2015 Sheffield X-Trial Season OpenerEight-time World Champion Toni Bou wasted zero time this past weekend during the opening round of the 2015 FIM X-Trial World Championship in Sheffield, Great Britain.
Bou piloted his Repsol Honda to a 27th-consecutive Trials victory after some flawless runs in Sheffield. Speaking of the X-Trials event, Repsol Honda reports that Bou finished the first pass through the six zones of the round with the best result. In the second lap, Bou dominated again on the demanding areas that forced him to secure in one of the zones. He ended with the same score of the first phase and won the race, as his rivals were not able to finish the obstacle.Joining Bou on the podium were Sherco’s Albert Cabestany and GasGas’ Adam Raga, respectively. With his win, Bou now has 20 points after one of six rounds. He leads Cabestany by three, and Raga by five“I’m very happy to have started the year in this way. I was a bit nervous and I wanted to start aggressively. I think I did very well. During the last months of the year we worked a lot and I am very satisfied with the job we did and that I was able to be strong today,” Toni Bou says.The series now heads to Marseille in France January 31.2015 Sheffield FIM X-Trial Championship Results:1. Toni Bou Repsol Honda 1 point 2. Albert Cabestany Sherco 10 points 3. Adam Raga Gas Gas 11 points 4. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 12 points 5. Alexandre Ferrer Sherco 18 points2015 FIM X-Trial Championship Point Standings (after one of six rounds):1. Toni Bou Repsol Honda 20 points 2. Albert Cabestany Sherco 17 points 3. Adam Raga Gas Gas 15 points 4. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 13 points 5. Alexandre Ferrer Sherco 11 points
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!