As the nephew of the late Joey Dunlop, who has the record for most Isle of Man TT wins (26), Michael Dunlop has some great genes.The 28-year-old Northern Irishman has proven he can win on any type of machinery, including the revised Suzuki GSX-R1000, which Dunlop piloted in the 2017 Isle of Man TT literbike classes.
Dunlop had some mechanical issues during the RST Superbike race, causing a DNF after he set the fastest lap of the TT (lap one of six).Seeking redemption, Dunlop held nothing back during the PokerStars Senior TT, which for many is considered the highlight of the Isle of Man TT.Dunlop claimed the win—his 15th TT victory—beating Smiths Racing BMW S 1000 RR pilot Peter Hickman and Silicone Engineering Kawasaki ZX-10R pilot Dean Harrison. Dunlop, who also claimed the Monster Energy Supersport 1 TT, provided the all-new GSX-R1000 its first IOM TT win.Nearly two months after the 2017 Isle of Man TT, and another Dunlop Senior TT video surfaces. The latest is from Suzuki, which provides some sick onboard footage of Dunlop during his Senior TT run. Enjoy!
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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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.