Last weekend during Anaheim 1 Supercross – the opening round of the 2016 SX season – James Stewart collided with the reigning SX Champ, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey.The Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 pilot Stewart hit the Anaheim dirt hard, and was taken off the track by medical staff. He was questionable for this Saturday’s round 2 at San Diego SX, and was put through a series of tests. He also began some light training to get back into shape quickly.
On Friday, Stewart underwent “neurocognitive and concussion management testing,” and the results were positive. Asterisk Mobile Medical Center personnel has now cleared Stewart to compete at PETCO Park for San Diego Supercross.“James said he started feeling much better in the last couple of days since his Anaheim fall,” said Yoshimura Suzuki team manager Mike Webb. “He was eager to get back in action and was happy he cleared all the tests and got the OK to race tomorrow.“The team has been taking a cautious approach and we’ve made it clear to James that we only want him to come back if he’s fully healthy and ready. It’s his decision to race and we’re putting our trust in James’ decision and the testing procedure the series has in place to protect the riders.”For more on round two, visit San Diego Supercross Preview. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast San Diego SX at 10 p.m. ET Saturday, January 16.
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!