The crash occurred on the third of four laps in the race dominated by 17-time TT winner Michael Dunlop (Tyco BMW S 1000 RR).This brings the death toll in both TT and Manx Grand Prix races at the Isle of Man since 1911 to 252 riders. During last year’s Isle of Man TT, three riders perished due to crashes: Davey Lambert of the UK; Jochem van den Hoek of Holland; and Alan Bonner of Ireland.Lyon qualified in 24th for his debut Supersport TT race with a fastest lap of 122.261mph, which he improved to 122.636mph on the opening lap. His fastest lap of the TT course – 123.443mph – was in Friday’s Superbike qualifying session.During his debut at the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix, Lyon lapped at 122.499mph and finished 11th in the second Supersport race. He finished sixth in the 2010 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship with podiums at Croft and Silverstone.The staff at Ultimate Motorcycling expresses its deepest sympathy for Lyon, his friends and family, and the motorcycle racing community.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!