Two-time AMA Champion Jason Pridmore’s STAR Motorcycle School has released its 2010 schedule. "We’re excited about this season", said Pridmore. "We’re visitiing two new tracks; Chuckwalla Valley Raceway and Oregon Raceway Park. We have our popular Pro School at Thunderhill, and are making our second trip to the incredible High Plains Raceway in Colorado. We also have a unique two-day event at Willow Springs, the first day at the Big Track with day two at the Streets. That will be fun.
Larry Pegram and the Foremost Racing Ducati 1098 R won after a race long dual at historic Road America- only three months after Ducati’s return to Superbike racing in America.
Larry Pegram used the stable chassis and massive horsepower of the Ducati 1098 R Superbike to defeat the long dominant Suzuki squad today. The fast, flowing circuit has historically suited Ducati well, and entering the weekend Pegram was confident of a win.
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"King" Kenny Roberts looked me straight in the eye and unflinchingly said, "I’ve always tried to do things properly," and such was his earnest demeanor, I believed him. The KR Tuned system engineered by his team and fitted to our Suzuki GSX-R1000 test bike shows a gain of 12 hp and 7 ft lbs of torque at the rear wheel; with a weight savings of six lbs. The full length, titanium twin-sided pipe has short carbon mufflers, and I found the throaty sound addictive—especially at higher revs on the track.
Suzuki’s GSX-R lineup changed the world upon its debut. Well, the motorcycling world anyway. Launched (literally) in 1985/86, the first year saw the debut of a blue-and-white 750cc machine. Radically different from anything up until then, it matched a stunningly light weight with a high horsepower engine and a racer’s ergonomics. In 1987, Suzuki brought forth a sibling–the 1100cc version complete with electronic anti-dive suspension and even more power.