2013 AMA Pro Road RacingDaytona 2013, the opening AMA Pro Road Racing event of the year, ushered in a new era for Dunlop tires — a milestone that carries huge importance for racers and track-day riders all across the country.
For the first time in the long and outstanding history of Dunlop’s achievements at Daytona, all Bike week 2013 road races were won on Dunlop race tires manufactured in Buffalo, N.Y.And Dunlop’s Buffalo-made slicks and DOT race tires are available not just to these pros, but to club racers and track-day riders as well through Race Tire Services (www.dunlopracing.com).Daytona 2013 also marked the first time in history that a Superbike victory took place on Buffalo-made racing slicks rather than slicks made in the UK, and that success was repeated in the second Superbike race.Furthermore, all Daytona SportBike, SuperSport and Harley-Davidson-class races were won on Buffalo-produced DOT-approved Sportmax D211 GP-A race tires.On the podium following his Superbike victory, Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s – and Dunlop-sponsored – Martin Cardenas said, “A big thanks to Dunlop. It’s the first time that we raced here at Daytona on the US-made rear tire…. So a big congratulations to them. They made very good tires and I’m happy to ride on them.”Dunlop extends its thanks and congratulations to all racers participating at Daytona, with special recognition going out to all six race winners: Superbike victors Josh Herrin (YZF-R1) and Martin Cardenas (GSX-R1000; Daytona 200 winner Cameron Beaubier (YZF-R6); Supersport winners Stefano Mesa and Tomas Puerta; and Harley-Davidson-class winner Tyler O’Hara.All racers and track-day participants can purchase Buffalo-made race tires through Race Tire Service at 800-772-TIRE (800-772-8473). The direct line for orders or tech questions is 615-641-3323; fax 615-641-8959. Also, these race tires can be ordered via email at email@example.com, and online orders or requests for information can be obtained at dunlopracing.com. Race Tire Service is available for phone orders from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time (7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific time). Orders placed before 2 p.m. Central time will ship that day. All messages left will be returned the next day so orders can be shipped as quickly as possible.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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Hello and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!