The 2019 AMA East Region ISDE Qualifier Series and the 2019 AMA West Region ISDE Qualifier Series will each consist of three two-day rounds, beginning in February and ending in May.“The U.S. ISDE Club teams put in several strong performances at the 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro, and we are expecting even more success in 2019,” AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said.“The two three-round Qualifier Series feature intense competition, with the nation’s top off-road racing talent vying for an opportunity to represent their country in one of the most grueling international motor sports competitions.”Riders receive an overall score for each day of competition and will be ranked by their four highest scores at the end of each series.The selected riders will be organized into five three-member U.S. Club teams, which will include the overall top seven riders from each of the two qualifier series, as well as the top 40-plus rider from each qualifier series.An additional U.S. Club Team will include three riders selected by the AMA ISDE Advisory Committee, which also selects the U.S. ISDE Trophy teams.
2019 AMA ISDE Qualifier Series
Feb. 16-17: Meridian, Miss., Meridian Motorcycle Club/Southern Enduro Riders Association
April 6-7: Battle Creek, Mich., Battle Creek MC/Michigan Sprint Enduro
May 25-26: Glen Daniel, W. Va., Full Gas Sprint Enduro
March 30-31: Red Mountain, Calif., Lost Coyotes MC/AMA District 37
April 27-28: Emmett, Idaho, JSM Adventures/Southwestern Idaho Desert Racing Association
May 11-12: Mesquite, Nev., Sprint Hero EnduroFor more information, call (614) 856-1900, ext. 1245, or visit the AMA.
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!