Dubbed the “world’s fastest road race,” the Ulster Grand Prix takes place this upcoming weekend at the 7.4-mile Dundrod Circuit just west of Belfast in Northern Ireland.Due to injury sustained at the Southern 100 in July, Conor Cummins appearance at the 2015 Ulster GP was questionable. But that changed on Monday when Honda Racing reported that Cummins will pilot the HRC CBR1000RR Fireblade SP during the Southern GP.
Conor Cummins is no stranger to the Ulster Grand Prix; he had won a Superbike race there in 2009, and was a former record holder.Cummins will pilot the CBR1000RR in the three Superbike races – one on Thursday, August 6, and two on Saturday, August 8.Speaking of the Ulster GP, Conor Cummins says: “I cannot wait until first practice next week on the Superbike! The Ulster GP is one of my favorite races and after missing it last year due to my injury I’m even more eager to get going this year. I’m hoping to finish the international road racing season on a high and the Honda CBR ticks all the boxes for me, and I just can’t wait to get on it.“I’ve had a good track record at the Ulster in the past with a lap record and a win in 2009; so I’m hoping I can repeat that success this year. It’s a proper fast course and excites me every time I get to race there, and the Fireblade is well suited to its fast flowing nature.”
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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!