With only one qualifying event left, 12 riders have claimed their spots on the American Motorcyclist Association’s 2017 International Six Days Enduro Club Team.The AMA congratulates Ty Tremaine, Jacob Rowland, Brendan Riordan, Mike Pillar, Alex Witkowski, and 40+ rider Brian Storrie for qualifying from the ISDE East Qualifier Series. The AMA also congratulates Cody Webb, Justin Morgan, Anthonee Gibbs, Devan Bolin, Nick Stover and 40+ rider Rick Emerson for qualifying from the ISDE West Qualifier Series.
“Each of these riders has trained incredibly hard to earn this highly prestigious opportunity,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla. “I’m excited to see what the rest of these talented riders do at the last round of qualifying and, ultimately, who will get the honor of competing at one of the most incredible off-road racing events in the world.”The ISDE Committee will select an additional club team, along with the World Trophy, Junior Trophy and Women’s Trophy team riders to represent the United States at the 2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro in Brive, France.With the AMA ISDE Qualifier Championship Series in its final stages, riders not yet qualified for a 2017 ISDE Club Team still have an opportunity to advance at the remaining, three-day, ISDE Qualifier beginning May 12 in Greenville, Tenn. The event will be a standalone event in the AMA Full Gas Sprint Enduro Championship Series and feature two days of enduro testing before the final day of moto testing.For more information on the final ISDE qualifier visit Sprint Enduro.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.