Coming To Grips With Tires

It’s no secret that slick tires provide the most grip, best performance, and yield the fastest laptimes on a road racing motorcycle. Tires are the only part of motorcycles that are in contact with the surface, and all of the acceleration, braking, and cornering forces are transferred to the asphalt via the two contact patches where the rubber meets the road. When the forces…

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In Tires We Trust: Laying It On The Race Line

Last year at New Jersey Motorsports Park, I was given the opportunity to enjoy the Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seater Experience, and the single most eyebrow-raising discovery of that experience was how fast Chris Ulrich was able to go through the corners, how far he was able to lean, and how amazingly well those Dunlop tires maintained grip. I’ve been a…

Dunlop: MotoAmerica’s Tire Of Choice

Dunlop will again be the tire of choice for the MotoAmerica Series in 2019 when the championship starts in April, with the high-performance tire manufacturer set for a fifth straight season as the official tire supplier for what is the home of the AMA Superbike Series. “Our relationship with Dunlop is second to none,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “They’ve…

Jake Lewis Back For More With M4 ECSTAR Suzuki

Team Hammer, Inc. is happy to confirm that it will again field Jake Lewis aboard an M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the MotoAmerica Superbike class for the upcoming 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing season. Last year, the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Rookie of the Year again established himself as a week-in, week-out front-runner in his full-time return to the…

Sneak Attack: Herrin Rides His “Backup Bike”

Our previous chapter about the Attack Performance/Herrin Compound/Yamaha Superbike team detailed the Herculean efforts that team owner and crew chief Richard Stanboli was making to build a Superbike on an extremely compressed timeline, with the plan that rider Josh Herrin would test the brand-new YZF-R1 for the very first time in Friday morning’s MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Qualifying Practice 1 at…

Cameron Beaubier Gets It Done In Barber Test

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier continued to hold the hot hand through off-season testing as the two-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion came out on top of the Dunlop Preseason Test at Barber Motorsports Park. Beaubier had previously led all the test sessions coming into the final shakedown and looks more than ready as the season opener looms less than three…

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MotoAmerica Teams Set For Dunlop Preseason Test At Barber Motorsports Park

Want the opportunity to see the top MotoAmerica teams and riders up close and personal? How about getting that opportunity for free? Well, that’s what’s in store for fans who show up to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, March 26-27, for the MotoAmerica Dunlop Preseason Test. Although MotoAmerica gives fans unprecedented access to its teams and riders at all…