MotorCycling Gift Guide: Supergift

Larry Pegram’s 2006 season AMA Superbike may be the perfect gift for the incorrigible speed freak. His race-proven Pegram Racing Honda CBR1000RR pumps out an astonishing 212 rear wheel hp and weighs a mere 375 lbs—five lbs over class minimum. Pegram’s piloting skill, coupled with the bike’s impressive power-to-weight ratio, have enabled his family run team to compete with the deep-pocketed, full factory supported outfits.

Photograph by Bruce Lancaster. (Click image to enlarge)

A sliver of the bike’s lengthy list of high performance upgrades includes an HRC-kitted motor with Ten Kate pistons. Tested and refreshed religiously every 2,000 kilometers, it also includes an HRC AMA transmission, Öhlins FJ670 gas-charged forks, Dymag magnesium wheels (with spares), and a GPR steering stabilizer. “To build this bike from the ground up,” Pegram explains, “would run well over $100,000.”

Not only is the bike built for speed, it is equipped to tell tales about its on-track exploits. The Micron data acquisition system is designed to work with any laptop, logging everything from gas analysis to suspension potentiometer readings. The bike’s ergonomics are dynamic; the triple trees are adjustable offset and the Cycle Cat rear sets and clip-ons are custom made one-offs.

The Robb Report MotorCycling $50,000 gift purchase price includes a day with Pegram and a mechanic to ensure proper familiarization with the incredible capabilities of this very focused machine. In case you crave the full Pegram effect, the package also includes Larry Pegram Fieldsheer leathers, a Larry Pegram M2R Replica helmet, and Larry Pegram Sidi boots.

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to own a piece of history or simply desire the ultimate track day weapon, Pegram Racing’s AMA Superbike promises the most dedicated enthusiast a potent dose of the fast life.

Photograph by Arthur Coldwells

There aren’t many gifts that last all year long and also function as a charit-able donation. The AMA Pro Racing Superpass ($2,500) gives a motor-cycle racing enthusiast complimentary entry to every event on the 2007 Pro Racing calendar,  and benefits the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, a quick-response assessment and treatment facility for professional racers.