Supersport Drag Champ
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Rickey Gadson captured his ninth-career championship in the Supersport class at the final round of the AMA Dragbike Series at the South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Ga. Gadson secured the championship after his first run, then topped off the season with a win in the class. In just his first year running the popular Pro Street class, Gadson steadily improved throughout the year, finishing the year with his best qualifying effort of third.
Two days of persistent rains made the AMA Dragbike Orient Express US Motorcycle nationals a one-day pressure cooker, with a one-shot qualifier and looming early-evening track curfew. In the end they got it done in a fast-paced event.
Ready to Roam Motorcycle
In 15 years, Wichita-based Big Dog Motorcycles has grown from modest beginnings in founder and CEO Sheldon Coleman’s garage to become the world’s largest manufacturer of premium motorcycles. Big Dog now occupies a 150,000 sq ft factory that supplies nearly 100 domestic dealers, and is poised to expand into Canada.
He takes back-to-back wins but it ain’t Mladin.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Rickey Gadson followed up his Supersport win from Valdosta, Ga. last month with another one in Commerce, Ga. during round two of the AMA Dragbike Series at Atlanta Dragway. In addition to his win, Gadson ran an unofficial record elapsed time (ET) of 9.001 in the class.
Strolling the rows and rows of custom and semi-custom choppers and bobbers that populate bike shows nowadays is overwhelming. What began as an iconoclastic exercise in personalization has become something of a commodity. These extreme machines are no longer the emblem of the self-proclaimed fringe; they are a category of limited production motorcycles.