A wide variety of custom motorcycles will be on display, in addition to hourly Wall of Death performances. “The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is an inspiring showcase of work from builders and craftsmen that combine knowledge, skill, and ingenuity to create one-of-a-kind truly hand-built machines,” according to the folks at Revival Cycles.In business for over eight year, Revival Cycles sees itself as “a cultural center for motorcyclists” and not simply a repair shop or a shop that does custom builds. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show reflects that ethos, and you can expect to see unexpected motorcycles, such as a turbocharged air-cooled Ducati with a one-off frame, and a Harley-Davidson Street 750 with a chromoly trellis frame and single-sided swingarm.Supporters for the show include BMW, Moto Guzzi, Jet Tools, Rebel Yell Bourbon, Circuit of the Americas, Progressive Insurance, Lincoln Electric, Öhlins, Rev’It!, Ikon Suspension, Ducati, and The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.For those interesting in extending the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, there is a Rebel Yell Handbuilt Show Kick-Start Party from 7 to 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 20, at the South Congress Hotel, as well as the Handbuilt Show Builder/Wrap Party at The Mohawk on Sunday, April 23, also running from 7 to 10 p.m. Night Drive and Boyfrndz will be playing at The Mohawk, with DJ Space Cadet.
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to the Ultimate Motorcycling podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the BMW K 1600 GT. This is the sporty bagger version of BMW’s K series of machines, those are the models with the awesome 6-cylinder engine. The GT has been given a little makeover for 2023, and Nic gives us his take.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my all time heroes—three-time World Champion racer ‘fast’ Freddie Spencer. I’ll do my best not to come off as too much of a fanboy here, but frankly it’ll be tough!
In my humble opinion, Spencer is a contender for the GOAT—greatest of all time. Sure, his career was a little shorter than some, and his number of championships falls behind the likes of Lawson, Doohan, Rossi, and of course Marquez. But at the time, Freddie literally changed the way motorcycles were ridden. 30 years before Marc Marquez, Freddie was able to push the front wheel into a slide, corner after corner, lap after lap in order to get the bike turned faster than anyone else. Freddie took completely different lines and was able to get on the throttle so early he could out accelerate anyone off a corner.
In the modern era, of course Freddie is the chairman of the FIM MotoGP Stewards panel. This is the panel of referees for all three classes of Grand prix racing. I talked to Freddie about his task there, and although for contractual reasons with Dorna and the FIM he cannot talk about specific riders, teams, or events, nevertheless his explanation of the job makes for interesting listening. It’s a tough job, and frankly I wouldn’t want to do it!
Actually—Ultimate Motorcycling is giving away five copies of the book—signed by Freddie himself—to the first five listeners who contact us with the correct answer to the question: How many national AMA championships did Freddie win, and which years were they?
Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact the winners and send you a signed copy of Feel. Those five winners will be announced on a future episode. Unfortunately for legal reasons this offer is ONLY open to US residents.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!