2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Soggy Moto Track Day
November 11, 2014
A buddy and I loaded our Honda CBR600RRs into the bed of the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel last weekend and headed to Buttonwillow Raceway Park for a moto track day. Fellow Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi joined us, finally unleashing his beast of a Yamaha R1 on the track, too.
And wouldn't you know it, we got some of the rain we've so desperately needed here in southern California.
Of all the days Mother Nature chooses to drop the watery stuff, of course it's when we're trying to ride motorcycles around a race track.
While the track day wasn't the biggest success ever for us, thanks to constantly changing conditions (it eventually started pouring in the afternoon, and we packed it in for the day), the Ram was another story.
I continue to be impressed by this Ram EcoDiesel. This is a truly fantastic engine, so smooth and quiet, just a great piece in every way. It had way more than enough power to easily haul me, my buddy, our two motorcycles and all of our gear (the cab was stuffed full) up the long grades on Interstate 5.
And the coil spring rear suspension gives the most car-like ride of any pickup out there.
I'd be happy to drive this truck every day of the week. Even when I don't have the bed loaded with motorcycles or bicycles.
Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 16,400 miles