Though I’ve been riding motorcycles for about 10 years now, I’d never really gotten into watching racing. Maybe that’s a good thing — the younger me probably didn’t need any motivation to go any faster! But this visit gave me a new perspective. Racing is so much more than a bunch of bikes racing in circles. There’s a massive amount of work going on behind the scenes that all comes together on race day.
These racing professionals (both riders and crew) are all at the top of their game. The technologies that come out of these series are what trickle down to people (like me!) in the consumer market, and it was very cool to get a look into the crucible wherein my future motorcycles are forged.
Unfortunately, I had to catch a flight back to San Francisco before the Superstock 1000. Once I landed, though, I was psyched to hear that Jake and the Roadrace Factory team grabbed first place in their race! At Orion, we love seeing great people coming together to make magic happen — and that’s just what they did! Congrats, folks, and thanks for showing me around!