For the second-straight year, BRP has united with the Road Warrior Foundation. This year BRP will provide 2015 Can-Am Spyder RT vehicles to eight wounded military veterans who will participate in 2015 Road Warrior Ride.And what a ride it is! The Road Warrior Foundation Ride lasts eight days and covers 2,000 miles. It begins June 5 in Sherbrook, Quebec, on June 5, and concludes June 12 in Key West, Florida.
Last year BRP – through its Can-Am Spyder brand – teamed up with the Road Warrior Foundation to help raise funds to provide adventure therapy for wounded, ill and injured U.S. Military veterans. To date, BRP says it has helped raise more than US $100,000, which has gone directly toward getting military veterans out on the open road to experience the thrill of riding.“The 2015 Road Warrior Ride is all about providing a memorable experience that positively impacts wounded military veterans,” said Craig Anders, co-founder, Road Warrior Foundation. “In addition to our core group of riders, we anticipate a significant number of Can-Am Spyder owners from all over the country rallying behind us and joining different stages throughout.”The ride will travel down the East Coast, stopping at some of the most scenic and iconic destinations along the Eastern Seaboard. Along the way, the group will ride some of the most amazing, challenging and exciting roads in North America.“The Can-Am Spyder is getting more and more people out on the open road, and that aligns perfectly with the Road Warrior Foundation mission,” said Francois Tremblay, director, Global Marketing, Can-Am Spyder. “I’m hoping that the Spyder communities will rally and join the group to demonstrate their support to military veterans.”The Can-Am Spyder is the only vehicle that combines the exhilaration of the open-air riding with the feeling of complete freedom and confidence. The 2015 Spyder RT delivers the ultimate in three-wheel touring performance and comfort, featuring a high-torque Rotax 1330 ACE engine, comfort-tuned suspension, electric adjustable-height windshield, electronic cruise control, heated grips and premium saddle.Everyone is welcome to join the 2015 Road Warrior Ride at any point. Visit www.roadwarrior.org for live ride tracking, a detailed route and schedule, and a list of featured riders. Additionally, follow along via the official Can-Am Spyder Facebook page or @OfficialSpyder on Instagram and Twitter.Go to www.roadwarrior.org to learn how to help raise money for this great cause and visit www.canamspyder.com for more information about the Can-Am Spyder.
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!