2014 Daytona 200 Recap

This year, in preparation for Daytona Bike Week 2014, motorcycle media and event promoter MotoMedia XXX offered Kevin Dunworth an opportunity to MC the Cafe Racer Village inside the Sprint Fan Zone. Interviews were also conducted by Kevin and streamed live throughout the Motorsport park, giving all attendees a chance to connect with what was happening with the competitors both on and off the track. Interviewees included 2013 GoPro Daytona SportBike Champion Cameron Beaubier, American Superbike riders Josh Hayes, Cory West, Huntley Nash and more.

Not just for the competitors, the Cafe Racer Village offered a little something for everyone with shops from all over the country offering giveaways, and the director and producers of "Why We Ride" stopping by for a meet and greet.

The 2014 Daytona 200 ended with Riders Discount rider Danny Eslick winning first place on his Triumph Daytona 675. This was a huge win for Triumph as it was their first win in 47 years. Congratulations to Danny and the Triumph family!

For those interested in a visual recap, check out the pictures available on Instagram under both @motomediatriplex and @caferacerxxx. Of course, @loadedguncustoms is full of pictures as well. No Instagram? No problem! Follow the link here.

Rise Above - Survivor Stories

From my first day at Loaded Gun Customs, I've heard Kevin stress the importance of proper riding gear to motorcyclists of all skill levels. It wasn't until I met Isle of Man racer Conor Cummins at Barber Vintage Festival last year that I really got it. During the 2010 Isle of Man TT race, Conor crashed at a speed of nearly 150mph. Because of the gear he was wearing, he was able to make a relatively quick recovery and hasn't let it put a damper on his racing career.

David Frost, a Portland, OR based photographer is also an advocate for safe riding. He currently has a great photo show on display at See See Motorcycles and Coffee in Portland that documents motorcyclists who have been involved in accidents but still continue to have a passion for riding. His blog features riders from all walks of life who wish to share their stories. Definitely worth taking some time to read through the stories and listen to the interviews.

 

The One Motorcycle Show 2014 Recap

If Kevin has an "off" switch, you wouldn't know it. Even when we aren't under deadlines, there is always a project that needs just a few more hours of work before he can leave the shop at night. Leading up to The One Motorcycle Show, anybody that needed to talk to him would have to try and get through the mental barrier that Kevin had inadvertently put up so that he focused solely on the task at hand. This dedication and hard work almost always pays off, but due to weather related delays, Kevin made it to Portland behind schedule and it looked like the bikes had a faint chance of arriving even three days later than planned. Unfortunately, six other builders were unable to make it to Portland because of the weather. Between the Portland "snowpocalypse" and many delayed or redirected travel arrangements, I'm sure it made for an unforgettable experience for those that attended The One Show.

To read Kevin's recap of The One Show check out his post here on Cafe Racer XXX. Photos below courtesy of Natalee DeHart.

Bucephalus Featured on Motorcycle.com

One of our newest builds, Bucephalus, was recently featured on the prominent enthusiast site Motorcycle.com and shared by Triumph USA. Click the link below to read the full article and see the high quality pictures courtesy of Erick Runyon.

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