The 2022 Kenda AMA National Enduro Championship Series schedule is out. It will be a February through November affair with ten rounds on the calendar. Presented by Moose Racing, the series is run by NEPG (National Enduro Promotions Group).Yamaha-mounted Steward Baylor Jr. took the 2021 Pro1 title through consistency. Although he won just two races, he was on the podium at all ten rounds. KTM’s Josh Toth scored six wins in 2021, but only made the podium seven times. Although Toth won the final round, he came up 11 points short of the championship. Ben Kelly was P3 at the end of the year, having taken one win and four podiums on his KTM. The other race winner was GasGas rider Grant Baylor—the brand’s first-ever National Enduro Pro1 class win. Husqvarna riders Craig Delong and Trevor Bollinger rounded out the 2021 AMA National Enduro Championship Series top five.
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, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!