Shoei X-Fourteen Ride Day at Chuckwalla | Video Recap
The Shoei X-Fourteen Ride Day was a perfect experience. Held at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center, Calif., the day was dedicated to Shoei’s new flagship helmet, the X-Fourteen.
For us Southern California riders, Chuckwalla is a gem. A technical track with elevation changes, cambered corners and it is the perfect setting for the new X-Fourteen race-ready helmet, proven and developed with insights from people like two-time MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez, Bradley Smith and Yukio Kagayama.During the Shoei X-Fourteen Ride Day, Alpinestars, Coretech, Reggie Pridmore’s Class School, Graves Yamaha and a few other vendors were on hand; they supplied everyone with anything that might have needed for the day. MotoAmerica and Shoei riders also rode during the helmet’s launch at Chuckwalla, including Garret Gerloff, Jake Lewis and Michael Gilbert.The Shoei X-14 is a race-ready lid that conforms to all racing leagues. For track day enthusiasts, amateur and professional racers alike, this is more than a worthy product that Shoei have spent years developing.Read our Shoei-Fourteen Review.
Honda CRF-E2 Electric + Dale Schmidtchen and the $50M V-Rod
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Ultimate Motorcycling’s podcast, Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 lives up to its legendary name, as a high-performance supersport machine. Check it out at at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams and I chat about electric bikes and the electric bike revolution that is likely the future of motorcycling. Actually this episode is specifically about Honda’s new CRF-E2… an electric dirt-bike for kids. We asked our tester, 8-year old Avery Bart to put the E2 through its paces and according to Don, she loved it. Honda has stated that the company goal is for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030—an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends—Dale Schmidtchen. Dale has worked for most of the major moto factories globally during his career, and his take on his CF Moto ADV bike is interesting. Beyond that, one his many projects is currently helping to sell the world’s most expensive motorcycle—a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that’s 50 million with an ‘M’.
Dale also owned a race team in the 1990s and helped bring several well-known Aussie racers to the world stage. He’s a very modest, matter-of-fact guy, but I always really enjoy chatting with him; I hope you enjoy listening.
Incidentally, if you’ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called ‘Mona Lisa of motorbikes’—contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in touch with Dale.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!