Yosh To Run 09 AMA Superbike Series

You won’t see a lot of press releases here, but this is a big one that everyone has been wondering about

 

AMERICAN SUZUKI TO RACE AMA SUPERBIKE SERIES

 

American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced today that the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Racing team will compete in the AMA Pro Racing Superbike series for 2009. 

After extensive discussions with AMA Pro Racing, American Suzuki has received
clarification of the AMA rules that will see the Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the racing grid beginning with the opening round in Daytona, Florida in March.

Road racing is an important activity at the professional and amateur levels and Suzuki uses it as much for testing and development as for sales and marketing. Its championship-winning heritage and class-leading sales prove that this competitive activity is beneficial for Suzuki as well.

Mat Mladin, six-time AMA Superbike Champion, will race his No. 7 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the premier AMA Pro American Superbike class for Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki. Tommy Hayden will race his No. 22 Rockstar Makita Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the same class. New team member Blake Young will round out the three-man Rockstar Makita Suzuki team in the AMA Pro American Superbike class.

Cycle World Detroit Motorcycle Show

2009 has arrived to the epicenter of the carpocolypse and with it the annual Cycle World International Motorcycle show.  Just as it has been in the last few years it is held at the Expo Center in Novi, (that’s No VIE, not No VEEEEE or Number 6), well actually it is number 6, but that’s a post for a different day.

BMW and the Piaggio Group (Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, etc.) were no shows and Triumph doesn’t show up ever, prefering to bring their demo truck around later in the year.  That being said Triumph of Detroit WAS there with a few bikes, but not the whole line up.

Two items for you, one a video, the other a slide show of pictures.  The video is a little shakey because I was using the Flip camera and the pics are substandard because I had to use my girlfriends point and shoot camera.

All that being said, enjoy