Motorcycle Racing News GEICO Honda Riders Teach American Heroes Valuable Riding Skills

GEICO Honda Riders Teach American Heroes Valuable Riding Skills

GEICO Honda Riders Teach American Heroes Valuable Riding Skills
GEICO Honda’s Chris Ulrich

GEICO Honda News

Professional road racers Jake Zemke and Chris Ulrich will visit thousands of U.S. troops at Camp Roberts near San Luis Obispo, Calif., this Wednesday and Thursday to teach an important course in motorcycle safety and spend some quality time with our military heroes.

Rather than prepare for this weekend’s AMA Pro event at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama at a local track, the two decorated pros have elected to donate their time to teach our country’s soldiers the key components necessary when learning to properly and safely ride a motorcycle.

“My family has been in racing for many years,” Ulrich said. “I learned from a very young age how to respect a motorcycle and the proper precautions when riding, both on the street and on the track. I want these soldiers to enjoy riding, but I also want to help keep them safe so they can continue to keep all of us safe. I am honored to be a part of the GEICO Honda team and to have the opportunity to help these men and women because I hold them in such high regard.”

Zemke is feeling a high level of excitement for both the visit to Camp Roberts and the upcoming race. His many years of experience will be a perfect base of knowledge to teach the participants how to have fun while being safe at the same time.

“I’m really excited to be headed out to Camp Roberts,” Zemke said. “I only live about 20 minutes from Camp Roberts and I raced for the National Guard in 2010, giving them their first two AMA Pro Superbike wins, so I know firsthand how cool it is to give back to our military. I couldn’t be more excited to teach this class and to be able to hang out with the thousands of soldiers in attendance.”

As soon as the festivities in central California are over, Zemke and Ulrich will catch a red-eye flight to Birmingham to begin their race weekend, which they anticipate will be a success.

“The GEICO Honda team has been working nonstop since Road America to try and squeeze some more power out of my CBR600,” Zemke said. “We were able to get the bike handling really well so we are looking forward to putting all the pieces together and being more competitive at Barber.”

Ulrich also hopes for better times in Barber.

“I had a few complications in the last race at Road America,” he said. “I was having electrical issues with my main bike, so we had to use the backup bike for the first race that didn’t have our newest adjustments on it. We decided to switch some things around, and I was happy with my position in the second race before it started to rain. I started pushing too hard for the conditions and got myself in trouble.

“Barber is always an extremely hot and physical race. I excel at physical races, so I am looking forward to taking our changes and what we have learned so far this season to that track. Our shop has been near that facility for 25 years, so it’s always a favorite race for me being my home away from home.”

Live coverage of the Triumph Superbike Classic at Barber Motorsports Park begins at 2 p.m. ET, both Saturday and Sunday, on FansChoice.TV.

Marc Marquez: 4 – Yes 4 – More Years with Honda MotoGP

Yes - you read that correctly. Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda Racing Corporation by four years - something we don't often see...

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary Review (9 Fast Facts)

2020 is a big year for the Indian Scout as Indian Motorcycle celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Scout. It started in 1920 with...

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Review (8 Fast Facts)

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy grows up in 2020. The petite 107 is dropped, and you have only one motor choice for The Plump One—the...

2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Test at Portimão & Algarve Streets

The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R makes no bones about what it was designed to do, with nearly every aspect of it being conducive to collecting tickets as if they were merit badges.

Honda VF700C Magna : One of the Hondas that Harley Built (Tariff Bike)

Say what? Harley built Hondas? Well, no, not in so many nuts and bolts. But back in the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson did take some actions that led directly to a series of bikes from Japanese motorcycle manufacturers as a result. They are sometimes referred to as the “tariff bikes.”

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro Review (27 Fast Facts)

The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro are the English marque’s brand-new off-road-focused adventure motorcycles. The pair are part of the all-new...