While flat-track training Friday near Barcelona, Honda World Superbike pilot Nicky Hayden injured his knee. The 35-year-old Kentuckian now is forced to miss the two-day winter World Superbike test that begins Tuesday at Jerez in Spain.
The 2006 MotoGP Champion (Honda) has returned to the states, and will undergo further medical examinations. Hayden is awaiting full diagnosis before proceeding with any further medical procedures such as surgery. Honda World Superbike will report on Hayden’s status once these medial reports become available.During the Jerez SBK Tests, Hayden’s new teammate, former LCR Honda MotoGP pilot Stefan Bradl, a Moto2 Champion, will be the sole rider for the factory Honda team. During Aragon SBK testing last week, both Bradl and Hayden tested 2016 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade machinery with some 2017 components, such as 2017-spec Ohlins front fork and new brake components.Hayden joined the Honda World Superbike team following 13 years in MotoGP. He finished fifth overall in 2016 WSBK, and claimed his debut World SBK win at Sepang in Malaysia.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.