The final round of the Pan Delta China Superbike Championship will be held at Zhuhai International Circuit on September 14-16, and it looks to be nothing short of spectacular. The doubleheader will determine if reigning Superbike Champion Huang Shi-Zhao of Yes Yamaha will keep the crown or hand it over for the first time ever to someone from North America: Canadian Dan Kruger.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:18 Published in Reports, Results & Points
In Part 1 of my 'Testing at Suzuka' story, I told you about the process of getting to the world famous Japanese track and getting prepped by a top notch team to test a top notch machine. Have a quick read of Part 1 if you haven't already, and then dig into Part 2 - the on-track experience...
Thursday, 27 June 2013 20:04 Published in Dan Kruger
Read and download the features from the newest issue of Inside Motorcycles about Cliff Randall's exciting new Kawasaki ZX-14R custom 'Hypertouring' project!
Monday, 24 June 2013 23:26 Published in Feature Stories
Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) was the winner of Race 2 at Portimao. The Irishman, back on the podium after one round of absence, managed to score his 4th victory of the season. Of the seven wins achieved so far in his WSBK career, six of them came in the second race.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:19 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Rounds 3 and 4 of the China Superbike Series come to town June 14-16 and Canadian Pro Dan Kruger will be ready to keep the momentum going from Rounds 1 and 2.
Friday, 07 June 2013 15:17 Published in News
Toronto, Ontario: Kahuna Powersports and Kawasaki will be debuting Kawasaki’s 2013 line up exclusively at The North American International Motorcycle Supershow, Friday, January 4 to Sunday, January 6, 2013. To celebrate the unveiling Kahuna and Kawasaki are offering attendees of the Supershow the opportunity to win their new ride!
Friday, 28 December 2012 10:33 Published in Industry News
I will never forget the first time I crashed while testing alone on the Zhuhai circuit in China. It had rained earlier in the day, but there was a dry line. I was on a fast lap but ran out onto the rumble strip coming out of a corner, and immediately high-sided (so much for traction control!!!). I wasn’t going fast, but I went straight up in the air and came straight back down.
Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:03 Published in Dan Kruger
Canadian superbike racer and Inside Motorcycles blogger Dan Kruger led his team to victory from pole position at the Zhuhai 3-Hour Endurance race in Zhuhai, China January 4-6.
"We finished on top in free practice, took a convincing pole in qualifying by over 2 seconds ahead of 2nd place, and led 100 of 101 laps of the 3 Hour race," Kruger proudly stated. "We got the holeshot and never looked back, winning the race by over 2 laps over the satellite Kawasaki team and then Yes Yamaha in 3rd. The rules in this event allow for 2 bikes and 2 or 3 riders on the track for 45 minutes at a time maximum.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:51 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Just about anyone who has thrown a leg over a race bike has most probably also experienced a crash or two. Crashing sucks! It is expensive, dangerous, and sometimes even embarrassing. Nobody that I know enjoys crashing… period!
Unfortunately, crashing is a reality in Superbike racing. It is a highly competitive sport and races are run in pretty much all weather conditions (well, not snow!). There are also mechanical failures, tire failures and sometimes, it happens in that split second when you lose your focus. That’s all it takes to find yourself sliding down the track.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:10 Published in Dan Kruger
Kawasaki officially unveiled its all-new-for 2013 Ninja ZX-6R 636, a revival of the very popular 636 model combined with the proven success of the infamous Ninja ZX-6R, in a massive unveiling during the Kawasaki Times Square Takeover. Kawasaki unveiled the previously announced Ninja 300 before cracking open the crate to showcase the 636.
Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:47 Published in Industry News