Red Bull KTM Factory Team LaunchEarlier this month, KTM launched its factory and satellite teams that will compete in the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross and AMA Motocross championships.
Highlighting the launch was the Red Bull KTM Factory team, which returns with Ryan Dungey and newcomer Dean Wilson, who formerly raced for Kawasaki.These two factory SX-F450 Factory Edition pilots will be guided by the legendary team manager, Roger DeCoster.Piloting the factory SX-F250 motorcycles in the 250 class will be Marvin Musquin and newcomer Justin Hill – also a transplant from Kawasaki.As for satellite teams, BTO Sports KTM will contest SX-F450 machinery with the returning Andrew Short and newcomer Justin Brayton. The other satellite team will be Troy Lee Designs KTM, who will use the skills of Jessy Nelson, Shane McElrath and Darryn Durham.KTM recently released the attached video that highlights the factory team launch. For additional on KTM in 2015 SX, click here.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
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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!