As World Superbike testing in Jerez is underway, Pata Honda has released a new video of its 2015 SBK teams being launched.The World Superbike team with its new lineup of 2014 Champions – SBK Champion Sylvain Guintoli and Supersport Champion Michael van der Mark – was launched besides the new World Supersport team that consists of a single rider – the rookie Kyle Smith.
The launch occurred over the weekend in Verona during the Motor Bike Expo. Ahead of the media festivities in Verona, Guintoli, van der Mark and Smith toured the Pata factory (snack manufacturer) in Castiglione delle Stiviere.A day after securing the 2014 World Superbike Championship with Aprilia Racing Team, Sylvain Guintoli had signed with Pata Honda. The 32-year-old Frenchman will pilot the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP superbike alongside van der Mark.The video is attached above; for more on the series, visit our World Superbike section.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.