Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone
About this podcast
On this show we discuss motorcycles and motorcycle racing with racers and industry insiders. Flat Track, Road Racing, Touring, Vintage and Scooters.
About this podcast
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 Barry Boone
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: Clearwater Lights Bruce Rossmeyers Harley Davidson in New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Bell Powersports Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery TrueToyotaParts.com
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: Clearwater Lights Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Bell Powersports TrueToyotaParts.com 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!
Talking Motorcycles with John Light/The changing demographics of motorcycling
In this episode of Talking Motorcycles we explore the changing demographics in America and how they influence motorcycle manufacturers. For decades the "Baby Boomers" were the generation who have influenced the sport of motorcycling the most. Now, there is a new generation moving forward who will be in control? What are their interests? How will they drive the motorcycle business? What are manufactures already doing to win their dollars? Is it working? John Light of Evans Cooling joins us with his thoughts and ideas for how to influence the next generation of riders. His fresh approach appears to have merit. "Don't bubble wrap your kids...MotoWrap them!" John's thought process is inspiring and we believe has merit. Who or what inspired you to ride motorcycles? Was it your Father or Mother, Aunt or Uncle or a neighbor? We hear from many callers who inspired them! Shelly Rossmeyer of Rossmeyers Harley Davidson joins in on the discussion from a second generation motorcycle dealers perspective! We hope you enjoy this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone. Special thanks to Clearwater Lights, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Bell Powersports, Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery, TrueToyotaParts.com and Bruce Rossmeyers Harley Davidson in New Smyrna and Daytona Beach.
Talking Motorcycles with X-Games Gold Medalist Sammy Halbert/Calistoga AFT
Having won an X-Games Silver Medal previously, this past weekend Sammy Halbert won the Gold Medal. How big of a deal is winning X-Games Gold? We hear many inside stories from Sammy about being involved in the X-Games. He won his Gold on a Harley-Davidson XR750 besting Harley's own factory team on their XG 750's and the Indian Teams as well! We hear all about the XR's performance and what made all the difference for him on that bike. We take a quick look back at the 2017 American Flat Track season and a look ahead. There are some unpredictable outcomes ahead said Halbert. Insightful comments from the strongest performing privateer on the tour. Bob Richards of 41 LIVE calls in to discuss the event he is involved in at the Harley Davidson Calistoga Half Mile National July 29th. The beautiful wine country town of Calistoga comes alive for this event and it is a bucket list for race fans and touring motoryclist alike. We get a suprise call from Fernando from Barcalona, Spain! The popular media figure heavily involved in the new Spanish Flat Track series, Superprestigio and more. Fernando is making the long flight from Spain to the event in Calistoga! We certainly hope you enjoy this editon of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone. Our shows now originate from FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB every Wednesday at 7pm Eastern. Anyone in the world can LISTEN LIVE at www.newsdaytonabeach.com.
Talking Motorcycles with American Flat Track CEO Michael Lock/Shayna Texter
Michael Lock is the CEO of American Flat Track. 2017 is now at mid-season and we take time to get his thoughts on the first half of the year. Recent events have produced standing room only crowds. How many events would AFT Events like to produce in house? Will we see American Flat Track stars in Europe soon? What impact does he think the NBCSN TV package will have on the series? How does American Flat Track view other racing series such as Steve Nace Racing and the Steel Show Nationals? Lock joined us in studio at WNDB FM93.5 in Daytona Beach. Shayna Texter calls in from the X-Games with her thoughts on her winning season thus far. Her convincing win at New York on the Half Mile has everyones attention. Perhaps it is a turning point as most think of her as a Mile flat track specialist but that may be changing. Talking Motorcycles airs LIVE every Wednesday night at 7pm Eastern and you can listen from anywhere in the world at www.newsdaytonabeach.com or on the WNDB app on your smart device! Special thanks to Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery, Rossmeyers Harley Davidson, Clearwater Lights, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, TrueToyotaParts.com and Bell Powersports/Bell Helmets.
Talking Motorcycles with Larry Pegram and Danny Walker/MotoAmerica
In the last 12 months Pegram has competitively raced Supermoto, flat track at X-Games, driven the AudioSport R8 and won, and road raced at MotoAmerica! As a driver and a rider Larry Pegram has but one goal and that is to have fun! Not only can Larry Pegram do all these things but he also has the ability to communicate with race fans worldwide. His work on BeinSports as a color analyst. Now Pegram appears to be very comfortable as the color analyst of American Flat Track on NBCSN! Above all that it appears his true passion is racing Go Karts with his children! Danny Walker has had but one goal as a team owner/manager in MotoAmerica. That goal is to see his contracted riders advance to the world stage in World Superbike and MotoGP. His Broaster Chicken Honda Team is headed to MotoAmerica at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca without Jake Gagne because Gagne got the call to ride for the Ten Kate team in World Superbike there in place of the late Nicky Hayden. We hear his thoughts about that and more in this episode of Talking Motorcycles. His hope is that Gagne will be signed full time by Ten Kate following the Laguna round. What qualities does he think Jake has that can make him a star on the world stage? Thank you for listening to Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone that originates from the studios of WNDB in Daytona Beach. Listen LIVE every Wednesday at 7pm Eastern at www.newsdaytonabeach.com, on the WNDB App, or at FM93.5/AM1150 if you are in the Daytona Beach area. Listen to the podcast at iTunes, Spotify and many other podcast sights. Thanks to Rossmeyers Harley-Davidson, Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery, Clearwater Lights, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Bell Powersports and TrueToyotaParts.com.
Talking Motorcycles with Ace Cafe Orlando/Alex McLean Vintage Road Racer
The Ace Cafe Orlando is now open for business and business is good! We find out details from Mark McKee about the new venture. It's hot rods and motorcycles with many weekly gathers of like minded individuals who share common passions. We will discuss the original Ace Cafe London including it's past history and present day happenings. Ace Cafe Orlando is on the move with a new venture at One Daytona in Daytona Beach and you will want to hear all about this! Alex McLean has completely lost count of how many National Championships he has won in ARMHA vintage road racing competition! His NortonManxRacing.com team is on a big role. Now, Alex is preparing for his return to the Isle of Man TT. This time he will be riding the formidable Honda RC30. This is getting very real! Special thanks to Racings North Turn on the beachside in Daytona for providing our remote location for this show. Additional thanks to our local sponsors who make our shows possible on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery and our friends with Bruce Rossmeyers Harley Davidson! We also wish to thank our national sponsors Clearwater Lights, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Bell Powersports and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. You are invited to listen to each of our LIVE shows Wednesday nights at 7pm Eastern at www.newsdaytonabeach.com, on radio at FM93.5 and AM1150 or on the WNDB FREE App on your smartdevice. We rercommend subscribing to our shows on the Podcast App you already have on your smart devices and Apple TV. Follow our Facebook Accounts /Barry Boone and FB/Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone to never miss an episode!
Talking Motorcycles with HD Museum, Leticia Cline and Arthur Kowitz
Leticia Cline reports from the road as she completes her Orlando, Florida to California ride on her Harley-Davidson Dyna S! Crossing the Mohave in temperatures well over 100 degrees was definitely a challenge. What extreme measures did she employ? Arthur Kowitz joined us to discuss his career as an AMA Superbike rider during the golden years. As a privateer he built his own motorcycles and competed against the giant factory teams of the time. Now he is on the cutting edge of electric motorcycle road racing! Tim McCormick of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee joined us with updates about some of the exciting events they have upcoming in the summer of 2017! Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone is powered by Bruce Rossmeyers Harley Davidson, Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery, Clearwater Lights, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Bell Powersports, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires and truetoyotaparts.com!
Talking Motorcycles with Sons of Speed Billy Lane, Kanter, Rossmeyer and Olsen!
Billy Lane has been thinking about boardtrack motorcycle racing for 15 years. During Daytona Bikeweek 2017 he turned that dream into a reality at New Smyrna Speedway in a big way. Thousands of fans turned out for the event and history was made! Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine was a fierce competitor and just missed a podium finish. Now he is documenting the race event in a three part series in American Iron. We get his stories from behind the handlebars as a competitor! Shelly Rossmeyer of Rossmeyers Harley Davidson entered her first official racing event riding her 1915 Harley-Davidson to a third place podium finish! She did it the hard way by racing her way into the Main event from the Last Chance Qualifyer. She tells her story in this episode of Talking Motorcycles. Brittney Olsen of 20th Century Racing used her racing experience and a well tuned motorcycle to ride her way to the record books as the winner of the first Sons of Speed. With two female riders on the podium can we still call it Sons of Speed? Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone is brought to you by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Bell Powersports, Clearwater Lights, Rossmeyers Harley Davidson and Sweet Marlays Coffee and Bakery in Daytona Beach.
Talking Motorcycles with Leticia Cline and MotoAmerica's Hayden Gillim
Two dynamic and diverse young motorcycllst are coming in hot to this episode of Talking Motorcycles! Leticia Cline joins us in-studio. Last year Laticia rode 35,000 miles in two months! This year she is about to set sail from Florida to California and only has 2.5 days to cover 2,600 mile! What is she riding? What is her preferred gear choices? She has formed a racing team and we get all the info on that and much more! Hayden Gillim, The Man with the Van and a Plan, joins us to talk about his major victory at the American Flat Track Springfield TT! It is one of two events on the tour he has always wanted to win. His cousins, Nicky, Tommy and Roger Hayden became the first brothers in history ot dominate a podium at American Flat Track by winning there and now Hayden puts his name in the record books as a winner alongside them! He follows that up with a podium finish in MotoAmerica's Superstock 1000! This is our first weekly episode to be generated from WNDB FM93.5/AM1150! Listeners can catch us there every Wednesday night at 7pm Eastern by logging on at www.newsdaytonabeach.com and choosing the "Listen Live" option or by downloading the WNDB app and listen anywhere from any smart device! Special thanks to: Bruce Rossmeyers Harley-Davidson, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Clearwater Lights, Bell Powersports, Sweet Marlays' Coffee and Bakery and Dunlop Motorcycle Tire.
Talking Motorcycles with AIMExpo and Springfield Mile I
In this episode of Talkng Motorcycles we will discuss the Springfield Mile I American Flat Track Championship this weekend. We also talk to a very forward thinking yet "OLD SCHOOL" motorcycle dealer who happens to love flat track in is doing something super fun and positive about that. The AIMExpo is America'a most successful business model for motorcycle trade shows. Larry Little of AIMExpo comes sliding in slideways full locked to update us with all the latest news and information about the 2017 show. Locations, times, features and more will be dicussed. We will try our best to put the Springfield Mile and it's importance into perspective. Round 6 is set to be an absolute dog fight for the honors of winning and I will tell you why I think that. Thank you for listening to this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone Special thanks to: The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Rossmeyers Daytona Harley Davidson Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Bell Helmets Sweet Marlay's Coffee Shop Clearwater Lights
Talking Motorcycles with Riding Into History/Miguel Duhamel 2017
Riding Into History is in it's 18th year and it is happening May 20th at World Golf Village in St Augustine, Florida. The concourse features over 400 of America's finest vintage motorcycles on display. They have a history of Grand Marshall's and this one is no exception! Father and son team of Yvon Duhamel and Miguel Duhamel will be the Grand Marshalls for 2017. Yvon is in the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Miguel is one of the winningest riders in road racing history. Marina Alley, past chairperson of Riding Into History joins Miguel in this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone! We get all the details of this must see event.
American Flat Track begins a stretch run of 5 Mile events at the Law Tigers Arizona Miles presented by Indian. This is the stretch of the season in 2016 where Bryan Smith began his stretch run to the Championship last year. This special edition of the show will be co-hosted by Scottie Deubler and Bubba Blackwell. Scottie is now in his 9th year as "The Voice of Flat Track". Blackwell has begun his first season as pit reporter. We get their insight and they join in with their own questions for our guests in this edition of Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone. Kenny Coolbeth has acheived much success on the Mile tracks. This season as the defacto leader of the Harley-Davidson Factory Team. He will be riding the XG750R Harley all season long. What will be his prediction for the outcome of the season within a season of 5 Mile events in a row? Bryan Smith is the most successful Mile campaigner in modern era history. He will embark on a new era at Arizona on the Indian FTR750. He acheived much success on the Howerton Kawasaki and was always a solid pick for the win at any Mile on that bike. Questions will be answered this about the reliability, power and handling of the Indian on the Miles starting at the Arizona Mile. Everyone knows his style is perfect for the larger race tracks. What we don't know is how the Indian will perform on the Miles but we will know that soon. Sammy Halbert has been on fire for the start of 2017 in American Flat Track. An altercation at Woodstock Georgia forced him to the backrow of the restart and we watched him march the Harley XR750 from last to 6th when Kevin Clark's double checkers were shown. How did he see the on track contact with Jared Mees? Will he ride the Kawasaki 650 or the XR750 on these 5 Miles? Please "Like" and "Share" our FB/Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone page. Clearwater Lights/Dunlop/Bell/Harley
Talking Motorcycles with Danny Walker/Bobby Fong/MotoAmerica Rd 2
The Suzuki ECSTAR Championship at Road Atlanta is the first "Stand Alone" event for MotoAmerica in 2017. Following a successful outing with MotoGP at Circuit of the America's, the tractor trailer rigs have rolled into the rolling hillsides of Road Atlanta! In this episode of Talking Motorcycles we take a look backwards to the Round 1 in Austin and review what happened there. We then begin to look ahead to this weekend in Atlanta and beyond. There are many story lines developing already in 2017 and we will advance two of those in this episode. The Latus Motors Racing Quicksilver Lubricants Team has begun 2017 much as they ended 2016. They are exceeding everyone's expectations, except perhaps their own, as they have the Bazaaz Superstock 1000 points lead and are beating some very good Superbike teams in the process. Bobby Fong appears to have brought his A Game in 2017 and we check in with him in this edition of the show. Danny Walker has embarked on a new adventure in 2017 with a switch to the all new Honda CBR1000RR. Walker reduced expectations pre-season by discussing that this will be a development year for the team with the switch to Honda and the lack of parts availablity in the early season. They have great chemistry with Scott Jensen leading the charge in developing the new Honda big bore and their experienced rider Jake Gagne. COTA may not have produced the results they were hoping for but Walker is a proven winner and one of the most determine team owners in the sport. We look forward to checking in with DW pre-Atlanta! Thanks you for listening to Talking Motorcycles with Barry Boone and supporting our family of sponsors. The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Clearwater Lights Dunlop Motorcycle Tires Bell Powersports
Talking Motorcycles... "It's not dying I'm talking about...it's living"
Riding motorcycles is dangerous. Recent fatalities as well as life threatening and life changing injuries remind us all of this. Jumping from airplanes, climbing mountains, driving race cars and thousands of other human activities create risk factors that many of us are willing to accept. Motorcycling is a juxtaposition. The joy of riding is in a special catagory that cannot be found doing almost anything else. Every person who rides or races motorcycles is also aware that it can take everything in an instant. At some level, every person who swings a leg over a motorcycle accepts the hazards in exchange for the outright joy riding provides. The recent passing of Charlotte Kainz, Kyle McGrane, Jamison Minor and Zaden Florez has been a brutal reminder of the risks/reward ratio. Many of us have said goodbye to family members and friends who passed "doing what they loved to do". Fans nationwide have experienced the sadness of having witnessed a fatality at a live racing event. How does a rider deal with the realities of racing? As a parent, should I encourage my children to persue their dreams of racing? What do we say to our 16 year old son or daughter who informs us over dinner that they want to obtain their motorcycle license and ride a motorcycle on the street? How do these losses affect the downed riders' fellow competitors going forward? From every standpoint the losses have impact whether you are a competitor, event promoter, a family member, a sanctioning body or a fan. While there may be more questions than answers, we push on in our quest for understanding. Talking Motorcycles wishes to thank Ronnie Jones and Charlie Roberts of the AMA Rookies Class of 79 for contributing as guests on this show. Thank you for listening. We continue to send our love and support to those who have lost riders and family members.
Talking Motorcycles with Wayne Rainey/George Latus-MotoAmerica!
Let's kick off the 2017 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM Road Race Championship at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tx April 21-23 with updates from insiders! Wayne Rainey joins us LIVE to discuss the season ahead. We will delve into hist take on the tour as it is about to get underway. Wayne brings valuable insight that no one else can bring us. George Latus of the Latus Motors Racing Team based out of Oregon is set to campaign the Kawasaki ZX10R. What is his view of the series and his teams efforts? We find out in this episode! Learn more at: motoamerica.com Talking Motorcycles is powered by Clearwater Lights, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Bell Powersports and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.