When combined with his nine outdoor titles, the Repsol Honda rider has 19 X-trial titles, making him the most successful trials rider in history. With this kind of record, it goes without saying that Bou loves to challenge himself – even in the off season.Just ahead of the outdoor FIM Trials Championship, which begins April 9 in Cal Rosal, Spain, Bou took to the slopes aboard his trials bike with studded snow tires.Speaking of the display of pure talent, Repsol Honda says “Bou moved his ability on the trial bike to this slippery terrain and stars in this spectacular video doing slalom down a ski slope, with amazing jumps and an impressive backflip to leave us open-mouthed. Once again, Toni Bou has surpassed himself.”We agree; check out the video above, and it’s easy to realize just why Bou is the most successful trials rider ever.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.