Following his best-season ever in the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Championship with Two-Two Motorsports Kawasaki – a now defunct team that was run by Chad Reed – Josh Grant sustained a knee injury at Thunder Valley Motocross.Grant was sidelined since, and his future was uncertain. But on Tuesday, Monster Energy Kawasaki reported that it has signed Josh Grant to ride on the KX450F for the remainder of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. This news comes after Wil Hahn was sidelined following a injury sustained in a practice crash at Spring Creek.
“We feel that Josh is going to fit in very well with our team,” said Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager, Dan Fahie. “Josh is very familiar with the KX450F which fits well with the short time frame we have to get him up to speed for Millville on Saturday.”Grant comes to Monster Energy Kawasaki with one career overall win at Red Bud in 2009 and five overall Motocross podium finishes. He will remain with Monster Energy Kawasaki for the five remaining AMA nationals.“This is a great opportunity for me and I want to thank everyone at Monster Energy Kawasaki for the chance to race again this year,” said Josh Grant. “I like the KX450F and I’m looking forward to getting the full support of the factory team behind me.”The Monster Energy Kawasaki team will head to Millville, Minnesota for the Spring Creek National this weekend where Grant finished fifth overall in 2014.
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!