Graves Motorsports is set to field nine riders during the debut 2018 MotoAmerica Junior Cup Series, which replaces the spec-class KTM RC Cup.The series allows entry of qualified motorcycles, including the Yamaha YZF-R3, which is Graves Motorsports’ weapon of choice.
Every Monday leading up to the season, Graves will release a video showcase for each rider. Graves has already showcased Jackson Blackmon, Toby Khamsouk, Cory Ventura, Hunter Dunham, and Gauge Rees. This week’s attention goes to Dylan Deutschlander, who is highlighted above.Deutschlander, 16, of Lake Jackson, Texas, began racing in CMRA and TMGP in 2015, and has three goals: win a Junior Cup Championship; win a MotoAmerica Superbike Championship; and “get on the world stage.”His biggest influencers are American racers Ben Spies, Nicky Hayden, Dane Wesbty.For additional information, visit MotoAmerica and Graves Yamaha.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Motos and Friends is brought to you by Yamaha. You can check out the amazing YZF-R7 at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com. The YZF-R7 is an amazing supersport machine that is comfortable too!
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.