Lake Joy Campground is located in the deep south of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area with spectacular riding on country roads all around the site and into the rolling Uplands.Those roads were put to good use throughout the weekend with solo and small groups heading out on their own, a 100-mile (100 percent cash payout) poker run and a group ride on Saturday to Richland Center’s Los Amigos restaurant led by Tom Kelly.There’s also a 50-50 drawing, biker flicks, cheese and snacks in the evening. And, though the brand of event is Moto Guzzi, all marques are welcome to participate—and many do.Eats included in the $40 advance registration ($50 at the gate) were grilled brats and burgers Friday evening, pulled pork and beef Saturday night and deluxe continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, all with refreshments.The rally fee includes tent camping on the grounds for Friday and Saturday. The campground is equipped with clean, modern restrooms and showers, and a 60-acre private lake (no fishing license required) with two beaches. In addition to all of that, vendors for bike equipment and accessories as well as Moto Guzzi club items are available.Whether you’re a fan of the brand or just enjoy a great event with food, camping, activities and some great riding, check out http://www.wmgr.org/ for more information to look ahead to the 35th Rally.
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!