On this show we discuss motorcycles and motorcycle racing with racers and industry insiders. Flat Track, Road Racing, Touring, Vintage and Scooters.
Talking Motorcycles with Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine
Buzz Kanter is the Editor in Chief of American Iron Magazine and has his finger on the pulse of the vintage and modern American motorcycle scene and he joins us LIVE in this episode of Talking Motorcycles! We discuss upcoming vintage racing events and vintage motorcycle shows. Buzz makes a big announcement about a special show at Billy Lane's Sons of Speed during Daytona Biketoberfest!
Harley-Davidson recently announced an all new frame and engine combination for their softail lines. Kanter had knowledge of this months in advance but could not share one ounce of it. The newest edition of American Iron Magazine will hit newstands next week and will be full of inside information from cover to cover!
We consider Buzz our go to source for information of the modern and vintage scene concerning American iron.
Thank you for listening to this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone! Special thanks to:
Bruce Rossmeyers Harley Davidson in New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach
Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery
Talking Motorcycles with Springfield MIle II/HD Museum
In this episode of Talking Motorcycles we go inside the Springfield Mile II event. The fastest Mile in the world is a bucket list race for any motorcyclist! Tommra and Dave Kiesow took over as promoters of the Mile after the IMDA decided they could no longer promote the event. In the Spring the crowd was huge and ticket sales are excellent for this Fall classic event. Now is the time to make your plans to attend this amazing race. Tommra gives us important details that you need to know!
Tim McCormick from the Harley-Davidson Museum calls in to talk to us about the Labor Day Rally that is underway! We get his thoughts about all the activities and he shares his favorite motorcycle and displays at the HD Museum!
Shelly Rossmeyer of Bruce Rossmeyers Harley Davidson in Daytona and New Smyrna Beach give us inside information about the changes underway in the product line at the Motor Company!
Special thanks to Clearwater LIghts, TrueToyotaParts.com, Dunlop Motorcycle Tire, Rossmeyers Harley-Davidson, Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery, TrueToyotaParts.com and Bell Powersports!
Talking Motorcycles with RSD Superhooligans Bob Richards and Ky Kickdown!
Sturgis Rally and Races was the original name of the Sturgis Rally. Motorcycle racing returned in a big way in 2017. Bob Richards, Jr of 41LIVE.com was the promoter of the RSD Indian Superhooligan races at the Buffalo Chip and the crowd went wild. We get inside information from the promoter and thoughts on the AFT Buffalo Chip TT and much more.
Scott Haibleid of the Kentucky Kickdown joins us with details about the annual event in Louisville, Kentucky. This family friendly event is a true celebration of vintage motorcycling scene.
Mitch from Bruce Rossmeyers Daytona HD and New Smyrna HD calls in with a true LIVE report from the 2017 Harley-Davidson dealer show. We get details about the changes and new models from the Motor Company and when they become available at their dealership.
We discuss the three remaining rounds of MotoAmeria in our MotoAmerica Minute segment!
Thank you to:
Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Bruce Rossmeyers Harley Davidson
Sweet Marlay's Coffee and Bakery
Talking Motorcycles with Henry Wiles and Jacqui Van Ham
Jacqui Van Ham joins us from the road traveling home from Sturgis 2017 and the Bonneville Salt Flats and she brings us an amazing update from both!
Henry Wiles is now "King" Henry following his 13 year reign at the American Flat Track Peoria TT! Winning a total of 14 and 13 in a row is an amazing accomplishment and Henry gives his thoughts on that and how he would react if anyone ever beats that record!
Talking Motorcycles with 2017 Iron Butt Rally winner Jim Owen
In Part II of our series encouraging people to leave town and go touring on our motorcycle, we invited the best long distance tourer in America. 1000 mile days are likely not your goal. A 250 mile day can be perfect with a little planning. Jim Owen just completed the 2017 Iron Butt Rally with his second win. This is an amazing acomplishment. anyone who has ever had a 1,000 mile day knows what a challenge it can be. When you are required to string 11 days of 1,000 per day together to win the IBR it requires drastic measures that are each very well planned. Jim takes a systematic approach to the Iron Butt.
We take his systematic approach and break it down to help us all learn how to truly enjoy motorcycle touring solo or two up. The information from last weeks show in Part I with Carl Reese, Deana Mastracci and Norm Nelson combined with the valuable information we get from Jim Owen may produced the most comprehensive guide to fun touring ever.
Thank you for listening to this episode of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone
Special thanks to Clearwater Lights, Bell Powersports, TrueToyotaParts.com, Bruce Rossmeyers Daytona Harley Davidson, Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires.
Talking Motorcycle Touring with Carl Reese/Norm Nelson/Deena Mastracci
World record holder and long distance motorcycle rider Carl Reese calls in from a corn field in Nebraska while on tour with Deena Mastracci! He gives us special insight about how he prepares for long distance touring and what he does when he is on the road. Where to stay? How many miles per day is enough? What special preperation does he do?
Deena Mastracci joins the conversation as a relatively new rider. She won an award in 2016 for the highest mileage acheived by a new rider in their first year! Deena is a nutricianalist and shares special insight about what she eats and drinks during a long day in the saddle. She also tells us what her gear choices are for extreme hot weather touring. There is much to learn from this conversation.
Norm Nelson has ridden from the Southeast to Alaska twice on a 1958 Harley Sportster 25 years apart! He is the highest finisher in the Motorcycle Cannonball over the last three events. Riding a 1911 Reading Standard in 2016 he goes deep inside his planning and packing as well as the mental preperation side of touring. Norm has also ridden a 2009 Piaggio BV250 scooter over 80,000 miles and many of those miles are on the Interstate!