60: 2016 Barber Vintage Festival Recap and Rico Rides the Motus MST and MSTR

The guys recap their 2016 trip to the Barber Vintage Festival including the ride home and activities from the last day of the festival.  

Vintage Festival Day 3

  • Interview with Lee Conn, President of Motus Motorcycles to update changes for 2017, thoughts on the festival, and more.  
    • Previously in episode 56, Rich got his first taste of the Motus MST
    • Episode 20 was our first introduction to Motus after Rico toured the factory
  • Quick update from Brian Case, Vice President of Motus Motorcycles and Head of Design
  • Rico rides the Motus MST and MSTR with Lee Conn just outside the Barber Motorsports complex
  • Ride home from Birmingham to Atlanta area set us up nicely for completing the trip home

We want to give thanks to some great people we met at Barber

  • Guys at the beer stand from Five Star Event Catering for handing out some additional coozies
  • Ken Ciocci (apologies, we said Mike during the recording) from Spectro Oils for helping Jon with his Spyder leak.  Please check them out, great people and some fine products as well if you are looking for performance oil.

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Running time:  1 hour 13 minutes

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56: Rich finally rides the Baby Block V4 Powered Motus MST

We have another great episode for you.  Rich and Jon had a pre-interview with a person that has some vintage bikes and plan to have a future show to talk about all their bikes.  While Rich was visiting Jon in Raleigh, they went to Garcia Moto Motorcycle Dealership and Rich got to test ride two sport touring bikes.

Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge has been completed.  After a long month of riding, the team that won the very cool trophy was the Throttled Podcast (Kevin and Larry).  Check out youtube video of Rich and Jon awarding the trophy

Test Rides

The MST and MST-R were recently reviewed by Jay Leno as well, great video to get a sense for these bikes.

U-Turn

The guys talk about how Skully is gone and shenanigans have been uncovered. Below are links to articles the guys found:

EVENTS

Upcoming events that one or more Loud Pipes! members plan to attend: 

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Running time: 1 hour 04 minutes 38 seconds

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29: Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Barber Motorsports Park 2015

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We made an epic road trip to attend the 11th annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.

  • 2015 Attendance: 69,264
  • Jon planned out the route (using: https://trips.furkot.com) that allowed us to touch five states along the way:

Nice route from Rico's place to Birmingham, AL

The route home was much less exciting...

  • We had a quick interview with Richard Worsham (Founder/Designer) from Janus motorcycles and we'll plan to have them back on the show for a longer conversation in the future.  
  • We also had a conversation with a rider following a demo ride on a Motus MST.

A few pictures from the trip below and we have a ton of photos and videos that we are working on for future release.

The trio en route with the chase car keeping us in check. 

Just a sampling of the bikes parked everywhere at Barber.

Our bikes after making 5-6 laps on the track.

New company working on a 100% U.S. sourced and assembled motorcycle.   Samco-MC.com

New company working on a 100% U.S. sourced and assembled motorcycle.  Samco-MC.com

Rico got a leg over the supercharged Motus!

We ran into Lee Conn at the Motus block party and got a few minutes to catch up with him since episode 20. 

Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes

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Episode 20: Lee Conn from Motus Motorcycles

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Rico had a conversation with Lee Conn, the President of Motus Motorcycles to discuss the inspiration behind the bike and details of the MST and MSTR motorcycles while visiting the factory in Birmingham, Alabama

In this episode we discuss the Motus factory tour and reflect on the visit in between the interview segments.

Rico trying to look his best on the bad boy MSTR

Be sure to check out the Barber Vintage Festival. We have this pinned on our calendar and will be making every attempt to attend.

Stay tuned for a future test ride of the Motus MST and MSTR.

Running time: 41 minutes 16 seconds

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Episode 4: Baby Block

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