On February 24 the MSTA and COG (Concours Owners Group) held a joint Sport Tourer Track Day with instruction by trainer and author Ken Condon. 36 riders, including your humble webmaster, attended this outstanding event at Jennings GP racetrack in Jennings, FL and everyone had a blast. Expect a detailed writeup in an upcoming STAReview but here are some photographs that should give you an idea of how much fun was had.
By now most of you know that our primary raffle bike for this year’s STAR in Stratton, VT is a 2016 BMW F800GT. Your odds of winning this bike in OUR raffle are far greater than most simply because a relatively small number of tickets compete for the prize.
What you probably don’t know is that this year we’re giving away TWO bikes. In addition to the awesome BMW F800GT, we’ll be giving away a super fun 2015 Honda Grom on the same raffle tickets!
That’s right, your raffle ticket purchase makes you eligible to win either bike . The winning ticket for the BMW will be drawn first and then another ticket will be drawn for the winner of the Grom. The winners of the raffle bikes will be drawn at the STAR member’s banquet on June 29th. You do not have to be present to win either of the bikes but you must be a current member of MSTA to participate in the raffle.
Ya hoo! Your odds of winning a motorcycle at STAR just doubled! Raffle tickets are discounted to $8 until
April 15th May 15th and can be purchased here: http://www.planetReg.com/MSTARaffle2016
It’s happening! American Honda Motor Company is sending its street motorcycle demonstration team to the STAR rally!
When STAR rally attendees arrive at the Black Bear Lodge in Stratton, VT, one of the first things they will see is the 80 foot long, red and black Honda Demo Team truck in the Lodge parking lot. Honda is providing a full truckload of their latest models, including the new Africa Twin and VFR1200X adventure motorcycles, to STAR for demo rides.
Demonstration rides will begin on Saturday, June 25th, for early arrivals, and continue thru the end of the rally. Attendees will be able to sign-up for free demo rides on the models of their choice, based on availability. The free demo rides will be held continuously throughout each rally day, subject to weather conditions.
The Honda Demo Team Managers have advised MSTA they intend to provide extended length demo rides, 15-20 miles as available by routing for the event, so that attendees can take advantage of the beautiful Vermont countryside while experiencing the best of Honda’s motorcycle line-up.
The Demo Team is also going to offer a once-a-day Lunch Run, taking a limited number of attendees on an even longer demonstration ride through the Vermont countryside, and providing a sit-down, hot lunch before heading back to Stratton and the Lodge. The Lunch Runs are extremely popular, and unlike the regular demo rides, attendees will be limited to one Lunch Run during the event, to give everyone a chance at this fun ride.
Whatever else is on your agenda while you’re at STAR 2016, make sure you set aside at least an hour on one of the days (or on multiple days!) to join the Honda Demo Team, and take a free ride with them through the Vermont mountains on new Honda motorcycles.
There has been a change in dates for STAR this year. STAR 2016 will be a week later than originally planned – June 26-30th. Originally we tried to schedule STAR for June 19-23rd. Stratton Lodge was not aware that our group has a large check in component on the Saturday prior to STAR. The Stratton Lodge has extended our excellent room rates to 3 days before and 3 days after STAR.
Register Online: http://www.planetReg.com/STAR2016