Traditionally, motorcycling has been a bit of a boy’s club. But over the years more and more women have joined the world of motorcycling, and lately many of those woman are active in the adventure touring scene.This prompted the creation of SheADV, a new resource for female riders to share, learn and plan future riding events. Currently, the program includes events, website and social media channels to connect all female ADV riders.
Project Manager Shalmarie Wilson says: “For years, many of us have searched for a resource dedicated to women adventure riders but not found what we were looking for. We created SheADV to help women unite in a way that inspires us to explore the world on two wheels.”Any women interested in ADV riding are strongly encouraged to join the community. Why? Both new and veteran riders will be able to benefit from the wealth of shared experiences. Two of the more popular features are the “Meet the Riders” section and the “Event Calendar.” Ride, share and inspire together is the goal.Tourtech is also a proud supporter, and sees it as a necessary way to connect with the community, as well as promoting the continued uptick in ADV motorcycling. Join the discussion at www.SheADV.com or Facebook.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!