Gary has been a motorcyclist since 1974—1968 if you count his mini-bike and snowmobile days—and has owned motorcycles in nearly every engine configuration you can name. Currently, he owns 13 motorcycles. Writing about riding, racing, and working on motorcycles is his dream job.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his thoughts on the new Suzuki GSX-8R. This is the fully faired, slightly more sporting version of the excellent GSX-8S upright middleweight that came out last year. The 8R uses the same new, highly acclaimed, super-smooth parallel-twin engine seen on several models, and clearly putting it into a really sporting-style motorcycle makes sense. Nic spent a couple of days on both the street and at Chuckwalla Raceway in California on the new bike.
In our second segment this week, Neale Bayly chats with Paul Murphy of Meticulous Restorations. Paul is a world-class restorer, currently operating out of Canada; he has restored some amazing machines.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!