Our August 2015 cover bike is a 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally, which is available at Reno's Powersports KC in Kansas City, Missouri. This month's cover model is Stephanie from Grain Valley, Missouri. Scroll down to check out this month's articles and for more details on our cover bike and model.
Our August 2015 cover model is Stephanie from Grain Valley, Missouri. She is a makeup artist and project manager, and told us her ambitions include making music for video games, owning a Holistic/Med Spa, and doing makeup for New York Fashion Week. Stephanie’s hobbies include makeup artistry, writing, singing, playing music, dancing, and yoga.
For this month's issue, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes at our August 2015 Cover Shoot video, which follows cover model Stephanie through her photo shoot and interview, and make sure to check out the specs and additional photos of the 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally!
Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography
For a week every summer Sparks America Campground near the tiny town of Sparks hosts Bike Week Oklahoma. The dates for this year’s event were June 18 through 28. Bike Week always features live music on stage every night, bike shows and Woody’s auction of chainsaw artworks and furniture for charity on both Saturdays, and lots of bike games and people games. Various nights during the week have themes such as Super Hero, Cowboys & Indians, Honor the Troops, ‘50s Sock Hop, Roaring ‘20s, College Teams, and Naughty School Girls.
There are so many contests and so many awards that I am sure I missed photographing a few of the presentations. Congrats to all the winners and apologies to those omitted here.
Every year, the Bikers with a Mission Ride raises funds for the City Union Mission. The contributions are used to assist Mission clients with needs over and above what the Mission typically budgets for, including utility assistance, bus tokens, baby formula, prescriptions, dental, medical care, eyeglasses and much more. Saturday, July 11, was the date for this year’s ride which began at Worth Harley-Davidson. Registration began at noon with participants contributing $35 per rider and $30 per passenger. Those who registered on line got a $5 discount. Nearly 200 riders registered. Kurzweils’ Country Meats served a delicious barbeque lunch while musical entertainment was provided by the KC Biker Band. Prior to the program, bidding was open for a long list of silent auction items including a motorcycle jacket; Chiefs vs Titans football tickets; Ready to Ride basket; Eric Hosmer batting helmet; Billy Butler helmet; G.P.S. for motorcycle; Gold baseball; portraits of current and former Kansas City Royals players Jeremy Guthrie, Aaron Crow, and Wade Davis; William Miller amber stag knife; Scala Rider G4 Bluetooth; picnic basket; and various T-Bones baseball tickets.
On September 4, 2014 it became official: The KRAVE Group, led by three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey, had taken over the promotional and management rights for AMA Road Racing in North America, through it’s newly formed MotoAmerica Series. Then, just over seven months later, the series made its debut at Circuit of the Americas in conjunction with the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. Now it readies for its fifth round at Barbers Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama.
Women Riders in India
India is jumping on the “women should be riding” bandwagon. Recent articles and blogs are touting reasons why more Indian woman should be on motorcycles. Some of the reasons listed in IDiva, an online Indian news site for women, include: