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Flat track racing from the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis!

MotoGP at Bruno…. what the hell happened to Ducati? Did they eat Wheaties?

OMG BEIN Network is in even less American homes… sigh
The rant! What just happened to road racing in America?!?!?!?!?!?

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Motocross from High Point! 250’s -Big P Aaron Plessinger takes full advantage of Osborne’s absence. Alex Martin has issues that cost him points. 450’s – Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin really go at it, the first time Tomac looked normal this year.

Flat track from OKC – .02 separates 1st to 3rd in the singles! No changes in the 450s (Twins LOL).

MotoGP was in Catalunya – Moto 2 was a crazy race. Quartararo? Oliveria starts in 17th? Crazy day in Moto2!   In MOTOGP who would have thunk JLo? Or Rabat flaming out?
Summit Point Raceway in the local news…just might impact local motorcycle racers and track days.

Warren takes a road trip to Custom Dynamics to check out their HQ.

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Air jets to keep you from crashing your motorcycle?  Bosch think this is a good idea!  Phil does this after every Taco Bell run.

A reference to Deadpool 2 from an earlier show.

Moto2…. yawn….. MOTOGP, well Marquez looked good!

Motocross ….. Is Eli Tomac running a 650?

Flat Track…do we even know what happened?  Tune in to find out.

Oh and some silly season stuff from MOTOGP.

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This week Ken completes his list of the top 11 motorcycle makers (by sheer number produced).  I was surprised that Royal Enfield was not one of those eleven!

Next we discuss the maybe, possible resurrection of Birmingham Small Arms, better known as BSA.  BSA started in the 1860s making guns  and then added bicycles, then motorcycles and at one time made cars, buses, tools among a long list of things.

The BSA brand was bought by the Indian company Mahindra and it is our hope that we might see BSA motorcycles on the road sometime in the not to distance future.

Next up is a review of the results of World Superbike, Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP racing.

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The DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio…News Rants & Racing

This week on the DawgHouse Motorcycle News Rants & Racing… http://tinyurl.com/zpzc58l

Norton to deliver V4-based Superbike to market.
HD & Marvel team up to build Super Hero bikes.
Block the road, lose your bike.
The last 911 ride.
MotoGP/Moto2 from Brno.
AMA Pro Motocross from Budds Creek.

 

OK… the boys at Dawghouse Radio have made me a fan of motorcycle racing. 

A while back I wrote a post regarding how I was not a fan motorcycle racing and why I did not care for it.  That post got me an interview on the DawgHouse which led to a hosting spot.  My view on road racing began to change the more I began to pay attention to the racing in order to be better prepared for the podcast. 

It really started during the MOTOGP and World Superbike 2015 racing seasons.  There was a lot excitement all season long. Mark Marquez and Valentino Rossi feuding, Jorge Lorenzo working hard to be the champ was engrossing.  Combine that with World Superbikes Johnathan Rea’s utter domination of that series and the motorcycle racing world just pulled me in.    

Motorcycle racing also pulled my wife in as well.  The bug did not bite her for road supercrossracing but for Supercross and to a lesser extent Motocross.  She and I have sat on the couch and watched the 2016 Champ Ryan Dungey and the rest give it their all every weekend. This year Debbie and I have watched all of the Supercross events and have even discussed going to one next year.   

I still hold to some of my original thoughts about motorcycle racing in the US.  One of the reasons, I think, that Supercross is so popular is that all the spectators can see all (or almost all) the track at one time something you can’t do at motocross and road racing events.   

I also think a racing series limited to V-twins running on some of the NASCAR short track would take off in short amount of time. This would be a little reminiscent of the old board track days.  Harley, Indians, Victory, Star and all the others going at it on a short oval would be a lot of fun to watch.

Moto-AmericaIn addition to the MotoGP and World Superbike I have also been viewing MotoAmerica.  Even though I have only been watching for the last year, I can tell that a high level American series is really needed to help propel American racers to the world stage.  The racing on the American circuit has been fun to watch and I hope they will be able to expand their reach soon.   

So, twist the throttle, I am now a motorcycle racing fan

 

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Our Christmas show with, thanks to Phil, some non-traditional music!!! (how about a Christmas Carol to the tune of “Smells Like Teen Sprit”?)

On this show we discuss…

Women starting to really drive motorcycle sales.
AMA scores big win on U.S. highways bill.
Viva Knieval bike heads to auction block.

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Things got a little loud and crazy on this “fun”(?) filled episode.

SOA Red Rose discussion, what does it all mean

Ken is still talking about winter riding tips.

We discuss gifts for the rider in your life… it starts off really well and then……………………..

Yamaha recalls 28 YFZ-R6 motorcycles.

2014 MotoGP crash statistics

MotoAmerica get a GREAT TV deal

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Recently I and the other hosts from the ”DawgHouse Motorcycle Radio” show watched the motorcycle movie “On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter”. The movie is an updated version of the original “On Any Sunday” which was filmed in 1971 and nominated for an Academy Award in 1972. The new movie was directed by the son of the original film, Dana Brown.

Dana’s “Next Chapter” follows a path similar to his fathers in that he works with the big names in modern motorcycling. People like Travis Pastrana, Robbie Maddison, Marc Marquez, Wayne Rainy, Dani Pedrosa and many others not so famous make up the cast. The movie has a heavy focus on motorcycling racing with MotoGP, Motorcross, Flat Track and other types of racing well represented.

The movie opens with a humorous moment of a dad filming his little daughter (4-5 years old). She is struggling to lift a mini bike but refuses any help, after getting it up and getting on her dad starts to talk to her when she takes off like a bullet. Dad drops the camera and you hear him trying to chase her down… it was much funnier in the movie. Next it moves on to Robbie Maddison riding through an Olympic style Bob Sled track and then jumping from a ski jump ramp. You may have seen this same footage on You Tube but it was SPECTACULAR on the big screen!

The filming of the entire movie was exceedingly well done and, if you can, you need to see it on the big screen. The section on motorcycles in Vietnam motorcycling was awesome but might underwhelm on a small screen. Check the film’s website to find out if it is coming to a theater near you soon unfortunately movies like this don’t spend much time on the big screen.

On the down side, movies like this need sponsorships to be made. Sponsors REALLY want their products portrayed and in this case they were, to the verge of being over the top. Red Bull, KTM and Skull Candy were all over the movie like sticky fingerprints on your face shield, I can’t blame them or the director for this as it is a necessary part of modern film making… but a lighter hand would have went a long way. Also, it would have been nice to get something from the east coast motorcycle scene in the final cut (maybe a scene from a DawgHouse broadcast LOL). These are the reasons I debated 4 or 5 stars, but the high quality won me over.

In addition to the racing the movie discusses how motorcycling families, overcoming disadvantages and just how motorcycles makes your life better.

5 star

 

 

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Great interview with 15 year old Jayson Uribe an American racing professionally in Europe.

Discussion of latest SOA episode “Faith and Despondency  “

Review of On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter

Discussion of Royal Enfields, Lighting Motorcycle, The Polaris Slingshot in Texas and Alpinestars Airbag Jacket.