Just as innovative as Touratech’s products is its stateside marketing, and this testament is clear in the latest Zega Mundo video.The two-minute clip shows the traditional thrashing of big-bike ADV machinery donning the Zega Mundo – Touratech’s newest panniers – but over a completely unique soundtrack. The beats of this soundtrack arrive from nothing else but Touratech Zega Mundo panniers.
“We wanted to introduce the Zega Mundo in a unique way. The product is cool and versatile and since we were going to make a video, we thought these panniers should provide their own soundtrack. The way the riding footage comes together with the sound of the boxes is awesome, says Matt Lewis, Marketing Manager, Touratech-USA.The video, filmed by action-sports filmaker Kevin Philbin, follows Touratech-USA’s CEO, Paul Guillien, and Chief Riding Officer, Iain Glynn, as they pilot a BMW F800GS and Yamaha Super Tenere throughout the Pacific Northwest. Film locations include Orcas Island, Anacortes, Walker Valley and Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State.Beating to the different drum – the Zega Mundo – is a Seattle percussionist who simply goes by the name “Webb.” The video “illustrates the energy and artistic symmetry that can take place between music and motorcycles,” Touratech-USA says.“The Zega Mundo video seems to capture a bit of the energy and excitement that is fueling the explosive growth in the adventure motorcycle scene. It also showcases a new pannier system that ADV riders will be intrigued by for its simple, rugged and waterproof design,” Touratech-USA says.Zega Mundo: Your Boxes. Your Beat.For more, visit Touratech-USA.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
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!