’s something I have had my eye on and always wanted to try out. I did my first race outside of America at the Superprestigo in Spain recently and look forward to racing Troy and the others in January in Australia.Three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss – a name synonymous with Ducati in racing – also commented on Mees appearance at the classic.“Jared is the current American Grand Nation Champion, he was so close to winning the Superprestio running a very close second to Marc Marquez. I am really look forward to banging bars with him at the Classic.“This event just keeps on growing and having Jared, Sammy Halbert and Henry Wiles here is the same as having the top three Nascar drivers here for a V8 race.“We are continuing to improve the event and this year to make it more enjoyable for the whole family we will start the Troy Bayliss Classic racing program at 1 p.m.,” Bayliss advised.Mees joins two other Americans at the popular flat track event – Sammy Halbert and Brad Baker.Tickets for the January 17 event are on sale now HERE. Anyone who purchases tickets before Christmas Eve will go into the draw to win a two-up ride with Troy Bayliss.Brisbane motorcycle enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet Jared Mees and Troy Bayliss at Brisbane Motorcycles between 1 and 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9.
Honda CRF-E2 Electric + Dale Schmidtchen and the $50M V-Rod
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Ultimate Motorcycling’s podcast, Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 lives up to its legendary name, as a high-performance supersport machine. Check it out at at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams and I chat about electric bikes and the electric bike revolution that is likely the future of motorcycling. Actually this episode is specifically about Honda’s new CRF-E2… an electric dirt-bike for kids. We asked our tester, 8-year old Avery Bart to put the E2 through its paces and according to Don, she loved it. Honda has stated that the company goal is for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030—an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends—Dale Schmidtchen. Dale has worked for most of the major moto factories globally during his career, and his take on his CF Moto ADV bike is interesting. Beyond that, one his many projects is currently helping to sell the world’s most expensive motorcycle—a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that’s 50 million with an ‘M’.
Dale also owned a race team in the 1990s and helped bring several well-known Aussie racers to the world stage. He’s a very modest, matter-of-fact guy, but I always really enjoy chatting with him; I hope you enjoy listening.
Incidentally, if you’ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called ‘Mona Lisa of motorbikes’—contact us at email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch with Dale.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!