Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Just yesterday my mind was wandering back to 2004 to my Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6RR racebike’s slipper clutch – a first at the time and considered to be high-technology. Today, I am focused on Kawasaki’s completely redesigned 2011 Ninja ZX-10R.
Yamaha Motor Corporation and the Northeast Sport Bike Association has announced the start of the 2011 YAMAHA/NESBA sport bike demo program.
Now in its fifth year, this program allows any licensed motorcycle rider to demo one of Yamaha’s class-leading sport bikes, including the 2011 R1, R6, FZ1, all new FZ8 and FZ6R at a NESBA track day.
Danny Eslick had his first ride on the Geico Powersports RMR Suzuki this past weekend at Road Atlanta. Very cold temperatures prevented any real fast laps; however the team was able to get all of its 2010 promotional photos taken care of.
"We would like to thank the guys from NESBA for allowing us to run with their club," says Team Owner Richie Morris.
The biggest motorcycle road racing event to date at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) will take place this Labor Day Weekend, September 4 – 6, when the 2009 season finales for AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and AMA Pro SuperSport presented by Shoei are run on NJMP’s Thunderbolt Raceway.
Tornado Nationals First Major Motorcycle Race In Topeka in Nearly 20 Years
At least one 2009 championship will be decided and several other season titles could be on the line at this weekend’s Tornado Nationals presented by Briggs Auto, which marks the return of top-level AMA Pro Road Racing to Heartland Park Topeka for the first time since 1991. The full weekend of action is also the final event on the 2009 calendar to feature every AMA Pro Road Racing championship and an impressive entry of nearly 130 motorcycles is headed to the 2.5-mile Kansas road course.
Highlighted by back-to-back races for AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited and AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL that will cap three full days of action at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, AMA Pro Road Racing will share the world-stage spotlight this weekend with MotoGP at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, July 3 – 5.
In a race where the lead changed hands at least five times on the final lap, Cardenas came away with his sixth AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL victory of the season on the No. 36 Team M4 Suzuki GSX-R600.
In the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL Superpole session, DiSalvo claimed his fourth straight pole on the No. 40 Team M4 Suzuki GSX-R600 at 2:20.153 (103.978 mph). While DiSalvo is riding a four-event streak of pole positions, he heads into tomorrow’s race still looking for his first Daytona SportBike victory.
1st – Jason DiSalvo Speaks…
The biggest weekend of competition since the season-opening Daytona 200 Week by Honda is set for the monstrous Road America road course this weekend where the AMA Pro Suzuki Superbike Doubleheader will be Round 6 of the 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing series.
Every division within AMA Pro Road Racing will be in action Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Road America, but the undisputed headline events will be dual feature races for AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited and AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL.
In perhaps one of the most anticipated Superpole sessions of the season, Mat Mladin (No. 7 Rockstar/Makita Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-1000R) and Jason DiSalvo (No. 40 Team M4 Suzuki GSX-R600) captured pole positions in their respective classes in advance of the Kawasaki Superbike Showdown, presented by Supercuts at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
The second of three 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing events in California will take place this weekend, May 15 – 17, at Infineon Raceway in the Napa Valley where the Kawasaki Superbike Showdown presented by Supercuts will feature five AMA Pro road races and more.
No. 14 Crozier Motorsports Triumph Daytona 675 co-riders Mark Crozier and Phil Caudill have been plenty fast throughout the first two SunTrust Moto-GT events, but the teammates have yet to celebrate in Victory Lane this season. Their quest to do just that got off to a good start on Friday, as Crozier put the No. 14 bike on pole for Saturday’s two-hour race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Mark Cozier Speaks…
Coming off a four week break since the last round of the AMA Superbike Championship, the Michael Jordan Motorsports team will take the track this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. Both the Jordan Suzuki and National Guard Jordan Suzuki squads are eager to showcase the new 2009 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 bikes tested earlier in April and are ready to get back to work after the month-long pause.
Jordan Suzuki #23
Championship leaders Mat Mladin (No. 7 Rockstar/Makita Yoshimura Suzuki GSX- R1000) and Danny Eslick (No. 9 Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Racing/RMR Buell 1125R) will lead a full field of AMA Pro Road Racing teams and riders to Barber Motorsports Park this weekend for the 7th annual Honda Superbike Classic. Over 130 AMA Pro motorcycles are entered for the event that takes place at the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park circuit, May 1 – 3.
AMA Pro Racing’s Round 3 of the American Superbike Championship at Road Atlanta.
The riders competed at Road Atlanta on their 2008-spec Suzuki GSX-R1000s. The bikes will now be retired and May and Yates will race on brand new 2009 GSX-Rs for the remainder of the season.