Due to a knee injury suffered at the Unadilla National last Saturday, Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb will not finish the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross National Championship season. The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion suffered a bone bruise in his knee, along with hyperextension and fluid build-up. Surgery will not be necessary, but Webb will miss the last two 450MX National rounds at Budds Creek and Ironman.Webb went into the Unadilla National in P4 in the standings, 11 points behind Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen. DNFing the opening Unadilla moto and a DNS in moto 2 dropped Webb into P6 in the standings. With four motos remaining, Webb has a 72-point lead over Justin Barcia.
Webb earned his first 450MX National moto win in the first moto at the Spring Creek National. That win was followed by a win in moto 2, giving Webb his first 450MX National overall victory. Webb had seven podiums in the 2019 Nationals, including three of the last four motos he finished before his knee injury at Unadilla MX.Although Webb is out for the AMA Nationals, he is expected to be back in racing condition by the Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on October 19. Webb struggled at the 2018 Monster Energy Cup in his KTM 450 SX-F Factor Edition debut, finishing in P12, with his best performance a P6 in the opening Main.Photograph by Don Williams
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!